There is something decidedly unique about Joanna Brown’s photography style, she somehow manages to capture so many emotions and moments in just one frame. To the point where I look back time and time again and realise I have missed something. And for a girl who seeks out the images that feature the beautiful bride or the delicious details I can’t help but be drawn to Joanna’s shots of the guests and general frivolity.
Jenny and Justin were married At St Mary’s church in Worplesdon with a reception at Clandon Park in Guilford, I am yet again uber impressed with the shoe candy this week – this pair are seriously cool.
Paul Smith Peep Toes
I decided to treat myself to a gorgeous pair of Paul by Paul Smith shoes that were almond, gold and black sling backs with red trimmed insoles. I love my shoes and wanted to go for a pair that I would definitely wear again.
Extending The Flutter Appeal
Before the wedding I had a makeover at Mac to get some ideas but on the day I applied my own make up. A couple of days before the wedding I had some lash extensions put in, that way I didn’t need to worry about my mascara running if I cried and they made my eyes look much fuller. The extensions lasted all through my honeymoon too which was an extra bonus!
I’m very lucky to have a sister that is a hairdresser so she made mine and my bridesmaid’s hair look fabulous. I didn’t want to have my hair up as I think it suits me better down so I decided to have two plaits down the sides and then have the rest of my hair wavy and the bridesmaids had their hair in a side bun.
Our wedding car was a 1950’s Austin Healy. It was a 2 seater convertible so my dad drove us to the church and then Justin drove to the reception, we thought rather than pay someone to drive us around, why not hire an amazing car and drive it ourselves! We hired the car from Vanilla classics based in Barnham.
My auntie made us some beautiful willow hearts with our initials on which we put on the tables and had them hanging from the pew ends in the church; this helped to give a personal touch to the wedding.
A Sweeping Statement
I brought my dress from the bridal centre in Farnborough, the designer was Maggie Sottero. It was the exact style I was looking for with the material coming round to the side and then sweeping down to the floor.
I didn’t get that ‘wow this is the one’ feeling that I thought I would get when I put it on but I had looked around so many shops that I knew I wanted it because it was the only dress that I had really liked!
On the day though I was so glad I chose it because I did love it!
A Real Bride
When I first started wedding dress shopping I was adamant that I didn’t want to wear a veil until one of the assistants in the shop suggested I just tried a veil to see what it looked like. When I put it on it just completed the look and made me feel like a real bride!! I kept my hair simple with just a small clip from Westwood rocks to give it that little something as I didn’t want to wear a tiara.
I kept my jewellery to a minimum wearing only my engagement and wedding ring.
Teal And Grey
The bridesmaids were wearing gorgeous one shoulder teal dresses from Monsoon. The groomsmen were in dark grey suits with a light grey waistcoat hired from Moss Bros, we decided not go for tails as we wanted a more relaxed day and Justin felt more comfortable in a normal suit. We searched for such a long time for teal ties but it was so difficult to find any that we decided to get purple ties to match the flowers that were purchased from M&S.
Car Hire – Vanilla Classics
Brides Gown – Maggie Sottero at The Bridal Centre
Hair Accessory – Westwood Rocks
Maids Dresses – Monsoon
Brides Shoes – Paul Smith
Groomsmen Attire – Moss Bros
Photography – Joanna Brown
Venue – Clandon Park
Can we talk about Jenny’s lashes please?
I love the look of individual falsies and I’ve heard (on many occasion) that they are a safer bet than strips for W-day – less chance of one falling off and landing on your cheek caterpillar style.
A friend of mine had hers done pre W-day and they looked A.mazing. It was very much a case of “is she/isn’t she”, like Jenny’s they stayed on all Honeymoon, no streaky mascara for her!
I was wondering if anyone had had them applied/if you are considering it and if so have you heard it takes 3 hours ? (!) I wasn’t sure if this was a rumour or fact….
Big Fluttery Love