Tessa & Keith’s Neo Victorian Wedding

Tessa & Keith are a little bit fabulous no? In fact any bride that wears a blue dress is all right in my book! “My inspiration came from our artistic backgrounds and aesthetic preferences”, the bride told me. “I am a crafter and burlesque performer. Keith is a visual artist. Together, we both had very strong opinions about how the wedding should look and feel. We settled on a neo-Victorian theme because of its elegance and refinement. I chose to wear blue instead of white because I wanted to be able to reuse my outfit, and I wanted a corset and a skirt instead of a dress because it was more versatile. The shade of blue we chose also suited the matron of honour and best woman well!”

“Our wedding party was intentionally kept very small so that we would not feel stressed about coordinating a lot of people on the big day. The preparation was extremely low key and relaxing. I would not have done it differently.”

The gorgeous blue dress is question was custom made by Morúa Designs in London (corset) and Recollections (bustle). With this Tessa wore shoes by Bordello to which she added Swaorvski crystals herself.

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Tim & Jodie’s Natural Science and History Museum Wedding

Tim & Jodie were hitched at The Natural Science and History Museum in Denver and I am more that a little bit in love with them and their wedding. Not only becuase Jodie looks fabulous and the venue is a beaut, but becuase the idea behind their wedding was to celebrate more than just their love for one another…they celebrated their love for everyone!

The couple explained, “We both agreed that the wedding was just as much about our friends and family as it was about us, so almost every detail was considered with our guests in mind. We looked at the wedding as our chance to throw an unforgettable party, and we definitely succeeded. It’s hard to put my finger on one particular detail that made it so great, but we heard, “Best. Wedding. Ever.” over and over again from guests, staff, and even the off-duty police officers who were working security. We tried to stick to a few basic tenets (emphasis on the “tried”) and they included: Don’t overthink it. Don’t worry about “the rules”. Don’t do anything just to impress someone else.  Do have fun.”

“Regarding the rules, we did little “by the book.”  Even our ceremony was far from traditional.  Our officiant was Tim’s former boss from Twist and Shout, a long-haired hippy named Paul.  Paul is, as he says, ordained through the powers of the internet, and our ceremony was not religious in the slightest bit.  Rather than having a reading from the book of [insert bible book here] we chose to have a reading from “the book of Starship.” Before exchanging vows, Tim’s brother and Jodie’s college best friend took turns reciting the lyrics to Starship’s Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.  Besides being one of Jodie’s karaoke standards, the song had the right amount of familiarity to make people smile and feel “in” on the joke, and yet the lyrics to the pop tune took on a new meaning in the context of a wedding ceremony.”

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Thursday Treats – 3rd February 2011 + A Farewell to bid tv (plus video of me on the telly!)

Credit: French Playboy via Audrey Kitching Oh lala. Reminds me a little of my Paris shoot!

As most of you will know, I left my full time job last week. It was an emotional weekend of saying goodbye for me but I’ve certainly hit the ground running with this full time blogging thing (two photo shoots in one week? Am I mad?!)

As Sunday was my last shift at the shopping channel, I decided I’d go on air to model the last piece of jewellery I’d ever sell (I was a producer you see.) Peter Simon, my presenter, who I’ve worked with for the last 2 and a half years, said a very emotional goodbye to me (can you see me holding back the tears?!) and the crew made a funny slate to put in the backscreen!

Anyway, I wanted to share the video with those of you that missed it or couldn’t get the joy that is bid tv on your own tele-boxes. Get the tissues ready!

Boohoo! Ok on with the fun stuff…

Brigitta and Viktor’s RAINBOW Wedding
♥ Twinkie Chan is super cute. I love this personal post. InstaModel
♥ Zach and Bree’s camp-out engagement sesh
Coastal farm inspiration
♥ Lauren & David’s colourful & charming wedding
Spanish Bridal Fashion + Mexican Pastels
Max Wanger has posted more shots from the awesome ban.do shoot – I know I featured one of these images last week, but I couldn’t resist sharing this again. Check out the rad video too.
♥ Quirky & Sweet Southern Elopement

Sweet Treats & Fancy Buttonscheck out those shoes baby!
♥ Girls lingerie party!
♥ An “Amélie” inspired engagement shoot!
♥ Pink Christmas Wedding!
Does anyone know who made this ring? I NEED IT!
♥ Bree + Andy’s Hip DC Wedding
♥ Jen & Joey’s Vintage Vibe
Jasmine Star I love you. Jasmine + Jose Villa = WOW!

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