A Rustic Wood and Lace Themed Real Wedding: Jesse and Marie

Jesse and Marie were married on 25th January 2014 at South Farm, Royston.

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They are a really fun laid back couple who wanted something simple with the themes of wood and lace. The venue was perfect for this with their Rustic looking barn and chickens running around!

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Everything was all in the detail with this winter wedding! The bride loves the artist Rob Ryan so everybody bought them tiles for their new house and the guest book consisted of blank tiles for the guests to leave a piece of advice on, which will then go up in their house to be seen forever! They also had an old typewrite with the beginnings of their love story written on the sheet of paper.

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The rustic touches were everywhere from the wood and wild flower centrepieces made up of old teapots and lace wrapped jars to the wooden cake stand and the favours were little bags of tea personalised with the couple’s names. The place names were scrabble letters (which the guests had great fun rearranging into naughty words!)

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Marie wore a beautiful Naomi Neoh dress to carry on the lace theme and the groom wore tweed.

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The wedding planner was Carmela Weddings and Lisa said the one piece of advice she would give anyone planning their wedding is to really think about how your personalities can come through on your wedding day. Guests love seeing little details which make them say ‘that’s so them!’ so focus on that.

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Venue: South Farm, Royston http://www.south-farm.co.uk/

Planner: Carmela Weddings and Events www.carmelaweddings.co.uk

Photographer: James Davidson http://www.jamesdavidson.co.uk

Florist: Crazy Daisy http://crazydaisyflowers.com

 

 

November 8, 2014

Queen of the Forest – Whimsical Bohemian Bridal Inspired Styled Shoot

The Queen of the Forest photo shoot was designed by Charlotte Garratt, Amanda White and San Shawe of Sanshine Photography to create and showcase two whimsical bridal looks as inspiration for brides who want to add a splash of bohemian fairy tale into their special day.

The first look, based around a flowy silk tulle strapless gown, and complimented by a beautiful floral crown, is perfect for a magical light-infused woodland wedding ceremony, with light natural make-up and loose curls to complete this effortlessly beautiful style.

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The second, more regal look is based around a unique ivory gown with beautiful beading and a high neckline, and would be an excellent choice for the evening celebrations and autumn weddings with a boho twist. Structured hair and bold lips make a statement with the gorgeous accent of a vintage crown to make any bride feel like a fairytale queen.

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Bridal Gowns: Charlotte Garratt

Stylist: Miss Munro 

Make-up & Hair: Amanda White 

Flowers: Josy Posy 

Vintage crown: Misty Albion

Floral necklace: Lovisetto

Photography: Sanshine Photography

Model: Lucy Scarfe 

November 6, 2014

5 Things the Groom Cares About

When a couple are planning a wedding I hear a lot of brides say that their partners don’t care about the wedding. Or when they are asked for their opinion they say “whatever you want”. Well, these are a few things that I believe most grooms do care about when planning a wedding.

  1. What he’s wearing. He doesn’t want to look stupid in front of his friends…..he wants to be comfortable and as much as you want him to look like Mr Darcy, he just wants to look good!Groomsmen
  2. The colour scheme. If he’s a Man City fan you can’t have red at your wedding without him getting a lot of grief from his friends.Red Theme
  3. The Party. He wants everyone to have a good time. Listen to his music and drink suggestions.Evening Reception
  4. Your Look. He’ll already be nervous on the day, so make sure you still look like the girl he knows and loves…..don’t decided to go for a style overhaul on your big day.Close Up Bride
  5. The Stag Party. Probably the thing he cares most about…..and also worries about. Will he come back with both his eyebrows???Stag Do
November 4, 2014

Do’s and Don’t for your Makeup Trial

Once you have booked your makeup artist, schedule at least one trial run to test out different looks.

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Do bring magazine pictures to show the makeup artist what you like and don’t like.

Do bring pictures of your dress, if you have a fabric swatch take that along with your accessories. This can help the makeup artist suggest colours and styles.

Do wear a white or ivory top with a similar neckline to your dress. This will help with your skin tone for the day.

Do get your hair done. Have it styled as you will have it on the day so you can visualise your whoile look.

Do prepare your skin. Exfoliate your skin and have your eyebrows groomed.

Do take pictures once your look is complete. Get photos both indoor and out and with a flash so you can see what your makeup will look like in your photographs.

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Don’t be unrealistic. Have ideas of what you want to look like, but remember you are never going to look like an airbrushed model!

Don’t waste the opportunity. Ask questions, don’t get distracted and don’t turn up with 20 friends.

Don’t be shy. Tell them what you like and don’t like. If you’re not happy with the look created, tell them.

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