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As you may well know we are BIG fans of Grace Loves Lace here on the Blog. I feature so many real weddings with brides wearing dresses from their collections. It seems their laid-back, whimsical dresses are perfect for the Boho bride. From the lace detailing, to the famous backless designs, so many of their dresses have become iconic, with many a designer taking inspiration from their work. So today I am delighted to share with you the very exciting brand new collection titled ‘La Bamba’
Ziems comments that, “As the original disruptors, we feel it’s our duty to turn it up a notch – giving women the excitement and authenticity they deserve. La Bamba is truly ‘luxury you can dance in’ – high impact gowns that don’t sacrifice wearability. We wanted to create bling without the bling – gowns that shine and shimmer on the skin without heavy adornment and embellishment. We focused on the scale and placement of fabric to contour the body, and using stretch lace to flatter and highlight every curve.”
Today I have the gorgeous wedding of Chelsea and Jim to share with you. Chelsea and Jim took a risk on their venue as it was still being renovated when they went o visit it, and was only completed 2 months before their wedding. However, their risk paid off as the whole place looks stunning! They chose a navy and gold colour scheme to go with their glitz and glamour theme but kept the day bright and colourful with lots of brightly coloured flowers which look amazing against the barns backdrop. As the couple are big music fans, they had several nods toward music within their decoration and a huge array of food on offer to honour their love of the gastropub. Steve Fuller Photography was there to capture the day for them and what a fab job he did.
Jim and Chelsea were married on 23rd March 2019 at The Oak Barn, Benenden in Kent. ‘We actually changed venues halfway through the wedding planning process, as we weren’t confident the first location we’d chosen could deliver the day we wanted. The Oak Barn was still a building site when we first viewed it – it was only finished in January 2019 – but we fell in love with its potential. The owners, Tim & Deana, had an incredible vision for a rustic, boho wedding venue finished to a high standard, and that was exactly the vibe we were after. Plus, we knew we wanted a live band, and the fact it has two different barns meant that we could use both spaces flexibly to let the band soundcheck uninterrupted. We had 85 guests for the day, and just over 100 in total during the evening. It took just shy of two years to plan our big day, but we were slightly distracted by having a baby in the middle of it all! We got engaged and found out we were expecting our daughter in the space of four days – I don’t think we’ll ever experience a week that life changing again!’
Hello Monday! And how are you all today? Did you have a good weekend? I do hope so. Mine was wonderful. We spent it celebrating Dexter’s 5th birthday. Dexter had a fab time at his party on Saturday. Batman made a surprise appearance for him, which really made his day! Then on Sunday we went out for the day just the 3 of us, which was lovely. It’s been a hectic month, what with two trips abroad, our wedding anniversary, Nik’s birthday and Dexter’s birthday, so this week will hopefully be a breeze in comparison. Talking about this week, I have the most gorgeous wedding to start the week off with. Katie and Ryan chose a destination wedding as they love to travel, and decided on San Diego as it’s a special place for them. They mixed their love of modern, clean designs with their love of the ocean and created a stunning looking wedding, filled with soft blues, geometric patterns and lots of tropical greenery. I just love this wedding, it oozes style and is a delight to look at. Big thanks to Nicole George Event Planning & Design for the submission and Studio Castillero for the beautiful images.
Katie and Ryan were married on 19th October 2018 at The Wood Shed Venue by Booze Brothers. They had 25 guests and it took 7-8 months to plan. ‘Ryan and I had always wanted a destination wedding as traveling is our favorite thing to do together! San Diego already held a special place in my heart as I had visited there many times with my Dad as a child. He passed away unexpectedly in 2015. I took Ryan to San Diego for the first time shortly after and we fell in love with the ocean, deserts, mountains, food, and craft beer scene of this beautiful city. It made perfect sense to choose San Diego for our destination wedding, a sentimental place in both of our hearts.’
Yay for Friday! Is anyone else super exited for the weekend? If so, what have you got planned? Mine will be spent celebrating Dexter’s birthday. It was his birthday on Wednesday so we could only celebrate after school, so this weekend is full on birthday celebrations. Toy Story at the cinema on Saturday morning, his party on Saturday afternoon, which I am super excited for, then we are out for the day on Sunday. What about you? I am finishing off the week with this gorgeous super laid back summer French wedding from Zephyr & Luna. Julie and Lionel created a lazy wedding vibe and kept everything super chilled by holding the reception outside and filling their day with rustic detailing and decor. The sunshine is bursting in from every angle and really fills the day with a summer party feel.
Julie and Lionel were married on 18th August 2018 at La Chaponnière, St Rémy sur Durolle, Auvergne, France. ‘This is the place we live in! However, our families live far away in different regions, so we were looking for a venue capable of hosting more than 80 persons on our wedding night. The venue had to also be close to the town hall where we got married. When we found La Chaponnière, we were over the moon! It is a former night club very famous in the region that closed in 2000. It has the advantage of being located just in front of a small campsite for those who wished to stay. The exterior and the building were perfectly consistent with our country theme. We wanted to do the reception outside and enjoy the beautiful days and the landscape around the venue. We had 90 guests. We decided very quickly to celebrate our union in the summer of 2018, So we had a year and a half of preparation which gave us time to do a lot of decoration by ourselves and to take time for reflection. I loved poking around on the internet and blog to find inspirations. The hardest thing for us was to choose our DJ because we know the importance of the ambiance for the reception!’
If you are looking for unique, personal and super cute wedding favours and stationery, then I have the perfect solution for you. May I introduce you to LocoMix. LocoMix is a Dutch company that creates incredible personalised wedding favours and wedding invitations, ensuring your chosen theme runs throughout your wedding. The brand started in 2003 and has developed into a busy business with a vibrant team. They keep their customers happy by selling all sorts of wedding favours and wedding invitations which you can personalise! There are favours and wedding invitations for every sort of style and budget, I’m sure you will find something to suit your chosen theme. So many super cute ideas for you to choose from.