Category Archives: Décor & Florals
It’s here. It’s finally arrived. Yes lovelies, I can AT LAST share the ridiculously pretty spring-filled, heart-shaped extravaganza that is ‘Enamoured’ – Rock My Wedding’s first editorial shoot of 2014.
If you stopped by the blog yesterday then you’ll have read my post on the inspiration for this love inspired shoot. You’ll know then that we wanted a girly feast of heart-shaped balloons, champagne and more shoes than you could ever imagine.
And so we set about sourcing the very best petals and marshmallows and candy floss and glitter and love hearts and mini eggs and heart-shaped glasses and ribbons and shoes that the world had to offer.
Your six year old self would be proud.
Every single shoot from 2013 took place outdoors, in sun-drenched meadows, under fecund branches of wisteria, in forests and dappled glades. Hell we even went to the beach! For 2014, we decided to move our creative vision indoors against a back-drop of off-white floorboards and ummm bathtubs…
More on the bathtubs later…
And who were we going to use to capture our romantic capers? Well that would be the lovely Julia from Julia & You Photography. Her talent for capturing beautiful detailing and romantic outlook suited our vision perfectly and we are bowled over by the results.
Let’s take a look…
If you follow our Facebook page or my Instagram account then you might have seen some of our sneak peeks of our first RMW styled editorial of 2014. Not content with a gentle transition back into work after the Christmas break we decided to launch a new blog whilst simultaneously staging a sizeable shoot down in London.
ALL in January.
No rest for the wicked eh?
I have a tendency to be a bit ‘serious’ when it comes to envisioning and styling editorial. I like everything to be ‘just so’ whilst epitomising grown-up glamour at the same time. My chosen colour-palettes tend to be muted and on the sophisticated side of the spectrum and I’m always drawn to wistful ponderous images as opposed to those about the lighter side of life.
Despite my confessions above I am a hopeless romantic and I adore Valentine’s Day (yes I know it’s a commercial gimmick) I just can’t help myself. And I love this time of year – full of the promise of longer days and sunshine and Spring flowers and lambs gambolling in the fields.
It made perfect sense then to make the first RMW editorial of 2014 a (personal) challenge, something unexpected, something carefree and girly and FUN.
‘Enamoured’ as we’ve so aptly named it is the result.
I hope you like it…
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 tomorrow afternoon.… View the full post.
If you are considering what little extras would make your big day complete then you might want to have yourselves a butchers at The Wedding Of My Dreams, a one stop shop of pretty decor pieces and styling ideas.
Co-founders Karen and Gemma certainly have an eye for detail and ensure their on-line store has everything a bride could possibly want as well as a whole host of beautiful items you probably didn’t even know existed (but when you do you will simply have to have them.)
I’ll hand you straight over to the lovely ladies who will tell you all about it!
Gemma And Karen: Here at The Wedding of my Dreams we are so excited to let you be the first to know about our little secret, we’ve been working on it for some time, so here it is, our brand NEW website.
Take a look for yourself and you’ll see things are looking quite a bit different over at theweddingofmydreams.co.uk If you’ve not come across us before theweddingofmydreams.co.uk is an online boutique, we sell a wonderful range of wedding table decorations and details to style your weddings with.
What’s new? We have a whole new logo, new navigation (making it much easier to find what you’re looking for) and tons of new products for you to decorate your weddings with.We formed our latest collection by hand selecting a range of interesting items which are perfect for styling your wedding.… View the full post.
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.
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.