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Cocktails, chandeliers and 1920′s Chic

The Gatsby Berkhamstead Cocktails, chandeliers and 1920s Chic

I do love a feather. And I especially love a feather in a bouquet. Becky’s is lovely – so many colours and textures. I very much like the cool/kooky meets 20′s fashion styling and there are some really original ideas such as a table plan on a mannequin (!) and lanterns filled with blooms as a table centrepiece. Becky’s headpiece is also something special – the art deco design works so well with her pretty red pout.

Becky and Paul are childhood sweethearts and their little boy Mason is the one of the sweetest members of a bridal party I think we’ve ever featured, you will probably want to borrow him for your own big day in fact. Cuteness overload folks.

A 1920 vintage wedding at The Gatsby in Berkhamstead with a Lusan Mandongus dress and bridesmaids in ghost 0195 Cocktails, chandeliers and 1920s Chic

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Old School Magic.

brionyandben Old School Magic.

Well this is fun isn’t it? A giant yellow striped deck chair is definitely a good indicator of a wonderful wedding…

Briony and Ben themed their wedding around Ben’s job as a professional magician (I know, how awesome is that?!) So old-school magic posters and vintage carnival games were their first port of call. And I know you’ll agree that they did a great job, the whole day looks like an absolute riot!

It’s also rather lovely to look at too – Briony looks achingly elegant in ‘Lady’ by RMW Fashion Pack member Suzanne Neville, accessorised with pearls, her maids look divine in their milky latte coloured gowns and just wait until you see the bright red vintage jag that Ben whisked his Bride away in!!

And as if that wasn’t enough, the gorgeous bouquets brimming with roses, peonies and achillea were created by the lovely Karen at Passion For Flowers – who most definitely comes with a RMW seal of approval!

Right, that’s enough talking, let’s get on with it shall we?

Marquee Wedding In Solihull Inspired By Vintage Magic And The Circus With Bride In Lady By Suzanne Neville And Bridesmaids In Dresses From JLM Couture With Groom In Bespoke Suit By The Bespoke Tailor 1 Old School Magic.


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A Sentimental Bride And Her Boy In Blue.

joannacraig A Sentimental Bride And Her Boy In Blue.

Joanna and Craig’s wedding is a lovely way to round off the week. From Joanna’s gorgeous silk flower crown, to the floral archway, to the antique key table-plan, to the white wooden swing – it’s a wedding day just brimming with pretty details.

I think Joanna has some of the most perfect voluminous curls I’ve ever seen and her and Craig make a very elegant couple. We do love it when a Groom goes for an electric blue suit!!

Joanna and Craig had a very difficult moment in the run up to their wedding day, which meant they had to postpone their date…but thanks to their wonderful suppliers and the support of their friends and family they still had the day they had dreamed of.

Have a great weekend everyone and I’ll hand you over to Joanna to tell her and Craig’s story…

Elegant Wedding At Thornton Manor With Bride In A Bespoke Lace Gown And Jimmy Choo Heels With A Vintage Lace Veil And Bridesmaids In Baby Pink With Groom In Electric Blue Suit From Reiss 1 A Sentimental Bride And Her Boy In Blue.


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Lauren & James: The Arrival Of The Spreadsheet.

laurenandjames3 Lauren & James: The Arrival Of The Spreadsheet.

Hi everyone! I can’t quite believe it’s post three already, the last four weeks have flown by and been super busy, although just like Summer – not much to do with the wedding, instead just general life etc.

So what have we done since the last post? Very little, actually. I feel that I should be more worried about how little we’ve done, but I’m just very relaxed about everything. I don’t see there is any point in getting your knickers in a twist about things, otherwise where’s the fun in planning?! However, being sensible (ish), I thought I’d use this post to update you on what little we have done, and ask advice and questions on what to do next.

Firstly, we had lunch and spent time in the spa at our gorgeous venue, Walton Hall, as mentioned in the last post, all in the name of research…obviously.


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Glitz And Green In The Garden.

Laura And Will Glitz And Green In The Garden.

Now this folks, this is how you do a marquee-in-the-garden wedding. Laura and Will have, in my humble opinion, only gone and nailed the most perfect laidback garden wedding. There are lots of signs for cocktails (at last someone who loves the beverage as much as I do!), supersized balloons waving gaily from wooden fences, some epic ‘dance floor rules’ (lunges anyone?!), happy maids clutching white bouquets and one of the prettiest table plans I ever did see.

But perhaps my favourite part of the wedding, apart from the Choos and of course the loving is the table decor and marquee styling. It’s fresh, it’s green and by heck I’ve never seen anything like it before. There are ditsy, floral, mossy green napkins, cratefuls of blooms, oodles of sweet peas, blowsy hydrangeas and actual trees dispersed along the tables. It looks so modern yet so pretty at the same time and I adore it.

Laura and Will…I take my hat off to you.

A Contemporary And Modern Garden Marquee Wedding With A Green And White Colour Scheme And A Stephanie Allin Dress And Jimmy Choos With Photography By Dominique Bader. 0001 Glitz And Green In The Garden.


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Hearts On Fire.

Hayley And Matt Hearts On Fire.

How about we all jet off this afternoon to revel in the big day of the gorgeous Hayley and Matt. These two decided to get together, get engaged and get married (not all at the same time I might add!) on the sweetest Greek island called Ios because it holds such a special place in their hearts.

They decided to do away with many wedding traditions in favour of creating a day that reflected them as a couple as well as making it an amazing experience for all their friends and family and I have to say that looking at the delicious photos it definitely made for the most wonderful ‘I Do’.

I’m also very much liking Hayley’s Enzoani frock and those wonderful peachy pink bridesmaid dresses – the perfect accompaniment to that scenic backdrop of blue skies and white beaches.


A Greek Destination Wedding On Tzamaria Beach In iOS With A Enzoani Dress And Peach Bridesmaid Dresses With Photography By Anna Roussos. 0001 Hearts On Fire.


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All Around The World.

Upwaltham Barns helen cawte All Around The World.
Holly and Tom had such an incredible day at Upwaltham Barns that it has left me feeling somewhat alliterative. Divine dress, fabulous florals, beautiful blossom, delicious details and scores of smiles, that pretty much sums it up perfectly!

Tom & Holly live in Australia so their wedding allowed them to catch up with lots of friends and family from back home, it was a fun celebration with a cool laid back vibe.

A contemporary with rustic details gown by BHLDN and bridesmaids in anthropologie wild flowers a rural setting at Upwaltham Barnsand Photography by Helen Cawte 0001 All Around The World.


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Rustic With A Dash Of Magic

Katherine Cover Rustic With A Dash Of Magic

You know when a bouquet makes you go “Wow”…? that. The flowers at Ed and Laura’s wedding were seriously special, country garden meets rustic whimsy. Laura’s gown suits her perfectly and I couldn’t have picked more beautiful bridesmaids dresses to compliment, her best girls were VERY lucky indeed. Peachy lace perfection that they can wear time and time again.

The account of the ceremony details is particularly worth a read, so much time and effort is spent on choosing fashion, florals and decor yet I often hear how this was most couples favourite part of the day.

A wedding at Crows Hall with Maggie Sottero Bronwyn lace dress bridesmaids in peach and rustic country garden style flowers gromm and groomsmen in traditional morning suits 0174 Rustic With A Dash Of Magic


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Blush Pink & Candlelight For A Touch Of Vintage Glamour.

sarahandnic Blush Pink & Candlelight For A Touch Of Vintage Glamour.

You may recognise the lovely Sarah and Nic. We featured their Editorial-esque engagement shoot back in May, so we’re thrilled to share their wedding with you this morning. And it’s extra special because the images come from the wonderful Claudia Rose Carter.

I love it when a couple gets married at the Bride’s family home and that’s exactly what Sarah and Nic decided to do. I can imagine there’s something very comforting about getting ready in the home you grew up in and celebrating your marriage in your old back-garden, surrounded by the people you love.

I’m also a huge fan of simple, elegant details – for me all you need to make something look beautiful is flowers and candlelight and that’s exactly what Sarah chose to style her big day with.

To entertain the adorable little ones at this wedding Sarah and Nic provided them with an Eye-Spy list, a pencil topped with a golden animal (see here for a tutorial) and a camera. If only we got to see the awesome shots captured by the little monkeys.

A Vintage Inspired Marquee Wedding At The Brides Family Home With Bride In David Fielden And Jimmy Choo And Bridesmaids In Sequinned Adrianna Pappell Gowns With Groom And Groomsmen In Suits By Dress To Kill 11 Blush Pink & Candlelight For A Touch Of Vintage Glamour.


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The Ultimate Handmade Wedding.

eleanorandben The Ultimate Handmade Wedding.

Eleanor and Ben’s big day is so full with amazing DIY projects that I really don’t know where to begin! Aside from building their own venues…I’m not sure they could have created anything else themselves for their wedding.

The table plan is my personal favourite project – it’s such a simple idea to thread strings from a hole next to a name, into a hole next to a table number – but it looks so cool and contemporary and I bet they’ll be lots of Brides thinking ‘I wish I’d thought of that!’

Not only was all of the decor made by this creative pair, but Eleanor’s dress and veil were made for her by a friend too. This resulted in a beautifully fitting dress, made from a heavy pure silk in a golden mushroom colour, with lace over the top and crystal band. And it’s absolutely perfect for her! I love the addition of the red Swarovski crystal button on the back too.

Enjoy all of the detail, this really is a wedding full of colour and fun…and some seriously amazing images of the wedding party dancing flash mob style…

DIY Wedding At The Monastery In Manchester With Bride In Bespoke Gown And Bridesmaids In Green Dresses From Dig For Victory With An Unusual Home Made Table Plan Origami Cranes And A Flashmob Dance 1 The Ultimate Handmade Wedding.


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