Category Archives: Modern Elegance
The flowers in particular are unbelievably dreamy. Carla scoured Pinterest to gather floral inspiration and chose spray roses, lisianthus, amaranthus, gypsophila, wax flowers, asters, dahlias and eucalyptus.
Combined with elegant long white candles, silver candelabras and hanging crystals; the effect is exactly what Carla wanted – romantic and cosy. I’m sure she’ll be inspiring future Brides via Pinterest herself.
There is some serious cute factor in this wedding too, with Carla and Ryan’s two little boys acting as page boys in mini Zara suits. So adorable.
Wedding Research Junkie
Carla The Bride: From the day my husband proposed to me, I brought every single wedding magazine off the shelf. I’ve always wanted to get married but I never imagined what it would be like, so I spent the next two years researching everything wedding!
When I first started looking at venues, I was looking in Dorset where we were living, and also looking in London because there was a chance we was moving back! We then decided to get married in Dorset no matter what, mainly because we grew very close to our priest who was going to marry us, so it would of made the day even more special.
I looked at loads of venues, and I was VERY fussy, something was always wrong, normally the interior design! I eventually found Chewton Glen, we fell in love with the venue, it was beautiful.… View the full post.
Bride Georgie and her Groom James are lucky enough to have made Camber Sands their home. Which is why they decided to hold their wedding there – it was neutral territory, so to speak, somewhere neither of them had grown up.
James proposed to Georgie on the beach behind The Gallivant, so it was a no-brainer when it came to deciding where they would hold the reception.
Georgie’s advice to cram as much entertainment into the day as possible is great – basically just make your wedding a massive party!
Our Home Together
Our venue choice was easy. The Gallivant Hotel at Camber Sands was honestly the only place we looked at. It’s a very special place for us, the first weekend we got our keys for our new home by Camber, James proposed to me on the beach. As we walked off the sands we popped into the Gallivant for some celebratory bubbles and asked about their wedding options, and sitting there looking out to the dunes we knew it would be the perfect venue for our wedding.
The lovely thing about Camber for us (aside from the beautiful beach) is that fact that it’s our home together rather than where either of us grew up. Also, as soon as I found out they do canapés and cocktails on the beach (coincidentally, right at the spot where James proposed) I knew I wouldn’t find anything better.… View the full post.
Emma perhaps defines the ethos of this big day best in her description of her wedding theme – ‘an English country garden meets art deco glamour kind of affair‘ and it really is folks. There’s the unrivalled serenity of a midsummer English garden – all lush lawns, Honeysuckle and Lavender – combined with the glitzy sophistication of times gone by…check out the Choo’s and the Jenny Packham ‘Eden’ for starters.
And it works. Oh it SO works.
I actually really adore this wedding. It’s luxe, it’s glamorous and oh so beautiful and it’s clear that their nearest and dearest had a brilliant time. From the beautiful florals to the dusty shale maids’ dresses, everything has been carefully and lovingly selected.
I have a feeling that you’re going to love it too.
Emma The Bride: When we started to look at venues, Notley Abbey was only the second place we visited but as soon as I arrived I knew it was ‘the one’. Even though it was pouring with rain that day, it was magnificent. There is something truly magical about the Abbey and we both felt so relaxed and at home there.
As soon as I heard about the wild parties that used to go on there (Marilyn Monroe was among the guests), I definitely knew we had found our venue. Stewart and I love a party!! My wonderful dad massively helped us out financially so that we were able to book this beautiful venue. I must thank everyone at Notley Abbey for looking after us all and making the day so special, especially our wedding manager on the day, Lisa, who totally rocked!… View the full post.
Today’s wedding looks like such a fun filled affair.
For a start there are deckchairs for lounging. Then there is croquet. There is also badminton. AND there are space hoppers. There are even people playing badminton ON space hoppers.
Golza and Chaz also had a magician and loads of live music throughout the day. I can’t really think of a better way to spend a summers afternoon.
And with a mojito in one hand and some of Golza and Chaz’s cake in the other, it really would be perfect.
Our Perfect Venue
Golza The Bride: We chose the Larmer Tree Garden as our venue. We fell in love with this venue from the moment with set foot on the grounds. Everything about this venue was perfect, we wanted a small intimate ceremony and the Roman Temple was the ideal place.
DIY Make Up
I did my own makeup as I am a little bit of a protectionist and love make up. And my best friend Maria Sole did my hair. The Bridesmaid’s hair and makeup was done by a company called Bridal Treats. They were a hair and makeup duo and did a great job.
Had To Have It
Emily and Ben met as teenagers and have been together ever since. Isn’t that incredible? The pair currently live in Switzerland and are both from Leicestershire, but chose to get married at Holkham Hall in Norfolk.
It seems to be THE place for stylish Brides to get married. Back in June we all went green eyed over this this gorgeous affair from there too.
I’m sure you lovelies are going to enjoy today’s wedding just as much. Bride Emily is wearing the divine Hepburn by Suzanne Neville which fits her like a glove. ‘The one’ was found at one of our Love Lust Bridal Boutiques, The Stamford Bridal Rooms.
The choice of Bridesmaids dresses confirms my love for neutral coloured gowns. Emily’s girls look amazing in their nude Ted Baker dresses.
And in true British style, the weather gave Emily and Ben four seasons in a day – all of which have been dramatically captured by Katherine Ashdown.
A Place Full Of Memories
Emily The Bride: Ben and I currently live in Zurich, Switzerland. We grew up in Leicestershire (a few villages apart) and met when I was only 14, Ben 15. We have been together ever since! And have enjoyed many adventures along the way.
We decided to get married in north Norfolk as we have enjoyed many holidays there over the years, together and with family and friends. It is a special place for us, with lots of wonderful memories, so it seemed like the perfect choice.… View the full post.
Emma and Iain’s big day is the epitome of romantic elegance.
The exquisite colour scheme of pinks, nudes, creams and blush pervades everything in their wedding; it’s present in Emma’s luscious bouquet (that frankly looks good enough to eat), in their music inspired stationery (LOVE the ‘love notes’!) and their beautiful dessert table too…even right down to the dashing outfits sported by the wedding party.
It’s clear from all the gorgeous details that Emma talks about below that the pair of them invested a huge amount of love and thought into their day so it’s an honour to hear that Rock My Wedding was such a major source of inspiration during their planning journey.
Honestly hearing such wonderful feedback makes our blinking week!
I won’t delay you any further; go on check out Emma and Iain’s splendid day for yourselves.
The Crazy Bear
Emma The Bride: We married at the Crazy Bear Stadhampton in Oxfordshire. From the outside it appears to be a cute English country pub, but inside reveals an, eccentric, wholly unique wedding venue.
Here’s the thing, I didn’t choose the venue…the groom did. Yep, that’s right, one of the biggest decisions of the entire day was made by the Boy, but boy, did the Boy do good! While we live in Switzerland, the majority of our friends and family live in the UK and we always knew we would get married on British soil.
I had always imagined getting married somewhere in a traditional stately home with manicured lawns, but when the time came, this ideal just didn’t seem to “fit” us as a couple.… View the full post.