• SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT: EAMES PHOTOGRAPHY

    Another fantastic supplier from our Directory Of Wonderful Suppliers! Today we are chatting to Case of Eames Photography.

    PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF

    Hi!
    I’m Case. I’m a photographer with crazy big hair. I’m a sucker for romance. I love tea! I love to travel and try new things. I’m a bit of a foodie. I live in a cottage in Hertfordshire with my wife, our two cats (yeah, yeah) and our dog. We are very happy!

    WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START YOUR BUSINESS?

    Photography has always been an interest of mine. I spent 15 years working full time on West End shows, 6 nights a week with very little family time and lots of missed adventures so turned the hobby into a business. I knew I’d made the right decision the minute I left and already bagged an award nomination gaining a ‘Highly Commended’ nod from the EPA awards. I’m now able to do so many things I’d previously missed out on (just saw Kylie at Pride!) and get to work on the happiest of days. It’s such a buzz!

    HOW DOES YOUR TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?

    Every day is different. Either the alarm goes and I’m up doing a quick workout before spending the day editing in my shed (don’t worry my shed is awesome.. apart from the odd creepy crawly) or I’m grabbing my kit and driving to somewhere beautiful to take photos of people doing pretty amazing things like getting married, playing with their kids or bringing their new baby home from the hospital. I get to be a part of that and it’s so amazingly special.

  • STYLED SHOOT: I DO IN BLUE

    If you’re dreaming about sophisticated, elegant wedding in France this post will definitely get you inspired. 

    COLOUR

    The starting point for planning this shoot was the colour. We knew that we wanted to incorporate shades of purple, but naturally moved towards a dominant blue colour with crimson and amethyst accents.

    Overall style and inspiration

    Once the colour palette was set, we began to think of the style of shoot we wanted to create. Because of our French heritage, we have always been immensely inspired by our country’s history and after seeing a piece of royal blue Toile de Jouy fabric, we were set on a regal and decadent theme.

  • AARON AND JAMIE’S WARM AND COLOURFUL WEDDING

    A wedding, castle and plenty of colour – all things that make me happy. Enjoy this wedding shared by the photographer Nick Church.

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    We swiped right (haha!) and everything else is history (and they lived happily every after!)

    NOW ABOUT THE BIG DAY! WHAT WAS THE THEME AND INSPIRATION?

    We opted for a colour selection that would fill a dull wintery day with brightness, and we wanted to incorporate lots of yellow. Yellow was the favourite colour of Aaron’s mum, and in some way we wanted it incorporated to make it feel that she’s a part of it.

    We like eclectic but simple and I guess it worked out that way. We thought of and designed most of the decorations. Aaron has used his calligraphy to write every name placeholder, menu and table names.

  • SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT: NULYWEDS

    Welcome back to the Supplier Spotlight series!! Today I’m introducing a wonderful person, fantastic and passionate wedding planner and, I’m not gonna lie, one of my favourite people – Olivia from the Nulyweds. 

    PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF

    My name is Olivia Santos and I am a destination wedding planner creating colourful wedding days in Portugal for adventurous couples!

    WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START YOUR BUSINESS?

    I had been working in the UK for quite some time, with a mix of independent wedding planning and in-house venue coordination. But I felt very stuck living and working in London. I felt I couldn’t really make my mark in London with the style and scope of weddings I really wanted to create. Having lived in Portugal as a teenager, I knew the country well and felt truly enamoured with the potential here. Not only does Portugal have delicious cuisine, sunny summers and diverse landscapes, it is also home to some truly incredible creatives, who can do fantastic things. I saw the opportunity in Portugal to bring my English sense of customer service, my passion for all things colourful and my understanding of the Portuguese market to create a unique destination wedding planning service for couples from around the world!

    HOW DOES YOUR TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?

    I’m not going to lie to you and say I wake up at 5am, medidtate for half an hour, drink kombucha and write in a gratitude journal, before starting my work refreshed and serene, conquering every task with precision and grace. Entrepreneurship is rarely so simple and orderly. To tell you the truth, my days are very varied but typically I wake up quite late (around 10am) because most of my couples are overseas, and therefore hours behind. I get ready, and plonk myself in front of my laptop to tackle the inbox before moving on to any big projects. Most of a planner’s work is done behind the computer whether that is scheduling a weding day, researching supplier recommendations for couples, devising a budget, creating moodboards, booking appointments, having Skype calls with new potential clients or anything in between. I finish my work day at around midnight.

  • EVENT: OUT OF THIS WORLD WEDDING FAIR – LEICESTER

    Today we’ve got a definitely not your typical wedding fair for you! Check this out!

    Planning a unique wedding? On Sunday 15 September the Out of this World Wedding Fair returns to the National Space Centre, offering you the chance to meet suppliers, photographers, cake makers that will make your memorable day stand out from the rest.

    More and more couples are looking for something different for their wedding day. Demand for the traditional hotel wedding venue is falling. Couples want something that stands out, matches their personalities or reflects something that they love.

    The National Space Centre is one of these truly unique wedding venues. It boasts a variety of romantic locations for your civil ceremony, perfect for you to share your special day with friends and family. The Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium is an awe-inspiring setting, taking you and up to 192 guests on a voyage to the edge of the universe in a spectacular 360-degree cinematic experience. In fact, where else could you get married under the stars with no risk of the British weather raining on your parade!

    With over 30 different wedding suppliers at the wedding fair, you’re bound to find something different for your wedding day. Amongst the cake makers, photographers and bouquet makers, you might even spot the odd stormtrooper or two!

    Every entrance comes with a complimentary Planetarium viewing and you can grab a venue tour too!

    Tickets cost £2 per adult for standard entry if you book in advance (£4 on the day).
    Why not upgrade yourself to a £10 VIP ticket? VIP tickets include a space cocktail, wedding planning Q&A, goody bags and more. It’s the perfect treat for the weekend.

    WHEN
    15.09.2019

    WHERE
    National Space Centre
    Exploration Drive
    Leicester
    LE4 5NS

    TICKETS
    £2 standard & £10 VIP – BOOK HERE

    EVENT PAGE
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    Organised by The Unconventional Wedding Festival.

  • EVENT: URBAN WEDDING FAYRE IN MANCHESTER

     

    The Urban Wedding Company
    invite you to the one and only
    Urban Wedding Fayre.

     

    Here at The Urban Wedding company we like to do things differently. If you are planning a non-traditional wedding or looking for some unique and quirky ideas then this is the fair for you. We are flying the flag for creative, local independent trusted suppliers that do not conform to the standard wedding industry traditions. Bringing you the best Manchester and the North West has to offer.

    We will have live acts on throughout the day, downstairs we have our Urban Spa, the venue for this fayre is the amazing Comedy Store, a beautiful urban setting perfect for couples looking for something a bit different for their day.

    Upgrade to our urban lounge, includes a free drink and canape’s this is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the fayre and relax, with comfy sofas, you can take in everything you have seen at the fair and make some of those important discussions. You will also have your own private viewing area of the live acts.

    We hope to see you there, if you have any questions send us an email at: urbanweddingcompany@gmail.com

    Check out our event on Facebook to keep up to date with all suppliers.

     

    PHOTOGRAPHY BY Adam Tranter and Project Valentine

     

    WHEN
    7th of September 2019

    WHERE
    The Comedy Store
    3 and 4, Arches, Deansgate Locks, Whitworth St W,
    Manchester M1 5LH

    TICKETS
    Tickets are £3 in advance or £5 on the day.
    Use code ‘loveislove’ for free standard tickets and ‘loveislove50’ for 50% off the Urban Lounge tickets

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  • EVENTS: CRANBROOK VEGAN & ECO WEDDING FAIR

    If you know me at all, you know the sustainability is a very important topic for me, and ecology is more and more talked about in the wedding industry. Today I have an invitation to a very special event.

    The Cranbrook Eco & Wedding Fair aims to fill the gap in the wedding market for more eco-friendly and vegan weddings. Lots of people understand there is a lot of waste in weddings and many people are vegan for the animals and the planet.

    The Fair will have around 18 stalls of wedding inspiration including vegan catering and cakes, eco florists, vegan friendly hats, hair and makeup. Plus photography, candles, wedding web resources, jewellery and more.

    See Facebook @SEVeganEvents for updates and supplier bios. Being held in the grade II listed Vestry Hall, Stone Street, Cranbrook, Kent. The Fat Carrot pop- up Cafe will be open for tea & vegan cake.

    At 3pm there will be a pre-booked vegan catering tasting buffet in the cafe area with The Fat Carrot (£12.50 per head).
    Email thefatcarrot@live.co.uk to book a place. 

    NB There are stairs at the main entrance – to avoid these use the sloping path to the back door. Free parking nearby.

  • ROMANTIC ENGAGEMENT SHOOT IN THE FIELDS

    Photographer John Clark shared with us this romantic engagement shoot he did with Christopher and John. 

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    Christopher& I met on Grindr (we like to think we are proof it’s not always hopeless) lol we met in October 2013 and shared 10 dates in 2 weeks . We knew from the start it was the real deal.

  • BLAKE AND RICHARD’S ROMANTIC TROPICAL HONEYMOON SHOOT

    I swear, this is heaven on earth and a perfect setting for the most romantic couple shoot! 

    Blake and Richard traveled from North Carolina to Moorea Island (which is in French Polynesia northwest of Tahiti) for their honeymoon, where they took tropical photos while enjoying the sun and sea. They got married at the courthouse in Raleigh, North Carolina.