Upcoming Wedding Shows, Workshops & Conferences

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Hey guys! It’s been a longggg while since I’ve written a more personal post (where does the time go!?) so today I thought I’d break that drought to let you know about some events I’ve got coming up. I’d love for you to come and spend some time with me, new braces and all (!)

Most Curious Wedding Fair

March 18th & 19th: London. 

This weekend my team and I are packing our bags and heading just up the road to the Most Curious Wedding Fair at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. This is the wedding fair for non-traditional babes with discerning taste.

Inspired more by fashion and the hipster-cool vibes of it’s location than the wedding industry itself, this is one of my favourite shows and I’m super excited to be taking part!

Tickets can be bought in advance from just £2.50 or £3 on the door.

FarmShop

March 27th & 30th: Brighton & Glasgow. 

After a few days to recover I’ll be hitting the road solo to speak at Photography Farm’s first ever FarmShop in both Brighton (27th) and Glasgow (30th). Billed as an all star wedding photography workshop where each mentor will lead a section that plays to their strengths (as well as contributing to each other’s to bring a huge pool of knowledge), it’s going to be super fun and really informative.

Specifically I’ll be speaking about harnessing the power of wedding blogs and magazines to book your dream clients as well as sharing some tricks for getting on the radar of editors and (almost most importantly) sharing the things that people do wrong over and over again so that you can avoid them!

You can read about the workshop in more detail on the Photography Farm website. Tickets are currently available at the discounted rate of £300.

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Nautical Mountaintop Wedding

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Kristi and Doug met through Kristi’s best friend Amanda. Doug called Kirsti his unicorn because he thought she was a mythical creature that he’d never be able to have, but luckily she totally fell in love with him too! Their wedding theme was nautical, with a vintage classic feel, and they were inspired by anchors, rope and cool classic colours.

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Their wedding ceremony was held at 7,500 feet overlooking the Lake Tahoe Mountains and Carson Valley. “The whole day was perfect, but our favourite part was the ceremony,” began Kristi. “It was so emotional and extremely intimate. Having all of our family and friends there sharing in such a vulnerable moment with us left us feeling an so high.”

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Moody and Dark Australian Elopement

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Mitch and Tash decided to elope and wanted their wedding to feel moody and a bit dark. So the bride wore black and they had their ceremony in a venue that looked like a gothic mansion!

“I always knew that if I was to get married I would be wearing black and it would be a little different to the norm”, said Tash. “We were inspired by bits and pieces of our lives that stood out. We love to check out Montsalvat every now and then. Its a European style artist’s colony established in the 1940s in Victoria, Australia. It is a very cool place, almost a little medieval and mysterious. We had originally planned to have the ceremony in a state forest but we were a little worried about the weather so it was really lucky that we were able to book the bluestone chapel at Montsalvat.”

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This Australian couple eloped with just their parent’s there as they wanted to keep things small and intimate. “The ceremony was short and sweet. Mitch made our copper ceremony arch which was really cool. I walked down the aisle to Lovecats by The Cure. Eloping locally with just our immediate families there is not something that everyone does, although we have since had some of our friends tell us what a great idea it was and that they would love to do something along the same lines!”

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Vintage Carnival & Coney Island Inspired Wedding

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Bonnie and Roy they were inspired by their love of all things vintage and Coney Island for their wedding. The theme was a 1920s carnival. They wanted their wedding to be unique and magical and decided to hold it at a camp with their guests staying in cabins for the weekend.

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“Our ceremony started out with a red velvet curtain a-top a bluff over looking the Long Island Sound”, said Bonnie. “While guests wondered what was about to happen, a jazzy, circus mix led the wedding party down the aisle. Once everyone was lined up on either side of the curtain, our best friend and officiant, Gerard, stepped out from behind the curtain with a large top hat and velvet jacket. He announced us like a duo performance, as we climbed down fire escape and then walked up the aisle together. After some funny words from Gerard and our own written vows to each other, we walked down the aisle as guests threw carnival tickets over us instead of rice.”

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Canal Boats, Cocktails and a Lot of DIY

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Laura and Lauryn’s wedding was inspired by their loved ones. They had their friends help them wherever they could, but not in traditional roles. One friend made Laura’s dress, another made Lauryn’s and lots of others helped out with decorations.

“We didn’t have bridesmaids or people in traditional roles” explained Lauryn, “but we liked the idea of highlighting a few people who went the extra mile for us so we named our house cocktails after them! We had the Bekgarita, the Hanna-lol Spritz, the Cosmic Emelie and the Papprihinia.”

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“My dress was made by my best friend Bek who works in fashion” she continued. “I drove her absolutely insane talking about ‘the vision’ of what I had in mind. I think ‘the vision’ will haunt her forever! In all seriousness though, I can’t underestimate how much she did for me and how special she made me feel. I’ll probably never again have the opportunity to own something so beautiful, that was one-of-a-kind and made just for me.”

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DIY Wedding in their Own Back Garden

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Zoe and Pidge met when they were just 13 years old! Five years later, on Zoe’s 18th birthday, they confessed their love to each other and have been together ever since. They wanted their wedding to be completely individual and really relaxed; to reflect both their individual personalities and themselves as a couple.

“We knew we wanted a really unique outdoor ceremony in our own back garden so we had a legal ceremony at the registry office in the morning, and then had another personalised ceremony in the afternoon”, Zoe said. “Our oldest friend performed the outdoor ceremony for us and we wrote the entire thing ourselves. During the ceremony we had a hand binding where we asked each bridesmaid and groomsmen to come up and bless us in turn.”

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“As the wedding was at our own home we did a lot of DIY projects. We made the colourful archway for our ceremony out of a garden vine archway and paper tissue pompoms from Amazon. It took almost two days from start to finish, but it looked so amazing in all of the pictures so it was totally worth it. The bridesmaids and I wore wool pompoms in our hair which were made by my mum. We are a family of devoted knitters and I even have a tattoo of a ball of wool on my leg so I needed incorporate wool into the day somehow!”

“We also painted our own garden shed to look like the TARDIS from Doctor Who, and transformed the inside of it into a Polaroid photo booth for our guests. My mum and I did all the cakes and buffet ourselves: we didn’t want to put all the pressure on one ‘wedding cake’ so we had an entire table of different cakes, each with their own toppers!”

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