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! I really loved the way it turned out, although I obviously couldn’t throw it, or I’d have killed someone!
My shoes were gold and red Melissa’s from Vivienne Westwood. They are made of the same plastic as the jelly shoes you wear at the seaside when you’re little, and they smell like My Little Ponies.
Ladies in Red
For the bridesmaids, we all met up and went shopping together, and chose the red dresses from Coast. The mint green shoes were from Office. The flower girl’s little gold dress was from Monsoon.
Sam was in charge of the boys – we hired all the suits from Moss Bros and went for a neutral colour as I had no idea what my colour scheme was – in fact I never really had a colour scheme, everything was all over the place!
His own suit was from Moss Bros and the shoes were a panic buy two days before the wedding! I gave him cufflinks as a wedding gift, again from Etsy. I chose a map of London and a map of Aberdeen, my home town. And he actually remembered to put them on on the day!
Love that dress, really love the necklace and also loving the way it has all been captured so beautifully by Mirrorbox.
However, there are some seriously fun, cool and DIY perfect ideas coming your way tomorrow with Part 2.
Photography – Mirrorbox
Venue – Tyttenhanger Park, St Albans
Dress – Pricilla Of Boston at Angelica Bridal in Islington
Necklace – The Red Magnolia, Etsy.
Shoes – Vivienne Westwood available on My-Wardrobe
Bouquet – DIY by the Bride
Bridesmaids dresses – Coast
Map Cufflinks – Sherry Truitt on Etsy