Working out the budget – the 3rd step to achieving a stress free wedding

Working out the budget – the 3rd step to achieving a stress free wedding day

Welcome back to my blog series helping you achieve a stress free wedding day. Part 3 is dedicated to the wedding budget.

The dreaded B word. Love it or hate without it you would have no wedding.

It’s probably the most talked about part of your wedding planning, for some it’s less important but for others it’s a huge bone of contention.

So what is the wedding budget? It is whatever you want it to be. I know that doesn’t help much but it is the right answer. This is where individuality and personal circumstance come into play and also why talking about your wedding budget can be the cause of many arguments and disagreements.

Every engaged couple will have their own individual opinions and ideas about finances and how to manage them during their regular day to day life. Whilst a wedding budget isn’t a lot different in concept the sheer enormity of planning a wedding day can turn the most level headed of penny pinchers and deftly of budgeters in to a serial spender on eBay.

The wedding budget seems to defy all logic when it comes to the couple’s finances and sensible ideas about what they can actually afford to spend.

For some money can be the root of all evil, you either have enough for what you want to do or buy or you have champagne ideas with a beer budget. As with every other part of your wedding planning you do need to plan the budget too. I have seen a lot of couples spending on impulse and booking a double chocolate fountain before the food has been chosen, menu arranged and caterer booked. Whilst most people I know do like chocolate, although I’m not one of them, I’ve no doubt they’d rather be the grateful recipient of a decent meal rather than needing to gorge on dipping pieces of fruit and doughnuts in to molten chocolate. I could of course be wrong but if I didn’t offer guidance and the voice of reason concerning wedding matters what kind of wedding planner would that make me?

Here a few things to consider when calculating your wedding budget.
1) Work out how much of your monthly salary is easily available to put into the wedding pot. Don’t overstretch on a monthly basis as you don’t want the added stress on a relationship even before you tie the knot.
2) Do you have any financial contributions coming from other sources? Parents or grandparents? Savings from one or both of you?
3) How many months do you have between the beginning of your planning and the BIG day itself?

Once you have confirmed the amount of money available you’ll need to continue with the teamwork that we discussed in blog part 2 and don’t forget to include some self care time. Teamwork is vital when it comes to working out your priorities and the tasks associated with the planning of a wedding. Remember there are two people getting married.
I didn’t have a planned topic for the next part of the blog series before I got to this point but now I’m being pulled towards how to prioritise your wedding budget and how to find the best suppliers for your budget.

If you need a chat about your wedding planning and think you might be in need of my expertise and experience then don’t hesitate to get in touch and book a no obligation meeting. I’d be happy to meet up with you and talk about the vision you have for your big day and how I can help you pull all that together to create your dream wedding day without the stress.

Got any questions you want to ask me? Just email me and I’ll answer any questions via my blog.


Siân Bowron has been advising on, planning and coordinating weddings and other events since 2012. Previously a healthcare professional with a background in pharmacology, Siân decided to switch career after the birth of her son. She has brought the empathy, care and attention-to-detail so important in her former duties together seamlessly with her passion for wedding planning to serve the needs of her many satisfied clients.


Amethyst Weddings is owned and operated by Siân Bowron.
Offering advice, planning and on the day coordination services for weddings throughout Hampshire including all of the New Forest.
Contact Siân for more information on services available and to book your no obligation meeting on: enquiries@amethystweddings.co.uk | 07818 226729| https://amethystweddings.youcanbook.me/

Teamwork – the 2nd step to achieving a stress free wedding

Teamwork – the 2nd step to achieving a stress free wedding


Hello you lovely lot. Are you ready for some more of my worldly wedding planning wisdom?

Ok so in my last blog I discussed the importance of self care and how to make sure you don’t neglect yourselves during the planning process. If you haven’t read this blog you can read it here.

The second step to stress free wedding planning is teamwork – after all the whole point of a marriage is the TWO of you joining TWO lives together.
♫♪♪ Yes, teamwork, can make a dream work. ♫♪♪

It’s easy for the bride to be to take the lead on the wedding planning and is quite a natural thing as they are usually channelling their inner fairytale princess after having had visions of their “special day” since they heard their first fairytale or donned their first fancy dress outfit.
♫♪♪ Someday my prince will come. ♫♪♪
That was even before they met their Prince or Princess Charming so a bride to be or the groom to be could be forgiven for getting carried away and have his or her head in the clouds for a while.

♫♪ Cheer up, sleepy jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen. ♫♪♪

But with any marriage it only works if there is some give and take and both sides of the relationship have their own special roles to play.

In my own marriage I’m the go to for organisation, planning and practical day to day tasks. Whilst I’m also slightly impulsive and excitable my hubby is the sensible down to earth one who thinks everything through thoroughly before making a decision and is quiet, reserved and thoughtful. We couldn’t be more different on paper but we work well together and compliment each other nicely. That’s why we’ve been very happily married for 9 years now.

So how do you use all of your strengths and weaknesses to become the A team and create a wedding that represents both of you? That’s where teamwork comes in and of course a good old dose of that thing they call communication. All’s fair in love and war but let’s not start a war before rings are on fingers and the ink on the wedding certificate is still wet.

You may or may not know that I love lists. I’m a bit obsessed with them. I even have lists of the lists I have. What with that and my obsession with lyrics from musicals and films I think I’ve created a new genre of OCD. To work as a team firstly you need to write down what you want from your wedding day on separate lists – yes you read that correctly.
Step one is write one list each. Write down on one side what you do want and the other what you don’t want your wedding to be like.
Step two is compare and combine the lists. Whilst this may initially look like a recipe for frankenstein’s monster it will give you both an insight into what each other sees as a priority on the wedding day.
Step three you should now have a clearer idea of what you both want your wedding day to look like and which parts of each of your personalities you want to be incorporated or represented.

If it still looks a bit of a muddle maybe it’s time to get a professional on board to make the vision a reality. Being creative and merging couples styles is one of the things I love to do. I love bouncing ideas around and see what works for couples and what doesn’t. Sometimes you don’t know if you don’t like it until you see it. If you don’t like something than that’s fine as it’ll streamline your ideas until it becomes one cohesive idea that represents both of you in equal measure. I love it when a plan comes together 😉

In part 3 I’m going to talk about working out and sticking to your budget.

Got any questions you want to ask me? Just email me and I’ll answer any questions via my blog.


Siân Bowron has been advising on, planning and coordinating weddings and other events since 2012. Previously a healthcare professional with a background in pharmacology, Siân decided to switch career after the birth of her son. She has brought the empathy, care and attention-to-detail so important in her former duties together seamlessly with her passion for wedding planning to serve the needs of her many satisfied clients.


Amethyst Weddings is owned and operated by Siân Bowron.
Offering advice, planning and on the day coordination services for weddings throughout Hampshire including all of the New Forest.
Contact Siân for more information on services available and to book your no obligation meeting on: enquiries@amethystweddings.co.uk | 07818 226729| https://amethystweddings.youcanbook.me/

Self care – the 1st step to achieving a stress free wedding

Selfcare – the first step to achieving a stress free wedding.

♥ Love yourself cos there is only one of you. ♥

If like me you run your own business you will no doubt have seen the phrase “self care” bandied about whenever talking about the day to day and week to week running of your business. Whether you are self employed, work for a large or a small company the principles of self care still apply. We all need some “me time” cos nobody can be in work mode 24/7 no matter how dedicated or conscientious you are.

Personally I like to meet up with friends for lunch or coffee and cake (even though I’m on a weight loss journey I still make allowances for the occasional piece of cake), go to the cinema, the theatre or an evening meal with my husband and my total indulgence for 100% me time is visiting the spa for a massage or spending time at the beach.

But “me time” needn’t cost a small fortune. It can be as simple as sitting in the garden listening to the birds and the breeze in the trees. Dancing to your favourite music, what’s that phrase “dance like there’s nobody watching”? Watching your favourite RomCom or soap on catch up tv or box set. For me it’s all about switching off from the hustle and bustle, the 9 to 5 slog that can grind us all down eventually if we let it. Overwhelm is a nasty thing, it saps you of any creativity or progress and can feel like you are drowning. It is really good friends with that well known feeling stress and I speak from personal experience. I think they spend their “me time” plotting what to throw at you next.

Planning a wedding is no different. You had a social life, a personal life and a work life before you started your wedding didn’t you? So what has changed?

What has changed is that you are now trying to still do everything and there isn’t enough time each day or week or month to achieve it all. So something had to give – you don’t see your friends as much now because any spare time you had before is now designated to wedding planning jobs, venue searches, supplier meetings. Your friends, your family, your bridesmaids can’t do right from wrong, they either aren’t interested enough or they are interfering too much. They can’t win! Planning a wedding can be all consuming but it doesn’t have to be.

So now it would be very obvious if I told you that the only solution is to employ a wedding planner. Why wouldn’t I? Why would I not? Get in touch and have a chat about how I can take away the stress of wedding planning. Blah blah blah. End of blog. Good Night!

Well I’m not!! Nope, no, nein, non, nee, net – instead I’m going to share some advice with you. So in the words of one of my favourite actresses “Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start.”

♫♪♪ Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens ♫♪♪ Ooooppppssss sorry I digress 😉

Q1: Why are you planning a wedding?
The correct answer being: because I’ve finally found my soulmate and we want to spend the rest of our lives together, forever and ever AMEN.
You might read that and think “Well yeah that’s obvious” or you might read that and think “oh yeah that’s why we are planning this big expensive time consuming extravaganza to please everybody else forgetting what we as a couple actual want!” Sound familiar? Then change it. It’s your wedding so do what you both want. Your wedding needs to be something that you both are happy with. Primarily the day you are planning is about YOU. So if you have fallen into that pleasing everyone else trap already STOP  right now (♫♪♪ thank you very much. I need somebody ♫♪♪). Ooooppppssss 90s girlpower music flashback.

Carry on the same way and you will end up hating the wedding planning, dreading the next task and at worst regret the choices you made resulting in a wedding day that you don’t even recognise let alone enjoy.

Take it all back to basics. Remember why you want to get married and make YOUR day about the things you love. Don’t like formal three course dinners? Then don’t book a three course meal. ♫♪♬ It’s all about you, it’s all about you baby! ♫♪♬

Go back to basics and look after yourself. Do that and you’ll be on the way to a happy wedding planning experience.

I’ll be back with some more of my worldly wedding planning wisdom soon. So watch this space.

Got any questions you want to ask me? Just email me and I’ll answer any questions via my blog.


Siân Bowron has been advising on, planning and coordinating weddings and other events since 2012. Previously a healthcare professional with a background in pharmacology, Siân decided to switch career after the birth of her son. She has brought the empathy, care and attention-to-detail so important in her former duties together seamlessly with her passion for wedding planning to serve the needs of her many satisfied clients.


Amethyst Weddings is owned and operated by Siân Bowron.
Offering advice, planning and on the day coordination services for weddings throughout Hampshire including all of the New Forest.
Contact Siân for more information on services available and to book your no obligation meeting on: enquiries@amethystweddings.co.uk | 07818 226729 | https://amethystweddings.youcanbook.me/

Greenery – colour of the year 2017

I’ve never been a lover of Green. I mean I do love the grass and the trees, of course, I love nothing more than spending time in the garden or visiting the New Forest, but it’s never been a colour I’d choose for home décor or when shopping for clothes.

So when Greenery was announced as the Pantone Colour of the year for 2017 I had reservations. Once I started looking for inspiration for my new Pinterest board I became a bit of a convert.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that you don’t need a great deal of ONE colour to create something beautiful. Greenery is quite a vivid shade of green but it works as well with a neutral colour palette as it does with alternate shades of green and blush pink.

It also lends itself perfectly to styling a rustic themed wedding which is a popular theme for 2017 weddings.

Take a look at my board and see if it inspires your wedding. I’d love to know if you are thinking of incorporating the colour of the year in to your wedding colours.



Siân Bowron has been advising on, planning and coordinating weddings and other events since 2012. Previously a healthcare professional with a background in pharmacology, Siân decided to switch career after the birth of her son. She has brought the empathy, care and attention-to-detail so important in her former duties together seamlessly with her passion for wedding planning to serve the needs of her many satisfied clients.

Amethyst Weddings is owned and operated by Siân Bowron.
Offering advice, planning and on the day coordination services for weddings throughout Hampshire including all of the New Forest.
Contact Siân for more information on services available and to book your no obligation meeting on: enquiries@amethystweddings.co.uk | 07818 226729

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Shaun and Chere – Gift of a Wedding

On Friday 13th January 2017 I had the pleasure of coordinating the wedding of Shaun and Chere. They had their wedding day gifted to them by the fabulous UK charity Gift of a Wedding.

Photos were taken by Nicola Muir Photography and kindly supplied by the bride and groom.

Shaun and Chere - Gift of a Wedding January 2017

Shaun and Chere - Gift of a Wedding January 2017

Alongside a selection of local suppliers I got to spend the whole day with this beautiful couple. I wanted to ensure they had a day they will never forget and I am delighted to say the day couldn’t have gone any better.

Here is the highlights video supplied by Leyza Films.

Siân Bowron has been advising on, planning and coordinating weddings and other events since 2012. Previously a healthcare professional with a background in pharmacology, Siân decided to switch career after the birth of her son. She has brought the empathy, care and attention-to-detail so important in her former duties together seamlessly with her passion for wedding planning to serve the needs of her many satisfied clients.

Amethyst Weddings is owned and operated by Siân Bowron.
Offering advice, planning and on the day coordination services for weddings throughout Hampshire including all of the New Forest.
Contact Siân for more information on services available and to book your no obligation meeting on: enquiries@amethystweddings.co.uk | 07818 226729

Selina & Neil – My day at The Italian Villa

Earlier this month I attended the wedding of two good friends, I’ve been helping them with the planning and styling of their big day for over 2 years now. The wedding was at The Italian Villa at Compton Acres near Poole in Dorset.

I arrived early to finish the décor in the Medici Suite for the wedding breakfast. They say the attention is in the detail and Beales Gourmet team definitely don’t scrimp on this. Crisp white linen were carefully folded into heart shapes for the female guests and freshly pressed dress shirts for the gents.

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Selina & Neil The Italian Villa - Gents napkin

The Italian Villa is a unique venue that has separate floors for each part of your wedding day. The airy Verona Suite on the first floor hosts the wedding ceremony with its lovely red carpet.
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Guests then leave the venue and walk through to The Grand Italian Garden for reception drinks.

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Selina & Neil The Italian Villa - garden and fishpond

You are free to explore the nearby gardens whilst there and it is a beautiful place to while away a few hours so I will definitely be going back with the family to continue exploring.

The wedding breakfast was hosted in the Medici Suite which is on the ground floor with an ornate staircase up from the garden.

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Selina & Neil The Italian Villa - Top Table

I have to admit I felt like I was spoilt rotten during the wedding breakfast. The waiting staff never missed an empty glass and were never far away if you needed something or had a question. Selina and Neil had chosen the BBQ menu option which is the nicest BBQ food I’ve ever eaten. As a vegetarian I enjoyed halloumi and vegetable kebabs as well as a selection of yummy green, rice and pasta salads. My little boy enjoyed his burger so much he went out to the chef and thanked him personally.

Following the wedding breakfast guests then went down to the lower ground floor to the Siena Suite for the evening reception and got to sample some finger sized delights from the catering team and dance the night away.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs McAllister, thank you for asking me to help you with your wedding planning and thank you for an amazing day.

After spending the day at The Italian Villa I now know why this venue won Best wedding venue in England at the 2016 Wedding Industry Awards as well numerous regional titles over the last few years. These guys know what supplying great service means to their clients and their guests. I can not fault their hospitality. It isn’t very often that the duty manager offers to help you load the car with the venue décor and props. Thanks to all the staff for making Selina & Neil’s wedding day just perfect.

If you want to find out more about The Italian Villa take a look at their website http://www.the-italian-villa.co.uk

All photos were taken by myself and my husband.

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My Story – why I started Amethyst Weddings

My Mission Statement#3

Who doesn’t enjoy hearing, “I just loved your wedding day,” or, “It was such a fabulous day, such a gorgeous venue”?

It gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling and, in my case, a proud mummy moment. They were the type of comments I got, and kept getting, months and months after my own wedding day. When I reflected on how much I enjoyed the organisational side of my wedding planning I realised that not everyone thrives and enjoys the process as much as I did. It felt like such a natural process for me personally; so how could I use those apparently innate skills and help others who don’t enjoy the planning process, or who don’t have time to do the amount of research and mull over the vast amount of choices available? It wasn’t something I had to think about for very long. My answer: I’ll start my own wedding planning business.

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Since the search for my own wedding dress started back in 2004 I’ve had a bit of an obsession with bridal fashion, so I never getting tired of looking at new styles and trends. It sometimes feels like all I do is research, but it’s not something I ever tire of and it keeps me up to date with the latest trends, and means I’m always submerged in wedding inspiration loveliness.

This job fits perfectly around my family too. As a naturally organised individual it’s second nature to sort out the plans for the next wedding whilst doing the housework, keeping my husband organised and doing the school run. In fact, when I have finished my to do list I automatically look for something to add to it. I’ll very often catch up on the latest episode of “Say Yes To The Dress” whilst doing my admin, etc; I have permission from the boss.

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I hope that my love for all things wedding is obvious in everything I do for my clients but as another outlet for my creativity I love organising styled photo shoots. There is nothing I love more than having an initial idea and spark of inspiration and then seeing the results the photographer presents me with after the shoot.

So this is me in a nutshell: wedding planner, wedding obsessive, hopeless romantic, wife and mother.
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Bridal Trends for 2017 from Bridal Fashion Week – New York

I love bridal fashion. It is constantly evolving and nowadays brides to be can be as daring as they dare. High end bridal fashion designers are constantly changing and creating trends and these inevitably filter down to the more affordable dress designers collections found in bridal boutiques countrywide and of course high street bridal fashion.

Last month there were some amazing and slightly risqué ideas on the cat walk at Bridal Fashion Week in New York City. Here are the main trends to look out for along with some designer examples.

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Angel Sanchez

Angel Sanchez

Ines Di Santo

Ines Di Santo

Bows

Carolina Herrara

Carolina Herrara

Carolina Herrara

Carolina Herrara

Pastels

Hayley Paige

Hayley Paige

Christian Siriano for Kleinfeld

Christian Siriano for Kleinfeld

Marchesa

Marchesa

3D florals

Carolina Herrara

Carolina Herrara

Marchesa

Marchesa

Trouser suits

Carolina Herrara

Carolina Herrara

Music festival vibes

Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan

Marchesa

Marchesa

High Necks

Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano

Peter Langner

Peter Langner

Bell bottom sleeves

Elizabeth Fillmore

Elizabeth Fillmore

Ti Adora

Ti Adora

Capelets

Vera Wang

Vera Wang

Claire Pettibone

Claire Pettibone

Anything there catch your eye? I think my personal favourites are the 3D Florals from Marchesa and Carolina Herrara. I do think that we’ll see most of these trends filter down in to bridal designs in varying degrees, some will be pared down and others will be ramped up to the max. Will we see a resurgence in the 1980s dress bow?

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Amethyst Weddings is owned and operated by Siân Bowron.
Offering advice, planning and on the day coordination services for weddings throughout Hampshire including all of the New Forest.
Contact Siân for more information on services available and to book your no obligation meeting on: enquiries@amethystweddings.co.uk | 07818 226729

The Royal wedding of 1947 Princess Elizabeth & Philip Mountbatten

Unless you’ve been hidden under a rock recently you will know that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has just celebrated her 90th birthday and on 9th September 2015 she became the longest serving monarch in British history, surpassing the record previously set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

But I wouldn’t be much of a wedding planner if I didn’t have an interest in the Royal weddings of the modern day (although I have to admit I only have to hear the word “wedding” and you’ve got my full attention). So with the Queen being widely featured in the media I thought it only right to write a blog about her wedding, which took place at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 20th November 1947. Not only is Her Majesty 90 years young – and the longest serving British monarch – in November 2017 the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will celebrate 70 years of marriage, their platinum wedding anniversary.

Married at 21 years old, then-Princess Elizabeth and been friends with Philip Mountbatten since she was 13. Their engagement was formally announced on 9th July 1947 shortly after Elizabeth turned 21 although it was thought that Philip, 5 years her senior, had approached King George VI for his consent to marry Elizabeth at some point in 1946 when they secretly became engaged. Not a secret I’d have been able to keep.

Norman Hartnell, second cousin to William Hartnell of Doctor Who fame, was commissioned to design and make the Princess’ wedding gown.

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With material purchased from ration coupons he created this stunning gown of duchesse satin embellished with embroidered star lilies and orange blossom with a silk tulle train measuring 15ft.

Princess Elizabeth arrives at Westminster Abbey with her father King George VI

Princess Elizabeth arrives at Westminster Abbey with her father King George VI

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The tiara worn by Princess Elizabeth was the Russian Fringe tiara. It was originally made for Queen Mary in 1919 and passed to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, who leant it to Princess Elizabeth for her wedding day. This tiara would also be worn by Elizabeth’s daughter Princess Anne in 1973, on loan from her grandmother.

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The Russian Fringe tiara – worn by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, Princess Elizabeth – now Queen Elizabeth II and Anne, The Princess Royal.

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Princess Elizabeth carried a simple bouquet of white orchids which contained a sprig of myrtle from the bush grown from the myrtle in Queen Victoria’s wedding bouquet and was accompanied by eight bridesmaids, one of which was her sister Margaret, and two page boys.

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The official cake was prepared by McVities & Price and the four tiers stood at a towering 9ft.

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Princess Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh spent their wedding night in my home town of Romsey, Hampshire, at the Broadlands Estate, home of Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Philip’s uncle and known to residents of Romsey as Lord Louis. So, if my calculations are correct, my nan and grandad would have been in the crowds welcoming the newly-wed royal couple when they travelled to Broadlands after arriving at Romsey train station. Random fact: my lovely Nan would have been expecting my Uncle at the time.

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Amethyst Weddings is owned and operated by Siân Bowron.
Offering advice, planning and on the day coordination services for weddings throughout Hampshire including all of the New Forest.
Contact Siân for more information on services available and to book your no obligation meeting on: enquiries@amethystweddings.co.uk | 07818 226729

Nautical styled photoshoot at Explosion!

As well as wedding planning and on the day coordination I absolutely love organising and coordinating style photo shoots. I am in the middle of planning one for April 2016 so watch this space. Having planned 5 styled shoots so far and had the majority of them featured on national wedding blogs or in local wedding magazines I realised I’d neglected to blog about them myself.

Like the saying goes about not being able to pick your favourite child I can’t pick a favourite shoot as they are all my favourite for different reasons. My first shoot was my favourite as it was my first shoot, my third shoot was my favourite as I completely fell in love with the chosen theme and the venue. The photoshoot at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower was my second photoshoot and took place in January 2014. It was featured in Issue 44 of Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding magazine and was my very first shoot to be printed in a magazine.

Portsmouth based photographer Alisha contacted me to help her plan a shoot at Explosion. The only specification she made was the colour scheme needed to include royal blue.

Given the museums naval links styling the shoot with a nautical theme was an obvious choice. It was easy to find plenty of inspiration from naval dress uniforms with brass buttons, braided cord and embroidered epaulettes to decorate the Grand Magazine. Along with naval flag inspired bunting I chose traditional fisherman’s lanterns, mirrored table runners to reflect the light from the room and the flames from the nautical tea light holders, and quirky little nautical props to tie the theme and the colours together. His-and-hers chair covers and coordinating napkin decorations were the finishing touches to an amazing finished product.Alisha's Events Photography -15 resized

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This is still one of my favourite themes mainly due to the fact it includes both masculine and feminine aspects. It would be quite simple to pare the Nautical theme up or down depending on personal preference. Thanks to all the suppliers who took part, you were a fab team to work with.Alisha's Events Photography -471 (credits)

The Nautical themed shoot at Explosion museum of Naval Firepower was featured in issue 44 May/June 2014 of Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding magazine.






Amethyst Weddings is owned and operated by Siân Bowron.
Offering advice, planning and on the day coordination services for weddings throughout Hampshire including all of the New Forest.
Contact Siân for more information on services available and to book your no obligation meeting on: enquiries@amethystweddings.co.uk | 07818 226729