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!)
It’s time to broach the subject of rampant rip-offs in the mainstream wedding culture. Is it ever okay to profit from someone else’s design? – a strongly worded blog post from my girl Princess Lasertron but something that needs to be said. Copycats make me sad too 🙁
♥ This woodland engagement shoot blew my socks off – blanket heaven!
♥ Mudbrick Vineyard Wedding
♥ Mysti Alencon Lace Vintage Inspired Wedding Dress – but let’s not forget to swoon over those floral bridesmaid numbers
♥ Miniature Succulent Jewellery – OMG!!
♥ Romantic country wedding
♥ Bubble Warrior At Rainbow City – Gala’s costume films are unbelievably beautiful
♥ DIY Embroidered felt price tags from Princess Lasertron – LOVE LOVE LOVE!
♥ Big Sur Woodsy Wedding
♥ A pink petticoat & a pink Cadillac – J’adore
♥ Austin Handmade Wedding: Natalie + Bryce
Liana Wears and Paige Ann Newton
♥ And finally…
In April I was invited to the Alter-ed vintage event hosted by Alexis of
OMG I’m Getting Married and Mary of Forever and Ever Events. Rachel of i Do Films made this awesome super 8 vid…
Everyone has been talking about this proposal video on twitter and the blogs but I only got round to watching it today…I won’t say what happens but for those of you that haven’t seen it yet…
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December 6, 2012
Happy Thursday my little muffins! The weekend is nearly upon us as we're edging closer and closer to the big C... oh yes I am so excited for Christmas already. We haven't got our tree up yet but - and this is a big but - I have managed to start my Christmas shopping which is always a huge weight off my shoulders. Does anybody else get Christmas shopping anxiety!? I never want to be the one to buy the rubbish gifts! Anyway, I've broken the seal this year and - shock horror - I've actually been enjoying it. I am on the look out for gift guides for geeky, picky and very specific long haired men though. Gareth is impossible to buy for! Any ideas?
Thursday Treats: Blissful Spa Days, Koala Cuddles and Surfing Beach Babes!
October 31, 2013
Well, Queensland you certainly haven't disappointed! After a 24 hour journey (London to Dubai to Singapore to Brisbane) I touched down in Australia just before 1am on Sunday morning. I was dreading having such a long flight but I need not have worried. I flew with Emirates, who I’ve never experienced before, and they were amazing! The planes not only had wifi (!!) but power outlets behind every seat… which, when you’re a computer addict like me is a total revelation! I spent most of my time in the air obsessively devouring Homeland episodes (my latest TV obsession) and writing – bliss!
Thursday Treats: OMG Australia, Here I Come!
October 24, 2013
I have no idea what's in store for me over the next three and a half weeks. Having such a packed schedule recently means that I've had little to no time to research much of what Gala, Shauna and I will be getting up to while we're down under. Thank goodness for Virgo friends who obsessively arrange everything on your behalf! All I do know is the week before our first class in Brisbane I've been promised a spa day, surfing lessons, koala cuddling and zip-wiring through a rainforest. WHAT!? Oh you bet ya I'll be reporting back on all this stuff when I return.
Thursday Treats – 22nd September 2011 + Partying with Choccywoccydoodah on Brighton Pier + Please Vote for me to Win A Cosmopolitan Blog Award!
September 22, 2011
It's been a busy few weeks in Rock n Roll Bride Land. This week I attended the Perfect Wedding Awards and today I'm at the 30 year celebration of Sassi Holford party. Last week I was invited to party on the pier with Choccywoccydoodah. Oh it's such a hard life being surrounded by such fabulous yumminess...
(honestly, I'm knackered...it's a good knackered though!)
Thursday Treats: 3rd May 2012 – New York, Neeeew YOOOOORK!
May 3, 2012
Wooohooo guess where we're flying off to today!? Yeah I know, I'm subtle aren't I!? Gareth & I are off for 2 weeks and I couldn't be more excited. We've hired an apartment, we're gonna hang out with Gala & Mike (I'm well excited to meet Mr. Darling!) and Megan & Dave who are flying in from Omaha to see us. I'm also dying with the anticipation of making a brand new BFFs in Christina of Made u Look Photography who's going to be shooting Gareth & I! Squeeee!
Thursday Treats – 26th July 2012: Hello Sunshine!
July 26, 2012
Wow, what a scorcher this week has been! I ain't complaining (honest!) but my productivity has gone waaaay down. That glorious sunshine outside my window has just been too darn tempting. I did purchase the brightest neon orange dress known to man though. I am seriously excited to wear blind people in this baby!
I also found out this week that I'm going to be featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine! I don't usually mention my press features here anymore but this is a really exciting one. I'm going to be profiled in their 'So you think you want my job?' section and oh boy I can't wait. Squeeeeeal!
But the biggest news of the week is that a truckload (literally) of copies of issue two of the Rock n Roll Bride print magazine are being delivered to our house tomorrow!! I know, I KNOW It's taken so flippin' long to get this project completed but oh boy it is gonna be worth it. I have a new found respect for anyone in the magazine industry. How they manage to pull together monthly editions is beyond me! Issue two is bigger, better and even more glorious than the first. Again, we've ordered a limited print run, so be sure to pop by the blog 9am on Monday to find out how you can get your hands on a copy! HOLY GUACAMOLE I MIGHT EXPLODE.
Thursday Treats: The Blogcademy, Inbox Hemorrhage & Bumping Back down the Earth
October 25, 2012
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Thursday Treats: 14th June 2012 – Pleeeease Vote for me?!
June 14, 2012
I'm not one to beg but... Who am I kidding? Yes I am! But why the begging today you ask? Well last week I had a rather exciting letter through my door informing me that I'd be nominated for a Perfect Wedding Award! Now I know awards are not the be all and end all... but hell, I'm not gonna lie, I really want a shiny trophy to put on my mantelpiece!
To vote for me and a plethora of other UK suppliers in the awards, simply click the button below. Voting is opening until 6th August 2012 and the winners will be announced in the magazine out on 5th September... Plus there's even a fancy awards dinner...and I like dinner...and awards... (OK promise I'll shut up now!)