Breathtaking farmland Wedding Venue + home of the foodie… Meet The River Cottage

Introduce yourself…

Hello! My name is Megan and I run the weddings at River Cottage (lucky me!).

What are a few of your favourite things?

You can’t work at River Cottage without a real passion for food and nothing pleases me more than cooking for friends and family. I am also a self-confessed caffeine addict (especially on the morning of a wedding!) so a freshly made flat white is a very welcome sight for me!

Tell us about where the magic happens – where’s your HQ?

I am based at the farm itself on the Devon/Dorset border and our office overlooks breath-taking views across the valley, which can be quite distracting!

What do you love most about your job?

Menu-sampling is definitely up there on the list of job perks but being able to work outside in the fresh country air and knowing that we’re creating memories that will be treasured forever is very fulfilling.

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What makes your work unique?

Working on a farm which produces lovely organic veggies from the kitchen garden and seeing them transformed into a delicious dish in the kitchen is very special and having that traceability from the farm to your plate is something you don’t see very often at wedding venues.

What kind of couples are ‘your

Stunning, Unique Wedding Marquees from The Canvas Tent Company…

Introduce The Canvas Tent Company…

Hi! We’re Mike & Holly, partners in business and pleasure and engaged to be hitched in the not – too – distant – future! Dan is our ‘brother from another mother’ and the third cog in our wheel. We are the team behind The Canvas Tent Company and manage our work around our family lives.

What are a few of your favourite things?

Family time, all the time; we love camping trips, festivals and the summer holidays – there is nothing that we enjoy more than a Great British staycation!

When we’re not adventuring or working, we relax by gardening, cooking and getting creative in the home with upcycling, crafting and salvage hunting.

Tell us about where the magic happens – where’s your HQ?

Our home. We live in a cottage in the heart of the Cheshire countryside so currently, everything that we do, we do from our makeshift office at the dining table. We have our heart set on a barn conversion office and workshop space but for now, we’re more than happy to make things happen from the comfort of our lovely little house, with BBC 6 Music as our soundtrack and a limitless supply of free coffee!

How and why did you start up your business?

We all …

Stylish Weddings + Interior Heaven… Meet Julia from Garthmyl Hall

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First day of school introduction to Garthmyl Hall…

Hi I’m Julia! I am a 30 year old girl boss who is very lucky to be living and working in my dream job here at Garthmyl Hall. We bought the hall 2 years ago when it was in a really, really bad way, it needed loads of work doing, we had to renovate the inside and the grounds. I was responsible for designing the interior of the hall and I loved doing it, I’ve not done anything like that before and it was a massive challenge as I had 4 months to get the bulk of the inside done, we had an epic team behind us though and they all worked so hard to get it done!

Before taking on this project I worked at another wedding venue where I helped with the weddings and events so its not a new industry for me. I used to work in Debenhams and hated the corporate red tape lifestyle so cut ties and came back to sunny wales! My parents own a successful tractor business and love a challenge so together we bought the hall. I live on site with my lovely daughter Poppy who is 4, she is a great fan of the hall as there are so many hiding places for

Colourful, Fun, Storytelling Wedding Photography… Meet Yvonne Lishman

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First Day of School introduction of yourself…

I’m an alternative wedding photographer based in Nottingham who travels the UK shooting my distinctive brand of non-traditional, quirky, fun, documentary wedding photography for down to earth couples who love to laugh and who are doing things their way not the conventional way. Friends and family describe me as a tad eccentric, which I take as a compliment because I sure as the hell couldn’t bear to be considered ordinary

Tell us what you love?

Cats. Pugs. Animals in general. Olives. Vegan food. Kindness. Watching motorbikes whizz round tracks. Radio 3. Punk, Indie punk, and rock. Victorian novels. Ghost stories. Walking in the countryside. Lying in bed of a morning trapped under a pile of cats unable to get up. A bloody good laugh. Bruce Willis films. The beach at Lundin Links in Fife.

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Tell us a bit about your HQ…

HQ is my home, a little Victorian cottage, which I share with my husband Mike and numerous hairy four-legged kids. It’s a mad house with lots of laughter at, quite frankly, the sorts of things five year olds tend to find funny. Most days I’m editing with two pugs at my feet and three cats trying to stampede my knees, or the keyboard, while Radio 3 rocks out on the airwaves.

What made you start up the

Traditional Sign Painting & Gilding… Unique Artwork by Andrew J Mason for your wedding day!

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Cool Wedding Signs + Unique Wedding Artwork Gifts…

Today we chat with the lovely Andrew J Mason about his incredible collection of traditional sign paintings and gilded artwork; which make ideal unique wedding gift…

Introduce yourself…

Hi I’m Andrew J Mason and I work with the disappearing skills of traditional sign painting and gilding. That means working with gold leaf which requires patience and a delicate touch. I’ve been making art in one form or another for most of my life but only recently found a medium from which I am now able to make a living. I’m determined to bring this beautiful and unique art form to people who may not have previously been aware of it.

What are a few of your favourite things?

I’ve got pretty eclectic tastes so you’re just as likely to find me at the opera, walking long distance trails or binge watching Game of Thrones! As I work alone I’ll always be listening to radio 4 or perhaps a podcast. I get through a lot of those.

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Tell us about where the magic happens – where’s your HQ?

I have the pleasure of being able to work from home so my studio is quite literally the spare room. It’s small but perfectly formed and works well for me as I often need to complete the final stages of

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