I big round of applause and a drum roll as “ladies and gentlemen it gives me great pleasure to introduce Lightworks Photography’s latest illustrious blogging bride…………..Aimee!” I’m photographing Aimee and Ed’s wedding in June next year and Aimee is going to blog her way to the alter (I think I stole that phrase subconsciously from another wedding blog, if not then I’m ashamed of myself because it’s cloyingly hammy!). I’m really looking forward to hearing how things go after this her very first ever blog post anywhere in the world!…..
To tell you a little bit about myself, I’m Aimée a twenty-something bride to be from Derbyshire but now living and working in Cambridge as a property manager. I got engaged on Christmas Day 2012 in a rather tearful and snotty display (I was streaming with cold) on the Derbyshire moors while walking our Labrador puppy Ruby on her first Christmas.
Having previously worked in events planning I wasn’t too unnerved about planning the big day but having little recent experience of weddings did make the prospect a little daunting, as I wasn’t really sure where to start. Of course I immediately ran screaming like a school girl into the nearest newsagents and bought every possible wedding magazine I could get my hands on and would talk nonstop to anyone who would listen…but I stand by the fact that the research and development process is a very important stage of wedding planning.
Having bagged myself a strapping rugby player I was so excited to start planning my dream wedding and quickly started my scrap book of ideas and inspiration. I have now realised that simply knowing what you want is often much harder than find it once you have decided so I found it really helpful to brainstorm lots of ideas and see them visually with other aspects of the day. It is easy to get carried away by other people’s expectations and influences so to have different sets of ideas in mind when looking at possible venues and different aspects of the day was a really good way of seeing how the ideas on the page could come to life.
Pinterest was recommended to me by a friend who had used it planning her wedding and I quickly became addicted; being able to ‘pin’ things to my virtual pin board saved so much time and countless scraps of paper as there was no need to jot down where I had seen things as you can go straight through to the original web page from your board. It was also a great tool when going to see different suppliers such as our photographer (Andrew of course) and florist as they could see our style and aspirations for the day. I was shocked at how quickly good suppliers get booked up and quite frankly how many awful ones there are out there so definitely do your homework and shop around to find the people you want to work with and that your feel comfortable and confident with.
We have now booked the Manor Barn in Harlton and Harlton Church for our June wedding which has a Vintage Country Theme, tweed and pastel’s rather than wellies and hay bales! As for the rest…I’ll keep you posted! A x