One of the most enjoyable experiences of mine from last year was spending a day with several of my my wedding industry heroines and fellow judging panel members for the 2012 UK Wedding Awards when we met to agree who, of each regional winner, should go through to win each main category. One of my heroines who I spent the say with was cake designer and maker extraordinaire, Peggy Porschen.

During an intense day of judging, we broke to have lunch, and it was then that Peggy told me that one of the Regional winners in the Photography category, London based photographer Marianne Taylor, had been to Peggy's cake parlour recently to take some gorgeous photographs of a soon-to-be-married couple, Amanda and Nick.  Peggy told me she would love to see the images on Love My Dress and so I've waved my magic wand a little and ta-daaaaa! Look what I came up with! A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

I love the way Marianne has used the props at Peggy cake shop to style this shoot – and having tasted Peggy cakes several times before, I can confirm – they really are heavenly…

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Marianne Taylor

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

Bride to be Amanda says…

"Nick and I first met at school in Bristol, we dated for about 3 months when we were 15 but drifted apart when we left school. Nick moved to Oxford, I moved to Bath,  we remained friends but that was all it ever really was. We met up again a few years ago and so now 25 years after we first dated we are finally getting married!

Our engagement shoot was in London and there was only one place we could go as we are both huge fans of cake and I have an unhealthy obsession with Peggy Porschen and her amazing work…"

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements ) A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )


"Our wedding is at The Larmer Tree Gardens near Salisbury next year in August. We just fell in love with the venue when we saw it, it is full of everything we love, a fantastic open air stage which is perfect for live music (I spent many years as a vocalist in a band playing at similar venues in jazz festivals), stunning gardens and peacocks roaming freely around the place. What more could you ask for!"

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements ) A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )
A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements ) A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements ) A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot... (Proposals + Engagements )

What a beautiful Autumnal shoot! Thank you so much Marianne for sharing your beautiful photographs.  I can't wait to see more from Amanda and Nick on their wedding day!

You can see more work form Marianne Taylor on Love My Dress here.  Click here to visit the Peggy Porschen website too.

What are your thoughts on the pre-wedding/engagement shoot? Are you having one? Would you have one? And what style of pre-wedidng shoot would you look for yourself? Something styled or more relaxed?  See more engagement/love-shoots on Love My Dress here.

Much love,

Annabel

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora and three dogs. If she's not being a Blog Queen or practicing her photography, you'll find her fighting her way through a renovation dust cloud as she and her family transform their forever-home.

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17 thoughts on A Peggy Porschen Style Deliciously Sweet Love Shoot…

  1. Oh I’m so pleased you love this one! Peggy sounded so excited about it! She was dieing for me to see the photographs. Isn’t her cake parlour so pretty all in pink?
    Thank you so much for your kind comments everyone :) Let’s send lots of love to Amanda and Nick for a wonderful wedding day :)
    xXx

  2. Ah, I love this, esp the change of clothes. Is that dress from Coast? The shots from the PP shop are my favs.
    We’re having an Eng-shoot… I’d LOVE to have a styled shoot, but my other half is really shy and hates all that kind of stuff. So I think ours will be very relaxed. He’s already refused to hold any props!
    So, I think we’ll have something relaxed this summer (omg, I’m getting married this year!) locally to us on Primrose Hill or Hampstead Heath, as our wedding is in the winter and we’re doing a First Look on the South Bank. So hopfully we can have two completely different sets of pics. Want to use a pic from the eng shoot for the invites and one from the wedding for the thank you cards.
    xx

  3. I love Marianne Taylor’s photography, she is so incredibly talented, it strikes me that every single shoot she does would be worthy of a place on these pages!

  4. Love this! Peggy Porschen and Marianne Taylor are two extremely talented individuals. Thanks for sharing Annabel, now I need to go a find a beautiful heart-shaped biscuit to eat!

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