30

Mar

2020

Meghan and Jake’s Homegrown Farm to Table Tennessee Wedding by Imthiaz Houseman

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.

Our wedding day was the culmination of so many family and friends who came early and helped us literally build the venue from the ground up. Celebrating our love, with our favourite people on our very own farm was nothing short of profound and magical. 

Meghan and Jake's Homegrown Farm to Table Tennessee Wedding by Imthiaz Houseman Meghan and Jake's Homegrown Farm to Table Tennessee Wedding by Imthiaz Houseman

Meghan and Jake were married on 14th September 2019 at Cedar Springs Farm in Hotchkiss Co in Tennessee.‘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.’

Meghan and Jake's Homegrown Farm to Table Tennessee Wedding by Imthiaz Houseman Meghan and Jake's Homegrown Farm to Table Tennessee Wedding by Imthiaz Houseman

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27

Mar

2020

Benedetta and Alessio’s Super Glam ‘Country Chic’ Tuscany Wedding Held at Home by Enzo Miccio

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!

‘country chic’

Benedetta and Alessio's Super Glam 'Country Chic' Tuscany Wedding Held at Home by Enzo Miccio Benedetta and Alessio's Super Glam 'Country Chic' Tuscany Wedding Held at Home by Enzo Miccio

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.’

Benedetta and Alessio's Super Glam 'Country Chic' Tuscany Wedding Held at Home by Enzo Miccio Benedetta and Alessio's Super Glam 'Country Chic' Tuscany Wedding Held at Home by Enzo Miccio

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26

Mar

2020

Coronavirus and Weddings – Why You Should Postpone not Cancel 

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.

Coronavirus and Weddings - Why You Should Postpone not Cancel 

Photo by Salt & Sea Photography – full wedding HERE

Coronavirus and Weddings - Why You Should Postpone not Cancel 

How The Coronavirus is Affecting Weddings and why you should Postpone not cancel 

 

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.”

Coronavirus and Weddings - Why You Should Postpone not Cancel 

photo by Blythe Eland Photography  – full wedding  HERE

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26

Mar

2020

Rona and Alex’s Clean and Modern Essex Barn Wedding by Emis Weddings

Hello you lovely people and how are you this fine, sunny Thursday? Isn’t this sunshine just glorious! It has come just at the right time hasn’t it, making this whole self isolation/lock down situation so much more bearable! Today I am taking you to Colchester in Essex for the modern, stripped back wedding of Rona and Alex. This stylish couple wanted a clean, simple look with little fuss. They did this by using natural wood, greenery and white lighting to give a clean, minimalist look. Houchins Wedding Venue is just gorgeous giving them both a barn wedding and a marquee one all in one package. Big thanks to Emis Weddings for the lovely photos.

A little cliché, but it really was the happiest day of our lives! I loved having all our closest friends and family there to celebrate the day with us!

Rona and Alex's Clean and Modern Essex Barn Wedding by Emis Weddings Rona and Alex's Clean and Modern Essex Barn Wedding by Emis Weddings

Rona and Alex were married on 2nd Aug 2019 at Houchins Wedding Venue in Essex. ‘We loved Houchins as soon as we saw it. It has a relaxed but modern feel. It was important to us that the day had good natural flow and Houchins has a fantastic setup. The outdoor space, including the surrounding fields, are beautiful. We had 60-70 guests. It didn’t take us too long to plan. There are so many great suppliers out there, and I had a few friends who recommended florists, makeup, hair and table décor. All that was left was to pick a dress and style the day! I think it took us about 4 months.’

Rona and Alex's Clean and Modern Essex Barn Wedding by Emis Weddings Rona and Alex's Clean and Modern Essex Barn Wedding by Emis Weddings

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25

Mar

2020

Ask the Experts: How to Choose Your Wedding Jewellery With Ruby & Oscar

Deciding on your complete ‘look’ for your wedding day is on of the most fun aspects of wedding planning. Picking the dress, the shoes, choosing a style for you hair, but don’t forget your jewellery. Your wedding jewellery can really finish your complete outfit. Weather you decide to go for something classic, bold or, statement. What ever you choose it will add that finishing touch and really make you feel special.
So once you have chosen your dress, how do you go about choosing the right jewellery to go along side it? I have invited the experts at Ruby & Oscar onto the blog to give you some expert advice. Take a look at our top tips on choosing the perfect bridal jewellery for your wedding day.

Ask the Experts: How to Choose Your Wedding Jewellery With Ruby & Oscar

How to choose your wedding jewellery with Ruby & Oscar

 

It’s all about the dress

Really excellent wedding jewellery shouldn’t detract from your wedding dress, it should act as the icing on the cake. With this in mind, try to match your jewellery to your dress, taking into consideration the neckline, colour and overall look. Show off a classic gemstone pendant necklace if your gown is strapless or features a low neck. If you’ve opted for a high neck style then consider opting for a pair of chandelier earrings instead like these beautiful cushion cut Swiss blue topaz halo earrings from Ruby & Oscar.

How to Choose Your Wedding Jewellery With Ruby and Oscar

GREEN AMETHYST & DIAMOND 9CT WHITE GOLD PENDANT NECKLACE WITH SILVER CHAIN

 

Consider your style and theme

What you choose for your bridal jewellery will depend on the overall theme of the wedding and your bridal style. If you’ve gone for vintage glamour then an intricate halo design may work best. If modern is more your style then match clean lines with minimal, sleek designs. This contemporary opal cabochon pendant from Ruby & Oscar is the perfect choice for brides with an eye for all things chic and minimal.

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