Friday, May 26, 2017

New Beverley Edmondson Millinery Boutique Opens in Surrey

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British milliner Beverley Edmondson has opened a new boutique in Surrey to cater for all your headwear needs. Inside this luxurious Aladdin’s Cave you’ll find over 200 hat and fascinator designs in a whole array of different colours and styles.

Established for over 10 years, the award-winning brand crafts amazing headpieces for films, TV and royalty, as well as wedding-goers and race-day attendees.

Silver-Grey Sequin Pillbox Fascinator - Beverley Edmondson Millinery

Situated a short walk from Farnham station, there are multiple car parks within walking distance to the new store. There’s also the bonus of an on-site studio for millinery workshops, hen parties and events.

Personalised Experience

The shop is open for walk-ins, but those who book in advance receive a one-on-one, personalised experience with Beverley herself. As Creative Director and Chief Milliner she is fully-qualified to help you find your dream headpiece.

Whether you’re a seasoned hat wearer or it’s your first time trying a fascinator, Beverley’s wealth of knowledge will guide you through every step of your all-important purchase. Discuss the particular occasion you are buying for and the look you are trying to achieve and Beverley will select the most beautiful styles suited to you. If there’s not something perfect within the 200 pieces in stock Beverley can even create a completely bespoke design for you.

Large Gold Wedding Hat - Beverley Edmondson Millinery Pink and Cream Fascinator - Beverley Edmondson Millinery

As well as local customers, Beverley Edmondson Millinery also has clients from across the globe. Beverley can arrange Skype consultations or clients based further afield. This will help gauge the sort of style of headpiece you are looking for without you having to step foot out of your front door.

Not Just Headpieces

It’s not just beautiful headpieces the boutique stocks. Beverly Edmondson Millinery offers “everything but the dress, for the entire bridal party”. The store is home to cover-ups, clutch bags and Rainbow Club shoes, and also stocks a wide range of ties and pocket squares for the boys.

Deep Purple Floral Quilled Fascinator - Beverley Edmondson Millinery Classic Black Fascinator - Beverley Edmondson Millinery

An alterations service is available on pre-purchased hats and headpieces, and they can create corsages out of any fabric.

So whether you’re a mother of the bride looking for a wow-factor piece for the big day, or you’re a wedding guest looking for a little guidance about headwear, the new Beverley Edmondson Millinery boutique is the place to go.

Visit the new boutique at 27a The Borough, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7NJ, or visit the website www.beverleyedmondsonmillinery.co.uk.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Picture of the Day – Ed and Aileen Photography

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Happy bride and groom holding each other as confetti falls around them - Picture by Ed and Aileen Photography

Image © Ed and Aileen Photography

Website: edandaileen.com

Blog: edandaileen.com/blog

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How to Make Something of Your Confetti Moment

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The confetti moment continues to stand the test of time. The throwing of confetti features at most weddings, at the point where the couple have just married and can start to relax and really enjoy their day. And what could be better than having your nearest and dearest shower you with beautiful natural petal confetti.

So, why not make something of your confetti moment. Break the mould and do something unique by capturing some alternative confetti photographs. Shropshire Petals share their favourite ideas…

Blow Petals at the Camera

Bride and groom blowing confetti from their hands

Blowing confetti at the camera makes for a stunning photograph, and you can make this as intimate or as fun as you like. Why not get your photographer to capture you blowing into the camera and then groups of your guests too. After the wedding you could print the pictures onto separate canvasses as a great feature for your home.

Romantic Petal Path

What could be more romantic than walking on a bed of petals down the aisle towards your other half, to your favourite song or tune.

Bride and groom on path of confetti petals

Scatter petals down a pre-made aisle or make one by lining each side with small glass jars filled with fresh flowers. You can scatter as much or as little confetti as you like to create the path, depending on how dense you want it to be.

Ask your photographer to take some photographs of you both standing on your path with guests throwing confetti over you too.

Just the Girls

Bride and bridesmaids throwing confetti in the air

Every bride wants photographs of herself with her bridesmaids, so use your confetti to make some fun memories. You could each take a handful of confetti and throw it up above you, allowing the petals to fall slowly over you all.

Helping Hands

Someone holding confetti in their hands

Confetti might be one of the first or last things you order, but many couples forget to photograph it on its own as a detail to remember. We love photographs of bridesmaids holding a handful of confetti, which will also make another great photograph for your wall. Just get your bridesmaid to hold her hands together to form a bowl, and then place enough confetti in her hands to fill them.

Fun with the Children

Are you having a flower girl or children at your wedding you want to create some unforgettable moments for? Why not capture some fun photographs of confetti being thrown over them. You can use some of your venue’s features, such as a swing or water feature, to capture some special moments.

Flower girl on swing as confetti falls around her

Make the children feel part of the wedding by telling them that they will be having their own special confetti moment. This will definitely be a photograph you will cherish.

So, as well as your traditional confetti shot, don’t forget to keep a few handfuls of confetti back or order a little extra so you can have fun creating memories!

You can pick and mix your own unique natural petal confetti at www.shropshirepetals.com.

Images from… Blowing Confetti: Natascha Grunert | Petal Path and Confetti in Hands: Shropshire Petals | Bridesmaids: wolken-mit-i | Flower Girl on Swing: Bo Chic

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Picture of the Day – Naomi Jane Photography

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Bride and groom holding balloons as the sun sets - Picture by Naomi Jane Photography

Image © Naomi Jane Photography

Website: www.naomijanephotography.com

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A Colourful Wedding in Antigua, Guatemala

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When wedding planner Pilu of Dream Events sent us the pictures by Alejandro Sandoval of this wedding we knew we had to feature it. Not only is this wedding fabulously colourful, but we’ve never featured a wedding in Guatemala before.

Bride and groom on street in Antigua, Guatemala

Sindy and Carlos’s wedding is full of Guatemalan culture; the historical church where the ceremony took place, the incredible textiles (you have to see the bride’s shoes!) and the Zacapa rum that was poured into the guests’ mouths during the evening festivities.

So vibrant and fun – just fabulous!

“Carlos and Sindy’s typical Guatemalan wedding took place in Antigua. It’s a colourful, magical and very peculiar village at the skirts of the grandiose volcano, Volcán de Agua.

Bridal shoes with bright stitched patterned heel

Bride having make-up done

Bride looking at camera as she has make-up done

Bride standing at window as bridesmaids pull out train of her dress

Bride looking out of window

Bride helping father with cufflinks

Bride standing by stairwell

Bride with bridesmaids in mismatched mink dresses

Groom and groomsmen

Flower girls

Wedding rings

Crucifix

Colourful bridal bouquet

Iconic Temple Ceremony

“Sindy, as a token of her love towards Carlos, converted to the Catholic religion so they could marry in the famous La Merced church. Built in the 1750s, this iconic temple of the town of Antigua stood strong even after several earthquakes that destroyed other parts of Antigua in 1773, 1874 and 1976.

Father walking bride to wedding ceremony

Bride and father entering La Merced church in Guatemala

Father walking bride down the aisle

Bride and groom sitting at altar in La Merced church in Guatemala

Wedding ceremony in in La Merced church in Guatemala

Groom putting ring on bride's finger

Bride and groom kiss in La Merced church in Guatemala

Silhouette of bride and groom walking out of wedding ceremony in La Merced church in Guatemala

“The robust construction is one of the most emblematic buildings in Antigua, Guatemala. Its yellow facade wall and the lordly front wooden door are characteristic enough to attract all tourists and locals.”

Bride and groom kissing against wall

Bride and groom about to kiss

Bride and groom on street in Antigua, Guatemala

Bride and groom facing each other holding hands

Bride and groom on the streets of Antigua, Guatemala

Bride in foreground groom in background

Bride and groom under Santa Catalina Arch and clock tower in Guatemala

Bride and groom with fountain in background

Bride and groom looking over shoulders at camera

Bride and bridesmaids standing in a V shape

Groom and groomsmen standing in a V shape

Typical Guatemalan Feel

“They chose the wedding venue, Hotel Casa Blanca, for its particularities. A moving rooftop that permitted dancing under the stars, a living tree inside the stage where the group led the party and the vestiges of colonial walls surrounding guests made a more typical Guatemalan look and feel possible.

Wedding reception in Hotel Casa Blanca, Guatemala

Wedding sweet table

Glasses of pink fizz

Floral lantern wedding table centrepiece

Bride and groom first dance

Large tiered wedding cake

Bride and groom cutting wedding cake

“They had wanted a Guatemalan wedding theme from the beginning. As the bride’s family were coming from all over the country the couple wanted to highlight the importance of their own culture. Guatemala and its customs came to life through the colours, details, textiles, Zacapa rum and the chosen venues.”

Wedding singer

Bride and groom about to limbo dance under light string

Bride and groom pouring rum into guest's mouth

Groom pouring rum into guest's mouth

Woman singing at wedding

Bride and groom

Photographer: Alejandro Sandoval

Wedding Planner: Dream Events

Church: La Merced, Antigua, Guatemala

Reception Venue: Hotel Casa Blanca, Antigua, Guatemala

Wedding Dress: Weddings Vestidos de Novia

Bride’s Shoes: Cristha Fuentes

Bridal Accessories: Bride’s Family

Florist: Maples y Margaritas

Catering: Eventos Adriana

Wedding Cake: Bri & D’s Bakery

Entertainment and Candy Bar: Grupo La Bulla

Hair Stylist: Vilma Coy

Make-Up: Vivi Jo Make-Up

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