We recently had the pleasure to work with quite the dream team… On one Rachel Drewer Millinery’s spring/summer 2017 look book. Hope on over to our pal Angela Ward-Brown’s Facebook page for more sneak peeks!
Its been a while since we shared a ‘How To…’ (see Glittery Pumpkins, perfect for an autumn wedding here, and pom-poms here), but with terrariums the hottest new trend in interiors and floristry alike, we thought we’d show you how easy it is to make one of your own.
Terrariums containing succulents and cacti are fast becoming the wedding world’s hottest trend. From centre pieces to décor for anything from the card to cake table, these cool and quirky alternatives to floral displays look fabulous and are really easy to create yourself. Read on for our step-by-step guide…
You will need:
A glass container. The great thing about this trend is that anything goes, as far as your glassware! From angular, metal-edged containers to apothecary jars and hanging vessels – as long as the opening is large enough to pop your plants through, it’ll look great. We found a great selection in HomeSense.
A few small succulents and/or cacti.
Pumice stone (most of these items can be found in ready-made kits on Amazon or individually in a good garden centre).
Place the pumice stones in the base of the container. These will allow water to settle at the bottom, rather than overwhelming your plants.
Add a thin layer of activated charcoal – this helps keep the terrarium healthy, reducing bacteria and fungi.
Add a thin layer of sphagnum moss, to aid with drainage inside your terrarium.
Place enough soil in the container to cover the roots of your plants.
Add your collection of plants, and fill with soil to cover up to the plant/stem. Gently press down around the base of the plants.
Pop your sheet moss around the plants – this is for decoration and to retain moisture. If the moss looks a little dry, place it in a bowl of water first and shake off before laying down.
Add a few pebbles or pumice stones for decoration and your terrarium is complete!
We are constantly on the look out for amazing suppliers who can add a little something special to your big day, and The Crafter certainly fits the bill! Based in Hampshire, Amy runs craft workshops to help you create your own items (think favours, bunting and props), and can also create bespoke orders for you.
The Crafter will be joining us at The Bridal Bazaar at Bury Court Barn, and running three workshops on the day. We thought we’d let Amy introduce herself!
I trained in Textile Design (Knitwear) and have spent the last 7 years working in Secondary Education as a Design & Technology Teacher in Romsey, Hampshire. I finished working at the school in the Summer to focus on the business with the hope of bringing my passion for craft to a wider audience.
As a business, we run practical workshops, courses and parties around Hampshire, Dorset, Somerset and London in a variety of creative areas. I teach most of the workshops and I have a team of freelancers who work alongside me. I’ve also just started a You Tube channel where people can go for video craft tutorials.
At your event I will be running 3 short activities that should take no more than 15 minutes.
People can choose one activity for £5 or pay £8 to make one and take home a goody bag with the others, plus instructions. In addition to the workshops, I will be selling craft kits and taking orders for customised kits/products. I will also bring my diary for party bookings.
One of the greatest things about running the Bridal Bazaar and Boot Sale is meeting fabulous, talented wedding suppliers from across the South. Allow us to introduce you to photographer, Matthew Cleveland.
Over to you Matt…
Howdy, I’m Matthew, a wedding photographer living on the south coast of England with my wife George. There’s some debate about how long you get to be newlyweds but I still count us in this bracket, we only got married last year after all!
I photograph weddings in an informal style known as documentary wedding photography — it’s also called reportage wedding photography and wedding photojournalism too — where I don’t interfere with the events of your day. This lets me photograph real moments that are shared between those that you love the most.
Having only recently picked my own wedding photographer I know how hard a decision it can be. If you’d like some advice on what to consider and ask when picking your photographer let me know! I’ll be at Bridal Bazaar this coming Sunday 27th September at Bury Court Barn.
My top tips for getting the most out of wedding photos, come your big day…
Open the curtains and pull up those blinds, let the natural light in!
If there’s something you want to do, say. A couple recently had their portraits in a playground. We had fun and it looked great.
Send your plan for your day to your photographer early on, you can always update it later but it lets us get organised for your day.
And lastly… Relax, you’re going to have an amazing day!
We’re super excited to be bringing the latest edition of the Bridal Bazaar, featuring the Bridal Boot Sale to Bury Court Barn on 27th September 2015.
From exquisite florals, DIY ideas, a wedding dress sample sale and designer shoes, there will be some fabulous suppliers showcasing their wares. Add to that fabulous newlyweds selling on their pre-loved items, we’ve got all things bridal covered.
We’re thrilled to announce the full line up for the day. Make sure you stop by to meet all of these lovely folk: