Ali & Ian | Marrakesh

One of my highlights from 2016 was being lucky enough to photograph Alison & Ian's breathtaking nuptials in Marrakesh, Morocco. Two beautiful people, inside and out, in one of the most heavenly places on the planet. Veering away from conventional wedding rules, Alison looked amazing in her rose quartz Alexander Mcqueen dress which was the perfect compliment to Ian's serenity blue suit (also Mcqueen). And yes, they were Pantone's colours of the year too. 

These guys certainly knew how to entertain their guests with camel rides, fire eaters, belly dancers and a traditional Joujouka band who travelled in especially from the Rif mountains. 

Thanks so much to Ali and Ian for letting me share their beautiful day at Villa Dinari, Marrakesh. An unforgettable day was had by all... 

botanical vibes | bell plantation | styled shoot

To celebrate the opening of Fairytale Weddings beautiful new bridal boutique, some of my favourite wedding suppliers got together recently for a botanical inspired shoot (I do love a leaf!) and made some magic along the way. 

With dresses by Mooshki, Eliza Jane Howell and the fabulous Ian Stuart (check out the beautifully embroidered Papillion - it will make your heart a'flutter...) alongside some beautiful artisan made bridal accessories, we were really spoilt for choice.

I've long admired Sophie and Luna from afar - their dried and preserved floral crowns always look great but in real life I was really blown away! Not only do they look and feel amazing but they also still smell fresh... 

The ever lovely Jo Tromans was the make up guru on the day teamed with the uber talent that is Cate from Cates Boutique. 

Enjoy... 

Linda & James | Kirtlington Park | Oxfordshire

Back in September I stepped into a beautiful, hidden gem in the Oxfordshire countryside for Linda and James autumnal nuptials. Kirtlington Park is nestled in a picturesque, English village and any girls' dream wedding venue. 

Linda looked mesmerising in her Mori Lee gown, accessorised beautifully with pieces by Miss Clemmie and had the most handsome little page boy in the way of Teddy.

Have a merry saunter through Linda and James' story and enjoy...

Fairytale Weddings | The Launch Party

Remember, remember the 1st September; fairytales, music and (lots of) prosecco...  

Yes it was just over two weeks ago when the fabulous ladies at Fairytale Weddings opened their AMAZING new bridal boutique and we were lucky enough to be there for launch night. 

Moving from their previous home at The Old Chapel, the girls have gone big with a beautiful, spacious new venue at Bell Plantation in Towcester. The extra space feels amazing and really gives the gowns room to flourish, in fact I'm quite envious of the lucky brides who will get to experience finding The One in such luxurious surroundings. 

Daisy, Amy and Martha are the three sisters who manage the shop on a day to day basis, not forgetting their lovely mum Kay. I first got to know the girls a few years ago when organising a photoshoot and it's great to see them get to call this amazing location their own. 

As expected, the girls laid on a fantastic evening with live music, displays from Maison des Macaron and of course our friend Miss Clemmie. Despite partaking in a few celebratory glasses of bubbly, I did manage to get a few snaps...

Congratulations on your beautiful new shop ladies!  

To see if Daisy & Co. are stocking the wedding dress of your dreams, pop over and see for yourself at: Bell Plantation, Towcester, NN12 6GX or head over here to their website... I guarantee wedding dress shopping will never be more fun...

Tara x

 

Modern Botanicals | Perfect Wedding Magazine | Styled Shoot

PUBLISHED:  What feels like many, many moons ago at the beginning of 2016, the gang and I got together on a styled shoot collaboration at Dodmoor House. A curated selection has just been published in September's issue of Perfect Wedding Magazine (yay!) which also means I can blog some of the images from the day...

INSPIRATION:  Clemmie was the head stylist for this one and we managed to squeeze lots of fabulous wedding trends in. Incorporating rose quartz (one of Pantone's colours of the year), warm metallic accents, pretty succulents, eucalyptus galore and beautiful florals in muted tones, this has to be one of my favourite looks ever. 

BRIDAL INSPIRATION: Daisy from Fairytale Weddings selected some beautiful dresses from Ian Stuart and Ellis Bridal. Texture was of great importance so beads and appliqué flowers were the order of the day. 

HAIR & MAKE-UP: The fantastic Joanne Tromans and Lynddy were respectively in charge for Make-Up and Hair on the day. The bold looks created were edgy and modern, veering away from traditional bridal trends. Jo created a Black Swan inspired look on beautiful Bernadette with strong eyes and muted lips. Lynddy was strongly influenced by 2016/17 catwalk looks - a perfect contrast against the girly dresses and florals. 

 

Thanks to everyone involved (including little Bebe Daisy!) - as always a fantastic day was had with these girls. Grab a copy of September's Perfect Wedding magazine for a better look and for lots more wedding inspiration. Dream Team - Assemble...

Photography - Tara Florence Photography

Dresses - Fairytale Weddings

Styling/Bridal Accessories - Miss Clemmie

Make-Up - Joanne Tromans

Hair - Hair by Lynndy

Flowers - Willow & Thyme

Cake - Lillibet Bakes

Stationery - Imogen Owen

Model - Bernadette Lemon

Venue - Dodmoor House