In the Press | You & Your Wedding Magazine feature

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So…do you remember me telling you last summer that one of the wedding styled shoots i worked on (the Modern Baroque) got featured in Bridal Musings? Well, it got featured again, on a 3-page spread in You & Your Wedding Magazine!!! First feature for me in print!! As you can imagine i’m so stoked about it….literally shrieked and danced like a mad woman when i got the news. I was still in DC when the news was confirmed and it took me two weeks to get my hands on a copy……and here it is!!! It’s even got a little column in the top right corner that shows you how to create my DIY gold-dipped feathers, which really was and extra bit of icing on the cake!! :D

So yea, happy days all around and as always, a huge heartfelt thank you to Elisabetta for making this happen and to the fabulous dream team I got to work with!!

if you want to check it out yourselves, you’ll find it in next month’s (July/AUG) issue!!!  Enjoy the rest of your folk lovelies xxMbM_Y&YWED-FEATURE-03MbM_Y&YWED-FEATURE-04MbM_Y&YWED-FEATURE-02

{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

[Sneak Peek]: Wedding styled shoot

Late last month, just before I flew off to India for holidays, I got to co-style a wedding styled shoot with wedding planner Elisabetta of Linen & Silk Weddings. The best part about freelancing, is you get to work on all kinds of awesome projects and styled shoots are one of my all time favourites….so you could only imagine how delighted I was when Elisabetta asked me to jump on board to help with styling, décor and stationery! This is the second shoot I’ve helped style and once again, I’m incredibly fortunate to be working with some greats within the wedding industry! There’s a lot of hard graft that goes behind all these pretty shoots you see on blogs and in wedding magazines but boy, its worth every second of it…..especially, if like me you love all the DIY and hand-crafted elements that’s brought to the shoot. So, on that note, I thought I’d share a few teasers of what’s to come….mostly of the DIY stuff I did. I’m afraid I can’t reveal a lot at this stage so you’ll have to wait until the official photos are published. I for one, can’t wait to see all the stunning photos captured on the day by Fiona Kelly.

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The more I get involved in design, styling and art direction, the more I want to get into that line of work. I cannot begin to tell you how much of a high I get out of all that hands-on work that goes behind it. I feel completely and utterly in my element…..and my gawd it feels so good! I’m definitely getting into the spirit of hand-lettering too which I hope to develop further. Anyway, here’s to many MANYmore of these amazing styled shoots and design projects! If you ever need a stylist, stationer, or DIY-er, you know where to find me! ;)

Enjoy lovelies! And I’ll definitely keep you posted when I can reveal more! xxx