19

May

2021

Kim and Jonathan’s Relaxed and Natural With a Touch of Glam Wedding in Northern Ireland by Francis Meany Photography

I am super excited today, as this evening, Nik, Dexter and I are going out for meal, INSIDE!! We are going to our favourite Tapas restaurant in town, it’s actually the last restaurant we went to in November before they all closed down, so it’ s been over 6 months since they shut! Crazy! Have you been anywhere yet? If so where? I would love to hear all your lovely news. Today’s wedding took place last year and is a great example of how a wedding can still go ahead despite Covid restrictions. The wedding took place in Northern Ireland in October, and despite the autumn weather they still managed to get married outside. Kim and Jonathan’s guest count went from 120 to 50 but it turns out this just made the wedding even more special. The day was super relaxed and filled with the most gorgeous decor, natural with a touch of glam. Such a delightful wedding, proving that a reduced guest count doesn’t mean you can’t have the wedding you want. Big thanks to Francis Meany Photography for the stunning photos.

A relaxed get together with all our closest friends and family where we got to dress up and celebrate love and everyone being able to come together despite coronavirus dominating our lives prior to it. It was a day we got to escape and forget about everything else going on and be solely focused on our love and friendship!

Kim and Jonathan's Relaxed and Natural With a Touch of Glam Wedding in Northern Ireland by Francis Meany Photography Kim and Jonathan's Relaxed and Natural With a Touch of Glam Wedding in Northern Ireland by Francis Meany Photography

Kim and Jonathan were married on 17th October 2020 at Hillmount House, Larne in Northern Ireland. ‘It was 5 minutes from where we live- along the lovely coast- felt like home. We initially had 120 booked but due to covid restrictions we had to narrow this down. We had just under 50 in the end- and to be honest, it was a perfect number because it was more intimate. We got engaged in July 2018. Our original wedding date was 30th May 2020 so would have been 1.5 years from our engagement. I (the bride) was super relaxed when planning it though. I knew the vibe I wanted and wanted to be as relaxed as possible so it didn’t feel like it was too long at all. I’m sure we had most things booked by the end of 2018. We enjoyed the “engagement period” and I wasn’t too fussed about booking everything asap.’

Kim and Jonathan's Relaxed and Natural With a Touch of Glam Wedding in Northern Ireland by Francis Meany Photography Kim and Jonathan's Relaxed and Natural With a Touch of Glam Wedding in Northern Ireland by Francis Meany Photography

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18

May

2021

Ask The Experts: Engagement Rings – How To Design A Unique Custom Band 

Your wedding day is likely to be the most special day of your life, and at the heart of this day is the irrevocable vow that binds you to your spouse for all eternity. You want every moment of the beginning of your future together to be memorable, starting with the proposal and the rings that will seal that precious vow.

If we have learned anything from the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s that not even a virus can stop the celebration of love. Happy couples are continuing to get engaged and plan modified weddings all over the world despite the pandemic. Even if your wedding celebration has to be put on hold, you can still show the one you love how much they mean to you with a stunning custom engagement ring.

While many settle for a classic style, your partner is unique and may prefer a ring that is more suited to their specific tastes. Let’s explore how to design your own ring, and how a custom engagement ring can make your proposal unforgettable.

Engagement Rings: How To Design A Unique Custom Band 

Ask The Experts: Engagement Rings - How To Design A Unique Custom Band 

Photo by axecop

Consider Their Style + Consult With Family And Friends

Consider your significant other’s personal style. Do they love to layer big, chunky jewelry, or do they prefer to sport a single delicate necklace? Do they love crisp lines and classic design, or have a more bohemian flair? These are all important considerations when choosing to design an extravagant ring or opt for a more classic style.

If you’re unsure, you can always drop subtle hints. Above all, your fiance to be wants something they will be comfortable wearing every day over a flashy surprise. Asking family and friends close to them is also a good option, as they are likely familiar with her personal tastes (while you’re at it… ask if they know her ring size!).

Ask The Experts: Engagement Rings - How To Design A Unique Custom Band 

Photo by Viajero

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18

May

2021

‘Backyard Whimsical Boho’ Soft and Romantic Wedding Picnic Inspiration

It’s a busy day on the blog today with not one but two posts. The first one of the day is this gorgeous styled shoot that took place in Vancouver, Canada and has been sent into me by CANDICE Styles. Candice and her fabulous team of suppliers have put together a super cute set up for this wedding picnic based inspiration. The whole shoot is full to the brim of amazing details and decoration, soft, warm tones and the most wonderful food and desserts. If you haven’t considered a picnic for your wedding breakfast, you may well be by the end of these stunning photos by Simply Sweet Photography.

'Backyard Whimsical Boho' Soft and Romantic Wedding Picnic Inspiration 'Backyard Whimsical Boho' Soft and Romantic Wedding Picnic Inspiration 'Backyard Whimsical Boho' Soft and Romantic Wedding Picnic Inspiration

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17

May

2021

James and Jemma’s Glitter Bar and Origami Laid Back Warwickshire Wedding by Kristian Leven Photography

Happy Monday everyone and happy 17th May! For those of you not in the UK you may not get why we are so excited about today, but today is the next stage of things opening back up here in England. I am so excited for all the things we can now do. We have restaurants booked to eat inside, playcentres booked, the cinema, swimming – I cannot wait!!! So many wonderful things to look forward to over the next few weeks! We are a very excited household! It also means that weddings are slowly but surely opening back up too, which is fabulous news! So let’s get cracking with today’s wedding and I am starting off the week in style with the gorgeous laid back wedding of Jemma and James. This wonderful couple planned a super personal day with lots of handmade projects, from the glitter bar, to the flowers to the 150 origami favours. What a wonderful relaxed day full of wonderful smiles and touching speeches. Big thanks to Kristian Leven for the lovely photos.

A fairy tale coming true marrying my best friend. A whirlwind of emotions which flew by in a blur of glitter, flowers and magic (literally and metaphorically!)

James and Jemma's Glitter Bar and Origami Laid Back Warwickshire Wedding by Kristian Leven Photography James and Jemma's Glitter Bar and Origami Laid Back Warwickshire Wedding by Kristian Leven Photography

Jemma and James were married on 11th August 2018 at Stoneleigh meadow, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (directly behind James’ mum and dad’s garden!) ‘It was almost staring us in the face. After viewing a few commercial venues, we realised they didn’t really feel special enough and were quite prescriptive regarding food and drink choices. We knew we wanted the ceremony in Stoneleigh church and then it dawned on us that there was a stunning riverside location just next door. We managed to pull some strings and as far as we know we’re the only people to have had a wedding in the meadow! Due to our large families and lots of friends with children, it was ~150 in the end, but the great thing about the location and Tents4Elements was how flexible we could be. Harry was so helpful in working out the best configurations to fit everyone in, right up to the last minute.As soon as we had the location secured it was pretty full-on for the best part of a year to plan.’

James and Jemma's Glitter Bar and Origami Laid Back Warwickshire Wedding by Kristian Leven Photography James and Jemma's Glitter Bar and Origami Laid Back Warwickshire Wedding by Kristian Leven Photography

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14

May

2021

Madison and Ben’s Outdoor Bohemian Wedding in Florida by Paisley Sunshine Photography

Happy Friday everyone and how are you all? How has your week been? Mine has been sllllllloooow! Not sure why but I sure am glad it’s the weekend even if it is forecast for rain! I’m sure I speak for everyone else in the UK when I say that Monday can’t come soon enough! 17th May, when we can go in people’s houses again, eat indoors, go to playcentres, the cinema and other wonderful places that we have all missed SO MUCH!! So let’s all be thankful that life will start to look a bit more ‘normal!’ Anyway, on with the last wedding of the week and it’s the turn of Madison and Ben were married on 1st February 2020 in Lutz, Florida. This wedding is rather special as the groom is the photographer’s brother! How cute is that! The whole day is super personal and is filled with some super stylish details and decor. Big thanks to Paisley Sunshine Photography for sharing this glorious day with us.

Madison and Ben's Outdoor Bohemian Wedding in Florida by Paisley Sunshine Photography Madison and Ben's Outdoor Bohemian Wedding in Florida by Paisley Sunshine Photography Madison and Ben's Outdoor Bohemian Wedding in Florida by Paisley Sunshine Photography Madison and Ben's Outdoor Bohemian Wedding in Florida by Paisley Sunshine Photography

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