I don’t know about you but I find buying gifts really exciting but also equally stressful at times; finding something unique and personal is a lot to ask for particularly when things are made so quickly and various copies of it are all over the high street and internet. That aside I’ve got a friends wedding next month and I need to start looking before time runs away from me. The bride and groom in question have lived together almost...

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Boudoir photography. It makes some people shrink like a violet and others put their chin up like a sunflower seeking the bright light of the sun. As a boudoir photographer I have talked to a lot of women about their own ideas and feelings about the genre and found that there are quite a few misconceptions. I’m here to set the record straight (well not universally but from my perspective at least). The word boudoir originally referred to a suite...

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Welcome to the first ever ‘Sophie’s Choice’ blog post. Every week we’ll be hearing from Sophie about what she is loving right now. For those of you who are thinking, ‘who?’ check out this previous post ‘Introducing my ‘Wing Woman’ super star, Sophie…‘ Over to you lovely lady… So as this is my first ‘Sophie’s Choice’ post I felt it only right to include what’s going on in my world. As of next week I am moving out of my family home and...

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“I love you because you are EXACTLY like everyone else,” is not a marriage proposal to set the heart beating faster. We love each other our uniqueness and quirks and, as such, traditional wedding receptions involving crisp white tablecloths, salmon for starters and a three-tier white cake aren’t for everyone. More and more couples are crying out for new ideas, venues and suppliers who ‘think outside the box’. Whilst I was planning my wedding this time ten years ago, I went...

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I was so excited to be going to The Blogcademy in London’s Curtain Road Studios last week, I can’t believe it’s over. #weepintomytea The venue was stunning as were all three ‘Head Mistresses’,  just how I imagined it. As knowing someone on a course always helps the nerves I was thrilled to see two awesome ladies that have exhibited at my events in the past, the divinely talented Brightonion, Ellen of B Millinery and cute as a button Stephie Hoyle, London Make-Up...

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Holy moly, it is with really mixed emotions (excitement, fear, sadness, anticipation) that I write this blog, after many, many late night discussions and changing of minds over an over again, “let’s do it, we have to”, “no, I can’t sell her, I love her too much” Joss and I have decided that the time has come to sell our beautiful Belle! Sussex Love Bug is the business that got me into the wedding industry and Belle is the bug that...

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Just a little #blogpost this morning to talk about the launch of our new Makers & Bakers Fairs across the South. I am on the hunt for awesome traders and am hoping you will help spread the word. For  while now I have been sitting in my little office here in Shoreham-By-Sea planning an exciting new event which I think everyone is going to LOVE! Sophie and I are really excited about this, the idea behind the Makers & Bakers...

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Well hello there its Amanda from Doris Loves here! I wanted to just take a moment to tell you why Belles Events wedding fairs are WELL worth a visit, as well as a little bit about my journey with them. So let’s go back to the start, when I was starting out I thought ‘I should do a wedding fair’ but as a bride I’d hated them, everyone jumping out at me ‘so when are you getting married?’, everything so...

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People ask me ‘what’s your average day like then?’ so on Friday I decided to do #adayinthelife on my Instagram and here’s what happened in 25 photos. Bike ride, home via patisserie, comedy present from pal, shower, listening to Glasto on the radio, paint toe nails, get ready for work, get Belle ready for work, crap lunch in a hurry, wait for bride, pop to buy a birthday gift, wait for couple at floral clock, cute scene, keeping the drinks chilled...

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Some clients are just total heaven and Ayse was one of those. We met at The Seaside Vintage Wedding Fair at the Worthing Dome where Ayse was planning to marry her lovely man this spring. We talked about her ideas in the sunshine of the domed atrium. She wanted flowers to celebrate Vas’ Greek heritage and I started to obsess about using lemons and fresh scented herbs. So Ayse came over to the Byrd & Spry studio and we got excited...

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