I love a quirky London wedding just as much as the next person so I whooped with joy when Connie & Jonny’s was send my way. “We wanted to bring all our friends and family together for a massive party to celebrate us getting hitched” the bride began. “We kept certain traditions – getting everyone to sit down and have a big feed, and speeches etc, but we weren’t keen on all the flowery formal bits, so to keep things lighthearted and personal we had the lovely ukelele band. We put our friends and family on a routemaster bus back to the reception (at Lena Restaurant) Amazing food, great party space downstairs with loads of champagne. A friend drove my dad and I to the town hall in his VW camper van, and took Jonny and I (with music booming, a healthy supply of champagne) back to the reception (we drove back via regent’s park and stopped off in the sunshine to take it all in). Not really up for flowery delicate invites, we got Hanway print centre to print us some bright orange postcards. Jonny’s dad made the wedding cake and my mom and friends organised the flowers.”
Amy & Darren are a gorgeous, fun and music-loving couple who are getting married this June in the New Forest. The idea for their engagement shoot was just to follow them having fun and sharing the things they love. “We started the shoot at their place in Blackheath, London” photographer Sarah told me “with me shooting from the mezzanine down on them lying amongst a fraction of their 5000-strong record collection, even Martha the cat wanted a piece of the action!”
“Next, we took a trip up the road to take advantage of the gorgeous evening light at the May bank holiday fair on Blackheath, finishing with a stroll through Greenwich Park to the bandstand which holds a romantic significance to them as a couple as it’s where they spent a lot of time together when they first started courting.”
British photographer Dolly Photography may be new to the scene but she sure knows her own passions and one of her dreams is to raise awareness and support her local community. “I come from Barnsley, a very small Northern mining town that is still recovering from the depression of the pit closures” She told me “I have loads of work I’d love to submit, but this one is close to my heart. I did a Rock The Dress shoot last week for Barnsley Hospice, a charity that looks after terminal cancer patients. They have 8 charity shops and wanted to promote the fact that they sold second hand wedding dresses – some for as little as £40 a dress!”
So, she asked her sister to model for her in a gorgeous £40 dress from Barnsley Hospice and carrying a vintage umbrella that she found on ebay for £10. Her hair piece was also a bargain at £10 in the sale from Diva Bridal, Barnsley.
There are a select few UK photographers that I truly love and I think Pippa Mackenzie may be joining that group. I fell in love with her relaxed, documentary inspired style and couldn’t wait to share this rockin’ Brighton engagement session with you. “Natalie & James live in Surrey, and often hang out in Brighton” Pippa told me. “They are young, quirky and very successful property developers. They are such a cool, hip and fun loving couple and we wanted to really capture their characters in their e-Shoot. They had a few costume changes for the shoot to contrast the beach shots with classy rock n roll amongst the Brighton Lanes. We thought the edgy surroundings of Brighton really complimented their characters.”
You can check out Pippa & Ian’s ‘At Work’ video which includes a little film around this actual shoot right here. I love it! Damn it..now that’s another photographer on my list that I want to be shot by!
Will & Myriam’s ceremony took place at Pencarrow House in Cornwall and then it was all back to the parent’s house for food and drink! “There’s not much to tell” Will began “We did everything the way we did because we had known we wanted to be husband and wife for ages, so it was more a question of getting the day out of the way! We didn’t want to make a fuss about the day, or do anything cheesy, we just wanted it to be ‘a fun and casual get-together with romantic bits’ and we had an ultra-minimal budget”
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!