Exactly How I like It… Part 1

There’s often one thing that makes a wedding stand out a mile from the rest, (to us as people who stare at weddings all day long!) and today, for me at least, it’s all about the Dress people.

All. about. the. dress.

Thats not to say there’s not amazing details coming up tomorrow… but today, if anybody needs me, I’ll mostly be found just staring at The DRESS.

Helen & Matt were married on the 4th of September at St Kenelms Church, Sapperton, Gloucestershire
with their reception at The Crown Inn, Frampton Mansell, Gloucestershire.

Exactly How I like It

I did my hair and makeup myself. I wore my hair long with loose curls. I always wear my hair like this and wanted to just look like me on the day. I did my own makeup because I am quite fussy and know exactly how I like it.

I wanted to create a flawless base and used a mixture of Mac Studio Fix Fluid and Chanel Pro lumiere foundation. I added a little bit of Bourjois Blush in Rose de Jaspe and a smudge of black eyeliner. I tried to keep it natural but added a touch of glamour with a red lipstick in Rose passion and finished off with 2000 Calorie Maxfactor mascara in black. I used a mixture of make up brushes from Mac and Smashbox.

Unique Separates

My dress was ‘Complice’ by Stalo Theodorou

I loved the fact that the dress is so different from any other wedding dress I have seen. I loved the glamour of it and the colour really worked for my skin tone. It is actually a two piece which made it fit really well.

The dress definitely has the wow factor!

Feather Love

I decided not to have a bouquet (to try and save a bit of money) so opted for a large ivory feather fan. I looked everywhere online for something but couldn’t find what I was looking for. I eventually found the one on Dragon Wings . They are based in America but luckily agreed to send them to the UK for me. I bought one for me and my bridesmaid. The fans are absolutely beautiful and I love the little mirror on the back, you can use to check yourself out!

I chose not to wear a veil. I love tradition but also like to be a bit unique, that’s why I went with the feather fascinator for a touch of vintage glamour. It fitted in more with the theme of the wedding and suited my personality better. I wore one bracelet, gold with diamantes, without any other jewellery. The dress was extremely detailed and didn’t want to add any more detail as I think it would have looked too much. The dress speaks for itself.

My shoes were gold strappy sandals from Moda in Pelle. I love them because I can wear them again!

Blush Bridesmaids

This was very difficult as my bridesmaid is so tiny! I wanted a vintage style dress to fit in with the theme. I eventually fell in love with the Lela Rose bridesmaid dress in rose. I bought it from the Gorgeous Bridal Studio in Birmingham

The Dress is a full length crinkle chiffon dress with hand-worked rosettes at the halter neckline. I absolutely love the detail on this dress, the roses around the collar are so pretty and the fabric drapes beautifully. This dress was so very different to other bridesmaid dresses I have seen. The dress was so beautiful I didn’t think she needed any thing else. Sometimes I think less is more.

Top and Tails

Matt wore a charcoal grey tailcoat & trousers, an Ivory wing collar shirt, Ivory ‘Mottram’ waistcoat and an ivory cravat from Formal Affair.

The groomsmen wore the same tail suit as the groom but we changed the colour of the cravat to a light pink to match our bridesmaid’s dress. Officially there was one best man, three ushers, a page boy and the father of the bride, but some other members of our family also wanted to wear the tail suit so we ended up with 13 of them!

Photography – Caroline Alexander

Dress – Stalo Theodorou

Shoes – Moda in Pelle

Fan – Dragon Wings

Maids Dress – Lela Rose @ Gorgeous Bridal Studio

Venue – The Crown Inn, Frampton Mansell, Gloucestershire.

Grooms Suit – Formal Affair

I love that there are still gowns out there to discover and marvel over – I am head over heels in love with that glamorous jewelled bodice that still has a boho feel, teamed with those acres of tulle. So so right for Helen’s frame and skin tone.

I’m a happy blogger today :)     

Yours Truly,


Author: Becky Sappor
Becky is at her happiest when dunking a slightly chilled chocolate digestive into a very warm, very milky cup of tea. She also loves her job and pinches herself every day to make sure that she isn’t in a graphic design dreamworld.

28 thoughts on “Exactly How I like It… Part 1

  1. Ahh I LOVE Caroline Alexander’s photography – but she was sadly out of our budget 🙁

    Can’t wait for part 2! x

  2. Thanks so much for featuring Helen and Matt’s wedding, can’t wait for part two as I know some of my favourites are coming up 🙂

    Thank you also everyone for the lovely comments (even Bert 🙂 )

    Sally, that kimono is Ted Baker (Debenhams), I know this as I almost bought it myself the day before so was random to see her in it the next day 🙂

  3. Wow, beautiful dress, love how unusual it is! I love the bridesmaid dress too, my bridesmaids tried on this very dress, so pretty x

  4. That dress is Be-Yoo-Ti-Ful. I love!

    And I’m with Anna K, I quite definitely need that fan, right now, and everyday of my life. It’s just too fabulous!


  5. Wow, that is one gorgeous bride. And I loooove that kimono. I want to swan around all day wearing that kimono and carrying that fan. The dress is not for me but she carries it off beautifully.

  6. Holy crap balls – that dress is a.mazing.
    And with that fan, I’m getting a strong Marie Antoinette vibe. Ooo la la and eat cake!


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