Inspired by my surroundings...

Congratulations on your engagement! Based in the heart of the Cotswolds, Ladyamy Bespoke Wedding Design is surrounded by a beautiful, tranquil, magical setting perfect for a gorgeous wedding day. I specialise in stylish vintage chic weddings. Im deaply inspired by my surrounding and privileged to live somewhere so stunning. I love all things to do with weddings, how can you not. Its such an exciting, special and lovely time. I love being apart of such a magical experience with gorgeous couples, using my natural creative flair and passion for the wedding industry to create the most beautiful and perfect bespoke day for you. I gain my inspiration from a variety of things and this diary is me sharing my 'pretty little finds' I hope you like them... I work with local, loyal and friendly suppliers. Thankyou to the lovely Alison of Daisy Cupcakes and Karen of Karen Massey Photography for their lovely imagery and

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Wedding Blog Highlights and Coming Soon...

Over the next few months I have so many gorgeous posts and lots of wonderful interesting 'wedding stuff' to talk about and share with you...

I hope you have all enjoyed the Ladyamy Wedding Blog so far. Ive talked about Me and my new business venture 'Ladyamy Bespoke Wedding Design', my passion for the wedding industry and how I just love all things pretty and vintage inspired

I had no idea that setting up this wedding blog would be so much fun and that it would be so loved...
Ive had many wonderful people featuring on the blog so far this year. All incredible inspiring and wonderful to work with. Also on the blog so far has been lots of wedding goody'ness and interesting tips and info for you...

Here are a few highlights

 Zoe Porter Natural Essence Photography What a wonderful way to start this post off...
 I had a wonderful afternoon with the lovely Zoe, founder of
 Natural Essence Photography a few weeks back. A local, friendly, kind and experienced photographer.
Graduating from London university with a BA honours, majoring in Photography in 1996, Zoe has since developed a great passion of photographing people, capturing expression and emotion that reflects the true person.

Like in all industries, photography moves at a fast pace, so Zoe keeps her skills and ideas fresh by attending courses and local wedding fayres.

Zoe has a fantastic work ethic. In an initial consultation, which is relaxed and informal, Zoe will listen carefully to what you both want. Before the wedding day you'll recieve/have a complimentary pre-wedding shoot. This will help Zoe understand how you, as a couple gel together for your pictures and this will also give you an idea of what it's going to be like, being photographed for a day.
She is super organised, you'll simply not have to worry about a thing on the day, sure in the knowledge you will recieve wonderful and beautiful pictures, which portray your personalities and the unique style of your special day.

These are a few beautiful images by Zoe...

Zoe is very friendly, extremely professional and fun. Im very excited about working with Zoe in the future and delighted I had the oppertunity to meet with her. 
Take a peek at more of her work on http://www.http// or find her on facebook 

Also featuring on my blog was..

My New Gorgeous Wedding Hair Flip-Book!!

As a qualified Stylist for Toni and Guy and a Wedding Hair Specialist I decided to still offer this service to those brides who don't neccessarily want any planning but need a little magic touch with their hair..well Ladyamy can fulfill your wishes

Take a peek at my gorgeous Wedding Hair Flip book

its on my website...
Cath and Tim
Prestbury Hotel

Followed by...Wedding Hair
As a Professional Wedding Hair Specialist, I decided to dedicate a post to 'hair'... For all those gorgeous ladies out there who want their hair to look fabulous on their wedding day, but have no idea what to do or what the latest trends are 
Now a little bit of advice...
It's best to have a practice before the big day, to ensure your look is perfect.. Even if you are going for a natural style, it will allow your stylist to get to know your hair type and feel comfortable working with your hair

It's always best to not wash your hair on your wedding day and use a little amount of conditioner the night before.
With natural oil buildup, your hair not being ultra smooth will make it easier to work with, give you more natural body and your hair will  be easier to manipulate and stay in place longer

Make sure your hair style is inkeeping with your personality and style

Use your Natural Hair Movement to create something softer.. You'll need less product and pins, which overall will help to create a very beautiful look, which will last all day

Use accessories and flowers to add detail and personality - Be creative and have fun with it!

Think about the jewellery you wish to wear.. If you have some fabulous dangling earrings, you may want to show them off, so perhaps an "up" do would be best, or you could sweep your hair down and to the side allowing your ears to be visible

Also think about the neck line on your dress.. If you have lots of flesh on show (shoulder/chest/neck) you may want to have a few bits or some hair down to soften that area and vice versa. If your dress is heavily detailed and decorated around the neck area you may wish to simplify things by tying your hair up out of the way

I hope all this information and few tips have helped?

Check out my Website/Gallery to view a few of my Brides
My Latest fave post simple has to be the Delicious...
Daisy Cupcakes
How can you resist....
Daisy Cupcakes is a registered food business in Warwick specialising in individual, stylish bespoke cupcakes for weddings and special occasions.
We believe that cupcakes should taste as good as they look and so we always use the best quality ingredients - local free range eggs, English unsalted butter, Fair Trade caster sugar, Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla to name but a few. Our cakes are freshly baked  to order, in the traditional way, one batch at a time, to ensure they taste fabulous and are always finished with handmade decorations.

We love working with our customers to design cakes that perfectly compliment their wedding  - the colour scheme,  theme or perhaps a favourite flavour, we take extra care to make sure our cakes have the 'wow' factor and that everyone at your wedding will love them. The 'cake consultation' with both the bride and groom is a very important part of the process and always involves  tasters!

Cupcakes are so perfect for weddings - no worries about portion control, all tastes can be accommodated and they look fabulous on a tiered cake stand. The Daisy Kitchen can also bake for your afternoon tea themed wedding - scones, macaroons, french fancies, shortbread hearts and lots of other goodies.
Our delicious light, moist cupcakes are topped with either creamy frosting, chocolate ganache or fondant and then decorated with our signature hand made decorations, and the flavours and colours will be carefully chosen to perfectly co ordinate with your wedding.

Romantic vintage inspired cupcakes
coming soon are lots more gorgeous wedding bits 'n' bobs and interesting info...
Featuring over the next few weeks, so stay tuned, I have the lovely
Knots and Kisses beautiful bespoke wedding stationery
Vintage Twee a gorgeous boutique filled with vintage inspired goodies and all things perfect for a Tea Party
Wedding Sanctuary information and gossip
plus loads more...
Im off tomorrow for a relaxing, romantic, well-deserved tirp to the beautiful city of Barcelona with my gorgeous partner. Where i'll be taking lovely walks around the fantastic gardens of Gaudi and drinking fine wine in some beautiful Spanish boutiques 
Blog soon  


Friday, 25 February 2011

Gift Wrapped and Gorgeous

 A little bit about us! We are a husband and wife team based in Caterham, Surrey. We have 2 young children and 2 'normal' jobs! In September we decided to see if we could turn our artistic and creative flairs into a home-craft business. We started by making personalised, bespoke and ready made canvases using words, colour and a little imagination. From selling to friends and family, to craft shows, to our own website and then swiftly opening our virtual boutique on the lovely Gift wrapped & gorgeous website. Things have moved on at a surprisingly pleasing rate. Our canvases have already been featured in a few publication both on line and in print.

 The wedding range is something we are very excited about and will soon be launching a full range that works along side the charms. It will include co-ordinating table names, guest book and wedding gift/mementos for both the Bride and Groom and Wedding party.
All the pricing and choices available can be found on our website or on Gift Wrapped & Gorgeous.

The range of personalised wedding charms can be made in any colour to complement any theme. Using the initials of each guest the charms not only make an unusual wedding favours but can also be used as a place settings. The photograph attached is the Hot Pink range (with diamante detail)

 I hope you like our creative canvases.. dont hesitate to get intouch if you are interested. They are a great personalised gift idea

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Me Me Mode a beautiful bespoke boutique..

Getting Married? Going to a Glamorous do? or a Special Occasion? Adele at Me Me Mode offers a bespoke service, making Hats, Fascinators, Accessories and Jewellery

Me Me Mode a beautiful bespoke boutique, specialising in head wear and

 This adorable boutique, situated in the heart of Shropshire, opened in 2010 by Adele, a creative passionate lady who wanted to offer a bespoke service. You decide what you need and Me Me Mode design and create it, so its perfectly suited to you and the occasion.
A beautiful boutique filled to the brim with gorgeous handmade goodies. A wide selection of bespoke items, appealing to all types of Women and a variety of occasions. In addition to the lovely selection of hats, fascinators, tiaras and limited edition jewellery, Adele has now added her collection of hand-dyed silk scarves. Specifically for the bride and bridal party, each bespoke item is made to compliment the dress, hairstyle and personality of the client, to make each piece as special as you are.
With a very personal high quality service, Adele makes sure you are completely relaxed and enjoy your experience
Me Me Mode boutique even have a lovely changing room facility, so that you can try on styles of headwear with your outfit.

‘Fascinators are the ideal solution for the glamorous look’

Each of Adele’s fascinator designs have been inspired by clothes on the catwalk, using sumptuous silk materials and decorated with feathers or flowers to create gorgeous modern headpieces.
Adele can colour-coordinated your design with your outfit… Remember that each fascinator is handmade so no-one else at your special event will be wearing the same designer piece.
"You will meet your hat one day and know it is 'the one'; a perfect fit and a personality to match."

Adele has a lovely collection of bespoke, handmade hats - great for wearing at weddings and any special occasion. Suitable for Mother of the Bride or even for wearing at Ascot. The couture collection is made using sinamay materials and decorated with handmade silk flowers and fine feathers.

Me Me Mode
Opening times: 10am to 4.30pm Tuesday to Saturday
Feel free to pop in..
Get in touch with Adele for a complimentary consultation
01743 341123
New website coming soon..

Monday, 21 February 2011

Formidable Females

Today I featured on Clare Thompson's Social Media Blog.
Telling you all the JUICY details of my life/story and secrets to my success.

Its not easy being a full time mummy, looking after a lovely home and family, while juggling the running of a new business but my passion for the Wedding Industry and natural drive to work hard and achieve my dreams keeps me focused 

Please take a look at My Story 

Keep Focused...

Allow your lifestyle and family/friends to inspire you and motivate you and keep things true to you

I found social networking a brilliant way to meet new people. Gorgeous people in the same industry, all willing to help and advice

Goodluck ;) I hope you like my story

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Beautiful February Wedding

Congratulations to the beautiful Amy and Keith

This Stunning simple yet incredibly stylish wedding was held at the beautiful The Park Hotel near Bath 
..within the grounds of Tracy Park, an award winning boutique hotel & golf resort

The couple Amy and Keith are from Cheltenham Spa. A lovely, small stylish town nearby.

There wedding theme was simple, stylish and intimate do with a touch of Classic'ness but with a fresh up-to-date look..
Amy ware a beautiful Ivory wedding dress, gently detailed with gorgeous twinkly embellishment across the front and within the fabric on the side.
The sparkles caught the light and added a little magic

The maid of honour looked stunning in a gorgeous Sage dress. Simple style but perfect..
This was all bought together with the Men all looking very Handsome in their Grey top and Tails and Sage cravats.

Everybody looking amazing and most of all very Happy..

The flowers were a lovely cream and in a natural 'tear drop' bouqet style

What a beautiful February Day for this stunning, relaxed, stylish wedding.
  Big puffy white clouds in a beautiful blue sky, no coats required. 

                                                             Photographs by Zoe Porter

 Natural Essence Photography

Friday, 18 February 2011

The Designer Vintage Bridal Show

Im very much looking for in going here.. tomorrow.

There will be loads of fabulous people/companies there and lots of beautiful bits and bobs to see

Unfortunately I'll not be exhibiting at this show. I was extremelly grateful for the offer but decided, as a new business it would be much more worthwhile to go, have a look around, meet people working in the industry and introduce myself etc..

 So hopefully Ill see you there

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Im marrying my Honey!

'Honey' inspired idea board...

are you as busy as a bee planning and making decisions?

Ive put together a fun, natural,  summery idea board.

 I hope you like...