Our Weddings / Photography / Summer / Wedding Inspiration

Hana’s Wedding Photos: Part Three

10.20.16

Just so you don’t get too bored of seeing endless posts of wedding photos, here’s my final offering.

One thing I wanted to make sure when organising our wedding was that it was a day that not only we would remember for the rest of our lives, but one that our guests would continue to talk about for years to come. To do this we decided to include a couple of extra bits of entertainment to give everyone a chance to share in some fun and get to know each other a bit better. This included a caricaturist, a vodka luge and a photobooth. These last photos not only capture these things but also the surprise dance 4 of our bridesmaids performed for us and all the dancing that came after.

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Photos by Rhian Clarke Photography

Autumn / Everyday Life

Five Autumn Activities

10.18.16

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Every time I think I’ve enjoyed my favourite season, the next one comes along to remind me how much I adore those next few months. But autumn really is one of the best, as Halloween and Christmas approach, and everything turns a lovely, orangey hue. Things tend to get a little cosier too, with an excuse for hot drinks and extra layers of clothing creeping in. Here are a few of my recommendations of things to do in the next couple of months, before Winter kicks in and we’re thinking about the holidays!

Go apple or pumpkin picking

I love filling our home with pumpkins, it’s one of my favourite things about October, especially in preparation for Halloween. I tend to enjoy a mix of undecorated squash, as well as some that are painted or decorated in some way, just to combine the festive and the fun. You can find a bunch of places that offer pumpkin or apple picking at this time of year, so do a bit of research around where you live to find somewhere appropriate. There’s nothing better than bringing the outdoors in when the seasons change, so fill your home with all the best that autumn has to offer.

Sit in a coffee shop with a book

It’s pumpkin spice latte season, so make yourself comfortable on a coffee shop sofa when you have a free moment and sip something tasty while getting lost in a good book. There is very little I enjoy more than making myself at home within the warm confines of a coffee scented cafe of an afternoon, whether it be alone or with loved ones. And there are always so many reads on my wish list to get stuck into, so I will most definitely be taking my own advice over the coming weeks and heading to Starbucks with a full library in hand.

Light candles

I find it hard to justify lighting my best candles when the weather is warm and the evenings are bright, so I love it when the nights start drawing in and you get to close the curtains a little earlier. I like to stock up on autumn scents right now and fill the house with notes of cinnamon, apple and a multitude of other spices to welcome guests and to spend a few hours on the sofa in front of a good film or new TV show.

TV time

Talking of new TV shows, this is the absolute best time to get stuck into some quality drama and pick your new favourites to start the next year of your life in TV land. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks starting to watch some pilots to see which shows are going to be a regular watch for me, and so far I’ve been pulled in by the likes of This Is Us and Designated Survivor and I’m hoping to give The Good Place, Westworld and Luke Cage a go soon. So you won’t blame me if I spent some of my evenings or weekends glued to my sofa getting into some seriously good TV and may I suggest you do the same.

Walk in the sunshine

If you’re lucky enough to still be enjoying some sunshine right now, get outside and enjoy it! You may need to put on an extra layer or walk for a little longer to warm up, but it’s so worth it. I tend to have a breakfast or coffee stop planned for the end of my journey, just to keep me a little more motivated to keep going, but there’s little better on a crisp autumn day than to go for a long walk with someone you love. I love it when my husband and I can get out and about, it gives us the perfect opportunity to talk without the distractions of technology and we have such a great time together. Plus, it’s always fun to walk a route you’ve never tried before, you may find something new and fun to photograph or you might come across a coffee shop you never knew existed – you always have Google Maps to get you back on track if you get lost.

Our Weddings / Photography / Summer / Wedding Inspiration

Hana’s Wedding Photos: Part Two

10.16.16

I really hope you enjoyed my first post of wedding photos. It’s been lovely having an excuse to look back through them again, and pick out my favourites to share. This selection includes more posed shots with family, including some of me and my gorgeous sisters, some pretty ones of my new husband and I surrounded by the beautiful woodland of Pencoed House and also some of the speeches and obligatory confetti throwing.

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Photos by Rhian Clarke Photography

Our Weddings / Travel / Videos

Honeymoons: A New Video

10.14.16

New Video - Honeymoons

As well as it being a long time since we blogged, it’s also been quite a few months since we uploaded a video to our YouTube channel. We are hoping to change that over the coming months and we will be making a conscious effort to keep the channel updated with new content as often as we can. We want to offer you many fun things to watch and enjoy, so we’re busy coming up with new ideas to film and create now that we’re heading towards an enjoyable and busy time of the year. For now, here is a video featuring our honeymoons. We have been very lucky over the last year to both have been to some lovely places for our honeymoons – one of us to Florida and the other to Maldives and Dubai. This is just a short highlights reel of the things we did and saw whilst away, so we hope you enjoy a little bit of travel.

Our Weddings / Photography / Summer / Wedding Inspiration

Hana’s Wedding Photos: Part One

10.12.16

I can’t believe it’s been over 3 months since I got to marry the love of my life. It was a whirlwind 2 years organising and as everyone warned me beforehand, it was over in a flash. It was the perfect day spent with our nearest and dearest and it couldn’t have been any more special. I’m so excited to share our amazing photographs with you. Rhian did such an incredible job of capturing the joy and fun of the day.

I’ve managed to narrow 625 photos down to just over 70, so I’ll be spreading them over 3 posts in the next couple of weeks. This first selection include preparations at our parents house, the ceremony and the first few posed pictures with the wedding party. I really hope you enjoy sharing in our memories.

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Photos by Rhian Clarke Photography.