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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…
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!
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?
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.
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.
Here are a few things that I love about Mhairi and Jamie’s wedding which took place at South Farm near Cambridge.
- It took place on a Farm – I love an outdoor wedding
- Mhairi arrived in a vintage VW Beetle and was subsequently transported to the venue in a Tuk Tuk
- 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…
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!
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.
Prepare for a fashion frenzy… The names that make today’s wedding so perfect are RMW fashion pack member Suzanne Neville along side David Fielden, Christian Louboutin, Jenny Packham… And of course our bride and groom Natalie and Jamie who married at Charlton House in Somerset.
This is a wedding of global proportions with guests travelling from as far and wide as Australia, Papua New Guinea and Singapore… The journey was totally worth it though…
Stripes are probably my favourite print. They never fail to make me happy, so when I saw this morning’s wedding, with the nautical Bridesmaids and the stationery covered in neat green and navy lines, I had a very big smile on my face.
While I LOVE a romantic, feminine wedding, sometimes it’s very refreshing to see something a little more masculine, clean cut and simplistic.
Sometimes, all it takes is elegant white blooms, a pop of red lipstick and a strong stationery choice. Throw in some mini square wedding cakes, each one decorated with guests initials…and you’re away. It’s as simple as that people!
As you’ve probably guessed by now, the styling of their big day was very important to Jan and Tom and I think you’ll agree that they got it bang on – preppy American meets English perfection.