Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January - All Your Wedding Photography Questions Answered With Nic Ford


This month we are chatting to Wedding and Fashion photographer Nic Ford. 
Nic specialises in Wedding photography, but has recently ventured into the ever changing, fast paced world of fashion. She has worked with many companies at London Fashion Week and has even ventured to Los Angeles for work! Nic has also worked closely with our previous blog guest Kimberley of Salt on several weddings and fashion shoots.

Nic has worked for numerous couples on their wedding day, including travelling to Brecon and back down to Pembrokeshire. She has over 5 years experience specialising in wedding photography and we have had the pleasure of working with Nic on one of our very own photo shoots. 

For our very first 2017 January blog, we have managed to get your wedding photography questions answered by Nic herself! 

White Bride: Some couples may feel a bit nervous in front of the camera. What is your advice for them? 
Nic: With the packages I offer, there is a free pre wedding shoot. Most couples want to do these and I enjoy doing them. It gives me more time to get to know them before their wedding day and to see how we work together. It's also great because they get extra photos at a location of their choice. 
When couples are nervous I act like a fly on the wall and ask them to act as if I'm not there. To me it is much nicer to get a candid shot! 

WB: Is it a good idea for couples to have a firm idea on what photos they want for their wedding day?
Yes, definitely! It is great to know what style of photography they want. It also helps me so i can research if I need to. 

WB: How far in advance should couple book a photographer? 
A lot of people say once you have booked your venue, book your photographer! I have had bookings up to 2 years in advance! 

WB: Do you recommend they have an all day wedding photography package or half day?
It is entirely up to them, but most people go for full day coverage. 

WB: What happens if it rains on the day? 
The rain doesn't change how the couple feel about each other and they definitely still have an awesome day, but things do get wet! You just have to work around it the best you can and it can be a lot of fun. Prepare beforehand, bring brollies and just go with it! 

WB: When is the deposit and balance due on a typical booking? 
The deposit is due upon booking and the balance in full can be paid anything up to a month before the wedding.

WB: Do you help couples pose for the photos? 
Yes, I always start by giving them direction. A lot of the time their emotions come through so I don't need to give a lot of direction. 

WB: How long after the wedding should the pictures be with the couples to see? 
I try and aim within two to three weeks after the wedding. 

Big thanks to Nic Ford for taking the time to answer our questions. 
Below are some of the fabulous images Nic has taken and some more information on how you can get hold of her.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Nicfordphotographer
Email:        info@nicfordphotography.co.uk

Web:          www.nicfordphotography.co.uk


Thursday, December 1, 2016

December: The One With The Christmas Wedding


December is upon us and you know what that means.. *Christmas* 
It is the most wonderful time of they year, so why not have a Christmas wedding? 

We all love the cold, frosty sunny mornings. There is nothing more romantic than a Christmas wedding! 

Fall in love with our selection of Christmas colour schemes and ideas.

Gorgeous Copper

Copper has really taken off in 2016, whether it be in the venue dressing or in the bridesmaid dresses, copper is a trend that is set to stay for the future. 

You can try on our Christina Wu sequin collection and more at White Boutique! Perfect for a winter wedding. 

Classic Blush Pink 

Blush pink has been a firm favourite for years. It is perfect with a classic ivory wedding dress and with so much out there to dress your venue, you'll be spoilt for choice! 
We have a good selection of blush pink wedding dresses available to try at White Bride, including the two below from our Charlotte Balbier collection. 

The Venue

Fairylights, fairylights and more fairylights! No Christmas wedding is complete without lights to set the scene. They're inexpensive and make such a romantic setting! 

Add some pine cones to your venue decorations and a lot of white to make a frosty setting! 

Here are a few of our favourite winter wedding things.. 

We hope you all have a magical Christmas and you've been inspired to consider a Christmas wedding! 

See you in 2017 

Love from all at White Bride & Boutique! 


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

10% Off - Click to find out more! **Limited Time Only**

10% off all Ilse Jacobsen Rain Wear at White Boutique. 

Ilse Jacobsen are inspired by it's Scandanavian and rural roots in utility and simplicity, giving customers something feminine and comfortable to wear. 

If you're looking for a Christmas gift, or you need some new winter wear, now is the time to get it! We are offering 10% off all our Ilse Jacobsen stock until the end of November.

For Winter 2016 we have our Ilse Jacobsen rain coats in two gorgeous colours.

The Ilse Jacobsen Raincoat is stylish and practical.

They continuously strive to build an international brand of style and quality with a preference for natural beauty and natural materials.

Here are the all important details about the raincoats! 

•   Softshell 3/4 length hooded raincoat
•   Water repellent and breathable polyester
•   Nanotechnology Teflon by DuPont surface treatment
•   Lined in coloured fleece
•   Taped seams and waterproof zip
•   Pleat at the back to make it practical for cycling and
•   Hood has elastic drawstring
•   Zipped pockets and sleeves
•   100% polyester
•   Machine wash

The raincoats are currently £170, so grab 10% off that this November! 

The Ilse Jacobsen Rain Boots

Ilse Jacobsen have chosen to make all Ilse Jacobsen rubber boots out of the finest single-estate 100% natural rubber from sustainable harvests. This pure, natural rubber is mixed with their own secret recipe, making the fundamental composition 80% pure, natural rubber and 20% secret recipe. Entirely PVC-free, Ilse Jacobsen boots contain no animal by-products. To make sure that your feet stay dry and comfortable, they have lined all Ilse Jacobsen rubber boots with a mixture of 60% viscose and 40% cotton. They have placed nice and warm inner soles in them, made of 45% viscose, 35% polyester & 20% poly-acrylic. Ilse Jacobsen rubber boots soles are made of oil-resistant lightweight EVA, withstanding temperatures down to -40 degrees Celsius and the rubber uppers withstand temperatures down to -20 degrees Celsius.

We have them in a pacific green and grey colour and currently £99 before your 10% November discount! 

Wedge Wellies

Last but not least, we have something a little bit different this year. The Ilse Jacobsen wedge wellies! 

We absolutely LOVE these! They are incredibly stylish and so practical for your winter rainy days at rugby matches, watching the kids play! 

Our Wedge Wellies are in the traditional green wellington colour and are currently £110 before your November discount! 

If you would like to contact us for more information, please get in touch: 

Tel: 01834 860664

Friday, November 4, 2016

November: Wedding Hair Advice From Award Winning & Cloud Nine Style Ambassador Kimberley Of Salt.

Every Bride knows that their hair is extremely important to their Wedding day look and who better to give you some advice than the gorgeous Kimberley Davies of Salt Salon.

Salt is an award winning salon situated on Milford Haven marina. Over the past 5 years since opening, Salt has become a well established salon that specialises in bridal hair and due to their continuing success are expanding the business. 

Owner and beauty extraordinaire Kimberley has over 7 years experience under her belt, a business HND, level 3 NVQ for hair and not mention she has now gained an assessing qualification! 

If that wasn't enough to make you dash for your phone and book your wedding hair with them, then how about how Kimberley is now a style ambassador for Cloud Nine, the multi award winning hair product company. Kimberley will be working backstage at major fashion and industry events as well as delivering bridal hair styling sessions all over the country. WOW! 

Here is some of Kimberley's expert advice for your wedding hair and trust us, you're going to want to make some notes! 

White Bride: What is the most popular style for long hair?

Kimberley: Typically, the most requested style for long hair would be something along the lines of a half up half down number with a little height on the crown or all down with glamorous waves and loose curls. It’s very much been a season of less is more.

WB: What can you do with short hair for the wedding day? 

Lots! Adding hair pieces and using other little tricks you would be amazed with the looks that can be achieved on both short and medium length hair. Most brides tend to grow their hair for their big day and then come to me as soon as the honeymoon is over and get all of their hair chopped off but I predict a wave of less conforming brides opting for shorter, edgy styles. 

WB: Hair up or hair down?

This all depends on the neckline of the dress and personal style of the bride. Hair up can compliment and show off intricate detailing on a dress rather than hide it if left down. As a bride you don’t want to just assume that hair up is always the way to go. Hair down can be just as beautiful, especially if you are most comfortable with your hair down. You still want to look like you just the best version of you possible and not lose your personal style completely.    

WB: How long before the wedding should you have a hair trial?

I advise to all of my brides to have a wedding hair trial a month or two before the big day. Consultation is key so lots of time is spent discussing ideas and saving images from Pinterest, that way I get a better idea of the desired look. 

WB: How many hair trials does a bride need? 

Usually one trial is enough. Sometimes you need to try a few more styles just to rule it out if you are still unsure. It is also common to have an initial trial and then find that their just isn’t quite enough hair to construct a particular hair up style and it is then that I discuss extensions and other options. 

WB: Should the bride dye her hair just before the wedding? 

This is also discussed during our first meeting and colour appointments are made approximately 1-2 weeks before the wedding day. You want your colour looking fresh and at its best!

WB: Should the bride bring any hair accessories to her trial?

Definitely! Hair accessories determine what style you can have and complete any bridal hair style. Fresh flowers and flower crowns have been a popular choice for brides this wedding season, they are a great way of adding height, texture and colour. 

WB: Do you recommend the bridesmaids all have the same hairstyle for the day? 

More and more brides are steering clear of the identical bridesmaid look, even dresses don’t have to match or even be the same colour. Gone are the days of ‘all buns are to be on the left side’. Letting your maids research and choose a style they want is a much more relaxed and favourable approach, similar styles will compliment each other and the styling of the dresses and overall look.

WB: Does the bride need to do anything to prepare her hair for her wedding day? 

Regular trims and conditioning treatments are a must! It is also a nice idea to build up a relationship with your hair stylist in plenty of time just to make sure you are right for each other and on the same page. 

See some of the Salt team's work below! 

All images courtesy of Salt Salon 

A big Thank You to Kimberley for featuring on this months blog post and if you would like more information on Salt, please contact: 

Tel: 01646 690500