I just got back from meeting out wedding photography competition winners with my friend and photographer David McNeil. Vana & Damien are even cooler in real life than they are on paper. We got on like a house on fire and spent about 2 hours chatting non-stop! I will blog all about it later (including photographs) but I just want to share some gorgeous gothic inspiration with you first (as always, too many gorgeous images to share not enough time!) Get a load of these….
The gorgeous veil was supplied by Unveiled Bridal Designs
Credit: Red Leaf Studios
This is one of those weddings that will become infamous amongst us bloggers. It will certainly remain one of my firm favourites and I will talk about over and over (becuse believe me I am just that sad!)
You may have seen this gorgeous wedding elsewhere (Green Wedding Shoes and Casando Idieas have both already featured these and I’m sure there will be more) but I couldnt’ help but jump on the bandwagon and share a couple of images from the quite frankly, ridiculously gorgeous wedding, photographed by the wonderful Jose Villa.
I was literally just going to share one or two images and then direct you to the other blogs to see more…but I got a bit carried away with all the beauty.
Credit: Jose Villa via Green Wedding Shoes & Casando Idieas
OK I am officially blown away by this couple and this wedding. It bright and it’s fun and it looks like a wedding I would have loved to be at!
Nicola & Ben got hitched at Tithe Barn, Hampshire and did as much DIY as was feasible. This included all the invites, the favours, the decorations (yes, Martha Pom Poms… all 450 of them!), the table plan, the order of the day booklets…
It was well worth the extra effort when we saw all our hard work come together on the day
and I have to agree – the result is quite frankly spectacular, gorgeous and inspiring,. Plus I am sooo jealous of Nicola’s amazing Candy Anthony dress & petticoat (and her veil which she made herself for the grand total of £1.50!)
The couple also had a cine film wedding video that I can’t wait to see (and share with you of course) when they get it back.
Clicky here for their slideshow
Credit: Robert Burress of Shootinghip
Non-wedding, wedding inspiration can be just as inspiring as the bog standard stuff. For example, the ideas behind this fabulous ‘film noir’ style photo shoot by Emily Porter, could easily be transferred to an absolutely amazing engagement shoot, or even a wedding theme.
Keep the non-wedding submissions coming (no maternity shoots though please, I still can’t being myself to start posting baby-related stuff sorry hehe!)
Credit: Emily Porter Photography
This beautiful, intimate wedding really does show that ‘All You Need is Love’ (dada dada daaaaa!) It’s simple, it’s personal, it’s gorgeous.
From the photographer, Maureen Ford
These Brooklyn Brides have been together for over 7 years and came to Boston, MA to get married because it is not yet legal in their home state. I photographed them the day before their wedding while they applied for their marriage license at Boston City Hall and also their actual wedding day. They wanted a small, intimate ceremony with only immediate family, but one of the bride’s mother’s wanted to surprise them with a real wedding party and invited over 30 friends from across the country to come and celebrate. The girls were super surprised when all their “guests” were revealed behind a curtain, champagne was popped and heartfelt speeches were given. They were then married in a beautiful candlelit room over looking the city and each one had walked down the aisle with their dad while John Lennon’s Imagine softly played in the background. A cocktail/dinner party followed with more champagne, speeches and celebrating!
Credit: Maureen Ford Photography
Good morning! Lets start the days proceedings with the gorgeous new photo shoot by the wonderful Jessica Purvis. I adore brightly coloured photographs but sometimes it’s nice to take it down a peg or two…to feel soothed and chilled out by the simple, muted colours of a shoot like this. Gorgeous…now repeat after me ‘aaaaaah’
Credit: Jessica Purvis