Are you still stuck in a rut finding the perfect look for your wedding day? There are so many ideas out there, which I know is equally brilliant yet totally tricky to stick with one idea and go for it.
This lovely shoot which was sent over to me by Sam from Paper Angel Photography could be just the solution to all of your styling woes. Multi coloured pretty blooms nestled alongside ribbons and vintage attire works so wonderfully with the outdoor setting. LOVE.
Thanks so very much to Sam from Paper Angel Photography for sharing these gorgeous images with us.
“It all started when I met Hannah from Bride n bloom – an awesome florist who is amazing when it come to creating some SUPER GORGEOUS floral arrangements! I’d always wanted to do a styled shoot to have the freedom to create ideas that were in my head – Hannah was totally on the same page and we came up with an idea for an outdoor, colourful ribbon filled shoot with furniture, flower crowns and beautiful vintage dresses. We pinned like crazy to put all these ideas together and started the hunt for other suppliers to work with.”
“For the dresses and suits – we knew we wanted something different, unique and vintage. Lynda from Rock Follies Vintage in Worcester was just the lady! Along with all her vintage clothing, for men and women – she has a selection of original vintage bridal gowns!!! Original!!!! Oh my… They were just perfect! On the day Lynda used her experience to style the models in a selection of dresses and suits. What a gem she is! If you want something different to wear on your wedding day – then this is the lady to talk to!”
Tags: Bridal Shoot, Bride n Bloom, Emmarella, Paper Angel Photography, Rock Follies Vintage Dress, Sophie Cantrill MakeUp Artist, Spetchley Park Gardens
Today we are cosying up in a beautiful house in Indiana, the kind you see in films you only wish were here in the UK. Think candlelight, rich hues and woodsy details. I so love the striking bridal hair and make up and those scrumptious cakes. There are so many wonderful ideas here WWWers.
Thanks so much to Jennifer Van Elk Photography for sharing these dreamy images today.
“Indiana loses it’s color quickly in the fall time. So as designers and artist, we are constantly trying to find ways to bring back life into our beloved state, like the colorful people that reside in it. Aisle Ready Events, along with Entertaining with a Flair, planned a gorgeous woodsy shoot. All of the details, right down to the invites reflect fun and class that ties together the theme perfectly. Evergreen, rich plum, beautiful peonies, and a delicious naked cake is sure to many fall brides swoon.”
Imagine heading to the beach at sunset with your soul mate, only to happen upon the most perfect setting. Live music, candlelight, a glass of bubbles and a perfect ring. SO romantic.
Luckily for us photographers Travers & Brown were there to capture the whole thing.
Yusuf tells us all about the proposal;
“I met Roshni through mutual friends and were friends for a while before we got into a relationship.With the proposal, I knew I wanted to do something really special for her and it was really important that we could capture it as well so we would always have the memory to look back on. I think it’s very easy to sometimes forget what was said or how things happened especially when you are in the moment so I thought it would be really nice for Roshni to have some beautiful pictures and footage of that day to always look back on and one day share with our children!
I chose cornwall because I wanted to take her as close to abroad as I could without leaving the country, and when I found Watergate Bay online it seemed perfect. It was pretty difficult trying to organise everything without Roshni finding out, but luckily she had no idea. I told Roshni that I had to go down to Cornwall for a business meeting and we could make it into a trip away at the same time, so she had no idea.
I knew exactly how I wanted it to look like and was lucky enough to find Elle from Inspire Hire, who helped bring everyone together. I didn’t have a chance to check that everything was in place before heading down to the beach, I fully trusted Elle and she didn’t disappoint, it was just as I envisaged it.
I convinced Roshni to go for a sunset walk on the beach. I’m not entirely sure when she realised something was up but maybe it was the sofa, the singer or the photographer hiding behind the rock anyway it was a total surprise and when I finally got down on one knee and asked her to marry me, she said yes. As for plans for the wedding..we are already married! We planned our wedding in 8 weeks and got married on Nov 30th at Belvoir Castle!”
Let’s get in the mood for love.
In case you have been in hibernation mode and didn’t know, it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow. Yay. G and I are not ones to really celebrate and have no plans. But we are both off of work and have the boys, so aside from A’s Saturday morning football we have a family day together. We tend to exchange a card and little gift but we don’t go mad by any means. I think it’s a lovely chance to sit back, think about your relationship and take a little time out together to do something fun :-)
This afternoon is all hearts and flowers. I so love this cute styled love shoot. School sweet hearts, love, scrummy treats, red hues and a lot of lush blooms. There are some fab retro ideas here to use in your engagement shoot or wedding décor guys. You are going to love these images.
Thanks so much to Vintage Mingle for sending over this gorgeous set of images.
“This styled intimate shoot features our happy couple as they commemorate their (recent engagement) love for each other while adding a twist of vintage fun. Celebrating the tradition of love and happiness, Valentine’s Day, with a touch of school room nostalgia that we hope will remind you of a time when love and life seemed to know no limits.
Wistful school room reminders include milk and cookies, sentimental doodles (think notebooks and love notes), school supplies, globe, books, chalkboards, diy decor and of course some vintage Valentines cards.
The couples’ attire is done in a vintage collegiate style, the bride wearing a pink full, midi skirt and vintage white booties, while the groom is adorned with a button down cardigan, dark blue jeans and of course Chuck Taylors.
The backdrop of this simplistic shoot are of varying lengths of heart paper garlands to serve as the consistent backdrop in all of the styled scenes. Tutorials can be found on the internet and its great way to incorporate some easy and inexpensive decor to any setup.
The sweetheart table. An easy and nod to passing out Valentines inspire our place setting (a candy lollipop, vintage Valentine place card and heart shaped doily). Centerpiece of this tablescape are clusters of floral arrangements, carnations and books.
The dessert table is a dainty round pink table sprinkled with heart shaped confetti. Instead of the traditional wedding cake and to keep each of the styled scenes in keeping with the school theme, we thought to have a tower of heart shaped sandwich cookies (raspberry filled shortbread sandwich cookies). Additional touches include a vintage red stapler to adorn our dessert table signage and some milk bottle beverages with a coated rim of sprinkles and soda straws. Milk and cookies go hand in hand.”
Fancy finding out what happens when a super talented florist teams up with an amazing photographer and stationery designer? Well read on to find out lovelies.
Rebecca Eyre the florist behind Ivy Pip & Rose wanted to create a shoot with a dreamy summer in Provence feel. The seasonal floral displays are striking and so very inspirational. These really are ideas to be treasured and shared.
Thanks so very much to Britt Spring Photography for sharing these beautiful images, here is what Rebecca had to say about the shoot;
“My inspiration for the shoot was early summer in Provence. Lavender and peonies were in full swing at the flower market in New Covent Garden and there is something very special about working with what is in season and from what could be gathered from a garden. I imagine that garden to be sun dappled with thoughtful flowerbeds and nothing too precise.
The Small bunches of rosemary, blackberries and lavender tied with decorative string or ribbon could easily be adapted to include a tag for place names, to decorate a place setting or even a rustic boutonnière.
The star of the show in the large vase are the sweetpeas and all those tendrils but I love the pops of colour from the vibrant dahlias.
The bouquets and floral crown with peonies, lavender and olive leaves are simple arrangements. with more muted shades. Britt supplied the vintage 1980′s wedding dress, which is crisp, fresh and simple with the most amazing sleeves. Britt’s photography itself is very special and she really knows what is needed to make the picture come alive.
The stationery was created by Pinar of CuriousMe Design using her letterpress machine with coppery metallic ink and hand illustrated envelopes in a calligraphy typography. The subtle coppery lettering is really beautiful.”