Ever since bride Mel was a little girl and discovered some photographs of her great grandmother’s wedding, she has been fascinated by vintage style, in particular, the Gatsby era. And so a Great Gatsby theme wedding was born, complete with finger wave hairdo, gramophone and champagne tower. Everything oozes glamour and sophistication, and is a true reflection of this couples love.
The sun is out, the garden party marquee wedding is prepped and the bridal party are looking fierce in navy bridesmaid dresses and lace gowns. What more can you ask for on your wedding day?
We have a very special wedding for you this afternoon. It’s the beautiful wedding of our very own Alice to her beau Ben at Nancarrow Farm. It’s full of emotion and wonderful captures by Ross Talling. Not to mention Alice’s bespoke bridal gown of dreams made by her dress designer sister, Beyond Bridal.
Guilty as charged, we absolutely love a Lusty Glaze beach wedding. It’s the perfect relaxed family fun day, complete with beach volleyball, doughnut wedding favours and an adorable German Shepard ring bearer. The weather was beautiful for a September day, and the couple even more so. Make sure you look out for the ultimate surprise wedding present from bride Becky to groom Alex, as it’s every man’s dream come true!
Helen and Bryn’s wildflower wedding is a breath of fresh air on this cold and blustery January day. Everything from the bold bridesmaids dresses, to the buttonholes brings joy and is full of colour. And the sun shone down on it all, bringing gorgeous light to the images captured by the very lovely Jo Hastings.
If you’re feeling bit glum today, then this wedding will cheer you up. It’s a great reminder that actually, Spring is just around the corner…
I am a little bit over excited today to be sharing with you a sneaky peek inside the latest collection from Rock My Wedding readers favourite, Suzanne Neville. Without a doubt, one of the best bits about being part of team RMW, is getting to go to amazing occasions like the one I’m about to shamelessly share with you all….
At the end of May, I was invited by Catherine Westwood, the Editor of Wedding Magazine to attend the Suzanne Neville Collection preview at the Tower of London. Yes, the actual Tower of London. I had never been and truth be told I thought I might get locked up while I was there! Of course, knowing how very popular Suzanne Neville is with you lovely lot, I hot-footed it down to London, for the second time that week, and (after fighting my way through the Japanese tourists) took my seat front row with Catherine and the Wedding Team.
It was very Fancy. We also owe Catherine big thank you for inviting us, as these images are hot off the catwalk before the media shoot has even taken place. You saw it here first!
The collection, as you may have guessed, is called Nostalgia and was strongly influenced by the forties but I also saw thirties glamour and fifties shapes in there too.
There were of-the-moment pleats, defined waists with jewelled belts referencing fifties silhouettes and the rippling silks and strong shoulders of the late thirties and early forties screaming decadent glamour.
Of course, Suzanne is better known for more structured, corseted traditional shapes and she really had some beauties up her sleeve…
For those looking to channel the royal wedding with lace sleeves, the full skirt on this number looked light as a feather and perfect for swishing in. There were super simple shapes for a chic take on understated bridal and I particularly liked the pleated crumb catcher neckline giving this strappy full skirted number a discreet twist.
Oh my, how we love a lace gown, and Suzanne had that covered too – with a super sexy slinky number with heavy lace and button back detail for brides with a derriere like la Middleton to flaunt.
Or if you’re looking for something a little softer, I loved all the embellishment and fluttering sleeves on this less fitted take on lace.
Something relatively new to me from Suzanne was the presence of beading in the collections. These beauties combined the best of the vintage features and glittering glamour for those looking for something extra dazzling for W-day.
Ranging from heavily beaded to discreet detail and this outrageously sexy backless number, creating rear view drama at the aisle if you’re looking for sparkle you needn’t miss out.
Covering all the Bases
I was really pleasantly surprised by the Nostalgia collection. Having seen countless brides choose Suzanne’s impeccable corsetry for good reason, I expected more of the same, but the collection really contained something for every type of bride – Grecian goddess right through to ballroom princess.
However, none of it lost sight of the signature corsety and defined shape that is Suzanne’s trademark. And you can see it all on the glamorous film of the event…
So tell us readers – Have you fallen in love with a Suzanne Neville dress? Or has this made you think about checking out the new collection?
I wonder which of these will be the first dress from the Nostalgia collection to grace our pages…
PS Head on over to Wedding Magazine to look at some extra shots of the collection that I didn’t include here and look out for my write up on our favourite dress of the collection in the August/September issue – OUT NEXT MONTH!