How does hanging hops and suspended Edison bulb lighting sound to you? This wedding really is a feast for the eyes so enjoy! Having photographed Thomas’ sisters wedding back in 2015 I was so excited to hear from Tom & Sophie. For me this is always the biggest compliment I can have – returning families! Sophie & Thomas chose to host their wedding at Sophie’s parents home. The perfect Shropshire wedding was due! Marquee weddings are always personal favourites of mine. They are a blank canvas and allow the couple to put their personal stamp on the day. Sophie and Toms was no exception.
When the industry mastermind Sundari from The Wedding Stylist approached me to work on a Home Creations shoot I was instantly captivated. This was a truly organic experience – just myself, The Wedding Stylist, Sundari and the wonderful Charlotte from Verity & Thyme. Hosted in Sundari’s beautiful home, the space alone was inspiring, these two ladies brought so much more to the experience too. It really was a dream day. So often I’m guilty of creating beautiful shoots with around 18-20 suppliers. Granted, not everyone is present on the day, but it is a huge team effort and a big job! How refreshing to strip it back and just have the three of us. Natrually it does help when the super talented florist is also a mega babe and part time model. Surrounded with inspiring chat, great coffee and local food, we really did feed our souls.
A swoon-worthy Suzanne Neville ‘Belle’ dress was the one for Tara. The fishtail cut was just sensational and with the button detail all the way down the back to the top of her thighs and a high neck it really was beautiful.
You’re no doubt keen to know what food you’ll be eating on your wedding day and where its coming from, but do you know where your florals are coming from? Here are some key floral tips on being eco friendly that will also be kind to your budget! Stay in Season The easiest way to keep your wedding green is also one of the most easily forgotten about – ensure you choose locally grown, seasonal flowers. Not only will they be more naturally ragrant and beautiful than blooms flown in from abroad, but they’ll also cost less and will reduce your carbon footprint.
When a moodboard like Sirens Song lands in my inbox I stop in my tracks. Coco & Kat had stepped into my brain! To give you you some background as to who they are, earlier last year I photographed a beautiful wedding with Katrina Otter Weddings. She is an incredible wedding planner, my goodness you’re in safe hands! Kat has now officially joined forces with Emma from Coco Wedding Venues (be sure to check out her site if you’re venue hunting, it’s an invaluable tool). Together they are Coco & Kat and the master minds behind Sirens Song!
Rebecca asked me to photograph her branding shoot for the launch of Rebecca K Events. It was such a treat for me to walk into a shoot knowing absolutely nothing and seeing all of the amazing details that Rebecca had sourced. A luxurious aesthetic with soft pink hues and stunning tulle dresses (we all love tulle, right?!) It really was so inspiring, so I hope that it fuels your moodboard too.
Primrose Hill Farm oozes opportunity and it was the perfect backdrop for a four seasons shoot. I always feel theres a lot of pressure on couples to create a theme for their wedding day – whats your colour scheme is on the tip of everyones tongues. A seasonal direction creates a wonderful opportunity in my eyes. In a world where everything is available most of the year round, the four seasons would actually do you a favour. Using seasonal flowers and food is key to ensure that you’re not only avoiding spending unnecessary money where it wasn’t needed (by trying to get out of season flowers at a premium price!) but it would enable your suppliers to select the best quality for you as they will have the luxury of availability on their side.
It’s always so inspiring to shoot at new venues, and Newington House was no exception! This beautiful 17th Century stately home was the setting for Georgie & Bens beautiful wedding last year. The wow factor starts at the gates!
Choosing your wedding day colour scheme is one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make early on in your planning process. As soon as you’ve set your venue, colour scheme is up there on the list that requires a big tick! Knowing your colour scheme will make all of the other detail decisions easier – invites, flowers etc. Image: Diana McGregor If you’re still struggling – here is a guide that I found in Martha Stewart Weddings to help you!
Emmy London has opened the doors of it’s new flagship boutique on the Fulham Road. I thought it was time to shine the light on Emmy and her beautiful new store!