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A Winter-Themed Shoot & a Bride with Purple Hair

Becky’s bridal shoot was the brainchild of wedding photographer Bethan Haywood Jones. She found Becky online and loved her look (hello, purple hair!) and so approached her with the idea of a winter themed shoot. “Aaaaah, winter. I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan on the whole!” Bethan explained. “It’s cold, it’s dark, most things appear to be dead and it rains a lot. However, the winter weddings I am lucky enough to shoot are usually bursting with love, life and enough warm things to make your toes feel toasty. So my inspiration for this bridal shoot was to show that even on the greyest of days it isn’t too hard to inject a bit of colour into your day.”

“I love Becky’s purple hair and that was the starting point for my theming ideas. I warned her that we would be spending most of the day shooting outside and promised cake to make up for it, but I have to say she was an absolute star, sitting in the freezing cold in a little dress and peep toe shoes. The thing about bridal shoots is that often there is zero budget to pull them together, so again I sent out a few emails and found some amazing people to work with who loaned us items for the shoot.”

“The stationery was hand printed by Chris Smith who runs his own company called One After Nine. He specialises in simple and bold graphic design and typography while using methods such as screen printing and letterpress to produce the work. The dress and coat were borrowed from Lucky Bitch Boutique, who sell a mixture of original vintage items and hand made jewellery and accessories. Doris Designs loaned a kick ass hot pink petticoat to really bring the dress to life.”

“Most of the other bits and pieces were things I already owned and I made my favourite party purple punch. The little glass bottles I actually dug up from my garden! See…. weddings don’t need to be expensive!”

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{Personal Posting} New Handbag Eye Candy

I couldn’t resist adding a little bonus personal post this morning…because look what I just became the proud owner of! I think every girl needs a Vivienne Westwood handbag for Christmas. My wonderful friend Peter bought it for me (yeah, I opened it early, whoops) I must have been a very good girl this year!

Gareth said it’s hideous and that I’m a big loser for asking him to take photos of me flashing it. However I think it suits my hair quite perfectly and that anyone who thought I was strange as I posed in front of the random Christmas shed is clearly just jealous of my fabulous new bag.

Happy Christmas to me. Thank you to Peter and Vivienne. I love you both!

Edward Scissorhands ‘Winter in Summer’ Wedding

I am so flippin’ excited to share this wedding today. It’s like looking in a wedding mirror – if I’d known about all the fabulous alternative weddingy goodness that’s out there when we were getting married I reckon our wedding would certainly have shared many design elements with Karri & Ian’s big day.

The pair were married in the Botanical Gardens at the St. Regis Resort in Laguna Beach, California. Karri envisioned a dark and whimsical “winter in summer” wedding, inspired by the movie Edward Scissorhands. Karri & Ian told me all about their inspirational day.

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Snuggle Up

It seems to be starting to get bloomin’ cold everywhere again…so what better way to ‘celebrate’ than to share some more snowy engagements!? I have to say, the indoor shots seem a lot more appealing to me right now. Is it nearly summer time yet?

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Winter Warmers & DIY to Die For

This brand spanking new wedding was sent to me by the fabulous Andana Lima. I fell in love with bride’s beehive, her faux fur coat and all the DIY projects involved in making their day elegant and personal.

The DIY projects behind this wedding included the bouquet made out of black and white fabric, the boutonnieres for the groomsman and mother of the bride, the monograms, the wishbook and all the centerpieces and table decorations. Courtney also added her own beads to underneath her shoes. The custom flops were made by J*Flops.

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Thursday Treats – 14th Jan 2010

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Credit: Leah McCormick

Those who follow me on Twitter and Facebook will know I’ve had a rough few days of late. I’ve been letting things (or should I say certain people!) get to me and it must stop! Arrgh… so I apologise for that right now. However, in a much more positive vein, I am very excited to get going with this week’s Thursday Treats as it always cheers me to share such internet wonderfulness with you all, my dear readers and loyal fans 😛

♥ First off – erm..hello? How fabulous are the photos at the top of this post? It was taken by the amazingly fun, cool, quirky and chatty Leah McCormick who I was lucky enough to meet on a cold day in London just before Christmas. I took her for a walk around Soho and down Carnaby Street where she went nuts over the Christmas decorations. Well they are pretty gorgeous aren’t they?
10 of the weirdest wedding invitations – I think they’re all pretty damn cool actually!
♥ Eeek! My Vintage Boudoir shoot from Julia Boggio is almost ready to share! Julia just send me a little teaser…man she’s naughty, now I’m even more excited to see them! How awesome are these going to be huh?

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Tantrums & Tiara’s have named their newest hair comb after moi et ma petite blog. Thank you
♥ Beeeautiful vintage winter engagement shoot
♥ N.E.E.T magazine are neeeeat indeed. This fashion spread rules
Sweet little pinup hotness
Culture Bridal Couture. Oh my.
Steampunk wedding cake – yum!
♥ Mountains of pink ruffles
♥ One Love Photo’s awesome wedding show set up – who wouldn’t book them!?
♥ Yes, cutlery can be beautiful
♥ Be sure to match your pooch with your shoes (via Erin ever After)

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