Thursday, 28 January 2016

Statement Wedding Dresses by Zahavit Tshuba

Brides looking to make a serious statement with their wedding gown should look no further than Zahavit Tshuba. This fabulously bling-y designer from Tel Aviv, makes the most swoon-worthy gowns. Ornate lace, frothy trains, exquisite beading, and sequin bustiers - they all make an appearance in her latest collection. It's seriously sexy stuff - just take a look! You can buy Zahavit Tshuba's gowns from Les Trois Soeurs online, or from their London Canary Wharf boutique.



Friday, 22 January 2016

My Favourite Wedding Photo Prop {this week!}

Today I will be mostly adoring these moustache straws, and wondering whether I can organise a moustache themed party in their honour. What do you reckon? They'd also make the most amazing talking point at your wedding, and create hilarious wedding photographs. We had stick on moustaches at our wedding, and everyone loved them! Wedding photo-prop moustaches available from Little Retreats!



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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Incredible Colourful Ombre Wedding Cakes

No matter what your mother says, wedding cakes don't need to be white. In fact, the current trend for 2012 is for ombre cakes. Not sure what ombre means? Me either until I looked it up - apparently it's a fashion word, meaning the graduation of colour in a garment, or in this case, cake. I'm loving the tone changes, and the romantic ruffles. And if your mother insists on white, you can choose a secret, ombre interior, and surprise your guests! What are you going to choose for your wedding cake?




Monday, 18 January 2016

How to Buy Your Wedding Dress For Less

As soon as you get engaged, people are going to start asking you about your wedding dress. Have you found one yet? Do you know what style you're going to go for? Which is your favourite designer? I had no idea. In fact, I found the whole process just a little daunting. There's a certain amount of pressure to go with a group of girlfriends, and drink champagne, and enjoy that moment when they put the veil on, and everyone cries a bit. That wasn't ever going to work for me, because I like shopping on my own, and I was very conscious that all my girlfriends have busy lives, and I didn't want to be all bridezilla and insist they came with me shopping every Saturday. So I did a bit of shopping on my own, and quickly realised that I didn't like most dresses. I also found it hard to organise appointments, and I got a bit fed up having to travel all around London to go to all the shops. Why can't they all just be on one street? So it was a grumpy bride that stumbled out of the rain into Delphine Manivet. That's where I found my gorgeous gown, the Anatole. But man was it pricey! And that's why I loved this email from a Before the Big Day Reader, Annie.

Hi - Just stumbled on your blog, I absolutely love it! That's been the best part of wedding planning reading all of these amazing blogs! I was just wondering if your Delphine Manivet wedding dress was the Rapheal style and if you were thinking about selling it at all as I am trying to buy a second hand one as it is over my budget but completely to die for! Annie x



Friday, 18 December 2015

Giant Gold Glitter Bow for Your Bridesmaids

It's a well known fact that whatever dress you choose for your bridesmaid, she'll hate it. And she'll never wear it again. It's just one of those things you have to accept as a bride, and a best friend. But that doesn't mean you can't choose an accessory that she'll wear again, and I have just the thing! Take a look at this fabulous giant gold glitter bow. Created by Lovely Littles and Co, they come in every colour, and they'd make the perfect presents for your bridesmaids. Buy them early, and they can wear them at Christmas!


{I want this!} Giant gold glitter bow by Lovely Littles and Co

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Thursday, 17 December 2015

An Ibiza Seaside Wedding with Blush & Lace Accents

A gleaming white Rolls Royce, a sparkly wedding theme, and a seaside venue on the island of Ibiza - you can tell this wedding is going to be a cracker already! I've fallen for the gorgeous bride, Claire and her stunning 'Amelie' gown by Gemy Maalouf, and you'll love her pretty-in-pink bridesmaids dresses. If you're planning a destination wedding, you'll find every single picture is going to be seriously Pin-worthy. Huge thanks to Ily Grantham for her stunning photographs, and to Claire and Jonny for filling in my questionnaire with so many helpful tips.


Sunday, 29 November 2015

A Beachside Wedding in Ibiza with Jimmy Choos & Bouganvillia

This amazing Ibiza wedding will have you dreaming of summer! It's a stunning example of a destination big day. Simple, chic, and perfect. The great thing about getting married abroad is that the venue usually speaks for itself - you don't need stacks of extra wedding decorations. Plus all your friends feel like they're on holiday, so they come ready to party! Enjoy Ily Grantham's beautiful pictures - she really did capture every perfect detail, and don't miss Claire and Jonny's answers to the Before the Big Day Questionnaire for all their top suppliers!



Friday, 27 November 2015

Before the Big Day Black Friday Wedding Sales

It's a big day in the world of sales, and this is your chance to buy everything for your wedding at a bargain price! Black Friday is a pretty new concept in the UK, but wedding vendors are jumping on the bandwagon, so it's definitely worth taking a look at your favourite shops, to see if you can snap up something special. Wedding dress, bridesmaids gowns, and wedding decorations are your best buys - here's my round-up of some of the BEST Black Friday Wedding Sales.....








♥  Luxury shoe and accessories brand Freya Rose is offering a whopping 30% discount off their exquisite creations for one day and one day only. Use the code BLKFRIDAY

♥ WOW - BHS has a brilliant wedding collection, with flower girl dresses, groom's suits and even mother of the bride outfits. And talk about a deal - they're offering a whopping 50% off everything this Friday.

♥  Book your wedding make-up with Beauty Call today, and they'll do one of your maid's hair or make-up completely free - saving £60.

♥  For wedding decorations, presents and original accessories, it doesn't get better than Not on the High Street, particularly with up to 50% off this Black Friday! There are literally pages of discount - my fav? These Bubble Gum balloons with 30% off!


♥  You'll be amazed what you can find for your wedding on ASOS - fab bridesmaids dresses, pretty accessories, and the all important 'getting ready robes'. They even have beauty products for your big day. All with 20% off this weekend, with the code CYBER.

♥ If you buy your wedding dress from bridal designer Louise Selby this weekend, she'll give you a veil for free! Book your appointment on 020 8948 8681

♥ I'm a big fan of Coast's Wedding Collection - they have brilliant bridesmaids dresses for brides on a budget. And now you can snap up a deal with 30% off their entire wedding collection. Use the code JUSTFORYOU at checkout.


♥ Another massive deal for you - House of Fraser is offering 50% off everything today! It's a great opportunity to get reductions on pretty Phase Eight wedding gowns and smart suits for your hubby-to-be.

♥ Bought your wedding rings yet? Take a trip to reliable high-street jeweller Goldsmiths for 25% off selected watches and jewellery from Friday through to Monday.

♥ Buy your wedding undies from M&S, with 30% off today. It's knicker-tastic!

♥  Buy your wedding stationery from fantastic designer Printed Love Co today, and you'll get a massive 25% off with the code BLACK FRIDAY






♥ If you're worrying about the cost of your wedding day look, take a look at my blog post on how to buy your wedding dress for less.

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