So much love for this wedding, and I was so saddened to hear of the Sian and Manuel’s news just days afterwards. Hannah contacted me to say that sadly they had been burgled 4 days after the wedding and everything had been taken, including funds from the wedding for their honeymoon (and first family holiday). I really hope they can get away as it is so important to have that downtime after a wedding.
Bad news aside, their wedding was just pure magic. Utterly relaxed, full of cake, bunting and good times. Their son Austin walked Sian down the aisle, and Phoebe (excellent name) the flowergirl looks adorable!!! And I think this is the first wedding I have blogged sans flowers?! It also just goes to show that we can do outdoor weddings just as well as our American friends.
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Another afternoon and another little something to make the cold nights warmer. I think mulled wine may be my favourite beverage. I served it at our wedding for arrival drinks which was quite lovely after 40 mins of photos in a wedding gown. I will often (bulk) buy mulled wine just bottled up ready to glug in to a pan, however after making it properly it definitely tastes better, and it can be altered to your preferences. Continue reading
Well, today’s post is completely unique and different to what I have been blogging recently. We are going to delve in to the rather morbid yet intriguingly beguiling world of the Victorians. Whilst you would not lift this idea and have it as your own wedding, it is brimming with so much gorgeous inspiration and detail that I defy any bride not to pick out something she loves. I am handing over the blog to Vicki Ormerod who will take us to the slightly dark side…
Photography by DJ Archer Photography Continue reading
Evening all. I have ordered the tree from here. It arrives on Friday but I thought I would take some of my favourite decorations for a little wander to the wood. Natalie, who took the photos, hated most of my decorations. She’s foreign. She doesn’t get that garish, gaudy decorations can snuggle quite nicely in amongst mercury glass and glitter. They also have sentimental value. The gold glitter deer was the first decoration Michael and I bought as man and wife. The schnauzer needs no explanation. It’s just plain awesome. Right? More to follow and a tour round the house over the weekend. Catch the last DIY post? Continue reading
Morning all! I am sorry David, I just couldn’t resist having this as the main image, but I am sure you will understand why. This wedding, not only full of details and a very unique venue,it is just full to the brim with love. People really do make a wedding. You can spend years planning but nothing will beat that look when the groom first sees his wife, or when the guests get ready to throw confetti. Oh I just love it. I LOVE love. Oh and the Louboutins. And the rather scrummy tweed suit.
Photography by Jason Hynes Continue reading
Evening all! Finally getting round to SYGM guide to Christmas. Starting off with something I make very early in the month as they only get better with time. They hang on doors to waft their christmassy scent when you and your guests swish past in your sequinned gowns. The choice of ribbon can easily reflect your rooms decor, they can also be placed in bowls as centre pieces. And fun family time can be had by all when making them as they are super easy. Continue reading
Oh these guys! They got married in May of this year in St Lucia (jealous face) and on their return they opted for a couples shoot with Mr Darren Mack. I think it is such a lovely idea, I am considering one for Michael and I as a kind of “few years on” type thing. Perhaps this spring. I also now wish I was awesome enough to pull off bright hair, it looks so fantastic in the photos against a woodland back drop. I hope you both are enjoying married life, you look exceptionally happy in these that’s for sure!
Photography by Darren Mack Continue reading
Good morning all! This was meant to have been on the blog yesterday but I messed up and WordPress decided to resize every image inserted, I put the laptop down and next thing I knew it was dinner time. Naughty blogger.
Inspired by their love of Autumn, this wedding is sprinkled with autumnal leaves and hues, all wrapped up in a gorgeous lace vintage bow. The bride decided to wear her Grandmothers 1960s wedding dress, it suits her so so well! I also love the addition of fabric leaves being added to the flower girls dress, so cute, and such a great seasonal idea.
Photography by James Grist Continue reading