Tag Archives: Candlelight

Faded Arcadia Wedding With Historic Inspiration

Romany found Andy under a tree on Hampstead Heath at an ‘Alternative Picnic’ and a year and a half later they were engaged. Their wedding concept was inspired by rich fabrics, autumnal colours and the history of their venue, The Charterhouse in London.

Romany told us, “We wanted it to feel like a step back in time – candles everywhere. We wanted everything to feel timeless and romantic, as well as warm and cosy—but OTT and lux all at the same time. Originally our concept was ‘faded arcadia’, inspired by Victorian garden cemeteries. Our wedding was in Autumn (our favourite season) so we wanted that feeling of evenings drawing in and being cosy as well.”

Including personal moments in their day was important to this pair, and Romany chose a special tune to walk down the aisle to. She explained, “I walked down the aisle to a recording of the music box that my mum would put on to help me fall asleep when I was a baby. It’s a deeply personal music box to me, a beautiful sound I’ve known all my life, so walking down the aisle to that music meant a lot to me.”

Continue reading

Autumnal, Vegan, Treehouse Wedding by Candlelight

The Alnwick Treehouse is a one-of-a-kind venue in The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland. Built from sustainably sourced Canadian cedar, Scandinavian redwood and English and Scots pine, it sits high in the treetops in a copse of mature lime trees and looks as if it has been there forever. What a spectacular spot to say your ‘I dos’! Liam and Jade knew it was the ideal place for their October 2018 wedding as soon as they saw it.

They wanted their autumn wedding to feel ethereal and to be surrounded by trees. “It was always going to be a forest wedding”, Jade explained. “Liam calls me a pixie and everyone at work has nicknamed me pixie (I have no idea why but everyone thinks I look like a pixie!) We have always taken our dog Beatrice on walks in the forest and pixies in the forest just became a thing for us. We are both vegan and both quite spiritual too. Liam more so than me, he loves to meditate and do yoga in the forest.”

Continue reading

An Elegant Fashion-Inspired South African Wedding: Matt & Sarah

Dear South Africa, you have the most wonderful weddings, Love Kat.

Seriously… seriously… Look at these guys!

Matt & Sarah were married at Rain Farm Game & Lodge. The ceremony was held by the picturesque infinity pool with the reception inside, in the venue’s ‘boma’, an enclosure traditionally used for livestock. To decorate the space the couple hung a Swarovski crystal chandelier. The table settings were simple and elegant. “We hung a 3 metre long Swarovski crystal chandelier over an elevated central fire”, explained Sarah. “Instead of flowers I chose to decorate each table with over 40 pillar candles, some were floating in water, as a contrast to the fire theme. Each candle was set in a unique clear glass vessel.  Some as tall as 40 cm down to small votives. I was inspired by the alter in a cathedral.  I chose fire and candle light to be the focal point of the wedding to create drama and almost a gothic type of feel. This is why I decided to do the bridesmaid’s gowns and neck pieces in metallic bronze as it carried the heat and fire and element through. There was no colour, just the warm glow of candles against a white / clear contrast.”

Continue reading

Floral Punk Rocker Bride

Lizz & Will tied the knot at Houston Mill House in Atlanta, GA. The wedding had a great floral, spring-like feel but with touches of punk rock throughout – just the way I like it! Lizz found her dress at Bridals by Elena in Glen Burnie MD. isn’t it beautiful? Lizz told me

“I had done some dress shopping for about a month, and nothing seemed to STAND OUT. Until I walked into Elena’s.  I had about 4 dresses I wanted to try on and was on my way to the fitting room when I saw my dress on a Mannequin.  I instantly knew that was my dress.  It was the first one I tried on and it was the last.  Later that day I found the perfect shoes I was looking for, and when Elena saw them she thought it would be a spunky idea to die them the color of the purple sash on my dress.  I was a great experience, and Elena and her daughter are amazing seamstresses”

phillips024

Continue reading

Anthropologie & Rustic Farm Elegance with a Rock n Roll Twist

Oh squeeeeal! I’m not sure I can say anything more intellectual about Luke & Charis’ wedding and Charis’ bridal shoot, in fact I think only ‘squeeeal’ will cover it. So. Much. Awesome!

“This couple was married in a barn at Sharon Rose Farm in Greenville SC”  photographer Anna told me “The bride is a hair stylist, the groom is a drummer – so the music and the style was fabulous and original. I thought what was so rock n roll about this wedding was that the bride made surprise stick-on tattoos to replicate her new husband’s favorite tattoo on his arm, and all the guests had a mini tattoos during the reception just like the groom!”

Charis wore a dress from David’s Bridal and she asked her bridesmaids to simply pick their own black dress.

When Charis and her bridesmaids walked into the venue someone said, “It looks like an anthropologie catalogue just walked in!” The ceremony and reception were held in a beautiful red renovated horse barn. It was such a nice mix of rustic farm, elegant chandeliers and vintage flare.  There were mason jars with wild flowers, and baskets of peanuts on cocktail tables as guests mingled and sipped lemonade before the entering the barn. An old typewriter was used as a to write notes to the bride and groom, and a sweet bird cage to put them in.

Just sit back and enjoy these – I know you will!

DSC_6184 

Anthropologie & Rustic Farm Elegance with a Rock n Roll Twist

👰

Oh squeeeeal! I'm not sure I can say anything more intellectual about Luke & Charis' wedding, in fact I think only 'squeeeal' will cover it. So. Much. Awesome! "This couple was married in a barn at Sharon Rose Farm in Greenville SC" photographer Anna told me "The bride is a hair stylist, the groom is a drummer - so the music and the style was fabulous and original. I thought what was so rock n roll about this wedding was that the bride made surprise stick-on tattoos to replicate her new husband's favorite tattoo on his arm, and all the guests had a mini tattoos during the reception just like the groom!" Charis wore a dress from David's Bridal and she asked her bridesmaids to simply pick their own black dress. When Charis and her bridesmaids walked into the venue someone said, "It looks like an anthropologie catalogue just walked in!" The ceremony and reception were held in a beautiful red renovated horse barn. It was such a nice mix of rustic farm, elegant chandeliers and vintage flare. There were mason jars with wild flowers, and baskets of peanuts on cocktail tables as guests mingled and sipped lemonade before the entering the barn. An old typewriter was used as a to write notes to the bride and groom, and a sweet bird cage to put them in. Just sit back and enjoy these - I know you will! Thanks to Anna for sharing this amazing wedding with us Credit: Anna Naphtali Photography

Continue reading...

Art Deco Galore

After swooning over all the vintage gorgeousness at The Designer Wedding show yesterday (full blog post including photographs and links to my favourite exhibitors soon!) when the awesome UK photographer Ian Johnson sent me this stunner of an art deco wedding I jumped at the chance to feature it as soon a physically possible…you can see why, right?

Richard & Sarah, a movie producer and an actress, were always old movie lovers so it was natural to then to bring this theme into their day. The wedding took place at Waters Edge Resort  in Westbrook, Connecticut and even though the plan was for the wedding to be a sunset one, it actually ended up being bathed in moonlight. Sarah wore a vintage dress and her Grandmother’s veil. 

vintage bridal group shot

Continue reading