• RACHAEL & FRANCESCA’S COLORFUL LONDON STREET SHOOT

    If you follow this blog regularly you know by now I’m a total sucker for urban scapes and love street art. These two gorgeous and totally badass women were beautifully photographed on streets of London by talented Jo of Joasis Photography. And Rachael tells us their story.

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET 

    Myself & Francesca met through our work as police officers in London. Believe it or not Francesca was my mentor for the TSG- riot police! We used to have to do circuits together at the beginning of the shift to keep fit for our physically demanding role. She used to wear these fairly short pink gym shorts, she certainly got my attention! We kept it professional for a short while but on a work night out Francesca finally plucked up the courage to kiss me, we’ve hardly spent a day apart since, although we do now both work in different departments in the Police so I no longer get to see those short shorts on a daily basis ;) 

  • JOY AND TRACY’S SEASIDE WEDDING

    A wedding from my corner of the world – East Sussex! I absolutely love visiting Rye and Camber beaches so seeing these wonderful women and their gorgeous smiles on dunes made me really happy. Enjoy!

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    We met through a dating website called Gaydar Girls, I don’t think it exists anymore! We’d been chatting for about three months before we decided to meet up. It was an August bank holiday weekend,  I’d been working all day and remember rushing home scrubbing up and walk down to the beach, where we’d agreed to meet. And the rest is history. 

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

    The theme was relaxed beach house party and the location was all the inspiration needed. Huge sand dunes, vast expanse of sandy beach, sea in the distance. We wanted the day to have a natural relaxed feel. Floral tones of green grasses & foliage,  with hints of dusky pink/cream roses. We styled it ourselves and it was a bug beach house party.

  • DAVID AND DAVID’S SURPRISE GLASGOW WEDDING

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET

    We met almost 20 years ago through friends and being out and about in bars and clubs in Glasgow, however we didn’t ask each other out back then. With the world of social media and Facebook, having pop ups of someone you may know function we connected as friends and it led to us both catching up for a drink. And then led to a 10 year relationship.

  • FASHION: NEW COLLECTION FROM JESUS PEIRO

    Take a moment to enjoy this stunning new collection from Spanish bridal brand Jesus Peiro.

    Jesus Peiro, founded in 1988 is devoted to dressing brides, positioning themselves as a specialist brand in bridalwear. All dresses are designed and manufactured in Spain, creating collections where the quality of the finish is close to that of haute couture. Jesus Peiro are proud to be the only Spanish bridal brand to have achieved the prestigious “Made in Spain” accreditation mark, certifying the provenance of each gown being made to the highest ethical standards. 

  • STYLED SHOOT: FESTIVAL THEMED WEDDING

    We had come across The Missing Sock venue in Cambridgeshire a few years ago, and were struck by how unique, colourful and quirky it was.  There were so many unique features, from a Karaoke bus to quirky seats in a pond to painted murals.  Everything about festival weddings is over the top colour-wise and bright, so, from the outset The Missing Sock was the perfect backdrop.  

    The Missing Sock is part of a charitable network and the profits of the business go towards other linked charities around the country.

    Other venues and projects include CIC organisation Breathing Space (a retreat centre for women) Kinda Village (a growing community in the beautiful landscape of South Wales, and Kinda Place ‘Preston Sands Hotel’ an ETHICAL and community based hotel in Devon.

    We made the bouquets big, bright, oversized and extravagant, with tons of mixed colourful ribbon handles.  The flower crowns worked great with the bouquets, and if it’s festival-themed, there has to be some crown-wearing! Wild flowers were definitely ideal for this shoot, and this tends to be a natural choice by couples, particularly for this venue, as well as those looking for a festival vibe wedding.  The British grown and whimsical style flowers included the quirky craspedia (yellow balls), daisies,  and the unusual textured burgundy amaranthus – were ideal choices within the mixed bouquets.