The Montagu Arms Hotel Styled Shoot

Last month I was invited to provide hair and makeup services for model Gemma – on a styled shoot for The Montagu Arms Hotel, and their new wedding brochure.  I was delighted to get involved as I regularly provide my services to brides getting married here, and simply love this venue.  The brief was ‘Autumnal Bride’ so I decided to use smokey browns, with delicate glitter and a pink burgundy lip.

The team // Lemontree Photography, Frances Moore MUA, Jo Hicks Flowers, The Montagu Arms Hotel, Karen’s Clever Cakes

Local cake designers that will blow your mind…

I love being a wedding supplier and get to meet so many talented people.  One of my favourite supplier categories is cake maker/designer…maybe not for my waist line though!  Whenever I do a wedding fayre or showcase I always have to stop and having a little chat with the ‘cake ladies’, purely for the fact that I am always amazed at their delicate,beautiful work that makes my homemade victoria sponge look like road kill.  But I’m ok with that, so long as I get a taste test at the end of the showcase!  I’ve listed some of my absolute faves that I have had the privilege of seeing their work first hand.

Jill The Cakemaker / Karens Clever Cakes / MurrayMe Hand Painted Cakes / Kelly’s CakeAway / Chalming Cake Designs

Art Deco Cake by Jill The Cakemaker

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Wedding showcase at The Master Builder’s at Buckler’s Hard, New Forest

Yesterday I had the real pleasure of exhibiting at The Master Builder’s at Buckler’s Hard in the New Forest once again.  I simply adore this chic venue and always get excited whenever I have a wedding there.  The showcase had all the usual fab wedding suppliers such as Jo Hicks Flowers, Lemontree Photography, Karen’s Clever Cakes along with new exhibitor Something old Something new bridal boutique from Hythe.  The day was so warm and sunny on the coast that the venue was packed with couples wanting to spend an entire day exploring the hotel and grounds, before booking in their wedding date with Hannah the wedding co-ordinator.

I actually had a couple of brides already booked in coming to have a quick chat, which is always nice as we get to have a bit of girly chat before the wedding day when there is very little time.  With lots of business cards taken my inbox is now filled with enquiries from brides which is just wonderful, and I can’t wait to have more weddings at The Master Builder’s x


The Master Builder’s at Buckler’s Hard, New Forest wedding showcase

Today was simply amazing.  I always enjoy myself at The Master Builder’s at Buckler’s Hard in the New Forest, and today was no exception!  Busy as usual, as this place is one of the best wedding venues in the forest, so it’s always packed with excited couples looking around and getting their suppliers booked up.  Today I took no less than 5 bookings for next year, with lots of brides having a little ‘makeup’ chat with me.

The wedding team at the hotel are simply the best (I think, the best in the county)  and are always happy to help without being pushy.  I keep saying to my husband if we ever get married again, it’s going to be at The Master Builder’s! x

Cake – Karen’s Clever Cakes
Flowers – Jo Hicks Flowers
Venue – The Master Builder’s at Buckler’s Hard

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Achieving a truly vintage wedding in Hampshire

I utterly love themed weddings.  Your wedding is the one perfect day that you can truly let your imagination go wild, and any passions you have in life can be expressed throughout your day.  One of my particular favourite’s is a vintage wedding theme, as there are so many variations of vintage you can choose from such as boho vintage (think un-iced cakes) new wave vintage (cosy venues painted green) vintage era’s (1940’s/1950’s) the list is endless.  But vintage appeals to my own sensibilities, whereas another couple might want a travel/world theme or even a Superhero themed wedding!  Break convention & let your personality shine on your special day x

Suppliers that can help you achieve a vintage theme in Hampshire 

The Venue – The Master Builder’s at Bucklers Hard, New Forest Hampshire

The Band – The Femmes

The Makeup – me! Frances Moore MUA

The Hair – Kayleigh at Pin Curls Styling

The Photographer – Mia Photography

The Dress – Quello Bridal Boutique (not in Hampshire, but well worth the journey)

The Hair Accessories – Crown&Glory

The Flowers – Jo Hicks

The Cake – Karen’s Clever Cakes