Posts Categorized: Decoration + Details

London Bride Loves – Peach Blossom Stylish Party Decorations

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I’m especially excited about announcing London Bride’s newest sponsor because, well, I seem to have a shopping addiction with buying decorative items and can often be found sourcing them from Peach Blossom! They are UK based (hurrah!) and offer all the fun little touches in their online shop from stripy straws, paper fans, giant balloons, cute party paper bags and for those twine addicts, lots of baker’s twine too! It’s run by Alyssa who has always been super helpful and runs a prompt service, I’ve often used Peach Blossom as a resource for planning and styling my own couples weddings!  So if you are looking for stylish party or wedding decorations then Peach Blossom should be your first (and perhaps last!) stop!

Yellow Baker’s Twine, Kraft Gift BoxDoilies / Polka Dot Brown Kraft Paper Bags / Red Stripy Paper Straws / Tissue Paper Fans

All of the above items are available (milk bottles and jam jars included!) so do head on over to the website to check out all the lovely items for the finishing touches to your wedding: www.peachblossom.co.uk

* Peach Blossom is a London Bride sponsor 

Pretty Pinwheels – Lavender Field Pre Wedding Shoot

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Lavender Field Wedding Shoot

So hopefully you enjoyed Monday’s post of the cute and colourful part 1 of the pre-wedding shoot that I styled and co-ordinated for Angelia and Wiyono at Hampton Court Palace. For the second part of the shoot, we headed just out of London to Surrey to the Mayfield lavender fields to set up for a more romantic, ‘bridal’ style session. I think it was really cute that Angelia and Wiyono were keen to play dress up a little for this part of the day, and with their wedding taking place back home in Indonesia with 300+ people, this was a chance to get some private, romantic and very picturesque photos to remember.

It was great to be back at the lavender fields again,  especially with photographer Eddie Judd [we're now known as the Charles n Eddie combo, ha!], as she has the most wonderful way of capturing people and nature and is so at home at the lavender fields, so the perfect combination for this shoot!

In terms of styling, I kept the paper pinwheel prettiness as a theme, and with the help of some fabulous suppliers I was able to bring together some gorgeous details which I know the couple were so thrilled with.

From Angelia: “Just wanted to say thank you very much for yesterday! We had an amazing day, thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience from trying the difficult poses to changing behind the desk at the Lavender field! Thanks for preparing all the props, setting up the scene, directing us and of course taking great pictures for us. Really glad that we had you for the shoot, we wouldn’t have enjoyed it without you both.” Aw, thanks Angelia we had great fun too!

As soon as I knew Angelia was keen to wear something that could be ‘bridal’ I got in touch with the ladies from Kitty and Dulcie who kindly loaned us their Pearly Queen dress with high lace neck and feminine tulle skirt. It was the perfect dress for Angelia and I wanted to try something a little different, so came up with the concept of a fresh flower bridal belt which Steph from Fairy Nuff Flowers worked her absolute magic on! I love the pastel colour combinations and the texture created, and I think it would make a lovely alternative to a bouquet for a bride wanting something a little more unique.

I was thrilled when Angelia showed me some of her paper pinwheel inspiration, and I just knew we had to incorporate a pinwheel bouquet in the shoot. This incredible creation was by Lisa at Ribbons and Tulle who handmade this bouquet and each of the pinwheels that make it up! She was so helpful and worked with my concept and colours and even tailored the stem handle with lace for me to match the dress. It almost looks like hydrangea flowers, thanks Lisa! I know Angelia was thrilled with this and is going to include it at her wedding back home too!

Paper Pinwheel Bouquet

Siobhan Drew styled Angelia’s hair in a beautiful rolled up-do which we added small buds of gypsophelia to. I wanted the hair to be up to not only showcase the beautiful neckline of the dress, but also the statement earrings which compliment the natural backdrop. I really hope to see more brides with big jewels, as they just add such a touch of glamour [and in case you wanted to know, these were just £15 from Asos so you don't have to spend a fortune!].

We gave Wiyono a beautiful lavender coloured Scabiosa flower as a buttonhole to match the colour scheme.

As well as the pinwheel bouquet, I commissioned Carla at Popsicle Pinwheels to create a pretty pinwheel garland which was a lovely detail and useful prop too! The papers were so pretty and it would look great hanging at home afterwards!

As Angelia and Wiyono had fallen in love with the romantic table set up in the previous styled shoot, I just had to re-create this just for the two of them to enjoy! I wanted the table to be super sweet and it was bursting with details and beautiful blooms by Fairy Nuff flowers – including the centrepiece which had some lovely pastel shades and was even made up with draping berries.

Having seen the work of Anges de Sucre, I was keen to include heart shaped macarons and Reshmi did a great job of making these for me and I was so impressed with how well they turned out [they even survived the rather vigourous post man!]. I sadly didn’t get to taste them which is a shame, but maybe it’s just a good excuse for me to order more!

Heart Shape Macaron in Teacup - Eddie Judd Photography

We weren’t blessed with blue skies, but after a summer of rain and a few worries about whether or not it would even go ahead, I’m so pleased I got to work with Eddie to create such beautiful images of a lovely couple.

Wedding Shoot in Lavender Field

Credits // Photography: Eddie Judd Photography / Styling & Co-ordination: Charley at London Bride / Location: Mayfield Lavender / Hair & Make Up: Siobhan Drew / Dress: Pearly Queen by Kitty & Dulcie / Flowers: Fairy Nuff Flowers /  Paper Pinwheels Garland: Popsicle Pinwheels / Pinwheel Bouquet: Ribbons & Tulle / Heart-Shaped Macarons: Anges de Sucre