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I don’t know why I had such a hard time with earrings for the big day but safe to say my troubles are over!

As you know I managed to find the beautiful vintage style rose studs from a website and shop based in Australia (still waiting for these but they have been dispatched!) and then found some cheap small crystal studs to wear in four more earring holes. For some reason I was set on wearing a small red heart in my highest earring hole and after searching HIGH AND LOW I found that no one sells what I had in mind! So, it was time for a cheeky see-if-someone-can-do-a-bespoke-order!

Tatty Devine are a small little company based in London that make amazing art jewellery. Tatty Bojangles talks about them here. (By the way Tatty Bojangles has recently set up a new website showcasing all that is stylish and vintage about Hen Dos – forget the L plates and flashing tiaras! More on this after my hen do I think!)

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This is more about love than weddings (but then, weddings should also be more about love than about weddings, shouldn’t they! So it works nicely).

note on tree by Alex Beadon Photography

note on tree by Alex Beadon Photography

A lovely post on Alex Beadon’s wedding photography blog: I dare you to make a stranger smile. I plan to. I even have a favourite tree in mind for my note.

http://www.alexbeadonphotography.com/blog/2011/03/25/i-dare-you-to-make-a-stranger-smile/

Love, Billy (click to see more)

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A super cool wedding party

A super cool wedding party

This is a wedding I love for its character. Emma and Andy’s wedding day looks like so much fun! They’ve used their imaginations to create a day with a cool British theme – lots of red and blue – with a countryside twist: welly wanging being a definite highlight!

Andy looks cool in his ray bans

Andy looks cool in his ray bans

 

Checking the wedding plans one last time! Love those black Converse

Checking the wedding plans one last time! Love those black Converse

 

Emma's bridal shoes are lovely

Emma's bridal shoes are lovely

 

Emma and Andy's daughter makes the prettiest bridesmaid

Emma and Andy's daughter makes the prettiest bridesmaid

 

Loving all the bright colours

Loving all the bright colours

 

Sun shines down on the vicar...

Sun shines down on the vicar... I love the glowing light in this photo!

 

Emma arrives - her dress with simple layers is a classy statement

Emma arrives - her dress with simple layers is a classy statement and she looks stunning

 

The wedding ceremony

The wedding ceremony. I love the Converse at the altar!

 

You may kiss the bride

You may kiss the bride

 

Confetti

Confetti

 

Outside the church

Outside the church

 

Little bridesmaid

Little bridesmaid

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Welcome to Billy Idol Loves… the new daily wedding inspiration quickie from the English Wedding Blog.

London engagement shoot by Anneli Marinovich

London engagement shoot by Anneli Marinovich

It’s not quite wedding season yet, and a shoot that caught my eye – sorry I mean Billy Idol’s eye! – this week is this fab engagement photoshoot in London from wedding photographer Anneli Marinovich’s blog.

See the full engagement shoot on Anneli Marinovich’s wedding photography blog. It’s colourful and inspiring – and this couple are clearly head over heels in love!

www.annelimarinovich.com

I’ve been away and missed your introduction to Billy Idol Loves. What is it?

Say Cheese!

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As a Fine Art student, and a newbie on the photography scene (www.sallythurrellphotography.com) I had a very specific idea of what I wanted for our wedding photography. David left me to my own devices for this one, he just wanted to make sure we had enough ‘sound’ pictures to remember our day by, meaning anything else I requested on top would be a bonus.

After discussing it with Carli, who attracts a lot of ‘creatives’ in her Teahouse, she suggested a few local names for me to look into. I was quite sure I didn’t want a traditional wedding photographer, and, to be honest, didn’t like the style of any of the photographers I looked into in the North East. When I looked into Danielle and Trudie’s work I was smitten; totally natural shots with a quirky edge- exactly what I was looking for! I am, as many people are at the moment, enjoying experimenting with older film cameras, ttv and lomography, and really wanted this style to also feature in our wedding album. Danielle and Trudie will be using Diana and film cameras aswell as DSLRs to capture our day, and post editing photographs to give a film-style look to them.

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I officially love the English Wedding Showcase. It’s brilliant. Have you seen the blog updates on the home page by McAvoy Photography and by Neil Redfern?

On the English Wedding Showcase this week

These are my favourite images of the week from the English Wedding Showcase. Manchester wedding photographer Neil Redfern captured an enchanting image of this bride and groom near Mitton Hall:

Bride and groom portrait in woodland by Neil Redfern

Bride and groom portrait in woodland by Neil Redfern

See Neil Redfern’s English Wedding Showcase page.

And McAvoy Photography are being filmed so they can present an introduction to how they work: it’s all about getting to know you, the bride and groom: are you lovey-dovey, jokey? This lovely post with their daughters calling the shots gives a little insight into their world:

 

Introducing the next generation of wedding photographers

Introducing the next generation of wedding photographers

See Jenny & Keith McAvoy’s English Wedding Showcase Page.

We’re still recruiting sponsors for the English Wedding Showcase, so if you’re interested please do get in touch. There’s information here for wedding suppliers:

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There aren’t words for this one so I’ll just show you the pics and leave you to giggle. Thanks to my dad for finding the first two, and to Amazon for suggesting I might like to buy the third.

A very special edition of Wednesday Writes

Royal Wedding inspired literature…

Dress Up Dolly Royal Wedding Book

Dress Up Dolly Royal Wedding - William and Kate in pants. Love his!

Sticker Dolly Dressing Weddings - Royal Wedding Special Edition

Sticker Dolly Dressing Weddings - Royal Wedding Special Edition

Knit your own royal wedding

Knit your own royal wedding

Comments welcome. I’m lost for words! Loving the imagination behind every one of these though.

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In our latest instalment of wedding treats from the web – which we’re calling Billy Idol Loves – you’ll enjoy this beautiful art deco inspired day on the Lime Leaf Weddings blog. Billy Idol certainly did!

Art deco inspired wedding by Lime Leaf Photos

See the full wedding on the Lime Leaf Weddings blog

www.limeleafweddings.com/blog/wedding/lizzie-and-joes-wedding-photographs-at-the-chelsea-old-church-and-the-belvedere-restaurant-in-holland-park-london-by-wedding-photographer-lime-leaf-wedding

I don’t get the Billy Idol thing and I think you’re mad.

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Days to go: 38

One thing that has been out of our hands for the wedding is the cake – we decided we’d like a surprise and to be honest, didn’t really know where to start anyway! Wedding cakes are a minefield at the best of times. A friend and neighbour of Richard’s family, Gina, is absolutely ace at making cakes, and when she offered to make ours as our wedding present – how could we refuse!

I made a cake inspiration board for her along the lines of ivory and black and left her to her own devices! We’ve tasted her trial cake – and it was the most amazing cake I have ever eaten! I’ve never been keen on wedding cake and I don’t like icing, so instead of the traditional, our cake will be a chocolate ganache cake with a raspberry filling – all covered in rollable white chocolate! Oh yes oh yes.

Gina sent me a photo of the cake topper today – it is absolutely beautiful! Gina is a genius. Yes – that’s all icing! I’m baffled at how she does it.

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Choose a wedding dress that will last forever

Choose a wedding dress that will last forever

How to be a timeless bride – choosing the right dress

How do you choose a wedding dress that looks amazing on you and that will stand the test of time? How do you know that you’ll look back through your wedding album in twenty or forty years and fall in love with your wedding dress all over again?

Look for a dress that loves you as much as you love it!

Look for a dress that loves you as much as you love it!

I had a lovely chat with Michelle Hinds from Cheshire’s Timeless Bride a few weeks ago. Michelle has built her business around the concept of loving your wedding dress for more than just the big day and she shared her expertise to help you find the perfect, timeless, wedding dress.

Top tips for finding a wedding dress you’ll love forever

Inside Timeless Bride, Cheshire wedding dress shop

Inside Timeless Bride, Cheshire wedding dress shop

  • Getting that timeless look is about going with your personality, finding a dress that suits you, and notnecessarily following the most current fashions
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More inspiration and wedding ideas from blogs I love today.

Twitchy fingers? Feeling creative? Need a project for a rainy day? I hope these might inspire you…

vintage suitcase table plan idea

wedding stationery project on The Knotty Bride

 

Karapürçek Escort Bilecik Escort Bolu Escort

 

Modern blue styling ideas with calligraphy for an alternative beach wedding (18)

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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