Wednesday 5 July 2017

LAWA Brides - Hilde

Norway in the sunshine looks glorious! Big thank you to Hilde for sharing these lovely pics of their wedding day with us. They got hitched in August 2016 and Hilde chose our classic Scarlett glitter t-bar dance shoe to wear with her beautiful off the shoulder lace & chiffon gownWhat a gorgeous bride and beautiful day!

All photos © Hilde Thorning

Thursday 29 June 2017

Tropical Boho shoot

Last summer the fabulous photographer Frances Carlisle and I took on the job of creating our first styled shoot together. We came up with the idea of a bright tropical styled wedding while sipping gin cocktails at a local haunt in Peckham. We quickly realised that pulling a shoot together takes a whole lotta work and planning and to lend her hand and well honed skills, Andri at Always Andri came on board.

We wanted to keep the shoot local to our corner of London so started looking for venues in South London and came across a relatively new and beautiful location. Severndroog Castle is the perfect hidden woodland spot for intimate and romantic weddings so we where delighted to shoot in their tower room as well as the grounds around it.

We wanted a slightly boho feel to our tropical theme and the lovely dresses, the hair, floral crown, cake, cocktails & drinks corner all came together beautifully in this colourful and vibrant shoot. The vintage tea trolley is the stylists own but you can hire ones similar to this online. Our cocktails, mocktails and fabulous fruit display added the classic tropical flare. We think it's the perfect blend of elegance and kitsch and I hope you enjoy the feast of colour!

Hair & make-up was by Amanda Roberts, she is a wizard with a hair and blusher brush! All the beautiful flowers came from The Fresh Flower Company and the furniture and place settings came from Classic Crockery while Pepper and Joy‘s tropical jungle stationery was a perfect fit for this fun theme. The amazing peach coloured butter cream cake was baked, iced and assembled by The Little Bear Cakery. It looks too good to eat but we did and it was amazing!!!!

For the first indoor look (below) we chose an elegant floaty and floral embroidered dress. This beauty is called Ivy, from Naomi Neoh‘s 2016 Collection. The tie front suede shoes we styled it with is our popular Anoush platform from Love Art Wear Art.

For the second look (below) we headed outside into the woodland. This look had a more boho vibe with a floaty off the shoulder, relaxed gown from the Saja Collection at Rock the Frock Bridal. Paired with the Carmen glitter tbar sandal from our limited edition bridal collection. It was finishing off with an assymetrical flower crown by The Fresh Flower Company.

Venue: Severndroog Castle
Photographer: Frances Carlisle 
Stylist: Always Andri Wedding Design 
Dress 1: ‘Ivy’ (2016 collection) Naomi Neoh 
Dress 2: Saja at Rock the Frock Bridal
Shoes: Love Art Wear Art 
Florist: The Fresh Flower Company 
Cake: Little Bear Cakery 
Hair & Makeup: Amanda Roberts 
Stationery: Pepper and Joy 
Tableware: Classic Crockery 
Model: Chloe Papworth

Monday 23 January 2017

LAWA Weddings - Nicola & Paul

Nicola & Paul had an amazing and sunny wedding day this summer and I am very pleased to share a few of Nicolas favourite snaps with you.

The lovely scalloped edge Bardot style dress is from Daughters of Simone from our favourite East London bridal boutique, Heart Aflutter. Nicola chose our scalloped edge platform Anoush peep toe wedding heels to compliment the dress beautifully. 

She says "I've actually worn the shoes a few times since the wedding! They’re wonderful!!" Now that is just what we like to hear :)

All photos © Nicola Murphy

Friday 7 October 2016

LAWA Weddings - Renee & Todd

We have had a busy summer that took LAWA bridal shoes to some far flung & exotic shores. As a big fan of Mexico myself, I am pleased to share this fantastic wedding with you. Renee & Todd got married in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on April 9th and it looks like they had a brilliant day.

Renees wedding dress was made by Maggie Sottero and she wore her mother's veil (37 years old)! Her lovely embellished belt was borrowed from her best friend. The shoes was new :) and is our classic Carmen glitter t-bar sandals, Renee: "I loved the shoes. Comfy and chic! "

Here is a few extra shots of the venue & beach party. I suddenly miss summer! 

All photos © Renee McGarry

Tuesday 7 June 2016

LAWA Weddings - Ann-Marie & Stephen

Ann-Marie & Stephen had their wedding at the stunning Mount Druid, Castletown geogehan in Co. Westmeath, Ireland. The photographer was Pawel Bebenca  and the photos are stunning! Ann-Marie sent me such a great selection, it was really hard to choose which ones to use. 

She wore a gorgeous lace dress with a cap sleeve detail and a long sweeping vail which she teamed with our jade Anoush suede platform peep toe sandals. Their bright colour really stood out, I love her bold styling.

Ann-Marie: "I bought my wedding shoes before I had finalised my dress. I loved the shoes so much and I got to bring them to every dress shop and every fitting so they were well broken in by the wedding! Luckily that was the case, because the sun was shining so we walked around the farm where we got married and got some fantastic shots. The shoes just pop and everyone loved them! Sadly, after all the walking, they had to come off later in the night when the dancing got serious, but they had centre stage in front of the band all night :) I need to get them cleaned and they will be ready to go again! "

All photos © Pawel Bebenca

Thursday 3 March 2016

Wedding Magazine - Bignor Park Shoot

I have been very lucky to be part of a beautiful summer shoot in Bignor Park, West Sussex. The very talented photographer is Cecelina Photography captured some lovely images and it is a great pleasure to be published in Wedding Magazine in their March issue! Pick up your copy in store now.

It was a great shoot and a fantastic team. I have worked with wedding planner Andri Benson on a few occasions and the result of this shoot is really something special. Below are a few of my favourite pictures of the day, hope it gives you some outdoors summer wedding inspiration.
These are our lovely Anoush tie front peep toe shoes. They are available online here. Elegant and comfortable in white kid suede with a pretty scalloped top line, these beauties are one of our best sellers and definitely worth a look. The below stationery is from Curious Me Design, isn't it pretty?

The shoot also included a romantic styled picnic that I adore! I wish I can be there right now, sipping a peach bellini... o well, summer is just around the corner and we can live the dream then. Make up by Joyce Connor and flowers by Blue Sky Flowers.

Monday 18 January 2016

LAWA Weddings - Danielle & Josh

Danielle and Josh had their wedding in the green and leafy Greenwhich. Danielle wore a beautiful beaded gown by Charlotte Wilden Bride. She teamed this elegant dress with our Anoush white & silver suede platform peep toe sandals. 

Danielle: "I really struggled to find anything that I wanted to wear let alone that I could justify paying paying the sometimes eye watering prices for however in my extensive search I came across a photo shoot and loved the shoes on the model. I was therefore delighted when I found that not only was I able to find them online, the price was reasonable. As much as I needed my shoes to have as high a heel as possible (my husband is 6 foot 8) I was taking the 'bury my head in the sand' approach to how much my feet were going to ache wearing them however I can honestly say that these shoes were the most comfortable heels I have ever worn. I managed 11am to 10pm which to me makes them worth every penny. Thank you so much Nicole, I look forward to finding any excuse possible to get them out again!"

All photos © Danielle Cox