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Thursday Treats – 1st April 2010

Credit: Leo Patrone (Features the gorgeous Naomi, Josh & Kingsley of Rockstar Diaries)

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!

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Creativity Running Wild

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…

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Thursday Treats – 25th March 2010

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 bridal@lindsayfleming.com strictly first come first served!
♥ I am dying with the swoon over Liesel & Sterling’s portraits

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Sew Magazine – April 2010

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.

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With a Little Help From Our Friends…{Part 2}

As daylight broke, Anita, Alan and their guests rose for the exciting day that lay ahead of them. Anita put on her dress, designed especially for her by a local dress maker, had her hair & make up done by her Aunt and picked up her flowers all donated by friends. After getting ready the whole party headed to the wedding tent, built by her Uncles, to begin the rest of their lives together. What a celebration!

But that wasn’t all. Day 3 of the celebration consisted of a Chilean Curanto ( a massive beach BBQ!) Go check out these photographs too.

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Doing it Their Own Way

Behold – Magalie and Travis’ darling, teeny tiny, super duper personal, diy-filled, homespun wedding. I fell in love with the simplicity of their day and wanted to share it not only because the photographs are utterly stunning, but because I wanted to show you a perfect example of how to do it ‘on the cheap’ without loosing beautiful touches that make my heart sing.

The pair employed no wedding vendors (except photographer Amber Hughes) for their wedding. They did the whole thing themselves and did it in style to boot! No expensive venue (they got married at home and had their wedding day shoot at Seawall) no over-priced outfit (Magalie wore a dress from BCBG, boots from Chooka with a flower in her hair from H&M.) The flowers were purchased in bulk from different florists in town and the couple put them together themselves. The tissue paper pom-poms were from a Martha Stewart tutorial. They pulled all the food and drinks together themselves and Magalie did her own hair and makeup.

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