It’s now time for you to vote for your favourite Picture of the Day from August 2014. Please choose your favourite picture from all the August 2014 Pictures of the Day below, and vote using the form at the bottom of this post. Only one vote is allowed per person (voting is monitored – any duplicate votes will be void) and voting will close at 12pm on Monday 8th September 2014. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 9th September 2014 on this blog.
Please make sure you use the poll to cast your vote. Any votes cast using the comments will not be counted, but feel free to comment as well as vote.
Today we are featuring the final mood board in our series of styling ideas to co-ordinate with our amazing free wedding website templates. Our last design is Wedding Polka Dots, and this template is not only for couples who have specifically styled their weddings with polka dots, but as polka dots will add an element of fun to a wedding, it could be used to co-ordinate with any other wedding styling. We have used ‘Wisteria’ as our colour, but there are 15 beautiful colours to choose from for this design.
The North East Wedding Show returns to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on 13th and 14th September, and we have 10 pairs of tickets to give away to our lucky readers.
For your chance to win a pair of tickets, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and your day you wish to visit (Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th September), with ‘The North East Wedding Show’ as the subject.
The competition will close at 5pm on Thursday 4th September and the winners will then be contacted.
The North East Wedding Show, Metro Radio Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle , Tyne and Wear, NE4 7NA
Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th September 2014, 10am – 5pm
The show provides brides-to-be in the North East with direct access to the very best in bridal wear and wedding suppliers in the region.
The must-see fashion show will take place at the catwalk three times a day, showcasing the latest trends in bridal wear, occasion wear, groomswear and mother of the bride dresses.
All visitors to the show will receive a free goody bag, and the first 500 visitors through the door on Saturday 13th September will also receive a glass of fizz to celebrate and toast to future happiness!
Advanced tickets to the show are priced at £7 and must be booked by midnight on September 12th 2014, or tickets on the door cost £9.
Beautiful braids, hay bales, a flying unicorn (yes a unicorn!) and a HUGE party with 200 guests; what is not to love about today’s uber-cool real wedding?
We love that Sharon and Teun describe their wedding as “bohemian; kind of a cosy mess, like a small festival”, the perfect wedding for such a beautiful couple.
We have to thank photographer Eliška of Khiria Photography for these amazing wedding pictures that we are sharing with you today.
“The wedding idea was to have one big party with our 200 guests. The ceremony was in an old amphitheatre, and we sat in a small rocking bench with flowers everywhere. The ceremony was intimate and very personal, and we prepared some words for some of our loved ones.
“The reception was more like drinks with music that fluently went to dinner. We don’t like the word reception that much. It was very loose, relaxed, bohemian; kind of a cosy mess , like a small festival.
“We prepared wooden spoons with our initials on and tied our favourite recipe (homemade Buma BBQ sauce) and a red pepper to them to give to our guests. Our friends made wooden signs for all over.
“Our wedding was full of fun, good food and lots of music and dance. Our friends prepared s many surprises for us, including a funny movie about how we met and a lot of speeches about our past and memories. The whole day was unforgettable.”
Location / Coverage: Staffordshire and the Midlands, but will travel throughout the UK
How did the business get started and who works at Jodie Brennan Photography?
The business, which began in 2010, is run by myself, Jodie Brennan. I also have a group of ‘second shooters’ who I call upon, on a freelance basis, to assist me during weekend wedding shoots. I attend all pre-wedding meetings to discuss photography directly with my clients so they can meet me face to face prior to the big day. Jodie Brennan Photography grew slowly and organically to begin with; each year is getting busier and I have more and more client referrals, which is great.
Had you always wanted to be a photographer?
When I was very little I wanted to be an archaeologist, but enjoyed Art and Design so much at high school I went to University to do a Design and Art Direction degree (graphics). It was here I started to specialise in photography (and really fell in love with it). I started out by constantly photographing my favourite models – my very patient younger brother and sister.
Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?
I started out using my Dad’s old Pentax 35mm camera and printing my own images. Then I was very lucky to be one of the first of my friends to get a digital camera; it was 2 megapixel and very cutting edge at the time! I can’t remember what my very first image was of, but I used to photograph my pet cat ‘Kitten Kat’ and my family… a lot.
Which areas of the UK do you cover?
I am based in Staffordshire and the Midlands but I am happy to travel throughout the UK.