Happy Friday Afternoon to you all and a big hello from Chester. I am at...
Thsi aftenoon we have a real treat for you, with these gorgeous, dreamy images. The shoot is an anniversary shoot, so a real couple with real ideas, brought to you by Aizhan who is a San Francisco Wedding Photographer.
I think it’s great to have an anniversary shoot. With all the pressure and nerves on a wedding day an anniversary shoot – especially an intimate shoot can help you relax and have fun and get some really dreamy images just like this one.
Today we have a rather elegant wedding for you, a pure Luxe affair with sequins, gorgeous table settings, beautiful flowers and the most stunning venue, Alrewas Hayes in Staffordshire. A beautiful day from beginning to end, with a lovely air of sophistication and a subtle mix of Boho magic. Neil Jackson Photographic has captured the day perfectly with soft dreamy images and a contemporary eye. I know you are going to love it.
Jacqui and Paul were married on 13th June 2015 at Alrewas Hayes in Staffordshire. ‘We loved Alrewas Hayes manor house with its period features yet contemporary feel. They also provided converted barns for the accommodation which made us feel at home, as we live in a barn conversion ourselves. We had 125 guests in total and it took us between nine months to one year to arrange our wedding.’
With all the planning and preparing for your wedding day it’s easy to forget about the most important thing….YOU! making sure you look and feel your best and are totally relaxed is one of the most important things to think about when planning your wedding. That may sound a bit selfish, but it’s your day, so you need to make sure you take time out of the planning to focus on making sure you look your best. To offer some advice and to make sure all hair and beauty bases are covered I have invited our resident bridal beauty expert, Jenn Edwards onto the blog to give you some expert advice.
Do – Invest money in securing a professional freelance hair stylist and Makeup artist that will travel to you on the day. Even if you’ve got your desired look perfected yourself and are confident in your own ability and the longevity of your application, things can go wrong when under pressure. Most brides feel a little nervous or overwhelmed on the morning of their wedding day and the last thing you want to be worrying about is the symmetry of your winged eyeliner.
There’s nothing better that slobbing around in your special wedding day dressing gown and slippers, enjoying a glass of fizz with loved ones, without the stress of traffic jams, parking, and the general public, so consider this before you book a salon or department store makeup counter.
Do – Spend time researching before you book a hair and/or makeup professional. Check out their website portfolio, testimonials/reviews, and stalk their Facebook page, instagram, and pinterest boards. Remember; you get what you pay for. A pro hair stylist or MUA’s rates will reflect what they’re offering in terms of, what’s in their kit and, their experience and expertise. If you’re offered ‘all in’ for fifty quid – run!
Don’t – Leave booking until the last-minute. The good ones get booked up to two years in advance.
We are half way through the week so I thought it was a good time to jet you off to the Italian lakes for a stunning Italian Wedding. I think it’s safe to say it is now officially winter, so this burst of Italian summer sunshine is just what we need to brighten up this cold day. The wedding was sent into me by Sam and Louise and it really is beautiful. The location, the decoration, those amazing views and of course the very happy bride and groom. I know you are going to love it!
Jennifer and Steven were married on 10th July 2015. The Ceremony was held at Villa Bossi, Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta, Italy and the reception was held at L’Ustaria Cà dal Rat, Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta, Italy. ‘We are in the wedding industry so always knew we would get married abroad to give us a completely different experience to what we are used to here in the UK. Italy is close to our hearts our first family holiday with our 1st born daughter was in Italy and we also found out we were pregnant with our 2nd daughter in Italy. When we got engaged we decided we wanted to marry at one of the lakes and just from searching for pictures, Lake Orta took our breath away. We had 56 guests in total and it took one year to plan.
This afternoon I have a real treat for all you vintage loving brides, Vivien of Holloway who make gorgeous 50’s Wedding Dresses are offering you the chance to win a £150 voucher to spend with them. All you have to do is pop over to their Facebook page, like the page and then leave your name in the comment box below……Simple!
More details about how to win the voucher are at the bottom of this post.