Friday, 30 April 2010

The lovely Emily

Later this year I am getting married myself and the task of selecting a snapper for a wedding photographer marrying celebrity photographer could have been a daunting one.

Working at Wedding magazine I see hundreds of peoples work and I love lots of them. We have a LOT of photographer friends and the last thing I wanted to do was press gang a friend into taking them for us, especially when none of them specialise in weddings

I knew I wanted a female photographer, I just think they understand weddings and capture the details so well. There are still a lot of great female wedding photographers out there

Luckily for me the choice was obvious....

I met Emily Quinton when she came to visit me at the office a year or so ago. I instantly loved her portfolio, it was absolutely stunning and I jumped at the chance to publish her work. At the time she was based in Birmingham, so a few months later I saw her up at the Birmingham National Wedding Show where we chatted some more. A short while later she moved to London and set up a studio so when I got engaged I just knew I had to have her shoot my up coming wedding

Excitingly she has just proposed to her other half and is now going to be planning her own nuptials!!! Welcome to the world of wedding planning Emily!

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Why can't the UK have planners like this...

I'm in love, not just with my gorgeous hubby to be, but with Amorology Weddings.
Because I am art director at Wedding magazine (as well as a photographer), I am fortunate enough to see the cream of Weddings across the world. I could spend hours pouring over the unique and creative ideas that come from the US, particularly California and South Africa. 

A few issues I discovered a planner that has inspired me to think outside the box, and really appreciate every little detail. The very lovely Heather, and her team, create masterpieces that truly reflect her couples in the most fun way possible! 

Sadly there is no UK equivalent, yet, but I had to share their brilliance. With their permission I will give you a sneeky peek of some of their amazing ideas at some point in the future. 

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Published - Anita and Martins wedding

Anita and Martin's Wedding has just been featured in the next issue of Wedding Flowers (out now!)

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Award winning wedding - Melissa & Anthony

One of Melissa and Anthony's ceremony shots was shortlisted for photograph of the year, and out of all the hundreds of entries it came third! Which is amazing... so as this is a new blog I thought I would share some more of their photographs

The walled garden of the Great Barn, Devon made the most beautiful backdrop

Melissa has the most beautiful ivy tattoo, and she commissioned the most beautiful silver ivy cufflinks and bracelet for herself by Nicola Crawford at Silver leaves

Alongside the stunning bouquet and ceremony flowers (by Sarah Pepper) Melissa decided to be Eco-friendly with her living tablecentres, which she gave to special guests as thank you presents, including me, which I was very touched to receive

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Flower School

I went down to Patricia Knowles Florist to photograph, the lovely Sarah (our sub editor), doing a flower school on Friday. The florists was amazing, the type of place you could spend ages just looking at all the homeware and vintage style goodies before you even get to the flowers. Lovely day, only bad thing was getting stuck on the M25 for over 4 hours in the same spot!

Saturday, 17 April 2010

My beautiful new nephew

My sister had a beautiful little boy, George, and his big sister Annabelle loves him lots

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Photograph of the year!

One of our beautiful shots from Melissa and Anthonys wedding has just been shortlisted from hundreds of entries for Photograph of the year! Now the voting has been opened up to the public... so Im hoping everyone I know will vote and get their friends to vote. It's photo 3 at