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This sweet, intimate elopement shoot was inspired by the stunning Himalayan mountains outside of Kathmandu in Nepal. A color palette of deep blue and gold paired with off white and greenery made for one gorgeous mountain inspired design. The florals and styling by Jaclyn Journey, featuring locally foraged blooms and various textures, echoed the landscape […]
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Earlier this summer, the Want That Wedding team was kindly invited to attend a Summer Garden Party at the LSO St Luke's, a derelict-church-turned-Music-Education-Centre - now a fantastically unique venue available to hire for weddings, events, and musical concerts of all shapes and sizes.
Some of the highlights of the party were the fantastical drink experiences by Smith and Sinclair (hello edible cocktails!), the feast of mouth-watering BBQ bites by Party Ingredients, the interactive activities by Chillisauce , the delicacies by the Chocolate Cocktail Club, and the wonderful live music and ice cream - perfect for a lazy, warm summer evening in the city.
We absolutely loved the versatility of both the indoor and outdoor spaces, so rare in a location like this: the venue sits in the heart of central London, just yards from the bustling Old Street roundabout and within walking distance from the Barbican and Moorgate. With its blend of 18th-century architecture and contemporary features, this Grade I-listed church is highly versatile and a truly breathtaking heritage space. The Jerwood Hall, flooded with natural light, can accommodate up to 220 guests for seated dinners or 425 for standing receptions - do check out their website for more information about the venue's wedding offering!
In the meantime, here are some snaps from the garden party - enjoy!
A beautiful resort tucked away among rolling hills and vineyards peeks out from behind majestic cypresses, bougainvillaeas, and Jacaranda trees, lush gardens and palms, an opulent yet soft and serene vibe all around the shores of Pissouri Bay in Cyprus became the perfect grounds where the Founders of The Secret Owl Workshop and Splendid Events Cyprus drew inspiration from to design and create an editorial shoot brimming with elegant details and coral peonies.
In between the lush green landscapes of Bali, luxury is ready at any corner for travelers and newlyweds on their honeymoons. Planning a honeymoon can often be more complicated than you think with meals and rooms and flights and all kinds of other lovely little things for one another.
The process has been streamlined though at Mandapa, a Ritz Carlton property in Indonesia, where the hotel has just unveiled a new package for honeymooners called “Enchanting Love Journey” – a romantic experience combining a traditional Balinese commitment ceremony and a sumptuous private dining experience for two. The Enchanting Love Journey encourages couples to express their love for one another while creating lasting memories of their romantic journey together in Bali.
After just finishing a wedding, an event that took months upon months of planning, financing, and resourcing, wouldn’t it be nice to replay the ceremony where it could be an intimate moment between the two of you? You don’t have to watch for your youngest sibling to be diving head first into the open bar, or to make sure Uncle Dave isn’t talking too much to your college roommate. Finally, you can have your cake and eat it too in the hotel’s beautiful ceremony in historic harmony with Balinese tradition. Of course, for those looking to cut out the mess of wedding planning, the simple, elegant, romantic ceremony could act as one’s own wedding too.
Before the ceremony, the couple will be given a canvas on which to write messages affirming their commitment and love for one another. They will then be ushered – along with the canvas – to the resort temple for a Grahastha ritual, a purification ceremony that aims to cleanse the body, mind and soul followed by a guided wedding ritual. Grahastha is derived from the Sanskrit language meaning “time to marry” and signifies a stage of the Balinese circle of life where one is ready to start a family. During the ritual, the canvas with their affirmations will be blessed by a priest with the hope that whatever they wrote will come true.
The intimate ceremony is an authentic look into Balinese culture, and a great way to kick off a relaxing vacation filled with the excitement of being newly married. Afterward, the hotel is full of incredible dining options, luxurious villas to retire to at night, and a myriad of things to keep you going during the day from the beautiful beaches to the lush green jungles.
Rue de Seine bride Rachel took advantage of a leap year and proposed to Tom after being together for 8 years. Rachel says... 'He was not expecting it at all and I had the opportunity to surprise him which doesn't happen often. It was lovely to see the sense of relief this gave him, I feel there is so much pressure on males to propose that it can become very overwhelming. I love that I had the opportunity to propose to him and think this adds to our story'.
Check out their rustic boho Australian bush wedding below...
Words by Rachel. Images by Hazel Buckley Photography.