Category Archives: Love Stories
This afternoon we’ve got a lovely engagement shoot for you all to swoon over. Justin and Camilla’s gorgeous Autumnal engagement shoot took place in the New Forest, which really is a lovely part of the UK. Wild ponies, babbling brooks, sunlit dappled glades – there really is nothing more beautiful than a forest for a natural backdrop.
Camilla and Justin are both photographers, so when chosing a photographer for their engagement shoot & wedding, I can imagine there were advantages and disadvantages. Lots of amazing contacts, but having to relinquish control??
Well luckily these two could call on Helen Cawte and Hayley Savage. As well as working individually, Camilla and Helen also form duo Millie & Belle and so the whole shoot basically became a collaborative creative effort.
The ladies all contributed different elements to the setting, everything other than the flowers was made by them or bought from their homes. Much more than just pretty faces these girls aren’t they?! That cake looks delicious…
The photos below are a mixture of film and digital as they wanted to see how the two dealt with the colours and faded light in the forest. The film images were then used afterwards as a base for our post processing of the digital files, to replicate the look. I think the overall look is gorgeous – very soft and romantic. Camilla and Justin look like they should be in the pages of a glossy magazine.
As so many of you are recently betrothed you may only just have started your wedding planning journey, which all of the team at RMW know from experience, can be extremely overwhelming at times.
At this stage you may not be familiar with the concept of an “engagement” shoot, which is essentially you and your favourite person spending time together with your chosen wedding photographer pre W-day, this enables you to become familiar with being in front of a camera and will give you confidence for the “real thing” on the big day.
We LOVE the concept. And as well as increasing your level of comfort you will also come away with some beautiful memories.
Eleanor and Kevin are the prefect example of the kind of engagement shoot we adore. Natural, genuine and full of romance. Eleanor has included some useful information about her planning and thoughts on the day as well as her fashion choices and the benefit of bold red lipstick.
Well worth a read lovelies.
I know. How very Cilla Black of me.
From looking at our new visitor statistics yesterday there are a hell of a lot of you gorgeous lot that have become engaged over Christmas – HUGE congratulations! And welcome to the wonderful world of Rock My Wedding (we hope you will visit often and gain lots of inspiration for the big day although we will quite possibly make you buy stuff. Lots of lovely stuff. Apologies in advance.)
Now then, whilst I adore a proposal story and go completely ga ga over a wedding my favourite love stories of all are the ones about how couples met for the first time. Partly because a) I am a nosey mare and b) it’s the romance of the very beginning of the happy-ever-after that’s just so….hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck-standing-up, you know?
As it’s Friday (and let’s face it, Christmas break days kind of all roll into one, this week is particularly short and we’ve probably all had one to many Terry’s chocolate oranges) I thought we could maybe do with a bit of escapism via hearing all about what initial date/unexpected meet led to that covetable eye candy that now adorns your left hand.
And no, I can’t very well ask everyone else to share their experience without sharing my own.
Ahem. As I was saying…. I met my husband on a blind date.
No, this is not the latest Kooples campaign, although it could be.
Kezia and Joel were married six years ago and decided to celebrate their anniversary with some keep-forever images captured by their original wedding photographers M and J photography.
And why not? you know what I think about preserving memories, you should, as often as you possibly can.
This is a sweet and heart-warming love story for a wintery afternoon lovelies. Enjoy.
Kezia: Joel and I met in the beautiful small town of Penzance in Cornwall, where I grew up. We were both still very young but got married 18 months later on the beach in front of St Michaels Mount. Although it’s 6 years ago now, we still have such good memories of the day and thanks to Jonny’s wedding photographs we are able to look back on it like it was yesterday.
When we moved to London just the other week, we thought it would be so lovely to mark the big move and our anniversary with some photos of us in our new neighbourhood. Mainly so we could look back on them in years to come, but also so we were able to share some nice photographs of us with family and friends back home in Cornwall and elsewhere.
Shoreditch is just down the road from our flat so it made sense to do the shoot there. It’s such a cool area and Jonny and Morgane agreed that there were plenty of spots there that would make a nice backdrop for photos.… View the full post.
We actually covered this subject a couple of years ago, since then apparently 1 in 3 recently married couples* met on the internet.
Surely on-line dating can no longer be a taboo/a fact folks don’t want to admit to for fear of embarrassment?
I know quite a few of my friends and certainly weddings we have featured right here on these very pages are world wide web love stories, including the make-your-heart-melt engagement of Emma and Mark which I’m going to share today.
Have yourselves a read lovelies – there’s nothing like a happily ever after to brighten up this grey October afternoon.
Emma The Bride: Mark and I met the modern way… Online. I have now grown to love saying “I got him off the internet”.
It was Easter 2012 and after much protest about how I would “never be one of those people” I decided to give in and so I put a profile online. I was horribly judgmental. I apologise. Errrrrr… I’m still apologising.
The reason I gave in was because my beautiful friend had encouraged me. She herself had found her own happiness and was about to be whisked away on a mini-break by her newly acquired online boy so I thought maybe I should give it a go… Hell I wanted to be whisked away!
Still feeling slightly skeptical, I wrote a profile that was epic. War and Peace epic. In the hope that if anyone bothered to get to the bottom of it and respond then maybe, just maybe, they could be the boy that I was searching for…
Mark was the boy.… View the full post.
You may have already heard about the round-the-world W-day trip of Alex and Lisa of “Two People One Life” fame, the couple who are on a mission to get “married” in as many different countries and locations as possible to raise funds for UNICEF.
If you haven’t a clue what I’m talking about then Lisa has provided us with the details below – this is literally the adventure of a lifetime.
This afternoon we’re sharing the film of their 41st (!) big day in Ireland which has been beautifully captured by Reuben from Show and Tell Cinematography. Seriously folks, you’ve GOT TO SEE THIS, the location is beyond breathtaking and the simple organic styling made Lolly and I do some kind of jumping up and down/clapping with joy sort of routine in the middle of RMW HQ.
Lolly and I (in no particular order) “I want a crown made just of leaves!!!” “I want to get married again just so I can wear an oversized sequin jumper!!!!” “I want a fishtail plait that is that HUGE!!!!”
I guess you could say we REALLY like it.
Lisa The Bride: Back in the year 2000 I met a boy. I didn’t know it at the time but that moment changed my life. I know it sounds like a cliche and absolutely like cheese on toast but it’s completely true!
We were friends for years, eventually lovers and then went our seperate ways for a while…well…for 5 years!
After both of us going through some wild relationships we caught up again for a drink and instantly knew we should have never let each other go.… View the full post.
We don’t share engagement shoots very often, and when we do they often have quite a detailed account of how the couple met, the lowdown on the proposal and the general plans for W-day.
Anna’s account is very short and to the point. I liked it, very much indeed.
Don’t get me wrong, we relish in the opportunity to share the worlds greatest love stories with all of the bells, whistles and fairytale fanfare, it’s part of who we are and what we do.
But sometimes all you ever really need are a few sentences of stripped down fact, the bare bones of why that one person stole your heart and made it theirs.
From a purely aesthetic perspective these images are HOT. I would very much like Anna’s dress, leather jacket, sunglasses, accessories AND hair please.
And apart from the the obvious physical attributes of both Anna and Martin you can see clear as day just how much they fancy the sexy pants of each other.
Anna: I am from London, Martin is from Poland. We met nearly 6 years ago….In the gym. He was my personal trainer.
Last February on my birthday ( I am a leap year baby and I had a real birthday last year!) Martin proposed on the bench where we had our first real date, on Hampstead heath at sunset.
I was not a photographer when I met him, nor had I though about being one. It is because of him buying me a camera because he saw something in me, that I became who I am today.… View the full post.
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.