Lockdown To Do List

While some of us are still working, perhaps home schooling, some of us are learning yoga or how to wallpaper (yes I did that) a lot of people are leaving their Wedmin or To Do Lists but this is the perfect time to tick a few things off! Here are just a few of my ideas to keep you and the gang, kids, Mother In-Law and all busy. Purchase and Walk-in Your Wedding Shoes

Pick slightly over flower blooms (roses and peonies work well) and turn into confetti by drying between sheets of kitchen towel or microwaving for a few seconds. Totally biodegradable and so easy to do!

Master home-made gin, jam, jaffa cakes?! Anything goes in the world of wedding favours so why not learn a new skill and put it to use making guest favours?

Teach yourself calligraphy! Once you’ve mastered the basics you can work on your own style then place cards, signs, menus all become possibilities. I used this little gem to learn myself “Modern Calligraphy”

Channel your inner Mary Berry and learn to bake. Not just the “Lockdown Bannana Bread” the world and their wife have had a go at during the outbreak but real luxury. Perhaps a classic Victoria Sponge or a silky Red Velvet cake. Lean to “naked ice” with butter cream, or go for a classic fondant drape. If you have time on your hands you could turn that CAKE Pintrest board into tomorrows lunch!

Embroider hankies for the ceremony (no one loves an ugly crier). This one may take a while, but who am I kidding all these ideas will take a while! I have very fond memories from one wedding a few years back now with the best embroidered hankies on each chair.

Any other ideas for lockdown Wedmin, let me know. I may even chose one to fill my time too!

Alexis xx

So what are you waiting for?

Let me tell you there are a few things I cannot wait for… A good coffee, one not out of my machine. A good meal, one I haven’t had to cook or wash the dishes for. A pud garden icy G&T, ideally overlooking the Cornish coast. A hug. Yes, one thing I really miss is hugging my family and friends.

What is it you cannot wait for?

But one thing we are all waiting for is the magic words telling us gatherings and weddings can recommence. We are literally sitting on the edge of our seats every night during the briefing hoping for a glimmer of an idea. So far, not so much.

While we know it might seem like normality was so long again, and perhaps a long way off but all those things you want to do you will be able to do again. (I mean perhaps not marry Tom Hardy, dreamy, but still…)

If you feel like a chat, drop me a message, I’d love to hear what you are waiting for!

Alexis xx

How to celebrate what should of been your big day…

Here’s a few ideas on how to celebrate what should of been your wedding day….

Love, Alexis x

Those dreaded words, Corona Virus

It’s taken me a while to bring myself to blog about the awful situation we all find ourselves in, it’s hard to find the right words. I’ll keep this short and sweet…

This year has been the hardest in my career, simple.

Speaking to you wonderful people daily about the possibility and then eventuality that your big day needed to be postponed was heartbreaking. You’ve spent so long leading up to the day, planning, day dreaming, Pintrest-ing those ideas, all to lead to this. Up until March this year the most common worry I put to rights for Brides and Grooms was how to handle rain on the big day, or how to seat the top table! Now we find ourselves in a global pandemic with few answers, no real time scale to the situation, a great deal of fear and the unknown.

If you are reading this and you have had to move your wedding date or are thinking about it now, take a deep breath, I am here for you, your friends and family are here for you. You are not alone.

Postponing the big day with us is hard but I am here to make it as easy as I possibly can. Together we will talk about new date options, be that in a few months, a new Christmas wedding date, or the same time of year, but in 2021. We will find a way through this and I am here to lean on… To quote the song that’s just popped into my head “Lean on me, when you’re not strong, I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on.”

We will move over every detail we have worked on for the day, every menu note, timing, or detail and nothing will be lost.

With the office closed all you need to do is pick up the phone and dial 07776198682

Stay safe,

Alexis x

Upcoming SE Wedding Fair

We are delighted to announce that this year we have taken a marketing leap to introduce engaged couples from further afield to the wonderful Kings Chapel.

September 7th and 8th sees the lovely Tash and Alexis heading to Farnborough International to showcase the venue and meet some newlyweds to be.

 

If you’re lucky drop us a message and you may be able to grab 2 of our free tickets to meet us there!

With experts in every aspect of WEDDINGS you’re sure to have a wonderful day immersing in all things beautiful, tasty, floral, and sparkly.

 

The show is boasting craft platforms to make unique items for your day, a scrumptions afternoon tea lounge, and 2 catwalks each day at the below times.

Saturday 11.00am, 13.00pm and 16.00pm
Sunday 11.00am, 13.00pm and 16.00pm

Please pop along, we’d love to see you then and talk all things wedding with you!

x