Hello and welcome back! Today I wanted to share with you some inspiration for an elegant Autumnal wedding. Autumn is beautiful, and it is a wonderful time of the year for a wedding, with its trees turning colour, pretty late afternoon light, an abundance of nature and it is when we all get a bit more cosy with additional layers. I believe a gentle nod towards the current season is the way to go with elegant wedding design and styling.Read More
Hello lovelies! Thanks so much for popping by to read my latest blog post. Last week I shared Part 1 of Soft & Gentle Wedding Styling, with photos from a shoot I designed and styled at Bradbourne House wedding venue. Showing you inspiration for gentle and romantic wedding design and styling, and you can read that post here. This week I wanted to share Part 2, with more inspiration for your elegant wedding styling using a soft, neutral palette. Want to take a peek!?Read More
Hello you lovely lot, today I'm chatting to you about one of my favourite things to do - moodboarding. But this time I created one that is much more fun than my usual electronic versions, it was created from cut outs, flowers, ribbons & material, and colour swatches. Let me show you what I created and how I put it together, and perhaps you can have a go at creating one too?Read More
Happy Valentine's! Or happy day before or day/s after Valentine's, depending on when you are reading this! I'm not a fan of going out for dinner for this day of love. It is often over-priced and you're crammed into a table right next to another couple, so we usually stay in…Read More
Hello my lovelies. This week I wanted to show you some inspiration. One of my favourite parts of the initial stages of working with brides & groom to be is creating moodboards for them. I love to gather inspiration to start the design process, and it's a great starting point to begin our vision for the styling of their wedding day…Read More
In December’s Perfect Wedding magazine, I was lucky enough to have a double-page feature, showcasing a styled wedding shoot I worked on back in the summer. This shoot was designed to inspire readers to use vintage at their weddings in a fresh and modern way, and to provide some inspirational images for styling your wedding reception. Want to take a peek at more of the images? Here is the wedding table design I put together and next week will be the dessert dresser and table plan…Read More
I love vintage (obviously and phew, you say - it would be silly doing what I did if I didn't!) for many reasons - for its character, history, charm, stories behind the pieces, design details, and I just don't believe modern pieces are the same in quality and sophistication. But another reason I love vintage is that it means a lot of different things to different people...Read More
Hello again, lovelies. Thanks for popping by! In this week's post I'm giving you some styling tips that apply for weddings, interiors & home styling, and can generally be applied for all sorts of styling.
Take a peek below for my 8 tips, along with pics to show you what I mean, and let me know what you think...Read More
My house is full to the brim of vintage bits & bobs, a lot being decor but mostly at the moment it is full of my hiring items! In the cupboards, on display, in my external storage unit, in the shed... you name it there is a place for my vintage treasures. When you do a job like mine you can't help but look out for treasure wherever you go. If I pop to the shops, I have a nose in a charity shop, if I'm going to a boot sale I keep my eyes peeled for vintage knick-knacks that will make perfect props. And if I'm away for a weekend or even visiting friends & families, I scout out the towns for pretty shops & cafes for vintage inspiration and possible purchases...Read More
What better day to share with you my wedding photos than on my wedding anniversary!? Yep, happy 4 years to us, and time really does fly - I can't believe it, it only feels like 1-2 years ago! We had the most beautiful day, it was personal, romantic and fun - everything I believe a wedding should be. Our guests still talk about it, and what more can you ask for!? Looking through these photos for this post makes me feel so happy. I hope you'll get some inspiration from them for your big day, or just enjoy the pics!Read More
I'm a firm believer that you shouldn't leave your best in the cupboards to gather dust. Get those pretties out, use them and display them, and if you're anything like me, you'll love to use them for pretty pictures too!
As I have an array of vintage china at my home, some special bits of my own and items from my prop cupboard that I like to use when they're not being hired out, I love to have my tea & cake in/on them, and to use them as often as I can.Read More
As I mentioned in my last blog, where I showed you how I styled my Easter dinner table, I absolutely love styling tables. It's my favourite part of the styling set-up for weddings and I get totally lost in the moment when I'm doing them. Here are 7 of my recent favourite set-ups, all using vintage items of course...Read More
Controversial I know, but I think I prefer styling at Easter to styling at Christmas. I don't do quite as much to the house overall, but I just love the Easter colours, the flowers and the food that you can have alongside it! Plus my pretty vintage china collection complements it all perfectly.Read More
Following on from my last blog post, I thought I'd continue in the All About Me theme, as it's nice to get to know someone isn't it!? Most people ask me why I love vintage and why I use it in my job, so have a read on to find out just that and a little bit more...Read More