To finish the working week, WWW real bride Katy is here to share her wonderful engagement shoot with us. They decided to stay local in South London for their shoot and I just adore these loving happy images :-) Thanks so very much to the utterly brilliant Emma Case for sharing her photographs today XOXO Lou
We had our engagement shoot just 3 weeks before our wedding, on what ended up being an extremely sunny day, and it was so much fun.
Because we were having our wedding near our parents in a countryside setting, we wanted to have our engagement photos around where we live in South London, to capture a bit of us in our normal environment. So Emma and Pete came to our flat and we headed up to the Tooting Bec lido, which is not far from us and we love it.
We had some photos around the lido and then spent some time on the common nearby. It was very relaxed, Emma and Pete are so very lovely it felt like we’d known them for ages after about 5 minutes, and they somehow made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. They captured us being ‘us’ but made us look a lot better than normal while they were at it, and we really couldn’t be happier with the photos.
With just 3 weeks til the wedding it was great practice for the day – I would highly recommend any couple have an engagement shoot just to get used to being in front of the camera. And it was great to spend the time with Emma and Pete as we got to know each other better and they then had a real feel for us and the wedding day!
Bride Hazel is a set designer and prop maker so you can only imagine just how gorgeous their wedding day was.
Alex and Hazel tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony on the 19th July 2014 followed by a Parish hall reception. Using their creativity they crafted much of their wedding décor themselves, from the immense pom pom packed ceiling to the golden apples and blooms arranged by their loved ones. Just wait until you see the results.
Hazel donned a stunning vintage gown with her hair in a chic up do, while Alex wore blue suit with a yellow accessories. So much style.
Thanks goes to the amazing Millie Benbow for providing the imagery today.
Tags: DIY Flowers, DIY Wedding, Kent Wedding, Millie Benbow Photography, Parish Hall Wedding, Pom Poms, Real Weddings, Vintage Wedding Dress, Yellow Wedding Ideas
Pretty, pretty, pretty overload this afternoon. Yay.
WWW readers Kelly and Alistair’s wedding is all fabulous florals and delicious cake. They decided to marry on the 3rd May 2014 with a gorgeous marquee reception at Burwash Weddings in Cambridgeshire.
One of my favourite parts of this wedding has to be the style. With Kelly wearing a romantic tulle gown and Alistair donning a quirky bow tie look. Perfect.
Thanks so very much to Victoria Mitchell Photography for sharing her lovely imagery today.
Tags: Blue Wedding Ideas, Cambridgeshire Wedding, Loulou Wedding Dress, Marquee Wedding, Real Weddings, Ted Baker Bridesmaids, Victoria Mitchell Photography
WWW readers Wayne and Hannah were married on the 7th June 2014 opting for a fabulous cosy tipi party to celebrate. They hoped that their wedding would be relaxed, informal and fun. It was important to them that they had proper food, good beer and a busy dance floor. Love it!
Hannah looked so beautiful in her tea length Justin Alexander gown while the boys looked dapper in navy suits. Teamed with wild style blooms, rustic log details and sunshine – you have the perfect day.
Thanks goes to the utterly brilliant Red on Blonde Photography for sharing their imagery today.
Tags: Country Wedding, Dessy Bridesmaids, Justin Alexander Wedding Dress, Rachel Simpson, Real Weddings, Red on Blonde Photography, Rustic Wedding Ideas, Tipi Wedding, White Wedding Ideas
Image by Carey Sheffield
For the WWW editorial shoot I really wanted to create something a little different for the guest book. The inspiration behind the shoot was nature, woodland and natural materials.
I felt this went hand in hand with a spiritual feel. So catching guests dreams for the married couple I thought would be a lovely sentiment.
Using natural materials I created this rustic dream catcher guest book, which can be used as a lovely keepsake post wedding too :-)
Here’s how to make it…
What You Need
Bendy branches/stems. I used Hazel foraged from the garden but you can try finding Willow too
Foraged dried seeds & blooms to decorate
Luggage tags or alternative for the notes
Begin by bending your branch into shape.
I made 2 dream catchers one smaller than the other for a complimentary look. For a natural feel don’t worry about the shape being perfect.
Secure with florist wire.
Then cover with twine.
Next you need to make your dream catching centre.
Begin by tying your twine to your branch. (more…)