a real boho wedding in long island | uk wedding blog

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I don’t often blog American weddings. I am unsure why. I always feel that they may be something we can never have, slightly untouchable, but in the best possible way. They are aspirational. I contacted Hannah Thomson after seeing Pamela Love‘s and Matthew Nelson’s wedding asking if I could blog it. Though Pamela was a very different bride to myself, her wedding was effortlessly cool and laid back, I want it. I want her wedding, and you are about to see why.

All photography credits to Hannah Thomson and Vogue.com

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Pamela preparing her own flowers

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The wedding cake included a vegan tier for the groom

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Jewellery designed by Love, including an amethyst cuff.

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Wedding dress designed by Mara Hoffman, a good friend of the bride. It is off-white chiffon dress with a faint mauve print and an open lattice back.

Southern sweet tea in homage to the groom’s roots.

Mason jars – daisy, astrantia, scabious, buplerium, honeysuckle, rosemary and thyme

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Matching white gold wedding bands with turquoise inlay designed by Love.

 

Flowers – white and pink astrantia, scabious, buplerium, allium, honeysuckle and alchamilla mollis

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Walking down the aisle with her mother.

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The bride and groom exchanging vows under a birch chuppah covered in traditional Appalachian quilts—the ceremony was officiated by artist Francesco Clemente

 

 

 

Bouquet contains – aquiligia, clematis, daisy, astrantia, scabious, buplerium, honeysuckle.

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Photography – Hannah Thomson

Brides Dress – Mara Hoffman

Grooms Suit – Billy Reid

Decor – the bride and groom with help from Fox Fodder Farm

Flowers – the bride and Fox Fodder Farm

Cake – a friend of the bride

Venue – Ruschmeyer’s, a 1950s summer camp turned resort in Montauk, Long Island

Accessories – the bride

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Do you love it? Isn’t it wonderfully bohemian/folksy/hippie (can it be all three?). All the things we can’t really muster in this country.

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how to use twitter to plan your wedding {part two} | uk wedding blog

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Firstly, I know how hard it is to plan a wedding, I know the hours spent trying to get everything just right seems insane right now. But it will all come together, and it will be wonderful! Twitter is not only great for finding suppliers but also to find solace in other brides and their plans.Read More

{inspiration} from farm to table | uk wedding blog

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Loving the sentiment behind today’s mood board by Burnetts Boards. We should all be doing more to support farmers. In particular our dairy farmers who are being royally screwed over at the moment.

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photo credits: wedding invitation suite, menu, reception tablesucculents in vintage tinsegg basketold truckvegetables

 

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Have a lovely Sunday!

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a hint of gold | uk wedding blog

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Check out that headdress! Today it is all about the Midas touch, well, more of a Midas tickle…

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Bowls // Rings // Macarons 

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Credit – The Wedding Bee

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Sometimes a delicate gold is all it takes to push your colour scheme to the next level. Timeless and elegant.

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I am currently battling with a smoke alarm. The beeps are so loud. It wants new batteries, yet I can’t reach it. I will just have to indulge in the cookies I baked from yesterday

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{inspiration} gin and tonic | uk wedding blog

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Merry Sunday! Here is the perfect inspiration board for any gin lover…! Many thanks once more to Burnetts Boards.

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photo credits: tiaragin and tonic screen print3D butterfliesherb labelsdrinksmason jarcakeclutchleaf frondsspoonwooden frame planterboutonnièregreen tieslace gown.

and another winner! | uk wedding blog

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Another day, another winner! This time, a beautiful headpiece by Lobster Love.

Very pleased to announce that the winner is

Roseanna Grundy! 

 

Congratulations! I will email you this afternoon. To those that entered, soz!

The next competition hitting the blog is by the wonderful Magpie Miller. Beautiful homeware and decorative frippery!

Make sure you spread the word about this post to help future brides

Phoebe

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we need you, photographers | uk wedding blog

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I published this post about a bride who had an awful experience with a wedding photographer, so many of you left comments of help and kind words. She has now found a photographer to do her a cherish the dress type shoot, so all in all, a happy ending.

A few comment-ors did mention perhaps educating couples when it comes to the photographer search so I thought I would open up my inbox to you photographers for a helpful, informative post on how to spot a fauxtographer, or at least, what criteria should be met so that the couple can feel at ease with their choice.

If you would like to submit a little paragraph please email phoebe@millerweddings.co.uk with “fauxtog” in the subject line. Full credit given, and please submit an image of your choice if you would like. Submit by Sunday if you pleases.

It would be nice if we could stop this from happening down the line, so whether you want to discuss price points, portfolios or gut feelings, get in touch!

Phoebe

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electric blue | uk wedding blog

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Turning to nature for one of my favourite colours. I don’t really wear it, I don’t plan on painting my house with it. But my goodness, when it is done right, electric blue can look wonderful. Though the variety in ‘electric’ is evident. What you are going for is a ruddy bright blue.

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Window Sill  // Kingfisher // Pots  //

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Interiors  // Birds //

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Should you want to use blue at your wedding….

Dress – TwoBirds // Shoes – Louboutin // Bag – Hermes

And it isn’t a blog post if I don’t show you some flora…

Flowers by The Rose Shed

Flowers by Bloomingayles

Photography by jennifertakesphotos.co.uk

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I always think of this song whenever I hear “electric blue”. It is in my head now, so it is only fair it is in yours too…

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{inspiration} – plump for purple | uk wedding blog

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Very sumptuous colours today on the blog from Sara at Burnett’s Boards, it is always loving having something inspirational to look at before the week ahead. I only hope this one is not full of torrential rain so I can get on with painting the front door this colour.

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photo credits: wedding reception chairmenu, blackberry drink, boutonnieresribbons with ringspurple ombre cakepurple bridal bouquetgold calligraphyfabric roseheart cookieJenny Packman bridal gown.

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Always beautiful! I hope you have had a lovely weekend so far and will be watching the tennis this afternoon!! If you haven’t seen, my most popular blog post to date was this one, a very sad story about a bride who hated her wedding photos. Have a read.

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{new sponsor} Fiona Kelly | uk wedding blog

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It is SUCH a miserable day!! Remember that abnormally warm October we had? I reckon that was our summer. I am currently sat drinking a ginger beer in the hope that it helps, but it just keeps on raining. Proper torrential rain. Sigh. Shall we look at some pretty wedding photos from new sponsor Fiona Kelly?

A quick Q & A 

Favourite Colour: purple

Favourite Film: I always go back to ‘some like it hot’ , I never get tired of watching that film

Favourite Song: Hard to pick just one, but I do love At Last by Eta James.

Favourite Month: Im torn between spring and autumn months as I love both for the light and the being the changing seasons. I would probably have to go for the month of april. Its very special as both my husband and son are april born and one of my best friends is too. I also love that it’s the start of spring.

Favourite Flower: my flower of the moment is a ranuculus. I have liked this for a while but only discovered the name of it recently.

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Favourite Drink: white wine (sauvignon blanc from chile or Australia if I am being really picky!) or something fizzy.

Favourite Food: Cheese. I really could not live without it. Particularly blue cheese. I just love Roquefort, much to my husbands horror

Favourite Word: Kerfuffle. It just makes me laugh

Favourite Perfume:  Stella by Stella McCartney

Favourite Book: My house resembles a library, we have more books than space to put them, so choosing just one is so difficult. There are certain books that I can read time and time again and they are the discworld books by Terry Pratchet (bit of a geek here!) Im not normally one for sci-fi/fantasy books but they are great easy reading, cracking stories and funny too.

Favourite Quote from a Film: Am going to go back to my favourite film and the genius last line of ‘Well,  nobodys perfect’ said in response to the revelation by Jack Lemmons character that he is actually a man and can’t marry the millionaire fella who has been courting him. If you haven’t seen the film then watch it.

Best piece of advice you have ever been given: When I was younger my mum and dad always told me that as long as try to do the best I can then they would be proud of me and what I achieve, whatever it was. Basically saying its putting the effort in that counts and its so true.

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If you would like to sponsor the blog, please get in touch for a media pack on phoebe@millerweddings.co.uk with “sponsorship” in the subject. Please note, I will only be accepting 2 more photographers. Don’t want to cramp your styles!

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