Maid in Heaven

So, while we had the lovely ladies together last week we thought we might as well squeeze a little bit more out of the day… nothing like setting yourself a challenge! We spend a considerable amount of time here at Rock My Wedding talking about bringing maids fashion up to date and making your best ladies look a million dollars. We love a colour scheme as much as the next person but we also like individuality, unique style and a bit of good old fashioned affordability so we thought we would put together a couple of looks to show you how good ideas that are often seen in shoots can look in real life.

We put the styling together on a very last minute basis, used a combination of the girls own dresses and our own clothes and a bit of sheer luck when it came to fit and theme but I don’t think the results were half bad?

First up, in keeping with this season block colour trends, how about mixing your brights?

Block Colour

If you’ve been living under a rock, then you may not have heard, but we’re certainly taking no credit for breaking this trend… Spring/Summer 2011 is all about block colour. And that means juicy or primary brights mixed and matched. If you’re a little shy then you can add in a spot of neutral, this look certainly isn’t for the faint of heart and neither are our girls…

For this part of the shoot, Mahj wore a yellow ‘Sunray’ dress from Girl Meets Dress by Ruth Tarvydas. It might sound a little outdated but if you want your ladies in designer and super stylish GMD might just be the budget friendly option… at £59 to hire, thats a lot less than most spend on bridesmaids dresses, which lets face it, are unlikely to be worn again.

And yes… it had pockets. I’m sensing a theme here 🙂

Naomi wore a dress of her own, jewel toned and be-pocketed, it rocked with her slick of fuschia lip. Naomi tells us this was a Dunnes Stores bargain 2 years ago but we think it’s more than worthy as a maids dress and looks chic and modern. Pink shoes by KG and gold feather earrings, Accessorise.

While Naomi was rocking her statement quiff, Julie’s hair had been changed once more to pull the bun down and work a low side pony with luscious curls, again, just a touch more modern for your maids. Her dress was from Limited Collection by Marks and Spencer’sthe flouro pink working perfectly with those minxy eyes!

Magical Metallics

For a winter wedding, this is a super easy look to pull off, and what keeps it modern is the mix and match vibe of fabrics and even metallics… who says silver and gold don’t mix or that mix and match isn’t chic?

Based on a background of modern neutrals – grey, navy and black, these dresses are up to the minute, suit each girls style and shape, but still look really co-hesive and well put together. For a winter soiree, with the addition of bouquets and chic cover ups, you couldn’t do much better 😉

Dresses: Julie – Stripe T’Shirt sequin dress, French Connection; Mahj – Grey leopard sequin spot dress, Whistles; Naomi – Back Metallic Dress, Coast.

Accessories throughout this week have been supplied by Siu Coll at Liberty in Love, for which we are eternally grateful. Aplogies to anyone left blinded by the beauty of this bling…

And thats it. Sad face.

On Sunday, we’ll be giving a huge shout out to the team behind the shoot, and we really want to stress how fabulous each and every person involved was. If you’re looking for suppliers for your wedding, I don’t think you could get a better recommendation than seeing them all at their best like this! Go check ’em all out right now!

Genius Photography – Dani and Chris at CBMedia

Stunning Accessories – Mahj – Peacock Mantilla Comb by Stephanie Brown; Julie, Regalia Madame comb, also Stephanie Brown and the ubiquitous Amour headband by Louis Mariette on Naomi. All at Liberty in Love

Flawless Make-up – Catherine Hughes at IvyClara

Hair Maestro – Severin Hubert at Hepburn Collection

Super Styling – Charlotte and Rebecca at Rock My Wedding. 😉

Yours Truly,

Rebecca
xoxo

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.

15 thoughts on “Maid in Heaven

  1. Mahj’s first dress is like LITERAL sunshine to my eyes. What a beauty. I want it, even though it is -18 here at the moment, I’m pretty sure I could work it, with the addition of a leather jacket (obvs) and some cowboy boots. And some thermals, but the less said about them the better.

  2. I saw these maids shot on the video and thought “I bet we aren’t going to see them, I bet we aren’t going to see them” but RESULT. Here we are.

    I don’t think this should be it. I think we should have a summer shoot with Grey and nude’s and pearls and other kinds of lushness. Mainly because I am a greedy so and so and also because these have been great.

    Also of note ladies that read these comments:
    1. Cox and Cox have a sale on and you can get those wedding signs for £4.50. LUSHNESS

    2. I am at the DWS tomorrow. Despite a mild panic about what is appropriate to wear (I’ve gone for jeans, a black vest and tweed). If anyone is there please come and say hello to the girl in tweed.

  3. I love both these looks and ladies you look gorgeous! Naomi you really have the sultry looking-far-off-in-wonderment model face to a t!

    Still absolutely loving Mahj’s hair and Julie’s side pony is so chic!

    Oh and pockets, I bloody love them! I really want to add pockets to my dress!

    xXx

  4. Pretty much my dress pre-requisite is pockets so feeling these dresses… although my only concern with trend led dresses is if the maids blend in as guests (they want their moment too!) or horror of horrors another guest is wearing the same dress… agggh!! I chose high street for my maids but with them being in ivory I took the gamble thinking no-one would wear ivory for a wedding.
    x

  5. Love love love the metallics and winter feel to them! So glamourous!!
    Also loving that yellow ray of sunshine!!!
    Such a brilliant week, thank you!!!
    x

  6. Fab dresses. I have gone for black dresses for my four girls in May. I like the sex and the city look, I like mis-matched and I wanted something they would definitely WANT to wear again! I’ve had a few raised eyebrows on the whole black thing…..’is it a goth wedding?’ I have been asked. Seriously.
    I think my girls are going to be very happy on the day.
    Love the yellow dress, styled beautifully. :

  7. THAT necklace. Mahj! If I wore that I’d look ridiculous. You just look….like you were born to wear big hair and big neck candy! I hope you are still sporting them…

    Julie. You should wear bright, contrasting colours ALL the time. You look really, really fantastic – still loving the fuschia eye candy – you have lovely sleepy sexy eyes.

    Naomi, you are becheekboned and big haired and besmiled and GOD to be able to wear a high neckline like that! Plus I think you’re a pro in front of the camera.

    Lovely lusciousness all week. Thanks to all for giving us such and overdose of eye candy! Look out for me this weekend sporting a side pony, a Mahj plait and crimp combo, a Naomi backcomb, a leather jacket and a wedding dress. I might make it into the Evening Standard….

  8. Have to say girls I have absolutely LOVED this week! The brides have done you proud indeed and literally Rocked RMW! Totally amazing inspirations and ideas galore!

    Thanks for having such great ideas for features 🙂
    Bex
    x

  9. Jenny & Anna K – thank you for the lovely compliments! I think the awesome cheekbones I am rocking are definitely owing to catherine, our fab make up artist! The things that woman can do with a make up brush!

    I loved the fushia pink lipstick so much that I shall now be wearing it to Tesco this evening.

  10. Oh man, I was hoping to see these piccies. And here they are!
    Anna K – thats not actually a necklace I am wearing, its detailing thats part of the dress! I wanted to make off with it, but I dont think that Team RMW would have ever invited me to play out with again if I had!
    Clare – brrrrrrr, keep looking at the dress to keep warm!
    Hollypockett – the leopard dress was Madam Rebecca’s. Also another one I could have happily made off with!

    Ladies, you lot have made my life this week. Thank you so much for your awesomely awesome comments and glee. You all rock!

    I would love to say that I am sat here with a mahoosive barnet and big fat plait across my fod, but sadly my hair is down, straightened, tied back and just a little bit boring. Boo.

    I have Sad Face too, now that its over.

    xoxo

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