Category Archives: Modern Elegance
Tom & Hayley Married in July last year in Yorkshire with a traditional church ceremony followed by a reception at The General Tarleton.
There are some super cute ideas for you to steal…the table plan is beautiful and I’ve not seen one like it before.
I’m also loving a bride with a bit of bling. Hayleys dress has loads of delicate details and looks stunning. She also has super sparkly shoes too!
Hayley The Bride: I got my dress from Lace and Beaux Boutique in Holmfirth. The designer is Ellis Bridal. I just fell in love with the detail on the back as soon as I saw it. We were having a church ceremony so I wanted to feel like a traditional bride so a veil was a must for me. I bought it from the same boutique I got my dress from.
My shoes were super sparkly! Diamanté heels like Cinderella slippers but without the ugly sisters! I did my own make-up using Bare Minerals. My sister (and chief Bridesmaid) Abby is a hairdresser and so styled everyones hair from the groom to the entire bridal party.
We decided on a ‘country garden’ feel for all our flowers from the church to the reception. One of my mums best friends was the fabulous florist and was assisted by my mum with button holes and table flowers. We loved all the flowers and especially the table plan in the small plant pots.
We stayed with the theme of ‘country garden’ for the room decor and the traditional look.… View the full post.
Danielle and James’ wedding is like a peony party… There are hundreds of them and they look stunning.
You might recognise Danielle and James from when we featured their engagement shoot last year (think windy beach and sky high red Louboutins. Is it coming back to you?)
We were in love with her style then and we are even more in love with her wedding day choices. Danielle’s dress is SO gorgeous. And there are more Loboutins. Well, a girl can never have too many right?
Anyway, I suppose you want to have a look at this don’t you? Well, don’t let me keep you…scroll away my lovelies.
An Absolute Joy
Danielle The Bride: The whole wedding process was an absolute joy for me; I enjoyed every aspect of putting together the day and all the little touches that made it personal to us. Whilst we had a decent budget, it wasn’t never ending and there were still certain things I knew I MUST have that it just wouldn’t stretch to. So the famous Danielle line ‘I can make that myself!’ came out many, many, many (and perhaps a few more!) times.
The wedding really started the day before with a ‘den’ full of white peonies which we had bought from the local wholesaler and me, James and various family members sat there for a good few hours cutting leaves off and putting them into vases (collected from various car boots over the past 18 months) – I think we had over 200 stems so it was quite a challenge.… View the full post.
This wedding is all sorts of brilliant. So brilliant that the awesome Source Images took over 1000 photos of the day. Yes, you heard me right, over 1000! And we have an immense selection of those to share with you today.
I’m not quite sure I’ve ever seen such a smiley couple. There isn’t a photo where there isn’t a smile radiating from the faces of our gorgeous bride and groom Beth and James.
There is serious outside wedding immenseness, a cake with a train track around the bottom (I KNOW!!), horses heads, glow stick madness and HRH the Queenie even makes an appearence – and no not our blog Queenie Charlotte, actual The Queen. Although I reckon our Charlotte would have very much enjoyed being a guest at this wedding.
Over to Beth…
House Party Vibe
Beth The Bride: Our wedding was on September 2012 at Lemore Manor which is in a small village in Herefordshire. Herefordshire has nothing to do with either of us (I’m from the North East and James is Australian) but we wanted to create a relaxed, house party vibe which Lemore was perfect for. Thirty of our closest friends stayed there with us the nights before and of the wedding, and we had a BBQ and Australia vs. England cricket match in the garden the day after.
During our engagement James and I lived in Hong Kong, California and London, and as a result became best friends with Google when planning the wedding.… View the full post.
Teresa and Alun married in July last year. Teresa wore a stunning Belle and Bunty gown and her mismatched maids looked incredible.
The flowers are to die for. And it was all beautifully captured by Sara Thomas.
One Historic Venue
Teresa The Bride: Alun and I married at St Michael’s Church in Framlingham and we held our reception at Butley Priory. Butley Priory is a 14th Century Monastery and is set in beautiful grounds. The house is privately owned and has a wonderful atmosphere. You feel very much at home when you’re there.
My dress was ‘The Belle’ and made by the talented ladies at Belle and Bunty. The dress is so delicate and suited the feel of the venue down to a tee. I felt so graceful in it walking through the grounds.
I wore very little in the way of accessories. I wore just a necklace which was very simple and my ‘something borrowed’ from a bridesmaid. The dress didn’t really need anything else. I wore my hair down with simple plaits to keep it off my face. I wanted to maintain a very natural look.
We had a lot of fun on the morning of the wedding. We all did our own make-up…with a little bit of help from Bobbi Brown. We were all really pleased with the quality of the products, they were a great investment.
The bridesmaids were all dressed in neutral tones and they looked amazing. They all picked dresses from the highstreet and complimented each other perfectly.… View the full post.
Buster and Kathy celebrated their marriage in Rathmullan, County Donegal. The ceremony was at a cute little Catholic Church called St. Joseph’s. The reception took place across the road at Rathmullan House, on the Donegal coast.
A gorgeous bright April day with a bright blue colour scheme to match…
Kathy The Bride: I was looking for a simple flattering style of dress that was elegant and understated. The first dress I tried on that I really liked was a dress from ‘The Vintage Wedding Dress Company’. As much as I felt really comfortable in it, and thought it looked good from all angles, plus I didn’t really want to take it off, I still knew it wasn’t quite right. I then met Elaine Kennedy at ‘Tantrums and Tiaras’ in Putney and showed her the style. She was keen to make the dress I had in mind. I used mood boards with images from magazines etc to portray the ‘look’ and the jewelry etc which I envisaged and with Elaine making the dress, veil and jacket and her son Scott Johnston made the jewelry. I was really happy and comfortable with the whole look.
I feel it suited both the time of year and the venue very well. I was also able to move about and dance very easily.
The crepe silk material was very soft and skimmed perfectly. I loved the low neckline at the front and the scoop at the back. There was a pearl half necklace, made by Scott, which held the shoulder straps together and matched the other accessories.… View the full post.
Emily and Adam kept their wedding simple, local and personal. Unusually they opted to go without bridesmaids and groomsmen but involved their friends and family in other ways, I especially like Emily and Adam’s idea of allowing their guests to book themselves in for slot as DJ at the reception party.
A Stones Throw
Emily The Bride: The dress was from a tiny little shop just round the corner from our house in Kew. The shop belonged to Angela Stone who designed the dress. She is a fantastic lady! Very friendly and lovely. I decided not to have and jewellery or accessories – just a flower in my hair… And I can’t remember where it was from!
I struggled with buying shoes and went through about three pairs. In the end I decided on some dusty golden peep toes from Dune. My fabulous aunty did my hair and make-up. I knew I wanted a plait as Adam loves my hair plaited and swept to one side to keep it out the way!
I went to Covent Garden Flower market two days before the wedding to buy all the flowers. It was a very early morning trip! I had fun chatting to the chaps who ran the stalls. Ridiculously I had no idea what I wanted before I went and just bought what I fancied! I did know that I wanted hydrangeas for my bouquet (beautiful, simple and easy!) I’m really happy with all the flowers that I ended up with and did it at a snip of the price that they would have cost from a florist.… View the full post.