The blog post today is brought to you by Shropshire Petals who provides real biodegradable delphinium and wildflower petals handpicked and handpacked on their Shropshire Farm. Personally I believe there’s never too much confetti, and if you want to do something a bit different than just a classic shot leaving the ceremony, here’s a few alternative ideas.
The confetti toss is a tradition we all know and love. It’s that dreamy romantic moment on your wedding day, typically just after you have said, “I do” where friends and family shower you with beautiful, delicate confetti. As you are an individual and unique couple, why not capture something a little more fun for your special day? Natural petal confetti growers, Shropshire Petals share their alternatives to a classic confetti shot for your big day.
A confetti shot with a bang
The newest confetti trend has to be Confetti Cannons. They are fun and exciting to use; with a quick twist, out explodes a confetti blast to cover you during your confetti moment. They are fun and exciting to use and can fire up to 10 metres.
Set up a group shot with the bridal party and twist a few Confetti Cannons for a huge eruption of beautiful petals. Filled with your choice of natural petal confetti, as petals are released, they will flutter down gently giving your photographer plenty of time to capture some fantastic photographs. After the initial blast, have fun and be silly in the falling petals for a spectacular confetti moment.
A group affair
The confetti moment doesn’t have to be just for the newly married couple. Add some of your own uniqueness and personality by including props and photo frames for some alternative and fun confetti shots. Order plenty of confetti to ensure you have enough for several group shots to include different members of the bridal party and your guests. Why not supply confetti alongside a photo booth and see how creative your guests can be!
These two beautiful girls who live in Hong Kong decided to get married in UK where they met. Here’s their beautiful spring engagement shoot with Nina Pang.
TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET
We first met each other at bus stop at the University campus when we both were freshers (actually we thought of having photo shoot at the same bus stop that we met! haha). We studied different majors but our lectures were in the same campus, so we often bumped into each other between lectures. We haven’t got really close until we became flatmates in the year after and went to a part time job together. Since then, it has been 10 years that we are with each other. Time flies!
In November Gay Wedding Blog got invited to attend the Historic Royal Palaces’ annual Wedding Showcase at the Kensington Palace. Due to work commitments I couldn’t attend this very special event but lovely Olivia of Nulyweds agreed to represent the blog and also write about the night to share it with you all.
On a bitterly cold, breath-I-see-you night in November, Kensington Palace opened its doors to wedding planners, major industry influencers and press (that’s us). I went with Nina Beer from Occasion Queens, dressed in our finest to keep to the “lounge suits” dress code. We walked along the twinkly pathway, passed the pavilion, through the glittering archway and down the stairs to the palace entrance. These guys are serious fairy light fans. As you walked into the main entrance and round to the cloakroom, you are immediately in awe of the spaciousness and finery this venue has to offer.
Through to the staircase, with royal red walls and paintings of the land and gentry, we walked to the reception room for a cocktail reception with the industry’s finest. This is where we could really get a feel for the venue. Think pure, unadulterated tradition and royalty. You feel like royalty in there which is either intimidating as a prospect or what you’ve always dreamed of – really depends on what floats your boat. Treated to orange and elderflower mocktails and more-ish canapes from Blue Strawberry Catering, it was easy to feel spoilt.
That is definitely something new on this blog – a fashion feature. But when I saw this shoot and stunning dresses and then read the press release for the new collection from Sanyukta Shrestha, I couldn’t help myself. You can read all about it below.
Following her 2016 Hers and Hers Collection, Sustainable luxury designer, Sanyukta Shrestha, extends her support to gay marriage with the launch of her 2019 collection, where two brides, need not mean a sacrifice in style choices, but an array of choices to match, clash or even replicate one another. Entwined Love gave a whimsical take on romance in her past collection. Entwined Love: Chapter 2 is the collection for the modern bride, where Sanyukta Shrestha brides inspire subtle innovation.
“I am thrilled to introduce this collection which gives brides the opportunity to match their bridal attire with their partners’. Every bride has her very own style and personality and just like you would match the colour scheme to your groom’s outfit, brides can now match their bridal style with the one of her partner without wearing the same dress or style but rather helping to highlight their individuality”. – Sanyukta Shrestha
After Australian sun, cliffs of Cornwall, sunny barn weddings today something totally different. A wonderfully styled, kick ass, heavy metal inspired shoot styled by Michaela of Clear Hearts and photographed by Paola de Paola.
This couple are strong, daring, madly in love and blissfully married. They’re ready to rock, do shots and dance the night away into eternity.
Their colour choices are a gorgeous winter palette of black and purple, with a hint of silver from intricate patterns of piercing studs.
From a tattoo artist creating matching tattoos, to synchronised headbanging to their favourite song, this shoot is a kick-ass statement that women don’t have to be sugar-sweet to be bridal. Your day is your day, and love is love!