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Thursday Treats: The Most Honest Interview Of My Life

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A few months ago I was invited to talk at the first Way Up North photography conference in Sweden. I’m travelling there in October to speak to a theatre of 500 wedding photographers and I am quite frankly bricking it! So when organisers Cole and Jakob asked if I had some time to do an interview with them to accompany the event, I thought, “Well, it can’t be scarier than doing the actual conference can it?” Erm… I might have been wrong.

OK so scary probably isn’t the right word… But as soon I started chatting to Cole and answering his incredibly thoughtful questions, I started to wonder why on earth I was revealing so much about myself so easily! This wasn’t the interview I was expecting. Usually people ask me the same kinds of questions about my business and blogging, but this got DEEP.

I’m actually pretty nervous to share this with you all because I talk about some things I never, ever thought I would so publicly, including going into my eating disorder and battle with depression. But I’m sharing it anyway in the hope that it might help someone. I certainly don’t have things ‘all figured out’ (does anybody?!) but I do think if I can go from such a painful shy, angry and sad person to someone who runs their own business, publishes their own magazine and travels the world talking about what they love, then bloody hell there’s definitely hope for those of you that might still be struggling. I hope you enjoy it.

You can listen to my interview here. It’s an hour long so you might want to grab a cuppa!

If that’s all a little heavy for you, feel free to just crack on with these Thursday Treats…

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Five lessons learned from eloping
Scandinavian minimal wedding inspiration
Modern Californian wedding
Colourful fiesta wedding
Cool summer camp wedding
♥ The Silvia Bours bridesmaid dresses are just WOW

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Thursday Treats: Debauchery and Dastardly Plans

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Print and emoji stickers via A Beautiful Mess Happy Mail

Oh hasn’t it been a glorious week!? I don’t know about where you are but the sun has really been shining down on the south of England. It’s felt so good to be able to soak up some much needed some vitamin D (even if it is mostly through my office window!)

On Monday my friends Lucy and Debs came to stay. They are some of my oldest ‘wedding industry friends’, we met and fell in love with each other waaaay back in 2009 I think! They both live in Sheffield which means we’ve been proper rubbish at seeing each other recently so it was amazing to have them here. We went out dancing until 4am! I didn’t think I still had it in me but when the bar you’re in is playing Offspring, Green Day and Nirvana all night long it’s difficult to tear yourself away!

Apart from all that debauchery I have been working really hard on the secret thing I keep alluding to but am not quite able to tell you about just yet. I’m hoping I can spill the beans within the next few weeks… eeek! Any guesses what we’ve got planned?! If someone guesses correctly, maybe you’ll win a prize haha!

Enjoy this week’s Thursday Treats. I love you!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Cool Byron Bay wedding
Tips for taking more natural photos on your wedding day
Blooming gorgeous fresh flower wedding dress
♥ Retro summertime wedding inspiration
♥ How to make the perfect naked wedding cake
♥ Dreamy boho seaside editorial 
I’m obsessed with this Las Vegas elopement!

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Poppy La’Rue Photography

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Thursday Treats: A Bridal Fashion Week Special

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With my gorgeous friend and fellow blogger, Nu Bride

This week was a big one in the British wedding industry. It was time for The White Gallery and London Bridal Fashion Week, two events that run simultaneously in the capital. Bridal fashion week is the same as ‘normal’ fashion week really; designers exhibit their new collections to the press and boutiques so we know what to talk about/ stock for the coming season!

Here are some of the best things I saw…

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Clockwise from top left, dresses by: Sassi Holford, Claire Pettibone, Terry Fox, Charlie Brear

That Sassi Holford rose dress, oh my goodness! I hope I’ll see a real Rock n Roll bride in that soon. I’ll be honest, I’ve never really enjoyed fashion week that much in the past. I always found it a litttttle bit boring and the new designs all very same same, but this year I totally stand corrected, it was awesome!

I mean, just check out all the shoe prettiness. Boring, ivory satin these are not!

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Clockwise from top left, shoes by: Charlotte Mills, Charlotte Mills, Harriet Wilde, Rachel Simpson

Be still my beating bridal heart!

OK, does anyone need a bit more distraction? Here, are some lovely links that I hope will do just that.

PS I have some really exciting (and scary) magazine-related news to share with you soon. Watch this space!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Dreamy watercolour editorial
Free spirit garden wedding
♥ Romantic seaside bridal
♥ Pineapples, palm frond and tiki glass table spread – yes, someone needs to do this for their wedding
Modern black and blue bridal inspiration

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Thursday Treats: Discounts A-Plenty for Rock n Roll Brides!

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Goodness, I can’t believe we have less than a month to go until the next Blogcademy workshop! This time we’re hitting up London, which are always secretly my favourite classes. Not only because it’s my home turf and we hold them in the most beautiful space ever, but because the European babes always totally BRING IT with their energy and enthusiasm!

We currently have less than five tickets remaining for this class, and after this we won’t be back in the UK until at least this time next year, so if you’ve been umming and ahhing, go on, take the plunge! I promise you won’t regret it!

Here’s what I’ve been filling my brain with this week… PS I have some great discount offers to share with you today, keep reading to find out all about them.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Wedding photographer delivers album on the day of the wedding!
What I wish I knew before I got married
Big Sur woodland wedding
Mid-century and modern wedding inspiration 
♥ Your wedding night: expectation vs reality

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Thursday Treats: Join the Party!

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Have you heard the news? On Tuesday, on a bit of a whim, I started a closed Facebook group for Rock n Roll brides, grooms, wedding obsessives and vendors to connect and help each other with wedding planning. IT HAS GONE OFF THE CHARTS.

Within 24 hours of it launching we had over 1000 members, and it’s pretty much taken over my stream completely! It makes me so incredibly happy to see everyone connecting, sharing their plans, making friends and helping each other out. Isn’t that what the internet is all about?! I think it might just be the best thing I’ve ever done actually. If you’d like to join in the party, just click here to request an invite. Fair warning though, you might not get any work done for the rest of the day…

Here’s what else has been occupying my (limited!) down time this past seven days.

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Cinco de Mayo wedding ideas
DIY Southern Highlands wedding
This pink ombre would be so good for a wedding theme too!
This bridal party is SO glam!
♥ Modern, bright, Jewish wedding
♥ 10 smile inducing cake toppers
♥ Incredible tropical bridal portraits – Take me to the beach right now please!
Yellow daisy wedding – The crochet cupcakes are just too adorable!

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Thursday Treats: MAC Masterclasses, Magazines and Free People Bridal!

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WHAT A WEEK! Not only did issue 3 hit the shelves this morning (have you got one yet?!) but yesterday I had the pleasure of being invited to two awesome events. First up was a bridal make up masterclass with MAC.

Now, for a make up junkie like me, when someone from one of the biggest make up brands on the planet emails you out of the blue it’s a pretty exciting day! The rest of the audience was almost exclusively professional MUAs and as senior artist Cher showed us two pretty bridal inspired make up looks, I was mentally making notes of all the new products I’m desperate to buy – OOPS!

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As soon as that was done, I hopped back on the tube and headed over to the Free People showroom in Marylebone for their AW15 press day.

A press day is basically where members of the press (duh!) can meet the team and preview all the new collections. This was the first time Free People have invited me, and I was initially quite surprised, but I love the brand so though “Hey, why not?”

But when I got there my excitement hit record highs because they told me that they are launching a BRIDAL LINE this summer! Oh my lord, the anticipation! I’ve featured many weddings with brides or bridesmaids in Free People outfits in the past, so the fact that they’re now going to have a collection specifically for weddings is such good news. I can’t wait to see the dresses and don’t you worry, I’ll be sharing them (and all the details of where you can see them for yourselves) on the blog just as soon as I can.

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Phew, such fun times. How has your week been? Have you nabbed your copy of issue 3 yet?! It’s a goodie, I promise!

Weddings & Weddingy Things

Boho bridal shower
Tribal inspired beach wedding ideas
How to avoid wedding day amnesia
♥ Incredible desert elopement
Free spirited Texas wedding
Gorgeous Italian wedding inspiration
♥ These photos and this dress!

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