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Couple kissing outside building

Couple: Rebecca and Andy

Photographer: Pavone Photography

Engagement Shoot Date: 09/2014

Location of Shoot: Cambridge City Centre

Wedding Date: 03/10/2013

Why did you have an engagement shoot?

We’d never had any professional photos taken before, and we wanted to make sure we were comfortable in front of the camera and knew the best ways to pose. Sam and Louise made us feel so relaxed, we had such a great time on our engagement shoot!

Man and woman leaning up against wall

Couple standing next to wall

Couple holding hands in front of wall

Couple standing in front of wall

Couple kissing in front of wall

Couple kissing by lamp post

Couple walking in Cambridge holding hands

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Bride wearing birdcage veil - Picture by Jay Emme Photography

Image © Jay Emme Photography

Website: www.jayemmephotography.com

Blog: http://jayemmephotography.com/blog

This week our wedding mood board is to give you wedding styling ideas based around our Summer Butterflies wedding website template. We have used shades of purple for the colour scheme, but our beautiful butterfly website designs comes in a choice of 15 colours so you can customise these styling ideas to match your own wedding colours.

Summer Butterflies Wedding Styling Mood Board

Cookies with Butterfly Detail and Mason Jar Drinks with Butterfly Straw Toppers – Hostess with the Mostess

Butterfly Wedding Seating Plan – The Card Gallery

Wedding Cake with Butterfly Design – Rachelle’s ‘Louise’

Summer Butterflies Wedding Website Template – The Wedding Community

Wedding Dress with Butterfly Back – Elizabeth Fillmore ‘Gypsie’, Fall 2013

Butterfly Wedding Invitation – The Card Gallery

Butterfly Garland – Via Etsy

3D Paper Butterflies – Via Etsy

Bride and groom walking by a lake - Picture by Grace Photography

Image © Grace Photography

Website: www.gracephotographyni.com

Blog: http://gracephotographyni.com/portfolio

Happy Friday. There is just under a week left for you to enter our competition where you could win £350 towards wine for your wedding – click the link for details. As one competition closes another opens, and we’ll be launching a new competition on Friday – keep an eye on www.theweddingcommunity.com and next week’s Weekly Wedding News for details. Also next Friday, voting will open for our July Picture of the Day competition, so don’t forget to vote for your favourite.

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A West Tower wedding, photographed by Ian MacMichael Photography…

Bride and groom

© Ian MacMichael Photography – A West Tower wedding

 

A Cockcliffe Country House Hotel wedding, photographed by HBA Photography…

Floral wedding stationery

© HBA Photography – A Cockcliffe Country House Hotel wedding

 

A Bingham wedding, photographed by Joseph Hall Photography…

Bride and groom in hazy sunshine

© Joseph Hall Photography – A Bingham wedding

 

A Keythorpe Manor wedding, photographed by Georgi Mabee Photography…

Bottles for wedding messages

© Georgi Mabee Photography – A Keythorpe Manor wedding

 

A Brasserie Blanc wedding, photographed by Natalie Martin Photography…

Bride and groom by wedding car

© Natalie Martin Photography – A Brasserie Blanc wedding

 

Nether Winchendon House wedding, styled by Louise Perry Weddings and photographed by Babb Photo

Wedding tables at Winchendon House

© Babb Photo – A Nether Winchendon House wedding

 

A Danson House wedding, photographed by Voyteck Photography…

Bride and groom on spiral staircase at Danson House

© Voyteck Photography – A Danson House wedding

 

A Dewsall Court wedding, photographed by Martin Beddall Photography…

Bride and groom by lake at Dewsall Court

© Martin Beddall Photography – A Dewsall Court wedding

 

A Rockingham Castle wedding, photographed by Aaron Collett Photography…

Wedding tables at Rockingham Castle

© Aaron Collett Photography – A Rockingham Castle wedding

 

An Aynhoe Park wedding, photographed by Marianne Taylor Photography…

Bride and groom at Aynhoe Park

© Marianne Taylor Photography – An Aynhoe Park wedding

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Interview with: Jacqueline Cottrell

Company Name: deWintons – a passion for food

Website: www.dewintons.co.uk

Location: London

What does deWintons do?

As a contemporary company, you can expect a fresh approach to catering. Whether you have something in mind or are looking for inspiration for your event, our talented team can bring exciting ideas to the table. Above all, what sets deWintons apart is their people – from founder to chef to events manager and waiting staff – the immense passion and dedication to provide their clients with the perfect event every time is what keeps people coming back time and again.

Crab Fish Cakes with Black Sesame Seeds

How did the business start and how long has it been going?

I founded the Business in November 1996, following a successful career in teaching catering at Leith’s School of Food of Wine in London, to working at Moismann’s Belfry and various outside catering companies. I set up the business to follow a dream in working for myself to provide a boutique experience to a wider audience.

Why is the business called deWintons?

The name deWintons originated from my Grandmother’s maiden name; her family changed their name by deed pole in 1839 from Winters to deWintons as it was very fashionable to have a French sounding name. I thought deWintons was an usual name, with my tag line of ‘a passion for food’

Chocolate Marquee with Caramelised Bananas and Hazelnuts

Who works at deWintons?

I took on a business partner 10 years ago, James Symington, to help grow the business. The team consists of executive chef Cris Macis, with our Senior Events planner Gemma Banks and our event planner Charlotte Bradford.

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Bride sitting next to bouquet - Picture by Andy Wardle Photography

Image © Andy Wardle Photography

Website: www.andywardle.com

Blog: http://andywardlephotography.blogspot.co.uk

Boho bride and groom

Wow, what a wedding we have for you today! Shohreh and Lewis invited their friends and family to join them for their beautiful relaxed wedding, in a small clearing in the woodland at Scraptoft Hill Farm.

We just love the way the couple (who are both designers) created such a cool wedding that oozes style (of course!) but was also really fun and informal.

Everything about this wedding shows how much fun and how stylish the couple are; from the ethereal backless wedding dress by Katya Katya Shehurina that Shohreh wore, and Lewis’ Alexander McQueen suit, to the personalised napkins and the picnics on the tables for everyone to help themselves to.

Rebecca Goddard captured the wedding beautifully; we hope you enjoy it…

“We chose to get married at Scraptoft Hill Farm, because we are local to the area and we wanted somewhere relaxed and informal, and not a ‘wedding venue’. It was the first place we went to see, and it was on a cold, wintery day in December. The field and surrounding areas were beautiful and the wood was exactly what we were looking for!

“My dress was by Katya Katya Shehurina, which I bought from their shop on Carnaby Street in London. I’d originally thought I wanted a vintage slip dress, so I tried a few on when I was in Paris for work., but they didn’t feel special enough. I searched the Internet, and after a few failed attempts I found my perfect dress! I’m not the most decisive person and went back seven times just to be sure! I had promised Lewis a backless dress, so had it altered at work.

“We decorated the marquee and field with the help of lots of friends and family. We wanted the flowers to look unfussy, like we’d picked them ourselves, and they did, and everyone we knew collected jars for eight months! A lot of time and thought had gone into it and we just had to hope that on the day it all came together – and it did!

“We wanted picnics on the tables and everyone to help themselves. We went to a lovely deli in Leicester called Deli flavour. We described what we wanted to Andy, and how we wanted to present it, and between us came up with a menu and a plan for the day. We collected jars, cutlery and mismatched plates from ebay, carboot sales and charity shops.

“We have lots of clever baker friends so we asked them to bring along a cake; it was like the great British bake off, and they all went down a treat! Lewis’ Nan’s friend made us the feature cake, it was delish and looked very special.

“Our photographer and videographer was the lovely Rebecca Goddard. She was brilliant! On the day she just got on with it; no awkward posing for ages, just natural, beautiful shots – exactly what we wanted. I cannot recommend Beccy highly enough!”

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Bride and groom about to kiss - Picture by Shah Photography

Image © Shah Photography

Website: www.shahphoto.co.uk

Blog: www.shahphoto.co.uk/portfolio.htm

Bride holding purple heart umbrella

Earlier this year Val from Benessamy Weddings and Events had the pleasure of planning and co-ordinating an Open Weekend for Sami Tipi Events. The event was designed to showcase the fabulous tipi structures set within the picturesque setting of Bawdon Lodge Farm in Leicestershire – a perfect location to host a tipi wedding. Val told us about the event…

Tipis provide an atmospheric event space like no other event venue. Inspired by the Sami People of Lapland, tipis make for a fabulous outdoor celebration and provide a breathtaking alternative to a conventional marquee, and are just perfect for the increasingly popular festival style wedding.

Two brides

Bride

Bride

Bride looking down

Bride standing in front of tipis

Visitors to the event received a warm Benessamy and Sami Tipi welcome from our team and the team of fabulous suppliers.

The tipis were beautifully styled by Darby & Joan with gorgeous flowers by Tineke Floral Designs, pom poms and bunting galore by Pom Pom Studio and Emma Bunting, and lovely stationery by Best Day Ever.

The fabulous cakes and treats display was provided by Yummy Little Cakes (including Macarons to die for!).

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