Bride and groom being showered in confetti on the dance floor - Picture by Folega Photography

Picture of the Month – November 2017

And the winner is… Folega Photography!

We now just have one place left in our January 2017 Picture of the Year vote after you voted this fantastic picture by Folega Photography our November 2017 Picture of the Month. Sarah from Folega Photography explained how she got the shot, which is one of her all time favourites…

Bride and groom being showered in confetti on the dance floor - Picture by Folega Photography

An Absolutely Brilliant Moment

“Leanna and Phil country themed wedding reception took place at the gorgeous Floral Media in Nottinghamshire, back in May 2017. To get the wedding reception in full swing, Leanna and Phil had their first dance. They chose ‘God Blessed the Broken Road’ by Rascal Flatts as their first dance song, which their band sang live.

“The bridesmaids and groomsmen stood ready with the confetti cannons at various points around the dance floor, with a signal to set them off at a certain point during the song. I had previously set up my off camera flash, like I usually do for the first dance, and had it behind Leanna and Phil. As I knew it would be an absolutely brilliant moment when the cannons went off, I was fully prepared to capture it… and what a moment it was!

“I would definitely recommend using confetti cannons for a first dance. It makes for such a great moment and a fabulous way to kick off the dancing!

“I am absolutely honoured this image was voted Picture of the Month. It’s definitely up there as one of my all time favourites.”

To see more of Folega Photography’s work visit www.folegaphotography.co.uk.

Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection - Natalya Dress

Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection

Today I have a whole lot of pretty for you as I take you into wedding dress heaven. I’m delighted to share the fabulous new Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection.

The new wedding dress collection is full of dreamy corset bodices, luscious silk organza skirts and an incredible array of silhouettes the Caroline Castigliano brand is famous for. Her understated, effortlessly glamorous style continues in the Celebrating Romance 2018 collection.

This multi-faceted collection features timeless designs with ultra-feminine twists, elevated textures and highly luxurious accents. There is a light, airy feel to these dresses. A range of silhouettes, from A-line, to circle skirts and fishtails, all create beautiful movement and a powerful but understated vision.

Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection - Natalya Dress

Texture combinations include stretch crepe, satin faced organza and unusual textured silks. Featuring intricate lace, from beaded to Guipure and soft Chantilly lace, the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 collection comes in a colour palette of ivory with soft water colours and hints of nude undertones.

“The inspiration for Celebrating Romance was ultra feminine, very fluid gowns. I wanted to create gowns that feel light and airy but create shape and power. The collection needed to be sensual and playful yet only suggestive.

“My signature style is classic and feminine with exquisite fabrics and a great cut. I would say the Caroline Castigliano brand is synonymous with understated chic and classic pieces, and we’re known for contemporary design styles with a modern twist. A Caroline Castigliano creation provokes impact from the moment you walk into a room.” – Caroline Castigliano

The romantic style of the dresses is what the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 collection is all about. Three lace dresses that really caught my eye are these stunners…

Burgundy

Burgundy Wedding Dress from the Caroline Castigliano Celebrating Romance 2018 Bridal Collection

This is such a pretty wedding dress. The classic A-line dress with full tulle skirt sits gracefully below the most delicate bodice, adorned with an intricate floral pattern across the sheer neckline and sleeves. The deep plunging back of ‘Burgundy’ is so flattering and such a head-turner.

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