I Best Get A Hat…

I’ve been out of the loop for a few weeks…so to get me back into the swing of things, how about a few sites that I like to frequent to get ideas and inspiration…hold onto your wedding hats, here goes:

Rock My Weddingin their own words: rockmywedding

Launched in October 2009, Rock My Wedding was created by Charlotte O’Shea, a newly-wed with a passion for the pretty and the realisation that UK brides would benefit from a frequently updated on-line platform featuring achievable and unique Big Day inspiration. Rock My Wedding is now one of the UK’s most popular planning resources with 330,000 visitors viewing over 800,000 pages every single month. We aim to bring soon-to-be-brides a wealth of ideas through fresh and innovative content, daily “real wedding” features and access to the industry’s most desirable vendors. You can read more about the team and our other blogs on our company website rockmyltd

Rock & Roll Bridein their own words: rockandrollbride

Launched in 2007, Rock n Roll Bride is one of the biggest wedding blogs in the world. Updated daily, the site and it’s accompanying print magazine attracts quirky, alternative and creative readers from all over the planet.The brainchild of Kat Williams, the site came about while she was planning her own wedding in 2008. After becoming jaded by the limited offerings of the UK wedding industry, Kat saw a niche for alternative wedding inspiration and ran with it! Rock n Roll Bride magazine, a bi-monthly, nationally available magazine was launched in 2015. Issue 1, released in January of that year, was reported by the distribution company as the fastest and best selling debut issue of a magazine ever. It also sold out for online orders within 72 hours, with over 1000 copies selling in the first day alone. The magazine is available to buy in WHSmiths, selected independent newsagents and online via rocknrollbride.com/shop and is currently the best selling bridal title in WHSmiths. If this is your first time around these parts, you should check out the idiots guide to rock n roll bride

The Knot: a FAB Wedding planner…check it out! theknot

Hope these are of help to all you budding brides to be…peace out for the mo, Nancy x

Gladrags and Coat Hangers

If there is one thing that confuses me to this day as a wedding photographer and that is going to photograph the brides beautiful wedding gown and then finding it hanging on a plain plastic coat hanger! Each to their own and all, but it’s the little things that matter, especially on a photograph!

The thing is, a vintage, blinged-up or contemporary coat hanger will or can be the finishing touch. Anyway because I’m a Lancashire Lass with a Lancashire Blog, I went searching for a Lancashire supplier very late last night and came across The Hanger Boutique in Longridge, near Preston. They have some lovely items and their web site is straight forward and easy on the eye if you ask me. If you want to look further afield try typing in Google, EBay or Etsy the keywords: wedding hangers…or failing that, you could make them yourself 🙂

Remember, the truth is out there…no wait…the coat hangers are…haha!!

  

Peace out…till the next time,

From Nance (who keeps spare wooden coat hangers in the boot of her car, nowadays).

How Much!!!!!

Just a link to a very good write-up by Phil Drinkwater Photography about wedding prices. This is a well written, fair and very interesting read for all concerned…enjoy 😀

 

I Get By with a Little Help From My Evernote

Don’t you just love long titles…

 

Evernote

I’ve been using Evernote for a couple of years now and it’s only in the last year I’ve become to find out how crucial it is to use it as a planner for my photography, but I think more so for the wedding couple. You can take snapshots of things on the web, share them, edit them, you can store, email from, keep track of, take clippings from blogs…just so many connotations.

There is a free version which in itself is very good, but the Plus and Premium accounts are very reasonably priced. I used my Evernote in conjunction with a bride a while ago and we could both send each other notes, ideas…novels haha…timeline scenarios, but we both could edit at our respective ends.

It works on Mac and Windows and is well worth a look if you like a bit of order in your life…but don’t just take my word for it, check out the this wedding couples write-up and a different point of view from a photographer.

Evernote from a wedding couples point of view

Evernote from a photographers point of view

Peace out – from: Nancy Lisa Barrett Photography  x