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When I was a little girl, I wanted a rainbow wedding. Ask my Mom, she’ll back me up. I wanted 7 bridesmaids all in the colours of the rainbow. I was somewhat addicted to watching Rainbow Bright…maybe it stemmed from there. As it happened, I was short by 1 bridesmaid on my actual day but my three flower girls wore bespeckled dresses…encapsulating the colours of the rainbow, so I kind of achieved a life long dream…sort of.
At this point you’re probably thinking, ‘what on earth are you prattling on about girl?!’ but I’ve not gone mad. Promise.
Let me introduce you to the May Day Marriage shoot where we’re bringing you the sweetest little dresses from Love Lust List member Little Bevan and a host of inspiration for your flower girls as well as some gorgeous hair and make up styling for, well, you.
Aren’t we good to you!
The concept of this shoot came about when stylist and florist Gwenda Wilkes had a conversation with photographer Kat Forsyth about The Wizard of Oz, the conversation evolved through ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’, rainbow bridesmaids, ribbons and maypoles and eventually arrived at May Day Marriage!
So, here it is…enjoy.
Gwenda The Stylist: The ancient pagan fire festival of Beltane was celebrated with bonfires, feasting and dancing around a Maypole, a symbol of sacred fertility, marking the occasion when the Goddess and the God would perform the Great Rite (I’m sure I can leave the rest to your imaginations!). This old world holiday was an ideal day for handfasting ceremonies.… View the full post.
I never even considered wearing a garter for W-day.
I can’t explain why exactly – the thought just didn’t cross my mind….perhaps there were just too many other fashion choices that took up my bride-to-be brain space.
Jewellery, shoes, to veil or not to veil, statement headpiece, the concern over whether fresh blooms in my barnet would wilt if we were ever lucky enough to have sunshine….(we did, they did, I couldn’t have cared less.)
I mean seriously, after everything that goes into planning a wedding, who has time to then contemplate the design of a sexy thigh adornment?
For those of you who don’t know where the tradition of wearing a garter comes from I’ve conducted some research and although as with all these types of things some information is conflicting, the most popular theory dates right on back to the dark ages and is the one I like best – so that’s what I’m going with folks.
Ahem. I shall begin.
After the wedding festivities had come to an end it was customary for guests to accompany the Bride and Groom to their bedroom to ensure their safety and to wish them well with regards together foreverness. It was apparently good luck for each guest to take a piece of the brides attire so….they did.
Apparently over time this process evolved into something altogether more raucous, with guests tackling the bride and literally ripping at her clothes in order come away with a piece of her outfit of choice.… View the full post.
I am particularly a fan of the spikes and the delicate yet statement flat swarovski crystals – a subtle sparkle rather than obvious glitz.
The new collection comprises of ten intricately created pieces, Kalista, Tiana, Kari, Amara, Athena, Rhea, Adonia, Chara, and Hera in a gold or silver finish which as well as inspired by the aforementioned greek goddesses, have also been influenced by pre-Raphaelite artwork.
And as Natasha Jane would very much like to know which headpiece is your favourite and why she is giving away a very pretty Pegasus necklace for your trouble – just leave your thoughts in the comment box below….
You can choose between pewter or clear, would look perfect with a floral maxi dress for summer…..hmmm, might just purchase one for myself.
The Hera Gold.
The Hera Silver
Can you guess which one is my favourite?
The Kalista – I would wear it with soft natural waves in my hair and some kind of cat flick eyeliner….well a girl can dream right?
If you are looking for a stockist that supplies Natasha Jane headwear so you can perhaps go try one of these beautiful pieces on then have a butchers at any of the following…Miss Bush Bridal , Leonie Claire, My Little Wedding Shop or The White Room Bridal Boutique.… View the full post.
We see it everywhere. We see it in many different forms from Dresden to Chantilly. Yes, I’m talking about lace. We love a lace gown here at RMW and as fashions change and grow and develop so does and will this magical world of lace. And we’re very excited about it.
Someone else equally as excited about this is Chloe from The White Room and she’s here to tell you lovely lot more about new trends and how to work this beautiful material to your advantage.
Chloe teamed up with photographer Cat Hepple to bring this gorgeous shoot to our pages.
Creativity And Styling
Chloe from The White Room: The concept of the shoot was to embrace the huge trend for lace within the industry but try to bring it to a modern and fashionable edge, allowing elements of lace to be present without necessarily being the whole gown, adding hints of colour or quirky touches to make it more than just ‘another lace dress’. We wanted to really bring to the forefront the femininity and softness of the gowns and show that less, can be more and a little creativity and styling.
What I love about the designers stocked at The White Room is just that, their ability to design a gown with the overall end look in mind, selecting the fabric which makes the gown so special, rather than sticking bits of lace on a gown and expecting brides to buy into the ‘vintage lace’ dress. They have thought with detail about what lace suits each cut of gown and what is needed to make a bride fall in love with quality, style and design.… View the full post.
Yes MORE for you to win!! – Told you it was giveaway month on Rock My Wedding!
To celebrate the upcoming launch of the new Natasha Jane collection due to be released within the next few weeks, Natasha has decided to have a special headband giveaway!! Now we cant show you anything from the new collection just yet, but do keep your eyes peeled for the most beautiful bold and creative collection from Natasha Jane to date.
All we can say at the moment is the new collection is ancient Greek inspired and is a new fashionable look for brides wanting to do something different on their big day.
Now back to the giveaway…You can win your favourite headband from the current collection to wear on your wedding day by simply telling us why its your favourite and follow Natasha Jane on Facebook or Twitter.
The competition collection comprises of six beautifully delicate headbands, designed with silver plated wire, Swarovski crystals, glass beads and gold plated wire. Intricately woven wire is infused with Egyptian inspiration and a touch of Art Deco elegance giving these headbands a unique look and quality, perfect for your wedding day.
Natasha Jane can also create complementing jewellery to wear with your headband so just get in touch to discuss your options, otherwise the jewellery collaboration with Rock My Wedding for Rock My Boutique has some beautiful pieces to team with your headwear such as ‘The Scarlett’ necklace.