Hello loves, I hope you’re all revelling in the gorgeous spring weather? I’m certainly lusting after creme eggs and getting chilly ankles from optimistically wearing one of my many pairs of culottes all of the time. Today I’m taking us back to the dusky beauty of autumn to share with you the dreamy, nature inspired wedding of Hannah and Simon. Hannah, a Journalist, wed Simon, a Property Manager, at Oxford Town Hall on 17th September last year, in a utterly gorgeous humanist celebration laced with luscious deep tones and textures, and beauty styling by our absolute girl crush and Little Book for Brides gems, Portraits Bridal. To top it all off, this divine day was captured on film by a second Little Book for Brides recommended supplier, Wagtail Productions.
“We took quite a late decision to have a videographer and were quite worried we wouldn’t be able to find someone who’s work we loved and who was available. When we found Ayla’s work, we both fell in love with her style – fresh and modern, but also personal, no soft-focus or cheesy moments, but plenty of heart and soul. And although we had a nail-biting weekend while she waited on another couple who were also interested in our date, they decided not to go with Ayla, and we felt like the luckiest pair in the world. Ayla and her assistant were incredible, and such a pleasure to have with us; always professional and so non-obtrusive.”
“We both love nature, and were guided by an earthy palette with lots of trailing foliage, some dark autumnal colours and some dusty, muted pastels to set them off against. Texture was also important to us – tweeds, beading, subtle sequins, my hair braids. We both love autumn – the light and the colours of the leaves, and that quiet, dreamy time of seasons shifting and autumnal abundance was something we both had at the back of our minds.”
Hannah wore a drop waisted, pale gold creation by Charlie Brear with her Rachel Simpson Shoes ‘Emmeline’ shoes, yet another wonderful lady who we’re proud to support through our curated directory; Rachel’s designs are über-feminine and oh-so pretty. A gorgeously detailed Agnes Hart veil, custom-crafted to suit our petite bride, floated ethereally over flower-studded braids, crafted by Zara of Portraits Bridal.
“I was so incredibly lucky to find my dress. I had actually already bought a dress online, it was very inexpensive dress, but I absolutely loved it. It was vintage, and quite tiny, and I had the horrific experience of trying it on in January (in hindsight, a bad idea post-Christmas), and not being able to zip it up. I really didn’t want the extra pressure of feeling like I had to lose weight to fit into my wedding dress, and a few weeks earlier I had come across the dress I ended up wearing at a Charlie Brear sample sale, where I’d hoped to find some accessories.” Continue reading…