KENNIS AND DAISY’S ELEGANT ENGAGEMENT SHOOT

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! 

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PHIL AND DANIEL’S THE FAVERSHAM WEDDING

Hello! Today we are travelling to Leeds to see modern stylish wedding in The Faversham. Phil and Daniel are such a fun couple, you can really feel their amazing spirit through photos by Matt Simm (and I seriously need to hear more about that note they sent to a friend!!).

TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

The short version is we moved next door to each other. The long version is that we knew of one another at uni but ran with different crowds. We were both dating other people too. It wasn’t till after uni that both those relationships ended around the same time and that’s when we became neighbours by chance. We bonded over sending a mutual friend a threatening note made up of newspaper cuttings (see 1992’s The Bodyguard for the reference)

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STYLED SHOOT: ULTRA VIOLET

Yes, I know it’s almost 2019. Yes, I realise that Pantone came up with the new colour for that year. Yes I know Ultra Violet is an old news. But since I don’t really care about what Pantone says and I like doing things my way, today we are having an Ultra Violet styled shoot. Enjoy!

We featured a lesbian couple, as we all feel too often same-sex couples are under represented in the wedding industry-which can still be quite old fashioned and traditional! So as suppliers, we wanted to support gay couples looking to plan their wedding.

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CLARE AND CORRINA’S THE ELVETHAM FUN WEDDING

Last real wedding of 2018!! How is it end of December already?! We are ending this year with Clare and Corrina and their lovely and fun wedding at The Elvetham. Photographed by Helen Sarah Photography.

TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

Dating in the gay world is like finding a job, you have to do it online or get referred, as we had no mutual friends. We only had the one option which was online dating which soon lead to an awkward first date in Nando’s and the rest was history.

NOW ABOUT THE BIG DAY! WHAT WAS THE THEME AND INSPIRATION? How DID THE DAY LOOK LIKE?

The inspiration came from things we both enjoy together and things that are important in our lives. We had a rollercoaster themed wedding cake because we both have a passion for rollercoasters, the bigger the better. The signs were written in American Horror Story font because it’s something we both enjoy watching together, amongst other things we decided to ditch the traditional flowers on the wedding breakfast tables and go with chilli plants because Clare has a passion for chillies! Continue Reading

EVENTS: WEDDING SHOWCASE AT THE KENSINGTON PALACE

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.

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FASHION: NEW COLLECTION FROM SANYUKTA SHRESTHA

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

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STYLED SHOOT: MODERN SHOREDITCH ELOPEMENT

I’m seriously excited to share with you a shoot that is absolutely up my street! Gorgeous modern styling by Chenai, photography by uber talented Jo of Joasis Photography and some of the best locations in Shoreditch. 
Check out the story and read the story behind the shoot from Chenai.

Tim and Ben are a real life couple who I chose to give this elopement inspiration shoot real warmth and intimacy. Jo from Joasis Photography helped us tell the full story of a city elopement, starting from the beautiful images of the the couple getting ready and having their ‘ceremony shots’ outside East London’s Shoreditch Town Hall and Clove Club – we then circled back to Callooh Callay Bar for what would be a small reception celebration.


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DALE & MARC’S BARN WEDDING

This lovely happy barn wedding was shared with us by Sheryl of Oobaloos Photography. Take a look and read what Dale and Marc told us about the planning.

TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

To be honest, our relationship started out as simple as messaging through a dating app. It was when we decided to meet up that the nerves really set in. Although they were short lived as we seemed to hit it off from the moment we met. We had a simple day date to get to know each other more face to face, then we decided to meet up later that evening to go out for a meal and watch a movie. From there we have been best friends and enjoyed getting to know each other whilst growing and building a life together.

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STYLED SHOOT: HEAVY METAL WEDDING INSPIRATION

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!

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HARRIET AND DJ’S NAUTICAL THEMED WINTER WEDDING

This lovely wedding was send by Harriet and DJ’s photographer – Corina. There might have been winter outside but they had a fun seaside themed wedding complete with a surfboard as a guest book! Take a look and read what brides said about their big day.

TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

We met 10 years ago outside my (DJ) friends’ salon in south London. I had popped out for a cigarette and Harriet happened to be strolling past the shop and bravely started a conversation with me about my t-shirt and then followed that by asking for my number. At the time she was only 17 and I was 28 so we decided to go our separate ways after a while. Until we got in contact again and got back together nearly 4 years ago.

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