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Bohemian Rhapsody.

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Seriously….SNOW?!

I think someone needs to have a word with whoever controls the weather around here.

This afternoon however we’re bringing you sunshine – LOTS of it. And a slightly different real wedding feature in that we are focussing on the film of the beautifully bohemian W-day of Love Lust List member Binky Nixon created by RMW Sponsor Ben at Kissing Gate.

Binky’s super pretty affair has already featured in various publications but in light of Becky’s recent (and uber popular) “Regrets” post we thought we’d share with you the full moving action as it were….

Plus there is the most immense Matthew Williamson frockage going on, and who doesn’t need some glitter on a cold and blustery Friday?

Of course if you do want to see more of the stunning stills you can pop on over to photographer Marianne Taylor’s blog.

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Binky Nixon:Obviously when planning my own wedding I was pretty well connected to source some amazing peeps. Being in the industry and being a photographer, stills and film were obviously very important to me. I lost my Dad nearly 10 years ago and I have no moving footage of him. I know what weddings involve, the rare gathering of all the people you love the most.

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For me a film was a must as I know in years to come some of those people sadly won’t be here anymore. On film you get to see the expressions, the way someone holds them self, they way they walk and if they throw their head back when they laugh.

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I still remember the first time Ben text me to say he posted a film on facebook and wanted my opinion. I had no idea it was ours! Off I trundled to have a look and had total goosebumps when i saw the title frame. I don’t even know how to write this next sentence, how to sum up how that film makes me feel. I watch it and smile, I feel like i am there all over again. I can smell the flowers, feel the sun on my face and feel the love from everyone in that barn. Ben was given a gift when he arrived on earth and that was to capture all of this. To tell peoples stories in the most magical way possible. He didn’t miss a single thing, what we ate, what we drunk, the people we love, our gorgeous pooch but most of all how we feel about one another.

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Every time I watch the film I smile and cry all at the same time, it brings back amazing memories of what is by far the best day of my life. Ben will never know how grateful we both are for our film, for getting us, what is important to us and putting it all together in the most beautiful way.

Iv just watched it again whilst writing this and I am off, teary but oh so happy, its beautiful and I love it so much! Thanks Ben x

Photography – Marianne Taylor
Videography – Kissing Gate
Stationery – Something Kinda Cute

Have you ever seen such a perfect car?!

Or such a perfect flower crown?!

I die.

And if you want to see more rustic and romantic wedding-y stuff then come and meet Team RMW at Avenue restaurant in London on Sunday from 12pm until 4pm, we’ll be there with our boutique and many of our stylish industry collaborators.

oh…and there will be cocktails.

Obviously.

Big Binky Love

Charlotte xxx

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All Of Me.

Firstly can I just say how immense this week has been so far, in terms of the community, in terms of the pretty….in terms of well….just about everything really.

And to carry on the “immense” theme (I use that word way too much right?) here is Lucy and Nick’s Surrey W-day captured by Marianne Taylor. There are some seriously stylish pink suede shoes, an abundance of feminine blooms, lots of lovely lace and a cake that really does look too good to eat.

Not to mention the sun dappled portraits and the fact that everyone is clearly having a thoroughly smashing time….

Smashing, hmmm I like it. A lot.

Suede In The Sale

My pink suede heels were from Kurt Geiger and I found them in the sale!

In The Parlour

My hair was by Helen Simms in Guildford and my Make-up was by an old school friend and very talented Amanda Harrington at In Parlour.

Muted Chiffon

We bought the bridesmaids dresses from Boden, and hired the Groomsmen outfits. The colours tied in with muted pink of the hydrangeas and roses.

Fairy Princess

My dress was “Fairy” by Enzoani from Surrey Brides in Weybridge. It was the first one that felt special but still comfortable, and I didn’t want to take it off!

My handsome groom looked very dapper with a big smile!

All my nerves completely disappeared when I saw him!

Are They Really Mine?

The flowers were by Carolyn Lewis at Florartistics. She was so amazing and I completely trusted her judgement. The main flowers were hydrangeas, pale pink roses, cream lisianthus and scabious apparently!

They were so beautiful I couldn’t actually believe they were for my wedding!! Nick and I also bought vintage crystal vases from various carboot sales and charity shops for the table arrangements.

No-One Else

I literally couldn’t think of having anyone else other than Marianne Taylor as our photographer once I’d found her! She was even better than I hoped! Marianne completely captured so many special moments, she was so unassuming and talented, and I honestly can’t recommend her enough.

Winners And Losers

I made home made CD’s for the girls, and for the boys Nick made everyone a Crystal Palace fan for the night by giving them betting slips (all involving Crystal Palace winning the next game obviously… they lost!)

With Meaning

For the service, we asked a friend of the family to sing ‘All Of Me’ during signing of the register, which my dad wrote about my mum so really meant a lot. At the venue my sister organised old photos of me and Nick growing up and when together, I didn’t see them beforehand and some were pretty embarrassing! Also I did fun photos of people from their facebook profiles instead of names for the seating plan.

Wild

We had the brilliant Rock n Roll band ‘Wild’. Played all the best 50’s music – everything from Go Johnny Go to Great Balls Of Fire which got everyone dancing. Followed by my own iPod playlist… no pressure!

Super Model Treats

My friend Frances Edworthy made our cake for us as her wedding present! It was chocolate cake served with berries and crème, yum! Inspired a little by Kate Moss’ cake!

All In The Details

Any advise I’d say would be to say to just trust your instincts, and try and represent yourselves! Also spread it out as had nooo idea how much there was to do, especially if you’re trying to do really hands on things like make the invitations and wedding favours! Although I think that we could have taken shortcuts it was actually all the little details that made it a bit different and worth the extra effort… Lastly make sure its a fun day that everyone will enjoy!

Brides Gown – Enzoani at Surrey Brides

Brides Shoes – Kurt Geiger

Maids Dresses – Boden

Venue – Gate Street Barn

Entertainment – Wild

Florist – Florartistics

Photographer – Marianne Taylor

You know what I love about pink? there are so many ways you can use it for W-day.

And if anyone fancies a slice of cake for breakfast this morning then do it – I am.

Big Smashing Love

Charlotte xxx

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