It’s a bit of a sombre day here in the UK as we start our...
I have a real treat for you today. If you are currently looking for some design inspiration then this styled shoot is just what you need! The shoot was sent in to me by Jodie at Sami Tipi, who worked with a large group of super talented wedding suppliers to bring you this bright, bold and contemporary tipi wedding styled shoot. The shoot took place on 4th October 2019 at Cattows Farm, Heather in Leicestershire. They have brought in neon signage and lighting and mixed it with bright, bold and colourful textiles and flowers. The mix of nature against the modern decor works perfectly. I just love the burst of colours, the wire boxes and the amazing cakes, oh and the grazing tables. Pure wedding perfection!
Today’s wedding is filled with deep tones of burgundy, coupled with pale pink and sage green. We head to Devon for this ‘calm and understated’ Boho chic wedding set against an Autumnal backdrop on a surprisingly sunny and warm day. Sarah and Ross chose Hotel Endsleigh as it held a special place in their heart, plus it has the most amazing gardens. They really went to town with the decoration, choosing dramatic looking flowers, alongside candlesticks, greenery and natural elements of hessian. I just love the chilled out nature of this wedding, coupled with the elegant finish. Big thanks to Nova Wedding Photography for the lovely photos.
Sarah and Ross were married on 19th October 2019 at Hotel Endsleigh, Milton Abbott, Devon. ‘The hotel is local – we were born, grew up and still live in Plymouth – and a part of the Dartmoor landscape that we both grew up with. Sarah’s dad had his retirement lunch in The Stable at Hotel Endsleigh a couple of years previously, in November. We remembered how the gardens, which are spectacular at any time of year – were a complete riot of autumnal colour, the foliage all burnt orange, browns and reds. There was the smell of wood smoke in the air, the open fire and the crack of gunshot from the local shoot – it all melded into this wonderfully calm and understated atmosphere that we wanted to capture for our wedding day. We had 110 for ceremony, 150 in total including ceilidh guests, it took 10 months or so to plan.’
Well hello Monday and how are you all? How was your weekend? Ours was good considering the current climate. Walking, baking, film watching, car washing, a zoom get together and lots of cuddles with my boys. It’s funny how it’s the small things that become the big things in times like this. I am starting off the week with the gorgeous farm to table wedding of Meghan and Jake. The couple are lucky enough to own and live on a wonderful farm, so it was the natural choice to hold their wedding on it. They had locally sourced and home grown food and flowers and so much beautiful rustic decoration. The whole day looks beautiful, effortless in it’s rustic styling, laid back and magical with so many friends and family pulling together to make it happen. Big thanks to Imthiaz Houseman for the lovely images.
Meghan and Jake were married on 14th September 2019 at Cedar Springs Farm in Hotchkiss Co in Colorado.‘It’s our home and we love it here. We were excited to introduce our family and friends from out of town to our animals and show them the life we’ve built here. We had 150 guests and it took 6 months to plan.’
Yay for Friday! Even though we can’t go anywhere I am so looking forward to the weekend! This has been the first week lock down and homeschooling Dexter while trying to run the blog. I have to say it’s been a challenge! I would love to know how you are getting on? are you in the same situation? are you currently homeschooling your child? How are you finding it? So at the weekend there will be no school books. Instead we have Saturday morning film club, baking, car washing, hopefully a walk in our local woods and generally having a lovely time as a family the best we can. How are you managing?
To finish off the week in style I have this rather glam wedding from Tuscany. It’s the wedding of Benedetta and Alessio and it has been sent in by their wedding planner Enzo Miccio. The wedding is filled with the most breathtaking decoration from the ceremony right through to every aspect of their reception. The flowers, the cake, the sweetie table, the lighting, furniture, it all looks amazing!
Benedetta and Alessio were married on 8th July they helf the of ceremony and reception Bride’s Home in Tuscany. ‘Our home in Tuscany is a wonderful “cascina”, surrounded by green, threes and the tropical Tuscany landscape. We had 200 guests ad it took a year to plan.’
As you know the Coronavris has taken over the world. We are all effaced by it and yes it’s pretty bloody rubbish! Couples all across the world have had their wedding plans ruined and now are left with a choice, do they cancel completely or postpone to a new date?
Wedding suppliers are finding it incredibly tough at the moment, with all these cancelled weddings they have no income coming in so the future is looking pretty uncertain.
I have invited Nicole from LoveYouWedding onto the blog to give us her thoughts on the situation and help you deiced what you should be doing.
All around the world events are getting cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Whether we are talking about big events, like concerts and galas, or personal occasions, like graduation parties and baptisms, people need to reconsider their actions.The biggest question on every bride-to-be’s mind, though, is will weddings be cancelled due to coronavirus? The answer? Not necessarily.
Most countries are no on lock-down, banning citizens from leaving their homes for anything beyond absolutely urgent business. Others banned events with more than two people. Even nations that haven’t outright banned large gatherings are “strongly urging” their citizens to use common sense and stick to small groups.
Brides are unsure about whether they should postpone or cancel completely because the situation is very unsure. Nobody knows how long things will be this way or when our lives will get back to normal. It could be next week, next month, or next year. We literally have no answers and no idea when we’ll even get those answers.
There are many people in this position and some of them shared their stories on BBC News.
For example, Holly Easton and her fiance were supposed to get married in April. They were going to have a beautiful spring wedding in Tokyo. Unfortunately, because of the COVID-19 threat, they had to cancel everything, as the risk was just too great.
“I couldn’t forgive myself if our celebration became the cause of a serious health condition. I’m also worried that my dad and my brother wouldn’t be allowed to enter Japan. We just don’t know what the situation will be at the time and I wouldn’t want to go ahead without them being here.”