Retro Eighties Vibe City Elopement by Lucy Hannah Photography

Retro Eighties Vibe City Elopement by Lucy Hannah Photography

I love this city elopement shoot by Lucy Hannah Photography, partly because the bride reminded me a little of Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan and being a child of the eighties, this appealed right off! I think it was the cute birdcage bow veil by Coco B Designs, leather jacket, leopard print coat and makeup by Glamorama Makeup.  I get sent quite a few styled shoots and I really enjoy looking at them all, as they are a chance for photographers and wedding creatives to just let loose.
Photographer Lucy Hannah shot this city elopement in and around one of my favourite venue’s in Liverpool city centre  Oh Me Oh My. It’s a gorgeous listed building, with huge windows that allow light to flood in and a stunning rooftop garden with incredible views of the iconic skyline.
Jamsine’s bridal outfits are provided by forward thinking and cutting edge bridal boutique Flamingo Boulevard Bridal Salon. The cute cakes are from Claire Southern and look beautiful! Jasmine’s beautiful bouquet and Sam’s buttonhole were created by Lula Flower Shop with confetti by Willow and Blossom.
Lucy explains a little more about this city elopement;
With small weddings becoming more popular, we wanted to showcase that you don’t have to choose between a wedding with just the two of you and amazing details. You can still enjoy planning the details and have fun with it.
Jasmine and Sam have been inseparable for years. They are laid back spirits and share a love of good food, binge watching tv shows, music and art. Creative people at heart they love the little details and craftsmanship that goes into quality products made by independent businesses. They enjoy museums and art galleries, exploring the city and cozying up in their favourite coffee shops, and socialising in their favourite bars.
With busy lives they wanted their city elopement wedding to be a chance for them to truly take some time out just for them. To treat themselves and celebrate their story, the things they love and the fact they found each other. Laid back, no fuss and simple, laced with beautiful details.”

With busy lives they wanted their city elopement wedding to be a chance for them to truly take some time out just for them. To treat themselves and celebrate their story, the things they love and the fact they found each other. Laid back, no fuss and simple, laced with beautiful details.”

Huge thanks to Lucy Hannah Photography and the team for this gorgeous city elopement!

Photographer – Lucy Hannah Photography | Venue – Oh Me Oh My | Bridal Boutique – Flamingo Boulevard Bridal Salon | Brides Shoes – Newlook | Hair and Make Up –  Glamorama Makeup | Birdcage Veil – Coco B Designs |  | Cake – Claire Southern| Flowers –  Lula Flower Shop | Confetti – Willow and Blossom | Jewellery – Next | Leopard coat – Photographer’s Own | Groom’s Suit – Model’s Own | Models – Jasmine Sumner and Sam |

Kershia and Tom’s Cool Woodland Engagement Shoot

Kershia and Tom’s Cool Woodland Engagement Shoot

Introducing lovely Kersh and Tom and their cute as a button dog, Teddy!  Kershia and Tom’s woodland engagement shoot was captured by lovely Zoe of About Today Photography. They chose the woodland setting as it was a close walk from their home, so was authentic, relaxed and comfortble to them. It also meant that Teddy could come too. I have a serious soft spot for a sweet doggy in an engagement shoot and Teddy is adorable. I really adore these images too and also the engagement story which is so lovely!

The Engagement

Kersh planned a surprise 30th birthday party for Tom who thought he was celebrating at an intimate family meal, instead he walked into a room full of 70 of his family and friends. The surprise was turned on Kershia though as the evening unfolded;

I wasn’t aware but Tom had planned to propose at the meal. Amazingly he still had the courage to and proposed in front of all of our closest friends and family during his thank you speech!

Woodland Engagement

Tom and Kersh chose this woodland location for their engagement shoot because it was just a lovely natural spot close to their home where they could accommodate Teddy. The images that Zoe has captured are really natural and not posed, they convey the love these two have for each other and the humour they share.  They are so relaxed and comfortable in each others company and that really shows. I always say it, but it is such a great idea to have a pre-wedding shoot so you can get comfy in front of the camera and get to know your photographer.

The Photography

Zoe and Tom, of About Today Photography are a husband and wife team of photographers based in Manchester, who absolutely love shooting weddings.  Their style is full of personality and is informal and relaxed. Thanks so much to them for submitting these images and congratulations to Kersh and Tom.

Forest Engagement
Forest Engagement
Forest Engagement
Forest Engagement
Forest Engagement
Forest Engagement
Forest Engagement
Forest Engagement
Forest Engagement
Forest Engagement

with love

| Photographer – About Today Photography |

White Gallery 2018 – Floral Details, Lace and Sophisticated Lines

White Gallery 2018 – Floral Details, Lace and Sophisticated Lines

I recently travelled down to London to visit the bridal expo White Gallery,to get a sneak peek of the upcoming bridal trends.

White Gallery is a huge international bridal wear industry trade event, it showcases the upcoming collections of some of the best UK and international bridal designers. Bridal boutiques from all over the UK and Europe attend the event in order to choose which designers to stock in boutique and to choose the dresses. For the first year the event was held at the huge exhibition venue ExCel London.

I was joined on the day by talented and ever so lovely Danielle Smith Photography. Danielle is a creative documentary wedding photographer who covers the whole of the UK and abroad. She loves to capture the real moments of a wedding day-telling stories of love. Simple, beautiful, authentic stories. Her images at White Gallery show her gorgeous fine art style.

Here are some of what I think were the very best bits of White Gallery this year. Huge thanks again to Danielle of Danielle Smith Photography for these beautiful images;

NAOMI NEOH
Naomi Neoh White Gallery 2018

Naomi Neoh is known for her beautifully romantic, flowing silk gowns with delicate detailing and clasically elegant line and the 2018 collection did not disappoint. Perfect for the bride looking for something whimsical and fine art.

“For 2018 The Celestial Collection is inspired by the wilderness of the heavens, the natural beauty of the sky, and the freedom of the universe beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.”

Naomi Neoh White Gallery 2018
Naomi Neoh White Gallery 2018
Naomi Neoh White Gallery 2018
Naomi Neoh White Gallery 2018
Naomi Neoh White Gallery 2018
ZETTERBERG COUTURE
Zetterberg Couture

I first came across Zetterberg Couture at White Gallery last year and shortly afterwards we previewed on Adored Bride their beautiful jewellery range Lily and Rose.

Again this year Swedish designer Therese Zetterberg of Zetterberg Couture was showcasing an utterly gorgeous collection of French lace, embroidered and embellished details, stunning eclectic textiles and soft tailored lines.  I am a huge fan of this collection.

Zetterberg Couture
Zetterberg Couture
Zetterberg Couture
Zetterberg Couture
DAVID FIELDEN SPOSA
Savannah Miller at White GALLERY 2017

David Fielden ‘s White Gallery stand was beautiful. A hugely diverse collection of modern fabrics and embellishments with delicate lines and tailored cuts. If you were after something a little different, you would do well to look at these fashion forward styles.

David Fielden Sposa White Gallery 2018
David Fielden Sposa White Gallery 2018
David Fielden Sposa White Gallery 2018
CHARLIE BREAR

It was so lovely to stop and chat with Charlie of Charlie Brear, we spoke about dresses and the bridal industry of course but also a little about our children (like me, she’s also a mum to multiplies who also happen to have Christmas time birthdays, the pain is real folks!) Anyway I digress, but what a lovely woman she is and her dresses are incredible, gorgeously made, versatile and stunningly beautiful. All brides to be should be checking out this epic collection. I particularly loved the concept of Day for Night, where the designs can be changed up for different looks for the day.

Charlie Brear at White Gallery 2018
RUTH MILLIAM COUTURE
Ruth Milliam Couture at White Gallery 2018

I think this delicate grey blue chiffon, tulle and pretty flower gown by Ruth Milliam was possibly my favourite at this years White Gallery. Unbeliveably feminine, alluring and the layers are just to die for.  Breathtaking.

Ruth Milliam Couture at White Gallery 2018
Ruth Milliam Couture at White Gallery 2018
Ruth Milliam Couture at White Gallery 2018

See more at www.ruthmilliam.com/

BOWEN DRYDEN

 

Bowen Dryden at White Gallery 2018

Sharon Bowen Dryden is renowned for designing distinctive, innovative bridal collections as well as creating bespoke bridal gowns for individual clients. Coming through in her collections is the delicate floral embellishments and cutout lace detailing, beautiful lines and exquisite fabrics.

 

Bowen Dryden at White Gallery 2018

See more at www.bowendryden.co.uk

KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA
KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA at White Gallery 2018

The Katya Katya Shehurina collection was as always just full of delicate beautiful dresses. The dresses are made with the finest of materials, modern and vintage inspired French laces, Italian Silks and handmade embellished detailing, all made under the watchful eye of designer Katya Shehurina in her Riga studio in Latvia

KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA at White Gallery 2018
KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA at White Gallery 2018

See more at www.shehurina.com

HAZAAR LONDON
Hazaar White Gallery 2018

I loved the collection on show at Hazaar, really playful, girly and different with separates and so much choice for brides to change up their look on the day.

Hazaar White Gallery 2018
SAVIN LONDON

 

Savin London at White Closet 2018

Savin London showcased their latest collection at White Gallery and this was just one of the showstopping dresses, the detailing is amazing and the train just went on forever! Savin pride themselves on being;

A quintessentially British luxury bridal label, Savin London perfectly blends timeless elegance, craftsmanship and exquisite design that reflect the desires of modern brides.

 

Savin London at White Closet 2018

See more at www.savinlondon.com

RACHEL SIMPSON
Rachel Simpson at White Gallery 2018

Oh how I love these shoes, Rachel Simpson creates the most beautiful designs and I’ve featured them in many real weddings on Adored Bride. Renowned for their comfort as well as beauty, Rachel Simpson shoes are a popular choice with brides and its no surprise. I always have a soft spot for the classic mimosa design, but there are so many to choose from.

Rachel Simpson at White Gallery 2018
THEIA
THEIA at White Gallery

Theia just exudes that cool New York City vibe, very cool and edgy, gorgeous silhouettes and sophisticated lines. Beautifully detailed and made with care. If you enjoyed these, take a look at this shoot featured on Adored Bride with Theia gowns.

THEIA at White Gallery
THEIA at White Gallery

See more at www.theiacouture.com

HARRIET WILDE
Harriert WIlde at White Gallery 2018

Danielle and I lurked around the Harriet Wilde stand (both big fans of pretty shoes!), looking for a moment to have a chat and take some images. Easier said than done as the team were unsurprisingly very busy with clients, but we hovered about and eventually were rewarded with these glimpses.

We spoke with lovely shoe designer Ruth Shaw of Harriet Wilde who named the brand after her great grandmother. Ruth is celebrating 10 years of Harriet Wilde in 2018, a business that has thrived on the personal approach that runs through the company. Her designs are stunning and very distinctively Harriet Wilde, and are the simply perfect finishing touch.

Harriert WIlde at White Gallery 2018
Harriert WIlde at White Gallery 2018
Harriert WIlde at White Gallery 2018
Harriert WIlde at White Gallery 2018
ELIZA JANE HOWELL
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2018

The Eliza Jane Howell dresses are unique, distinctive and quite unlike anything else. Designer Gill Harvey named Eliza Jane Howell after her grandmother, who was also a fashion designer. Eliza Jane Howell’s gown are simply works of art, totally scene stealing, intricate and breathtaking, the beading, the fabrics, the feathers they way they drape, utterly beautiful.

Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2018
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2018
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2018
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2018
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2018
CHARLOTTE MILLS
Charlotte Mills at White Gallery 2018

The things I love most (where to start!) about Charlotte Mills shoes is that they are fun, fashion forward and beautiful quality. Perfect if you are looking for shoes that make a statement and you got to love a bit of sparkle, right?

Charlotte Mills at White Gallery 2018
ANNY LIN
Anny Lin Bridal at White Gallery 2018
Anny Lin’s stand was full of beautiful romantic and pretty styles. Anny is the second generation of designer in her family and has a growing following. Inspired by the tradition, her styles weaves together modern and classic designs.
Anny Lin Bridal at White Gallery 2018
Anny Lin Bridal at White Gallery 2018
CYMBELINE
Cymbeline at White Gallery 2018

Cymbeline, the well known French Bridal house has been creating stunning, romantic and elegant dresses for 40 years and have some of the most beautiful gowns. They are a real mix of traditional styling with a little twist. Using exquisite french laces, tulle, silks and embroidered details.

Cymbeline at White Gallery 2018
Cymbeline at White Gallery 2018

See more at www.cymbeline.com

OLVI’S
Alan Hannah at White Gallery

Olvi’s showcased their white loft collection at White Gallery this year and this pretty low back eyelash lace number with pretty embellished floral details was my favourite of theirs;

All our designs breath a sense of modern antiquity with elegant fabrics such as chiffon, silk, tulle and Venetian lace: laser-cut, beaded and with a variety of trim designs.

Alan Hannah at White Gallery

See more  at  https://olvis-lace.com/

Such a brilliant day at White Gallery, I cannot wait now to see these gorgeous dresses in some real weddings. Thanks again to Danielle Smith Photography  for these beautiful images and for her lovely company on the day,

with love

| Photography – Danielle Smith Photography | Event – White Gallery 2018 | Venue – ExCel London, London |

Cool Industrial Sheffield Wedding by Alexandra Cavaye Photography

Cool Industrial Sheffield Wedding by Alexandra Cavaye Photography

When I first saw these images of Scott and Karolina’s beautiful Sheffield Wedding captured by Alexandra Cavaye Photography, I knew I just had to feature it on Adored Bride. Scott and Karolina were married on September 2nd 2017 after getting engaged in the Dolomite Mountains of Italy. They chose a relaxed day surrounded with friends and family and some pretty cool little kids. (particularly love the little girl rocking the Dame Edna glasses and the little boy offering his lolly to the barstaff!)

I am a huge fan of city weddings, the urban environment offers some brilliant settings for photography and there are some pretty cool and edgy venues and suppliers in Sheffield at the moment. Scott and Karolina chose a relaxed vibe to their Sheffield wedding day, traveling to their ceremony together, walking up the aisle together and generally looking pretty amazing throughout.

They were married at Sheffield Town Hall which is an unbelievable building, so historic and grand with celebrations continuing at The Holt Cafe and Ottos Restaurant. Karolina looked stunning in a dress by Ghost, something about it has a slight seventies feel to me, it suited her perfectly. Beautiful flowing dress with cute lace detailing. Scott looked similarly dapper in his suit from Saville Row. Karolina’s hair and make up, a very beautiful and natural look were created by  Capelli Hair Salon and Sarah Gray MUA The Make Up Studio. With stunning flowers by Moss and Clover.

I really do love Alexandra Cavaye’s photography, it has an authentic and slightly raw quality to it that just exudes natural flair and conveys the moments of the day and the framing of the images is just perfect. I cannot get enough if the amazing images with the street scene backdrops. You absolutely should check out more of Alex’s work after you have enjoyed this gorgeous Sheffield Wedding;|

Congratulations to Karolina and Scott thank you for sharing your day with us and big thanks also to Alexandra Cavaye for these gorgeous images,

with love

Photographer –  Alexandra Cavaye Photography | Venue – The Holt Cafe and Ottos Restaurant | Bridal Designer – Ghost Fashion | Hair – Capelli Hair Salon | Make Up – Sarah Gray MUA The Make Up Studio | Groom’s Suit – Saville Row | Cake – Steel City Cakes | Floristry – Moss and Clover | Entertainment – Andy Schmidt |

 

 

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Sophisticated Italian Wedding Inspiration in Cape Town Diner

Sophisticated Italian Wedding Inspiration in Cape Town Diner

Today’s beautiful images brings a little Italian passion to the blog, a sophisticated styled inspiration shoot captured in an stunning diner in Cape Town, South Africa.

Photographer Susan du Toit brought the vision to life. Her appreciation and love of capturing emotion delivered a shoot that resonates with our inner craving for passion, love and all the good things in life! This is a shoot that couples can easily re-create and put her own stamp on.

I love the elegance of this shoot and the simple good things in life it represents. Let me hand you over to Susan to tell you more;

Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
The Location

Italian influences in culture are synonymous with passion, fashion, style, great food & romance. Our stunning venue Tiger’s Milk created a perfect backdrop for this passionate shoot with an Italian influence. It is all about giving into the things that inspires your love and makes you feel happy and alive.

Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian Inspiration

The only thing more seductive than fresh Italian pasta and having gelato for lunch, would be a romantic white dress, a handsome groom and a bit of Italian romance.

The shoot was inspired by a favourite quote;

“They say a good love is one that sits you down, gives you a drink of water, and pats you on top of the head. But I say a good love is one that casts you into the wind, sets you ablaze, makes you burn through the skies and ignite the night like a phoenix; the kind that cuts you loose like a wildfire and you can’t stop running simply because you keep on burning everything that you touch! I say that’s a good love; one that burns and flies, and you run with it!” – C. Joy Bell.

Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
The Flowers

What is love without ‘un mazzolino di fiori’ – A bouquet of flowers? Keeping with the relaxed yet passionate Italian style, Wedding and Event Collection took inspiration from their direct surroundings – the garden. “Using cherry plum and wild olive branches as a base we created a messy – “I just threw this together” – bouquet.”

Fluffy pink peonies, pink garden roses, orange tulips and purple snapdragons were also incorporated. For the brides’ hair, a Succession Leucospermum and her shoes decorated with Eryngium & Kalanchoe.

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Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
The Dress

Bride Listelle wore an incredibly sexy backless custom design dress by Lubellos Bridal, next to Kurt’s Italian tailored blue suit, they were the perfect pairing.

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Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Hair and Make-Up

Listelle’s subtle but sexy Italian style was created by Minette Bridal Make Up with hair by Studio S Hair Styling.

Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
The Decor

A great shoot usually comprises of variety, so various bright and soft colours were paired, light blues and natural greens and browns with fiery orange, pink and purple. Keeping the focus on the couple the shoot deems to inspire romance and connection, with the subtle decor of the surrounding allowing this to shine through.

Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration
Italian wedding inspiration

Thank you so much to Susan Du Toit Photography and this wonderful team of creatives for sharing these stunning images with us today. I am inspired and dreaming of Italian romance, as well as a bit of antipasti and a glass of Limoncello for lunch!

with love

Photography – Susan Du Toit | Venue – Tiger’s Milk | Dress – Lubellos Bridal | Flowers – Wedding and Event Collection | Makeup – Minette Bridal Makeup | Hair – Studio S Hairstyling | Models – Listelle Visser and Kurt Couto |

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