My Christmas Wish List // Luxe to Stocking Fillers

Following on from our lead up to Christmas gift guide with Etsy, today I thought I’d share my proper Christmas wish list. The things I am lusting and loving, which would quite frankly be really rather lovely if Father Christmas dropped off under the tree this Christmas Eve. Whether you are a blogger, small business owner, mummy or stylish babe, these ideas will be perfect for you. I mean why wait for Christmas? You could even treat yourself, you have been good this year after all…


Luxe Lusts


So here are those uber luxe gifts that I could only dream of receiving. But a girls gotta dream right?!

I have a real thing for Oxblood hues this season and this Mulberry satchel ticks all the luxe and beautiful boxes. To travel in style, this Ted Baker suitcase will mean all my possessions will be protected and look so gorgeous too en route to pretty destinations.

I’ve seen such great reviews for the new Dyson hair-dryer, who doesn’t want a quick and quiet hair drying session? Plus it’ll look so chic and modern on your dressing table. I am sure all the family will be pinching it too. Of course a watch had to make my gift list and this cashmere roll neck and over the knee boots have my name all over it. They’d really make an Autumn/Winter wardrobe don’t you think?


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Bag | SuitcaseHair Dryer | Boots | Watch | Cashmere roll neck |

Rustic Greenery & White Wedding in an Apple Orchard

Rustic Greenery White Apple Orchard Wedding

Monday’s certainly don’t get much better than this. Banish your Monday morning back to work blues with this cheerful, rustic and blooming well gorgeous wedding celebration. Full to the very brim with love, style and personality it’s a sure fire way to plant a big fat smile on your face today.

Duncan and Kirsten were hitched on the 19th August 2017 in the same church where Kirsten’s parents married 38 years ago. Isn’t that just lovely? The pair then headed to the an apple orchard next to the house where Duncan’s Mum and Nanny live. I do love a sentimental location, it’s also lovely to be able to return and visit, not to mention really personalise the venue. And personalise is exactly what these two did. You’re going to be blown away by the styling and creativity at their party. The vintage style marquee was adorned with greenery and foliage, rustic wooden furniture and white details. From crates to antique doors and an outdoor swing, were all upcycled and used to great effect. This really is a master class in DIY decoration, woah!

Kirsten chose the loveliest frock by Sassi Holford; all long lace sleeves and flowing skirt. She of course teamed her look with a lush greenery bouquet and killer Jimmy Choo heels. Duncan and the guys went for a country casual style with chinos and navy jackets, while the bridesmaids were looking pretty in mint. It’s all just perfect.

We are head over heels for these stunning shots by Big Bouquet today, thanks for sharing them with us guys.

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Organic Rustic Greenery Wedding Ideas

Organic Rustic Greenery Wedding Ideas

Sunday dreaming courtesy of Hall & Co Event Design and Sarah Brookes Photography today. What a treat we have in store lovely readers.

Organic, rustic and greenery wedding ideas are all brought together here by a superbly talented group of wedding suppliers. I am loving the outdoor farm setting complete with rowing boat lake, reminiscent of The Notebook rowing scenes, with a boat filled with soft draping blooms. Oh the romance.

Flowing polka dot tulle, lush fresh florals, rustic wooden tablescapes with festoon lights adorning the trees and splendid stationery all feature below. It’s just so perfect.

“The concept behind the shoot was natural beauty; organic, fresh and slightly undone. Simply, Horsley Hale’s effortlessly stunning surroundings were the inspiration for our organic greenery photoshoot.

We wanted to echo the simplicity of the organic location within our raw, fresh, colour palette, and thus, emerald and bottle greens reflect the infinite hues of green that enchant Horsley Hale’s unique six acre venue. Milky whites compliment, yet offset, such earthy tones of woodland green, while a hint of gold adds a touch of warmth. Again inspired by the natural beauty of Horsley’s gardens, the meadowy floral arrangements are ethereal and wild.

Although the day was hardly sun soaked, when the sunshine did fleetingly appear, it speckled though the leaves and the shadows danced.”

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Bright Coral Garden Wedding in New Jersey

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Bright, laid-back and summery was the order of the day for Meaghan and Brian’s June wedding at Windows on the Water at Frogbridge, New Jersey. It really is a beauty.

Firstly, take a look at that gown. I mean wow. The dress oozes sass and glamour with its sheer lace panels, but is entirely classy with the long lace sleeves and high neckline. The train and veil are just beautiful too, and the whole ensemble really accentuates Meghan’s sublime figure. The boys look incredibly summery in their beige suits, and it’s no surprise that those peach braces were a big hit on the day.

Something I get very excited about is couples who are creative and inventive with their table names and plans, how special that the tables were all named after books by romance author, Nicholas Sparks, and the calling cards with the nods to Beauty and the Beast are a lovely touch.

The outdoor ceremony, pops of colour, and tie-less groomsmen epitomise this relaxed summer celebration. I love reading about our couples’ day in their own words, and Meaghan tells us the story behind the photos with all the special little details that really made their day so wonderful, so read on and enjoy the gorgeous photos captured by Something Blue by Susan Elizabeth.

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The Bride Diaries // Welcoming New Real Bride Olivia

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About Me


Hello gorgeous followers of Whimsical Wonderland Weddings and may I say how delighted I am to be here! I’ll let you into a little secret – this isn’t my first time being featured on Louise’s beautiful blog.  I’m a professional wedding planner you see, and one of my styled shoots was kindly featured a few years ago– thanks Louise!

I’m Olivia and for my fiancé, Olly and I, this year has been one of the most life changing and memorable yet.  Kicking off with me turning 30 back in May (why is it that 30 seems to be this real milestone for many women?). For me the big 3 – 0 meant that officially I was an adult and everything I ever wanted in life needed to happen, immediately! I guess 2016 started the ball rolling really with us buying our first home, which we feel so incredibly lucky to have done.  It wasn’t easy but it’s such an achievement.  We are very glad that we were able to settle down in our home sweet home because in October 2016 we found out that we were expecting! Fast forward to June 2017 and we welcomed our precious first born son, Jacob Oliver, 4.5 weeks earlier than expected.  So when I say this year has been life changing, it really, really has been! I feel that I have everything that I’ve ever wanted and I feel so blessed to be in this position.  The three of us live in South Gloucestershire in a pretty market town and love nothing more than to go for a family walk on a Sunday or watch a good Disney movie!