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A new alternative wedding magazine that celebrates the unique, the unusual and the creative aspects to weddings that so many couples seek these days.

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  • ISSUE 001 SpRINg/SUMMER 2014

    UNIQUE WEDDINGSINSPIRATION

    STYLE TRENDS

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    www.mrandmrsunique.co.ukMr & Mrs Unique Wedding Directory cherry picks the very best unique, eclectic and creative wedding services across the UK. Ideal if youre looking for inspiration or suppliers in your area for your big day.

    You can find us here:

    www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.ukFor wedding inspiration and a behind the scenes look at what our suppliers get up to.

    Mr & Mrs Unique- Wedding Directory, Blog & Online Magazine

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  • Hello!

    Thank you so much for dropping by and checking out our first ever edition of Mr & Mrs Unique Wedding & Lifestyle Magazine, its a very exciting time for us!

    We hope to bring you an insiders view of what our suppliers get up to, what we love and hopefully bring you bags full of inspiration for your big day!

    We have real weddings, photo shoots, engagements, delicious food and drink ideas, colour and style inspiration, plus advice and guidance from the people in the know; our lovely suppliers!

    Lots of hours and late nights went into our first edition and I just wanted to thank everyone who has let me publish their stories or photos, I couldnt have done it without you!

    plus a massive thank you to Katerina from Rhubka Design, the lady behind the design at Mr & Mrs Unique.

    Hope you enjoy the read and if you have any suggestions or comments please get in touch info@mrandmrsunique.co.uk

    Message from The Editor

    Erica Willoughby-SmithFounder and creative director of Mr & Mrs Unique directory, blog, magazine and co-organiser of Tie The Knot Wedding Carnival

    photo credit: Alexa Loy photography

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  • Mr & Mrs UniqUe

    Mr & Mrs Unique celebrates the unusual, the quirky, the interesting and above all the unique aspects to weddings that so many couples seek these days; offering a colourful array of some of the very best UK wedding suppliers; a blend of the extraordinary, talented, crazy & downright amazing!

    Not only do we cherry pick the very best unique, eclectic and creative wedding services, our business

    has grown considerably to include a successful directory, a resourceful wedding and lifestyle blog, visual and inspirational online bi-annual magazine, supplier workshops and Tie The Knot- The Unique & Eclectic Wedding Carnival.

    We aim to feature only the most unique services from the best suppliers across the UK. Businesses that are committed to the highest quality of products and service, integrity and value; ones that can demonstrate that their uniqueness is in keeping with the Mr & Mrs Unique seal of approval.

    ADVerTisinG & sUBMissiOnsIf you are interested in joining Mr & Mrs Unique and have a service that would be of interest to couples that look for something a bit different and outside the box, please email us info@mrandmrsunique.co.uk or follow our guidelines here

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    cOnTenTs Boudoir nights ................................... 6 Lavender & Linen

    Top Tips For Tipi styling ...............10 World Inspired Tents

    spring/ summer colour inspiration ............................14 Mint Green, Coral & Sand and Yellow

    Alexa loy competition winners......................18 Alexa Loy Photography

    will You Marry Me? .......................26 Nevie- Pie Cakes

    wedding Yurts cocktail ............... 30 Wedding Yurts

    Baroque Bridal shoot....................32 Mr & Mrs Unique Photo Shoot with Brighton Photo

    Mr & Mrs Unique Presents The Floral workshop .....................38 The Basement Florist

    DiY Glitter Globes ...........................42 Guest Post by Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

    Unique weddings. Missi & Yoni ....................................44 Babb Photos

    Delicious Pudding Tables .............52 Dewsall Court

    The Thinking Behind The styles ..........................56 Fleur De Lace

    A little Piece of cupcake ........... 60 A Little Piece of Cupcake

    scrapyard love ...............................64 Sharon Cooper Photography

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    Boudoir Nights

    Whilst doing a styled photo shoot at Elmore Court a few months ago it was simply too good an opportunity to miss to take advantage of the beautifully renovated suites in the historic house. The rooms make the perfect backdrop for boudoir photography with their sumptuous furnishings and luxurious feel.

    The shots were taken at Elmore Courts The Oak Room with its magnificent four-poster bed

    and freestanding copper bath and The Master Suite with its enormous bed and beautiful wood panelling.

    Now we know that boudoir shoots are not everyones cup of tea, and the thought of stripping off in front of a stranger may fill you with horror, but by using some completely unique vintage items we created a look that was alluring, but not too revealing. Krystina from

    Photography by Fig PhotographyStyling & words by Lavender & Linen

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    Fig photography immediately put our lovely model, Emily Iles, at ease, and with a fantastic hair and make up crew on hand (Sandie from Bella Bridal and Katie Bolton respectively), the look was created.

    The stunning clothing was supplied by Saxon & Wolf a vintage clothing specialists who can source items to suit your shape and preferred look (particularly from the 1900s to 1940s).

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    Included here was a 1930s pink silk and ecru tap pants and bra set, a 1920s mint green and ecru teddy, and two silk vintage kimonos. perfect items for your bridal trousseau or indeed for a special boudoir shoot!

    We dressed the room with a variety of our vintage treasures, from perfume bottles, cotton reels, bone china, and ribbons to Edwardian jewellery cases, black & white photos and old books.

    The gorgeous pedestal arrangement by Stephanie Saunders Flowers really highlighted the impressiveness of the copper bath and brought a gorgeous floral touch to the room. The purple and white hydrangeas and roses alongside the greenery were perfect against the bold blue of the walls.

    So, if you havent considered a boudoir shoot before, perhaps this might change your mind? Or perhaps you might decide some beautiful silk vintage underwear would be the perfect addition to your honeymoon?!

    SUPPLIERS:photography by Fig photographyStyling & props: Lavender & LinenVenue: Elmore CourtFlowers: Stephanie Saunders FlowersCake: Cake Sweet CakeVintage Boudoir Clothes: Saxon & WolfeHair Styling: Bella Bridal HairMake Up Artist: Kate BoltonShoes: Rachel SimpsonModel: Emily IIes

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    Photography by Sarah Lauren PhotographyWords by World Inspired Tents

    Styling by Devon Vintage China and Jolly Good Wedding

    Top Tips for Tipi Styling

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    Here at World Inspired Tents we have been privileged to work with some super creative stylists and customers since we starting pitching Nordic tipis back in 2007. We are always impressed by the huge range of themes that the tipis can accommodate, from rustic woodland styling with poles wrapped in ivy and tin baths filled with ice and bubbly, to traditional country weddings with lace, vintage china heaps of bunting.

    Some of our favourite weddings have been seaside affairs, with fabulous nautical fabrics, sand filled tea-light holders, chocolate shell-shaped wedding favours and even a visit from a vintage fish and chip van!

    As well and glorious summer events, the tents are often used to create a backdrop for magical winter weddings, decorated with candelabra, open fires, miles of fairy lights and cosy reindeer skins.

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    Throughout the 2012/13 wedding seasons we saw a growing trend for more relaxed festival style weddings often held in meadow settings, with wildflowers in reclaimed jars, coloured lanterns, and rainbow-bright Bollywood colours.

    Looking ahead to the 2014/15 seasons, we are seeing more and more customers wanting to bring the outside in, with earthy fabrics, lots of greenery and informal floral arrangements interpreted with both a formal English country garden take on the theme and a more rustic feel.

    Whatever styling our customers decide on, the tipis provide a wonderfully atmospheric, warm and welcoming backdrop for any theme and the open fires are always a hit!

    For more information contact info@world-inspired.co.uk, 01271 865306, www.worldinspiredtents.co.uk

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    Mint green lollipop cookies: Nevie-pie CakesBlue cake pop: A Little piece of Cupcakegreen teardrop material and beads: Wilden Bride

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