a catch up | uk wedding blog

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Instead of spring cleaning, we thought “why not just buy a new house?”. That didn’t actually happen, but this is what has happened…

Today a rather large package arrived from our solicitor, a tonne of documents to sign so that we can exchange contracts and move in to our house. We have a completion date of the 23rd. I’m aware that doesn’t mean it will all go smoothly, but it does mean we will be avoiding stamp duty and we can keep the 2k to actually decorate the house, and buy sofas…

from made.com

I have officially had enough of bird-cages and typewriters. I think there should be more taxidermy and monocles at weddings…

– Pinterest

– Pinterest (of course)

Also, adoring this shade of blue. I can’t wait till I can fill my house with cornflowers.

Tomorrow is St Patrick’s day and we shall be having some form of meaty dish with guiness in. We have people viewing the house, and whilst they are silently judging us we will swan around the farmers market. There is rugby, formula 1 and mothers day to look forward to. Both my sister and I are purchasing flowers from Miss Pickering. Our mother is spoilt.

Have you noticed the blog looks a little different? (Leah is a genius) I’m starting to love WordPress. So tell me, what have you been up to? Don’t forget to enter this competition!

the flower appreciation society | uk wedding blog

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If there were badges for the society, I would be handing them out. I adore them, they really aren’t your average florists and you shall see why.
The moment we met we recognised our shared love of flowers. The seed was sown for The Flower Appreciation Society. Our background is illustration and textile design. This visual training informs our beautiful, natural and sometimes quirky arrangements.
Based in Hackney and without a shop we work from our lovely studio. A trip to the flower market for every job we take on allows us to handpick the most beautiful fresh and seasonal flowers. Bouquets start at £35 and We deliver anywhere in London.
As much as possible we use English flowers and we are always looking out for new local growers to work with.
We’ve got a new service which we are introducing….
For an original present we offer a personalised flower subscription We will make weekly/monthly bouquets or arrangements (in one of our heavenly vases) for an agreed length of time to the lucky person of your choice. Perfect for a wedding present!
I am currently putting together a piece on locally sourcing flowers (which will hopefully be up next week). Here is what the girls have to say…
We think it’s our responsibility to be aware of how far our flowers have travelled and to support local suppliers and growers as much as possible. We encourage our clients to choose flowers that are in season- not only for ethical reasons, but also it can work out cheaper for them, and they actually are more likely to have a scent!.. which we think is pretty important. At the moment we are looking into building relationships with allotment growers in London. Our dream is to buy straight from the grower with as little travel as possible. All of our greenery is 100% English. We would encourage future brides who love flowers to think carefully about the month they get married in to ensure that a plethora of English flowers are available.. (May- September).
A quick Q&A
Favourite colour: Ellie: blush lilac and anemone blush. Anna: peony coral red
Favourite song: Neil young- Only love can break your heart
Favourite Month: Ellie: June (because of the peonies) August (because of the dahlias)
Favourite food: avocado
Favourite word: appreciate
Favourite perfume: lilac
Favourite book: Anna :poisonwood bible Ellie: The Book Thief
Favourite 4 flowers: Lacecap hydrangea, astrantia, poppy, peony
Aren’t they wonderful? You can follow them on twitter and you MUST visit their site. It makes me very happy.
Would you like to join the flower appreciation society?

win beautiful headpieces | uk wedding blog

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Another amazing give-away courtesy of www.orelia.co.uk!!! This time there are 10 beautiful hair pieces all up for grabs, ranging from potential accessories for your wedding day, to cute clips for your flower girls. Just have have a look!

Tamsin

Nydia

Karen

Orelia

Angelina

Ingrid - clips

Emmaline - clips

Theo - clip

Francesca

Pony - hair tie

So what do you have to do to enter?

Follow Orelia on twitter

and/or

Follow Orelia on facebook

Make sure you also follow this blog via email (see the main page in the top right corner) and if you’re on twitter I am @phoebewedding

Then, just let me know which you would like!

You may enter more than once. Winners will be chosen at random for each piece. Competition closes at 19.00 on the 24th March 2012. Winners announced on the 25th of March 2012. No cash alternative.

Good Luck!!!! (You are lucky Nydia is going up, I wanted to keep it!)

anemones | uk wedding blog

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Sorry for the delay of today’s post. Now that I have grown accustomed to the peculiar ways of WordPress I will be upgrading and making the blog a little prettier. This will be done this evening and hopefully won’t affect your reading pleasures! Do you use WordPress? Do you think its the bees knees, or do you too still long for the cosy orange bosom of blogger?

Currently loving – anenomes. Simple, stylish flowers, they come in a variety of colours so would suit any theme you may be having at your wedding and different species can provide flowers throughout the year. Part of the Ranunculaceae family, they are related to the buttercup, delphinium, and the ever so beautiful ranunculus.

Are you having anenomes? What colour is your preference?

It’s Masterchef tonight by the way, I can’t watch any of it though till Michael returns from Wales on Wednesday. Sigh.

dresses to die for | uk wedding blog

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I can’t really find the words to describe how much I love these dresses. Serious adoration for Yaki Ravid‘s 2012 collection. Breathtakingly beautiful lace and intricate beading. I shall leave you to the images because quite frankly my words do not do them justice.

Right? Shall I get married again so I can have this bottom one? More images are said to be coming from Yaki over the next few weeks.

pastel schmastel | uk wedding blog

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I am loving the annual emergence of pastels for spring. However, I always seem drawn to more sultry colours. Don’t get me wrong. I love pastel shades and I think they make for a beautiful wedding theme. But do you not think that sometimes it can get a bit too sickly sweet?

I have always loved navy and gold. My mother would always tut whenever we went shopping as more often than not, if it wasn’t black then it would be navy. For those that have met me, I usually am in dark colours…how dull.

I did this mood board a little while ago. Still loving dark blue and gold. And I would love to have it on the walls in our new house, I reckon it may make the room feel like a cave though…

Christine Rudolph {obsessed with her by the way}

- www.chictopa.com {OPI Russian Navy}

This. I love this!! It would make a wonderful colour scheme for a decadent wedding.

What do you think?

elle is for love | uk wedding blog

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Elle is a sponsor of the blog and has supported me from very early on. She is a fantastic wedding stationer but also a wonderfully inspiring and positive person. Elle has added another string to her bow in the way of personlised clip boards. Great to take orders on at a wedding fayre.

Elle says “Personalised clipboards adorned with your company’s branding – supply me with your logo (or I can design one for you) and it can be made into a clipboard. This one was created for a company who were attending a wedding show – having created a few branding options for them, they wanted to continue the theme onto clipboards to take orders on the day. It works perfectly and creates a cohesive, co-ordinated look.

I will also be creating a range of these in different sizes for wedding stationery – cute, mini versions for place settings and larger sizes for menus etc….all featuring your wedding design”.

Visit Elle’s website for more.

Another post later, you lucky things.

currently loving | uk wedding blog

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I have written a few of these now, but sadly not for a while. We are now back on track with what I am currently loving, as per usual tell me what you are loving at the moment in the comment box.

my feathered friends are back across the road

this months Dashing Magazine

can not get enough right now

my new blazer from Crew

We are about to move in to our first house and I can't help but look already. Pavilion Grey anyone?

Atticus is getting huge!

buying winter spice candles in the sale.

spring flowers

home-made granola and natural yoghurt with a healthy helping of honey for breakfast

 

In the wedding world I am currently loving Johanna Hehir…

I adore The White Gallery Collection. Every single dress is beautiful. Johanna just keeps on getting it right.

Also, I would currently love you if you could like me on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/soyouregettingmarried

So tell us all, what are you currently loving?

 

gilda’s tryst | uk wedding blog

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A few weeks ago I was invited to Gilda’s Tryst in Covent Garden, it was an opportunity to meet the designers Shireen & Amanda, and see the collection in the store. I sadly couldn’t attend so I contacted the wonderful London based wedding photographer Laura Babb, who went along to stroke the prettiness and take some beautiful photos.

{Left} Ciara - Wed In London

Briana - Gilda's Tryst

Stunning jewellery, beautiful venue and lovely people. You can see more of their collection {my favourite is inspired by Norma Jeane}. They also have Gatsby inspired necklaces which would pull together the look for a 1920s bride. I have my eye on the Pearl and Gold Absolution necklace. Lots of pearls; always a winner.

Thank you so much for the invite, I know Laura had a lovely time viewing your beautiful jewels and sipping champagne.

Laura Babb also takes wonderful photos of weddings…have a look!

{introducing} Cassandra Lane | uk wedding blog

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Today I am introducing the newest sponsor of So You’re Getting Married…

I’m Cass and I’m a wedding photographer based in Birmingham, but I’ll pretty much go anywhere my little purple car takes me.

I got into wedding photography when I was planning Josh and I’s peacocky, vintagey, relaxed kind of wedding. I found that weddings are a brilliant world where creativity is allowed to thrive and everything is just that extra bit special. Couples are getting more and more inventive and imaginative when it comes to their day. It’s an exciting place to be with a camera! More than all the glitter and sequins (although, come on they are important!) it’s awesome to be surrounded with smiley, happy, loved up people.

Before all that, I studied for a BA in Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster. My fine art background really influences my work and I would describe my style as creative and contemporary, with an alternative and quirky twist.

Likes:- cats, good light, feathers, baking, music

Dislikes:- moths, puddles, milk in tea

Favourite Colour:- There’s too many to choose from!

Favourite Film:- Return of the Jedi

Favourite Song:- My karaoke song is ‘Baby Got Back’ by Sir Mixalot

Favourite Drink:- Crabbies Ginger Beer

Favourite Food:- Seafood of any and every kind

Favourite Book:- Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles. So beautiful, but so sad.

Favourite Quote from a Film:– Not really a true quote, more of an improvised one that my husband and I like to say every bin day… Me, as The Emperor: ‘It seems that in your anger, you forgot to take out the recycling…’ Husband, as Darth Vader: ‘Nooooo!’ You probably have to be there…

You can find more of Cass’s beautiful work over on her site. And you will find her down the side bar as a sponsor of the blog. Follow this link to see how you can win your wedding photography with her. 

Welcome! Click below to see more of her work.