The Wedding Collection : Pale Press London

A few weeks ago the UK government issued a roadmap to lifting the lockdown. Included in this plan are dates that weddings can again start to be planned and celebrated. With such an intense and memorable year behind us, so many of us are looking ahead and hoping that we can gather agin soon! The group of us in the Wedding Collection know that is a crazy time to be planning your big day, but if you do decide to celebrate smaller this summer, we would love to help. Currently  the first date for weddings to be permitted is the 12th of April for 15 guests, 17th of May for 30 guests and as of the 21st of June no restrictions. All of these dates are subject to review by the government, but for now, we are starting to plan! I thought no better time then now to introduce you to another talented amazing lady that is a part of  Wedding Collection : London Micro Wedding Planning Ashley from Pale Press London

I created the Wedding Collection : London Micro Wedding Planning with a group of talented London wedding suppliers to make your micro wedding easier, not stressful, beautiful and fun! Todays post is all about Ashley’s gorgeous stationery design studio Pale Press London.  

Tell me a little bit about yourself  and your business?
Pale Press London is a stationery design studio – born out of a love of hand lettering and a curiosity of old age printing methods.

How long have you been professionally doing stationery and calligraphy?
Officially since 2016. Although, I feel as though I’ve been captivated by handwriting since I was a child.


How would people describe your signature style?
I try to incorporate elements of hand lettering with clean typography and quality design. I typically work with quite muted colours and I love to use handmade cotton paper when I can.

What is your favorite part of the wedding day?
The two parts that usually stand out for me are the vows and the party. Watching two people say their vows is such a special moment to witness. I could go to a wedding every weekend and never get bored. The party is always guaranteed to be great and everyone is there with a common goal – to celebrate and have fun!


{image  by M&J Photography and planned by  Knot & Pop }

Rebecca K Events - London Wedding Planner

{calligraphy on box by Pale Press London. Photo by Claire Graham Photography, Planning & Styling Rebecca K. Events}

Any advice to couples planning a wedding during these crazy times?
I really believe that wedding planners are such an invaluable part of your day. No more so than during Covid. Having someone to help manage some of the stress/replanning during this difficult time is such an important resource.

 

{calligraphy on plates by Pale Press London. Photo by Cecelina Photography, Planning & Styling Rebecca K. Events}

What is the most recent wedding trend you are loving/loathing?
I’m not sure there have been any trends this year? The most prominent ‘theme’ though would be micro weddings. Seeing couples create a different but equally as beautiful wedding day has been so heartwarming. I think elopements and smaller celebrations can be so romantic and intimate.

What have you been doing to keep yourself busy and your creative mind going during lockdown?
Fortunately, lockdown allowed me the time to sit down and design my semi-custom collections as well as rebuild my website. As with most people, there is always a long to do list and some things sit at the bottom. 2020 meant I could focus on the things that had slipped through the net and hopefully position me in a stronger place for when weddings and events return!

You can find more of Ashley’s gorgeous work by heading over to her instagram profile here at @palepresslondon
Find out more about the Wedding Collection by clicking here.
xo Rebecca

I featured Sanni Hair & Makeup on the blog a few weeks ago. Check her out as part of the Wedding Collection HERE

The Wedding Collection : Sanni Sorma, Makeup & Hair

The rules and feelings regarding planning your wedding in the UK right now are confusing, I know. Confusing, but also a bit stressful. Weddings are a time of celebration and love and should be a time full of happiness! It is not a time that you want to feel stressed and anxious. Last nights update on moving London into Tier 3 has us all a bit sad for sure. I myself am going to take the next few weeks of time to enjoy the festive season as much as I can but also to look ahead of this time. I am going to look int early 2021 and with hope that we can plan micro celebrations for you!


I created the Wedding Collection : London Micro Wedding Planning with a group of talented London wedding suppliers to make your micro wedding easier, not stressful, beautiful and fun! Today I am sharing the lady that makes you feel your most BEAUTIFUL on your wedding day, the lovely Sanni Sorma. Sanni is beyond lovely as a person and will make you feel relaxed and leave you looking radiant to say I do! Read on to find out more about fabulous Sanni.

{photo by Perregeaux Photo }

Tell me a little bit about yourself and your business?
I love working as a makeup artist & hair stylist. I work mostly with destination weddings and elopments but I also work on advertising shoots, TV and editorial photoshoots. I am based out of London and during the wedding season also Paris. I work all around the UK, France, Italy and Europe wide.

Through my job I meet the most incredible people and visit gorgeous locations. I love connecting with new people I consider it an honour to be a small part of my clients wedding day.

I would describe my style of makeup as chic, modern and always – always – what suits my clients the best. We work together to find the perfect look for your shoot, wedding or event.

{Photo by Cecelina Photography}

How long have you been professionally doing wedding hair & makeup?
9 years now, can’t quite believe it!

How would people describe your signature style?
Luminous, glowing skin. I love daytime smokey eyes with lots of individual lashes and gorgeous full brows.

{photo by Linas Dambrauskas}

What is your favorite part of the wedding day?
When the brides dad walks into the room and sees his daughter for the first time. I get all misty eyed.

Julie Michaelsen Photography - Rebecca K Events

{Photos by Julie Michaelsen Photography }

Any advice to couples planning a wedding during these crazy times?
Be prepared to change everything and go with the flow. Concentrate on what’s important, marrying the person you love. Circumstances, venues, amount of guests…all this can change but it doesn’t mean that your wedding will be any less special – probably even more so considering this time will go down in history!

What is the most recent beauty trend you are loving?

I do love the trend of natural, full brows, brushed all the way up. It lifts the face, looks modern and less ‘done’ than perfectly manicured brows.

 

What have you been doing to keep yourself busy and your creative mind going during lockdown?

I’ve picked up design work again – I used to work as an Art Director. Design work I can do during lockdown and at home and it gives me a great creative outlet. As well as an income of course!

{Photo by Cecelina Photography
 

You can find more of Sanni’s gorgeous work by heading over to her instagram profile here at @Sannimakeupartist
Find out more about the Wedding Collection by clicking here.
xo Rebecca

Last week I featured Lucy Davenport Photography. Head over here to see a little bit more about the lovely photography.

The Wedding Collection : Lucy Davenport Photography

Lockdown #2 is over in the UK! We know things are not going to be back to “normal”  for quite some time now, but we hope that some of you are looking to celebrate in a small way before the year ends or at the beginning of 2021. A few months ago I formed “The Wedding Collection : London Micro Wedding Planning by Rebecca K. Events” with an amazing group of wedding suppliers. The collection is a group of professional and creative businesses that have come together to create a package {the collection!} to make your micro wedding easy to plan, beautifully executed and forever memorable. During these crazy times there are a lot of things to navigate, so why not make the day easier with our help!

Over the next few weeks I am going to be sharing a little bit more on each of the ladies in the collection. First up today is the lovely Lucy from Lucy Davenport Photography. She is one talented lady and one of the sweetest and kindest ladies I know. Any couple would be lucky to have her capture your big day!

Tell me a little bit about yourself  and your business?

I graduated in 2007 with a degree in photography and have been freelance ever since! I started off assisting for Mario Testino but then fell into weddings and haven’t looked back. I have a huge passion for weddings and incorporate my editorial flair. I attract clients who want creative, emotive images. I tell an authentic story and capture those fleeting moments forever!

 

How long have you been photographing weddings professionally?

I have now shot well over 200 weddings! 

 

How would people describe your signature style?

 Unobtrusive is a word a lot of my clients use to describe me after the wedding which is a huge compliment for me.
I aim to capture people off guard for those candid, natural shots that we all love! 

 

What is your favorite part of the wedding day?

It has to be the confetti shot! There is that ‘Just married’ buzz from the couple and it’s the transition
for me from formalities to party!

 

Any advice to couples planning a wedding during these crazy times?

Book Rebecca! Seriously. A wedding planner in my opinion has always been worthy but during this time you’re invaluable. I can see a huge contrast when speaking to my couples for 2020 weddings between those that have a planner and those that don’t. Its been so stressful for everyone, but those with planners do feel like they’ve had someone to lean on and guide them. Not to mention not having to plan a second (or third!) wedding due to postponements. 

What have you been doing to keep yourself busy and your creative mind going during lockdown?

 I’ve been jumping back on the social media wagon and renovating a house! 

You can find more of Lucy’s gorgeous work by heading over to her instagram profile here at @Lucy_davenport
Find out more about the Wedding Collection by clicking here.
xo Rebecca

The Wedding Collection : London Micro Wedding Planning

I am excited to introduce to you a new collaboration that I have created, The Wedding Collection : London Micro Wedding Planning. Partnering with a talented group of London wedding suppliers to create an unforgettable day for couples getting married during this unusual time, from October 2020 to March 2021.

 

As of the end of September, the UK Government has changed its rules on what is allowed when it comes to gathering for weddings and civil partnerships, in regards to Covid-19 rules. Only a month before had the government allowed groups of 30 to gather, and then it was down to 15 guests. My heart went out to the couples who had decided to make the decision to officially get married after rescheduling their larger event to a more intimate group of 30 guests, and now would have to cut that list down to 15 guests! After speaking with so many of my colleagues in the wedding industry we really felt that there was still a way to make this day special.

During these unprecedented times, we believe that couples should still be able to have a beautiful and memorable day that is planned and styled and polished, without causing them more stress then the past months have brought them. Together with a group of amazing London based suppliers I created the Wedding Collection, London micro wedding planning. An easy stop for couples to be able to get the styled and planned day they dreamt of without having to search the internet for hours and start from scratch on who to hire and how to create the setting they saw on Instagram. A combination of six suppliers coming together to give you a beautifully intimate day that will be remarkably memorable.

What is included in the Collection?

We wanted to cover what we thought were the most important basic components to a lovely wedding day. Rebecca K. Events will coordinate and style all of the details for you, Lucy Davenport will be there to capture gorgeous photos, Ali with Bloomologie Flowers will create luxuriously wild arrangements for your ceremony and reception, Ashley with Pale Press London will design modern calligraphy pieces of stationery to have on the day, Sanni Sorma will meet you at home or at your venue to make you feel and look beautiful on the day and Gaya’s Cakes will create a delicious and gorgeous cake to enjoy after you say “We do!”. We can assist with finding a venue or you may have already booked a location to celebrate, either way, there are many other bits we can add on, but these are the basics.

What are the other details of the Collection?

The collection can be created as a bespoke  proposal to you, however the pricing of the collection has been put together based on a London micro wedding held within the M25 for 15 guests. Do enquire and Rebecca K. Events can send more details about the day and sample photos of what style of items are included.

Currently we are offering the collection from October to 2020 to March 2021. With the ever changing government guidelines and the unknown times of living in this pandemic, we may extend it, however we are hoping that as of next March 2021, we will be able to celebrate again in larger groups.

The collection does not include venue hire or catering, however we are happy to assist in securing both of these items for you. If you want to host a reception with a styled table for your guests and are thinking to add on a little more, just let Rebecca know and she would love to create something special with you.

We require a 50% deposit to hold the date. If the government changes its guidelines and it must be rescheduled, we are happy to transfer the deposit to a new date with no additional fees, subject to availability. 

 

How do I book the Collection? 

Lets chat! We would love to hear from you! Get in touch with Rebecca at [email protected] 

Looking forward to hearing from you and putting together something micro but magical on your big day!

xoxo Rebecca