Eve Lily <3

So the sun is shining, it’s Friday and looks like we are set for a lovely weekend of weather which is great as it just so happens that its my birthday on Monday. I’m excited to have a girlie weekend away in the sun in a rare weekend off.

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I do love what I do and the reason I do it, so thought it was about time that I shared something very special (well it is for me anyway!) I have a lot of friends in this industry and we all know how hard it can be at times, there is someone very special to me that keeps me going and makes me smile even more when they tell me how much they love something I have made, or styled, that would be Eve, well actually Eve Lily.

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Photography by Sarah Salotti Photography

At the start of the year I decided to do a photo shoot of me and my daughter in a little tongue in cheek Audrey style. This was supposed to be a 30 minute mini shoot, so I could involve Eve in what I do and show what Eve Lily is all about at the same time. This didn’t quite pan out as Eve as always just got into the spirit of things and took over, with a little encouragement from Sarah and so the timings went to pot. It was such a fun shoot and we really did get in the spirit of it all.

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Photography by Sarah Salotti Photography

So the shoot was held at the stunning City Rooms in Leicester and we had a team to help, Beth from Bettie Lottie Make Up and Tina from The Progressive Hair Company on hand to do hair and make up with the fantastic Sarah Salotti Photography to photograph, with gorgeous cakes supplied by the lovely Melody Cakes. After styling our table and dressing up as Audrey and mini Audrey we got down to it.

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Photography by Sarah Salotti Photography

I hope you liked it and can see just how much we love what we do.

Nicola and Eve Lily xx

Here’s to 2013!

Bye bye to 2012……..which ended in a wedding whirlwind, it was our best year yet with some fantastic weddings and lovely clients, plus a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed birthday party! 

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Photography by Steve Walton Photography

I decided to say thank you to all my friends who have been a part of Eve Lily from the start, family, friends and lovely suppliers (who are now friends) from the wedding industry plus my wonderful clients, past and present.

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Photography by Steve Walton Photography

It was a lovely night, held at the stunningly beautiful City Rooms in Leicester. If you know the venue then you will be aware that it’s just a perfect ballroom to hold such an event, if you don’t, then I suggest you take a peek. I was lucky to have the wonderful Rebecca and her band perform some beautiful songs, including Moon River of course!

Themed as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the guys looked very swish whilst the girls made such a wonderful effort by either looking glam or arriving dressed as Audrey, just perfect! Obviously I had to make an effort being the host and so I played dress up and tried my hardest to become Audrey for the night, with the help of my good friend Beth from Bettie Lottie Make Up of course. I even had a birthday cake which as you can see it was just beautiful, courtesy of the lovely Melody from Melody Cakes.

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Photography by Steve Walton Photography

Thank you to all who came and helped me celebrate, it truly was a lovely night and another fantastic Eve Lily memory. Here’s a few images courtesy of Steve Walton Photography who managed to take some lovely pictures for me to share. 

As the title says, here’s to 2013! 

Well I have been so busy with work and home life, I am only getting to write this now and share what we have been up to so far in 2013!

After launching my new website for Eve Lily last year I really wanted to make best use of it and start blogging news, updates, friends and fun stuff, so here I am, finally! A little introduction you may say to the year ahead…..

So new website, new friends, new blog, new clients, existing clients, new photo shoots, existing photo shoots, the list goes on, here are some of my favourite things so far for 2013.

THE BLOG WORLD……

Yay for our first blog feature for 2013, here’s hoping for many more. We recently had the pleasure of being featured on Under The Vintage Veil, it was great to be featured by Sara on a gorgeous blog. The photo shoot was so much fun, a truly amazing day with a creative group of people to help me pull it together. I will be featuring it on the blog soon so keep your eye’s peeled as it will give you a fun take on the day and its events!

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Photography by Nigel Ord Smith Photography

In other blog news, I am so happy to say that I am now writing for the fabulous Love Luxe Blog, I will be sharing my experience, passion for all the things we do and some beautiful styling ideas that will hopefully appeal to all who read it! Thanks Rosie, it truly is a pleasure. Follow the link below to read the latest post. x

http://www.loveluxeblog.com/styling-letting-your-venue-inspire-your-decor/

MY OWN LITTLE LOVE STORY ❤

For all who know me will be aware of the REAL Eve Lily! She is elbow height, very sweet, very chatty (a little like her mum) sociable, great fun and getting older by the day! Well as I have explained in my about us page on the website, Eve Lily is why I started in the wedding business. So in honor of Eve I decided to style a shoot and feature her in my work, a kind of keepsake for us both! I have no words for how good the pictures are from the days shoot, courtesy of Sarah Salotti Photography (which I shall also be blogging about soon so carry on keeping those eyes peeled). Here is a teaser to show you just how much fun we had!

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Photography by Sarah Salotti Photography

I’M LEARNING ABOUT BOUDOIR!

Okay, so this is an exciting new project that is coming together nicely with one of my fantastic friends and fabulous photographer, Nigel Ord Smith. Boudoir is really becoming more and more ‘fashionable’ as they might say and really is lots of fun. A wide variety of styles of boudoir are available these days, from modern, vintage through to a totally fun pin-up. I can’t wait to show you some beautiful work that will be coming your way soon.

FRIDAY FRIENDS 🙂

As of tomorrow we now have a weekly blog feature, Friday Friends! This is so we can share who we know in the wedding world and why they are some of the best suppliers in Leicester. Its great to know some fantastic and creative suppliers, so we thought we should share the love! Come and visit us tomorrow to see who is our first friend…..

So, all that is left to say is please join us and subscribe so that I can keep you updated on these exciting elements of Eve Lily and involve you in our love of the wedding world!

Much Love

Nicola – Eve Lily xx