Saturday, 31 July 2010

This made me smile...

I hope you find this video as adorable as I did!

Max, Margaux, & The Marvelows from Shark Pig on Vimeo.

Visit oncewed for more details on the gorgeous couple and the talented creators, Sharkpig.

Happy Weekend friends x

Friday, 30 July 2010

Summer Living

Recently I spent an entire Saturday with friend and lifestyle photographer, Corin Brown, shooting some of Grace & Tailor's eclectic market finds. With my departure looming I wanted to make use of these stunning props and capture their beauty in a fresh yet casual style. There are a series of summer living stories we re-created in the refreshingly 'rough-around-the-edges' Morden Hall Park. It would be great to hear what you think of when you look at them...??

I wanted to evoke a sense of English summer afternoon activities. Although spot the lack of Pimms, instead I went for the inspired choice of vintage branded cider found down the booze aisle in Sainsburys. It's deliciously dry and thirst quenching, with a beautiful bottle to boot!

STYLING / Lucy Bloomfield

Monday, 19 July 2010

Hampton Court Flower Show

With my move from Grace & Tailor to By Appointment Only Design, where I will be providing a bespoke wedding consultancy service to brides and engaged couples, knowing about seasonal flora, shapes, colours and scents will be imperative for me. Last week I managed to get out of the busy studio for a lovely afternoon at Hampton Court Flower Show, with my green-fingered mum!

It started out as a rather stressful journey, battling against the flow of busy flower goers trying to exit the show at 3pm with carts of plants and garden treats. Once inside, the first and most important stop had to be the ice-cream van: 2 Soleros please! One Solero down and I was now ready to be wowed, inspired and impressed by the biggest and best blooms our nation has to offer.

Vintage design and styling was everywhere... from the quirky re-use of furniture used to create versatile and sustainable stands to vintage jelly moulds filled with citronella scented candle wax. Not to mention the vintage tent which was filled with small decorated areas designed by different nurseries and boutiques. These were incredible, individual works of art with many of them based around traditional childhood narratives including Alice in Wonderland, and historical figures. Hopefully you can see from these pictures how mesmerising these were... I love the moss teapot and cactus garden chair!

If you didn't make it this year, it's definitely one to put in your diary for next year... I think I'll go on Sunday next time, which is the final day of the show, to take full advantage of the final knockdown prices!
I hope you've enjoyed the pictures and they've provided you with some inspiration.

Happy Monday to all! :) x

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Vintage Inspired Wedding

Sorry friends for the lack of posts for the month of June. Recently my time has been taken up with the all encompassing details involved in changing jobs, in addition to continued dedication to existing clients and events. As you can imagine as soon as I arrive home, I'm back in front of my Mac battling never ending email correspondence.

Anyway, enough of that... I hope you enjoy looking at these pictures taken at a stunning vintage inspired wedding I styled recently. I promise to post again soon!

How stunning is the bride..!!!! x