Finding your dream venue is one of the biggies! With it, brings confirmation of your wedding date which means the ball is set rolling for all other supplier enquiries. Below is a helpful set of questions I found through Wedding Venues magazine which I wanted to share with you. It should help you glide through your first site visit!
Emmy London has opened the doors of it’s new flagship boutique on the Fulham Road. Having collaborated for several years with Emmy, I thought it was time to shine the light on her and her beautiful store!
Fiona Perry is an incredibly talented florist based in Gloucestershire. I have been lucky enough to photograph her stunning work whist collaborating on styled shoots as well as weddings. Flowers is one of those daunting areas where you really need an expert for guidance – ideas, availability, colours, seasons and cost. Where do you even start?! Even I have learnt things in this Q&A session with Fiona Perry!
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 …
I’ve worked closely with Zita Elze for some years now. Zita is a incredible floral designer and recognised worldwide. She shares her knowledge on advanced wedding design courses at the Zita Elze Design Academy. One of Zita’s students, Kim Soo Yeul who’s work I photographed has been featured in Wedding Flowers magazine.
Have you come across any honeymoon fashion in the bridal magazines? Now the Autumn days are ending, I thought it was time we all took ourselves off to a distant destination! Dreaming of your honeymoon already? Do you want to shake up your holiday wardrobe for your honeymoon? Look no further! La malle de la mariée is the stunning capsule line created by bridal designer, Rime Arodaky. With a sale now on too, what better excuse to you need? Photographed by the amazing Greg Finck. Honeymoon fashion Have you got your suitcase packed yet? Surely there’s space for one of these pieces?
I was delighted when Eco bridal designer Sanyukta Shrestha asked me to photograph her 2016 Haute Couture Collection. Her dreamy wedding dresses are infused with the tranquility of an ethereal goddess for wedding perfection. Sanyukta is one of the kindest, most genuine people you will ever meet. She is selflessly donating 10% of all 2016 collection sales to help the earthquake victims in Nepal, where each dress is preciously handmade. Thankfully the production team survived this tragic event, but help is still very much needed. Sanyukta’s decision to use these natural/eco fibres in her collection underlines her commitment to environment and development focusing on ‘Beauty with a conscience’. Through blending sustainability with her ethical believes, Sanyukta also intends to create opportunities for village women in Nepal, by merging and turning their traditional skills into delicate fabrics and exquisite designs. Sanyukta adds “The women of the villages in Nepal have been hand weaving fabric for centuries. The reality is, however, that this is a small cottage industry and hand looming is actually on the verge of extinction. …
Caswell House is an incredible exclusive Cotswold barn wedding venue – perfect for a country wedding. On Sunday 8th March Caswell are opening their doors for couples to visit! It’s a fantastic opportunity for couples who have booked or are still looking for their perfect venue to visit to see the space, the beautiful gardens and meet the amazing team there.
Are you looking for the next generation of photo booth? I think I may have just found it for you. So many couples ask me if I’ve seen anything at a wedding like a photo booth, but different as they’ve seen it so many times. Drum roll please… Last week a new company, Social Playground introduced themselves to me and I knew I had to share this find with you!
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.