Category Archives: British Brides

A Geeky, Offbeat, Tea Party, Country Wedding!

Boy oh boy…I have to say there is a hell lot of wedding awesomeness flying in and around my inbox this week. I have been inundated with so many emails of gorgeousness that it really has been hard to keep up. Fret not though as I do plan on blogging all of the beauty at some point!

Right now, well what can I say that could possibly live up to these? The very lovely Rosalie of the Tea and Whimsy blog booked my buddy David McNeil for her wedding to Jamie last month. She has gone over all the details, budget saving tricks (they only spent about £4000/$6000 on the whole thing!) and DIY gems on her site, but I’m just here to share the swoonfest that is these photographs…oh and to draw your attention to her freakin’ awesome bouquet! Yes those are real (dyed) roses!

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Dressed To Impress

I’m a little bit stuck on where to begin today. Seriously over night my inbox appears to have exploded with wedding goodness on an epic scale…stay tuned you’ll see what I mean.

First up the lovely Chanelle sent me this wedding that her and her hubby shot this weekend. The bride, Sandra, is a fashion designer and so designed and made her own dress complete with a 6 metre train…how phenomenal is it!?!?! And the shoes…ooh don’t get me started on those blinged out treasures. 

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Spot On Gorgeous

Layla’s and Mike’s shoot in Richmond Park, London is pretty much spot on gorgeous…oh yes.

Marianne you are fabulous. Thanks for sending me these!

Credit: Marianne Taylor

Avant-Garde

Texan born, UK based photographer Tami Curtis has a style like no one else I’ve seen. The techniques used give each image a distressed feel like they literally are images from the 1920′s but with a real avant-garde feel. This style of photography wouldn’t be everyone’s choice for their wedding album but it’s a style I can’t help but be drawn to.

Be sure to take the time to check out Tami’s blog, Pulp Fiction, for more vintage gorgeousness!

Thanks to Tami for sending me Eve’s gorgeous bridal session and wedding!

Credit: Tami Curtis/Jane’s Attic

We’re The Theme!

Amy & Jody certainly didn’t want a traditional wedding and went all out to show their individuality though their big day. As Amy told me, ‘We never wanted a conventional wedding. We wanted a mishmash of our favourite things and hoped it would all work out. Who needs a theme? We’re the theme!’

The couple had an intimate wedding with close family at Islington town hall which was followed by a massive party at The Distillers Bar. It was the small touches that made this day fabulous – whether that being the ice-cream van (free 99s all round!) the Cuban band or the tower of cupcakes and free flowing drinks that scream of British summer like Pimms.

Amy’s outfit was a vintage-inspired look at high street prices. The tea-length dress was by Aftershock, her adorable shoes were from Clarks and fascinator/veil was found in Topshop!  The bag and jewellery were all real vintage finds and her best friend’s mum made her bolero.

I love Jody’s look so much! Sometimes the Grooms tend to let the team down (here in the UK anyway!) with slightly boring suits or unimaginative fashion choices, but not this Groom! He bought a vintage suit, shirt and cravat from J Simons in Covent Garden. The trainers have got to be my favourite part of his look. When on holiday in Vietnam, he asked a shoe maker to make him a pair of Adidas Hi-Tops out of embroidered silk, not realising the guy would actually agree. Photographer David said he loved having two pairs of gorgeous shoes to shoot!

The couple set aside a lot of time for portraits which was great because David really got to go to town with ideas and locations for the shoot – my personal favourite has got to the the fancy dress shop ones with Jody wearing a horse head! Random yes but I love it!

Thanks to Amy & Jody for sharing their day and to David for sending me the gorgeous images!

Credit: David McNeil Photography