Pinky, Punky Princess

Hurray the time has finally arrived. I am SO over-excited to share these with you as they are fan-bloody-tastic. Marianne has pretty much captured my ridiculous nature with these gorgeous images…I like to think of myself as a pinky, punky princess and that’s exactly what she delivered! 

The balloons look fabulous but omg where they terrible models?! They did not do as they were told.  It was also an absolutely scorching day but Marianne managed to remain cool and capture me at my most colourful…and she didn’t even flinch when I told her I wanted to wear a Hello Kitty tiara!

Thank you *so* much Marianne – you seriously have rocked my world!

Credit: Marianne Taylor

In Loving Memory

I am truly honoured to be allowed to share these gorgeous images with you today. Gia Canali sent me these wonderful photographs of her parents as a tribute to her Father who has recently passed away.

Her parents clearly had some fabulous style on their wedding day (and the wedding day of Gia’s Uncle) and I am just so honoured to share these stunning photographs. Her Mum’s wedding dress and that gorgeous sundress were actually made by her Grandmother too (who took this photograph) how multi-talented!

From Gia…
Those of you who know me well know that I buried my father last week, after he battled leukemia for almost three years.  Now begins the harder project—reassembling my memories of him.  All our photographs are suddenly worth more.  This photograph of my parents on their wedding day hung in their bedroom when I was a child.  I have always, always loved it.

So, here’s to you, Dad.  I’m not sure how I’m going to get through photographing the father-daughter dance for the rest of my life … and I miss you so much

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Credit: Gia Canali
Photo Credit: William Searcy & Pauline Jenni

Balloon Love

I have always been a fan of balloon photo shoots, I don’t really know why…maybe because they always seem so whimsical and calm…however I thought that might change after the nightmare myself and Marianne had when trying to do our own balloon photo shoot (results to come soon I promise!) Seriously balloons have a mind of their own, and why won’t they just point up for crying out loud!? I swear, the phrase should be ‘Never work with children, animals or balloons!’

Well no…I still appear to love balloon photo shoots and I don’t think I’ll be stopping featuring them anytime soon – love these!

Clicky here for their full wedding

Thanks Stacy, and please let me know how you made it look so effortless!

Credit: Molto Bella Photography

London Charm

There is something about a London wedding that’s like no other anywhere in the world, not even elsewhere in the UK.  I’m not talking about the obvious landmarks or the swanky London hotels, it’s more of a feeling about the place – the lighting, the crispness in the air…the rain!

Agata and Stefan, although not British (she is from Poland, he from Bavaria) did have a quintessential London Wedding – from her dress by British designer Jenny Packham to their transport on a traditional red London bus (supplied by This Bus) to their swanky, intimate reception at Claridges…the whole thing exudes London charm.

Credit: Craig & Chanelle Segerius-Bruce

Vintage War Time Shoot

I think it’s fair to say that our love of all things vintagey when it comes to wedding will never go away…whether it’s weddings, bridal shoots or trash the dress, vintage styling will always be glamorous, always be chic and always be popular.

So, with no desire to buck this trend (just because something is popular doesn’t mean it can’t be individual too) I’m excited to share this war time-esque photo shoot by South African photographer Kat Forsyth…(it took place at the Johannesburg Museum of Military History)

I’d love to know, what is it about vintage styling that you paricularly love?

Credit: Kat Forsyth Photography

Technique

I liked so many of these individual images that I had to share them, I am loving all the different photographic techniques here. Jessica always delivers such wonderful work! I particularly love the swimming pool and the shot of the Bridesmaids.

Thanks for the sharing Jessica, gorgeous as always!

Credit: Jessica Purvis