WWW reader Layla married Stuart at the beautiful Cripps Stone Barn in Gloucestershire. On a beautiful summers day they had a laid back vibe at their country barn location.
Stuart had one of the most dapper Groom looks I’ve seen, donning a blue Reiss suit, knitted tie and liberty print shirt. But lets not forget Layla too, who looked stunning in her Pronovias lace gown and flowing locks.
There were wool pom poms, lush blooms and smiles all round at this lovely day.
It seems we have a little seaside theme going on here today. Oh I do like to be beside the sea.
Sally and Matt were married on the 21st June 2014 and decided to hold their reception in a quaint village hall in beautiful Devon. With a budget of £6,000 they decided to get crafty and they DIY’d much of their gorgeous décor. From the amazing sign-age by Matt, to the cake baked by Sally the night before the wedding and the bunting and pom poms.
Matt donned an amazing bright blue suit while Sally had her lovely dress custom made. I adore the coral Peony bouquet and the transport, which belongs to the couple themselves. Amazing.
Choosing a location which really means something to you can create a super personal wedding day.
WWW readers Ben and Lucy did just that and tied the knot on the 30th August 2014 in Poole. They hosted their wedding at two different Yacht clubs in the harbour, with a beautiful marquee for the celebrations and a boat trip complete with red arrow air display.
They used their location to inspire their décor which included the sweetest nautical details. An old sail was used to create the flag table numbers, there were Dolphin biscuits and boat place names.
I so love the multi colour blooms, pie and cheese cake and the stylish outfits.
Thanks goes to the amazing Emma Kenny for providing the imagery this morning.
I am pinching myself right now, for I am interviewing the amazing Rachel Simpson of Rachel Simpson Shoes fame today. Over 5 years ago when I was planning our wedding (which was later cancelled) I excitedly discovered Rachel Simpson Shoes. I vividly remember attending a wedding show, meeting Rachel herself and trying on her beautiful designs.
From then on I have been hooked and it’s been wonderful to see Rachel’s brand evolve into a first stop destination for stylish brides. I have featured many Rachel Simpson brides and know many of you adore her designs too.
So let me introduce to you Rachel, who shares her tips of finding the perfect bridal shoe, a teaser of what’s to come this year and a peek at the gorgeous vintage inspired collection of shoes and bridal accessories….
Hi Rachel, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?
I’m a slightly work-obsessed shoe designer who started off making shoes and ended up running a company, which never ceases to amaze me! I work hard and play hard, and have a love of proper cake and good coffee.
The people. I’m lucky enough to work with a fantastic team, as well as a list of passionate and talented designers and suppliers. There’s always someone popping in at our place, so the kettle is pretty much constantly on! I also love seeing new collections take shape, particularly opening up a delivery of brand new samples..
How did you get into shoe design and into the wedding industry?
Rachel Simpson was launched in 2008 and has since gone on to become a well-loved brand for its unique vintage inspired style, and shoes you can wear again. It all started when I used to make bespoke shoes by hand in my workshop at the bottom of the garden, where I also made my sister’s wedding shoes. This revealed a gap in the market for brides wanting something truly wearable and that little bit different.
The brand has grown and evolved since then taking on more staff, opening a new boutique and launching a completely new brand to sit alongside our bridal collections, but the core values remain the same – shoes which are beautiful, affordable and wearable.
Emotions ran high at Harry and Kate’s wedding held on the 17th January 2015. With a touching first look, a meaningful ceremony and a party atmosphere in the evening, it looks as though a lot of memories were made that day.
I love how colourful this fun wedding turned out to be, think multi coloured confetti, vibrant blooms and colour pop shoes.
Kate found her tea length dress in Fur Coat No Knickers, which she teamed with a stunning red birdcage veil. While Harry had a custom made suit with red lining by Beggars Run, such a stylish pair.
Thanks today goes to the brilliant Marianne Chua for sharing these images.