Monday 11 August 2014

A Stroll Through St James' Park

Nothing says 'wedding countdown' like an engagement/pre-wedding photo shoot. We weren't originally going to have one, but I got swept up in all the excitement and contacted the lovely Rik Pennington. And so it was that we met him on a sunny July evening in St James' Park... 

After guffawing and giggling for the most part, (to my shame the fiancĂ© was far more sensible), doing battle with midges, nettles, chasing herons, being shouted at by men in Mercs (well, we were stood in the middle of The Mall), we said goodnight. It was honestly really good fun and I'm fascinated by how he managed to take such beautiful images. He made it look so easy...and I can promise you we did not make it very easy for him! 

Having been on the fence about having these photographs taken, I'm glad we did it. We know we'll have beautiful wedding photographs, but we also wanted something that was just us, in normal places and normal clothes. 

I chose my favourite Allium B dress. The colour is warm and decadent and makes me think of plums and raspberries. The design is feminine and delicate and the dress is feather-light, so I didn't have to worry about it. It was featured in Stella magazine, which is where I first heard of Allium B, and it was love at first sight. 

I accessorised with electric blue courts from Carvela, 1920s sapphire earrings, (which the fiancĂ© bought for our second Christmas - bless!) and an antique necklace from my parents. I plan to wear both of these at the wedding, so it was fitting to wear them for these photos, but the blue worked really well with the deep hue of the dress, too.

For more on Allium B click here or here.
To see more of Rik's work or to contact him, click here.


Rik Pennington photography

Rik Pennington photography

Rik Pennington photography

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