The Bride Diaries. Rosie’s One Big List

With only 2 weeks to go Rosie has one big wedding to do list. Do you too? With a super fun hen do under her belt and crafting up a storm on her DIY weekends, the count down is on. I just love the completed napkin rings below, so cute. I have a feeling it’s going to be one really rather special day :-) xo Lou

 

The Bride Diaries

Image by www.honeyandthemoon.co.uk

Yesterday, I had to force myself to stop thinking about fairy lights. I mean, actually force myself. I had to distract myself by playing Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off” stupidly loudly.

Is this ridiculous or normal wedding practice with just 2 weeks and 1 day to go? Who knows? The great thing about this blog is seeing how other couples handle it all, and it feels like any amount of stress is understandable. I just want to make sure everyone’s having a good time.

Since my last entry, I’ve been on my Hen-do and Elliot has been on his Stag. Both at different times, which was probably wise seeing how we were when we returned! I got whisked away to a week at Prussia Cove in Cornwall with my dearest University friends. They had planned it to a t – there unlimited food, booze, Beyoncé, sea-swimming, walks and a lot of happy chatter. I felt incredibly lucky.

 

Hen Do

 

El’s Stag was very different but equally as memorable (they have the pictures to prove it). All I am aware of is that they drove up to Scotland, stayed in a lodge, took a trip to Glenfidditch Whiskey Distillery and spent the rest of the time… well… I think I’d rather not know to be honest!

Quirky Cool Street Party & Spring Flower Filled London Wedding

Street Party London Spring Flower Wedding http://www.modernvintageweddings.com/

 

A surprise street party really got this wedding bash going and it looked like a total blast. Rachel and Jack married on the 11th April 2015 at Islington Town Hall in London followed by a party at The Star Pub. They hired the New York Brass Band to entertain their guests who poured onto the street to dance away. It really made for a brilliant and memorable moment.

What else do I love about this gorgeous day? The style, the décor and the florals.

Rachel looked amazing in Justin Alexander, Jack was dapper in Vivienne Westwood and the bridesmaids wore the prettiest shade of blue. There was an epic naked cake, festoon lights aplenty and drink favours. YES.

Thanks goes to Modern Vintage Weddings today for sharing these fantastic images with us.

 

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Quintessential English Elegant Soft Blush Blossom Wedding Ideas

Quintessential English Elegant Soft Blush Blossom Wedding Ideas http://careysheffield.com/

 

Whatever your wedding plans or theme, this shoot will give you some divine ideas to take away today. Be ready to pin WWWers.

From the luscious blooms in pink and blush tones to the pretty make up looks and hair styles, it was all so very gorgeous. The flower girl looked utterly adorable, there were statement floral cakes and blossom galore. Stunning.

Thanks so much to Carey Sheffield  for sharing these dreamy images. Here is what wedding planner Planned for Perfection had to say about the shoot;

 

“Located in a 4,000 acre private estate hidden at the end of a sweeping drive, Farleigh House is a spectacular exclusive use house and the epitome of English elegance. This mansion has eleven luxurious bedrooms, four spacious reception rooms, ten acres of gardens and majestic views overlooking unspoilt Hampshire country side.

Surrounded by woodland,  manicured gardens, a boating lake, an orchard, ornamental ponds, a kitchen garden, a rose garden, serpentine walk and blossom tree avenue – the perfect location for a romantic styled wedding shoot.

With so many beautiful hidden gardens, it was difficult to pick a favourite location in the grounds, but the blossom tree avenue was the perfect location for the opulent table, epitomising quintessential English elegance at its very best.

Combining the backdrop of an historic English house in an idyllic Hampshire location, Paula Rooney Flowers designed a blossom tree table centre, with a flowing table runner made from white hydrangeas, scented peonies, white lilac which sat perfectly at the end of the avenue. The table was dressed by Planned For Perfection with delicate glassware, exquisite linen, stylish charger plates and artistic stationery.

Choosing a very soft palette of blush pinks, grey and cream flowers to complement the surrounding blossom trees, English garden style roses were chosen to dress the table, to emphasise the beauty of the surroundings and accentuate the beauty of the flowers already in abundance around the estate.

Add to the shoot a beautiful bride, a handsome groom and a bridesmaid dancing through the gardens in a Nikki McFarlene bridesmaid dress, a dessert table to die for and  – you couldn’t really ask for a more perfect location for a wedding.”

 

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English Country Farm Barn Home Made Wedding with Hand Sewn Touches

English Country Farm Barn Home Made Wedding http://www.angelawardbrown.com/

 

Bonnie and Jack’s July wedding was pure English countryside loveliness. The barn setting at Herons Farm in Berkshire was so rustic and very special indeed. All enhanced by Bonnie, Jack and their loved one’s crafty work, like the pom poms, bunting and sweet hand stitched details.

Bonnie looked sensational in swishy beautiful Eugenie by Naomi Neoh, while her pretty maids donned lace dresses in mint. I adore the wild and natural style bouquets, the musical touches and the amazing cake baked by Bonnie. Those biscuits look so cute.

Angela Ward Brown Photography, thank you today for sharing your divine images with us.

 

Penguin Book Stationery Invitation English Country Farm Barn Home Made Wedding http://www.angelawardbrown.com/

Mint Lace Bridesmaid Dresses Short English Country Farm Barn Home Made Wedding http://www.angelawardbrown.com/

English Country Farm Barn Home Made Wedding http://www.angelawardbrown.com/

English Country Farm Barn Home Made Wedding http://www.angelawardbrown.com/

English Country Farm Barn Home Made Wedding http://www.angelawardbrown.com/

English Country Farm Barn Home Made Wedding http://www.angelawardbrown.com/

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Relaxed Fun Rustic Countryside Barn Wedding http://www.paulunderhill.com/

Image by Paul Underhill // Relaxed Fun & Rustic Countryside Barn Wedding

 

I had some fab news on Friday, WWW is up for a wedding blog award. YAY. It’s always lovely to be recognised by a great publication such as Wedding Magazine and I hope it makes all the suppliers and couples that work together with me here feel like their work and stories have been noticed too. WWW is nominated in the Best Alternative Wedding Blog category against some totally amazing blogs, which is a real honour. If you think WWW is worthy of winning, I’d so appreciate it if you could drop a vote over on the voting page. Thank you SO much :-)

 

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And back to this week. It was A’s 6th birthday yesterday, with a day out and a proper birthday party with all of his school friends he had a blast. G and I collapsed in a heap in front of the sofa last night ready to prepare for W’s 1st birthday at the weekend. Phew! I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday, it just wouldn’t be the same without rain is it? Hehe.

This week I have shared some beautiful stories and so have many of my favourite blogs…

 

WWW’s Wedding of the Week

 

Salt Lake City Hardware Company Wedding // Ahhh so sweet.

 

 

Pretty Natural Rustic Woodland Wedding http://riamishaal.com/

Image by Ria Mishaal // Pretty Natural & Rustic Woodland Pale Blue Wedding

 

 

Creative Wedding on the CBS Backlot

A Colourful and Quirky Tinder Wedding

The Parker Palm Springs wedding