Yay for Friday! Even though we can’t go anywhere I am so looking forward to...
Happy Friday everyone, how are you all doing? Well, at the end of Week 2 of lockdown things seem to be settling down a bit? I guess we are all getting used to things in our new way of life. I have to say though I can’t wait for this to be over. I’m sure like you some days are harder than others. Personally I am trying to count my blessings every day and today I am looking forward to the weekend. I love my job but man it’s hard trying to juggle child care and work, it sure isn’t easy! So the weekend is just about family time and enjoying being with each other. Today though we are celebrating the wedding of Grace and Craig who held a beautiful day last June in the gorgeous French countryside. They had a very chilled outlook on the whole day and this was reflected in their laid back celebration. Minimal fuss, simple decor and a fuss free celebration. Goes to show you don’t need a whole load of stuff to make a wedding special. Big thanks to Jessica Grace Photography for the lovely submission.
Grace and Craig were married on 22nd June 2019 in Monflanquin, France. ‘We wanted a whole weekend of fun and felt like the best way to get that would be to go away. We also wanted a better chance of good weather. We had around 100 guests. We left most things a little last minute, even though we were engaged for 2 years. We properly kicked into gear about 6 months before. We had a lot of help from (much more organised) friends and family because we are a bit useless at this kind of thing.
This afternoon we are talking engagement rings with Jason D’Heureux, Creative Director from Taylor & Hart. Weddings may be on hold at the moment, however getting engaged is still on and what better time to do it! Choosing your engagement ring may be a bit harder than normal as just popping along to your local jewellers may be a bit tricky! However, Taylor & Hart offer a custom made jewellery service that is completely virtual and totally personal, meaning you can still choose your dream engagement ring in the comfort of your own home – ‘We will ignite your imagination and bring your engagement ring ideas to life. Individually designed or customised by you, your personal design consultant will offer their guidance and insight along the way.’ Creating both lab-grown & mined diamonds and gem stones in a variety of colours and shapes Taylor & Hart have a variety of styles to cater for any taste.
I have invited Jason D’Heureux the Creative Director onto the blog to answer a few questions about the company and offer some advice on designing your own engagement ring.
‘Joining the team from across the pond, Jason leads product development and manages the overall direction of the brand. His passion for jewellery is infectious and his love of all things beautiful is reflected at Taylor & Hart. Completing an MBA and leading teams in other industries before making a change into jewellery, he also manages the human resources function for the team. As a trained GIA Graduate Gemologist, he’s our resident expert on coloured gemstones.’
Hello everyone and how are you all doing? I’m not going to lie it’s been a tough couple of days. It’s not been easy having Dexter at home, while Nik and I try and work from home. Some days are good and some days are just rubbish. Yesterday was bad, so I’m positive that today will be a good one. How are you all coping? It’s not easy but we need to keep going to help fight this thing, then normal life (what ever that is) can resume. Anyway back on with today’s wedding, as we head over to Atlanta for Megan and Chads wedding that happened on 4th October 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The day includes portraits in a cemetery after their ceremony and a big party in an open top bar. They did things the way they wanted and ignored many of the traditions, making the day completely unique to them. Big thanks to Aline Marin Photography for the lovely images.
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.’