Tanya & Spike went over to New York from Sydney, Australia to elope in style! I love their simple wedding and killer attitude (not to mention that orange dress!) Photographer Sarah was privileged to be the only witness at the ceremony and then to follow the pair around the city to document their first hours as a married couple.
If you want to see more then check out their slideshow
Credit: Leah McCormick
Those who follow me on Twitter and Facebook will know I’ve had a rough few days of late. I’ve been letting things (or should I say certain people!) get to me and it must stop! Arrgh… so I apologise for that right now. However, in a much more positive vein, I am very excited to get going with this week’s Thursday Treats as it always cheers me to share such internet wonderfulness with you all, my dear readers and loyal fans 😛
♥ First off – erm..hello? How fabulous are the photos at the top of this post? It was taken by the amazingly fun, cool, quirky and chatty Leah McCormick who I was lucky enough to meet on a cold day in London just before Christmas. I took her for a walk around Soho and down Carnaby Street where she went nuts over the Christmas decorations. Well they are pretty gorgeous aren’t they?
♥ 10 of the weirdest wedding invitations – I think they’re all pretty damn cool actually!
♥ Eeek! My Vintage Boudoir shoot from Julia Boggio is almost ready to share! Julia just send me a little teaser…man she’s naughty, now I’m even more excited to see them! How awesome are these going to be huh?
♥ Tantrums & Tiara’s have named their newest hair comb after moi et ma petite blog. Thank you
♥ Beeeautiful vintage winter engagement shoot
♥ N.E.E.T magazine are neeeeat indeed. This fashion spread rules
♥ Sweet little pinup hotness
♥ Culture Bridal Couture. Oh my.
♥ Steampunk wedding cake – yum!
♥ Mountains of pink ruffles
♥ One Love Photo’s awesome wedding show set up – who wouldn’t book them!?
♥ Yes, cutlery can be beautiful
♥ Be sure to match your pooch with your shoes (via Erin ever After)
This stunning vintage styled fashion shoot was inspired by the work of jewellery designer Adrienne Mineiro of The Vintage Empire. Not only did she design and make the beautiful pieces used in this shoot but she modelled them too!
I hope we’re all not too sick and tired of the snow yet as I have this beautiful bridal shoot to share with you. Scarlett headed Dawn and photographer Heather found themselves the victims of a happy coincidence when snow fell (in California!) on the day of their bridal shoot.
You can see more of this gorgeous bride on her wedding day here
I’m over the moon to be able to introduce you to yet another amazing photographer this week. This time it’s Arizona based photographer Michelle Love-Myers of Shelly Love Photography. Some of my long-term readers will be well aware of Michelle’s work as I’ve featured her a number of times before, but to many of you she may be a relatively new talent. However I guarantee you’re going to love her raw, edgy and seriously kick ass attitude and imagery.
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Michelle Love-Myers and I’m a fun, relaxed wedding photographer.
Where are you based and what cities/countries are you available to for work in?
I’m based out of Phoenix, AZ but I’m available for travel anywhere in the world.
Rebecca & John’s summer wedding was so eclectic, so English and just so fabulously unique that I couldn’t wait to share it with you. Rebecca told me all about their ideas and inspiration behind their amazing day, so I’m just going to hand over to her for this one!
John didn’t want to get married in a church, as he is not religious so I had my heart set on getting married outside, because we felt there was a more powerful spirituality in the earth and nature that would bring us together with more meaning than just a civil ceremony. Almost a pagan idea I guess… The marriage scene at the end of Robin Hood Prince of thieves was a major inspiration!
We got married at Hedingham Castle, an 11th century fort in Essex, England. The castle were quite strict in what we could do so we put most of our effort into making the reception at Belchamp St Paul Community Hall, Suffolk, our own. We had said the ‘theme’ of the wedding would be ‘vintage inspired –from the 20s to the 50s’ on the invitation, mainly because I love the fashions, music, style and glamour of those eras – but I suppose starting the proceedings in a Medieval castle fit in with ‘vintage as well.’
We felt it was really important that throughout the day everything should reflect who we were, rather than conforming to any idea of how weddings should be, Our whole wedding ethos was that it showed our personalities, as it was day about us after all! and you don’t get a chance to do that again… many traditions stand the test of time because they are lovely traditions such as the cake, the rings and getting dressed up etc, but we didn’t want it to be a generic cookie cutter wedding – and many people said that it showed, it couldn’t have been anyone else’s wedding!