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I am beside myself with glee this afternoon because I can AT LAST share the glorious and final piece of Rock My Wedding editorial of 2013 – The Fall.
If you stopped by the blog on Monday then you’ll have read my post on the inspiration for this Autumn inspired extravaganza.
You’ll know then that we wanted subtle romance, ethereal glamour and natural beauty inspired by Mother Nature herself. Autumnal light is sublime and we were determined to capture this softness and showcase the most stylish gowns and prettiest table settings against it for your viewing pleasure.
So we set about plotting to convince you lovely lot of the tantalising charms of windswept hair, rich colour palettes, Autumn berries and buttersoft blankets against a backdrop of lemon yellow and ruby red leaves.
We scoured the land for the most perfect location and landed upon a beautiful private estate filled with nooks and crannies aplenty. There were woods and fields full of ponies, rustic barns made from weathered oak and old outhouses with handcrafted beams. And I haven’t even begun to mention the lamppost or the redbrick stables…
With so many different ‘scenes’ at our disposal it made sense to devote each set-up to a particular gown. For foxy frockage we worked with two designers that know exactly how to cater for the petite bride – the focus for this particular piece of editorial. Alan Hannah and Charlotte Balbier provided beautiful lace, tulle and slinky embroidered dresses designed with the shorter bride in mind which we paired up with two beauty looks that I’ll describe in more detail shortly…
And who were we going to use to capture our rustic romantic adventure?… View the full post.
There’s something about Autumn that stirs up a kind of yearning wistfulness in me. I’m not sure if it’s the distant memory of going back to school after a dusty summer – all new shoes and sharpened pencils and beribboned plaits – or whether it’s because the boy and I began our love affair during the departing days of summer and the colourful explosion of falling leaves.
Oh to be young again…
If I was asked to pick then I think I’d say that Autumn was my favourite season of all.
Perhaps this is why Charlotte handed the reins over to me on this particular piece of editorial and gave me full artistic direction. Oh the pressure!
It would be our last piece of editorial for 2013 and it had to be spellbinding.
Of all of our pieces of editorial that we’ve styled this year, ‘The Fall’, as we’ve so aptly named was quite easily the one I was most looking forward to. And as much as you’re not supposed to have favourites, I do…and this one has stolen my heart. I can’t wait to show you the final results later this week.
As always we love to share the inspiration behind all of our editorial shoots with you lovely lot before the grand reveal; the smorgasboard of delicious images below should give you a hint of what’s to come later this week.
Afternoon lovelies, it’s Friday hooray!
Did any of you go out on the razzle dazzle last night to celebrate Halloween?
And did any of you invest in a selection of pumpkins?! The reason I ask is because if you did then you’re half way to being able to replicate Emelia from the Hackney Pantry’s delicious recipe for Spiced Pumpkin Crumble Muffins.
Wouldn’t this make an original and seasonal alternative to W-day cupcakes? I’d love to see someone give it a go.
Oh and I want one of these for myself. NOW.
Emelia Fellows: Autumn is well and truly under-way now, and along with that comes two of my favourite holidays – Halloween and bonfire night. Its a close call between the two but I think bonfire night might just tip the balance on the scale as my personal favourite. I can’t resist the opportunity to get all wrapped up and huddle outside around a bonfire in the cold oohing and ahhing at the fireworks. With a mug of something warm (and preferably alcoholic) and the promise of something warming and yummy when you get back in doors I am a very happy pumpkin indeed.
These pumpkin muffins are perfect either just out of the oven, steaming and warm when you’ve just got indoors and can still see the air from your breath. Or wrap them up, while still slightly warm, and take them out with you to watch the fireworks, with a Thermos flask full of hot and spicy mulled cider.… View the full post.
They say don’t they that ‘red and green should never be seen’. A daft rule in my opinion since they’re pretty much the staple colours of Christmas and frankly all things ‘NOEL’ rock! But what about the prettiest of pink with green instead?
It’s a colour palette that I particularly love to see partly because it’s fresh and pretty thus raising the spirits but mostly because there are so many different ways to interpret such a scheme. You can be as bold and adventurous or as dramatic and vibrant or as sweet and girly as you like.
These two hues also remind me of Spring, of new growth and fresh beginnings and the anticipation of things to come – rather apt symbology for a wedding and the journey of marriage don’t you think? So folks as you’ve probably guessed this post shows you how to integrate these two hues into your big day. We’re covering everything from decor to florals all the way through to fashion and good ol’ sweet treats.
Why not take a look…
Florals And Foliage
So I thought we’d start with the blooms this afternoon. You can’t beat a bit of petal action on a miserable rainy Monday and these beauties are no exception.
Perhaps the easiest way of integrating a pink and green into your big day since the vast majority of foliage is…yes you guessed it…of the green hued variety; add to this the sheer multitude of pink, blush and peachy toned blooms and you’re away.… View the full post.
You will have read in the Blog Queen’s ‘Under The Sea’ post yesterday all about the inspiration for our recent coastal adventure. We wanted whipped up hair, cool, silvery shimmering metallics, hot smouldering gazes out to sea and sand between naked toes.
I also wanted Captain Birdseye. I mean I pinned him onto our inspiration board and everything but the rest of the team copped a deaf ‘un every time I started to talk about the juxtaposition of a seasoned white-haired captain with a beautiful young woman.
Their loss and all that…
Usually I tend to write all about the styling influences for a shoot and Charlotte picks up the mantle and shares all the juicy details about the finished product but you’ll have noticed that we’re approaching things slightly differently this time.
There were so many gorgeous images to choose from, courtesy of the amazing Marshal Gray Photography, on both the fashion and the decor fronts that we’ve decided to split them this time into two posts…that way we’ll be able to do each of them justice. So today you’re stuck with me whereas O’Shea will be taking you through the fashion and fancy face paint tomorrow.
We hope you’ll love the final result as much as we loved creating it for you…
For a long time the RMW team have had their hearts set on creating a sweetheart tablescape – one where we can go hell for leather on all the gorgeous details and floral arrangements in such a way so that it inspires you lovelies but doesn’t put the willies up you worrying about how to recreate such a look on a grand scale.… View the full post.