Whimsical Wonderland Weddings UK Wedding Blog 2017-01-19T14:00:35Z http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/feed/atom WordPress Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[101 Ceremony Songs for Your 2017 Wedding]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=189072 2017-01-05T16:36:28Z 2017-01-19T14:00:35Z Wedding Ceremony Songs 2017 Suave Strings Quartet

 

Music is everything! It makes everlasting impressions on those all-important events in your life. Songs relate to specific people, places and memories and it’s an amazing feeling to bring back those special moments. Especially through your wedding music!

However, picking a wedding song is always a tricky task. It’s difficult to select one track to represent years of a relationship. But when you find that magical melody, it’ll transport you back to the very moment you said “I do”. No one ever forgets the song they walked down the aisle to. Seeing your significant other staring back at you, tears creeping into mother and father’s eyes; it’s a moment that lingers in your mind forever. Don’t forget the recessional song too!

All the wedding songs have been categorised into: Classics, Alternative, Modern, Up-beat, Films, Old School and Swing/Jazz.

So, whether you’re here to pick that perfect song, or to reminisce about your wedding day, sit back and enjoy the 101 ultimate love songs for your wedding day!

 

Classics

 

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The traditional wedding song, for a classy and elegant entrance. A handful of beautiful, classic and simple melodies to walk you down the aisle.

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Bridal March

Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel

Can’t Help Falling in Love With You – Ingrid Michaelson

Songbird – Eva Cassidy

Ode to Joy

Berlin Song – Ludovico Einaudi

Sueno de una noche de verano

Air on the G String – Johann Sebastian Bach

Handel – Water Music – Air

Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus K618

 

Alternative

 

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If you fancy something a little more unconventional then an alternative wedding anthem is the one for you! A slow indie band or soloist with some skilful instrumentals is all you need.

 

Yours – Russell Dickerson

Yellow – Coldplay

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

Rhythm of Love – Plain White T’s

You Make It Real – James Morrison

Unbreakable – Westlife

You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne

One Day Like This – Elbow

You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller

Old Pine – Ben Howard

Feels Like Home – Chantal Kreviazuk

Better Together – Jack Johnson

Riptide – Vance Joy

 

Modern

 

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Contemporary pop artists have released some gorgeous ballads for you to glide down the aisle to. Popular with all, modern songs are a very common alternative to traditional wedding songs!

 

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

All of Me – John Legend

Marry You – Bruno Mars

The Power of Love – Gabrielle Aplin

One Call Away – Charlie Puth

Over and Over Again – Nathan Sykes

Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

Lay Me Down – Sam Smith

Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

The One – Kodaline

Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell

Stay – Rihanna

How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

Where I Sleep – Emile Sande

See You Again – Charlie Puth (acoustic)

Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars

 

Up beat

 

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Don’t be scared to dance down the aisle! You’re getting married! Here’s a few toe tappers for your big day!

 

Paradise – Coldplay

Hold My Hand – Jess Glynn

Best Day of My Life – American Authors

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Sugar – Maroon 5

A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay

Use Somebody – Kings of Leon

Love On Top – Beyonce

Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap

This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole

Wake Me Up – Avicii

For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder

Shining Star – Earth, Wind & Fire

Hey Soul Sister – Train

I Want Crazy – Hunter Hayes

 

Films

 

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There’s nothing like a romantic movie soundtrack to bring tears to your eyes as you make your way to the altar. Everyone loves a good lovey-dovey movie and everyone will know the words!

 

Tale as Old as Time – Beauty and the Beast

A Thousand Years – Twilight Breaking Dawn

Kissing You – Romeo and Juliet

My Heart Will Go On – Titanic

Love You I Do – Dreamgirls

I Will Always Love You – The Bodyguard

Take My Breath Away – Top Gun

Love Me Like You Do – Fifty Shades of Grey

Everything I Do (I Do It For You) – Robin Hood

Unchained Melody – Ghost

Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Lion King

Eidelweiss – Sound Of Music

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Armageddon

Hopelessly Devoted To You – Grease

 

Old School

 

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For someone wanting an individualistic wedding song! Bring back a good old classic love song that everyone will know! Even the grandparents will know these ones!

 

Love Me Tender – Elvis

If I Could Build My Whole World Around You – Marvin Gaye

All You Need Is Love – Beatles

When You Need Me – Bruce Spingsteen

You and I – Stevie Wonder

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole

Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac

You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates

You’re All I Need To Get By – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Happy Together – The Turtles

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Kiss From A Rose – Seal

Ain’t No Mountain High – Marvin Gaye

Saving All My Love For You – Whitney Houston

It Must Be Love – Madness

 

Swing & Jazz

 

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Sway down the aisle to a jazzy tune that the whole family will nod along to. Smiles all around!

 

Crazy Love – Michael Buble

At Last – Etta James

Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

Who’s Lovin’ You – Michael Buble

L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

La Mer – Charles Trenet

Do It Again – Marilyn Monroe

It Had to be You – Ray Charles

Bei Mir Bist Du Schon – The Andrews Sisters

In the Mood – Glenn Miller

Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

My Girl – The Temptations

 

 

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Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[Rose Gold Autumn Barn Wedding]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=188471 2017-01-03T13:51:15Z 2017-01-19T07:00:02Z Rose Gold Autumn Barn Wedding http://www.weddingphotographyincheltenham.co.uk/

 

Rose gold is set to stay bang on trend this year. What’s not to love about the iridescent pale pink metallic tone? It’s feminine, beautiful and so very unusual. I think the hue lends itself perfectly to a wedding, especially in the autumn for a really luxe and pretty affair.

Greg and Abigail were married on the 12th November 2016 at Hyde Barn in Gloucestershire, the space provided the perfect backdrop to make their mark. There were romantic drapes and fairy lights, foliage, leaves and coral floral arrangements and rose gold candle holders to name a few. The bouquet in particular really caught my eye, with its fluffy roses in the most delicious colour palette. It looked beautiful against Abigail’s sparkling gown by Lyn Ashworth, teamed with a dreamy veil.

Live music was a priority for the couple and they hired a string trio for the ceremony followed by a band for the afternoon and evening. Food was also important to them and I am sure that the scrumptious chocolate cake complete with glittery topper went down a storm.

Oobaloos Photography, thank you very much for sending over these delightful photographs.

 

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THE PROPOSAL | Greg and I had arranged a day trip to Bath Spa; in the morning, as we left the house Greg insisted that he would drive us, as he had found a beautiful viewing point close to home whilst out cycling, he told me he wanted to stop there on the way to the train station. I was happy to take the scenic route and after parking up we walked to the viewing point. It was a clear summers morning and the views were incredible. Greg then got down on one knee and proposed! It was totally unexpected and it is so lovely that we can re-visit the spot where we got engaged by just walking a mile or so down the road from our house. We then spent the day celebrating in Bath with a spa day, good food and champagne!

After booking Sheryl at Oobaloos as our wedding photographer we arranged for our engagement shoot to take place at this location in January. The weather couldn’t have been more different to the July morning we got engaged, and much more like the weather we could be expecting on our wedding day in November. Despite the rain and drizzle we had a lot of fun working with Sheryl during this shoot, and it helped us both to get used to being in front of the camera. Sheryl created romantic and atmospheric shots that truly embraced the elements, and we were equally excited at the prospect of either sunshine or rain on our wedding day, as we knew Sheryl would create beautiful images whatever Mother Nature threw our way!

THE VISION | We really wanted our wedding to be full of colour and warmth, given that the light outside may be very limited, and grey at this time of year; I love the pinky tones you see in some autumn leaves so we went with a ‘Rose Gold’ theme to bring together the warmth and glow we were hoping to achieve with the colours we love.

We wanted a relaxed feel to the day – we had both the ceremony and reception at Hyde Barn, and guests could stay at the house adjacent to the barn, which meant that everyone could relax and feel settled as soon as they arrived.

Good food and entertainment were also important to us; having sampled the food at Hyde Barn’s taster evening we were in no doubt our guests would enjoy the menu on offer. We also love live music and hired Vyne string trio; their performance really helped to create a beautiful atmosphere during our ceremony. We also hired Beat Junkie to entertain for the evening with a live lounge set early evening, along with 2 hours of the band playing a more upbeat set and then a pre-mixed DJ set after this.

THE PLANNING PROCESS | From the outset we settled on 3 priorities for the day; creating a relaxed, joyful and romantic atmosphere, ensuring we had great food and entertainment, and having a photographer who was as passionate as we were about capturing all the magical moments from our day.

The planning process started with booking the venue – we wanted somewhere clean and modern that was a bit of a blank canvas so we could add in our styling. We liked the fact that at Hyde Barn you also get some rustic elements such as the beams, which look so pretty with the fairy lights hanging from them. There’s a lot of natural light in the barn too which we really liked, and some nice outdoor space which we were able to use on the day for our group photographs, as the rain had stopped for a while.

We then set out to find our photographer; we really wanted to work with someone who could capture the energy of the day rather than just recording it. We were keen to ensure that images of both us as a couple, and of our guests were natural rather than very formal and posed. When we saw Sheryl’s work online we instantly knew she was the photographer for us, full of energy and enthusiasm and with a fantastic portfolio – we booked her within 24 hours of meeting her!

We then met Clare from Lilyfee Floral Designs; she knew the venue very well and offered styling services as well as creating all the traditional floral elements – Clare worked closely with us over the months leading up to the wedding to develop and refine our ideas. We had total confidence in handing over the styling to Clare on the day of the wedding. The venue looked truly magical after all the care and attention Clare and her team had put in to the styling.

Pinterest provided endless inspiration for guest books, table plans and favours. We went for the Jenga guest book, with our guests writing message on a Jenga block. It was fab to go through and read all the messages the day after the wedding!

For our table plan we used a gold framed mirror and wrote everyone’s names in gold pen on the glass – the tables names were titles of songs we love including ‘At Last’ (Etta James), ‘Only You’ (Yazoo) ‘Rather Be’ (Clean Bandit). Each table sign had a couple of lines of the lyrics from the respective songs printed on them and they were framed in rose gold picture frames.

We ordered laser cut wooden place names for our guests from VM Bespoke, also painted in rose gold; these doubled as favours.

INVITES | These were designed by Katie at the Ink Closet – we like geometric designs and Katie included this in our invite design. We loved them! All the individual inserts of the invitation were tied together with rose gold cord.

THE VENUE | Hyde Barn – Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire.

THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | Lyn Ashworth’s Hermione with modifications by local seamstress.

Shoes – Rainbow Club.

Hair Pins – Davie & Chiyo (Etsy).

Veil – made by my seamstress.

FINDING THE DRESS | I didn’t have a particular style in mind when starting out dress shopping; I found my dress in the first shop I visited and I think it was only the 3rd dress I tried on! Heavy lace dresses didn’t suit me but I felt with this dress I had the best of both worlds, a touch of lace without if being over-powering. Modifications included adding a lighter lace and some added sparkle to the bodice.

GROOM’S ATTIRE | Greg wanted a slim fitting suit in grey / blue and settled on wool blend suit from Next; Next had a good range of suits and with seven men to buy suits for it worked out to be a cost–effective option. Greg selected an orange tie and pocket square for himself and a dark plum tie for the other men in the wedding party. Shoes were purchased from Slaters. Greg’s rose gold wedding ring was custom made by The Great Frog (London).

THE READINGS & MUSIC | The Promise, by Heather Berry (Mother-of-the-Bride).

Sooner or Later, Anon (Mother-of-the-Groom).

Music during the ceremony by Vyne String Trio.

Entrance: Pachelbel – Canon in D.

Signing of the Register: Delibes, Flower Duet from Lakme.

Exit of the couple: Verve – Bittersweet Symphony.

Vyne also played during drinks reception.

Beat Junkie – live lounge, then 2 hours of a live set, mixture of old and new hits.

First dance – ‘Only You’ (Yazoo) and then ‘Real Love’ by Clean Bandit and Jess Glynn was played straight afterwards to get everyone on the dance floor!

BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | Bryony, Jess and Nikki.

Dresses: JJ’s House – Chiffon dress in Watermelon.

Shoes: Next.

Flowers: by Lilyfee Floral Designs.

Flower girls: Isla & Bella.

Dresses: Monsoon.

Shoes: Gold glitter shoes from John Lewis.

Flower: Flowers wands by Lilyfee Floral Designs.

Page Boy: Our nephew Charlie in suit from Monsoon and baby Converse!

THE FLOWERS | I love amaryllis and roses; Lilyfee Floral Designs included both of these in the bridal bouquet and the top table.

The aisle was decorated with rose petals and ivy was hung on the chairs at the end of each row. The ceremony took place under a beautiful large arch decorated with autumn leaves and tea lights dropping from it with rose gold and wooden lanterns at each end.

The room the wedding breakfast was held was filled with candles in rose gold lanterns and candle holders. Flowers on the top table were in gold vases. Flowers on the other tables were in oasis on top of wooden log slices. Two large chandeliers hung from the ceiling decorated in autumn leaves amongst white muslin drapes and fairy lights from the beams.

THE CAKE | My sister made our beautiful cake and brownie stack. The cake was a chocolate sponge with raspberry butter cream in the centre and chocolate butter cream on top, with a chocolate collar sprayed with gold edible spray. My sister made her famous brownies for our brownie stack, these were also sprayed with the gold spray.

Cake topper: Sophia Victoria Joy Ltd on Not on the High Street, and flowers by Lilyfee.

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | Sheryl Fish – Oobaloos Photography.

THE HONEYMOON | Mini-moon – Gilpin Lakehouse in Lake District for some much needed R&R!

MEMORABLE MOMENTS | Walking down the aisle!

Walking around a field in the drizzle and fog for our couples photos!

Amazing speeches.

First dance.

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Choose 3 priorities for your day to help you with keeping perspective whilst planning – choose what’s really important to you; for us it was the things that would last forever, such as our photographs, and the things that would create great memories for our guests.

Relax and trust your suppliers to do their thing! They are the experts and can not only bring your vision to life but they will add their own creativity and flare to add that additional sparkle!

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |

Photography | Oobaloos Photography

Flowers | Lilyfee Floral Designs

Venue | Hyde Barn

Stationery | Ink Closet

MUA | Harriet Cook Make Up

Hair clips | Davie & Chio

Place Names | VM Bespoke

Rings | The Great Frog

Honeymoon | Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Musician | Vyne String trio

Band | Beat Junkie

 

Absolutely gorgeous.

Greg and Abigail, thanks so much to you both for sharing all about your lovely nuptials xo Lou

 

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Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[Wednesday Wedding Wonders. 18/01/2017]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=190052 2017-01-17T15:38:43Z 2017-01-18T14:00:02Z Colourful Home Made Garden Wedding http://www.maytreephotography.co.uk/

Image by Danni Maytree Photography // Colourful Home Made Garden Wedding

 

It may be mid January, but I’m on a high. I love the start of the new year, with new plans and memories to be made, it’s the busiest time of year for the blog and arguably some of the best weddings of the year are on the web. We’re still knee deep in renovating our living room and not a huge amount of progress has been made this week. G has been beavering away painting and I will be sure to keep you in the loop on Instagram Stories. The hunt is still on for the perfect parquet flooring… and now we’re toying with the idea of Victorian style tiles in the hall…. hmm. It’s all fun anyway. I treated A to his first cinema trip in way too long on Saturday, we really enjoyed Star Wars and some one-on-one time. I am planning our next fun trip already, we may have secretly booked a sneaky weekend away too, opps.

Let’s take a peek at some of the loveliest weddings from the week that was, it’s been a cracker.

 

WWW’s Wedding of the Week

 

English Garden Wedding with Mediterranean Accents // Stunning florals

 

Rustic Quintessentially English Countryside Wedding http://www.sarahmorris-photography.com/

Image by Sarah Morris Photography // Rustic & Quintessentially English Countryside Wedding

 

LUCY + PAUL

Nature-Filled Mammoth Mountain Wedding

Artistic, Edgy + Modern Rainy Day Wedding

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Megan & Jonathon’s Fun Urban Greenhouse Wedding

LAUREN + RYAN

Maine Wedding with Industrial Charm

Theirs Was an Absolute Stunner of a Day!

Bee & Danny

Vintage-Inspired Washington Camp Wedding

 

Eclectic Foliage Edison Lights Wedding http://www.tobiahtayo.com/

 

Image by Tobiah Tayo Photography // Eclectic & Whimsical Foliage & Edison Lights Wedding

 

A Fashion Blogger’s Unique Southern Wedding

Eccentric English and Victorian Botanical Inspired Wedding

Festival Wedding with Campervans, Roald Dahl and a TARDIS!

Hillside Georgia Wedding with Greenery

Sarah and Matt’s wedding at Woodend Sanctuary

Intimate Southwest Colorado Wedding in the Mountains

Vintage, Bohemian and Nature Inspired, Magical Forest Wedding

Glamorous Upstate New York Barn Wedding

Elegant Urban Garden Wedding

 

Happy wedding Wednesday xo Lou

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Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[Bohemian Outdoor Blessing Garden Wedding]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=188409 2017-01-03T12:32:19Z 2017-01-18T07:00:09Z Bohemian Outdoor Blessing Garden Wedding http://www.lukehayden.co.uk/

 

I’m dreaming of summer courtesy of this golden fields and breezy summer tipi tent wedding today.

Alex and Frankie’s day really was very special indeed, with their two ceremonies taking centre stage on the 6th August 2016. Firstly they held their legal ceremony at Great Dunmow Maltings followed by a personal outdoor blessing in front of all their loved ones. They even had a private blessing in India too on their memorable honeymoon, the place where they first met while travelling. Emotions ran high throughout the celebrations, with tears and laughter all round.

The styling really was impeccable and the relaxed bohemian vibes shone through perfectly. With greenery and white blooms used abundantly to create a pretty country feel, majestic tipis lit just perfectly come evening and a super stylish couple, I love it all. Frankie fell for Bo and Luca‘s Isra gown, with it’s coordinating bridal separates in a unique paisley pattern, she teamed her dress with a lush floral crown of blooms. Alex meanwhile chose a chilled out shirt, chinos and waistcoat combo, which really tied into the laid back feel to their day.

Many thanks goes to Luke Hayden for sharing these remarkable images with us.

 

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THE VISION | Above all we wanted our wedding day to be about us and our family and friends. We wanted it to be as relaxed as possible but still special. We had the official ceremony in a local Maltings Barn and then had a blessing in the garden at my parent’s house in Essex. We were so lucky as we had so many of our friends help us out; my mum’s best friend married us, my super talented sister designed all the stationery, our friends did all the flowers, my amazing mum and dad had the house and garden looking stunning and we used all local suppliers for the food, wine etc. We were so thrilled with the day especially when the sun shone on our somewhat risky plan for an outdoor ceremony.

THE PLANNING PROCESS | Being an avid planner myself I thoroughly enjoyed this process as it meant I could write endless lists and not feel like a crazy lady!! Alex was amazing at pitching in where needed as were my incredible family. My sisters and mum were so good at offering endless help and support and reminded me that if it something wasn’t done on the day, it couldn’t have been that important. As we had the wedding on my mum and dad’s land it meant that all preparation was down to us which at times was hard but being a control freak it meant I didn’t have to hand over the planning to anyone else!

THE VENUE | Our official ceremony was in a beautiful restored barn in Dunmow called Great Dunmow Maltings. This was an intimate ceremony with only 30 guests, which was a good thing as we sobbed our way through most of it! The afternoon saw us have a blessing in my parent’s garden with all our family and friends. This was more relaxed and we asked family and friends to contribute stories of our relationship, alongside funny readings and even a surprise song from my mum’s choir! The 2 ceremonies were different but equally as special. The reception was held in tipis provided by the incredible Big Chief Tipis looking out across the beautiful fields of Essex and provided the perfect backdrop to our perfect Bohemian garden wedding.

THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | I wanted something relaxed and elegant but also different. I fell in love with my Bo and Luca Isra gown the moment I put it on. My sister said the magic words ‘it looks like it was made especially for you’ and it was a done deal! I loved the beaded top as the paisley pattern reminded me of India where I met Alex and the two piece element felt fun as well as elegant. I also wore a Bo and Luca veil as it matched the colour of the dress so perfectly.

FINDING THE DRESS | I was adamant that I wanted something different for my dress and light and easy to wear. I had spotted a company called Bo and Luca that I loved online but predictably it was only available in Australia. In a stroke of luck on a day of endless searching through dress websites I came across the beautiful The Lovers Bride who opened in 2016 and who stocked Bo and Luca dresses. I went there originally to try on the Manhattan gown that I had fallen in love with. However, when I tried it on I realised it wasn’t the one for me I loved the uniqueness of the Isra gown on the hanger and as soon as I out it on I knew it was the dress I wanted Alex to see me in on our wedding day.

GROOM’S ATTIRE | Again Alex was keen that his outfit be comfortable and also that he would wear it again. He didn’t want a suit as it would have been too formal in the setting we had chosen. In the end we went with light chinos, paired with a white Oxford shirt, grey waistcoats and paisley pocket squares, another nod to India. Our talented friend Liz crafted beautiful suede belts for the boys with their initials on as their gift from us. They all looked great and loved messing around with their sunnies!

THE READINGS & MUSIC | We adapted a few readings to fit with our personalities including ‘The Lovely Love Story’ by Edward Monkton. Our friends read this as a couple and it went down really well. One of Alex’s groomsmen who was travelling with him in India when we met wrote a beautiful passage about how we met, which meant yet more tears. As already mentioned my mum’s choir sang ‘I say a Little Prayer’, a song that means a lot from my childhood which made me, you guessed it, cry once again!

BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | The girls dresses were a great Asos find! From a company called Gestez they provided a light breezy look that still felt relaxed yet special. The girls all loved them and the gold fleck in the material was picked out be the sun on the day.

THE FLOWERS | These were done by my amazingly talented friends Hannah and Dee. Between them they had done a number of other weddings though they are not florists by trade. Together we went on several early morning trips to Chelsea Flower Market to research what we could get and for how much. In the days leading up to the wedding they worked tirelessly to create my beautiful bouquet, headdress, the girl’s bouquets, the boys buttonholes, the arbour in the garden as well as add real flowers to the faux garlands we had strung up in the tipis. The faux garlands were a great idea provided by my sister and they looked absolutely beautiful in the Tipis. My girls were incredible and created the perfect flowers for the day. I owe them big time!!

THE CAKE | We had the most delicious cake, again provided by a local bakery, Dorringtons that I used to buy prawn rolls from when I was a little girl. We had 3 different flavours, a carrot cake for the largest tier, lemon and poppy seed for the middle and coffee cake for the top tier. We wanted a simple looking cake with foliage that echoed that in the tent to add to the rustic feel. We still have some left in the freezer that we are trying desperately to savour!

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | Luke Hayden was incredible and such a great find! All our guests commented on how relaxed he made them feel and at no point did I feel awkward or that I was being asked to ‘strike pose’!! He was the icing on the cake and having to choose from his phenomenal selection of photos was near to impossible. So many of my friends have said that the photography looks like something you would see in a magazine and we are so thrilled that we have had our day captured so beautifully.

THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | Pinterest was my go to in helping to provide an idea of the details for the day. A lot of things we made or upcycled including the outdoor bar and all the signs. My sister’s exquisite stationery tied everything together, from notes on the guests seats to the tags on the favours, my sister’s design work created a unique theme for our wedding (The table plan was so beautiful we had to frame it!).

THE HONEYMOON | India was the only place we could have gone as it was where we met in 2008 when we were both travelling. We booked our trip through Kuoni (worlds apart from our travelling days). They were incredible and each hotel was more stunning then the last. I organised a surprise Indian blessing at The Leela Palace Hotel in Udaipur (our favourite place in India) with just Alex and I and that was the absolute highlight. The staff went above and beyond and made the whole experience so very special. After 2 weeks in India we had some down time with a week in beautiful Bali. Simply the best holiday we will ever have!

MEMORABLE MOMENTS | Definitely our private blessing in India as well as not getting the car to start after the garden blessing in Essex. Alex and I also took half an hour away from the party to walk down the fields and look back at the tents where everyone was partying. We reflected on the day and all the fun and tears we had had and then headed back to join in.

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Take the time out to reflect on your day. It gives you time to sit back and take stock of the day and the party will still be going on when you get back!

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |

Photography | Luke Hayden

Venue |  Great Dunmow Maltings

Catering | Alice McLaren

Stationery | Georgina Read Creative

Marquee | Big Chief Tipis

Band | Smooth Sailors

Groomsmens belts |  Liz: Miller and Jeeves

Dress |  The Lovers Bride

Hair | Rebecca Bragg Hairdressers

Garlands | Friend of Faux

Cake | Dorringtons Bakery

Honeymoon | Kuoni

 

 

Utterly dreamy from beginning to end.

Thanks so very much to Alex and Frankie for sharing their wedding story with us xo Lou

 

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Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[Intimate Urban Foodie Wedding]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=188348 2016-12-20T14:14:21Z 2017-01-17T14:00:03Z Intimate Urban Foodie Wedding http://www.beatriciphotography.co.uk/

 

There is so much to love about this modern city wedding. The couple totally marched to the beat of their own drum, let me share all.

WWW readers Andy and Jane tied the knot on the 8th July 2016 at Islington Town Hall, followed by drinks at the Narrow Boat Pub and a celebration at Lumiere London. Jane is a chef and so the food was high on their wedding day priorities. So much so that Jane was a part of the catering team and the venue they chose enabled them to self cater their day. I love the shots of Jane in the kitchen wearing her beautiful Ritva Westenius and apron. They even skipped the cake cutting and went for a roast beef carving together, tongue in cheek but totally personal and memorable to them both. The first look was a particularly touching moment, and one I am sure they will always treasure.

They included a craft beer station, wool pom pom centrepieces against monochrome table cloths and beautiful black board signage. With just 28 guests, it meant that their day was really intimate. It really looked as though a fabulous time was had by all.

Many thanks to Beatrici Photography for providing these sensational photographs.

 

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THE PROPOSAL | July 5, 2015. Andy proposed at Hampton Court Palace while we were wandering through the Maze. He was insisting that we turn left and I was so adamant that it was a dead end and it was, I turned around and was probably about to say I told you so, when I saw him with the ring. I don’t even think he got the words out, because I just blurted out yes, over and over again!

THE VISION | Something urban, intimate, DELICIOUS and boozy.

THE PLANNING PROCESS | We took a few months to enjoy our engagement before we started planning. When we did start planning it was a bit tricky to find a venue for 25 guests in central London, which met all of our requirements (self-catering, able to bring in our own booze, accessible by tube, and charming). We found a lovely venue in Islington and put our deposit down in January. However two months before the venue they cancelled, which threw our plans pretty much out the window. But everything happens for a reason and we able to find the perfect place for our venue within two weeks. I was in charge of everything from the venue, décor and food. Andy was in charge of the craft beer selection, budget, civil ceremony and keeping me sane.

To be honest, 90% of the planning was spent planning the food portion of the reception. As a chef, it was really important to me to make sure the food was amazing, not just for our guests but also for ourselves. We wanted the food at the wedding to represent both of our cultures and travels together, so we spent a long time thinking of our favourite foods and designing a menu. We decided on a craft beer station, which would have snack pairings like sriracha and lime roasted nuts, Serious Pig salami sticks and home-made beef jerky. To honour the UK we started off with an afternoon tea menu of savoury and sweets and then, for the main course, we had modern Vietnamese and South East Asian dishes.

THE VENUE | We had the ceremony at Islington Town Hall, in Room 99. It was the perfect size (capacity for 28) for our wedding guests and gave it a really intimate and regal feel.

For our post ceremony drinks, we headed to one of our favourite pubs down the street, the Narrow Boat, and just hung out and enjoyed the canal view with a few Pimms.

The reception was held at the Gallery at Lumiere London, which was amazing. The venue was just opened and we were the very first wedding (but I’m sure not the last) to be held there. The room is stunning with red brick walls, a cute retro kitchenette, and colourful couches. Carlos, Karoline and everyone at Lumiere were all so amazing and helpful, before, during and even after the big day!

THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | The dress was a Ritva Westinius, an off-shoulder, low back, ivory wedding dress with a high low hem, based on the Ariella dress. My shoes were a fun pair of Terra Plana already in my closet, they were super comfortable and a bright teal colour.

FINDING THE DRESS | I was apprehensive that I would be able to find a simple, elegant, fun wedding dress, but Chenca Williams at Ritva Westenius was simply amazing. We found a style that I loved and then swapped out the fabric and adjusted the cut and length to make the perfect dress for me. I felt so lucky that Chenca understood my style and was able to make this beautiful, one of a kind gown.

GROOM’S ATTIRE | Andy wore a 3 piece blue suit by Reiss with Penguin leather Oxfords.

THE READINGS & MUSIC | We didn’t do readings and instead opted allocate the extra time to allow us to write out own vows. For the music, we both selected a few songs, I picked “Marry me”, by Train for the walk down the aisle and Andy picked “First day of my life” by Bright Eyes.

BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | I had my sister as my maid of honour and Andy picked his mate from Scotland as his best man. We let them pick anything they wanted to wear for the day because we wanted them to be able to re-wear it. My sister wore a beautiful dress from flower printed dress from Reiss, while Alex wore a blue-grey vest and trousers. The both looked stunning!

THE FLOWERS | I wanted a simple bouquet and a small corsage for the maid of honour, mother of the bride and mother of the groom. My mom is an avid flower arranger and picked up flowers from Waitrose and threw them all together on the day. The groomsmen had beer inspired wheat and hop buttonholes which we ordered from a seller on Etsy.

THE CAKE | Andy and I are not really wedding cake people and quickly decided we’d give it a miss and just do a massive dessert table with our favourite sweets from Scotland, England and Canada. We did like the tradition of cutting cake, so we decided to make the tradition more personal to us and we “cut” the main roast beef course for the wedding. It was hilarious and seemed fitting since we both love food.

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | We both really really hate having our photos taken, and are not at ease in front of the camera, so we knew it would be tough to find someone who could make us feel at ease. Alline Beatrici was recommended to us and her portfolio of wedding photos blew us away. However, what really convinced us to book her is that she described herself as a photographer/ninja who could blend into the background while snapping away.

On the day of the wedding, she totally became one of the family, capturing all of the laughs, candid moments and tears. She not only took incredible photos, but she even jumped in to put the finishing touches on the reception décor before our guests arrived!

We received the photos quickly after the wedding and were blown away by the beautiful and candid pics from that day. We truly will treasure them forever.

THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | I really was clueless as to where to start with the décor, we really didn’t have a theme colour or anything in mind. My maid of honour/sister is very creative and a whizz at Pinterest, she really handled most of the details and décor. She made all of the beautiful chalkboard signs, which everyone raved about. My only contribution was the pom-pom flowers and washi tape name cards. We also had one big wedding crafting night (which I recommend!) with my sister and my best friend, Priscilla to do the photo booth backdrop, props and menus. It was brilliant having the girls all together, since it made it fun. Plus we were done all of the details and décor 3-4 weeks before the wedding, which was key so I could focus on the food!

THE HONEYMOON | We spent 5 weeks travelling around stopping in Shanghai, Bali, Tokyo and NYC. A glorious combination of food, sun, beach, city and relaxation!

MEMORABLE MOMENTS | There were so many happy and memorable moments but there were a few highlights of course.

My highlights were: sneaking away from our families and had our first look in our back garden. It was such a blessing to have those 15-20 minutes alone on the day; the vows at our ceremony, we each wrote our own and they were sweet, a bit cheeky and very personal; having my chef friends execute and serve up food – it meant a lot to me to know that people I trusted, were in charge of executing the menu.

Andy’s highlights were: cutting the steak! It was a massive bit of meat and it was fun to help carve it; I loved the craft beer station that we put together, I had the tough jobs of tasting and picking my favourite beers and taste testing snacks, it was great seeing it all come together and everyone enjoying it; seeing Jane in an apron on our wedding day!

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Forget about tradition do whatever makes both of you happy.

Don’t stress about the details (I know that’s easier said than done). Andy booked me a massage the night before so I’d have to stop working on wedding stuff and just relax, it was the best idea ever!

The day will go by fast, make sure to carve out some private time for yourselves, whether it’s a first look, after the ceremony or before the reception. That time alone really made us focus on the most important thing, which was we were getting married.

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |

Photographer |  Alline Beatrici

The Dress | Ritva Westenius

Ceremony | Islington Town Hall

Venue After Ceremony Drinks | Narrow Boat Pub

Reception Venue |  Lumiere London – The Gallery

Food | Chef Jane Tran

Flowers | Waitrose

Hair & Make up | Blow Ltd

 

Such a special day.

Andy and Jane, thank you both so much for sharing your lovely nuptials with us xo Lou

 

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Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[Colourful Home Made Garden Wedding]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=188283 2016-12-20T13:32:26Z 2017-01-17T07:00:04Z Colourful Home Made Garden Wedding http://www.maytreephotography.co.uk/

 

There is much to consider when planning a DIY back garden wedding, from setting up and clearing away, to facilities and logistics. It’s always a good idea to rope in your nearest and dearest to give you hand, just like WWW readers Anna and James who were hitched on the 24th September 2016. There are of course the fun elements too, like the gorgeous bunting, fairy lights and flowers that they injected into the décor. Or the sparkly sequin bridesmaid dresses teamed with multi coloured floral bouquets and surf theme décor. One of my favourite touches was the honesty bar they ran and they actually managed to donate almost £800 to the charity Shelterbox. Such a lovely and meaningful idea that guests will love too.

Anna’s gorgeous lace and tulle gown was the first she tried on, it looked beautiful teamed with a veil and hair vine. James and the groomsmen found their suit shopping a little trickier, but they came across their dapper suits in a classic blue tone, teamed them with purple ties and tan shoes to complete the look. Keep an eye out for some super cool transport and the confetti shot, glorious.

Thanks so very much to Danni Maytree Photography for sharing these wonderful images.

 

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THE PROPOSAL | We went on holiday to Sri Lanka in October 2015, we’d been together for almost 6 years by then. We’d first met at university in Southampton and have lived together in Peterborough for the last three years. On the second week of our Sri Lankan holiday we were staying at a lovely beach called Mirissa. It was perfect; white sand, good surf, sunshine, laid back, not too busy but enough people that there was a good atmosphere. James had been quite soppy on the trip but I had thought he was just enjoying my company or perhaps just enjoying the beer, I wasn’t expecting a proposal at all. One evening after dinner at a lovely beach restaurant we were walking along the beach all very romantic; in the moonlight and holding hands and James said that he had a surprise for me… ahhh I went into a bit of shock! “What do you think it is?” he said. Ahhh still I didn’t say anything. Before I knew it he was down on one knee with a ring asking me to marry him! I’m not sure what I said, it was a bit of a blur! But we think I said “of course I’ll marry you!” Then James was up on his feet and has shut the ring box before I’d even looked at it!

THE VISION | We wanted a relaxed and fun wedding which everyone would enjoy and remember. We didn’t want anything too themed or colour coordinated but a day which reflected what we enjoy.

THE PLANNING PROCESS | We decided on a date for the wedding quite quickly. We fancied September as it is usually good weather and would give us 10 months to plan. The date happened to be James’ brother’s birthday so James made sure he fully embarrassed him by singing “Happy Birthday” during his speech! I think we were quite organised – we had a wedding notebook and kept everything in there such as ideas, initial guest list, to do lists etc. We also had a mammoth spreadsheet which had everything on it including guest list with addresses and RSVP status, music playlists and our predictions of how much everyone was going to drink! We decided to get married in Sheffield where I grew up, so organising from Peterborough wasn’t overly easy logistically and it meant we spent a lot of our summer driving up and down the A1. Luckily most suppliers were able to meet us at the weekend. We enjoyed the majority of the planning activities – our favourite was the deciding the wine. We had a dinner party with my parents, brother and some friends and got through a large number of bottles, rating them all out of 10; needless to say we got more generous with our scoring as the night went on!

BUDGET | A lot. Do it yourself garden weddings are not the cheap option!

THE VENUE | We got married in my family church, Ecclesall All Saints, in Sheffield. It’s a beautiful large church where I went as a child and teen.

We chose to have the reception at my parent’s house on the outskirts of Sheffield, it’s quite remote up a long muddy farm track but the location is stunning and there is a large flat area perfect for a party tent. We did look at one hotel venue which was really nice and we knew that it would make life a lot easier for us… but we decided on the garden option as it would be more fun and it would give everyone something to remember! We are keen on festivals and have been to Glastonbury multiple times where we’ve seen some stunning tents so knew we wanted more than a plain marquee. Scouring the internet we discovered tipis and quickly set our heart on them. We went for Totally Tipi, a local tipi company and who managed to fit three tipis joined in a row on my parent’s lawn making a large beautiful space. It worked brilliantly! Everyone was completely amazed and felt a lot more comfortable than they would have done in a fancy hotel. We also made use of the house as an escape area for the elderly relatives! The next day we were able to bring many of the guests together again for a walk in the Peak District.

THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | The dress I chose was a beautiful floor length Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner dress from the Blushes Bridal in Sheffield. I loved the dress so much and felt amazing wearing it! I accessorised with a beaded pearly hair band by Ellie K and a veil. I only wore the veil in the church and for some photos afterwards – it kept blowing away! My shoes were Irregular Choice from Schuh; they were amazingly sparkly and surprisingly comfortable and practical! I almost managed to get my Old/New/Borrowed/Blue; most things were new, I borrowed my mum’s pearl earnings and a bracelet from my sister with some blue John stone in it. I also painted my toe nails blue. I didn’t have anything old but was going to lie and tell people that I was wearing really old knickers… luckily no one asked!

FINDING THE DRESS | When we’d first got engaged I’d bought lots of wedding magazines so had some idea of the kind of dresses I liked but was unsure if they would suit me so kept an open mind. Whilst I was in Sheffield for Christmas I went dress shopping with my mum, sister and a bridesmaid. I had only managed to get one appointment as many shops were shut over Christmas so I wasn’t really expecting to find anything. When I got to the shop they were great, the assistant asked me all about what type of wedding we were having and what kind of dress I wanted. The first dress she brought out was just perfect, exactly what I described and fitted beautifully! I tried a couple more dresses on but none were even remotely as good. I had lucked out massively and bought the first one I tried on!

GROOM’S ATTIRE | The suits were probably one of the biggest stresses in our preparation. James and the groomsmen had originally wanted to buy blue suits but it was very difficult to find a blue one that fitted everyone at a reasonable price. Eventually they decided to hire Ted Baker suits from Moss Bros, which were actually brilliant. We finished the suits off with matching ties from Marks and Spencer and surf board cuff links. James had his best friend from school as his best man and his brother and my brother as ushers. My brother also took the role of master of ceremonies and was great at keeping everything organised to time on the day.

THE READINGS & MUSIC | We are really keen on music and spent a lot of time arranging play lists; pre service, post service, pre band… etc. On entry to the church we had a beautiful folk tune by Mad Dog Mcrea – Curly Whirly Jig, they are a local band to where James grew up and as I play the violin it was nice for it to feature some violin music in the wedding. During the service we had the hymns Tell Out My Soul, Amazing Grace and Be Thou My Vision. My friend played Eiunadi on the piano whilst we signed the register. As we left the church we wanted something fun and decided on a song from the musical Grease – You’re the one that I want – we hadn’t told many people so everyone was very entertained when it came on. We had two readings during the service; the beautiful bible passage 1 Corinthians 13 v 1-13 and the poem “I Wanna Be Yours” by John Cooper-Clarke which was fitting being in Sheffield and both Arctic Monkeys fans. Our friends who read them did an amazing job and had the whole church in tears!

BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | I had five bridesmaids; my sister Rachel, James’ two sisters Polly and Sally and two friends Sophie and Alex. They were brilliant and arranged a fantastic hen party for me which involved 26 people staying in a cottage near Matlock! Sophie, Alex and Rachel also came for a craft weekend early in the year when we made all the invitations – all in the shape of a tipi! For the dresses we were originally thinking about having everyone in different dresses but with the same colour scheme, however after extensive research we decided finding one nice dress was hard enough, let alone five! We didn’t want proper bridesmaid dresses as they seemed very expensive so headed to the high street. At first we had no luck, but once the summer dresses came out in the shops there was a lot more choice. Finally on a mega shopping trip in Meadow Hall with Sophie and Alex we found a beautiful dress in Quiz, it didn’t really go with mine but it didn’t matter as they all looked stunning. There was an extra sixth mini bridesmaid too – my niece who was born just five weeks before the wedding – her outfit was a lot easier to pick out, although she wasn’t quite as good at posing for photos as the others!

THE FLOWERS | We didn’t know anything about flowers and our initial request was for something “colourful”. We soon found out that that wasn’t a specific enough request for a florist! The bouquets and button holes were beautiful – quite loose and not too fancy, almost like we’d picked them from a wild flower meadow that morning. I loved how they featured sunflowers too. We also got some flowers for the garden and tipi from a local flower garden, they were beautiful and our friend made them into some stunning arrangements.

THE CAKE | A friend of ours from Peterborough made the wedding cakes and they were delicious. We had three layers – carrot cake, fruit cake and lemon cake. I was worried that we would run out so I also asked for three more square cakes to serve as extra. Of course there was loads left, but it was nice to have some to give family members to take home the next day. For the decoration we choose hundreds and thousands for a bit of fun and a glittery Mr & Mrs Mogridge from Etsy.

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | Our photographer, Danni, was brilliant. She was so friendly and made us feel completely at ease. It was an incredibly windy day but Danni made it work taking many stunning and fun photos.

THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | We had great fun with the decorations, we got a lot of inspiration from WWW and made most things ourselves. James grew up in Devon and Cornwall and is a big fan of surfing so we inspired some of our decorations with a surf theme; using his old surf boards for the table plan and beaches that we had visited together as table names. For the name places we used candle holders which we painted names on – they doubled up as favours. My mum has an impressive jug collection so we used them on the tables to hold flowers, she didn’t quite have the number we needed so I spent months scanning charity shops for extras. We’d bought some bunting for the tipi but it was stunning enough without so we used it in the garden along with thousands of fairy lights and pom poms. Before the wedding James, my brother and I spent the whole week with my parents preparing the garden and the day before the wedding there were about 25 family and friends helping set up the tipi and garden, arranging flowers and icing cup cakes for the church. There is no way we could have got everything ready on our own! In the evening of the reception we had a brilliant rock band, s’mores around the fire in the tipi, a photobooth and homemade pizza. We had a honesty bar with local ale, wine and spirits and gave the takings – almost £800 – to the charity Shelterbox! It was good to be helping people out whilst we were having so much fun.

THE HONEYMOON | After the wedding we went for a short break in Italy. We decided it would be best to do something that requires minimal planning and stress. We stayed a few nights in Sorrento and a few nights in Rome, two places neither of us had been. We had a lovely time sightseeing, drinking plenty of wine and eating lots of pizza. We probably could have chosen a more relaxing location to unwind but still had a brilliant time.

MEMORABLE MOMENTS | The service was really special, it was so amazing to have all the people we loved in the same place watching us make our promises to one another. Stephen, our reverend was really good, he’d asked me and James to write the story of our relationship separately and then send them to him for him to recount during his talk. It was hilarious when he was telling the story from both our points of view. One really special moment of the day was making the 20 minute journey from the church to the reception. We used my Dad’s Land Rover as the wedding car; my dad had driven me there – and taken the busiest possible route, and then James drove us back. It was such a lovely journey and good to spend some time alone together, we were both so happy and buzzing from the service.

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Enjoy all of it! Don’t try and do everything yourself, give jobs to your friends and family as they’ll be happy to help. Be very specific with instructions before the day and describe to people exactly what you want – that way you can completely enjoy the day and not worry about anything! If things go wrong – don’t worry – just forget and enjoy everything else – chances are you won’t even notice!

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |

Photographer | Danni Maytree Photography

Tipi | Totally Tipi

Caterers | P J Taste

Band | The High Rollers

Photobooth | Jack’s Photobooth

Bouquets and Button Holes | Wild About Flowers

Table and Decorative Flowers | Hollow Meadows Flowers

Wedding Cake | Hampton Sugar Fairy

 

Thanks so much to Anna and James for sharing their brilliant wedding story and images with us here on WWW. Stunning xo Lou

 

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Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[Informal Documentary Wedding Photography by Jonathan Flint]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=189690 2017-01-13T10:23:43Z 2017-01-16T14:00:20Z Jonathan Flint Photography Wedding UK Photographer Informal Documentary

 

Ensuring you enlist the best wedding photographer you can is super important when it comes to planning your nuptials. What is left after the wedding? Memories. You will want to cherish those special memories through photography and share them, whether that’s online, in your home or in an album for future generation to enjoy. Documentary photographer Jonathan Flint has a candid, natural style which ensures a stunning end result to his work.

You’re going to fall head over heels for his beautiful imagery and when you find out he has an exclusive offer for WWW readers, you’ll want to book him quick sharp to secure your wedding date.

 

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Hi Jonathan, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?

 

I am a very relaxed full time wedding photographer from the Midlands. I love weddings and everything to do with them. I began my career after graduating university in 2007 in Photography and Digital Imaging. Since then I have developed and refined my approach along with creating my very own brand look.

 

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What do you love and dislike about your job?

 

I love the responses I get from my clients when the receive their images and view them for the first time, the reactions really are worth the time and effort that goes into each and every image on the final product. The days at weddings are also very cool and meeting all of the new people, and ideas that couples are having these days.

Although now a major part of my work, I hate sitting in front of  my computer rather than out in the field with my clients. The office all-be-it cosy and warm, can sometime have a feeling of labour-ship where I feel my job is very much a social job and that really is the part I love.

 

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Tell us about your typical working day.

 

WEDDING DAY – My typical wedding day starts about 3 hours before I have to be with my bride/groom. I set my alarm nice and early so that I can repack my bag and double check that I have all the bits I need. This is followed by loud music to get me in the mood for a wedding, (often the new Bruno Mars Album). A large breakfast is always in order on wedding day as I may not being fed until 4-5PM in the afternoon. Then its off to my first starting point to begin the day!! ROCK & ROLL!!!

 

OFFICE DAY – Tea, tea and more tea, this is what gets me through the day on an office day. Firstly the evening after shooting a wedding I dump all of the images to a short term small SSD drive so that I have an immediate back up of the images from that wedding! Safe and sound. The following day, I begin by downloading the images to my mass storage device and also the backup drive. Then I begin a new blog about the previous days wedding using key reminding words for when the images are complete and the blog goes live. Then I proceed with editing the wedding I am in the middle of, before I touch the latest wedding I have just shot. This allows me to keep up to date and in order of who I photographed.  Just as I finish around 5PM I recheck emails and set my computer for the following days work.

 

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How would you describe your style in three words?

 

Documentary, Informal, Chilled.

 

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Could you tell us some information about your packages/prices?

 

The ‘All That There Is’ – 1749.00

Bride + Groom wedding preparations, to the first dance and a little something extra!

Extra photographer for groom prep to the first dance to help capture those candids

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Do you have any tips for couples in selecting their wedding photographer?

 

Make sure that you see a rage of work from more than one wedding, over a variety of the year. Wedding images shot in the later time of the day/evening require a completely different level of skill to the weddings shot through the height of midday. Also be sure to supply a list of the specific group shots you would want to ensure you record all of them. Also be sure to sign a contract with you photographer and read the small print in the T’s& C’s and if you have any questions make sure to ask.

 

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Are you seeing any trends for the year ahead?

 

Barn weddings seem to be on trend for me in 2017/18 bookings and the more non-religious service. I think people these days are more creative and want a more hand on approach to their wedding therefore wanting to create the whole atmosphere that they want whilst saving a couple of pennies.

 

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Can you give us a teaser about what you are working on now?

 

For 2017 I have nearly completed a refurbished website with many new features and a whole new modernized look. It also reflects my ever developing style and changes in the trends. This will also show some of the exciting weddings I have booked and confirmed for the months to come…

 

How can we get in touch with you?

 

To contact me or enquire about a date/venue my contact number is 07775437637 and my direct email is jon@jonathanflintphotography.co.uk

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Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[Eclectic & Whimsical Foliage & Edison Lights Wedding]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=188130 2016-12-19T18:22:10Z 2017-01-16T07:00:11Z Eclectic Foliage Edison Lights Wedding http://www.tobiahtayo.com/

 

What a way to begin the week. I certainly enjoyed viewing these divine images and they put a great big smile on my face. Prepare to be blown away.

WWW readers Naomi and Benedict were married on Saturday 3rd September 2016 and held their reception East Riddlesden Hall in Yorkshire. It was important to them that the wedding was in West Yorkshire and that there was heritage to the venue, which reflected Naomi’s work in the museum sector. The setting really fit the bill, with a rustic barn set in the country, which they could totally transform into their personal vision. They filled the space with foliage and fresh florals, not to mention an Edison lighting installation and fairy lights everywhere. It looked magnificent.

Talking of florals, how lovely is Naomi’s bouquet? I love the whimsical and organic feel to the arrangement, which used peach roses and a pop of blue with delphiniums. Naomi fell for Eliza Jane Howell‘s Angelica gown and I can see why with its intricate beading and long sleeves. She teamed the dress with a vintage style Juliet cap veil, she looked incredible. Her favourite girls coordinated perfectly in a mix of floral and sage green frocks, while Benedict chose an indigo blue suit and cardigan as an alternative to a waistcoat. So dapper.

Many thanks goes to Tobiah Tayo Photography for sharing these delectable shots.

 

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THE PROPOSAL | On a tiger safari in Ranthambore, India, on Ben’s birthday last March. Knowing how fussy I am he’d bought a ‘stunt’ ring for the occasion that was lovely but about ten sizes too big and slipped off my finger for the rest of the holiday. We chose my sapphire and diamond one together when we got back to the UK.

THE VISION | My initial inspiration was from one of my favourite films, Jean Cocteau’s ‘La Belle et La Bete’ – so lots of glamorous glass and foliage, like the Mondrian Soho (now NOMO) in New York. We knew we’d have a big guest list but this kind of theme and lighting would, I hoped, make the space intimate and romantic. I also love a bit of vintage, so had to chuck some William Morris print/Victoriana in there – so overall it was a bit of an eclectic mix of aesthetics but actually in the end I loved the way the industrial look of the Edison board mixed with the romantic fabrics and flowers.

THE PLANNING PROCESS | I had always wanted to get married in my home county of West Yorkshire, which Ben was quite happy with too. Whilst we both spent a lot of time planning and picking out items, this did prove difficult given that we live and work in London. We knew we’d need a ‘man on the ground’, so to speak, and Rachel Chippendale of Simply Vintage Events was fantastic in picking out wonderful items that I just wouldn’t have had the time to pull together. My Mum was also a great help too, and her living in Huddersfield made it easy for us to pop up on weekends and meet suppliers.

BUDGET | About 25-30k although we did go over in the end.

THE VENUE | The plan was to get married in my local church, St. Joseph’s in Huddersfield. This obviously limited our reception venue choices slightly. I work in the museum sector so was really looking for a heritage venue.

We looked at loads of places in the area – including places I already knew about like The Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Wentworth Woodhouse – but I stumbled upon East Riddlesden Hall during a quick Google, and when we went to visit it really ticked all the boxes – I hadn’t envisaged a barn wedding but the space was tremendous and really adaptable. The manor house itself, with its gothic elegance in the heart of the rugged Yorkshire moors, was just perfect. It really was two venues for the price of one! Emma and the wedding team at East Riddlesden were fantastic too, regularly keeping in touch to see how our planning was coming along, making lots of useful recommendations /suggestions along the way.

THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | I knew I wanted a Juliet cap veil, so as far as my dress was concerned, it just had to match. I didn’t really know what I wanted style-wise, but don’t like lace meringues and frills that much so when I saw my Eliza Jane Howell Angelica gown at Dotty Taylor bridal in Holmfirth, with its simple lines and Deco elegance I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I found my veil on Etsy at Smitha Menon Bridal via pinterest. This was hands down my favourite part of my outfit. I’m a big fan of online shopping so my earrings were from Wolf & Badger and shoes from BHLDN.

FINDING THE DRESS | The kinds of dresses I was looking at were by Jenny Packham, Pronovias, Eliza Jane Howell and Jesus Peiro. I looked at a few shops in London but I knew that Dotty Taylor, a ten minute drive from my mums house, stocked Eliza Howell and Pronovias, so booked an appointment in November 2015. They were so friendly and really let you take your time looking at dresses (I tried on a lot!). In the end I was between a Pronovias with a V-neck and embellishment on the shoulder’s and the Eliza Howell Angelica. I felt so glamorous in it and it had that vintage nod I was after whilst also looking quite modern. I knew too it would go perfectly with a Juliet veil or styled more boho with a floral garland for the evening reception – it was a really adaptable dress.

GROOM’S ATTIRE | Ben chose an indigo blue suit from Suit Supply, with a navy cardigan as a more relaxed alternative to a waistcoat/3-piece. Incidentally, the colour of the suit was matched in my flowers and his buttonhole. Groomsmens suits from TM Lewin and all ties by John Lewis.

THE READINGS & MUSIC | The readings by my mum and twin brother Alex, included 1 Corinthians, ‘Love is patient love is kind’ which meant a lot to me because it was read at both my granny and grandpa’s funerals the year before . I walked down the aisle to Pachabels Canon and the music at the reception can only really be described as eclectic. We had the Northern String Quartet play at the reception drinks – they played lots of modern stuff rather than classical. Our first dance was to Beach Boys ‘God Only Knows’. We missed a lot of the DJ so sadly weren’t there to witness the mash up of the Jurassic Park theme tune and Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights.

BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | The bridesmaids wore Jenny Yoo ‘Annabelle’ dresses. I’d initially picked the Seaglass green ones but then loved the pastel florals from their 2016 collection so went for a mix. The dresses had convertible sleeves but all wore cap sleeves – I was up stitching the sleeves in until midnight the night before! Hair was messy buns with a bit of foliage to add to the natural look. We all got robes form Piyama (on Etsy) for the bridal prep.

THE FLOWERS | The flowers by Alice Ferguson at Forage and Blossom were probably my favourite part of the whole look of the day. I knew I wanted David Austin roses and lots of foliage and we went from there. When I first caught a glimpse of my bouquet on the morning of the wedding I was astounded – the flowers had Alice’s signature wildness about them but were also girly and elegant – and the array of colours was simply exquisite. The Romantic Antike rose at the centre of my bouquet really made it pop. Bridesmaids had similar arrangements but the pop of blue delphinium was just in my bouquet and Ben’s buttonhole. Alice did a great job as there were so many different arrangements for the wedding – from the church steps to the table bouquets and foliage on the Edison board, they were all beautifully unique. Not too matchy matchy either!

THE CAKE | Made by my mum’s talented work colleague – lemon, white chocolate and raspberry and fruitcake layers. Finished with some flowers Forage and Blossom.

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | We were thrilled with our photographers Tobiah and Laura Tayo, who blended in seamlessly and felt more like old friends on the day. Despite the terrible weather at our wedding, Tobiah and Laura’s creative talent and on-the-spot thinking ensured that we got all the big photos. We were limited in taking daytime photos because of the weather, but we loved the rustic barn shots (one of the unconverted barns also on site) with the bridesmaids and groomsmen. The rain stopped at about 5/6pm, so we had our main group shots along the path by the lake in the dark – we absolutely loved these!

THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | Most of the little touches were from Rachel at Simply Vintage or Etsy (e.g. the table plan), but we also incorporated some vintage books from eBay into the centrepieces as a nod to Ben’s love of books. Typical Type did some amazing lighting – festoons outside and the striking Edison board in the centre of the barn. We also hired William Morris print daybeds and deckchairs covered from the Arabian Tent Company to add to the turn of the century, botanical look and to give people somewhere to sit.

I also loved our favours – little macaroons from Betty’s of Harrogate (my spiritual home).

THE HONEYMOON | The Maldives for 10 days – paradise!

MEMORABLE MOMENTS | Bridesmaids running out in the rain to have their photos taken.

Ben and his best men’s speeches – the perfect combination of heartfelt and hilarious.

Storming the dancefloor when various guilty pleasures came on.

Ben’s friends commandeering the golf buggy.

The whole day was an amazing memory, but probably having all our wonderful friends and family together there was the best.

ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Good suppliers book up quickly – you honestly can never plan too far ahead.

Not everything goes to plan, so even if you’re a control freak like me, just embrace it.

It can rain any time of the year in the UK – if your wedding can’t handle rain get married abroad!

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |

Photography | Tobiah Tayo Photography

Venue | East Riddlesden Hall

Dress | Dotty Taylor Bridal

Veil | Smitha Menon Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses | Coco and Kate

Flowers | Forage and Blossom

Venue Dressing | Simply Vintage Events

Lighting | Typical Type

Seating | Arabian Tent Company

Music | Northern String Quartet

Hair | Amy Aspinall

Makeup | Holly Merrington

Catering | Hog & Apple

 

Wow wee. So beautiful.

Naomi and Benedict, thank you so very much for sharing your dreamy nuptials with us xo Lou

 

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Louise Baltruschat Hollis <![CDATA[Dark Romantic Urban Wedding Ideas]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=189503 2017-01-11T14:49:02Z 2017-01-15T08:00:12Z Dark Romantic Urban Wedding Ideas http://www.agnesblack.com/

 

Oh my golly. I think I just fell for winter weddings all over again. This shoot is so achingly beautiful, with a super cool and edgy dark romance atmosphere teamed with girly, whimsical elements. Think decadent candlelit tablescapes, bountiful blooms in burgundy shades, on trend gowns and an incredible floral cake creation.

The bridal looks were so beautiful, with berry shades and rustic hair styles. While pretty tableware worked perfectly with rich calligraphy stationery and sweet treats. Get ready to pin your heart out folks.

Thanks so very much to Agnes Black for sharing these sensational shots.

 

“In my head I had this idea of merging two looks, the pretty with the dark. The shoot took place in a cool urban setting in Liverpool with lots of local suppliers getting involved. We all wanted to shoot something a little darker, moody, a deep red romantic inspired shoot that was somewhat edgy, showing that you can mix your girlie side with your dark side and create something beautiful, when I got in touch with everyone and explained my vision they couldn’t have said yes quicker. We were all stoked to be doing something a little different. The shoot was awesome, I got to work with awesome collaborators who all came along to. Big messy flowers, dark romantic colours, silver, ram skulls, calligraphy, water colour and cool accessories! I had the amazing Charlotte from Charlotte White Film and Photography working beside me! Sarah from Angels Angels Wedding’s and Events was like a little creative rocket setting everything up to look beautifully! She nailed my brief! The shoot came together beautifully and everyone totally got the look we were trying to create. The stationery fit perfectly with the biscuit wedding favours, and the flowers with the cake. The hair was kept simple and somewhat messy to show of the deep and bold lipsticks. The dresses were hand made by the designer and mix pretty and delicate lace and beading with two-piece fashion. The crown from Howling Moon was beautiful, the combination of the delicately crafted metal with the bold rough cut diamonds was exactly what this shoot was all about.”

 

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Photographer | Agnes Black

Videography | Charlotte White Film and Photography 

Models | Olivia Ogden & Rebecca Palombella

Location | Buyers Club Liverpool 

MUA | Sonara Parker 

Hair | Jenny Gooding 

Flowers | Agnes & Bee

Hair Crown | Howling Moon 

Stationery | By Moon & Tide Calligraphy 

Jewellery & Dress | Co-ordinators own

Decor Hire | Angels Wedding’s and Events 

Cake | Marie Antoinette Cakes 

Props | Nickie Kelly Artisan Homewares & Design 

 

There are no words. Amaze!

Thanks to the whole team for sharing these images on WWW today xo Lou

 

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Abby Stiefel http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/ <![CDATA[Luxe Outdoor Garden Wedding in California]]> http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/?p=187886 2016-12-21T11:00:38Z 2017-01-14T08:00:15Z Luxe Outdoor Garden Wedding in California http://figlewiczphotography.com/

 

Today we are sharing Ashley and Kevin’s nuptials from June 25th 2016. This lovely couple held their Californian ceremony under beautiful sky-high trees and an exquisitely decorated wooden arch adorned with striking red, maroon and cream roses and hot pink amaranth. As you will see, this was one swoon-worthy day from start to finish.

Ashley positively glowed in her lace v-neck gown and maroon and red rose floral crown. Kevin wore a black suit, a white bowtie and a red rose buttonhole and looked every bit the dapper groom. Their outdoor reception glistened with hanging fairy lights and the tables looked both elegant and funky, thanks to floral centrepieces and gold glitter table numbers. The newlyweds and their guests feasted on gourmet PIZZA (I think that deserves capitals because it’s that awesome) and oodles of enticing treats like cupcakes, biscuits and tarts. My favourite pictures are of the bride and groom laughing, dancing and holding each other close in front of their adoring friends and family.

Thank you, Figlewicz Photography, for sharing your lovely photos with us.

 

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FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER | From the dark red floral accents to the delicious treats from Urban Pie LA, this event fulfilled our backyard, vintage wedding day dreams! Kevin and Ashley are an amazing couple and we feel so blessed to call them family and to have been there for their wedding. When we asked them what they were most looking forward to during their wedding day, they answered “Family, dancing, and pizza!!” It has been incredible to watch Kevin and Ashley’s love grow over the years and seeing them say “I do” in front of their family and friends was magical. Our newlyweds met while visiting friends in New York. “Kevin’s friend James was roommates with my friend Katie, so we ended up hanging out. Kevin had me laughing non-stop and that was it!!” Their engagement came five and a half years later on a perfectly normal Thursday evening. Ashley answered yes only after confirming “a billion times” if he was serious and thus, we arrive at this beautiful moment in Orange, California. To truly understand how amazing this couple is, you need to hear their answers to these questions… What do you like most about each other? “We understand and appreciate each others’ weird.” What are your favourite things to do with each other? “Eat pizza in our underwear.” A couple that knows how to have fun and appreciate the weird in a relationship is headed down an amazing path and we can’t wait to see Kevin and Ashley grow as they move into a new life as man and wife.

 

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |

Photographer | Figlewicz Photography

Equipment Rentals | Baker Party Rentals

Ring Designer | Ephraim Jewelry

Event Planner | Events by Valerie

Tuxedo and Men’s Attire | Friar Tux Shop

Dress Store | Mon Amie Bridal Salon

Caterer | Urban Pie LA

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

Ashley and Kevin, thank you so much for sharing your day of days with us. I loved seeing every part of your celebration and thought your ideas were sensational. Congratulations. Abby xx

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