Thursday Treats – 29th July 2010

Credit: Siri Tollerod by Miles Aldridge via Fashion Gone Rogue (God I love this website!) ps this is so me – pink hair, crazy fashion & lots of gorgeous kitties. Yes please!

Today I am getting my sleeve finished! My third and final session. Oh the excitement…and yes, of course I will be posting pictures. Until then, why don’t you keep yourselves busy with this lot?

ps I have to say, the last few weeks have been nuts. Like, crazy busy and submissions coming in left, right and centre. I am eating submissions and awesome weddings for breakfast, lunch and dinner right now. However, it bums me out that I can’t actually physically feature everything I want to anymore. I have to be much more selective about the stuff that ‘makes the cut’ so I’d highly recommend that you check out these links as lots of them are really amazing…I just ain’t got enough time to blog them all properly! Booo…

As well as that, there are just load of lovely links from some of my favourite blogs from all over blog land, all condensed nice and tidily in one place for your viewing pleasure. I insist that you grab a cup of tea and enjoy tout de suite!

♥ Lovely lady Diana
Upcycled design for brides & bridesmaids
♥ {DIY or DIE} The Evolution of Our Homemade Bouquets
♥ I am so in love with this ruffly-lovely cake (scroll down)
♥ A diy & superhero wedding. I LOVE!
Cute cute cute beach engagement
♥ I love Paris in the Summer
Getting inked engagement sesh.
An Etsy wedding – details ahoy!
♥ Jenny & Luc’s do-it-yourself wedding is awesome but just check out this interpretive dance first dance radness. Check out the video below too!

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Floating in a Field

Oh holy beautiful imagery! Kristen & Steven are flippin’ gorgeous and Kristen’s Mum made her dress! Can you believe that? I just totally love this location too. Is the grass actually greener in America? They really do look like their floating around this field.

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Bree, Andy & Sadie the Dachshund

Bree & her cute little dachshund, Sadie decided to do a shoot for Bree’s fiance Andy…a casual and cool boudoir style session complete with a record player, The Ramones and Andy’s bass. I just love this vibe and I really adore how everything is kind of mismatched. Mismatched underwear is the cutest. I don’t think I even own a matching set!

Be sure to check out the couple’s lovely engagement session here too.

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Under the Spotlight – Konfral.com

I was lucky enough to meet Konrad Dziedzic aka Konfral a few weeks ago when he offered to come and shoot my with my lovely Restoration Cake cake which was made to celebrate the launch of the new look Rock n Roll Bride. Here’s the man behind those shots…in his own words.

Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Konrad Dziedzic, a.k.a. “Konfral” and I’m a lifestyle, portrait and wedding photographer. You can catch up with me on Twitter @konfral and see my latest work on www.weddingshire.co.uk or www.konfral.com 

Where are you based and what cities/countries are you available to for work in?
I’m currently based in Chiswick, West London and I’m more than happy to travel across the UK and Europe for a good photo opportunity. I was fortunate enough to visit and shoot at some breathtaking locations while working for a major cruise ship company, and I’m always on the lookout to add to that list. I am originally from Poland, and this is where I first started in the wedding photography industry, back in 2001. Although I’ve been living and photographing in the UK for a couple of years now, I still get to photograph weddings “back at home”. The ability to speak both lingos makes me a preferred choice for mixed Polish-British couples, too.

Who/what are your biggest influences? Who do you really admire?
The list of amazing photographer I look up to is quite long, but let’s just mention Jasmine Star for what she achieved through blogging and Marta Potoczek and Bartosz Jastal for taking Polish wedding photography industry to the next level.

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London Calling – Lindsey & Alex’s Quadrophenia Wedding

I’ve branded this the ‘Quadrophenia wedding’ because of all the fabulous retro British details. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside to be English doesn’t it?

The couple embarked in a lot of diy to make it all super personal and everything from the pub they held it in being called The Britannia to the pork pie ‘cake’; from the Vivienne Westwood shoes (a national treasure in my eyes!) to the red, white a blue throughout were put together to make their theme perfect. The bunting had a union jack vibe, the table plans were quintsentially British themed and the guests were even transported in a open top double decker routemaster red bus.

The day was rounded off by traditional English games including an egg and spoon race and a impromptu kick around with a rugby ball!

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Day of the Dead and Lots & Lots of Lovely Balloons

Beatriz & Ricardo got married early this month in Cartagena, a colonial city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Born here, Beatriz knew she wanted to return back to this special place to get married. They had a gorgeous civil service a few days before the wedding. “Weddings tend to be so cookie cutter and sooo traditional, we were sure we didn’t want that” the bride told me. “The first tradition we broke was not getting married in a church, we decided to just have a civil ceremony; but a friend of us told us that civil ceremonies were so plain and that we should do something special, so we decided to go to the notary to get married in Bogotá a few days before the actual wedding in Cartagena and to have a very special ceremony.”

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