1950s Housewife Engagement – Tea, Cakes & Scrabble!

Alex & Claire’s retro, 50’s housewife engagement is aces! Not only because it was shot by one of my bestest wedding buddies, Emma Case but because it has tea, cakes and scrabble!

“Alex and Claire are getting married in August and Alex is my best friend’s boyfriend’s brother so I know them both pretty well and am ridiculously excited about their wedding as I know what our nights out are like when we all go out together!” Emma began to yell me excitedly. “A special treat is Claire’s wonderful rendition of “Oh, wouldn’t it be lovely” in a cockney accent…she’s actually very Northern (that’s usually nearer the end of the night).”
“Alex called me about a month back asking if we could do some pictures for their invites and that they had a few ideas (brilliant)…. I arrived at their house and they were both dressed in full 1950’s get up and had the table set ready for their photo shoot!  Love it!  They wanted to try and do the ‘1950’s how to be a good housewife’ thing and they really got in to it… I LOVE couples like that… no I really mean it… L..O..V..E!”

A Big Explosion of Pre-Wedding Excitement

Chris & Megan’s engagement is so awesome. I just adore her dress from etsy seller Chula. It’s fluffy and ruffled like a big explosion of pre-wedding excitement. I’m pretty sure their 2011 wedding is going to be amazing and I can’t wait to see and blog it for you once it’s happened.

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Thursday Treats – 10th June 2010

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!

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Laundrette Lovers

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!”

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Playful, Retro Boudoir

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.

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