I love a quirky London wedding just as much as the next person so I whooped with joy when Connie & Jonny’s was send my way. “We wanted to bring all our friends and family together for a massive party to celebrate us getting hitched” the bride began. ”We kept certain traditions – getting everyone to sit down and have a big feed, and speeches etc, but we weren’t keen on all the flowery formal bits, so to keep things lighthearted and personal we had the lovely ukelele band. We put our friends and family on a routemaster bus back to the reception (at Lena Restaurant) Amazing food, great party space downstairs with loads of champagne. A friend drove my dad and I to the town hall in his VW camper van, and took Jonny and I (with music booming, a healthy supply of champagne) back to the reception (we drove back via regent’s park and stopped off in the sunshine to take it all in). Not really up for flowery delicate invites, we got Hanway print centre to print us some bright orange postcards. Jonny’s dad made the wedding cake and my mom and friends organised the flowers.”
Summer & Frank got married exactly a year after their first date. The wedding had an Autumn theme and was held at a local park. Their reception was at one of their favourite hang outs – Fatty’s in Astoria. “I started looking for parks in our area where we could also hold the reception.” Summer told me. ”We’re both very casual and outdoorsy, so we didn’t want anything formal–we wanted the focus to be more on the happiness of the day. The cost for renting local parks is a shocking fraction of more formal venues, too, and you can bring in your own catering, which gives you more options for food. I’m a vegetarian, so that was important.”
It’s that time of the week again…hold onto your knickers girls! As always this week has been epic and the internet has been fit to bursting with all this bloggy goodness. I can’t wait for you to read it all. So, go get a cup of coffee and some kind of sweet treat and enjoy some procrastination time…
♥ The wonderful girls over at Completely Unveiled interviewed me this week and I got to talk to them all about fashion, being fabulous and general wedding goodness…check it!
♥ Perfect wedding veils and how to choose them
♥ A dirt-bike riding couple glam up
♥ Over sized paper flowers
♥ The best and most adorable vintage wedding cupcakes I’ve seen!
♥ Matching stripes
♥ Laura & Ben
♥ Loving these floaty Maria Lucia Hohan wedding dresses
♥ Vintage style clutches and purses for brides
♥ One pair of shoes - a million outfit possibilities
♥ OMG Emily!
I have to be honest, I’ve been gagging to share Aubrey & Marshall’s wedding ever since photographer’s Stacie & Geoffrey (you may remember them from their own – way too damn cool wedding) sent me a sneak peek…not only because of how rad this wedding actually is, but because I have secretly been harboring a photographic crush on Lang Photographers (I’m probably their biggest Twitter stalker!)
Aubrey & Marshall diy-ed their whole wedding with very little budget – they just let their creativity run wild! Everything from the origami to the curtain, from the invitation to the pinwheels was constructed and created by the pair and I am dying over here! Oh tell me your love it as much as I do…
Credit: Decor 8
Check ‘em out – my favourite links from all the corners of blog land over the past 7 days…
♥ I have to say, I’ve certainly been getting around this week – not only was I featured in the Daily Express, but new photography website, The Photography Parlour, interviewed me for their brand spanking new ‘Marketing Monday’ feature.
♥ Irregular Choice have done it again - this time with ‘Rock n Roll’ shoes! (thanks Chantal)
♥ Are you a tattooed bride? Want a tee-shirt telling the world that?
♥ A Bride’s Despair – What do you do if white or ivory doesn’t suit you?
♥ Gorgeous indie bride and her fab Southern wedding
♥ Sea & the City
♥ Vintage records and great rock flair for this stunner of an engagement session
♥ Vintage dress specialists Lindsay Fleming Couture have a few spaces left for their super duper popular ‘Roadshow’ which will be travelling around the UK this spring. To book one of the last spaces give David a call on 07966 243587 or drop them an email to email@example.com strictly first come first served!
♥ I am dying with the swoon over Liesel & Sterling’s portraits
When I told people I was going to be featured in this month’s Sew Magazine (out in shops tomorrow), the usual reaction I got was a screwed up face and a look of confusion. “Sew magazine? but you don’t sew!” Well no my dears I don’t but I’ve always wished I was a bit more crafty and if we were to plan our wedding again, I know I’d be making some terrible attempts at diy-ing the lot. However after receiving my shiny new copy in the post this morning, I have to say I feel positively converted. I’m seriously not just sayingthis (because I’m in it!) but this April issue, a Special Occasions Special, is literally fit to bursting with fabulous wedding diy and craft ideas. From making cute little stitched thank you ‘cards’ out of mismatched fabric, to making your own dress – from adorable fascinator ideas and even a tutorial foryour own veil (and we all know how expensive a cathedral veil is to buy – ouch!) - this magazine would be an absolute god send to any bride lacking inspiration in the do-it-yourself department.
And to top it all off…yes I’m in it! Apparently Rock n Roll Bride is the place to go on the web for unique and quirky wedding ideas (thanks you!) and I’m honoured to be included as some sort of expert in this bible for all things craft.