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Vintage Booth is a fun & quirky photobooth service based in Anstey, Leicestershire that provide traditional shabby chic and vintage style photobooths to weddings nationwide. “Everyone loves a photobooth, young or old. Photobooths have a really broad appeal and we really do love supplying them to weddings all across the country- but occasionally some people ask us if we’re able to do something a little different-et viola, Vintage Booth was born!” Self-contained, flexible themed photobooths with backdrops to suit your venue, the assistance they provide throughout the day and their general all round professional service, makes Vintage Booth unlike any other in the country. With a wide range of fun & funky props to take in with you, this is a brilliant way to create some fantastic life long memories. What’s in store for Vintage Booth? Well, they've got a few new bits lined up for the next few months and for 2015, the caravan is the largest of those and is coming along really nicely - it's booked in for fayres from September. It'll be white with a sage green stripe running along it and will house a built-in photobooth complete with all of the usual props and fun. It’ll also include a chalkboard on the door, bunting, LED lighting,.....along with a selection of a few theme ideas - classic British seaside, village fete, countryside chic and so on. That’s not it folks! Other projects they have on the side-lines, are a seaside/beach themed booth with the camera and printer housed in a mini beach hut - ideal for blow up sharks, cocktail props and summer parties........a 50s American diner/rockabilly type of booth too, incorporating a Chevy tail as a seat and a jukebox........finally a cinema/awards night themed booth with our vintage 1920s cinema seats, theatre curtain drape background and giant boxes of popcorn.
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Our clients deserve the best, so we take real pride in providing something uniquely themed whilst retaining our trademarked quality and of course the huge aspect of fun that everyone has in our booths. Guests always comment on how much of a giggle they have, as well as how quickly the prints come out. Many brides and grooms across the country are finding our fun, quirky and alternative themed photobooths a refreshing change to everything else on the wedding circuit, if you had any other ideas for themes that we may not have thought of, let us know - we're always more than happy to discuss bespoke requests. Personally I've never been happy with 'just the norm' which shows in everything we do â€“ even our 'regular' photobooth is totally flexible for individual needs rather than just being a static pod. We've always thought outside the box â€“ in this case, quite literally!
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Welcome to our vintage edition, it’s jam-packed full of great ideas and inspiration, and of course features plenty of fantastic images from our ‘Old Vintage’ vs ‘New Vintage’ photoshoot which we did in May. Once again, Heaven Skincare are advertising their competition, so don’t forget to enter. Page 43 features the banner for our next photoshoot aptly named ‘Summer Camp’ ready for our summer edition. MisstoMrs magazine are also teaming up with KK Events to produce a #neverdonebefore wedding fayre in September. Bookings for spaces are currently being taken but we are in high demand so give us a call ASAP if you don’t want to miss out!
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Decorations are what bring a wedding together and they are particularly important for a vintage theme. Mixing the new with authentic vintage items creates a retro feel with a fresh perspective for the 21st century wedding- this applies to any aspect of the day, a combination of the old and new is a great place to start when planning your vintage inspired event. You can use mismatched cups and saucers which you can find in charity shops, car boot sales and even your grandma’s attic! If trailing through shops is not your thing then there are companies who can hire said items out to you, for example the company ‘My Vintage Party’. Use old birdcages or candelabras as centre pieces instead of flowers and hang bunting on trees and around tables- bunting can be made easily by yourself at home if you are on a budget which is an added bonus. If you like the idea of having flowers then use country flowers from your garden and place them in vintage jugs or tea pots. You could also use old glass bottles and put a single flower in each which can be scattered around the room or lined up down the dining table. Another quirky idea is you can hang or stand large painted letters spelling out words to capture the mood- I could go on and on! If vintage is your thing, then be prepared to search shops and websites for ideas and quirky items which will bring together the vintage theme.
Importers and wholesalers of Premium quality artificial wedding flowers and wedding essentials, available direct to the public and trade With over 25 years experience in the industry, they are able to offer a wide selection of stunning hand made wedding bouquets, posies, showers and buttonholes made to order. Gorgeous ready made bouquets and fabulous DIY wedding flowers in a choice of over 40 colours of COLOURFAST foam and silk flowers. Table decorations including candelabras, birdcages, glass vases, cupcake stands and much more One of their most popular products is their range of Chloe bouquets, which we at MissToMrs Magazine, think are absolutely superb! So unique! Offering amazing packages, and stocking a massive range of products, sourcing items to make your big day extra special, is made quick and easy by using this professional company. Speak to one of their team to help you visualise and bring your ideas to reality. Check out their new Facebook page for customer reviews like "fab items, great customer service, would highly recommend"
Lovingly created by the lady herself Nikki Vincent, who was previously in the line of wedding planning before opting for a career change, went on to combine two areas of her life, with also having several years experience in the IT industry, to create her wonderful online business, The Wedding Cabinet. “I have tried to keep the website simple, elegant and easy to use to hopefully match the product. Iwill also endeavour to stock the very best quality products at the best possible price, well packaged and sent to you as quickly and fast as I can.” Here at MissToMrs, our Director Katherine Benson was lucky
enough to receive a beautiful head garland as a gift from The Wedding Cabinet which she has absolutely fallen in love with! The perfect accessory for a spring/summer wedding.
“I love my beautiful hair garland so much, it’s so pretty!”
Katherine, Director of MissToMrs Magazine
From Hair accessories, handbags, fans & garters, to jewellery, tiaras, bouquets & favours, you’ll find everything you could possibly need to make your wedding day extra special.
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The Old Rectory Hotel “YOUR PERFECT WEDDING VENUE” If it’s privacy you’re looking for to celebrate your big day, then this beautiful Elizabethan & Georgian house within acres of wooded gardens, situated on the outskirts of Redditch, is just the place for you. Being able to accommodate up to 120 guests, you can exclusively book this breathtaking venue for your special day. “We got married at the Old Rectory Hotel and it was by far the best day of our lives. We couldn’t have wished for better service from all of the staff, especially Pam, Mike and Jackie who did their very best to make us and all of our guests feel special. “We stayed overnight and the rooms were beautiful, and the full English breakfast was so delicious the next morning. “Pam was our photographer and she was amazing. We were presented with a beautiful photo book and canvas and the photos themselves are amazing. Pam is a true professional. “The house was decorated so beautifully, and Pam organised all of
our flowers which were fantastic. “The hotel is warm, cosy, immaculate and steeped in history. I highly recommend it to anybody looking to get married.” - L, Redditch. The Old Rectory aims to give you a relaxed and stress-free experience offering full support of our wedding co-ordinator Pam to help with all the different aspects of your wedding, from the service through to your photographs, so that you can create your perfect day. “My family and all our guests had a wonderful time at my daughters wedding. This is a great venue. Pam and her team delivered a polished and professional service and made us feel very welcome. “The facilities are first class and all the rooms are full of character. “The gardens are superb and provide infinite photo opportunities with a wide variety of trees and plants, the spacious lawn area also was of benefit. All in all the wedding was a resounding success. Thanks to the Old Rectory.” – Mrs M, Birmingham.
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With vintage, it’s all about being confident with your styling and committing to your chosen look. Vintage glamour is the ultimate in celebrating all that is feminine and sexy and it helps to get a skilled professional to help achieve an authentic look. Everyone knows the iconic red lip is associated with ‘vintage’ so be brave and wear a bright lip; it will look amazing and uber glam- Nars do great red lipstick and stains so have a look there if you’re stuck for ideas. Long lashes and defined eyes also work well with a red lip, for example lining the eyes with black or brown eyeliner to make them into a feline shape is a popular vintage look. As well as the makeup, hair is another big style statement. Soft loose curls swept over to one side is a classic look as well as hair softly crimped and pinned into a side bun, perhaps with a flower holding it in place. If you have chosen to wear a vintage headpiece or tiara, make that the statement in your hair and keep the hair style quite simple- soft curls make more of a statement than you may think. It’s the same with your makeup- if you have statement pieces of jewellery, then only choose one statement makeup look, for example a red lip paired with natural eye-makeup. Vintage styling is all about glamour so as long as you keep that in mind and do some proper research, you are good to go.
The options are never-ending for vintage wedding dresses and are available everywhere which is good news for all you beautiful brides. You could take a vintage wedding dress pattern which you love to a dress-maker or even to any good wedding dress shop and have them incorporate the pattern into the dress or even make it into an authentic, one-off outfit just for you. Soft and demure dresses are a great choice, whether it is lacy or in a light chiffon material as it adds to the feminine quality of a vintage look and also leaves your hair, make-up and accessories to do the talking. To go with your dress, you could wear a pair of see through lace gloves which is the ultimate vintage style and will be sure to wow your guests at the attention to detail you have put in. Layering differing materials within your dress is another lovely touch, for example your dress could be lace with a silk bow at the back. Vintage weddings seem to be very popular these days so you will definitely not be short of help and advice on how to create your perfect day, vintage style!
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It is now the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of World War One, and this shoot was to commemorate this special occasion, but also to celebrate both Old and New vintage styles. We hope we have captured a representation of both.
Thanks to everyone for being part of our photo-shoot. It was a brilliant day despite the rain, and we managed to capture some brilliant shots, to commemorate the beginning of World War I. We hope everyone managed to exhibit their work in the way they wanted to!
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We Like to keep our clients involved through our original shoots. Whether it’s a summer shoot, a Fairytale shoot, or a ‘New Vintage’ vs ‘Old Vintage’ celebration, they keep our clients on the edge of their seats. With the help of quality photographers, we are able to continue with new ideas and themes for each issue of the magazine.
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When I think ‘Vintage,’ afternoon tea and cake comes to mind- how about you?! Designing your menu around an idea like this keeps its simple, organised and also encapsulates the vintage feel perfectly. If you are having a summer wedding, go for a summer picnic theme and use mini picnic baskets filled with goodies- for example the starter could be presented to your guests in these little baskets which will be entertaining and look fantastic. As mentioned earlier, afternoon tea is a lovely theme for your meal. Remember wedding dining does not have to be elaborate three course meals, what’s great about taking inspiration from vintage is you can have fun and not be too traditional! Have a buffet which is filled with finger sandwiches with all different fillings, scotch eggs and sausage rolls. If these are professionally made, they can look and taste exquisite as well as being ultra retro. For dessert have tea and cakes; again cakes can be made in all different flavours and decorations. Don’t forget to show off your pretty cakes and sandwiches on tiered serving plates for that authentic feel.
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In terms of entertainment, live music will really give you a vintage feel over a DJ. You can hire a band that plays music from specific decades such as the 20’s or 50’s and 60’s which will capture the heart of whatever decade you choose and will certainly get your guests up and dancing the night away. You can also ask the band members to dress according to your chosen era, including hair and makeup for the ladies to give you ultimate authenticity. Another idea you could think of is hiring a gypsy jazz band which could play outside whilst your guests mingle if you are having an outdoor wedding. As the title of this feature suggests, hiring a band who are perhaps dressed in black and white suits will also capture the vintage theme and adds a touch of class to your entertainment. Live music is not the only option as there are plenty of entertainment companies who offer dance groups which also capture a particular era. You can even get an all singing and all dancing band if you want to go all out, just choose a company who specialise in ‘vintage’ and there are an array of vintage wedding suppliers to choose from let me tell you!
Our website will be launching very soon! At idoweddinggifts.co.uk - we make the wedding planning process easy when it comes to providing special gifts for your entire wedding party! In fact, we can start at the very beginning with our Save the Date items! We are able to design and print your Stag and Hen Party clothing requirements too! We can supply accessories for your wedding ceremony and reception and the bride to be has a choice of stunning jewellery and accessories ranging from real feather wraps, special occasion clutch bags, to crystal headbands and tiaras for herself as well as her bridesmaids!
For all your happily ever afters! We can also supply you with a range of personalised or engraved gifts for everyone and for any occasion! Please have a look at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/idoweddinggiftscouk and give us a like so you can keep in touch with our latest products, special offers and where we will be exhibiting our product range at East Midlands wedding fayres.
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Vintage bridal accessories are all about a mix of old and new as mentioned previously and it is easy to add real vintage accessories. There are some really good designers who make bespoke jewellery from original vintage pieces, for example Flo and Percy. Vintage tiaras, bracelets, necklaces and hair accessories can all be found from varying suppliers and will make you feel like a true vintage princess if there is such a thing! If you happen to be on a budget, ask your mum or grandma if they have any pieces of jewellery, perhaps from their wedding which will not only cut down the cost but will be unbelievably special and sentimental. A chunky pearl necklace or bracelet is a great accessory for the bride and if you feel this is too much choose small pearl earrings which will look just as elegant and pretty especially if your hair is going to be up and away from your face. Broaches are another idea and can be pinned to your dress, a jacket if you are wearing one or can even be placed in your hair. There are plenty of vintage style broaches, both original and copied- look on Asos for some great examples. Again itâ€™s all about doing some mega searching for the right items which in my opinion, is a fun job!
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I've been in hairdressing ever since I started as a Saturday girl at 14, I knew from school that this was going to be forte! I trained for 2 yrs within a salon based in Soho, London, who would often take part in competitions and be involved in magazine shoots that required us making huge transformations on clients! Here, my love for extensions started!! I'm a fully qualified colour technician specialising in
the Wella brand and have always adored the dramatic difference you can make in someone in a short space of time.... Hence why extensions were the next step for me. Our aim now is to become the "go to" place for brides to be and their friends! With a fully qualified beautician joining our team we will be able to offer you the works from your tan to your hair to your nails and even to your make up!! making the stressful tasks of getting all these appointments, simply done under one roof! (with added delight of a champagne refreshment!!) Being a bride to be myself, I KNOW what a difference this is going to make to MY day and I hope we can do the same for others!
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