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Happy Monday everyone, I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend? We ended up having a chilled weekend, bit of a change of plan to our original ideas but sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you just have to go with it. Nik and I celebrated 17 years of being together, no baby sitter so we will have to celebrate when we get chance! We did enjoy some good street food and a catch up with some good friends though, so all was not lost! Today I am taking you to the woodlands of California for this super sweet outdoor backyard wedding. Megan and Carl wanted something fuss free, easy and personal to them so with an intimate number of 28 guests they created the perfect maroon and dusty rose boho inspired celebration o their love. Big thanks to Picturist Wedding for the lovely images.
Megan and Carl were married on 2nd January 2022 at The Ferreira Property in Soquel, California. ‘It actually started as a family vacation. Coming off of 2020- we had many cancelled family trips. My now husband booked an amazing vacation rental on a mountain in Soquel, CA, not far from where his brother and sister-in-law live. Both of our parents decided to join…and it was just too good to be true. I threw out the idea of planning a wedding, considering our immediate family would be together (in the most beautiful area)- and then the magic just happened. It started with a comment “how amazing would it be to get married surrounded by the Redwoods…” We had 28 guests and it took 8 months to plan.
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There is one word that describes today’s styled shoot and that is WOW!! When these images landed in my in box I was super excited to share them with you, as they are just so full of colour and imagination. The shoot took place on 4th May 2022 at Howsham Hall and it has been an absolute joy to put together. Taking on a modern day Alice in wonderland theme for the shoot, the team of exceptional suppliers have created a selection of giant installations, full of colour, texture and patterns and I am here for it in a BIG way! I just love the use of balloons and flowers together, the make believe world that has been created is pure wonder! Big thanks to Rebecca from Howsham Hall for the amazing submission.
I have the most stunning wedding for you today all the way from sunny Mexico! Alexa and Alex were married on 3rd March 2022 at Punta Venado. Alexa and Alex met back in college, they both enjoy a fitness lifestyle and love social parties. That’s how they started planning the wedding of their dreams! Even if they had to travel from Chicago, they thought a destination wedding would be the best decision they could make and the results are outstanding! The decoration is on point, both the ceremony and the reception are both breath-taking! The flowers, the detailing and of course the gorgeous couple! Big thanks to My Planner Journal for the wonderful submission to Jane & Co Weddings for the planning and design and to Luxart Wedding Studio for capturing it so beautifully.
Your big day has finally arrived, and like your own dress, the dresses of your bridal party need to be perfect. But, from bridesmaids to flower girls, keeping on the theme while ensuring everybody is comfortable and happy can seem complicated.
But it does not have to be. Whether you are following the classic wedding style or opting for something more casual on the beach, choosing between formal dresses and girls sandals for the perfect flower girl look can be one more thing to check off.
Before you rush off to find the perfect outfit for your flower girls, there are some essential things to keep in mind. First, although large parts of the outfit will be decided by the colour scheme of your wedding and the overall theme, younger children can be quite temperamental when it comes to wearing clothes they don’t like.
After all, this is something they will have to wear for the duration of the event. Therefore, if possible, look for options not too constricting and lined with softer, breathable materials, like linen or cotton. As much as possible, stick to materials that require very little maintenance in terms of ironing, such as tulle, crepe, or lace. It is summer, so consider lighter fabrics that won’t get too hot as the day progresses.
And lastly, don’t buy any outfits too far in advance. Kids grow much quicker than adults—factor in growth spurts and changing shoe sizes to guarantee their ultimate comfort on the day.