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West Didsbury Wedding Event – Sneak Peek!

Events | 20.03.2011

Yesterday saw the very first West Didsbury Wedding Event happen and I wanted to share a few images with you as a little sneaky preview ahead of showing the full set, including a few ‘behind the scenes’ ones.

Organised as a joint effort by Didsbury’s top wedding experts, proving that it is possible to ‘shop locally’ for the biggest day of your life, it’s been an absolute pleasure working with some of my lovely wedding friends to put this event together. Hosted at Rhubarb by Lisa and her amazing team, myself, Didsbury Life, The White Closet, Didsbury Flower Lounge, And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon, Emma Draper Makeup Artist, Mcleod Bradley, Silver Apples, Pearls & Lace Films, Silver Sixpence in her shoe and Zoe Chiotis came together to put on a wedding event with a difference. No ‘selling’, no pressure, no scary atmosphere, just a room full of lovely people ready to chat to gorgeous brides and grooms to be about all things wedding!

One of my very own beautiful brides, the absolutely stunning Alexis (who gets married this August! Can’t wait!) came along to wear some of The White Closet’s beautiful gowns so that brides could see a real girl in the most amazing bridal gowns and who they could chat to about how it felt to wear a White Closet dress.

I of course had brought my camera along as it’s great to shoot a little bit of what’s going on and also shoot something specific to the event. It was all about West Didsbury, so we decided that we would shoot a series of images along Burton Road to really highlight that it doesn’t matter where you are, what ‘look’ you are going for on your day, whether you’re quirky or vintage, contemporary or traditional, you can always shoot absolutely stunning images if you’ve got the right wedding experts involved in your day.

So a little look at what we shot on Burton Road yesterday…(Remember as well – Alexis is a real bride, not a model and will look stunning on her own big day, as she does in these images!)

As a bride you can shoot images that are completely natural and tell the story of your surroundings…(Alexis is wearing Claire Pettibone’s ‘Yolanda’ in the middle of Burton Road, West Didsbury!)


You can do seriously cool, high-fashion style images if that’s the kind of girl you are…(in the alley between Folk and the co-op)


In the middle of Burton Road, West Didsbury…(Alexis is wearing David Fielden’s ‘Wallis Simpson’)


If you’re a little bit quirky…(In Silver Apples on Burton Road, West Didsbury…)


(In Burton Road Bakery, Burton Road, West Didsbury…)


You can do the seriously cool vintage look (shot in The White Closet, Burton Road, West Didsbury)


And a vintage vibe in And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon…


The same bride, a couple of different dresses, some very different locations and looks = whatever you want!!!  It’s so important for brides to be in love with all of the details of her day and the team of wedding people she has around her on the day so that she’s left safe in the knowledge that they know her, understand her and can interpret all of her ideas and contribute to making her day as amazing and memorable as she’s always dreamed.

A massive thanks to all my amazing wedding friends yesterday, it was great to work closely with some seriously cool and creative people and come up with ideas that we could shoot throughout the course of the day.  It was great fun and this is only the start of the West Didsbury Wedding Event!  Watch this space!

Loads more images coming soon too!


Charlotte Balbier Weekend at The White Closet!

Events | 29.01.2011

There’s a LOT of excited brides at The White Closet in West Didsbury today! It’s The White Closet’s Charlotte Balbier designer weekend and it’s a complete sell out! All the appointments were booked miles in advance, as not only are you getting the usual excellent levels of service, attention and advice from Nikki & the girls, but the Goddess of Bridal herself, Charlotte Balbier, is there all weekend too!

We LOVE Charlotte Balbier – amazing dresses, brilliant brand and huge amounts of fun to be around to top it all off!

So I popped in earlier to shoot some images for The White Closet and to see what was happening…


Eve from The White Closet does all the window art – isn’t it fab?!


The Goddess of Bridal!


Nikki, the owner of The White Closet with Charlotte…


The whole team together!  Eve, Nikki, Charlotte & Emma…


The Flower Lounge had prepared some beautiful arrangements especially for the weekend…


All brides to be get goody bags full of lovely things to take away with them!


And finally – a some of Nikki & Charlotte’s recent brides who’s pictures are now proudly on display!  First – Liz in a fab Charlotte Balbier gown “Tabitha”…


Aarti wearing Charlotte Balbier’s “Zara”.  Just stunning!


So more of the same throughout the rest of the afternoon and all day again tomorrow!

All the best to all the new Charlotte Balbier & The White Closet Brides!


The White Closet Claire Pettibone weekend!

Events | 26.11.2010

Double dose of excitment at The White Closet this weekend! Not only is it their Claire Pettibone designer weekend, but it’s their 1st Birthday! Happy Birthday!!!

So I popped in to shoot a little bit of what was happening on both counts…


A gorgeous Claire Pettibone gown in the window…


Claire Pettibone gowns galore!


Eve helps out a very excited White Closet bride!


How gorgeous is this candleabra from Didsbury Flower Lounge?


Yummy treats from Silver Apples in West Didsbury!


While I was there Nikki asked me to shoot some images of her and the girls to use on their website…so we start with the very lovely and gorgeous owner of The White Closet – Nikki Graeme.


The equally lovely and gorgeous Emma…


And the equally lovely and gorgeous Eve!


And I love this shot of Eve, Nikki & Emma together – they’re a really close and happy team which really shows through in this image!


So Happy Birthday to The White Closet!  The Claire Pettibone extravaganza continues into tomorrow, with loads more excited brides to be booked in to try some of The White Closet’s exquisite gowns – I LOVE it in there!

Olivia and Emily

Fashion | 12.10.2010

A great day today ahead of what is going to be a killer shoot next week (more details coming soon!)

Olivia & Emily are going to be wearing some awesome wedding dresses next week for this shoot, so after an afternoon of dress fittings at The White Closet in West Didsbury (thank you Nikki!) we spent a little bit of time ‘warming up’ in Fletcher Moss Park ahead of the shoot – and I can tell you, these two girls are going to look amazing!

More coming soon – but for now, a little sneak preview of the totally equally gorgeous, Olivia & Emily…



The White Closet – Part 2!

Weddings | 07.12.2009

Here’s the full set of images from the shoot I did of gorgeous new bridal boutique, The White Closet in West Didsbury, Manchester.

As I mentioned last week, Nikki has only just opened and needed some images to show off the boutique, from the consultation area, to the dressing room to all the beautiful details.

Here’s some of my favourites…

The very lovely owner of The White Closet, Nikki Jackson…


Outside The White Closet…


I love how Nikki has displayed her gowns…


What a great bit of kit! (I don’t think this is the exact machine that Nikki’s seamstress uses…!!!)


How cool is the ‘shoe closet’?!?!?


Nikki supplies absolutely gorgeous Flo and Percy accessories (as seen on LOADS of celebs recently!)


West Didsbury has been crying out for a bridal boutique for a long time now so I was delighted to see Nikki open The White Closet and I’m very much looking forward to shooting brides that have chosen their dress there!!! I can’t recommend The White Closet enough to brides to be – Nikki offers an amazing service and you have to go and see the dresses she has to truly understand how special they are!

The White Closet – West Didsbury

Weddings | 27.11.2009

Just a very quick preview of gorgeous new bridal boutique The White Closet in West Didsbury.  Nikki only opened a couple of weeks ago but has been mad busy ever since – she needed some shots of the boutique for her website, so I popped in this morning and here’s 3 to give you a taster of what The White Closet is all about.  The rest will follow next week!