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If there’s one thing I’ve gleaned during my time within the wedding industry it’s that there’s much we can learn from our cousins across the water.
Sure enough, the Yanks have taken the simple wedding and raised it to an art form with so many different components that us traditional Brits don’t quite know where to put ourselves.
Whilst sometimes this can feel overwhelming, I actually think their ‘go big or go home’ attitude can be pretty exciting. ‘Why?’ I hear you ask. Because it forces us to rethink the parameters of what constitutes a ‘wedding’. Indeed, the modern day bride and groom possess an unprecedented amount of freedom in their wedding related decision-making.
When RMW exhibited at the National Wedding Show earlier this year, mums informed me time and time again that they’d never had this much choice when they were getting married. Their big day was almost pre-determined for them so they were thrilled that their daughters were experiencing a different reality – the chance to do things their way.
I fear I may have become a little philosophical for what essentially is just an inspiration post. You want the pretty don’t you….
Bear with me.
Essentially what I’m trying to say is try not to be intimidated by the amount of choice open to you. You don’t have to do everything. The beauty of having such choice is that you are free to choose what you want to incorporate into your big day.… View the full post.
Quite a fashion fest for you this afternoon, we have a “not-a-wedding-dress” dress in a pinky peach, grey maids and a groom in burgundy.
You are going to love it.
All of the ace images are courtesy of Mirrorbox Photography
Dan, one of our parent’s best friends and our friend, married us. His talk was so funny, personal and casual that both Jamie and I and our guests felt at complete ease. The ceremony was important to us so I made sure that I arrived bang on time!
I knew that I wanted to look like a bride but without the stereotypical bridal gown/look, I knew it wasn’t really me… I found a beautiful blush pink/peach Anoushka G evening dress online and rang every supplier on their list and managed to source one dress in a size 8 at the shop in Leamington Spa. My dress wasn’t from a typical bridal shop but an evening/prom dress shop called Revolve in Leamington Spa. I went the next day and I knew it was special, different and very me. So I decided it was to be mine. The price was also a beauty, at only £695 I knew I could then afford some beautiful Kurt Geiger shoes.
It’s hard to describe the style – I’d say Star Trek/ Lady Gaga/ Titantics/ 1940’s. The heavily embellished shoulders were a talking point amongst guests.… View the full post.
This post was originally going to be about buying a suit for your wedding day and justifying spending a significant amount of money on it by the fact that you can wear it again and again.
And I guess this post is still about that, I’m going to show you some suits that would absolutely rock you down the aisle on W-day but then can also be worn in future – and not just for an occasion that traditionally would require a suit. I’m talking about dressing that suit down so that you can get maximum wear out of your investmestment at the maximum amount of events.
So what’s changed then? Well, I was originally going to look at a variety of brands and price points but then I stumbled across the fact that The Kooples are currently having a bit of an online sale.
So, the essence of the post remains in tact, but because I know how the RMW community love a bargain I am going to focus on The Kooples to illustrate the concept of dressing up for your wedding and dressing down to get your money’s worth!
So we have three suits here, all slim fitting and in colours that are consistently popular choices in the weddings that you see on these polka dotted pages of inspiration, and there is a reason for that – they look great!… View the full post.