Thursday, 2 September 2010

Vintage inspiration

I was recently at a wedding show in London and I came across a tiny little stand full of the most beautiful crafts and accessories. Sitting tucked into a corner quietly sowing away was Jessie Chorley. Jessie is a British designer now based in London and owns a shop and small stall selling home made jewellery and accessories. She has recently created her 'mon mariage' range, which is simply stunning and perfect for a vintage themed wedding. The mon mariage collection includes, table plans, table numbers, hand written favour boxes and even a hand made guestbook. Below are a few samples of her beautiful vintage inspired collection.

Jessie also has many other beautiful hand made pieces, all of which are inspired by and made with old books, embroidery and illustrations. She works with her good friend and jewellery designer Buddug humphreys, and they opened their first shop in August 2008... so, next time you are in the city, drop by and take a look.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

A cake to remember!

So, as many of you know, cupcakes are the new big thing when it comes to weddings, baby showers and birthdays. Gone are the traditional cakes and the one's where your mum gets a terrible picture of you printed on them and here are the new trendy and of course delicious cupcakes. With so many colours, flavours and styles the question is where can you find a good cupcake?

Having recently become the chief taster for my neighbour I like to think that I have become an expert in this area (that and I have a serious love of food), so when I saw the cupcakes at my stepsisters wedding I could barely contain my excitement... Yes I was genuinely excited.

The lovely lady that made the cakes was actually a good friend of the groom and a real gem of a character. She had actually just returned from Jordan and Alex Reid’s wedding where she had been asked to prepare the cakes and had also recently supplied the cakes for Danielle Lloyd's baby shower.

Jennifer from Cuticups is based in Surrey and has a great website with a great selection of cakes. So was it a good cupcake? I can still taste it now and they were excellent! All of our clients of course get a very competitive price so take a look and get inspired.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

The most amazing wedding entrance ever

Has anyone see this wedding entrance? It makes me smile every time I watch it and actually brings a small tear to my eye. What a great way to start the day:

Monday, 8 March 2010

From classic to quirky!

My friend Caroline has been asked to be a bridesmaid in a few months time for her friend Jo's wedding and she has been asked to choose her own bridesmaid dress. Though some may say a very brave move by the bride, having seen the web links that she sent to Caroline, I really don't think she could go far wrong with her choice. The bride is going for a vintage themed wedding, inspired by 1950's glam, with stunning feminine dresses that can make any woman feel sexy and from what I have heard about the day so far it sounds a very personal day and one to remember.

Having looked through some of the dresses with Caroline, I just had to show them on my blog. I absolutely love them and think they are a great alternative from the everyday bridesmaids dresses that you see. So here are a few images for you, I just hope you enjoy them as much as I do...

These classic and sexy fitted dresses from Vivien of Holloway are a beautiful alternative for your bridesmaids. Her 1950's inspired collection includes a wide range of colours and styles to choose from all of which can be teamed up with one of her fabulous accessories.

I love these fun a flirty dresses, again from Vivien of Holloway they would look great at a summer, casual or garden wedding. The shape of the dresses are so flattering, especially for us woman 'with child bearing hips' as my mum would so kindly say to me.

For the more adventurous bridesmaids, the above dresses are from Tara Starlet. With fitted vintage styles and a great range of materials and colours you can be as daring or as subtle as you wish with such a great range.

Caroline has actually decided to wear the dress above (left) and looks so pretty in it. It is so flattering and has a real cute girly feel regardless of its colour. The above dresses are from Dolly Dagger, Dolly is a Brighton based designer and has a really fantastic website. She has a great shoe and accessories range, which also includes the very popular Vivenne Westwood Lady Dragon Heart bridal shoes so take a look and see what you think.

So ladies, if you want something a little different and vintage inspired, then I hope this gives you some inspiration. After all, it's all about those curves!

Friday, 26 February 2010

Do not be afraid of colour!

One thing I have found is that if you say wedding colours to a new bride, they immediately go for Pink, Red and Gold. Though all colours work well and create a beautiful wedding, I do find that us Brits are a little hesitant to delve into the world of colour! With summer only a few months away I think it's time to get inspired and one of the sites I often use to find great colour combinations is Style me pretty. Take a look at some great colour options from their site...

There's pink and there's pink! Instead of just pretty soft pink, why not add a vibrant pink with a cool soft grey. The silver or grey is far subtler than black and with the pink shoes and ties this creates lovely summer and fun theme to the wedding.

What a beautiful combination of yellow and pink. A lovely relaxed and casual country wedding with modern and vintage twists. I'll talk about my love for coloured shoes at a later date but I think the use of coloured shoes for the bride and having lemons as placeholders creates a little something that stands out from other weddings. Who would of thought canary yellow and pink could look so good!

Don't be nervous about using more than one colour. This gorgeous midnight blue works with lime green, purple, tan and mid blue. I do believe that we feel that everything should match and as we run around with colour swatches and getting in a pickle when we cannot find the exact colour, there really is a whole palette still to work with.

Above photography by: David Murray Weddings, Ray Soemarsono of APERTURA & Kristin Vining