Bride in leather jacket kissing groom in kilt surrounded by guests with sparklers - Picture by Rebecca Rose Noller Photography

Picture of the Month – November 2018

And the winner is… Rebecca Rose Noller Photography!

We now have just one place up for grabs in our 2018 Picture of the Year vote, after this wonderful picture by Rebecca Rose Noller Photography received the most votes in our November 2018 Picture of the Month poll. Taken at Catriona and Rory’s wedding in Pitcaple, Scotland, Rebecca told us how the lack of natural light and the use of sparklers meant the shot required a lot of preparation…

Bride in leather jacket kissing groom in kilt surrounded by guests with sparklers - Picture by Rebecca Rose Noller Photography

Tricky Lighting

“Catriona and Rory married at Logie Country House in Pitcaple, Scotland. Catriona was really enthusiastic about her wedding photography and loved to get involved in the ideas behind some of the shots. She and Rory had decided that they would have a sparkler exit just outside the barn after the meal.

“The shot took a bit of organising as I had to ensure all the sparklers were lit at roughly the same time throughout the aisle of guests that I had set up. Lighting this shot was also tricky as I only had the light from the sparklers and the soft lighting from the festoon lights on the roof of the venue to work with.

“I tweaked my camera settings to correspond with the ambient light of the sparklers, asking one of the guests to light a sparkler and have fun with it while I adjusted my settings. Taking these test shots ahead of time gave me a chance to calibrate my equipment. I could then capture the genuine emotion and excitement of the guests as they cheered Catriona and Rory down the aisle.”

To see more of Rebecca Rose Noller Photography’s work visit www.rebeccarosenollerphotography.com.

Jenny Packham 2019 Bridal Collection

The astonishing new Jenny Packham 2019 bridal collection offers brides-to-be a multitude of wedding dresses and separates that range from ethereal to elegant and all-out glamorous. 1920s inspired shapes are a favourite, with soft cap sleeves and unstructured hemlines featuring heavily in this opulent collection.

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of iconic bridal brand Jenny Packham. To celebrate the milestone, Jenny chose to debut her 2019 bridal collection at The Ritz hotel earlier this year, in the beautiful ‘Music Room’. It’s symbolic that she chose to mark the special occasion by coming ‘home’ to launch her latest bridal collection.

Jenny Packham 2019 Bridal Collection - Alba Dress

The wedding dresses in the Jenny Packham 2019 bridal collection boast all the hallmarks the designer is world renowned for. Sumptuous, light and floaty fabrics and delicate, impeccably hand-applied embellishments bring an effortless sense of luxury to all of Jenny’s dresses.

There are some wonderfully charming and fun elements to this collection, including the cute leather jacket, hand-painted by London based artist, Magda Archer. This collection also features a dazzling cream jumpsuit, and together with the jacket, Jenny said “it’s a totally fun choice that people might not expect”.

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