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Truly Our Own.

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Yes – that’s right…this wedding has horses. I can virtually hear the ooohs and awwws from here. I think Steph and Tom’s venue may be one of the most idyllic I’ve ever seen and luckily the British weather held out for their ceremony. Everything just looks so beautiful bathed in the Spring sunshine.

Steph and Tom seemed to keep the music pumping, the food coming and the drink flowing all day long – they even had a late-night campfire with marshmallow toasting. I know. AMAZING.

I’ll pass you over to Steph who makes a very stylish Bride in her fitted lace gown – which by the way she rocks in the unusual champagne tone. It works so perfectly with her skin tone. AND it was the first dress she tried on!

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Winding Country Roads

Steph the Bride: The perfect venue was at Clavelshay Barn, North Petherton near Taunton. Tom and I had spotted it online and thought it was worth a visit and were definitely not disappointed. We knew on the first visit that it would be perfect. Winding country roads, humming birds, sweeping hills, cows and quaint country houses , beautiful gardens … and a chance to make something truly our own. Sue who owns the venue was also a lovely and very genuine host who went above and beyond to help us create our special day.

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Timeless Glamour

Hair and makeup wise I was inspired by 1950’s classic glamour as for me it’s timeless and would really compliment my dress.… View the full post.

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Once Upon A Time In The Essex Sunshine.

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When I was little I dreamed of being a Princess when I grew up. Things probably haven’t changed to be honest – the images of the beautiful Princess Maxima of the Netherlands from the recent Dutch inauguration made my eyes light up. The stunning Valentino gown worn by Princess Madeleine of Sweden for her wedding day made me swoon with envy. And today’s images of Bride Anna are equally as gorgeous. She looks like what I dreamt a Bride should look like. Anna looks like a Princess. And if there is any day of your life when you deserve to look and feel like a Princess – your wedding day is most definitely it.

Today’s fairytale affair took place in the glorious Essex sunshine and was captured forever by the fabulous M&J Photography.

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A Breathtaking Driveway

Going up the driveway to Braxted Park really took our breath away; so we knew straight away we’d love to get married there. Laura, who showed us round was so lovely and really filled us with confidence. All the staff there made the whole process so easy and they were always really quick to reply to our many e-mails!

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Beehives And Black Eyeliner

I went for a 60′s inspired look for myself and my bridesmaids with beehives and black eyeliner. I was inspired by the Louis Vuitton SS13 catwalk! My make-up artist, Katie Gulley was amazing and really enthusiastic about creating our looks. I was advised to buy a new perfume for the wedding so that the scent would always remind me of the day.… View the full post.

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The Garden Of Eden.

It’s Friday. It’s Summer. And we are going to give you one hell of a beautiful garden wedding.

Outdoor ceremony?

check.

An abundance of beautiful blooms?

check.

A whole bunch of colour and love?

double check.

Helen and Leigh were married at the Mill at Gordleton, all of the delicious images are courtesy of Love Lust List Members Emma and Ian at Big Bouquet photography.

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Couture

I always knew I wanted to wear something with a vintage feel to it, so initially I bought a beautiful original 1930s dress online. I persuaded myself that the fact that it didn’t actually fit properly wasn’t a problem – I could lose weight in time for the wedding couldn’t I? It would be fine. The nearer it got to the wedding day though, the more I began to realise that, gorgeous as the dress was, it just wasn’t right.

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So with a month to go, I started looking for another one! Leigh had already mentioned that he’d walked past Cocoa Couture, a wedding dress boutique in Cheltenham, and thought I might like it. So I gave them a ring. Cara, who owns the business and designs and makes all the gowns, was wonderful. Seemingly undeterred by my scarily short timescales she invited me to her shop, where I chose the fabric for the dress (including the most amazing cream antique lace) and talked through styles.

Just 2 fittings and 3 weeks later I picked up my dress.

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Silk And Vintage

As there was lots of detail on the dress I didn’t really need many accessories.View the full post.

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Windswept Beauty and the Mermaids… Part 1

Since I first saw this wedding I have wanted it. Coveted it.

For months we waited patiently while Cara and Nye bonded with their new arrivals. They knew it was perfectly us. We knew it was perfectly them. And for no-one was it more perfect than Sophie and Glenn.

Sophie and Glenn were married on 17th August 2010 at Crear, in Argyll Scotland.

I think this is the most perfect wedding I have ever laid my eyes upon.

Feathery Gorgeousness

I didn’t want a traditional white wedding dress as although I did try some traditional white ones on, none felt right-so I scoured the internet for an evening dress (Glenn and I met on an internet dating site, I sourced most of my wedding from the internet!)

Dress Windswept Beauty and the Mermaids... Part 1

After many attempts I eventually found the Tadashi feathery Gown on the Bloomingdales Website in America, and loved it at first sight- But as nowhere in England stocks Tadashi Shoji (A Japanese Designer) I had to have it shipped from a store in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, slightly risky but luckily it was a risk worth taking! (It also went on a round-the-world trip after getting caught up in the Ash Cloud but luckily arrived in time to get it altered to fit!)

Gemstone beauties

I searched Etsy, the online craft/arts store, and discovered Melanie in Massachusetts , who trades under the name ‘LittleLuxury Boutique‘ she handcrafts unique jewellery using beautiful gemstones.

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She handmade me a bracelet and matching drop earrings which she describes as ‘soft brown, champagne and beige gemstones, with metallic-lustered teal peacock freshwater pearls for a bold and beautiful accent of color against a neutral backdrop.… View the full post.

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