Annie and Charlie focussed their day around feasting at St John Restaurant for their wedding and with a winter’s coat (her ‘something blue’) to keep her warm, carols and Christmas trees at the Church and cocktails and swing music to follow, it was the perfect festive celebration with their friends and family.
Yikes, warning ladies and gents…I’m about to utter the “C” word so if you still want to imagine we are in our Great British Summertime, save this one for a rainy day (oh, that’ll be now then!). I’m sure many of you are now planning for your winter weddings so this is a beautiful wedding which took place close to Christmas with all the wintery wonderness you’d expect.
Megan and Olly had a ‘Champagne’ inspired wedding with an unforgettable feast for their elegant and sophisticated celebrations at Syon Park with a few surprises along the way.
Hello! Firstly a little apology intro as it’s been a little quiet for a few weeks on here. As you all may know, I run my wedding planning business alongside the blog and with three client’s weddings in July to style, plan and co-ordinate I just haven’t been able to keep up both! So my apologies to all you London Bride’s out there for the unexpected break, and thanks for your patience. Hopefully in that time we have also welcomed some new London brides-to-be, so hello to you too!
Although it’s been a while, I do have a very beautiful wedding to be coming back with, at one of London’s truly stunning venues, Syon Park. It’s always so lovely to feature such elegant weddings, I get transported to a world of glamour, black tie and decadence even if just for a few hours!
What do you get when you have a couple who are a chef and work in the events industry? A pretty amazing wedding indeed of course! Megan and Olly had a beautifully orchestrated celebration, and you can truly see how the couple poured their style and thought into every element and detail of the day. It’s also truly lovely to see how, despite being so involved in the day and given their careers and invovlement, they were able to take a big step back and really relax and have fun on the day (come rain or shine!), as that’s just so important to be able to enjoy the moments, including a few surprises along the way!
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.