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Christine and James Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements


There are no props used in today’s photos. No balloons, no frames, no flowers and no frames. The photographs have no fancy treatments, there are no fun poses or amazing colours.

I fell in love with today’s engagement shoot because it is purely about the love of Christine and James. The looks, the laughter and the embrace. There’s a sense of purity and with that beauty about today’s shoot.

The photos today are by I Love Wednesdays.

Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend!













Photos by I Love Wednesdays.

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Kiss The Groom Turns One

by | Bride, Wedding Inspiration


One of my favourite blogs for beautiful imagery and poignant words is that of photographer Elizabeth Messina , Kiss The Groom.

Elizabeth shared some of her favourite images with me to mark the one year anniversary of Kiss The Groom (February 14th!) and I thought they were too enchanting to not share today.

Happy Birthday Kiss The Groom!

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Photos by Elizabeth Messina

Creative Colour – Sparkling Silver

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration



A cool clear metallic that can be bright and shiny or dull and textured.

– Combine with reds of all hues and white

– With blues of all hues, sand or pearly grey and white

– With purples, lilacs, mauves, gardenia white with or without pearl grey

– With saffron yellow and mid grey and touches of bronze

– With orange hues from apricot to dark orange, leaf green and white

– With pinks of all hues, touches of grey and off white

– With cherry red, chocolate brown and white

– With black and white and touches of green

– With greens of all hues – add touches of black or bronze brown and white

– Silver in shoes, hair combs, filigree earrings, ornate belts, jewellery, belt buckles, cufflinks, tie pins

– Silver edged lace as edging or appliqué on dress, veil, wrapped around your bouquet

– We envisage making silver the hero of your reception scheme – lots of silver in candelabra, candlesticks, containers, silver embellished glassware, silver rimmed crockery, silver napkin rings

– Find some really beautiful fabric silver ribbon in different widths to tie napkins, favour boxes, attach to the backs of chairs with ornamentation or flowers

– Silver sugared almonds, silver foil wrapped chocolates, silver wine bottle stoppers, silver keys, silver spoons, napkin rings for your favours

– Find silver coloured metal filigree decorations to hang from the ceiling or from candelabra

– Enhance your silver with lots of sparkling glassware and candles in the white of your choice

– Linen could be white, white and more white, with touches of your chosen secondary colours and lots of silver in containers, candlesticks etc (as mentioned above) for a really elegant scheme

– Sugared fruit with soft coloured flowers for a pastel pink scheme, flowers in large silver containers, pale pink napkins, pale pink beading on the table cloth’s edging, silver candlesticks with white candles, a pale pink wedding dress with pale pink shoes embellished with a rhinestone bow, a pink diamond platinum engagement ring, silver edged white china

– Gossamer voile over cloths appliquéd in silver designs, or used as draping over an archway, or used generously as a draping over a ‘chuppah – like’ area to say your vows in

– For a quirky touch consider tarnished silver for all your containers, candlesticks etc. Decorate with paper flowers made out of blotchy vintage paper or old music scores. Would look great in an all white, white and black or gunmetal grey scheme or with darker colours such as midnight blue or smoky purple

– An emphasis on silver can be used effectively in a:

  • modern, stark setting to add softness, a sense of generosity and sparkle with lots of silver and glassware
  • a rustic setting to lighten the feel and add a touch of pizzazz – against stone walls, an open fire, old wooden furniture
  • an outdoors setting to add a touch of whimsy and surprise, silver lanterns swinging from trees, silver bird garlands or ribbon cascading from branches
  • a rich, dark colour scheme with dark furniture, dark colours, moody lighting, lots of candles and the sparkling silver to add the magic


Silver Jordan almonds from Cloud Nine Wedding Store, Justin Alexander Signature gown from Brides, Cobra candlesticks from Georg Jensen, Clutch from ChristyStudio on Etsy,

Out Now….February 2010

by | Bride, Magazines and Books


This entry is a little late, but full of peach inspired covers, a last nod to Summer perhaps?


Cosmopolitan Bride Autumn 2010

Lovable Bits:

- “Swept Away” Fashion feature on page 58

- “Diary of A Bride- Jessica Fontaine” on page 72

- Catherine and Iain’s wedding (vintage glamour, modern elegance) and bridesmaids on page 96

- Chloe and Tom’s beautiful beach side wedding on page 166

- Vanessa and Bryan’s lush green elegant day on page 180


Bride To Be February- April 2010

Lovable Bits:

– Courtney and Tom’s Bali wedding on page 80

– Carla and Nathaniel’s beach side wedding on page 108

– Anna and George’s elegant “High Society” inspired wedding on page 118

– Jaime and Benjamin’s DIY love filled celebration on age 128

– “Apple Of His Eye” fashion feature on page 160

Martha Stewart Destination Weddings

Martha Stewart Destination Weddings & Dream Honeymoons 2009

Lovable Bits

– “Good Things To Go” on page 9

– Claudia and Michael’s Colorado wedding on Page 25

– “Let’s Make A Date” on page 30

–  “Room Service” on page 80

– “Swept Away” The Carribean wedding of Lindsay and Reed on Page 96

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