Real Wedding | Olivia & Tom

Olivia called me after seeing images from my own wedding, as she too was planning her wedding at Aynhoe Park in Oxfordshire. I may be biased, but Aynhoe is one of my absolutely favourite venues in the UK, and I am so lucky to have it on my doorstep, but also to have been able to get married there myself in 2014 (see images from my wedding at Aynhoe Park here). 

Having worked in Events previously, Olivia had worked super hard in planning their wedding herself, but needed some support on the day itself to ensure everything ran seamlessly, and I was delighted to be part of a wonderful team in bringing Olivia's visions to life in October last year. Olivia, quite simply, is one of the most organised Brides I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and a joy to be around, so much so that it hardly felt like working at all! 

A great team of suppliers worked tirelessly to create Olivia's ideas at Aynhoe, and I'm honoured to have been part of their wedding celebrations.

Co-ordination & Styling: Vanilla Rose Weddings | Venue: Aynhoe Park | Photography: Barrie Downie | Floral Design: Joanna Carter Contemporary Flowers | Catering: Indulgence | Balloons: Bubblegum Balloons

Styled Shoot | Bridal Preparations

I must firstly apologise for this being my first post of 2016! It's been a super busy few months with my couples, planning their weddings for this summer, and I simply haven't had as much time as I would like to sit down and write some blog posts. I made a resolution in January to dedicate more time to blogging, so no time like the present!

In this post, I'd love to share a special styled shoot with you, which I co-ordinated last summer with the ever lovely Julie Michaelsen Photography. We planned this shoot for Hedsor House, who had just re-launched their Bridal Suite after a full renovation, and it was the perfect setting to create a Bridal preparations shoot. We had a great team working hard to create the looks in this shoot, and it was recently featured in Perfect Wedding Magazine. 

Design & Styling: Vanilla Rose Weddings | Photography: Julie Michaelsen Photography | Floral Design: Blue Sky Flowers | Cakes: Melissa Woodland Cakes | Bridal Gowns: The Couture Gallery | Hair & Makeup: Kylie McMichael  | Lingerie: Pompadour Lingerie | Loungewear: Violet & Wren | Shoes: Harriet Wilde | Jewellery: MBC Diamonds | Calligraphy: Megan Riera | Stationery:Ever After Press | Venue: Hedsor House

Styled Shoot | Botanical

This week I would love to share with you a styled shoot I worked on with the amazingly talented Claire Graham earlier this year. Claire had a vision to create a simple botanical styled shoot, and invited me to co-ordinate and style the shoot. Of course I jumped at the chance! I have admired Claire's beautiful photography for a while, so it was the perfect opportunity to work with her to create some pretty inspiration for a botanical wedding.

The full shoot was featured on Magnolia Rouge earlier this week, which you can see here.

Co-ordination & Styling: Vanilla Rose Weddings | Photography: Claire Graham | Floral Design: Westwood Design | Cake & sweet treats: Olofson Design | Furniture, crockery and coloured glassware: Classic Crockery Hire | Stationery: Eagle Eyed Bride | Floral Accessory Props: Rowen & Wren | Silk Linen: Kate Cullen | Terrariums: HEY Style Hire | Candles: Wick & Tallow |Bridal Gown: Katya Katya Shehurina | Hair: Love Hair by Lou | Makeup: Louise Bonci | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab