I am so excited to be sharing this wedding with you today and of course the second part tomorrow. Its a total fashion fest and really for me sums up why I love Rock My Wedding – being able to inspire with Serious Style like this. We’re kicking of with all the fashion and getting to the equally unique decor and reception style tomorrow.
The second reason is that this wedding was photographed by Jon Rouston – one of our earliest sponsors, I’m delighted to be able to finally share some of his stunning photography of an A.mazing wedding. – Thanks Jon!
A Gentle Gothic Dress
The dress was from The Ivory Bridal Collection in Barton North Lincs (beautiful shop!) I saw it on a mannequin as soon as I walked in and fell in love with it! It had a simple vintage feel and was full of all the unique details I’d been craving for like that of mixed textures & materials, a bit of lace here, netting there, messy but elegant, (it had a slightly gothic feel but in the creamy ivory looked so gentle!)
It was just like nothing like I’d seen anywhere ever and looked so beautiful and I’m the opposite of a silky or bling person, so it felt so me! It was a handmade dress (which would mean mine would be different in all its details to the one I tried on, even better!) It took 6 months to be made and to be shipped over from the designers (Cymbeline) in France.
A Spider Web of Lace
Whilst trying on my dress they brought out a Cymbeline necklace that had the look of a little jacket! It was amazing! Going round and up the neck but over the shoulder and hanging quite far down my back (which felt amazing!) It had the details, quirks and materials of the dress but transformed the whole look, being like and elegante lace spider web with beads and pearls in places! I loved it!
It was rather dramatic but by far the centre of the outfit and definately unique, something which I wanted all the details of our wedding to be! It meant though I had to keep everything else simple, simple but very long veil, pearl stud earrings, no braclet or tiara but I couldn’t resist having 3 small white ranunculus in my curly scrunched intentionally messy hair!
My dress and necklace had blown our budget (but worth it!) which meant as much as I am a shoe person, I stuck to £20 peep toe sling back dusty cream heals from New Look!! Although the best things I ever bought was £5 flip flops the day before, I wore them half the day and they meant I could really bust a move on the dance floor!!
Studiously messy Hair
My hair I really wanted curly, scrunched up, messy and natural (similar feel to my dress!) but my local hairdresser had struggled in practices to get the messiness of it and managed to pull it off just as I had imagined on the day! Then my sister in law/bridesmaid did my make-up, (which I had bought myself from Clinique and The Body Shop in the run up; – Saved the pennies and meant I had great make-up to keep!) Again we hadn’t got it right it practice but somehow on the day it was great!
My biggest concern had been my skin, but forgetting about it and drinking lots of water in the run up (that and praying!!) meant it was clear!! I went for a natural, pink cheeks & lips and lightly smoked eyes look, ballerina-esque!
The Too Cool for School Groom…
Andy loves quirky and unique stuff just as much as me so as soon as we spotted a modern but vintage feel light grey suit with black trimmings in Topman he had to get it! He got some gorgeous black long toed worn leather shoes, skinny black tie and he insisted on braces! It suited him perfectly with his black hair and stubble!
Black and White Chic
As soon as Andy and I got engaged we wanted a black and white theme but wanted it to still be happy and fresh so tried to major on the white, with spurts of fresh spring green here and there but trying to keep it simple too! We bought the Ushers black skinny ties, white shirts and black umbrellas (incase of April showers!) and they wore their own black suits!
My Bridesmaids wore a white strapless dress with a black sash from coast (from the sale!!!!!) with black pep toe heels, chunky black necklaces and matching earring and bracelets finished with a bouquet of white tulips!
So thats the fashion… come back tomorrow for the flowers!