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Carly & Aaron – A Photographers Tale.

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Morning viewers… A bit of a twist on the real wedding format for you all today…

Gary Lashmar the man behind super cool photography outfit Marshal Gray has written the account of Carly and Aaron’s big day at St.Michaels Manor and it’s a fascinating read…

A contemporary cool wedding at St.Michaels Manor with images and report from wedding photographer Gary Lashmar at Marshall Gray Photography 0014 Carly & Aaron – A Photographers Tale.


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Tropical Gatsby

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Yes it’s actually a thing – or at least Daisy and James have certainly made it a thing. Think super sophisticated fashion and an abundance of feminine white blooms mixed with giant multi-coloured balloons, a unicorn and a giraffe wearing a hat. This is one of the most bonkers weddings style wise we’ve ever featured and I LOVE IT. It’s completely brilliant.

I am in raptures over the bridesmaids co-ordinating navy nail polish and Daisy’s Eastern inspired hand jewellery, it’s all just so achingly cool. Of course it’s not just the decor and details that make a wedding awesome, it’s how much of a good time everyone is having and this bunch are having A REALLY GOOD time. Gutted I wasn’t invited.

You really must take a moment to read about the foody details too – the most amazing menu ever!

A gatsby themed wedding at Aynhoe Park with navy bridesmaids and bright balloons 0138 Tropical Gatsby


Disco Cages And Peach Flavoured Delights In Wiltshire.

Nina Daniel Disco Cages And Peach Flavoured Delights In Wiltshire.

For once I’m lost for words with the opening to this morning’s wedding – that of Nina and Daniel who said ‘I do’ by the riverside in Wiltshire.

Why might you ask? Well it’s because this big day is flipping AWESOME, that’s why. There are so many gorgeously creative details that it’s hard to know where to begin. But begin I must, so I’ll start with Nina’s oh so chic and simple bridal gown from Jenny Packham. If there’s one thing I have a bit of a soft spot for lovelies then it’s those brides who choose and are able to carry off the merest slip of a gown for their wedding day and Nina does this with aplomb!

And then there’s ALL the decorative details; I don’t want to give away too much at this point but I will say that there are mirror balls and peach coloured lampshades and disco cages and stars and giant letters and an ACTUAL LOVE TENT.

Yes an actual Love Tent. Cor blimey, it’s enough to make this wedding blog editor hyperventilate!

So whilst I take myself off in an attempt to calm down from the sheer epicness of this big day I urge you to read on dear readers and experience the joy for yourselves.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

An Epic DIY Bohemian Wedding At Ratfyn Farm With A Jenny Packham Dress And A Humanist Ceremony And A Peach Colour Scheme Photographed By Ed Peers. 0001 Disco Cages And Peach Flavoured Delights In Wiltshire.


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Bright Lights, Big Love, Big City.

Cover Image7 Bright Lights, Big Love, Big City.

When Emma and Tim started to plan their wedding they knew that they wanted to provide a great feast for their guests. Originally thinking about a traditional country wedding their heads were turned by South Place, a contemporary London venue with a great reputation for food. Emma bought a little taste of the country to this inner city soirée with her choice of natural and delicate flowers, a vision realised with help from Willow florist.

When South Place earned a Michelin Star in the run up to their big day, Emma and Tim knew everything had fallen nicely into place!

A city wedding in London with dark blue bridesmaid dresses by coast and bridal gown by Justin Alexander photography by Mavric photography 0001 Bright Lights, Big Love, Big City.


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Love And Brights In Liverpool

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Well then, isn’t this a sophisticated and modern wedding and a half. Amy and Andy make the perfect city chic couple, all sleek silhouettes and colour pop brights. The concert room at St Georges Hall which held the ceremony is absolutely breathtaking, so grand and opulent.

The flowers! must mention – absolutely AMAZE, I want them in my house. Now please if at all possible. You’ve also got to love a bride who takes inspiration from our very own DIY projects, this big day is elegant in its simplicity but that’s not to say you can’t involve a little craft to make things personal and unique.

Did I mention the bouquet?

A modern wedding in Liverpool with a bride in Jenny Packham Crystal and Acacia I headpiece and bright flowers colour scheme 0120 Love And Brights In Liverpool


And We Made The Moon Our Mirrorball.

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Ailsa and James married at The Orleans House Gallery – a venue that’s fast becoming a favourite of mine – in Richmond, London amongst coppery leaves in the crisp Autumn air. I’m not going to deny it, October is one of my favourite wedding months for obvious reasons and this big day is no exception.

As a L.K.Bennett fan I’m particularly smitten with Ailsa’s blue courts from the brand – her something blue along with her navy maids – as well as with her soft antique toned rose bouquet which is the perfect hue for Autumn weddings in my opinion.

I’m also really adoring the fact that this gorgeous pair had their reception at the White Horse Pub choosing to keep their decor simple but no less elegant whilst treating their guests to traditional pub grub.


A Chic London Wedding At The Orleans House Gallery And White Horse Pub In Richmond With A JLM Couture Dress And Peach Antique Rose Bouquet By Peachey Photography. 00011 And We Made The Moon Our Mirrorball.


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A Family Feast.

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Amy and Will had a relaxed foody wedding in a unique heritage venue Victoria Hall. There was much fun and epic floor-filler dancing. I love the Multi-colour bridesmaid dresses but even better than that I love that Amy and Will went for my favourite dinner arrangements… Family Service where a guest on each table is allocated a chef hat and apron and is enrolled to carve and serve for the table. Love it.

A fun foody Wedding At Victoria Hall With An After Six Dress by Dessy And Groom In Hugo Boss Suit By Lucabella Photography. 0001 A Family Feast.


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May The Road Rise To Meet You.

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Here are a few things that I love about Mhairi and Jamie’s wedding which took place at South Farm near Cambridge.

  1. It took place on a Farm – I love an outdoor wedding
  2. Mhairi arrived in a vintage VW Beetle and was subsequently transported to the venue in a Tuk Tuk
  3. They found some amazing Gypsy Caravans to have as a backdrop for their portraits

Not that you need any more encouragement to read on, but this really is a fire cracker of a wedding with loads of rustic styling and personal touches, but enough from me…

An Outdoor Wedding With Vintage VW beetle Tuk Tuk And Rustic Details. Paloma Blanca Dress Dessy Bridesmaids and Monsoon Flowers Girls. Photography by Nicola Milns 0001 May The Road Rise To Meet You.


Rustic Glamour.

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Now I have to be honest here and tell you that green is not my favourite colour. It has just never appealed to me in the same way as gorgeous shades of blue and grey. But having seen this shoot – I have to say that I now see green in a whole new light!!

The sheer number of different shades of green on show here is unbelievable…the vibrant and fresh apple green, the muted and slightly grey sage green, the richness of ivy green and the yellowness of the young budding flowers. All created by nature. Amazing.

I mean just look at that table scape below…it’s like a glimpse into a hidden tropical garden of Eden!

I love the idea behind the shoot too – just because you are getting married in a rustic venue, doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on the glamour!

Rustic Glamour Inspired Shoot At York Maze With An Apple Green Colour Scheme Lots of Green Foliage And White Flowers With Images By Dominic Wright Photography 1 Rustic Glamour.


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Laid Back Love In The East End.

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Anna and David married in London. It was a very intimate wedding, held at “The Gun” which is situated in the Docklands on the Isle Of Dogs – overlooking the river.

Make sure you check out the Croquembouche that Anna and David basically well… beheaded with a sword! All reports indicate that it was a big hit with the guests. The loose colour scheme of complimentary blue hues meant that everything was kept informal and simple. I love the contrast of the blue flowers in Anna’s red hair. Stunning.

A city wedding in the East End Of London with blue colour scheme flower girls in Monsoon dresses Croquembouche wedding cake and photography by Hannah May 0001 Laid Back Love In The East End.


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