Oh the dress. Personally I found the words of advise ‘you just know when its the One’ so very true. I saw ‘my’ dress a year before I’d even tried it on at the Milton Keynes Wedding Fayre.
It was from the wonderful ladies at The Ivory Wardrobe in Woburn Sands. I booked an appointment with them a year before the wedding. Tried on ‘the dress’ first followed by around 15 more but it was just a no for everything else. My heart was set on that first one.
It is, in my opinion, a modern princess style.
I got my shoes and veil with The Ivory Wardrobe also. A gorgeous, incredibly comfy pair from Pink. My ‘something blue’ gem stickers was simply from Amazon but I felt it added a nice touch.
I am unsure who my Veil is designed by but I will edit this post as soon as I do.
I wish everyone the best of luck finding ‘their dress’ it really does create such a special memory.
I knew from the offset that I wanted a ‘unique’ bouquet for myself and my bridesmaids. I trailed the internet for absolutely ages before coming across Lily Belle Keepsakes on Etsy.
I instantly fell in love with several of her designs. I contacted her and we spoke about colours and themes before she made me and the bridesmaids a bespoke bouquet each.
I chose a Cascade Tear Drop Waterfall for myself and a simpler version for my bridesmaids. These were brought two years before our wedding, kept under lock and key inside their boxes and out of direct sunlight. They looked just as beautiful two years on and its such a precious keepsake for me.
I paid half the fee beforehand for materials, was sent photographs when finished incase there was something I wanted tweaking and once approved I paid the remainder. They came very securely not long after.
For the venue, the toss bouquet and the presents for my mother and mother-in-law I wanted real flowers.
I found the lovely Sharons Flowers (you can find her on Facebook only) through my mum and she was a delight to work with.
Incredibly easy to talk to and bounce ideas off. Paid around a week before the wedding as she buys the flowers as fresh as possible. Nothing was too much trouble and she did a beautiful job.
We went mainly for the beautiful and completely inexpensive option of gypsophila and in the toss bouquet I had a ‘beefy’ white rose, which name escapes me.
I wanted something very bright and happy for the gift bouquets and Sharon suggested sunflowers. I thought it very fitting and was very pleased with how they turned out.
We were very pleased with how all the flowers turned out and our guests really enjoyed the unique variety.
From a house move, to a wedding, to a mini moon.
The last 3 months of our lives has been a whirlwind but I have so much to share with you all!
I will be doing a few different series based on the hen do, wedding, decorating and re-start all my old posts series’.
I hope that all my old readers will join back in with me and that any new readers feel welcome enough to give me a follow along!
I hope your all well and I can’t wait to get re-started.