{In the Press} A Modern Baroque-inspired shoot featured on Bridal Musings!

beautiful-baroque-at-trafalgar-tavern-242So last Friday, something exciting happened.

The styled shoot I worked on earlier in the year with wedding planner Elisabetta got featured on Bridal Musings! Yep, you have no idea how excited I was to finally see it on what is the most amazing wedding blogs out there (one of my top favourites!) and Elizabeth did a fine job of showcasing all the work that went into this shoot. Seeing this, was the best way to end a long busy and busy week.

This is my second and biggest styled shoot I’ve worked on since my ‘White on White‘ shoot, so you can only imagine my sheer delight when Elisabetta approached me about helping her design and style the shoot. I still vividly remember cross-checking my diary for the date she had in mind and despite it falling literally a day before I was due to travel, I jumped at the opportunity because it was too great to pass up on. Elisabetta is a perfectionist who pays great attention to detail and she would go to the ends of the earth to ensure that a creative vision is materialised. To work alongside her and a highly talented and reputable team of vendors in the wedding industry was an absolute dream come true – I cannot thank Elisabetta enough, for this!

beautiful-baroque-at-trafalgar-tavern-238beautiful-baroque-at-trafalgar-tavern-009Still unknown to many, a lot of work goes behind these inspirational styled shoots you see on blogs and glossy magazines; from inception to every finishing detail on the day. You need tons of creative vision, passion, dedication and pure hard graft to get the entire look created, set up and captured right. So to see it all come together nicely in these stunning photos, by Fiona Kelly, makes all the work incredibly worthwhile. And of course, it helps having a really good strong team of creatives! :)

So please do hop on over to Bridal Musings to read more about the shoot and I promise you, you will swoon over all the luscious detailing brought to you by these amazing ladies; decadent flowers by Paula Rooney, luxurious cakes and sweet treats by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, make up by Ana Ospina and hair styling by Kasia Fortuna. Let’s not forget the three stunning dresses we used from Ian Stuart and Kate Halfpenny (her gold studded jacket dress was my ultimate favourite), which we teamed up with accessories from LilaOlivier Laudus,  Halo & Co, Gilded Laband Freya Rose.

And here’s a few of my DIY input for the shoot, that included stationery, paper installations, calligraphy and hand cut place settings. You may have seen a glimpse of my behind-the-scenes shots a while back but I thought of perhaps doing a series of ‘get the look’ tutorials for some of them, if you are interested? What do you think? Alternatively, if you’re looking for any commissioned work on the stationery and décor front then please feel free to drop me a line via the ‘Contacts’ page! I’d be more than delighted to hear from you!

[Image credit: ©Fiona Kelly Photography]

Once again, a big and heartfelt thank you goes out to Elisabetta for giving me this chance to let me do what I love most: styling, stationery and lots of DIY! You have made me one happy lady and I look forward to many more opportunities to work with you again! (PS. brides-to-be, if you are looking for a wedding planner to help you organise your dream wedding in London, Italy or Sharm El Sheik, then I cannot recommend Elisabetta enough!!)

Happy browsing folks! x x x

{In the Press} Love My Dress wedding shoot feature!

white-on-white-MAIN-IMAGE_web[Image Credit: Craig & Eva Sanders Photography]

Some of you may have already seen my rather gleeful Facebook and Twitter updates earlier this afternoon (I couldn’t contain my excitement!) so I’d like to properly share the exciting news with my readers on here too.

Remember the ‘White on White’ wedding styled shoot I had the great pleasure to work on back in July with the lovely wedding planner Louise Macpherson? Well, I’m so thrilled to announce that it’s been featured on Love My Dress – a highly esteemed and award-winning wedding blog in the UK!!!! *shriek of delight* If you aren’t familiar with Annabel and her wedding blog then perhaps you may know her for her book Style Me Vintage: Weddings that came out earlier this year or for recently picking up a Perfect Wedding Magazine award for ‘highly recommended for the Best Blog’ category? Well if you still haven’t and you’re looking to indulge in elegant, chic and vintage-glamour weddings then you’ll find her blog an amazing source of inspiration from decor to fashion to lifestyle and I can definitely vouch for that!

Anyway, do pop over and check out the featured post by clicking here. I cannot express enough how grateful and honoured I am to have been part of this amazingly talented team of people (all part of the Glasgow Wedding Collective) who put their heart and soul to bring this design concept to life! Craig & Eva Sanders have captured the soft, pure and delicate mood so perfectly and to see these gorgeous photos again with all those little carefully thought out details, especially on Annabel’s wedding blog, makes this whole experience even more surreal and so fulfilling! If one can be ecstatic, overwhelmed and speechless at the same time…..that would be me right now!

And I don’t think I could say it enough but I will again: a MASSIVE and heartfelt ‘thank you‘ goes out to Louise (my former wedding planner and now good friend) for giving me this amazing opportunity to work with her on the decor and styling for this stunning shoot. She is one super talented lady with impeccable taste and great eye for detail – it’s an immense pleasure knowing her let alone working alongside her :)

Here’s to many more wedding prettiness and amazing projects! Actually, on that note, I can say that there is another fabulous style shoot coming up soon where I’ll be working with yet another team of inspiring, talented and widely acclaimed people within the UK wedding industry but I shall hold back from revealing too much now (you have no idea how hard that is!) and I’ll keep you posted when the time comes.

By golly, I think I’m on a complete wedding high this week!! :D