Happy Friday! I hope you have all had a wonderful week and are ready for...
Happy Monday everyone, how are you all? I hope you all had a great weekend? Ours was pretty chilled, we caught up with friends and family and took it easy. Mainly because building work starts today on our new extension, the scaffolding is going up as we speak, so it’s going to be a very busy and noisy few weeks ahead. So on with today’s wedding and I am taking you off to Sweden for this 70’s inspired festival style wedding. Due to a family illness the whole wedding was planned in just over a month. All of Chanelle and Michael’s family and friends pitched in, from the cooking to the decor, to the tent, to the flowers, everyone helped pull the wedding together in super fast time. The result is this super laid back day, filled with chilled vibes and the most adorable couple. Big thanks to Snowflake Photo for the lovely images.
Chanelle and Michael were married on 26th June 2021 in a Swedish forest. ‘I am from South Africa, my partner is from Australia, but my parents and sister live in Sweden, so we decided to have it there! My father was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer five years ago and about four months ago, we found out that cancer had spread to his brain. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to have my dad walk me down the isle, so we decided to have a wedding ceremony in the Swedish forest inspired by the 70s – WEDSTOCK – all about music, community and love. We had around 25 guests. My sister owns Nordic Stretch tents, a company that specialises in creating unique and memorable events, so she got things off the ground pretty quickly. We arrived in Sweden unexpectedly after the news of my father’s health and planned things pretty quickly – probably in a month or so! Not giving yourself much time to plan helps you make quick decisions which was handy. My sister sourced sustainable cutlery and crockery and a gorgeous cake from local businesses – so it was a wonderful collaboration from a business perspective. We grateful for our wonderful photographer who captured the spirit of the day BEAUTIFULLY! Our friends and family are in awe of the photos and were all jealous they couldn’t be there!’
Happy Friday! I hope you have all had a wonderful week and are ready for the weekend ahead of us. Hopefully the weather will be kind and we can all enjoy a few more days of late summer sunshine. I’m looking forward to catching up with friends on Sunday, a spot of lunch and then some time in the countryside, what about you? I hope that many of you are getting your wedding game on, so many amazing weddings still happening up and down the country, I can’t wait to feature them all on the blog. And I have a gorgeous bit of wedding inspiration for you all today in the form of this stunning styled shoot. The shoot took place on 19th September 2020 in Fontana, California. It comes with a Boho Western theme, and is filled with rich autumnal colours, burnt oranges, deep rust and reds, cowboy boots, macrame and the most amazing mix of dried and fresh flowers. I just love the whole shoot, such a wonderful example of mixing themes and embracing the autumnal colour palettes. Big thanks to Shot By Katie Gunz and the wonderful team of talented suppliers for these beautiful images.
Here on the blog, I often talk about making sure you have the day you want, with the mantra ‘create the wedding you want, not the wedding you’re told to have.’ However, it’s still super important that your wedding guests feel involved in the day. Your friends and family will want to be involved as much as possible, not just bystanders of your magical day. Instead of just making them witness the wedding, why not find a way to make them more involved? There are various fun activities that you can plan to ensure that your guests have a fabulous time. It will make your wedding memorable for everyone. Here are some tips to make your day more interactive.
Have a table with pens and paper, where they can write a message to you. Place a container like a jar, box, or bottle where they can put their messages. It may be hard to have a long talk with each guest since there could be many of them, and there is still the wedding reception or party. But, it’s an excellent way for them to let you know what they have to say. Plus, it will be nice to go through them after the wedding. They will also serve as priceless memories that you could go back to after several years.
Happy Thursday everyone, we are one step closer to the weekend, so hold on you’re nearly there! My weekend started super early last night, as I had a rather lovely night out with my friend Linda. We went out for dinner, cocktails and a good old girly catch up! My head is feeling a little hazey today, but I’m sure I will make it through the day! Today on the blog it’s the turn of Jacqueline and Tyler who were married on 10th October 2020 in Tolono in Illinois. They were lucky enough to hold the wedding on Tyler’s parents family farm, giving a super rustic and casual feel to the whole day. The wedding is filled to the brim with rustic touches, beautiful blooms by Fancy Florals By Nancy and the best decoration, it really is a beauty of a day! Big thank to Nicki Lynn Photography for the photos.
Just as there’s an art to wedding photography, there’s an art to creating the perfect wedding photo album or wall decor display. After the big day you’ll have hundreds of photos that need to be sorted and organized, and sometimes it can feel overwhelming.
Should you print every photo you have? Or should you display just a few professional studio portraits and leave those other 400 shots on your computer storage? Together with custom printing specialists My-Picture.co.uk, we’ve prepared some tips that will help you navigate your wedding photo archives and select the pictures that just demand to be printed!
A wedding is all about the emotions. So you want to reflect that in the pages of your wedding album or photo book.
As well as the official “big hits” of the wedding, you should also include some photos that capture those sweet little moments that can easily be missed: a reflection of a dancing couple, a face of a laughing child, elderly guests holding hands… These are the kinds of photos that can bring a tear to the eye even years after the wedding day!
Wedding photo collages have been trending for years, and your wedding album will probably feature a couple of them too. But including too many collages can mean the individual photos start to meld together into one single mass. Better to keep collages to the minimum and give every photo a chance to breathe in its own separate part of the page.