The Chic Season…..part 1

I don’t know about you gorgeous lot but when I think of a December wedding I immediately envisage a traditional Christmas colour scheme, rich reds, greens, golds…… a flash of silver perhaps?

Justine and Tom incorporated a pinch of festive cheer into their North Yorkshire Big Day but in general kept to a crisp white and ivory palette that was sophisticated, chic and timeless. And Justine is one stylish bride, with an ability to accessorize her stunning Rosa Clara gown to absolute perfection.

So a little thought for a Monday, don’t feel the need to go full on with “seasonal” shades just because the day your W-day is on falls into a particular month, just chose whatever colours/decor/pretty you darn well please.


With huge thanks to Amy Murrell for the eye candy.

The Ivory Tower(s)

For shoes there was only one choice, ivory satin skyscrapers by Jimmy Choo!

Head Candy

My Headband was from Louis Mariette, I didn’t want a veil and as the dress had quite a 1920’s feel to it I thought a headband would be more in-keeping and I found this art-deco style one on-line.

A Glamorous Gown

It’s a cliché but I did know immediately when I tried my dress on that it was the one for me. I’d tried lots of more traditional dresses that just looked awful and that I didn’t recognise myself in. The Rosa Clara dress I loved the second I saw it – it was more like an evening/cocktail gown than a wedding dress and I just felt relaxed and comfortable in it – not the most obvious reasons for choosing a dress I suppose but important when I knew I would be feeling very self conscious anyway and the last thing I needed was to worry about the dress.

Glossy Locks

Alexis Daly was recommended by our photographer Amy and was brilliant. I didn’t want to look too “done”, more like the best possible version of myself, which Alexis did brilliantly. She was also a great person to have around on the morning – calm, supportive and encouraging. And great with the mums!


All Groomsmen stuff was hired from Moss Bros – the only brief was that it had to be warm so we went for frockcoats (which sound awful and very Dickensian, but were actually really smart and suited everyone!)

Tom also wore a frock coat suit from Moss Bros, he didn’t want the traditional patterned waistcoat so the only nod to wedding attire was an ivory tie and pocket square. Usually a particularly scruffy individual, it was very nice to see him looking smart with polished shoes for a change!

Pale And Interesting

I chose calla lilies for the buttonholes, calla lilies and vendella roses for the bouquet, and vendella roses, sweet avalanche roses and eucalyptus for the table centres, all from

Bridal Gown – Rosa Clara

Head Piece – Louis Mariette

Hair And Beauty – Alexis Daly

Reception Venue – The Black Swan

Blooms – The Topiary Tree

Suit Hire – Moss Bros

Photographer – Amy Murrell

I am having a big moment over the swishy tiered style dress right now, and Justine does it so well.

More chic coming up soon lovelies 😉

Big Seasonal Love

Charlotte xxx

Author: Charlotte O’Shea
Purveyor of short shorts. Make-up junkie. Hopes to grow old disgracefully.

17 thoughts on “The Chic Season…..part 1

  1. tres tres chic!

    thats all my poor, jaded, all hen-d out brain can think of for now!

    Big ‘i have the BEST, best girls’ love x x x

  2. What a beautiful dress… I wish I had the figure to carry something like that off but for me it was all about corsets (breathing is tres overrated I feel)!
    Love the vintage accessories too – all v stylish. x

  3. Its always always ALWAYS great to see a North Yorkshire Bride as that is where we’re getting married. The dress is gorgeous but what I can’t get over is the shoes.


    And also her hair. Its so shineeeeey. And highlighted naturally by the looks of it (or she has an amazing hairdresser).

    Am a bit gutted to find the make up artist is London based. I was looking for someone local who wasn’t going to make me look like an oompa loompa. If anyone knows any NATURAL make-up artists in the North East / North Yorkshire please give me a shout.

  4. Yippppeeee so excited to see this post I am having a winter wedding and people keep asking me about red, as lovely as it is I just wanted something a bit different so we have gone for ivory, silver and green so lovely to see this post love the dress can’t wait for the second post xxx

  5. What a gorgeous bride,lovely to see a unique take on a winter wedding. Those shoes are gorgeous, determined to find a way to fund my designer ones! xx

  6. Im getting married here in June- was in shock when I saw it. To Rebecca- Im using a make-up artist based in Great Ayton whose travelling through, shes called Domonique and owns The Sanctuary, shes amazing!

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