Category Archives: Real Weddings
Friday morning is the perfect time for some pure unadulterated escapism. And Alina and Gregoire’s wedding brings you exactly that.
Close your eyes and imagine the sun on your skin, a light breeze bringing with it the hazy smell of lavender, olives and lemons…
The sound of a Champagne bottle popping and that gentle fizz of bubbles as it’s poured into an elegant glass flute…
Ice cold polar winds?? Pas ici sur Rock My Wedding mes amis…we’re off to Provence.
In The Heart Of Provence
Alina The Bride: Some say Paris is the most romantic place in the world, but we think Provence could rival it for this title. The cutest little villages and breathtaking views, the vineyards and olive trees, delicious cuisine and wonderful wines, lavender and sunshine – you cannot help falling in love with this region.
And nested in the heart of Provence is Mas de la Rose. As soon as we entered the gates for the first time, we fell in love with the place: it just oozes charm and the design of the place is sheer perfection, every little detail is thought through so well and it flawlessly combines the essence of Provence with modern style.
Soft And Natural
I’ve spent countless hours on Pinterest looking for hairstyles and makeup, but I always came back to the soft low bun and natural make up with accent on the eyes. Axelle and Blandine did a wonderful job at creating the look I was hoping for and I had great fun working with them.… View the full post.
Hey there guys & girls, I hope you are all well and getting used to this winter weather. I can’t believe how cold it’s gone or how fast the time is going…. If you remember I mentioned last month how we were struggling to find the perfect music to suit our evening reception and I was having a slight breakdown……well I am thrilled to announce we have found our band/D.J. I am sooooooo excited as they are amazing.
When we first got chosen to be one of 2014 RMW real brides me and Mikey made a deal that he could write one of our posts ALL ON HIS OWN!!!!! Mikey has had the final say on all of the music from start to finish so felt this one would be right up his street…..here goes……….
Helloooo so, I’m Mikey….Carly’s other half and groom to be. Before I start can I say a big thank you to everyone who voted for us to be one of RMW Real brides.
I think in most weddings music is one of the only things the groom is given the final say so on or, if not, it is in my case…. Ha ha!!! I love music of all genres especially live performances so it was therefore a no brainer…a band was definitely on the top of our wish list for the big day. Whilst looking into music for the evening reception we came across The Dotted Crotchets, an amazing string quartet who perform music from chart to golden oldies.… View the full post.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and bet that this morning’s beautiful sylvan affair will be pinned to within an inch of its life by you folks.
I mean how can it not. There’s Annabelle’s ethereal beauty (I’m seriously coveting her tumbling locks!), the drop dead gorgeous bridesmaids in antique hued silks, hanging lampshades and an outdoor leather sofa, floral wreaths, a swing, a heap of kisses, the sweetest signage and a plethora of boys in blue.
Oh and then there’s THE dress.
What’s more Annabelle’s frock was specifically designed for her by bridal designer extraordinaire Stephanie Allin who then named it “Annabelle” after her. How immense is that!
I also have to say that I applaud any bride that puts thought into her wedding breakfast setting; the one hundred jam jars filled with tea lights throughout the woods, the big banquet set-up and the specially requested wooden floorboard planks in the marquee make the whole set-up completely enchanting.
Don’t believe me…take a look for yourself.
Summer In Pembrokeshire
Annabelle The Bride: There were two things that were always going to happen, we were going to get married in the Summer and it was going to happen in beautiful Pembrokeshire, where both of us were born and grew up. Our wedding day was August 3rd 2013. The wedding ceremony took place in St Mary’s Church Haverfordwest a medieval church built in the heart of the town.
We both wanted a marquee reception at a venue that showcased Pembrokeshire’s natural charm.… View the full post.
Richard and Marta had an effortlessly cool wedding that had quirky touches and a very personal vibe. The day was all about sharing, loving and being together. An ethos that the pair stood from the very start as they decided not to uphold the traditions of being apart until the ceremony, instead opting to get ready together – sharing every single moment of their wedding day.
Creative & Quirky
Aynhoe Park. Its the first venue we visited, so that didn’t help when we absolutely fell in love with it. It’s the most creative, crazy, quirky place you can imagine. Filled with taxidermy, amazing pieces of art and a great atmosphere.
After visiting a few others, we couldn’t take Aynhoe Park out of our minds, we just knew this would fit our style and our party, so we went for it.
I’m not really a girly girl, so I just booked a hairdresser & makeup artist through the location. I Didn’t do any trials and I didn’t have a brief other than: not too much. I didnt want to have my hair up, so I just asked on the day for something pretty.
I wore my usual perfume and got my nails done the day before at the spa at Aynhoe Park. I Went for a flashy pink on the toes and a regular bridal colour for the hands.
Simple Yet Stylish
Wow. Bella’s self-designed bespoke (and convertible!) gown is just so beautiful. And her accessories? perfection. I have already made MASSIVE hints that I would like the Kate Spade necklace to appear under the Christmas tree.
There are so many gorgeous ideas to steal from this laid back and super stylish affair, from the potted plant favours to the giant-letter guest book to the frankly amazing marquee lighting and everything else in-between.
One of my most favourite weddings of 2013. I would have absolutely loved to have been a guest.
We had our wedding at Will’s parents house. Will has grown up there his whole life and therefore holds a lot of memories there! Sharpham Park has also been our home for the past 2 years so it was handy being around for the set up!
Soft & Ethereal
I wanted my look to be soft, ethereal and vintage. Local Bristol make up artist Inma Azorin did my hair and make up! She is brilliant at Vintage Hair and runs a regular pop up diy hair salon. She introduced me to Temptu Pro Silicon Foundation- tear and sweat proof! I Can’t recommend this product enough.
Long & Short
I designed my dress myself, I had a hard time finding ‘the perfect dress’. Having had a design background I thought it was only natural for me to design the dress myself with the help of my brilliant dressmaker Bobby Sharp in Glastonbury. It was great having a comvertible dress, being able to dance in a shorter skirt meant that I didn’t have to worry about my heel going through my train.… View the full post.
Morwenna and Andy’s wedding is as much a celebration of the West Country and it is of their love.
Firstly, they held their reception in Morwenna’s parents back garden in the glorious county of Somerset.
Obviously, guests drank cider and hung out on hay bales. For those of you not au fait with the West Country, a LOT of this goes on there. Which is no bad thing.
Morwenna wore Petra by West Country designer Sassi Holford. All of the rustic, wild flowers were grown in Somerset and the delicious looking cake was made locally too.
My Childhood Home
Morwenna The Bride: Andy proposed to me while we were walking our dog near my childhood home in Somerset. Straight away we decided that this would be the place we would want to get married. My parents kindly offered to host our wedding, and the planning began. It was a very busy 18 months leading up to our wedding and we couldn’t have planned and organised such a lovely day without my incredible Mum who worked so hard to make it so wonderful.
Our wedding took place on 1st June 2013 at my village church, The Blessed Virgin Mary, followed by afternoon tea and cake in the garden at home. An evening marquee reception took place later on overlooking the beautiful Blackdown Hills where I grew up.
A Chance To Get Glammed Up
As a vet I don’t get the chance to get glammed up very often, so I was looking forward to having my hair and makeup done professionally.… View the full post.