Credit: via Loveshot
It’s everyone’s favourite time of the week again – Thursday Treats BABY! As you read this I will again be sat in that tattooist’s chair being all brave and getting my sleeve (hopefully) finished. I can’t wait to get there and I can’t wait to share it with you even more! It’s going to be epic. If you fancy a sneaky peek the check out this photo I snapped on my phone and tweeted the other day – yes that is a roll of film!
See you on the other side my friends…in the meantime, enjoy munching through this week’s tasty selection
♥ Thanks to the lovely Hi Fi Weddings for including me in their ‘Meet the Inspiration’ feature this week
♥ Also big thanks to Rachel Simpson of Rachel Simpson shoes for the lovely interview
♥ AND to Maker-Online for the interview as well – boy I don’t half get around do I?!
♥ Dear Mainstream Wedding World: I’m Checking Out. Why? Why? Why? Britt I love you and your originality. Screw the haters!
♥ Budgets are all relative and relatively irrelevant.
♥ Chickens & the coolest casual bouquet I’ve seen
♥ Cutest couple ever?!
♥ Another stunning and fun boudoir session by French photographer Anissa Rahali
♥ Grownup ring pops!
♥ SERIOUSLY awesome but kinda gross ‘horror’ stationary – don’t look if you are of a nervous disposition, but omg I would love it if someone had this as their wedding stationary!
♥ Totally stunning ‘Pink Flower Room Spray’ art installation
♥ This charming (and kick ass) diy/tattoo heavy wedding is AMAZING!
I’ve always loved laundrette photo sessions so when Brighton photographer Joanna Brown sent me this set I couldn’t wait to share it…
“I have been living in quirky Kemptown in Brighton for some time and have always had my eye on the Laundrette round the corner thinking it would be perfect location for a shoot” Joanna told me. “I have always thought that there is something quite lovely and romantic about laundrettes; the sound of the machines quietly whirling that combined with complete strangers just hanging out sharing a really mundane chore. So I have been patiently waiting for my opportunity to arrive and hey presto a lovely couple got in touch and I could not quite believe it. Laura and Rikki met whilst studying at Bath University and had seen each other around the campus; at the bar, in the library and also spied each other at the local laundrette; after sometime Rikki finally asked Laura out and the rest is history. They are simply an adorable couple who have a great sense of humour, Rikki even took Laura on one of their first dates to a Laundrette (how romantic). We had a hoot at the Laundrette (I think some of the regulars thought we were balmy) especially when Laura lay on the floor for one of the shots; hey it is Brighton though anything goes!”
I don’t feature that much boudoir photography, which doesn’t mean that I don’t like it, it means that I don’t like most of what I see of it. However when a session like this one from Sergio Mottola lands on my desk, boy do I approve! Sexy, sensual and girlie without being overtly so. That’s what I love. The shoot almost has a playful, retro tone and you can’t argue that that is way too Rock n Roll for words.
Flickr is one of my favourite online hangouts. One of the things I most enjoy about it is uncovering a little gem of undiscovered talent or seeing a sneak peek of a wedding before everybody else and Flickr allows me to do just that. Whilst having one of my daily stalks, I saw this beautiful New Orleans wedding and photo session.
Matt & Anna Lora got married at Margaret Gardens (est. 1884) and afterwards had some beautiful portraits in the French quarter. She wore a stunning, full yet elegant dress by Mikaella, a bolero by Rosalyn Robbins and a hairpiece by Molly Gee Designs. I have much love for these…
I was lucky enough to meet up with Steve Gerrard a few weeks ago where he told me a little about this rad engagement session he’d just shot that weekend. As soon as I heard the words ‘yellow field’, ‘picnic’ and ‘big purple balloon’ I was pretty much sold, and as usual he certainly didn’t disappoint.
This wicked shoot was put together by Bowman Nichols Event Consulting. They wanted to highlight the beauty of California’s Central Coast and the historic and rustic elegance of the Santa Margarita Ranch, but in a fun and fabulously colourful way. They put together a rustic feeling set up with the table in the field and the almost neon cake/flower table. “We were looking to craft a rustic feel pulling inspiration from the colour palate and style of the Carlisle linen pattern from BBJ Linen. The concept was to accentuate a blend of traditional and non-traditional elements for the bride and groom, while staying with the feel of the venue in its rural tradition” they explained.
The couple they chose for the shoot was also very important to them as they wanted a pair that could pull of an alternative, edgy feel. “For the couple, we paired an edgy, big city, tattooed groom Josh, with a beautiful blonde, 1950’s inspired bride Natalie, for a Rock n Roll feel. Natalie wore a vintage inspired, short lace gown by Alfred Angelo and western style cowboy boots. To tie in the theme of color we chose large non-traditional jewellery embellished in turquoise with red and black accents to play up to her rockabilly groom. The bouquet was a beautiful unique arrangement adorned with billy balls, kangaroo paw, and succulents pulling in the bright contrasting colour.”