a real wedding in Liverpool by Lawson Photography {part two} | uk wedding blog

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Merry Monday Tuesday! Did you have a lovely bank holiday? Do you remember where we got up to last time? Emma and Darren had just arrived at the stunning Isla Gladstone in Liverpool. Aside from the beautiful bride and groom, the flowers stole the show in this wedding. I am all about the flowers. Whilst some readers/bloggers/weddingaffectionados go straight to the “which dress”, I go to the “which flowers”. I love how fresh and clean the colour palette is. Like a mojito. Or something less alcoholic for a Tuesday morning.

So, part two. It features my favourite moment in a wedding; when the bride walks down the aisle and the groom sees her for the first time. Heart. Melts. This moment was captured to perfection by Lawson Photography. Oh, and Liverpool ladies dress immaculately for a wedding!

Here comes the bride!!

For those of you reading that are yet to get married, the moment pictured above is the greatest moment and feeling of your wedding day. Such relief, excitement and love going on that it really can not be described. The moment you hold hands and walk back down the aisle is the most wonderful feeling. Ever. Savour it. You then get covered in confetti and try not to slip on moss. Just my day?

Part Three coming up later this afternoon, the reception is just as beautiful as the rest. Credits to come also. Do you love it so far? You can see more of The Lawson’s weddings on their website.

planning ~ when it all gets too much | uk wedding blog

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I have been there. Too many opinions, too much choice, too much inspiration (pinterest) and far too much money to part with. The whole planning process can become so unbelievably overwhelming that it is mighty tempting to pack it all in and elope to Vegas. Though this wasn’t an option for me with my fear of flying outweighing anything I was tackling with the wedding.Read More

pinterest | uk wedding blog

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Good morning!

I think we need some more mutual pinterest love going on. And if you aren’t on pinterest, you are missing out. I promise.

Follow me and I will follow back so I can repin anything you pin containing glitter or puppies.




my weekend | uk wedding blog

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Well, it rained. A lot. The dog was not impressed. Neither was I having to walk him. This weekend Instagram was at hand.

I settled in with a copy of Ideal Home in which Stamford was featured.

The sun came out.

Bluebells, reminds me of this song

Saturday evening saw us venture out to a party, we had lovely tapas, paella and chocolate fudge cake, copious amounts of manchego, all washed down with sangria. I wore a lot of black, pretty standard.

It was hosted by my best friend. This was taken mid patatas bravas.

and her housemate made a chocolate fudge cake. Delish.

On Sunday, we wiled away the hours by the fire after a lovely roast dinner.

So how was your weekend? Did you eat tapas? Watch The Voice?

On the blog later, some exciting news from All Wrapped Up Events.

paper arrow press | uk wedding blog

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Good morning!! I have a day of painting and chasing up Royal Mail ahead so it is always nice to share something lovely before starting the day. Let me introduce you to a new stationer in town, Rachel Russell.

Paper Arrow Press – www.paperarrowpress.co.uk – a bespoke stationery service launches today. It offers super cool stationery for weddings and those other important events in life.

Aimed at design-conscious couples who are looking for something more than the usual hearts and flowers for their save the dates, birth announcements and party invitations, Paper Arrow Press works closely with each client to produce personal, stylish designs at an affordable price.

Paper Arrow Press was set up in 2012 by designer Rachel Russell, a Yorkshire girl living in East Dulwich, London. It came into being after Rachel designed her own wedding invitations. Paper Arrow Press offers two services: choose between a fully bespoke service, working with Rachel to design and create stationery to your specifications or, if you’re a couple on a tight budget, choose a pre-designed wedding collection which can be customised with your details. Two customisable design collections are currently available: Big Top and Bookish. The former inspired by old time circus posters and designed to add a carnival atmosphere to your day and the latter designed to help you get your geek on, inspired by librarian chic!

More pre-designed stationery collections are planned for later in the year. Recent bespoke projects have been fully inspired by the couples themselves, taking their style and interests and translating them into cool, modern print pieces. These include a laid back beach wedding, a multilingual wedding in the Swiss lakes and a vintage Canadian wedding.

At launch, designer Rachel Russell said:

“My other half and I had a clear idea of how we wanted our wedding to look but had a small budget. We were lucky that we could create print pieces just as we wanted them. Not everyone has the time, ability or inclination (!) to do this. With Paper Arrow Press I want to offer the next best option: creative, affordable design combined with a fun and stress-free process. As a freelance graphic designer and illustrator I want to bring the same design aesthetic and attention to detail to wedding and event stationery as to any other design project. Planning any big event is stressful but Paper Arrow Press can help you get one big tick on your list with a minimum level of fuss and maximum level of style.”

Please go and have a look at more of Rachel’s work on www.paperarrowpress.co.uk – what do you think? Lovely hey?

craft parties with chloe | uk wedding blog

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I try to be crafty, but it just doesn’t happen. Which is why I would pass any bride wanting to DIY over to Chloe who runs a wonderful blog dedicated to the ‘do it yourself’ bride. It is always brimming with ideas for saving money or adding a personal touch to your wedding day, or, well every day.

Want something a bit different for your hen party?

How about hosting a craft party? It’s the perfect daytime activity for hens that want a relaxed, fun and creative afternoon.

Run by Chloe from Adore, the UK’s leading crafty wedding blog, you’ll have a craft expert to teach you new skills, help you make something personal and give you lots of creative ideas and tips!

Choose to make one of the crafts below or Chloe can help your group design and make something totally bespoke, for example the bride’s wedding table numbers or some quirky string art signs!

♥       Handmade stationery

♥       Decorating rustic wedding or home decorations

♥      Glamorous fascinators and shoe accessories

♥      Fabric floristry

♥       Decorating personalised candles

Recent chief bridesmaid Laura, from Nottingham… “It’s such an enjoyable way of doing something together as a group, we had a lovely afternoon chatting, eating cake, crafting and did lots of laughing!”

How it works…

1)    Email Chloe with your preferred date, time and craft project. Once this is finalised a non-refundable £100 deposit is required to secure the booking.

2)    Invite your group along!

3)    Chloe will get in touch a few weeks before to confirm numbers and all the final details.

4)    On the day of the party Chloe will set up all the materials and equipment you need to get making and bring lots of examples to help inspire you!

Prices start at £15 per person (depending on the craft) for a minimum of 6 people. The parties can last up to 3 hours and be held anywhere in the East Midlands– at your home or a venue of your choice!

You can contact Chloe here…

Website: www.adorebychloe.co.uk

Email: hello@adorebychloe.co.uk

Twitter: www.twitter.com/#!/chloeadlington

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adore-by-Chloe/162088620519090

a catch up | uk wedding blog

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Thanks to Miller having last week as a holiday it has felt somewhat like an extended weekend. Though my weekend wasn’t filled with the most jolly of events.

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win with rose and aster | uk wedding blog

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Well, thats another week gone. Miller has been off all week but it hasn’t exactly been a holiday for him with his sprained ankle and far too much house stuffs to sort out. It’s the Grand National tomorrow. Who will your money be on? I always put money on Ruby Walsh, then choose a 100-1, and then I make an informed decision on another. My sister wins every year without fail. It’s infuriating.

Anywho! Today on the blog you can win this necklace from Rose and Aster. Oh yes. It can be yours, read on!

Rose & Aster is slowly becoming recognised as THE place to visit for an eclectic mix of well made, on trend and ready to wear Jewellery.

In addition to the Fashion Collections, which move regularly with the seasons, Rose & Aster houses one of the most exquisite hand picked and affordable Bridal Collection’s to be currently found on the Internet.

You can find Timeless Vintage Style Pieces, High Glamour Crystal or Simple Pearl Strings for both the Bride, her Bridesmaids and her Bridal Party.

Rose & Aster’s wonderful log cabin showroom, in the heart of the Chilterns, is always a warm and friendly place to visit should you require a personal shopping opportunity for either yourself and a group of friends or perhaps your whole bridal party.

Get the girls together, bring your dresses, have a glass of champagne and accessorize to your hearts content.

On Thursday April 19th, Rose & Aster will be throwing open their doors for an open day so if you live in the Home Counties or London, it is well worth a visit.  For all our Northern readers, Rose & Aster will also be exhibiting at the very exciting Wedding Institutes Wedding Affair on 29th April.

To be in with a chance of winning this beautiful Martine Wester necklace from Rose & Aster’s current Spring Summer collection this is what you have to do…

Enter yourself by filling out the box below then follow Rose and Aster on twitter!

The competition ends on the 27th of April at 17.00 and the winner will be announced at 18.00. The winner will be chosen at random. No cash alternative.

design seeds | uk wedding blog

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I will try very hard to make this post sound objective and not entirely sycophantic. Truth be told, I’m not sure I can. I am obsessed with Design Seeds and I have been for a year or so. The concept itself is quite simple. A beautiful photo with its main and complimentary colours picked out. But Jessica has a real flare for colour, something that I can only look on and try to emulate.

I pinned these palettes a while ago and they are now taped to various walls in the new house. Yes there is a theme. Yes I love grey.

When choosing colours for my own wedding I spent a fair bit of time on the Farrow and Ball site and when I finally realised that I liked far too many colours I decided to have them all in their muted tones. Yes there was grey.

The website is a great tool for assisting your fried bridal mind whether you are searching for a hue of bridesmaid dress, or what colours you would like on your invites, there is so so much inspiration.

You can also buy the Design Seeds books to adorn your coffee table. They can all be found here on Blurb. If you are lucky enough to live in American or Canada there is currently a giveaway going on where you can win all of volume 6!

Here are todays pallets. You can find daily updates on pinterest and twitter along with their main website.



So go forth and be colourful!


currently loving – wedding inspiration | uk wedding blog

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I often write a “currently loving” post. It includes things that I am obsessed with that month, from certain drinks to websites. Todays post is wedding industry focused, I have picked out a few things I am adoring at the moment. Are you?

Firstly, I came across green eyes last year, and I have been lusting after them ever since. Yes they are peculiar, but in the most beautiful of ways

From Fairy Nuff Flowers yesterday at Hampton Court. Beautiful with succulents.

Keeping on with the floral theme, Miss Mole Flower Emporium updated her Facebook a few days ago with this creation by Treacle and Co. Cake. Flowers. Fruit. I’m pretty sure that’s all you need for a wonderful woodland wedding cake?

I also spied the same flora/fruit themed cake on Little Bites.

If you don’t fancy going for the fresh fruit and flowers, you could always get them lovingly hand painted on. Holly at Mimosa Bakery executes this skill to perfection…

These wedding invitations from Hello Lucky are beautiful

If I could have, I totally would have but I just don’t have the figure for this kind of dress by Temperley London

A Rust ring was on my christmas list. I got a puppy. Not complaining but it will be making its way on to next years list.

Something a bit different for you table centerpieces and other wedding decor from Magpie Miller, these would look beautiful with bundles of bright flowers and foliage.

So! Anything else you are currently loving?

I am off to lay on copious amounts of beds today and play out scenes from 500 days of summer. We will have a happier ending though.