Urban Watercolour Wedding Styling

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Watercolour is a big trend right now, not just in wedding styling but everywhere we look… and we love it.

The wedding styling ideas in this sensational urban watercolour shoot evoke a feeling of calm and tranquillity amongst the hustle and bustle of the city setting. The beautiful pastel colour palette works so well with the herbs that bring the outside in.

Groom holding bride's arm up as she twirls

So fresh and modern, this styling would work for weddings in almost any type of venue, not just urban venues, and in any season… that’s the great thing about herbs!

Huge thanks to Amanda Karen Photography and the team for sharing such fabulous wedding inspiration.

Luxurious and Stylish

“This styled shoot was inspired by the growing trend for urban weddings in London while maintaining a luxurious and stylish feel. Watercolour touches added softness to the industrial surroundings of Drake and Morgan at Kings Cross, through the use of silk linens, stunning stationery and a beautifully watercolour painted cake.”

Watercolour wedding stationery

Drake and Morgan at King's Cross

Wedding dress hanging

Groom's drink

Groom in bar at Drake and Morgan at King's Cross Groom's buttonhole

Groom reading newspaper

Groom sitting on steps at Drake and Morgan at King's Cross

Watercolour wedding cake

Flower on top of watercolour wedding cake

Bringing the Outside In

“If a venue doesn’t have its own green outdoor space couples are keen to find ways to bring the outside in. The use of herbs achieved this and also brought a softer feel to the venue.

Herb wedding table runner

Wedding table with herb table runner

Wedding place setting with sprig of Rosemary

Wedding place setting with watercolour place card

Wedding place setting

Flower lollipop on wedding plate

Bride and groom in Drake and Morgan at King's Cross

Bride and groom facing each other

Groom hugging bride from behind Jewelled detail on shoulder of wedding dress

Bride and groom

“In ancient Greece they used herbs in wedding bouquets to ward off evil spirits, and the Victorians also used them, mainly to provide scent, but also to convey hidden messages and meanings. In our bride’s bouquet we used mint (virtue), flowering marjoram (joy and happiness), scented geranium (true friendship) and lavender (devotion). Wow, it smelt amazing! In the table garland we used bay (glory), rosemary (remembrance, and memories of loved ones) and thyme (courage and strength).

Bride's pastel wedding bouquet

Bride and groom

Bride looking down at bouquet Flowers in pastel bridal bouquet

Bride and groom walking along river

Bride looking over shoulder

Bride holding bouquet behind back

“The flowing movement and jewelled details of our bride’s dress really showcased the desire of modern London brides to look stylish and beautiful on their big day.”

Bride on swing

Bride and groom in large doorway

Bride looking at camera

Bride and groom walking past restaurant

Bride sitting next to water feature in London Bride

Bride looking down

Photography: Amanda Karen Photography

Shoot Location: Drake and Morgan – Kings Cross, London

Wedding Dress: Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture

Flowers: Catherine Short Floral Design

Hair: Aria Makeup Artist

Make-Up: Sylwia Kunysz Makeup Artist

Wedding Cake: Little Bear Bakery

Stationery: Oh Wonder Calligraphy

Lollipops: Flower Lolly

Ribbon: Cake Cullen

Models: Grace Early and Ben Beard

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Getting to Know – Jess Yarwood Photography

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Company Name: Jess Yarwood Photography

Interview with: Jess Yarwood

Location / Coverage: Based in Cheshire but cover the whole of the UK and Beyond

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

I never set out to be a wedding photographer. Originally I worked in the wedding industry as a wedding planner and just had a passion for photography that I decided to pursue. I have been a wedding photographer for nearly four years now.

Bride and groom holding hands - Picture by Jess Yarwood Photography

Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?

This is one of my first images I took when I started my photography business. It’s of my daughter when she was playing in the park. It’s an image I always refer back to; I love it.

One of Jess Yarwood's first professional pictures of her daughter

Which areas of the UK do you cover?

I am based in Cheshire but I cover the whole of the UK and also destination weddings.

What do you feel sets you apart from other wedding photographers?

It’s a hard question to answer, but I feel people book me because of my relaxed vibe and consistency with my work. My shooting and editing style is very me, and I believe people book me for that. I have a lot of photography friends who all have their own unique style; it is a lovely industry to be in.

Bride and groom kissing in front of wood panelled building - Picture by Jess Yarwood Photography

How would you describe your photography style?

Relaxed, natural and fun. I love to laugh and make my couples at ease and I think this shows in my work.

I like to capture the day as it flows. There will be no forced smiles, no formal line ups and certainly no cheese. I love to work with laid back, creative couples who enjoy nothing more than being surrounded by loved ones and are ready to party.

We will have just enough formal photos to please the parents and then the rest will be you having an amazing day! I work with natural light and love real moments; nothing too staged.

People on top wedding table laughing - Picture by Jess Yarwood Photography

What packages do you offer and what are your rates?

I offer full day coverage, from morning preparations until dancing in the evening. I love to tell a whole story through my images. Each couple receives a beautiful bespoke wooden box with 10 6×4 fine art prints and their USB of images.

Bride and groom kissing - Picture by Jess Yarwood Photography

What is the best thing about your job?

I would say meeting new people. I am definitely a people person… and people watcher!

Do you have a specialist area of photography?

I cover weddings and lifestyle shoots of families; this keeps me busy! I love real, honest imagery, and with both of these avenues I can capture people and memories.

Bride and groom kissing in woodland - Picture by Jess Yarwood Photography

Who/what are your influences?

I love the work of Vivian Maier, an American street photographer, and also the work of wedding photographer Fer Juaristi. I am constantly looking at all types of art, street photography and wedding photography to gain inspiration.

Bride and groom kissing in front of door - Picture by Jess Yarwood Photography

Do you have a favourite picture that you have taken (if you can choose!)?

My favourite images are always ones I take where the person doesn’t know or are less pre-planned. The image I always refer to is this one of Milli. She was putting her dress on and she did a little wiggle! We laughed and it captured such a natural moment before she married her man.

Jess yarwood's favourite picture of bride getting into her wedding dress

What is your top tip for choosing a wedding photographer?

Base your choice on the style you love as your images will be the one thing you look back on. The photographer, I believe, is one of the most important choices a couple will make.

Random question… How would your friends describe you?

Fun, relaxed, honest, reliable and bubbly (I did asked them!).

Bride laughing as groom kisses her neck - Picture by Jess Yarwood Photography

What’s your typical day like?

Obviously most Fridays and Saturdays I am at weddings, and I usually try to take Sundays off to spend with my family. Monday to Thursday I reply to emails from the weekend, blog, edit and manage my website. I meet new couples in the evenings midweek so life can be a little crazy during the summer months.

Man having fun at wedding party - Picture by Jess Yarwood Photography

Where can people find out more about Jess Yarwood Photography?

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Twobirds Bridesmaid 2017 Party Collection

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We are thrilled to uncover the brand new Twobirds Bridesmaid Party Collection of eight beautiful bridesmaid dresses. Keeping the Twobirds philosophy in mind, the chic new gowns have a strong focus on re-wearability and seamlessly integrate into the existing Twobirds collections.

- Twobirds Bridesmaid 2017 Party Collection

The new dresses are available in nine popular colours. Constructed from the same luxurious fabric as the popular Classic and Tulle collections, the 2017 Party Collection introduces stunning alternative silhouettes to the multiway dresses.

Mix and Match

The high-low scooped hemline of the Lily dress, billowing kimono sleeves of the Lucy wrap dress and the dramatic frill details of the Zoe and Maya designs look great when mixed and matched with any Twobirds outfit.

The Maya, Zoe and Charlie dresses incorporate convertible design elements that can be styled in different ways, making them the perfect, hassle-free choice for stylish bridesmaids.

The gorgeous dresses in the 2017 Twobirds Bridesmaid Party Collection include…

Maya

Maya is an ingenious transformer dress which can be worn in many different ways allowing each bridesmaid to find their perfect style. Styling options include strapless, one shoulder and off the shoulder, with detachable straps and optional sash. Choose between Classic or Tulle fabric for that gorgeous ruffle.

Maya Tulle Dress One Shoulder in Blush from Twobirds Bridesmaid Party Collection
Maya Tulle Dress in Blush Worn on One Shoulder
Back of Maya Tulle Dress in Blush from Twobirds Bridesmaid Party Collection
Back of Maya Tulle Dress in Blush Worn Off the Shoulder

Zoe

Zoe is a beautiful maxi dress featuring a high neckline and romantic ruffle. With three ways to wear the back – halter, tank or cross – each bridesmaid can choose their favourite. Available in jersey or tulle.

Zoe Jersey Dress in Heather from Twobirds Bridesmaid Party Collection
Zoe Jersey Dress in Heather
Back of Zoe Jersey Dress with Cross Back in Heather from Twobirds Bridesmaid Party Collection
Back of Zoe Jersey Dress with Cross Back in Heather

Margaux

Margaux is effortlessly elegant, with full-length sleeves and a flattering draped, wrap front with an attached sash.

Margaux Dress in Sage from Twobirds Bridesmaid Party Collection
Margaux Dress in Sage

Lily

Lily is a classic wrap dress with a high-low hem. A stylish dress for the big day which can be worn again and again.

Lily Dress in Black from Twobirds Bridesmaid Party Collection
Lily Dress in Black

Lucy

Lucy features a wrap front, super-flattering loose sleeves and a chic high-low hem. The perfect bridesmaid dress.

Lucy Dress in Heather from Twobirds Bridesmaid Party Collection
Lucy Dress in Heather

Charlie

Charlie can be worn with a high neck and peekaboo keyhole detail or in a V-neck style, changing the look entirely with both straps tied at the back. The optional belt can be tied around the waist or removed entirely giving bridesmaids many options for the wedding day, and many days after.

Charlie Dress with V-Neck in Navy from Twobirds Bridesmaid Party Collection
Charlie Dress with V-Neck in Navy
Charlie Dress with Keyhole in Wine from Twobirds Bridesmaid Party Collection
Charlie Dress with Keyhole in Wine

You can see all the colour and style options available on the Twobirds website twobirdsbridesmaid.co.uk.

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Win Your Wedding Catering, Worth £4,000

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To celebrate the launch of their new website, Kemp and Kemp Catering is giving away £4,000 worth of wedding catering to one lucky winner.

Wedding Food by Kemp and Kemp

The prize includes:

  • A three course signature Kemp and Kemp menu for up to 50 adult guests
  • Pre-wedding and ‘on the day’ project management
  • A chef, front of house manager and waiting staff
  • Crockery, cutlery, table linen and napkins
  • Tea and Coffee
  • They will even serve your own reception drinks!

Kemp and Kemp is one of The Wedding Community’s wedding catering experts, and is well known for their simple, yet astonishing food, which is all home cooked using fresh, local ingredients. Their flexible and innovative approach to wedding food has won them ‘Wedding Caterer of The Year’ for the last four years in The Wedding Industry Awards.

So, if you want to be in with the chance of winning this delicious prize, head over to the Kemp and Kemp competition page to enter.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The wedding venue must be within 90 minutes of Stafford. If over 90 minutes a small travel supplement will apply, depending where it is.
  2. Your wedding day must be on a Saturday between November 2017 and April 2018 or November 2018 and April 2019 (excluding Christmas and New Year, 22nd December – 5th January).
  3. A vegetarian alternative is available and Kemp and Kemp will accommodate most allergies.
  4. Extra guests (over the 50 included in prize) charged at £60 plus VAT per person (£20 for children under 12).
  5. The winner may add canapés at £4 plus VAT per person.
  6. The winner must provide the venue / marquee (and pay any necessary venue fees if applicable) with an easily accessible kitchen, which is at least 35m2 with 10 x 6′ trestles containing a commercial oven and warming cupboard (at no cost to Kemp and Kemp Catering – They can supply this equipment at £220 plus VAT if needed).
  7. All drinks, jugs, glassware, drinks refrigeration, water supply and a reliable power supply must be arranged/provided by the winner.
  8. No tasting sessions will be available.
  9. The competition is not available to those who have already booked their wedding catering with Kemp and Kemp or members of staff or agents.
  10. Only one entry allowed per person.
  11. The value of this prize is £4,000. No cash alternative is available.
  12. Competition closes on Sunday 30th May 2017, with the winner notified and announced shortly after.

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