Showing posts with label Glamour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Glamour. Show all posts

Wednesday 24 July 2013

Real Theatrical Vintage Wedding: Laura & Paul

As a wedding blogger, I felt a certain amount of pressure to fill my wedding with wedding details, but my big day had nothing on Laura and Paul's wedding! With the help of Chris from Beautifully Vintage  they filled their wedding reception with a veritable stage-set of stunning vintage details. The result is a theatrical Great Gatsby feel, which must have created a real sense of excitement for their guests. Make sure you check back later today for the second feature on their wedding reception details - you won't want to miss them! That isn't to say there isn't tonnes of wedding inspiration in this post! Just take a look at Laura's exquisite Paloma Blanca wedding gown, her bridesmaids' fantastic Ghost dresses {I've long been a fan of Ghost}, and Paul's dapper suit, waistcoat and white tie combo. I love the glam feel of this wedding, from the vintage broach on Laura's bouquet, the Bentley wedding transport and the girls' gorgeous hair and make-up. Huge thanks to wedding photographer Anna Louise Crossley for her gorgeous pictures - love the shot of the girls in the bath!

We got married on Friday 31st May at 12.30pm at St Gregory's Church in Preston, which holds family memories for my husband, so was lovely it meant something something to him. We then hosted our wedding reception at The Shireburn Arms in Hurst Green.

I love shopping and buying dresses so I wanted to keep my options open and try all styles of wedding gowns. But I was adamant I wanted Jimmy Choo or Louboutin wedding shoes! In the end I chose Jimmy Choos - I love that I can wear them again even with just skinny jeans.

My wedding dress was by Paloma Blanca and came from One and Only Bridal in Preston, as did the veil which was very long, one tier, and fine, and my gorgeous headpiece – I loved both of them.

Choosing my dress took a bit of time! I knew straight away after trying a couple on that big strapless dresses weren't for me. but what I was undecided on for a while was whether to go for a Jenny Packham slinky beaded number, or something a little more traditional. I opted to feel more 'wedding-y' and most people weren't surprised at my choice, as it was quite fitted and understated but classy-looking, which is what I usually try to go for in an outfit.

Our florist was called Flower Design and my flowers were beautiful! I found them by looking at the Facebook site of one of my friend's wedding venue. I wanted my flowers to look vintage-y and have a more 'just picked' look rather than being too 'done'. I knew I wanted sweet peas and peonies included too.

I wanted a vintage wedding theme but nothing too extreme, and I wanted it to be stylish and quite glam too. I didn’t think I would be a pink wedding girl, but it seemed to fit the theme perfectly and I do like the dusky/nude pink look, so I chose that as my wedding colour.

I found my bridesmaid dresses in Ghost. They are all gorgeous girls and I wanted them to look and feel a bit glam. Their shoes were from Debenhams – nice big heels and were a bargain. As their gift I bought them a lovely pearl beaded handbag each to compliment the look.

Paul’s suit was from Slaters in Preston. He wanted navy blue as it felt different to the usual black or grey. He looked gorgeous! And so did our son in his little version!

Anna Louise Crossley was our amazing wedding photographer!! I met her when I was bridesmaid for my friend last year, and she was her photographer {and friend} too. I love her reportage style and she just makes the photos look so stylish, yet effortless, plus I love the filters she uses.

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Monday 10 June 2013

Real Barn & Burlap Wedding: KT & Chad

Brides planning a barn wedding are going to L-O-V-E this incredible big day, photographed by the fabulous Jose Villa. It's a shabby-chic wedding explosion, with tonnes of dreamy vintage, burlap and wooden details. Throw in a couple of romance swings, tonnes of ribbons, succulents and the best wedding dress I've seen in a long while, and I'm in wedding heaven. Drink in the wedding details, ladies, and keep an eye out for the mossy monograms and the stitched, cotton wedding invitations. Paper stationery is so passé! P.S. Have you spotted KT's giant bridal bouquet? This season's bouquets are all about size, and bigger is definitely better.

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Monday 6 May 2013

Real Glamorous London Wedding: Natasha & Neil

Take a super-glamorous bride, a luxury London venue, and a very enthusiastic group of wedding guests, and you've got a serious party! Natasha and Neil chose the sophisticated Belvedere Restaurant in Holland Park for their wedding reception, after marrying in a central London synagogue. I'm a huge fan of Natasha's beautiful Jenny Packham wedding gown, her elegant headpiece and chignon, and her stunning drop-diamond earrings. With an all-white wedding theme, Natasha chose peonies, sweet peas, white roses and lily-of-the-valley for her wedding flowers, and a delicious white chocolate wedding cake. Don't miss Neil's wedding style - I love a groom in a skinny tie and sharp suit, and check out how their cake topper figurines match their outfits exactly! Huge thanks to wedding photographer Maria De Faci for her stunning pictures - loving the portrait shots amongst the giant chess set.

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