Today’s styled shoot is gorgeous and adorable and so very, very inspiring! I adore the feel of a relaxed but super glamorous 1930s house party – it’s simply fabulous and with Mabel the Boston Terrier modelling as ‘best man’ for the day, the cute factor totally wins my heart!

1930s true vintage wedding styling from Sprivers Mansion in Kent, with Sandra Reddin Photography (12)

Words & images by lovely Sandra Reddin Photography (based in London)

“All of the elements for this 30’s style shoot fell into place quite naturally once we got the okay from the venue. Sprivers Mansion in Kent is a characterful and elegant Georgian house and both myself and stylist/florist Gwenda Jeffs had worked there before on weddings. So, we were thrilled to get the go ahead as we wanted the images to be full of glamour and Sprivers is the perfect setting for a vintage themed shoot with its ornate fireplaces and crystal chandeliers.

1930s true vintage wedding styling from Sprivers Mansion in Kent, with Sandra Reddin Photography (21)


Do you know, I don’t think there’s anything more romantic than ballet: its grace and enchantment are second to none. Ballet as wedding inspiration is drifting onto the wedding scene for 2016 in a big way and I fell in love with this shoot as soon as I saw the first images. You will too, I know! The photography is exquisite. The dresses and setting are dreamy and oh, that bouquet! The styling and special touches are out of this world.

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Ballet bride photoshoot Amanda Karen Photography (17)

Words and images: Amanda Karen Photography

I love the beauty of ballet; it’s graceful and reminds me of how a bride looks on her wedding day, so serene and almost magical.  This love of ballet and the rich autumnal tones around me were the inspiration for this styled shoot, as the combination made me think of the Nutcracker ballet.


How many of us had dreams as little girls of being a) beautiful princess brides and b) ballerinas? Ahhh… I sense you smiling just a little there… even I wanted to be in Swan Lake when I was young enough to look cute in ballet shoes!

Handcrafted in London wedding dresses by Sabina Motasem (1)

Some things don’t change: brides will always look amazing; ballerinas will always have a timeless grace which can take a girl’s breath away. Combining the two is genius… and Sabina Motasem‘s latest collection of wedding dresses does just that. Beautifully.
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The new collection brings movement and flow to designer bridalwear, showcasing must-have pieces for any bride looking for luxurious understated elegance.

Sabina Motasem has just launched the new ‘En Pointe’ bridalwear collection with styling and design inspiration taken from the world of ballet. The collection is available to view at the Islington-based studio with stunning ballerina imagery starring a real ballerina, Kate Byrne who dances with the Royal Opera House and the National Ballet all around the world.

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Hello! I have news from lovely Sabina at Sabina Motasem Bride to share with you this morning. Fancy a weddingy day out with one of your best girls? Sabina’s asked me if she can tell English Wedding Blog readers about the Luxury Bride Sample Sale – which could be right up your street! Over to Sabina…
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The Luxury Bride Sample Sale, London

The Luxury Bride Sample Sale is a two day sale event of samples and sales with incredible discounts (up to 70% off) to complete your wedding look. There will be experienced designers on hand to help style and complete your wedding look – it’s a great day out and a chance to pick up some of the most beautiful bargains for your wedding day.

Location: Atelier Tammam, 5 Hastings Street, London WC1H 9PZ

Date: 8-9 September 2012 11:00 – 18:00


wedding photography blog Ashford Daly Cheshire (3)A little luxury this morning, coming to you from Iscoyd Park wedding venue in Shropshire. This is a collaborative shoot between wedding suppliers, exercised beautifully to inspire brides with a collection of beautiful wedding dresses, accessories – and of course wedding photography to make you swoon! Dresses are by Jenny Packham, Sabina Motasem, David Fielden and Pronovias; suits are from The Bespoke Tailor.

All the photography is supplied by Ashford Daly Photography, and Mary and Greg have also supplied information to accompany each of the scenes from their bridal shoot. The beautiful models are the photographers’ real clients Penny, Laura, Claire and Sophie.

Josephine backless wedding dress by Sabina Motasem

iscoyd park wedding photography blog (1) If you’ve got it, flaunt it – as Pippa Middleton would quite rightly say! What a beautiful dress – and the back necklace is the perfect accessory. The dress shown above is ‘Josephine’ by Sabina Motasem Bride. Back necklace by and one off vintage head piece ‘Evie’, supplied by Bespoke Tiaras by Sarah Roberts.
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