Category Archives: Baby it’s Cold Outside
Well well well, this is veritable feast of autumnal delights if ever I’ve seen one.
A wedding that is full to bursting with Rock My Wedding Love Lust List members and sponsors was always going to be nothing short of amazing, but this really is something special.
The florals, the fashion, the attention to detail – perfection. And Carolanne’s “ultimate bouff” complete with a crown of heather? so simple, so chic, and so very covetable.
We chose Fetcham Park in Surrey for many reasons. Not only are the house and grounds breathtaking, but I’ve worked there myself as a make up artist countless times. It was the closest thing to a home-from-from we could imagine. I was also acutely aware of the planning service brides receive from the staff at Fetcham which is the most hands on, personal and supportive approach I know of. All the way through the planning, I could not believe how lucky we were to have such involved staff helping us, down to the last detail. I was subsequently, a very relaxed lass.
Mother Of Curl
My hair ‘The Ultimate Bouff’ was tousled up by the Mother of Curl Sharon Roberts. I asked for a messy alien-head bouff. She got in one go. I will never have a better do. Sharon is so great to have around, very relaxed and puts everyone at ease. Sharon also took care of my Mum and sisters who were delighted with their do’s, with no trial. She’s a legend.… View the full post.
It’s hot, hot, hot peeps… So I thought I’d serve up a wedding for you all that is cool. In more ways than one.
And cool because, well, this is a winter wedding. Michelle and Richard married back in January (the whitest January on record!) at Babington House. They chose their venue because they could take over the whole place, stay the night and have breakfast the next day.
I like their style…
Merringue Or Long & Subtle
I was really nervous about finding a dress, basically because I didn’t know what I wanted, did I want lace, or a huge merringue, or long and subtle, and what if I bought one, and then I got dress envy about others that I saw later. The reason I felt like this is I had just spent months helping my best friend (and maid of honour) look for her wedding dress, and had seen how overwhelming the process was. Anyway, whilst looking for her dress, I stumbled across a dress I adored, and made a mental note to look it up if I ever got engaged! It was different to any other dress I’d seen, but still classic, and I loved the colours. As soon as Richard popped the question, I knew I had to go and try it on immediately.… View the full post.
As I write this introduction the sun is streaming in through the skylight in my office and it’s beginning to look a lot like Summer. You never know with Britain though and by the time you get to read Helen’s beautiful Christmas wedding report it may well be hailing, sleeting snowing or there may be some terrifying frigid hybrid of all three spanking against your windows trying to get in.
As you can probably tell, I am more of a summer person but this richly coloured winter wonder with hints of oppulence and an abundance of gorgeous detail is enough to make me wish away the summer season and welcome the winter with open wooly jumper clad arms.
The Best Christmas ever
Helen The Bride: James and I chose to get married at Gray’s Inn. Neither of us are lawyers but James’ parents and all three of his sisters have married there, so it is certainly is a family tradition. James proposed in December the previous year and so a Christmas wedding was decided upon and really and truly no one does Christmas better than Gray’s Inn. Every year they have three stunningly decorated trees that are so tall they rival the Rockefeller tree!
A Hint Of Sparkle
Sticking with family tradition my mother-in-law gave me the gift of her hair stylist Motcombe Green She has known him for 30 years and knowing that he’d done my sisters in law’s wedding hair filled me with confidence. I wanted a simple up-do with a little bit of sparkle, which my darling sister provided for me by way of a diamante and pearl hair comb.… View the full post.
Elaine and Darren married just three days before Christmas last year at The Sacred Heart Church in Wimbledon Village before moving on to their reception at Hampton Court House in Surrey.
The cloudy skies and flash downpours that presented themselves on the day of this sweet pair’s wedding did not stop play. In fact if anything they added their own dose of romantic sensuality to the gorgeous photography captured by Brett Symes.
Folks, just wait and see what we have in store for you…mountains of tulle, blooms, glitz and glamour. I know, I can’t wait either… let’s get started.
My dress was by Pronovias from Teokath, Wimbledon. The staff were amazing as I was really nervous and not really into the whole big dress thing. I went in wanting something simple that was straight to the floor. I ended up with the complete opposite, and was so glad I did. The bodice and skirt had subtle sequins on which really gave the dress that special sparkly touch, particularly against all the candles used in our winter wedding.
Special thanks go to Sam and Jackie in store for adding intricate lace straps to make the dress unique and echo the lace all over the bodice and skirt. The neckline was edged with delicate tulle and the skirt had numerous layers of more tulle which gave it a sheer, lightweight appearance. I loved swishing around in it for the whole day and fair dues to Darren, he didn’t step on it once!… View the full post.
I’m guessing that the majority of you are all feeling a little bit sick of the snow right now. I mean it seems as if we’ve been living in the depths of Winter for, like, forever with the sun only really making an appearance this week.
But I have something pretty special for you this morning. Something that I can guarantee will make you fall in love with the white stuff again.
The beautiful Sophie and the dashing Renauld married in Chamonix, France with awe-inspiring mountains as the most wonderful backdrop. In fact The Alps were a huge source of wedding inspiration for the pair influencing everything from their paper pretty to their sweet favours.
And that’s not all…just wait until you see the berry hued train that ferried guests up the mountain. How about that for alternative wedding transport.
Come on folks, jump on board!
The Romance Of Winter
Sophie The Bride:We are both half French so our first thoughts of where we would get married was to look at France. I have always loved the romance and cosiness you feel in the winter and in particular as Christmas approaches. We choose Chamonix as we had visited there on holidays and were excited about the thought of sharing this place with all our family and friends celebrating over a week together. The beautiful snowy mountains were the perfect backdrop for our wedding.
We used Jody at Mont Blanc Weddings to source a lovely venue for us. We finally decided on Grand Hôtel du Montenvers as the spot for our blessing; it is so impressive as it is only reached by a vintage train which climbs the mountain to the glacier.… View the full post.
Yes I know it’s only March, and Christmas is MONTHS away….but that doesn’t mean there aren’t tens of thousands of you planning a winter affair for 2013/2014.
Charlotte and Al’s wedding was cold-season perfection, a timeless white and navy colour palette with subtle accents of shimmering silver. I am very much a fan of the the shiny table runners and mercuried giant candle holders used on the head table.
Charlotte’s Sassi Holdford dress is a vision of modern simplicity and the use of gypsophila makes everything so pretty…..and I’ve got to say, Charlotte’s write up is both witty and informative. There are lots of useful hints and tips for you gorgeous lot – we updated our “real wedding bride” questionnaire recently to include things like ceremony readings and food choices so you can be even more inspired by Rock My Wedding.
Charlotte The Bride: Some may consider it a blessing to have thick, wavy hair. However, I can assure you it isn’t! The slightest bit of moisture and I transform into Monica from Friends in the Barbados episodes (those that knew me circa 1999 will undoubtedly think back to my ill advised afro look!). Therefore, I was extremely worried about my hair! I didn’t want it to look too styled and needed to ensure my fringe would be kink free. Cue Liz at Vogue International in Leamington Spa. My Mum goes to this salon and, when she mentioned that we were struggling to find a salon that was open over the Christmas period, Liz offered to open up for us or come to the venue – Hoorah!… View the full post.