Category Archives: Modern Elegance

Modern Elegance

A Fairy Tale Castle Wedding.

emmaandkevin A Fairy Tale Castle Wedding.

I don’t think I can think of a more perfect wedding for a Friday. This pretty big day is set in a fairytale castle, with a fuchsia pink and Cadbury purple colour scheme, lots of pretty card butterfly details and is literally brimming with smiley, happy people.

I promise, it will put a smile on your face.

Emma and Kevin held their wedding at the magnificent Berkeley Castle, parts of which date from the 12th Century. Just imagine all of past hearts that have been won in such a place!! The castle just looks so atmospheric and grand in the images from Joseph Hall.

I suppose if you get married in a castle – then a Princess dress is definitely called for…Emma’s choice of Chardonnay by Maggie Soterro is perfect and looks absolutely beautiful on her.

So, if you’re sitting comfortably, then we’ll begin. Once upon a time there was a girl named Emma…

A Fairytale Castle Wedding At Berkeley Castle In Gloucestershire With Bride In Chardonnay By Maggie Soterro And Groom In Reiss With A Fushcia Pink And Cadbury Purple Colour Scheme And Images From Joseph Hall Photography 1 A Fairy Tale Castle Wedding.


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English Cotswold Charm With A Touch Of Pink.

Cover Image9 English Cotswold Charm With A Touch Of Pink.

Oh Polly and Glen, you really do make a beautiful twosome don’t you. This classically elegant wedding this morning took place at the Matara Centre in the Cotswolds and was bought to you courtesy of Lillian & Leonard Wedding Photography.

Filled to the brim with colour pop pink florals, glitzy Miu Miu shoes and and heapful of lace and love you also need to check out Polly’s exquisite Jenny Lessin frock too; it fits her like a glove!

Elegant English Wedding At The Matara Centre In The Cotswolds With A Jenny Lessin Dress And A Pink Bouquet By Lillian Leonard Wedding Photography. 0001 English Cotswold Charm With A Touch Of Pink.


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Love, Light And Laughter.

yasminandalex Love, Light And Laughter.

This morning’s wedding is extra special because it has two ceremonies and two gowns. So there’s twice as much wedding pretty for you!

You’d think with two ceremonies to fit into the day that everything would be on a tight schedule and that it would be totally jam-packed, but Yasmin and Alex’s big day looks unbelievably relaxed and laid back.

They even stopped off for brunch after the first ceremony. I know? How perfect does that sound?

There are so many gorgeous Spring flowers on show too – bright yellow daffodils, deep purple tulips and dainty crocus, which make such pretty bouquets. The flowers look beautiful in the river side venue too and are the perfect way to bring the season indoors.

Contemporary London Wedding With Vintage And Handmade Details With Mauritian Bride In An Oxfam Bridal Boutique Gown And A White And Gold Sari With Bridesmaids In Navy Topshop Dresses 1 Love, Light And Laughter.


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A Smart And Elegant Newcastle Wedding.

francesandjames A Smart And Elegant Newcastle Wedding.

We’re heading up North this morning for a sleek and stylish city wedding. Frances and James married at striking Gateshead building the Sage. With incredible riverside views, lots of glass and polished metal – it makes a great backdrop for a modern wedding.

Frances’ unusual Phase Eight gown is beautiful too, the textured circular design is so pretty and is perfect for a city wedding. But I love that she’s snuck in a little boho detail with the floral crown.

The lovely pair inadvertently created a navy and yellow colour scheme which actually works really well in the lofty, airy, mirrored building.

Look out for the adorable flower girls too – still cute even when having a tantrum.

An Elegant Wedding In Newcastle With Bride In A Phase Eight Dress With Ballerina Pumps From Dune With Groom In Navy Suit By Paul Costelloe With Bridesmaids In Navy And Images By Paul Santos Wedding Photography1 A Smart And Elegant Newcastle Wedding.


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A Cornish Country Wedding.

lydiaandmichael A Cornish Country Wedding.

Now I know I’m slightly biased, living in Cornwall and all that, but I really do LOVE this mornings wedding.

Lydia and Michael married at idyllic Cornish venue The Green, in an outdoor ceremony surrounded by their family and friends.

The styling is just so pretty – there’s an abundance of flowers in blue Bombay Sapphire bottles, metres and metres of bunting and rustic hessian table runners.

The couple chose a great menu for a summer’s day, lots of salads, a DIY eton mess and a hog roast in the evening to top-up empty tummies.

There are also some seriously epic photo booth images from this wedding – it looks like Lydia and Michael’s guests had a absolute blast.

Elegant Country Wedding At The Green Cornwall With Bride In Gown By Ellis Bridal With A Pink Peony Bouqeut And Groom In Suit By Ted Baker With Images From Liberty Pearl 1 A Cornish Country Wedding.


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Wouldn’t It Be Nice.

Cover Image3 Wouldnt It Be Nice.

There’s nothing quite as delicious as portrait shots backlit by that wonderful luminous light taken as the sun goes down and Carolyn and Tim’s wedding has that in spades. Heavenly!

This smiling duo married at Coombe lodge amongst rolling lawns and mature trees with an oh so elegant theme complimented by pink bridesmaid dresses, peach and creamy vuvuzela rose bouquets and Carolyn’s glossy locks. And they are glossy, all thick and perfectly groomed – the perfect complement to her lace & crystal headband which I quite want myself!

You also need to check out the awesome cupcake tower complete with DIY flag toppers (check out our own DIY flag topper project if you’re after something similar) and Carolyn’s beautiful Pronovias dress.

A Elegant And Classic English Wedding At Coombe Lodge With A Pronovias Balta Dress With A Peach And Duck Egg Blue Colour Scheme Photographed By Albert Palmer. 00011 Wouldnt It Be Nice.


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Arabic Glamour In The Heart Of Hampshire.

amalandjohn Arabic Glamour In The Heart Of Hampshire.

I’m so excited to be sharing the wedding of Amal and John with you all this morning. Partly because it’s just so, so, so pretty, partly because it’s such a wonderful mix of cultures, but also because the write up comes from the lovely Groom, John. He has clearly been welcomed into Amal’s family with open arms.

Amal looks breathtakingly beautiful in her Justin Alexander gown and veil. The lace detailing is exquisite and it’s such a stunning colour. I’m also in love with her elegant up-do.

Ohhh just wait until you see the bridesmaids too – they look amazing!! Gold and pink is the best combination and each girl looks fabulous.

Also, I’m afraid I can’t promise that this wedding won’t make you cry – we’ve got the wedding film from Andrew Marshall for you, as well the images from Angela. The bit where Amal’s Dad hands her over to John set me off…and then I couldn’t stop…

It’s such a pretty one lovelies – enjoy!!

Elegant Tipi Wedding At Houghton Lodge In Hampshire With An Iraqi Bride In Lace Justin Alexander Gown With A Lace Edged Veil And Groom In Blue Three Piece Suit From Reiss With Bridemaids In Pink 1 Arabic Glamour In The Heart Of Hampshire.


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In A Sleepy Mayfair Haven.

lucyandpiri In A Sleepy Mayfair Haven.

Monday mornings don’t get much better than a trip to Mayfair. Especially when that trip involves Bridal couture, beautiful gold Brian Atwood sandals and a bouquet of vintage roses and anemones…

Lucy and Piri’s aim for their big day was to create an intimate, sophisticated soiree and I think it’s fair to say their wedding was DEFINITELY that.

Held at London venues close to their hearts and with the guest list small, but perfectly formed, their big day really is the epitome of class and elegance.

One of my favourite things about good wedding photography is when it creates the impression that the rest of the world has ceased to exist…that time has stopped.

Somehow, Anna Taylor has managed to create that impression in one of the world’s busiest cities. So a sleepy Mayfair haven it is. Sleepy, but oh so sophisticated…

Sophisticated London Wedding At Chandos House With Reception And Dinner At Corrigans Mayfair With Bride In Peter Langner Gown With Brian Atwood Shoes And Groom In Bespoke Thom Sweeney Suit With Flowers By Scarlet And Violet 1 In A Sleepy Mayfair Haven.


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A Pre-Raphaelite Love Affair.

Katey And Freddy A Pre Raphaelite Love Affair.

It never fails to amaze me just how creative brides and grooms get with the dreaming and scheming of their wedding day. Never ever. Take Katey and Freddy for example who said ‘I Do’ at the delicious venue that is Preston Court.

Katey was inspired by the Pre Raphaelite look of long flowing hair and flower headpieces and so she dressed her maids in vintage nightgowns. Yes actual nightgowns! I know and I tell you what lovelies, it so blinking works. All of the girls look exquisite complete with flowers in their hair. I only wish I’d thought of it first!

And that’s not all. Here at RMW HQ we’re forever coming across up and coming hot, new bridal designers but it was Katey who introduced me to the tailoring genius that is John Zimmermann. Katey’s dress, designed by John, is perhaps my favourite frock to appear on these pages this year; it is utterly dreamy.

I could go on and on and on but I don’t want to spoil the surprise before you lot take a gander for yourselves so without further ado I give you Katey and Freddy’s big day….

A Pre Raphaelite Inspired Wedding At Preston Court With A John Zimmerman Bespoke Dress And Bridesmaids In Vintage Nightgowns By Sarah Gawler Photography. 0001 A Pre Raphaelite Love Affair.


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You Lift Me Up.

lucymichael You Lift Me Up.

We’re starting the week with a seriously elegant affair.

Lucy and Michael married at Fetcham Park, with Lucy looking beautiful in a strapless, frothy Pronovias gown and Michael looking handsome (and seriously happy) in a Hugo Boss suit.

Their big day is just full of pretty gold details, I LOVE their gold glittery Mr & Mrs letters (see our tutorial on how to do this here) and Lucy’s home made badges for the wedding party are really sweet.

Lucy and Michael have both lost a parent to cancer and the way that they have included them in the day is very touching. I’m sure that Lucy’s Mum and Michael’s Dad would have been extremely proud of the pair of them – it really is a beautiful, fun and family filled day.

An Elegant Gold Themed Wedding At Fetcham Park With Bride In Dagan By Pronovias And Groom In Hugo Boss Suit With Bridemaids In Pale Pink Gowns From Etsy And Images From Navy Blur1 You Lift Me Up.


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