Saturday, 9th August 2014

Vintage Oxfordshire Wedding: Part 2

Yet more stunning photos from this gorgeously rustic, vintage feel wedding at Cogges Manor Barn in Witney. Here are the photos from the reception, thunderstorm and all!

A massive thank you to the super-talented Sassy at Assassynation for letting me use her photographs.

Caterers: Kemp and Kemp

Furniture hire: BHK Rentals

Coach: Nostalgia Travel

 

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Saturday, 2nd August 2014

Vintage Oxfordshire Wedding: Part 1

Here’s is part one of the stunning wedding I did in Oxfordshire a few weeks’ ago. In this post, bridal preparations and the beautiful ceremony in the chapel of Exeter College, Oxford.

All photos by the fabulous Sassy at Assassynation

 

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Friday, 1st August 2014

Rustic Beauty

Last weekend I had the pleasure of working on a wedding in rural Oxfordshire. Here is a sneak peak as some of the images I took just to whet your appetite. Helen and Will got married in Exeter College, Oxford and then traveled just outside the city to Cogges Manor Farm for the perfect English countryside wedding (complete with proper English summer thunderstorms!).

Here is a a few taster pictures to whet your appetite courtesy of the fabulous Sassy at Assassynation

 

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Monday, 12th May 2014

Dust off those frocks!

Stunning new local venue, Paddocks House is hosting a chiraty ball in aid of the Addenbrookes Breast Cancer Appeal. Ladies are invited to attend wearing their wedding dresses so why not take this rare opportunity to get your frocks out of the loft and support an great cause at the same time!
To book call 01638 593222 or email events@paddockshouse.com quoting “Moths Ball”

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Thursday, 23rd January 2014

Lovely things

It’s so lovely to get heartfelt feedback from my couples, especially when they do so on a public forum. Check out these exceptional flattering words from one of my brides published on Love My Dress last week! Click on the image to see the post.

“We hired an event planner to do an ‘on the day’ service when we found out that we could not set up at the reception venue the day before as expected. We booked Sian of Elysian Weddings and Events, and we both feel this was the best decision we made when organising the wedding.”

Photo by M & J Photography

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Monday, 23rd December 2013

Vintage Cambridge Wedding Part 3

Just a few final images from this most beautiful of weddings and some very kind words indeed from Charlotte and Harry, the delightful couple.

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“Booking Sian for her ‘on-the-day’ service was the best decision we made when organising our wedding. Our initial reason for booking her was that we only had access to the venue on the day itself; we therefore needed someone else to set everything up. In order to be able to do this, Sian spent a great deal of time before the wedding getting to know exactly what we wanted, and took enormously detailed notes about our plans, that she subsequently knew by heart. In doing this, she also thought of and resolved numerous issues that had not occurred to us and, consequently, ensured that everything could happen as we wished. Her foresight and impressive organisation concerning the set-up on the day left us feeling relaxed that all would go to plan. Indeed, if we were to do it all again and could have set up on the day before, we would still definitely book her, as her service meant that on the run up to the wedding we could focus on the fact we were getting married, and that our friends and family also were not rushing around doing jobs. She was discrete but enormously efficient on the day itself, and that her presence meant that not only was everything set up, but also that unforeseen problems were resolved without us or family members having to get involved. In addition to setting everything up beautifully, Sian also liaised with all our suppliers in the weeks leading up to the big day in order to check all was fine. This was very reassuring, and also a highly useful service as it involved her re-arranging the collection of numerous items from the venue when we found out at the last minute that a road was closed the day after our wedding. Ultimately, Sian was highly organised, efficient, perceptive, hard-working, experienced, supportive, and friendly. We very much felt that it was important to her that we had the day we wanted, and she more than delivered this.”

Aw! It’s always nice to feel appreciated :)

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Photography: M&J Photography

Bouquets and table flowers: Miss Pickering Garden party flowers DIY by the bride!

Dress: Jenny Packham

Ceremony venue: St Catherine’s College, Cambridge

Reception venue: Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Cake: Nevie Pie Cakes

Props: Vintage Style Hire

Many other details made by the couple and their families.

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Saturday, 21st December 2013

Vintage Cambridge Wedding part 2

Here, as promised, as some of the stunning details from the reception of the gorgeous wedding I worked on in the summer.

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Look out for the third and final installment tomorrow!

Photography: M&J Photography

Bouquets and table flowers: Miss Pickering Garden party flowers DIY by the bride!

Dress: Jenny Packham

Ceremony venue: St Catherine’s College, Cambridge

Reception venue: Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Cake: Nevie Pie Cakes

Props: Vintage Style Hire

Many other details, including the sit-on 1920s style moon (amazing!) made by the couple and their families.

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Thursday, 19th December 2013

Vintage Cambridge Wedding Part 1

Here is the first glimpse into the sublime wedding I worked on this summer. Stunning venue, gorgeous couple, fabulous detailing-what more could I ask for! This wedding is featured in this month’s “Brides” magazine and will soon be appearing on one of the national blogs too! It’s all very exciting! To set the scene here are some shots of the bridal preparations and the ceremony. More fabulous details from the reception to follow!

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Photography: M&J Photography

Flowers: Miss Pickering

Dress: Jenny Packham

Ceremony venue: St Catherine’s College, Cambridge

Bridal prep venue: Bride’s parents’ house

 

 

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Monday, 9th December 2013

Sneak Peek!

In the summer we had the great pleasure to work on a most beautiful wedding in Cambridge. It was so beautiful that Brides magazine have featured it in their January/Febraury issue (page 196-check it out)! Here’s a sneak peek of the gorgeousness. More to follow later in the week!

Stunning venue!

Stunning venue!

Stunning bride!

Stunning bride!

Stunning details!

  Stunning details!

Photos by the wonderful M&J Photography Flowers by Miss Pickering

What more could a wedding planner want!

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Friday, 12th July 2013

Humanist Marriage

I often get inquiries from couples who wish to have a humanist wedding ceremony (the British Humanist Association conducts over 600 weddings a year in England) and, whilst this is possible, it’s not recognised as a legal marriage ceremony in England or Wales (it is in Scotland where the BHA conduct over 3000 ceremonies a year!). This means that couples wanting this sort of ceremony have to also have a civil ceremony at a registry office or similar in order for their marriage to be legally recognised. Some couple don’t mind having to do this, but for many they want their one special wedding ceremony to be the one that counts! Well, good news! We are now one step closer to this becoming a reality as legalising humanist marriages has been added as an amendment to the Same Sex Marriage Bill after huge, cross party support to do so.

Fingers crossed that all this means we will soon live in a country where somebody can marry anyone they want to in a ceremony which suits theirs beliefs and desires, wherever they want to!

http://humanism.org.uk/2013/07/08/legal-humanist-marriages-move-one-step-closer/

Photo by Kristy Field

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