THIS BOHEMIAN BIG SUR WEDDING INSPIRATION IS EVERY WILD COUPLES DREAM!

Upon seeing a shoot like today’s, I often wonder where the designer found their inspiration? As a creative myself, I usually find inspiration from all sort of places, usually when I least expect it? So I asked Julie Crawford, both designer and photographer of today’s shoot, how she found the inspiration for this styled shoot?…

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THIS COUPLE WERE THE FIRST TO TIE THE KNOT AT THIS NON-TRADITIONAL WEDDING VENUE!

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Kaspar and Ali had been friends their whole lives, summers were spent swimming in the ocean, building sandcastles and watching sunsets over bonfires. Eventually an easy friendship, became love and the pair ended up on that same beach promising themselves to each other.

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Tried & Tested: 3 Alternative Hen Do Activities!

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As much as I do love a good night on the town with the girls and lots of cocktails, I am almost a little sad to admit that some of my favourite parties have been those that have involved girly nights in with a bottle of wine, good food and a jewellery making set. I love the idea of spending time with my dearest friends eating scrumptious food, supping on cheeky cocktails and getting creative which is exactly what today’s bride-to-be did.

Kiki enlisted the help of friend and fellow wedding creative Kirsten Butler, otherwise known as the Little Wedding Helper, to help throw a bridal shower that didn’t conform to the norm. It was such a success, that we asked the two of them to share their thoughts and advice on throwing a unique hen do.

Kiki, The Bride to Be…

I’m not really a conventional bride, in fact on a day to day basis I have to admit that I like to shake things up a bit and do things differently! Planner, Kirsten knows that I’m not the sort of person to go all in for a hen do in the traditional sense so I was really touched that she organised a shoot with a few different activities for me and my bridesmaids to get stuck into. I can’t even begin to explain how excited everyone was at the prospect of just chilling out together and sharing some time surrounded by pretty.

Kirsten, The Planner & Stylist…

A hen-party, bridal shower, or whatever you want to call it, should be about more than getting drunk and ‘butlers in the buff’. For me at least it’s about spending quality time with friends and family and doing something together; so for Kiki’s Hen-do I teamed up with some of my favourite suppliers to create a day that would be fun, glamorous, and really beautiful. Kiki’s mum, sister and bridesmaids joined us on the day travelling from London for a day of pampering and surprises.

Have a Makeover!

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Kirsten…

I asked Hair and makeup artist Grace Kingsley to be in charge of pampering our guests on the day, so she gave each Hen a neon inspired make-over. I loved the pink lip and simple eyeliner look that she went for and everybody looked beautiful for the photos.

Kiki’s Verdict…

Now I have to say ladies, every girl needs to have a makeover once in a while, its totally luxurious and it was my first ever time, it left me feeling pampered and pretty! If you’ve not done it before or weren’t planning to before your wedding day definitely do!

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A RUSTIC WINTER PARADISE

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I consider myself to be very much a summer person but every now and again a shoot like this comes around and I find myself falling back in love with the romance of winter. I love the thought of getting cosy by a warm open fire, drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows and there is something about snuggling under a blanket that makes me feel all fuzzy inside. Well, it seems I am not the only one that can see the magic in winter as shoot coordinator, Kendra Higgins is here to share her inspiration  for this rustic winter paradise shoot…

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