Oh My Honey 2016 Bridal Collection

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You want to know what happens when a wedding dress lookbook shoot turns into a weekend of high jinks with confetti cannons, glittery accessories, and some good old Brighton fun? Keep reading!!

PS my favourites are the ombré pinky dress and the gold polka dotty one. WOW. What’s your favourite?

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The Story of the Shoot by Lexi Fleming

I first met Louise from Oh My Honey around five years ago when we worked together on a pin-up style shoot with her first bridal collection. After a couple of years of bumping into her at wedding fairs and events, we started a pretty unofficial collaboration team, a.k.a. every time I want to do a shoot, Louise is the first person I contact! I love her general ethos towards business, and her imagining, and we’re usually totally on the same page with how we want things to look or feel. That’s why when Louise asked if I’d shoot her new bridal range, I jumped at the chance!

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Alternative Bride Style Shoot in Brighton

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You have to love Brighton for its colourful and photogenic backdrops!! This shoot is set around the lanes, mostly, as it started to rain badly when the team tried to work on the seafront. I actually prefer it like this because you see much more of the alternative beauty of the town, and all those hidden gems that normally lose out to the seafront!

The styling of the bride is really appealing to me, what with her very 1950s influenced dress, and subtle rockabilly hairdo, not to mention her gorgeous tattoos. Love everything about her whole style! Take particular note of the dark tones of her make-up – you can have anything you want on your wedding day, and don’t have to wear subtle make-up colours. Drama is beautiful, so have that if you want that!

And the groom’s suit is pretty dashing and classic, complementing brilliantly the bride’s more edgy vibe.

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The Story of the Shoot by Michelle Huggleston

I’ve wanted to shoot in Brighton in for ever. I visited last year for the Fringe festival and spent my days wandering around the lanes and the evenings watching my partner perform stand-up. I loved it. The quirky shops, the colourful bunting everywhere and the graffiti art. I love how expressive Brighton town is; it’s beautiful and colourful, and I knew it would make the perfect backdrop for a styled shoot.

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A Beautiful Angels Themed Wedding

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When you hear that a wedding’s theme was ‘angels,’ your heart skips a beat. What a beautiful thing to have at the heart of your day – I’ve not seen that one yet, and I have to say I love it. Serenity, love, protection… Yep, angels as a motif is wonderful.

And I absolutely love the bride’s whole look – from that dress with the open back, lacy as anything, to her blue hair and cerise lips. Looooove it!! Lucy, you are a babe.

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Our theme was angels – our table names were the nine choirs of angels, we gave the ladies little cherub ornaments for favours, and the men got whiskey (a.k.a. the angels’ share). Angels are important to us and the family and we really wanted to incorporate this in our day.

The excitement of planning was just thrilling; putting all of our own little touches into things and seeing it all come together was just amazing!

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Spring and Summer Beauty Buys

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I know it’s not spring now (but woah is it summer!!!), but this post began a while ago and got neglected oops! I’m leaving the title as it is because the colours and feel of the products are distinctly of that transitional time…

I’ve bought a few bits and bobs recently that I wanted to share with you because they’re all so gorgeous and have really cheered me up! Nothing too dear, just the odd treat here and there. Mostly make-up, but also a floral crown made by Claire Austin (who has rebranded from Rosey Posey Creations, and who you might have seen featured plenty on my blog because I think she makes the prettiest things!).

Monsoon Rose Gold Fragrance

I’m actually going to begin with this one as this was a gift from Monsoon’s PR company for review on the blog. I love perfumes and discovering new ones is always exciting. This one is called Rose Gold and is Monsoon’s first perfume. It was described in the accompanying press release like this:

The fragrance opens with juicy top notes of citrus, rich floral heart notes and decadent woods which combine to create a feminine and sensual scent – creating a beautiful, rich aroma. Sparking notes of lemon combine with a soft fruity accord and hints of fresh mandarin. At its heart, opulent velvety rose combines with heady tuberose, neroli and cyclamen. The fragrance combines rich vanilla, musk and amber notes which give the fragrance a truly unforgettable signature.

When I first applied it, I thought uh-oh this is too floral for me (I go for the darker, heavier perfumes), but then it settled into this sensational powdery, musky finish with a little drama that I find ties all my favourite scents together. I know I sound like a right pretentious so-and-so saying a perfume has drama, but I think some really do – Calvin Klein Obsession, Bvlgari Black, and my beloved JPG Fragile (pleeeease bring it back!!). I would buy this a hundred times over. It’s now in my canon of favourites!

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