Real wedding – A last look at winter

We may have officially left winter this week and leaped into spring, but I’m still going to take this very last chance to share a wonderful winter wedding from Suzanne Fells with you before it really is too late.

I love winter weddings, there’s always something magical about enjoying such a special day near Christmas, and the fact that they are not the obvious choice makes them appealing to me.

And while the temperature at this wedding went down to minus 42 (!!!), even if you are choosing slightly warner climes you can still incorporate some of the stunning ideas, many of which can be used to create a Hygge wedding in any season. Think candles, a relaxed setting, rustic decor and natural materials.

If you are going for a really cool wedding in the literal sense then make sure your photographer is used to working in extreme temperatures.  For this wedding Suzanne needed 3 cameras, an assistant and bags with cameras at different temperatures to make sure nothing froze or warmed up which would cause condensation on the lens.

Enjoy the photos while sipping a tasty hot chocolate x


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Real wedding! Tea party-tastic


As much as we like themed photo shoot, you just can’t beat a real wedding.  Seeing another bride and groom’s big day is the perfect inspiration for anyone who is engaged as you get to see exactly how someone did it in the real world.


Today’s blog features a wedding photographed by Charlie Flounders  and we think you’ll agree that this Mad Hatter’s Tea Party themed event is not only very pretty, but also very personal to the couple.


Charlie explains:


This was such a lovely relaxed, cheeky and fun wedding to be involved in.


The Bride (Amy) was warm and relaxed throughout, despite the fact she must have put a HUGE amount of work into the look and feel of the day.


The wedding was in September and the whole day was at the exclusive use farm venue Wethele Manor Farm in Warwickshire.


The ceremony was outdoors, and the reception in the large marquee they have out back.


Amy had handmade all of the décor. This included: bunting, loads of gorgeous pastel tissue paper pom poms of all sizes, eat me and drink me tags for centerpieces and table décor/favours, signs, card collection “suitcase”, memory dictionary, sweet cart decor…. The list goes on!


Amy also handmade her own button bouqet, and 2 for the bridesmaids, and collected all of the crockery from local vintage shops and markets.  Since the wedding she has setup a business making all of these things for others and renting out her vintage crockery to other couples (Vintage n Vows)


They had a buffet wedding breakfast all sourced from M&S pre order service and a hog roast in the evening provided by the venue.


Her gorgeous dress was from Proposals bridal studio in Coventry.


Sparklers finished the evening, but not for all guests as most were very enthusiastically tearing up the dance floor by then.


Amy specifically asked me for vintage feel sepia finished photos to match with the theme of the wedding.



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Bridal picks for 2017

With the start of a new year everyone is thinking about which wedding trends will continue this year, and none more so than bridal trends.
Lynette Turner from Boho Bride gives us her thoughts on this year’s predicted fashions:
“It looks to me looks like festival vintage weddings are still going to be popular. Short wedding dresses and separates, such a lace bolero jackets, will all feature.
“Generally brides are steering away from the uniform look and wanting to add their own individuality to their gowns with bespoke accessories that reflects their personalities. Lace is still big along with silk chiffon skirts for a more floaty romantic look.”
Boho Bride offer a bespoke design service and hope to launch a seperates collection this year to allow brides to mix and match tops, bodices and skirt details.
Ivory & Co,  one of their designers has also just created a separates collection. 
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