Friday, 31 December 2010

To all the guys proposing today...

Whenever we do surveys at WEDDING magazine, Christmas and New year come out top time and time again for the most popular time to get engaged. So with that in mind I took a photograph and dedicated it to all the guys who plan to propose tonight... or at any point in 2011.

Happy New Year!

Love Julia and Ian x

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

OMG! 12 days of Christmas

Tomorrow the wonderful Alexis of OMG Im getting married will be blogging about me as part of her 12 days of Christmas. Head over to her site to see my top tips on how to get your wedding into a magazine and an offer for early bird 2012 brides!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Ian at MTV Europe

Ian gets to jet all over the world taking photographs of some amazing events (sometimes I get to go too!) Last month he jetted off to MTV Europe and here are some of his amazing shots...

Ian West is chief celebrity photographer at the Press association, if you would like to use any of his images please contact his agent directly. No images can be blogged or replicated without permission

Friday, 5 November 2010


At last our wedding is out in print in WEDDING magazine, it looks fab. Here's a small preview...

Thanks again to our stunning flowergirls Annabelle and Laila

And of course all our wonderful suppliers:
Photographer: Emily Quinton (0844 800 3480,
Venue: Beauberry House (020 8299 9788,
Venue flowers, styling and candy bar: Gulsen Gray (07564 028599,
Bride’s bouquet: Pesh Flowers (020 7703 9124,
Dress: Pronovias (020 7518 8470,
Hair and make-up: Kate Hughes (07802 819508,
Hair decoration and cuff: Flo & Percy (01277 637143,
Flowergirls’ dresses: Next (0844 844 8333,
Cookies and cupcakes: Sarah Moriarty (07786 832364)
Stationery: Designed by Julia, printed by Moo (
Videographer: One Take Media (
Entertainment: Simon Henderson (020 8302 1205,; Chinese Elvis (07956 255374,
Cake cases: Lindy’s Cakes (01296 622 418,
Parasols: Paradise Parasols (020 7371 1395,
Wooden letters: Not On The High Street (
Vases: C Best at New Covent Garden Flower Market (020 7720 2306)

Anyone whose hasn't seen it- go buy a copy!!!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010


A few days late but here is part two of the welsh wedding wonderfulness. Lots of cute details

The bride made all the favours bright and colourful with individually stitched names and driftwood boats to go with the seaside west wales location! She also made all the table cloths which were brightly coloured and directed guests to which table they were on!

The bunting was so cute (and of course the bride made it)

The easel table plan had a small strip of the table cloth fabric. So once you found out what table you were on, all you had to do was look across the marquee for the table cloth style!
On all the tables to go with her button bouquets she had bright coloured balls of felt with chunky white buttons

The multi coloured cupcakes had cute polka dot wrappers and flags

Proud father of the bride had everyone in stitches

Then a few of the guests did a surprise sing along for Mel and Charlie, Youve got a friend. The most memorable and personal wedding entertainment, but it does help having musical welsh choir friends

Emotional moments

Then the band (again friends of the bride and groom got everyone dancing)

Wolf whistles but one of the gorgeous bridesmaids

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

The Welsh wedding PART ONE

Mel & Charlie's wedding is nothing short of Wedding DIY wonderfulness. LOTS of gorgeous details, made even better by the fact the bride made them all herself! She isn't really a WEDDING magazine devotee and tends to avoid the the net, so whilst she was inspired by felt bouquets (I blogged hers yesterday) someone showed her she then created the whole bright colour bursting wedding from herself.

Mel is an art teacher so I guess it comes naturally and to be honest the whole wedding reflected them both so well. Their home is full of colour and craft too!

Mel asked all the ladies to wear gloves. The vintage outfits were amazing, not surprising as one of the brides oldest friends is Laura founder of vintage and bridal store Fur Coat, No Knickers!!!

I dont want to sit there mum!

Two of her closet friends wowed guests in the church

The light in the church was amazing - I couldnt pick between colour or black & white

The sunlight was just stunning across the bay

Another of Mels amazing felt bouquets for her youngest bridesmaid Ffion, her stunning step daughter

Congratulations to the Wood family... more to come

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Welsh wedding sneek peak

This weekend Ian and I went off to the far reaches of Wales for Mel and Charlies wedding... I couldnt wait to share this sneek peak!!

The prettiest felt flower bouquets... all made by the very talented bride!


Several months ago I was asked to judge the prestigious British Journal of Photographers Wedding photography competition - UNVEILED.

Today we got together and I saw lots and lot of WEDDING shots! The response was amazing, we now have a shortlist and next week we will be selecting the overall WINNER

Very exciting.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

OMG! Dominion Theatre wedding featured

The wonderful Alexis at OMG featured the wedding we shot at the Dominion Theatre with Emily and Louis. So I thought it was about time to share some more of their photos...

To see the whole post by Alexis click here
Or to see more about the AMAZING Dominion as a venue for your wedding click here
Thank you so much Alexis for featuring this xXx