Category: Updates from HQ

Update from the Editor – Home Schooling Hell and Support Bubble Pics

January 20, 2021 | Updates from HQ

Ok, full disclosure, I’ve been crying, my son’s been crying. We’re both tired, we’re not doing school work today, we’re watching our individual devices and doing our best to have some space from each other… In the interest of regular blog content, here are some photos of us (in happier times!) with our support bubble, my sister Sally, her partner Mike and my niece Martha. These photos were taken by Teddy Pig Photography in my hometown of Portchester, Hampshire. Kerry Tongue is one of my favourite photographers in the industry. Check out one of her real weddings here, a recent…

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2020 Roundup

December 23, 2020 | Photography, Updates from HQ

It’s my birthday!!!!!! This time last year I was celebrating turning 40 with my nearest and dearest. I’m so glad I threw a party, it just goes to show you never know what’s around the corner. Today I’m going for a walk with a pal and hanging out with my support bubble AKA my sister’s family. Is it possible I might have an early night and be hangover free for Christmas Eve for the first time in years??? (Above photos: Teddy Pig Photography) I’m over Christmas already. Covid restrictions have toned everything right down so why does it still feel…

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Love Isn’t Cancelled – A Poem

The wedding industry has been all I’ve really known for the last ten years. It’s the career I’ve shaped for myself. I’ve made a life out of parties, celebrations… good times. I’ve made some of my best friends through the industry. Many of my industry friends and colleagues I haven’t seen since last winter, and somehow it’s the winter again and we don’t know when our paths will next cross. Today I spoke to my 95-year-old grandmother on the phone. She’s desperately worried about my work and income. Obviously I don’t want her to worry but I want to tell…

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Updates from Margot’s HQ – Back to Work!

It’s the 1st of July! I’m moving home today after living with my sister for three months and I’m back in FULL work mode from tomorrow. I’m no longer Furloughed so bring it on! I thought today would be the perfect time for a reflective post, a look back on the last three months and a look ahead to the next three/six months. The last three months I’ve been Furloughed from the business since the end of March. All I’ve done is kept up with emails and blog posts (i.e. my statutory obligation as company director to ‘maintain the success…

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