Gemma The Bride:
My dress was by Mikaella Bridal
, Style 2050. I had been looking for a long sleeved lace dress for a long time. I wanted something vintage, boho and classic all in one and this was just the perfect dress. It had a simple silhouette and delicate detailing and came together with a beautiful belt which had a vintage crystal broach sitting just at the base of the plunging neckline. I fell in love with it immediately and knew it was the one. I bought the dress from a beautiful Bridal Boutique in Bristol, Lace & Grace
I purchased a pearl and crystal hair vine from The Bridal Outlet
. I really wanted a loose and natural look for my hair but with some sparkle, the vine was weaved into my hair in an undone-style plait. I opted for a Pearl Back drop necklace. The necklace was a twist on the classic pearl version which I loved, but with subtle sparkle allowing a stunning focal point to my low backed dress. The necklace was a handmade piece by Miranda Templeton
For my hair and makeup, I wanted a really natural look. I love a soft, fresh, dewy skin and thought this would really suit my loose and boho style plait I wore for my hair. My hairstylist, Fiona Lucy Clark
created the style after showing her some photos online. It looked even better than I ever imagined, romantic and whimsical, which suited my dress perfectly.
The Wedding Party
My bridesmaids wore a Dove Grey Chiffon maxi dress, with a beautiful satin ribbon around the waist, the colour was very subtle which I loved. I paired the dresses with a white pashmina, which complimented the flower girl’s, as they wore white floaty, fairy-like dresses from Monsoon
which had an intricate lace top and a large white bow on the back.
Justin (the groom) wore a tailored Navy Ted Baker suit
, he paired this with a grey waistcoat and a navy tie with grey polka dots. The groomsmen also wore Navy suits but with a Navy waist coat, and opted for a Grey tie with Navy polka dots. This all came together really well with the bridesmaids, incorporating the dove grey that we styled throughout our wedding décor. Justin also wore a pair of silver engraved cufflinks, with our initials and the date of our wedding on, which matched his new wedding ring perfectly.
For the bouquets, we went for white and ivory flowers with a natural and loose feel. I chose Roses, Peonies, Gypsophila, Hydrangea’s with lots of foliage and eucalyptus. The Eucalyptus really suited the dove grey colours we had chosen for our bridesmaids and groomsmen’s accessories. We mixed large and small flowers to create a textured look. The bridesmaids had smaller versions of what I had and the flower girls had a single hydrangea head each. We chose ivory rose petals for either side of the aisle and each window was decorated with various sized pillar candles. Every forth pew end had a loose bunch of gypsophila tied in twine. For the table decorations, we chose mixed level ivory and white flower displays.
This complemented the colour schemes and feel of the room very well. We had an extra length low level garland for the top table which sat small tea light candles in amongst the foliage. Each table napkin had a single sprig of gypsophila alongside our favours of small jars of honey. Justin’s Dad has a beehive in his garden so the honey was locally sourced and extracted, potted and labelled by ourselves. This was a really fun process which we felt it made our favours really special as they were completely handmade with love, by us!