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Outdoor Rustic Home Made Autumn Wedding
14.04.2014

Outdoor Autumn Norfolk Wedding http://myfabulouslife.co.uk/

 

Happy Monday lovelies, I hope you had a wonderful happy weekend. To ease you back into the week I have a gorgeous love filled celebration to share with you.

Catherine and Daniel had a cosy outdoor Autumn wedding back in November. They opted for an outdoor ceremony beside the lake under a leafy arch at Narbourgh Hall Gardens. Norfolk.

I so love the rustic and warm feel to their day. With natural blooms, grasses and pumpkins decorating the tables alongside brown paper stationery.

Catherine had the most beautiful gown by Templerly which she teamed with Jenny Packham accessories. While Daniel donned tweed, the maids wore sequins and their son looked so adorable in a flat cap.

Thanks to the wonderful My Fabulous Life Photography for sharing their lovely imagery today.

 

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Ramblings
Portrait Shoot Style. Sunday Ramble
13.04.2014

I have been in the wedding industry now for almost 4 years, but have only ever had a proper professional photo shoot done for me once in that time. A combination of shyness and anxiety issues mean I avoid such situations hehe.

But I have booked in this week to have some professional shots taken for my new about page. My lovely friend is shooting, so that eases my nerves BUT I have no clue what to wear. It has made me remember just how I felt back at our own engagement shoot and making sure I felt good about myself in front of the camera. I am also guessing that there may be many of you feeling the exact same right now with your own shoots planned.

I have often given advice for styling and outfits on shoots, but when it comes to my own I don’t seem to be able to apply said theory. It perhaps doesn’t help that I have a mini bump and I am not quite sure how to style it, and my skin recently has felt pretty rubbish.

Anyway, here are my outfit options for the shoot (I hope they still fit hehe!!)

Look 1

 

One of my favourite trusty frocks, knee length and flattering. I love the bold graphic pattern which I think could work well in images. I have to wear my favourite shoes, my beloved clogs with this dress I think.

 

Shoot Style

Topshop dress & Lotta From Stockholm clogs.

Look 2

 

For a more feminine Spring feel I feel great in this floral dress I got for a wedding last year, which I am thinking can be dressed up with my sparkle heels. (more…)

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Rustic DIY Wedding in South Africa
12.04.2014

Rustic DIY Wedding South Africa http://www.ernaloock.com/

 

Today we are in beautiful South Africa for the rustic romantic DIY wedding celebration of Hanri and Jacques. They had rustic wooden tables with succulents and green blooms, scrumptious looking food and so many personal touches.

Hanri and Jacques look so happy and in love, these images are a joy to behold.

Thanks so much to Erna Loock Photography for sharing such lovely photographs with us today.

 

 

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DIY Tutorials
How to Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers // Part 1 // Sowing Seeds
11.04.2014

Grow Wedding Flowers DIY

 

Growing flowers and having your own allotment is surging in popularity in the UK. With owning my first garden this summer I am experimenting with growing vegetables and I thought it would be fun to try and grow some cut flowers.

Over the coming months I will be sharing with you how I am planning my flower plot, what I plant, and what I learnt from the process to help those of you who are considering growing your own wedding flowers.

To begin with I am sharing the flowers I have chosen and how I sowed my seeds…

 

 What You Need

 

Grow Wedding Flowers DIY

/ Compost / Seed Trays / Somewhere light and warm / Water / Seeds / Tools / Gloves / Labels /

 

Step 1

 

Grow Wedding Flowers DIY

 

Fill your trays/pots with compost up to approximately 25% full.

 

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Step 2

 

Grow Wedding Flowers DIY

 

Water.

 

Step 3

 

Grow Wedding Flowers DIY

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Planning
Wedding Weather Woes
11.04.2014

Rain Wedding http://karibellamy.com/

Image by Kari Bellamy, full wedding here.

 

The weather is perhaps one aspect of your wedding you just cannot control. I know so many couples worry about the weather on their wedding day, so I thought it would be a good topic to discuss today.

The WWW real brides past and present share their thoughts on wedding weather and how it turned out on the day. Plus I have some helpful tips on planning for all weather possibilities…

 

Kelly

 

“It rained on our Wedding Day and to be honest I didn’t care. I booked a winter wedding so no one would be under any illusions about it being cold/wet/potentially snowing.

I know it’s something some brides fret over and being the control frea…erm enthusiast I am, I am more then sure it’s something towards the end I would have stressed about had we had a summer wedding.”

Wet Wedding http://photosbyzoe.co.uk/

Image by Photos by Zoe, full wedding here.

 

Emily

 

“I was FRANTIC about it – it was the end of the hottest, sunniest summer in years and the weather broke a few days before. We had a marquee and garden games for the children and lots of lovely fields, and I was so worried I wouldn’t get to use any of it and everyone would just be squished in a damp tent! Someone was smiling on us though as it hammered down the day before and the day after, but we had gorgeous sunshine with just one little shower in the evening.”

 

 

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Image by Matt Bowen, full wedding here.

 

Laura C

 

“We got married in Wales where it rains about 95% of the time so a beautiful outdoors summer wedding was never going to be on the cards! In the end we decided to go with it and got married in December, thinking that at least that way we’d know to plan for bad weather and it wouldn’t make the slightest bit of difference to our day. In the end the weather was lovely – obviously it was freezing, but it stayed clear and dry and we were able to make the most of the winter sunshine and have all our photos outdoors, as well as sparklers and toasting marshmallows when it got dark. It really wouldn’t have made a huge amount of difference to the day if it had poured down all day either though, which is just what we had wanted. The only slight wobble I had was about a week before when particularly stormy weather meant lots of travel disruptions across the south west, which is where all my family and friends were travelling from – but even that didn’t cause too much stress since most of our guests came to stay the night before the wedding and so had plenty of time to make other travel arrangements.” (more…)

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