2014!!! What a Year…
Wow so 2014 is nearly coming to an end- where the hell did it disappear too!
But Im not complaining as its been a ace year, both personally and with Mr & Mrs Unique. I finally found my feet again after having my little girl Marley and its been amazing seeing my two kids grow up, play together and become a pretty cool little duo!
Mr & Mrs Unique has also grown from strength to strength… In February I launched our blog, April brought our new online magazine and in October we were Highly Commended by Wedding Blog Awards for Best Alternative Wedding Blog… not bad for 12 months hard graft!
So, feeling reflective I decided I would round up my highlights of 2014… A few of my favourite guest posts, weddings, photo shoots, events and creative projects.
We also had loads of new amazing suppliers to join our team in 2014. A massive thank you to all the suppliers that make Mr & Mrs Unique what it is, to everyone that has contributed no matter how big or small- you know i LOVE you guys!
Also a massive thank you to all of our followers, readers, couples in love that use Mr & Mrs Unique for wedding inspiration. I pretty much have the coolest job in the world!!
Have an amazing Christmas and New Year- Lots of love to everyone Xx
Here is my favourite parts of 2014…
We launched our video promo that we had worked on with Skinny Boy Weddings.
We launched Mr & Mrs Unique Wedding Blog- a blog dedicated to giving our readers fun, unique and inspirational ideas for their wedding. A place we could focus on our fab Mr & Mrs Unique Suppliers and the service they offer.
We featured a super cool handmade Australian Wedding, photos by Dan O’Day http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/02/07/a-super-cool-handmade-wedding/
We also blogged a vibrant Arabian Night Wedding featuring Arabian Tents http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/02/12/a-vibrant-arabian-night-wedding/
Last summer we ran a competition inside the amazing Doily Days Loves Weddings Magazine, for one lucky couple to WIN a styled shoot on the Hove coastline in a beach hut run by Vintage-Events. It was an amazing day with the couple Lucy & Rob. In March Doily Days featured our shoot in their magazine http://www.doilydays.co.uk/magazine/ To see the Hove photo shoot in full you can catch it here
We got together with Heather from Brighton Photo to work on our first big photo shoot of the year, a Baroque styled bridal shoot at The Asylum in London. With a Baroque mood board, amazing suppliers and the most awesome location , its was a great day! To see images from the day you can catch them here http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/07/18/mr-mrs-unique-baroque-bridal-photo-shoot/ The Baroque Photo shoot also appeared on the fab Whimsical Wonderland Wedding Blog
We organised our first ever Floral Workshop with The Basement Florist. Full of beautiful blooms and guidance from the very clever Noeleen, plus a yummy lunch served up by The Illustrated Chefs http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/03/28/our-floral-workshop-with-the-basement-florist/ Photos by Alexa Loy Photography
We took our Tie The Knot Wedding Carnival that I co-organise with the lovely Binky from Binky Nixon photography, on tour to Gloucestershire venue Elmore Court. http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/04/11/tie-the-knot-wedding-carnival/
Here is a video promo by Skinny Boy Weddings of the TTK event
Sophie and Oliver got married at one of our favourite venues Dewsall Court. Full of colour and homemade details, this wedding is not to be miss! Photos by Holly.dphoto http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/04/14/sophie-oliver-colourful-wedding-at-dewsall-court/
How to make a wedding polaroid guest book– wise words and advice from Alexa Loy Photography http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/04/25/how-to-make-a-wedding-polaroid-guest-book
In May the new Mr & Mrs Unique SS14 Online Magazine launched…
Our second Tie The Knot Wedding Carnival of the year was held at Hexton Manor Weddings. Here is a round up of the event with photos by Binky Nixon Photography http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/05/14/tie-the-knot-wedding-carnival-at-hexton-manor/ Tie The Knot also featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
We visited Lodge Farm BnB in Lilley Bottom, Kings Warden in Hertfordshire for a mini bridal shoot using lots of Hertfordshire suppliers including photographer Binky Nixon Photography, Funky Monkey Tents, Nevie-Pie Cakes, White Button Wedding and Hair & Make up by Dollie Mixtures. Its was also featured on Want That Wedding Blog
We blogged in full our competition winners Sarah & Kev who won wedding photography with Alexa Loy Photography… Definitely worth checking out! http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/06/20/alexa-loy-photography-competition-winners/
We took a three day trip with a number of amazing Mr & Mrs Unique suppliers to Devon to create our Tunnels Boho Beach Shoot. With the Tattooed Bakers as models, Photography by Babb Photo and the spectacular venue that is Tunnels Beaches, it was one of my favourite shoots to date! http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/07/22/boho-beach-bridal-shoot-at-tunnel-beaches/ The shoot was featured on a number of blogs including the awesome Rock n Roll Bride and White Magazine Photos by Babb Photo
We held our kids naming ceremony in July at Henlow Bridge Lakes. It was an amazing day full of friends, family, food, bonfire and games. You can find out more here http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/08/10/indi-marleys-naming-ceremony/ The ceremony was also featured on Boho Life Photos by Jade Sayers Photography
We shared the amazing colourful engagement shoot of Scarlet & Matthew by Sharon Cooper Photography. A really fun day at The South Bank Festival of Love Exhibition http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/07/24/a-colourful-bright-arty-engagement-shoot/
We shared a Naked Chocolate Cake Recipe by A little piece of cupcake… Trust me, I know from first hand experience that it was delicious! I had such a fun day hanging out with Lou and Binky from Binky Nixon Photography http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/07/29/a-little-piece-of-cupcake-diy-chocolate-cake/
August was all about getting some family time, so me, the hubby and the kids disappeared to the coast for a week- bliss!
We shared Part 2 of Rupa & Neil’s wedding celebration- A vibrant, colourful Hindu ceremony held at home… Its stunning! http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/08/15/rupa-neil-part-2-a-vibrant-hindu-wedding/ Photos by Alexa Loy
We blogged a village fate inspired, peach wedding that featured MMU suppliers Tipis4hire and Funky Monkey Tents. http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/08/27/a-peach-village-fate-inspired-tipi-wedding/ Photos by Binky Nixon
We asked you would you dare to wear a colourful wedding dress?! http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/09/02/would-you-dare-to-wear-a-colourful-wedding-dress/ Photos by Binky Nixon
An AWESOME Great British Summer bridal photo shoot – Great styling, beautiful countryside, a cute couple, kick arse car and an amazing 100 year old flag. http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/09/03/great-british-summer-photo-shoot/ Photos by Jessica Withey
We shared an Epic Rainbow Beach Wedding which included an amazing The Couture Company Designer wedding gowns dress, bright felt wedding bouquet, a rainbow tiered cake and some enormous balloons… this wedding will knock your socks off!!! http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/09/05/a-super-colourful-rainbow-wedding/ Photos by Babb Photo
My family and I took a magical day trip to Southbank London with the lovely Jessica Withey Photography for a family shoot. Was so lovely meeting Jess for the first time and I loved all the photos! http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/09/07/sunday-round-up-a-southbank-personal-post/ Photos by Jessica Withey
We had an amazing ‘Day of the Dead’ shoot held at Katherine from Arabian Tents house. Featured stunning marquees, colourful cakes, quirky props and big blooms! http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/09/17/day-of-the-dead-bridal-shoot-sneak-peek/ Photos by We Heart Pictures
At the same time some other Mr & Mrs Unique suppliers got together to create an exotic Moroccan styled shoot… floor seating, beautiful styling, delicious food- it had it all! http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/10/07/sneak-peek-of-a-moroccan-bridal-feast/ Photos by Jessica Withey
October was holiday time and I took my first abroad holiday with the hubby and my two kids in tow.. http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/10/05/sunday-round-up-kos-and-back-to-work/
I was super chuffed that Mr & Mrs Unique Wedding Blog came Highly Recommended at The Wedding Blog Awards for Best Alternative Wedding Blog, hosted by Wedding Magazine!!
Thank you to everyone that has supported me over the past year and loves what we do! http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/10/12/were-highly-commended-woohoo/
I travelled down to Bristol in October to meet with Lizzie from Wedding Yurts to work on our Disco Renaissance Photo shoot. It was a long, wet day… but the disco balls, cozy yurt, sparkly clothes from Miss S and festival make up by In Your dreams created some great images! http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/disco-renaissance-with-wedding-yurts/ Photos by Noel Deasington
If you were ever thinking of a destination wedding then you MUST check this eco-friendly Norway wedding. Probably the best landscape backdrops I’ve ever seen! http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/2014/10/24/rosalie-matthews-epic-eco-friendly-norway-wedding/ Photos by Noel Deasington
Our Autumn/Winter Mr & Mrs Unique Magazine went live in October. Full of amazing, colourful wedding inspiration from our brilliant suppliers…. Its a beauty!
A bohemian, colourful London wedding all for under £6000! A cute love story, a chance meeting and the most beautiful floral crown! http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/angel-neil-a-bohemian-colourful-london-wedding/ Photos by Mckindley-Rogers
How about this awesome couple, Jen & Gaz! They had a super cool rockabilly themed shoot at a bowling alley in Manchester, proving that if you don’t have much time on your big day for photos, you can do it afterwards! http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/a-rockabilly-post-wedding-manchester-photo-shoot/ Photos by Jenny Winstone
We shared this Cool London Engagement Photo Shoot with gorgeous couple Kirstie + Ben. A fun mixture of the urban London skyline alongside the hidden church remains of St Dunstans, East London. http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/a-cool-london-engagement-shoot/ Photos by We Heart Pictures
We shared the colourful, rustic Cornish Wedding of Lara & Dan. You will LOVE this wedding, such a gorgeous couple, plenty of ribbons and lush homemade details… Enjoy! http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/a-colourful-rustic-outdoor-wedding/ Photos by Freckle Photography
An awesome hand-fasting ceremony of Matt & Mel. Features handmade decor, cider-pig drink van, rodeo bull and bouncy castle! Looked so much fun! http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/a-vintage-feel-festival-vibe-wedding-at-the-grange/ Photos by Noel Deasington
Lastly this month we shared with you a Castaway Boho Bridal Shoot. With its breath-taking views, big skies, beautiful cakes and feather crowns, its definitely worth taking a peek http://www.mrandmrsuniqueweddingblog.co.uk/castaway-boho-beach-bridal-shoot/ Photos by Freckle Photography
Boom! So that was 2014 in a nutshell! Next year we already have three really exciting shoots lined up, our April online magazine is in the early stages of development and we have some BIG changes happening over the next 6 months… Watch this space…
In the meantime hope your Christmas is full of happiness, family, friends, love and if you are dreaming of a diamond ring- i hope you get one! ;) Xx