Category Archives: Plan & Prep
I have always had a love for train stations. They are just so romantic. A place where tears are shed as goodbye hugs are given…a place where lovers are reunited after time apart…a place where new adventures into the unknown are begun together…
Holly and Ed’s gorgeous engagement shoot evokes all of those emotions AND some…their shoot isn’t just from any old station. These images come from Sheringham Station, which is a part of the old North Norfolk Railway Line.
The sense of nostalgia seeps through the images – you can practically hear the whoosh of steam, the chugging of the engine and the station master’s whistle as the train leaves the platform.
I love that Holly went to town on her hair and make up too – she looks every inch the 40s lady. Engagement Shoots are a great excuse for a bit of dressing up, especially if your wedding isn’t going to be vintage themed, and this is such a fun one from Katherine Ashdown.
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.
After the success of our last honeymoon based Ask The Experts, in which travel experts Mr & Mrs Smith were on hand to answer your general honeymoon questions, we’ve invited them back. And this time we are getting specific! If you missed the last feature you can read it here.
In this Ask The Experts feature we will be looking exclusively at European holiday and honeymoon destinations. Baiba will be on-line this morning and over lunchtime to answer any questions you may have regarding planning your European trip of a lifetime. Baiba is senior travel consultant and honeymoon expert at Mr & Mrs Smith so she certainly knows her stuff.
No question is too tricky so put your holiday thinking hats on!
Mr & Mrs Smith began as a boutique hotel guidebook publisher in 2003 and is now an online booking service with an eye for hip honeymoons and a curated collection of more than 900 romantic hotels around the world. I found my most favourite hotel in the whole of the universe via Mr & Mrs Smith, Chateau Les Merles in the Dordogne and have always found their service and communication better than anyone else I have ever used in terms of booking getaway accommodation.
Many of you will no doubt be considering your honeymoon destinations right about now (or perhaps just a lovely relaxing break away at some point soon – I know I am!) and to help you with your decision making process we’ve got Mr and Mrs Smith Travel consultant Susannah Garcia who has three years of expertise, to share her top three itineraries for newlyweds.
Susannah will be on-line this morning and over lunchtime to answer any questions you may have regarding planning your trip of a lifetime, and that’s any questions folks, so make the most of the opportunity and get asking the expert!
This morning we’ve got the founders of Prezola, your one-stop shop for your wedding gift list (they handle all kinds of sexy household items as well as cash contributions and even charity donations) on hand to answer any of your questions regarding exactly that – the gift list.
Anything from etiquette to the wide range of choices to current trends they’ve got in covered.
Ask anything you want in the comments box below and one of the experts will come back to you – honestly, do it!