29 October 2015

Initial Inspiration

Beginning to plan your wedding can be an incredibly daunting task. You get on Pinterest and there are a million and one ideas that would look beautiful on your big day. I was having a trawl through my Pinterest looking for inspiration on a blog piece and I just though, why not pick one of your favourite items within your home as a place to start?

28 October 2015

Tuesday Trend Watch: Floral Dress

For Spring 2016, there is a definite shift to floral wedding dresses. If anyone managed to make it to the wedding exhibition at the V&A museum, you will know that originally wedding dresses were made in a floral pattern and worn more than once, it wasn't until Queen Victoria and the Victorian period that white, wear-once dresses became the fashion.

So if you really want to harp back to tradition, why not try a floral wedding dress? I know I will be trying one on as it is one of, if not my favourite look.

Kathryn Conovor Couture, Katie Slater Photography

Gemma Makin via Easy Weddings AU

8 October 2015

About Time

Source Working Title Films
He can go back and change his love life as much as he wants. It takes a lot of do-overs to get things just right.

There is no other way to describe my relationship with this film than love. I love it, I love everything about it. I have written about it on a previous blog of mine, which no longer exists, and I am so happy that I get to write about it again now that it has made it's move onto Netflix. I must admit though, I am not sure I necessarily agree with the Netflix description but hey-ho.

[Just quickly, I promise not every week will be a romantic film, I do branch out and will do all sorts of genres - next week will be the crime thriller A Walk Among The Tombstones starring Mr Liam Neeson.]

One of the main things I love about this film is the relationship between Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) and Mary (Rachel McAdams). It's with incredible credit to the writer that this love story develops with a realness, and without melodrama yet still being engrossing and engaging. There are no dramatic moments when you feel the two are going to break up, these two are going to get together and be in it for the long haul and it is really beautiful, and hope-inducing, to watch.

The film develops, and suddenly you are readjusted to be watching a film that is no longer a boy meets girl story. The film concentrates on all different family relationships, particularly that of a father and son, as well as a person's relationship with their home and where they live, as well as the decisions they make.

Time travel never feels out of place in the film and feels, paradoxically, shocking real. The perimeters of the time travel are set, and while this does lead to a twist (which I will not spoil), to be honest the time travel feels a part of real life as much as him taking the tube to work.

Here is where I will tell you to stop reading if you don't want WEDDING SPOILERS.

7 October 2015

A Floral Backdrop

Floral backdrops have been around for a little while now, but I think it's safe to say that they are not going anywhere for 2016.

If you are going for real flowers, these backdrops can be quite expensive but I do think it improves the overall look, and magical feel of the piece. I absolutely love these and I definitely think that when I get married, it will be one of my first priorities as it can really lift a photo, particularly if it is behind the top table. It also means that whatever venue you are looking at, you have more control about the makeup of the room and your photos.

Source Greenscape Design and Decor

6 October 2015

Out Of My Fashion Depth & #LVSeries3

I like fashion as much as the next person. At least, I used to think this before I moved in with a wonderful flatmate who just so happens to work for Burberry. I now realise that what I am with people who LOVE fashion, I am out of my depth.

This weekend, she very kindly offered me her extra ticket to go and see the Louis Vuitton Series 3 exhibition next to Somerset House. I was apprehensive at first, not only do I not know a whole lot about high fashion, I do know that Louis Vuitton is not one of my favourite brands.

However, the exhibition was incredibly enjoyable!

The exhibition explores the work of Nicolas Ghesquiere's work since he joined the fashion house in 2013, and how he has drawn on the brands heritage to make a modern collection. The work is all about paradoxes and juxtapositions and I found myself genuinely interested. The exhibit itself is made to play with your senses and sense of perception and while at times, I did indeed feel like I couldn't quite figure out where the floor was, it worked incredibly well and intensified the futuristic vibe.

5 October 2015

Monday Smiles Week 6

Six weeks! That has gone incredibly fast, before I know it I will be out of London and blogging from back home in Manchester (ish). Here are the seven things that have made me smile this week.

1. Mini burgers.

2. An inspiring conversation.

3. Finishing a project.

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