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This Alice in Wonderland-themed shoot is one of our all-time favourites here at Your South Wales Wedding. It has everything from gorgeous colours, fabulous dresses to stand out styling.
We spoke to make-up artist, Maya Jasinska from Loxus Hair & Make-up by Maya Jasinska HMUA to find out more: “Sink in with us into this magical, mystical world of prestige and beauty where we move to the 17th century at Cefn Tilla Court. The enchanting gardens, cake, flowers, bridal wear and groomswear all added to our theme and allowed us to capture whimsical and captivating photographs.”
To see more images, turn to page 85 in the current issue.
Photographer's credit: www.kateizakphotography.com
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Here at 'Your North East Wedding Magazine' we love the concept behind this shoot, which showcased how you can enjoy the talent, style and creativity of local suppliers while also having a low carbon footprint. The results are simple stunning!
Check out the shoot in our May/June issue which you can download for free at www.yournortheast.wedding/free-download.
Image courtesy of www.jossguestphotography.co.uk
Suppliers involved in this shoot
Venue, www.facebook.com/loughhousefarm | Photographers, www.jossguestphotography.co.uk, www.laurabeasley.photography Videographer, www.abigailgracevideography.co.uk | Dresses, www.facebook.com/Love-Jean-Bridal | Hair, www.veryyouhair.co.uk Make-up, www.instagram.com/studiohrx | Suits, www.smartassuithire.co.uk | Cake, www.facebook.com/Thelittlecakery6
Flowers, www.moiraj.co.uk | Plants, www.stantonhall.co.uk | Jewellery, www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RaspLifestyle | Stationery, www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DontDreamItPrintco | Catering, www.facebook.com/pg/Emily-Botham-Ltd-43805129097 | Confetti, www.shropshirepetals.com | Bar, www.thebeveragebox.com | Furniture, styling and props, www.birdcagesanddragonflies.com
This boho-luxe inspired shoot showcases so many local and talented suppliers. From the magnificent blossom trees, a marbled white and grey cake and an elegant tablescape with a sequined runner and silver candelabras – what's not to love!
Discover more stunning images from the shoot in our June/July issue which you can download for free here: www.yourhertsbeds.wedding/free-download
Image courtesy of www.fjsweddingphotography.com
Suppliers involved in this shoot
Photographer, www.fjsweddingphotography.com | Venue, www.farmhouseatredcoats.co.uk/weddings | Model, www.elleemodel.com | Hair, www.instagram.com/bespokebridal_hairbynicola | Make-up, www.michellenashmakeup.com Florist, www.theflowerboutiquemk.co.uk | Table styling, www.stardusteventsuk.co.uk | Dress, www.lisalyons.co.uk | Accessories, www.rachelsokhalbridal.com | Cake, www.labellecakecompany.co.uk | Stationery, www.tiggityboo.co.uk | Assistant, www.yourweddingfriend.co.uk | Glitter Bar, www.glamavan.com | Videographer, www.creativesparkfilms.co.uk
I adore this stunning cantaloupe and neo-mint-inspired shoot captured by Derek McAllister Photography. Shoot coordinator Hannah Kershaw from Black Pearl Weddings & Events says: “In a beautiful and quintessentially British collaboration, Midland-based suppliers have created a styled shoot to showcase exactly how spectacularly the combined approach can deliver the perfect wedding. Depicting the morning of a young mother's wedding, and the joyful anticipation of the preparation for the big day. With the excitement driving the children to dance and throw in some gymnastic moves, the shots come to life."
The whole concept of the shoot is beautiful and showcases ways to create the perfect morning!
Find more beautiful images from this shoot in our June/July issue which you can download for free at www.youreastmidlands.wedding/free-download
Supplier involved in this shoot
Venue, www.thecottagehotel.co.uk | Photographer, www.derekmcallisterphotography.co.uk | Shoot coordinator and wedding planner, blackpearlweddingsandeventsmidlands.co.uk | Dresses, www.createyourdayweddings.com | Childrens' accessories, www.thesparkleclub.co.uk | Make-up, www.makeupartistmidlands.com | Suits, www.wiseguysmenswear.co.uk | Cake, www.thewonderfulcakecompany.co.uk | Flowers, www.phoenixflowers.co.uk | Venue styling, www.medicidesign.com/weddings-home | Balloons, www.dawnsballoons4all.co.uk | Model, Chiara Baccelliere, 07968 647 729 | Child models, Brianne, Fred and Matilda from Freedom Dance and Performance Ruddington | Post shoot editing, www.edwardpaxton.com
With hotels beginning to reopen, I want to dive into this pool at Bedruthan Hotel & Spa in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall.
This award-winning, four-star hotel is known for its contemporary colour pop interiors and beachside setting. Distinctive from the outside, and true to its 1960s roots, the exterior of the building is a mix of white-painted brick and expanses of glass. It's surrounded by dune gardens and native plants and inside sees a collaboration where Scandi-chic meets Cornwall. The icing on the cake is the variety of spaces in which to relax and enjoy the spectacular sunsets.
To find out more about weddings at the property and to book, visit www.bedruthan.com
These beautiful blooms were created by Fays Flowers located in Quedgeley, Gloucestershire, a floral design studio with owner Fay Matthews creating wow-factor creations for weddings and other celebrations using her extensive knowledge of flowers. Her wedding arrangements include bouquets and posies, floral crowns and wands, buttonholes and corsages and pew ends, staircase displays and wired garlands.
To see more of her work and to book, visit www.faysflowersgloucester.com
I love the Matilda wedge shoes by Emmy London - I can't cope with skinny heels! Read more about the shoe designer in the May/June issue.
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A semi-naked cake and fresh flowers will always be a winning combo - just ask Baked by Bridgett. See the full real wedding shot by Nicky Hill Photography in our June/July issue.
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Headwear designer, Inna Walker reveals how you incorporate summer into your big-day accessories.
"Summer is the perfect time of year to get married thanks to the glorious sunshine. There are so many flowers in bloom which means you have a plethora of natural and cost-effective options to choose from. Take advantage and incorporate lots of floral arrangements into your look and go big on sizes. Oversized headbands, tiaras and fascinators will look fabulous.
"Yellow has been overlooked in recent years, but nothing says summer like this glorious hue. Why not incorporate it into your dress and headwear? It goes well with whites and soft pinks, so introducing it into your accessories should be easy.
"Remember that summer means hot weather, even in Britain, so choose natural fabrics for your dress and accessories to avoid overheating and feeling uncomfortable. Light, flowing options will look fabulous against natural green backgrounds."
To find out more about Inna, visit www.innawalker.co.uk and for more beauty tips check out the current issue.
Photographer's credit: www.facebook.com/alexandra.glazko.photography
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Dress designer and seamstress, Roxanne Halenko reveals her top tips for incorporating lace into your gown.
"There are several ways you can incorporate lace into your gown without making it look old-fashioned. Take it to a specialist tailor who can create a bespoke lace overlay that attaches to the dress. Not only will it look beautiful but it will also give it a classy look which is very on-trend at the moment. You can even have it made in a different colour if you'd like to add a modern touch. Keep in mind that you'll have to decide where you want the lace to sit on the dress and how far down you want it to go in advance.
"If this sounds too daunting, then there are plenty of lace capes that you can wear over the top of the dress. This will give you the option to create two different looks for the ceremony and reception. You can also have matching lace added to your veil and request for a spare piece to be wrapped around your bouquet."
To find out more about Roxanne, visit www.roxannehalenko.com
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As you all know food is a matter dear to my heart, so I very much enjoyed compiling this issue's catering feature. Check out our mouth-watering menu suggestions on page 89 of the May/Jun 2020 issue of Your Kent Wedding, FREE to download at www.yourkent.wedding/free-download
Image courtesy of www.olegssamsonovsphotography.com
Food by www.theoldkentbarn.co.uk
Stefan and Kelly's big day had a navy blue and blush pink colour palette.
A barn wedding venue was something Kelly had always wanted, “Lillibrooke Manor is absolutely beautiful, even more so in the summer!” shares Kelly. “The staff were so welcoming when we went to view and were extremely helpful.”
For the finer details of their day, the table plan was based on their love for Disney movies, “we used a small company we found on Facebook to create our tableplan to match our signs that we had for the doughnut wall, guest book, sweetie stand, and also to match our wedding invites,” shares Kelly.
Images courtesy of www.stonephotos.co.uk
To read more about the rest of Stefan and Kelly's big day, download the June/July issue of Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding magazine for FREE now: www.yourberksbucksoxon.wedding/free-download
Passionate cyclists Rachel Vann and Robert Nicholls met through their local cycling club, and while on, of course, a cycling holiday in the Pyrenees, South of France in September 2018 Robert took this opportunity to pop the question.
Their love of cycling was reflected throughout the day including: a post bike (for cards), a rickshaw (the photo booth), bike biscuits (the favours) and miniature bikes (the place name holders) and all of the table names were of the mountain passes from where they got engaged in the Pyrenees.
“The autumnal colours were stunning and the grounds of Malvern College looked especially amazing at this time of year, together with the backdrop of the Malvern Hills, we couldn't ask for a more special place for our wedding day,” adds Rachel.
Images courtesy of www.dearestlove.co.uk
To read more about their big day, download the June/July issue of Your West Midlands Wedding for FREE now!
While having a chauffeur is undoubtedly fabulous, some companies can arrange for a self-drive car. Whether your dad wants to take you to the church or the groom would like to turn up in a head-turning sports car, there's something out there to suit you.
Having a convertible is perfect if you want to take in the sights - but be careful your hair and make-up doesn't get ruined on route! Check out Top Class Cars for some fabulous options.
For more transport tips, turn to page 77 of the current issue.
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Nothing could stop Rachel and Danny Pugh from getting married – not even a global pandemic! The couple were due to celebrate post-vows in the beautiful marquee at Glemham Hall in the Suffolk countryside on Saturday 21st March; the day after lockdown was announced!
Despite everything, they got married anyway and the venue helped arrange a celebration for the two of them, complete with champagne, photos, a first dance, cutting of the cake and social distancing, of course!
To read all about it check out the local news section of the current Your East Anglian Wedding which is free to download here
Image: Caron Gill Photography, Flowers: Charlotte Staff Flowers
If you're looking for great entertainment for your evening party a photo booth is fun for all ages. The magic mirror from locally-based Pink Giraffe was a big hit at Kelly and Daniel (aka Bull) Cartwright's Hampshire wedding. Complete with a petal flower wall that perfectly complemented their dusky pink and soft grey colour scheme, it not only provided plenty of laughs but great keepsake photos too - win, win!
To find out all about their chilled summer wedding, check out the current issue of Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding free to download here now.
(Image: Razor Blade Weddings)