Inspiration

How insane does our bride Rebecca look in her Watters blush wedding dress? Those ruffles, the colour...oh my gosh we are in love! Rebecca bought her beautiful dress for her micro wedding online from Oxfam. The intimate ceremony was a last-minute decision having changed their plans a couple of times due to the pandemic, but that didn't stop it from being totally amazing! Having brought their day forward to wed before another lockdown, the tight schedule meant that this couple had to get hands-on and DIY'ed a lot of decor, re-using and re-purposing things they already had! Talking about recycling, we think you are in for a treat as this gorgeous Watters gown is available on Recycle My Wedding now along with a whole heap of other pre-loved, second-hand wedding dresses, decor & accessories! There is nothing we love more than a dress with a story, and this one is going to have many!


Intimate Micro Wedding with Watters Blush Wedding Dress

We originally had 120 people confirmed for a full day of celebrations in September 2020, two further changes, a second lockdown was announced and we decided on Sunday 1st November to crack on with an intimate ceremony on 4th November before the second lockdown. As we are in Liverpool, tier 3 restrictions meant we could not have a reception but have HUGE plans for September 2021 (hopefully)!

Rebecca & Russ

I always envisaged a DIY earthy tone wedding with lots of wood, candles, eucalyptus etc but when it came to organising it within 3 days the main question was what is actually important and completely do-able? This is where my years of pinterest came in handy! I already knew what I liked so it was just working out how to make it possible. For the aisle for example, I bought 50 candles from facebook marketplace that evening and tied them together with some of the faux foliage that was leftover from work.

Rebecca & Russ

Second-hand Watters Blush Wedding Dress for Church Wedding in Liverpool

Our flower arch outside the church was completely handmade using silk flowers which were no longer being used at work (restaurant decorations). We borrowed a metal frame from our local church and 4 hours of TLC later... we had made ourselves a botanical arch! The only cost assigned to it was £6.99 for a bunch of gypsophilas I inserted around the foliage. Flowers/bouquets/buttonholes were also handmade by the bride's mum - given a short timescale, she bought a range of different flowers from a wholesaler in Liverpool and got crafty!

Rebecca & Russ

Did you know that 14.5 tons of CO2 are created by a single wedding - mind blown! Here at Rock My Wedding we are all about sustainability and picking more eco-friendly options. This Watters gown and many (many!) more simply amazing pre-loved wedding dresses are available on Recycle My Wedding now! And what's even better is that 10% of listing fees we donate to Trees for Life...so everyone is a winner!

Written by Imogen Read

Venue: Ullet Road Unitarian Church | Makeup: Hayley Stanier | Bride Dress Designer: Watters | Bride Dress : Oxfam | Shoes: Carvela via eBay

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