Nick & Hannah had a 3 day wedding at Christian retreat and conference centre Lee Abbey. The celebrations started with a day of fun activities for all their guests including archery, mountain boarding and zip wiring through the forest. Not only that, but all their guests were invited to wear fancy dress. That sure made for lots of laughs and some awesome photographs. The couple made an extra special effort, coming as Robin Hood and Maid Marion. Hannah had even worn her Grandmother’s own wedding dress in memory of her.
Alex & Lisa met 13 years and discovered a mutual love of music, books & film “We met nearly 13 years ago and the one thing that brought us together was music. He was wearing a t shirt of my favourite band and I fell for him” Lisa told me. “When we started dating we would wander around London checking out music shops, flicking through CD and vinyl to add to our collections and then head to a local cinema to catch a film. We probably spent more time in the records shops in Soho and a cinema than anywhere else. Many of those films we saw are now our favourite films and we probably know them inside out. I read books like there is no tomorrow and Alex is slowly coming round to that after having spent a lifetime reading comics and graphic novels. I bake cakes every weekend and while I enjoy making them, Alex enjoys eating them so when we are out I always take him to a cake shop so we can have a treat. I am also the official photographer in our relationship and I have the cameras and stacks of photo’s to prove it. Alex helped me buy my first SLR and he sat in front of the camera on many occasion to help me with college projects”
After reading this do you see anything more perfect for these two than the engagement session below? I love it!
How much do I love Hayley & Lucas’ adorable English countryside engagement shoot? Almost makes me proud to be British! The ever-lovely Lisa Devlin captured the couple in Sussex as they wanted a countryside location and with the yellow flowers, Hayley’s outfit and the glorious British summertime light (yes, it does happen sometimes) the scene couldn’t have been more perfect.
Over the last year or so props have been massively popular in weddings and photo shoots however Hayley & Lucas wanted to keep their shoot simple – just them. They did opt to bring some flowers though and Donal at Pollen came up with the spiky posy of zingy yellow chrysanthemums to contrast beautifully with their rural, natural setting.
This week’s Sunday Kind of Love goes to the one and only Charlotte Gamble of Restoration Cake. Not only did she make me the must gorgeous, beautiful and yummy cake to celebrate the launch of the new look Rock n Roll Bride but she is quite frankly an utter darling and deserves all our love and adoration! PLUS she has just had the most awesome pin-up inspired shoot with Rockabetty Studios and so I’m delighted to share these exclusive piccies with you today too! Who would have thought cake-making could be so glamorous and Rock n Roll!?
I LOVE a bit of retro kitsch and Caroline & Jim couldn’t be more perfect at pulling this off if they tried. The shoot took place in their own Art Deco apartment in Brighton (just check out the exterior shots!) which has been decorated with an eclectic mix of bits and bobs collected from all over and ranging in era from the 1920’s right through to the 1970’s. I adore everything from the authentic mirror, clocks and Princess Anne collectible mugs to the incredible wallpaper and all the retro furniture.
Jim is ‘Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer’ , a brilliant musician playing all over the country at gigs, weddings, parties and festivals. Caroline has a complete passion for fashion as she works in the fashion industry in London. The pair both embrace everything retro and nostalgic in fashion and styling, so their style was spot on for this style of shoot. The couple both wore all their own clothes to give a completely genuine portrayal of themselves and who they are as a couple.
When planning our wedding I found organising the venue the most stressful. As soon as we got engaged I wanted to get the venue sorted as, really, the whole day – the theme, the style and the ambiance – anchors around the setting.
For the modern, urban bride, The Sage, Gateshead could well be the answer. Set just outside of Newcastle, The Sage offers a modern and affordable way to get married in style. The venue offers 3 rooms available for wedding hire.
The Barbour Room with it’s dramatic views of the city holds upto 220 guests for a ceremony, 180 for the wedding breakfast and up to 250 for an evening reception. The space includes a fabulous internal terrace for something really striking. Prices for hiring The Barbour Room start at £1600.
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