Real Wedding – Rustic Bohemian Outdoor Ceremony

22/09/2014 | 2

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Kaitlyn & Ryan   ♥   Texas, USA

Photography:   jFairchild Photography


If you saw Kaityln and Ryan’s engagement shoot a few weeks ago then you’ll definitely remember it – it was all kinds-of-awesome!


This just-plain-cool couple teamed up with the amazingly talented Jen from jFairchild Photography to celebrate their engagement with one seriously sleek shoot. Be sure to check it out if you missed it, the photography was atmospheric to say the very least.


If you did have the pleasure of seeing their engagement shoot then it will come as no surprise that Kaitlyn and Ryan’s wedding day continued along the same bohemian vein.


This is how you do chic and unique! A relaxed outdoor ceremony (with a tipi for an altar) was the perfect setting for this stunning boho bride and her hubby-to-be. Their day was filled with jaw-droppingly beautiful blooms and natural details – they well and truly rocked the rustic wedding vibe.


From Kaitlyn’s darling detailed dress, statement headdress and oversized bouquet to the bridesmaids fabulous flower crowns, their laid-back yet oh-so-stylish theme was consistent throughout every aspect of the day and bursting with personality – prepare to be inspired!


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Unique Confetti Ideas And How To Snap The Perfect Confetti Shot

22/09/2014 | 0

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The tradition of throwing confetti over a couple as they exit their ceremony dates back to Roman times when grains were tossed to bring good luck and the wish of a fertile marriage to the newlyweds.


Thankfully confetti throwing is certainly one wedding tradition that is not dying out, if anything it is having a major revival! With companies such as Shropshire Petals who grow 100% natural, eco-friendly, biodegradable petal confetti there’s no concerns over when and where you can throw confetti, which means there’s no end to the fun that can be had with these pretty petals.


Photos will be the way you remember your wedding day for years to come, so capturing the best moments is really important – especially the confetti shot! Not only is a confetti moment visually pretty and always full of smiles, it makes for fantastic photographs too.


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So be imaginative with your confetti on your special day! Decorate your venue with confetti for a romantic look or get creative with your confetti throwing ideas. To get you thinking, here are a few unique confetti ideas…

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Friday Five – Tips For Packing For A Destination Wedding

19/09/2014 | 3

Tips For Packing For A Destination Wedding


When it comes to getting married abroad being organised is key! This is especially true when it comes to packing for your destination wedding.


As we all know, packing for an average holiday can take some time and so when it comes to ensuring that you have everything packed for your abroad wedding this task can seem a little daunting. So this week’s Friday Five brings you five top tips for packing for a destination wedding with the aim of getting you to start thinking about the packing process from the very beginning of your wedding planning. Stick to this advice and you’ll find packing for your destination wedding is a (tropical island!) breeze.


Packing For A Destination Wedding

Images: Jodi Miller Photography via Love And Lavender

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Bridal Make Up – Ballet Beautiful

18/09/2014 | 1

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Elegant and graceful ballet-inspired styles have danced across the catwalks and into our wardrobes over recent years and with the arrival of the AW14 pastel trend ballet-based fashion is set to continue. This supple style has lent itself well to the beauty arena too, where ethereal ballerina-inspired faces take center stage.


John Lewis have brought together the must-have cosmetics to create the ballet beautiful looks of the new season in their latest fashion and beauty magazine Edition. Not only picture-perfect bridal make up concepts but easy enough to try at home for the upcoming party season too.


So here’s a look at the my favourite products from the range that will have you ballet beautiful in no time…



Ballet slipper pink


Pastel shades are the core colours for the new season and this is being seen beyond the catwalks and into the beauty world too. Ballet slipper pink will definitely make the boys wink, so work gentle pink tones across your eyelids and add a hint of light lippy to create a pretty bridal, bridesmaid or party look this autumn.


Pink Bridal Make Up

Fusion Foundation BD10 £30.50 – YSL, Luminizing Satin Eye Colour in PK305 £23.50 – Shiseido,

Addict It-Lash Mascara in Black £22 – Dior, Revolution Lipstick in Obsessed £15 – Urban Decay

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Real Wedding – Stylish Sonoma Soiree

17/09/2014 | 6

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Ashley & Andy   ♥   Sonoma, USA

Photographer:   onelove photography


Oh my! This stylish Sonoma soiree is delightful and then some. Held at the Buena Vista Winery – California’s first premium winery founded in 1857 – this beautiful historical vineyard radiates with rustic charm.


From Ashley’s fabulous fishtail frock, glittering gold accessories and statement shrug to the gorgeous gold sequin bridesmaid dresses this sure is one fashionable occasion.


Beautifully chic natural décor and charming details were teamed with pretty personal touches to ensure that their day was breathtakingly elegant.


Oh and I almost forgot to mention the Bubble Room! Yes, there was a room in the wine caves purely dedicated to champagne – now that’s my kinda wedding reception!




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Wedding Theme Inspiration – Enchanting Bridal Preparation Shoot

16/09/2014 | 8

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The morning of your wedding day is like a dream; it’s difficult to put your finger on the feeling or for a description to do it justice.


It’s a little like the giddy sensation on Christmas morning when you’re a child. Waking up and realising that something exciting is going to happen, but knowing that you have to wait as it’s too early to get up yet – this combined with a hazy daydream sensation almost like it’s not real.


When these magical moments and the emotion of preparing to be a bride are caught on camera they’re priceless, so ensure that your wedding photographer spends a little time with you and your maids in the bridal suite at this special time.


Today’s sophisticated styled shoot has this thought in mind and is overflowing with romantic inspiration for your bridal preparation. The oh-so-talented team (Gert Huygaerts Photography and Joy Proctor Design to name just a few) flawlessly captured the essence of an elegant Italian wedding morning at the breathtaking Belmond Hotel Caruso.


Subtle shades of blush, duck egg blue, muted grey and off-white created a soft palette, perfectly fitting for this enchanting setting, whilst chic bridal accessories, antique jewellery and delicate details assisted in emphasizing the pure romanticism of this bridal preparation shoot.


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