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Lolly

About Lolly

Lolly is a self-professed frustrated florist and styling maven with an endless passion for all things pretty.

Together
Together
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Accessories
Accessories
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Preparations
Preparations
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Vows
Vows
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Married
Married
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Bouquet
Bouquet
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Cakes
Cakes
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Bridal Party
Bridal Party
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Flower Girl
Flower Girl
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Marianne & Neil

I feel I have to warn you in advance, that this morning’s wedding contains the prettiest, pinkest rose bouquet that I have ever seen. There is also the most exquisite Jenny Packham dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and the sweetest flower girls I’ve seen. Get your pinning fingers at the ready folks.

There are balloons and cupcakes, dessert tables and gypsophila, men in dashing blue suits and beautiful beachy portrait shots. I am in love.

I think Marianne sums it up best when she says that she didn’t have a theme per se just that everything ended up being ‘pretty’ and it is. Gloriously, wholeheartedly and unashamedly pretty.

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Zoe & Matthew

I can safely say that I have yet to attend a wedding where the Haka is performed as part of the evening entertainment; equally I’ve never had the chance to sample ‘Chute Hooch’ and as a result I’m experiencing a case of the green-eyed monster this morning.

Because both sound flipping amazing and you can see from the delighted faces of Zoe and Matthew’s guests that they revelled in the chance to enjoy both.

I’m also lusting after the rambling lawns of the private house where this gorgeous pair married under a Mulberry tree on Persian rugs – I mean it really doesn’t get better than that! Check out the gallery below to see all the delicious details on offer.

Oh and I couldn’t go without mentioning Matthew’s mad culinary skills. Ok ok so it helps that he’s a professional chef but making food for all of your guests from scratch at your own wedding elevates him to hero status in my eyes. Total genius.

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Ami & Chris

I can honestly say that I’ve not until today that is had the pleasure of blogging a wedding that combines the very best that Cornwall has to offer along with lighthouses, a bluey-green colour scheme and South Korean influences. On paper it looks like a somewhat eclectic mix but by jove it definitely works as the photographs from Travers & Brown below will show.

There are a couple of things that I’m smitten with in Ami and Chris’ big day. The first is the EPIC shot of the pair of them careering down the country lanes in their first journey as a married couple. If there’s one regret that I had from my own big day then it was not hiring a fancy vintage car to whizz around in as husband and wife. We didn’t need one per se as we had everything ‘in-house’ so to speak but it would have been so glamorous. Wind through our hair, veil billowing behind. Le sigh. Clearly Ami was a clever cookie and planned every detail meticulously.

The second item I’m lusting over is Ami’s dress. The lacy sleeves, the elegant silhouette and the delicate back are all exquisite. Oh and did I mention the thigh high slit? Genius. The merest suggestion of raunchiness for the fashion savvy girl about town. Definitely doing that next time!

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Hannah & Joe

I’m not going to lie to you but if I had to choose a favourite wedding season then it would be by far and away that of Autumn. If you take a look at the delicious big day of Hannah and Joe then it’s easy to see why.

There are delicious posies of blooms in berry shades accompanied by bridesmaids in similar hues, seasonal comfort foods and that exquisite golden light that epitomises this time of year. Oh you’ll see exactly what I mean in the pair’s portrait images in the gallery below.

Sublime.

Oh and one last thing – don’t forget to check out Hannah and Joe’s cake topper…AWESOME.

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Dale & Riccardo

Having been away on maternity leave these last six months, it’s a real treat to be able to come back and blog Dale and Riccardo’s vintage inspired affair as my first post on Rock My Wedding.

And it is beautiful – right down to Dale’s fishtail frock which fits her like a glove, to the hydrangea centrepieces and clusters of gypsophila in jam jars, to the adorable flower girls who couldn’t be more excited about seeing such a pretty bride and the three tiered delicately adorned wedding cake.

Liam Smith has captured the love and emotion of Dale and Riccardo’s big day so eloquently that I feel as if I was there revelling in all its glory. Oh and Crockwell Farm – now that’s one hell of a wonderful venue right there folks.

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DIY Rose And Wax Flower Floral Crown.

Afternoon folks! So who’s in the mood for a bit of floral DIY action today? Well have we got a treat in store for you – perfect for those of you looking to channel a bohemian flower fairy vibe on your big day or just for when you fancy jazzing it up to pop to the shops.

Yep. Today lovelies we’ll be showing you how to create a showstopper of a floral crown using four different varieties of roses and a sprinkling of wax flower.

Whilst this DIY might be slightly more technical than the other tutorials we’ve shared to date, it’s still super easy for you to recreate at home. Plus if you have any questions then the lovely Karen, who created this circlet for us and who you can see wearing her very own crown, is more than happy to help you out. Just drop her a line in the comments box below.

Let’s get cracking!

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DIY Small Rustic Crate Table Centrepiece.

I’ve been beyond excited to be able to share this afternoon’s DIY with you because it is so darn pretty and I’m extraordinarily confident that you will think the same too. Simple and super easy to recreate at home I can see this finished centrepiece accessorising a barn or vintage wedding perfectly.

What’s more you can tailor this DIY to suit your budget and your colour scheme accordingly. Want to splash out? Why not choose more extravagant blooms to fill your crate. If blue isn’t your colour theme of choice then opt for pinky blooms such as blush peonies or peachy snapdragons.

And lastly please all the grannies and great aunts in your life by gifting them their own special crate once the big day is over. They’ll be over the moon to receive such a gorgeous gift and you won’t have to worry about hundreds of flowers going to waste as you jet off on honeymoon.

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DIY Luxury Winter Table Centrepiece.

There’s a definitely chill in the air and we’re creeping ever closer to Christmas…So we’re launching right into the festive spirit with a luxury Winter table centrepiece tutorial for you this afternoon lovelies. Perfect for a Winter wedding, a stylish seasonal dinner party or for making your Christmas table super stylish.

And this DIY floral tutorial embraces the very best the season has to offer; soft candlelight, mirrored glass and the muted greeny blue tones of Eucalyptus against the soft whites of thick heads of Hydrangea. It’s almost like branches of fir trees against freshly fallen snow!

The lovely Karen from Passion For Flowers will be talking us through the steps to create this masterpiece for yourselves…

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