Taking pictures for me has always been a nightmare; for ages I ended up with albums of headless friends and family, bodies of dogs and cats and an array of dusty pavements and cobbles. Even when the digital camera came out they didn’t get much better. Too many buttons for my liking; I am not saying I am a simple person I just enjoy things more when you don’t need to think so much: Is the colour setting correct? Do I...

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Back in June after 5 years, 2 children, 2 houses and a rapscallion cat my man friend got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. Considering all of the above (and the fact that I utterly adore the guy!) it won’t come as much of a surprise when I say I said yes! I’d been harbouring a tiny secret though, this wedding was already planned! From around our 2 year anniversary I was secretly squirrelling away...

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Calling all brides looking for flawless, lightweight, long lasting vintage style wedding makeup…have you heard of or seen Airbrush Makeup?I hadn’t until Ingrid of Fine to Fabulous came to do make-up at a party we threw with Doily Days. I sat down to have my make-up done and I swear, I looked at least 7 years younger, I am not one to gush over products but this is something else. This Sunday we are lucky enough to have Ingrid offering...

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My name is India and I love wine. It’s my passion and I’m lucky enough for it to be my work too. It was after university when I did a round the world trip and visited my first winery in Australia when I fell head over heels for the humble grape. Since that first encounter in Oz I’ve worked in the wine trade for more than 8 years, supplying wine to some of London’s top restaurants, hotels and gastropubs. I’ve...

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When deciding your perfect ‘wedding guest’ outfit every little detail counts, from your under wear (non-matching in my case), to what coloured tights you wear, to the jewellery you have hung around your neck, every little detail takes up bundles of your time and if you are anything like me lots of little purchases on EBay to fuel your web shop addiction. I find for every good buy, follows two or three ‘what were you thinking’… hence the lots of little purchases. Thinking about...

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When I saw Chocadyllic on Facebook I contacted Evelyn and told her she was right up my street. Obviously I wanted her to exhibit her creations at The Quirky Boutique Wedding Fair and was willing to beg, luckily I didn’t have to and she agreed that her quirky, magical designs would fit right in. I must say that I am truly in awe of this lady, I can barely make a flapjack look nice! You can meet Evelyn and see some...

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  Apologies for the late arrival of blog number 6, usually they make an appearance on Saturday morning while I am watching ‘weekend kitchen’ but this weekend has been one filled with all things love, flowers, cake and romance; signs of  a successful wedding. On that note of apology lets indulge in the quirky, humour of Doris Loves… At present all I seem to be talking about, listening to and planning is weddings. Wedding talk at work as another two girls in the office...

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This time 10 years ago, to the minute, I was having my make-up done, my beautiful bridesmaids, Ruth my besty, Emily and Beth my nieces and Molly my step daughter were in the lounge doing each others hair and my ‘boyfriend‘ Joss was with his best mate, trying to calm him down about doing his best mans speech later that day. I was still Kelly Tobin. Guests were at their homes ironing shirts and taking tags off new dresses, the ladies were...

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You may have spied me with Cin Cin at one of Belle’s Wedding Fairs or at various food festivals and events around Sussex in the past 12 months. Cin Cin is a beautiful and rare vintage van serving delicious Italian Antipasti and Prosecco for wedding guests and foodies alike. Well I’m now taking the step from vintage wedding caterer to supper club host with my first ticketed event on 11 September at the Velo Café  in Brighton for an evening...

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Here’s the thing, I know there are many, many remarkably  awesome wedding suppliers out there, new and established, BUT, because we are tiny, weeny and unable to advertise on HUGE billboards with fireworks you might not have heard about how awesome we are. That makes me SAD! We have not one, not two, not three, NO, we have 4 unique and fabulous events that you can expose your skills and wares to the most fantastic quirky, enthusiastic, fun loving and friendly...

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