Category Archives: Love Stories
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.
Every time I see this film I cry.
And I would’ve put it with the original W-day post but frankly it deserved a slot all of it’s very own.
So lovelies, grab yourself an afternoon cup of tea, a kitkat (or maybe a marshmallow on a stick) and enjoy the JOY.
Cinematographers – Show And Tell
Bridesmaid Dresses – House Of Fraser
Brides Dress – Forever bridal
Jewellery – Copper Broccoli
Barrell and Chair Hire – Grace And Saviour
Tipis – Magnakata
Stationery Design – Super Simbo
Banner – Emma Kenny
Makeup – KK Beauty Clinic
Flowers – Sally’s Floral Studio
Cupcakes – J Bird Bakery
Sweets & Schmores Table – Alphia Events
Big Irish Love
A conversation with Mr Gossip Girl, aka our Adam, late one afternoon not so long ago at RMW HQ was the inspiration for this post.
You see folks, I’d been talking about the speech that I’ll be giving at my wedding later this month and was pointing out how I’d noticed that more and more brides were choosing to say something of their own on their big day when Adam turned to me and asked ‘when did you know you were going to marry Ste?’
Momentarily I was taken aback. It’s not a topic that anyone has ever quizzed me on and I suppose I was protective of my response to his question. That said, I had no real problem with answering him truthfully.
‘Three months in’ was my reply.
Admittedly, this does sound a little bit crazy. I’m sure for some of you the beginnings of my relationship with the boy sound a little ‘intense’ shall we say. But it wasn’t like that.
I’m happy to concede that the radiant glow of the ‘honeymoon’ phase of any relationship does make you see life through rose-tinted glasses rather than being guided by the cold light of day. And accompanying this optimistic, hedonistic, bubble of love can be some impolitic decision making.
Despite the lovey gloopiness however, I just ‘knew’ he was the one for me. And when you know, you just ‘know’, don’t you.
Know what I mean?
Was it like that for you? At what point in your own relationship did you start entertaining the thought of marriage?… View the full post.
That’s what Junior said to his friend as Ali walked into the bar he was working in….and the rest you can read about in amongst the super cute images by Lisa Carpenter.
I love a bicycle. And a stripe. And a hat.
That means that I love this whole thing A LOT.
Ali: According to Junior it goes something like this: I walk into a bar where Junior is working with his mate. He nudges his mate – and says…”check out the hot girl”. I go about my night quite happily, and know nothing of this. Junior goes away with work, and comes back to his mate saying he’s got a new girlfriend he really wants Junior to meet… I want into the bar, only for Junior to discover his mate had stolen me for himself! Junior being ever the gent carried on regardless, and was happy for his friend (quite happy in the knowledge that he’d get his day!).
I saw his friend for a few weeks, it was pretty clear it wasn’t going anywhere, so one night Junior spotted his big chance while we were all standing round chatting about the classic film that is Dirty Dancing. I say how much I’d love to do the lift one day (wouldn’t every girl!), to which Junior replies we could do it right there, right then.
I can’t really describe the excitement of being lifted, in the dirty dancing lift (truly something every girl should experience by the way!), and to this day Junior is adamant that was the moment where he knew I’d be his!… View the full post.
This afternoon I have a very very special love story for you.
Special for a number of reasons, firstly Lisa and Will are very good friends of ours – seriously, you couldn’t meet a nicer couple. Secondly Lisa has dealt with the loss of her Dad in recent years which obviously has left a great gaping hole in her life, but then she found Will – and he’s been her rock ever since. Thirdly I sent Lisa and Will to model for the Jonathan Canlas workshop a few months back and the images are BEAUTIFUL.
(If you have no clue what I’m talking about the O’Shea’s did exactly the same thing this time last year..)
So lovelies, please take some time to have a read, gawp at the pretty and leave Lisa and Will some love.
Lisa:…..so where do I begin? I actually met Will over 10 years ago through a mutual friend Rochelle, can you believe it? and back then I never thought in a million years he would turn out to be my future husband!! I always thought he was really lovely and funny but it was not until sometime later we got back in touch. It was actually me who asked him randomly “how he was” on Facebook, he responded very quickly with a huge email telling me what he was up to and within a few days he asked me if I would like to meet up some time soon!! He seemed very keen but I had no idea how keen (he’ll kill me for saying this on the blog..) but it’s true.… View the full post.