30

Jul

2021

‘Boho into the Woods’ Elegant Cozy Styling Meets Macramé Wedding Inspiration

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you have all had a good week! Thank goodness it’s Friday is all I can say! I am looking forward to some family time, that’s if the weather allows us! We have a big day out planned tomorrow in York and then on Sunday we are having a welcome home party for my sister in law and her family, who have returned home from their year in Australia! So hopefully a good weekend all round if the rain can stay away! I hope that lots of you are off to weddings, or even getting married yourselves, how exciting now that weddings are back on! On with today’s styled shoot and we are off to Germany for this ‘Boho into the Woods’ delight of a shoot. The shoot took place on 12th July 2020 at Räuberhütte Moritzburg , Saxony, Germany and was sent to me by Raissa from Marrylight Hochzeitsplanung. The shoot is a lovely mixture of modern, rustic, macrame, cozy vibes and outdoor celebrations. The attention to detail is exquisite, perfect inspiration for any Boho couple.

A modern boho inspiration in the woods meets comfort and bold colours like petrol and mustard. Airy, natural bound elegance, wooden warmth and beautiful details.

'Boho into the Woods' Elegant Cozy Styling Meets Macramé Wedding Inspiration 'Boho into the Woods' Elegant Cozy Styling Meets Macramé Wedding Inspiration 'Boho into the Woods' Elegant Cozy Styling Meets Macramé Wedding Inspiration

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29

Jul

2021

Dani and Jo’s Intimate Micro Wedding in Oxford by Paul Joseph Photography

Hello you lovely lot and how are you all today? I hope you are having a good week so far! It’s fair to say that Covid has really messed up the wedding industry. However, after a year of cancelled weddings it’s so good to be able to finally feature some weddings from this year. Dani and Jo had originally planned a wedding with 100 guests, but Covid restrictions meant that in order to get married they had to cut those numbers down quite a bit. They ended up with 13 guests but that didn’t alter the emotion or the whole feel of the day. They went for an outdoor reception after their town hall ceremony, keeping the vibe industrial with a hand made twist. Sage green and navy were the colours of the day mixed with succulents and relaxed decor set up. The excellent Paul and Kelly from Paul Joseph Photography were there to capture the day and what a great job they did.

Before the pandemic, we couldn’t imagine only having 13 guests and were so so sad to have our choice taken away from us. But after not seeing most of our family for 6 months we were just so grateful to be able to go ahead with our wedding and it turned out to be everything we needed, with (almost all of) our very nearest and dearest.

Dani and Jo's Intimate Micro Wedding in Oxford by Paul Joseph Photography Dani and Jo's Intimate Micro Wedding in Oxford by Paul Joseph Photography

Dani and Jo were married on 16th April 2021 at Oxford Town Hall with the outdoor reception at  The Jam Factory. What made you decide to get married where you did? We really wanted the juxtaposition of a city wedding. The Assembly Room at the Town Hall was so grand and classic and the Jam Factory is an old factory/turned restaurant and gallery – they used to make Frank Cooper’s marmalade there. We loved the idea of walking through the City en masse, from one venue to the other. We had 13 guests, it didn’t take very long to plan. We knew exactly what we wanted for our day and just wanted it all to be very relaxed. Fortunately, I’m (Dani) an illustrator and quite creative so I just made everything myself. The only thing I didn’t make was my flowers and cake (and that’s because my mother-in-law and sister-in-law are a florist and baker!)

Dani and Jo's Intimate Micro Wedding in Oxford by Paul Joseph Photography Dani and Jo's Intimate Micro Wedding in Oxford by Paul Joseph Photography

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28

Jul

2021

First Dance Songs To Avoid On Your Wedding Day

First dance songs! For some an obvious choice, you may have a song that has been ‘your song’ since the beginning of your relationship. For others, you may be struggling to find that perfect first dance song. Today instead of giving you ideas for the perfect first dance songs, we will be telling which songs NOT to let your wedding DJ play.
Only you can choose which songs strike heartfelt chords and which songs fall flat. Your wedding DJ should work with you to decide which ones fit you best. After reading this, you should feel a little more confident in your decision of which songs to avoid!

8 First Dance Songs To Avoid On Your Wedding Day

First Dance Songs To Avoid On Your Wedding Day

Photo by Marta Ilardo Photography – full shoot here

Every Breath You Take by the Police

Nicknamed the stalker song, it’s probably best to stay away from this one. At first, the song may seem endearing. The lyrics themselves call to mind a chivalrous knight of a man, going to the ends of the earth for his lover.
However, look a little closer and it gets scary, especially when that creepy pink panther part kicks in during the middle of the song. “I’ll be watching you” starts to take a turn for the worst after you imagine Sting lurking around, leering at some poor, innocent lady. You don’t want to start your marriage with that image in mind.

I Will Always Love You

“I Will Always Love You,” is a beautiful song, but it’s about a breakup, a heartbreaking break-up at that. She talks about bittersweet memories their love not being right for each other. Spoiler: the couple in the song didn’t get married and they probably wound up falling in love with someone else, so it’s not the greatest idea to use as one of your wedding songs.

First Dance Songs To Avoid On Your Wedding Day

Photo by JustJess Photography – full wedding here

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28

Jul

2021

Sunrise Ceremonies, Camel Rides and Hot Air Balloons – An Intimate Elopement in Turkey

Happy Wednesday everyone and how are you all? I am super happy as I am now allowed out of the house! Yesterday was ‘Freedom Day’ in our household! Dexter and I met up with friends and went on a bike ride and a bit of a walk. It was so good to get out of the house! Today we are off for lunch and the cinema. So back to the blog and I have a stunning styled shoot to share with you. The shoot took place on 22nd October 2020 at Cappadocia, Central Anatolia in Turkey. It’s totally stunning and really shows off the local scenery. The backdrop of hot air balloons is breathtaking for the couples sunrise ceremony and their camel ride later on in the day really sets the tone for the whole shoot. Emma Jane Photography has really pulled this location shoot out of the bag, I know you are going to love it.

Sunrise Ceremonies, Camel Rides and Hot Air Balloons - An Intimate Elopement in Turkey Sunrise Ceremonies, Camel Rides and Hot Air Balloons - An Intimate Elopement in Turkey Sunrise Ceremonies, Camel Rides and Hot Air Balloons - An Intimate Elopement in Turkey

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27

Jul

2021

Ask The Experts: How to Make Wedding Dress Shopping Easy and Stress-Free

Most likely, for the majority of your life, you’ve dreamt about your wedding day. What it will look like, where it will be, and most importantly, the kind of wedding dress you’ll be wearing. Since being that little kid full of wonder, there’s a chance your style preferences have changed, especially when it comes to wedding dresses. Wedding dress shopping is typically known as a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be for you. It can be simple, fun, and easy! We are here to tell you exactly how to approach wedding dress shopping for a stress-free and fun experience that will be well worth the wait.

How to Make Wedding Dress Shopping Easy and Stress-Free

 

Ask The Experts: How to Make Wedding Dress Shopping Easy and Stress-Free

Photo by Lynn Shapiro Photography – full shoot here 

Where To Begin

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Take a moment and soak it all in before jumping in too deep and too fast. However, you also don’t want to take too long. The year 2022 is expected to be one of the busiest years for weddings due to covid cancelations and new engagements. So take some time to gather yourself, but not too much. Once you’ve let the engagement excitement settle in, you’re ready to begin thinking about your wedding dress and planning. Let’s look at some tips and steps on where to start officially.

Ask The Experts: How to Make Wedding Dress Shopping Easy and Stress-Free

Photo by Gabriel Conover Photography – full wedding here

Decide on Your Wedding Style

One of the first steps you need to take is deciding your overall wedding theme. Are you going for traditional, boho, beachy, etc.? The style is crucial because you don’t want to jump into wedding dress shopping and choose the wrong kind. For example, you go wedding dress shopping first and fall in love with a ball gown dress but end up having it at a beach where it will be 90 degrees that day. Now, you’re stuck with a dress you may not be able to return, out of money, and stressed about finding a new one. So always decide what your overall wedding theme will be and go from there.

Ask The Experts: How to Make Wedding Dress Shopping Easy and Stress-Free

Photo by Moon Weddings – full shoot here

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