Love in Colour…….part 1

Those of you who attended the Rock My Wedding Birthday Party may recognise Rachel from the soiree, she is Rach of Rachbakes.com, the lady of excellent cupcake making abilities!

Well just as delicious as her cakes is Rachel and Richard’s’ bright and colourful Big Day which was captured by the lovely Zoe Collyer whom Rachel found on this very blog.

We love a RMW love story so we do.

Two For One

Ah, the shoes! I knew I wanted something colourful and high, so I went with a beautiful pair of 4 inch purple peep toes from LK Bennett. Although I broke them in before the wedding, I did struggle with them on the day, and halfway through I ended up changing them for my trusty red Melissa for Vivienne Westwood peep toe slingbacks – much more comfortable!

Sultry Spanish Eyes

I decided on an updo for the day, and Norbert from Toni & Guy in Winchester did an amazing job. We went for Spanish-y vibe with big curls pinned up on one side.

My hair lasted all day and I didn’t have to worry about it at all. I meant to take it down for the evening, but completely forgot to on the day!

I felt comfortable enough to do my own make up, and wanted to have my usual smoky eyes so a few weeks before I had a lesson at Bobbi Brown and bought lots and lots (oops!) of lovely new stuff. I was really pleased with it on the day, and my eye make up didn’t budge all night – ladies, I highly recommend the Long-Wear Cream Shadow (I used, Galaxy, Steel and Goldstone).

I’m not a French manicure girl, so I went with purple to match my shoes on my fingers and then had Minx gold & silver leopard print on my toes – I couldn’t resist it!

Second Time Lucky

I absolutely loved shopping for my dress! I was a bit apprehensive at first, because as a curvy girl I was worried I would have problems finding a dress to suit. Enter Maggie Sottero….oh so many dresses that suited my shape! My dress was ‘Fleur’ and I found it at A Bride to Bee, in Warsash, Hampshire – they were totally fantastic, and nothing was too much trouble.

When I first tried my dress on I actually really disliked it, and it was only on the second visit that I thought I would give it another go, and discovered that I actually quite liked it! It totally grew on me and I adored my dress. I really loved the skirt and the ruffles of fabric, and the drop waist fitted bodice really suited my shape. The corset back meant that I was comfortable wearing a strapless dress, which I thought wouldn’t have been possible. It had just enough of a train and just enough sparkle, and on the day I felt absolutely incredible in it.

Bespoke Simplicity

I always knew that I wanted to wear a veil, and A Bride to Bee helped me choose a bespoke veil – I wanted something very plain so it wouldn’t take away from my dress, so I opted for a fingertip length veil with a scalloped edge. It was stunning and I loved wearing it.

I’m not a fan of tiaras, as they look silly on me, so I decided to go with a flower of some sort and my mum found the perfect ivory and diamante flower clip from New Look – a bargain at £4!. My earrings were a gift from my parents, given to me on the day – stunning white gold and pearl drop earrings, with a matching bracelet.

I also wore a beautiful white gold bangle that Rich gave me as a wedding gift.

Purple Paisley Perfection

The groomsmen either wore their own grey suit, or one hired from Moss Bros, with various purple ties. They all looked so smart.

Rich looked so handsome! He generally doesn’t like wearing smart clothes, so when he does he looks extra good! He wore a charcoal grey 3 piece suit with purple lining from Savoy Taylors Guild, with an ivory paisley print tie. He loves Scrabble, so I gave him some Scrabble tile cufflinks with his initials which he wore on the day.

When I saw him standing at the end of the aisle smiling at me, I was completely overcome and was grinning and crying at the same time!

A Special Venue

We were married in August at Winchester College, a year to the date of being engaged. My dad is the Senior Chaplain at Winchester College, and we’ve lived there for 10 years so it was a no brainer as to where we would get married. We were so lucky to have access to such a beautiful place – the chapel is stunning and the grounds are magnificent.

My My My.

What a beautiful radiant bride – am a huge fan of the shiny purple polish and the smoky eye make-up.

And I’ve got to say it – how amazing does Rach’s Mum look?! You can clearly see where she gets it from!

Big Colourful Love

Charlotte xxx

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.

42 thoughts on “Love in Colour…….part 1

  1. How much do I love those shoes??!

    Lots and lots I do!!

    big Beautiful dress and I love the veil shots love

    ps clearly cannot wait to see the cakes

  2. Seriously. Are you kidding me?! Is the lady in pink Rachels mum?! I genuinely thought that was a sister or friend…. I have had to go back through the photos several times, but this is the only lady I can see in the pics, so I’m guessing it must be her. WOW!!

    And Rach – stunning dress – bet you’re glad you went back in to try that one on again!

    xx

  3. Oh my, brings back memories of the day – a gorgeous bride on an absolutely gorgeous day!! 🙂 Wonderful. And just to say Rach’s cupcakes are amazing….always xxx

  4. What a beeeeauty! I love it when a bride looks glam, glam, glam but so gorgeously natural as well. Rachel, I may actually love you – a girl with style and who can bake.

    LOVE the leopard print and purple, tres funky. Love everything. Especially Rachel. Gorgeous! xx

  5. That’s Rachel’s MUM?! Bluddy hell, she looks fab!

    Beautiful wedding, can’t wait for Part 2. Especially as if it’s even half as good as Rach’s cakes, it’ll be ace!

  6. Wowzers! What a gorgeous wedding and Rachel you are beeyoootiful! I also can’t believe the lady in pink is your Mum – she looks like your sister!

    I’m also loving the Minx nails. Stunning, stunning bride!

    Cannie wait to see the cakes! x

  7. Ah thank you for all the ,lovely lovely comments ladies, it’s so wonderful to see our wedding up here! And yes, that is my mum, she’s proper gorgeous 🙂 These genes better serve me well, I want to look like her when I’m 48!! xx

  8. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous bride, loving the shoes, nail varnish, flowers and dress…that will be everything so far then! Your mum is a stunner too 🙂

  9. That’s her mam??? I honestly thought she was her sister…!! Talk about good genes. That besides the bride was absolutely beautiful loved the nails and shoes..

  10. That’s her Mum? Are you kidding me!? I thought it was her sister? And I’m not even trying to chat her up!

    So beautiful, first ceremony shots to get me for a while (it’s usually the reception shots that I prefer)

    Ideas to steal: 1, purple nail varnish. 2. Scrabble cufflinks. 3. Bride’s amazing curl fringe. Which is going to be hard as my hair is cropped.

    xxx

  11. I felt very lucky to be a part of this gorgeous day – it was packed with detail and so much colour! I can honestly say that I did not know what to photograph first, a feast before my eyes. Definitely one of my fav weddings to date. Rach and Rich you were a pleasure to photograph and you look stunning in these pics. x

  12. What a gorgeous dress, very beautiful, and I have to echo the comments on the Mother of the Bride, I presumed she was your sister. I too hope to be a glam bride, can’t wait!!! x

  13. Rachel I think you should have barred your mum from any wedding pics, she’s stealing the blooming show here on RMW (or at least photoshop on a few wrinkles)!

    Beautiful glowing bride and what a stunning venue? Looking forward to part deux!
    xx

  14. Dear Rock My Wedding,
    You truly are proving to be the most excellent wedding site in the world, evidenced by this feature on what must be the most stunning bride I’ve ever seen. I feel like the online wedding-type community should feel privileged at getting a glimpse at such a beautiful and glorious day! It could not have been planned better, and we wouldn’t have been able to experience the joy had it not been for Racheypop’s incredible vision. She deserves all the credit in the world and I have no idea how she will ever be able to conquer her current high-powered career, with a second and a third set of careers in baking arts and wedding planning respectively. She must be Superwoman! And goodness – isn’t she just really super pretty? Rach – I am reserving you for myself if ever I need the very best… of anything! You are definitely hired 🙂
    Can we please see more on R&R’s big and colourful day? Dx

  15. God.Golly.Miss.Molly.
    So veeerrrryyy late to this comments partay but certainly not least in saying:

    1) Really? That’s Rach’s Mum? Really?
    2) Leopard print nail polish? Woweeeeee!
    3) Everything else? I repeat: God Golly Miss Molly!

    That is all. xoxo

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