As a general rule, I don’t like to feature weddings that have been seen on other blogs. I figure that if they’re on one blog you’ll have seen them and there is nothing more boring than seeing the same wedding/story over and over again…plus that’s why I started Thursday Treats, to give you a definitive round up just in case you’ve missed anything epic in blog land.
However, rules are made to be broken and when I saw Kestrin & Jonathan’s 2 day wedding, firstly on photographer Noa’s facebook and then on uber blog Style me Pretty I knew I’d have to share some of these images with you too. Incredible doesn’t even cover it.
The bride wore 3 amazing dresses. The first, a white Monique Lhullier number. ” It is based on Monique’s “Poetry” dress, and Kestrin requested a change from the original silk tulle trumpet shaped skirt into an A-line with a bustled train. The designers worked with Kestrin to get the exact shape she wanted, accentuating her waistline and de-emphasizing her hips. Before and after the ceremony she added a vintage velvet pashmina for warmth. Kestrin was absolutely STUNNING!” Noa said.
There is no other way to describe this Warwick Castle shoot than kick ass. Is photographer Steve Gerrard fo’ real? I can’t get over how much I adore these and how much I want to be this bride!
“I’m one of the castle’s recommended wedding photographers” Steve explained “so when I asked the lovely Katie Hill at the castle about doing the shoot, she was more than helpful, even allowing us to shoot long after the public had to leave the venue.” Steve was helped along by local vendors The Bridal Boutique who donated the gorgeous Lou Lou Bridal dress and The Blossom Tree who helped out with the flowers.
Steve wanted to shoot two different sides of the bridal story so he found Steph, a classic English rose (you can see her session here)and Laura – the gorgeous, heavily tattooed chicka you see below. Rock-the-hell-on!
After featuring Alissa & Rich’s crazy-stylish engagement last May, I couldn’t wait to see their wedding and they certainly haven’t disappointed! Alissa told me all about their ‘vintage, rustic, chic’ wedding.
“After an extensive search for a photographer, we found Laura Grier at Beautiful Day Photography. We fell in love with her laid back photo-journalistic style and her infectious positive energy. Through Laura, we ended up finding our wedding location, Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse in Los Olivos, California, based on the photos from one of the gorgeous weddings she shot there.”
Courtney & Dan got married at MGM signature patio, Las Vegas, and had their Rock n Rollin’ Reception at Diego’s restaurant in MGM. The couple both love Cinco De Mayo, collect hot sauce, their first date was at a Mexican restaurant and they love Mariachi bands, so the wedding has a slight Mexican theme.
Courtney originally had a traditional wedding dress, but a few days before she got on the plane to Vegas she went to the fitting to find her dress was to small. It was fate! Courtney knew there wasn’t going to be enough time to fix it, so she went to a prom shop in Philadelphia and found this gorgeous dress.
My bestest friend is called Carly so I had an instant affinity to this bridal shoot when I saw it and found out the bride was called Carley (different spelling but same same.) The fact that it’s so damn cool is what makes it instantly blogable. Carley wore a David’s Bridal dress (style 5154, by Michaelangelo) and froliced around a beautiful purple garden for her bridal shoot with Oeil Photography.
My life is nuts. Nuts. I don’t exactly know how all this has happened but I’m doing the job I love, practically full-time, I’m getting featured in magazines, I’ve got people wanting to do photo shoots with me and now I’ve been featured in a new book by Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation all about 5-9ers – people like me who work a ‘day’ job and then in their spare time run their own business from home. Exciting huh?!
I guess I could even be seen as one of the success stories of the book, because I think I’m proof that working pretty much non-stop on something you really love so can really pay off. After doing two full-time jobs for what seems like forever, and with all your help my darling readers and sponsors, I’ve been able to cut down on my TV Producing job to focus on my Rock n Rollin’ job.
The book is a treasure trove of information about starting a business in your spare time and is a must-read for anyone who’s wanting to do the same (it even covers that ‘how to tell the boss’ bit!) I’m really looking forward to reading all the tips on blogging (and other online areas) as well as the variety of case studies – everyone from 5-9 cupcake makers, lawyers, online store owners, publishers, photographers and artists are included.
So why not grab a copy of ‘Working 5-9 : How to start your own business in your spare time‘, a book that will inspire, intrigue and motivate you no end if you’re wanting to do the same? At the moment is costs just £8.44 (usual price £12.99) so what are you waiting for?!?