From A Foreign Shore.

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You need to read this. I don’t normally (maybe even ever) begin my features with that phrase but it’s important that you know how beautifully written Samara’s account of her very own love story is.

If you are in need of some romance then this has it in spades, the images are equally as moving. I’m a firm believer that there is someone special out there for everyone and that sometimes they might not necessarily be on your door step.

Samara is Australian and Richie is English and they met in Berlin….they say the rest is “history” yet it’s really only the beginning.

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This Is What We Like.

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“We went with a BBQ and Ice cream, as this is the type of food we like to eat” and if that isn’t a good enough reason to have exactly what you want for W-day then I don’t know what is.

I really love Kayleieh’s look, the simplicity of her high street dress (yes really, and why not? – it’s stunning) her one-bloom bouquet and her statement yet feminine headpiece. The bride and groom wanted a relaxed and informal feel to their day and used an assortment of talented local suppliers to make their dreams a reality.

Capturing the English country garden affair was The Love Lust List member Mister Phill which obviously means the images are BEAUTIFUL.

Oh, did I mention there were Kilts? And tweed? There is some VERY good man-dressing going on folks.

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Luminous Luminosity.

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In case you hadn’t already guessed from the oh so obvious title of this post, this afternoon we’ll be discussing the joys and jubilations of good lighting design at weddings. I’m not sure whether it’s the gradually fading Summer light and the fact that the nights are drawing in but increasingly my thoughts have turned lately to the importance of lighting schemes at weddings particularly during the late Autumn and Winter months.

Lighting.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I implore you to consider this crucial element when planning your wedding decor.

I’m guessing that the majority of you possess a seemingly endless wedding ‘decor’ checklist all of which needs to be covered by a rather stretched wedding budget and lighting really doesn’t feature all that highly.

I get it.

Honestly I do.

Is adding the most fantastic light display that the world has ever seen absolutely essential?

Perhaps not. But a carefully thought-out lighting design is the key to successfully creating mood and atmosphere within your reception venue.

Lighting is your best friend – in more ways than one. Luminary devices subtly help to influence mood and signify the beginning and end of different stages of the wedding day. Plus I can guarantee that an excellent lighting layout will have your photographer praising you from the rooftops.

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RMW Rates – Katrina Littleton Wedding Day Coordinator

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We are really pleased to welcome Katrina Littleton Wedding Day Coordinator to The Love Lust List. The Rock My Wedding directory with a difference.

Rock My Wedding hand select and verify each of our suppliers, we know for a fact that every member of our directory has the ability to make your wedding day rock!

You can find Katrina Littleton Wedding Day Coordinator in our South East Planners category.

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Check Katrina Littleton Wedding Day Coordinator out and remember if you are looking for vendors and suppliers with the RMW seal of approval, the Love Lust List is only one click away via the ‘Find A Supplier’ tab in the header section.

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    Katrina Littleton Wedding Day Coordinator

    www.katrinalittleton.com
    t: 07881 818351
    e: katrina@katrinalittleton.co.uk

    About Us

    We offer a wedding coordinator service for couples who would like to plan their own wedding but don’t want themselves or their families to be the facilitators on the day. One of our team meet with the couple towards the end of the planning process and on the day they are the coordinator; the ‘go to’ person for all suppliers; doing all odd jobs and generally overseeing the proceedings to allow the couple and their families to fully relax and enjoy their day.

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Traditional Elegance For A Walled Garden Wedding.

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Oh so elegant…that’s how I would describe Honor and David’s beautiful big day.

The lovely pair were lucky enough to marry at an idyllic church close to Honor’s parents home. They then held their reception back at the house in a marquee, in the rather stunning walled garden.

For a sunny summer wedding I don’t think you can beat a sage green and pale pink colour combination – Honor’s Bridesmaids look particularly gorgeous in their green gowns made the Mother of the Bride and the rose-toned floral centrepieces in the marquee just look so pretty.

Honor looks divine in her structured Jesus Peiro gown and I love that she has softened the look with a billowing veil by Stewart Parvin.

All of this wedding loveliness has been captured by RMW regular, Especially Amy. Whose weddings are always ridiculously pretty…as you’ll see.

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The Weekly Round Up.

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Well this week was a super stylish affair!! We’ve featured some absolutely beautiful weddings – the fashion, florals, DIY projects, urban venues, countryside locations, stately homes, marquees…all aspects totally nailed by our lovely Brides this week.

We’ll start with quite possibly one of the most attractive couples EVER to grace these pages – Kiara & Gregg the film stars. Ok, so they’re not actually film stars, but they totally could be…

Their wedding was a luxurious, traditional affair at the grandiose Castlemartyr Hotel in Cork, Ireland, with the boys in black tie and the ladies in silvery Ghost dresses.

The fabulous wintery affair was captured by Brett Harkness and you can see the full feature here.

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Pennard House Private View – Saturday 27th September

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As you can see from these gorgeous images, Pennard House in Somerset is an idyllic place to get married…

A family-owned country estate, hailing back to Georgian times and set in the rolling South West countryside, Pennard House is not only licensed for civil ceremonies, but also has a picturesque 14th Century village church just across the lawn.

Imagine the romance of a Jane Austen novel, combine that with the elegant details of Georgian architecture and add the warm welcome of a family home…sounds pretty perfect doesn’t it?! AND the luxurious house and stunning grounds can be exclusively yours for your wedding, so you can truly relax with family and friends.

The Pennard House team are holding a private view on 27th September 2014 where you can see the house at it’s most beautiful – when ready for a wedding of course! Each couple will be taken on an individual tour of the house and grounds, and champagne & canapés on the lawn will help you get a feel for what your wedding day could be like.

If you’re looking for a beautiful, historic venue that is luxurious and has literally everything you need – then you should definitely attend the private view and see for yourselves why we think Pennard House is so wonderful.

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Flamingo Fun For A Colour Filled Wedding.

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I think judging by the image above, it’s fair to say that Siofra and Craig’s wedding is going to be seriously fun…and it doesn’t stop with neon pink flamingoes either people – there are all sorts of treats for you to swoon over this morning!

Siofra is a very creative lady, as is her lovely Mum, who is an artist. Between the two of them they’ve created a wedding masterpiece.

There’s Mexican papel picado-inspired bunting that RMW Real Bride Summer would be proud of, a wire chicken, oversized paper roses and the most random use of a model train set I’ve ever seen at a wedding – complete with a miniature wedding party. (Look out for the rather inebriated young lady…)

And the fashion isn’t half bad either…Siofra looks effortlessly sleek in Sassi Holford, complete with vintage kid gloves and mint green Jimmy Choos. Her maids look gorgeous in gowns of various shades of pastel and Craig looks every inch the modern Groom in a blue Ted Baker suit with an absolutely delicious button hole.

Right, that’s definitely enough talking…let’s get on with the pretty shall we?

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Summer & Robin: The Time For Pampering.

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Hi lovely people. I’ve had the bestest (most busiest) month ever. No kidding…I now have two proper jobs, one volunteer job, a three year old child and I’m about to start an Open University degree…and oh yeah, I’m planning a wedding!

Needless to say, when we get the opportunity to spend some time together (watching Game of Thrones only half counts because obviously that’s serious and no chatting/texting etc is allowed) we jump to attention.

A week ago we spent the evening at the Thermae Spa here in Bath and it was the BEST. We went for the Twilight package which includes a couple of hours in the spa followed by dinner.

There are three main levels in the spa and we had free reign to move around and do whatever we wanted. At first we got into the indoor pool and got swept along in the lazy river, which in any normal pool situation would have been the bomb on its own! I could have stayed there all evening. Except the roof top pool was calling to me…

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Suzanne Neville Designer Day At The Brides Of Winchester Boutique.

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You know how much we love Suzanne Neville here at RMW, so this lunchtime we’re EXTRA excited to share this event with you lovely lot.

The beautiful Brides of Winchester boutique is holding a Suzanne Neville designer day on 4th October 2014. The event will be attended by Suzanne Neville herself, there will be bubbles and canapés and the chance to view (and try on!!) Suzanne’s latest collection Novello in the flesh.

Team RMW attended the Suzanne Neville catwalk show back in April and trust us, the Novello collection is truly, truly exquisite. There is a gown in there for every Bride – honestly we struggled to pick our favourite! You can see the Novello collection here – Adam captured the gowns perfectly for your viewing pleasure.

And not only can you meet Suzanne and try on the gorgeous gowns in the luscious surroundings of the Brides of Winchester boutique – but all orders placed at the event will receive a 10% discount.

So what are you waiting for? Why not get the girls together and head to Winchester for a day of Bridal shopping?? Read on for ticket details…

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