Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Wedding Jewels

For those of you that are looking for an alternative to real diamonds for your wedding day that look just as beautiful but half the price look no further! I love QVC's 'Diamonique' collection. I've been collecting Diamonique pieces for years and had many compliments on how much the stones sparkle. I've picked some favourites that I think are gorgeous! Have a look at the website for many more pieces:

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Sottero & Midgley 2012

When anyone mentions Sottero & Midgley gowns I think of elegance, opulence and sophistication. The 2012 collection is no exception. Next years designs are amazing! The collection incorporates angelic skirts with drama and structured bodices with sweetheart necklines. Inspiration from The Royal Wedding can also be seen. I myself will certainly be going to try some of these gorgeous designs on in the new year. Here's my favourites (From top left to right):

Friday, 7 October 2011

Lace Sleeve Wedding Dresses

Since the Royal Wedding I'm sure everybody has noticed that long lace sleeves are back in fashion. Replicas of Kate Middleton's dress can now even be found on the high street. If you love Kate Middleton's wedding day look there are many variations also available. I love this variation, off the shoulder short lace sleeves. Any good dress maker could add these delicate little sleeves on to a strapless dress. Why not even have them detachable and wear them just for your Church/Civil ceremony.

Imagine how gorgeous these sleeves would be if added to the Maggie Sottero Gown 'Odessa':

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Celebrity Stationary

If you want to know what stationary the celebrities are sending out to their guests then i recommend looking at what Lehr & Black are creating. Their client list boasts celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Denise Richards, Jessica Simpson, Fergie ( Black Eyed Peas), Heidi Klum and these are just to name a few! My personal favorite:

First Dance

Just watching the 'Wedding Singer'. How cute would this be for your first dance song if you want to be a little different!

Shoe Bling

If your like me and you like your bling you'll love these! These shoe clips are widely available and can now be found in high street stores such as NEXT. If you've found bridal shoes that match your dress and have the perfect heel height, straps etc but you want to personalise them these are great! They come in a range of different sizes, shapes and colours. They don't involve glue or sewing and work very much like clip on earrings. You can use them after the wedding and swap them between your shoes. I found the best selection on this website:

Why not wear a pair of old shoes that are special to you as your something old and have the shoe clips as your something new!

Venue Dressing

After picking my dream venue I began looking into ways to dress it. It seemed that my only options where plain table cloths and an organza bow on the chairs in my chosen colour. As great as these are for decorating a venue, I really want something different! After a little more research I came across a website, WildFlower Linen:

This website is perfect for inspiration. Try recreating some of the pieces yourself whether its flower clips for the back of your chairs or sewing a runner for you head table. They will make great keepsakes or gifts for after the wedding!
I  personally love the 'Curly Willow Blush Clip':