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Intimate Lakeside Vow Renewal: Hannah & James

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Hannah, a wedding photographer, and her husband James decided while on holiday in 2013 that they wanted to renew their vows. They decided to do it in France in July this year. They only brought their two children with them as witnesses, but having a great photographer was also really important to them. They booked  Jordanna Marston to go out with them from the UK. The ceremony took place on the banks of Biscarrosse Lac.

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“We had talked about renewing our vows when we were on holiday in Slovakia in 2013″, began Hannah. “It was such a beautiful place, we were sat by a stunning lake surrounded by mountains, I knew then that I wanted to do our vows by the water somewhere gorgeous! We didn’t want a massive fuss or a party, it was more about us and how we felt about each other and of course our kids. I had a client tell me last year she was having a handfasting ceremony, so after looking it up I thought it was a lovely symbolism and we had Jake and Erin tie ribbons around mine and James’ hands.”

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Pretty Pastel Wedding inspired by Mexico and Music: Adrien & Nate

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Adrien and Nate met through their mutual love of music. The bride was in a band, Trouble Lights, and the groom booked them to play at his music festival. So clearly, music was going play a big part in their wedding. They were also inspired by the décor of Mexico, but they added their own unique twist to it.

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“For our wedding, we were inspired by all of our artistic friends”, Adrien began. “Everyone involved with the wedding was also someone we know personally – the musicians, the caterers, the decorator, the photographer, the officiant, the bartenders…. We wanted music to be the main theme of the wedding so we booked the DJ and the bands the moment we nailed down a date. We are also both inspired by Mexican décor and color schemes, which inspired the big roses and the Papel Picados in the décor. However we wanted to go with a slightly more muted color scheme, so we took the colors found in Mexican folk art and created a pastel version – peach and aqua with touches of red, white, black, pale pink and pale blue. These colors fit well with the beautiful Iowa countryside locale.”

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Relaxed Picnic Wedding in Somerset: Bella & Matt

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Bella and Matt were married at Cowparsley, a wedding venue in Somerset. They wanted a relaxed, outdoorsy day with a festival feel, a picnic lunch and a meaningful ceremony.

“We searched for a long time for a venue that would give us free reign to do what we wanted, (at an affordable price!) and we had nearly given up when we discovered Cowparsley”, the bride began. “The whole day; ceremony and reception, was spent in their delightful farmhouse country garden. We had our ceremony in a lovely little orchard, saying our vows in front of a tree that we decorated with Mexican flag bunting, flower garlands, paper petal strings, and paper birds. We drank Pimms and played croquet and skittles on the neighbouring lawns, where we also relaxed on blankets for our picnic style feast. There was a lovely big antique canvas marquee, in which we danced in the evening, before sitting round the bonfire back in the orchard at the end of the night. Everything being in one place allowed everyone to kick off their heels and make themselves at home, rather than standing on ceremony. This informal atmosphere was very important to us.”

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“We wanted to get married outside, under a tree, in the sunshine”, she continued. “Sadly, it is not currently possible to have a legal marriage service outdoors in England, so we went to a register office in the morning with Matt’s mum and my step-mum as witnesses. In and out in 20 minutes, no fuss. For what we considered the proper ceremony, that afternoon, with our family and friends, we considered hiring a Humanist minister, as we are not at all religious. However, we felt that it would be a little odd to have a stranger preside over such a personal event, especially as we had quite an intimate wedding, with just 70 of our closest friends and family. So we asked a close friend to be our celebrant. Esh is an actor, so very confident with public speaking. He has also shared a flat with us in the past, so knows us both very well, and has a unique insight into our relationship! He did a wonderful job, creating the relaxed, fun tone we wanted, and giving a brilliant speech in which he logically proved that our relationship was a good one, with reference to a theory by philosopher Bertrand Russell!”

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Bohemian Wedding at Big Trees State Park: Patrick & Jessica

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Patrick and Jessica were married June 29th with a budget of under $5000. They planned everything themselves and the bride’s uncle conducted the ceremony.

“Patrick and I grew up in the same county and graduated in the same high school class”, began the bride. “Where we live is very ‘small town America’. We wanted our wedding to have the same feel. Patrick and I both love camping and the outdoors. Every aspect of our wedding had our own personal touch and backstory. We wanted our wedding to represent us and our guests really loved how genuine it was. We didn’t want a generic wedding we wanted something that we made and represented our relationship.”

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The ceremony was held at Big Trees State Park on Beaver Creek and the reception was at the group camp area. The flowers were gathered and arranged by the bride and her bridesmaids. They made flower crowns and the centrepieces.

“I loved the night before and the morning of our wedding”, Jessica continued. “The bridesmaids, tribesmaids and I camped out and made the floral hair wreaths, boutonnières, and table arrangements. We slept under the stars and at dawn we had a silent vigil on a beach at the river. The silence was broken when we all jumped in the water. It was very serene and empowering to start the morning with my closest friends and jump into the brisk water. It was symbolic to the day, plunging into my new life as a married woman.”

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Introducing: Rock n Roll Bride for Crown and Glory – The Bridesmaid Collection!

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Rainbow loving babes, stop what you are doing! The day has finally come, my brand new collection with Crown and Glory is ready for you to get your glittery paws on!

When Sophie and I sat down to brainstorm the new designs, we came up with the idea of a collection specifically aimed at bridesmaids. While that’s not to say brides can’t wear these (or you can’t wear them every day – I have been!) we noticed there was a distinct lack of super cool, colourful and affordable accessories specifically for bridesmaids… so we decided to do something about it!

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Glitter and rainbows are my idea of heaven, so this is where we started. I wanted everything to either be bright, or glittery… or both! In all honestly, I just wanted to design pieces that I’d wear myself.

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As we were aiming this collection firmly in the direction of bridesmaids, it was also important that they fit both the cute little ones as well as adults. So whether you want these for your flowergirls or your best babes, we’ve got you covered. The headbands will fit nearly everyone and most of the pieces can be adapted with ribbons instead of metal bands if you prefer.

Each item can also be completely customised, so if you wanted something in a different colour, we’ll try our very best to create you something truly unique!

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These pieces are not for the shy, retiring types. They’re for babes that like to live out loud… in glorious full colour! If rainbows and sparkles make your heart swell with glee, then prepare to fall in love.

These are for the girls with a bold sense of style. They’re for ladies with punk in their hearts who leave a trail of glitter as they strut down the street. They’re for babes who wear bright lipstick and sequins on a daily basis.

If you believe in the mantra “Why blend in when you were born to stand out”, then gather your best girls and get in line, because you’re going to seriously covet what we have in store!

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Want to see what went on behind the scenes of this shoot before we crack on? Oh go on then…

Liberace ears

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The runaway success from last year’s collection has definitely got to be the Liberace ears. We originally planned for them to be a limited run, but they were SO DAMN POPULAR that we extended their release. Now we’re adding new colours to the range!

In addition to the original silver and black line up, you can now get kitty or bunny ears encrusted with the sparkliest, hot fuchsia pink or glorious gold gems, backed with glitter.

Both styles and colours cost £30 and I guarantee you’ll be looking for excuses to wear yours every single day.

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Not content with just having ears, we decided to add some heart designs to the Liberace arsenal. Oh my goodness, I am so infatuated with these and I have a sneaking suspicion you will be too.

These hearts are CUTE AS HELL and would look completely adorable on your babes as they saunter down that aisle.

Available in silver, black, gold or pink, you can either have it attached to a headband…

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Alternative Backyard Wedding in Germany: Susanne & Oliver

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Susanne and Oliver were married on Friday the 13th of June, in Heppenheim, Germany. Their reception was held in the groom’s parent’s garden in Bensheim. Susanne wore a flower crown, her dress was from Sincerity and her shoes, Paradox, London.

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“Even though we don’t look like everyone else, we feel like normal human beings having a normal but super-special wedding,” began the bride. “Our theme was black and white and the number 13. We love the number 13, it’s our very special number so we got married in Friday 13th.”

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