A Christmas Wedding at The Watermill Hotel

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… As it’s December I feel I’m now officially allowed to mention the C word! I’m trying not to peak too soon, but looking at these amazing festive pictures of Claire and Kyle’s beautiful Christmas wedding at The Watermill Hotel is making my excitement for Christmas start already.

I love a Christmas wedding, whether styled with a modern take on Christmas decor or with a traditional flair like this wedding. For me a Christmas wedding is all about the lights – lots and lots of twinkling lights – and that’s what I love about Claire and Kyle’s wedding.

Along with the abundance of twinkling lights, there are of course Christmas trees, baubles, pine cones, snowflakes and the prettiest bouquets of red roses mixed with spruce foliage, holly and berries. I really love the cute buttonholes with spruce, berries and little pine cones.

Bride and groom cutting Christmas wedding cake

Claire chose a gorgeous wedding dress with an incredible tulle-layered skirt, finished with a beautiful sparkling belt that glistened under the twinkling Christmas lights. Her dress was completed with a fluffy white shrug.

You’ve got to love a red bow tie for a Christmas wedding – Kyle and his best man look so dapper! The red of the bow ties matches the beautifully elegant bridesmaid dresses, chair bows and the ribbon on their stunning wedding cake. This just shows how much attention to detail Claire and Kyle have put in to their wedding styling. You are going to love it!

Grab a cuppa (it’s probably a bit early in the morning for mulled wine!) and enjoy being in Christmas wedding heaven whilst you look at these beautiful pictures by Masha Unwerth.

Magical Setting

“Kyle and I met on a very random night out in Watford; I was out with my sister and Kyle with work mates. There were a few mojitos consumed that night!

“When Kyle proposed we were on holiday in Disney, Florida, staying in the Disney Hotel and visiting the parks. We are both fans of all things Disney and big kids at heart.

“Kyle had booked dinner in the Beauty and the Beast restaurant one evening. The setting was magical with projected snow falling and beautiful décor. Between courses, Kyle got down on one knee. I thought he had dropped something, until he produced a ring in a lit ring box and asked me to marry him… I said yes, of course.”

Christmas wedding invitation

Wedding rings

Bridal shoes

Wedding dress

Sparkly belt on wedding dress

Christmas buttonholes

Red wedding bouquet on chair

Red Christmas wedding bouquet

Open back of bride's wedding dress

Fastening back of bride's wedding dress

Bride holding red bouquet Red Christmas wedding bouquet

Bride holding bouquet

Groom putting on red bow tie

Groom wearing red bow tie

Groom wearing red bow tie, blue jacket and Christmas buttonhole


Adding Sparkle

“I chose a dress that made me feel like a princess, finding the perfect shape in David’s Bridal. To add sparkle I had a diamanté belt sewn on to the dress – it was perfect!

“Kyle, his best man, the father of the bride and our pageboys looked dapper in navy tuxedos with red bow ties and cummerbunds. Our bridesmaids looked stunning in red dresses, and the flower girls in pretty ivory dresses.”

Groom waiting for bride

Best man

Father walking bride down the aisle

Bride and groom holding hands at the altar

Bride with half up half down hairstyle

Putting ring on bride's finger

Bride and groom kiss

Bride signing register as pageboy watches

Bride and groom leaving wedding ceremony

Grounds of The Watermill Hotel, Hertfordshire

Bride looking down at bouquet

Bride holding red Christmas style bouquet

Bride with half up half down hairstyle

Bride with bridesmaids in red dresses

Groom and best man

Best man

Bride and groom in grounds of The Watermill Hotel

Bride and groom walking in grounds of The Watermill Hotel Bride and groom kissing in grounds of The Watermill Hotel

Bride and groom in grounds of The Watermill Hotel

Bride walking holding bouquet by side

Bride and groom walking in grounds of The Watermill Hotel

Winter and Christmas Theme

“We love all things Christmas, so what better than a winter and Christmas themed wedding? We styled our venue, The Watermill Hotel, with red, green, Christmas trees and twinkling lights. Our centrepieces were glass containers of baubles and fairy lights, and we used fir cones to hold our place name cards. For our meal we enjoyed a traditional turkey dinner.”

Wedding table plan

Wedding table with Christmas styling

Red wedding top table flowers

Christmas tree behind wedding top table

Chandeliers in The Watermill Hotel

Glass jar of Christmas baubles on wedding table

Wedding name place card in fir cone

Christmas wedding cake

Christmas wedding cake decoration

Pageboy with red bow tie

Groom talking to wedding guest

Children playing at wedding

Bride and groom

Mr and Mrs Quiz

“Our friends Iain and Jane hosted a ‘Mr & Mrs’ quiz to entertain our guests after the meal. A DJ provided by the wedding venue played a playlist created by us and our friends and family, and we had a photobooth with unique backdrop that was great fun for everyone.

Bride and groom playing Mr and Mrs game

Bride and groom

Bride laughing as she plays Mr and Mrs game

Wedding group selfie

Bride and groom cutting Christmas wedding cake

Bride and groom eating wedding cake

“There are so many great memories from the day. Saying ‘I do’ to the love of my life was what the day was all about, and that was a so special. During our first dance we talked and sang to each other throughout, which was a really happy moment. Also, dancing through an arch of our guests and kissing them all farewell to ‘Don’t stop believing’ was a great way to end the night!”

Have Fun!

“Our advice for other couples is to enjoy every minute and have fun! Dance if you like dancing, chat if you like chatting, and stop and take it all in for a few minutes here and there.”

Bride and groom smiling on dance floor

Wedding first dance

Bride and groom kiss on dance floor

Photography: Masha Unwerth

Venue and Catering: The Watermill Hotel, Hertfordshire

Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal

Bride’s Shoes: Next

Bride’s Accessories: Accessorize and Etsy

Suits: Suits4U

Bridesmaid Dresses: Quiz Clothing

Flowers: Forever Green

Cake: Sylwia’s Cakes

Stationery: DIY by friends and family

Entertainment: Just Smile

Photobooth: Blooper Photobooths

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Vote for Your Favourite November 2017 Picture of the Day

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It’s now time to start vote for your favourite Picture of the Day from November 2017. Please choose your favourite picture from all the November 2017 Pictures of the Day below, and vote using the poll at the bottom of this post. Only one vote is allowed per person (voting is monitored – any duplicate votes will be void) and voting will close at 12pm on Friday 8th December 2017. We’ll announce the winner on Monday 11th November 2017.

Please make sure you use the poll to cast your vote. Any votes cast using the comments will not be counted, but feel free to comment as well as vote.

1. Babb Photo…

Two brides on the London Eye looking at view of London - Picture by Babb Photo

2. Carrie Lavers Photography…

Bride and groom outside stable with horse looking at them - Picture by Carrie Lavers Photography

3. Kazooieloki…

Bride and groom kissing as they and their guests hold sparklers - Picture by Kazooieloki

4. Oobaloos Photography…

Bride walking on beach carrying bouquet - Picture by Oobaloos Photography

5. Kris Piotrowski Photography…

Bride and groom at Barbican centre - Picture by Kris Piotrowski Photography

6. Anesta Broad Photography…

Bride and groom seen through heart shaped hole in gate - Picture by Anesta Broad Photography

7. Folega Photography…

Bride and groom being showered in confetti on the dance floor - Picture by Folega Photography

8. Matt Ethan Photography…

Bride and groom walking on beach - Picture by Matt Ethan Photography

9. Maryanne Weddings…

Bride and groom standing in doorways - Picture by Maryanne Weddings

10. Ruby-Roux Photography…

Bride and groom holding hands in long grass - Picture by Ruby-Roux Photography

11. Sam & Louise…

Bride and groom kissing on jetty with mountain background - Picture by Sam & Louise

12. Ian MacMichael Photography…

Bride standing against wall with huge wings on it - Picture by Ian MacMichael Photography

13. Paul Joseph Photography…

Bridesmaids messing about - Picture by Paul Joseph Photography

14. Barbara K. Photography…

Bride and groom facing each other at bottom of staircase - Picture by Barbara K. Photography

15. Helen King Photography…

Bride and groom sitting looking out of window of venue - Picture by Helen King Photography

16. Ketch 22 Photography…

Bride and groom kissing with a vapour trail cross above their heads - Picture by Ketch 22 Photography

17. Nicola Norton Photography…

Bride and groom touching heads holding colourful balloons - Picture by Nicola Norton Photography

18. Carine Bea…

Bridesmaid helping bride wipe away tears - Picture by Carine Bea

19. Shootinghip…

Bridesmaid doing up back of bride's dress - Picture by Shootinghip

20. Photography by Soven…

Elderly wedding guest asleep at table - Picture by Photography by Soven

21. Sally T Photography…

Bride and groom wearing sunglasses - Picture by Sally T Photography

22. Matthew Grainger Photography…

Bride and groom outside wedding venue at night with their reflection in water in front of them - Picture by Matthew Grainger Photography

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Bright and Bold Urban Tribal Wedding Styling

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Today’s magnificent urban tribal wedding inspiration will brighten your day. We’ve featured a lot of autumn and winter wedding ideas recently so I wanted to break it up a little with a burst of colour.

The team behind this shoot, lead by the very talented Carmela Weddings, chose a warehouse in Brixton as the perfect setting for these urban tribal styling ideas. A warehouse is the perfect blank canvas if you are looking to create something totally awesome and unique.

Against the stark white walls of the warehouse, the team created the most incredible, eye-catching floral displays, particularly the amazing suspended arrangement that floats above the table adorned with beautiful foliage and vibrant, bright flowers. The flowers carried through to the stunning bridal bouquet and the small table arrangements in pretty glass vases.

Bride holding colourful bouquet under hanging floral arrangement

The vibrant flowers complement the styling concept perfectly. For the urban tribal wedding vibe, the team included lots of modern geometric details. I love the chevron table runner which creates a focal-point of the tablescape. The geometric patterns continue through the table names and cute glitter-dipped feather name places (I love a bit of glitter).

To carry on the concept are super-cute dreamcatchers hanging gracefully from the back of the chairs. Along with the chair details, the incredible wedding cake also features dreamcatchers as little gold threaded designs. When I say ‘incredible’ wedding cake, it really is, featuring the shoot’s geometric pattern and colours.

Also, if you are looking for inspiration for a bridal arch then look no further. The one featured in this shoot is very cool, and I may be using this a lunchtime treat on Facebook very soon!

Everything about this shoot is bold and modern with such attention to detail, and the bridal style is  stunning too. The team chose two different looks for the bride, each amazing – I’m not going to say any more as I want you to see it for yourself…

I hope you enjoy looking through the pictures of this incredible urban tribal wedding styling, taken by the fabulous Amanda Karen Photography. Enjoy!

Tribal Influences

“The inspiration for this shoot stemmed from the notion that we all have our own tribe, and in London that is our urban tribe! Taking inspiration from the bold colours and geometric patterns steeped through tribal influences, we celebrated the fun of colour against the urban warehouse style of Brixton East.”

Urban tribal wedding table styling under hanging floral display

Colourful wedding flowers

Geometric wedding table number Blue octahedron geometric shape on wedding table

Bold and bright styled wedding table for urban tribal styled wedding shoot

Veronica longifolia purple wedding table flowers Orange wedding table flowers

White and green wedding table flowers

Geometric Patterns

“A colour palette driven by bold and bright, blues and greens were the main theme throughout our urban tribal wedding shoot. Vibrant stationery utilised geometric patterns to bring the tribal feel, which then carried through with subtle embossing on the napkins and the chevron table runner. Dreamcatchers completed the backs of the chairs.”

Blue wedding table styling

Chevron table runner

Blue glass on wedding table

Gold glitter feather on wedding plate


Green and white wedding table flowers on chevron runner

Blue wedding table runner under plate

Blue and white octahedron geometric shapes

Dreamcatcher Designs

“The cake had handcrafted dreamcatcher designs with gold threading, finished off with a blue and green geometric icing band around each layer.”

Wedding cake with geometric, green feather and dreamcatcher details

Dreamcatcher detail on wedding cake

Wedding cake with geometric, green feather and dreamcatcher details on trolley

Wedding cake with geometric, green feather and dreamcatcher details Flowers

Gold octahedron geometric shapes

Blue and green geometric wedding stationery

Blue and green geometric wedding stationery

Blue geometric wedding place cards Blue and green geometric wedding stationery

Blue and green geometric wedding name banner

Geometric shapes wedding backdrop

Geometric shapes on wedding backdrop

Geometric styled wedding table plan

Bold and Beautiful

“The flowers carried on the bold and beautiful theme. A stunning hanging floral arrangement suspended above the table, with greenery dotted with bright blooms, filled the room with an amazing scent. Smaller arrangements down the centre of the table, mimicked on the gold and glass cake trolley, offset the bright tableware. Our bride’s bouquet was elegantly wild with a delicate mix of greenery and blooms, all beautifully tied with silk ribbon.”

Wedding bouquet on white chair

Bride standing by window

Bride with ponytail hairstyle Bride with ponytail hairstyle

Bride standing in front of geometric wedding backdrop

Braid detail and leaf accessory in bride's hair Bride staring into camera

Bride holding geometric Mrs sign behind her back

Geometric Mrs sign

Gorgeous and Modern

“Bridal details are key to our style-conscious bride. Handmade hair accessories and jewellery were the perfect accompaniment to the gorgeous and modern bridal separates. The first look was a flowing tulle skirt with a high necked halter style top with gold neck lace detail. The second a more refined sleek look with a sculpted bodice and a puddle train.”

Bride sitting with bouquet

Bride's ring Bridal shoes

Bride holding twig bouquet

Bride's face behind twigs

Bride wearing forehead chain

Bride sitting under hanging floral arrangement

Bride wearing forehead chain sitting at wedding table

Bride holding bouquet under hanging floral arrangement Bride looking at flower holding dreamcatcher behind her back

Bride hanging dreamcatcher

Photography: Amanda Karen Photography

Styling and Planning: Carmela Weddings

Shoot Location: Brixton East 1871

Wedding Dresses: Kate Edmondson Bridal

Shoes, Hair Pieces and Jewellery: Beverley Edmondson Millinery

Hair: Glam by Mali

Make-Up: Makeupology

Flowers: Emma Soulsby Flowers

Stationery: Ananya Cards

Crockery and Cutlery: Classic Crockery

Decor: Things By Laura

Cake: GC Couture

Tables and Chairs: Wedhead

Ribbon on Bouquet: Kate Cullen Styling

Dreamcatchers: Soiree Stylists

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