This month’s issue of Perfect Wedding Magazine, which you can buy here, carries my five page travel feature on the hippest honeymoon destinations of 2014. If you’re looking for the holiday of a lifetime and want to get ahead of the pack read on!
This month I’ve contributed to Vintage Life – the glossy super glam magazine, full of vintage style. My feature sees me write about my Fiancé, Tom, and I making our own wedding rings, which we did with Nicola Hurst Design Jewellery, Plymouth, who offers wedding ring workshops. It was a brilliant experience, which I’d highly recommend. Take a look at my feature below and pick up a copy of Vintage Life in WHSmith.
There’s not long now until I’m no longer Rachael D’Cruze, but Mrs Sharpe! I’ve been enjoying planning my wedding and writing about the process in my column for Unique Bride Magazine. Here’s this month’s instalment, published in Issue 6 which is available to buy in WH Smith now.
In this feature for Hungry Eye Magazine, I explore whether wedding photography is a necessary evil, a last resort, or the image- making industry’s saving grace. I spoke to wedding photographers and film-makers Stephen McCurry, Mark Brown, Adam Gasson, Rob Dunlop and Lisa Aldersly to explore the role and reputation of marital image-making.
For the November 2012 issue of Perfect Wedding magazine I’ve compiled a 7-page fashion feature, speaking to the UK’s top bridal designers, who show readers how to create the key looks for 2013. It’s all in there – from Suzanne Neville‘s dramatic modern look through to Stephanie Allin‘s classically cut ‘Loren dress’. My favourite? Ian Stuart‘s fifties belle look complete with his fabulously retro ‘Cadillac’ gown. Perfect Wedding issue 74 is in the shops now.
In the July issue of Perfect Wedding magazine, on sale now, you’ll find my 8 page feature ’50 hottest buys for a summer reception’. This picture heavy piece was lots of fun to put together and will hopefully give lots of brides-to-be inspiration on how some sunny summer buys can finish off your wedding perfectly!
Here are my favourite 5 items (all under £10) out of the 50 I chose for Perfect Wedding:
1. Moss Table Numbers, Etsy, £5
2. Parasol, Dotcomgiftshop, £6.95
3. Mini Birdcage, Confetti, £2.99
4. Star Zinc Tea Light Holders, Not On The High Street, £2.50
5. Corn Dolly, Folksy, £2.50
From decadent and daring forehead bands to ethereal flower crowns, headpieces make an exciting addition to your wedding gown. So, in this feature written for WED magazine, I explore all the different headpieces available to the modern bride and give advice on choosing something to fit your face shape too. Issue 21 marks the magazine’s fifth anniversary and is avaliable to buy here.
You’ll have to buy the magazine for my definitive guide to tiaras, flower crowns, garlands, fascinators, forehead bands, flapper bands, headbands and combs, but here’s my guide to choosing something to flatter:
Oval – Perfectly in proportion, oval faces are egg-shaped with forehead and jaw the same width.
Choose: Almost any style will look good on this perfect face shape.
Avoid: Heavy fringes and styles that push a lot of hair onto your face.
Round – Circular faces without height on top or a protruding chin.
Choose: Side partings and styles with height at the crown. Go for an up-do or half-up.
Avoid: Styles with fullness at the sides and fringes in general.
Oblong – High foreheads and long chins: oblong faces are longer than they are wide.
Choose: Wear you hair down, with fullness at the sides – waves and curls look great.
Avoid: Adding any extra height on top and center partings.
Heart – Although wide at the forehead, heart-shaped faces narrow to a point at the jawline.
Choose: Hair down, or half-up, with a side parting or gentle fringe.
Avoid: Height at the crown and severe up-dos.
Square – Angular looking faces with both a strong forehead and jawline.
Choose: Romantic waves and curls – wear your hair down or half-up. Consider a soft fringe.
Avoid: Polka straight hair and severe up-dos.