Bonjourno my lovelies how are we all on this lovely winters day? It is such a beautiful day!
Hello Moers, how are you? Have you been having a great week?
I’m feeling revived and fresh lately as I’ve been having a crazy amount of green/super healthy smoothies, and eating a lot better which has really helped me focus more than normally! Check out my instagram to see the smoothies I’ve made!
How are we all doing today? Anything exciting happening? So I’m all achy after the crazy body pump session I attended on Tuesday, I went a bit overboard and now I’m suffering for it!
Lucky for you I have a lovely introductory post for you today!
Bonjour my lovelies, how are you?
Today we have a wonderful guest speaker, giving us fantastic information about how to choose your wedding stationery! This can be quite a daunting task with planning your wedding, so it’s good to have a professional guide you on the right path and give you something to think about!
Let me introduce you to Lisa…
Hello, glorious people!
How are you all?
I just wanted to share this amazing advert with you today as the incredible Hazel Buckley, a fantastic wedding photographer is offering 10% off her services to all UK brides in 2015, as she is moving over here from Australia.
She is renowned in Australia for her creative work, and I’m extremely positive that she is going to fit in perfectly, here in the UK.
How are we today? What a lovely day it is too? I even have washing on the line (never happens).
Obviously I had to pick a winner, and it was this lovely couple, Stephanie and Martin! I’m soooooo happy they won because look at how much they’re in love!
Opppps, I’m giving it all away before you watch it, here it is…
Afternoon everyone! I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend and didn’t get up to much mischief? I know what you’re all like!
This week’s MO Loves is about an innovative, unique and cool milliner, from South Wales!
I’m extremely honoured to feature Robyn Coles this week as her work is extremely beautiful, inventive and she is an up and coming star.
I’m also excited for future collaborations together, so stay tuned to see what we’re up too.
Enough of my rambling, here is why I love Robyn Coles, an absolutely fabulous Milliner.
Robyn Coles had a previous incarnation as a buyer/merchandiser for Armani, Liberty and Browns before retraining as a milliner and setting up her own label.
Based in South Wales but with global reach and presence her designs exude quirky simplicity and cater for the modern, brave woman who loves fashion but isn’t ruled by trend.
She believes that a big statement can be made with strong architectural shape and minimal detail. Also running a bespoke atelier she seldom gets requests for fussy pieces, her clients often prefer bold, clean designs.
She also undertakes a lot of bridal work, often making for the whole bridal party, veils, birdcage pieces, bridesmaids and mother.
Famed for making her off-schedule London Fashion Week debut with naked models her priority is to make the hat the focus of an outfit – nothing else matters.
Here are some of her seasonal pieces.
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I have? Isn’t her work simply astonishing?
For more information and to contact Robyn, follow this link.
Stay tuned and keep up to date with us as we are now friends.
Speak soon and love you all.
Afternoon everyone, I hope you’re well and having a joyous week? Once again, another mad rushed week! I had to look at my calendar twice as it can’t be Thursday and it can’t be nearly March. It is true that when you get older life goes quicker.
Anyway enough of my rambling, which you all know I’m very good at.
Today’s post if you didn’t realise is on a MO Loves, and this week it’s on a talented and beautiful make-up artist; Victoria Brown.
I first met Victoria at a Hotel in Winchester and soon as we started talking we couldn’t stop (story of my life). We gelled extremely well and it has even lead to her to be the make-up artist to one of my weddings in June.
Here is why I love her…
Victoria was trained by Jemma Kidd in 2004 and currently works as a make-up artist in the fashion and bridal industries.
With the expertise she has gained Victoria has created make-up master classes aiming to show you how a modern approach to make-up can be accessible to you, whatever your age. Master classes are held in groups or individually.
Victoria also offers bridal packages, creating beautiful individual make-up and hair looks for each bride.
Based in Hampshire; Victoria travels to all the surrounding counties and London.
Thank you for reading and I’ll look forward to talking to you all very soon.
Hello, hello my beautiful, wonderful, amazing people.
On the MO Loves this week, I’m honoured to introduce an amazing photographer who I love! I Love her style, I love her vintage love, love her talent, and just love her.
I first met Paula last summer, but it seems so much longer than that, as we just literally hit it off. Since then you have seen us working together on fantastic projects, drinking champagne at wedding shows and networking events! Not much of course :-/.
Here is why I love Paula Broome so much and I’m sure you will fall in love with her too.
As you can see I’m a lot more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it!
I am a people photographer, specialising in alternative weddings. I also do portrait work (actors’ head shots, babies, couples….) and event work. I like faces. And vintage stuff. Vintage faces! What?!? (By the way I have a tendency to waffle…)
I love a good wedding. What’s not to love? Friends, family, fashion, love, music and cake (mmmm, cake!) My aim is to capture the mood and feel of the day so that you can look back on your photos and re-live the day. Cashback!
A bit about me? Well…. I’m a Mancunian living in London with my American husband (who will affectionately be referred to in my blog posts as ‘The Yank’) and slightly grumpy cat, Chairman Meow aka Mr. Richard Meowington, Esq. (it’s a long story.)
My passion for photography started in my early twenties when I started travelling the world. It seemed like a great way to document my trips and I soon became incapable of going anywhere without a camera stuck to my face. I was inspired by the vibrance of different cultures and the people I met on my travels and soon became immersed in the world of street photography. Fast forward a few years to one ‘turning thirty’ crisis and I decided that I absolutely MUST turn this “hobby” into a career. My love of vintage clothes and furniture led to me being approached to do vintage style weddings. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Here is a sample of her amazing work!
Don’t forget to visit her website to see more about her and what she does.
Love you all for reading and I’m very sure we will speak extremely soon!
On Saturday, just gone I was honoured to of met Katie from Mary Jane Vaughan Flowers as I have heard so much about them in the wedding industry as they are all so kind, honest, talented, creative, beautiful and just amazing people!
After meeting Katie, whilst sipping a glass of Champagne, I just had to create this MO Loves post as you all know how much I love flowers and these florists are so effortless. I’ll show you why.
We work from our studio in Battersea, close to the flower market, on bespoke weddings and events. We are all about beautiful props, the best quality silver and glassware and of course the freshest seasonal flowers. At this time of the year our workshop is awash with scented Hyacinths and Narcissi, Tulips in every colour and Ranunculus with their layers of petals like ballerina skirts. We are an approved supplier and recommended by many prestigious venues from Kew Gardens, Syon Park and Banqueting House to The Connaught, Bulgari Hotel, Corinthia Hotel and Claridge’s.
At Mary Jane Vaughan we are known for the simplicity and understated elegance of our designs. Mary Jane compares good floristry with good Italian cuisine – Work with the best possible ingredients, and do the least to them. Quality of the flowers is therefore an essential part of our thinking and you will often see Mary Jane early in the morning in the flower market checking out new varieties of flowers and foliage. At the same time, we understand the need for drama and humour in our work, and the impact achieved by the repetition of simple designs. As in any art form, floristry has to have an edge. Working from a spacious workshop in Battersea, we are in easy reach of the West end and the City and a stone-throw from the flower market. We also work all over the UK, as well as in the Continent.
At Mary Jane Vaughan we have created flowers for countless weddings, both big and small, home and abroad, and no two weddings are the same. Mary Jane believes that all weddings should be like a banquet – romantic, brimming with candles and flowers, a reflection of the abundance and generosity that weddings are all about – as well as a reflection of the couple. We came to understand early on that we needed to invest in good quality silver and glassware that will sparkle and enhance the beauty of the flowers, and we are always adding to our growing collection of candelabra and vases.
For more information about Mary Jane Vaughan and how her team of fabulous florists can help, please follow the link to her website.
How elegantly written! I’m going to go out and get some flowers for the house now, but I thought I should leave you with a collection of some of their work, enjoy.
Today’s post is the first; a real life wedding at the beautiful Danesfield House, created by the fantastic Robert Pugh at RP Photography by Design. If you remember, I introduced him last week?
Holly and Kevin are a beautiful couple, extremely romantic and very charismatic.
Here’s their story by Robert…
Danesfield House Hotel & Spa in Marlow was the location for Holly and Kevin’s wedding. The ceremony took place in the Versailles Suite and it kicked off with the entrance of the bride walking down the aisle to the lovely voices of the choir. After the service it was straight outside to take advantage of the lovely grounds of Danesfield House for some beautiful photos before the rain decided to come down. Once back inside in the warm and cosy surroundings of the Grand Hall, it was time to enjoy some reception drinks and more entertainment from the choir before leaving the wedding party to enjoy their lovely wedding feast and rest of their evening.
Here are some photos of this beautifully elegant wedding.
What a truly stunning wedding?
Photo Credits – Robert Pugh at RP Photography by Design
Venue Credits – Danesfield House & Spa Hotel
Floristry Credits– Grown and created by Holly & Kevin
Choir Credits – Holly’s Mum
One very personal and traditional wedding! Hope you enjoyed?
Love you all.
Hello, hello beautiful people.
When planning your wedding it can be easy to leave the transport to the last minute and in my experience a lot of couples do so, as we all think there is transport available and that’s it’s easy to plan.
It’s easy to have this attitude, but it’s not just the availability of the transport, it’s also, has the transport been licensed? Does the driver know the route? These are some of the common questions, but we seem to think that this is always OK.
To find the perfect transport there is a lot to look for! Watch my recent video on what you need to achieve and how to achieve it!
I hope this has helped and made you realise that it’s just as important to arrange transport as it is to organise catering.
Think about it, how else will your guests get from A to B.
Speak soon and thanks for watching.