Hello everyone and welcome along to another week on the blog, Where did the weekend...
Today I have a real treat for you, I just wish that we had the ability to smell via the blog, as today’s post is all about the most amazing scented candles you could wish for. Rachyeta Singh is the owner of Coco Rose Apothecary and she is here today to tell us more about her amazing business and her delightful candles. If you are looking for favour ideas for your wedding, or looking for gift ideas for your wedding party, OR even just in the market for a really lovely scented candle then these little beauties are just the thing you are looking for. Personally I am loving the Lime and Coconut, the Mint and Eucalyptus and the Lemon and Grapefruit and what more they are all 100% natural and 100% Eco friendly. I just know you are going to love these, they smell delicious, are beautifully presented and by using the code COCOFIVE you get £5 off at the checkout. Right I’m off to bulk buy a load for birthday presents!
Hello there and Happy Monday! I am back from a week away on the sunny but incredibly windy East Coast. I had a lovely week away with friends and of course my amazing two boys, but it’s back to it now as we have a fun packed week ahead. And, of course, week two of the Easter holidays. Today I am taking you off to a very hot and sunny Austin, Texas for the fabulous wedding of Emma and Luke who were married on 26th May 2018. They decided to host their wedding in Emma’s hometown of Austin, Texas and invited friends and family in from all around the World. The couple now live in London, so they had guests fly in from Europe, Australia and even China! The main thing they wanted to do was show off Texan hospitality and throw a kick ass party. This they did in true Southern style. Big thanks to Nikk Nguyen Photo for the fab images.
Happy Friday everyone and how are you all? I hope you have all had a great week? It’s the last days of our holidays today as we head back home tomorrow. It’s been lovely to have some time out, a chance to re-charge my batteries and re-set my body and mind. Lots of fresh air, good food, the odd drink of wine! And of course time with my two boys! To finish off the week, I have this fabulous travel themed styled shoot from Verlee Bishop Weddings. The shoot took place in Lunenburg, Virginia on 7th June. If you are planning a travel themed wedding day then this shoot is for you, filled with so many fab ideas. Oh and of course not forgetting the two super cute Baby Nigerian Dwarf Goats.
Being the owner of Waverly Estate, every day I would walk by our mustard yellow chairs in the upstairs foyer and feel inspired. Something about that color just gives you the warm and fuzzy feeling. I began with the focus on mustard yellow and when I came to the realization that vintage maps all went really well with mustard yellow, the styled shoot quickly developed into an adventure and travel theme. The invitations, the earrings, the cufflinks, the isle decor, etc. all included travel and adventure themed decor/wording. Julia and Chris were the perfect couple for the styled shoot. Their style and personalities created a free spirited and hip inspiration. Their connection and adoration for each other was the perfect addition to every single picture.
Happy Thursday everyone, today the blog is offering up some much-needed wedding planning advice for those of you interested in creating and putting on an Urban Luxury Wedding. Urban is a key wedding trend at the moment, but having an urban wedding doesn’t mean concrete slabs and cold empty warehouses. With the right mix of luxury you can create a beautifully stylish, jaw dropping wedding, filled with bold lines, contemporary styling all finished off with some soft and romantic accents. To tell you more I have asked our in-house wedding planner Sam from Carmela weddings to shed some light and steer you in the right direction towards your own Urban Luxury Wedding.
Urban. Now there’s a divisive word, especially in the context of a wedding.
Images of cold warehouses or neglected railway arches can scare off the inquisitive bride and groom before you can say “I don’t” but there is more to bringing a modern edge to your wedding, without sacrificing the luxury.
Firstly, Urban doesn’t necessarily have to mean city centre. It’s in the décor, it’s in the food, it’s in the floristry and every other individual touch that you bring to your big day.
So, let’s start at the beginning – making sure get your venue choice right. The beauty of any space is that it can be transformed from a blank canvas into pretty much anything the mind can imagine with the right décor. If you’re lucky enough to have a wedding venue that still showcases exposed brick walls, dramatic wooden beams or huge, striking windows, make the most of them and work them into your wedding décor.
Well hello Wednesday and how are you all as we reach the mid-point of the week? I am still on holiday, having a lovely time in North Yorkshire. How’s your week going so far? Today I am taking you off to sunny Hertfordshire for the gorgeous wedding of Charlotte and Ed. They were lucky enough to hold their wedding in Ed’s family woodland garden which enabled them to hold the wedding exactly as they wanted, using the suppliers they wanted with no limitations. They created, in their words, a ‘plain and simple’ wedding which was mostly homemade, with simple foliage and pretty flowers. All with a truly personal outdoor woodland ceremony, followed by fab Tipi reception. Big thanks to Howell Jones for the photos
Charlotte and Ed were married on 2nd September. ‘We had our legal ceremony a couple of days before at Bristol Registry Office. This was pretty low-key as it was just us with our immediate families and bridesmaids/best men – but had a wonderful dinner together at The Pig in Bath after. Then the big day was at Ed’s family’s woodland garden in Sarratt, Hertfordshire. It’s a really special place where Ed grew up, really beautiful and a venue that was personal to us. It meant we could do whatever we wanted to, however we wanted to, without some of the constraints that many venues demand. Making sure our wedding day was exactly how we wanted it to be was super important to us. We had around 120 guest and it took the best part of a year to plan.’