Category Archives: Modern Elegance
Jemma and Thomas chose Preston Court in sunny Kent for their big day; Jemma told me that she fell in love with the venue as soon as she saw it and from then on there was really no point in the pair of them looking elsewhere.
This gorgeous twosome married on the most beautiful little island. In order to reach Tom who was waiting on the opposite side, Jemma had to walk across a flower bedecked bridge over a lake. I mean you can’t really get more intimate and metaphorical than that can you.
And it gets better.
This morning folks, we have cupcakes and carousels, lace jam jars and birdcages. Jemma’s dad even made the paper pompoms strewn around the venue for her.
Without further ado, I give you Jemma and Tom.
Jemma The Bride:My wedding dress was a Maggie Sottero creation in Champagne gold, as the soft colour is more flattering to my skin tone than white. I loved the detail on it. Tom was convinced I would have a short dress so he was genuinely shocked when he saw me walk across the bridge.
I also had an evening dress, which was short and a completely different style to the day dress. This was so that I could dance with my girls, who also had short dresses. My evening dress was made by Barbara Seadon At Bespoke Gowns – she is my cousin’s mother in law and very talented.
I didn’t want a veil, but felt I needed something to set the outfit off.… View the full post.
I can’t help but feel a connection with this morning’s couple – Sophie and David – since they held their wedding at Wethele Manor, a venue that I actually attended a wedding at only two weeks ago. I’ve experienced firsthand the rolling lawns, the sweet courtyard and the converted barns so I know just how wonderful it would have been to have been a guest at the wedding of this beautiful pair.
And it is beautiful.
From Sophie’s super chic Rosa Clara dress to her gorgeous auburn headed chignon and her bountiful bouquet to the sweetest maids and gambols on the lawn to the setting sun. I promise you’ll love it.
Let’s take a look.
Sophie The Bride:Our reception was at Wethele Manor, only a few miles from where we married. It’s a farmhouse with beautiful converted barns and a marquee. We chose it because you can tailor the day to how you want it and there is so much outdoor space. There are ten bedrooms in the main farmhouse so our close family and friends were able to stay the night and join us for breakfast the next morning.
Friends And Neighbours
My friend Angie from the Ginger Lily salon in Kenilworth has been mine and my mum’s hairdresser for several years so she was always going to do my hair. I knew I wanted an up-do which complemented the dress and veil. After showing her some photos she came up with the final creation and I loved it!… View the full post.
You may remember the cute Columbia Road flower market engagement feature of Marlon and Danielle from a couple of months ago. Their wedding sounded amazing…..and it was. And we are sharing it with you today…hoorah!
As you may or may not remember Danielle planned a two-part affair, the first being an intimate ceremony and wedding breakfast and the second a glittering black tie party for all of their friends.
Yes folks, Danielle got to wear not one but TWO fabulous frocks. I know – I must admit to being a teeny weeny bit green-eyed over this fact.
As you can imagine, an awful lot of planning and decision making goes into what is essentially not one wedding but two (!) and Danielle has shared all of the detail with you gorgeous lot, it’s well worth a read folks.
Not one but TWO
We always knew that we wanted a small and intimate wedding, but also wanted all of our friends and family to feel involved in the celebration. So we decided to have a small wedding for our family and close friends followed by a big black tie party the following evening, where all the traditional parts of a wedding (first dance, cake cutting, and throwing of the bouquet) could be enjoyed by everybody and we could then really let our hair down after the emotion of the big day.
Tom & Hayley Married in July last year in Yorkshire with a traditional church ceremony followed by a reception at The General Tarleton.
There are some super cute ideas for you to steal…the table plan is beautiful and I’ve not seen one like it before.
I’m also loving a bride with a bit of bling. Hayleys dress has loads of delicate details and looks stunning. She also has super sparkly shoes too!
Hayley The Bride: I got my dress from Lace and Beaux Boutique in Holmfirth. The designer is Ellis Bridal. I just fell in love with the detail on the back as soon as I saw it. We were having a church ceremony so I wanted to feel like a traditional bride so a veil was a must for me. I bought it from the same boutique I got my dress from.
My shoes were super sparkly! Diamanté heels like Cinderella slippers but without the ugly sisters! I did my own make-up using Bare Minerals. My sister (and chief Bridesmaid) Abby is a hairdresser and so styled everyones hair from the groom to the entire bridal party.
We decided on a ‘country garden’ feel for all our flowers from the church to the reception. One of my mums best friends was the fabulous florist and was assisted by my mum with button holes and table flowers. We loved all the flowers and especially the table plan in the small plant pots.
We stayed with the theme of ‘country garden’ for the room decor and the traditional look.… View the full post.
Danielle and James’ wedding is like a peony party… There are hundreds of them and they look stunning.
You might recognise Danielle and James from when we featured their engagement shoot last year (think windy beach and sky high red Louboutins. Is it coming back to you?)
We were in love with her style then and we are even more in love with her wedding day choices. Danielle’s dress is SO gorgeous. And there are more Loboutins. Well, a girl can never have too many right?
Anyway, I suppose you want to have a look at this don’t you? Well, don’t let me keep you…scroll away my lovelies.
An Absolute Joy
Danielle The Bride: The whole wedding process was an absolute joy for me; I enjoyed every aspect of putting together the day and all the little touches that made it personal to us. Whilst we had a decent budget, it wasn’t never ending and there were still certain things I knew I MUST have that it just wouldn’t stretch to. So the famous Danielle line ‘I can make that myself!’ came out many, many, many (and perhaps a few more!) times.
The wedding really started the day before with a ‘den’ full of white peonies which we had bought from the local wholesaler and me, James and various family members sat there for a good few hours cutting leaves off and putting them into vases (collected from various car boots over the past 18 months) – I think we had over 200 stems so it was quite a challenge.… View the full post.
This wedding is all sorts of brilliant. So brilliant that the awesome Source Images took over 1000 photos of the day. Yes, you heard me right, over 1000! And we have an immense selection of those to share with you today.
I’m not quite sure I’ve ever seen such a smiley couple. There isn’t a photo where there isn’t a smile radiating from the faces of our gorgeous bride and groom Beth and James.
There is serious outside wedding immenseness, a cake with a train track around the bottom (I KNOW!!), horses heads, glow stick madness and HRH the Queenie even makes an appearence – and no not our blog Queenie Charlotte, actual The Queen. Although I reckon our Charlotte would have very much enjoyed being a guest at this wedding.
Over to Beth…
House Party Vibe
Beth The Bride: Our wedding was on September 2012 at Lemore Manor which is in a small village in Herefordshire. Herefordshire has nothing to do with either of us (I’m from the North East and James is Australian) but we wanted to create a relaxed, house party vibe which Lemore was perfect for. Thirty of our closest friends stayed there with us the nights before and of the wedding, and we had a BBQ and Australia vs. England cricket match in the garden the day after.
During our engagement James and I lived in Hong Kong, California and London, and as a result became best friends with Google when planning the wedding.… View the full post.