Thursday, 14 June 2012

Feeling Clucky!

Last week I applied for a great competition found on Wed Magazine, to win a hen makeover and photoshoot with the lovely Elizabeth @ Elizabeth Armitage Photography. The prize included hair and makeup, for the Bride and two maids, in her new Exeter Studio and an A4 book of images. To enter you had to give details of your hen party/photo shoot ideas so I went about gathering images and making a mood board on photoshop! 
I no longer have a chief Bridesmaid, so I am planning my own hen night, which is perfect as I do love to plan and I'm super excited for it! 
Anyway, on Tuesday I found out I WON! I never win anything and now I won a hen do with my two beautiful maids!! 
Elizabeth rang me today and she sounds so amazingly lovely, creative and excited! We both have soooo many ideas, and I can't wait to get planning with her. 
I won't share the mood board yet as it'll give away the hen 'theme' to all my chickens, but no tiara's, penis straws or party buses (no offence to those of you who have that but it's not very me). Here's one of her previous Hens...

I'm a lucky Bride to have not one but two hen dos! 

Love emme lou x

Friday, 8 June 2012

Birdcage bridal

I made my dear friend two veils, the first was more structured, silk, no beads but a few ivory cream pearls on the netting. Then her dress arrived, terrible and we managed to find another, thank god for Ellen at Lavender Rose Bridal, Penryn. This is the second birdcage, and the one she wore on her wedding day. The groom loved it, and she looked stunning. 


Bill Hill & Co.

The last big project of the year was a live brief for Bill Hill & Co/ John Lewis. It was a pretty rushed project for me. We had 4/5 weeks, minus 2 for figuring out what I wanted to do/finishing off toddler dress for exhibition. Add in a few sick days and crazy wedding drama for our besties that involved scouting Cornwall for a new dress 3 weeks before the wedding and I was pretty flustered and behind.
I decided the best way forward for the commercial interiors brief was to do what excites me...

All work and images ©emmelou.

Sister time in London!

I took the *megabus to London in April to visit my lovely little sister in the big city. *never again!!
We had a lovely few days together, although I was pretty shattered, but we managed to get a bit of shopping done in Portobello, sight see, giggle and catch up. We also jumped on the train to visit my future family in law, and showed my sister my wedding dress! Here's some snippets from our trip...

 love emme lou x

Where's the time gone?!

I've just seen that my last post was MARCH!?! Was I asleep from March till June? It feels like it's been a matter of weeks, but I've been so busy that time has run away from me. From then to now there has been a trip to London, two wedding dresses bought (only one is mine!), three deadlines met and gone, 3 birthdays in our house, and one wedding!

So I think I'll start from the place I left off...

Here is the finished Baby Dress! Well toddler, age 2-3 but anything mini to me is baby! I presented to the lovely Isolde and Josie of the Thread Project and now it's hanging in my sewing room, wanting a little person to wear it. It was a labour of love, entirely hand embroidered, hand stitched neck, and sleeves, with teeeeny tiny stitches and fully lined.

©emmelou. x