Award-Winning Accessories by Vivien J Bridal

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Images by James Green Photographer.

A family-run business in Wiltshire, Vivien J Bridal Accessories offers a range of unique hair accessories and bridal jewellery. From hair vines to necklaces, you’ll find everything you could ever need for your wedding day and for your bridal party.

They’re perfectly showing off their pieces in this rather pretty styled shoot captured by James Green Photographer and styled by The Bridal Edit. If your magpie eyes spot anything then Vivien J Bridal are offering you a 15% discount, simply quote the code CWV15.

Vivien J Bridal Accessories

Hannah:

We first entered the world of weddings back in 2008 after designing and making accessories for a close family wedding and we’ve been creating bridal jewellery and hair accessories ever since, growing our collection as well as our love for weddings.

We adore every piece that we create from our studio and we’re passionate about making sure brides sparkle their way down the aisle on their special day. There is something so special about being part of a bride’s journey and we’re always feeling inspired. As a tight-knit mother and daughter team, we understand the range of emotions that go into planning a wedding which is why we are always on hand to chat to our brides about their order and big day details. If you’re looking for a bespoke order, we can tweak each design to make sure it’s the perfect accessory for you and your big day.

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Unleash your Inner Bohemian – Top Tips from The Boho Booth

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Image by Dottie Photography.

Dreaming of escaping the daily grind of conventional living in search of a more free-spirited lifestyle..? Yep, us too! While running away to the hippie hills may be off limits, injecting a little Bohemia into your life is a great way to express your inner soul.

Bohemian Beats is one of our fave venue style categories and if you find yourself being drawn to these barefoot locations then Zoe Wells, founder of The Boho Booth, shares her seven steps to being more boho.

Unleash Your Inner Bohemian

Zoe:

Rock the boho look, Bohemian fashion is a means of expression and nothing says boho chic better than braided hair, floaty florals, ripped denim, fringing and brightly coloured clothing embellished with glitter and jewels.

Go barefoot when the weather permits, kick off your shoes and enjoy the freedom of going barefoot – not only is it good for your feet, it’s great for the soul.

Embrace the great outdoors. A walk in nature is often referred to as the best medicine. Escaping the four walls and electrical havens of our homes and offices for a stroll in the park is a sure-fire way to de-stress and reconnect with our inner selves.

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Bristol’s Beauty & The Beast

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Images by Sophie Carefull Photography.

Arnos Vale is a Victorian Garden Cemetery; a unique, leafy and tranquil setting full of heritage and wonder, hidden in the heart of Bristol. It’s a secret world with 45 acres of discovery.

Perhaps not the obvious choice for a wedding venue, but wait until you discover the magical woodland Underwood Centre and the site’s two architectural delights – the Anglican Chapel and the Spielman Centre. This alternative wedding venue is perfectly suited amongst newly-engaged couples looking for a unique, relaxed venue, full of natural beauty, and boundless options to create a wedding day to remember.

A rather creative team have got together to produce this Beauty & The Beast inspired shoot and it’s all pretty gorgeous. Not one for ‘themes’ myself, I do have a soft spot for a bit of Disney. But following in Emma Watson’s recent footsteps, the Belle in today’s feature isn’t your average Princess…

Notes from Arnos Vale

Kat:

Arnos Vale was a clear choice for a Beauty and the Beast inspired photo shoot on a frosty morning back in January. This indulgent shoot utilised the grandeur and elegance of the Anglican Chapel and the stunning but simplistic backdrop of the Chapel’s curved apse for Belle to lounge in pure opulence.

Belle then meandered through the woods to the rustic Underwood Centre, for an open-air banquet surrounded by beautiful bird song and rustling branches. As a location often used for wedding ceremonies, it was a fabulous alternative to use the space for a dining experience as the sun set and the fire crackled away into the evening.

This shoot was inspired by the new Beauty and the Beast film, but there wasn’t a yellow dress in sight! We wanted to create something really opulent and full of jewel colours, so we teamed vintage crockery with contemporary florals and super chic bridal-wear.

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Chiswick House & Gardens Spring Wedding Showcase

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Image by Kate Nielen Photography.

We’re swinging by on this bank holiday Monday with a rather beautiful styled shoot by B.Loved all in honour of the upcoming Chiswick House & Gardens Wedding Showcase on Saturday 22 April, 11am-4pm.

Join this stunning London venue at their very first Wedding Showcase dedicated to inspiring you to create the wedding of your dreams, whether at this beautiful location, within London or further afield.

The team are thrilled to be opening the doors to their West-London gem with an interactive and exciting event dedicated to helping you design your wedding day. With the help of award-winning wedding planner, The Bespoke Wedding Company, they’re creating anything but your regular wedding event.

Teamed with their hand-picked wedding professional partners, come and see your unique wedding day brought to life. Visit their bridal fashion boutique, sample mouth-watering wedding catering and decadent wedding cakes, meet floral designers, paper goods gurus, photographers, stylists and many more.

Their partners include some of our faves; Kate Nielen Photography, All for Love London (both featured in this shoot!), Harriet Wilde and Ellie Sanderson Bridal. You can view the full list of suppliers here.

Experience Chiswick House as you’ve never seen it before set for your wedding ceremony and the Burlington Pavilion dressed and sparkling in 2017’s key wedding trends and designs.

This is a feast for the senses with live talks and demonstrations taking place throughout the day featuring hair and make-up presentations and professional advice on planning your perfect day.

Entry to the show is free. All guests who pre-register for the wedding showcase qualify for a gorgeous goody bag of treats and entry into a prize draw to win four tickets to the Chiswick House & Gardens open air cinema this summer.

This is a must-have wedding planning experience for you and your bridal parties.

Pre-register now!

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Rustic Charm Meets English Country Glamour at Calke Abbey

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Images by Humpston & Bull.

The Riding School at Calke Abbey is the most amazing ‘blank canvas’ and is described as the National Trusts’ ‘unstately’ estate.

It is surrounded by 600 acres of lush parkland, ancient woodlands and ponds filled with deer, long horn cattle and rare bread sheep. Frozen in time, Calke Abbey and it’s Riding school genuinely is one of the most charming and beautiful wedding venues in the British isles!

Its location, size, shape and furnishings perfectly allow every couple to add their own style and personality. This venue has some rather lovely custodians in the form of wedding planners Honeysuckle & Castle and because this venue offers so much decorative freedom, they are regularly asked by their couples “How would you style and decorate the venue..?”

So, staying true to the ethos of Calke Abbey and all that they hold dear, they have ‘restyled’ the Riding School in a way that would both inspire their clients and demonstrate its dynamic versatility.

Notes from Honeysuckle & Castle

Helen:

The old Riding School is full of charm, character and quirky features allowing couples to add their own style and personality.

We at Honeysuckle & Castle, the proud exclusive wedding coordinators for this National Trust property, are thrilled to be surrounded by the most marvellous team of wedding companies from across the East Midlands who worked with us to transform this prestigious, exposed brick, white washed walled, rustic barn.

In order to enhance its rustic charm we used luxurious metallic gold and midnight blue touches throughout and working with the amazing Wild Thyme we brought the outdoors in.

The fabulous Fabric Theatre draped our amazing venue and along with the most perfect script which was elegantly set from the high Georgian windows thanks to the very talented Polly & Me, created the perfect backdrop for this stunning shoot and for any wedding.

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