Jennifer & Ian’s vintage garden engagement shoot is just so British – I love it! The slightly damp weather, the funky patterned wellies, the wheelbarrow and the greenhouse… I’m very much looking forward to seeing this couple’s vintage themed Scottish wedding in May and I hope photographer Fjona will be sending the images straight over to me afterwards – think VW van, Scottish tablet in jam jars, old fashioned luggage labels and more wellies. It’s going to be awesome I’m sure!
After seeing Emma & James’ funky engagement session I couldn’t wait to see the wedding and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Emma dress was a 1930’s inspired design that was handmade for her in champagne crepe backed satin by ‘Rags to Bitches’ which is a vintage boutique on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. She teamed this will gorgeous peach, sequinned shoes from Karen Millen and a gorgeous vintage style headband which was made from glass beads and pearls from a bridal shop in Poynton, Cheshire called Timeless Bride.
Check out Emma & James’ funky Manchester engagement session How cool are this couple?! And hold onto your knickers and prepare to get very excited for their punky, vintage-y British wedding coming up later today!
When I received the initial email from Roland of S8 Films I was blown away. Not only did I instantly adore their work but I was delighted to discover they are London based (in fact right around the corner from my soon-to-be-part-time ‘day’ job!) The Super 8 format has been growing in popularity over the last few years. From it’s grainy texture to it’s raw, ‘real’ appeal, it’s easy to see why brides all over the world have fallen in love with it. In fact if we had made the decision to have a wedding film made, I know Super 8 would have been the way we’d done it.
This beautiful British bride had a gorgeous ‘Cherish the Dress’ session with her friend and photographer Caro Hutchings. “Jemma got married two years ago and wanted some images of her dress and detail shots to print out and put up in her new house.” Caro told me in her email. “We had loads of fun with props and made a feature of the amazing hair pieces we found – especially the peacock feather piece which we fell in love with from ebay. Her dress was byLinea Raffaelli and we had Robina’s of Marlow doing her hair and supplying the rest of the hair accessories. The location of the shoot was an amazing house in Bourne End, Bucks known as ‘The Oak House’ which has just been finished. The shoot was actually the day before Valentines day which was very fitting for our romantic heart theme and got us all in the valentines mood.”
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.