London calling …!!

With all the sun this week, I couldn’t resist a bit of a flashback to a lovely summer wedding at London Zoo this very weekend just two years ago..!

Whenever we are working at the Zoo, I’m always hopeful that one of the giraffes or perhaps a penguin will put a head around the door to see what’s going on … it hasn’t happened yet, but in this wedding, one of our long-necked friends did get in on the act for a close up once the photographer started clicking – I had no idea my buttonholes were so tasty!

Joanna first came to me a few months before her wedding to Becca with some very fixed ideas about what she wanted … very soft, gentle colours and a super-relaxed feel to the whole occasion, and we were very happy to go along with that

These photos from Evelyne and Sue at In the Pink Photography are lovely and really capture the mood and the fun everyone had and show off the excitement the girls felt on their special day

Now that’s what you call jumping for joy! x

Calling dressless brides-to-be!!

Have no fear, we may have the answer for you here… read on to find out about a very special wedding dress sample sale taking place on September 13th in Kensington

The very lovely wedding venue of 170 Queensgate, which is part of Imperial College, will be playing host to couture dress designer Emma Hunt London and her 2015 wedding dress sample saleEmmaHuntLondonChloeBetween 10-3pm, in the Solar Room at 170, you will be able to view and more importantly try on dresses from the London and Echo collections to see if THE ONE is there waiting for you … as these are samples, most dresses will be in sizes 10-12

The gowns usually retail from £1900 (Echo collection) or £2600 (London collection) however at the sale there will be an amazing 50-75% reduction

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Also on hand to help get you in a true wedding frame of mind, will be fabulous shoes from Charlotte Mills and beautiful accessories from Kelly Spence. We will be there too with bouquets of differing styles to help you practice being a bride before the big day

On arrival you will be greeted by the venue staff with a glass of Champagne and an opportunity to look around – just in case you haven’t found your venue yet either!

RacquelCake_2_Era1960s_-ú1100_www.gccouture.co.ukThe Council Room, where wedding receptions are held, will be dressed with laid up tables and will offer cake tastings courtesy of GC Couture, wedding photographer extraordinaire John Nassari will also be there along with Ananya Cards who will be happy to advise on wedding stationery

So don’t hang about… the day is free to attend but you will need to register in advance by emailing 170QG@imperial.ac.uk with your name and that of your guest(s) – so why not bring your mum, best mate or chief Bridesmaid!

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We look forward to seeing you there in September xx

 

Designer Flora

This morning, bright and early, I met up with a few of my stable mates within the Designer Flora network at our work studio at New Covent Garden Market to have some floral fun

Designer Flora is a unique collection of artisan florists all over the country who provide an incredible selection and variation of bouquets, floral gifts or even farewell tributes to their clients. Run by the inimitable Bella, who will probably be able to find you a great florist wherever you need to send flowers – no more scrolling through a list of faceless florists in a book any longer

From Cornwall to Glasgow, Swansea to London, the florists are chosen for their flair, creativity and individuality .. this is not your normal relay service, there is no commission paid or taken and you can deal directly with the florist to discuss and determine your needs and requirements

As you can see from these photos, each bouquet is very different, with its own signature style and not a carnation among them!

We took our finished bouquets along to the lovely people at Red Magazine who have supported Designer Flora from day one …and are champions of women in business – thanks guys and enjoy!

So whenever you need to send flowers, do it the Designer Flora way …

Featured today were Myrtle & Smith, Pomp and Petals and The Flower Bird