Behold – a new feature! From the various emails, tweets comments I’ve received over the last few months I’ve come to the conclusion that you love regular posts – in particular Thursday Treats and I love writing them so I thought I’d try to do a few more…
I was lucky enough to be invited to Julia Boggio’s grand studio opening (full report and exclusive piccies coming soon!) on Thursday and after much schmoozing with the glitterati of the British wedding industry I came to realise that I know so many amazing, talented and generally fabulous people here and all over the world. My plan is that every Sunday I’m going to share with you someone who’s been particularly fabulous to me that week or someone who’s work has blown me away. It’s my way of saying ‘I heart you’ as well as hopefully letting you know about some people you might not have heard of before. I hope you can put them all to good use in your own weddings. I also hope this feature will be a popular one as I know a lot of awesome people and I’d like to be able to share them all with you!
So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you this week’s victim – the way-too-fabulous Julia Boggio. I’ve chosen her because not only is she a multi-tasking force to be reckoned with – photographer, business women, writer, entrepreneur, teacher and general conveyor of all things vintage and gorgeous, but she put on such a fantastic do on Thursday and she deserves a bit (well a lot) of love for it! She also made me look hotter than I ever have in my Vintage Boudoir shoot and she even got to dance with Patrick Swayze on the Opera Winfrey show… I know!
Julia I heart you.
One of the many pretty damn awesome things about running my blog is the amazing wedding vendors I’ve met along the way. People I wish I’d known about when planning my own wedding back in 2007/08. Luckily for you though I’m here – still as wedding obsessed as ever to share my finds with you and I think you’re going to go nuts for Lucy Ledger and her wonderful retro and kitsch stationary designs. I was lucky enough to be able to interview Lucy this week. It went a little something like this…
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Lucy Ledger and I own Lucy Ledger Designs Stationery Company. I design vintage inspired stationery for couples who are looking for something fun, quirky, unique and personal for their wedding day!
Where are you based and where in the world can you send your work?
I am based in Sheffield but I can send work anywhere in the world.
Can you tell me a little about the process of your custom design service?
I LOVE working with brides and grooms to create complete bespoke designs- the quirkier the better! To start the process off I would ask the couple to send over images that they have collected that inspire them, and then I would either communicate via email or arrange a face to face consultation depending on the couples wishes.
My Prices are upfront and I charge a one off fee of £50 for a complete bespoke design. The prices are then the same as the off the peg ranges.
I’ve got a bonus post for you today, simply because I couldn’t help myself and wanted to blog this right away! Amanda and Walé got married in Cornwall, Polhawn Fort to be specific which overlooks a dramatic bay. Amanda wore a completely gorgeous bright blue Roland Mouret dress with pewter Jimmy Choo wedges (swoon.) The bouquet was a structural arrangement of Calla lilies and she clipped some pretty little butterflies from Urban Outfitters in her hair. Her ring was the ‘crystal haze’ ring by Stephen Webster and Wale’s ring was from Sarah Sheridan.
This could quite possibly be the most emotionally charged ceremony I’ve ever seen! So. Much. Love. The intimate wedding (only 15 guests) took place at The Kings Road Registry Office and was followed by some good old fashioned English fish n’ chips. Quite apart from all this awesome, the couple, Fox & Cassie, are actually very cool themselves. Fox has made a record, written a book and played at Glastonbury and he was desperate to get married at the same venue as his hero Mick Jagger.
When I featured Nadia & Damien’s London engagement session back in January I just knew their wedding would be a beaut’ and these images sent over by the lovely Eliza Claire certainly haven’t disappointed.
The pair got married at The High Rocks Hotel in Tunbridge Wells which proved a pictureqesue venue with dramatic ‘high rocks’ outside. These acted as the perfect backdrop for some stunning portraits. Nadia looked every bit the glamorous bride in her Stephanie Allin dress which not only has a belt and lace over-lay but had pockets. Yes! stylish and quirky!
I’ve been invited to the Luella’s Boudoir bridal event this evening (as a VIP – ha? moi? hilarious!) so what better way to stat the day then will a Rock n Roll boudoir sesh…plus combine that with Annie’s awesome Wild Fox ‘my boyfriend’s a vampire’ tee (which, I might add, I’ve lusted over for a while!) and you’ve got a match made in Rock n Roll heaven!