Category Archives: Baby it’s Cold Outside
This afternoon’s wedding is guaranteed to make your heart catch in your throat. For a start it takes place by the side of a loch – Loch Shiel to be precise – on Glenfinnan Monument beach in Scotland.
Yes folks, this afternoon we’ve gone beachside.
Bob and Helen decided to break with convention and do a first look before their ceremony cue mad scrambles up a hill and over a river or two. An inspired decision in my personal opinion and absolutely most definitely worth it because the shots of the two of them looking over the loch are breathtaking.
And that’s not all – I’ve decided that Helen’s buxom bouquet is possibly one of my favourite wintry bouquets I’ve seen on these pages – the perfect palette of alabaster tones splashed with the briefest touch of purply violet.
And just wait until you see where Helen and Bob hosted their wedding breakfast – a perfect log cabin-esque inn filled with warmth, log fires and a whole heap of dancing.
I’m feeling more than a little smug this morning because I get to share possibly the best two-day-English-Indian wedding I have EVER seen. That’s right folks, Lyndsey and Kayyor were lucky enough not to have one but TWO big days!
They started their wedding extravaganza with a smaller, intimate traditional English infused civil ceremony at the Olde Bell in Hurley. Filled to the brim with soft pink roses and silver candelabras and a beautiful 1920s drop waist dress, it couldn’t have been more different to their second ‘I Do’ the following day at Hedsor House.
This time, against a back-drop of freshly fallen snow, the two participated in a traditional Hindu ceremony that just oozes colour and energy and excitement. Saris and a Bollywood theme were the order of the day with guests in traditional Indian dress against lavish decor.
Just wait until you see the beautiful flowers on the Mandap. I died and went to heaven. Actually I died over pretty much every single detail of Kayyor and Lyndsey’s two day affair. It looks flipping epic!
Well well well, this is veritable feast of autumnal delights if ever I’ve seen one.
A wedding that is full to bursting with Rock My Wedding Love Lust List members and sponsors was always going to be nothing short of amazing, but this really is something special.
The florals, the fashion, the attention to detail – perfection. And Carolanne’s “ultimate bouff” complete with a crown of heather? so simple, so chic, and so very covetable.
We chose Fetcham Park in Surrey for many reasons. Not only are the house and grounds breathtaking, but I’ve worked there myself as a make up artist countless times. It was the closest thing to a home-from-from we could imagine. I was also acutely aware of the planning service brides receive from the staff at Fetcham which is the most hands on, personal and supportive approach I know of. All the way through the planning, I could not believe how lucky we were to have such involved staff helping us, down to the last detail. I was subsequently, a very relaxed lass.
Mother Of Curl
My hair ‘The Ultimate Bouff’ was tousled up by the Mother of Curl Sharon Roberts. I asked for a messy alien-head bouff. She got in one go. I will never have a better do. Sharon is so great to have around, very relaxed and puts everyone at ease. Sharon also took care of my Mum and sisters who were delighted with their do’s, with no trial. She’s a legend.… View the full post.
It’s hot, hot, hot peeps… So I thought I’d serve up a wedding for you all that is cool. In more ways than one.
And cool because, well, this is a winter wedding. Michelle and Richard married back in January (the whitest January on record!) at Babington House. They chose their venue because they could take over the whole place, stay the night and have breakfast the next day.
I like their style…
Merringue Or Long & Subtle
I was really nervous about finding a dress, basically because I didn’t know what I wanted, did I want lace, or a huge merringue, or long and subtle, and what if I bought one, and then I got dress envy about others that I saw later. The reason I felt like this is I had just spent months helping my best friend (and maid of honour) look for her wedding dress, and had seen how overwhelming the process was. Anyway, whilst looking for her dress, I stumbled across a dress I adored, and made a mental note to look it up if I ever got engaged! It was different to any other dress I’d seen, but still classic, and I loved the colours. As soon as Richard popped the question, I knew I had to go and try it on immediately.… View the full post.
As I write this introduction the sun is streaming in through the skylight in my office and it’s beginning to look a lot like Summer. You never know with Britain though and by the time you get to read Helen’s beautiful Christmas wedding report it may well be hailing, sleeting snowing or there may be some terrifying frigid hybrid of all three spanking against your windows trying to get in.
As you can probably tell, I am more of a summer person but this richly coloured winter wonder with hints of oppulence and an abundance of gorgeous detail is enough to make me wish away the summer season and welcome the winter with open wooly jumper clad arms.
The Best Christmas ever
Helen The Bride: James and I chose to get married at Gray’s Inn. Neither of us are lawyers but James’ parents and all three of his sisters have married there, so it is certainly is a family tradition. James proposed in December the previous year and so a Christmas wedding was decided upon and really and truly no one does Christmas better than Gray’s Inn. Every year they have three stunningly decorated trees that are so tall they rival the Rockefeller tree!
A Hint Of Sparkle
Sticking with family tradition my mother-in-law gave me the gift of her hair stylist Motcombe Green She has known him for 30 years and knowing that he’d done my sisters in law’s wedding hair filled me with confidence. I wanted a simple up-do with a little bit of sparkle, which my darling sister provided for me by way of a diamante and pearl hair comb.… View the full post.
Elaine and Darren married just three days before Christmas last year at The Sacred Heart Church in Wimbledon Village before moving on to their reception at Hampton Court House in Surrey.
The cloudy skies and flash downpours that presented themselves on the day of this sweet pair’s wedding did not stop play. In fact if anything they added their own dose of romantic sensuality to the gorgeous photography captured by Brett Symes.
Folks, just wait and see what we have in store for you…mountains of tulle, blooms, glitz and glamour. I know, I can’t wait either… let’s get started.
My dress was by Pronovias from Teokath, Wimbledon. The staff were amazing as I was really nervous and not really into the whole big dress thing. I went in wanting something simple that was straight to the floor. I ended up with the complete opposite, and was so glad I did. The bodice and skirt had subtle sequins on which really gave the dress that special sparkly touch, particularly against all the candles used in our winter wedding.
Special thanks go to Sam and Jackie in store for adding intricate lace straps to make the dress unique and echo the lace all over the bodice and skirt. The neckline was edged with delicate tulle and the skirt had numerous layers of more tulle which gave it a sheer, lightweight appearance. I loved swishing around in it for the whole day and fair dues to Darren, he didn’t step on it once!… View the full post.