Hello lovely people, how is the Summer treating you so far? We’ve got a super duper styled shoot to share with you today. You may have seen over on Facebook some rather stunning images of our recent trip to Stoke Rochford Hall to take part in a 1950s glamourous Afternoon Tea inspired photo shoot organised and shot by the crazy talented Kathryn Edwards.
The order of the day was Vintage Hollywood glamour with oodles of pastel blooms, lace and vintage china teamed with flirty 1950s dresses, perfectly coiffed hair and a team of fantastic and lovely suppliers. (all listed below)
Darby & Joan styled the shoot and brought a car load of props and accessories and I was thrilled to show off a new stationery design that fit the brief perfectly. Best Day Ever is my baby and I design paper beauties and wonderful wedding stationery.
These images are beyond breathtaking; so fresh, bright and romantic, so this is where I politely shut up and let them do the talking. But not without saying a huge thank you to everyone involved and Kathryn for all her hard work in bringing it together, it was an absolute pleasure from start to finish and like I said before these images…. they kind of leave me speechless.
The Fabulous Suppliers Involved:
Photography: Kathryn Edwards www.kathrynedwardsphotography.com
Styling: Darby and Joan www.darbyandjoanvintage.co.uk
Hair: Alison Jenner www.Alisonjennerhair.com
Make-up: Amy Wilkinson: www.makeupbyalw.com
Dresses: FROCK www.frockshop.co
Bridal Adornments: Klaire Van Elton www.klairevanelton.com
Flowers: Floraldeco www.floraldeco.co.uk
Stationery: Best Day Ever www.bestdayeveruk.com
Cake and Macarons: Yummy Little Cakes www.yummylittlecakes.co.uk
Models: Rebekah Hemsley and Elly Lucas
Venue: Stoke Rochford Hall www.stokerochfordhall.co.uk
Ice-cream Van: Betsy Ice-cream www.betsysemporium.com
Balloon: Bubblegum Balloons www.bubblegumballoons.co.uk
Hello Everyone! How are we doing? Enjoying the sunshine when it comes out to play? We’ve got lots of pretty lined up for you today and it comes in the form of dreamy wedding dresses. I thoroughly enjoyed putting this post together and hope it gives you some inspiration for either your own wedding dress, a friend who is getting married or just to while a way 5 minutes. I’ve had a hunt round for some of the most popular or emerging wedding dress trends; some a little daring, some not so traditional but all gorgeous in their own way.
Wedding Dress Trend 1 | Colourful & Non Traditional
I just love colourful wedding dresses; whilst every dress a bride chooses reveals a bit about their personality, colourful gowns really go that extra step further. They don’t have to be big and bold colours either; barley there, blushing beauties such as, pale blue or nude are proving really popular. The beauty of a colourful wedding dress is that they can most likely be worn again as they could easily pass for an evening gown for other special occasions and I know how many brides would love to wear their wedding dress again! Emerald green, gold, mint, yellow or orange? The world is your oyster, just look at these gorgeous brides.
Moodboards By: Best Day Ever
Wedding Dress Trend 2 | Peter Pan Collars
Ahhhh! I’m in love, I have a bit of a thing for collars and this trend has certainly got my attention. Whether you opt for a dress that already comes complete with a collar or you decide to add a collared necklace as a finishing touch, there is no denying this look is pretty gorgeous. Long and floaty, short and lacy or 50s and fun, these beauties just seem to work with all different styles. I love the idea of having jewelled collar, and adding a bit of sparkle to a gorgeous vintage lace dress.
Wedding Dress Trend 3 | Capes & Cover Ups
Another look gaining momentum in the wedding world is capes. Granted this look isn’t going to be for everyone but I really think it’s quite stunning. For brides maybe not wanting to go for a veil this could be a alternative, and just like veils there are capes of all different lengths and styles. I just love the idea of wearing a cape for the ceremony and then whipping it off for the reception – it’s like two dresses in one. You could go dramatic with a high neck and lace or keep it simple and elegant with a simple beaded sheer number. LOVE them all!
Source/Designer: Manuel Mota |
Wedding Dress Trend 4 | Detailed, Dramatic & Intricate Backs
Next up we turn our heads to the back of the dress. How about going backless with a plunging V line? A little bit daring but super duper gorgeous. I can see these style dresses really suiting an outdoor destination wedding. For those wanting to cover up a little more, how about a beautiful beaded back with detail that will have everyone in awe? I literally love the bottom left image. You’ve got what is essentially a revealing backless dress but somehow with it’s delicate lace and draping bow, it looks quite reserved.
Wedding Dress Trend 5 | Separates, Two Piece & Crop Tops
Ok so this last trend is probably the most ‘fashion forward’ style and some might say wedding and crop top shouldn’t be in the same sentence but… I’ve got to admit I’m kinda loving this look. We’re not necessarily talking bearing the whole midriff here but a high waisted skirt with a separate top is most certainly ‘En Vogue’ right now. Boho brides could opt for a floaty over-sized top and skirt with elements of lace, whilst a more modern, cutting edge bride might go for clean sharp lines in crisp white. If a crop top isn’t your thing then you can still rock this look without bearing all. BHLDN have released there jaw-droppingly gorgeous *convertible* Elsa Gown that comprises of a beaded dress and then a separate tulle skirt that’s all kinds of pretty. The idea being you wear the whole ensemble for the ceremony and then transform it for the reception. Personally, I love it!
So ladies (& gents) cast your vote now, are any of these wedding trends ticking any of your boxes? Let us know what you think!
The reason for the quickie post today was to say that 2015 is proving to be a very busy year for our styled, staffed and catered for weddings – YEY!!!
We have been lucky enough to have a full diary for 2014 and 2015 is shaping up to be another busy year.
We already have 11 large events booked for next year - which just didn’t happen so quickly for this year, so it seems that you 2015 couples are definitely on it!
So ladies and gents, please bear this in mind if you like what we do and you think you might want to book us for your wedding. Please don’t leave it until just a few months before your big day.
After speaking to a few friends in the wedding industry; photographers, florists, cake makers and stationers – we are all experiencing the same and so many good, talented and passionate suppliers are finding their diaries booking up fast.
Go, go, go!!
Thank you to all you gorgeous couples who have asked us to be a part of their wedding day – we really do work with some wonderful families.
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