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Hello, beautiful! I’m so incredibly excited today to be sharing one part of an EPIC bridal story – this is an editorial photoshoot from some of Cheshire’s most sought-after wedding suppliers. Lovely wedding photographer Zehra Jagani – Wedding Photographer of the Year in 2018’s Asian Wedding Awards – and the amazingly talented Sadauf from The Wedding Fairy teamed up to create something as dreamy as can be at Delamere Manor. Together they created a timeless look, with some beautiful cool tones of platinum greys and dusty blues with figs, mixed berries, herbs and all year round floral sprigs – and they were kind enough to invite me to provide calligraphy and stationery (Find me at By Moon & Tide) for the occasion.

The Wedding Fairy and Zehra Photography style a modern Asian wedding shoot at Delamere Manor (32)

 

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Good morning! I hope you’ve had the most wonderful weekend. Today I just can’t resist sharing some of the beautiful images lovely Zehra Jagani sent to me a day or two ago. These are from a wedding inspiration shoot which I supplied calligraphy for. The shoot was published on Brides Up North over the summer.

Winter wedding calligraphy ideas, image credit Zehra Jagani (5)

The epic shoot these came from had a Provençal flavour, with dreamy eucalyptus and soft blues and greys – and florals to die for! I love the colours of the calligraphy for a winter wedding though: the soft tones and delicate papers work beautifully for a modern wedding in the colder half of the year.

The handwritten menus on acrylic work beautifully placed over eucalyptus – and that little berry peeking from underneath is a sweet touch for a more autumnal wedding. These can have names added to double up as place names / menus. Contact me for details!

Winter wedding calligraphy ideas, image credit Zehra Jagani (1)

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For any of you lovely people with a creative flair and a crafty inclination, I have news! I’ve announced a brand new calligraphy class – short & sweet, affordable and for absolute beginners – in Manchester this summer.

We’re calling it Calligraphy Summer School

calligraphy classes for beginners from Claire Gould at By Moon and Tide, photo credit Zehra Jagani (2)

Tickets – www.bymoonandtide.com/listing/619076399

If you want to learn modern calligraphy for your wedding, come and join me for a fun and relaxed class at the fabulous Ziferblat Edge St, in the heart of the northern quarter, for 90 minutes of learning to write beautiful quirky lettering.

Designing, writing and addressing wedding invitations is what I do when I’m not being a wedding blogger. I have a beautiful poem to write today, actually – you can see what I do in my life as a calligrapher on my other instagram @bymoonandtide if you like.

calligraphy classes for beginners from Claire Gould at By Moon and Tide, photo credit Zehra Jagani (3)

I also teach modern calligraphy, and I like to think I make it fun and relaxed, so you can go on and write confidently and beautifully when it comes to your wedding invitations, place names, even your table plan and venue signage. (At home, I even write on my windows, mirror and cupboard doors. It gets kind of addictive!)

Cheshire wedding photographer Zehra Jagani and styling by The Wedding Fairy (22)
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Today’s beautiful floral shoot was created as an anniversary styled celebration, but I think the styling is just perfect for a wedding too! The flowers by The Wedding Fairy are so soft and colourful – they really do take centre stage. Delicate blue delphiniums, ranunculus and roses sit prettily together on tables with a colour palette of soft blues, ivory and subtle coral tones. Berried eucalyptus adds a silvery note and lovely texture, working hand in hand with dove grey and white candles in the prettiest glass holders.

Cheshire wedding photographer Zehra Jagani and styling by The Wedding Fairy (7)

It’s all captured beautifully by talented photographer Zehra Jagani at Owen House in Cheshire. Place settings are simple and delicate, with organic calligraphy from By Moon & Tide.

Cheshire wedding photographer Zehra Jagani and styling by The Wedding Fairy (3)

Chargers studded with gold, delicate mercury glass and silk napkins all add to the overall look. For me, this is all about pulling different styling elements together: glassware and candles, florals and foliage, place settings – all within a well planned colour palette so the effect is amazing.

Cheshire wedding photographer Zehra Jagani and styling by The Wedding Fairy (12)

Luxe wedding styling with Zehra Jagani Photography at Owen House (1)
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A wedding planner once told me to think of wedding styling as one end of a see-saw: the other end holding all your guests, and in the centre your virtual piggy bank. Slide more money towards inviting more guests, and you’ll lose some of your styling budget. But if styling is all important to you, slide your piggy bank in the other direction by inviting only your very closest friends and family to your wedding ceremony.

Luxe wedding styling with Zehra Jagani Photography at Owen House (21)Luxe wedding styling with Zehra Jagani Photography at Owen House (9)

Today’s style edit is pure luxe, and transforms beautifully from day into night: I love it. The florals are divine: opulent and free, with a gentle mix of colours which really come into their own in the breathtaking candlelight. The palette shifts from palest blues with gold accents in the daytime, through to more corals and yellows which bask in the golden glow of the candles as night falls.

Luxe wedding styling with Zehra Jagani Photography at Owen House (10)