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You may have noticed over the last couple of months that we’ve showcased a veritable display of French Weddings. From Cecile and Kevin’s chic Parisian soiree to Olivia and Marc’s dreamy provencal do, we’ve really been a little bit spoilt with all this loveliness.
Spoilt and inspired too…
Which is why this week’s inspiration post is inspired by the chic nation that is the French.
Rather than taking the luxurious route reminiscent of Versailles fashion, the moodboards below are suggestive of a simpler, more understated provincial charm.
Les Belle Dames
Lighthearted and bright, ‘Les Belle Dames’ is all about adding a modern twist to elegant classics. Simpler silhouettes are the watchwords here with the look less about the volume and more about finely crafted materials and tailoring.
French brides prefer freer flowing fabrics with silk and crepe being the most popular materials of choice. Add a touch of lace draped softly over the shoulders and down the back and the look is pure elegance.
One or two key accessorises are all that’s needed to compliment the look. I particularly love a knotted veil, a string of small seed pearls knotted down the back or a delicate headpiece.… View the full post.
This year feels different.
I’m not sure why but for the first time in a long time I’m feeling the smallest butterfly stirrings of excitement about Christmas.
You know what I mean, those emotions you experienced as kids when the run up to Christmas seemed to take forever and you could barely contain your excitement as you asked your mum every single morning – ‘Is it Christmas yet?’
For the past few years this festive glee has been curiously absent. Perhaps it’s been tempered by the worry about the size of January’s credit card bill or the stress of family politics. Maybe it’s a bit of everything.
But as I said this year is different. This year has been the best year of my entire life.
I landed the job of my dreams courtesy of the lovely Adam and the gorgeous Charlotte, my boy proposed and then to top it all off I went and got married too.
So right now I’m feeling enormously grateful.
And colourful. Like a rainbow kaleidoscope and somehow this seems to have spilled out into this Christmas inspiration post this week.
Rather than opting for my usually sophisticated palette of greens, whites and silvers with a dash of mauve, I seem to have chosen a rather brash colour scheme.
We’re talking pinks, reds and golds. Neon and pearlescents, rich greens and baby blues all topped off with a healthy dose of glittery kitsch.
And it looks amazing!
Proof that you don’t have to choose a traditional colour scheme for a winter wedding if you don’t want to.… View the full post.