28

Feb

2020

Thomas and Joyce’s Vintage Inspired Home Spun Summer Barn Wedding by Maddie Farris Photography

Happy Friday everyone and how are you all this cold Friday? I don’t know about you but I NEED Spring to hurry up and make an appearance! Warmer dry days and a bit of sunshine would be amazing! I’m hoping this weekend might stay dry so we an get outside for a bit. Saturday I am taking Dexter to the theatre, which I am looking forward to, and then we are meeting Nik for an early tea in town. Today though I am taking you back to last summer when it was sunny and warm for the lovely wedding of Joyce and Thomas. This wedding is super pretty but all done on a budget, an amazing £6-£8K in fact. This just goes to show that you don’t have to scrimp to have the perfect day, you just have to be clever with what you spend your money on. I love this venue, Pimhill Barn is absolutely stunning, I especially love the bridesmaids outfits, and Joyce looks beautiful. Big thanks to Maddie Farris Photography for the beautiful images.

A relaxed vintage summer wedding that has been inspired by its natural surroundings with homemade touches and heaps of nostalgia.  The day was gloriously sunny filled with love and laughter from start to end.

Thomas and Joyce's Vintage Inspired Home Spun Summer Barn Wedding by Maddie Farris Photography Thomas and Joyce's Vintage Inspired Home Spun Summer Barn Wedding by Maddie Farris Photography

Joyce and Thomas were married on 24th July 2019 at Pimhill Barn in Shrewsbury. ‘I was talking to my best friend katie (bridesmaid) and I said that my dream venue would be a barn with nature all around and red exposed brick but we have paid for all the wedding ourselves and saved up all year to pay for it, so its seriously budget and thought I was dreaming to ever achieve this. Katie then said that I won’t believe her, but she knows a venue that is exactly what I’m looking for, it even had the exposed brick!
It all felt too good to be true, it really was within our budget so we thought it would be fully booked up, but we were super lucky to secure our dream venue. We wanted a venue that spoke for itself, we were doing it on a shoestring budget and skipping out flowers and the pretences and expectations that people have from a hotel wedding. We knew with a barn we could keep the theme relaxed and cost effective and let the natural beauty of the venue do the talking. We had roughly 80 guests in the day and 120 at night and it took less than a year to plan.’

Thomas and Joyce's Vintage Inspired Home Spun Summer Barn Wedding by Maddie Farris Photography Thomas and Joyce's Vintage Inspired Home Spun Summer Barn Wedding by Maddie Farris Photography

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27

Feb

2020

Ask The Experts: 5 Essential Tips for Buying Men’s Wedding Rings

This afternoon we are all about the men here on the blog, men’s wedding rings to be specific. So much time is dedicated to the bride when we are wedding planning that too often the men get forgotten. Today though I thought it was time to change that. Men’s wedding rings are often overlooked, but they are just as important, and potentially stylish, as wedding rings for women. If you are looking to buy a wedding ring for your soon to be husband, or if you are a groom looking for your own ring, then consider the following essential tips that will help you pick out the perfect ring for your upcoming wedding.

Ask The Experts: 5 Essential Tips for Buying Men's Wedding Rings

Shop online for the best prices and variety

You should ideally shop for Men’s Rings Online for two key reasons: you will find the best prices online and you will also find a much wider variety of rings available. Ring shops may only have a few options for men, and none of them may be ideal for your soon to be husband’s personal taste or needs.

Ask The Experts: 5 Essential Tips for Buying Men's Wedding Rings

Consider the material

You should carefully consider the material used to create the ring. The material plays a large part in the ring’s durability, weight, and other factors that can influence how long it lasts or what it feels like to wear. One of the most popular materials for men’s rings is zircona ceramic, which is not only stylish but is durable and easy to clean as well. It is also affordable, which makes it an appealing option when you don’t want to go outside of your budget for the rings.

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27

Feb

2020

‘Palm Leaves and Doughnut Walls’ Urban Bohemian Oasis Wedding Inspiration

Today’s styled shoot is the perfect combination of urban cool mixed with soft bohemian botanical goodness. The shoot took place on 24th March in Baltimore, at Habitat at Seya. It has been sent into me by the Event Planner Love Clark Events and photographed by Garnet Dahlia Photography. This shoot is a great example of how you can mix a touch of urban with a touch of boho and create a cool, yet warm mixture of beautiful tones, stunning floras and vintage inspired outfits. All of this is pulled together by this beautiful couple, who add a real sense of style and love to the shoot.

Baltimore Oasis Style Shoot

'Palm Leaves and Doughnut Walls' Urban Bohemian Oasis Wedding Inspiration 'Palm Leaves and Doughnut Walls' Urban Bohemian Oasis Wedding Inspiration 'Palm Leaves and Doughnut Walls' Urban Bohemian Oasis Wedding Inspiration

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26

Feb

2020

Anna and Ilaria’s Bright and Beautiful Cactus Filled Outdoor Italian Wedding by Laura Stramacchia

Happy Wednesday everyone. How are you all? As we reach the mid-point of the week I have the most gorgeous wedding to share with you. Anna and Ilaria are our two beautiful brides, who decided to get married in Italy, close to their home town and a place that Anna used to visit as a child. This exquisite palace makes such a breathtaking venue for a wedding, filled with the most amazing backdrop and perfect for a grand yet laid back outdoor reception. I love their sense of style, their use of colour, the cactus favours, the handmade dreamcatchers, the smoke bombs and the 2 gorgeous outfits. What an amazing wedding. Big thanks to Laura Stramacchia for sharing the images with us.

Dreamlike and full of music and joy. Best day of our lives so far.

Anna and Ilaria's Bright and Beautiful Cactus Filled Outdoor Italian Wedding by Laura Stramacchia Anna and Ilaria's Bright and Beautiful Cactus Filled Outdoor Italian Wedding by Laura Stramacchia

Anna and Ilaria were married on 14th September at Palazzo della Loggia, Brescia Palazzo Barbò, Torre Pallavicina in the Italian region of Lombardy. ‘We were looking for a place not too far from our hometown, Brescia, and possibly close to our families too. We wanted a place reflecting our love for nature and our idea of simplicity and we decided to visit Palazzo Barbò, a 15th century palace in the middle of the countryside. Anna immediately fell in love with the venue, a wonderful place full of history and magic. Moreover Palazzo Barbò was part of Ilaria’s childhood memories. She used to cycle there with her dad and her brother as a child. We knew it was the right place the moment we saw it. We had 110 guests and it took about 5 months to plan. Anna proposed on April the 5th and Ilaria started planning the wedding the day after.’

Anna and Ilaria's Bright and Beautiful Cactus Filled Outdoor Italian Wedding by Laura Stramacchia Anna and Ilaria's Bright and Beautiful Cactus Filled Outdoor Italian Wedding by Laura Stramacchia

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25

Feb

2020

Ask The Experts: How to Find The Right Wedding Makeup Artist For Your Big Day

Your Wedding Make Up is going to be an important part of your big day, getting the right MUA (Make Up Artist) booked is an important part of your wedding planning. BUT what makes an MUA the right person for YOU and YOUR wedding? What look are you going for? Do you normally wear a lot of make up or are you more of a natural kind of bride (or groom). Will you need a trial? What sort of questions do you need to ask? There are many things to consider, but fear not, as today we have expert Wedding Artist Victoria Northbrooke on the blog to guide you on the right path.  Victoria has just launched her own Podcast Beauty & The Bride. She says ‘It is a new series dedicated to protecting brides from overdone Youtube style makeup, heavy ‘insta-brows’ and badly made hair extensions. She says ‘Beauty & The Bride guides discerning brides through the beauty jungle to ensure they look effortlessly stunning when they say, “I Do”.’ Victoria is on hand to offer her expert advice so feel free to leave her a comment if you have any further questions for her.

How to Find The Right Wedding Makeup Artist For Your Big Day

Ask The Experts: How to Find The Right Wedding Makeup Artist For Your Big Day Ask The Experts: How to Find The Right Wedding Makeup Artist For Your Big Day

1) DO YOUR RESEARCH

The secret to booking the best wedding makeup artist is to treat it like an interview. You need to do your homework and ask the right questions, so you can book the best professional for you. Typing in ‘best wedding makeup artist’ in Google is no guarantee that you’ll find the best. You need to do some legwork.
Search for makeup artists in your area but be prepared to also go further afield if you don’t find a local artist that excites you. Read forums, check testimonials and ask your friends and family for recommendations.

Ask The Experts: How to Find The Right Wedding Makeup Artist For Your Big Day

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