Five Years Anniversary

After a wedding (and trust me, I do love a wedding) and you've taken your vows, that's when I believe you really start to nurture the relationship and grow old together.  So with each achieved year, why not celebrate with an anniversary gathering?  This is exactly what Wedding photographer Amanda from AKP Branding and her beloved done for their five years of marriage.  Celebrating with their nearest and dearest and creating memories they'll cherish for years and years to come.

From Amanda: On the Friday evening of our wedding anniversary, we started with an amazing platter from Grape and Fig, they have the most delicious platters and would definitely be something I would do if we got married again (vow renewal?!) This was complemented by sparkling rose by Mirabeau, the perfect summer evening combination. 

For us, however, our wedding was very much about family and friends, so this year, in addition to celebrating as a couple we held an anniversary BBQ for a small group of our Uni friends. 5 years is wood, so of course, we had to try and incorporate that, which is where the calligraphy wooden coasters were perfect, written by Fleur and Fig, they were a great little favour for our friends to take away with them.

Emma Soulsby Flowers designed the most exquisite table runner for our dining table, filled with luscious ferns and a stunning array of peonies, roses (can't remember the name of them, Charles something?), peonies and stocks. It smelt divine and as always Emma Soulsby really bought to life my vision and more.  

Following a very plentiful bbq feast, the best way to finish had to be the delicate miniature desserts created by Jaina from Cocoa and Silk. A beautiful selection of shot glass lemon cheesecakes (vegan) with meringue kisses, mini chocolate donuts with a selection of toppings - hazelnuts, coconut and raspberry (also vegan), and then my personal fave the mini magnum cake pops which were chocolate, peanut butter and pretzel.  

Six years is sugar and can't wait to see how we bring that one to life!

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Photography: AKP Branding | Florals  Emma Soulsby Flowers | Calligraphy Favours and Design Advise  Fleur and Fig | Silk Ribbons  Kate Cullen | Desserts  Cocoa and Silk | Platter  Grape and Fig | Wine  Mirabeau  | Glassware  LSA | Plates  Denby (Linen) 

 

My background is as a wedding & lifestyle photographer, shooting both digital and film to create authentic, soft and natural fine art photographs. Working primarily with natural light to give my work a beautiful, light and airy touch infused with soft tones. 

I have always appreciated and valued the simple things in life and finding the interesting in the ordinary.  Coco Lane was founded as I wanted to create something that is about an experience, the slower pace of life, cosiness and candlelight, cuddling up on the sofa with loved ones, being with the people you love, sharing food with close friends, a feeling of home, nurturing a chosen career, wanderlust travels, savouring the small moments in everyday life and just being you and enjoying a cup of tea.

I'm excited to bring you stories that promote all those moments in life that give us value and meaning; inspiring  us to live beautifully.

"I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life.  If you are interested in something, no matter what it is. Go at it full speed.  Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it.  Lukewarm is no good" - Roald Dahl