Monday, 24 September 2012

GET THE LOOK: Champagne Themed Wedding

What says celebration more than champagne... the perfect wedding theme - rich, sophisticated, classic, timeless.  Great for decoration, colours and to theme around!  This theme can be done to either extreme, big budget/ small budget : )

Small budget - DIY name placements

Big/small budget

Big/small budget - champagne tower, used cava for those on a smaller budget

Big/small budget

Big budget

Big budget

Smaller budget

Happy Engagement Day!

So finally after over 7 years together my brother proposed to his long suffering girlfriend... (23 Sep 12)

How it went down: They were away for the weekend, had spent the day at the zoo... then as Leila sadly went for a shower after expecting the proposal to come during the day Ben showed her a video he'd made - with the proposal included : ))

So very cute, I want to see the video so much - maybe they'll let me add it to the blog?  The ring is vintage, bought earlier in the year... pictures to come in a few weeks.

Just under a carat diamond, with platinum flowers and a thin gold band!!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

GET THE LOOK: Russian Royalty Themed Wedding

Inspired by the beauty of Anna Karenina... how about a snowy, high society classic Russian themed wedding.

Anna Karenina was written by Leo Tolstoy in 1873-77.  Last night I saw the modern screen play starring Keira Knightly, Jude Law and the very sexy Aaron Taylor Johnson!

A/W 2012 fashions are very on trend with the Russian high society glamour..

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

2013 A/W Wedding Dress Trend... the bustle

I think the wedding dress designers if they have not already should add a nice lace, organza ruffled modern take on a vintage French style bustle... wouldn't that be fantastic for an autumn / winter wedding dress!!

Here are a few ideas I've dug up, see what you think... shall we start a revolution and decide next season wedding dress trend before the designers have launch.  Taking inspiration from the fashion weeks #lfw

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 -

Yolan Cris 2013 -

Ines Di Santo Spring 2013 -

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Spring 2013 Wedding Dress - Colours

Another top trend for Spring 2013 wedding dresses is colour, seems a lot of red and blue are very popular, specially with Vera Wang and Oscar De La Renta.

Vera Wang -

Oscar De La Renta -

Elie Saab -

Vera Wang -

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

GET THE LOOK: Out of Space Themed Wedding

Love can sometimes be described as 'out of this world' and to celebrate that endless love how about a fantastic, atmospheric themed wedding.  Dark colours, stars, moon, planets... even aliens!  Rockets... the rocket man ; ) Done in the right way this just say a romantic, sparkly blissful evening to me.

2013 Wedding Dress - Portrait Backs

Another big Wedding dress trend for 2013 is portrait backs... a small opening in the back, most seem to have a lot of detailing or a lace panel.  Very romantic!! Claire Pettibone Reem Acra Amsale

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Plaits - Wedding Hair

My house mate is off to a country wedding this weekend in the Cotswold's and she is a bridesmaid, the colours are pastel shades and the theme is very vintage country.  The bridesmaids hair will be some kind of plait... different for each.  If you'd like a plait as the bride or for your bridesmaids, here are a few ideas:

Other ideas!