Photography: Suki Waterhouse for Sass & Bide’s digital fall-winter 2013 campaign
I can’t actually believe it but this time next week I’ll be in Texas! Although I’m not really looking forward to the heat, I have been enjoying shopping for new maxi dresses for the occasion and, of course, I can’t wait to meet all the new Blogcadettes!
In other news I got my tattoo rework finished yesterday. IT LOOKS SO GOOD (well, it’ll look a lot better when it’s healed) but woooo! I have a rainbow on my shoulder. I’m so happy! I put off having these reworks for so long (I basically didn’t want to admit that there were parts of my sleeve that I really didn’t like) but I’m so over the moon that I bit the bullet and finally went ahead with it. Leah Moule is an actual genius. If you’re looking for an artist to do some bright and colourful work on your bod be sure to check her out (be sure to tell her I sent you!)
So how has your week been? You’ll have to excuse me, I’m now off to pack up my cowboy boots and to start practising my Southern drawl…
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Photography: Mait Jüriado
Charlotte and Leo, originally from Brighton but currently living in Liverpool, knew they wanted to marry in the city where they met. So they planned their wedding from afar and booked out an entire guest house right on the sea front to accommodate their guests! A Room with a View has nine guest rooms and was the perfect place for everyone to get ready. The floor to ceiling windows looking over the beach and pier made for some great photos from Lisa Devlin too!
The ceremony was held in the cafe below the famous Brighton bandstand (they originally planned to get married on it but the weather wouldn’t allow it!) ”When we began planning we decided we wanted to have a big party to celebrate with our friends and family, most of whom live down South, while we are currently living in Liverpool for my job”, began Charlotte. “We don’t get to go down as often as we would like, or to see everyone on each occasion, so we wanted to make the day as fun as possible for all the family and friends who are so important to us. We consciously decided in the end not to call upon our friends’ many musical, artistic and culinary skills as we wanted everyone to be able to relax and enjoy the day, although many of them were absolute super stars at helping us set up the day before.”
Terri and Brad had a woodland themed wedding in – surprisingly – a woodland! The venue for both their ceremony and reception was the Pecanwood Estate. “We wanted our wedding to be casual and symbolise the reason for celebrating the day, which was our love for each other”, explained Terri. “Our budget was small and we wanted to utilise things that we already had or things that we could make out of wood or paper to keep it simple.”
“The theme was based around swallows because they symbolise our love for each other. The day before Brad proposed to me we were at a tattoo convention in Cape Town and he suggested we get matching swallow tattoos. Swallows choose a mate for life, and will only nest with that bird and no other, we had them placed on his hand and my wrist as if they were flying into each other.”
On a hot and humid New York day Gala, Shauna and I headed over (under?) the water to Bushwick to hang out with our friends at Rent Patina. The air was heavy and thick and the heat was stifling but we hopped on the subway with a spring in our step, excited about what they had in store for us. They were shooting their brand new lookbook and we, of course, jumped at the chance to play dress up and get involved.
Located just a block away from the Jefferson stop, they hire out their vintage and reclaimed furniture, knick knacks and oddities for weddings and events. Their space is a beautiful white-walled loft and is totally worth a visit just to swoon over everything (if you do go, tell them I sent you!)
The sky was perfectly overcast as we started with this first set. After hair and make up from the fabulous Kristen and Regan we walked around the corner to be met by an indoor/ outdoor vignette. Is there anything more decadent than setting up a full living room on the sidewalk?! I think not. In fact if the three of us had our very own Bloft (blogger’s loft!) I’m pretty sure it would be decorated a little something like this…
Getting married in a village called Lover has got to be some kind of augury for a loving and wonderful marriage right? It also makes for some pretty damn cute photos! Benji and Sally’s amazing homespun wedding just oozed L.O.V.E. Married in the local church, the reception took place in the old vicarage gardens, the bride’s parent’s home, in two tipis which they rented for the occasion.
“The whole day was amazing! It was the best day of our lives,” Sally began. “I love the fact that my family and friends were so involved. Benji and I took the week before the wedding off work and drove down to the Old Vic from Brighton. I’m one of six children my parents are kind, loving, amazing people and famous for a good party. Everybody worked all week non-stop before the wedding to make it the great day it was, and we can never thank them enough for making it so perfect. It feels like the day belongs to them as much as it does to us. The whole wedding process has definitely brought us closer to our friends and family which is definitely one of my favourite parts!”
Niki and Andrew were married at Fazeley Studios, Birmingham in April. Their wedding had a boho circus theme and they used some of my all time favourite Brummy suppliers to make it happen. The amazing Ava Event Styling made all their décor dreams a reality. They had a small wedding which meant they could invest a lot more of their budget on making the space look utterly amazing.
“We only invited immediate family and close friends to make it an intimate affair”, explained Niki. “We didn’t want to do anything traditional like readings, speeches or a first dance. We worked closely with Ava Styling to include items and pictures that epitomised us and our quirky personalities. At least half of the guests were actively involved in the wedding making it really it feel really special. Lots of our guests commented that they felt like they had entered a magical world like a fairytale or Alice in wonderland. We turned one of the bistro’s seating areas into an absinthe booth. Our cake topper from Little Ruby Red was AMAZING, us in full circus regalia and our gorgeous cats in top hats.”