As well as making your wedding tables look really pretty – there are several essentials you need to include to ensure your guests can, you know, eat and drink.
How many times have you seen a stunning tablescape or place setting on Pinterest and thought ‘OOOOOOHHHH I’d love to have that at my wedding day’ and then had a total confidence crisis and decided that there’s no way you could recreate it in real life? I’m guessing more than once. We’ve all been there.
There is this crazy idea that the weddings we see on Pinterest aren’t real. Well most of them are! We feature beautiful weddings every single day on RMW and more often than not they are styled by the couple (with a little help from some fabulous wedding suppliers). THOSE are the ones we see repinned the most – not the styled shoots. You can TOTALLY do it, just read these top tips from Love Lust List stylists Duchess and Butler and you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful wedding…
It’s such a pleasure to share this gorgeously stylish winter wedding with you all, as not only is it full of quirky design inspiration, but the reception looks like an absolute riot too. There was even a designated ‘rave room’ complete with neon glow sticks! Pub weddings always look fun to me, I mean is there anywhere better for a celebration?! And I think they work even better during the colder months when you can gather around the fireplace and underneath twinkling fairy lights while indulging in some good food and drink.
Zeba and Nick’s big day was styled by Knot & Pop, who are members of our handpicked directory of wedding suppliers, The Love Lust List, so we’ve included extra images of the details for you to enjoy and trust me, you’ll want to see more!
Oh. My. Goodness. THIS SHOOT!!! It’s all just so beautiful! I really struggled to narrow down the images, so I’ve just included LOADS. I do hope that’s ok 😉
The lovely Big Chief Tipis are RMW recommended suppliers (see The Love Lust List for lots more) and it’s great to see their tipis looking so gorgeous and providing us with lots of decor, floral and fashion inspiration. The wonderful Nina Marika has styled the whole shoot to perfection, which is no mean feat, given the number of stunning looks that have been created. And each and every one is simply beautiful.
It’s so lovely to be able to share dresses created by super talented dress designer, Ruth Milliam, whose gowns I have fallen head over heels for. The silhouettes and detailing are just exquisite and I’m really excited to see more from this designer.
But in the mean time, we have a beautiful shoot to peruse…enjoy lovely ones.
Old Lord Byron said that the clever sausage. And of course the meaning of this little rhyme is simply that a few words can stir emotion in who ever sees and reads them.
Now, we don’t claim to be quite in the same league as one of the greatest English poets who ever lived… But… Team RMW have collectively spilled a few drops of our own ink in order to create a bespoke range of typographic art that is available exclusively in our online shop Rock My Boutique.
We think you’ll love them… AND WE HAVE 5 PIECES TO GIVE AWAY.
We like nothing more than sitting around with a cup of tea (or gin), creating styling ideas for your wedding day decor but we wanted the lifespan of this range to extend beyond w-day. We set about creating pieces art that we would want to frame and hang in our own homes.
The result is a collection of fun, whimsical and sexy sayings that are perfect for your reception venue or even aisle styling that can then take up a permanent residence in your house. On the surface our designs are aesthetically pleasing and playful but they have the power take you on an emotional journey back to your big day. A bit like one of Byrons fancy scribbles, no?
We have created six designs in total and each design is available in silver or Gold in A4 or A3.
The silver finish is super sleek and contemporary, the paper has a brushed metallic coating and the result is that the text looks like it has been printed onto sheet metal. Mega.
The gold by contrast is a slightly softer more decadent item, the metallic paper is finished with textured strands that will make you want to reach out and touch. Each style will appeal to a different taste, match in with a particular wedding day colour scheme, or look the bees knees in a different room in your home. The silver and gold also work really well together, so don’t be afraid to mix and match!
Both A3 and A4 prints are available through Rock My Boutique unframed or with the frame that you can see in our piccies. The frames are professional quality, chunky, contemporary and finished in matte white. They really let the metallic paperstock and bold typography take centre stage.
Once we had designed our paper prints we had another moment of creative ‘je ne sais quoi’ that led to the creation of Le Plank… Probably the best named peice of decor in all of Christendom.
Lord Byron would be proud.
hand stencilled in shiney silver onto a hand painted matte cream… Err… Plank, this truly gorgeous bit of decor could take pride of place on your top table before finding a home above the fireplace, or on the wall in the hall, or in the kitchen… Maybe the bedroom? You get the idea.
toi et moi pour toujours… you and me forever.
The Big RMW Giveaway
As you can probably tell, we are pretty proud of our new range of decor. The finish of the metallic paper is super lush but I’m just a little bit concious that the full deliciousness of it all doesn’t come across in these pictures… So, we want to put some of our prize prints into the paws of five seriously lucky RMW Readers.
Drop us a note in the comments section to tell us which is your favourite design and colour finish (and also let us know if you want A4 or A3) and we will select 5 people at random who will win their fave for keeps.
I think my personal favourite is “I look at you and think WOW” Although that might be becasue I like to say it in a really strong brummie accent so that ‘you’ rhymes with ‘WOW’.
Yes… I am easily amused.
And if you didn’t know about the RMW online boutique… Where have you been? Honestly.
You can visit Rock My Boutique here or by clicking on the tab link at the top of the page that says shop. You could also read this post which introduces our current SS13 campaign and Coco inspired range.
So which ones your favourite folks? If you want a recap visit the gallery below that has nice big images off all the designs and colour options
Good luck everyone,
This afternoon we bring you muchos loveliness. We know how you all love a bridal fashion shoot and today you are getting one. Big style.
During our visit to the Save the Date event in Derby last month we got talking to Jo from Shoot Lifestyle. She showed us a few sneak peaks from a bridal style shoot she had recently collaborated on with a team of super top notch industry bods, lead by Julia Harrison.
The photo’s were breathtaking and the whole shebang, without a shadow of doubt, was very “RMW” if you catch my wedding inspirational drift.
There is a very moving story behind how this team originally came together so before indulging in a veritable smörgåsbord of eye candy, please take a few moments to have read through the words below, kindly provided by Julia Harrison at Go Glorious.
How It All Began
It’s strange how things happen sometimes. Who would have imagined that the death of a baby girl would eventually bring about a consortium of wedding suppliers? Sarah Turpin lost her daughter Laura in 2007, at just four months old. In her memory, Sarah set up a floristry business, flowersforlaura.com. Whilst her business has now ceased, during its lifetime Sarah brought together a group of wedding professionals, who agreed that whenever they worked as a team, £100 would be donated to PACT, a children’s cancer charity. And so a great working relationship began. Shoot Lifestyle Photography, Go Glorious Venue Styling, Rachel Edwards Couture Cake Design and Petalis (who replaced flowersforlaura.com) joined forces with sister venues Whirlowbrook Hall and The Maynard Arms. We are all meticulously attentive to detail and work harmoniously together out of a mutual respect for each other’s high standards. It is so lovely that as a group we are able to contribute to a worthy cause, and help keep Laura’s memory alive.
Our latest venture was to let our imagination run free and do a fabulously decadent photo shoot. The inspiration, believe it or not, came from a set of china; Royal Albert’s ‘Old Country Roses’. The colours are wonderful; deep plums, pinks and apricot with opulent gilt edging. I wanted to create a quintessentially English theme with a real sense of a bygone era. To achieve this I brought in antique furniture, lace tablecloths, vintage glass, gold pearls, and sumptuous fruit and combined them with the china. In addition we styled the brides from different decades – 1910, 1920’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. The styling had a contemporary twist, as we didn’t want it to look like a costume play, and all the girls looked truly beautiful. We were so lucky as the sun shone for us on the day. We got the desired luscious rosy glow on both our models and our table – you’d never know that it was shot in the middle of January!
Thank you so much to everyone who helped pull this together. In addition to the regular team, the models’ hair was styled by Jam and the dresses were supplied by Freya Bridal. Make-up was by Julia Jeckell.
You Have Been Watching…
You Have Been Admiring…
Venue Styling Go Glorious
Photography Shoot Lifestyle
Make-up Julia Jeckell
Cakes Rachel Edwards
Dress Boutique Freya Bridal
I hope that managed to tickle your fashion taste buds this monday afternoon, if it didn’t you may just want to check your pulse!
Bye for now,