WWW readers Callie and Graham tied the knot in October 2013 and boy did they have one gorgeous wedding day. They had a vision of a relaxed and informal wedding and chose a pub to hold their reception; the food sounded scrumptious.
Callie wore an elegant lace dress with her hair styled to perfection and she wore her late mum’s sapphire engagement ring on a necklace. Graham looked dashing in a suit by Marks and Spencer while the bridesmaids looked lovely in flowing green dresses.
There was so much effort put into their décor, there was home made bunting and 1000 origami cranes, with the favours being Cancer Research UK pins. I love this wedding :-)
Thanks so much to Lisa Dawn Photography for sharing her delightful images with us today.
Tags: DIY Wedding, Dorset Wedding, Green Bridesmaid Dresses, Lisa Dawn Photography, Marks & Spencers Groom, Multicolour Wedding Ideas, Origami, Pub Wedding, Real Weddings, The Langton Arms, VW Camper Wedding Transport
I’m dreaming of those summer skies again already.
I don’t think I’ve ever really been that excited about holidays. With the anxiety issues I suffer from, in the past I found the idea pretty traumatising. I just wanted to stay safe at home. But since I have been getting better, and that I managed our first family holiday last year, I have been feeling excited about getting away again. What is going on hehe?!
Anyway, with being pregnant I am a little nervous about being out of my comfort zone, so we have booked Center Parcs. Center Parcs are opening in Woburn which is only half an hour away, which immediately alleviates any travelling stress for me. Plus the thought of visiting a brand new resort with so much to do was too much to resist.
I have never been to Center Parcs before, does any one have any tips or things to expect? Or are there any you that have been who have coeliac disease and need to eat gluten free?
Being gluten free, self catering is a must for me, as it means I don’t have the pressure of eating out and worrying about contamination. Then there is the pregnancy hehe! I will probably have a fair bump in the summer, and I am not too sure how many activities I will be participating in, but I am hoping the boys have a whale of a time. I am thinking leisurely walks, pool/beach side lounging and maybe a cheeky spa treatment is a must. I just can’t wait to get away and switch off for a weekend with my boys.
Have you planned a summer holiday?
G and I may also plan a night away alone as a little treat before this little one arrives, but we shall see. Babymoon hehe?
Happy holiday planning :-) XOXO Lou
This week we are in Rhode Island, United States for the September wedding of Alayna and Jay.
Alanyna and Jay’s wedding was oh so magical, with a dream like feel to their day. They had a story book theme; with the sweetest signs, pretty terrariums and fun animal masks. There was beautiful light and so much style. I especially adore Alyana’s bridal look with her wearing all vintage and her Mother’s wedding dress.
Thanks so much to M Studios for sharing their images with me via Two Bright Lights, here is what they had to say about the wedding;
“Once upon a time a wedding comes along and knocks us off our feet! Meet Jay and Alayna! Their story begins with a proposal from Jay who had a trained pelican carry the engagement ring. Yes, a real live pelican! Alayna is a talented illustrator who drew the scene for her save the date. The wedding was a vintage story book/fairy tale theme at the Glen Manor. Each table had a different terrarium as the centerpiece, picture books and candles adorned the mantles, and an incredible storybook cake was a hit with all the guests. The couple had gorgeous carved animal masks for photos. Alayna wore vintage shoes, her mother’s wedding dress and Jay’s mom’s veil. They didn’t have a florist. The bouquets were made by the two mother’s of the couple with flowers picked from the garden. Alayna did all the table settings. She made a old timey moon and banner to hang in the photo booth where there were more animal masks for the guest.”
Brides The Show is almost here, running over the 22nd and 23rd March 2014 in Battersea Park, London. And for those of you that have booked your tickets already with your WWW discount code, lets talk about the fashion shall we?
Let’s get excited about what the shows have in store…
“Reminiscent of the ultimate stylish decade this is a modern interpretation of mid-century dressing in homage to the female form. From the sexy starlet look of Bardot Loren and Monroe, to the more demure debutante of Hepburn and Kelly. Think iconic shapes and hourglass figures with nipped-in waists. The resurgence of the lingerie-like lace slip dress, a 3?4-sleeved, bateau neck sheath, strappy, dirndl-skirted sundresses in crisp broderie anglaise, a point d’esprit shirtdress with tulle petticoats – flirty, frothy and utterly feminine.”
This lunch time I have a simple yet super chic hair style tutorial to share with you. Inspired by an up do worn by Taylor Swift, this style is perfect for a bride, bridesmaids or just for a fab night out. I shall pass you over to BobbyGlam for the full instructions XOXO Lou
Taylor Swift’s hair is usually pinned up into a pretty up do or left down in natural, glossy waves, but this hairstyle is more intricate. Although it looks complicated to do, it’s actually really easy! All you need for the Taylor Swift Hair Tutorial is:
♥ A small hair elastic
♥ Bobby pins
♥ Tigi Bed Head Masterpiece Massive Shine Hairspray
The first step is to plait a rope braid. Start by splitting the hair from the back into two sections. Pick up the top half of hair from one section and split into two, before plaiting a rope braid with these two sections. To do a rope braid, twist both sections the same way, going in a clockwise direction, and then twist them around each other in an anti-clockwise direction. Repeat until you reach the end of the sections, and tie off the rope braid with a small hair elastic. (more…)