Button and British Themed Hackney Pub Wedding

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With the surname ‘Button’, Lauren and Nick had to have some cute button details in their October wedding! The day took place in Hackney, East London, where they live. “The inspiration for our wedding was our location”, wrote the bride. “We started with an idea for a traditional East End wedding, a church service followed by a ‘knees-up’ in a local boozer. Nick’s parents got married in the same church in Haggerston so that was really special. All of our other ideas started to form around this really.”

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“Our theme was laid back London”, she continued, “with quite a few buttons thrown in (seeing as that’s our surname!) There are so many parts of the day they we loved that they’re all competing for our one favourite moment. The service was lovely, there we tears and laughter and the groom being singled out and embarrassed was definitely a highlight! As Nick’s parents got married there, and his father is unfortunately no longer with us, this was a particularly important part of the day.”

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10 Ways To Tell If You’re At a Hipster Wedding Fair

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Article by Becky Hoh-Hale

In a world saturated with wedding fairs it can be hard to know which one is right for you. There are even now a whole new breed of  ‘unique’ wedding shows, from alternative to vintage and everything in between, making the choice of which one to visit extra confusing!

Being dubbed the bridal event for hipsters, A Most Curious Wedding Fair is hitting Norwich this Sunday and London on 7-8 March, but what exactly is a hipster wedding fair? This is just a bit of fun, of course, but here is the ten most important things you should check to make sure you’re in the right place!

1. Look around you, do the majority of the visitors and exhibitors have any of the following? 
Male checklist: Beards, man buns (muns!), tattoos? Female checklist: Micro fringe, long bohemian hair, prominent eyebrows, aztec poncho? Unisex checklist: Bobble hats, NHS style glasses?

2. Is it taking place in an industrial warehouse space, on an uber cool London street?
Just to be sure there should be concrete floors, exposed pipes and white-washed brick walls as the backdrop. There should also be colour pop graphics, trendy typography, pineapples and naked bulbs!

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3. Can you sense a ‘theme’ to the styling of the show?
Does it involve Mid-Century furniture, cacti, makrame and/or wicker? Most Curious is themed around Palm Springs this year and will be incorporating all of the above, with plenty of crochet panels and foliage hanging from branches. There are also special installation spaces dedicated to the theme to give you ideas for all aspects of your wedding.

4. Is the in-house cafe service a hipster favourite?
At Most Curious this year the food station is being provided by the now infamous Cereal Killer Cafe! Nothing could be more on trend than nostalgia, particularly from the 80s and 90s, and Cereal Killer Cafe has received notable acclaim for their nod to this with their love of breakfast goods! The poster boys of Hipsterdom will be at the show serving their milky, crunchy goodness and damn good coffee all day long. And they can cater your wedding!

5. Is the show also billed as a ‘shopping experience’?
This year Most Curious is pioneering ‘Shop the Show’, highlighting the cool indie brands and makers who will have accessories, floral goodies, paper goods, sweet treats and décor items for sale on the day. Items will cost between £1 and £50 meaning you won’t have to break the bank either!

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Casual Homespun Wedding of TV Presenter Layla Anna-Lee

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When TV presenter Layla Anna-Lee married Richard, they both knew they wanted to do something different. They wanted their wedding to feel like them, to be easygoing and fuss-free. They had their ceremony at Artington House and their reception was afternoon tea at home with just their closest friends and family.

“We’re not big party people, we like quiet quality time with friends so we had a small ceremony then high tea at our home”, explained Layla. “It was all a little last minute despite having six months between getting engaged and getting married. I had to fly to Brazil for six weeks for work and then when I returned we were just really chilled out about it all. We only really started planning three months before the date.”

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“We knew the date we wanted, and we were super excited to get married but all we were interested in was the actual getting married bit. When we spoke about wanting to marry each other we were attracted to the beautiful promise and a future together, we never uttered the words ‘I want to have a meeting with a florist and check out venues with you!’ These things were just not on our minds at all. We both wanted something warm, modest and homely. We saw many lovely venues online, but we kept wanting to just have it at home. We only bought our house together very recently and we got engaged here – it feels so special.”

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Thursday Treats: London Edge & Finding ‘The One’

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Another month has come and gone and we’re now heading head-first into February. January was a particularly epic month for me with the launch of the print magazine and The Blogcademy Online!! While tooting my own horn might be terribly embarrassing, I do have to say that I am so incredibly proud of how both these ventures have been received. I’ve worked my little bloggy butt off over the past few months on them both, and so seeing the amazing reaction from you all about them is quite amazing!

If you haven’t nabbed yourself a copy of the magazine yet, you can find your nearest UK stockists via our interactive map. We are currently sold out for online orders of issue 1 but you can pree-order a subscription for issues 2-6 right here!

In other news, this week has been a great one! Last weekend I spoke at the blogger’s event at London Edge. It was super fun to meet some new bloggers, none of which were in the wedding industry, and to be exposed to a completely different kind of event. There wasn’t a wedding dress in sight!

But that all changed on Wednesday because I went full throttle into maid of honour duties with my bestie from Uni, who’s getting hitched in November. We went dress shopping and I’m not revealing anything but we might have just found ‘the one’! It’s all very exciting!

In other news, I’m speaking in Brighton at Making Positive Changes next Wednesday (11th), so if you fancy coming along, having a cheeky drink and hearing me gas for a couple of hours, I’d love to see you there!

Okey doke, are you ready for another instalment of Thursday Treats? I missed it last week because of the launch of The Blogcademy Online so this one is a biggie! You might want to grab yourself an extra large cup of tea…

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Down by the juniper tree
Las Vegas bachelorette party
If you want a 100% sunny wedding you can pay $150k to explode the clouds! Perfect for the bridezilla!
Amazing Sydney beach wedding
♥ Incredible bohemian wedding inspiration

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Daughters of Simone lookbook

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Dinosaur Glitter Explosion Wedding

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As a wedding blogger, being submitted a wedding described as a “dino glitter explosion” is a red letter day. Rob and Lucy’s Derby wedding might have just leapt up to being one of my all time favourites ever! They were legally married in a registry office but had an emotional and beautiful blessing at their reception at Shardlow Village Hall.

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“We were inspired by our parents weddings”, said the bride. “My folks got engaged on a Tuesday and got married two days later with flowers from the garden and a chippy tea for the family, and Rob’s parents took only two months to plan their homespun wedding; they inspired us to just crack on with it! Most people spend over a year planning their wedding, but because we had just four months, only the most important things got done, and the rest of the pomp and circumstance just didn’t happen. It left us free to do exactly what we wanted.”

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