We’re starting the week off with a fabulous outdoor woodland wedding at Whetstead Farm in Tonbridge Kent complete with hanging sofa swing, reggae tree house and tipi reception.
It was the perfect venue to host Emma & Stuart’s festival themed wedding and music soon became the inspiration for their planning. The seating plan was made out of records and each table was named after an album. I also LOVE the genius idea of having personal cassette tapes as place names too. I wonder what mine would have been…..
If it wasn’t enough that Emma had a B.E.A.utiful Pronovias lace & feather gown, she also had a second dress from ASOS so she could dance the night away to their funky Rollin Stoned band. I absolutely adore the laid back vibe of this fun & quirky wedding and the dressing up box looks like it brought so much fun & entertainment to the day.
The first thing you notice about this contemporary city wedding is the POP of colour, namely red!
Monica wears the most fabulous red lipstick and nail polish and they match her shoes and underskirt perfectly. She also carries a cleverly crafted fabric flower bouquet with hints of red, which is simply adorable and such a lovely keepsake. Her Bridesmaids are just as eye popping and colourful in cobalt blue dresses and compliment her vintage look perfectly.
The reception at The Roost in Hackney doesn’t disappoint either with its quirky decor and personal touches. I love the Eiffel Tower bunting and origami flowers and was that a honeycomb pineapple I spotted….?
A beautiful hand made heart felt DIY wedding filled with family and friends and gin for all!
Non stop rain – it’s not ideal conditions for an outdoor woodland camping wedding is it? Laura and Omid and their guests had to make a mad dash for tiny hall in the middle of their campsite venue for their ceremony as the weather was so very….British. And you know what? it didn’t matter a jot. The images are beautiful, everyone clearly had a ball and actually, the abundance of umbrellas and laughter certainly made for some beautiful and fun captured moments.
You can’t ensure the sun puts his hat on for the big day unfortunately and it’s perfectly ok – it is the people who are there to share your commitment to your forever partner that make a wedding truly special.
Sally might be the happiest bride in the history of Rock My Wedding real wedding features, a mega watt smile in every. single. image. beautiful.
Sally and Stuart held their ceremony at Orleans House and had their reception at The Turk’s Head, both in Twickenham. A super stylish city affair if every there was one, I love the simple yet pretty details and the sweetheart table not only means both bride and groom share some valuable “just married” time together but also works as a real focal point in the room.
Also I must mention Sally’s best girls in leather jackets….awesome. And why not if it’s a wee bit chilly outside? combing comfort with cool, that’s my kind of fashion.
You will be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported back in time to the roaring 20s when you see this elegant Great Gatsby inspired wedding. The beautifully captured black & white images by Matthew Long Photography make you feel like you are viewing a romantic silent movie.
The commitment to the theme really shines through in all the details and decor, none more evident than the fabulous attire the wedding party is adorning. Suave tuxedos and decadent gowns complete with vintage hair and makeup make for one glamorous wedding party.
The array of showstopping art deco cakes are also pretty spectacular, note the plural as there was not one amazing creation but several, each one as mesmerising as the next. What a truly amazing treat for all the guest to indulge into; and all made by the super talented Bride her self.
Not so long back I was lucky enough to be invited to a wonderful lunch hosted by the lovely folk at Etsy UK in order to celebrate the brand and talk to some of the talented suppliers who sell their products on the site.
For those of you not au fait with Etsy, I recommend that you get yourselves acquainted with this awesome site quick sharp. Essentially though it’s a site where you can buy (and sell) all things handmade and it is particularly handy for those of you planning a big event like say a wedding for example. That’ll be most of you lot reading this then….
From a personal perspective I could wax lyrical all day long about the delights of Etsy. I’ve bought everything there; from bespoke paper napkins (complete with an oak tree and both my own and the boy’s initials) for our engagement party, ironic and satirical prints which I’ve framed in their tens for the new house, cute cuddlies for newborns, cards for all manner of occasions, decor for hen dos, Christmas decs and even the odd fancy dress accessory.
In fact I love the whole Etsy buying process from start to finish – it’s simple to buy, easy to communicate with sellers and then doubly wonderful to receive deliciously wrapped items in the post from all over the world. And they are wrapped with such care and such love that opening the goodies themselves is just as much as a treat as the actual product inside is.
You can see why it was especially lovely then to meet some of the UK team who help to run the site as well as some of the sellers who produce such wonderful products for the rest of us to buy. If you check into Rock My Wedding regularly then you’ll know that we like to showcase those Etsy products that have caught the eye of the RMW and RMS Teams from time to time and this afternoon is one of those occasions.
We’re feeling a little bit glitzy, a little bit glamorous this afternoon so here’s our pick of all those metallic, golden and glittery must-haves that we’re currently coveting from the site…
Every so often I like to share a moodboard or two with you lovelies. In the past these glorious concoctions of delicious images, carefully curated from my favourite blogs and sites, were a far more regular occurrence but I confess I’ve probably been a bit remiss of late in sharing such inspiration with you.
This makes me sad. I have been a bad blogger. But I’m determined to redress the balance over the coming weeks and set about on my mission to inspire and invigorate you beauties once more starting with this Midsummer Night’s Dream affair this afternoon.
This post is a bit of a departure from my usual inspiration posts however. Because I’ll readily admit that as nice as it is to see the most wonderfully composed images slotted perfectly into a neat and tidy moodboard there’s always a part of me that scratches my head and wonders where I’ll be able to source that elegant vase or those calligraphed place names or even that elaborate headdress.
Have you ever felt like that?
The lightening bolt feeling when your eyes land upon the most perfect cushion/desk/pair of sparkly shoes on paper yet you cannot for the life of you find a source for the god damn things and google won’t play ball either.
Well far be it from us to add to your daily frustrations. This post will provide you with a link to each and every item that appears below should you take a shine to one thing or another. Yep we’ve scoured the very best of Etsy (because we love the blinking site!) to come up with a series of beautiful objects to help you plan your Midsummer Night’s Dream inspired wedding…Let’s hope they don’t sell out eh?!
Elena and Neil’s destination French wedding is perhaps one of the most eloquently executed woodland themed wedding I’ve seen on these pages. I’m telling you, once you cast your peepers on the tablescapes folks you’ll be blown away!
It’s clear from looking at all of the delicious details in this big day that Elena poured her heart and soul into all of the planning – from the romantic candle ceremony to the rose chandelier hanging from the trees as she and Neil said I do. Everything has been created with the greatest care and love.
Perhaps my favourite element of this wedding – from purely a decor perspective that is – is the totally bespoke ‘confetti bar’ that the pair provided for their guests. From ‘devotion’ to ‘virtue’ and so on and so forth, guests could choose which ‘blessings’ they wanted to bestow upon the lucky couple. Such a brilliant idea!
This afternoon folks sees the first Romanian wedding to appear on the glossy pages of Rock My Wedding. In fact, the gorgeous big day of Rebeca and Traian took place in the middle of Transylvanian mountains just down the road from Dracula Castle.
I know. Immense!
They put so much effort into planning their special day which I’d describe as contemporary with a beautiful outdoor religious ceremony but still with oodles of Romanian tradition. I love all the beautiful touches like the personalized wooden plates and the handmade swing with their initials.
Oh and you have to check out the sunset images by the lake as the stars came out; they’re absolutely gorgeous.