Inspiration


15
Jan 13

2013 Wedding Trends

Happy New Year! Similar to fashion, wedding trends are constantly changing. Most of our couples opt for a traditional wedding and ignore the fad, but for those of you that want a contemporary and trend driven wedding see the below for 2013 wedding trends – I’m loving them!

 

Coloured wedding shoes

This trend has been going for a while now and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon.

blue wedding shoes

via Fashion Choice

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via Fashion Choice

 

Patterns

Leopard print, zebra stripes, and Chevron are big 2013 wedding trends

zebra print weddings

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zebra stripes weddings

via a Wedding Cake Blog

 

Bling

Crystals and bling were a big part of weddings in 2012. I haven’t seen this trend fade in the UK, which I’m glad of as I love a bit of sparkle.

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Studio Rouge

Crystal Trees for weddings

Pearl Pictures

 

Art Deco

I predict Art Deco weddings to be a big wedding trend for 2013. Think lace, pearls, fur, feathers, gorgeous jewelery, and silky materials.

art deco wedding invitations

Ceci NY

art deco weddings

Bridal Style Boutiques

 

Personalisation

Over the past few years weddings have become much more personalised than they used to be. Couples have monograms, they name tables after personal places, people, or things, and  they’re hands on with DIY projects. This year we will see even more personalisation in every wedding across the globe.

via SMP

DIY weddings

FlutterFly Events

DIY weddings in London

FlutterFly Events

 


10
Dec 12

Fabulous Wedding Shoes

Looking fabulous is often a top priority for both the bride and groom. Today I’m going to share some gorgeous wedding shoes some of our brides have worn. Enjoy!

The City Bride

The famous red sole is a perfect pair to any wedding dress. These round toed Christian Louboutins are truly one of a kind but for a slightly cheaper traditional pair of white slippers head over to Benjamin Adams

wedding shoes

Pippa Mackenzie

 

The Chic Bride

These sexy open toed sling backs were designed by the king of shoes: Jimmy Choo. A coloured wedding shoe is very sexy, fun, and playful. For a cheaper alternative to a coloured slingback head over to Rainbow Club

chic bride

Lloyd Dobbie

 

The Glamorous Bride

For the queen of crystals and all things bling there’s nothing better then sliding on a diamante encrusted shoe. These stunning shoes are bride worthy and  deserve as much attention as the bride herself (well, almost!). These shoes are from Gucci but those on a budget can find crystal wedding shoes at Dunes. 

glamorous bride

Studio Rouge

 

The Traditional Bride

Strappy Jimmy Choo sandals are a perfect finish to a silk satin gown that flows beautifully in the wind. Many modern brides choose strappy sandals but they’re not for everyone. For a cheaper alternative to Jimmy Choo try Dunes Shoes.

jimmy choo wedding shoes

Lloyd Dobbie

 

The Classic Bride

These gorgeous Stuart Weitzmans are perfect for a bride who wants to have a little edge on the traditional look.

Try Elegant Steps for a budget friendly classic shoe

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Shell de Mar

 

The Bold Bride

We just love her! A bride that matches her shoes and lipstick is full of life and attitude. Coloured shoes make for great photographs and can help enhance a personality

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Wild Weddings


19
Oct 12

Hot wedding trends for 2013

I’m predicting one of the hottest wedding trends for 2013 is the bride, groom, and their wedding party entering the dining room to fun and up beat songs. The past three months I have personally witnessed (and helped coordinate) all my couples and their attendants be announced into the dining room, couple by couple, to a song that represents their relationship to the bride and groom. The emcee announces each couple, the song plays, and they walk, twirl, and dance through the crowd until they locate their seat. It’s entertaining and has guests waiting in anticipation for what’s to come.

One of our winter wedding couple’s will play the “The A Team” for themselves and the entire wedding party to be announced into the dining room. I can’t wait to see what moves they have up their sleeves!

wedding trends for 2013

Lloyd Dobbie Photography

 

Another wedding trend for 2013 is lace, lace, and more lace. I’m seeing bridal gowns laced in lace all over the catwalks.

weddings trends 2013

Via One Wed

via One Wed

Via One Wed

 

Each year rings in dozens of new trends but I want to wrap up this post with one last trend I’m spotting: The bride giving a speech!! I never thought I’d see the day…!

Both the bride and groom have family and friends to thank for joining them on their wedding day. If the bride can find the courage to stand up and say a few words, it will be a toast remembered by all.


25
Sep 12

Wedding in the British Countryside

One thing I can’t deny as a wedding planner is that brides are extremely visual! They love pictures and finding inspiration from other weddings. Therefore, I want to show you a stunning wedding at Stoke Place I planned this summer. I had the pleasure of working with the unbelievably gorgeous bride and groom on their glamorous wedding filled with love, sunshine, crystals, and fantastic music. The bride walked out in her Vera Wang gown just as the skies filled with sunshine. We had been planning an outdoor wedding for over a year, which was a risk, and on the day it started to rain, but the sun gods were on this couple’s side just minutes before the ceremony commenced. Thanks to WildAbout Flowers for the great centrepieces and flowers, and thanks to Pearl Pictures for the fabulous photography.

Wedding at Stoke Place with Flutterfy Events, photography by Pearl Pictures

Bridal bouquet with diamantes

Wedding at Stoke Place with Flutterfy Events, photography by Pearl Pictures

Jimmy Choo bridal shoes – pure luxe

Wedding at Stoke Place with Flutterfy Events, photography by Pearl Pictures

Last minute preparations…

Wedding at Stoke Place with Flutterfy Events, photography by Pearl Pictures

Getting ready to walk down the aisle!!

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Beautiful ceremony aisle – wowza

Wedding at Stoke Place with Flutterfy Events, photography by Pearl Pictures

White twigs with crystal beads as centrepieces

Wedding at Stoke Place with Flutterfy Events, photography by Pearl Pictures

Carrying the crystal theme through to the place cards

Wedding at Stoke Place with Flutterfy Events, photography by Pearl Pictures

The pink lighting set the mood for a fantastic evening

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A good wedding photographer will catch the details!

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After dinner lounge area. White couches, black cushions, mirrored side tables

Wedding at Stoke Place with Flutterfy Events, photography by Pearl Pictures

The first dance on a twinkle dance floor – LOVE

 


26
Jul 12

Southern Style Wedding

I’m currently working with a gorgeous bride-to-be who wants a traditional Southern style wedding that whispers elegance. Southern weddings are all about details, mason jars, and a rustic/vintage feel and look. Today I’m showing you ways you can display flowers using mason jars, cake stands, apothecary jars, and even getting creative by placing floral displays on oval trays covered in lace, on rustic bookshelves, and so on. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I do!

Cake stand

Southern Elegance

mason jars

Mason jars for weddings

Southern Style Wedding

southern weddings pictures

mason jars for wedding ceremony

 

Although every care has been taken to credit the source images, some images did not have a source. Please let me know if you are the owner of a picture and I’ll give you credit.    Martha StewartOne WedWhimsical Gatherings, Enchanted Florist


17
May 12

Wedding at Claridges, London

Last weekend we had an incredible wedding at Claridges in London. We had one of our favourite videographers take a behind the scenes video of the set up.

You can see from the video (below) that a lot of work goes into a single event. I can give you tips on working with specific vendors, but today I’m giving you a fire round of wedding planning tips for managing vendors in the run up to the wedding and on the wedding day:

Fire Round Wedding Tip

1. Contact all your vendors at least two weeks in advance of the wedding to confirm details, delivery/arrival times, collection/departure times, logistics, meals required and dietary requirements. At this time, provide them with information about venue access time, parking, and collection times.

2. Create a Table in a word document with all your vendor contact details and information. I like to have 5 columns; the first column for the vendor category, the second for arrival time, third for departure time, fourth for details such as what they’re bring and where they’re to be place, and fifth contact name and details. If you don’t have a wedding planner, give this document to a trusted bridesmaid and your venue in case there are problems on the day

3. Send your itinerary to each vendor in advance of the wedding. This will ensure they know what’s happening at what times so they can be in position when required. For an itinerary template, write a comment below and I’ll email you with my professional template

4. Let vendors know who the main contact is on the wedding day. If it’s your wedding planner then make sure they have her/his number. If it’s the venue then give them a mobile number for your contact. Vendors will look to one person for key moments throughout the day and when they have questions. There needs to be one leader

5. Make sure there is a room where vendors can rest and eat. Vendors are working hard to make your day seamless and perfect so providing them with food and sit down space will give you extra smiley vendors!

6. Contact your again two days before the wedding to double check everything is ready to go. Make sure you have the mobile numbers for all vendors as they won’t be reachable on their office phone

Happy Wedding Day!

 

Click on the link below and let me know what you think!

VIDEO: Claridge’s Ballroom 05|05|12. Password, if required: erika

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24
Apr 12

Receptions On a Loan

Rental equipment has the power to transform your reception into something magical and personalised. From stylish china to chic sofas, consider a visit to your nearest equipment showroom to find pieces that will make your event über glamorous.

Examples of pieces you can hire:
Banqueting chairs
Luxurious linen
China/glassware
Table accessories
Candelabras
Storm lanterns
Sofas, ottomans, decorative pillows, side tables, etc
Rugs
Antiques
Chandeliers
Lamps
Large parasols
ans so much more!

Tip: Hire a lighting professional to spotlight special pieces and add colour and warmth to your reception.

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25
Mar 12

Ruffled wedding gowns

Ruffled wedding gowns have been spotted on the bridal runways for the past few seasons. My eyes always burn then turn into joyful waterworks when I see designs this beautiful. So gorgeous, in fact, that I have a ruffled Oscar de la Renta bride framed in my office.

 

Oscar de la Renta

                                       Oscar de la Renta

Angel Sanchez

                                       Angel Sanchez

Oscar de la Renta

                                       Oscar de la Renta

Ines de Santo

                                       Ines di Santo

 

Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet

 


28
Feb 12

Burlesque meets Goth wedding theme

I’m extremely excited to show you this wedding I found over on Junebug Weddings. Using a mix of deep reds and blacks, this couple had a dramatic wedding with a burlesque meets gothic theme. Enjoy!

dramatic wedding theme

gothic wedding theme

red and black wedding theme

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gothic wedding

 

 

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