Image © Philippa James Photography
We love a bit of old fashioned romance, and today’s shoot tells the story of just that. Photographed by Matthew Bishop Photography, this timeless bridal shoot ‘Victorian Love’ oozes elegance and romance, with an abundance of nostalgia. We love the styling details that help create this sophisticated look. We hope you enjoy the story these pictures tell…
“The Victorian style draws inspiration from nature, geometry, symbolism and nostalgia. The early years of the Victorian era were described as romantic or sentimental, and reflected the youth, courtship and marriage of the young queen, Victoria.
“Restraint was not part of Victorian decorating, and in the hands of the group of skilful and talented wedding suppliers, a refined, sophisticated, complex and warmly romantic atmosphere is created. Using elements of Victorian design, art and literature, I wanted to design a wedding style that is rich, not necessarily only in decoration, but also in atmosphere and sophistication.
“Pink suggests romance, and by choosing a monochrome colour scheme and using a variety of shades and tints of pink a sophisticated romantic scheme was created. Making use of architectural rose border etching, the stunning design of the stationery looks very authentic, and the burgundy colour is gorgeous and perfect for this theme.
“Pot roasted Chiltern Lamb shank, roasted quail, grilled chicory and butter glazed vegetables are some of the creative dishes served in little copper pans. The oven-fired vine cherry tomatoes and rosemary add lovely colour and texture to the ingenious dishes. Potted Test trout and Wye salmon, and whipped goats cheese with roasted garlic are presented in glass jars on a wood tray. A very rustic addition to a grand table setting provides a delightful contrast and is visually effective. A scrumptious Eton Mess, made with macaroons, Cotswold diary cream, red berries and crushed meringues, is a delightful pink sweet joy on the table.
Interview with: Patryk Stanisz
Company Name: Patryk Stanisz Photography
Location / Coverage: London / UK and Europe
The business get started in 2009. When I finished my studies I decided to start my business and work for myself.
Honestly, when I was young I wanted to be a basketball player or trainer, and after that I wanted to be a musician ( I used to play the trumpet ). I discovered photography in 2007-2008 when I bought my first camera for taking pictures in the last years of my education at University in Wroclaw. People liked my pictures and they wanted me for weddings, portraits and family shots, so I decided to be a photographer.
I remember one day from my childhood when was 11-12 years old and I took pictures of my younger brother using my father’s camera; my brother was standing on a swing. It was probably the first time I took pictures.
I cover the whole of the UK and I am always willing to travel. I love travel!
Image © Ever After Photography
We love it when we are sent a wedding with a super-cool bride and groom, and that’s just what we have for you today. This wedding took place at the George Brown Botanical Gardens in the Australian outback, which created the perfect setting for their laid back, fun wedding.
The groom’s cousin, Josh from Joshua Kane Photography, photographed the wedding, and these pictures just go to show what a difference being relaxed with your photographer can make.
“Our wedding was exactly what we wanted it to be – casual, fun, celebrated with family and friends, delicious food and lots of dancing; our perfect night. We met as 15 and 16 year olds at Matt’s cousin’s party… Matt’s cousin, Josh Wood, was our amazing photographer at our wedding!
“The George Brown Botanical Gardens was a wonderful spot to get married. We picked the Heritage Lawn, so by 4:30pm there was a lot of shade and the backdrop was a beautiful bright red Ginger Tree.
“Our bonbonnieres were little jam jars, and the plum jam was homemade by Matt’s aunty. The jars were decorated by us, and we used them as not only a thank you but also the name card so everyone could find their own seat.
“Josh and Matt spent a lot of time together growing up so having someone we knew as our photographer just made it so comfortable for us. Josh is extremely professional and has this ability to make you feel super-comfortable and confident during the shoot. He flew all the way to Darwin to shoot our wedding and with hardly any time to prepare (and in a totally unfamiliar city!) he produced these amazing shots, kept everyone calm and was so time efficient. I get so many compliments on our photos, I would recommend this guy to everyone! He is an absolute pro and we love him for the amazing gift he has given us, something we can look back on and treasure forever.”
Image © Jamie Penfold Photography
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You are all in for a very special treat today, as we are sharing the pictures from this charming wedding shoot, captured by Krista Mason Photography. This Vintage Picnic and Games shoot has been beautiful styled and crafted to create a simply gorgeous and whimsical result. The styling details, including the drinks stations, flowers, Coke bottles, bowling pins, and the pretty calligraphy tags, are all a feast for our eyes. We hope you enjoy it…
“For our shoot we wanted to do something vintage and whimsical. To achieve this look, we brought together the best team of vendors and found the perfect location, Franklin Canyon Park, to set up an afternoon reception complete with games and picnic-style dining.
“We thought a typewriter might be a fun way for the guests to leave love notes for the bride and groom, and the guests could then place them into our vintage mailbox and we could mail the love notes to the bride and groom after the wedding.
“From the vintage style basket weave to the vintage cake topper, our cake, designed by Fantasy Frosting, was the perfect treat to complete our look. It was placed on a wavy cake stand and sat on top of a vintage soda crate to tie in the Coca Cola station.
“For our beverage station we wanted to do something fun! For brides and grooms out there that love Coca Cola, we decided to create a table featuring Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, and the like, and then paired it with cherries, lemons and limes. A fun, refreshing drink for a warm, summer day.