I love this time of year, the promise of a flutter of newly engaged couples over the festive season. I cannot wait to hear news of romantic proposals and couples head over heels in love. How many unsuspecting loved ones are there out there with their other half plotting the perfect way to get engaged? Ekk it’s so exciting.
As the wedding season quietens, the weddings from 2013 and all of those happy unions are still being shared online and I have so many lovely celebrations to share with you in the weeks ahead… yippee.
Here are some beautiful weddings that caught my eye this week.
WWW”s Wedding of the Week
Romantic Pescadero Wedding… oh so dreamy.
Jessica and Robert had a light hearted and fun wedding in the woods at Jessica’s Dads house. They had a humanist ceremony below DIY arches decorated with hops whilst guests sat on bales of hay.
Jessica looked beautiful in Amanda Wyatt, wearing flowers in her plaited hair whilst clutching a pretty bouquet she arranged herself. Her favourite girls wore white dresses from Monsoon with flower crowns in their hair while Robert wore a sharp suit and converse.
Oh and then there was a drop dead gorgeous reception in a tipi. WOW.
Thanks so much to the brilliant Tino & Pip Photography for sharing their images with us today.
Tags: Amanda Wyatt, Beautiful World Tents, Converse, DIY Flowers, DIY Wedding, Humanist Wedding, Monsoon Bridesmaids, Rainy Wedding, Real Weddings, Tino & Pip Photography, Tipi Wedding, White Bridesmaid Dresses, White Wedding Ideas, Woodland Wedding Ideas
I just adore this Edwardian inspired bridal shoot, with lilac colours and mid century details.
Thanks so much to Fig Photography for allowing me to share their images this afternoon.
“The shoot was photographed by Krystina of Fig Photography and styled by Kate of Lavender & Linen at Elmore Court in Gloucestershire in September, prior to the venue’s launch a few weeks ago. It was very loosely inspired by the Edwardian era, but used elements from throughout the early to mid-20th century, including the vintage wallpaper backdrop and glassware.
The beautifully detailed Charlotte Balbier dress (‘Cache’ from her new collection) was loaned by The Bridal Room, Broadway and really lent the timeless elegant touch to the whole day. The hair and make up (styled by Sandie Tozer and perfectly applied by Katie Bolton) were again inspired by Edwardian styles but updated to give a fresh modern touch that would appeal to brides looking to incorporate vintage elements. The gorgeous Rachel Simpson shoes (‘Ginger’ in silver) added the finishing touch to the whole bride’s look.
Elmore Court provided the picture-perfect setting for the shoot, as well as several of the historic pieces such as the oak chest and marble table. Both the interior and exterior of the house provide endless photographic opportunities, including all the beautiful flowers under the tree on the front lawn that carpeted the ground for us.
The exquisite jewellery, including the hairpieces, was designed and made by Jayne’s Vintage Paradise – reworking old pieces (a great way to incorporate heirloom pieces that maybe aren’t quite your style).
I love a big floral element in any wedding, and Stephanie Saunder’s designs were an intrinsic part of the vision for the whole day – the backdrop really came to life with the gorgeous flowers which included Amnesia and Majolica roses, Anemones, Hydrangeas, Stocks, Eustoma, Viburnham berries, beautiful soft green foliage and of course luscious bunches of red grapes.
The backdrop provided a focal point for the stunning dessert table by Cake sweet Cake which included not only a magnificently simple yet striking wedding cake, but chocolate cake pops, cameo shortbread biscuits, vanilla cupcakes with crystallised flowers, and Viennese whirls with blackberry jam filling.
The stationery range from Little Bird Weddings perfectly picked up the details of the rest of the shoot – with delicate lace and jute string touches. The vintage gold frame (from Lavender & Linen) really set off the table plan on the backdrop (the base of which was designed and built by prop-builder specialist Laurent Spiegelhalter, with vintage wallpaper designs by Kate of Lavender & Linen).
The vintage props from Lavender & Linen included vintage crystal and cut glass decanters, and crystal amethyst wine glasses – all shining elegantly as the sun set in the rough grass at the front of the house.
The Austin 6 vintage car from Richard Thorne Classic Cars looked rather fabulous parked up outside Elmore Court – and even had enough space inside for the incredible train on the dress (expertly modelled by Emily Iles). Instead of traditional ribboning we thought the car deserved a bouquet of her own!”
Tags: Bella Bridal Hair, Bridal Shoot, Cake Sweet Cake, Charlotte Balbier Wedding Dress, Elmore Court, Fig Photography, Katie Bolton, Lavender & Linen, Little Bird Weddings, Purple Wedding Ideas, Rachel Simpson, Richard Thorne Classic Cars, Stephanie Saunders Flowers, The Bridal Room, Vintage Paradise
Would you hold your wedding party off land? Well Lisa and Stewart did just that back in August where they held their wedding reception on The Tall Ship, Glasgow. Amazing.
Lisa and Stewart are a couple with serious style credentials, they looked fabulous. Lisa donned a classic Stephanie Allin Kelly dress with statement feather birdcage veil and red nails. While Stewart went for a blue Hugo Boss suit with red socks and on trend shoes.
I love the navy colour scheme and pops of red throughout. Gorgeous.
Thanks so much to Lisa Devine for sharing her breathtaking imagery with us today.
Tags: Blue Wedding Ideas, Dessy Bridesmaids, Glasgow Wedding, Hugo Boss Groom, I Heart Flowers, Lisa Devine Photography, Navy Bridesmaid Dresses, Party Wedding, Real Weddings, Scotland Wedding, Ship Wedding, Stephanie Allin Wedding Dress, The Tall Ship
Gents, it’s all about you this afternoon. Looking dapper and feeling great on your wedding day is so important for your confidence and to make the right impression. Whether you are hoping to be a relaxed groom, smart or on trend groom I have many different style ideas to help you find the right look.
First and foremost, what do you wear on a day to day basis? What do you think makes you look and feel great about yourself? You want to look like you on your wedding day and feel comfortable. Take a look below at some real life grooms each of whom had their own individual styles who looked super dashing.
Tweed suits have been making a resurgence, with beautiful texture, pattern and a nod to the countryside many a stylish groom are opting for this fabric. An abundance of colours and styles are available on the high street and by bespoke tailors.
The bow tie is bang on trend and looks really suave. You can go bold with pattern or colour, knitted or silk. You could make your own or buy fairly inexpensively to compliment your wedding day look.
Tags: Bow Tie Groom, Groom Style, Groomsmen, Military Groom, Traditional Groom, Tweed Groom