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Contents Word from Miss to Mrs
Pg 2 A word from Miss to Mrs. Hello, and welcome to issue 6 of Miss to Mrs Magazine. We hope your wedding planning is going well and we are proud to be working with some fantastic companies as always.
The Great Bar Wedding Show....................pg 7-9 Box Clever Wedding Fayre’s.........................pg 12-13 Edward Lewis Wedding Show......................pg 14 Fine & Fabulous Foods.........................................pg 17-21
As the wedding season is in full swing, now is the perfect time to visit some wedding fayres for last minute ideas and inspiration. Our Magazine will attending lots of different wedding shows this month!
Something For The Bride ...................................pg 23-26 Dare To Be Different Wedding Fairs .. pg 27-28
As always we have some fabulous competitions for our readers, this month we have Soar Valley Brides offering a wedding dress to the value of £1000. Good luck to everyone who enters this amazing competition. Also, we have a special interview with the amazing George Watts AKA The Wedding Fairy. What a lovely man - we love you George. So now it’s time for you to sit back, relax and enjoy the Miss to Mrs experience. Thank you for your continuing support and we hope you enjoy your read!
Kat & Jacqui xx Website www.misstomrsmagazine.co.uk Twitter @misstomrsmagazine Facebook www.facebook.co./misstomrsmagazine
Finishing Touches........................................................pg 29-32 Perfected Occassions.........................................pg 33-34
Pg 20 Pg 30 Pg 21
60 Second Interview with
We at Miss To Mrs Magazine have been lucky to squeeze in a quick 60-second interview with the Internet sensation, The Wedding Fairy - George Watts. George is one of UK’s leading wedding experts and has been seen on many popular television shows. He regularly contributes to a range of national magazines and has recently published his first paperback as a follow-up to the best selling collection of wedding e-books.
Miss To Mrs August 2013 - Issue #5
We are completely delighted to have George working with us, and so with no further ado, here is The Wedding Fairy himself: Name: George Watts Occupation: The Wedding Fairy Your biggest influence?All the incredible people I get to work with on a daily basis in this rather fabulous business. Every time you think you have seen it all, someone comes along and takes your breath away with a fresh twist on a wedding tradition. Who is your role model and why? The Queen! Her Majesty is cool, calm and collected under pressure, everything a wedding fairy should be... Oh, and of course, dedicated to her subjects!!
Company Director Katherine Benson Tel 07428125417 Email katherine@ misstomrsmagazine.co.uk Company Director Jacqui Torgut Tel – 07519906184 Email jacqui@ misstomrsmagazine.co.uk
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Design Michelle Howard firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s your career highlight? Broadcasting live into Times Square New York and across America for the Royal Wedding was pretty sensational. The impact of that occasion on a global scale really is pretty mind-blowing. Most embarrassing moment? Falling out of a 5 foot tree and breaking both my arms aged 15. This is SO not a good look for any teenager! What makes your book unique? It’s your one-stop wedding planning shop! My ‘Big Day Breakdown’ covers everything you will ever need to know to make your celebration utterly spectacular! First job? I was a paper boy and honestly delivered every single one! No flytipping for me.
Feature Writer Siobhan Kenny siobhanmisstomrsmagazine@ gmail.com
Published by Miss to Mrs Magazine www.misstomrsmagazine.co.uk
What celebrity would you invite to your birthday party? I would love to ‘strike a pose’ with Madonna. I am a lifelong fan. Any nicknames and why? None! I need to rectify that – how dull do I sound! What do you do to relax? Bring on the cocktails! What do you enjoy most about writing? Sharing with others. An interesting fact about yourself? I cannot bear cucumbers. Apparently it is one of a few foods we cannot train our taste-buds to like. Genetically you are either onboard with cucumbers or you’re not.
Great Barr Wedding Show
Wedding Fayreâ€™s ARE HERE!! Heres a check list to help you on the way!
Venue Photographer Flowers Cake Room Dressing Starlight Backdrop Photooth Wedding Favours Sweet Cart
Great Barr Wedding Show
Great Barr Wedding Show
Great Barr Wedding Show You’ve found the venue. You’ve hired the car, You’ve designed the cake, it’s the best by far, You’ve found the flowers and you’ve selected “the Dress”. So now YOU need to look your Best ?
Plan yourself 9 days in which to nutritionally cleanse your body without feeling hungry and lose weight and inches in time for your special day, ready for those photographs. We’ll be there for you, with encouragement, advice and guidance, you would need to supply the determination and discipline ! You will feel healthy, have great skin, hair and nails and have more energy to keep on preparing for your Big Day. With so much to do; so much to arrange; don’t forget the most important thing, You ! Clean 9 is a 9-day nutritional cleansing programme designed to cleanse your body of toxins and unnatural chemicals which can also help with digestive issues such as IBS or Chrohn’s.
Contact Suzanne Lancaseter Tel: 07947 820160 Voicemail: 01527 908283 Independent Distributor of Forever Living Products Aloe Vera Drinking Gels, Supplements, Skincare and Personal care Products Forever Living Products are members of the Direct Selling Association Forever offers an unconditional 60-day money back guarantee on all its products.
Wedding Music by
Raymond Farnworth Your Wedding Music Played Live on Keyboard I am Raymond Farnworth and I play an electronic keyboard for weddings, parties, corporate and private functions. The versatility of the modern keyboard has the ability to reproduce not only classic organ sounds but also a wide range of musical environments. Romantic string ensembles, with or without orchestral backings, solo performances on individual instruments such as flute, violin, trumpet, etc., plus of course piano.
Suggestions – (Civil Ceremony). Pre-wedding arrival of guests: relaxing background music. Arrival of Bride, signing of register and recessional – your choice of music Wedding breakfast – background music. Evening function – a wide range of styles including swing, jazz, rock & roll, ballads, film & TV music etc. Can be in conjunction with or alternative to DJ.
Tel: 01902 372655 email@example.com
Dare to be Different Wedding Fayre
Box Clever Weddings
BOX CLEVER WEDDING s Box Clever Wedding is running its 3rd
Silverson hopes to help local businesses,
Autumn wedding fair October 20th 2013
as well as introduce couples to a choice of
from 11am-3pm at the Canalside, Marsh
local, good quality suppliers and started
Lane, Bridgwater in Somerset.
to organise an annual fair as she felt other
They have an amazing selection of ex-
fairs can cost a great deal to exhibit at.
perts, and wedding suppliers on hand to
Rosy takes pride in the planning and
give you advice on how to achieve your
the promotion of her wedding fairs and
perfect wedding day. What’s even more
feels her shows are set apart from others
exciting is they are having a special TV
simply because she wants the show to be
guest attending. George Watts AKA The
as much a success for her own business
Wedding Fairy, will be there signing his
as those who are exhibiting. She spends a
latest book. ‘The Big Day Breakdown’.
great deal of time and effort ensuring all
Box Clever Wedding fair is organised so as to inspire and help local couples plan for their wedding day. The owner Rosy
attendees have a wide variety of exhibitors to choose from all providing an excellent services.
Box Clever Weddings
Essential Events Hire has years of experience and expertise to capture your desired image whether it be perfect simplicity or glorious flamboyancy. Essential Events Hire can assist with absolutely everything including chair covers, wedding reception decorations, centerpieces, draping, themed venues, backdrops and floral work. With our detail being second to none you can rest assured you are in safe hands with Essential Events Hire. Visit: www.essentialeventshire.com Please direct enquiries as follows: By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org EVA-COUTURE - misstomrsmagazine.qxp_AD 18/09/2013 13:37 Page 1 By telephone: 0800 567 7489
Beautiful gowns designed and handmade in Somerset, bridal, prom and evening wear. Make your dream dress a reality.
t: 0776 282 9534 www.evaellencouture.co.uk pg 13
Something for the Bride
Edward Lewis Wedding Show
Edward Lewis Wedding Fayres 13th October 2013
Scalford Hall, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4UB 11am-3pm
Scalford Hall is set amongst twelve acres of beautiful landscaped gardens at the heart of Leicestershireâ€™s picturesque countryside our unique property provides a peaceful setting for your wedding day. We create a tailor made package for every wedding, and working in partnership with Edward Lewis weddings, we are holding our wedding fayre on Sunday 13th October, with Edward Lewis Weddings organising a whole host of wedding suppliers to make your wedding the perfect day. Scalford Hall is a privately owned Edwardian country mansion originally built at the turn of the century as a weekend hunting lodge for Major Mann Thompson who was a close friend to Edward VIII, and it was rumoured he regularly visited the Hall with Mrs Simpson. We can host civil ceremonies and wedding breakfasts for up to 100 guests. The history of romance which embraces Scalford Hall, will surely guarantee you a most spectacular and memorable day with us.
Edward Lewis Weddings Wedding Fayres & Event Planning
6th October 2013
The Bridge Hotel, Bridge Street, Thrapston, NN14 4JP 11am-3pm
13th October 2013
Scalford Hall, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4UB 11am-3pm
13th October 2013
The Dovecliff Hall Wedding Fayre The Dovecliff Hall, Dovecliff Road, Stretton, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE13 0DJ 12-4pm
Providing a selection of the best wedding companies from classic cars and hand crafted cakes to musicians, handmade stationery and everything else a bride could wish want her big day. email@example.com www.edwardlewisweddings.com
01773 713 817 Admission Free
20th October 2013
Harwood House Wedding Fayre Harwood House, Little Harwood Bukinghamshire, Milton Keynes MK17 0PH 11am-4pm
d o o F s u lo u b a F & e in F
The food thatâ€™s hot to trot, the delicious hog roasts.
Vintage tea party. Scone anyone? Wink, Wink.
Upside down Cake. Think outside the box with the sensational upside down cake. Cake Tables. Why have one creation when you can have a full table.
World buffets Spice up your life, with a bit of Eastern surprises or a Turkish delight! Candy floss carts Hey sugar ah honey, honey, you are my candy girl and you got me wanting more. ASJ Catering
FIne & Fab Food
The Cedars Hotel
Celebrate your marriage at the beautiful Cedars Hotel. The Cedars hotel is a 36-bedroom
sure that guests are happy and accommodated to the highest For anyone looking to find a fantastic, possible standard. His team’s perfectly set in just under an acre of land charming and independent venue offering cheery outlook and positive Close to the centre of Loughborough in- excellent value for your perfect day. attitude makes The Cedars a happy between Nottingham and Leicester. and warm environment to stay and The attraction to The Cedars Hotel The Cedars hotel has an idyllic and be part of. is that it’s well known and loved as an romantic setting which awaits you and important place that has been open for For more information on the hotels your guests. With a traditional oldgenerations. With a growing amount of services please telephone fashioned charm offering great value interest the new array of special services us for a friendly chat at accommodation and amazing foods. has seen the hotel hosting fantastic parties 01590214459 and events, and on the accommodation The Cedars Hotel have a fantastic side welcoming back an increasing website with pictures of the hotel and firstname.lastname@example.org number of very happy returning guests. gardens, downloadable menus, local The Cedars Hotel & Restaurant, information and an online reservation Cedar Road, Loughborough, What’s special about The Cedars is facility. The Cedars Hotel’s brand new LE11 2AB. Shameel’s love for people and making wedding brochure can be found at:independent hotel and function venue,
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Something for the Bride
Something for the Bride So why not take some time out and browse through Miss to Mrs Magazine for that something special. This way you can sit down and enjoy getting up close and personal with our fabulous companies. We have amazing links to amazing websites where you can relax and enjoy shopping through an online catalogue. Blissful! As a bride, looking good as well as feeling special is very important. Whether itâ€™s pampering
Brides we understand that planning a wedding is
yourself or choosing your bridal gown and
completely overwhelming, with so many things to
accessories, or just maybe spending a bit
organise and just months to go. Why not put down
of time planning with the help of Miss to Mrs
your to-do-list and grab a bit of me time with some
Magazine is in order!
delightful retail therapy.
How can you look and feel fabulous without
Here at Miss to Mrs Magazine HQ we have an amazing
feeling like a bridezilla? We say go splash
range of highly recommended companies that are
out on feel- good lingerie and why not treat
prefect for buying something extra special for yourself, sending you off track from your planning
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yourself and your bridal party to an afternoon vintage tea for girly gossips and catch-ups. Remember weddings are all about having fun with those that you loveâ€Ś
of lo ve to Mr s Mag !!!
Something for the Bride
In issue#5, we introduced to you the lovely Emma Lloyd from Felt Truly Fabulous and her Fiancé Carl Haden. They have a lovely story, like all couples in love. Being a wedding magazine and having worked closely through promotional shoots with Emma, we asked them if we could follow their journey up to their big day. I’m sure many of your brides will sympathise with Emma, and completely understand how stressful preparing your wedding can be, but on the other side of the scale it can be truly exhilarating... So with no further ado we introduce another stage of Emma & Carl’s story… Well we got engaged on 12/10/12. Carl popped the question and presented a diamond after a lovely evening in with a film and nachos! We get married on 12/10/13 - exactly a year from our engagement :) We started planning the wedding in May this year. I have made a lot of the wedding decorations myself, and our theme is storm grey, silver and bright yellow, which represents the storms we have endured to be rewarded by the sunshine we feel when we are together. Like many of you Emma is creating many of her own details for the day, the flowers, table decorations, and fascinators are amongst the things she is making. But, despite the time consuming aspect of doing this herself, she is able to make savings that will benefit her in the long-term. What we have noticed is the many new creations she has created through the process of her own wedding, so many new styles which are truly amazing. We cant wait to see Carl & Emma on their big day.. I hope you will wish them all the best in the next step of their journey together.
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Dare to be Different Wedding Fayre
Finishing Touches Turn your attention to those little touches that make a
Once you have a dress to
Pick’n’Mix sweets. Retro sweets are perfect for vintage themed weddings, watch as older
dazzle, a cake to devour and the wedding venue of your
guests relive childhood memories or as younger ones discover yummy treats from days gone by! Or just choose your favourites from any era
to create your dream Pick’n’Mix! If space is short, a sweetie buffet is a good option. You
...now’s time to turn your attention to the all-important finishing touches and we have some gorgeous ideas for you!
have all the fun of a candy cart without needing as much space. Something different would be to have a Falcon
Create a flawless look to your event with
flying gracefully to bring your rings, how
some beautiful wedding favours. They are a
unusual would that be, and so spectacular.
great way to decorate your reception venue
Candles equal romance so using them on
and to thank guests for being a part of your
your wedding day is a must. They will create
celebrations. Jars of homemade chutney are a
a flattering light and a truly romantic
great choice if you are looking for a savoury
atmosphere. Scented candles are a popular
option or if you have a sweet tooth, why not
choice, just remember to buy a few extra so you
fill small boxes with a selection of sweet
can recreate the scent of your wedding day and
relive those happy memories for years to come!
Talking about sweets, Candy Carts and For more finishing touches ideas, check out Sweetie Buffets are a fun finishing touch guaranteed to be enjoyed by guests of every
the rest of this issue of Miss to Mrs. We are
age. Treat your guests with a charming
introducing you to some great companies, all
wooden candy cart loaded with your favourite
of which have some fantastic ideas to make your
Every bride-to-be wants a wedding day to remember, A.K.Falconry are definitely the company to provide you with that. What could be more memorable than a majestic barn owl delivering your wedding rings down the aisle? For those brides who want their big day to be the one everyone remembers, A.K.Falconry can offer you a tailor made, bespoke package in which Pearl, their beautiful barn owl can deliver your wedding rings. Pearl has been specially trained to deliver wedding rings, or indeed engagement rings, and is silent in flight. Her elegance and grace are utterly enchanting as she captivates the audience. Not only will Pearl give you and your guests a magical experience but she will be a talking point for years to come as you look through your breath-taking wedding album. Pearl can deliver your wedding rings to any member of the wedding party and only needs two practice trials with at least one at the venue to ensure a perfect performance on your big day. Pearl will be chaperoned on the day by Aidan King, Pearl’s owner and founder of A. K. Falconry. Aidan is a passionate and experienced falconer who has invested many hours to ensure Pearl is trained up A.K.FALCONRY Soaring Above The Best CRB Certified & Fully Insured
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to his high standards, enabling her to be able to perform at such an important event as your wedding. Affectionately known
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as the “bird whisperer” by his family and friends, you can rest assured that Aidan and A. K. Falconry are the most astute choice for your falconry needs on your wedding day.
We love to welcome our regular suppliers to our
October and the beginning of Autumn!
mag. Fusion Flowers Birmingham, is just another
My favourite time of year and what a beautiful time of year to
one of our fab suppliers. So we have decided to make
get married! Leaves falling from trees, the beautiful tones of
them our cherry on top! At Miss to Mrs Magazine
rusty reds, yellows and oranges and the cold weather wanting
we can fully endorse this business, knowing that not
you to snuggle up in front of a roaring fire and get all romantic!
only do they produce high quality products.. but a truly friendly service! You will love Kris, just as we
Lets have an Autumn Wedding!!! All these tones can be created and reflected in your wedding
Bridal Hand Tied 3x Bridesmaids Hand Tieds 2x Double Rose Buttonholes 10x Single Rose Buttonholes 2x Corsages Top Table Arrangement 2x Thank You Hand Tied Bouquets 10x Guest Tables Flute Vases Free Hire of Glassware 10x Hire Glass Mirrors Worth £599.00 10 x cluster of 3 b alloons for guest tables 6ft single balloon arch 2x cluster of 3 balloons for the cake table 2x cluster of 7 balloons at the entrance of hall 2x wedding shaped foil balloons 2x thank you balloon bouquets Worth £199.99 100x Chair Covers with colour coordinated sashes
flowers! Using mango Calla Lily, orange Gerberas, red and yellow Roses and using oak leaves to complement the season and tie in with your autumn theme. Bringing the outdoors in works really well this time of year not only in colour but different materials too. Using tall willow in your table arrangements, scattered leaves on your guest tables and oak leaves rolled into your wedding bouquets brings the wow factor and looks simply gorgeous.
Kris Henderson Fusion Flowers Birmingham www.fusionflowersbirmingham.co.uk
Worth £200.00 Post box or Wishing Well to hire for your special day Worth £50.00 Total cost £1049.98 Autumn Saver ALL THIS FOR £899.99* *Terms and Conditions apply. Valid for new customers only. Wedding must be between 1st January 2014 to December 2014. Non Refundable Deposit Required of £200 to secure your day as we will only take on one wedding per day. Package Includes Free Set Up, Delivery, Collection (within 10 mile radius of B25), unlimited consultation and free advice. Must book with Fusion Flowers Birmingham before 31st October 2013. Fusion Flowers Birmingham part of HB Events and Floral Design Company Limited.
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Interested? Then grab a cuppa and a sneaky biscuit and read on. We at Miss To Mrs love wedding fairs and we have found some of the best wedding fairs and wedding exhibitions open in your area. Featuring Box Clever Wedding, Sparkling Events, Edward Lewis and Nailcote Manor!!
We at ‘Miss To Mrs’ understand that planning a wedding can be overwhelming. With a mountain of decisions it’s not surprising that couples may be struck with a flutter of panic. Fret not, for this is the season for wedding fairs galore. Boy oh boy, do we have some goodies for you to go and see!!
Wedding fairs enable you to visit the most beautiful venues, and at the same time give you the opportunity to browse through amazing products from incredible wedding industry experts and exhibitors. There are often a fun range of interactive demonstrations and bridal fashion shows. This gives you a perfect taste of what could be in store on your wedding day.
Attending wedding fairs can make your planning
With amazing companies showcasing their
a lot easier and it’s a perfect opportunity to
cakes, favours, flowers and stationery, you can
preview some of the finest collections from
find some inspiration or seize the opportunity
wedding suppliers within the industry.
to discuss your wedding requirements with a variety of suppliers.
Soar Valley Brid es offer flexible appointments to suit you, full alteration servic e and our person al attention from st art to finish, helping you to find you r dream gown!.
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Our current designers are Alfred Angelo, Impression, Da Vinci, Trudy Lee and White One. New for 2014 are Intuzuri, Modeca and the award winning plus size range from Sonsie. Bridesmaids from Alfred Angelo and Impression. Rainbow Club shoes and all accessories. Beautiful Underwear from Poirier.
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