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Her Lovely Heart – Candy Inspiration Shoot at Aynhoe Park

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Her Lovely Heart Wedding Photography - Candy Inspiration Shoot at Aynhoe Park

Following on from my behind the scenes post, I’m excited to be sharing the full ‘Candy’ inspiration shoot by the team at Her Lovely Heart which I co-ordinated and styled with them.

The shoot took place at the decadent venue, Aynhoe Park in Oxfordshire, and it was such a wonderful day to be a part of, with so many talented wedding photographers from Her Lovely Heart and an inspiring creative team all using their incredible skills to bring the concept to life. For me, co-ordinating and styling inspiration shoots can be a lot of work but they are so rewarding, especially when you are lucky to work with such a great team.

Rather than stick to one theme and style, we wanted to make sure the photographers got a chance to play around a bit so we produced three themes as part of the shoot, Candy, Romantic and Glitter. The first of which I’m sharing with you on London Bride alongside the Her Lovely Heart blog.

Each theme was based around an initial creative nail art design, and from this we translated the concept through each look.

We wanted the ‘Candy’ theme to be sugary but grown up, playful but elegant and of course with little sprinkles of colour….sweet but not sickly! The nail look created by Georgie for this was a fun take on the french manicure with a colourful pink base teamed with a contrasting mint green tip, a great look for a bride wanting something a little more playful and modern.

This concept was brought to life with the sleek silhouette of the dress which balanced against the bold feature of a bright pink lip, and alluring eyes. A cheeky pop of colour was also brought in with a pair of glamorous heels and the ombre effect of the flowers in the bouquet softened the look with varying hues of pink tied up with the prettiest ribbons. For a playful element, we added a giant colourful balloon which, just like candy, can’t help but bring on a child-like state of mind. 

You can see the initial concept for the theme over on the Her Lovely Heart Candy Pinterest board

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We hope you’ve been inspired with this fun splash of sweetness, for more inspiration and to keep an eye out for the Romantic and Glitter shoots you can visit the Her Lovely Heart blog or follow them over on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram.

If you are interested in finding out more about the photographers available for weddings at Her Lovely Heart, you can get in touch here for further information.

 

Photographers: Her Lovely Heart / Venue: Aynhoe Park / Styling & Co-ordination: Charley at London Bride / Flowers: Fairynuff Flowers / Hair: Jo at Lovehair / Makeup: Ana Ospina / Nails: Georgie at Polished2Perfection / Gowns: Kelsey Genna / Shoes: Emmy Shoes / Jewellery: Cherished Vintage / Accessories: Minna / Balloons: Bon Bon Balloons / Cakes: Cake by Sugar & Sweetie Pies

Pretty Pinwheels – Lavender Field Pre Wedding Shoot

Engagements, INSPIRATION, Design & Decor, LONDON BRIDE LIFE

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

Pretty Pinwheels – Hampton Court Palace Pre Wedding Shoot

Engagements, INSPIRATION, Design & Decor, LONDON BRIDE LIFE

Morning! It’s been a busy weekend as I planned a very fun wedding on Saturday at a private retro bowling alley, but I’m so excited to share this with you today, and this is a two-part post with part 2 coming up tomorrow. Last year you may recall the styled photoshoot I did with photographer Eddie Judd at the beautiful Mayfield lavender fields in Surrey. Since the shoot, a lovely couple, Angelia and Wiyono fell head over heels for the place and got in touch to see if myself and Eddie could re-create something similar for them as an engagement shoot in London. They are due to be married back home in Indonesia in December, but living in London, they also wanted to have some less formal photos of them in some picturesque settings in their home town and I hope these provide them with some beautiful memories for themselves and for their families!

Angelia is a big fan of pinwheel prettiness, so this was very much a subtle theme for the day throughout both shoots and we also wanted to include a ‘Save the Date’ photo in there too! We kept the first part [which is today’s feature] at Hampton Court Palace, playful, fun and colourful making the most of the immaculate gardens and wonderful surroundings, with a more romantic, bridal and pretty feel for the lavender fields later on [part 2 up tomorrow].

Eddie has, as always produced amazing photographs and was fantastic at capturing these two and the setting perfectly. I have to say it was a fairly long day [we were mostly stuck in 2012 Olympic traffic for the cycling event!] but Angelia and Wiyono were so enthusiastic and a pleasure to work with and photograph.

There were a number of wonderful people who made this 2 part shoot possible – for this shoot Siobhan Drew did Angelia’s hair and make-up [she’s a pro at working in carparks and on park benches!] and the very pretty paper pinwheels were all handmade by Carla from Popsicle Pinwheels.

I just wanted to point out that the top photo is REAL! We were determined to get a shot from above, and Eddie ran upstairs to the inside of the Palace [we had to get a ticket especially for this shot!] and we waited for that split second when the crowds disappeared! These shoots do have an element of thought behind them you see…!

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Aren’t they just lovely! It’s so nice to see a pre wedding shoot that is bursting with colour and vibrance so I was thrilled to work on this brief! Thank you Eddie and Angelia and Wiyono, the very pretty part 2 coming up tomorrow!

Don’t forget, I’m not just a wedding blogger! If you are a bride to be, check out my services page to find out more on my wedding planning and styling services or do drop me an email if you would like to chat!

Credits // Photography: Eddie Judd Photography / Styling & Co-ordination: Charley at London Bride / Location: Hampton Court Palace / Hair & Make Up: Siobhan Drew / Paper Pinwheels: Popsicle Pinwheels

From A-z // styling for Alphabet Bags

AISLE STYLE, Accessories, Bridal Style, INSPIRATION, Design & Decor, LONDON BRIDE LIFE

As  you may already be well aware, as well as this here blog I am a wedding planner and stylist – which means that, well – I have my fingers in many pies! I therefore absolutely love it when I get to combine my skills and passions, so when the adorable and hardworking husband and wife duo Hayley and Lucas from Alphabet Bags got in touch about the opportunity of co-ordinating and styling their photo shoots for their collections and new website – the answer was of course a big YES!

The Wedding Collection / Alphabet Bags

I just wanted to share with you some of the images from these shoots [there were quite a few, turns out working with the alphabet means there’s lots of products!] to not only showcase the styling work I do, but also their gorgeous products and the stunning photography from the fabulous Fanni Williams, who you may also know as the creative director behind our joint venture, Dashing Magazine.

I was already a fan of the Alphabet Bag products [naturally I had the ampersand bag, but will fully admit this collection has now grown ten-fold!] and even more so as they launched the fantastic wedding tote collection and more recently the cute purses and amazing collaboration with artist Rob Ryan. See, these chaps are unstoppable aren’t they!

Rob Ryan for Alphabet Bags

I love working with talented wedding and lifestyle brands who have great products or offer a stylish service, so if you are interested in having a helping hand with photo shoots, product shoots or styling then do get in touch!

Thanks again to the fabulous team behind these shoots, was great to work with you all!

 All Products: Alphabet Bags / Photography: Fanni Williams / Styling: Charley at London Bride / Hair & Make-up: Siobhan Drew / Models: Alana Hillenaar, Madison Coupland, Stella Sticinska

Lavender Field Styled Bridal Shoot

Engagements, LONDON BRIDE LIFE

Back in the hazy summer of 2011 I co-ordinated and styled a fabulous photoshoot in the Mayfield lavender fields with photographer Eddie Judd (the ‘Charles n Eddie’ team!). It’s taken me a while to blog these as they were published in Cosmo Bride magazine, and also over on the fabulous Ruffled wedding blog but thought it was nice to show them on London Bride now too! We’re also going back again there this summer to do a very fun engagement shoot for a couple so very much looking forward to working here again!

The initial inspiration was recreating the laid back feel of being amongst the incredible lavender fields in Provence in France and I tried to bring elements of this to the styling. Both beautiful dresses were provided by Halfpenny London, the polka dot sleeved dress was part of the collection and the lace dress was in fact a stunning original vintage dress. The groom’s suit jackets, both the formal check and the grey velvet both reflected the 70s era and were original vintage jackets supplied by Tweedmans Vintage, we also teamed a lilac silk scarf for one of the looks.

I created the picnic table for two with french style metal furniture, lace doilies, old bottles and delicious macarons, surrounded by zinc watering cans supplied by Fairynuff Flowers, brimming with hydrangeas and bubbly Babycham in coupé glasses for the couple to enjoy.

The backdrop itself was so charming that I wanted to keep the flowers very natural and with a ‘handpicked’ feel, and Steph at Fairynuff Flowers put together a beautiful hand-tied bouquet of scented stocks in pastel colours tied with loose ribbon. A single lilac scabiosa flower was used for the groom’s buttonhole.

Severin from The Hepburn Collection styled the brides hair with a stunning front french-plait to frame the face, leaving the hair down (later loosely pinning up). Make-up artist Tammi Nguyen created a beautiful flawless look, with a subtle grey smoky eye and nude lips.

We also produced a little teaser film, shot by Paul Gwilliams, hope you enjoy – gosh it takes me back to the warm sunny days!

We were so lucky to work with an amazing team of people who all helped make this shoot happen and who did a wonderful job, here are the team!

Location: Mayfield Lavender Field, Banstead / Photography: Eddie Judd
 / Styling: Charley Beard of London Bride / 
Hair: Severin Hubert – The Hepburn Collection / 
Makeup: Tammi Nguyen / 
Flowers: Fairynuff flowers 
/ Dresses: Kate Halfpenny
 / Tweed & Velvet Jackets & Men’s Accessories: Tweedmans Vintage / 
Bride: Sarah Chamberlain – Toadstool parties / Groom: Jamie A Wilson / Filming: Paul Gwilliams