That was the year that was! – Best of Plans and Presents Blog 2013

Well that was the year that was 2013 and today I have great pleasure in sharing Plans and Presents Blog 2013 best features.

Over the last few days and in bringing together this post I have though “Wowsers” I have been blessed to have shared the wealth of incredible talent in our industry and so much beautiful which makes me a very lucky girl.

The year has whizzed by and can’t believe we are about to march right into a  brand New Year.

It has been a year of dramatic highs and lows in my life but as anyone that knows me there is life in the old girl yet and you can’t keep me down for long so I aim to make 2014 epic in all senses of the word.

So I want to share a month by month visual journey of wedding amazingness to wet your appetite for a fantastic year to come on the Plans and Presents Blog.



A Step back in Time – Regency Wedding – Images by My Heart Skipped

A step back in time to share an incredible Regency Wedding captured beautifully and in period style.


Regency-Marriage, Grove House-Roehampton, My Heart Skipped Photography, London Wedding Photography


The Land of Make Believe – An Autumnal Scottish Wedding – Images by Lush Wedding Photography

When you work in Weddings for a living, there is lots of pressure to pull off something special for your own Event but the beautiful Autumnal Scottish Wedding of

Heather and Andrew of Make Believe Events is nothing short of spectacular.


make believe events, glenbervie house , autumal wedding, october wedding, scottish wedding, lush wedding photography



Graffiti Love – An Urban Engagement Shoot – Images by Xtraordinary Photo

The imagery for the couples urban engagement shoot was shot on the Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside.

They used the graffiti wall around the Sage for something a bit different and colourful which captured the artistic nature of the Bride who is a graphic designer.


Graffiti, Urban Engagement Shoot ,  Xtraordinary Photo, Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside




Spirit of a Community – An Intimate Handmade Wedding – Images by Ashley Hampson

The wedding was a beautiful small scale wedding.

The Bride and Groom  are both artists, and handmade most of the decorations themselves in the lead up to their Big Day.

  Intimate Handmade Wedding, Ashley Hampson Photography, Bride and Groom embrace


Baby its Cold Outside – A fun snowy couples shoot – Images by Katie Byram Photo

On a freezing cold January day Katie Byram met the girls for a Couples Shoot at Jesmond Dene House which is situated within the lovely grounds of Jesmond Dene, Newcastle.


 snowy couples shoot,  Katie Byram Photo, same sex couple, equal marriage, marriage equality


This incredible Retro Styled Engagement Shoot definetely gets a Fonzie “Ayyyy”, and a thumbs up for classic inspiration and cool.
Shot on location at Buddy’s Diner in Winchester, Hampshire.

60s-inspired-Engagement Photo Shoot, Helen Rushton Photography, Happy Days, superheros, 60's Diner

A totally relaxed and very informal gathering, the reception being held at the Brides parents home where she was raised.

Blue  wedding dress, Relaxed country Wedding, PB Artworks.


This beautiful Glasgow Wedding was captured over the Easter Weekend.

The 2 part extravanganza was firmly family centric and fun, and brings to fruition a Love story that was meant to be.

 glasgow wedding, imagine images, glasgow city halls, arta, easter wedding

A Love thats Wild – Port Lympne Zoo Wedding – Images by Chris Martin Photography

We take a  walk a little on the wild side as I shared an amazing  Zoo Wedding captured beautifully.

Port-Lympne-Zoo Wedding, Chris Martin Photography

A Very Edinburgh Engagement – Images by Julie Anne Images.

The Groom proposed to the Bride on a beach at the Firth of Forth, and they both really loved Edinburgh so with Julie Anne the couple ended up mooching around the capital for a lovely few hours and doing the dry-run of taking some couple pictures.

julie anne images, forth road bridge, edinburgh engagement shoot



Serenades on a Beautiful Sunset – A Windmill Engagement shoot – Images by Karen Massey Photography

There is something beautiful about the soft golden tones of a Sunset, and this Sunset Windmill Engagement Shoot is just stunning.

Add into the mix the gentle turning of a Windmill and a couple incredibly in love and you have images that are really special.


sunset engagement shoot, karen massey photography, windmill engagement shoot


Strictly come Beautiful – A Dundas Castle Wedding – Images by Stuart Craig Photography 

A gorgeous Wedding at one of Scotlands most beautiful and historic Castles.


edinburgh wedding , dundas castle wedding, stuart craig photography, bride and groom, kilted groom


Twit Twoo – An Owl Engagement Shoot at The Scottish Owl Centre – Images by Mike Cook

In the spirit of being a wee bit different this Bride and Groom chose to involve their love of our feathered night time friends by having an Owl Engagement Shoot.

 mike cook photography, owl engagement shoot, the scottish owl centre



Ducks and Superheros and Shades of Green – A Kent Wedding – Images by James Grist Photography

A stunning Kent Wedding at Rowhill Grange, in Kent which was originally built as a grand Victorian Summerhouse in 1870.


kent wedding, rowhill grange, james grist photography, bride and groom portraits



A Stunning Military Wedding with a relaxed country vibeHayley Ruth Photography

The Couple are both serving Army Officers and their wedding was planned whilst they both served overseas in Afghanistan.

Family and friends played a huge part in helping them pull their Special Day together.

Hayley Ruth-Photography, Bolton-Abbey, military wedding


Perfectly Peach – A Stunning Dorset Wedding – Images by Linus Moran 

The tropical hues that flow through this gorgeous Big Day just scream summer of love.


Dorset wedding, peach wedding, linus moran photography



Tie the Knot – Love like the Movies – Part 1 – Images by Lush Wedding Photography

Tie the Knot – Love like the Movies – Part 2 – Images by Lush Wedding Photography

We all love Movie Love, so for these sweethearts and movie buffs  the romance and glamour was incorporated into their own Big day big screen epic “Tie the Knot”.


Lush-wedding-Photography, tie the knot, movie themed wedding


Pink Suits, Groom Onesies and a whol lot of Australian Wedding beautiful – Images by Ben Clark Photography 

Fantastic Brisbane Wedding held at the Turbine Platform at the Brisbane Powerhouse with a  beautiful Reception at Lightspace.


australian wedding, brisbane wedding, pink suit, ben clark photography



The Invention of Love – A Steampunk Wedding extravaganza – Images by Julie Anne Images

A celebration that takes you to another Era with so much detail to inspire.


julie anne images, steampunk wedding, steampunk wedding inspiration, steampunk wedding ideas


Autumn Leaves – A beautiful Barn Wedding – Images by Brick Lane Studios

After speaking to lovely Bride Georgia for most of this year after being introduced through her mum, the talented Triflerabbit on Twitter it gave me great pleasure to share her Wedding Day.


autumn wedding , barn wedding, triflerabbit, brick lane studios



 Wonderland Style – An Alice in Wonderland Inspired Engagement Shoot – Images by Michelle Wiggett

When this Bride and Groom told their Photographer their wedding theme was Alice in Wonderlandinspired (and were thinking something a little unconventional for their engagement shoot) it immediately got her grinning like a cheshire cat.


Alice-in-Wonderland-Engagement-Shoot, Michelle-Wiggett-Photography


A Glasgow Handmade Vintage Wedding at Cottiers – Images by Christinography

A Vintage Inspired, Handmade Wedding of Jennifer and Ross at Cottiers, Glasgow and portraits at Glasgow University Cloisters.


Christinography, Cottiers Wedding Photography, cloisters, bride and groom, handmade wedding, vintage wedding



A Vintage Wedding with a Green Vivien of Holloway Dress, Jimmy Choo Shoes and Homemade touches  – Images by Courtney Louise 

A stunning Vintage wedding with heaps of personality and homemade style.


Courtney Louise Photography,  Vintage Wedding, Green Vivien of Holloway Dress, Jimmy Choo Shoes, Homemade touches


A Seamill Hydro Wedding with 50’s Vivien of Holloway Dress, Vivien Westwood Shoes and a First Look – Images by Tandem Photo

A colourful, Scottish coastal Wedding with a 50′s Vivien Of Holloway Dress, Westwood shoes, paper bouquets and  a humanist service.


Seamill Hydro Wedding, 50's Vivien of Holloway Dress, Vivien Westwood Shoes,  First Look, Tandem Photo


A Stunning Mythe Barn Wedding with 1000 Paper Cranes – Images by Daffodil Waves

Community spirit beams from this wedding, what an incredible act of love from their church congregation to bring such vision and meaning to the couples special day by making those 1000 paper cranes.


Daffodil Waves Photography, Mythe Barn-Wedding, 1000 paper cranes


A Beautiful Christmas Wedding at South Farm – Images by Lina and Tom

Feel the festive with this  relaxed and beautiful Christmas Wedding  at South Farm, in Shingay-Cum-Wendy.


christmas wedding, south farm, lina and tom photography


So thats 2013 tied up with a bright colourful shiny bow.

There was lots more gorgeous, far too much to share.


I want to say thanks so much to everyone that has submitted to, been involved with or sponsored the Blog this year.

I value and will continue to value your readership, your support and your comments into 2014.

If there is something you think the Blog should feature,  or have a suggestion on how your experience of the Plans and Presents Blog could be improved, please let me know.


Happy New Year when it comes!


Alison xxxx


UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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