I like to refer to this week between Christmas and New Year as ‘Crimbo Limbo Week.’ It’s a strange old time where lots of people aren’t working and the majority of the population sit in front of bad telly, stuffing their faces with left over turkey and Christmas chocolate. Time slooows down and no one knows what day of the week it is. Oh and everyone gets sick… or is that just me?
Anyway, I just wanted to stop by today and say I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and to let you know what’s going on this week. Although there will be less posts than usual, there will still be something everyday to get your teeth into, it’ll just be a more laid back version of the blog.
Tomorrow and Wednesday I’ll be posting a recap of my all time favourite posts of 2010, definitely worth escaping the rellies to pop for those ones! Until then, want to see what my friends at fabulous London vintage dress shop, Fur Coat No Knickers sent me for Christmas? Am I the luckiest girl in the world or what!?
Merry Christmas to one and all. I’m going to take a few days off blogging over the festive season, but rest assured I’ll be back with more Rock n Roll Wedding goodness next week…I can’t stay away too long!
I don’t know about you, but I am totally in Christmas wind down mode the week. I’ve procrastinated a lot. It’s all good though, it’s Chriiissstmaaas! Wow The last Thursday Treats of the year hey? We’d better make it a good one.
I also just wanted to take this chance to say a huge thank you to everyone that sent me cards and presents (!) for Christmas. I have been a very spoilt girl indeed and I am humbled by all your generosity.
I was only sent these gorgeous images yesterday, but I simply had to share them with you before Christmas as they really got me in the mood! Put together by florist Emily Thompson Flowers and the fabulous photographer Levi Stolove, the aim of the shoot was to showcase some brand new, gorgeous and unique winter decor ideas. The location used was Emily’s beautiful shop in Brooklyn.
How stunning would a winter wedding decorated like this be? I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling super festive right now!
I was sent Marzaan & Joe’s wedding quite a while ago now by their fabulous photographer’s We Love Pictures and I couldn’t hold off posting any longer! Joe is a South African rugby player, so understandably the couple are quite busy so I unfortunately don’t have much info on this wedding for you. However I’m sure you’ll agree that seeing the photos on their own, even without all the wedding info, is totally worth it.
How stunning is this bride?
Hey! Bonus photos above the fold. These are too beautiful not to flaunt! As always, more pretties in the gallery after the jump.
Amanda & Stu’s gorgeous engagement session is special for two reasons. Not only did the couple find their photographer Shell de Mar on Rock n Roll Bride, but it’s the groom that is the big Rock n Roll Bride fan. I love that I have (a few, carefully selected and super special) male readers who can see past all the pink and glitter and enjoy the wedding fabulousness. So it was Stu who excitedly told me all about their shoot with Shell.
“We first came across Shell via an engagement shoot featured on Rock n Roll Bride. We loved the way she managed to capture colours, fun and love (all the important things in life!). After we got in contact with her, she asked us to provide a bit of info about us and, looking back at the emails I got verbal diarrhoea and listed of a whole heap of stuff. I mentioned our love of bright colours in everything (clothes, art, movies, music and animals. I mentioned our Sphynx cat (Uzume aka Zoomy – named after the Japanese goddess of joy and happiness) who we obviously wanted included in the photos as she’s part of the family! I mentioned that we got engaged in Venice; that Amanda makes colourful glass jewellery; that we ski… and the list carried on. Thankfully this didn’t scare Shell off and she seemed as enthusiastic as ever!”
“Inspired by all of this, Shell came up with a whole heap of suggestions including a link to eBay to an item with 100 multi-coloured balloons! Woohoo, ‘Up’ here we come! So, the day of the shoot came and so did the weather. Rain and wind. Unfortunately (or fortunately as it turned out!) this made it impossible to take the 100 balloons on the train with us, so we went with the 10 heart shaped purple balloons in 4 bin bags, 2 colourful umbrellas and 2 heart shaped chalkboards we had bought in Switzerland the week before and we postponed the ‘Up’ shoot until a later date. Great decision! The photos from Part 1 are awesome! The colours from the graffiti on the South bank (you can’t see the strange looks we were getting from the skaters!), The Charlie Chaplin – who asked to borrow Amanda’s mirror, so we asked to borrow him! The giant ampersand, The yellow staircase, The aquarium – all awesome!! And we had such awesome fun posing, jumping in puddles and generally larking about. Even when the wind blew a bag full of the balloons down onto the beach of the Thames, meaning that I had to clamber down and run along the beach after them (much to the amusement of the tourists), it was still fun!”