Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Picture of the Day – Penny Young Photography

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Bride and groom dancing on stage at wedding venue - Picture by Penny Young Photography

Image © Penny Young Photography

Website: www.pennyyoungphotography.com

Blog: www.pennyyoungphotography.com/the-blog

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Winter White and Copper Wedding Styling

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Today’s shoot is all about white and copper wedding styling, and it’s so beautiful and elegant. White and copper make a timeless pair. They shine like no other, and are the perfect match for a winter wedding.

Copper has become a really popular choice for wedding styling in recent years, and looks amazing for a winter wedding. Think about how it will glisten and shine under the twinkle of ambient lighting. Together with crisp white that resembles snow, this is an amazing colour palette.

Neon celebrate sign above cheese stack wedding cake

Luxe Feel

This winter white and copper wedding styling has a wonderful luxe feel about it. The cosy vibe is modern and inviting, and these ideas offer something unique and different to the traditional colours of winter weddings we see at this time of year.

The styling team used an array of pretty green foliage which really pops against the white. I love the tablescape design laid out on a fur table cover – it looks so cosy! The place settings including marble chargers, white china and copper cutlery look so modern and sophisticated. Copper votives, vases and a pretty winter floral arrangement complete the table styling.

White mantelpiece decorated with foliage and candles

White and copper wedding table styling

Copper cups and white flowers on wedding table

Copper cup

White wedding table flowers

Wedding place setting with white and copper styling

Copper wedding table decorations on white fur tablecloth

White vase of flowers on window ledge

White bowl and flowers

Simple and Elegant

The team kept the bride’s style simple and elegant. I love her cosy grey feather bolero that finishes off her outfit perfectly for a winter wedding. Her hair and make-up were also simple and elegant to match her style.

Bride with fur and feather shrug

Bride wearing fur and feather shrug

Bride looking away

Bride with updo wearing fur and feather shrug

Legs of bride sitting down

Bride sitting holding drink

Bride behind foliage

Bride wearing fur and feather shrug Leaves in back of bride's hair

Fur and feather shrug

Copper Calligraphy

If you love cheese then you will love the cake that features in this shoot. ‘Why have cake when you can eat cheese?’… I second that – I’m a cheese-o-holic!

There is such attention to detail. Copper also features through the writing in this shoot, in the cheese sign and board, and also for the name place cards. Calligraphy in copper ink is one of my favourite wedding trends right now.

Cheese stack wedding cake on small table

Cheese sign

Cheese stack wedding cake

Cheese

Amazing Local Talent

This white and copper wedding styling concept is so versatile, so although it works well for a winter wedding, it will look ace all year round too.

Huge thanks to Tiffany of The Singlers Photography for sending me these lovely pictures to inspire you…

“Creativity often inspires more creativity. That’s what we found with this winter inspired styled shoot, incorporating some of San Diego’s amazing local talent. The city is exploding with emerging creatives who are pushing the envelope and not afraid to try something new, cool and different.

“This shoot incorporates incredible florals, styled decor, a custom illuminated signsin, beautiful hand lettering, and a wedding cake made entirely out of cheese! What could be better? As photographers we were excited to be a part of this creative and eclectic shoot. It was awesome to work with this inspirational dream team.”

Fur on chair below celebrate sign

White bouquet on chair

White bouquet on fur on chair

Bride glancing up

Tray of cheese

Tray of cheese and white bridal bouquet

Photography: The Singlers Photography

Styling and Floral Design: Blanc Floral Design

Coordination: So Much Fun Events

Custom Illuminated Sign: My Marquee SD

Cheese Cake and Platter: The Cheese Store of San Diego

Custom Calligraphy: Minnie Graber

Rentals: Madmade Designs

Hair: Kylie Wadsworth

Make-Up: Beauty by Laren

Model: Rachel Kramer

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Picture of the Day – Virginia Gimeno

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Pageboy being squashed between groomsmen tying their shoes - Picture by Virginia Gimeno

Image © Virginia Gimeno

Website: www.virginiagimeno.com

Blog: www.virginiagimeno.com/blog

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Picture of the Month – November 2017

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And the winner is… Folega Photography!

We now just have one place left in our January 2017 Picture of the Year vote after you voted this fantastic picture by Folega Photography our November 2017 Picture of the Month. Sarah from Folega Photography explained how she got the shot, which is one of her all time favourites…

Bride and groom being showered in confetti on the dance floor - Picture by Folega Photography

An Absolutely Brilliant Moment

“Leanna and Phil country themed wedding reception took place at the gorgeous Floral Media in Nottinghamshire, back in May 2017. To get the wedding reception in full swing, Leanna and Phil had their first dance. They chose ‘God Blessed the Broken Road’ by Rascal Flatts as their first dance song, which their band sang live.

“The bridesmaids and groomsmen stood ready with the confetti cannons at various points around the dance floor, with a signal to set them off at a certain point during the song. I had previously set up my off camera flash, like I usually do for the first dance, and had it behind Leanna and Phil. As I knew it would be an absolutely brilliant moment when the cannons went off, I was fully prepared to capture it… and what a moment it was!

“I would definitely recommend using confetti cannons for a first dance. It makes for such a great moment and a fabulous way to kick off the dancing!

“I am absolutely honoured this image was voted Picture of the Month. It’s definitely up there as one of my all time favourites.”

To see more of Folega Photography’s work visit www.folegaphotography.co.uk.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection

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Today I have a whole lot of pretty for you as I take you into wedding dress heaven. I’m delighted to share the fabulous new Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection.

The new wedding dress collection is full of dreamy corset bodices, luscious silk organza skirts and an incredible array of silhouettes the Caroline Castigliano brand is famous for. Her understated, effortlessly glamorous style continues in the Celebrating Romance 2018 collection.

This multi-faceted collection features timeless designs with ultra-feminine twists, elevated textures and highly luxurious accents. There is a light, airy feel to these dresses. A range of silhouettes, from A-line, to circle skirts and fishtails, all create beautiful movement and a powerful but understated vision.

Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection - Natalya Dress

Texture combinations include stretch crepe, satin faced organza and unusual textured silks. Featuring intricate lace, from beaded to Guipure and soft Chantilly lace, the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 collection comes in a colour palette of ivory with soft water colours and hints of nude undertones.

“The inspiration for Celebrating Romance was ultra feminine, very fluid gowns. I wanted to create gowns that feel light and airy but create shape and power. The collection needed to be sensual and playful yet only suggestive.

“My signature style is classic and feminine with exquisite fabrics and a great cut. I would say the Caroline Castigliano brand is synonymous with understated chic and classic pieces, and we’re known for contemporary design styles with a modern twist. A Caroline Castigliano creation provokes impact from the moment you walk into a room.” – Caroline Castigliano

The romantic style of the dresses is what the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 collection is all about. Three lace dresses that really caught my eye are these stunners…

Burgundy

Burgundy Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection

This is such a pretty wedding dress. The classic A-line dress with full tulle skirt sits gracefully below the most delicate bodice, adorned with an intricate floral pattern across the sheer neckline and sleeves. The deep plunging back of Burgundy is so flattering and such a head-turner.

Falling in Love

Back of Falling in Love Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection

Long lace sleeves, high neckline and sexy keyhole back make the Falling in Love dress something special. Of the few wedding dresses with keyhole back detail I’ve seen for next season, this is my favourite. This is a very flattering wedding dress.

I Do

I Do Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection

Created using one of the prettiest laces I’ve ever seen, I do is so ethereal and ultra feminine. The cold shoulder that flows into the three-quarter length flared sleeves is another lovely, unusual feature.

Aren’t these lace wedding dresses gorgeous? Are you in wedding dress heaven yet? You definitely will be after you see the rest of the wedding dresses in the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 collection…

These exquisite gowns start at £2,000. View the full collection in the gallery below, and find out more at www.carolinecastigliano.com.

Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Gallery

Ascot Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Burgundy Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Back of Burgundy Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Carnival Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Carousel Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Back of Carousel Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Falling in Love Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Back of Falling in Love Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Four Seasons Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Back of Four Seasons Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Head Over Heels Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Back of Head Over Heels Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection I Do Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Love Story Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Back of Love Story Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Manhattan Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Monarchy Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Natalya Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Back of Natalya Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Promise Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Side of Promise Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Simplicity Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Side of Simplicity Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection Ursula Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Picture of the Day – Photo 4U Pasquale Minniti

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Camels walking across desert with bride and groom in background - Picture by Photo 4U Pasquale Minniti

Image © Photo 4U Pasquale Minniti

Website: www.photo-4u.it

Blog: www.photo-4u.it/real-wedding

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A Christmas Wedding at The Watermill Hotel

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… As it’s December I feel I’m now officially allowed to mention the C word! I’m trying not to peak too soon, but looking at these amazing festive pictures of Claire and Kyle’s beautiful Christmas wedding at The Watermill Hotel is making my excitement for Christmas start already.

I love a Christmas wedding, whether styled with a modern take on Christmas decor or with a traditional flair like this wedding. For me a Christmas wedding is all about the lights – lots and lots of twinkling lights – and that’s what I love about Claire and Kyle’s wedding.

Along with the abundance of twinkling lights, there are of course Christmas trees, baubles, pine cones, snowflakes and the prettiest bouquets of red roses mixed with spruce foliage, holly and berries. I really love the cute buttonholes with spruce, berries and little pine cones.

Bride and groom cutting Christmas wedding cake

Claire chose a gorgeous wedding dress with an incredible tulle-layered skirt, finished with a beautiful sparkling belt that glistened under the twinkling Christmas lights. Her dress was completed with a fluffy white shrug.

You’ve got to love a red bow tie for a Christmas wedding – Kyle and his best man look so dapper! The red of the bow ties matches the beautifully elegant bridesmaid dresses, chair bows and the ribbon on their stunning wedding cake. This just shows how much attention to detail Claire and Kyle have put in to their wedding styling. You are going to love it!

Grab a cuppa (it’s probably a bit early in the morning for mulled wine!) and enjoy being in Christmas wedding heaven whilst you look at these beautiful pictures by Masha Unwerth.

Magical Setting

“Kyle and I met on a very random night out in Watford; I was out with my sister and Kyle with work mates. There were a few mojitos consumed that night!

“When Kyle proposed we were on holiday in Disney, Florida, staying in the Disney Hotel and visiting the parks. We are both fans of all things Disney and big kids at heart.

“Kyle had booked dinner in the Beauty and the Beast restaurant one evening. The setting was magical with projected snow falling and beautiful décor. Between courses, Kyle got down on one knee. I thought he had dropped something, until he produced a ring in a lit ring box and asked me to marry him… I said yes, of course.”

Christmas wedding invitation

Wedding rings

Bridal shoes

Wedding dress

Sparkly belt on wedding dress

Christmas buttonholes

Red wedding bouquet on chair

Red Christmas wedding bouquet

Open back of bride's wedding dress

Fastening back of bride's wedding dress

Bride holding red bouquet Red Christmas wedding bouquet

Bride holding bouquet

Groom putting on red bow tie

Groom wearing red bow tie

Groom wearing red bow tie, blue jacket and Christmas buttonhole

Groom

Adding Sparkle

“I chose a dress that made me feel like a princess, finding the perfect shape in David’s Bridal. To add sparkle I had a diamanté belt sewn on to the dress – it was perfect!

“Kyle, his best man, the father of the bride and our pageboys looked dapper in navy tuxedos with red bow ties and cummerbunds. Our bridesmaids looked stunning in red dresses, and the flower girls in pretty ivory dresses.”

Groom waiting for bride

Best man

Father walking bride down the aisle

Bride and groom holding hands at the altar

Bride with half up half down hairstyle

Putting ring on bride's finger

Bride and groom kiss

Bride signing register as pageboy watches

Bride and groom leaving wedding ceremony

Grounds of The Watermill Hotel, Hertfordshire

Bride looking down at bouquet

Bride holding red Christmas style bouquet

Bride with half up half down hairstyle

Bride with bridesmaids in red dresses

Groom and best man

Best man

Bride and groom in grounds of The Watermill Hotel

Bride and groom walking in grounds of The Watermill Hotel Bride and groom kissing in grounds of The Watermill Hotel

Bride and groom in grounds of The Watermill Hotel

Bride walking holding bouquet by side

Bride and groom walking in grounds of The Watermill Hotel

Winter and Christmas Theme

“We love all things Christmas, so what better than a winter and Christmas themed wedding? We styled our venue, The Watermill Hotel, with red, green, Christmas trees and twinkling lights. Our centrepieces were glass containers of baubles and fairy lights, and we used fir cones to hold our place name cards. For our meal we enjoyed a traditional turkey dinner.”

Wedding table plan

Wedding table with Christmas styling

Red wedding top table flowers

Christmas tree behind wedding top table

Chandeliers in The Watermill Hotel

Glass jar of Christmas baubles on wedding table

Wedding name place card in fir cone

Christmas wedding cake

Christmas wedding cake decoration

Pageboy with red bow tie

Groom talking to wedding guest

Children playing at wedding

Bride and groom

Mr and Mrs Quiz

“Our friends Iain and Jane hosted a ‘Mr & Mrs’ quiz to entertain our guests after the meal. A DJ provided by the wedding venue played a playlist created by us and our friends and family, and we had a photobooth with unique backdrop that was great fun for everyone.

Bride and groom playing Mr and Mrs game

Bride and groom

Bride laughing as she plays Mr and Mrs game

Wedding group selfie

Bride and groom cutting Christmas wedding cake

Bride and groom eating wedding cake

“There are so many great memories from the day. Saying ‘I do’ to the love of my life was what the day was all about, and that was a so special. During our first dance we talked and sang to each other throughout, which was a really happy moment. Also, dancing through an arch of our guests and kissing them all farewell to ‘Don’t stop believing’ was a great way to end the night!”

Have Fun!

“Our advice for other couples is to enjoy every minute and have fun! Dance if you like dancing, chat if you like chatting, and stop and take it all in for a few minutes here and there.”

Bride and groom smiling on dance floor

Wedding first dance

Bride and groom kiss on dance floor

Photography: Masha Unwerth

Venue and Catering: The Watermill Hotel, Hertfordshire

Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal

Bride’s Shoes: Next

Bride’s Accessories: Accessorize and Etsy

Suits: Suits4U

Bridesmaid Dresses: Quiz Clothing

Flowers: Forever Green

Cake: Sylwia’s Cakes

Stationery: DIY by friends and family

Entertainment: Just Smile

Photobooth: Blooper Photobooths

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