Today we join luxury wedding planner Elegante by Michelle J for an exquisite styled shoot from beautiful Hampshire. Four Seasons Hampshire is a luxury hotel, set in the most stunning location with beautiful gardens and grounds. It is a gorgeous venue for couples who are looking for a luxury countryside UK wedding. The styling of our shoot today was beautifully curated by Michelle, working with a colour palette of jewel colours to fit with the hotel décor. Michelle collaborated with a fantastic team of talented and passionate Hampshire wedding suppliers, whose work we are in awe of today here at English Wedding! The stunning images are by Paulo Santos Photography.
Have you received an invitation to a Jewish wedding? If so, it’s likely you have questions and would like to know more about what to expect.
We invited a specialist Jewish wedding planner, and English Wedding Blog member, lovely Michelle Jacobs of Elegante by Michelle J to take us through the key elements of a typical Jewish wedding. All of the beautiful images we’ve included are by Italian Luxury wedding photographer David Bastianoni.
1. Day of Week
Jewish weddings most commonly take place on Sundays. Never on a Saturday and rarely on a Friday as the Jewish Sabbath (when weddings are not permitted) runs from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday.
This stunning wedding inspiration comes from luxury wedding planner and English Wedding member Elegante by Michelle J. Michelle’s eye for beautiful styling is second to none: the blues in this seaside wedding location are perfect. The atmosphere is romantic as can be… just look at the views as the sun sets…
I’d love to feature more Jewish weddings and inspiration features. I love reading Smashing the Glass, where this styled shoot was first shown last month. (If you’re a wedding photographer and you have a real wedding we could feature, please get in touch!) The contemporary Judaica is elegant and perfectly matched to the dreamy blue colour palette. The blue accents everywhere are perfect – the ketubah (marriage contract) is absolutely glorious and the chuppah (canopy) as delicately blue as the summer skies. Oh, and it’s positively loaded with the most breathtaking hydrangeas…
A guest expert article from Elegante by Michelle J. Images by Claudine Hartzel Photography
As a destination wedding planner, more and more couples are coming to me to request a wedding weekend experience, here in the UK.
If you have ever attended a destination wedding overseas, you will no doubt have experienced the wonderfully warm and intimate atmosphere created because the couple and their guests get to spend several days together.
From the initial welcome drink on the arrival night, through to the post-wedding brunch or barbecue, the vibe is palpable and it’s something that can prove difficult to re-create for a one day wedding.
I meet the loveliest humans sometimes – and today I’m here to tell you all about somebody who I’ve discovered is especially special! (If that wasn’t already a thing, it needs to be!) It takes a lot to manage a successful wedding business: superhuman dedication; insane organisational skills; creativity and above all kindness, empathy and that certain something which makes someone a real “people person”. When I did a quick introduction to Michelle from Elegante by Michelle J on the English Wedding insta and on our facebook page last week, the replies I got told me a LOT about this amazing lady. The reviews on her website do likewise; and while I haven’t met Michelle in person, I just know she’s something special.