9 March 2016
Believe us when we say we are suckers for those romantically corny, clichéd wedding tracks – cue Etta James’ at last and Frank Sinatra’s classic, the way you look tonight - but it’s time to predict those tracks that will be making their mark on future wedding days. The Etta James’ of tomorrow! Tissues at the ready – we've rounded up our fave first dance songs from recent years and you can bet they will stick around!
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
All Of Me - John Legend
One Call Away- Charlie Puth
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Let Me Love You- Ney-Yo
One and Only - Adele
Take Care Of You - Rihanna feat. Drake
It Will Rain- Bruno Mars
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
8 March 2016
THE COUPLE: JESSICA + NATHAN
PALETTE: Gold, blush, white, creams, ivorys and lush green foliage.
THE DRESS: I was looking for something that fitted me perfectly, enhanced all the right areas, tied in with the theme and venue and most importantly, made me feel amazing! My gown certainly had the wow factor with a nude underlay and incredibly intricate embroideries and jewel-like detail covering the bodice. The light-structured silhouette was beautifully tailored throughout the body with gorgeous volume at the bottom and sheer lace covering the train.
THE CEREMONY: Our florist draped an abundance of roses and vines over the back of the chairs in the Orangerie and placed flowers down the aisle. Petal pouches were available for guests to toss as we made our exit. We also placed white framed vintage signage at the entrance and ‘order of ceremony’ cards outlining the proceedings. The arch windows of the room looked out onto the tennis court and vineyard so guests could see as the bridal party made their way into the room and up the aisle.
THE RECEPTION: We loved having the ceremony and reception all in one location. Guests walked from the ‘Orangerie’ through the vineyards to the lawns where they had pre dinner drinks whilst the bridal party wandered off for photos around the grounds. Our reception was held in a permanent Marquee set up across manicured gardens.
DECOR: We chose a selection of vintage lawn games, blankets rolled up and tied with twine, light up ‘L-O-V-E’ letters which sat in front of the bridal table and a letterbox with ‘cards’ bunting. We also dressed a table inside with a photo board of us, our love story in a gold frame, the proposal book, Bracegirdles chocolates and a guest scrapbook.
THE FLOWERS: My bridal bouquet featured a combination of white, cream, soft pink roses, Amy Lou roses, berries and green foliage, all tied together with a blush ribbon. The bridesmaids held a smaller version of mine, which was complemented by their faux green ivy head crowns. The little flower girls looked adorable in baby’s breath crowns.
PHOTOGRAPHER: We really wanted natural ‘in the moment’ type shots, which were not too posed. Nathan and I have worked with Meg in the past and she is amazing! We booked her from the beginning of the day until the end of the reception to capture every moment.
8 March 2016
Gorgeous lush greenery provides a luxurious and polished look to your modern black tie event. Foliage is the new flower and we aren’t complaining one bit! Centerpieces of kept organic, full and low whilst the canvas is clean with hints of copper or gold. Roofs are adorned with botanical chandeliers while ceremony arbors and frames are filled with luscious greenery, achieving a lovely luxe look!
Botanics look beautiful displayed in bell jars and mason vases! Use your bell jars to make terrariums for your centrepieces or even mini versions make for a sweet favour. As a versatile concept, foliage mixes perfectly with timber, glass and geometric shapes for that added WOW factor.
Botanical themes are predominantly made up of lush foliage but be afraid to add some florals into your chandeliers or centrepieces. Elevated centrepieces look absolutely breathtaking when utilising long tables in your reception. Adding the element of candles makes for an air of romance and accents the rich colour and appearance of the foliage.
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