Category Archives: Love Stories
All of this sunshine is doing amazing things to people. Everyone is just so sun kissed and smiley! And it means people can do fabulous things like todays outdoor flowers-and-sunshine-filled engagement shoot.
Lee from Glampit managed to organise this fabulous shoot behind fiancé Christina’s back. Pretending that he was just providing the tent for the shoot, the sneaky little so and so, when they actually arrived to deliver it, it only went and turned out he was proposing to Christina! Their family and friends all arrived later for a massive party.
There is going to be some serious pinning of this and I can guarantee we’ll all be trying to recreate a colourful al-fresco feast after work tonight. Assuming of course that the monsoon has subsided! I’m sure with all of this gorgeous weather there’s already been lots of outdoor eating, but seriously – this takes things to a whole new level of amazingness. (As did this, for anyone who missed our gorgeous editorial!)
There are lots of stunning flowers in this shoot, so I’ll hand you over to Sarah from Leafy Couture, to talk you through all of the details. The images come from Holly at Belle and Beau Photography. Both lovely ladies are members of our Love Lust list, so it was always going to be inspirational! Enjoy!
Sarah at Leafy Couture: We were super excited to be asked to work on this special shoot. We had studied the Pinterest boards created by the groom -to- be and worked with Charlotte from Eden and Eve to choose a colour scheme and style that would complement.… View the full post.
This afternoon we’ve got a cooler than cool engagement shoot to share with you and just to mix it up a bit the accompanying text it’s written by the fiancé. Yep, Brad shares the low-down on his original and romantic proposal idea to his future bride Nazmiye as well as the W-day plans (which we will be posting in the not too distant future.)
This makes me want to put on a stripy dress, some sneakers, a leather jacket and chop off my locks in the hope that I would look half as epic as Naz.
Brad The Groom: The engagement was on Christmas day 2011. The proposal was by a video I had created on youtube of a harpist signing to a song that she loved. Her name was Jharda the signing harpist. So…I then got in contact with her and asked if she would collaborate with me in making a proposal video to which she kindly agreed to.
The video started with Jharda sing and playing the harp to “songbird” by Eva Cassidy and towards the end of the song, I walked on in the background with cue cards of the lyrics and the last card read “will you marry me”.
This video was shown to Naz on Christmas morning as we was doing our usual trawl through YouTube.… View the full post.
I was wondering……what makes couples choose a location for their engagement “shoot”… Is it usually the place where they currently live? somewhere uber pretty to make a particularly immense backdrop? The actual destination of the proposal perhaps?
Or how about, like Katie and Tom (and partly due to rain) you have your shoot in a similar place to where you met….down the pub.
I like this a lot. I think it’s super cute. There are no props (unless you count a pint of cider) but heaps of love and happiness, which is the whole point anyway. I also have a girl crush on Katie because a) She’s welsh b) She’s quite clearly beautiful c) I’ve met her in real life and she’s as lovely on the inside as the outside.
Katie shares her wedding plans in amongst the images so do have yourselves a butchers and let us know where you are having your engagement/pre W-day shoot and why in the comments box below.
Tom and I met in a pub in London several years ago, but at the time I was at University in Swansea and he worked in London. We kept in touch online until one day in February 2010 he told me he was booking train tickets to come and visit me. The second he stepped off the train with his big brown eyes and huge grin – and without asking gave me a huge kiss on the lips – that was it.… View the full post.
Is it me or is everyone feeling the love more than ever this week? I think it’s a combination of celebrating my anniversary, RMW’s Becky’s beautiful baby boy Leo arriving on said anniversary (I know! how ace is that?!) and the amazing affairs we have featured this week.
To continue in our quest for the ultimate in happy-ever-after I’m going to share the engagement shoot and associated romantic story of Ricky and Alison.
This pair are achingly hip, the photography by Claudia Rose Carter is immense and Al’s words are both beautiful and poignant.
Leave some love in the comments section should you be feeling it too and be safe in the knowledge that yes, we will indeed be sharing their wedding….it’s freakin’ EPIC.
Al’s Love Story: Ricky and I met in Liverpool whilst working at a clothing store. We laugh and say our love developed through the lazers of liverpools nightclubs but the truth is i loved Ricky from the start!
Ricky fascinated me. He seemed interesting, out there, a little strange even? Strange is wonderful, strange is intriguing & strange totally led me to want more…
7 1/2 years later our journey of love has gone from strength to strenghth. Each day I wake up and smile at the thought of being a wife to my Sailor. We’re on a voyage and I just can’t wait to live the adventure together.
Our wedding pretty much sums us up – fun, retro, party, wholesome, love. Getting married outside inspires us!… View the full post.
One of the things I love most about London are the fresh flower stalls scattered seemingly everywhere in the city. As we move into Spring for me it’s all about the daffodils and the tulips – The O’Shea abode is full of them right now.
Marlon and Danielle chose the Columbia Road flower market for their engagement shoot…which is basically my idea of heaven. Not only is this a lovely love story but Danielle also shares her wedding plans which frankly sound AMAZING….
A glitter ball? Not one but TWO designer bridal gowns? I think I may need a lie down.
And as a couple they are so freakin’ cute…..loving Marlon’s tweedy flat cap.
I have also just begun a personal mission to find a stylish sheepskin cape type coat with hood as per Danielle’s outerwear of choice – please point me in the right direction should you be aware of an establishment that sells such fashion awesomeness.
Danielle:Marlon and I met about 6 years ago when we were both working for Ozwald Boateng on Savile Row. Marlon was Ozwald’s bespoke manager and I was Ozwald’s PA – we then got together about 18 months later once Marlon had left. We have been together for nearly 5 years and have lived together for 4 years on Hackney Road which is parallel to Columbia Road and the location of our engagment shoot.
Columbia Road is very special to us as we and our group of friends in the area have spent many happy Sunday’s there together, in both the flower market and the pubs in the area.… View the full post.
This year I’ve had the pleasure of attending two friend’s “winter” weddings, styled and planned around the inevitability that it will be chilly, the very real possibility it will rain…and hell, based on recent years maybe even snow.
As a bride there is some comfort in the inevitable I think, I know when I was planning my own end-of-May day it was very much a case of making a lot of plan B’s should Mother Nature decide to not bless us with blue skies and sunshine.
To get the best of both worlds then I guess you could aim for both, a secret ceremony in Sydney Australia and the opportunity to experience re-living some of those intimate moments in the frosty folds of the Peak District.
This is exactly what RMW reader Sophie and her husband Matt did last year, and as you know – I love something W-day that’s a bit unusual, especially when paired with a beautifully written account.
And this folks is beautifully written.
Besides, who can resist a bride in mittens?! Seriously, these should be the new accessory du jour.
And for all of you October through February brides out there, I have some wee questions at the end of this post that I wouldn’t mind you dropping me a response on in the comments section when you have a minute.
Sophie The Bride: When Matt and I decided to get married we knew from the start that we wanted something relaxed, intimate and fun. We also had a serious case of itchy feet, so when we were finally able to take a month off to fulfill our long-held dream of travelling around Australia we decided to combine the trip with a small and very secret wedding.… View the full post.