Category: Bridal Inspiration

Dream Wedding Venue – The Boat Shed

Sometimes I think The Boat Shed project was all a dream. Did I dream about a unique waterside space filled with trestle tables, festoon lighting and flowers? It seemed so real; the taste of cold fizz, the servings of street food, the sound of the band rehearsing… Was my whole career a figment of my imagination? I think I might be going slightly mad. Is anyone else going slightly mad?   As it stands our first wedding is the end of June next year. It seems soooo long away but BRING IT ON. I’ve had my hair cut now, and…

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2021 Wedding Flower Trends

Direct2Florist examined Google data from March 2020 until now to see which wedding flower trends have seen the biggest increase in UK searches as we head into wedding season post-lockdown. Seeing an enormous 623% increase, it looks like dried flowers are set to be 2021’s biggest wedding flower trend. Wendy Rea, florist at Direct2Florist, offered her comments on some of the 2021 flower trends: Dried flowers, pampas grass and protea arrangements  “We’re seeing a huge increase for dried flowers in 2021 wedding planning, alongside variants like pampas grass displays and protea arrangements. Dried flowers are surprisingly versatile, lending themselves to…

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Something Green Virtual Wedding Fair

New research for North London Waste Authority (NLWA) shows that two in five people planning weddings in the next five years say making their wedding as green as possible is a key priority. To meet the demand for more sustainable weddings NLWA is running the Something Green Wedding Fair on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th March. The stylish, free, virtual wedding fair aims to take the pain out of wedding planning by bringing together experts on everything from cakes and cocktails to fashion and flowers. The poll reveals that those planning their wedding are twice as likely to make green…

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Sussex Florals – Bridal Bouquet Ideas

Today we hand over to Petra of Sussex Florals to talk all things bridal bouquet… The bride’s bouquet to me is the most important element to get right before we plan the rest of the wedding flowers. It not only sets the tone of the décor for the wedding, but it’s also the first thing guests see when the bride walks down the aisle. Once we get the bouquet sorted everything else falls into place. Some brides come to me full of ideas and others need a bit more guidance, but we always get there in the end. There is…

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Pops of Pink @ The Giraffe Shed

The force that is Sally Gallis, stylist and planner of Luna & the Lane, has recently been involved with two styled shoots at The Giraffe Shed. Both had pink elements so I wanted to combine them into an inspirational post to show ideas for pink styling details. The super-fun, throw-all-the-pink-at-it, bubble gum pink shoot, complete with disco balls and power florals was named I Believe in Pink. The bold, edgy styling elements formed the subject for a photographers workshop at the venue. As much pink as you can throw a stick at. The shoot with more muted, contemporary elements was…

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Hester & Boris’s Chic London Pub Wedding

Note: This fabulous wedding was in Autumn 2019, so pre-Covid. It’s bizarre to see people packed in close proximity in a pub; eating, drinking, hugging, kissing and enjoying themselves! It’s a reminder of everything we’ve been missing and everything we need to get back to ASAP! We love this simple, chic London wedding with Bulgarian traditions… Q. What was the theme/style for your big day? A. We didn’t set a specific theme or style for our wedding. We wanted it to represent both our cultures, Bulgaria and the UK, and to reflect the fact we were getting married in London….

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Gatsby Glam – 1920s Bridal Shoot at Hayne House

As a professional makeup artist, I have long been fascinated with the roaring 20s era for fashion, glamour and sophistication. I was eager to incorporate the perfect 1920s bridal look into my portfolio for brides dreaming of a great Gatsby-style wedding… Hayne House in Kent was my natural choice for such a shoot. The ‘Former Hunting Lodge’ at Hayne House was once home to Edward Simpson and his wife. In the 1920s they would often travel to their other house at Port Lympne where they were entertained by Charlie Chaplin. I picked the luxurious colour palette of emerald green, gold,…

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Styled Shoot – Edgy, Intimate, Sustainable

Earlier this year Jude (stylist and venue owner of Wickerwood Farm) and Anna (floral designer from Tales from Apple Tree House) hatched a plan for an inspirational bridal shoot. They wanted to focus on intimate weddings (sign of the times) with an emphasis on sustainability, a subject close to both their hearts. The concept of the shoot was to depict the ever-changing seasons using dried flowers from Anna’s East Sussex cutting garden, as well as Jude’s interpretation of ‘festive luxe’. It shows how a smaller, intimate venue can be cleverly used to create a mood using natural, organic materials. The…

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Lockdown Resources

Hello! How is lockdown 2 treating you? Personally I’m thanking my lucky stars school is still open, and I’m feeling positive after the US election result and news of Covid vaccine. #summer2021 is trending on Twitter and I’m hopeful all my boat shed bookings for next year can go ahead, and we can get back to wedding fairs before too long. I’m missing co-working in the pub with fellow wedding suppliers but I’m getting back into Zoom catch ups to stay connected. I’m moving house this weekend (I’m moving within walking distance of The Boat Shed!) so I’m being kept…

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Citrus Love Styled Shoot at Manor Barn

Today photographer Masha Unwerth shares the inspiration behind her zingy late summer shoot… This shoot was inspired by the citrus colour palette and summer Italian heat! With the end of the summer approaching I felt mesmerised by the amazing weather we still had and wanted to create something bold to inspire brides-to-be. It was important to keep this colourful shoot bold and crisp. To empower couples wanting to incorporate the vibrant colour into their wedding design. As a photographer I associate the vibrant colours of citrus fruits with Tuscan sun, which led me to the overall theme, Citrus Love. We…

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