Alicia and Ryan's Boho Relaxed Wedding at Worton Hall

Monday, August 2, 2021

Mr + Mrs Walls

Worton Hall | 31st March 2018 | Guests: 130

Instagram: @alicialouisew @oliveandochre | Photographer: Hayley Savage

Alicia and Ryan tied the knot in spring 2018 with a gorgeous boho theme. They kept the colours neutral with subtle tones of soft blush and gold. Bride Alicia wore a beautiful Grace Loves Laces dress teamed with a rustic flower crown. The florals were absolutely stunning but we expected no less with one of our favourite florists, Olive and Ochre, as the bride! 

Engagement Shoot: Mr and Mrs Hoggarth

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Lucy & Stephen

27th June 2020 | The Devils Beef Tub, Moffat

Your Instagram: @toamountaindaisy | Photographer: Wild Soul

Lucy and Stephen had their engagement shoot to mark their original wedding date in June 2020 after postponing due to the pandemic. They are now officially Mr and Mrs Hoggarth after eloping to Glencoe on 12th September. Bride Lucy runs wild wedding floristry To a Mountain Daisy so used the opportunity to make a beautiful bouquet for the shoot. 

Emily and Graham's Dreamy Copper Inspired Wedding at Aikwood Tower

Friday, July 30, 2021

Mr + Mrs Findlay

8th May 2021  | Aikwood Tower

Instagram: @emilyfindlay___  | Guests: 19 | Photographer: Alex Martin

Emily and Graham married in the Scottish borders with a church ceremony followed by a reception at 16th century tower house Aikwood Tower. The bride would describe their wedding theme as "copper dreamy love" and her dad used his plumbing skills to handmake lots of decor from copper pipe. The girls had so much fun on the wedding morning and even filmed a getting ready TikTok (head to our Instagram to see it!).

Beautifully styled boho Warm Algarve Inspired Styled Shoot

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

We may not be going abroad this summer but this styled shoot has transported us straight to the Algarve, but believe or not this boho beach shoot took place here in the UK. We're obsessed with the details of this shoot (our love of dried flowers is no secret) and the beautiful models are real life couple Periesa and Willis. Alicia of Olive and Ochre and the brains behind the concept and florals for this shoot tells us all about the inspiration...

Stuart and Laura's classic and intimate 2021 microwedding at Gorse Hill Hotel

Monday, July 26, 2021

Mr + Mrs Hanvey 

17th April 2021 | Gorse Hill Hotel, Woking

Instagram: @mrslaurahanvey & @shanvey93 | Guests: 10 | Photographer: Jodie DC Mitchell

Laura and Stuart wed on a beautiful sunny day in April with 10 of their nearest and dearest. They had an intimate ceremony which was livestreamed to those who were unable to join due to restrictions. The day was filled with personal touches and local suppliers. The bride wore a chic satin dress from Ellis Bridals paired with  two tier veil. 

Engagement Shoot: Future Mr and Mrs Gandam

Monday, July 19, 2021

Giran and Dal

26th  October 2020 | Euridge Manor

Instagram: @giranhayre @dalveergandam | Photographer: Great Genius

Giran and Dal had their stunning engagement shoot at Euridge Manor last Autumn. After rearranging their wedding five times they finally tied the knot this weekend! Beautiful bride Giran tells us all about their love story and launching her wedding stationery business in lockdown. Scroll for a gorgeous outfit change, gorgeous water shots and some smoke bombs!

Emily and Simon's Chic Intimate 2021 Wedding in Atibes, France

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Mr + Mrs Jelley

29th January 2021 | Hotel De Ville, Antibes, France

Instagram: @emily_jelley @si.jelley Photographer: Clarisse & Johan

Emily and Simon tied the knot in France in January with two witnesses and a street party on the beautiful cobbles of Antibes. Local restrictions at the time meant that bars and restaurants were closed, but that didn't stop them having a wonderful day celebrating! The bride wore a gorgeous mini dress with statement white boots and all white rose bouquet. Emily tells us all about their special day...

I believe in pink styled shoot at the giraffe shed

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Go pink or go home! We are in love with this workshop styled shoot and the coolest brides ever. Everything, from the cake to the decor, is so fun and so PINK! Viola, of Viola Jay Photography, tells us all about the alternative and romantic shoot details...

Engagement Shoot: Mr and Mrs Elliot

Sunday, June 20, 2021

David and Lauren

31st October 2020 | Edinburgh

Instagram: @laureny1803 | Photos: Kirstin McEwan Photography

David and Lauren had their gorgeous autumnal pre-wedding shoot in Edinburgh where they got engaged. They even included a stop at their favourite ice-cream shop Mary's Milk Bar! Bride to be Lauren tells us all about their spring wedding at Boswells Coach House in April 2022, and what it's been like planning their day through the pandemic...

Katy and Tom's Wild and Luxurious Wedding in July 2019 at Hazel Gap Barn

Friday, June 18, 2021

Mr + Mrs Scott 

4th July 2019 | Hazel Gap Barn, Budby

Instagram: @dove_and_lace @tscotty81 | Photos: Peter Alvey Photography

Katy and Tom held their luxurious summer wedding back in 2019 at the gorgeous Hazel Gap Barn, this venue was the perfect fit for their dream rustic wedding. Katy made a beautiful bride, and stunned in a custom made Suzanne Neville gown paired her something blue; a pair of charlotte mills shoes. We all love a good wedding DIY, and Katy chose to design their wedding invitations, in doing this her amazing business @doveandlace was born! The now Mrs Scott tells us all about their perfect day... 

Beautiful Bygone Meets Classic Luxe Wedding Styled Shoot

Thursday, June 17, 2021


If you love rich tones and the most decadent wedding palette (who doesn't?) then this styled shoot is for you. Featuring beautiful blooms of deep reds and soft pinks, with a cake and stationery to match. This is your one stop shop for all your inspo down to your table settings and favours! Each supplier tells us all about their part in this stunning shoot in a beautiful Georgian House.

Engagement Shoot: Future Mr & Mrs Sahota

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Angela & Josh

22nd December 2019 | Temple de l’Amour (Temple of Love) in Château de Versailles, France

Instagram: @_pinaymestiza @elkunino | Photos: Frederic Lipzyc

Angela and Josh were engaged at the Temple de l’Amour (Temple of Love) in Château de Versailles, France back in 2019. The shoot was a complete surprise for Angela, as Josh had arranged everything secretly in preparation for his romantic proposal (it had always been Angelas dream to get engaged in Versailles!). The soon to be Mr and Mrs Sahota are due to be wed in September 2021, followed by a reception with all of their loved ones in 2022. Angela tell us all about her dream proposal story... 

Hayley and Paul's Simple and Fun Scottish Elopement at Eilean Donan Castle

Friday, June 11, 2021

Mr + Mrs Cartman 
20th October 2020 | Eilean Donan Castle | Guests: 3
Instagram: @elopedtoscotland | Photos: Jessica Stott Photography
Hayley and Paul eloped to the Scottish Highlands with their daughter Amelia as their bridesmaid in October last year. After planning since 2019 their plans were up in the air due to Covid, but fortunately travel restrictions were lifted and they were able to still have the day they planned. The bride wore a beautiful Stella York gown which stunned in the autumnal Scottish sun. Hayley tells us all about their day and offers some advice for brides to be...

Lucy and Matt's microwedding at The Three Turns, Bransgore followed by a garden reception

Friday, June 4, 2021

Mr + Mrs Parker

14th August 2020 | The Three Tuns and friends’ garden

Instagram: @lucylu6946 |  Guests: 30 |  Hannah Barnes Photography

Lucy and Matt tied the knot in August 2020 with 30 guests. After discovering 2 weeks before the big day that weddings were no longer permitted at their venue due to covid restrictions, their friend came to the rescue and suggested using their garden! Sunflowers were a huge part of their day, from the flowers and decor to sunflower seed favours for their guests. Keep scrolling for more adorable photos of their 'best dog'!

Elegant, romantic, intimate and stylish Styled Shoot

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

We are in love with this industrial and modern styled shoot! The perfect set up for a microwedding, because a scaled back guestlist doesn't have to mean a scaled back wedding. Scroll for some incredible bridal inspo from the dreamy dress to gorgeous florals. Photographer Viola Jay tells us all about the workshop this shoot was created for...

Jonny and Jazz's Relaxed Midsummer Micro Wedding

Monday, May 31, 2021

Mr + Mrs Richards

August 2020 | Southampton & New Forest 

Guests: 30 | Photos: Jessica Hayman Photography

Jonny and Jaz were wed in a relaxed midsummer wedding in The New Forest, Southampton. They held their intimate ceremony at their local church with just 30 guests in total, after cutting their guest list down from over 200! Their ceremony was followed by a picnic reception, and was full of surprises for the new Mr and Mrs as their friends all came together to decorate the space beautifully. The now Mrs Richards tells us all about their special day... 

Whimsical Woodland Wedding Styled Shoot

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

This styled shoot is giving us magical lost in the forest Disney vibes! Who said princess dresses are just for castles? Models Demi and Justin are a real couple and are actually currently planning their own wedding. Photographer Megan Donati tells us all about the shoot...

Sarah and Jacob's Summer 2020 Malta Wedding at Ir-Razzett Labjad

Friday, May 21, 2021

Mr + Mrs Dingli 

30th July 2020 | Ir-Razzett Labjad , Malta | Guests: 50

Instagrams: @sarahadingli | Photos: Photos From Sophie

Sarah and Jacob took advantage of the beautiful Maltese weather, and held their bohemian inspired wedding at Ir-Razzett Labjad, Malta. Though the pandemic changed their plans, it didn't hold them back and any obstacle thrown in their way was overcome; the bride wore a stunning gown purchased for less than £30, they had a Pizza reception, and opted for a more untraditional ceremony due to restrictions. The now Mrs Dingli tells us all about their perfect day... 

Boho styled English country wedding styled shoot at Dairyhouse Farm

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

This shoot has us feeling excited for summer weddings; big hats and bridal sandals are such a vibe! We love the jumpsuit look too, so chic. Pampas grass and fairy lights are still such a huge trend for 2021. Everything featured in the shoot was sourced locally, handmade and British. Emma of Beautifullight UK Photographer, tells us all about the shoot...

Engagement Shoot: Future Mr and Mrs McLellan

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Jade and Adam

29th March 2021 | Edinburgh

Instagram: @_jadelynn | Photos: Karol Makula

Childhood sweethearts Jade and Adam decided to celebrate their would be wedding day with a pre wedding shoot. The couple are actually now due to be married later this month at Lochside House Hotel. With the help of their photographer, the soon to be Mr and Mrs McLellan made the decision to have Edinburgh as their shoot location to take advantage of the incredible scenery and unique backdrops - what a great decision that was as the photographs are truly stunning. Jade tells us all about their shoot, and the plans for their upcoming intimate May wedding.  

Rhiannon and Ryan's Intimate and fun summer wedding at Haselbury Mill

Friday, May 14, 2021

Mr + Mrs Bastable

8th August 2020 | Haselbury Mill | Guests: 30

Instagram: @rhi_868 | Photos: Hannah Barnes Photography

Rhiannon and Ryan were wed last summer in an intimate and romantic ceremony at Haselbury Mill. They opted for a purple and grey colour scheme, with the bridesmaids in alternating plum and lilac dresses, and groomsmen with ties to match; a perfect pop of colour against the brides beautiful Wed2be gown. The now Mrs Bastable tells us all about their special day, and the reason behind their fun decision to invite 2 extra, furry, guests to their wedding, Alpacas! Keep reading to see the amazing photos... 

Engagement Shoot: Future Mr and Mrs McGechie

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Jilly + Billy

8th September 2020 | Gullane Beach

Instagram: @jashmole | Photos: Marta Rocci

After postponing their wedding, Jilly and Billy wanted something to look forward too and something positive to remember of what would have been their wedding month, which is why the opted for a pre wedding shoot. They chose this location as it was somewhere they knew well, and they could act entirely natural and relaxed which really resonates in their beautiful photos. The soon to be Mrs McGechie tells us all about their shoot, and gives some great advice for couples that havent yet had theirs. 

A beautifully elegant micro shoot at Prestwold House

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

This shoot is giving us all the bride vibes, from the getting ready inspo to the gorgeous bridal looks. The venue is so elegant and the dresses complement it beautifully. Amy of Dress Me Pretty Bridal Room tells us all about the inspo for the shoot (which they pulled together in just 3 days!) and whose daughter was the model. The MUA behind the dreamy makeup, Becky Ghent, wrote us a blog post with some top tips for your makeup trial - read it here.

Engagement Shoot: Mr + Mrs Nicoll

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Alysha & James

11th September 2020 | Lower Slaughter, Cotswolds

Instagram: @the.octoberbride | Photos: Emma-Jane Photography

Alysha and James had their beautiful engagement shoot in the Cotswolds last September. Though they were a little nervous before the shoot, once the couple found their feet and got used to the posing (and the chilly weather!) they managed to capture some perfect shots. The soon to be Mrs Nicoll tells us all about their pre-wedding shoot experience, and we get to hear a little about the plans for their upcoming October wedding. You can follow their wedding journey on instagram @the.octoberbride. 

Katherine and Steves Alternative and Autumnal Vineyard Wedding

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Mr + Mrs Bull

2nd November 2019 | Three Choirs Vineyard

Instagram: @kharti3t & @s__bull | Photos: Hana Laurie Photography

The now Mr and Mrs Bull held their special day at Three Choirs Vineyard back in 2019. Their wedding was inspired by Autumn and the beautiful colour palette that comes with. Bride Katherine stunned in a gorgeous lacey gown paired with a yellow biker jacket, the coolest ombre veil, and the most amazing floral shoes from irregular choice - autumnal bride goals! She was a true DIY bride and made everything from the invites right down to the floral arrangements on the day. Katherine tells us all about their autumnal dream wedding... 

Rachel and Owen's Relaxed Autumn Microwedding at Crieff Hydro

Friday, April 30, 2021

Mr + Mrs: Jarvie

3rd October 2020 | Crieff Parish Church + Murraypark Hotel | Guests: 20

Instagrams: @rachel__jarvie, @owenjarvie | Photos: Scott Arthur Photography

Rachel and Owen didn't let Covid restrictions or the rain dampen their special day! They married at the church where the groom's grandparents got married (aww!) followed by an afternoon tea with their loved ones. The bride wore a beautiful dress ordered online and made their gorgeous wedding cake. Read all about their first look, church ceremony and second-time lucky honeymoon...

Modern Luxury Tropical Styled Shoot at The Barn at Avington

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

This styled shoot is taking us to a tropical bridal paradise, with the most luxurious modern styling! We absolutely love the contrast of the crisp white tones with larger than life foliage and cool neon signs. Warning: scrolling down will definitely make you want a sequin dress for the wedding evening party! Francesca, of Primrose Weddings + Events, tells us how couples can recreate the look...

Hannah and Mauro's Lockdown Valentine's Day 2021 Wedding

Monday, April 26, 2021

Mr + Mrs Farmhouse

14th February 2021 | Holy Trinity Church + Our Home | Guests: 6

Instagram: @hanrosiex @mauroricardo96 | Photos: Bruce Cleghorn Photography

We were so happy when Hannah and Mauro's wedding landed in our inbox after we shared their gorgeous engagement shoot last year. Not even a national lockdown could stop them from going ahead on their Valentine's Day wedding date (which was also their 5 year anniversary). They held an intimate and romantic ceremony at their church, followed by a fun celebration at their home. The now Mrs Farmhouse tell us all about their special day... 

Engagement Shoot: Mr and Mrs Coles

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Dale & Katie

3rd October 2020 | Castle Ashby Gardens

Instagram: @thecoleswedding | Photos: Sophie Ann Photography

Today we have another lovely member of the Instagram bridal community sharing her pre-wedding shoot, you may recognise Katie as @thecoleswedding. Dale and Katie opted to hold their engagement shoot at Castle Ashby Gardens, the perfect location as the beautiful gardens laced with foliage made for a great backdrop. Bride to be Katie talks to us all about their shoot, and their incredibly romantic proposal story... 

Demi and Jack’s DIY Rustic Wedding at their Family Farmhouse

Friday, April 23, 2021

Mr + Mrs Longman
Saturday 15th June 2019 | Family's Farmhouse in Epping, Essex
Instagram @lifewiththelongmans | Photos: Natasha Hurley Photography 
Demi and Jack were wed back in June 2019 with a ceremony at their local registry office followed by a wedding breakfast. Their order of the day was different to the usual as later in the evening they then had a second ceremony with their wedding parties involved and a live singer, followed by their party. They opted for a Rustic theme with lots of DIYs and held their beautiful celebration at their family farmhouse. The now Mrs Longman tells us all about their special day...

Luxury and Decadence with added vamp styled shoot

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

We were so excited when this shoot landed in our inbox, it's so similar to the Autumnal dream wedding Lauren has been planning with burgundy and blush and accents of gold - her groom is even wearing a tweed suit! That velvet sofa and flower arch is our new favourite combo. Shoot photographer Denise, of Angels with Dirty Faces Photography, tells us all about the concept and inspo...

John and Anna's secret and spontaneous wedding at Edinburgh City Chambers

Monday, April 19, 2021

John + Anna 

16th December 2020 | City Chambers Registrar’s Office | Guests: 2

Instagram: @ankak11 | Photos: Marta Rocci Photography

After their Poland wedding plans were sadly delayed due to Covid, John and Anna made the spontaneous decision to wed in a secret ceremony at Edinburgh Ciy Chambers! They planned everything in just one month, with just 2 neighbours present as witnesses. The bride wore a beautiful dress that cost only £100! Scroll to read all about their special day and see their gorgeous wedding photos in Edinburgh city centre...

Engagement Shoot: Future Mr and Mrs Harris

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Paige & Marc

14th July 2020 | Menston

Instagram: @_theharriswedding | Photos: Charlotte White Weddings

If you are a part of the Instagram bridal community, then you may recognise today's bride to be as @_theharriswedding! Paige and Marc are due to be married in September 2022 at the gorgeous Priory Cottages in Wetherby. The soon to be Mrs Harris tells to us all about their pre wedding shoot experience,  their romantic engagement story, and we even hear a little about their wedding plans... 

How having a Micro wedding can mean more, rather than less! - The Smiths & Co

Saturday, April 17, 2021

This post is brought to you by Olivia, one half of modern wedding photography and videography married duo The Smiths and Co est. 2017. 

2020 has changed the way we look at and plan weddings, eloping and micro wedding’s were not a popular option for couples prior to Covid. We have all had to adapt and change our outlook on weddings as a whole. As Photographers and Videographers, we started to look at the positives of smaller weddings and intimate ceremonies and after getting to shoot a few last year we have experienced the many perks that a micro wedding can offer. 

Jessica and Pav's Boho chic meets luxury microwedding at Forest of Arden Marriot Hotel

Friday, April 16, 2021

Mr + Mrs Paul 

Forest of Arden Marriot Hotel | 5th September 2020 | Guests: 25

Your Instagram: @j.essica.__ | Photos: Unity Group

After already postponing once, Jessica and Pav chose to bring their October wedding forward and were married just before guest restrictions were reduced to 15! They held their ceremony at the beautiful Forest of Arden Country Club, and followed with a reception at their family home. The garden was completely transformed by adding a marquee and decorating into an amazing Boho Chic inspired space. The couple are now planning to have their traditional Sikh wedding once restrictions are lifted. Jessica talks to us all about their wedding, and how they adapted to the restrictions and still included the important and traditional elements of marriage to their special day... 

Boho Luxe Magic Styled Shoot with Honey Tones and Incredible Details

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

This styled shoot is a boho dream! From the beautiful calligraphy bouquet ribbons, to the embroidered bridal hat to the beautiful sweet treats and neon sign - no detail has been spared. Inspired by the warm golden tones of winter and twinkly lights, this shoot is proof that light neutrals are not just for summer weddings. Sophie, of North & Wild Events, tells us all about the ideas and inspo for the shoot.

Annie and Alex Romantic Minimalist March 2021 Wedding at Belle Vue Park

Monday, April 12, 2021

Mr + Mrs Waters

Belle Vue Park and Tearooms Newport, South Wales | 6th March 2021 | Guests: 10

Instagram: @annieeewaters | Photos: Ana Parker Photography

After having to change their Las Vegas wedding plans due to Covid, Annie and Alex planned a romantic wedding at Belle Vue Park Tea Rooms in Newport. With just 10 guests, they held their ceremony in a bandstand and, though they couldn't have a reception due to restrictions, had some picnic baskets supplied by the venue with some tasty treats for their guests to enjoy. Bride Annie stunned in her beautiful Dando London gown, and rocked a painted leather jacket on top. Keep reading to hear all about this stunning minimalist wedding...

Engagement Shoot: Future Mr & Mrs Hull

Sunday, April 11, 2021

 Madeleine and Tim

26th September 2020 | Kirkhill Forest, Aberdeen

Photos: Calum Riddell Photography

Madeleine and Tom always wanted a pre wedding shoot, and were lucky enough that they had a shoot included within their photography package. They timed this perfectly, around the 6 month to go mark, and in time for the bride to be to have her make-up trial beforehand. Though the couple felt a bit shy behind the camera initially, once they got used to it they shone with confidence and their happiness really shows in the photographs. Madeleine tells us all about their gorgeous shoot, and also an insight into their spring wedding plans...

Catherine and William's Intimate Last-Minute Micro Wedding at Swallows Nest Barn

Friday, April 9, 2021

Mr + Mrs  Howe 

Swallows Nest Barn │ 4th November 2020 │ Guests: 9 

Instagram: @thecandidcate │ Photography: The Vedrines

This wedding  was perfect from start to finish; the gorgeous neutral tones, stunning Suzanne Neville embellished veil, the cutest bear-dog ever, and a pizza reception - Wedding of Dreams! Catherine and William were wed in an intimate ceremony with their closest family and friends in attendance. Due to having to scale back their day they also live streamed their ceremony so that nobody missed out, and will be saving the party for their 1st wedding anniversary. The now Mrs Howe tells us all about their special day...

Engagement Shoot: Mr + Mrs Burnham-King

Sunday, April 4, 2021

 Alice and James 

16th June 2020 | Venue: Their home

Instagram: @aliandjimmysjournies @chefaliwil @sommjbk | Photos: Tanika Lansdell Photography

Let's start with a big congratulations to Alice and James, who tied the knot in an intimate ceremony back in July 2020. Their engagement shoot was a perfect representation of them as couple; so full of fun, and a whole lot of laughs. They incorporated their favourite things which made for some perfect shots (who doesn't love bubbles and popcorn!?) The now Mrs Burnham-King tells us all about their romantic engagement story, and how much fun they had on their pre-wedding shoot. 

Danielle and Caleb's Elegant Forest Church Wedding with mauve tones

Friday, April 2, 2021

Mr + Mrs Thomas

Lansdowne Baptist Church & The Green House Hotel | 10th October 2020 | Guests:15

Instagram: @thethomaspromise2020 | Photos: Aimee Joy Photography

If you're part of the insta bridal community you'll recognise Danielle and Caleb's wedding aka @thethomaspromise2020. Their wedding journey certainly wasn't an easy one, from having to cut down their guestlist twice and change venue, as well as some of the bride's American family and friends unable to attend. However, when their wedding date 10.10.2020 arrived it was perfect and they were finally Mr and Mrs! They opted for an elegant rustic forest theme with beautiful florals at their local church, with a special appearance from their pup Winnie...

My Something Blue Styled Shoot at The Elvetham

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

We thought this shoot was perfect for springtime with pastel blues being a wonderful choice for a wedding at this time of year. The shoot features a real married couple with two looks, a boho vibe with flower crowns and a second bolder contemporary look with a bridal jumpsuit. From the incredible cake to the beautiful table styling, and the blue campervan to the smoke bombs - this shoot has it all! Hannah, of Unfauxgettable Flowers, who provided all the florals for this shoot tells us all about the concept for 'My Something Blue'.

Deborah and Greg's Elegant Festive Winter Wedding at Meldrum House

Monday, March 29, 2021

Mr + Mrs Reid

Meldrum House | 21st December 2020 | Guests:15

Instagram: @debs__reid | Photos: Nicola Stewart

Deborah and Greg got married just a few days before Scotland's second national lockdown with just 15 guests after postponing their original Autumn wedding date. They chose a green colour scheme with lots of foliage which was perfect for the time of year. Beautiful bride Deborah made lots of wedding DIYs, including painting her own leather jacket! Scroll to see more photos of their special day, including the guest appearance from their gorgeous dog Rolo.

Engagement Shoot: Future Mr & Mrs Hutchinson

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Lisa and David

1st November 2020 | Ouseburn and Newcastle Quayside

Instagram: @lis_waa | Photos: Leopard Prints Photography

Lisa and David were due to get married at the beautiful Shotton Grange on 29th March 2021, but have postponed their wedding to 30th May 2022. They met on Tinder in 2013 and got engaged on Christmas Day 2019 with a beautiful diamond ring under the tree! Read all about their lovely Newcastle engagement shoots and plans for their big day.

How to make your wedding timelessly stylish by Rebecca Brennan-Brown

Saturday, March 27, 2021


In the wise words of Yves Saint Laurent, "Fashions fade, style is eternal". I often get asked how to ensure you don't look back on your wedding and hate the pictures. This is an entirely understandable concern, you're spending a lot of money, so the good memories should last. My Aunty Katie went for the incredibly bold choice of a pink dress with a matching top hat (in the 80s, sleeves n'all). You best believe she hates it now. 


The wedding industry is full of choice. It's an industry which is in constantly evolving. So how do you ensure your wedding design is timeless in such a fast-paced world? 

Timeless to you

I firmly believe that a wedding should reflect who you both are as people, as well as the lives you have ahead together. That may mean that you love something that other people dislike, and that's OK. I have always loved black and neutral colours. Some people think it's boring, but over and over again I've been drawn to not only working with these colours but wearing them and decorating with them too. Black and neutral are timeless to me. 


If you're unsure what you like, start by taking a look at your home and wardrobe. Do you general play it safe with your décor? If so, you should begin with a reasonably safe wedding design and develop from there. Or perhaps your style is much darker; an Autumn wedding might be perfect for you. Don't feel any pressure to be something you're not.

Avoid trends

Pencil thin eyebrows, leg warmers, blue eyeshadow, and coloured tights. All things that were trendy at one point in time, but now most of us wouldn't be seen dead in! Trends tend to come and go. If you incorporate trends into your wedding, it is much easier to look back on the pictures and identify the exact year it took place. 


Wedding trends are slightly more complicated, as often something which starts as a trend hangs around for quite a long time. For example, pampas grass began as a trend but has stayed and evolved. Because there haven't been any weddings for the last year, we're also yet to see 2020 trends fully emerge. 

Use modern twists on tradition

Some classics will always be timeless and traditional, and that's not something to be scared of. I can guarantee that you're thinking of a white dress, red roses, and a church when I say traditional wedding. Or perhaps a stately home, three-course meal and first dance.  


Whilst these elements are all very established, adding modern twists gives you the best of both worlds. For example, let's look at roses—perhaps the most classic wedding flower and incredibly timeless. Reflexed roses (opening the petals) are astonishingly popular at the moment and give this traditional flower a much more contemporary and stylish look. 


Plus, you don't have to choose one or the other. You don't have to be modern or traditional. You can wear a ball gown in the day and a jumpsuit in the evening. You can get married in a church but have your reception in a warehouse. You can wear something blue and serve street food.

Have a neutral base

Some colourways will never go out of style, and all of them have a neutral base. By neutral, I mean white, grey, cream or something as equally harmless. Colour palettes like white and green, cream and blush, and grey and white will always be timeless because of their subtlety. They don't need to shout about how beautiful they are, they just effortlessly are. 


The more colour you bring in, the more chance you have of it dating your wedding. A classic example being able to date something by colour is avocado bath sites. A bold choice at the time, now hated by many.


However, it's also important to ask yourself if it's better to have something you love now and hate later than to have something you always think is OK.


Accept that fashion changes

Fashion will always change and develop, in homeware, clothes, weddings, everything. The wedding industry if full of incredibly creative, talented people, who are constantly pushing boundaries and creating new styles.


Consequently, that means that there's always going to be something more modern.  

Do a few things well

There are some things in life which are always going to be timeless. In the wedding world, those items are elegant tableware, flowers, and well-fitting suits. Instead of trying to spread your budget thinly over a lot of areas, pick a few elements and do them well. 


A good quality, heavy napkin will always immediately lift your table and won't ever go out of fashion. Different coloured cutlery is also a way of making a statement that's never going to be unpleasant. 


Tableware is a great way to bring some of your personality into your wedding. If you love pink, look at perhaps having a chic faded pink water glass. If you're more of a minimal person, you can reflect that in stylish san serif fonts of your place cards. 

Stick to Calligraphy or san serif fonts

A font can tell you a lot about something. Comic sans has a particular impact on us all and speaking of impact, remember that!? 


Swirly, elaborate fonts will often go in and out of fashion, so if you are trying to achieve a timeless but modern look, it's best to go for san serif fonts. San serif fonts are the ones without the fancy bits, like Arial and Helvetica. Try to stick to the simple ones too. Serif fonts are the more complex ones like Times New Roman. Fun fact: sans means without in Latin. 


However, I'm quickly going to contradict everything I've just said by saying classic calligraphy will never go out of style. Classic calligraphy is an art in itself, and will always immediately lift an invite, place card, or menu.

But most importantly…

You should love your wedding. And if that means in 20 years you look back on the pics and can tell you got married in 2021, then so be it. 


If you can reflect on your wedding knowing you loved it at the time and had an incredible day, that's all that matters. It's OK to like trends; weddings aren't permanent. You won't wear your wedding dress ever again, so if it makes you feel a million dollars for one day, let that be the lasting, timeless memory.

 

Great memories will always be timeless.

Written by Rebecca Brennan-Brown | @byrebeccabrennanbrown

Photos 1-6: Jada Poon

Photos 7-8: Lemonade Pictures