Not your average Marshmellow

January 28th, 2015
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Dior 1963

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Vogue shoot image from Tumblr

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embellished dress BVF

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Shellpink dress from Fame & Partners image from Nouba

Gwendolyne

Gwendolynne dress

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1950’s cream cocktail hat found Etsy

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image from The Lane

 

As Summer still heats us up, were at it’s last month awaiting all those Autumn planned weddings.. These are just a few more of our favourites from the timeless design of Dior 1963, the 1940’s style cocktail hat as an added accessory, for an stylish and elegant vintage look, like this 1940’s embellished Gwendolynne dress featured on our Pinterest page. Or the pure romance of a blousson sleeve, feaured in our last image, why not think outside the marshmellow. x

 

 

 

 

 

 

essaouria morroco

January 18th, 2015

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essoauria is a fishing town with a bustling harbour which is packed full of photographic opportunities.
so once you have picked your riad or hotel its time to check out what there is.

lets start with a drink at sunset…taros cafe. this bar/ restaurant has a perfect view  of the harbour and the atlantic ocean..for a sunset drink and some people watching. its all white and blue with open areas for drinks and  dinner then there is a dj  area in a covered lounge area for later.

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the most amazing italian restaurant that is up a couple of flights of stairs Silvestro on Rue Laaiouj … it has the most fabulous floral wallpaper in the two dinning areas and feels a bit like visiting someones home .they are italian and live half the year in milan and half in essouria…great selection of french and italian wines and the food it perfect!

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if you go through the harbour and out to the beach side which outside the old medina there le chalet de la plage since 1965 mediterrean fish restaurant cuisine a true landmark. the terrace is above the sand and when the tide is in its above water. the owner is there and he’s the most gracious host who has a word with every table.

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for a quick authentic lunch you can go to the fish&spice market in Souk Jedid pick a fish and then go to the veg shops to collect some supplies and take them to a little shop with a bbq area..its on Avenue Zerktouni opposite the mosoque. its basic but they create something simple and good out of your choice. the eating area is in a little square and you hand IMG_4505

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talk a walk along the beach to the  very end of the broad walk to Ocean Vagabond owned by a french surfer…you can take lessons , hire boards or windsurf…they have a great shop and their surf t.shirts are very cool. outside they have tables amongst the trees and an area to hangout or sunbath on lounge-beds whilst checking the waves or  even decide to go for a camel ride….

ok so i have to mention a few shops…..the souk has everything that you did not buy in marrakesh and more, the wood from the area has been made into beautiful boxes… try ??? under the ramparts.
argan oil…in beautiful packaging near taros bar.
homewares try Cote Orienetal on Rue Sqala  slippers in pistachio lined in the softest lambskin , cutlery with striped enamel handles and linen napery with colourful tassels. mmmm well thats what i bought!this is the street to follow for interesting edited selection of shops.
for beautiful traditional ceramics designs and the modernist versions in porcelain,  divine canisters of tea and herbs all beautifully styled go to Le Coin des Saveurs on rue Mohamed Ben Messaoud next door there is a lifestyle shop that has a real eclectic mix of local and moroc designer fashion and jewellery. next door to this is a hotel…in fact this little street is rather chic.
the other thing you will see apart from thousands of cats is some very interesting art in galleries and also local artist just selling the paintings by a wall….we stayed at Riad Watier  on  Rue Ceuta and they have the most interesting collection of art…some is available for sale…i’m still thinking of a couple of pictures that i would like to ship back home
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Laura & Sam

January 10th, 2015

 

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A late edition, to the New Year, but capturing 2014, is here at Laura & Sam’s wedding at Byronviewfarm back in October, perfect Spring weather..and every feature Byronview has to offer, including sensational sunsets.x Here a larger gathering with a marquee on the grass under the Gum trees, and to finish off with some simple festoon lights & a dance floor ! These images captured by Chloe of White Images and flowers by Elyssium blooms..

 

it’s a sign!

January 5th, 2015
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can’t get better than this for the new year

Floral Summer notes

December 18th, 2014

 

 

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Firstly last post for the year, so why not finish on some Summer  floral and entertaining moments, that most of us will be enjoying, with plenty of sunshine for some fabulous weddings for 2015, let alone some of the amazing weddings we’ve had here at Byronviewfarm in 2014. Thank you to everyone who wed, visited, stayed, ate, danced, drank & fell in love xx

 

 

Natasha & joel

December 8th, 2014

 

 

 

 

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Wow, what a beautiful and intimate wedding, we love Natasha & Joel’s moment’s especially the shot of them in the Holden x thanks be to Tenille Fink photography from , The French Petal once again delivering another great floral arrangement, which we covered in our Instagram post..

The Metallic – Copper

December 2nd, 2014

 

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Just to share our love of COPPER as a product of the metallic family, being used more & more in every day interiors, why not include it into your wedding styling, seen here used in copper pot for floral arrangement, table display used subtley in cutlery, table tags and placement of guests, small copper cups with your before cocktail drinks…..and copper coloured floral arrangements xxxx Images from TheLane. and Pinterest

Flashback Zoie & Mike

November 26th, 2014

 

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Perfect end to an amazing wedding and such a lovely couple to boot..We thought we had to share properly and have a little Flashback to Mike & Zoie’s wedding, at the back in May 2012 at Byronviewfarm..All photographs taken by Madeline at The loved Ones, who captured some great shots of the couple, ByronViewFarm and our wonderful view, probably where we got our name !…& all our favourite trees around the farm,  the Marquee setting  a hidden oasis amongst the Gum trees & Pine trees.

Scott & Nadine BVF

November 13th, 2014

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This wedding we’d like to share with you, is of Scott & Nadine, which is captured so beautifully with Brooke Adams Photography , we especially love the black & white of Nadine looking at her dad..As well as the many shots of the garden, including the scrub bush in this last shot..

Just a mention, Follow us on our new INSTAGRAM page @byronviewfarm

 

exotic marrakesh

November 5th, 2014

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shopping in the industrial estate and then onto lunch at le zinc -a french  bistro style restaurant with daily specials and also serves alcohol…always check if they do… especially after shopping up a storm for ceramics, linen, interiors and lighting.  dinner at pepe nero. we got slightly lost on our walk but we always managed to find another sign just as we got totally confused! this is an old riad that has been converted into a restaurant. lots of rooms with small intimate seating areas and also larger main areas that are great for people watching. this is a mainly italian menu which is a nice change. we added majorelle garden cactus garden… formally owned by the artist jacque majorelle then saved by yves saint laurent and pierre berge. colorful with  loads of  yves klein international blue..a vist to the shop is a must..stunning silk and linen clothes, jewellery and rugs i really could of bought everything in the shop!!!!  in the heart of the medina  is the maison de la photographie gallery and cafe. there are some amazing photographs and the documented history of both the medina and of morroco it’s worth the time spent in this little gallery.  just down from the gallery is the beautiful le foundouk restaurant and bar.  we booked into a morrocan tangine cooking class at our sister riad swian …the highlight was sitting up on the terrace and enjoying the company as well as the food!

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