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For once I’m lost for words with the opening to this morning’s wedding – that of Nina and Daniel who said ‘I do’ by the riverside in Wiltshire.
Why might you ask? Well it’s because this big day is flipping AWESOME, that’s why. There are so many gorgeously creative details that it’s hard to know where to begin. But begin I must, so I’ll start with Nina’s oh so chic and simple bridal gown from Jenny Packham. If there’s one thing I have a bit of a soft spot for lovelies then it’s those brides who choose and are able to carry off the merest slip of a gown for their wedding day and Nina does this with aplomb!
And then there’s ALL the decorative details; I don’t want to give away too much at this point but I will say that there are mirror balls and peach coloured lampshades and disco cages and stars and giant letters and an ACTUAL LOVE TENT.
Yes an actual Love Tent. Cor blimey, it’s enough to make this wedding blog editor hyperventilate!
So whilst I take myself off in an attempt to calm down from the sheer epicness of this big day I urge you to read on dear readers and experience the joy for yourselves.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you…
It’s always a treat to blog a wedding by photographer extraordinaire Mr Ed Peers but when you add an converted power station, a mirror ball, bespoke CD wedding favours and deck chairs into the mix as Sally and Adam did then I can pretty much say that it was if the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Santa’s elves had all come bearing gifts at once.
Oh and then there’s the amazing short 3D film of Sally and Adam floating in space together.Yes an actual 3D film where you have to wear the funny glasses and everything. Honestly the images of the guests staring at the ceiling (where it was projected onto) in their red and blue specs are some of the best wedding evening photos I’ve seen.
Just wait until you see the four poster bed!
I should also warn you folks that there is a smidgen of nudity in this post. Just a smidgen mind and there’s a funny story behind it too which Sally reveals below.
I for one found it hilarious so I think you folks will too.
Let’s power on then…
Take One Hydroelectric Power Station
Sally The Bride:We’ve always loved our venue, a restaurant and art gallery in East London, housed in a converted hydroelectric power station. I used to live nearby with friends, and we’d been to a number of exhibitions there, so having it as our reception was a dream! It’s an amazing space; the tables in the restaurant are dotted among the original machinery.… View the full post.
In the depths of the Cotswolds countryside at the rustically chic venue that is Cripps Barn, the Harpers and the Hays convened together to celebrate one of the most exquisitely themed weddings I have ever come across.
I don’t say that lightly folks.
This wedding is a dream.
Using a achingly hip and sophisticated colour palette of black, off-white, gold and nude, Liz and Jordan pulled off one of the most gorgeously designed weddings I’ve ever seen. There are brilliant pieces of signage, bespoke stickers (why don’t more weddings have stickers??!!), wonderful table settings, superb stationery and a choreographed dance to one of my favourite songs.
And frankly any bride that wears a dark nail as part of her beauty look scores serious style points in my book.
I so would have loved to have been a guest at this wedding…
Liz The Bride:Our wedding, both the ceremony and reception, was held at Cripps Barn in the Cotswold countryside. Despite growing up some 8,000 miles apart on different continents, both of us have grandparents who loved the area and we wanted to get married somewhere peaceful (away from the hustle and bustle of London life), so it felt like good common ground for both Harpers and Hays.… View the full post.
When Ant and Vicky started searching for their venue for their wedding in July earlier this year they had three specifications.
Firstly that the venue ooze a laid-back atmosphere.
Secondly that it convey a ‘country feel’ for their guests.
And lastly, that it be on a farm or in a barn.
When they finally found Upwaltham Barns, they immediately fell in love and didn’t look back.
And lovelies, when you see this delicious array of images below, all captured by the wonderful Ed Peers, you’ll completely understand why.
We have a bride swathed in cappuccino coloured lace, a dapper groom complete with pipe, clouds of gyp and an adorable breakdancing youngster.
What’s not to love?
I’ve never been a really girly girl and originally was determined not to be a bride who spent huge amounts on a dress. I bought one online and when it arrived it was beautiful, but I never really felt comfortable in it and it didn’t make my mum cry (she cries at everything).
I reluctantly booked a few appointments at wedding dress shops and stumbled upon the gem that is Bridal Rogue Gallery in central London. The minute I walked in they made me feel comfortable and it was much more fun than I expected.
I had always liked lace and when I tried on their ‘Simone’ dress in cappuccino I loved it. Return trips with more bridesmaids and a suitably teary mum confirmed my choice and I joined the legions of brides who overspent on the dress, but didn’t regret it for a second.… View the full post.
City Weddings are my thing. So when a London wedding drops our way it’s usually me raving about it and jumping up and down like a little child. Imagine Charlotte at some kind of Louboutin Warehouse half price sale… that’s me and city weddings.
Of course the photography has to be spot on (in steps Ed Peers… Check!) The venue has to be fan-blimmin-tastic (The Swan @ The Globe anyone?.. Check Check!) And finally the wedding has to have that certain something… That RMW edge. It’s not always an easy quality to quantify… but this big day has it by the bucket load. Check Check Check! And so let us begin…
A Room With A View.
Dan & Jen were married in July 2011 in the Balcony Room at The Swan @ The Globe. They selected the Swan for its wonderful styling and its eclectic collection of old furnishings and modern features which provided exactly the type of intimate space they wanted to marry in.
You are probably aware by now that we are just a tiny bit obsessed with dots at RMW. Jen’s dress was made by Lyn Ashworth which was matched with a quirky polka dot veil by Joyce Jackson. Simply Ace
She wore flat ivory peep toes from Rainbow Club.
Introducing… Ed Peers.
Hello. My name is Ed, I’m 29, married to my awesome wife Beth and I’m also pretty passionate about documenting life with my camera… I simply love the way a camera can capture a moment, an atmosphere, an emotion, a memory. Weddings are such awesome occasions and I thrive on capturing and telling the story of a couples special day through a series of photographs.
I’m currently located in Surrey on the edge of London – I was raised in the country, but love the city, so for me, the location is perfect! I always loved a good view from my window. I also love to travel, so living 15mins from Heathrow is ace. In terms of my wedding coverage I will travel absolutely anywhere. The World is a beautiful place and I’m determined to explore as much of it as possible. Next year I am traveling to Italy, Costa Rica and Mexico to photograph weddings… I’m living the dream!
I’m not very good at describing my “style”. For the last few years I’ve had the opportunity to travel a lot and been involved with a lot of awesome projects with good friends, my camera with me at all times, and so I guess I have developed a documentary approach. Hopefully people find my photography authentic and creative. I like to observe and not meddle. I like to do something a little different, find a new angle, challenge my creativity, and I apply this to my wedding photography.… View the full post.