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Love is a temporary madness….

Bridal inspiration shoot with mirrors and metallics images by Vickerstaff Photography (4)

Are you superstitious? You might want to look away now.  Today’s styled shoot is a crazy cacophony of metallics and mirrors, paper, calligraphy, design and destruction. It’s all about breaking the rules, breaking free and challenging expectations.

Weddings are full of rules and etiquette. From formal invitations to receiving lines, the legal limitations and family expectations, it can all get a bit much. Silver sixpence in your shoe? Why… in case you need to catch a bus?! Break a few rules, I dare you.

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“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.”
Louis de Bernières via Wikiquote

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Hello everyone! I’m still feeling full of beans and totally inspired by the creative day I had at my favourite Lake District wedding venue on Monday – and I thought you’d like to see what it was all about! I’ll warn you my iPhone camera skills are as wobbly as can be, but I do love to tease and this is a very rough kind of ‘sneak peek’ at what me and my new friends got up to earlier this week!

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A little world of beautiful things created by Beautifully Vintage China Hire… and yes, that’s me in the mirror hehe!

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Our stunning model Kelsey with bouquet by Brackens of Bowness, cake by Caroline’s Cake Company, china from Beautifully Vintage, dress from Julia Tasker Bridal Couture, hair by Aqua The Salon, make up by Definitions Mobile Beauty and paper stuff by me!

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This wedding cake with rice paper flowers was so beautifully made and delicate – if you’ve fallen in love with stationery and are developing a paper fetish, it’s time to think about paper on your wedding cake… isn’t it lovely?