An intimate woodland wedding | by Pepper Nix Photography

Posted by / Real Weddings, Engagement and Styled Shoots

Linen and Silk Weddings blog, Real wedding, Utah wedding, Woodland wedding, Outdoor wedding, Dog at wedding, Red and orange themed wedding, Pepper Nix Photography, Long Haven Weddings, J Crew bridesmaids dresses, Roots Inc. floral designer, AMB stationery (32)Pepper Nix Photography is no stranger to Linen and Silk blog. I’ve blogged her work before because I love her style, her clean, crisp images, and because the weddings she’s submitted to this blog are truly special. Alana and Adam’s wedding is no exception. Entirely planned by Alana’s mum, this Utah wedding has a magic aura to it – perhaps the woodland outdoor ceremony, or the candle lit atmosphere of Log Haven, a log mansion in the Wasatch National Forest…

Personally I have completely fallen in love with the colour scheme and the florals! Shades of orange wouldn’t be my first choice, as I’m more of a subtle colours person, but Alana’s wedding florist, Roots, Inc., has created a perfect blend between the elegance that a wedding deserves and the essence of a rustic woodland wedding. And I’ve totally fallen for it!

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On taking a break…

Posted by / Business

20140727-174903-64143483.jpgAs a business I do my best to use social media channels to show the positive, fun side of my work; however, sometimes I fear I could come across as an emotionless robot: work-rejoice-share-repeat… work-rejoice-share-repeat… You get my gist, right? One of the wedding supplier I feel I connect with the most is US-based wedding photographer Jasmine Star. One of the earliest lessons I remember picking up from one of Jasmine’s workshop was that clients will not just pick you because of your skills, prices or portfolio, but because they feel an emotional connection with you. So allowing clients to get to know me personally is for me important, hence why on my blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram I often mix personal with private.

Personally, however, I struggle to keep the negatives safely tucked in. I have lots of emotions running through my mind & heart (argh! these Italians!) and at times I need my best friends to help me offload them, because as much as I want my clients and fellow suppliers to get to know me, no one wants to hear a wedding planner moaning! One thing I’ve realised this summer, however, is that when you keep stuff in, you often end up imploding and isolating yourself a bit.

I’m so excited by the beautiful summer I’ve had with my clients – seriously, weddings in Sharm, Italy, London… Couldn’t have asked for any better! However, the one thing that is suffering a little is the time I give to my friends. We’re all so busy I haven’t had a call with either of my best friends since June. And I miss them so so badly!

So, after an early August wedding, next month will be a time for me to slow down a little, dedicate time to personal relationships, and recharge physically and mentally so that I can continue giving my very best to my clients and not a burnt out version of me!

I know some of you, fellow industry suppliers, do the same at different times of the year. Do you find it works for you? Or do you find yourself going back to work before your enforced break ends? What strategies do you use to make sure you don’t go back to your usual work routine after just a couple of days? Or what else do you do to avoid burning out during a busy summer?

Would love your comments :)

xoxo Betta

Why choosing Sharm el Sheikh for your destination wedding? A video interview

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Hello lovelies! Linen and Silk Weddings is finally back to base! After nearly a month between Sharm el Sheikh and Puglia, I’m now settling back in London to work on one more London wedding… And then, who knows? I have several enquiries for Sharm el Sheikh this autumn, so it might be that my other half and I will be heading back to Sharm around October/November. The thing is, I have loved every minute of this last month (except, being husbandless wasn’t fun at all – I actually don’t know how to sleep when I’m not sharing my bed with him!).

Now, I’ve been very conscious of not sharing too many iphone pictures about my two destination weddings – as fidgety as it makes me, there’s nothing like seeing the pictures of pro photographers, so I’ll be good and not share any more than what you might have already seen on my instagram account. However, the venue where I did the Sharm el Sheikh wedding, the Sultan Gardens Resort, has kindly shot an interview of me talking about the wedding of Matt & Sophia, why getting married in Sharm and at the Sultan Gardens and why you would need a wedding planner. It was fun shooting this with Joseph, Office Manager at the resort, but needless to say, I hate my voice and my face… So, I’ll let you enjoy it, while I go and hide in a little corner with headphones on! :)

Lots of love,

xx Betta

The Wedding Academy by Flourish & Prosper

Posted by / Events

Linen and Silk Weddings blog, Wedding pros, Wedding professionals, Training for wedding professionals, Wedding academy, Wedding business, Brand positioning, Web creation, Marketing materials, Business acumen, Practical know how (1)Good morning all! Today’s post is dedicated to wedding professionals, new and established. The wedding industry is one that requires a lot of hard work and dedication from us, as expectations are very high. If you are anything like me, it isn’t always easy to stay motivated, and at times we focus so much on our own clients that we don’t dedicate enough time to our own professional development and growth. This is where Flourish & Prosper comes in!

Flourish & Prosper was founded in 2014 by two leading experts in the wedding industry – top UK stylist and editor of b.loved blog Louise Beukes, and luxury wedding planner and designer Jessie Thomson. Together they set out to encourage and inspire anyone starting out or already established within the world of weddings – connecting like-minded businesses and professionals in a creative and beautiful environment.

Linen and Silk Weddings blog, Wedding pros, Wedding professionals, Training for wedding professionals, Wedding academy, Wedding business, Brand positioning, Web creation, Marketing materials, Business acumen, Practical know how (9)The Wedding Academy is a one-day event created for anyone wanting to set up a new wedding business, or who would like to take their existing wedding business to the next level. With expert advice on brand positioning, web creation, marketing materials, business acumen, and practical know how from established and successful business owners from within the world of weddings.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Some of the industry’s finest have been lined up to speak, including Pocketful of Dreams, Swash & Fold, Sweetpea PR, Ward Williams Creative & Anges de Sucres covering the following topics & more!

• Finding your personal focus

• Establishing your target market and spotting trends

• Marketing your business effectively

• SEO, blogging & social media

• Branding & creating a visual identity that sells

• Creating a website that works for your client

• PR – online vs hardcopy coverage, writing press releases, advertising, creating relationships & generating hype

• Accounting tips and advice for creatives

• Making your wedding business profitable

• Creating and selling a product or service

• Time management & work-life balance

• Real business success story

• Business planning for 2015

TICKETS & INFORMATION

Tickets are priced at £695 and can be purchased from www.weareflourishandprosper.com. For more information & image requests email info@weareflourishandprosper.com

xoxo Betta

A vibrant wedding with splashes of yellow and blue | by Pepper Nix Photography

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Linen and Silk Weddings blog, Real wedding, Yellow, Ranunculus, Ranunculi, Yellow wedding flowers, Yellow ranunculus, Utah wedding, Mormon wedding, Nix Photography, (23)Yellow makes me happy! It’s the colour of the sun (well, sort of!), it makes you smile, and brightens anything up! This wedding, submitted by wedding photographer Pepper Nix Photography, is an explosion of yellow. Fully planned by the lovely bride and her mum, Jane planned an elegant yet vibrant wedding, introducing yellow ranunculi and touches of blue as her colour scheme.

Over to Jane who tells us a bit more about her wedding day and Pepper Nix Photography that tells us the story with her beautiful images :)

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Good morning from Sharm el Sheikh!

Posted by / Travel, Wedding Venues

20140620-054639-20799657.jpgJust want to say ‘Sabah el khier’ (good morning!) from Sharm El Sheikh!

I arrived at the Sultan Gardens Resort, a 5* hotel in Sharks Bay, Sharm, last night, where one of my couples will be getting married. This is the view from my room this morning. And this will be the backdrop of my couple’s ceremony… Needless to say, it’s magical!

So far the Sultan Gardens have given me an amazing welcome, with both receptionist and concierge speaking Italian as well as English (and I bet they speak a few more languages too!), a lovely dinner, cocktail and a great view! I’ll talk about my sleep when I finally get some… I’m still in adrenalin rush mode so I have stayed up all night waiting for the sun to come out.

So, from a hot Sharm el Sheikh (and when I say hot, I mean piping, even at 5.45am!), have a fabulous day!

xoxo Betta
Ps: Apologies for the low res image, but this was taken from my iPhone…

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