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Lewis & Emma’s Relaxed Music Themed Wedding Day

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Today I have the wonderful privilege of posting a real life wedding blog for Ivy Ellen’s managing director Lewis and his music themed wedding day. Lewis and Emma tied the knot on the 27th May at the stunning location of Pangdean Barn in West Sussex. Of course many of the Ivy Ellen and Blue Eyed Sun team members attended the reception and loved celebrating with the newlyweds! Lewis and Emma chose to have a picturesque outdoor ceremony and their beautiful little boy, Jesse, stole everyones hearts as ring bearer. I asked the new Mrs Early a few questions about their big day and of course have shared some of their truly stunning photographs with you too…

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Who proposed and how did they propose? How did you meet?

We’d actually known each other on and off through the years, but never very well. It wasn’t until I joined Lewis’ band in 2011 that we became really good friends. The timing wasn’t right back then though, and we eventually got our act together 4 years ago and things went pretty quickly from there! Lewis proposed in early 2015 – the first weekend we’d moved into our new home. It was a proper ‘Friends’ moment, I came home to a house filled with candles everywhere and a very romantic dinner, and it went from there. Perfect.

…We had just started planning the wedding when we discovered I was pregnant though, so plans got delayed a while! Read the rest of this entry »

RLW: Emma & Graham’s Stunning Winter Wonderland Wedding

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

On the 11th December 2016 Emma & Graham tied the knot in a stunning winter wonderland wedding. Their very special day was held at The Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe, a beautiful location for such a momentous occasion. The bride and groom may have planned their winter wonderland wedding in just three months, but it was defintely worth it! Today we have Emma with us to chat about their big day and offer some tips too…

Who proposed? How did they propose?

I feel I might of taken the whole proposal thing away from Graham. I know he was going to do something and was waiting for the right moment to pop the question. Our relationship has never been a traditional one, very early on after meeting we went on an incredible ‘honeymoon’ type holiday to South America, soon after that our beautiful daughter arrived and then buying our dream home together. So it wasn’t unusual that we often talked about getting married it just seemed like the natural thing to do, question was when? I knew I wanted our venue as it was already very special to us so I rang to see when they had availability in the summer 2017 but of course a beautiful venue like that gets booked up years in advance! However chatting to the lovely Emma the wedding coordinator it came to light there was a special last minute seasonal offer, I immediately reserved it called Graham and said want to get married in three months? Next thing I know we’re  planning our wedding! Three weeks before the wedding Graham surprised me by whisking me away for a night to a very exclusive hotel just down the road from where we lived, he had arranged everything from a gorgeous suite to a pamper treatment for me. There were flowers waiting in our suite together with champagne he cracked open the bottle took me onto the balcony and got down on one knee and proposed. This close to the wedding he still had to do it all the traditional way! And that’s one of the reasons why I love him! Read the rest of this entry »

Real Life Wedding: Jess & Ed’s Classic British Wedding

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

On a beautiful Saturday in April, Jess and Ed vowed to spend their lives together. Their classic British wedding ceremony was held at St. Mary and All Saints Church, Beaconsfield and their stunning reception at Hampden House, Great Hampden. Jess and Ed met in a nightclub after Ed saved Jess from being bothered by a ‘one too many drinks’ bloke. Her knight in shining armour if you will! Ed then proposed whilst on holiday in Spain, and here are all the details and photographs of their special day…

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Did you have a look or theme in mind for your wedding day, and how was this achieved?

Initially we were not planning on having a theme however we wanted to have something which would mean a lot to us and our families. When Ed was little his father used to do a lot of travelling with work and each place he went to he bought Ed back a football shirt, and he’s been an avid West Ham fan all of his life. I wasn’t too keen on having a football inspired wedding, and naming tables after football stadiums was definitely out of the question. However we did use the West Ham colours for our bridal party and throughout our wedding. The Groom’s party wore claret cravats and the bridesmaids wore powder blue dresses with flowers which also tied into the colour scheme. As a surprise to Ed I had a CD of Vera Lynn’s classical version of Forever Blowing Bubbles play whilst we signed the register. Read the rest of this entry »

Real Life Wedding: Paula & Neil’s Vintage Glamour Wedding

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Today we have the most elegant, vintage glamour wedding with fabulous photographs and top tips from the bride herself! Paula and Neil met online when their friends both signed them up for a site called ‘My Single Friend’. They met and went for a date shortly after and have been inseperable ever since! Neil proposed to Paula on holiday in Barcelona at the end of dinner in a Michelin starred restaurant, she was so surprised she even forgot to say yes and had to be asked again!

Vintage Glamour Wedding

Did you have a look or theme in mind for your wedding day, and how was this achieved?

Whilst we didn’t have a particular theme for the day the overall look was very much vintage glamour and old school Hollywood.  The ceremony and wedding breakfast rooms at Shrigley Hall nr Macclesfield were the perfect backdrop for this look with it’s formal and classic decoration and a grand staircase to make my entrance from.  The look developed from my choice of dress which was champagne taffeta with just the right amount of sparkle and a corset to create a “Jessica Rabbit-esque” shape. Read the rest of this entry »

Real Life Wedding: Amy & Martin’s Rustic Autumn Wedding

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

On the 25th October 2016 Amy and Martin said ‘I Do’ in a beautifully rustic autumn wedding ceremony. The fabulous styling combined with a gorgeous couple make for the best real life wedding blog! Amy has shared with us her top tips for the day along with some fab advice and the most beautiful photographs! *serious wedding envy going on right here*

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Did you have a look or theme in mind for your wedding day, and how was this achieved?

Our wedding took place at a beautiful barn in Cambridgeshire last October, so we wanted our wedding to feel autumnal, rustic and warm. The venue was absolutely beautiful so we didn’t want to over accessorize – instead we tried to keep things very simple and subtle. Our wedding stationery was perfect – the rustic background reflected the barn very well and the flowers were the right colour to set the scene for an autumn wedding. We used the stationery as a useful reference point for our florist who sourced seasonal flowers with a lovely vintage, dusky pink tone. Our flower arrangements were kept very simple and informal and we used small bottle vases and tree slices to make attractive table centre pieces. Read the rest of this entry »

Real Life Wedding: Ellen & Steve’s Relaxed Rustic Wedding

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

It was a cold February night when Steve decided to pop the question to Ellen. Spending their 5 year anniversary together he got down on one knee in the middle of trafalgar square – Ellen was so surprised she ended up having a nose bleed all over him – oops! From that day Ellen and Steve were busy planning a wonderfully relaxed rustic wedding together – a beautiful day on the 5th September 2015. Ellen and Steve met at university, becoming friends first and then ‘love just blossomed’ – you can truly see the love in all these wonderful photos of their big day…

pano bride and groom - Relaxed Rustic Wedding

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Did you have a look or theme in mind for your wedding day, and how was this achieved?

Not to start with, we just wanted it to be relaxed, comfortable and informal. Not prim and proper! The stationery was a great starting point, being one of the first wedding-y things we did, with the save-the-dates, then the flowers followed, being informal and rustic. ( You can see Ellen and Steve’s wedding stationery choices further down the blog).

shoes and flowers - Relaxed Rustic Wedding

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Real Life Weddings: Helene and David’s Spring Wedding

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Hello lovelies! We have the MOST gorgeous real life wedding featured for you today! Helene and David’s vibrant spring wedding includes enviable wedding photography, beautiful flowers and an even more beautiful couple…

Helene & David confetti shot spring wedding

Helene and David tied the knot on Easter Sunday of 2015 at the wonderful Flitwick Manor in Bedford, the manor is surrounded by stunning grounds and wonderful scenery. Using the cutest Easter touches throughout along with popping spring wedding florals and a whole bunch of family and friends, they truly celebrated in style! We asked the happy couple a few questions about their big day… Read the rest of this entry »

Real Life Weddings: Sairah and Tariq’s Enchanted Woodland Wedding

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Sairah and Tariq married in August 2014 at the Stoneleigh Abbey Estate, Warwick. They first met when a good friend of Sairah’s introduced them at a Christmas party in 2012. Tariq proposed exactly one year later under the big Christmas Tree in Covent Garden Market – where they had their very first date. With a stunning venue, an enchanted woodland wedding theme and some amazing traditions this makes for one brilliant real life wedding!

Sairah & Tariq Wedding Highlights// Directors Cut from G5 Studio on Vimeo.

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Real Life Wedding: Debbie & Paul’s Fun Loving Wedding

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Debbie and Paul were wed on a beautiful day in late September 2014. This gorgeous couple shared their big day with everyone important to them and surrounded themselves with love, fun and music! Here we have thoughts, tips and stories from the new Mr and Mrs on suppliers and their big day. With a rather spectacular proposal story and some stunning photography we introduce to you Debbie & Paul’s fun loving wedding.

real life fun loving wedding night time shot

“Paul and I have been together for five years, and we knew we wanted to get married. The trouble is that when you have started to talk about it the proposal can be a little bit predictable. I was away on holiday with my sister. After a long day on the beach she suggested we pop to the bar for a quick drink. Imagine my surprise when Paul walked in … I was almost speechless – but I did manage to say ‘you have to pick up the kids from school in an hour …!!’. He whisked me away to a gorgeous hotel, popped the question on the beach and then delivered me – engaged – back to my sister the next the morning. A 24 hour whistle-stop engagement tour for him – leaving me in a whirlwind of excitement for the rest of my holiday as he headed back to the UK … and the kids! ” (How SWEET is Paul)

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Real Life Weddings: Julia and Hersh’s Romantic Country Wedding

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

On a beautiful day in September, Julia and Hersh made their vows to one another to spend the rest of their lives together. Julia recalls “Hersh and I met years ago at work and we got like a house on fire. Hersh left and our paths crossed again about five years later, this time we were inseparable and fell head over heels in love!” They had a romantic country wedding at the stunning Somerleyton Hall in Suffolk, here Julia shares with us her thoughts and advice about the big day.


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Hersh took me to Raymond Blancs le manoir as a surprise, I had no idea he was planning to propose. He asked me to marry him after an amazing meal in the grounds. It was a stunning and memorable day.


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