I’m excited to announce the winners of the Assassynation/Sassy n Frank/Elbie Van Eeden engagement shoot competition today. The winners, picked by the team who wanted to give away this fab prize, actually even come from Reading like me! Clearly it’s meant to be.
Huge congratulations to Kim & Phil who wrote this winning entry:
“We got engaged on 1st April 2011, yes you heard right, April Fool’s Day, and with this in mind we would like to continue our personalities and character traits in an engagement shoot.The theme I see is a food fight, with bright and colourful food such as cupcakes, hotdogs, condiments (almost American food style) between myself and my fiancé. We could almost be dressed in black so the bright colours would show up (small committed idea thrown in there!) I’d like some bright colour extensions in my hair (it’s brown at the moment) and bright make up to create a bold look.”
“The only thing I am struggling with is the place in which we could hold such a idea, like in my head I see some sort of supermarket aisle or food shop, or a banquet in grand house with a big a throne/ chair at each end.
We live in Reading and would be willing to travel to find a suitable venue to shoot at.”
“Our wedding isn’t until April 2013 in which we are hitting the bright lights of Vegas (again our personalities coming through) and then having a reception on Friday 10th May 2013 at Trunkwell House, Reading.”
Woohooo congrats guys I can’t wait to see the results of your shoot already…and if I see you in the Purple Turtle any time soon I’ll buy you both a drink to celebrate for sure!
♥ Ronald Stoops Fashion Photography – yes. amazing. that is all.
♥ Ellie & Cameron’s super sweet wedding
♥ Amazing Viewmaster invitations
♥ Rachel Simpson’s new lookbook by Emma Case
♥ Pearl Lowe stationery designed by Sugalily – Oooh lala
♥ Engagement shoot awesome by MangoRED
♥ Modern Southern wedding: Jen + Jonathan
♥ A Caravan Hotel Room at Huettenpalast Berlin – can we go please? pleeease?
♥ Pretty pink vow renewal (check out the video too – its hilarious!)
♥ Because I just LOVE multi-coloured petticoats
Photography Credit: unknown via Stephanie James Couture
Credit: wisely-chosen on flickr (seriously go check out the rest of her stream. It’s rainbowlicious.)
I don’t know about you, but I’ll probably never tire of rainbow hair…Elbie, can we do this to me next please?
I also need to add a quick interjection to draw your attention to Kate Moss’ wedding album which is going to be featuring in the September issue of American Vogue. There are no words.
Photography Credit: Mario Testino (click here for more)
This week’s Treats have turned out to make a surprisingly bumper edition. I hope you enjoy the extra link lovelies…
♥ How to deal when your wedding goes viral and people hate it – fab post about how to deal with those annoying internet trolls! Great advice all round.
♥ Paper engagement rings!?
♥ Fab alternative bouquet ideas
♥ Desert Botanical Garden Wedding - loving the bride’s unusually shaped dress
♥ Organization Methods: Tips And Tricks From A Virgo – thanks Nubby. I really needed this (ps I’m totally jealous of your shoe bookshelf…if only I had enough space/was as naturally organised)
♥ 1800′s Wedding Gown Brought Back To Life
♥ A Vintage Philadelphia Wedding
♥ A Free-Spirited Ball of a Wedding (and part two here …oh and part three here!) – aaaaamazing. Dying over her dress.
Photography Credit: Samm Blake (click for more)
Credit: marry me omaha custom candy heart map art print by capow on etsy
Only 20 days until Gareth & I go to The States! I’ve been invited by one of my blogging (and design) idols Princess Lasertron to go and model in her fashion show for Omaha Fashion Week and I’m just about to burst with excitement and nerves. This will be my second sashay down a catwalk (after my début in February at The Luella’s Boudoir Wedding Show at One Marylebone London) but this time is oh-so much more nerve-wrecking. Not only am I travelling half way across the world for the event, but Princess Lasertron is designing a dress especially for me! It’s going to be called the ‘Rock n Roll Bride’ (d’oh) and yes it will be available to purchase! I can’t wait to see it and share it with you afterwards…and nope I haven’t even seen it yet. However if her Fall 2010 dress collection is anything to go by it’s going to be ahh-mazing.
We’re also hopping over to LA while we’re there for a ‘lil holiday and to meet some of my other internet friends including Bowie Bride, Broke Ass Bride, Jasmine Star, Tinywater Photography and many more. Gareth & I aren’t big travellers and we haven’t had a holiday since out honeymoon to Tokyo, over THREE YEARS AGO. I’m quite nervous about the whole thing but as you can imagine I also seriously can’t wait!
Anyway, enough of my squeals of excitement and diversionary tactics…On with the treats!
♥ Sabrina Alashi and Rodney Clouden Real Wedding
♥ An Elopement at a Little White Chapel
♥ Southern Fusion Wedding
♥ A Contemporary + Minimal Vivienne Westwood Wedding
♥ Naomi of Rockstar Diaries was bridesmaid at this gorgeous wedding!
♥ Nail Tutorial: Simple Triangles
♥ This indoor/outdoor pool is just what I need right now…
♥ before & after: ideas for a birdcage chandelier
♥ Terrarium Centrepiece DIY Tutorial
♥ Haiku Mill Photo Shoot
Photography Credit: Tamiz Photography
Photography Credit: via The Metro
I have a confession. It’s 9am on Sunday as I write this.
No I’m not just being a super efficient blogger, I’ve had to write up and schedule out all of this week’s posts way in advance because on Wednesday (erm…yesterday as you read this…) is/was the Jasmine Star workshop that I’ve helped to organise. There will of course be a full report on the blog soon, but for now, please accept this slightly more bite-sized portion of Thursday Treats.
I’m taking today off to recover and go get a Wah manicure with Elbie. How will I choose which awesome design to get!? I will have bumped back down to earth by tomorrow (probably) so if you’re waiting on emails or anything from me, I promise to try get back to you then!
♥ Nerdy props for your photo booth
♥ Arizona DIY Backyard Wedding
♥ Remember the polka dot dress I wore for the Rock n Roll Bride party in April? Well this lucky bride wore it on her wedding day!
♥ Vintage Nesting Photo Shoot
♥ ‘Runaways’ fashion shoot by 16 year old photographer Ann He
♥ One day on Earth – Video project sharing simultaneous events all filmed on the same day. Incredible.
♥ Fluttering fabric, woodland engagement session
♥ Fashion inspired cakes
♥ Cute scrabble and comic book anniversary session
♥ Announcing: Radical Self Love Bootcamp!
♥ juliewillyoumarryme.com – SUPER cute and geek-tastic proposal idea (watch the video at the bottom of her reading it!)
Short n sweet
Photography Credit: Ophelia Photography (you can see the full vintage-inspired beautiful shoot here)
This week was one of those that hit me with a steam train of inspiration! I was lucky enough to meet a couple of people this week that I’ve wanted to for a while including Lisa Gratton of Ophelia Photography who is over in London for vacation (love her as much as I do her photography now!) and Thaoski.
‘Thaoski?’ I hear you asking, ‘who’s that?’.
One word – incredible.
Have you ever met someone and just thought ‘OMG we totally get each other?’ Yeah so that what happened to me this week. It was the first time we’d met and we pretty much gassed for 4 hours straight! In a nutshell Thaoski is an art director of incredible engagement shoots (I’ve featured one of them in the past here). She lives in a life of love stories, and through her work wants to share these stories in beautiful and creative ways. The shoots she directs (she isn’t a photographer but works closely with a number of photographers) are beautiful, evocative and unusual. She takes inspiration directly from the couple – what they love and how their live – and often bases the shoots on movies or places they visit. This lady is reinventing engagement photography and I’m so excited to see what she comes up with next.
Anyway, seriously…enough gushing already! But be sure to check out her blog and download her beautifully presented book, The 7 Biggest Mistakes Couple’s Make with their Engagement Photography. It’s a wonderful guide for you to use to make sure you get the very best out of your e-shoot. She’s even running a competition for one lucky couple to win a shoot with her!
Click the image to download the free guide
Right – on with the main part of this show we call treats!
♥ Zebra wedding ideas
♥ A Day with Dogfish Beer - these cinemagraphs SLAY me
♥ Vibrant Orange Handmade Wedding
♥ Vintage Nautical Chic Beach Wedding
♥ A brightly coloured blogger’s wedding
♥ Creative vaudeville and burlesque cabaret inspired wedding
♥ Love this new series from Bowie Bride – Buddy Holly Bride (so cute!) Unicorn Bride (so bad ass!)
♥ HELLO Striped Bridesmaids’ Skirts
♥ Colourful vintage wedding
♥ Dominique + Ron’s 1950’s Retro Southern California wedding (part two here and part three here!)
Photography Credit: Joielala Photographie