Category Archives: A Sunday Kind of Love

A Sunday Kind of Love: This is My Excited Face!

Be here, Monday morning, 9am (BST) to find out how to get your grubby mitts on a copy.

Being sold exclusively through Rock n Roll Bride and shipping worldwide, I am very excited that we’ve finally wrapped this incredible project. The only thing I ask is that if you get one that you post silly pictures of your excited face all over the internet too. Mkay?

Continue reading

A Sunday Kind of Love: Emotional Brilliance with LUSH

Ever since I blogged that shocking video that LUSH put together to raise awareness of animal testing in the cosmetics industry, I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. Every morning I’ve been worrying whether the things I’m putting on my face have somehow played a part in keeping this awful practice the norm. So you can imagine my elation when I found out LUSH were bringing out a make up range! It launched worldwide yesterday and I was up bright and early to head into town to get some first hand experience of it. “You’re mad”, Gareth said, “going into town on a Saturday. It will be mental”, “It will be worth braving the crowds for…” I responded, “I’m doing my bit for the bunnies.”

Don’t you just love going into a LUSH store? The sights, the smells, the excellent customer service. I was greeted by Rachel who asked if I’d like a colour reading. “Yes please”, I responded. She asked me to close my eyes while she span the wheel of colours in front of me. When she told me to, I opened my eyes and picked the three colours that immediately jumped out at me. They didn’t have to be my favourite colours, or ones I thought would suit me, they just had to be the ones I was drawn to without thinking about it. She then put the pot of colour which was represented by each choice in the middle of the wheel and told me what each one meant. Oh and yes… and surrounded them with dry ice (crappy picture of it, booo) but oooh that bit was strangely exciting!

Continue reading

A Sunday Kind of Love: The Summer Photography Farm

Tomorrow I’m off to the Photography Farm, Lisa Devlin‘s epic three day wedding photographers’ workshop, for the third time. You might say I’m a bit addicted to it! I’m not just there to hang out and learn (although that ineviablly happens at each one anyway) I’m on board to help style the shoots and impart some of my bloggy and wedding industry knowledge to those lucky farmers.

On day one we have two styled shoots. The first is the engagement shoot of one of Lisa’s real life couples, and the second is a bridal shoot with my gorgeous sister and her boyfriend playing models! For the latter we’ve gone for a ‘Hippy Luxe’ theme – think dreadlocks, birds nest crowns, multi coloured jewelley, wall hangings, henna, Moroccan style poofs. Oh and a tent! I can’t wait to see it all come together.

I’m pretty sure there isn’t another photography workshop out there that does styled shoots like this…

Continue reading

A Sunday Kind of Love: BHLDN on Sale!

So I tweeted & facebooked about this as soon as I saw it on Friday (I was in the middle of writing up a wedding that’s going up tomorrow, and the bride was in a BHLDN dress so I popped by the website to link to it and BAM! OMG “SAAAALE SAAAAAAAAAAAAAALE!” I squealed).

So yes, I already shared this via my social media but I couldn’t resist adding it to the blog today too. If this isn’t worth A Sunday Kind of Lovin’ I quite frankly don’t know what is.

BHLDN, Anthropologie‘s younger and (IMHO) more glamorous sister, are having a whopper of a sale. From wedding gowns to bridesmaid dresses, and cute decor ideas to underwear, I spent waaaay too much of my Friday afternoon a-swooning over every.single.item.

Here are some of my fave items… all of which are on sale right now! I’ve been been so kind as to arrange them into outfits for you… (click to enlarge)

Monochrome Magic

Tiered Tulip Gown $2400 $1000
Silent Star Wedges $210 $120
Guinguette Bibi $180 $100

Starry Starry Night

Couturier Skirt $650 $280
Stratosphere Mary Janes $342 $180
Shining Rounds Tiara $425 $280

Colour Clashing Bridesmaid

Miraflores Dress $310 $120
Topiary Pumps $270 $180
Papered Poppy Bouquet $224 $80

Continue reading

A Sunday Kind of Love: I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

On Thursday Gareth & I packed up our bags and head northward to the West Midlands for our next School of Rock Blogging workshop. It’s the forth one we’ve done together but it doesn’t get any easier. I’m still an annoying nervous wreck in the morning “Gaaareth have you got the cables? Did you save the slideshow? Is there petrol in the car? Oh hurry up we’re gonna be laaaaaate!” I don’t know how he copes with me actually!

♥ optimistic with sunglasses on as we set off ♥ driving through actual rivers to get there ♥ the beautiful Curradine Barns ♥ who’s that imposer?! ♥ Emma’s ‘Kat face’ ♥ aaaaaaamazing cake topper of yours truly made by workshop attendee Cassie. Recognise the outfit? ♥

I was particularly excited and nervous about this workshop because so many people I knew were going to be there! Birmingham is full of a plethora of amazing wedding suppliers, and so many of them were making the trek from the city to the Curradine Barns in Worcester to hear me speak. NO PRESSURE.

I’ll talk more about how the day went when I share the photos Emma took and the video that the amazing Lee made next Monday (note: I’ll also be announcing the next workshop date and location so be sure to pop by if you want to get yourself a spot).

♥ a yummy way to start the day ♥ I don’t know why…? ♥ street art at The Wedding Custard Factory ♥ black tattooed wedding dress by The Couture Company ♥ Jo is making me a corset! How lucky am I?! ♥ I love Birmingham ♥

Continue reading

A Sunday Kind of Love: Life is Beautiful

Oh it’s all too easy to focus on the bad things that happen to us and ignore (or more likely not notice) all the simple and beautiful things around us. Which is why I’m thrilled that Charis has started a cute new blog to celebrate all things beautiful.

I was thrilled when she asked me if I’d like to take part (you can see my entry here) and you can too! “To me, this concept is a simple gallery of positivity”, Charis writes. “Life is Beautiful. There is so much beauty in life and so much joy to be had and shared. This blog is just that. A place to share your beautiful life. What makes you smile? What lifts your spirits? What makes you stop and be glad you’re alive? Please share you beautiful life with us.”

Continue reading

A Sunday Kind of Love: Happy Father’s Day

Well I couldn’t let today pass without a nod to those Daddy’s of ours could I? And as I’m a terrible daughter who didn’t so much as get her Dad a card (I know, I know…but I did give him a bottle of absinthe from Prague so I hope I’m forgiven) I thought today I’d use the blog to celebrate all Dad’s everywhere…

Me & my Dad on my wedding day (er… how young do I look!?) in 2008

I love my Dad because we have the same sense of humour, that he always has wine in the house and that he secretly reads my blog and keeps up to date with what I’m doing on facebook.

Continue reading

A Sunday Kind of Love: Tie the Knot with Topshop & Richard Nicoll

You may have heard this news already, but just in case you’ve been living in a bubble, listen up! Topshop are releasing small capsule collection (7 dresses in total) of bridal wear this month!

Now like probably every twenty-something Brit I’m a huge Topshop fanatic, and I love the thought of them doing bridal wear, but in seeing these dresses I’m left more than a little deflated. They are beautiful, yes, but unless you’re a teeny tiny slip of a girl, I highly doubt these are going to be for you. They are a bit…erm….flimsy no?

Topshop say, “The world of fashion woke up to some very exciting news this morning, as the first pictures of the Richard Nicoll for Topshop bridal collection were revealed! As you would expect from one of the most elegant designers working right now, the dresses that Richard has created for Topshop are super contemporary and the antithesis of traditional frou-frou gowns. Beautiful lace shift dresses in blush pink and pure white compliment a floor length gown with a silk bodice, gentle peplum and sheer georgette underskirt. Every dress has a little bit of London cool – as Richard himself says, ‘these pieces are perfect as party dresses too if you’re not the marrying kind’.”

Continue reading

A Sunday Kind of Love: Getting Back to Reality

After the whirlwind of the past fortnight, this week has been a bit of a… OK not ‘downer’ as such… but just, you know, a very normal one. Getting back from a long trip away invariably means that you have a mountain of work to climb when you return (and emails ahhh so many emails!) so in all honestly I haven’t done much except playing hostage to my computer and make grilled cheese sandwiches for tea (domestic goddess? oh yes!)

This week may not have been a red letter one, but it’s still important to see the small things that are there to make us smile…

Continue reading

A Sunday Kind of Love: Rooftop Dance Parties, Brooklyn Bridge Paparazzi & Extreme Cinemaing

After the aceness of last week I wasn’t sure my New York adventure could get any better…oh how wrong I was! On Monday we waved goodbye to The Lasertron’s (boohoo) and Gala & I then basically spent the whole week distracting each other. I’d love to move here one day, but if I did I fear neither of us would ever get any work done! We had too much fun doing things like this…

On Wednesday Christina, Alie and Marielle of Made U Look Photography flew all the way from California to shoot Gareth & me.  We shot in our apartment, on our roof and around the East Village where we are staying. It was seriously fun. These guys are the best!

Continue reading

A Sunday Kind of Love: Hanging Out with The Darlings & The Lasertrons in NYC!

The last 3 days have been a whirlwind of excitement and adventure as Gareth & I have meandered around New York City with our friends The Darlings and The Lasertrons…wow our surname is so boring! We’ve been a right motley crue of chaos with late night pizza dates, neon pedicures, being papped in Tompkins square, flower crowns, florescent skirt purchases, passing out on sofas (yeah…that was me) and shopping til we dropped (sorry Gareth!)

Triple dates have never been so fun. Here are some of my fave instax and instagrams from the past few days…

Excuse the jet-lag eyes!

Poor Gareth is so bored of our antics (check him out skulking in the background!)

Neither Gala or I really cook but we were both in agreement that this swarovski encrusted kitchen aid in Georgetown cupcakes was the most incredible thing we’d ever laid eyes on

We had polaroids taken on the street by a man with a trilby hat with the biggest feather I’ve ever seen poking out of it!

Continue reading