Image by Horseshoe Photography.
There’s no hiding it, wedding gift lists often end up being ‘a girly thing’ for some reason. It’s basically shopping without the cost (which is fun for everyone) but can get commandeered by the bride by adding cute cushions and candle holders.
At Prezola, there’s something for everyone and for every style whether you’re into tech, food or adventure. Here’s a selection of items that we think the groom will love (and so will you!) and can even persuade him to get excited about gift lists!
Gifts for the Groom!
Ben Rothery Print, £30 – Decorate the man cave with some gentlemanly prints from up and coming artist Ben Rothery. His collection on Prezola has some breathtaking illustrations that look unbelievably real, alongside animals with higher fashion than Tom Hiddleston.
Foosball table, £112 – Possibly the ultimate dream for guys is to have their very own foosball table. This mini version will keep him happy for hours, and won’t take up too much room in the home either!
DeLonghi Espresso Machine in Gunmetal Grey, £199.99 – This bad boy will fulfil all of his coffee needs and comes in really cool colours such as Champagne, Black, White and Gunmetal Grey. It’s not so expensive that it will scare off your guests and will make him slightly less grumpy in the mornings too.
B&O Play Beolit Bluetooth Speaker, £399 – This speaker is stylish and has excellent features that any music lover would go crazy for. Get the party started by playing music from your phone, or simply just to listen to while washing the dishes.
Images by Hannah Duffy Photography.
With so many options, trends and palettes out there for weddings these days, it’s sometimes all too easy to overlook the sheer brilliance of the simple white wedding.
Well, thanks to the lovely Louise from B.LOVED and a host of talented suppliers, the white wedding has been given a modern makeover. We knew the perfect venue to host such a shoot and we’re so thrilled to be able to share with you the One Events collection in such a stylish and inspirational way.
First up, some words from the stylist herself…
The statement White wedding Shoot
Shot in the all-white, light-filled interiors of One Events by fine-art photographer Hannah Duffy, it’s the perfect modern fine-art white wedding inspiration for the overwhelmed bride. Back to basics, using a one-colour palette, my team of talented pro’s and I created something elegant to show how you can take one simple colour – white – and create something that’s still interesting and visually exciting.
Images by Maria De Faci.
Turn the Bingham into your own private residence for the day with an Exclusive Use wedding this Autumn/Winter…
For couples looking to host a truly luxurious affair for their big day, the Bingham’s Exclusive Use option is the perfect solution.
Tucked away beside the river in Richmond-upon-Thames, the Bingham Hotel can become your own luxury private residence for the day. Offering total privacy, Exclusive Hire includes exclusive use of the entire property including; all three Garden rooms, the restaurant and lounge bar, private terrace and adjoining garden plus use of all fifteen luxury bedrooms – offering your guests complete comfort just a stones throw from the celebrations.
Quite simply Exclusive Use allows guests to feel completely at home in the venue from 11am on the day of the wedding until 11am the day after – creating a grown up house party feel, fusing a laid back atmosphere with sumptuous surroundings where no detail is overlooked.
Exclusive Use starts from £15,000 (inc.VAT and service charge) including arrival drinks and canapés, a three course wedding breakfast with tea, coffee and petit fours, plus wine and a glass of Prosecco for the toasts and there’s even evening food to keep any midnight munchies at bay. Exclusive Use really does present the ideal option for couples wanting to create an intimate, personal and stress free environment for their big day.
Semi Exclusive packages are also available which includes use of all three Garden rooms, private terrace and adjoining garden plus use of all fifteen bedrooms. A select number of dates are available this Autumn/ Winter from October 2016 to March 2017.
Images by Lucy Davenport Photography.
Back in May I embarked on a road trip to the West Country to work on a beautiful coastal styled shoot for Clovelly Village in North Devon. I’d picked this particular Devonshire cove because I felt sure I would discover Mermaids.
The village of Clovelly is quite honestly enchanting. A timeless beauty, you can feel the pace of life slowing as you make your way down the steep cobbled stones into the heart of the village.
This is a place where cats stand tall on whitewashed walls and dogs sit outside their owner’s cottages waiting to greet you. This is a place where the fisherman illustrations from your childhood books actually come to life, white beard, pipe ‘n’ all! This is a place where doors are made of shells and secret gardens are waiting to be discovered.
This is a place where magic can most certainly be found.
As well as it’s obvious quirks and beauty Clovelly is a fabulous wedding destination, you’ll find all of the classic British pastimes here; You can enjoy a yummy cream tea, a pint at The Red Lion, brisk beach walks with the promise of a fresh seafood lunch, crafting in their workshops and a spot of retail therapy in their gift shops. Of course any visit to Clovelly wouldn’t be complete without saying hello to their resident donkeys. Now happily living in the sanctuary at the top of the hill.
If you and your guests would like to stay a little longer, there’s an array of Inns and B&Bs and if you’ve done a little too much walking (or partying), they even have their own holistic therapist to soothe your aches at Calming Quay!
Images by Hannah Duffy Photography.
I absolutely love today’s tour of Stanstead Bury and it’s gorgeous gardens… But what I love the most is the story of Imogen.
Imogen is the venue’s custodian of sorts and back in 2013 she married in the grounds of this private Hertfordshire Manor House herself. Imogen completely fell in love with the venue, so much so that she wanted to share her own wedding day experience with others.
Read on to see how Imogen is now working with the owners of Stanstead Bury to welcome a small number of couples into their beautiful home each year…
Notes from Stanstead Bury
Stanstead Bury is the old Manor House in the village of Stanstead Abbotts, a pretty little village near Hertford in Hertfordshire. The venue is the private home of Mr & Mrs Trower and as of this year they have opened up the grounds to hold a maximum of four weddings a year within their beautiful gardens.
I held my wedding reception at Stanstead Bury back in 2013. I was lucky that my Mother knew Mrs Trower through the local parish Council and that she was bold enough to ask her if we could hire her grounds for our wedding reception!