Category Archives: Contemporary Cool
Welcome to Festive Holiday week on RMW!! Now, on the surface of it, Kathryn and Greg’s Liverpool wedding in an old industrial warehouse may not seem that Christmassy to you…but bare with me on this one.
Christmas is about spending time with those you love most? Well, Kathryn and Greg’s massive wedding party and family filled affair definitely ticks that box.
Christmas is about over indulging in delicious food? Wait until you read about the picnic themed menu and see the GIANT tumbling tower of chocolate brownies. Yes, that’s right. A giant tumbling tower of brownies.
At Christmas time we also like to put on our best frocks and raise the glamour stakes on the make up, yes? Well Kathryn’s cute 50s style gown and stunning make up are most definitely occasion worthy.
And finally, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a roaring log fire. Well, ladies and gentlemen, Kathryn and Greg provide fire breathing aerial artists to keep you toasty warm.
Ready??? I’ll pass you over to Kathryn.
Freedom To Be Creative
Kathryn The Bride: Camp and Furnace on Greenland Street in Liverpool was the second venue we visited and we just loved it straight away. It’s got such a lovely feel about it, really warm and cosy when the furnace is lit. It has the most amazing space and the food is fantastic.
The style and the freedom to make unique it were big selling points and the late bar of course!
Make Up Of Make Up Artists
Richard and Marta had an effortlessly cool wedding that had quirky touches and a very personal vibe. The day was all about sharing, loving and being together. An ethos that the pair stood from the very start as they decided not to uphold the traditions of being apart until the ceremony, instead opting to get ready together – sharing every single moment of their wedding day.
Creative & Quirky
Aynhoe Park. Its the first venue we visited, so that didn’t help when we absolutely fell in love with it. It’s the most creative, crazy, quirky place you can imagine. Filled with taxidermy, amazing pieces of art and a great atmosphere.
After visiting a few others, we couldn’t take Aynhoe Park out of our minds, we just knew this would fit our style and our party, so we went for it.
I’m not really a girly girl, so I just booked a hairdresser & makeup artist through the location. I Didn’t do any trials and I didn’t have a brief other than: not too much. I didnt want to have my hair up, so I just asked on the day for something pretty.
I wore my usual perfume and got my nails done the day before at the spa at Aynhoe Park. I Went for a flashy pink on the toes and a regular bridal colour for the hands.
Simple Yet Stylish
It’s been a while since we shared a chic and contemporary city wedding on the blog but lovelies have we got a treat in store for you this morning. Rachael and Joe’s big day is the epitome of urban cool despite it taking place in the summer heat earlier this year.
There are dapper men in tailored suits, some of the photos of which are possibly my favourite ‘men getting ready’ photos ever to appear on the blog. There are also coral clad maids, a super simple and oh so elegant wedding dress and TWO pairs of wedding shoes.
Oh and there’s the epic walk down the streets of London and the short tube ride that Rachael and her maids took to the wedding ceremony at Swiss Church. I can only imagine that the anticipation of the journey and all of the well-wishers’ words of congratulations would have been truly immense.
And when you thought it couldn’t get any better, there’s a Ceilidh dance organised by Joe’s parents no less. I so would have loved to have been a guest at this wedding.
Come on, let’s take a look.
Rachael The Bride: Our wedding took place at the Swiss Church in London on August 3rd 2013. We decided against a religious ceremony and instead chose a Humanist celebrant, which resulted in a ceremony which we feel was really and truly a reflection of us. Our celebrant, Rupert Morris was the most warm and creative writer who constructed a wonderful ceremony based on the many conversations we had with him in the process of preparing for the wedding.… View the full post.
Lynsey was a serious RMW reader during her wedding planning. By that I don’t mean that she sat reading through our articles with a stern look on her face, oh no. I mean she was on the blog perusing the pretty, soaking up the inspiration and commenting in the community pretty much EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Well, the tables have turned… The hunter becomes the hunted…
Lyndsey is all over the blog today…
Lyndsey The Bride: We got married on Saturday 13th April in Glasgow Cathedral. I remember visiting the Cathedral when I was around 8 or 9 (it’s a popular tourist attraction) and deciding then that I would get married there one day. Shortly after Andrew proposed, he visited the Cathedral for the first time and agreed it was the perfect venue. The building itself it breathtaking and as it’s right in the heart of Glasgow, it was perfect for a city chic wedding!
We chose 29 Private Members Club as our reception venue because we wanted somewhere cool and contemporary, in total contrast to the grandeur and history of the Cathedral.
I knew fairly early on that I wanted to make a statement with my make-up. I swayed between a seriously smokey eye and a vintage look with a classic Chanel red lip. Neither look is particularly ‘bridal’ but it never once occurred to me to go down the ‘no make-up’ make-up route. Choosing a MUA was a no brainer. Mailin Haddow did my make-up when I was a bridesmaid for my sister and I loved what she did so much that I pretty much booked her on the spot!… View the full post.
Intimate, feminine and super stylish – that’s how I would describe the cornish wedding of Howard and Cassandra.
With not one but two stunning Philip Lim gowns, a pair of timeless Chanel pumps and a vintage feather Biba stole this is a bridal fashion at it’s catwalk best.
There were just 7 guests in a beautiful coastal cottage filled to bursting with pink peonies, does it really get any more personal or pretty than that?
After a trip to Cornwall last summer we fell in love with the place. We’ve always wanted to get married somewhere out of London and by the sea, so Cornwall was perfect. And who could resist the thought of coming back to explore Cornwall for our anniversaries? I stumbled upon a charming cottage called Fentrafriddle in Tintagel, and decided it was the perfect place.
Surrounded by rolling hills, panoramic views of the sea and across the beautiful north Cornwall coastline, the peace and quiet broken only by the occasional baaing sheep in the fields. The setting was cosy, intimate, full of charm and perfect for a small wedding of just seven guests. The owners, Mr & Mrs Scott were lovely. Nothing was ever too much trouble and they bent over backwards to make sure our special day was just that.
I did my own hair and make up as I wanted to keep things simple. A flick of eyeliner, natural blush lipstick, and loose tousled curls for my hair made up the laidback look I was going for.… View the full post.
Stow-on-the-Wold that is…
Suzie and Kurt tied the knot at Hyde Barn back in the Summer. Suzie describes it as the most amazing day in the history of the world. Ever!! And with a dream dress one off creation by Jessica Charleston, a Swedish designer headpiece… Louboutins AND more flowers and cakes than you can shake a shabby chic stick at, I am inclined to agree…
Suzie The Bride: After getting engaged in July 2012 (on our one year anniversary…so sweet), we travelled to the Cotswolds for a mini-break celebration weekend. I know the area well, after spending my student days at Cheltenham University. We stumbled upon the recently opened Hyde Barn venue on line previously and decided to have a peek whilst in the area. I immediately fell in love with its rustic countryside charm mixed with vintage details, such as grand sparkly chandeliers hanging from the beams. Exactly one year later, we were married in that very spot! We chose this venue because it embodied everything we were looking for- country location, laidback atmosphere, delish food and drink. It was very much a blank canvas and we could decorate the venue as we wanted, making the occasion a lot more personal. The Vintage Country Fair theme was then born!
Vintage Country Fair
Given the relaxed vibe that we wanted to create, I was eager for my dress to reflect this. I knew that I didn’t want anything too traditional and structured, but also wanted to embody the vintage country theme as well.… View the full post.