A Winter’s Tale – A London Engagement Shoot in Islington

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I honestly can’t quite believe we are heading into Spring and the wintry months are almost behind us, with a few daffodils here and a peek of blossom there it’s certainly in the air. Almost. It’s still crisp and breezy so whilst we’re not quite there just yet, let’s go back to a magical dusky afternoon’s winter engagement shoot with twinkling lights and a twinkling dress with this lovely London couple Jen and Aaron who wondered the pretty streets of Islington near their home with photographer Sarah Gawler.

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A few words from Jen and Aaron’s amazing photographer, Sarah Gawler: “A few days before Christmas I met with Jen and Aaron at their gorgeous London home. We had a chat over some tea and then headed out to take their big, big dogs for a walk around the neighbourhood. It was a lightly overcast, blustery day and as the daylight faded we ventured out again for an evening stroll around some of Islington’s pretty shopping lanes. I couldn’t imagine an afternoon better spent and in sweeter company.”

Photography: Sarah Gawler / Jen’s Dress: Marchesa / Aaron’s Suit: Zara Man

Most Curious London – The Wedding Fair for the Style-Savvy Couple

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I often get asked when friends get engaged which wedding fairs they should attend, after all there are a plethora taking place in London but pretty much the top of my list would be the Most Curious wedding fair, the UK’s coolest wedding event featuring some of London Bride’s favourite suppliers is taking place in a few weeks on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.

Perhaps I’m a little biased being based in East London and all, but this design-led fair is for those looking for creative, fashion forward wedding inspiration with it’s 100 exhibitors, all hand-picked for their talents chosen for creative couples who love fashion, design and fun in their everyday lives and want to make sure their wedding day reflects that too.

There is an abundance of cool creative UK talent that you’ll hope to have invovled in your day, such as unique inspiration like paper flowers, vintage glassware and pop-up photo booths to the must-have florals, dresses and accessories.

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This is the shows tenth exhibition which is a celebration of the cool up and coming designers and makers in the wedding industry as well as the chicest of the big names, making for an explosion of inspiration for creative couples, with refreshments and exciting fashion shows throughout the day.

True to it’s East-end location, the show will see the newly launched Cereal Killer Cafe providing bowls of crunchy refreshments and with a hip Palm Springs inspired theme it will be a feast of the senses with cool catwalk shows and live music throughout the day. They also have a new ‘Shop The Show’ feature for quick retail fixes from macarons to succulents in pots so you can pick up a few instant treats too!

If you’re heading there, you’ll probably likely to find me in front of the amazing sounding ‘Calligraphy Selfie’ wall by London Bride favourite Lamplighter London which I’m sure will be a hit on the old hashtags.

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Most Curious Wedding Fair will take place on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March at Truman Brewery, 81 Brick Lane, E1 6QL and tickets are a very affordable £7.00 (or if you’re feeling fancy, £20 for a VIP ticket), see the website for more information and to book.

 Photography: www.lauramccluskey.com