a winter wonderland engagement shoot | uk wedding blog

facebook-profile-picture By Phoebe

Afternoon lovely readers. How are you getting on? It is finally Friday. Longest week ever ever ever! But it is OK, because we have another full week of real weddings ahead of us topped off with the highly anticipated “Wedding trends for 2014 and Wedding trends to abolish” posts. Here is last years. And 2012.

Today’s beautiful engagement shoot comes from the ever so wonderful James Grist. Amy and Damian are doing a lotttt of DIY for their upcoming rustic wedding, they have chosen an excellent venue and still have a fair bit to do (all info at the end!) As we are meant to be receiving some snow next week, this post is rather apt. Shall we turn my garden in to a winter wonderland? It would be rather small, but there would be mulled cider. 

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We chose the Grasshopper Inn in Westerham because of the cosy rustic atmosphere the tudor style venue created. The venue also arranges the ceremony, catering and entertainment.

We chose James Grist as our wedding photographer after he was recommended to us. We really liked the way he captures little details within his photos and uses natural unstaged shot’s.

My dress is by a designer called Melanie Portro and is a-symettrical with lace detail. I have not got the shoes yet but they will be something sparkly.

My sister is a make up artist (Rose Bernard make up) so she will be doing my hair and makeup on the day.

The bridesmaid dresses will be mint green infinity dresses which will allow my four bridesmaids to choose how they qre worn.

The groom and his groomsmen will be having their suits hired from burtons. They will be traditional morning suits. We will be giving each of them superhero cufflinks of their favourite superheros as wedding favours.

I am making the cake myself with the help of my nan. The cake will be a three tier fruit cake which will be decorated with daisies and butterflies.

I am also doing the flowers myself. On each of the bridesmaids bouquets I will add a vintage butterfly brooch.

I made the wedding invitations and hand painted daisies on each of them. I found some lovely pearlised paper and paints so everything had a lovely shimmer to them.

The wedding decorations is going to be very rustic with alot of hand made details. I want the day to have a relaxed magical feel to it.

I will be making little wooden decorations as favours. Each favour will have the guests name on it so will also act as a nane card on the tables.
We will be giving each of my bridesmaids a bracelet and the groomsmen cufflinks


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