2018 Bride Magazine feature

I am very excited to annouce that our ‘Modern Romantic’ styled shoot is currently featured in the new 2018 issue of Bride Magazine!  It took a wonderful team of local wedding suppliers to pull this shoot together, and I am so delighted with the results!

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Writing for Wedding Ideas Magazine and Website…

A couple of weeks ago Tasha Newland from Ikonworks (and regular writer for Wedding Ideas) asked me to help her with an article on bridal beauty prep, and a feature on how I created *that* cover girl makeup for their August issue 163.  Of course, I was delighted to write for this fab magazine and to help my lovely friend Tasha.  To our delight, Wedding Ideas have made the article centre stage on their website which is just fantastic…I hope you enjoy reading it! x

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#GirlBoss being proud of what your doing, and enjoying every minute…

Everytime I pop into my kitchen, this front cover stays straight back at me from my cookbook display.  And I am still so immensely proud of what the whole team achieved on that styled shoot day, especially Tasha Newland of Ikonworks Photography, who put the ‘dream team’ together in the first place and took that un-mistakable image of Sophie our model.  I think it’s really important to reflect back on what you have achieved – be it if your self-employed or working for a business.  No one else will celebrate your achievements, so it’s vital you do.  It’s also nice to see how far you’ve come, even if there is a cringe factor of ‘what the hell was I thinking about!’  Which I often get from looking at my Facebook page when I first began!!

I just count myself as extremely privilege to work in such a diverse and friendly industry, and get to work with the some extraordinary talented people x

Photography Ikonworks * Hair Bridal Hair in Hampshire * Makeup by me * Flowers The Wild Fox * Dress available at Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Boutique * Model Sophie Waldron * Venue Penton Park * Magazine Wedding ideas Magazine (August) Issue 163


Working with Tasha Newland of Ikonworks Photography

I first became aware of Tasha a couple of years ago through social media, which is always a good way of finding amazing wedding suppliers, and was completely blown over by her work.  Her photography made you sit up and say ‘I want to do that!’  What really still stands out for me was her first front cover for Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset Brides Magazine last year.  The cover was divine, just simple makeup done impeccably well by Amazing Face based in Dorset and with a model who just stared right out of the page.  Tasha got the perfect balance of light, composition and design – I still look at it today, finding inspiration for my own work. So when I got the ‘call’ from Tasha asking me to help her on a photoshoot for Wedding Ideas Magazine, I wasn’t going to turn her down!

From the very beginning through various emails discussing the shoot Tasha was so easy going, and was really interested in having your input into the look of the shoot.  She is a real champion for local suppliers, and like me, wants to show clients what is possible – which is a lot!  When I arrived for the shoot at Penton Park the first thing Tasha did was give me a huge hug, which really put me at ease and made me want to do the very best for her and for myself.  And what a great time we all had laughing, coming up with some really stunning images for Tasha and the magazine.

I can’t wait to work with this inspirational lady again x


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The ‘Dream Team’…

I this image by Tasha Ikonworks of all of us just doing our thing working busily away for Wedding Ideas Magazine front cover shoot.  Tasha had referred to us as her ‘dream team’ as she had pulled us together from scratch to make this front cover photoshoot work harmoniously.  And I think the end result really does show this – the fact that we all worked hard, yet had such a laugh together making it.  Actually just before this photo was taken we had been having a ‘serious’ conversation about Jon Snow from Game of Thrones…

More gorgeous images to come x

The ‘Dream Team’ * Ikonworks * Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Boutique * The Wild Fox * Bridal Hair in Hampshire * Penton Park * Sophie Waldron Model * Frances Moore MUA *

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Front cover – Wedding Ideas Magazine Issue 163 (August)

I have been dying to share this news for about a month now…my first front cover with Wedding Ideas Magazine!!

When Tasha of Ikonworks Photography asked me to be a part of her ‘dream team’ for this front cover project I was so excited as I’m a huge fan and always return back to her work again and again for my own inspiration.  So getting the chance to work with her was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.  Tasha has a way of capturing light that when you view the images back just makes you feel happy – it’s an incredible talent.

Along with Tasha the dream team included: Joey of The Wild Fox Floristry (she is uber cool and her flowers are out of this world – truly)  Hannah of Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Boutique who provided those two stunning bridal gowns (which at the time were not on general sale, she’s very persuasive!) Michelle Crosser of Bridal Hair in Hampshire (personal friend who I love working with) Model Sophie Waldron (Yes she is that stunning all the time!) And all shot at Penton Park, a really unique wedding venue in Hampshire.