Picture of the Month – May 2019

And the winner is… Katie Sidell Photography!

Our congratulations go to Katie Sidell Photography, the winner of our May 2019 Picture of the Month award. This incredible picture received the most votes in our poll and becomes the fifth picture to go through to our Picture of the Year vote in January. Taken at the end of Amy and James’ wedding at West Tower in Lancashire, Katie explained the lengths she had to go to to get the shot…

Bride and groom watching colourful fireworks display - Picture by Katie Sidell Photography

Lost in the Moment

“Amy and James married earlier this year at the enchanting West Tower in Aughton. It was a relaxed, fun-filled day from start to finish… Amy and James just seemed to have their priorities firmly in place – to celebrate their love with their family and friends. No drama, no stress. They’d planned some lovely surprises for their guests throughout the day, including a singing waiter as desserts were served, cigars and sparklers for everyone later in the evening, and then, the final surprise… a fabulous display of fireworks.

“The weather had been changeable throughout the day, but fortunately the rain just about held off for the display itself. I was conscious of being particularly on point for the final flourish of fireworks, and actually ended up lying flat on my back in a puddle to capture this one! It was absolutely worth it though to preserve this wonderful memory for them, made all the more special when Amy threw her arms in the air, completely lost in the moment.”

To see more of Katie Sidell Photography’s work visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KatieSidellPhotography.

Burgundy and Pink Floral Wedding Styling

I just love these show-stopping burgundy and pink floral wedding styling ideas. Created by floral designer Lori’s Flowers and beautifully photographed by Elizabeth Burgi Photography, these ideas would work well for a wedding in any season, but the burgundy tones make them particularly suited to a winter wedding. Shades of burgundy always look wonderfully dramatic, but when mixed with pops of bright pink they really come alive.

The idea behind this styled shoot was to inspire brides looking for beautiful ideas for wedding florals for their bouquet, table and venue. Lori used roses as the main focal flower in the bouquet and table arrangements. In shades of rich, velvety burgundy and fabulous bright fuchsia pink they look divine. Paler shades of dahlia, stocks, scabiosa, ranunculus, and dark green foliage fill the arrangements.

Bride sitting at wedding table holding burgundy and pink bouquet

Of course, you can’t help but notice the bride’s beautiful wedding dress too. This stunning off-the shoulder, long sleeved dress with lace bodice has a beautiful tulle train and is a real head-turner! I don’t often see brides wearing tiaras any more, but the one the bride is wearing is incredible. The entwined gold almost looks branch-like, and encrusted in black and white jewels this unique piece really stands out.

This whole shoot is oh so pretty. Our thanks go to Elizabeth Burgi for sharing these beautiful pictures…

“When Lori’s Flowers asked if I wanted to do a mini styled shoot of a table top and bride with bouquet I was totally on board. I love Lori’s fresh but classic style with flowers.

“Lori set the table with gorgeous burgundy and pink flowers that would be perfect for a fall or winter wedding. The model wore a custom gown by Niquie, and the flirty lace and bold jewel toned flowers fit together beautifully.”

Bride holding burgundy and pink wedding bouquet

Bridal bouquet with burgundy and pink flowers

Detail of bride's lace wedding dress

Bride showing back of lace wedding dress

Bride wearing tiara

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