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Editor's Letter Yay, Summer is upon us, there's nothing nicer than waking to sunny skies & warm weather, I am most definitely at my happiest on these days . With Summer being our theme for this edition, it has been a absolute joy putting together this issue for you. We came together to create two fabulous photo shoots to give you some ideas & inspiration for you big day. We've also got a feature photo shoot, created by Carla of Carla Corrado Designs & a wonderful collective of wedding specialists. A beautiful Moroccan theme photo shoot which is full of vibrancy. I also celebrated my wedding Anniversary recently, which always brings back wonderful memories. Enjoy every minute of your plans, sometime obstacles may come your way, but it all usually works out in the end. Its your day so enjoy it in your own unique way. Love Sarah


REAL WEDDINGS 5 Beth & Josh 21 Beth & Charles 37 Kelly & Stephen

PHOTO SHOOT LOOK BOOK 9 Gilded Gold | collaborative photo shoot the Guildhall 29 Chic & Unique | collaborative photo shoot at Berrow Court. 41 Moroccan Dreams | feature photo shoot

WEDDING PLANNING 15 Hair Accessories 17 Candid photography 25 Bespoke bridal wear Photo Credits - Front cover - Tinaclare | .art Back cover - Esme Fletcher



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A COUNTRY WEDDING Words By Sarah Humphreys

Photography By Poppy K Photography

Growing up in the countryside, it was a natural decision for Beth & Josh's wedding to reflect everything they loved in life Beth & Josh got married at Corley Church on 22nd August , for the wedding reception they then went on to a working barn on Josh’s family yard, they travelled by tractor from the Church to the barn for their equestrian / rustic themed wedding. " The barn was perfect as it was a blank canvas and we could really make it our own, me and josh both grew up in the countryside from driving tractors and excavators to climbing straw bales we knew this was what we wanted to create a relaxed environment , " said Beth "As for the equestrian elements we can put that down to my lifelong passion for horses . We had a blended theme" continued Beth " which combined Equestrian/country side and rustic elements. By mixing them and including handmade details we created the personal , relaxed country feel. We wanted a small wedding surrounded by the people who loved us and wanted to share our happiness. " "It would of been a head scratching moment for most but we had the vision to transform the barn into the magical and perfect setting for our Rustic wedding. It meant our little boy Riley and the other guest children could be safe and enjoy the space during our reception" said Beth " As it was based on a farm we were very lucky to have lots of pieces round the yard that suited our theme that we could decorate. Old wheelbarrows soon had flowers in and the old tractor and Our land rover defender were soon parked up with bunting on." "My wedding dress was an A line style " said Beth " to complete my dress and for my something blue I cut a heart out of my sons first blue baby grow and hand stitched it into the underskirt of the dress. My shoes that I wore to the ceremony were just plain white satin kitten heeled shoes , then for after the ceremony I changed into converse trainers which had Mrs Edwards written on the side and the date of the wedding on the sale of the shoe. "

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ood friends of the couple Sharon and Lee Ali are owners of west acre garden centre “They really pulled it out of the bag for us “said the bride” We picked the flowers up fresh the morning of the wedding, the flowers where perfect they matched every aspect of our theme. I knew I wanted my bridal party flowers to have a loose natural feel including lots of wild flowers to match our venue. “We were lucky to still have wild flowers out in the fields.” continues Beth. “Which were picked and placed in decorated tins around the top layer of bricks in the barn. The younger members of the wedding party particularly enjoyed this way of getting involved. Even a lot of equestrian items such as saddles, snaffle bits, and even my riding boots made it to the table filled with Gipsophelia, the ceiling was adorned with old wooden ladders with flowers and tea lights hanging from them.” said Beth.

“The entire family spent weeks painting, sticking, gluing, sanding to create every piece of this wedding. The time and effort the everyone put in was outstanding. Go with what makes you happy” concluded Beth “and what you want and stick to it, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to be good we had the best day of our lives and the simplicity of it was unreal use your imagination and just enjoy every moment from the prep to the tidying up the next day. The perfect wedding doesn’t have to cost £20,000. As long as you are surrounded by the people you love and share your happiness that’s all that really matters.”

Photography - Poppy K Photography www.poppykphotography.co.uk Wedding Decor - Natalie Evans natalie.evans5@hotmail.com

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GILDED GOLD Words By Sarah Humphreys

Photography By Tinaclare | .art

With the stunning backdrop of The Leicester Guildhall, I knew a atmospheric photo shoot would look amazing with the photography skills of Tinaclare | .art. With the Guildhall being one of the finest surviving timber-framed medieval halls in England it has been a focus of civic life in Leicester for more than 600 years. This Grade I listed building dates back to 1390 and retains much of its medieval appearance and sense of the past. The Guildhall is set in the heart of Leicester’s old town, an area steeped in history, famous for the discovery of King Richard III’s remains and home to Leicester Cathedral with its beautiful gardens. Imagine your wedding day in a stunning medieval setting where Parliament and the borough council met, municipal feasts were held and where Shakespeare’s players took to the stage. With this historic building in mind, we collaborated to create a bridal focus photo shoot. Nicola Anne Bridal provided us with a selection of her bespoke dresses which were perfectly complemented by Serenity Kate Couture bridal hair accessories. Sheila of Saffron Ivory created a variety of hair styles while Bethany Welch worked her make-up artistry on our model to create a natural hair & make- up. You can certainly create a statement in The Great Hall, it is a stunning room with murals dating back to the 17th-century showing the arms of the borough, large medieval windows, fine brass chandeliers and walls lined in elegant dark oak wooden panelling, it would certainly be a unique venue to say ' I Do ' If you are looking for a more intimate ceremony or drinks reception why not choose the majestic Mayor’s Parlour, with carved oak panelling, an elaborate 17th-century fireplace and a stunning 15th-century stained glass window. There is also a enclosed courtyard, which is the perfect space for hosting drinks receptions and a fantastic location for your wedding photography. .

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Collaborators who made this photo shoot possible ..... Photography

Tinaclare | .art www.tinaclare.com Wedding Dresses

Nicola Anne Bridal www.nicolaanne.com Hair Accessories

Serenity Kate Couture Hairdresser

Saffron Ivory & co Make-up Artist

Bethany Laura Welch Make-up Artist www.bethanylauramakeup.wix.com Model

Charlotte Davis Venue

The Guildhall Leicester 0116 253 2569

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HAIR ACCESSORIES Words By Pamela Sommers

You want to look and feel your best on your wedding day and hair accessories are a delightful way of pulling your overall look together. With so many different hair accessories to choose from; tiaras to hair combs and hair pins to delightful jewels. This may seem daunting, to even the most organised person. Do not worry, help is at hand… Here are some tips to help you choose beautiful hair accessories to complement your look and enhance your ‘WOW’ factor. To begin with, consider the overall theme of your wedding and establish what you are trying to achieve. Think of the colours you would like throughout your wedding, especially your dress and of course your bridesmaids’ dresses. What time of the year your wedding is planned for can also be an important factor when choosing accessories. Floral accessories or garlands look lovely and romantic in spring and summer. For autumn and winter weddings pearl and sparkly crystal accessories add that magical feel. Decide whether you would like your bridesmaids to wear similar accessories to you, or if you prefer them to wear something more delicate and subtle or vice versa. You may prefer your bridesmaids to wear smaller versions of your hair accessory, such as a small hair comb. Start by selecting your dress, as this will be the foundation to base your accessories around. The colour of your dress will affect the colours and style of your accessories. For instance silver accessories look even more sparkly with a white dress. While pearl or gold accessories look fabulous with a cream or gold coloured dress. Think about how you would like to wear your hair. Get creative and experiment with different hairstyles to find out what suits you best and what makes you happy. It may be worth having a chat with your hairstylist for ideas. The hairstyle you choose will affect which hair accessories you wear.

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WHAT'S YOUR STYLE ? Words By Sarah Brittain Edwards

Booking a wedding photographer is one of the biggest decisions that you will have to make when planning your wedding. Once the guests have gone home, and the honeymoon is over, the pictures ( along with what you can remember! ) will be one of the lasting keepsakes from your special day. So, when it comes to booking a photographer, what do you want? What are you looking for? What style are you after? Too many questions! Too much choice So, I’ll give a bit of an overview of one of the main styles around, from my own experience. You will more than likely have heard the terms ‘candid’ or ‘reportage’ and ‘formal’ photographic styles bandied around. My style of wedding photography is definitely candid, and I shall try to explain what this term really means for you when booking a candid photographer for your day. Getting to know my couples before their big day, is a definite must! I love to hear how they met; how they got their inspiration for their day; why certain themes and locations were chosen, and who the special people are attending. This helps me to build a picture of the couple and their intensions behind their day, which I aim to capture as the day unfolds. On the day, being a candid wedding photographer means being on the ball, and following the laughter! My eyes are constantly roving, looking for opportunities that I can capture. I am aiming for the best possible photographs, where I am considering composition and light, but just as important to me, are the people or items in front of the camera, as I am being commissioned to capture the moments of the day as they really happen. This also includes all of the detailing, I realise how the couple have been painstakingly pulling these elements together over the months of preparation, and it is only respectful of me to photograph as found, without re-styling or direction. This also goes without saying when photographing the moments of the day. I work in an unobtrusive and candid way, where I capture moments as they happen, 'the decisive moment' as master photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson would say.

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ouples need to be really sure about the style of photography they want when booking - do they want natural, candid shots without posing, which will be a true representation of the day and will capture beautiful moments, as they happen. or... More formal type photography, where there is a lot of posing and a lot of directing from the photographer in order to get the perfect shot. Are you comfortable posing in front of the camera? Do you want time out of your day to pose? In order to get a staged perfect shot, it takes time! There is of course a place for both candid and staged, and both styles can produce really beautiful shots - so at the end of the day it really does just boil down to personal preference! Therefore, couples really need to be sure of the type of photography that they want in order to remember their day... staged and more traditional, or candid and natural. Really look at a photographer’s portfolio and ask how your favourite images were achieved - were they staged or were they candid? This will give you a sense of the photographer’s competence and creative vision from behind the camera. I come from a photographic background, where I have created, art directed and photographed large and crazy group shots for magazines, using all the photographic gear and have created some fantastic images. However, when I photograph weddings, I personally love shooting in the candid style and using natural light, where I’m capturing the events as they unroll. I thrive on the excitement, the energy and the unexpectedness of the shots that I achieve, from each different and unique wedding. Sarah Brittain Edwards The Little Caravan Wedding Photography www.thelittlecaravan.co.uk

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VINTAGE DREAMS Words By Sarah Humphreys

Photography By James Mottram Photography

A truly beautiful vintage inspired December wedding in Uppingham Rutland.

Beth & Charles got married at St Guthlac’s church, Knighton, Leicester, with the reception at The Falcon, Uppingham, Rutland. "We didn’t have a rigid theme" began Beth " but the ideas that we put together were vintage, cosy/wintery and bicycles. When deciding the wedding date we were both concerned that it would be too Christmassy. So we tried to create wintery and cosy feel instead of Christmassy. The venue suited this very well. As a couple we go cycling quite a lot so bicycles became the theme of the tables. They also suited a vintage theme so when I’d decided on my dress it fitted well. " Beth went for a beautiful champagne coloured dress " I wore Maggie Sottero Ettia dress bought from serendipity brides in Weedon, Northamptonshire. I loved the warmer champagne colour, the capped sleeves and the 1920s feel. I didn’t think I’d find the dress I’d imagined in my head but I knew as soon as I put the dress on it was perfect. No other dress came close. It also helped to guide the theme of the day. I knew very early on " continued the bride " that Rachel Simpson offered a style of shoe that would really suit the dress and had friends tell me how comfortable they were. The Emily shoe was the first style I tried on. The colour and style were perfect." " Our florist did the most amazing job. " continues Beth " She completely understood that we wanted wintery without being Christmassy and she helped us to find flowers, berries and foliage to suit our colour scheme and vintage theme. We had bouquets, jam jars and bigger arrangements for the church. " " We had a close friend offer to do our wedding cake " said Beth " It was three tears (chocolate, vanilla and lemon sponge). She created exactly what we wanted. The icing was a pale brown/nude colour covered in white lace. She then made the most amazing pale pink sugar craft roses. It was incredibly special to have her do this for us. We know it took a lot of time and effort especially as she was 8 months pregnant at the time. "

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“I didn’t think I’d

find the dress I’d imagined in my head but I knew as soon as I put the dress on it was perfect. No other dress came close.”


harles wore a made to measure Magee three piece suit from Paul Richman in Stamford. “We were able to choose everything from the navy material of the jacket and trousers to the navy tweed of the waistcoat, the lining and the buttons. We decided to do this over hiring a suit so he could enjoy the experience and end up with a suit that he could keep.” “Don’t spend too long dwelling on and making a decision, particularly the small ones that seem big at the time but actually aren’t.” Concluded Beth “Take recommendations for suppliers. We did for most of our suppliers and we weren’t disappointed. Try and share the work load with people who want to help. Plan the day for you and not other people.”

Photography - James Mottram Photography www.jamesmottram.com Serendipity www.serendipitybrides.co.uk Paul Richman in Stamford Touchstone Jewellery www.touchstonejewellery.co.uk Van Buck ties www.vanbuck.com North Doodle Co – Stationary The Hair Room by Katy

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" I have always loved fashions throughout history and the nostalgic emotions they evoke." Anne, Daisy Dresses

Photography by Yury Goryanoy

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In a world of big frou frou dresses I hope to provide the option for unconventional brides to choose a dress that reflects their individuality so their wedding is an extension of their extraordinary selves. I love to encourage brides not to be dictated to by traditions and society norms and that being creative and different is celebrated and encouraged in the wedding industry too Benefits of having a bespoke dress ensures that the bride is be an integral part of the design and creative process having the freedom to choose their own fabrics, colours and embellishments to make their own special gown distinctive to them. They can have the bodice of one style of dress and the skirt of another. I am passionate about women having a wedding gown that fits them perfectly and is designed to flatter their figure to ensure they feel confident and comfortable on their special day. A bride should feel incredible and be the most beautiful version of themselves for the wedding day of their dreams.

Having a wedding dress made to measure is a truly a unique process in which the bride is in control. All fit issues are dealt with at each stage and any design adjustments made ensuring the bride will be relaxed and calm about how they will look on the day. Book in today for a free initial consultation where we can discuss your inspiration and ideas and take that first step to creating a wedding dress completely unique to you! www.daisydresses.co.uk

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CHIC & UNIQUE Words By Sarah Humphreys

Photography By Esme Fletcher

Berrow Court is a hidden gem of a venue situated in the heart of Birmingham. This splendid grade II listed Victorian Mansion was once the home of the distinguished politician Joseph Chamberlain. It is set in three acres of beautiful gardens, creating a stunning backdrop for our photographer Esme Fletcher to work with. This unique venue itself offers a completely bespoke service, allowing you to create a wedding that suits your exact needs & budget. Now one of Birmingham’s most sought after venues for wedding receptions, private dining and conferences, accommodating up to 75 seated guests for wedding breakfasts and private dining. Buffet-style dining can be provided for up to 200 guests. The rooms within this beautiful Victorian Mansion are simply stunning, so it was ideal for us to create a beautiful chic photo shoot there. Dee McMeeking set to work creating a relaxed stylish look, dressing the table with a garland of greenery with pops of colour from Miss Piggy Roses; Cerise Carnations; Gerberas & Pink Eustoma, and to finish the table dressing beautiful menus from Feather & Flourish Stationery . Shakespeare In Love Wedding Boutique provided us with the most dreamy dresses, those along with the hair accessories from All Things Lucy and make-up skills by Pennie Hewston, the team created the effortless and relaxed bridal look we were after. Richard Paul Menswear suited our groom with a navy suit & tie which really complemented the bridal wear look & feel of the venue also. The room we dressed for the shoot was the Garden Room, this is a large room that can hold up to 75 seated guests, buffet-style dining can be provided for up to 200 guests and it really is such a beautiful room. In addition to the Garden Room, there is also the Gold Room, named after its intricate gold décor this a fresh and airy space with large original opening windows overlooking the lawns of Berrow court. Other rooms include; The George Morris Room named after Berrow Court’s eccentric former owner and The Library & Bar where many original books still remain on the oak fine art bookshelves.

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“We’re a family run business and we are there with you from the first viewing through to the final meeting & arrangements, right up to your big day where we over look the running of the day” said the owners. “We have so much we can offer you including, exclusive use of the venue, brides room, licensed ceremony room, professional chef, coordinator on the day & much more. We look forward to welcoming you to Berrow Court. www.berrowcourt.com Call - 0121 454 7114 or email - enquiries@berrowcourt.co.uk Inspired Brides | Summer 2016


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The collaborators involved in this photo shoot are...... Photography

Esme Fletcher www.esmefletcher.com Make-up Artist

Pennie Hewston Pennie Hewston Make-up Artist Wedding Dress

Shakespeare In Love Wedding Boutique www.shakespeareinlove.co.uk Men's Wear

Richard Paul Menswear www.richardpaulmenswear.co.uk Hair Accessories

All Things Lucy www.allthingslucy.co.uk Wedding Styling & Floral Designer

Dee McMeeking www.deemcmeeking.com Stationery

Feather & Flourish www.featherandflourish.com Models

Georgia-May Dobson Ollie Chapman Venue

Berrow Court www.berrowcourt.co.uk

A Different Colour Floral Designs Freelance designer florist, making bespoke wedding flowers for your big day.

Photography Kayleigh Pope

Get in touch and book your free, no obligation consultation. 07854 77 77 18 Facebook.com/adiffcolour Instagram: a_different_colour Twitter: @adiffcolour adiffcolour@gmail.com Taking bookings for 2016 & 2017

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IT'S ALL IN THE DETAIL Words By Sarah Humphreys

Photography By Kayleigh Pope Photography

A relaxed pastel theme summer barn wedding, with DIY projects and heaps of personal touches at Wethele Manor, Leamington Spa. Kelly & Stephen got married in August at the beautiful barn venue, Wethele Manor . " We both knew that we wanted the day to be relaxed whilst still feeling special so we chose pastel colours as we felt that these would suit the venue and Stephen has always been in to graphic novels and Marvel so we wanted to make sure that this featured somewhere too " Kelly began " We also did a lot of DIY. I am lucky enough to have very talented family and friends and they were all roped in at some point! We made tons of bunting, table runners, all of the centre pieces and stationary. We made our own sweet table instead of having individual favours and also created our own photo booth area; most of the props ended up on the dance floor! Everyone commented on all of the little details, I think it made a difference and we could really put our own stamp on things. " The pastel theme followed through to the flowers " My very talented friend Jenny did my flowers for me " said Kelly " I knew what style I wanted and Jenny completely got it. They were absolutely stunning! " Kelly had spotted a dress in the boutique window, but wasn't sure it was her style "I had tried on so many dresses, I had always thought that I wanted a lace dress but no matter how many I tried on they just did not suit me. The wedding dress I chose in the end was Alli by Stephanie Allin and I bought it from a gorgeous boutique - Coco and Kate Atelier. I was coming to the end of my appointment there when I asked if I could try this one last dress on.... and I loved it, it made us all cry! I felt so comfortable in it on the day. " the bride continued " Stephen wore a light grey 3 piece suit from River Island and a pale blue bowtie – as well as Iron Man cuff links! "

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ust try and enjoy the process” concluded Kelly “We did do a lot of things ourselves which we enjoyed, it also saved us a lot of money but it isn’t for everyone! We left ourselves a lot of time to complete all of the different DIY projects. We also spent a lot of time debating whether we could really justify the expense of videographer...anyone debating it, just book one. I love our wedding video and I think I would have regretted not having one.”

“Everyone commented on all of the little details, I think it made a difference and we could really put our own stamp on things.”

Photographer – Kayleigh Pope www.kayleighpope.co.uk Florist – A different Colour facebook.com/adiffcolour Email - adiffcolour@gmail.com Blooming Lovely Films www.bloominglovelyfilms.co.uk Make-up – Gemma Clarke www.gemmaclarkemua.co.uk Cake – Bakeology www.bakeology.co.uk Hair – Jenna www.rubytuesdays-coventry.com Inspired Brides | Summer 2016



Words By Carla Corrado

Photography BySarah Brookes Photography

Photography BySarah Brookes Photography

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oanna from Woburn Bridal supplied bridal wear, bringing some beautiful lace pieces. For the shoot we chose the Serena dress by Katya Katya Shehurina. Not only armed with an array of dresses and styles, head pieces and veils were also supplied to finish off any given look. The Wedding Cake design was supplied by Joyful Tiers, a name well established in the business of wedding cakes, offering not only intricate and delicate designs but some of the most delicious cake we have ever tasted‌! Carla Corrado Designs was on board to create the Wedding Stationery. From invitations, to set On the Day pieces, the stationery tied every accent piece together with that Moroccan, boho, electic twist. Printed on an quirky textured card supplied by PrintBox UK. It’s these key details and creative suppliers that made the styled shoot what it was, the images speak for themselves and highlight the end result we wanted to achieve.

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What do you specialise in ? Based in Leicester we are delighted to offer you our entire range of products made of paper to decorate and brighten your events such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays (children & adults), and any occasion that deserves celebration!. We specialize in designing each product exclusively for you and produce all our personalised party supplies to order, this ensures exclusivity and so your event will look unique and original ! Bespoke favours, decorations and much more !. Are you feeling curious? Please visit them on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/confitesUK Follow us on Twitter - @ConfitesUK Or get in touch - confitesuk@gmail.com When details Do matter... Confites is your best option !

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Here at Gail's Cake Pantry we have been making bespoke cakes for over 25 years. Our passion is making new and exciting designs and creating something wonderful for your wedding. We especially pride ourselves on quality, all of our cakes are baked with love, we also only design and make 1 cake per date as this assures you that your cake will have our complete and very best attention, this is why our diary gets filled up very quickly ! We believe tasting is paramount so we encourage all our brides to have samples to try.....who doesn't like to sample cake ! Our reputation has quickly grown to an extent that we receive many order by word of mouth which is really exciting for us - Please ask to see our testimonials We would love to be able to provide you with a quote and help make your wedding unforgettable, please contact us for more details gail@gailscakepantry.co.uk



Our Autumn Shows Inspired Brides Unique Wedding Fair Sunday 18th September Guildhall Leicester

Festival Wedding Fair Open Weekend Saturday 8th October Sunday 9th October Oldberrow House Henley-in-Arden

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Berrow Court

A Chic & Unique Wedding Venue In Birmingham www.berrowcourt.co.uk

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Inspired Brides Summer 2016