From the Grace Loves Lace dress, the backdrop of beautiful Croatia, the intimate dinner and the stunning bridesmaids dresses, this has to be one of my favourite weddings I have blogged so far this year. I love that the photographs pick up the happiness and fun spirit of the day, it is one of those weddings you definitely wish you were a guest at.
photography | Iva & Vedran
A surprise Christmas proposal has to be one of the most romantic gestures. It’s not an original idea, but it’s an enduring one. Because it’s simply unforgettable. Nothing goes down in the annals of family history quite like the engagement ring hidden in a Christmas cracker, hanging on the tree on Christmas morning, or pulled from a pocket on frosty moonlit Christmas Eve stroll. But that does bring a certain degree of pressure to the proposer… not least in finding the perfect ring.
Engagement rings are always special. They are one of the most meaningful purchases you will ever make. If not the most. So laden with sentiment and significance are they. They symbolise everything – not only what your relationship currently is, but what it will be in the future. So, pretty much any ring you choose will be valued. But imagine the symbolism of a ring that you have designed yourself, especially for the person you love. That’s why bespoke engagement rings have become increasingly popular in recent years.
So, how can you set about designing your own engagement ring?Read More
They say that your wedding day is the best day of your life. So, what’s the second best day? A hen night could well take that spot, if it is organised well.
In our post on ‘The Key Ingredients For a Successful Hen Party’, we outline the different dos and don’ts during the planning stages that you should consider. These include prioritising the guest list and staying away from tacky t-shirts! Aside from these specific planning tips, choosing the right location is crucial for a successful hen night/weekend. With that in mind, we’ve handpicked some of the best destinations for you to consider when deciding where to go for this special event:
So whilst I don’t want to point out the obvious…I am going to. It is lovely to have some diversity on the blog and this time a gorgeous mature couple eloped to The Grand Hotel in York. Styled to perfection with seasonal flowers and foliage with beautiful splashes of metallics. Though its hard to detract from how wonderful the couple look, I hope you enjoy this and I hope we see more older couples being represented in the wedding media.
photography | Natalie Hamilton
During my planning there wasn’t any where near as much choice as there is now, whilst I think that was a good thing as it meant I could make decisions easily, a lot of the “fayres” I went to were totally uninspired, dated and far too ‘salesy’ for my liking. It really put me off the concept of a wedding fair but over the years there has been such an explosion of uniqueness and creative talent in the industry that now the traditional fayre is a thing of the past. The team at Maid with Style present The Bridesmaid Brunch (sponsored by thestarinside.com) which will be serving you not only a delicious bottomless brunch but exciting and the most trending bridesmaid designers we have at the moment. Boring taffeta bridesmaids dress are a thing of the past! You will also be able to take your girls our for a relaxed shopping experience and actually spend quality time with them because rather than juggling the logistics of shopping across a city, everything you need will be in one place, doesn’t that sound perfect?
Saturday 2nd November at The Ministry private members club
We are in my county of Yorkshire today for some (what I believe to be) well timed Christmas inspiration, Amarise and Michael planned their English wedding whilst in Australia (if you have any tips Amarise, please leave them in the comments!!). They did a wonderful job bringing the most beautiful parts of Christmas all together for their day, the little bursts of red with deep green foliage are gorgeous mixed with the candlelight. Also in love with Michael’s suit, exceptionally dapper. Enjoy today’s wedding at Whirlowbrook Hall
photography | JLM Wedding
Planning a wedding whilst exceptionally time consuming for you, also requires lots of planning by your guests. Something I found I was putting my time in to after the invites were sent out (even though they did detail where to stay and there is amble information online…) was recommending where people could stay, or go for food the night before, or where is a good walk the day after etc. Something that whilst its totally harmless, if you have 50 odd people texting you this on top of everything else you’ve got going on can be coming a little…draining.
Bimble can help in that respect. I set up an account with them to trial what they offer and here is what I think…Read More
Morning! Oh how I love an elegant green and white fresh wedding feel and today’s wedding has that, beautifully shot by Shane, he captures all the happiness of the day so perfectly. I am absolutely in love with the flower arch and the colour of the bridesmaids gowns, it all came together so beautifully.
photography | Shane Webber Read More
Oh my word. Get your Pinterest trigger finger ready and your passport to hand because you are 100% going to want to sack off all your plans and elope to France after seeing this gorgeous wedding. We also need more red velvet in the world, can we make that happen? Katja and Simon are firmly on my list of “if I were to elope” photographers so I think you should snap them up now, I know you will want to after seeing how beautifully they capture the couples day. We also need to take a minute for that bouquet…oh my.
photography | Katja SimonRead More
Fancy Tuscany? Of course you do. But how about Tuscany in Exter? Even better because we don’t have to deal with airport queues. Today we have some gorgeous inspiration from the amazing team behind Apple and Bramble Event, they use of a soft delicate palette, gorgeous florals, flowing dresses and paired back decor definitely brings Tuscan vibes, especially in that gold house light. Don’t mind me…just gonna go swoon at Antonio’s eyes some more!
photography | Kathryn Anne