30

Jan

2023

Erika and Roger’s Laid Back Earthy, DIY Wedding at Home by Lauren McCormick Photography 

Happy Monday everyone! How are you all? I hope you had a wonderful fun filled weekend? Mine was lovely, I went to Chester to see an old school friend, we have been friends now for 42 years, so we had lots to catch up on. We went out for a delicious meal, walked, talked, drank, just what the doctor ordered! I am now rested and ready for another busy week on the blog. I have some cracking weddings to share with you, starting off with this gorgeous wedding from Lauren McCormick Photography. After spending 3 years renovating their home, Erika and Roger decide that it was the perfect location to hold their wedding. They created so much of the decoration themselves, from the wooden chargers, to the signage, the flowers, the seating chart and the garland wall, they really did put their heart and soul into the day and the results are spectacular. I just love the easy, laid back nature of the day, I’m sure you will to.

You spend 10 months planning one day to just hope it turns out. It was beyond anything we could have ever dreamt.

Erika and Roger  were married on 17th September 2022 at their home Almonte, Ontario, Canada. ‘We have spent the last three years of our lives updating and renovating our house to make it home. We never plan on moving again, so it was a no brainer to get married at the most important location. We had roughly 110 guests, we started planning in December 2021 and married in September, so roughly 10 months’ 

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26

Jan

2023

How to Match a Wedding Band to Your Engagement Ring

Congratulations! You’re engaged! Next comes all the excitement of wedding planning but first, you and your partner have to find the perfect wedding bands to go with your engagement ring. Purchasing wedding bands is an exciting step for any couple but there is a lot to consider before making your final decision. From carats to cost and several other factors in between, choosing the perfect pairing for your new ring stack isn’t always an easy feat—but there are a few helpful hints that will simplify the process.

How to Match a Wedding Band to Your Engagement Ring

How to Match a Wedding Band to Your Engagement Ring

Photo by Kenneth Surillo

Fit for a bride

Fit is one of the most important things to look for in an engagement ring and wedding band combo. Is your engagement ring designed to sit flush with a wedding band? If your engagement ring is cathedral set or floating, you most likely have space to stack a wedding band comfortably and have a wide range of options.
If your ring has a lower setting or you like the idea of a ring set, consider a tiara band—a style of band with a curve in the middle to fit the dimensions of each individual’s centre stone. A tiara wedding band is specially designed to pair well with any type of engagement ring style!

How to Match a Wedding Band to Your Engagement Ring

Photo by Milan

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26

Jan

2023

Maura and Matt’s Food Loving Outdoor Chicago Wedding by Madi Ellis Photography

Toady’s wedding is a great combination of urban lifestyle meets backyard garden dining. Maura and Matt were married on 17th February 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. The whole day was intimate, charming, relaxed and full of brilliant food and amazing light! This Outdoor Chicago Wedding started off with the couple visiting their favourite local haunts and then heading over to the Big Delicious Planet for their gorgeous low key ceremony. All followed by a feast of an outdoor reception. The low evening light adds a gorgeous golden hue to the photos which I just adore! Big thanks to Madi Ellis Photography for these lovely images.

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25

Jan

2023

Ask The Experts: 5 Things You Should Do to Have a Green Wedding

Eco-friendly and Green weddings are becoming increasingly popular. Retailers and vendors are offering sustainable options for everything a wedding entails, which is great news if you are looking to do your bit for the planet while planning your wedding. While traditions are honourable, waste and carbon emissions aren’t, your wedding is such a big event, so making it eco friendly and kind to the environment is a massive way to help save the planet. Today we will explore some things that make weddings more eco-friendly and simple things you can do to have a green wedding.

5 Things You Should Do to Have a Green Wedding

Ask The Experts: 5 Things You Should Do to Have a Green Wedding

PHOTO BY SAM BOX PHOTOGRAPHY FULL WEDDING HERE

1. Go Paperless With Invites

Digital invitations are an excellent way to be kinder to the environment. Not only do they reduce the paper trail, but they also eliminate the emissions from vehicles during delivery transportation. Many online sites offer ways to create gorgeous wedding invitations with various design templates to download and distribute virtually. Social media sites provide ways to create groups that make it easier to spread the word about events and keep an appropriate headcount of guests.
If virtual invitations aren’t conducive to the guests, eco-friendly options are available. Recyclable paper, wood, leather and upcycled fabric are some creative ways to offer invitations for guests. Some companies plant trees in honor of purchases or use seed-infused paper to give back to the planet. Consider including a digital RSVP that allows guests to text or email to respond to invitations to minimize travel emissions and shorten the paper trail. Don’t forget about thank you cards for after the wedding as well.

Ask The Experts: 5 Things You Should Do to Have a Green Wedding

photo by  Rossella Putino – full shoot here

2. Choose an Eco-Friendly Venue

An eco-friendly venue can reduce waste and carbon footprints. Green venues often take the initiative to be kinder to the environment in ways couples may not consider when planning weddings. For example, energy usage plays a significant role in most weddings. Locales can be energy efficient by using smart thermostats and LED lighting.
Environmentally friendly venues with energy-efficient windows or solar panels reduce carbon emissions from power plants, which contributes to a healthier environment. Event spaces that have larger windows offer more natural light that conserves energy. Choosing a local and smaller location decreases travel and energy consumption as well.

Ask The Experts: 5 Things You Should Do to Have a Green Wedding

photo by Gustavo Pozo – full shoot here 

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25

Jan

2023

‘Elegant Boho’ Tipi Wedding Inspiration in the Berkshire Countryside

Happy Wednesday everyone. As we reach the mid point of the week I hope it’s been a good one for you so far? My week has been mega busy, all good but life certainly is manic at the moment! So on with the first post of the day, more coming up this afternoon! This morning I am sharing with you this gorgeous styled shoot set in the heart of the Berkshire countryside. The shoot took place on 19 May 2022 at Mapledurham Estate and it’s a wonderful mix of elegant boho meets festival vibes. With an outdoor ceremony set against the backdrop of the estate followed by a Tipi Wedding reception, this shoot gives you a bit of everything, as well as a cool and classy colour palette. Big thanks to Lorna Richerby Photography for the submission.

Our vision was to create an outdoor tipi wedding styled shoot at Mapledurham Estate, with fun, laid-back festival vibes and a vibrant colour palette with pinks, blues and gold.

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