the polka dot bride…

March 12, 2012

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 bhldn, my sweet and saucy & the knot

There is nothing cuter than polka dots so why not consider opting for a polka dot themed wedding. It’s retro, fun yet still elegant and puts your own personal touch on the day. Go for full on polka dot glamour by adding it to the invitations, cake and tablecloths and the blue polka dot shoes from bhldn will have your ‘something blue’ covered!

If you’re not keen on adding polka dots in colour, then look to these beautiful dresses and veils with subtle white on white polka dots.  And monochrome is always a chic colour scheme for a wedding and this black and white polka dot cocktail dress would be a gorgeous choice for your bridesmaids.

pretty peonies…

March 8, 2012

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I adore peonies and whenever I see them it makes me think how romantic these full soft blooms are and how perfect they are for a bridal bouquet or within a table setting. These gorgeous flowers are a very popular choice for weddings as they mean ‘happy life’ and ‘happy marriage.’

Peonies are one of the more expensive choices of flower so if a bouquet full of them is out of the question, don’t worry as they complement other smaller flowers beautifully. Peonies come in a wide range of colours from the classic white and pale pink to vibrant fuchsia and coral –  simply mix with greenery, roses or tulips for a stylish bouquet.

shoes, shoes, shoes…

January 17, 2012

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Shopping for wedding shoes can be a bit of a dilemma. Unless you are wearing a short or three quarter length dress, where you are quite happy to spend a bit of extra money on shoes and make them a statement, then you don’t generally want to spend too much on them. But is it worth spending money if you are wearing a long dress and you know they won’t be seen that much especially when more than anything you need them to be comfortable.

The bride to be was lucky enough to find a gorgeous pair of shoes on sale which is a great piece of advice for any brides on the hunt for shoes at the moment. Another great piece of advice is to consider two pairs of shoes – heels for the ceremony and the dinner and then flats for the party and dancing. Do you have any advice for brides to be shopping for shoes?

paper lanterns…

October 4, 2011

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These paper lanterns are gorgeous way to do lighting for an outdoor wedding. The mix of sizes and the pink colour give off such a lovely glow and if you arrange for your dancefloor or tables to be set under the trees then a collection of these strung up through them will make for a romantic setting adding to the ambience of the evening.

 

alice in wonderland…

September 13, 2011

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Take a trip down the rabbit hole with an Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding. These gorgeous pictures show just how to take your favourite storybook and turn it into an eclectic wedding with some cool twists. Either take a retro approach with a white, red and black colour scheme using the ‘queen of hearts’ as your inspiration or just go for Alice inspired details like pale blue bridesmaid dresses, mix and match teacups and saucers and eat and drink me tags like these adorable ones pictured above. For more Alice in Wonderland inspired details make sure you check out Style Me Pretty.

 

pretty hanging lanterns…

September 7, 2011

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These hanging lanterns caught my eye as the bride has described something very similar as possible inspiration for her own wedding. The thing about getting married in Italy is that you are lucky enough to have to option to have the reception outside if you wish to and the location itself adds a lot to the style and ambience of the wedding. I don’t think you would need much in the way of flowers or decorations and these pretty lanterns show how simple is best and in the evenings the candle light will just add to the romance of the venue.