5

Nov

2019

Roz and Michael’s Rainy Back Garden Wedding in Leeds by Louise Barry Photographer 

Today I am taking you to Roundhay in Leeds for this rather rainy summer wedding that took place this year. Roz and Michael were lucky enough to hold the wedding reception in Roz’s parents back garden in a gorgeous clear marquee. They filled it with lots of beautiful green foliage and an abundance of gorgeous flowers. With a colour scheme of blues, greys and silvers the whole look of the wedding was super stylish and full of personal touches. With two wedding bands and a feast of a wedding breakfast, these two really looked after their guests. Louise Barry Photographer was there to capture the day in all it’s beauty.

The one phrase that keeps coming to me when people ask this is “we were happy.” Our day was really personal and neither of us could stop smiling!

Roz and Michael's Rainy Back Garden Wedding in Leeds by Louise Barry Photographer  Roz and Michael's Rainy Back Garden Wedding in Leeds by Louise Barry Photographer 

Roz and Michael were married on 27th July 2019 at St. Andrew’s URC in Roundhay, Leeds and had our reception in a pole marquee in the back garden of my parents’ house, just around the corner! ‘The Cruickshank family (who have three girls including me) have long had a joke that one of us would get married in the garden and be boosted over the garden wall into the church car park in our wedding dress. So, when Michael asked me to marry him, I jokingly asked them to use the garden. They said yes! We even had a gate built into the wall so I could walk through rather than hurdling over… But it absolutely bucketed it down on the day and I had to get a lift rather than sinking into the quagmire in my fancy heels. The church is also where I was christened and the reverend has also led my Grandma’s funeral the year before so it was a special place to us as a family. We had 92 day guests and 38 evening guests, It took a year and a half to plan, Michael asked me to marry him 1st January 2018.’

Roz and Michael's Rainy Back Garden Wedding in Leeds by Louise Barry Photographer  Roz and Michael's Rainy Back Garden Wedding in Leeds by Louise Barry Photographer 

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4

Nov

2019

Jacquelyn and Danny’s Flower Filled Mountain Wedding by Mandy Rhoden Photography

Happy Monday everyone and how are you this fine Monday? Did you have a good weekend? Was it spent celebrating Halloween or Bonfire night? Or neither? Mine was filled with Bonfire night and fireworks celebrations, a bit wet bit we still managed to have lots of fun! So now as we move away from Halloween for another year, I wanted to bring you something bright, colourful and full of summer cheer with this super fun wedding that has been sent into me by the couples venue. Jacquelyn and Danny were married on 22nd June 2019 at Sugar Hollow Retreat in Tennessee and their wedding was filled with the most stunning flowers I have seen in a long time. This wedding is so full of colour, not only the beautiful flowers, but the glasses and the decor. The outdoor ceremony with the mountain backdrop is stunning, followed by the gorgeous marquee reception, all captured by Mandy Rhoden Photography.

Whimsical Spring Mountain Wedding at Sugar Hollow Retreat

Jacquelyn and Danny's Flower Filled Mountain Wedding by Mandy Rhoden Photography Jacquelyn and Danny's Flower Filled Mountain Wedding by Mandy Rhoden Photography Jacquelyn and Danny's Flower Filled Mountain Wedding by Mandy Rhoden Photography Jacquelyn and Danny's Flower Filled Mountain Wedding by Mandy Rhoden Photography

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Nov

2019

‘Light is Easy to Love. Show me Your Darkness’ – Spooky Elopement Wedding Inspiration

Happy Friday everyone, and how was your Halloween? Did you go out trick or treating or did you turn all the lights off and pretend you were out? It’s such a big night where we live, so we embraced the celebrations. After a trip to the theatre in the morning and then a lovely lunch, we held a Halloween party at our house and then went out trick or treating. There were 13 of us all together and it was such a good evening! I am already planning next years! So now we are onto Bonfire night, we are out for a big musical display this evening and then another one tomorrow, weather permitting! So it’s all fun and games this weekend! As for the blog, it’s the last of our Halloween inspired shoots today and I am finishing with more of a dark and moody love story. The shoot took pace at Lost Hill Lake Weddings Events in Saint Clair, Missouri in September and it has been sent into me by Bethany & Zack Photography

“Light is easy to love. Show me your darkness.” – R.Queen

'Light is Easy to Love. Show me Your Darkness' - Spooky Elopement Wedding Inspiration 'Light is Easy to Love. Show me Your Darkness' - Spooky Elopement Wedding Inspiration 'Light is Easy to Love. Show me Your Darkness' - Spooky Elopement Wedding Inspiration

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31

Oct

2019

Ideas and Inspiration For Your Halloween Wedding

Good afternoon everyone! And Happy Halloween! I hope you are having a spooktacular day so far. I do love Halloween, any excuse to dress the house up and have a party! Dexter has been so excited, bless him, I can’t wait to go Trick or Treating with him later on this evening. To celebrate all things Halloween, I thought it would be the perfect time to bring you some fabulous Halloween wedding ideas.  Halloween doesn’t have to mean orange pumpkins and black. Why don’t you get in touch with your spiritual side and investigate intoxicating potions and incense, crystals, fun taxidermy references, stylish black outfits and slight hint of Gothic glam?

Décor

Ideas and Inspiration For Your Halloween Wedding

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Tablescapes

Ideas and Inspiration For Your Halloween Wedding

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31

Oct

2019

Spiders, Snakes and Smoke Machines – A Darkly Romantic Halloween Styled Wedding

Happy Halloween! I hope you are having a wonderful day so far. Have you got anything Halloweeny planned today? Maybe a Halloween party or a spot of trick or treating later on? I am SO excited for today, the house is decorated, the party food is in the fridge, we are off to the theatre this morning to watch a spoooktacular Halloween musical and then we have some friends and family coming round this afternoon for a party and then we are out trick or treating! I can’t wait!!! So to celebrate on the blog we have the fourth of our Halloween themed styled shoots and my word is this a good one! not only do we have pumpkins, an amazing black cake, skulls and black cocktails, we also have spiders, snakes (and lots of them) and a smoke machine! The shoot took place at The Edison Barn in Dade City in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida early last month put together by Landrum Photography and a wonderful team of wedding suppliers, I just know you are going to love it.

Spiders, Snakes and Smoke Machines - A Darkly Romantic Halloween Styled Wedding Spiders, Snakes and Smoke Machines - A Darkly Romantic Halloween Styled Wedding Spiders, Snakes and Smoke Machines - A Darkly Romantic Halloween Styled Wedding

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