The Bride Diaries. Ashley’s Engagement Shoot

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We are now approaching our six months to go date! Which is so exciting, and things are definitely feeling more real now. Back in February we had some belated engagement photos taken with our wedding photographer, Ben of Ben Goode Photography, about a year after we got engaged. We weren’t originally going to have engagement photos taken, but actually I was feeling really anxious about being photographed on the wedding day, so we thought this would be a great way of getting to know our photographer and helping me to relax (plus our wedding photographer happened to have an offer running on engagement photos – bonus!).

I would thoroughly recommend an engagement shoot to anyone! It was so lovely to have some time with our photographer before the big day so that we could get used to working with him. Ben was so lovely and although both Will and I felt really awkward to begin with, Ben was very quick to make us feel at ease and we soon relaxed in front of the camera.

We were so lucky to have such a beautiful day, it really did feel like the first sign of Spring, although this also meant that the beach was super busy and we spent a lot of time trying to avoid having other people in the shot. Needless to say, we are in love with the result. The pictures really are so special and we feel that they really capture our personality. I am just even more excited now for the wedding, and we both feel a lot more relaxed knowing what to expect when being photographed.

Time really is going by so quickly the closer we get to the wedding. We are hoping to go suit shopping soon, and then our next job will be finding ties for the boys to match!

Ashley x


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Floral Artistic Farm Wedding

Floral Artistic Farm Wedding


I don’t think I’ve EVER seen a wedding with this many flowers, and I have seen and blogged a lot of real weddings over the past 7 years. Anyone that knows me, knows how much I adore blooms and the great outdoors, which is why I adore this lovely day. A passion shared too by today’s bride who is also a florist at Cottage Flowers and has incredible artistic flair.

WWW readers Sam and Jacalyn were married on Saturday 18th June 2016 and held their beautiful marquee reception on Jacalyn’s parent’s farm in Somerset. The whole day was festooned in beautiful roses, peonies and foliage to name a few. From cascading opulent bouquets to incredible floral entrance displays and hanging chandeliers complete with blooms. The day really was brought to life with these amazing florals, which had a wild garden feel. So whimsy!

Jacalyn chose to wear a delicate beaded gown called Clara by Eliza Jane Howell and she looked gorgeous. She teamed her dress with a cathedral length veil and roses in her hair for a super pretty style. Sam and the boys were suited and booted in navy suits and tan shoes, while the maids wore jade green custom made dresses. Wow.

WWW fave Elizabeth Armitage has kindly provided these sensational images for us.


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Fun & Quirky 1950s Style Wedding

Fun Quirky 1950s Wedding


You’ve got to love a wedding style which is both fun and unique right? I am totally coveting this lovely day and the 1950s theme, with so many fun moments to boot. You really can’t go wrong with oodles of entertainment, especially when WWW faves Deckheds are behind the playlist, not to mention limbo and conga lines being formed on the dance floor. Yes.

WWW readers Johanna and Richard were hitched on the 3rd September 2016 and held their wedding party at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Being a wedding coordinator herself, bride Johanna had the skill set to pull off the perfect wedding day. Their focus was on fun rather than details, but they really did include some lovely touches. For example they bought and arranged all of the flowers themselves, they were a high triumph. There was also a bake off instead of a traditional wedding cake and lovely maids in prom dresses, so cute!

Johanna dreamed of a tea length dress and found hers before customising it with a colour pop blue petticoat. Richard continued the blue theme in a navy suit, red bow tie and tan shoes. Amazing.

Thanks so very much to Lisa Carpenter for sharing these wonderful shots with us.


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Enchanted Fairy Garden Inspired Wedding

Enchanted Fairy Garden Wedding


This day is so ethereal and dreamy you’ll be transported back to childhood fairytales and summers playing in gardens in an instant. Yes it’s time for WWW readers Wendy and Nick’s wedding held on the 1st October 2016. The vision was to create a Midsummer Night’s Dream, fairy garden style wedding celebration and Pennard House in Somerset happened to be just the location for this lovely affair. There was no set colour scheme but an array of lovely tones were used, as displayed perfectly in the whimsical bridesmaid dresses and their accompanying ribbon adorned bouquets. Which, by the way, I have totally fallen for hook, line and sinker. Aren’t they stunning!

On the subject of stunning, the newly-weds looked so gorgeous in their chosen attire. Wendy chose Presea by Pronovias complete with a lace edged cathedral length veil for a really beautiful bridal look. Nick meanwhile opted for a slim fit navy blue suit and grey waistcoat teamed with tan shoes, modern yet timeless. There are so many lovely details in their day too, but I will save them for you to discover for yourself, they are a real feast for the eyes. Guests then partied the night away to a live band sourced by WWW faves Warble Entertainment, awesome!

Thanks so much to Luna Weddings for sharing these utterly divine images with us.


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Wednesday Wedding Wonders. 22/3/2017

Whimsical Greenery Nature Wedding

Image by Luna Weddings // Whimsical Greenery Nature Wedding


It’s been a busy yet brilliant week. Our new team member Rachel has been on hand behind the scenes getting to know our sponsors and industry friends, not to mention attending some very exciting events. I have been working on a brand new media pack and reviewing the real blogging bride and groom applications too, yippee. All to be revealed really soon folks!

I had a fun weekend with the boys, taking my eldest to his football match and heading to a Daffodil Festival, which was the sweetest. I may have splurged on an antique pine chest for our living room, which I have to say looks incredibly sweet in situ. I also had a little Spring wardrobe shopping trip online at some of my faves, Boden and Joules and have tried out Fat Face for the first time too. Where do you find your clothes usually? We’re still yet to book our summer holiday, I hope we find the perfect seaside spot this week.

Ready for this weeks supplier news and my very favourite weddings from the week that was? Let’s go…



WWW’s Wedding of the Week


East Coast Garden Wedding // Sensational blooms.


Classic Rustic Home Made Country Wedding

Image by Jessica Reeve // Classic & Rustic Home Made Country Wedding


A Moody Blue Wedding

Vintage Market Feast Wedding