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