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Life has been a little hectic lately but for amazing reasons – welcome to the world Max!


Born a week early, he sure did surprise Paul and I with both his quick arrival and throughout my pregnancy I thought I was having another girl. It’s been a whirlwind over the last two months – with weddings I had already committed to prior to finding out I was expecting and the many wonderful enquiries I have been receiving.

In between the feeds and nappy changes I am still taking on work for 2017 – my heart just doesn’t allow me to say goodbye to my love for weddings! But while I continue to attempt my very best at balancing work and home, I really feel I am at my most content {as busy as some days may be} – life at home feels complete and I am still creating beautiful days wherever the love takes me.

And while each day passes by so, so fast, I will always be forever grateful to Coral & Stone Photography for capturing so many precious moments of my family during the last few years, like the one of Max above when he was just eight days young.


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  • Tatiana Turko - Carmen, my congratulations! It is so nice and you are now so lucky))) All the best to you!

    Tatiana xxJuly 14, 2016 – 10:54 am

  • Carmen - Thank you so much Tatiana! xoJuly 16, 2016 – 12:06 pm




Photography by Ed Peers

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  • Wedding Planners in Jaipur - The bond of a marriage can take various forms, depending on whether life is imitating calm or storms. Sometimes in can be a beautiful knot, sometimes it can be a fragile cord. Regardless of what it is, I hope your lives overflow with bliss. Happy anniversary.July 15, 2016 – 9:48 am

Such excitement in the office this week – Lydia & James’ wedding is now published in ELLE Wedding Japan!

It was an absolute pleasure to work for this beautiful couple and Lydia also happens to be the younger sister of Rachel, whose wedding I too worked on in bringing together the plans, details and styling.

I’m totally in love with this feature, all I now hope for is someone to translate it! Thank you ELLE for the gorgeous feature xoxo
IMG_7476 800pxLydia & James ELLE JapanELLE Weddings Carmen Weddings

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Sometimes I meet a couple and instantly know not only would we get on but that if I end up planning their wedding, it will be a very enjoyable experience. Chloe & Alistair were very much that couple!

I met Chloe & Alistair on a lovely sunny day at their beautiful home in a small village near Newark. During our consultation we discussed the options of hosting their wedding at a venue close to their Nottinghamshire home… but then the meeting ended with great excitement after we discussed the possibilities of having their ceremony in their own church, followed by reception in a marquee, tent or tipi. This would be in one of the overgrown woodlands on their family estate. I must point out, when I say overgrown, it really was!

I walked away incredibly excited and hoped that they would choose me as their planner.

Twelve months later, with a lot of planning work and meetings in between, plus the wonderful home cooked lunches I was invited to at every meeting {thank you Chloe, Alistair and family for making me so welcome throughout!}… we brought their vision to life.

The church service. A romantic Sperry tent reception. A day filled with African touches. Amazing entertainment and delicious food from start until late.

This is one wedding I’ll never forget and I hope you enjoy the photographs of their day as much I do. With huge thanks to the team in bringing the day together and lots of love to the happy couple.


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Wedding Planner – Carmen Weddings | Photography – Kathryn Edwards | Stationery Suite – Abigail Warner | Dress – Elie Saab | Hair & Make Up – Rachel Liney | Sperry – Papakata | Flowers – Catkin Flowers | Catering – Whites Fine Foods | Videographer – Blooming Lovely Films | African Dancers – Adanta | Evening Band – Top Cats | Artist – The Lucy Dixon | Photobooth – Vintage Booth

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  • Kathryn - amazing. Great work Carmen. What a wonderful wedding it was. I thoroughly enjoyed photographing their day! XxSeptember 2, 2015 – 2:30 pm

  • Carmen - Thank you Kathryn! It was equally as enjoyable working with you for Chloe & Alistair – thanks so much again for all of the wonderful photos xoSeptember 2, 2015 – 5:20 pm

  • Marvin - Beautiful work. These pictures are clicked beautifully and love the idea you shared with us.October 14, 2015 – 10:58 am

  • Simon - Fabulous photography by kathryn! Ever single image showing the beautiful details of wedding. Love the bridal’s crown.April 1, 2016 – 12:52 pm