Friday Five – Fabulous Floral Altars

28/11/2014 | 0

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There’s been an abundance of fancy floral altars on the wedding scene recently, with the trend seeming to be that the more blooms your altar wears for your wedding, the better!


Talk about impact! This is one fabulous trend that certainly gives a ceremony the wow-factor whilst creating an amazingly vibrant and visual backdrop to your wedding photographs. So this week’s Friday Five brings you five of the most fabulous floral altars as inspiration for your big day.


If you’re getting married abroad be sure to discuss this type of idea with your wedding planner and/or florist as fresh flowers do wilt in the sun, so they might suggest that a floral altar is more suitable if you are having a morning or late afternoon ceremony or if you’re planning your destination wedding outside of the hotter summer months.


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Wellbeing – 10 Things To Be Thankful For Everyday

27/11/2014 | 0

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Images: Annabelle Denmark via You Mean The World To Me


Let’s face the facts, planning a wedding can sometimes be stressful! At times the frenzy that is involved with pulling together the biggest party of your life will leave you begging your partner to elope!


In today’s fast-paced world, juggling your already busy work schedule and social calendar with organising a wedding can certainly be a testing. There’s just no getting away from it.


Throw in other people’s conflicting opinions and their pressures to have your day their way, along with managing a budget and you can have a recipe for burn out (bring on the honeymoon holiday!).


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Real Wedding – Misty Morning Lake Ceremony

27/11/2014 | 0

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Andrea & John   ♥   Minnesota, USA

Photographer:   Mad Chicken Studio 


Happy Thanksgiving! To join in the festivities being celebrated across the pond in the US today, I thought I’d share an American wedding.


Today we are jetting off to Lake Superior in Minnesota for a wedding that is nothing short of magical. Andrea and John planned a whole weekend of fun beside the lake for their wedding guests – a true destination wedding enabling their nearest and dearest to get away together and soak up some quality time as one in a breathtaking location.


On the morning of their wedding mist engulfed the shoreline of the world’s largest freshwater lake – only adding to the already romantic and ethereal atmosphere surrounding the rustic lodgings!


Not only did I feel that this destination wedding was fitting for Thanksgiving since it took place in the US, but the stationery suite that this darling duo used for their waterside wedding really jumped out at me, especially the gratitude expressed in the card that was laid on each table place setting.


The words read as follows:

To our friends and family, thank you. For being part of our happily ever after, for sharing the first day of our new life together. It means the world to us that you all have travelled so far to celebrate with us this weekend. Thank you for being our encouragement, our mentors, the ones we lean on, and our partners in crime, for loving us through the ups and downs in life. You have helped make us who we are and for that we are forever grateful. So please enjoy today, you are our favourite people and we’re so glad to have you join us on our first day as husband and wife. Thank you for sharing in today’s celebration and those we’ll share in the years to come. We love you.


Isn’t that what thanksgiving is all about! Being so grateful for everything and everyone that you have in life, focusing on what you have instead of what you have not. I’m sure these words will resonate with you as they did me. Happy Thanksgiving everyone x


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Real Wedding – Beachside Celebration In Quogue, New York

26/11/2014 | 5

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Aubrey & Andrew   ♥   New York, USA

Photographer:   Kane and Social


Some weddings are virtually impossible to edit. I just want to feature every, single, photo! And this seaside soiree in Quogue, New York is certainly one of those darling days.


Being from the UK, Quogue was new news to me. Being only 80 miles out of New York City, this charming bayside village sits in the heart of the infamous Hamptons on Long Island, Suffolk County, New York and boasting un-spoilt stretches of clear white sandy beaches, this is one fabulous destination-wedding locale.


It played the perfect host to Aubrey and Andrew’s relaxed marriage ceremony which is one of those infectious events that with just one look makes you wish you’d been invited. You can’t take your eyes off the fun in the photography as the personality of Aubrey and Andrew and their nearest and dearest shines through.


Modern vintage, quirky and cool, this day has it all, including of course an incredible ocean view locale and some seriously dapper wedding style thrown in for good measure. Oh and of course an insanely talented photography team – Kane and Social – to capture the laid-back luxury atmosphere to perfection.


So come and indulge in today’s beachside celebration, you’ll be inspired from the off.


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Real Wedding – Intimate Italian Lake Elopement

25/11/2014 | 0

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Hannah & Gareth   ♥   Lake Garda, Italy

Photographer:   AV-Photography


If there’s one location that delivers destination weddings with a generous side order of romance, it’s Italy. Big time. Every time.


Gareth and Hannah married on a beautifully blue-skied day in May, in Gardone Riviera, an intimate lakeside resort on the luscious Lake Garda in Italy. They eloped from Stafford in the UK to tie the knot, just the two of them, surrounded by breathtaking beauty and bathed in glorious sunshine – pure romantic bliss.


Together, they got ready for their dreamy day ahead, quietly enjoying their rustic chic B&B with wonderful views over the water, before being whisked off to their Town Hall ceremony on a tuk-tuk! Their talented photographer then took them on a walking tour of the historical town, capturing the precious first moments as excited newlyweds and soaking up the stunning views.


So if you’re thinking of eloping, I’m quite sure this intimate Italian lake elopement might just make up your mind!


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Engagement Shoot – Enchanting Forest Love

24/11/2014 | 0


Jolanta & Aivaras   ♥   Lithuania

Photographer:   Justin R – Wedding Photographer


Being lovers of travel, Jolanta and Aivaras wanted to introduce a hint of a jet set theme to their engagement shoot and so they brought some pretty props along to the damp yet oh-so-enchanting forest.


Along with their talented photographer they uncovered some truly idyllic corners of the forest (including a swing chair over a stream!) to capture their togetherness and their desire to travel the world.





Justin R – Wedding Photographer:

“Well, to begin I can say that this engagement shoot almost didn’t happen. By the time I was off to the location, the rain had started pouring and the couple were about the cancel the whole thing.”


“I’m glad that they changed their minds because it wasn’t long before the rain was gone and we had a great time shooting in the swampy forest!”


“Jolanta and Aivaras have travelled half the world and wanted to reflect a travel theme a little bit in the photo shoot. They had taken some with them but the most amazing thing was the hanging chair in the middle of the swamp!”


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