Photography

Five key things to bear in mind when choosing your wedding florist

Five key things to bear in mind when choosing your wedding florist October 5, 2020 Choosing a florist for your wedding can often feel like a total minefield. Where do you begin? Who should you trust? And what on earth will it all cost? 1. Florist or floral designer? An important first distinction to make is whether you choose a retail florist or a floral designer / floral stylist. One is neither better nor worse than the other, but there […]

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Real Wedding – Natasha and Henry’s winter wonderland

Real Wedding – Natasha and Henry’s winter wonderland October 5, 2020 Back in December 2018, Natasha and Henry tied the knot at the stunning Thorpe Manor in Oxfordshire. The venue was special to them in more ways than one; Henry inherited the house in 2013 and since then he and Natasha had set about directing and managing extensive renovation work to bring the Manor back to its former glory. After more than two years of careful and loving restoration, this […]

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Industry Interview: TH&TH on the changing face of bridesmaids’ fashion

Industry Interview: TH&TH on the changing face of bridesmaids’ fashion October 5, 2020 In the first of a series of interviews with industry experts and super suppliers, I chat to Louie from To Have & To Hold on affordable luxury, modernising tradition and how she grew her passion project into a fully-fledged successful business.  Tell us a bit more about TH&TH – how and why did you start the business? When I was planning my wedding back in 2014, I […]

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How much should I expect to spend on my wedding flowers?

How much should I expect to spend on my wedding flowers? October 5, 2020 How long is a piece of string…? Unfortunately what seems like a straightforward question tends to have a bit more of a complicated answer. However, this subject isn’t one that should flood you with dread. Like all the items in your wedding budget, you need to focus your spend on the things that really matter to you. Not mad on flowers? Then don’t feel you need […]

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Real Wedding – Amelia & Pete’s Idyllic Day in May

Real Wedding – Amelia & Pete’s Idyllic Day in May October 5, 2020 We’re casting our minds all the way back to 2018 for this real wedding feature…and to far sunnier climes when on the 5th May, Amelia and Pete tied the knot on a scorcher of a day. This was a special one for me, as Amelia is an old school friend who I’ve shared so many wonderful moments and great memories with. Over time, our busy lives and […]

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Industry Interview: Natasha Teare on choosing your perfect wedding venue

Industry Interview: Natasha Teare on choosing your perfect wedding venue September 30, 2020 In the second of my monthly industry interviews, I talk to Natasha Teare; one half of the husband and wife team who own luxury wedding and events venue, Thorpe Manor. Together with her other half Henry, the pair have re-built, restored and renovated the Manor, transforming it over a period of 2.5 years into a stunning and luxurious country house that can be hired for weddings, parties […]

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Why seasonal wedding flowers are so important

Why seasonal wedding flowers are so important September 30, 2020 Seasonality might not be something you initially think about when planning your wedding flowers, but it is one of – if not the most important factor to consider when working with your florist.  Whether they’re used to bring life and colour to your other décor, sourced to give you a more ethical and eco-friendly approach, or simply chosen to keep the costs down on your ever-expanding budget; choosing seasonal wedding flowers is […]

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Industry Interview: Jonny MP lifts the lid on achieving wedding photos with feeling

Industry Interview: Jonny MP lifts the lid on achieving wedding photos with feeling September 30, 2020 This month on the blog, we’re talking wedding photography in our industry interview. An hour whizzed past as I chewed the fat with Surrey wedding photography Jonny MP about his unique career path, what makes a beautiful picture and the ever-evolving nature of the wedding day in today’s society. Tell us more about your journey into photography? What made you want to capture people on […]

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Wedding planning in a pandemic – medicine for a heavy heart and a cloudy head

Nice things – Medicine for a heavy heart and a cloudy head September 30, 2020 Feeling overwhelmed? Uninspired? De-motivated and downright down in the dumps? I hear you. You are not alone. And this blog post is for you.  I’d been thinking a lot about how I should adapt the blog in the context of the time that we’re living through. Continuing to talk about weddings and wedding flowers didn’t feel right in the current climate, but neither does allowing […]

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Growing Flowers For Weddings – With Karen Scott of Pancake Hill

GROWING FLOWERS FOR WEDDINGS ~ WITH KAREN SCOTT OF PANCAKE HILL FLOWERS March 15, 2019 The idea of growing flowers for your own wedding sounds wonderfully romantic, but is it feasible? To find out, I spoke to professional grower Karen Scott, who owns Pancake Hill Flowers based in Chedworth, Gloucestershire. We chatted about what makes homegrown flowers so special, as she gave us some practical advice and tips when it comes to growing for weddings. Tell us a little bit […]

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