Gala, Naomi & me with Eleanor the photo bomber!
It’s been five months since I was here last but as soon as we landed in JFK I felt like it was only yesterday. Everything was so familiar, so comfortable but also so exciting! I’ve fallen head over heels pretty quickly again and I’m so thrilled to be back here.
So happy to be reunited with Gala… as are our ridiculous blogger phone cases!
After a flight that dreams are made of with Virgin Atlantic -including an upgrade (I thought this only happened in the movies!) and an almost out-of body experience in the Upper Class Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3 (“Manicure? Spa treatment? Hair cut? A dip in the pool or a trip to the sauna?!”) we hopped in a yellow cab and were whisked towards the bright lights of Manhattan.
I was proper thrilled when they guys at The Photo Emporium offered to lend us their – wait for it – airstream photo booth (!!!!) for the last Photography Farm. Anyone that knows me knows that I am a serious photo booth junkie and the fact that it was inside an actual airstream made me even more excited! In fact we basically planned the whole damn shoot around it.
I’ll be sharing the results of this shoot really soon, but I didn’t want to waste any time introducing you to these guys and what they do. If you’re having an outdoor or festival themed wedding, then HOW PERFECT would an airstream photo booth be?
The Photo Emporium offer a range of photo booths (or more accurately pop up photo studios – these ain’t no ordinary booths as you can see!) to suit various wedding themes. Their brand new airstream is sure to become an icon and their vintage set is requested again and again for vintage style weddings. But if you’d like something more classic, they do have a range of more traditional booth set ups too. Each booth is set up with a DLSR camera inside and you simply press a touch screen and strike a pose. Oh and the best thing?! A print automatically pops out the bottom – instant satisfaction (or cringing, whichever way you look at it…)
Hire prices start at £800 and for more info on all the options be sure to check out their website! The company are based in London but happy to take their booths all over the UK.
My love affair with Crown & Glory Accessories has reached new heights. Designer Sophie somehow always seems to bring out new pieces that are so 100% ME. My collection has recently become a little out of control…
Seeing double? Photo nicked from Alexa Kent’s Instragram
On Friday Gareth & I packed up the car (again!) and drove down to Brighton (again!) for another School of Rock blogging workshop. The event was fabulous, my class were ace, and the whole thing left me with a warm n fuzzy feeling inside. As we drove away that night (slightly topped up with the celebratory after-workshop-wines – don’t worry Gareth was driving!) I turned to him and gushed away about how incredibly blessed I feel. Like, how is this my life? As someone who tentatively dipped her little toe into the blogosphere all those years ago, I can’t quite believe that people now line up to come and hear me speak about my journey. Like seriously… this is nutso. Even Darren Rowse of Problogger is singing my praises. Yeah no big deal or anything…
The ‘R’ keychains that the School of Rock students have taken home, made by the super fabulous Finest Imaginary
I have so much Sunday Kind of Love for my new Vivienne Westwood LOVE necklace. Isn’t it amazing? I was in London this week with Lisa and I cracked… I’m pretty sure it’s the most perfect necklace ever. Expect to see many instagrams of me wearing the hell out of this baby over the coming months.
I also saw on the website that they have matching earrings… OOH!
Photography Credit: My Love Story
There are so many awards around for people in the wedding industry these days – in fact I’ve been asked to join the juding panels of some of them. But honestly, before this, none of them really interested to me.
Bridal NEXT! is different.
First and foremost the goal of the award is not to simply pat established brands on the back. The idea is to use industry connections the organisers already have to elevate a brand new designer in the wedding industry and give them opportunities they might not otherwise get. The winners won’t just be presented with a gong, they’ll be offered an impressive platform to launch themselves.
I’m all about supporting emerging talents and so I jumped at the chance to be on this judging panel… and I’m being joined by an impressive group of industry experts. Peta Hunt, fashion editor of You & Your Wedding Magazine, Rachel Atwell, owner of swanky London wedding boutique Luella’s Boudoir, Sara Smyth of online bridal boutique Ruby + Diva and Hazel Holtham of vintage store Rag and Bow. The winner we select will then have their creations stocked at both Luella’s and Ruby + Diva as well as featured in a future Most Curious Party styled photo shoot.