KATE NIELEN PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog http://www.katenielen.com/blog en-us ⓒ Kate Nielen Photography | London Fine Art Wedding and Portrait Photography | kate@katenielen.com | +447952006891 kate@katenielen.com (KATE NIELEN PHOTOGRAPHY) Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:19:00 GMT Mon, 14 Dec 2015 08:19:00 GMT http://www.katenielen.com/img/s/v-5/u359213477-o192861820-50.jpg KATE NIELEN PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog http://www.katenielen.com/blog 120 90 Scenting Your Christmas Party http://www.katenielen.com/blog/2015/12/scenting-your-christmas-party Kate Nielen Photography -1Kate Nielen Photography -1Scenting Your Christmas Party

A beautifully planned party will be a treat to guests’ all five senses. So, whether you are hosting a black tie soiree or a more intimate dinner party, this simple way to scent the air is the perfect way to add to the ambience of your Christmas party.  

No doubt, everyone will ask you what it is that smells so lovely, so think ahead and say your farewells at the end of the evening by giving guests a favour full of their own festive potpourri to take home.

Ingredients
1-2 large apple, cut into fourths
1-2 large oranges, cut into fourths
5 cinnamon sticks
1-2 teaspoons whole cloves
1 tablespoon fresh ginger

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Directions
Fill a crock-pot or a pot on your stove with water. Combine all ingredients in the pot with the water. Turn on high heat for approximately 20 minutes and then reduce to a low simmer. Add water periodically to ensure the mixture does not dry out.

Fill clear cellophane bags with oranges, apples, cinnamon stick, ginger, and cloves along with a note from you detailing instructions on how to scent a home using these ingredients.  Label the bag with your guests’ names and hand out at the end of your Christmas party as the perfect festive party favour!

Concept and Styling by the fabulous Wedding and Party Planner Extraordinary Days

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If you are planning an outdoor wedding you don't necessarily have to head to the sunny Italy, albeit you might have to put up with the notorious London rain. Kseniia&Marco have chosen this hidden gem of a venue, Pergola Gardens,  to provide a stunning backdrop for their relaxed August wedding. If you'd like to see a little more please have a look at this MY PORTFOLIO gallery.

All my best wishes for this lovely couple! xo

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There was something exciting going on last weekend. The wonderful Four Seasons Hampshire was hosting a Luxury Wedding Showcase. Don't worry if you missed it, I will be blogging more. At this showcase I had the pleasure to meet a supremely talented cake maker the Unique Cakes by Yevnig.

I was blown away by the artistic flair and the attention to detail.

Enjoy the little preview! xo

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A Family Session... and then for your own family! Hardest thing EVER! It was a beautiful day in Oxford (my daughter is obsessed with Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy and especially fond of the main leading girl Lyra - hence the Oxford trip) and I am NEVER in the photos since I always take them. So glad we tried this time! Happy times! xo 

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If you are thinking about Italian wedding this might just convince you to go ahead. Nothing can match the glorious Italian golden hour!

Full feature on the amazing:

Event Planning: Snowdrops Weddings and Events | Venue: Il Borro Relais & Chateaux | Flowers: Jardin Divers  | Wedding Dress: Emma Hunt London  | Accessories: Victoria Fergusson | MUA: Silvia Gerzel | car: We Like Tuscany | Flower Girl Dress : Little Bevan

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kate@katenielen.com (KATE NIELEN PHOTOGRAPHY) DESTINATION WEDDING", "DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER", film, "golden hour WEDDING bride flower girl portraits http://www.katenielen.com/blog/2015/10/italian-wedding-elegance-golden-hour-il-borro-tuscany-italy Tue, 20 Oct 2015 23:41:00 GMT
London Garden Wedding Inspiration | Hampstead Heath Pergola Gardens | The Bride | Part 2 http://www.katenielen.com/blog/2015/9/london-garden-wedding-inspiration-hampstead-heath-pergola-gardens-the-bride-part-2 Kate Nielen Photography -152Kate Nielen Photography -152 Kate Nielen Photography -153Kate Nielen Photography -153 Kate Nielen Photography -1Kate Nielen Photography -1 Kate Nielen Photography -108Kate Nielen Photography -108 Kate Nielen Photography -159Kate Nielen Photography -159 Kate Nielen Photography -165Kate Nielen Photography -165 Kate Nielen Photography -166Kate Nielen Photography -166

Just a little glimpse is all about the bride.

This editorial was featured on the fabulous:

Event Planning: Extraordinary Days | Venue: Hampstead Heath | Floral Design: Blue Sky Flowers | Cake: Vanilla Orchid Bakery | Invitations:  Judy Broad Calligraphy | Hair & Makeup Artist: Tori Harris Make-up | Wedding Dress: Luella’s Boudoir | Bridal Accessories: Kelly Spence | Floral Crown: Daphne Rosa | Groom’s Apparel: Alexandra Wood Bespoke | Rings: MBC Diamonds LTD | Furniture:  Farley | Tableware: Classic Crockery Hire | Table Linen: Northfields Linen | Favors: Wrapsody | Model – Kelly Marie Wheeler

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This London garden wedding inspiration at Hampstead Heath comes from my friend Meghan Fay of Extraordinary Days, an American now living and planning weddings in the UK. She brilliantly combined England’s beautifully natural landscape with warm-weather elements to create a dreamy wedding look that will warm your heart even on a chilly London day!

Here’s what event designer Extraordinary Days had to say about crafting this London garden wedding editorial:

As an American wedding planner based in London, I am often contacted by brides who are from places with warm climates but are hosting their wedding in the UK. They often, understandably, dream of having their wedding outside. In England, we are blessed with stunning flowers, stately homes, and country manors but we sometimes have unpredictable weather. So, I am always looking for ways to take the best of the UK and create weddings that incorporate the feel of events typical of places with a warmer and dryer climate. This Secret Garden in London inspiration shoot combined elements of England, the US, Morocco, and even Brazil to create a warm-weather look.

This editorial was featured on the fabulous:

Event Planning: Extraordinary Days | Venue: Hampstead Heath | Floral Design: Blue Sky Flowers | Cake: Vanilla Orchid Bakery | Invitations:  Judy Broad Calligraphy | Hair & Makeup Artist: Tori Harris Make-up | Wedding Dress: Luella’s Boudoir | Bridal Accessories: Kelly Spence | Floral Crown: Daphne Rosa | Groom’s Apparel: Alexandra Wood Bespoke | Rings: MBC Diamonds LTD | Furniture:  Farley | Tableware: Classic Crockery Hire | Table Linen: Northfields Linen | Favors: Wrapsody | Model – Kelly Marie Wheeler

 

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Bellissima! xo

From a wonderful feature on:

Event Planning: Snowdrops Weddings and Events | Venue: Il Borro Relais & Chateaux | Flowers: Jardin Divers  | Wedding Dress: Emma Hunt London  | Accessories: Victoria Fergusson | MUA: Silvia Gerzel

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There was one fabulous wedding in Cotswolds this Spring!

Another amazing production by Jemma-Jade Events. xo

Flowers: Larry Walshe Floral Design | Cake: Maisie Fantaisie | Catering: Kalm Kitchen

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These are just highlights from a lovely lifestyle editorial I had the pleasure of shooting for the luxury London candle maker Wick & Tallow.

The candles smell absolutely divine! Do try! xo

Wick & Tallow

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kate@katenielen.com (KATE NIELEN PHOTOGRAPHY) LIFESTYLE LONDON LUXURY http://www.katenielen.com/blog/2015/3/wick-tallow-luxury-lifestyle-editorial-london Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:03:00 GMT
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Looking to surprise your Valentine? How about a very berry intimate tea party?!

This will go down well! xo

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flowers &design: Zita Elze | cakes: Cakes by Krishanti

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Thinking about a winter wedding? Have a look at this magnificent display by the gloriously whimsical florist Zita Elze at The Dorchester. xo 

 

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Christmas shoot with the luxury wedding planner Zouch & Lamare http://www.katenielen.com/blog/2014/12/christmas-shoot-with-the-luxury-wedding-planner-zouch-lamare Zouch&Lamare

A few days ago I had the pleasure of shooting the Christmas card portrait for the luxury wedding planner Zouch & Lamare.

The girls look lovely! Can you guess how cold and rainy it was on Duke of York Square?!

Fun times! xo

Zouch&Lamare

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Mother's Day family session | London | Fulham Palace http://www.katenielen.com/blog/2014/3/-family-session-london-fulham-palace Beautiful Spring family session on the blog today. I always love shooting in Fulham Palace gardens in the early morning - before many people even wake up. This Sunday morning we got an extra hour - with daylight savings kicking in there was almost no one there until 10am! Though this gorgeous family was up bright and early and ready to play. We were very lucky with the weather and the pops of yellow flowers coordinate perfectly with the super cute outfits of the kids. A photographer's dream! xo

 

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!! Hope you are enjoying this lovely Spring day! xo

Taken earlier today at
Fulham Palace.

 

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Eagle Eyed Bride | Purveors of Creative Stationary and Décor | Brides The Show | March 2014 http://www.katenielen.com/blog/2014/3/eagle-eyed-bride-purveors-of-creative-stationary-and-decor Meet Jac & Katie the two cool and creative ladies behind Eagle Eyed Bride - another member of our WIN YOUR WEDDING dream team.

If you are after beautiful, creative, elegant, trendy and stylish stationary and  décor for your special day head straight to their WEBSITE and your search might well be over. SO much to choose from! You can even browse per COLOUR for a perfectly coordinated look! xo

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Bespoke wedding dress with Federica Bruno Couture | Brides The Show | March 2014 http://www.katenielen.com/blog/2014/3/bespoke-wedding-dress-with-federica-bruno-couture-brides-the-show-march-2014 Serendipity. Surely. This must be it. She posted something on Facebook I responded and the rest is history. Insanely creative, curious and bubbly, she vibrates positivity and draws people that are very much in tune with her... pleasure to have met you Federica! You and the others!

And here Federica in her own words:

'I always thought making clothes was a major art, like painting or sculpting. And this becomes especially true when it comes to Couture, where each and every garment is the result of superb creativity, but it also requires the careful study and use of elaborate manual techniques for its realization. The result is always amazing...on a personal and social level, it has the same impact as a work of Art. I take great pride in creating a one of a kind gown...each one renews my enthusiasm. And everything becomes special for me, when working one to one with my clients, offering them advice and giving them confidence in how they look. With them, and for them, I can indulge my creative passion and get to work with the finest material, in a never-ending search for beauty...'

Go on, visit her WEBSITE, I know you want to! xo

One lucky girl will be wearing Federica's dress... enter our Win Your Wedding competition!

 

 

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Event & Floral Design By Dora Kovacs | Brides The Show | London March 2014 http://www.katenielen.com/blog/2014/3/event-floral-design-by-dora-kovacs-brides-the-show-london-march-2014 Fun, feisty, crazy talented! Meet Dora. The flower fairy. Seriously. I saw her pull a bridal bouquet out of thin air! Look at the images... one minute there were just sweet peas minding their own business in a vase and the next voila! What a beauty!

Dora will be doing the flowers for one lucky winner of our Win Your Wedding competition.

Curious about Dora's magic? Check out her WEBSITE.

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Exquisite taste | Elizabeth's Cake Emporium | Brides The Show | March 2014 http://www.katenielen.com/blog/2014/3/exquisite-taste-elizabeths-cake-emporium-brides-the-show-march-2014 Magician, fairy god mother of Sugar Kingdom, master cake maker... whatever you want to call her. Elizabeth's cakes are not only enchanting but also DELICIOUS! Believe me, I've tried... spoiled for life!

We've met through Federica of Federica Bruno Couture and now you have a chance to Win Your Wedding including one of Elizabeth's AMAZING cakes! xo

For more have a look at her WEBSITE.

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kate@katenielen.com (KATE NIELEN PHOTOGRAPHY) chelsea detail london wedding wedding wedding cake http://www.katenielen.com/blog/2014/3/exquisite-taste-elizabeths-cake-emporium-brides-the-show-march-2014 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:30:00 GMT
Behind the scenes with makeup artist Laura Naish | Brides The Show | March 2014 http://www.katenielen.com/blog/2014/3/behind-the-scenes-with-makeup-artist-laura-naish-brides-the-show-march-2014 This past weekend I had a pleasure to meet and work with some very talented people from the wedding industry at the London must-see bridal fair Brides The Show.

And since I have teamed up with 6 of them to bring you the Win a Wedding competition, I thought I will introduce them to you.

Meet Laura Naish. Laura is a professional makeup artist and beauty specialist. Having worked in the industry for many years, she has collaborated with designers, photographers, models, as well as major brands – creating beautiful & unique looks. She has wealth of experience in bridal, fashion, film, advertising, editorial & boudoir. To find out more please head to her WEBSITE.

Laura will be doing the bridal makeup for our lucky winner of the Win Your Wedding competition.

Enjoy a seek peek into Laura's work behind the scenes at Brides the Show! xo

 

 

 

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kate@katenielen.com (KATE NIELEN PHOTOGRAPHY) Brides The Show London bridal bride makeup wedding http://www.katenielen.com/blog/2014/3/behind-the-scenes-with-makeup-artist-laura-naish-brides-the-show-march-2014 Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:48:00 GMT