Fashion changes, as do wedding dress trends, but a long sleeve wedding dress will always have a special place in our heart. They can be embellished or left sheer and EVERY bride we see wearing one looks extremely elegant. Real bride Rachel’s is a particular beauty with applique detailing matching the bodice of her Rime Arodaky wedding dress. Ready to take a look? Thought so!
There is just tonnes of gorgeous on RMW isn’t there? gorgeous real weddings, gorgeous brides, gorgeous decor ideas, gorgeous accessories……
And although I can get a little over excited and (go on I’ll admit it)… a bit over the top at how I want to wear literally every gown we post, in reality, there are actually only a select few that I would seriously consider as the other “one” to my own W-day choice.
Well folks that few just grew to one more when John Day submitted the Cheltenham Big Day of Jo and Chris a wee while back, Jo’s frilly frock was so fabulous I nearly died….and wanted to outright steal it from her.
Now of course as well as delicious fashion there’s plenty of other garden party type lovely to swoon over and some particularly tear jerky images of love, laughter and together foreverness.
Friday’s just got a whole lot prettier lovelies 😉
A Packham Princess
My dress was “Amelia” by Jenny Packham, I loved it immediately because it was structured but still floaty and a bit bohemian.
The Vintage Touch
I wore a Jenny Packham side headpiece – Arcacia II which is vintage inspired and complimented the dress really well.
My bridesmaids all looked lovely in layered blue/purple dresses from Reiss.
The Wedding Party
We hired suits from Regency Groom in Cheltenham and the ties were a blue/purple colour to tie in with the bridesmaids and stationery. Chris wore dark grey tails with an ivory waistcoat, he looked great!!!
Bargain Shoe Candy
I wore Dune shoes but they were actually bought from ebay (!!), just a 2 and a half inch heel and some vintage brooch detail on the strap.
For my hair and make-up I waned a really natural look as that is my day to day style, I wanted to still look like me!
I wore my hair down in loose waves and quite subtle make-up, I was lucky enough to have a bridesmaid who did both beautifully!
Roses For Posies
I wanted a cross between a country garden and a wild flower aesthetic, very relaxed but still pretty. Rose Hamson did an amazing job and used a combination of hydrangea, scabious, stocks and herbs that all smelt delicious!
Bridal Gown – Jenny Packham
Headpiece – Jenny Packham
Bridesmaids Dresses – Reiss
Grooms Suit – Regency Groom in Cheltenham
Photographer – John Day
Florist – Rose Hamson
Do you lovelies want to steal the frill fabulous too?
And you can see so much more of it a bit later on this afternoon…..
Big TFI Friday Love