Friday, 29 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

Like Halloween, not a fan of orange? Here are some Halloween links for you to enjoy in some alternative colour palettes…

Pink inspired dessert buffet ‘Pink-O-Ween!’ photography by Kristen Steele, via Sweet Designs a Blog by Amy Atlas

A Halloween themed Dessert Table by Shauna Younge, photography by Emily Steffen via Twig & Thistle via Papercrave.(with free printable downloads of the invite, brownie pop flags and candy bar wrappers)

A modern Halloween party in cool greys with splashes of colour and some adorable paper flowers from the wonderful Brancoprata team via Hotspot

A glamorous Halloween inspired wedding in silver, blue and yellow by Blue Moon Events, photography by Heather Forsythe via The Sweetest Occasion
Top image via Sweet Paul

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Adorable Finds for Wet Weather

If you’re worried about rain on your wedding day then it might be a wise idea to have a pair of funky wellington boots handy just in case but it has to be said flat welly boots aren’t for everyone, especially if like me you’re short,  so I was delighted to find out about the Wedge Welly. Yes wellys with heels- how fab is that!!

Go check out the Wedge Welly website where you can find out more about these adorable finds.

I also recently added this great heart shaped umbrella to my kit available from Umbrella Heaven (ok mine is ivory but couldn’t resist matching it to the wellys)

You can really go to town with your choice of wellington boots and umbrellas from bright colours to spots and stripes and even using them to accessorise your bridesmaids; who says you can’t have fun in the rain on your wedding day?

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Real Wedding Sneak Peak: London Zoo

As the days get colder and the evenings darken it well and truly feels like Autumn now so I thought I’d share with you some photos I took of one of my September weddings that had a lovely autumnal colour palette of burnt oranges and coppers with a hint of lime. The wedding ceremony of Siew and John took place in the Mappin Pavilion at London Zoo follwed by Pimm's and canapés (based on traditional British dishes- see fish on chip & mushy peas above). The wedding party then went to the Phoenix Palace in the evening for a 12 course Chinese banquet.  I’ll look forward to sharing the professional photos with you taken by Craig Prentis.

All photos by Always Andri Wedding Design
Flowers by Rachel Morgan Wedding Flowers
Cupcake Tower and Cake by Bellapen
Chair Covers by Heading Up the Aisle

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Always Loves: The Any Campaign

Photo by Michele M Waite via 100 Layer Cake here

One of my favourite weddings I’ve ever been too was an outdoor wedding on the edge of a lake with mountains in the backdrop, it was the most amazing setting and as the happy couple stood beneath the alter canopy held by their friends and exchanged their very personal vows I couldn’t help but shed a tear. Now I’ve been married for nine years and I loved my wedding it was a big fat Greek wedding in the fabulous St Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Central London, it was an amazing day but if I was to have a small intimate wedding I think this wedding by the lake would be my dream wedding setting, it was sooo beautiful but you couldn’t have this wedding in the UK as it wouldn’t be legal.

Photo by Love Me Do Photography via Green Wedding Shoes here

As British law stands for a wedding in the UK to be legal the venue needs to be licensed by the local registrar it must have a roof and be moored to its foundations, oh and must take place between 8am and 6pm, an antiquated law first drawn up before electricity to stop people accidently marrying the wrong person in the dark! There are some great venues out there that have managed to get cute gazebo and pavilions licensed as a means to getting around the law but that still means the choices you have as to where and when you get married are limited.

This is where Tino & Pip, the fabulous photographers Penny & Martin who I did the Ananya Cards photo shoot with come in; they have set up The Any Campaign which is “aiming to encourage the government to modernise marriage laws which have seen inadequate change since 1837” and is requesting your help in getting the British laws relaxed so that everyone can have the wedding of their dreams “Anytime, Anywhere”

Show your support first and foremost by signing the petition, then check out the blog for further information and inspirational outdoor weddings, follow them on twitter and facebook and tell everyone all about The Any Campaign as the more signatures the more chance there is the laws might be changed.

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