Our second dose of pretty today. I don’t quite know how we are managing to cope with all this gorgeousness? This group of talented women name themselves The Dream Team, and that they certainly are. From the gorgeous hair and make up, the choice of gowns to the beautifully placed flowers and photography. All of it works so well. It is such an honour to be able to share their work with you, and inspire those of you in the planning process. I want a horse. And a flower crown.
Photography and words by Tara Florence
I think this wedding features everything I love about weddings. Pastel perfection, glorious flowers, beautiful photography, a couple that really injected so much personality in to their day, and lots and lots of happy faces. I have been looking forward to blogging this for such a long time and I am so pleased I now finally can. This wedding is also such a strong reminder of how important photography is at capturing moments and people that you will want to remember.
Photography by Binky Nixon Read More
I was fully prepared to write this whilst it was dull, rainy and grey outside but it is actually a gorgeous morning so these bright colours fit in beautifully. Check out those Kate Spade heels! Glitter is always welcome on this blog. Avegayle and Richard fully embraced their love of colour, florals and their cultures. There are lots of money saving tips and advice given too so have a good read on your lunch break.
Photography by Nick MurrayRead More
Evening! Didn’t realise how lengthy this post got, sorry about that. Today has been v relaxing, dog walks, blackberry picking, reading, netflix binging and prepping for the week ahead (looking at weddings isn’t that stressful!). I hope yours has been good. Have you been watching X-Factor? Do you like the new panel? I can’t stand Grimmy! Read More
I was going to put this in My Weekend Edit but then realised some people may not read it so thought it should have its own blog post. I put the call out in December of last year asking for blogging brides. I was lucky enough to find Vanessa and Julia. Vanessa has now flown the SYGM nest (sneak peek at her in tonights weekend edit) so I need a new lovely lady to fill her place.
I remember when planning that whilst I loved all the real weddings I also loved reading about girls in the same position as me. Not only will you be doing a bit of blogging for us, you will be sent on wonderful trips (often with your other half or friend, Vanessa went to an incredible craft day at Etsy, and a pamper session), sent items for review and hopefully have a wonderful planning experience. You will also have access to all the fantastic suppliers I have met over the years, and can recommend on a personal level. You may also be asked to feature in the new SYGM podcast, you by no means have to though!
So what do you think? If you’re getting married between Jan – Aug 2016 and would like to be a SYGMbride then all you have to do is email email@example.com (subject SYGMbride) and tell me a little about yourselves, the date of your wedding, how far you are with your planning and also feel free to attach a picture of the both of you. Knowledge of WordPress, Social Media and being a normal human are preferred. Dog ownership is optional. You don’t have to be the greatest writer in the world (hell, I am terrible but you are all so kind to put up with that) I am merely looking for enthusiasm and someone who embodies the typical SYGM bride. I am not quite sure what that is, but I will know when I read it.
Image by Clara Cooper Photography
Happy Bank Holiday! This rainy Monday is the perfect time to share the new beautiful collection from Lyn Ashworth. We are big fans of Sarah Barnett’s designs at SYGM after Rebecca wore a Lyn Ashworth for her own wedding. All the dresses epitomise romance, are made in England and capture the essence of an English rose. Read More
Afternoon! I hope your bank holiday Sunday is full of fun, sun and lovely food! Will catch up with you later for my weekend edit.
Today we say hello to Clara Cooper Photography! Lucy has provided some words about her business but may I just say how beautiful her images are, I love how fresh and airy they feel, and all those smiles! I know how hard it can be choosing a photographer and the prospect of sorting through all the options can seem daunting, I hope I can help the process just a little by showing you the suppliers I love.
Now, if you don’t already know, you will soon – I love candles. Like, I really, really bloody love candles. And up there with my favourites is a reasonably recent discovery of mine – Neom Organics. I originally discovered the brand when I was looking for a clean burning candle which would be soot free, and Neom ticks all the boxes – natural and organic ingredients, no petro chemical or paraffin wax, ethically sourced and made in Britain using pure ingredients and including no toxins. This candle is from the Happiness range and there are 7 100% essential oils in the fragrance of this candle including a cut- grass note derived from uplifting peppermint (love!),Read More
Afternoon, or most likely it is now evening. I am unashamedly excited for the start of “Celebrity” Big Brother tonight. I have gluten free pizza on its way and a cherry ice lolly. Such fun. Today’s thirty under thirty was hard. I want a lot of the things but I managed to secure myself The Cult Beauty Box and some of the new Charlotte Tilbury foundation which launched today so I think I shouldn’t spend anything else! When I saw that Beatrix Potter money box, I had to add it in. I think everyone had one didn’t they? So nostalgic.
The White Company catalogue arrived this morning and I want it all. Especially loving the sound of the “country house” candle, my wild blackberry is my current favourite though. Layered with Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir and the room smells like a sultry boudoir for fruit. I also can’t believe that clock is only £15. And I think I have found the perfect Greige nail polish.
Last summer, a photographer friend of ours, Olivia Shaw, got married at The Gallivant Hotel down in Camber Sands. Her photos are ridiculously beautiful and I really couldn’t believe that their wedding was in England. We’ll be sharing her wedding on the blog next week so you can see what I’m talking about. But today I’d love to tell you more about the rustic nautical chic, New England style hotel that sits behind the most beautiful beach in the UK and is the perfect setting for a beachy wedding or a mini-moon. It feels like a nautical beach house in the Hamptons and if you want to get married here, you can hire it exclusively for the weekend. Eat, sleep and beach! Read More