So, we’re getting married *hurrah*. I’m probably going to need a new dress…
There are a few types of brides-to-be I’ve found; those who know exactly what kind of dress they want, those who think they do but end up with something completely different, and those who have no idea where to start. I’m firmly in the latter camp. I could captain that team, which probably causes a headache for the ever patient assistants in dress shops, whose fixed smiles never seem to fade. God bless them.
Until recently I couldn’t tell you what ‘shape’ I am. There seem to be endless guides online with suggestions on what silhouette would suit particular styles so I genuinely thought that dress shopping would have been easy once I’d found a couple I liked. Paddy politely told me he thought I was ‘hour-glass’ and you know what, he’s right. I’m curvy. Significantly curvier than I was before I moved in with him too.
Ella and Liam’s big day puts the bohemian into ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’…hell it puts the ‘Rhapsody’ in to boot when you see how harmoniously every single detail combines together to make up this glorious wedding.
There are pretty bouquets and delicately clad maids with deliciously pink shoes along with an elegant floral crown nestled on Ella’s mane of curls. Hay bales and tipis and a totally rad mobile bar all helped to keep guests fed, watered and completely blissed out and a game of cricket ensured that groom Liam was on cloud nine.
There’s also some really beautiful portrait shots in this morning’s wedding, amongst the trees and leaves which I’m especially entranced by…just like Liam so clearly is by his new wife Ella.
This afternoon we’re off to Italy to indulge in Emma and Philipp’s luxurious black tie affair in Calabria courtesy of David Jenkins Photography. If you’re a fan of the classically elegant wedding then this one is for you…the same applies if you’re a bit of a fan of Italy as there’s some fairly stunning shots of the coast in the gallery at the end.
Emma’s beautiful Suzanne Neville frock looks as if it has been made for her, all structured corset and swooshy train…the perfect accompaniment to the tuxedo clad boys and the gorgeous all-white floral arrangements.
Somehow during the heat of Summer everyone looks deliciously fresh and smart and ready to kick some wedding ass. Awesome!
A beautiful day at the victorian winter garden hall in Hexham. Ellen choose Cornflowers in remeberance of her late grandmother and the decorations flowed from there. Beautiful wild flower arrangements everywhere and lots of fun and games, aeroplane kits, lawn games and a caleidh. Ellen carried an authentic vintage purse bought by her mother decades ago and beautiful sparkly pumps.
Hello lovely people – we hope your Tuesday is going well. We’re having a slight interruption from weddings this afternoon in order to bring you some BIG NEWS.
If you were to have a wedding in the Spring and there was to be a carpet of fallen blossom on the ground you would absolutely have to make the most of it wouldn’t you? Ruth and James certainly did, the most beautiful nature-made backdrop for show-stopping portraits.
Grey and pink is one of my all time favourite colour combinations and this pair have used the hues so well, Ruth’s best girls look particularly luscious in their mis-match pale blush frockage. Did I mention the flowers? Just lovely. And Ruth’s lace gown? Equally perfect.
We’re back with another in our series of wonderful DIY beauty and hair tutorials that you can recreate easily peasily at home, this afternoon. This week it’s the turn of the highly coveted smokey eye which is most definitely my favourite beauty look (swiftly followed by the hot red lip of course!)
I’m not sure about you but there’s something about a dark set of smouldering eyes that’s so damn sexy. Granted most of you won’t want such a dramatic look for your wedding day itself but it’s worth thinking about if you want to change up your look for your evening festivities or vamp it up for Halloween this weekend…
We’ve decided to show you how to recreate the look with a grey rather than black palette; it’s a little bit softer and flatters all skin types and tones.
Anna and John married in the beautiful county of Cornwall, at the very distant end of the country, over looking the mighty Atlantic ocean, surrounded by close family and friends – the perfect wedding by my books.
I love how intimate and relaxed the whole affair seems to be, it’s more like a house party from a bygone era when City folk would escape to their country retreats for a weekend of debauchery. Except it’s wholesome and wonderful and there’s a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony.
Anna hunted down a sample of her dream Sassi Holford gown as she simply couldn’t justify spending the money on herself, when her and John had prioritised lots of other things for their big day. The lovely team at Sassi Holford were really accommodating and Anna deserves to have found her dream dress within her budget because she worked so hard for it!!
Anna was lucky enough to have a headpiece made by the lovely Holly Young – I’ve visited her studio and seen her work in the flesh, it really is gorgeous.