Hi there everyone, have you had a lovely weekend? Given it's morning and we all need a lift first thing, I'm treating you to something bright, beautiful and very bold. I mean, just look at that amazing headpiece below!
Sarah and Trev chose to tie the knot on 2nd February, at Ashton Memorial, Williamsons Park Lancaster, followed by a reception at Holme Village Hall in Cumbria. I have to tell you, I was sold on featuring this wedding based on the first image below alone! Sarah wore the Alana headdress,
by The House Of Kat Swank. I happen to be a huge huge fan of Kat Swank
and discovered Sarah's wedding when Kat proudly posted a photo of Sarah
on her Facebook page. And rightly so – all of Kat's designs are made
with so much attention to detail and craftsmanship – using, almost exclusively, vintage elements that she sources herself. I know, because I own a Kat Swank headpiece that was
especially designed for me to wear at a bit of a wedding soiree that I
threw 18 months ago. Kat told me more about Sarah's headpiece…
piece was made with vintage materials. She gave me complete creative
control, and only stipulated "White, ivory, soft grey & pale
yellow". She also sent me photos of her gown, but because I've designed
for brides in the past with this same gorgeous Temperley gown, I knew exactly what to do!"
Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2013, Joe Mathers
Kate went on…
"The Alana headdress is one of my favorite pieces because I've never done that color scheme before. Currently I'm working on a Bespoke Mini-Alana Headdress
(a smaller version of the same) for Sarah in peacock purples and magentas for her to wear to a friend's wedding- it's sublime.
also a 'Tiny Tot' version for your favorite flower girl!"
"I saw this
dress about three years ago and had to have it! The dress is stunning
just my style and with it being a feb wedding it was a little bit more
"Wendy a personal friend did our flowers she did an
amazing job. We were limited to certain flowers with the time of year
but wendy pulled out all the stops sourcing things that I'd requested. Wendy works at Woodlands Garden Centre."
Looooooove the gold elephant!
"Our first dance was to 'Sexy and I know it! hehe! We’re not a lovey dovey couple this seemed appropriate!…"
"Our wedding photographer was Joe Mathers.
Joe is the best photographer I have ever come across as a hairdresser
I’ve been involved In loads of weddings and Joe at no point was annoying
in your face his pictures are truly stunning."
"I walked down the aisle with my Dad, to the sound of 'Power of Love', by Gabriella Aplin, sang by Ruby Mae."
"One of our readings was as follows;
'Marriage is about giving and taking
And forging and forsaking
Kissing and loving and pushing and shoving
Caring and Sharing and screaming and swearing
About being together whatever the weather
About being driven to the end of your tether¨
About Sweetness and kindness
And wisdom and blindness
It's about being strong when you're feeling quite weak
It's about saying nothing when you're dying to speak
It's about being wrong when you know you are right
It's about giving in, before there's a fight
It's about you two living as cheaply as one (give me a call if you know how that's done!)
Never heeding advice that was always well meant
Never counting the cost until it's all spent
And for you two today it's about to begin
And for all that the two of you had to put in
Some days filled with joy, and some days with sadness
Too late you'll discover that marriage is madness."
Just a quick note to anyone who is thinking of contacting Kat to buy
one of the pieces in her Etsy store, or to commission a bespoke design –
please try to leave ample time for creation of the piece, orders are
created as received, and shipping/customs take time as well. Each piece
is bespoke according to your size and colors, and they're very
comfortable and lightweight to wear – I speak from personal experience!
Big thanks to photographer Joe Mathers in providing these lovely images of Sarah and Trev.
So wedding lovers, what do you think? Let's show some love and kick off Monday with a bang!
With much love,
Photographer – Joe Mathers
Venue – Ashton Memorial, Williamsons Park Lancaster + reception at Holme Village Hall in Cumbria
Brides Dress – Temperley London
Brides Hair Accessories – The Alana headdress, by Kat Swank
Brides Shoes - Rachael Simpson
Grooms Suit – Topman
Bridesmaids Dresses – Monsoon + Next Shoes
Flowers – The couple's friend who works at Woodlands Garden Centre
Cake – Bride's Aunty
Transport – The Bride's Mini
Entertainment – The Hoovers Band
Favours – Chocolate moustaches
Catering Company – Alison Thompson catering
Hair Stylist – Emma Marcinko
Makeup Artist – Jenna Tunna
Stationery Designer – Paul Curwen