Sunday, 20 February 2011

New York, New York!

I absolutely love New York so I thought I'd share the love and post some photos from our trip back in January. These are some of my favourites...

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

True love and a sprinkling of fairy dust...

This was a wedding extremely close to my heart, it was the wedding of two of my closest friends Sophia and Tim. (I captured their engagement shoot a couple of months before.) We started the day at the Lime Trees Hotel where preparations were brimming with excitement. The staff there were wonderful and couldn't do enough for us.

Sophia and Tim's theme for the wedding as you can see from the beautiful invites Sophia made, was inspired by her father's drawing of a fairy, something which stems back to Sophia's childhood. They wanted a really natural, almost vintage feel to their day which they captured beautifully in their choice of details and a hint of purple. From Sophia's beautiful dress to the handmade cupcakes everything was lovingly thought out. As you can imagine I was in my element when I saw all the little details they had created, which I think helped give their day an air of magic.

The ceremony was a very intimate and personal one with only a handful of close friends and family. Sophia and Tim exchanged their vows at the stunning Guildhall in Northampton, it was the perfect venue in the heart of the town they grew up in. After a delicious wedding breakfast at The Church restaurant they completed their wonderful day back at the Lime Trees Hotel where more guests were arriving for dancing and merriment. It was without a doubt one of the most magical weddings I have been to and I feel privileged that they asked me to capture their perfect day.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Wedding Sneaky Peek!

Just thought I'd give you a little sneak peek of a new post I'm working on. It is the stunning Northampton wedding of Sophia and Tim. It's taking me a while to do as I having trouble choosing all the images! Won't be long now though! :0)

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

It's all in the detail...

Last May my lovely Aldo and I got married! I can't believe how time has flown, I have been meaning to do this post for so long now. Soon after getting engaged in Spain, creative Charlie mode kicked in! I read lots of wonderful wedding blogs like Style Me PrettyRock my Wedding and Whimsical Wonderland Weddings (to name but a few!!) and I was completely inspired! Having a very hands on, DIY wedding just added to all the fun and excitement on the run up to the big day. Between myself, Aldo, my Mum, and lots of lovely family and friends we made almost everything we could, from the 80 metres of bunting (BIG thanks to Auntie Ann Booth!) to the 100 jam favours (BIG thanks to Helen Carter!). We even trawled car boot sales and charity shops for vintage style tea cups and sweetie jars. Everyone chipped in and helped out, it was fantastic!

However, the project that was the hardest was the invites! Being a designer I knew I wanted to do them myself but now I was the designer and the client and I was the worst client to work with... EVER!! I couldn't decide on anything because I wanted everything! Oh dear, no wonder it turned into a labour of love! Anyway after chatting to Aldo (in one of our many wedding/pub meetings) we finally came up with a design. I realise now that it wasn't something I could do on my own because it wasn't just about me! Anyway, we were really pleased with them in the end and I hope you like them too.  :0)

Also a BIG thank you to Caspa Marketing who sorted the printing for me.