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My first ‘takeover’ post and as it’s nice and sunny out there, I won’t bore you with words – it’s ‘One Photo Friday’.
It’s from the Marchesa Autumn 2011 collection.
I’m having grey as one of my wedding theme colours. I want this…
As an addition to this post, fruit in ice-cubes. Not novel but a great accompaniment to the flowers. Drinks have never been so colourful!
I think the how to is rather simple, don’t you?
Just so you know, I’m wearing my best dress and new shoes while I write this – it feels like my first day at a new job and I have to impress the boss!
I’m Rachel and I’ll be blogging from Leeds on behalf of Phoebe next week while she goes off on her travels. Every blogger deserves a holiday so I will be stepping into her (high heeled) shoes and making sure you don’t miss out on wonderful wedding pretty in her absence.
So a bit about me – I’m getting married next July and currently in full ‘planning’ flow. That’s if you call ‘having loads of plans but not quite sure how to put them into action’, full flow! I am a sucker for ideas. I am an advertiser’s dream. Show me something pretty, classic and unique and the chances are I’ll want it. I’m going to end up with so many ideas for my wedding, I might as well get married in a circus. It’s (usually) Phoebe’s job to give me a kick to either a) concentrate or b) start doing things! I have to confess that I don’t always listen. Goodness only knows why she’s letting me loose on her blog. But this week, I will try to be logical and reign in my thoughts but sometimes the best ideas come from the most random of beginnings so come along, pour yourself a cocktail, grab a slice of cake and join in.
And, of course, in true ‘So You’re Getting Married Style’ style, here’s a few fun facts about me:
A Quick Q & A
Favourite Colour: Yellow
Favourite Film: Breakfast At Tiffanys
Favourite Song: Michael Buble – Some Kind Of Wonderful
Favourite Month: July
Favourite Drink: Chocolate milk
Favourite Food: Cake
Favourite Perfume: SJP – Lovely
Favourite Book: David Nicholls – One Day
Do your research, you cant just eat any old flower…
Wash the flower, submerge it in the water in your ice cube tray and voila! Easy. Personal favourites are Lavender, Borage, Elderberry and Sugar snaps.
After writing this post, I realised that not every bride would want to wear heels. Below are a selection of flats. Nude, comfy flats may be more appealing to a tall, or non heel wearing bride or bridesmaid. Enjoy!
After months of hard work and determination (re:a few bits now and then whilst watching television) they were done…
Name: Nicky Chadwick
Mini Biography: I am a relaxed, contemporary photographer specialising in photographing weddings. I love weddings and feel very privileged to have the job I do!
Background on your business: I shoot mainly weddings for which I have a very relaxed style. I don’t have set packages so I am able to work with my couples to be able to offer them a bespoke service that works for them. If they want 10 hours coverage and a stunning album then they can have it, but equally, some couples only require a few hours coverage and a small coffee table book. Basically this means that they only pay for the elements that they want.
I also take on select commissions and commercial work and have recently been working with several music students to help them get portfolios together for their websites.
What has been your most favourite place that you have had the opportunity to photograph?
I’m not sure I have a favourite place although there are plenty of places I’d like to have the opportunity to go back to for more shoots!
I loved the whole of the Algarve for it’s beautiful beaches, Dubai for it’s stunning skyline and closer to home, Kirkstall Abbey is a firm favourite for my portfolio shoots and The Ashes wedding venue in Staffordshire was just amazing!
What advice can you give nervouse brides about having their photograph taken all day?
I offer a pre-wedding shoot with every wedding so that the bride and groom can get used to being photographed. This helps to alleviate any nervousness that they may feel as they have got used to me before hand. I also take time to get to know my couples so that if there is anything they are worried about we can talk about it before the wedding day. In my experience most of my couples don’t like the thought of being photographed but once they have had some fun on the pre-wedding shoot and realise I don’t have two heads they do relax more!