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As their turns came to speak, to recite the scared vows of marriage, Kelly and Andy, shoulders turned slightly to face one another and fingers entwined, shared a united expression of love and adoration. Music played out and conversations grew in tone and volume where guests turned in their seats to analyse the ceremony and catch up with friends, those seated at the front of the church stood first, followed by those behind them until the entire church was on it’s feet to grin, cheer and clap as the bride and groom, the new Mr and Mrs, walked hand in hand back along the aisle to The Wedding March by Mendelssohn, closely followed by their parents, bridesmaids, and groomsmen.
Back outdoors, the oversized white balloons by the door bobbed and bounced off of one another as the guests organised themselves into two neat lines stretching from the door of the church right the way down the path to the car park, armed with handfuls of confetti and awaiting Kelly and Andy’s final exit from the church. As the pair stepped into the dazzling sunlight a cheer and many happy cries erupted to a clattering of applause and the flickering rain of confetti which showered the married couple as they made their way between the rows of merry faces. The multi coloured confetti filled the air like tiny lights flashing overhead and stuck in Kelly’s long hair and veil, and to Andy’s spluttering lips.… View the full post.
Today the blog belongs to Kelly. Kelly our Real Bride who married her man way back in August.
The report today is somewhat different to the norm, as Kelly hired the help of Ashleigh Millward – Your Wedding Correspondent to document her day.
Where the noise, smell and frustrated agitation of summer traffic crawling towards Portsmouth and the surrounding coastline ended, there stood a bridge. Proud and low to the water which glistened in the morning light and played host to the sight of white and blue boats, bobbing in a salty breeze, the bridge carried cars and vans, loaded with kayaks, parasols and fishing rods, and an excitable stream of wedding guests, to the tranquil setting of Hayling Island.
Just the other side of the bridge the water met velvet swathes of grass and curving roads which cut through fields and hedgerows. Clusters of houses looked out across calm seas, back towards the mainland where, oblivious to the still, clammy quiet just a short drive away, motorists queued, dragging themselves towards the city.
Nestled amongst one such group of houses on quiet closes and narrow lanes, where flowering boarders burst out of old stone walls with country charm and a cheerful wildness, stood the ancient church of St. Peter, the oldest building on the Island. In the white weekend Sunshine that morning, the church stood, as so often it did, in silence.… View the full post.
Today’s bride and groom are English but currently reside in New York. They decided to hold their big day back in their homeland and chose the big smoke as their location, from one stylish city to another if you like. And of course London is the most convenient place should you have guests travelling from all over the world, from Singapore to Australia to Uganda…..
Sara and Kevin wanted a classic British wedding and achieved exactly that with a neutral colour scheme, pimms on the lawn and the stunning architectural backdrop that is the Stationers Hall.
And if there wasn’t enough reasons to wear a simple princess-esque gown for W-day here’s another one, pair with smoky eye-make-up and some shiny nude skyscraper heels and you will positively smoulder whilst remaining elegant, sophisticated and timeless.
Yup. Sara is one stylish beauty.
All of the gorgeous images are courtesy of Anushe Low.
I bought Laura Mercier makeup from the one Makeup Girl in SAKS who didn’t look like a Drag Queen! I wanted to look like me, so I did my own makeup on the day. It was probably the third time in my life I wore foundation…..
Gigi from Love Hair did my hair on the day.
An Instant Attraction
I bought my dress from Priscilla of Boston. I loved the dress the minute I tried it on. I wanted something classic, with a modern twist and I wanted something full but didn’t want to feel like a meringue…..… View the full post.
Last weeks wedding, An Ice Cream Dream, caused quite a stir for all the right reasons. Filled with unique, one stand out detail was the Gown. It had Pockets!
Pockets I hear you say? Isn’t that what Bridesmaids and husbands are for, to hold your lipgloss and tissues on w-day? Well, I’m not saying you need to use them but there’s just something cool about a pocket and as soon as I saw this wedding I remembered a whole array of pocket filled wedding gowns, by the very same designer, Priscilla of Boston.
If you’re looking for something with pockets (and the styles shown here show that needn’t be quite so avant garde,) then look no further, Priscilla has it covered. An American Brand I have often seen in US real weddings, I had never considered it’s availability over here until last week, when we saw Angelica Bridal in Islington are Priscilla of Boston Stockists. Well hooray for a bit of American Style making it across the pond!
Sleek and Sexy
And it’s not just pockets the line has, featuring a number of very sleek gowns puuuurfect for flattering your curves.
I’m loving the simplicity of these gowns with gives them a modern, elegant edge with all the femininity of the well placed details and a frill or pleat here and there.
Short and Sweet
Another string to Priscilla’s Bow? A seriously knock out fabulous range of shorter wedding dresses. I am in awe.
Really, just how much do you want to be the girl on these photo’s?… View the full post.
Welcome back for Part 2 of this gorgeous London wedding where we get to really share the ice cream dream of a reception complete with paper poms, donuts for a cake and, um, is that a Kylie and Jason Duet?!
Yes folks, it is. Guilty Pleasures coming right up.
My mother in law dealt with the flowers and did a brilliant job. She put bay trees wrapped with ribbon on the church steps and made beautiful arrangements for the reception venue.
We also collected vintage tin tea caddies and filled them with flowers for the centerpieces on the tables. The buttonholes were a combination of roses and thistles, because Sam is English and I am Scottish.
We also had a little flower wand for our flowergirl, which she loved!
We found out about Mirrorbox Photography because they were recommended to us by my sister. Once we saw their style of photography in their portfolio we knew they were the right choice for us.
We liked the mixture of photojournalism with quirky posed shots and also that they kept posed group shots to a minimum. We also loved the albums they create as part of their package.
Cake was one of the things I couldn’t care less about, so did nothing about choosing one! Neither of us really like traditional wedding cake.
Sam had the bright idea of doughnuts instead, so the day before the wedding, he and the best man went to a wholesale bakery and collected 120 fresh doughnuts of all flavours.… View the full post.
So today we have the first half of this weeks Sneak Peek wedding and you would almost be forgiven for thinking the two were not related, if it wasn’t for the give away style to the photography by Mirrorbox and a couple of quirky touches DIY-d by the bride.
It just goes to show, you can still have the big dress, elegant church ceremony and exercise a whole lot of personality in the process, really breaking loose for the reception.
Suzanne and Sam were married on 7th August at St Mary’s Church, Wanstead, London, followed by a reception at Tyttenhanger Park, St Albans in Hertfordshire….
Cava and Curls
I had my hair done at The Orford Salon in Walthamstow Village (he has a fridge full of pink cava, by the way) and a local beautician, Dawn did my makeup.
My dress was ‘Sophie’ by Pricilla of Boston and I bought it from Angelica Bridal in Islington, London. It has pockets, which really swung it for me!
My veil was my ‘something borrowed’, from one of my bridesmaids, Sarah. My necklace was made by ‘theredmagnolia’ on etsy. I loved the combination of classic pearls with the vintage brooch. My engagement ring is a Victorian opal ring which was my great great grandmother’s and my mum gave it to me just before she died.
I also made my own bouquet from brooches I collected, bought at markets or was given by friends and family. I had everyone hunting for them!… View the full post.