For those who perhaps weren’t engaged this time last year (if that’s you why hello, congratulations!) then you may well be in the I’m-So-Overwhelmed stage of your wedding flitting from pin-to-pin and blog-to-blog without actually making a start to the planning. If that’s the case then a wedding show is the perfect place to kick start the planning and the biggest date for your diary should be the upcoming Brides The Show taking place on the weekend of 2nd – 4th October in London.
Of course the show isn’t just for those at the beginning of their planning journey, it’s a great way (not to mention fun, hello fizz and cake!) to soak up lots of inspiration, see the latest ideas and work from talented wedding industry folk and pick up some expert tips along the way. The big highlight for me is always the Catwalk and seeing the latest bridal fashion from the amazing designers that will be exhibiting.
It’s great to see how couple Lisa and Will built a wedding that reflected them, especially in the venue they chose which allowed them to have a colourful and playful theme with a hint of nostalgia in her gorgeous fifties style Candy Anthony dress. Lots of colour for their late summer day with lots of ‘sweet’ details, quite literally with an amazing dessert table along with thoughtful favours of books for their guests and lots of entertaining speeches!
From peonies to pickle jars, scents to swan vases, everything you need to know about appreciating flowers is in the gorgeous new book, ‘An A-Z of All Things Floral’ from fabulous London based florists, The Flower Appreciation Society.
I’ve been lucky enough to work with The Flower Appreciation Society on a couple of my client’s weddings over the last few years (one of which you can see here) and it’s always such a pleasure working with them on briefs. I’ve always loved their passion for seasonal flowers, creativity and love of a swan vase, so it came as no surprise when they told me about their exciting new project, their book ‘An A to Z of All Things Floral’, which has launched this month.
We all seem to be obsessed with flowers, don’t we? I find myself splurging on a bunch most weeks instead of picking up lunch and on Instagram my highest ‘likes’ seem to always contain something flowery. So whilst you may think a book on all things floral may not be a necessity, since having this book I’ve already turned to it a number of times to read about certain varieties in season, how to make my flowers last longer and of course just for pure delight. It helps that the book is handily laid out as an A-Z and along with gorgeous cut out images, this book is a true reflection of Ellie and Anna’s style with the illustrations all by Anna.
Having tied the knot in Mexico, Lauren and David had a Mad Hatters wedding reception in the city at The Happenstance with the bride in her own something blue fifties dress.
It’s not uncommon now for couples to choose a two-part wedding celebration. Many want to jet off somewhere exotic for some sunshine with close friends and family or perhaps even an intimate elopement, but with this comes a limit to your guest list which is never easy an easy decision to make.
Therefore a double celebration with a small destination wedding and a BIG party back home is a great compromise! That’s what today’s couple Lauren and David did, who celebrated in the city at The Happenstance with not only St Paul’s as a stunning backdrop but beautiful blue skies that matched Lauren’s fun choice of dress for their spring ‘mad hatters tea party’ wedding reception.
Whether it’s a solitaire or opaque diamond, hammered or floral engraved, these beautiful intricate and hand-crafted wedding and engagement rings from Rust will have anyone saying I Do!
When it comes to jewellery, although of course it’s a very personal choice for engagement and wedding rings, it’s something that I get asked about quite often, for those looking for something unique, with a little bit of personality to them but still timeless. Whether you are carefully choosing your ring together or you are waiting patiently and wanting to send some inspiration their way (or perhaps even you’ve stumbled across this as part of the big proposal, if so hello!) I’m sure the work of Rust jewellery will be of interest.
I’ve followed Rust and their designs for some time now, back to when they were based in London, in fact I even visited them to enquire about my own wedding ring, but we *still* haven’t got there yet! Whilst I’ve featured them before on the blog it was quite a while ago so I thought it would be a good opportunity to showcase their enchanting jewellery once again and a good excuse for me to peruse their website and be inspired for when the time comes for me too!!