Granted it’s been absolutely flipping boiling these last few days so what better then to cool you down than to immerse yourself in the snowy adventure that is Justin and Maddie’s wedding.
That’s right folks, this afternoon we’re jetting off to colder climes to Chamonix in France no less to gawp at the wonderful details in this Winter do. The fashion for a start is pretty darn awesome with Justin looking every bit the dapper groom in his trilby hat and scarf and Maddie completing her glitzy Jenny Packham number with a full length cloak and off-white bouquet.
I’m also as smitten as a kitten with their skiing inspired paper pretty – from their ‘lift passes’ through to their customised guestbook.
Oh and we can never say no to a groom who swoops up his new wife in his arms for some impromptu romance. Utterly adorable.
One of the main (if not THE main) highlight of our trip was the Jenny Packham 2013 catwalk show at the St Regis Hotel just off 5th Avenue.
I know from experience that many of you gorgeous lot are Jenny Packham brides already and like RMW the super brand won a Perfect Wedding Award recently, it seems everyone loves a bit of Madame P.
This, in my humble Blog Queen opinion, is their best collection yet. Ethereal, enchanting, elegant and completely show-stopping all at the same time….there wasn’t a single gown that I didn’t fall head over heels for.
Jenny Packham’s 2013 collection was inspired by the vintage style of 1930’s Paris and the leading ladies of the golden age of cinema, think the Hollywood glamour of Vivien Leigh and Bette Davis mixed with a generous dose of romance and femininity. Yep – beautiful.
As well as draped satins and exquisite french lace there was an abundance of my absolute favourite bridal fabric of all time – silk chiffon. And not only do many of the dresses come available in ivory and champagne but also a very contemporary shade of platinum which looked (and yes I know – I use his word FAR to often)…IMMENSE against the model’s alabaster skin.
Not usually one for a whole heap of sparkle these gowns strutted down the runway like a firework display on the 4th July and I ruddy LOVED it. The embroidery was so delicate and the tiny crystal embellishments made everything glow – a halo of shimmer if you will.
There was (as you have probably noticed) a lot of sleeve action going on, perfect for a winter or autumnal affair whilst the majority of designs were bright and breezy enough for Spring and Summer occasions too.
Hell, what am I on about – where whatever you want whatever the season. If I had the budget I’d buy one of these for the party we are attending New Year’s Eve…..
Gown wise there were two clear winners for “me” and when I say that I mean the numbers I could genuinely imagine myself in should time be on rewind.
Those would be Camellia (in the platinum – a delicious soft silvery grey) and Azalea which was quite possibly the most perfect frock in the whole of the world.
(Please someone buy it and send me the W-day pictures so I can live vicariously through you.)
Top – Jenny Packham Hibiscus| Bottom – Jenny Packham Hyacinth
For the show Jenny Packham also created four additional gowns especially for New York. These were Blaire, Nicole, Principessa and Rapunzel – the latter having some of the most stunning back detail ever witnessed by yours truly.
Are you wearing Jenny Packham for the big day? Do let us know in the comments box below and add any detail on accessories and shoes that you would like to share… (you know this is because I am a nosey mare right?)