Saturday, 25 January 2014

Introducing Hampshire Photographer Jenny Owens

We love the work of Hampshire-based photographer Jenny Owens, not least because she was -right-hand-woman to Angela Ward-Brown at the wedding of our very own Sarah-Leigh Bunting. You can see a few of Mr Bunting's gorgeous 'getting ready shots' below.

A self-professed fan of vintage and quirky things (a bit like us then?), Jenny is a pro at capturing the warmth and emotion of your big day, not to mention all the special memorable details.

Jenny will be on hand at the next HBBS at Cams Hall, Fareham on Sunday 16th February (11-2) to answer all your photography queries!

Stay tuned as we reveal more of our top February suppliers in the next few weeks!

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Sunday, 19 January 2014

Five Minutes With Pretty Post Box

Continuing our 'Five Minutes With...' series, we caught up with the lovely ladies at Pretty Post Box, one of our fab suppliers for our February 16th Sale at Cams Hall!

What's new for Pretty Post Box in 2014?
What I am most excited about for 2014 is the launch of Pretty Weddings; my daughter and I have joined forces to create an online boutique which will sell all the pretty wedding items we love, the focus being on providing the smaller finishing touches that make a wedding such a special event. (due to start trading early February).

In regards to Pretty Post box we are increasing our range and choice of post boxes available for example we will now be offering America style mail boxes. We also now sell our Royal Mail Post Boxes worldwide.

What are your favourite websites, blogs or magazines for inspiration?
I really enjoy looking thought wedding magazines and reading about real weddings and the latest wedding trends.

What would be your top tips for a 2014 wedding for our brides-to-be?
The best tip I can think of is to only pick wedding items you love and enjoy planning your big day.

Is there a 2013 wedding or event you recall that you really loved?
One wedding that really stood out was that of Claire & John Llewellyn who had a 'Madly British' themed wedding day they brought one of our red post boxes which fitted perfectly with their theme and now use the post box outside their home as a reminder of their wedding day.

Pretty Post Box also got shortlisted for Best Special Touches in the 'Wedding Ideas Awards' and won a Wedding Industry Experts Award for Best Event D├ęcor last year.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

We've launched our new website

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Today we’re thrilled to share with you our brand new website,

We worked alongside Paper Magpie on creating a new site, that will keep you up to date with when our latest events are taking place, both in Hampshire, and as we expand into other counties. We’re already talking to venues in other parts of the country, so stay tuned for more information on those soon!!

You can also find details on the new Bridal Boot Sale Website on how to exhibit with us, and how to get in touch with any questions.

We’ll still be keeping the blog going, to keep you up to date with our latest inspirations, and events.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Five Minutes With Accessories Designer Victoria Fergusson

Over the next few weeks we'll be catching up with some of our favourite suppliers and quizzing them on their plans for 2014. These lovely folk will also be in attendance at the next HBBS on Sunday 16th February at Cams Hall! First up, designer of the most beautiful accessories and make-up artist, Victoria Fergusson.

What's new for Victoria Fergusson?
A new collection of accessories as featured on a shiny new look website!

What are you most looking forward to in 2014?
My cousins wedding in Boston, Massatucetts, can't wait to see how they do it in the USA and enjoy all their traditions.

Where are you currently turning to for inspiration....?
The ballet, Folies Bergere and classic Hollywood musicals. It's fare to say I've enjoyed my research.

What was your most loved wedding of 2013...?
Much of my make-up and hair work comes via recommendations. I worked with two sisters of previous brides last Summer and both the original brides were bridesmaids, and both expecting babies - just so lovely to see everyone again and be part of another special day.

Where was the best party you've ever been to?
That would have to be Las Vegas!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Are you a DIY Bride? Then get in touch on Twitter or Instagram!

{Photos by Sarah-Leigh Bunting & Angela Ward-Brown}

We love a bit of wedding DIY at Bridal Boot Sale HQ. Whether it’s creating something bespoke for one of our 'What Peggy Did Next' Clients, or creating something for our own homes, you can often find us at the dining room table crafting something or other.

In fact, we’re always getting inspired to create new things, and we know a lot of you guys are too. So we want to hear if you are a star DIY bride! Every week we’ll be picking the best wedding DIY project, and showcasing them on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages, and right here on the HBBS blog!

It’s really simple to get involved. Just Tweet us at @hantsbridalboot or upload your photo via Instagram, just be sure to use the hashtag #DIYBride. Every Monday we’ll pick our favourite.

If you’re a real whizz at crafting and would like to share some of your tutorials with our readers, then please get in touch, and we’d love to feature you here on our blog!