Photography Credit: Devlin Photos
Oh yes, that’s me… in a rainbow. Isn’t that Lisa Devlin so ridiculously clever?!
So this week was a fun one! On Monday Gareth & I were invited to attend a cupcake decorating class hosted by Restoration Cake. It was seriously awesome, not least of all because it was a tattoo themed class! Gareth put the whole class to shame with his amazing skillz (no joke!) I’m gonna share some more about this over the weekend so pop back on Sunday if you have a penchant for fondant!
Tuesday saw Lisa & me hotfooting it to London for the launch of Kirsty Mitchell‘s Wonderland exhibiton. We’ve both been serious superfans of this lady and her incredible imagery for so long that we were literally giddy with excitement to have been invited. Seeing Kirsty’s amazing work in real life was just magical. I even saw things in each shot that I hadn’t noticed before and I’ve swooned over them online for years! Some of the handmade costumes were also on display – it was so ace to see every little detail that Kirsty and her small team had painstakingly put together to create each iconic scene. Inspiration overload! You can check out my faves on my instagram & a short video of the event (blink and you’ll miss me…) via vimeo.
Kirsty was also, like, ridiculously lovely and sweet. I was sooo uncool about meeting her and I totally babbled my way through our conversation. I also might have held on with our hug for just a few. seconds. too. long. (oops)
If you want to go and see the exhibition yourself it’s at SW1 Gallery near Victoria. You”ll have to be super quick though as it’s only there until Saturday! After that the show moves to a few other locations.
Yes, that’s me in a jacuzzi in my dress… and what?
Oh hello September how glorious you’ve been so far!
Anyone that follows me on twitter or instagram will know that this week I’ve been living it up at the Photography Farm retreat. Basically, everyone who comes on the Farm always wants to come back, so Lisa & I thought, hell, let’s just hire it for a week and hang out! So we did. And it was fabulous.
We drank cosmos, we sat in the jacuzzi until we were wrinkly, we laughed, we danced, we talked about weddings A LOT. It was perfect and just the break I needed. Everything’s been a bit full on and crazy recently so it was SO GOOD to completely unplug and decompress.
Although needless to say it does kinda mean that I haven’t got the usual plethora of yummy treats to share will you, so instead I thought I’d make you all a bit jealous…
It’s all so lush & green down on the farm
So it seems like I’ve started every Treats post recently with “wow what a week!” so sorry but… wow what a week!
On Sunday night we sold the last Blogcademy space… yes that’s right the very first Blogcademy sold out in under 7 days. Gala, Nubby & I are literally on cloud 9. We’re so incredibly thrilled with the enthusiastic response we’ve received. We can’t wait to meet everyone that’s signed up and talk about our very favourite subject for two whole days. For those of you that weren’t able to get booked in, fret not because we have options for you! Firstly, our Scholarship programme where one deserving guy or gal can win a free ticket to the event. All you have to do is make a short video telling us (or showing us) why you think you should win. We’ve had a few people say they’re too shy to be in a video… well hell, be creative! Think outside the box, come up with something crazy, who said it had to just be you talking into a video camera? We want you to dazzle us!
But if you’re really too shy for the video thing, but are a dab hand at the organisational shiz, then we are also on the lookout for an NYC-based volunteer to help us out in the run up and on both day’s of the event… and yes, you’ll get to attend for free! You can read more about both these opportunities on The Blogcademy blog.
And finally, if you want to be notified of all Blogcademy developments and new location announcements, you can sign up to our mailing list right here.
Oh crap, I almost forgot, I’ve got another School of Rock workshop tomorrow… must dash!
Weddings & Weddingy Things…
♥ Wow Ed Peers - what a wedding! Tuscany looks (even more) beautiful through your lens
♥ Modern Geometric Wedding
♥ Antlers, and pom poms, and xerographica! Oh my!
♥ Tropical beach trash the dress
♥ Playful Elopement at Summer Camp
♥ Crafty DIY and bluegrass wedding
♥ Anaheim Backyard Wedding
♥ (and another) Handmade Geometric Wedding
♥ Love this greenhouse wedding (and the bride’s spotty dress!)
♥ This Philadelphia farm wedding - or more specifically the bride’s glitter booties - makes me weep. AMAZING.
Photography Credit: Tin Sparrow Studio
Photography Credit: Lakshal Perera - I shared this on my facebook page and people rightfully went crazy for it. How amazing is this (totally non-photoshopped!) image?!
Well that was an insane experience. Insane is a good way, but still erring on the side of needing to be committed.
So on Monday Gala, Nubby & I unleashed our collective baby on to the world. And we held our breath. We weren’t sure how it would go down. We hoped people would be excited and that we’d sell a few spaces but oh boy, I think it’s safe to say that none of us expected the reaction that we got.
The first space was sold within an hour… then the second… then the third… Within 24 hours we’d sold half the available spaces. Someone from Australia booked in and is flying over especially… then one from the UK… then one from Belgium. OH MY GOD.
I’m so pleased to report that we’ve been blown away by the response so far. We still have a few spaces available so be sure to check out The Blogcademy site for more info. Also, don’t forget about our scholarship programme! We’re offering one free space to a deserving blogger. For more info on how to enter for your chance to win, head over to the site as well.
Weddings & Weddingy Things…
♥ Craig David showed up at Theo & Lisa’s wedding! You might remember them from their engagement shoot that I featured a while back
♥ This wedding of tipis, feathers and oddles and oddles of love makes me very happy indeed!
♥ Glorious Irish lakeside wedding
♥ A bridal shoot in a prison. LOVE LOVE LOVE
♥ Wow I just love these bridesmaids!
♥ In love with this ‘ring security’ ring bearer tee. How CUTE?!
♥ This bride rocked it with a bird on her head! (how very Carrie)
Photography Credit: We are the Bloggers
How cute are Danielle & Jose with their Rock n Roll Bride Magazines?
Helloooooooooooooo! So today I’ve hotfooted it down to Brighton for the latest School of Rock blogging workshop. As always I’m cacking it but I know once I meet the lovely group of attendees I’ll be fine (here’s hoping…)
There’s so much going down at Rock n Roll Bride HQ (hum… not sure I love this phrase… can we think of a better one?) right now. The magazines have been flying out at a rate of knots and Gareth has basically spent the last 2 weeks surrounded by boxes, shiny pink envelopes, his trusty label printer and photos of my face! If you haven’t nabbed a copy yet, you still can, and the free worldwide shipping still applies! All the info can be found here.
What else? What else? Well Lisa & I have been furiously planning the next Photography Farm, taking place from the 18th-20th September. If you’d like to learn more or come along, all the info can be found on the Farm website. We also have plans to get one very lucky reader of this blog along as our model for the styled shoot. How cool would that be? Keep your peepers peeled because I’ll be letting you know how you can put yourself forward for it in the next few weeks.
OH! And talking of new projects… I’ve got something seriously exciting to share SOON. I can’t just yet (and it’s killing me) but I’m hoping and praying that it will be all ready to launch early next week. Fingers and toes crossed please. I can’t bloody wait to let the cat out of the bag. You might just scream (especially if you’re in the US, hint hint).
Finally (phew!) don’t forget about the awesome contest I’m hosting in collaboration with Next. For your chance to play fashion designer as well as win £500 click the hell here!
Mkay… I think that’s all for now (!) Stand by for some Thursday Treats comin’ at ya… (is it just me or has it been quiet online this week? What’s that about?)
Weddings & Weddingy Things…
♥ Handmade wedding at Parker Ranch
♥ Tenille & Seth looking stunning
♥ Handmade Georgia wedding
♥ Dreamy SmogShoppe wedding
♥ A hometown boho country wedding in Mendocino
♥ Stone Barn Ranch photo shoot
Photography Credit: Acres of Hope Photography
Photography Credit: Ed Peers Photography (his sneak peek of this epic 4-day Italian wedding slays me. More more!)
I’ve been struck down with the plague this week. ICK.
Yet in between my packed schedule of Disney movie marathons, blowing my ever reddening noggin and stumbling to the kitchen for yet another Lemsip (eugh, why so gross?) I’ve found plenty of time for scouring the interwebs for yummy Thursday Treats. You’re welcome…
Weddings & Weddingy Things…
♥ My besties and amazing stationers Lucy of Lucy Ledger Designs & Abbey of House of Sugalily are hosting a workshop to help couples who want to make their own wedding stationery with some expert help. An opportunity not to be missed!
♥ Which Disney princess is your wedding? – super cute!
♥ Natalie Portman marries choreographer Benjamin Millepied in a romantic Big Sur wedding. Ahhhh!
♥ CMYK Inspired Wedding
♥ Artistic & indie wedding inspiration
♥ Rustic chic wedding
♥ Summer Aussie wedding – wow!
♥ Ahhhhmazing rustic lake house wedding
Photography Credit: Sean Dorgan