Fresh colours set for Spring 2014 Weddings

Pantone have released their new Spring 2014 colour selection that’ll make every bride want to forget about the usual pastel shades on offer for Spring and make a bold statement with one of their 10 hotly tipped colours of the season. Personally, we can’t decide which is our favourite as they’re all fab! Which one would you chose?

image courtesy of Pantone

image courtesy of Pantone

 

Dazzling Blue Hemlock Freesia Violet Tulip Sand Cayenne Placid Blue Paloma Celosia Orange Radiant Orchid

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Camden Town

We had an absolutely fantastic time photographing for Ali and Becki at their wedding in Camden Town yesterday. A very stylish and chilled out affair it was too, great friends and family who really made us feel welcome. We wish you a long and happy future together.

Point Blank xx

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Alternative Wedding Ideas

So, after a cold and gloomy winter the weather is still dull, but that doesn’t mean your wedding day has to be! Don’t panic, we’ve sourced some great alternative wedding ideas for you!

After getting married last year and trying to find quirky invites to send out to her own guests, a friend of mine started her own creative wedding invitation and save the date stationary company that is superbly quirky, original and hand designed. Satin and Tat is for quirky couples looking for unique stationery to suit their alternative, off-beat or vintage style wedding day. Ideally coupled with our own vintage styled wedding photo’s/Polaroid Wedding Guest Album can ensure you have a vintage/alternative theme running from start to finish for your wedding.

Satin and Tat Wedding Stationary

Satin and Tat Wedding Stationary

Satin and Tat Wedding Stationary

Still looking for something a little different? Why not have cake-pops as wedding favors for all of your guests. A great alternative to the norm, with any colour to match your day’s colour scheme and a quirky presentation in vases per table, these treats taste absolutely delicious too! Try Yummy Yummy Cupcakes (based in the West Midlands) who are reasonably priced and just happen to be a relation :) With adult and child sized cake-pops available, everybody can enjoy them, and looking at them who wouldn’t!

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Polaroid Guest Books

Are you sick of seeing abandoned Guest Books at Weddings? So are we! Here at Point Blank Photography we thrive on originality, creativity and sourcing new products to use. We sat down and thought hard on how we could offer our wonderful clients a brand new service that is not only original and stylish but that would be a great keepsake that you could treasure and actually look at. We’re pretty confident that our wedding guest books won’t end up in the back of a cupboard like most!

Polaroid Wedding guest book

Our specialist team spends approximately 2hours during your reception using our Fuji Instax 210 to capture Polaroid-style images of your guests that are then stuck into your chic guest book, next to which the guests can write their personal messages to you and your groom.

Our Polaroid Wedding Guest Books are a truly original keepsake that is not only cool, but can add a bit of vintage fun for you and your guests.

Prices from £495 (dependent on guest numbers) and includes ALL film, a high quality guest book and a photographer to take your guests images.

Please view our Polaroid Wedding Guest Books Page for more information or if you would like to book us for your wedding please contact us.

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Mitchell Wedding – The Priest House Hotel, Castle Donington

Heading through the Leicestershire countryside we were headed towards Castle Donington for our first wedding of the year. We turned off down a little country road and drove for a few minutes when out of nowhere popped The Priest House Hotel.  The luxury hotel is set beautifully overlooking the River Trent and even has its own water wheel and quaint but stylish little 17th century cottages nestled neatly near the river bank that are also available to hire.

The Bride and Bridal Party were preparing to start their day when I arrived and it wasn’t long before the champagne came out, the photography flowed and the calmness could be felt. Talking to the Bride, Terri, she had told me the wedding had been planned on an ‘everybody lends a hand’ theme and had been perfectly planned with family members and friends each having a role in aspects of the day. The maid of honor did all the hair and make-up for the girls, the brides sister played music in the ceremony, a friend baked and decorated the wedding cake and even the bride’s mum handmade each of the bridesmaids dresses. The outcome of all were unbelievably stunning.

‘Having everybody lend a hand not only took away some of the stress of our wedding, but it also made everyone feel more involved in the planning and pretty much every detail involved. Our friends and family worked really hard to make our day special and it really did add to our day knowing that everybody was involved in some way.’

The wedding ceremony and reception were both held at the hotel and I’m sure the happy couple (who had a fantastic luxury suite in the tower part of the hotel!) had a fantastic day. Many congratulations guys!

Check out some of the pics from the day by clicking the photo below.

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{Point Blank Weddings} Current Winter Wedding trends 2012

With so many glamorous styles appearing over the winter…themed weddings are becoming a huge trend, especially for those looking for something different, creative and personal. With lace and vintage being this years main winners the two styles merge perfectly into most (if not all) themes. From the 1920′s, Glamorous 1940′s Hollywood, Vintage chic, to Princess bride, this season has been filed with the most wonderful chance to add vintage details/touches to your wedding making them more personal. Why not make a bouquet from your Grandma’s brooch collection, it creates a wonderfully unique bespoke posy and a truly personal keepsake from the day and can also be included as your something ‘old’ for all the traditional folk still out there :)

Current Winter Wedding trends 2012

The Great Gatsby, with many brides loving the elegance, sophistication and decadence this era offers, its hard to find a reason why you wouldn’t want a spectacular 1920′s themed day. With short flapper style bridesmaid dresses, vintage Finger Waved hair, and even jeweled/laced bridal caps, the 1920′s is defiantly the decade of choice for many brides.

courtesy of Enchanted Atlier

The ‘Fairytale Princess’ theme is also hugely popular with many brides looking at Disney for inspiration. Just think full, layered skirts, elegant materials such as lace and organza, bead-work, crystals, pearls, and shimmer. The bigger the better! With the elegant, delicate detailing on simple dresses why not add that extra touch of sparkle and add your newly created brooch bouquet! A fantastic way to add extra bling and glamor to even the simplest of dresses.

 

 

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Melton Toys Xmas Tour

With the festive season upon us and now in full swing for the visit of Santa Claus, James Colclough proprietor of the very fine Melton Toys asked us photographers at Point Blank Photography to update his Google Places page, Facebook and website with his very own personalised 360 Google tour of his toy shop to show off all the lovely goodies on sale.

We absolutely love browsing through his shop when taking all the photographs for his tour, sometimes it doesn’t even feel like work to us.

James has been a good sport and a bit of a guinea pig for us in the early stages of the Google Business Photos project, he was the first toy shop in the Midlands to use the new technology supplied by Point Blank Photography and now really uses the power of Google tours for his business, this is the second tour we have created for the toy shop this year as James was so pleased with the response and extra views he had online from his previous version, he thought outside of the box and ran a competition to spot toys in the store with prizes up for grabs for the lucky spotters which we thought was a brilliant idea.

If you think you could benefit from a 360 interactive virtual tour of your business supplied by Jay Pickersgill or Kate Daniels of Point Blank Photography in conjunction with the Google Business Photos project then please get in touch via email or phone and we will come and visit your business a give you a FREE evaluation of what you need and how much it will cost.

Merry Xmas


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{PointBlank Weddings} Designer Vintage Bridal

Keep bang on trend this season with giving your wedding a designer vintage theme. Think creative, personalize the details, and select a theme that suits you both and reflects your individual personalities.

With the start of 2013′s wedding fayre’s and shows just around the corner why not add an extra date into your diary and visit the Designer Vintage Bridal Show in Birmingham on Sunday 20th January 2013 where exhibitors such as Sarah Russell who specializes in vintage hair and make-up to the fantastic Vintage Gowns showcased at The Wedding Club that truly capture the luxury vintage feel and glamour that Hollywood has to offer every bride. Its a great day out if you are planning a wedding, why not see what else can be done to set your wedding apart from the norm and to find quirky pieces that are truly one off. And just after Christmas, what a great day out to take your mind off winter and still have that Christmassy charm and appeal.

I also watched Kirstie Allsopp’s Vintage Home this week on channel 4 that featured Kirstie helping a couple prepare for their dream vintage themed wedding. It was lovely to see the personalization you can stamp on your wedding and how getting everybody involved in the preparation and making can really bring a wedding together! The show featured laser cut invitations, brewing a wedding beer, making your own rings, and quite a lot more. Loved it! Check out the link above to view clips on each element featured on the show.

Don’t forget PointBlank Photography’s vintage inspired wedding photography is a great way to capture your designer vintage wedding or quirky themed day and have images that capture the love and feeling of the day through not only using digital but also polaroid, diana and other exciting retro photography formats.

Keep posted for more info on Vintage Inspired Weddings, how to tips, where to find items locally and current fashion and catwalk trends.

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{Point Blank Weddings} What we do

Hi, welcome to PointBlank Weddings Blog…..

We are a team of creative wedding photographers that enjoy capturing your wedding day from start to finish with all the special moments captured in between. We are confident that our specialist team of vintage and contemporary photographers ensure we create stylish and beautiful images for you to treasure forever. We love to view each wedding we do through a creative lens; showing the details, the mishaps, the laughter, the tenderness, the style, and the emotion in a retro vintage style, or DVB (Designer Vintage Bridal) which is currently on trend for Winter Weddings this year leading into 2013.

Whether you are planning a rockabilly themed day, a spectacular country house wedding or a traditional church wedding…there’s no wedding too big or small, too intimate or flamboyant that we can’t do…it’s what sets us apart from other photographers and mostly…..its what we love to do.

Our photographers have a knowledge of classical and contemporary photography that they mix to create unique photographs from your wedding day, blending traditional black & white photography with Polaroid and ‘Designer Vintage Bridal’ photography. Along with adding a sprinkle of magic to your photographs, we love to get creative….using reportage/candid style photography to really get the intimate moments and naturalness from the day, capturing some of those special moments that even you may not notice happening.

Keep following our new wedding blog to keep up to date with what we’re doing, how to tips and what is in style and where to find it locally, there’s certainly more to see and read about at PointBlank Photography!

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