Afternoon lovelies. Following on from Oliver and Charlotte’s wedding feature this morning, i have their amazing stop motion wedding film created by their photographers, HBA Photography. Ekk!!
This week the lovely Emily is here telling us about her search for the dress, along with kitting out members of her wedding party. It sounds as though Emily’s wedding is set to be one stylish affair! Have you found your dress yet? How about the wedding attire for your wedding party? XOXO Lou
Image by Emma Lucy.
I make no apologies for the shameless Roxette lyrics in the title of this post, having as I do a giant not-so-secret love for the Swedish pop duo. I was talking about them at work the other day and one of my colleagues was too young to have even heard of them, which is all shades of wrong…
Anyway, that was supposed to be a neat introduction to my next post, having chosen to look at my search for THE ONE. I have to say, I do think brides are under massive pressure when it comes to picking what they’ll be wearing on their wedding day. The word princess gets bandied about a lot – which, as I am about as far from a princess as you can get, was not a route I wanted to go down.
And I tried the ‘proper’ bridal shop route, I really did. Which went from the sublime (a beautiful shop in Windsor where my friend Kate told the staff that “it’s not the budget that matters, it’s the dress” which led to trying on some total realms-of-fantasy Stephanie Allin couture numbers) to the ridiculous – a different shop with sample dresses so tiny that I couldn’t even squeeze into them and so they hung them round my neck on the hanger to see what I would look like – doesn’t do a lot for a girl’s confidence! It didn’t help that I was so specific from the start about what I wanted – strictly NO diamanté (which cuts out about 90% of any shop’s stock), but yes to a sweetheart neckline, ideally tea length… I quickly found that most bridal shops stock perhaps one or two shorter dresses, which didn’t leave a lot of options! So overall, it wasn’t going well – no ‘this is the one’ tears of joy moments, far from it. (more…)
WWW readers Oliver and Charlotte married in April at Meynell Langley in Kirk Langley, Derbyshire, followed by a tipi reception at Abbotsholme School, Staffordshire. They focused on making their wedding fun and laid back, keeping within a £10, 000 budget.
Geronimo balloons as a replacement for bouquets, braces for the boys, rustic table decor and an epic cake! Not to mention a lovely Ella dress and traditional veil for Charlotte. WOW.
Thanks so much to the brilliant HBA Photography for sharing their photographs with us today.
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Happy wedding Wednesday you guys :-)
Are you having a nice week so far? G was away at the weekend, so it’s lovely to get back to normal and we had a cheeky lunch date yesterday… yum!
I am excited to announce the winner of the competition to win £100 to spend on the Kaviar Gauche’s stunning new designer occasion wear at Zalando.co.uk ekk!!
And the winner is:
Adddy who said: “Aphrodite – The Goddess of Love! I’m marrying my Canadian beau next year and have found my wedding dress for my ceremony & reception in Sydney, but would love to glow like a goddess in the Aphrodite dress for my dinner reception in Toronto if I won! x“
Congratulations Adddy, keep an eye out for an email really soon.
And now it’s time for a bumper edition of beautiful wedding inspiration, the web sure is getting busy with all of those Spring weddings, woohoo!
WWW’s Wedding of the Week:
St. Louis Circus Wedding… colourful & super fun!
Emma and Stu had the most romantic of days, with Emma elegant in lace with the most gorgeous floral headdress. While her pretty maids wore Phase Eight dresses in a fun floral print. Super stylish.
Emma and Stu held their day at Dodmoor House, Northamptonshire, with it’s beautiful surroundings it was the perfect choice. They wanted to make their wedding personal and so took on many of the details themselves, with homemade cake stands, pom poms and confetti to name a few.
Thanks so much to the fantastic Liam Smith Photography for sharing his images with us today.
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