Well done for reaching the middle of the week, it may only be Wednesday but...
Happy Monday everyone! And happy ‘the kids go back to school today!’ Lets hope this is the start of lockdown being eased for good! I’m currently recovering from a very decadent birthday weekend! A whole lot of food and drink was consumed, from cake, to lobster, scallops, tiramisu, wine, cocktails………it’s going to take a few days to recover I think! I had a lovely day though, considering the lockdown restrictions. So I am super excited to have the whole week in the office for the first time in weeks, as Dexter is at school, so I’m making the most of the time and cracking on with lots of blog related jobs! Starting off with this beautiful wedding from my home town of Sheffield. Isobel and Thomas wanted an effortless boho affair, chilled vibes, filled with neutral tones and then pops of colour from the wild flowers. The whole day is so pretty and both Isobel and Thomas look amazing and such a happy couple, their laughter is infectious. Isobel is the epitome of Boho cool in her amazing wedding dress! Big thanks to Ufniak Photography for the gorgeous photos.
Isobel and Thomas were married on 18th August 2019 at Wentworth Church, South Yorkshire with the reception at Whirlowbrook Hall. ‘Since being a little girl, I have always dreamt of getting married at Wentworth Church. I attended the local primary school and we held all our navities and harvest festivals in the church. We looked everywhere for a wedding reception location and finally decided on Whirlowbrook. We loved the fact that we would have the whole place to ourselves and the grounds provided plenty of room for the children to play. We had 80 guests, we got engaged in July 2018 and started planning the wedding straight away.’
Happy Friday everyone, and indeed it is a very happy Friday! Today is the last day of home schooling, it’s the weekend tomorrow and to top it all it’s my birthday on Sunday! I am off for a walk with a friend this afternoon and meeting with another friend for another walk tomorrow. Today we are having an Italian take away with Dexter. Saturday night after a zoom with some Uni friends I have ordered a dine at home seafood platter for Nik and I. Then Sunday Nik’s mum is coming over and after our woodland walk we will be having a (hopefully) delicious 3 course meal from a local caterer, followed by a film and some cocktails. Not too shabby for a lockdown birthday! I cannot wait! Monday it will be time for some serious dieting after all that food! So enough about my birthday today it is all about Laura and Sam, who held the most gorgeous outdoor wedding in Queensland, Australia. The wedding is full of boho vibes and a whimsical feel to the whole day. Moody florals, divine decor and of course their pet dog to add that personal touch. Big thanks to Tyneale Hahn Makeup Artist for the lovely submission and to Graeme Passmore for the photos.
Elopements and micro weddings are BIG at the moment, I am seeing so many of them due to the restrictions we had on weddings last year and the beginning part of this year. However, they have always been popular! Maria and Ingo, today’s couple, chose a family elopement in Tuscany instead of a massive party and the results are just adorable. They were married in an intimate ceremony in Tasmania, Australia, then on 7th October 2018 they had their official ceremony with friends and family in Tuscany, which lasted for 3 days. The highlight of the wedding, after the gorgeous couple of course, and the breathtaking rainbow shots, are their two pet dogs who steel the show completely! Such gorgeous dogs for a totally gorgeous outdoor wedding, all captured perfectly by Briars Atlas.
The moment you mention that you will soon be buying a diamond ring, whether it is for an engagement, a special gift, or simply as a token of affection, everyone you speak to will have a story about diamond rings. Depending on their personality – it could be a story about a terrible trick played on someone they know, or it could be a wonderful heart-warming tale of true love and clever investment. Here is how to make sure yours is one of the latter!
‘Everyone knows that the best shape is x, y or z,’ ‘Everyone knows the right diamond color is…’, ‘Everyone knows that the value of diamonds is artificially inflated…,’ ‘everyone knows’ – an amazing variety of factoids, which often are based on rumor and with just the merest grain of truth to them – just enough, in fact, to make sensible people doubt their decision to buy a diamond ring in the first, which is usually what the naysayers are after, for reasons only they know!
I have a super cool styled shoot for you today, if you are looking for some retro inspiration then this shoot is perfect for you. The shoot entitled ‘I Feel Love’ took place in St. Augustine, Florida last August (2020) and it is filled to the brim with 70s inspiration and a huge nod to all things Disco. From the muted tones of orange and brown to the amazing car and the disco balls, this shoot makes me want to get my dancing shoes on and go out! Big thanks to Ashley Dye Photography for the wonderful submission.