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Vintage Charm – A London Engagement

The inspiration for Caroline & Ian’s engagement session was Caroline’s gorgeous Vivien of Holloway dress. “‘I’d worn it for my brother’s wedding in California a couple of weeks before,” Caroline explained. “It was such a wonderful outfit to wear that it was the obvious choice when I came to select an outfit for the shoot, and that set the whole style. I also wanted a deliberate contrast to the style of our wedding.”

To match up with Caroline’s style, photographer Julia Boggio was more than thrilled to accessorise Ian. Julia is a massive fan of all things vintage and has a studio full of props perfect for vintage styling (I know – I’ve had the treatment myself!)

Caroline & Ian’s wedding is going to be published in Cosmopolitan Bride magazine here in the UK very soon!

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The Julia Boggio Studios Grand Opening

Last Thursday I was lucky enough to be invited to the fancy pants grand opening of the Julia Boggio Studios in Wimbledon, London. Not only was it the very studio that Julia and I did my vintage boudoir shoot but I was able to meet a load of new people from the UK wedding industry as well as catch up with some old friends.

I headed up to London with the lovely Lisa of Magpie Vintage. Before the party we paid a visit to our friends at Luella’s Boudoir in Wimbledon who kitted us out with sparkles and shoes (Lisa nabbed some gorgeous Emmy shoes and I borrowed a beeeautiful Magpie Vintage headband – and yes I wanted to keep it!)  We then all piled back in Lisa’s car and made our way to Merton Abbey Mills where Julia’s studio is located.

The studio was filled with people all talking excitedly about their plans and ideas for the coming wedding season, and as we sipped Bellini’s and ate canapes off a tray with my face on (yeah, Julia nice idea ha!) I couldn’t help but wish the party just went on that little bit longer.  Here are a few images and a super cool video of the event (can you spot my pink head and ‘rock n roll’ necklace?) Enjoy! And UK brides, remember – I now have a million and one contacts for like, everything you might want for your Rock n Roll wedding! Hit me up with an email if you need any recommendations.

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A Sunday Kind of Love ~ Julia Boggio

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Behold – a new feature! From the various emails, tweets comments I’ve received over the last few months I’ve come to the conclusion that you love regular posts – in particular Thursday Treats and I love writing them so I thought I’d try to do a few more…

I was lucky enough to be invited to Julia Boggio’s grand studio opening (full report and exclusive piccies coming soon!) on Thursday and after much schmoozing with the glitterati of the British wedding industry I came to realise that I know so many amazing, talented and generally fabulous people here and all over the world. My plan is that every Sunday I’m going to share with you someone who’s been particularly fabulous to me that week or someone who’s work has blown me away. It’s my way of saying ‘I heart you’ as well as hopefully letting you know about some people you might not have heard of before. I hope you can put them all to good use in your own weddings. I also hope this feature will be a popular one as I know a lot of awesome people and I’d like to be able to share them all with you!

So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you this week’s victim – the way-too-fabulous Julia Boggio. I’ve chosen her because not only is she a multi-tasking force to be reckoned with – photographer, business women, writer, entrepreneur, teacher and general conveyor of all things vintage and gorgeous, but she put on such a fantastic do on Thursday and she deserves a bit (well a lot) of love for it!  She also made me look hotter than I ever have in my Vintage Boudoir shoot and she even got to dance with Patrick Swayze on the Opera Winfrey show… I know!

Julia I heart you.

Luella’s Boudoir Recap – Vintage Wedding Event

Last night I was invited to attend the Luella’s Boudoir event at the ridiculously gorgeous venue ofOne Marylebone in London which I’d been looking forward to for weeks. It was such a fabulous event with some of the best vintage-inspired photographers and wedding vendors on show for all those lucky brides-to-be. I had some serious dress/shoe/jewellery envy for everyone who was actually allowed to buy the stuff on offer. Can I be a bride again? Pweeease!

Magpie Vintage and their gorgeous stand

I’d just like to say a huge thank you to Rachel Attwell who organised such a classy, elegant and kick ass  event and to Cosmopolitan Bride and You & Your Wedding Magazine for sponsoring the show. Some of my favourite vendors who you simply must check out were there. I have never met a nicer group of people! Magpie Vintage had one of the busiest and sparkiest stands there and Emmy Shoes were always rammed with brides checking out their gorgeous heels. Luella’s Boudoir (their shop is in Wimbledon) were of course there to showcase some of their new and gorgeous dress and accessory designs, and the fashion show was certainly a hit with all the brides-to-be. I kept glancing at all the excitable girls around me as the models sauntered down the catwalk, whispering to their friends “ooh I want that one!” All the dresses, bridesmaids dresses and accessories at the show were all designed as exclusive collections for Luella’s Boudoir and are  available for purchase directly from Luella’s Boudoir.

Designer: Luella’s Bridal Collection

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My Vintage Boudoir Shoot Featured in Photo Pro Magazine!

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I am the worst for patience…the actual worst! I want everything now now now. So when I picked the newest issue of Photo Pro Magazine up and saw that not only was my article on one of my favourite photographers, David McNeil featured, but that my Vintage Boudoir shoot with the fabulous Julia Boggio was adoring FOUR whole pages, I literally couldn’t wait to share the scans with you. I hope you likey!

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Click on the images to make them bigger and read-able if you want to see what Julia said about me and my posing – Yes I am a big poser. It’s probably best to open in a new tab/window instead of using the lightbox view as I’ve made the scans maaahusive so you can read it easily.

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Best Of Blogs – Issue 7 ~ David McNeil

I joked about this on Twitter and Facebook yesterday, but it may actually be true you know – they might as well have called this month’s Photo Pro Magazine, Rock n Roll Bride Magazine because the awesome guys over there not only ran my regular ‘Best of Blogs’ article, but my friend and photographer, the way-too-fabulous Julia Boggio, wrote a piece about ‘the art of posing’…and guess who’s Vintage Boudoir session is adoring FOUR whole pages?! That’s right people…it’s meee! I can’t wait to share those with you (next week) but for now let’s get right into learning all about another one of my favourite UK photographers (and just so happens, best friends) David McNeil!

 

When Gareth and I married 2 years ago, reportage photography was all the rage – naturalistic, unobtrusive and apparently perfect for ‘capturing you at your most beautiful’. However in recent years there has been a wave of new photographers with fashion or portraiture backgrounds moving into the industry causing a shift in perspective as what the most flattering style of photography might be. After all, for most couples, their wedding day is the only day they’ll ever have professional shots taken so why not make the most of it?

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Brighton Belles

Ooh two fabulous UK weddings in one day – I love it when that happens. Photographer Julia Boggio told me all about the super stylish and super fun wedding of Andrew & Lisa

Andrew and Lisa got married in Brighton in October on a very sunny day at the Hotel Du Vin. The hotel held special significance for the bride because, when it was a pub many years ago, her grandparents used to leave her father as a boy sitting outside with a Coke and some chips to keep him busy while they had a pint with their mates. Thus the picture of her dad with the chips and the Coke! Good photography was extremely important to Andrew and Lisa, who is a graphic designer. Having seen some of my previous work, they had some ideas about stuff they’d like to do; for example, with one of my previous couples, I got them to stand in a shop window. Lisa and Andrew liked this so much that they asked a nearby shop if they could do the same thing. The image of them sitting in the bathtub in the Fired Earth window was the result.  Also, for the group shot, they brought loads of props along so we could head down to the beach for some fun. His father cagily told us he would meet us down on the beach and disappeared for a bit. He found us fifteen minutes later, having changed into typical British beach-going wear, complete with hanky tied over his head. Everything about this wedding was great fun!

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In The City

If you’re having a English country garden themed wedding then what better way to celebrate your engagement than with a complete opposite in a Sex and the City style pre-wedding shoot!? I am loving all the wardrobe changes, especially that ruffly, ruched green dress – I have been swooning over it in Coast myself for the past few months!

Thank you to the wonderful Julia Boggio for sending me these exclusive (woop woop!) images to share with you all. Julia is not only one of the UK’s most fabulous photographers but she is the star of that infamous Dirty Dancing first dance video – if you haven’t seen it before, then you really must!

 

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London Calling

I admit defeat, blogging less is an impossible task for me.  I just received these fantastic photographs from UK photographer Julia Boggio.  I’ve lusted after Julia’s work from a far for a while now, and as I said last time I featured her “If you haven’t seen Julia Boggio’s amazing work yet you really really need to.  You need this in your life!”

Th ceremony of this quitensentailly London wedding took place at The Guards Chapel, St James which made for some fantastic (and cheeky) snaps (the Queen’s guards are not allowed to react to anything going on around them, they can’t smile, flinch or anything – I love being British sometimes – what a weird tradition!) 
The Bride wore a gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown and made her own fascinator for the evening part of the do. She wore a veil for the ceremony and then changed headpieces for the evening.

I hope you enjoy these photographs as much as I have – seeing the London Eye in these shots makes me feel all patriotic!

Credit: Julia Boggio

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If you haven’t seen Julia Boggio’s amazing work yet you really really need to.  You need this in your life!

Stark and even cold at times – almost technical perfection… yet other times it’s all fun, whimsy and play.  Julia produces work of true contrast and diversity.  

Credit: Julia Boggio