Friday, 29 January 2010

Yellow blooms

We've been having some rather grey and gloomy weather in London lately so here's a post about sunshine yellow bouquets.

Gorgeous billy buttons (native to Austrailia and New Zealand and possibly the best name for a flower or anything ever).

And how phenomanally gorgeous is this bouquet?

Yellow and chocolate brown. Love the twig effect.

Full to bursting with spring meadow loveliness.

I like the blue wrapping which is picked up by the blue bridesmaids.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Cool Grooms part deux

More male yumminess. Click on the photos to go the real weddings. Which one's your fave? I like the spotty tie one best I think but they're all pretty fab.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Homemade heart bunting

How gorgeous is this?! It would be so easy and cheap to make. You could use old newspapers or make it extra special with your favourite book or poem or something that means something to the two of you. Love it!

See it at poppytalk, a blog full of lovely things.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Another lovely love quote

" When I saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew."

William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Rock 'n Roll Bride and Julia Boggio Vintage Boudoir

These fabulous boudoir shots are the result of a collaboration between Kat (Rock n Roll Bride) and Julia Boggio.

I doubt there's a single reader of this blog who hasn't heard of Kat and her inspiring blog. I'm really honoured to be given permission to feature this fantastic shoot.

Kat looks like she enjoyed the experience!

The best thing about all this is it's not something you can only look at and admire, you can have a go yourself. It's a perfect gift for a groom to be from his bride to be and vice versa; or it's a perfect present to treat yourself. You get the whole experience and the photos to keep and display for £455 which includes hair and make up and at least 2 costume changes.

One thing's for sure if I decided to do this I certainly wouldn't hide the results away, I'd be displaying them loud and proud in my house for all to see.

For more fabulous photos, don't delay, go here right away. And to book your turn and find out more go to

Monday, 18 January 2010

Innovative centrepieces

Loving these alternative to floral centrepieces...

Cute little plant pots with mismatched pots made out of... wait for it...socks. Yep that's right, socks. Cheap and cheerful. See here for how to.

Selection of vases in one colour offsets the colour and shape of these blooms delightfully.

I've seen this idea floating around for a while and would love to work on a wedding using them. Perfect for book lovers and if you happen to have plenty of books, uber cheap as well. Plus there are so many ways you can use them...

And for those who love travelling or just like globes...

You can use candles, lanterns, fruit and veg in artful displays - pretty much anything you want - you definitely don't have to fork out for elaborate floral displays, unless you want to of course.

What are your favourite centerpiece ideas?

Friday, 15 January 2010

Vera Wang bridal collection 2010

So I seem to be developing a crush on Vera Wang dresses and these aren't helping...

Ephemeral, feminine, dramatic, romantic, I could stare at them for hours. As a non bride (I know, a weding planner who isn't married) I often think about how I would do my wedding if it was for me rather than a client. And regardless of the rest of the wedding I know my heart would ache for a dress like this. In reality though I'm pretty sure I'd go for something more practical (and less pricy).

Did you wear the dress you thought you would or when it came to it did you make a different decision?

Monday, 11 January 2010

Savoir Wedding Trends 2010

Some new, some not so new but all going to be HUGE in 2010...

What we're seeing, hearing about from our brides, those we work with and the world wide web...

* Wedding receptions at home - less flashy, more personal - means certain cost cutting choices make sense too eg. no band but a DJ or ipod, no formal wedding breakfast but a finger buffet, picnic, BBQ etc

* Mismatched bridesmaids dresses - a little bit different, looks fab in photos, more choice/more economical for bridesmaids. There are lots of ways of doing it - different colours, same style...

or same colour different styles...

* Vintage inspired everything - still a huge influence, from overall style to dress to invitations vintage is definitely still a key look.

* Creative bouquets - involving feather, beads, buttons and everything and anything that's personal and pretty for the bride.

* Big love for the eco-chic - whether it be a focus on using recycled materials for favours and decorations to picking venues that are sustainable - caring about the planet is definitely chic and the green wedding is set to boom this year.

* Romance is definitely not dead - whilst there are many predictions for what's big in bridal wear, many of which seem to contradict each other, it seems that romantic styles and fabrics are back in a big way... think lace, classic silhouettes, what your grandmother might have worn... all with a modern twist. If this isn't your style we're also going to see short 50s style Candy Anthony dresses, dresses with injections of colour (including black) and one shoulder gowns everywhere!

I could post forever here but going to save the rest of my images for another blog post.

* Photography with a sense of humour- whilst they'll still be die hard fans of the traditional wedding shot - humour and quirkiness are on the rise. Think silly glasses, balloons, shots of people laughing- it's all about the relaxed fun for 2010.

* Centrepieces with a difference - herbs, potted plants, and other tree-type centrepieces are taking pride of place over their extravagant fussy competition.

* Details details details - how to make your wedding personal has always been a major concern for brides to be and this year there's even more focus on the little touches that really make your wedding uniquely yours...

Love the colour choices here and the mismatched parasols add a little edge. Check out the rest of the wedding, it's a feast for the eyes!

I know there's so much I've left out but time means I have to move on! What d'you think's going to be big this year?

Friday, 8 January 2010

Cool grooms

So brides and ladies get all the attention on most blogging and wedding related sites but what about the gents eh?

Here's a selection of snaps of sophisticated, stylish grooms and there seems to be a recurring grey/black theme here. Ladies take note...

And let me know if any of you have links to any other particularly fabulous grooms...

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Why I heart Cosmo Bride

I find bridal magazines can be a touch generic with their features sometimes but I have to say I do find Cosmo Bride a joy to read. And the Feb/March 10 edition even more so for the following 4 reasons:

1. Rock n Roll Bride is featured. I love Rock n Roll Bride. I think Kat is a breath of fresh air for the world of weddings and her blog is undeniably a source of inspiration for many. I also love that she's from the UK as us Brits as still somewhat under represented in the wedding blogging world.

So props, as they say, to Cosmo Bride for giving Kat and her fabulous blog the recognition it deserves.

2. Highlighting Vera Wang's insanely amazing black wedding dress. What do you think? Fabulous or a little bit too gothic?

3. Introducing me to this Claire Pettibone creation.

4. Mentioning The Crazy Bear, Stadhampton. I've stayed there and the bedrooms are a-maaaaazing as is the food, service and surroundings.

It's also a stunning wedding venue...

Anyone looking for something quirky and classy should definitely take a look here

It's a good issue, I especially love the prima ballerina shoot. What are your feelings about bridal mags? Which ones are your faves?


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