Category Archives: Love Stories
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.
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.