Tuesday, 19 August 2008

I'm Off To Get Married...

Well, after two years of very intense and happy planning (until the stress kicked in that is!) I'm finally off to be the bride for a change.

It's been a real challenge juggling helping to plan weddings for my various clients at the same time, but having that month out to complete our own really took the pressure off...to a point!
My never ending checklist is now signed off, all the decor is packed and cluttering up our dining room ready to go tomorrow and I'm spending my last night at home as a Miss before I'm off to the hotel tomorrow. My beautiful wedding dress has been hung on the back of our bedroom door and the cats haven't once scratched at it and the only thing I can't sort out is the never ending supply of stress spots popping up all over my face-looking forward to planning other peoples days from now on!

So anyway, I'll be away for the next two weeks on honeymoon in Italy, but I'll be back early September with some great interviews with some favourite people of mine, including super star photographer Antonio Sanzari, and the ladies from B Cosmetics. Let's not forget those wedding photos too-how exciting!!!


Mrs Tiffany Riley!


Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Hopelessly In Love With...Reel Sixty

I am a big fan of Reel Sixty cine film wedding reels. We share the same sentiments in that we don't like the average wedding video and I love the pure, organic romance of the old fashioned super 8 movies. I've recently looked into getting a cine camera and projector for a play around at some point, although these lovely objects are becoming obsolete these days.

The video below is a Reel Sixty masterpiece taken for a couple who married on the French Riviera a couple of years ago. Friends of mine
Chartula did their stationery if my memory is correct and I love the informal, relaxed style the couple have with that 1920s Ritzy edge. Keep a close eye out for the bride and groom's recessional (giggles) and the confetti shot (one of my favourite moments of the day).


Thursday, 7 August 2008

The Joy of MAC and a wonderful friend...

Yes, I'm sorry, I've been away for a few weeks. What with bridal consultations coming out of my ears and the challenge of trying to put the finishing touches to our own wedding (two weeks to go today) I've just not had the time!

Today I took the time out with a good friend of mine to go out and get my make-up sorted. Earlier in the week I'd gone to Bobbi Brown and had a rather awful experience, so Vula (who just happens to be a trained artist with a MAC discount!) took me to Carnaby Street to spend a lot of money at the local branch. At first, I sat there like a rabbit in headlights what with not using much in the way of make-up myself. In the last two months my skin also decided to break out in spots so I was really looking forward to testing out that concealer!

One hour later, and my purse a whole lot lighter, we came out of the store with a collection of beautiful new products to use on the day-and Vula even offered to do it all for me on the morning so I have nothing to worry about-fantastic!!

Anyway, I hope to be back in a few days with a very special video I'm just dying to show you...stay tuned!!