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As the official opening of the eagerly anticipated Wedding Gallery fast approaches we take a closer look at some of the luxury brand partners involved in the project and the expert services on offer to visitors. Here, Roja Dove, Master Perfumer at Roja Parfums available at The Wedding Gallery, shares his insider tips on how to create the perfect mood and lasting memories of your wedding day through scent.

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Photo credit: HBA Photography. See our woodland shoot for full supplier list

1. Don’t wear your signature scent on your wedding day

‘When it comes to bridal fragrances, scent acts as an olfactory ode to that special day, transporting us back to the time you said “I do” with just one smell. Scent evokes memories like nothing else – when you have forgotten who sat next to who, what conversation you had with who, who gave you what gift – scent will instantly take you back to that day in olfactory Technicolor.

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So here’s something a little different for your Friday lunchtime. Wedding blogs can get a little too consistently pretty… all those white dresses and delicate styling touches… and an occasional reminder that it’s OK to be different is a good thing, right?!

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Last Wednesday we shared HBA Photography‘s pretty, boho inspired wedding inspiration feature in bluebell woods. (If you missed it, catch up here.) The same shoot explored a more creative, brilliantly alternative look later in the day, and the behind the scenes film we showed last week hinted at a cape of flowers.

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The second part of the shoot was about making time to be creative, really being inspired by the environment. Ben had noticed a raggedy part of woodland on a previous visit, much less romantic and far more rock n roll. Our second model Suki looks the epitome of rock chick chic and we added in a touch of atmospheric smokey background tinged with just the right amount of neon! Owning the ASOS dress in the process, she performed the most effortless transition in the blink of an eye, and morphed into an almost elfin like vision in a pink lace dress, flower crown and floral cuffs. Not forgetting her companion Scampi dog, who co-ordinated perfectly with her own custom-made floral collar!

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Hey lovely! Today is a little special as we have a bonus feature for you. If you loved this morning’s bluebell woodland wedding inspo shoot, you’ll want to grab a cuppa and snuggle down to see this little treat! If you’ve ever wondered how a photoshoot is made, or what it’s like modelling for one, then this is for you! Nottingham-based Our Wedding Videographers capture all the details in this gorgeous film at Field & Forest – and it’s all there in just one and a half minutes of on-screen pretty!


 

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Photography – http://hbaphotography.com/
Venue – https://www.fieldandforestweddings.co.uk/
Flowers & Styling – http://nadiaditullio.com/
Dresses – by Watters, supplied by http://weddingdressderby.co.uk/
Makeup – http://rochelleobrien.co.uk/
Hair – http://www.airhairdressingltd.co.uk/
Cake – https://www.bake-ashbourne.co.uk/
Video – https://www.facebook.com/owvideographers/
Props – http://www.loveinmylife.co.uk/
Bow Ties – https://www.lvmadeinengland.co.uk/
Confetti – http://www.shropshirepetals.com/

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On the most challenging of spring weather days; quite literally sleet, snow, rain and dazzling sunshine, HBA Photography & Nadia Di Tullio Flowers gathered together with a host of the most lovely wedding folks to create a series of images for the newly formed Field & Forest Weddings run by Charlotte and Dave Garner, to help showcase what a stunning location they have to offer to host woodland weddings, natural ceremonies and other events. Here’s what they had to say…..

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Have you ever seen a sea of bluebells? Well we were lucky enough to be invited to the beautiful village of Yoxall, in the Staffordshire countryside to have a nosey round the stunning bluebell woods at the new wedding venue, Field & Forest Weddings. It was simply stunning and the perfect place for some dreamy wedding photos! We are very lucky to know some very talented and truly lovely people within our industry and they were all very happy to take part and contribute to our ideas. The whole shoot was so much fun, everyone stayed for the whole day (which is very unusual) and we had lunch and cake in the woods!

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Emma and Chris’s wedding has the loveliest atmosphere and a wonderful, bright and charming English country chic style. What a stunning couple… and I especially adore the back of Emma’s Justin Alexander gown, don’t you?

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They were lucky with the weather, choosing a perfect sunny September day for their marquee wedding. From the early afternoon’s sunshine to the magical sunset, every moment just looks fabulous – and the light and airy marquee is set off beautifully with delicate flowers and gentle decoration.

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All of the pretty images of their wedding are courtesy of the very lovely Hannah and Ben at HBA Photography in Derbyshire. Check them out on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/HBA-Photography/237270875841

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Thank you to Emma and Chris for a brilliant wedding report, which is below the images in today’s wedding feature. Thank you also to Hannah and Ben for sharing their images. Everyone – enjoy! Big love,
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Our wedding report:Emma and Chris

Wedding Date: 21st September 2013

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.hbaphotgraphy.com

Link to the full wedding: http://hbaphotography.com/2013/10/chris-emmas-marquee-wedding-in-yoxall/

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Nobody says you have to be different on your wedding day. The important bit is to be yourselves, to inject your own personalities into your day. And if you’re lovers of music which isn’t mainstream pop, if your everyday style is quirky and cool and amazing… then embrace it on your wedding day just like today’s fabulous couple!

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Rhiannon and Chris’s wedding is out of this world. They’re a great couple and a perfect match. As a bride and groom they look incredible, and Rhiannon in her bespoke, purple, layered, gothic-inspired wedding dress is breathtakingly beautiful.

I won’t spoil this wedding blog with too many words in the introduction. Just – enjoy. The images are by HBA Photography, and Rhiannon and Chris have written a wedding report for you which I’ve popped at the end of the feature. Claire x

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I loved reading Rhiannon’s favourite memory of the wedding day:

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rustic wedding ideas (24)Jody and Richard’s wed­ding was held at The Sta­bles at Cross Butts in Whitby, a family-run wed­ding venue with the option of hav­ing a civil cer­e­mony out­doors. They cre­ated a lovely theme with rus­tic details, and their wedding day was full of gorgeous ideas with a relaxed, natural atmosphere.

Yesterday I featured the bridal preparations and outdoor wedding ceremony on English Wedding Blog, and today I’d like to share all the details of the day with you. Jody and Richard worked so hard to create a beautiful day, and I know any couples out there planning a similar day will be inspired by their wedding decor.

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I’ll let Jody tell you more! All the photography is by award-winning Der­byshire wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers HBA Pho­tog­ra­phy, and please do check out the recommended wedding supplier list at the end of this blog post.

Enjoy! xxx
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Richard and Jody’s rus­tic wed­ding at Cross Butts in Whitby: part two!

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How would you describe your wedding style?

We wanted our wedding to fit in with the venue which is described as “Where Country meets Town”, and we wanted a rustic and natural feel.
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rustic wedding ideas blog (12)If you’re looking for beautiful and rustic styling ideas, today’s wedding blog post will be right up your street! As will tomorrow’s…

I love Jody and Richard’s wedding for the atmosphere they created. Their wedding was held at The Stables at Cross Butts in Whitby, a family-run wedding venue with the option of having a civil ceremony outdoors. They created a lovely theme with rustic detailing… it’s a gorgeous celebration I know you’ll enjoy.
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Richard and Jody chose award-winning Derbyshire wedding photographers HBA Photography to capture their day. Photographers Ben and Hannah Appleby described Cross Butts as “a great wedding venue with one of the best marquees we’ve ever seen and it was so well decorated – an immense amount of effort from Jody & Rich and really worth it!

I’ll hand over to Jody and Richard to tell the story of their day, and leave you to enjoy the images by HBA Photography which go so well with the theme and style of this beautiful wedding.

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