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Morning lovelies,

I just wanted to post up a date for your diaries – and this one is imminent! With plans for 2014 (and for the organised amongst us 2015) weddings in full swing, now is the season to be inspired and The Decidely Different Wedding Fair from the talented ladies at Blue Fizz Events, in association with Crikey It’s Vintage, is one that’s sure to do just that.

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Featuring over 50 of the finest South West suppliers and taking place this Saturday at Exeter Castle, brides-to-be with a vintage bent take note! Ideally located in the heart of Exeter city centre, visitors can roam the Courtrooms, Ballroom and Courtyard and not only browse through the pretty supplier displays but witness DIY demonstrations, live music and more. Doors open 11am-4pm, entrance £2. If you’d like to find out more about it and the wedding vendors taking part, have a browse of the Blue Fizz Events website where there’s lots of helpful information.

So, who’s in?

Love Sarah xx


boho bride tel aviv I just had to kick the week off with this beautifully styled wedding from Noa Magger Photography. Couple Channy and Asaf got married in winter {which is like summer to us} in Tel Aviv and held a relaxed and effortlessly elegent celebration with homespun touches in a local restaurant…complete with belly dancer!

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Such a stunning couple and so simply but creatively styled! Love.It.All. How about you?

Love Sarah xx

Credits: Photography: Noa Magger Photography // Venue: Andromeda House // Submitted via Two Bright Lights


Today I have the pleasure of introducing Pete Cox Photography & Film, sponsor, colleague, friend…all round nice guy! Based in North Devon when Pete’s not behind the lense he’s spending time with his three leading ladies {his wife and their two girls} or surfing – his relaxed lifestyle is reflected in his work also – it’s natural, honest and beautiful.

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Happy to work both nationally and internationally Pete has a particular love for Italy where he’s spent a lot of time travelling and continues to hold a torch for its breath-taking scenery and laid-back way of life.

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Very much a “proof’s in the pudding” kind of guy, Pete approaches filming a wedding much like a motion picture, so be sure to check out an example of this below – incredible narrative of your big day…

…*Gulp* You know you’re witnessing true talent when you watch a film about two strangers that makes you laugh AND cry!

Should you like to learn more about Pete and his work, you can browse the full portfolio on his website or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Love Sarah xx



With it’s ethos of promoting new and emerging talents within the wedding world being at the very heart it – I can’t help being very excited by the imminent Chosen Wedding Fair, which is taking place at Bristol Paintworks on January 26th.  Set to be a truly inspiring day it will feature a dressed courtyard space, live entertainment and DIY tutorials as well as an array of local suppliers from the surrounding area of the South West.

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With the team behind Chosen Wedding Fair being of the mindset that “every wedding should be as individual as the Bride and Groom themselves” you can be assured that should you attend, you’ll discover some beautiful and unique vendors to help create a wedding day that’s highly personal and true to yourselves.

Located in the city’s creative quarter the Paintworks are easily accessible by local transport and offer ample parking. Doors open 11-4.30pm and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Hope you see you there!

Love Sarah xx


Brides In Hats

Taking inspiration from the Mad Hatters wedding I featured last week I’ve been coveting Brides in hats…definitely the way forward for a boho bride on the beach or even a traditionalist having a garden drinks reception – a bride donning a hat on is oh so cool – and chic! Here’s some inspiration…

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So what do you think? Brides in hats yay or nay? The raw hessian fedora against the textured gown pictured above has to be my absolute favourite – it’s not only edgy but it shows off personality too!

I’m all for it!

Love Sarah xx

Image credits: Southern Weddings V6, Forget Me Knot Weddings, Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty, Hannah Millard via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Elizabeth Messina via Burnetts Boards



I must confess to not being the person behind this fabulously titled wedding – it was stolen straight from photographer Rebecca Douglass’s own summery of the day and perfectly encapsulates what you’re about to witness…Thoroughly creative and an awesome reflection of the couple’s personality I was so excited to scroll through Becca and Sam’s DIY wedding – they just go to show how quirky, cool styling evolves if you let your relationship, taste and humour do the talking on your big day.

From Bride Becca: We’re both quite laid back, and the most important thing for us was to make sure that everyone really enjoyed themselves on the day. The hat competition came about because we were a bit nervous about the serious part of the ceremony, and thought it would add a bit of fun to it. We encouraged people to be as inventive as possible on the invitation,  told them that headwear was compulsory, and promised a prize for the best hat. We bought a couple of packs of party hats for the ushers to hand out at the entrance to the ceremony venue to offer to anyone who had ‘forgotten’ theirs. The registrar even took one to wear, but couldn’t work our how to put it on in time, so ended up leaving it on the table in front of him.

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We chose to hold the reception in Sam’s parents garden, which made things very easy because we could do pretty much whatever we wanted with it. We invited people to camp in a space at the back of their house on the evening of the wedding. We did choose black and white as the main colours, and I made, with the help of various family members and friends, loads of black and white tissue paper pompoms to hang from the ceiling of the marquee.

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We didn’t really have much of a theme – just chose whatever we thought would look good. It helped that Sam’s parents have such a lovely garden! We both love otters (Sam has just written and illustrated a children’s book about an otter, called Otter, so they ended up being part of the theme – otter cufflinks, an otter on the wedding car, and even otters on the wedding cake! My dear mother made the wedding cake, and it was absolutely everything we could have hoped for and more – the otters were a complete surprise! I just showed her a few photos of the kind of thing we liked, and she went from there.


I hadn’t really intended on spending that much on a wedding dress, but in my typical laid back fashion, I left it until 5 months before the wedding before looking for one. I decided to have a look around a few wedding dress shops to get an idea of what I wanted, and tried one on that I fell in love with! Then there was no time to keep an eye out on eBay so I just bit the bullet and ordered it.

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They [Sam’s parents] have a swimming pool, and the weather forecast had been predicting rain, and about 19 degrees, so we didn’t send out an email suggesting people bring swimwear. The day however, turned out to be beautiful, and apart from a brief rain shower (just as we sat down for food) it was hot and sunny all day – so most people ended up in the pool by the end of the night either fully clothed, or in their underwear! We bought hundreds of solar powered fairy lights to string around the garden and house, so that as it got dark they all lit up.


We left  little notes in each person’s place with a make your own name badge set including instructions – they had to fill in their name, how they were related to us, and something they’d like to talk about – we hoped it would be a way of breaking the ice between people, and giving people something to talk about in the toilet queue – it seemed to work!


We hired a sound system and lights for the venue, then just plugged in a laptop and used a Spotify playlist we’d spent the last few weeks compiling – we chose this option because it meant we could make the music really personal, and make sure there was something in there for everyone (we even told people that they could make a song request on the invitation). We also got Rebecca to set up a photobooth for an hour in the evening – this gave us some really great shots as everyone really played up to the camera!

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So there you have it another DIY day that oozes personality…that looked like one heck of a party too!

Suppliers: Photographer: Rebecca Douglas // Flowers: The Flower Corner // Dress: Wedding Warehouse in Ascot // Caterers: Orwells Restaurant // Marquee – Stunning Tents

Love Sarah xx


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Christmas Wishes!

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I’ll be taking a short break until Jan 2nd and I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all for dropping by…whether you’re a regular reader or have just stumbled across this post it’s greatly appreciated. And thanks to all of those who have contributed to the blog and shared their incredible work. And of course a big thank you to my lovely sponsors for their support too.

A lot of exciting plans are being put into action in 2014 with a big announcement happening towards the end of Jan…so whilst I won’t be blogging away on here this next week or so…there’s plenty going on behind-the-scenes!

And what better way to end the year than by sharing the love and showing off the incredible work of my blogging peers – here’s some pretty highlights from a handful of the inspiring wedding blogs I enjoy dropping in on. Enjoy…

♥ Snippet & Ink’s Kathryn shares her favourite bouquets of 2013

♥ A beautiful Snow & Lavender Shoot from Elizabeth at Bridal Musings.

♥ Some much needed sunshine from this bright, rustic wedding over on RMW

♥ Bespoke Bride talk trends for 2014

Elegance in abundance over on Love My Dress…FYI the flowers are to. die. for!

♥ And a beautiful beach wedding {just a stone’s throw from my own front door and perfectly captured by sponsor Helen Lisk!} comes courtesy of Sonia at Want That Wedding

Wishing you all the happiest of holidays.

Love Sarah xx


Chasing Waterfalls

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Today’s inspirational shoot comes courtesy of Kylee Ann Photography, who was so moved by the powerful beauty of local waterfall Spring Hollow she felt compelled to capture it at it’s very best. With weddings in mind Kylee draws a creative analogy between the free-spirit of one of nature’s most awesome spectacles and the free-spirited nature of a wedding and all the chaos and beauty that ensues.

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Credits: Photographer: Kylee Ann Photography // Floral Designer: Gypsyrose Floral Boutique // Hair Stylist: B Beautiful Hair and Make-up
Boho Bride personified. That flower crown! And look at those great big eyes? Anna reminds me of the model Sophie Dahl (ironically her surname is the same) – Feline. Beautiful.
Thanks so much to Kylee Ann Photography for sharing her stunning shoot and for Two Bright Lights for connecting us.
Happy Monday! Love Sarah xx
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Love Quote #7

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No truer a word spoken than from a man with the greatest capacity to love. RIP Nelson Mandela. Shine. Always.

Love Sarah xx


Those who know me, know I have a particular soft spot for Scandinavian design, whether it be fashion, interiors or cooking I feel an affinity towards its simplicity and uncomplicated charm. And I really feel that there’s an innocence to a Scandi style Christmas that fits so perfectly with families…and weddings. Elements of DIY with greenery foraged from your surroundings, pretty heirlooms passed down through generations and simple food cooked with love, if I were to have a Christmas wedding – it would definitely be Scandi Style!

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What would your Christmas wedding look like? I’d love to know!

Love Sarah xx

Image credits: Hayley Sheffield via Ruffled // Gabe McClintock via Green Wedding Shoes // Tyyli & Koti // Stacey Winters, Etsy // AntFrog, Etsy // via Sanna & Sania // Simply Bloom Photography via Style Me Pretty