Category Archives: Modern Elegance
Now this folks, this is how you do a marquee-in-the-garden wedding. Laura and Will have, in my humble opinion, only gone and nailed the most perfect laidback garden wedding. There are lots of signs for cocktails (at last someone who loves the beverage as much as I do!), supersized balloons waving gaily from wooden fences, some epic ‘dance floor rules’ (lunges anyone?!), happy maids clutching white bouquets and one of the prettiest table plans I ever did see.
But perhaps my favourite part of the wedding, apart from the Choos and of course the loving is the table decor and marquee styling. It’s fresh, it’s green and by heck I’ve never seen anything like it before. There are ditsy, floral, mossy green napkins, cratefuls of blooms, oodles of sweet peas, blowsy hydrangeas and actual trees dispersed along the tables. It looks so modern yet so pretty at the same time and I adore it.
Laura and Will…I take my hat off to you.
Nope. It’s not gin and tonics for us this morning but rather the delicious wedding of Georgie and Tim which is equally as refreshing and will make you just as giddy as if you’d consumed ten of the aforementioned beverages.
This morning’s wedding is a corker and I’m more than a little bit smug to be sharing it with you. If you’re a sucker for a bespoke cocktail bar then this one is for you. If you love romantic veils and beautiful couture wedding gowns then I can say hand on heart you’ll lust after this. And if you go weak at the knees over elegant bridesmaids in uber chic hot pink skirt and top combos then you better go and get yourself a chair.
And I haven’t even mentioned the awesome stationery or the chocolate and strawberry tiered cake or the bird emblazoned table plan nor the blossom at each guest’s table setting.
I’m telling you folks this big day is going to be pinned to within an INCH of its life.
If you are undecided on a colour scheme then why not have a bit of everything like Hannah and Nick? I’m a fan of mis-matched bridesmaids and this way all of your best girls can choose a shade to suit. Incorporating all the colours of the rainbow also means you can go to town with your bouquet and Hannah’s is particularly pretty.
I also enjoyed reading about the food aspect, as a guest I would definitely be impressed by spiced barbecued joints of lamb…..and the cake of course.
Now then, if I was to choose a shade for myself to wear I think it would be the coral. Or maybe the yellow? Hmm….perhaps the green?
Happy Tuesday lovelies.
When I first clapped eyes on this wedding by Craig and Eva Sanders Photography, I can hand on heart say that my breath was momentarily taken away. Because it is beautiful and I just know that you will love it as much as I do.
For a start it takes place in a castle, under the pink blossom trees. You know folks sometimes fairytales really do come true. For that’s what this big day is…a real life fairytale that’s come to life with Tanita and Maurillio as its leading lady and man.
Maurillio plays his part of the dashing groom in his tartan kilt splendidly and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more beautiful bride than Tanita in her ruffled fishtail frock and crown of billy balls and succulents in her hair. You wouldn’t think it would work but it SO does.
Frankly this wedding looks like it was a blast and I wouldn’t mind a spot of jazz and cocktails myself right now.
Take it away Tanita.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bride and groom who smiles as much as Nikita and Jamie did on their big day; honestly their infectious grins are enough to make even the most miserable, rainy Mondays seem like Happy Hour on the beaches of Mauritius.
I know…pretty darn awesome right?!
But that’s not all that’s delicious in this big day. We have male sartorial inspiration by the bucketload (think lots of snazzy tweed) and Nikita’s gorgeous Ronald Joyce dress to gawp over. There’s also a rather unusual purple bouquet which we think you lot will very much like too; it has orchids nestled in it – something we’ve not seen on these pages for a while.
Oh and then there’s Nikita’s hair studded with the teeniest pins which make it look as if she’s got a constellation surrounding her pretty face.
I’m totally loving it.
I’m not sure where to begin with Rachel and Alex’s super stylish affair. There are just so many beautiful details and the whole day just looks so elegant and well styled but still very relaxed.
The best place to start is probably with Rachel’s divine Catherine Deane gown. The boned bodice creates such a beautiful shape and I’ll forever love the delicate fall of silk-chiffon. The Bridesmaids dresses are so pretty too – the perfect shade of pinky nude to add some femininity to the day without being too girly.
I think we’ll move on to the flowers next – wonderfully oversized, rustic bouquets, single stems in quirky metallic and glass vases and then there’s that hanging flower box…
Not to mention the art deco style wooden table numbers, the rustic stationery in grey, duck egg blue and gold, the mirrored table plan, the dapper Groom and Groomsmen in navy…it’s all just so stylish.
Not only is the wedding easy on the eye, but the atmosphere looks incredible too, from the champagne popping moment during the ceremony, to the marquee filled with dancing bodies at the end of the evening, this is a truly special 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…
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!
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.
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.