Caravanilla: Featured wedding supplier in Hampshire & West Sussex

Day 2 of my featured wedding supplier series this week is on the lovely Charlie from Caravanilla!

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Charlie says:

Caravanilla is an ice cream van with a twist, bring that vintage feel to your event in a unique early 60s caravan, Olive.  Painted on the outside to match that of a neapolitan scoop & the inside to bring back memories of your Grandma’s front room, we proudly scooping up British ice cream where everything is made from the finest and natural ingredients, no added colours/flavourings, natural or artificial, no preservatives, no GMOs, no nuts, no eggs, gluten free, halal accredited & of course very tasty!

I started Caravanilla because who doesn’t love ice cream? Being able to take part in peoples events is something that is a brilliant experience & a pleasure.  I love the fact that Olive is different from the norm, eye catching & very beautiful (I am slightly bias obviously) people of all ages pop their heads in to say hello & to have a nose, with some people having memories flying back in from childhood & family holidays, how people got a family of 7 in to such a small space is a wonder to me.

Scooping up at event around, Sussex, Hampshire & Surrey, but happy to any other requests that may be slightly further away.

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(this particular photo showing Olive was taken from a real wedding last year)

What do you love about your business?

I love it when people have a taste of the ice cream, you can see their eyes light up, a smile comes across their faces & mmmmmm noises are made.  This is something everyone does, from 9 month old babies to a 90 year old gentleman.  It such a pleasure to be part of someone’s enjoyment & memory making.
What’s the most popular item/trend you’re seeing for weddings in 2015?

LOVE!! & people bringing in something person to the day, they are going outside of the traditional expectation to the big white wedding – personally I love the seed packets as thank yous on the table.

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If you were to get married again or if you were to get married in 2015/16, what would your wedding be like?

Don’t want to jinx it – otherwise he may never ask me:)

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What’s your own favourite item/service that you provide yourself?

I am partial to a scoop of strawberry & champagne when feeling luxurious & a big ol scoop if cider sorbet on a nice sunny day.

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What’s your favourite wedding top tip?

The day is for you & your groom, or you & your bride, do it how you would like to do it! Don’t worry that your 2nd aunt removed isn’t a fan of chocolate cake but that is what you want – you have it!!

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What’s your favourite tipple?

BIG glass of red

 

Catch up with Charlie at the Stansted Park wedding fair this Sunday 8th March and find her on Facebook as Caravanilla, on Instagram and Twitter.

All photos of Charlie taken at Duncton Mill fisheries for The Nostalgic Wedding Fair and Doily Days issue 5 magazine.  The shot of Olive is from a wedding I photographed last year. Hair and make up for the model exhibitors were Creatiques Chichester, Toni Todd, and Caroline from Mobilehairandbeauty.

Who’s going to be my featured wedding supplier tomorrow?  I think it’ll be someone to do with hair accessories. Make sure to come back tomorrow at 10am.

Featured Wedding Suppliers from Hampshire and West Sussex

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Welcome to the first post in my series featuring wedding suppliers from Hampshire and West Sussex.  This idea came about as a little while ago, I was asked to shoot a very fun styled shoot of sorts for The Nostalgic Wedding Fair and Doily Days magazine.  The theme was to show some of the wedding suppliers who are exhibiting at the next Nostalgic wedding fair which was being held at Stansted Park on 8th march 2015, in a fun quirky environment all dressed up and where you may not necessarily see or associate with them.  It’s a great idea to get to know the people behind the businesses and it was a treat for us to actually have our own hair and make up done (yes I got in on the act too).  Helen from Doily days managed to squeeze us all in a 4 page spread in issue 5 (out now!) but I did take rather a lot of photos so I will be sharing the rest with you in the next series of posts this week, on the run up to the Stansted House wedding fair.  The photos will be accompanied with their own words from a little mini interview.

Sooo,Helen is the first featured wedding supplier from Doily days!  Helen did not want to have many photos taken on her own and was not even in the group shot above so here she is with Alex from Nostalgic Wedding fair/The Vintage Parade (whose own interview will be posted at the end of the week).

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Helen from Doily Days

I run Doily Days which is a free, bi-annual wedding magazine. We distribute at wedding fairs in Sussex and Hampshire as well as parts of Surrey and London. I only launched the magazine two years ago but Doily Days has been going for six years. I previously hired vintage china, provided jam/chutney wedding favours, VW camper van transport, organised hen parties in Brighton and I was involved with styling and management at weddings. I had so many contacts in the wedding industry and loved all the quirky unique ideas so I decided to publish a magazine.

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What do you love about your business?

I love meeting all the like-minded, creative small business owners

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What’s the most popular item/trend you’re seeing for weddings in 2015?

Bright colours/Mexican theme

What’s your own favourite item/service that you provide yourself?

My 1950s ‘boat’ cocktail bar. In April I am launching my fully styled pop-up bar which includes vintage wallpapered walls, fridges, service bar and props. I can’t wait until we have some photos! It’s going to be so quirky. The staff uniform is tarbards, headscarves and pink lippy…
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What’s your own favourite item/service that you provide yourself?

My 1950s ‘boat’ cocktail bar. In April I am launching my fully styled pop-up bar which includes vintage wallpapered walls, fridges, service bar and props. I can’t wait until we have some photos! It’s going to be so quirky. The staff uniform is tarbards, headscarves and pink lippy…

Portrait of Helen from Doily days magazineP I N this to pinterest

If you were to get married again or if you were to get married in 2015/16, what would your wedding be like?

Simple and timeless. Believe it or not I would not follow the trends! I sometimes think they can make a wedding look dated when you look back. I’d try and stick to a small budget and just inject some really simple, personal touches.

What’s your favourite wedding top tip?

Do it YOUR way.

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What’s your favourite snack? Mini Cheddars

What’s your favourite tipple? Gin
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You heard that right,  Helen will be launching her 50s styled pop up bar in April.  Make sure you go and talk to her about it at Stansted park on sunday 8th march!  Thanks Helen!

Thanks To Duncton Mill for hosting the shoot (they also host a select number of weddings a year), and to the following hair and make up artists who worked on the team – Creatiques at Chichester, Toni Todd, Caroline from Mobile hair and beauty.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s featured supplier! Hint: She likes flamingoes.

Josh and Katy get married in a Festival style wedding in Southampton

 

I’m feeling all festival inspired after my last blog post on a festival style wedding fair.  So here’s an actual real wedding that took place on an organic farm in Southampton.  Katy and Josh, along with their friends and family were so warm and welcoming and I had such a blast second shooting for Darren Mack Photography (aka Daz) that day.  Josh has a band and actually played a set in the evening, and his friends played during the rousing church service at St John’s Church in Rownhams.  It was a bright sunny, fun-filled, music-filled day, exactly what you want from a relaxed festival style wedding in Southampton!  Katy was such a fun relaxed bride who was up for anything, and Daz let me tag along for part of their couple shots around the farm.  Take a look at these, isn’t Katy’s smile just so infectious? Oh yes, the food was fab (organic from Sunnyfields, Southampton), the company fun and friendly, then there was face painting, space hoppers, classic cars, and one of the farm’s tractor also made an appearance by the marquee at one point.  It was such a cool wedding. Thank you Katy, Josh, and Daz for having me be a part of the day.  Shot on both film and digital.

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Summer sun and festival style weddings

 

Oh it’s oh so cold this February, so I’ve decided to share this lovely warm festival style wedding fair that took place at Fairthorne Manor last September.  This is probably one of the first (if not the first) of it’s kind where I live and is the brain child of Lovely and Unique wedding fairs (now re-branded to Little Bird Events).  I love a relaxed festival style wedding so this was so up my street.  I had a stall outside in front of a little bell tent (in case it did rain then we could all go into the tents) provided by Baylily bell tents.  It was a tad windy but very sunny and what with the live music outdoors from All in the swing and Fake garage door, food from Cafe Royal and yummy freshly baked pizza from Catchafire, and ice cream from Caravanilla,  it was such a pleasure to be there.  Here are some of photos I took on the day – mostly of the outdoor suppliers as there was also a huge marquee there which I did not really get much time to venture into.  There are more photos from other photographers on the Little Bird events page though if you’d like to take a look.  All photos taken on my trusty 35mm film camera and readily available fuji superia film.  Film developed and scanned by UK Film Lab.

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This blog post is also part of my film blog circle so do take a look at my friend Jen Golay’s post here for her contribution and then follow the links around to see more filmy images.

A Winter Wedding at Cain Manor, Country Manor between Surrey and Hampshire

 

I have to admit to being inconsistent with my blogging that this particular wedding is actually from Christmas 2013!  I really wanted to blog it anyway as it reminds me of that cosy winter feeling when you are in front of  lovely toasty warm log fires, sat in a chushy sofa, in a warm timber barn and country house.   Have you seen or been to Cain Manor, a barn style country manor just on the border of Surrey and Hampshire?  It’s such a lovely warm inviting place.  The barn section is light and airy and makes a fabulour ceremony room.  The rest of the house has cosy log fires and sumptuously decorated rooms.  I assisted and second shot for Heather from Brighton Photo on this wedding.  I am forever grateful to her for showing me how she rocks the flash and indoor lighting on this Cain Manor wedding in winter.

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Having your wedding at Cain Manor?  Take a look at my pricing here, and if you’d like me to photograph your wedding, then please get in touch!