Recent Press – July 2011 (+ Listen to Me on the Radio!)

Where do I even begin with all the press love I’ve received this month? I’m blown away as ever. World domination here I come…

Marie Claire Magazine (UK)

When Marie Claire Magazine contacted me asking if I would like to be profiled in a feature about ‘Super-Bloggers’ I just about fell of my chair. Erm moi? in MARIE CLAIRE!? I might have squealed a little bit…well a lot.

I was interviewed by a journalist where she asked me all about the business, what I do, how I earn my moolah…and all that jazz. I’m thrilled with how the article turned out and I’ve had so much amazing feedback since – including a call from the BBC (see below) and Marie Claire Greece! Watch this space people, watch this space…

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BBC Radio Berkshire

On Thursday I was invited to BBC Radio Berkshire to be interviewed on the Anne Diamond Show. Anne was actually off for the week but we met the very lovely David Prever, who made me feel incrediblly welcome and slightly less nervous than when I first walked in! Gareth came to hold my hand and even he got on air too!

You can listen to the whole interview on the BBC iPlayer, but for my readers not in the UK you can all listen to it thought this little video that Gareth made. Aren’t we good to you?

…and ps yes I giggled a LOT! What was that about!?

Photo Professional Magazine

This month I addressed a question I get asked over and over by photographers, wedding suppliers and other bloggers – how to create a great website. I wanted to share some of my tips on how to make your website stand out from the crowd as well as highlight some pitfalls to avoid (like the plague!)

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Alice In Weddingland – A Brighton Seaside-Themed Wedding: Alice & Graham

Now that I’m writing my final ever ‘Alice in Weddingland’ post I really don’t know where to start.  I am now happily married and honeymooned, and it is the best feeling in the world.  So I shall simply relive that amazing day with you, through this article, and hope that I can convey at least some of the magic that the day held for me.  I hope you enjoy this final instalment: Alice in Weddingland got married!

We booked to stay in the hotel the reception was being held in for two nights, one night prior and then the wedding night itself.  Our room was beyond gorgeous: champagne, chocolates and strawberries waiting for us on arrival, and a bed so big it took FIVE pillows to fill it up lengthways.  There was also a lovely sofa, coffee table, and dressing table, which turned out just perfect for when Elbie arrived at 9.30am to do my hair and makeup.  We had done a trial a few weeks earlier so we knew exactly what we were doing, and it took around two hours from start to finish.  During this time Sassy from Assassynation Photography, Frank from Sassy n Frank videography and Andy from Cine8 all arrived and got to work filming my getting ready, and shooting my dress in all manner of positions around the hotel.  When sassy disappeared with my dress I was of course a little nervous, but when I saw the pictures I knew it was all worth it!  I put in a little ban – no photos or filming before my makeup had been done, because it had been an early morning for me, and a late night drinking with our friends the night before!

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Post It Notes – 29th July 2011: Style Ideas & Crediting Correctly

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Photography Credit: Yuna Leonard Photography (Full shoot coming up next week…)

As usual, you guys are a lot better at the weddingy tips that me! I turned to twitter and my facebook page to ask for some of your top wedding planning tips for this week…

@Simply__Elegant Don’t try to do EVERYTHING do the important bits REALLY WELL

@RhianHJ Choose your max budget,then deduct 15%. Always work to the 85% figure then have a little buffer for the things you forgot!

@mrsmandydingle To find your colour scheme, take a colour photo that you love and pick out complimenting shades like this

@cupcakes_london Plan your make-up trial for same day as engagement shoot – pix will look fab & MUA can see how the makeup looks in photos.

@makebelieven Stick to your gut on design. If you have seen it on the blogs it might not be authentically you. Get ideas, don’t copy.

Bekki Cooke – Follow your favourite vendors on Twitter. I have great contact with my venue on there, and have found both my awesome photographers via tweeting as well!

 

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Thursday Treats – 28th July 2011

via: icanhascheezeburger This kitty photo totally sums up my life right now. Be gone negative beings!

Welcome to this week’s bumper edition of Thursday Treats. I have been extra inspired by interweb loveliness this week. I hope you enjoy this mini-diversion, and a delve into a sparkly bloggy pot of…

♥ Body-Positive Blogging and Why We Need It
♥ Angela & Luc’s Handmade Hoopla
♥ Luretta: The Urban Fairyamazing make up inspiration!
♥ A Porcelain Tale inspiration shoot
♥ {Wedding Inspiration} Neon Lights Eff YES!
Diana + Josh’s wedding the dress! the dress!
Phi-Style: Long + Layered Necklaces
♥ Seattle DIY Boathouse Wedding
Katie + Matt’s Artistic Love Shoot
♥ Super Mario Bros. Wedding Inspiration

Photography Credit: Lehua Noëlle Faulkner

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An Informal Bohemian British Summertime Wedding: Laurence & Gi

Laurence & Gi’s low-key and informal wedding had me smitten as soon as I laid eyes on those flower head garlands! To me, they totally sum up what I adore about this wedding – leaving your stresses behind you, having fun and creating something personal and beautiful. They had a very small wedding with only a few guests and the really put their all into creating something wonderful. “I didn’t have a focused inspiration in mind to be honest, but I did have a clear vision on how I envisaged the vibe of the wedding, so I wrote down in my notebook ‘Young, Easy, Relaxed with a little bit of Attitude!'” explained Gi. “I wasn’t quite sure on what I wanted, I was very open-minded with my imaginations. I didn’t want a cliche wedding with too many guests and too many formalities, there wouldn’t be enough for intimacy.”

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“Going with my heart is the only thing I follow. I wanted this event to be real and beautiful, a place with a natural beauty yet also earthy and humble.  I didn’t want my guests to just join us for the wedding day only, I wanted to treat them to a long, relaxing weekend together, well away from their stresses of London. A little low-key, summer afternoon garden wedding as relaxing and charming as it can be, where everyone can just be themselves and look awesome. And of course making sure there’s enough ice to keep your drinks chilled.”

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Rock n Roll Bride Radio…Catch Me Today at 12pm!

Photography Credit: O&C Photography

AHHHHH!

Yes “Ahhhh” is pretty much all I can say right now because I’m still kind of in shock at what I’m doing today. Last week I was invited by the BBC to visit BBC Radio Berkshire to be interviewed by Anne Diamond on her radio show! Anne talks about “Real lives and compelling stories with a human touch” and I guess they thought that meant me.

Oh crap.

You can listen to this interview live on BBC Radio Berkshire – 95.4 FM or 104.1 FM or on the BBC iPlayer. I’ll be on with Anne from 12:00 – 12:45 today. If you miss it you can ‘listen again’, also through the iPlayer.

Must not swear….must not swear….must not swear….must not swear….must not swear….(my Mother would be mortified.)

I’ll see you on the other side. Eeeep.

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