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Introducing our Magazine Subscription Service

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You asked us if it’s possible to subscribe to the magazine to automatically receive future issues. Well, we made it possible! We are thrilled to introduce our brand new subscription service. Subscribe and receive every new issue straight to to your doorstep!

Just £4.99 every six months giving you a saving you £1 per issue. All payments are processed with PayPal with free, easy cancellation at any time.

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Bouquet & Bells / The Magazine Issue 04: Pre-Order Now!

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Photography: Twigs Branch Photography | Organiser: Bouquet & Bells | Videography: Damian Kelly Media | Concept & Cake: The Red Rose Cake Company | Flowers: Flowers at the Dutch Barn | Hair, Makeup & Accessories: Cassie M Bridal | Furs & Throws: Uniquely Styled | Models: Alternatively Wed

Issue 04 of Bouquet & Bells / The Magazine is now available for PRE-ORDER!

First of all, we sincerely hope your wedding plans are back on track. It’s so lovely to see weddings beginning to happen again, and we are excited to continue to inspire you through our magazine. 

This bumper issue celebrates weddings getting back on track. You won’t find anything but positivity and hopefulness here! With features including a mixture of lavish and upmarket dos along with the more alternative and intimate celebration, this issue is full-to-bursting with the best inspiration for your day. Plus, we’ve gathered together 50+ unique ideas that will make your day stand out and be remembered for all the right reasons.

We also spoke with real couples that have kindly shared their personal stories on how their wedding was affected by COVID-19 including Jessica & Jonathan’s viral wedding. We hope this gives you a sense of not feeling like you’re alone, and no matter what, love always wins.

To tie everything together, we help solve the most common wedding problems submitted by real couples.

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All our issues include a full supplier directory filled with the businesses we have worked with and trust. There’s a huge selection including bridal wear, florists, entertainment and everything in between. 

This bumper issue also includes articles from some of the best in the industry, sharing their top planning tips to help make the process as easy and stress-free as possible.

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Once again, we have YOU to thank for the cover image of this issue. We shared a poll on Instagram (@bouquetandbells) and asked you to pick your fave image from a selection of options and this was the clear winner – we think it’s a bloody marvellous choice! We have the incredible Twigs Branch Photography to thank for capturing the striking image of Harley & David at a Viking shoot we coordinated earlier in the year. See the full feature inside this issue. 

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Full sized A4 magazine. Pre-orders close on Friday 3rd September 2021. New issues released every spring and autumn. Created by Bouquet & Bells.

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Meet the Supplier: Makeup By Mary

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Meet the Supplier: Makeup By Mary

As part of our brand new series, we’re so exited to be interviewing a selection of fantastic wedding specialists. We take pride in recommending the finest in the industry, and hope this series will help connect you with suppliers for your wedding day.

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce Midlands based and modern bridal makeup service Makeup By Mary.

What makes you different?

I’ve been told that I’m a very laid back and bubbly person when it comes to the trial and wedding morning, which is nice to hear! You can read more about what some of my clients have said here.

If you love a killer red lip (like me) or winged liner, I say go for it! 

My aim is to make you look like yourself and be bursting with confidence at your most beautiful.

How did it all start?

I didn’t really get into makeup until I left college doing what I thought was right for me. I had always loved doing makeup on myself and enrolled onto an intense course in makeup artistry – something I enjoyed. Although originally I didn’t want to go into the wedding industry, one of my friends asked me to do their bridal makeup and since then my business has flourished.

Why should couple choose you?

I’m there to take into consideration your dress, wedding dress and colour themes, likes and dislikes to help create your bridal makeup look. If you are not too sure what style of makeup to have or feel a bit timid because you barely wear makeup, I’m there to help and that’s also why we do trials!

Once all members of the bridal party are ready on your wedding morning, I’m an extra helping hand for anything that you need me to do! I stay with you up until the very moment you leave for your ceremony for any last minute touch-ups and give you a small kit of powder and lipstick for you to take with you.

If you have a few little ones about, I can give them a little swish of blusher and lipgloss complimentary to make them feel extra special.

Words of wisdom

It is YOUR wedding. Have some fun and personalise it to what you and your fiancé like rather than having guests telling you what they like and dislike.

It’s a special day, make sure that you are also surrounded by a bridal party that are helpful and bring you so much happiness on the morning of your wedding!

Achievements

In October 2019, I was awarded ‘Outstanding Beauty Professional of the Year’ by The Midlands Beauty Industry Awards. In May 2020, I was awarded Regional Winner of West Midlands’ ‘Freelance Makeup Artist of the Year’.

Contact Mary

info@makeupbymary.co.uk /07534 936266

Facebook: www.facebook.com/makeupbymarylj
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Website: www.makeupbymary.co.uk

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February, 2021

A Last Minute Wedding Day / Aishah & Paul

Aishah & Paul organised their wedding in just one week so it was all hands on deck to get everything ready in time.

November, 2020

A Small Celebration at Old Palace Chester / James & Jordan

James & Jordan brought their wedding forward due to looming tighter restrictions due to COVID-19.

May, 2020

A Beautiful Natural Themed Wedding at Longworth Hall in Hereford

Eilisha and Nathaniel held a beautiful, natural wedding at the stunning Longworth Hall, Hereford in September 2019.

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Wedding inspiration for 2021

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Wedding Inspiration for 2021

A guest article.

We all need a bit of inspiration sometimes, and planning a wedding is no different. There’s so much to think about – from finding the ideal venue and the perfect wedding band, to the dress of your dreams and a menu that will please everyone.

But 2021 is no ordinary year, for obvious reasons. It could be that you’re working on a tighter budget than usual, or maybe after the year everyone’s had you want your wedding to be a smaller, more personal affair. If this sounds like you, then a DIY wedding could be exactly what you need in 2021.

It’s no secret that a bit of creative flair can save you a lot of money when planning a wedding. But it could also help the environment. For example, what materials could you reuse to create decorations or table settings?

Bunting is a classic choice which you could make yourself with recycled fabrics. You can also think about how guests might reuse or keep items. Their name place cards could be a keepsake, for example. Or you could even include a personalised drawing or poem, if you’re feeling really arty. People have even used pegs or potted plants! You’re only as limited as your creativity, and the internet has plenty of ideas to help.

If you’re a star baker, why not bake your own wedding cake? Or maybe your friends and family have hidden talents that could come in handy throughout the day, too?

Incorporating DIY elements into your wedding is sure to make the occasion more unique. You don’t have to take on the whole of the wedding yourself, of course – this might be a daunting task! But by sprinkling some DIY elements here and there, you’ll make your wedding more personal and even more meaningful – both for you, and your guests.

Hopefully you’re now feeling more inspired as you plan your special day, but if DIY weddings aren’t your cup of tea there’s plenty more inspiration out there if you need it! Check out our dedicated page full of the latest wedding tips and tricks

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We Have a PODCAST!

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We are so excited to announce that we have launched our own podcast!

Introducing… Wedding Waffle. 

Claire from Bouquet & Bells along with Caroline from Flowers at the Dutch Barn and Julie from The Red Rose Cake Company get together to discuss all things wedding including your dilemmas, shocking stats and just general wedding waffle. Get cosy and join us as we discuss anything and everything to do with weddings. Absolutely nothing is off limits! 

We have just finished recording the first series which is made up of six episodes. The first episode will be available from Monday 12th April 2021 on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and more. 

Click here to listen!

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An Elegant Wedding at Peckforton Castle / Jayne & Richard

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An Elegant Wedding at Peckforton Castle / Jayne & Richard

Jayne & Richard got wed at fairytale venue Peckforton Castle in January 2020. The theme was simple and elegant with neutral tones including white, grey and greens.

Photography by Madison Picture and Helen Williams Photography.

The Proposal

We were on holiday in remote Western Australia camping in our 4WD roof top camper. That day we had been snorkeling on the Ningaloo Reef and decided to finish off our day watching the turtles bob about in the sea at sunset from the top of a sand dune. Next thing Richard was on one knee proposing! We finished off our night star gazing with a bottle of bubbly and of course an aussie BBQ! 

Special Touches

I wanted to bring a touch of Australia to the wedding (Rich is Australian) and love the silvery greens and smell of Eucalyptus which influenced our colour scheme. Our registrar table and top table we dressed with Eucalyptus (cut from my mums garden and beautifully placed by Thornton Events). The room in Peckforton Castle we were married in had lots of drama and high ceilings which I felt I needed to fill, so the aisle was lined with candles and blossom trees for height and looked beautiful.

The general theme of our wedding was travel as this has played a big part in our relationship (we met in Qatar) and we named our tables after our favorite places we had been together. 

The Big Day

As we had a lot of friends and family visiting from all over the world (Australia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, America, UK) in Cheshire for our wedding, we had a get together the night before in a local pub (Hinderton Arms) where people could meet each other, have drinks and some dinner. We both then stayed over at Peckforton Castle and got ready there in the morning. Everything went relatively smoothly, Rich and his groomsmen hit the spa in the morning while us girls got ready with bubbly and breakfast in my suite. I was a little nervous but better than I thought id be! I walked down the aisle with my Dad to ‘Here, there and everywhere’ by The Beatles. Richard and I, and our families all love The Beatles and this song seemed to go perfectly with the theme of the wedding and the story of our relationship.

Any Mishaps?

Luckily, there were no major mishaps during the day! Of course nothing went exactly to plan, and we ran late etc but we were enjoying our day so much that we were completely oblivious and it didn’t have an affect on our perfect day

Top Tips

Don’t worry! I was worried about everything, who could and couldn’t be there, trying to please everyone and make sure everyone would have a good time. But in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t matter… you are there to do one thing only. Just enjoy it!

Suppliers

The wonderful local wedding suppliers that helped bring James & Jordan’s vision to life are as follows:

Photographers: Madison Picture and Helen Williams Photography.
Venue: Peckforton Castle
Flowers: Blooms Floristry
Venue Dresser: Thornton Events
Dress: Stella York
Stationery: Handmade 
Makeup : Thomas Jack Makeup
Hair: Kate Pierce
Cake: Made by a family member
Rings: Jeweller in Melbourne

We hope this special feature gives you inspiration for your wedding or event.

Want to feature your wedding our blog? Please contact claire@bouquetandbells.com.

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February, 2021

A Last Minute Wedding Day / Aishah & Paul

Aishah & Paul organised their wedding in just one week so it was all hands on deck to get everything ready in time.

November, 2020

A Small Celebration at Old Palace Chester / James & Jordan

James & Jordan brought their wedding forward due to looming tighter restrictions due to COVID-19.

May, 2020

A Beautiful Natural Themed Wedding at Longworth Hall in Hereford

Eilisha and Nathaniel held a beautiful, natural wedding at the stunning Longworth Hall, Hereford in September 2019.

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Bouquet & Bells / The Magazine Issue 03: Available Now

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Bouquet & Bells / The Magazine Issue 03: Available Now

Photography: Sarah Brookes Photography | Venue: Cheshire View Weddings | Coordination & Concept: Bouquet & Bells | Flowers: Flowers at the Dutch Barn | Dress: Cherish Bridal | Suit: Groom Formal Hire | Hair: Hairby Kathleen | Makeup: Jeanette Flynn Makeup Artist

Issue 03 of Bouquet & Bells / The Magazine is HERE!

First of all, we want to give each of you a big virtual hug and squeeze. Planning your wedding during this challenging time must be really bloomin’ tough. My heart goes out to every single one of you whose plans have been disturbed by COVID-19. It continues to sadden us seeing so many couples having to postpone their day. BUT, we ain’t focusing on the negatives here. We want this magazine to inspire you and give you a breather from the utter rubbishness of the world right now.

This issue focuses on the couples that stuck two fingers up to COVID and got married regardless. It’s filled us with such joy being able to share the smaller celebrations. After all, LOVE WINS.

We’re also featuring a range of the most beautiful and trend-setting styled shoots to give you all the inspo for your wedding, no matter how big or small the occasion.

To tie everything together, we’re sharing our top tips on setting and managing your wedding budget with additional expert guidance and money-saving tips. In fact, there’s 30+ of our most valuable tips. No matter where you are in the planning process our guide will help you to avoid costly mistakes and spark some genius and also budget-savvy ideas. 

Click here to order your copy straight to your door.

All our issues include a full supplier directory filled with the businesses we have worked with and trust. There’s a huge selection including bridal wear, florists, entertainment and everything in between. 

This bumper issue also includes articles from some of the best in the industry, sharing their top planning tips to help make the process as easy and stress-free as possible.

On a slightly separate note, we have YOU to thank for the cover of this issue. We shared a poll on Instagram (@bouquetandbells) and asked you to pick your fave image from a selection of options and this was the clear winner – we think it’s a bloody marvelous choice! We have the incredible Sarah Brookes Photography to thank for capturing the striking image of Charlie & Adam at a styled shoot we coordinated last year. We felt inspired by the more intimate celebrations and fancied going alfresco so we set up a pop-up outdoor wedding among the beautiful setting of Cheshire View in Christleton near Chester. You can see the full feature inside this issue.

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