Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A month in Instagram photos! • SEPTEMBER!

Hi everyone!
It's been quite a while since my last post (again) but in my defence a LOT has happened during that time and so I'm kicking off October with a late month of instagram photos, which I hope you'll enjoy. My instagram name is @artaccessoriesattireblog do give me a follow if you can, I'll really appreciate it ;) During September, I started my final year at university (hurrah!) and indulged in the Pandora free bracelet promotion which was naughty but a nice treat.

As you can see, many of these photographs feature my puppy, Star and she's also featured in a couple of other posts on here; sadly, on the 26th of September she died in the night, in my nanas arms. She was a beautiful little girl, full of life and love. She made every person in my house love, laugh, cry and live and without her the house feels empty. She was so special but everyday I smile more as I remember her, my pet and my selfie buddy.

Chocolate also features in this post, thanks a lovely set of friends who gave me flowers and chocolate as well as an evening of their lives to help me relax and grieve which was amazing and so thoughtful. So overall, September definitely had some highs and lows, but I can look back at all of the photographs with happiness knowing that at least I have happy memories. Heres to a new month and hard work ahead of me, eeeeek final year I'm dreading it all already! Wish me luck and see you all soon, Rach x x x

Sunday, 7 September 2014

An industrial city river walk...

Hi everyone! As you have probably seen, my puppy Star is a 'Jug'; a Jack Russell/Pug X and so she needs walking literally everyday where possible. Her favourite walk is along the river where I live, probably one of the more industrial views available! As I'm going back to university later on this month and I'm struggling a little inspiration wise, my grandmother had the brainwave of telling me to take my camera out when I took Star out for a walk with my mum.

I have to say, if there is one thing I do love about living in a city is the lights and shapes that that reflect everywhere, as seen in the water/ripples in many of these photographs. Sometimes its good to just take photographs for no real reason, just relax and capture whats in front of you, especially when the sky/sunset is as lovely as this one was. I do love autumn, I love it when it starts to get dark and the lights seem to get brighter and it gets to that stage when a coat is completely necessary. Ahhh, autumn!

Wish I'd remembered to use a tripod though, as my hands are terrible for being incredibly shaky and quite a few times I had to use gates or walls for support and to minimise shakiness in the images. I do live near a variety of London's most famous landmarks, and a few of them are featured in these photographs, I must have looked like a tourist, haha. I think that you can sometimes ignore what is right in front of you if you're not careful, so maybe I need to learn to be more grateful about what where I live has to offer me, inspiration wise.

I'm aware this is a bit of a random post, but I feel like I need to be more proactive when it comes to blogging, so here we are :) a post is a post, and I'm trying my best to post more frequently and not post the same old things. Let me know what you think, I'd love to know and it'll be really helpful to find out the kind of thing I should post in future! Until next time, Rach x x x

Monday, 1 September 2014

Jo and Liam get hitched! ● Part Two

Hiya everyone, and welcome to Part Two of the Jo and Liam get Hitched! Realistically, these posts are more like one BIG post, but in all honesty I don't think all of the photographs could have made it into one post without being too much. This wedding had so many little cute details, like the rainbow tissue paper in string covered baked bean cans, rainbow bunting and balloons, coke and lemonade bottles… The bride had rainbow themed nails too!

My present to the bride was a Pandora bracelet with a variety of charms including a cute bride&groom charm which is shown in one of the photographs. Each of the bridesmaids got an unexpected present, a little necklace in the shade of their rainbow colour; was a lovely touch and not something I even thought of as it was an honour to chosen at all! Most of the photographs on this second post are from the reception, of the bride&grooms family and friends, and many group photographs of the bridesmaids… I have to say I wasn't impressed at the thought of rainbow bridesmaids but actually in reality it didn't look bad at all, plus the dresses were a really flattering shape.

Overall it was an amazing day and a pleasure to have been a bridesmaid and witness their love. It was definitely a day to remember and one that I will hold dear to me for a long time - even if the bride did brake one of my decorations by mistake! [don't worry, I forgave her and fixed it] haha, but at least it makes for a good story. So yes, if someone would like to get married soon that'd be great, as I now am obsessed with literally everything about weddings and I loved being a bridesmaid. Plus, there aren't many colours worse than orange I guess? :p

Until next time, Rach x x x

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Jo and Liam get hitched! ● Part One


Hi everyone! I'm doing my best to keep up with my blog - I don't think I'm doing too badly, seeing as yesterday I was a bridesmaid for two of my friends. Liam and Jo married on 13/08/2014 in Stratford, London and it was an incredible service and it was a struggle not to tear up, particularly when the bride started crying…

The theme was a rainbow one, hence the bridesmaids, initially I was pretty skeptical, but in reality with us all out in full force it looked pretty good, especially considering it was in orange. It was extra special as my lovely godson came with his parents all the way from Perth, Scotland to attend! I have to give thanks to the varieties of guests who used my camera to take the majority of these photographs. The bride&groom looked stunning as when together the atmosphere was electric, you could feel the love in the air.

The Bride had a huge wooden rose bouquet which she then inserted the lucky thistle that my godson gifted her, and each bridesmaid had a little mini wooden rose bouquet too, which we got to keep too, which was a bonus as they are adorable. I have to say I loved every minute, even when she wiped her lipstick off his lips and then wiped it on her dress, she was as classy as ever [ahem!] Having my little one there made it all even better, I miss him so much when he's in Scotland.

Each bridesmaid got a little gift during the brides speech [these two aren't very traditional haha] with a little gift bag as did the parents/families of the bride and groom, which was lovely but a surprise. Inside they both wrote a little piece in a card, and I'll never get rid of mine, its such a cute thing to do, as were the little love heart wedding favours. I thought that the vintage style food and table layouts worked really well too as the reception was held in the Church hall. The first dance was super emotional, just like the speech was, but the bouquet throwing was literally terrifying as the bouquet was so heavy as it was wooden... oops! Stay tuned for Part Two!

See you soon, Rach x x x
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