Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Thank you for all your custom and support this year! 

We have had a wonderful year and feel very privileged to have worked with such a lovely bunch of clients and fellow suppliers! We are extremely excited for 2016, so many things in the pipeline and we cannot wait to start turning ideas into reality!

Before we start working our socks off in 2016, we will take a short holiday and our office is now closed until Tuesday 5th Jan 2016! 

Our website and online hire service will remain open throughout the festive period! All orders placed during our holiday will be responded to and processed on our return on the 5th.

Have a lovely time, Merry Christmas and see you all on 2016!

Rosie, Angela and all at brollybucket

'tis the season to be jolly {NEW PINS: Christmas Pretty}

{images pinned from pinterest}

This christmas, soft pastels and the gorgeous sent of fresh cut spruce fills my home!

I have fallen in LOVE with all things pastel and pretty this christmas, even my wrapping paper is pink!
What is your colour scheme this year? Have you embraced the pastel palette too?

My pinterest board CHRISTMAS 2015 {pastels and metallics} is bursting full of feminine, luxurious inspiration! Pop over and have a look!

With Pantone's recent announcement of 'Rose Quartz' and 'Serenity' as the colours of the year 2016, I think lots of weddings and parties next year will be embracing this 'pastel pretty' trend too!


Rose Gold Morrocan Candle {URBAN OUTFITTERS} Pink Dipped Vase {THE PEOPLE SHOP} Luxury Wrapping Paper {ABIGAIL WARNER} Personalized Biscuits {NINA HOLDEN} Spruce and Laundry Day Candles {P.F CANDLE CO} Copper and Oak Side Table {MADE.COM}


when an idea comes to life {planning our recent styled wedding shoot}

It only takes a little creative spark to create something wonderful!
The igniting spark for this project was a simple copper wire, geometric candle holder, purchased from Urban Outfitters in York.

We were in York with friends and I spotted this candle holder from 100 paces! It's a simple piece, fairly unassuming I guess, but it really caught my eye. Its copper wire construction and slightly industrial construction, has a lovely, reclaimed charm to it. It also really comes to life when a tea light is added. The warmth the copper radiates, as the candle flickers really made my brain 'think' and start to 'create'.

I hit Pinterest and Instagram in source of further inspiration! I started a mood board and I reached out to photographer friend, Fiona Higgins. Fiona and I met while attending Emma Case's Welcome Home Workshop earlier in the year. We really wanted to work with each other and I was delighted when she was available and eager to shoot it for me!

Sketches and lists started to over run my desk and I had created my list of suppliers 'I dearly hoped' would like to join us on this project!
Everyone I contacted was absolutely super and everyone jumped on board! They put so much faith in my idea and wholeheartedly offered help - its was lovely!

Packages started to arrive at my studio and I began to collect the things from suppliers, who couldn't join us on the day.

Due to the very short window if daylight in late November, Fiona and I spent the day before the shoot, getting everything ready. We transformed my little rural workshop and set up some 'sets', so we could start shooting first thing the next morning!

Just after 9am on shoot day, Di from Myrtle and Bracken arrived and created the most beautiful foliage and floral pieces. Her hanging installation, bouquet and garland just tied everything together and my vision suddenly became real, right in front of my eyes.

{THANK YOU} to everyone who collaborated with me on this shoot! 
Full list + Social Media links for everyone involved can be found here {Industrial Glamour - THE SUPPLIERS}


Don't let the rain turn your wedding into a washout! {guest blog by Natasha Wiggins Make-Up Artist}

brollybucket clients Claire and Euan {Photography by Caireen Harvey}

From spring showers to summer downpours to grim, grey winter storms, it doesn’t seem to matter what time of the year you choose for your wedding our great British weather is so unpredictable you can never be sure of what to expect on the day.
We’ve prepared lots of brides on their wet wedding mornings over the years, even during the height of summer, and we know just how stressful the weather can make an already nervous bride feel.

Yes, rain on your big day can be incredibly disappointing. You’ve spent months planning every last detail, but ordering sun and blue skies is simply beyond your control and constantly checking the forecast as the day gets closer isn’t going to change anything. So, why not just accept that the weather will be what it will be and be determined that it won’t spoil all that you’ve done to make your wedding day perfect.

As hair and make-up professionals, we take things in our stride and know just what to do to ensure that you will still look totally gorgeous regardless of what the weather chooses to do.

We all know that rain can turn even the sleekest head of hair into frizz. Using too many products can worsen the frizz effect, so we keep it simple. If you use your normal shampoo and conditioner as usual, we can then apply some serum, style your hair and then fix with a light covering of hairspray.

· Using a primer before applying foundation creates the perfect base for your wedding day make-up and will help ensure you look good throughout the day and until you say goodbye to the last guests to leave.
· We prefer to work with water-based foundations – the water content actually helps the foundation stay in place even if the air is damp from rain.
· Similarly, light foundations fixed with a dusting of mineral powder will be far more effective in rainy conditions that a heavy foundation that is likely to slide off.
· Lips have a lot to do on a wedding day – all that kissing and sipping champagne will challenge any lipstick! We apply a lip tint before the lipstick itself for a long-lasting look.
· No matter what the weather forecast, mascara and eyeliner has to be waterproof – there’s bound to be tears of joy!
· As a finishing touch we use an airbrush spray to keep your make-up smudge proof.

Finally, why not be prepared for whatever the weather throws at you! A pretty umbrella (not the nasty black telescopic variety!) is a really easy solution. Choose traditional white or ivory, go modern or vintage, or be bold and make a statement with a funky colour that ties in with your wedding theme.

You can even turn the weather into a positive feature by making sure that your guests also have umbrellas to hand – rather than despairing of how to provide you with a lovely wedding album, your photographer can have a field day if guests have matching brollies.

Hired umbrellas could be just what you need to make your wedding day still sparkle, even if the rain clouds do decide to show up – a brolly really is the perfect wedding day accessory to your perfect hair and make-up!

It's true, when it comes to weddings, we can plan everything, apart from the weather!

You can contact Natasha directly via her website
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