Just You – The Mr & I (Part 2)

Now a treasure the dress shoot is not something that I had ever really thought of, but I soon warmed to the idea when it was time to get creative and think about what kind of concept I wanted. To Funmi and Jenna’s delight my brief was the opposite of ‘vintage’. Believe me I’m not at all knocking the vintage wedding trend…it just isn’t me.

I wanted the theme to reflect my love of contradictions in images. The idea of a bride and groom in the middle of the city and an ivory dress set against an urban setting was right up my street, and a fitting response to the soft, pretty pastel that wedding tradition often dictates is the right thing to do!

Luckily Jenna and Funmi not only ‘got’ my concept but were as excited as I was about it.

So without further ado, here are some of my favourite images.

The coat had to stay on for some of the shots as it was so cold and I quite liked the idea of a wedding dress teamed with a faux fur coat!

The person in this pic is late grandmother. This photo inspired our wedding colours, as she is wearing a peach coloured jacket; it was taken at a family wedding we attended when I was a little girl.

I’ll go into more detail about our invitations at a later date, needless to say I LOVE them. In doing them we created a little piece of artwork and so I wanted to get this in too!

Part 1 is here and take a look a FO Photography’s blog post.

Photography – FO Photography
Styling – Lucky Six Pence Events
Necklace – Cabbages & Kings

Stunning brides rocking natural hair

I was browsing the Style Me Pretty and was pleasantly surprised to see this beautifully styled shoot, and best of all the brides’ featured have natural hair! The images were taken by the uber talented Elizabeth Messina for Munaluchi Bride magazine.

Enjoy! X x

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Elizabeth Messina brides with natural hair

Image Source: Elizabeth Messina for Munaluchi Bride via Style Me Pretty

Just you – The Mr & I (Part 1)

A ‘Treasure the dress’ shoot
So 3 weeks ago the Mr and I had a ‘Treasure the dress’ shoot, it all started when I contacted Funmi at FO Photography via Twitter, she suggested that it might be a fun thing to do. Although the Mr and I are unlikely candidates for this kind of thing we decided to take the plunge and do it anyway…and I’m glad we did!

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I was surprised at how much fun the shoot was and how nice it was to spend quality time with the Mr. I know that sounds odd that it felt like this even when there were other people around but the shoot was a lovely opportunity to just focus on each other.

The Mr and I hadn’t looked at each other so intently since our wedding day and honeymoon. 6 months later we are completely still in our newlywed bubble, but even still when everyday life kicks in it’s funny how you forget to stop to take a minute to just look at each other.

I ‘see’ the Mr everyday but I’m not sure I really ‘look’ at him? Well I did plenty of it that day and you know what, it was bloody awesome! I suggested we do it every year on our anniversary…although I’m still waiting for a response on that one….lol!

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Treasure the dress shoot - Just You

It was such a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning, and I would definitely recommend it to any newlywed couple.

Treasure the dress shoot - Just You

Funmi and Adrian, the husband and wife team behind FO photography worked their magic, and the shoot was styled by the super talented Jenna from Lucky Six Pence Events. More about the concept of the shoot in part 2 and you can view Funmi’s post here.

Photography – FO Photography
Styling – Lucky Six Pence Events
Necklace – Cabbages & Kings

Beyonce gets married…

I was very excited to see that there was a wedding in Beyonce’s new video for ‘Best thing I never had’, with her as the bride no less. She is working that bridal lingerie and showcases a variety of bridal dress styles, from the big and theatrical to the elegant and sophisticated. Go Beyonce!