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…
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)
Tiered Tulip Gown
Silent Star Wedges
Starry Starry Night
Stratosphere Mary Janes
Shining Rounds Tiara
Colour Clashing Bridesmaid
Papered Poppy Bouquet
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 ♥
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.”
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.
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’.”
Thank you thank you thank you MissKimberlina on twitter for alerting me to this amazingness. My wallet is about to get a whole lot lighter…
Annabelle’s Wigs via ASOS (this blunt cut style is even on sale!)
I’ve had my Instax camera for a few years, but recently I’ve fallen head over heels in love with it again! From Omaha to LA and from Vegas to New York, my trusty Instax has traveled with me to document my friends and frolics along the way.
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…
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!
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!