Holly the Bride:
The theme for our wedding was tropical green leaves and white, with accents of champagne & gold. Our wedding was filled with palm leaves, monstera leaves, gold confetti & jumbo white balloons. I loved last seasons trends which have been super green heavy, but I wanted to add some accents of gold and use tropical leaves to create a more glamorous feel to the day.
In keeping with the tropical theme, the bridesmaids had monstera & white calla lily bouquets, made by one of our family friends. And the groomsmen also had button holes to match! I hadn't seen the monstera leaves used for bouquets before, but I think they worked out beautifully and fitted the theme really nicely. The florist did a stunning job with my cascading bouquet and filled it with white and green tropical flowers & leaves, it completely exceeded my expectations! It was bursting with flowers and was huge. We placed in on the top table for the after party, so that it could be admired!
For my dress, I went backless! I've always loved the elegance of backless dresses and I completely
fell in love with this little cutie. I bought it in a bridal boutique, I Do Bridal Specialists
in my home town of Newcastle! I tried on heaps of dresses, but for me the spaghetti straps, lace overlay and the train really sold it for me, it was comfortable but I still felt super glamorous & elegant. For my accessories, I bought them all through ASOS, I went for copper ear cuffs to match my bridesmaids necklaces and then embellished pointed shoes, I have had a long standing love affair with points, so wearing them on my wedding day was a must.
As for my hair and makeup I was determined to look like me, but on a great day, so I avoided any typically bridal hair & makeup looks and instead opted for a bouncy blow dry at the Aveda Blow-dry Bar
, which worked great for me and also survived the rain! And my makeup was done by a gorgeous Senior MAC makeup artist
, coppery colours on my eyes to complement my jewellery and complexion, and then a pink nude on my lips (Nikki's Nude to be precise). I love glamorous 60's makeup looks, luxurious lashes & nude lips, and I think the artist did an awesome job at executing the look!
For the evening I had a change of outfit, a wide leg crepe jumpsuit from ASOS White Collection with a cut out side, I couldn't resist it, I actually bought it before my wedding dress as I am a confessed jumpsuit addict! I paired it with another cute pair of embellished nude points.
My man went Reiss
head-to-toe!! A slim fit navy suit, white shirt, champagne tie & oxblood shoes. Joe is suit obsessed, so this purchase was a labour of love and the perfect fit was a necessity! Luckily one of our friends is a tailor for Reiss, and he did an amazing job sorting Joe out with his dream suit. The champagne silk tie complemented the theme beautifully too.
The Wedding Party
Brides babes (bridesmaids). These girls are my world and I wanted to make them look & feel amazing. They all wore champagne and nude outfits. Glossy, satin materials and wrap over styles that have been major this season, but they also make for timeless, classy looks! So for my girls I had four of them in wrap over dresses from Miss Guided and three in wrap over, wide leg jumpsuits from with D clasps from a little boutique in Newcastle. For jewellery and shoes, the bridesmaids wore simple copper necklaces from H&M and copper points or sandals that were their own, and then an oversized copper clutch bags from ASOS. Comfy and glam was the aim of the game! As for the guys, they echoed Joe's suit in navy trousers, white shirts & navy braces.