Black Tie

Fine Art Photography Wedding at Hedsor House with Bride in Pronovias Wedding Dress and Groom in Dior, shot by Christina Sarah Photography Pin Image

Fine Art Photography Wedding at Hedsor House with Bride in Pronovias Wedding Dress

Picture perfect wedding galleries make our hearts soar, so we were excited to receive this album of fine art photography showcasing Sandra & Zeeshan’s stylish celebrations at Hedsor House. Overlooking the River Thames, our bride and groom describe the venue as a ‘destination wedding on their doorstep’, and it truly does have the feel of an Italianate-style mansion with the beauty of being only a stone’s throw outside the Big Smoke. Classic styling and seasonal flowers mean every inch of the wedding remains as elegant as the stunning surroundings, and guests greatly enjoyed mocktails and canapes in the gorgeous grounds before heading inside for a delicious wedding breakfast created by Caper & Berry. If you’re looking for grace and good taste – alongside plenty of fun and laughter – this wedding is the one.

Intimate Tuscany Wedding at an Open Air Church with Black Tie Attire and Bride in Rara Avis, shot by Nastia Vesna Photography Pin Image

Intimate Tuscany Wedding at an Open Air Church with Black Tie Attire

A Tuscany wedding will always be a team favourite, and this beautiful affair really has captured our hearts: think intimate, elegant and ethereal, with gold, green and blush details and spectacular surroundings. This is one of those weddings where the pictures really do all the talking. Be prepared to pinch yourself.

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Mirror Table Plan, Garden Games and Floral Arch for Black Tie Marquee Wedding

Classic style never goes out of fashion, and this wedding is proof that timeless will always be on trend. The bridal party look picture perfect in their black tie and blush bridesmaids dresses, whilst the bride is a knockout in her off-the-shoulder St Patrick dress. Ooh, that lace! Hampshire Collegiate School – the former home of Florence Nightengale, no less – provides a stunning backdrop to the celebrations, whilst clever calligraphy signs – including a mirror table plan, kraft label place settings and wooden sign – look great and get guests into place. Multitasking at its prettiest! This is the sort of day that will never date. Pinning fingers at the ready…

Nautical Wedding on SS Nomadic Boat in Belfast with Black Tie Dress Code and Bride in Jesus Peiro, shot by Sarah Gray Photography Pin Image

Nautical Wedding on SS Nomadic Boat in Belfast with Black Tie Dress Code

Join us on board the SS Nomadic for a multi-venue nautical wedding that takes us on a wonderful tour of Belfast, before transporting us to sea aboard the boat that tendered the Titanic. Ruth & Alan’s day starts with an intimate church wedding, followed by lunch in the trendy back streets of the city before a big party on the last remaining White Star Line vessel. A vintage Routemaster bus, black tie dress code and retro close harmony trio add to the glamour of this gorgeous day, which includes a bride in pretty Jesus Peiro and bridesmaids in mint green Maids to Measure.

Spring Equinox at Thorpe Manor Wedding Venue by Revival Rooms | Daughters of Simone Bridal Gown from Coco & Kate Boutique | Anneli Marinovich Photography Pin Image

Spring Equinox at Thorpe Manor by Revival Rooms

Valentines Day has just passed but we’re still feeling the love and absolutely smitten with this incredible Spring Equinox inspiration at Thorpe Manor by Sian from Revival Rooms. The floral arrangements have completely taken our breath away, and as for the mosaic bath and edible flower wedding cake, that’s every girl’s dream ‘me time’ right there isn’t it… apart from perusing Rock My Wedding of course!

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The Six Best Bridesmaid Dresses for a Black Tie Wedding

Could there be anything more glamorous than a black tie wedding? The cocktail dresses! The sequins! The romance! The fizz, pop and sparkle! If you’ve opted for a black tie wedding then congratulations: your nuptials are bound to be stylish and timeless. And if you’re on the hunt for the perfect frock for your best girls then you’re in luck, because I’ve rounded up the six best bridesmaid dresses for a glamorous and glitzy affair.

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Charlotte & Paddy

Elegant black tie weddings are fast becoming one of our favourite looks on RMW at the moment. First adopted by our American friends and finding their way over the Atlantic ocean to grace our beautiful wedding features too.

The groomsmen opt for dapper tuxedos and the bridal party gowns are always absolutely jaw dropping. This is certainly true of bride Charlotte in her lace Badgley Mischka wedding dress with detachable train. Seriously, wow!

Charlotte and Paddy compliment their attire with a timeless grey, white, greenery and gold colour scheme, and together with Mood Events and Floralearth they style the marquee at Tullyveery House in N. Ireland with epic results. Think greenery table runners, hanging installations and romantic taper candles.

Now get those pinning fingers ready because The Lou’s have captured it all to perfection.

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Lina & Manuel

Even in sunny spain you can’t guarantee the weather, and although Lina & Manuel had rainfall during their ceremony, it didn’t matter one bit as they were protected by the gorgeous glasshouse at Cortal Gran. All you focus on are the gorgeous decor and florals planned and styled by La Puta Suegra including the epic chandelier altar, and immense confetti table as you approach the aisle. Not to mention those blush blooms.

The next thing that’ll take your breath away is the fashion. Lets just say Lina’s Rosa Clara dress is undoubtably a thing of beauty with its full tulle skirt and lace bodice, and as for her bridesmaids gowns, well, let me tell you, even though they are all in different styles I have never seen a more pulled together bridal party. Of course it helps they are all in our favourite hue too.

Sara Lobla is a genius behind the lens, and has worked her magic again with this super luxe, romantic wedding. Get ready to fall in love.

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Turkish Delight… Part 1

I’m a little bit in love with this wedding, classic and contemporary all at the same time with a gorgeous bride wearing a stunning gown… not to mention that veil, in the most stylish of city venues. A wedding after my own heart 🙂

Mehmet and Clare were married in London in August, at Andaz Liverpool Street, in a city chic reception with Turkish touches to mark family ties. The absolutely stunning photography is by David Jenkins and some of the photo-journalistic shots literally took my breath away. Sigh.

The London Look

I wanted the loose chignon look – classy, stylish but not ‘over done’ My friend and stylist, Kevin Fortune did my, and my mum’s, hair and make-up on the day. He wanted people to say to me ‘you look well’ rather than ‘your make-up looks great’.

He certainly succeeded. In the trial he suggested a very light fake tan, Jinny lashes (so I don’t have to worry about crying) and a small clip-on weave to bulk up the chignon. Edward, at Gina Conway Wimbledon, got my hair ‘wedding ready’ in the months running up to the wedding and kindly dyed the weave to match my hair colour.

The dress was by Lusan Mandongus, from Teokath Wimbledon. It was the third dress I put on and it went ‘clunk’. I thought ‘that can’t be it, that was far too easy’.

I tried on a few more but kept thinking about it so tried it back on and decided that was the one.

I didn’t wear any jewellery apart from a beautiful veil from Teokath and my Grans’ wedding bands. Being a half Turkish wedding I was given lots of beautiful gold jewellery later in the evening. I put as much on as much as possible for the party! Mehmet wanted me to wear my glasses for the wedding as he loves me in them. I put them on for him after the ceremony at dinner – and actually they looked quite cool.

Scarlet Fever

I chose Christian Louboutins glitter heels for the day (but changed to silver/grey havaianas for dancing!)

Beautiful Bouquets

We really put ourselves in the capable hands of RebelRebel.

For the Bouquets we had pale pink O’Hara roses, creamy vitality roses and white alabaster roses
and for the button holes, Vitality garden roses. The tables had a collection of cut glass vases with O’hara roses, alabaster roses, yellow dill, alchemilla mollis

Cocktail fabulous

Each bridesmaids was asked to find a black cocktail dress that they felt fabulous to a budget of £100 – when they found the dress that’s what I bought them. It was more important to me that they felt great than matched.

I bought the flower girls fun yet funky/stylish dresses from Debenhams. I didn’t really have a colour scheme as such. I just thought white, black, pink (flowers) and sliver would all work together but not in an ‘over done’ way.

Just gorgeous yes?

Wait until you see the way Part 2 has been captured… w-o-w.

Yours Truly,