WARNING – the images you are about to see will knock your socks off! This incredible shoot was sent to us by creative photography duo Zoe Campbell and Mack Photography (Lindsey Mackenzie Parker). It takes place on the Scottish Isle of Tiree in April this year and as you will see is full of wedding inspiration and just beautiful, clever, emotive images. Over to the ladies for more on this lovely shoot…
Today’s couple Katy & Steven, were childhood friends, turned sweethearts, who lost touch as most do, but then found each other on the wonderful worldwide web years later. Their wedding day, with images by Boho friend and regular contributor, Helen Lisk, was the perfect blend of sunshine, neon, cider tasting and miles of bunting. I also love their unique photo booth idea of cut out picture frames on a wallpapered wall. Very clever!
‘A perfect day filled with family and friends, sunshine, smiles, cider and swing.’
Katy and Steven were married on the 12th July at Tithe Barn in Symondsbury, Dorset. “It’s near where my Mum and Dad live and where I spent a lot of my childhood summers (Katy). And we loved that we could have the wedding and reception all in one place and in such a stunning barn (and that the family could all stay in cottages in the same village) and be in such a beautiful part of the country.”
Five gorgeous little page boys with braces! Need I say any more? Quick, scroll down now, have a look and then come back to me…See I told you! I just love today’s wedding featuring Katie and Chris, sent into us by Funky Pixel. Accents of yellow, art deco influences and every type of taste in food catered for, from stripy bags of pretzels and nuts to nibble on between the church and the reception, to an ice-cream van for the sweeter toothed guest. Just perfect.
‘A family-filled wedding, full of laughter and love, with an absolutely incredible atmosphere. We were completely overwhelmed by the happiness our family & friends had for us, and how they helped make it such a memorable day.’
Katie and Chris were married on 14th June at Our Lady Star of the Sea church in Broadstairs and then Goss Hall in Ash, nr Canterbury, “We live in the quaint seaside town of Broadstairs and I always wanted to marry in a Catholic church. We relocated from Leeds where we met at university to Broadstairs for the seaside and surf (for Chris) and love it here. It’s about 30 minutes away from where I grew up, but it has become mine and Chris’ home as we started completely fresh here not knowing anyone.We chose Goss Hall after some intense ‘googling’. Knowing we wanted to marry in our local church, we were conscious of the distance people would need to travel between church and venue. Then I found Goss Hall! I never knew it was there, even after driving the same road to work for over a year! I looked on their website and saw in small print that there was space in the grounds for a marquee. It couldn’t have been better. There was a lake, ample space for the marquee and the kids to run around, and the B&B for immediate family and bridal prep.”
Today I have a little treat for you in the form of a competition. Today I am offering TWO lucky readers the chance to win a copy each of the new wedding film, out in a weeks time; 112 Weddings‘.
A film by Doug Block
Out on DVD 25th August 2014
“Enormously Touching” **** The Daily Telegraph
‘For the past twenty years, Doug Block (The Kids Grow Up, 51 Birch Street), has supported his documentary filmmaking career with a side business of videotaping weddings. Now, as he approaches his own 25th wedding anniversary, Block uses the big event to take a broad and fascinating look at love and long-term marriage. In his recognizable personal style of filmmaking he revisits some of his favourite wedding couples over the years, as well as experts and “advisors”, to explore what holds some marriages together and what drives others apart.’
You may or may not be aware of this film, when I first heard about it I thought it was another Four Weddings and a Funeral, no bad thing, but I was expecting a rom com/chick flick and instead I got a thought-provoking, intelligent look at marriage, the highs the lows and all the real life in-between.
The film brings up many questions about why we get married, what we expect from marriage and the actual reality of what marriage has done for some couples. I found it incredibly interesting and would recommend anyone to watch it. (more…)
We see a fair few weddings that take place at Camden Town Hall. It’s a stunning location with big sweeping staircase and a photographer’s dream for the perfect wedding day images. But what amazes me is that each bride and groom can still make the space and their wedding totally unique. I particularly love the quirky vintage campervan, the bridesmaids and groomsmen all in navyand the handmade paper buttonholes. With images by Jennifer Langridge, this has all the oomph of a proper, British wedding.
‘The day was the best. It summed us both up as a couple.’
Lynsey and Daniel were married on the 5th July at Camden Town Hall and The Prince Albert in Camden. “We both live in London but are not from here originally. We thought it was a good central location that all our family and friends could get to. We also wanted a proper British wedding!”
Happy Sunday folks. The weeks are flying by far too quickly this summer and there are now just a couple left to spend with my boys before they start school again. We are frantically cramming in trips and social gatherings and making the most of the sunshine as it goes head to head with the rain. So if rain has stopped play for a few minutes take a look at our Best Bits this week for inspiration from the wonderful world of weddings.
I love this wedding first because of the incredibly personal and candid photography. But also because it simply shows two people in love, surrounded by their family and friends, in the most magical of locations. The groom is smitten, the bride is stunning with her beautiful blush flower headpiece and nothing beats two cute bridesmaids in crisp white dresses and gold, metal crowns!