This post is all about the best of 2016! I feel its important to celebrate, to reflect and take stock as another year closes. The main wedding season drew to a close a couple of months ago. However I have had some gorgeous winter weddings and been spending the slower pace concentrating on projects for 2017! I’ve created my #2016bestnine grid from instagram. It’s a strong mix of styled shoots, real weddings and my personal travels with an oh so dreamy colour palette. Have you created yours yet? Go to http://2016bestnine.com
This Autumn wedding took place at Gate Street Barn in Surrey. Sam and Simon chose to really run with the autumnal theme and it was stunning. Sam’s sister, Sophie just so happens to be the super talented florist behind The Bloomery in Twickenham and pulled out all of the stops.
Charlotte & Dilip hosted their classic wedding at the stunning setting of Christ Hospital, the boarding school that the groom attended. Charlotte, a fashion designer, was able to create a stunningly classic wedding with the most amazing attention to detail. For more images and details, visit the feature on Rock My Wedding.
Sophie & Chris hosted their English Country garden wedding at Sophie’s parents home in Putney, London. It really was the perfect setting for them. Now living in Portland in the US it was hugely evident how important family is to them and it was fantastic to see 2 families join and traditions merge to create a truly personal day.
Bridal knitwear is making an appearance on the wedding scene and I love it! Earlier this year I travelled to Amsterdam for a photography conference. I find myself most inspired during my travels and therefore like to take advantage of this! I wanted to take the opportunity to collaborate on a shoot as a result of being there. As a result, I reached out to cashmere bridal knitwear designers Klaartje and Ella from Madame Seguin. Brussels based bridal designer Valentine Avoh provided the beautiful dresses for the shoot with textures of layers and feathers which worked perfectly with the cashmere. The accessories from SIBO Designs brought a luxurious touch along with the statement jewellery from Cotton & Gems. Aesme had kindly hand drawn some bespoke botanical pieces to tie in the element of nature. The bridal knitwear “The knitwear collections are made in Mongolia by small knitting factories, made from cashmere yarn that is spun in Mongolia from fibers that are sourced from Mongolian herders. Madame Seguin’s core values include supporting the nomadic lifestyle and protecting Mongolia’s …
Hollie & Dom were married last Autumn at the ever incredible venue, Aynhoe Park. This wedding has been featured on Rock My Wedding which they claimed (and I agree!) had some of the best aisle style they’ve seen! Hollie ensured that the Autumnal theme was brought indoors to the orangery, using leaves to pave the way down the aisle, but also a stunning arch to frame them.
Ready to send out the invitations for your big day? Berin Made should be your first port of call! Your wedding stationery is an exciting aspect of your wedding – not only for you to get the word out there and to invite your nearest and dearest…but also for the receiver! Everyone loves receiving post (bills don’t count!) and I know wedding stationery creates a huge buzz.
Have you considered a winter wedding? Last Christmas I photographed the beautiful winter themed wedding of Charlotte and Ben. This wedding has been a real hit with publications with the incredible details that Charlotte created. It’s now one year on since the wedding but I can’t resist sharing it with you!