MrsPandPs Sunday Morning Cuppa Wedding Blog Catch up

Good Morning, and welcome to MrsPandPs Sunday Morning Cuppa Wedding Blog Catch up.

Today I want to share a whole load of pretty as we look back on the fabulous features of this past week…

Is it really March already?

 

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On Monday I was excited to kick off the week with an incredible World of Warcraft, Adventure time & Steampunk wedding with DIY elements.

Karen and Terry were married at the Quy Mill Hotel, Cambridge on 8th March 2014, and it was spectacular.

In probably one of the most unique and “them” weddings I have ever featured there is a multitude of inspiration and incredible features, many handcrafted by the Bride and Groom.

Images were captured by Hayley Ruth Photography.

 

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A World of Warcraft, Adventure time & Steampunk wedding with DIY elements

 

On Tuesday I was delighted to share this beautiful styled shoot to help visualise a stylish luxury, intimate wedding.

Images of the shoot were captured by Mel Chadd Photography working with a fabulous collaborative team.

 

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A stylish intimate wedding styled shoot at Brinsop Court

 

On Wednesday morning I was thrilled to spotlight on The Lighthouse, a Wedding Venue that lies in the heart of Glasgow City Centre and has been described as a ‘hidden gem’.

Tucked away on Mitchell Street just off Buchanan Street, the central stretch of Glasgow’s famous shopping district with a variety of upmarket shops, The Lighthouse spans six floors culminating with its stunning viewing platform at the very top.

The Lighthouse in Glasgow is Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture. It was opened as part of Glasgow’s status as UK City of Architecture and Design in 1999 but is also a fabulous Wedding and Events Venue.

Image by Caro Weiss Photography

 

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The Lighthouse – Glasgow’s Hidden Gem Wedding Venue

 

On Wednesday afternoon I was delighted to welcome Luke Holroyd Photography, a wedding photographer from Leeds as a brand new shiny Sponsor on the Plans and Presents Blog.

 

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Introducing Wedding Photographer Luke Holroyd Photography

 

On Thursday I was delighted to share a gorgeous, relaxed Warwickshire Wedding at the Lord Leycester Hospital with a palette of apple green, DIY elements, and a focus on family and friends..

Images of the day were captured by Simon Dewey Photography.

 

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A gorgeous, relaxed  Warwickshire Wedding at the Lord Leycester Hospital

 

On Friday I was thrilled to spotlight on the work of Eliza Jane Howell & share her exquisite Debutante Collection of vintage inspired Wedding Dresses.

The Eliza Jane Howell Bridal Collections have been designed for the modern day bride who would love to wear a dress that oozes the glamour, sophistication and decadence of the golden age of fashion.

Taking inspiration from exquisite vintage gowns, the Eliza Jane Howell collections are the epitomy of grown up glamour.

 

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Vintage inspired Wedding Dresses – The Debutante Collection from Eliza Jane Howell

 

As a Bride something that needs to be considered in the run up to the Big Day is Bridesmaid gifts for your leading ladies so on  Friday I shared some advice via Laings Jewellers Glasgow.

When it comes to your wedding, there are a lot of people by your side helping you out, and it’s important to show them how much their help has meant to you on your special day.

Whether its family, or friends, your Bridesmaids are your support, and its lovely to get something lasting, in the way of jewellery, to give to them on the morning of the wedding.

 

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Bridesmaid Gifts – Something special for your leading ladies

 

I hope you savoured your Cuppa, and this round up of the Week on the Wedding Blog Catch Up.

I look forward to sharing many more lazy Sunday Mornings with you.

 

Love MrsPandP x

Bridesmaid Gifts – Something special for your leading ladies

As a Bride something that needs to be considered in the run up to the Big Day is Bridesmaid gifts for your leading ladies.

When it comes to your wedding, there are a lot of people by your side helping you out, and it’s important to show them how much their help has meant to you on your special day.

Whether its family, or friends, your Bridesmaids are your support, and its lovely to get something lasting, in the way of jewellery, to give to them on the morning of the wedding.

 

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They can then wear the piece of jewellery you have chosen for them on the actual day, and also have a lasting reminder of how thankful you are to have them as your team.

After all, where would we be without the Bridesmaids?

 

Dazzling earrings for those special girls

The most popular item to give to bridesmaids has to be earrings, as there are no sizing issues and they can be worn after the wedding for any event.

 

White gold diamond set earrings will look stunning with any colour scheme and your bridesmaids will feel almost as good as you do on your special day.

 

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If you’re looking for something a little more classic, then you should certainly consider claw set Crislu studs, which can be worn to any event.

 

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Either way, they won’t detract from the bride, but will make your bridesmaids look fantastic.

 

Beautiful Bracelets

The other alternative is to go for a bracelet.

Bracelets, again, are popular due to their lack of sizing issues and if you want to make your bridesmaids feel extra special.

Let them really feel how thankful you are for their support with a lovely designer piece.

A Gucci toggle heart bracelet will certainly let them feel the love, and they will certainly remember your wedding day with love for you, the happy couple!

 

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Whatever jewellery you choose for your bridesmaids gifts, let them know how special they are with a gift from Laings.

A beautiful and permanant reminder of how valuable they are to you, and how you are so blessed to have them in your life.

 

Main Image Credit  – Imagine Images

Vintage inspired Wedding Dresses – The Debutante Collection from Eliza Jane Howell

Today I’m absolutely thrilled to spotlight on the work of Eliza Jane Howell & share her exquisite Debutante Collection of vintage inspired Wedding Dresses.

 

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Renowned designer Gill Harvey has brought together her years of experience to create the Eliza Jane Howell Bridal Collection.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, Gill Harvey was originally known for her Medici knitwear collection.

More recently it is her collaborations for the labels Invite and After Six that have kept her to the forefront of the occasion wear industry.

These labels are now known as The Gill Harvey Collection.

Named after her grandmother, the Eliza Jane Howell Bridal Collection has been designed for the modern day bride who would love to wear a dress that oozes the glamour, sophistication and decadence of the golden age of fashion.

Taking inspiration from exquisite vintage gowns, the Eliza Jane Howell collection is the epitome of grown up glamour

 

She says of her new Debutante Collection…

 

“We love all the fashion from the 1920’s and 1930’s and especially the look of Lady Diana Cooper, Margaret Duchess of Argyll and the Mitford Sisters.”

“The mood of the photography from this period, mainly by Cecil Beaton , was the inspiration for our Debutante Collection shoot.”

“The Debutante collection itself is all about glamour, and we built on the beaded look from our past Legend and Decadence Collections.”
“We took the degree of beading to the next level, using more elaborate and complex beading techniques.”

“Inspiration was very much from the Art Deco Movement and iconic builds from this period, especially the Chrysler Building in New York.”

“But it important to say the collection is vintage inspired, so we have designed a new vintage look and we would like to think that we have created the new age of the wedding dress.”

 

Here is just a small selection of vintage inspired wedding dresses from the collection…

 

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Thank you so much to the brand for sharing their stunning collection.

The romance of bygone eras is as beautiful today as was then.

Exceptional tailoring, sleek lines, intricate beading, and vibrant colour brings together a collection that exceeds special, its extraordinary.

 

Credits

Styling:  Andrea Cutts and Gill Harvey

Photography: Chris Dawes

Hair and Makeup: Hannah Lonergan

 

To Contact Eliza Jane Howell

Website: http://www.elizajanehowell.com/

Email: info@elizajanehowell.com

Phone:  0207 436 2992

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ejhbridal

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ejhbridal

 

A gorgeous, relaxed Warwickshire Wedding at the Lord Leycester Hospital

Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous, relaxed Warwickshire Wedding at the Lord Leycester Hospital with a palette of apple green, DIY elements, and a focus on family and friends..

Images of the day were captured by Simon Dewey Photography.

 

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Simon Dewey is a creative wedding photographer based in Derby inspired by movies, music and street photography.

He specialises in a more documentary / reportage style, letting people relax and be themselves and capturing natural and candid moments.

He was one of the Guild of Photographers Top 10 photographers of the year 2013.

 

He says of the couple and their day…

 

“I was actually referred Kirsty and Mark by another photographer – Adrian Brown.”

“Kirsty & Mark liked my work and we set up a meeting at the Lord Leycester, and got to know each other better on an pre-wed shoot a few weeks before the wedding.”

“By the end of that I was thinking of moving to Warwick myself – such a beautiful town.”

“I don’t think I’ve ever met a couple as relaxed as Kirsty & Mark – they really had it together throughout the day and it was obvious that their priorities were enjoying time with their family and friends.”

“The Lord Leycester Hospital is a beautiful venue, and everything fell into place really easily.”

“The ceilidh band were perfect for the day – and I’m so glad I stayed until their second set to capture the Wedding Dance at the end. It became one of my favourite moments of last year.”

 

I now hand over to stunning Bride Kirsty…

 

Tell us a wee bit about yourselves

“We are Kirsty Lyon-Taylor and Mark Hamling, I’m an A&E nurse, and Mark is an Analyst working for National Grid.”

 

How did you meet?

“We met in our first year at university and began going out in the second year. 12 years later…”

 

When did you get engaged?

” We got engaged on Christmas day 2012.”

“I had returned from 4 months working abroad on Christmas Eve.”

“On Christmas Day Mark went down on one knee and asked me to marry him with a beautiful ring he’d designed himself.”

 

Tell us about your wedding planning journey

“We knew we wanted a simple non hotel based wedding with close friends and family.”

“Our starting point was to have a stress free day that we could both enjoy, good food and a great party.”

“We didn’t want to re-locate part way through so needed somewhere we could do it all.”

“We looked at a few venues online but were fortunate enough to have a fabulous venue on our doorstep in the centre of Warwick.”

“It was half way for both lots of family, had plenty of hotels, and was close by for organising things leading up to the date.”

“As we were marrying locally we tried to keep all our suppliers local which worked really well, and get friends and family to help where needed.”

“Following the venue came the food, and the wine, choosing based on local recommendations and knowing the caterers, wine merchants and venue were happy working together meant on the day we could just let them get on with it.”

“Having a great team of people meant that, on the day, wedding things just seemed to happen around us.”

“As for ‘the dress’ I used a local shop called Polyannas which is owned and run by the lovely Tess, a great range of gowns at very reasonable prices.”

“As she is a fully trained seamstress and not just a wedding dress seller, all the alterations where done in house and the gown could be really easily and quickly altered, tweaked and modified to suit personal taste, without it having to be sent away.”

“I saw examples of some gowns being almost completely re-done to suit personal taste.”

“The table plan, menus, order of service etc were all made at home with card and paper from a hobbycraft.”

“The table centre pieces where made with ribbon and lace wrapped around baked bean tins to put flowers in.”

“A top tip we were given was to keep these low so that guests could see each other across the tables.”

“One thing we were told to remember in advance, is that after your wedding you are left with only 4 key things, the rings, the photos, the memories and each other.”

“Spend your money wisely and concentrate on these.”

“Don’t get too stressed if things aren’t quite as planned (no-one else knows what you planned anyway), throw a great party for your guests and don’t get too hung up on the rest, most of it is just window dressing.”

 

When did you get married?

“We were married on the  30th August 2014.”

 

What was the best bit of your day?

“All of it, but mainly having all our friends and family together.”

“The ceilidh was also a great way to get family and friends to mix.”

 

What advice would you give to other couples getting married?

•Keep it simple and personal, everyone there is there to see you, not the fancy trimmings.

•Don’t get carried away with the spending. Set a budget for things like dresses and stick to it.

•Choose a venue you feel really comfortable in.

•Save money by making things yourself like table plan, menus & order of service. It gives things a personal touch and saves you loads, after all, you have to pay for it all once its over.

•Have an uber organised friend on the day to ensure it runs to plan.

 

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Thank you so much to Simon for sharing this beautiful Warwickshire Wedding.

So many special moments captured and there is such an air of celebration and togetherness which is so important high above all details.

Love the subtle apple green colour palette from the bridesmaid gowns to the centrepieces, and the lovely vintage wedding car… glorious.

 

 

Wedding Suppliers

Venue – Lord Leycester Hospital – Warwick

Dress – Polyannas

Rings – Engagement and Wedding – Mitchel and Co – Birmingham

Bridesmaids – M&S

Suits – Debenhams

Photography – Simon Dewey Photography

Catering – Bon App Catering

Cake – Mark’s Auntie Anne

Alcohol – Underwoods Wine Warehouse

Flowers – Jayne of Warwick

Band – The Burdock Band

Invites – luxuryweddinginvites via ebay

Save the date/Thankyou cards – vistaprint/snapfish

 

To Contact Simon Dewy Photography

Website: http://www.simondewey.co.uk

Email: weddings@simondewey.co.uk

Blog: http://www.simondewey.co.uk/blog/

Phone: 07749 127201

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/simondeweyphotography

Twitter: https://twitter.com/simondeweyphoto

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/simondeweyphoto/

Introducing Wedding Photographer Luke Holroyd Photography

Today I am thrilled to welcome Luke Holroyd Photography, a wedding photographer from Leeds as a brand new shiny Sponsor on the Plans and Presents Blog.

 

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I hand over to Luke so he can tell you all about himself…

 

Who are you, and what do you do?

“Hello there, I’m Luke Holroyd and I run Luke Holroyd Photography.”

“I have always loved photography, when I was a child I would run around with an old film camera and snap away.”

“Now as a professional photographer, I pride myself on being able to foster genuine relationships with all the lovely people I capture.”

There is nothing more rewarding in this job than seeing the Bride’s smile the first time she sees her wedding images.”

“I can honestly say that nearly every wedding I capture I form genuine friendships with the Bride & Groom!”

 

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“I’m 23 years of age, and I have been shooting weddings since I was 18.”

“I now live back in my hometown of Morley in Leeds and work from our home office.”

“I love capturing weddings, I’ve juggled part time jobs along with assisting other wedding photographers to get to where I am now and I honestly wouldn’t change a thing!”

“Behind every good photographer there is also a very patient other half.”

“I live with my beautiful girlfriend Joanne, who may not be any good at holding a camera but she’s full of lots of creative ideas and is a great support.”

“I don’t just shoot weddings, although it’s probably 90% of the work I do, I also capture commercial photography & family portraits, if you want to have a little look, head over to www.lukeholroyd.co.uk.”

 

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When and why did you start your Company?

“I started off studying Photography at College then onto University.”

“Once I graduated I started assisting for every photographer I could, the best bit advice I can give to anyone wanting to learn is assist a photographer.”

“I spent a year or two assisting & second shooting, mainly wedding photographers, you learn so much doing this but I was limited with adding my own artistic & creative input into the imagery.”

“From there I started working on my own, honestly a huge step to go from having the comfort of a wage every month and no pressure assisting at a wedding to go self employed and have the pressure of not only shooting a wedding but making it look as awesome as can be!”

 

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What inspires you?

“I absolutely love photography, being a wedding photographer you meet so many awesome couples, even before their big day you meet up a few times and really get to know the couple.”

“Who wouldn’t want to be around people on the happiest day of their lives!”

 

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Do trends influence your work?

“I’m a complete social media hog, I love Pinterest & Twitter, you find so many other talented creatives that you can chat to!”

“I’m forever looking on Pinterest for inspiration, and honestly I hardly look at ‘wedding photography’ more fine art portraits, creative arts etc anything that can spark some creative ideas and how I can constantly keep my wedding photography fresh!”

 

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What do you see as the future of your Company?

“So where is Luke Holroyd Photography going? well 2014 was an awesome year and 2015 looks even better.”

“I’m just going to continue what I do best, keep traveling the UK snapping all the awesome Bride & Grooms!”

 

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To go and swoon over two previously featured articles :-

 

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A gorgeous Yorkshire Wedding with a pastel palette, and a sprinkle of snow

 

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A Tipi Wedding with a Madeline Gardner Dress & a Car Engine Theme

 

Thanks so much to Luke for coming on board as a Blog Sponsor, I am already hugely in awe of his work and can’t wait to see his latest work.

If you are a Yorkshire Bride and Groom, he should definetely be on your Wedding Photographer hit list…

 

To Contact Luke Holroyd Photography 

Website: http://www.lukeholroyd.com/

Email: holroydphoto@gmail.com

Phone: 07853225411

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lukeholroydphotography

Twitter: https://twitter.com/holroydphoto

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