Lauren and Craig’s wedding story which took place in Southern Italy between the stunning surroundings of Monastero San Silvestro and the beautifully classic town of Cortona in Southern Tuscany and what a picturesque sight it is too. Especially when blessed with beautiful golden light, framing some truly gorgeous couple and bridal party portraits. Just wait until you see the ladies spaghetti strap gowns. Slinky satin and delicate lace make these ladies the epitome of style and grace.
Scent is an incredibly powerful thing. We all have fragrances that instantly transport us to a certain moment in time – whether it’s the smell of Mum’s washing powder at home, the extra strong mints your Dad always had in the car or the feeling you get when your fiancé is away and you wear his t-shirt to bed. Scent can be transformative, comforting and mood lifting, so it makes sense that on your special day, you’d wear a beautiful, meaningful fragrance. Something that will always evoke that magical day, a vivid reminder of the emotions you felt for years to come.
Step in these three gorgeous scents from Ghost Fragrances, perfect for every type of bride, with bottles that look as beautiful as they smell – making them perfect for those ‘getting ready’ images. Ghost Fragrances have been around for a long time, so are nostalgic in themselves – your first perfume? Mine was Ghost! The scent your big sister wore when she was going out? The familiar smell of your best friends from school, who will be there on your big day as bridesmaids? Chances are it’s Ghost. And the great thing about Ghost Fragrances is that they are still creating perfumes that are relevant today.
But which is the right scent for you? Where should you apply your fragrance so that you smell delicious all day long? Read on for expert advice from Ghost and the chance to win a hamper full of fragrance and treats for your own big day…
HOLY SWOON this French Riviera wedding is just perfection.
From the picturesque Chateau Saint Jeannet wedding venue to the romantic blush pink & white colour scheme, you’ll be transported in to a world of pretty.
Bride Lucy for one is a vision in her Temperley London gown. The frills, the appliqué detail and gorgeous swept back hair showing off the neckline will have you screaming bridal goals. As will her bridesmaids in their boudoir pink Ghost dresses. Don’t you just love that name.
Joanna & David’s wedding day is just utterly beautiful. From the very beginning you’re drawn into their magical, intriguing location with it’s crumbling brick, lagoon like lake, elegant glasshouse and striking castle silhouette. Then there’s the warm and welcoming colour palette of rich berries, forest green and golden mustard yellow, everything looks so opulent and abundant but with an earthy, natural twist. Just wait until you see the table set up – just so dreamy.
Joanna wears Halfpenny London, which is the perfect choice for her stylish, laid back vibe. The rest of the wedding party also look gorgeous, this truly is a wonderful wedding from top to toe. Enjoy lovely ones!
Lily and Stein’s gorgeous classic white wedding will have you dreaming of smart place settings, abundant florals and dreamy long-trained gowns. It really is the epitome of elegance. They chose the stunning Iscoyd Park as their wedding venue. Iscoyd is truly magical place and it’s our go-to place when we need to do shoots, so do check it out if you’re looking for a venue with real finesse and heart.
Images come from Steve Gerrard, who has a knack for capturing the tiniest, fleeting moments you didn’t even realise were happening, as well as the all important hero shots.
As well as the great fashion and lovely styling, the incredible food from Love Lust List recommended suppliers, Pickle Shack will have you drooling – if you’ve not discovered the kind of amazing food you can have at your wedding day (rather than a bog standard three course soup, chicken and apple pie) then you MUST check out the caterers on our list. And look out for the foodie shots from this wedding too Pickle Shack just have the best presentation and if it’s good enough for restauranteur Groom James…
I have a major soft spot for weddings by the sea so this afternoon’s flower filled affair from the Isle of Wight has me weak at the knees. Jason Mark Harris has just captured endless images of Camilla & Ben in that magical sunset light you only get by the sea and it’s simply beautiful.
Camilla is quite possibly one of our most gorgeous Brides of the year in a deep-v backed Jane Bourvis dress with the most stunning lace overlay and the prettiest pinned up braided hair, she literally radiates elegance through the images. If you love Camilla’s style then you can follow her on Instagram where she shares Bridal looks she loves and as a hair and make up artist herself, you know there’s going to be some seriously good inspiration there…
You’d think it would be obvious, knowing who your best friends are and who you’d pick as your bridesmaids, and for most of you, maybe it was. For me on the other hand, choosing my bridesmaids was the most mentally divisive and emotionally draining decision I’ve ever had to make. The only other time I’ve found myself in a similar state of turmoil was when I was 15 and had to decide whether to euthanise my physically sound but internally crippled hamster Biggles, who I loved more than my brother.
Initially I tried to avoid the playground politics of picking a team of bridesmaids and at one point considered having none, but that just seemed depressing. I then considered three (to match the number of groomsmen) but selecting just a couple of girls from my best pals started to feel like my own miniature version of Sophie’s Choice and frankly, I wasn’t prepared for the emotional guilt that would inevitably ensue. So in the end, I’ve gone from having none, to what most of my friends and family secretly refer to as a RIDICULOUS number of bridesmaids. I have six. All adult. Plus a flower girl and page boy because they’re so damn cute.
Ahhh how elegant does everyone look at this wedding? It’s so lovely to see Bridesmaids in rich dark purple floor length gowns, the boys in tails and gorgeous Bride Hannah in a structured dress by Jesus Peiro. Just because you’re having a barn wedding, it doesn’t mean that you have to have rustic or bohemian styling, and Gate Street Barn is a fabulous venue for versatility – we’ve featured so many weddings from there, all with their own individual style, and all of them have looked gorgeous!
Hannah & Luke’s big day looks like such a joyful occasion and we love the soft, golden light that seems to flood every image – Karina at Richmond Pictures by Karina Lax has done a fabulous job of capturing every special moment, and there were lots and lots of them! Come and take a look…