Ben and Gemma have a love for Bali and even got engaged there. After dreaming of tying the knot in Bali they decided instead to have a Bali feel to their Rutland wedding day.
On the Friday 5th June 2015 they married at Normanton Church followed by a river cruise and a marquee reception at Launde Abbey. They incorporated tropical blooms of King Protea and succulents which looked amazing, brought back sand and shells from their favourite beach in Bali for the centrepieces and used a surf board for their table plan. Brilliant.
Oh my, Gemma’s dress was stunning. She wore Goddess by Temperley London with a simple veil and exquisite hair jewellery. Ben looked very dapper indeed in his check suit and sunnies while the maids wore Dessy frocks.
WWW readers Clair and Dan have the sweetest love story. They were friends for 10 years before they got together and after their gorgeous daughter arrived they got engaged.
They chose the 18th July 2015 to say their vows to one another at the stunning Secret Garden in Kent. Clair runs The Chalk Spot and her creative flair was evident in their super pretty décor. With a Victorian botanical theme she went all out with the quirky stationery and signs, which completely transformed the venue. LOVE. It was super important to Clair and Dan that there was a relaxed atmosphere and so they chose a picnic meal, live music and a bake off contest.
How gorgeous did Clair look in her Gemy Maalouf gown with fresh blooms in her hair? Meanwhile the gents went for navy suits with colour pop yellow ties and tan shoes. And all on a £10 000 budget. Perfect.
I am beyond thrilled today to be sharing the collection from award winning bridal designer Sabina Motasem. Having recently been recognised with the ‘Highly Commended’ award for Best Bridal Designer for London and the South East at the Regional Wedding Industry Awards 2016, Sabina is set to take 2016 by storm.
Her iconic wedding dress designs are chic, stylish and flattering. Not to mention completely versatile and customisable; just check out the slip-style looks below. The 2016 ‘En Pointe’ collection is simply exquisite. Inspired by ballet, the gowns are elegant yet comfortable to wear and certainly to dance in. I especially love the clean lines and how accessory choice can totally transform the whole bridal look too.
Brides be quick to order your gown as Sabina Motasem is running a special Christmas discount of 10% off every dress purchase made in November and December. Ekkk.
Let’s find out more about this brilliant collection and the inspiration behind the collection from the designer herself…
Anna – a halter neck dress with cut away sleeves and delicate lace trim.
Award winning bridalwear label, Sabina Motasem, celebrates design inspiration taken from the world of ballet with their ‘En Pointe’ collection. The collection is available to view at the Islington-based studio and selected pieces are available at one of their stockists. The ballerina imagery stars a real ballerina, Kate Byrne who dances with the Royal Opera House and the National Ballet all around the world.
Sabina Ali, the founder, says, “I have taken inspiration from ballet for my latest collection of dresses. A ballerina, just like a bride, encapsulates elegance, grace and beauty through refined movement and flow. My dresses emphasize my brides’ gracefulness,as if floating weightlessly on air throughout her special day with her partner.”
Bridal ‘Slip-style’ Dressing
Designer and founder, Sabina Ali, says, “TheElsa is one of our most popular dresses. I use a high quality silk, which drapes beautifully and moves with the body. It’s so flattering for all figures.”
Sabina makes ‘slip-style’ dressing perfect for bridal, by creating different looks with separates, overlays and accessories. The bride can go from demure for the ceremony to uber-sexy for the evening.
Style Elsa with a lace overlay dress called Mistinguett, or perhaps with a Lilydress made from silk georgette to create different looks for day and night. For a sleeker silhouette, style with an Art Nouveau beaded belt or a matching satin sash in various lengths.
Sabina says, “Elsa is ultra-feminine, sexy, versatile, easy to wear and looks fabulous worn on its own or accessorised to create different looks from Hollywood to vintage to boho.”
2016 ‘En Pointe’
Emillienne dress with a choice of art nouveau beaded neck detail in silver metal or rose gold, crystals or pearls.
I am so excited to be starting the week with WWW real bride Kate’s wedding day! Yippee. We’ve seen her whole wedding planning journey from beginning to end and she even took on a modelling role for the WWW editorial in 2014.
Kate and James were married in September last year at Swancar Farm Country House in Nottinghamshire. They hoped for a day which was wasn’t OTT and just picked the things they found and liked.
Kate wore a vintage 1950s frock she found in Fur Coat No Knickers, teamed with sweet sparkly peep toes and a blue petticoat. Didn’t she look gorgeous? Meanwhile the gents wore dapper navy Reiss suits and the bridesmaids were very glamorous in flapper dresses. What a stylish wedding party.
There were romantic candelabra table centrepieces, pretty pink bouquets and fun bicycle touches. So much happiness.
Thanks so much to Kathryn Edwards for sharing these utterly wonderful images today.
I can’t believe there is just a few short weeks left of 2015. It really has been a blast and the past month has been lovely too. As you can see I haven’t taken as many snaps I as should have done these past few weeks. We managed a Sunday lakeside walk, a weekend away at Center Parcs and we had some lovely post though.
I have just ordered the wedding thank you cards and next on the list is an album and/or wall prints. I can’t wait for us to choose the images we’d like gracing our home. I will be sharing our wedding on the blog in the new year. I was debating about submitting the wedding else where. BUT I felt that it defeated the point of why I began WWW and it would only feel right to share our celebrations here after sharing the rest of our journey together. It’s going to be so weird writing our own report finally hehe.
G has been busy doing some jobs around our house this week. You know those niggly bits you always put off? Just in case we decide to put our home on the market or if we find the dream pad. If we don’t, then the place will look better anyway so win win hehe.
Winter Wonderland Center Parcs. 2.Bang Whizz Pop. 3. Blog of the month in Wedding Magazine. 4. Misty lakeside. 5. From where I stand. 6. Our wedding photos arrived. 7. Thinking of Paris. 8. Pretty paper from Little Ivory Weddings.
December I am so excited by you already. Hot chocolate, roaring fires, the scent of pine in our home, twinkling lights, chilly air, snow?!, novelty knits, xmas dos, too much food, shopping. EEkkkk. Bring it on.
I hope you have the best weekend and I will be back first thing tomorrow with a drop dead gorgeous wedding celebration :-) xo Lou