• PEAK DISTRICT ELOPEMENT SHOOT

    This past year due to reasons we all know there wasn’t many weddings to photograph however wedding suppliers who suddenly had plenty of time organised plenty of gorgeous styled shoots and workshops. So be ready for plenty of gorgeous inspiration coming!

    Today let’s enjoy a beautiful shoot from a workshop photographed and sent over by Jenna Kathleen.

    This pop up workshop organised and hosted by My Prettiest Workshops is all about embracing the changes we’ve had to make as a result of Covid-19’s impact on the wedding world this year.

  • NEUTRAL & PEACH BEACH ELOPEMENT

    Let’s elope and get married on the beach! – not a bad idea is it? This lovely shoot was organised and sent to us by Katrina Matthews Photography. Check out pictures from this lovely beach wedding picnic and read the story behind the shoot.

    This beach elopement shoot meant to take place back in March but when the pandemic took us into lock down we rescheduled the shoot and our original idea took on an even more significant meaning. With the new rules and restrictions around weddings in 2020 we wanted our shoot to show a fun and beautiful alternative way to tie the knot. We started the day in a quirky little Airbnb in Worthing where our gorgeous couple got ready together and then we headed down to the beach for some fun.

  • LAURA & DANICA’S LIVERPOOL WEDDING

    WHAT WAS THE THEME AND INSPIRATION?

    Rustic/hippy theme. A lot of pastel colours and flowers. We styled it ourselves with help from our florist.

    TELL US ABOUT THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION LOCATIONS. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE VENUE AND WHAT DID YOU LIKE ABOUT IT?

    For the ceremony it was the 60 Hope St. and the iconic door made it for us! Their floral displays around their front door made it an easy choice.
    We had reception at the Siren. It was a small and not a well known location. It was very intimate meaning we could have few guests who we really wanted to share our big day with. We loved the rooftop terrace and the view of the city.

  • SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT: Ian Scott Kettle

    PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF 

    I am a tailor, of sorts! I make mens accessories, neck ties, bowties, cummerbunds and more. My work uses classic tailoring techniques, learnt over the 20 years I have been designing and cutting for an alarming variety of other brands and designers.

    WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START YOUR BUSINESS? 

    My business was created six years ago to fill a real gap in the men’s styling market. There is very little choice when I comes to accessories for men, other then the generic ‘designer’ option. With my knowledge of fashion history and craft skills, along with wanting to make a business that is truly sustainable (locally sourced cloth with only 2% wastage) it was really a no brainer for me to set up a studio.

    HOW DOES YOUR TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE? 

    Some days I deliver workshops or teach a class, but most days start rather late with clients consultations. I prefer to work late into the night once the business day is over, cutting and stitching orders in my London (Holborn) Studio.

    WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? 

    I think handing the finished work over to the client is the jobs greatest reward. My clients send pictures of themselves wearing their pieces and often share that the work became a perfect gift and a wonderful reminder of their big day.

  • Matthew and Sam’s Southwold beach engagement shoot

    Today we are going to take you for a seaside walk with Matt and Sam beautifully photographed by Amanda Karen Photography.

    TELL US THE STORY OF HOW YOU MET 

    Sam and I went to school together – with Sam joining my school’s sixth form college. We have been together since that time, and 10 years later we are just about to move in to our first home together (before getting on with the wedding planning)!

  • Love For All – LGBTQ+ Workshop for wedding suppliers

    Today we have something special for wedding suppliers!! If you’d like to learn how to make your business inclusive and welcoming for LGBTQ+ clients and get some beautiful images for your portfolio Love For All is the workshop for you! It’s organised by Steph of Stephanie Dreams Photography & Tania of Hire Societes and you can read all about it here!

    After working together on an LGTBQ+ styled shoot early this year, we met and started talking more and more about the lack of representation for LGBTQ+ people and what we could do to help. 

    Fast forward one lockdown later and lots of planning, “Love For All” started. A specific LGBTQ+ Wedding workshop, focussing on both educational seminars and styled shoot section. Allowing participants to both learn and be more knowledgeable and the LGBTQ+ community and capture stunning content for portfolios too. 

    Although the whole day is focussed for photographers & videographers, the seminars are also great for every supplier within the industry. Learning about language, imagery shared, social media sharing and website forms and contracts. 

  • SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT: VEGAN FOOD PIMP

    PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF 

    I am a vegan chef, author, presenter and qualified holistic nutritionist who uses food as a silent method of activism. I co founded an animal sanctuary in Spain to help people make the connection through both meeting animals and eating vegan food. I do not belive you can “make” someone vegan you can only help them join the dots up. That said, I also feel that if eating great vegan food means people will eat in a plant based restaurant in the futre, then that is a success!

    WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START YOUR BUSINESS? 

    I had restaurants in Brighton and it was becoming clear that there were very few 100% vegan catering companies, run by vegans, who produced fabulous food to wow not only the couples but their, very often non vegan, guests. My food within the restaurant demonstrated to everyone that vegan food could be both delicious and beautiful. I wanted to show the world that food is about taste and texture and that anything could be vegan. A restaurant was great but being in front of up to 200 people for a meal was an even better way to spread the word on vegan food. It also allows me to be creative. We have no menus, we write each one bespoke to each couple, we want the plates of food to represent them, not something selected from a pre printed menu. Food should be fun, it should be exciting, it should be delicious!

    HOW DOES YOUR TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE? 

    If I am not at an event a typical day always starts with coffee! Then emails, proposals, organising suppliers etc for weddings, recipe creation, photographs in fact every day is fun, hard work, but fun.

    When it comes to a wedding day, well, each one of those is completely different. The build up, the prep, the set up, the running of the day, the clear down, the drive back, but whatever the day, it also ends on a coffee!!
    Crazy days but I personally love it, you have to, to deliver the best you have to love what you do, you have to be proud of what you do and you have to give your all, from the first enquiry to last plate packed away.

  • NATHANIEL AND MATTHEW’S BLACK TIE SUMMER BALL WEDDING

    WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROPOSAL?

    Matt and I went to Peru in 2016 with another couple. During our trip to Machu Picchu Matt proposed on the summer solstice. It was really special as it was the day of our 10th anniversary.

    HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING DAY IN ONE SENTENCE?

    The best day of our lives