dresses to die for | uk wedding blog

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I can’t really find the words to describe how much I love these dresses. Serious adoration for Yaki Ravid‘s 2012 collection. Breathtakingly beautiful lace and intricate beading. I shall leave you to the images because quite frankly my words do not do them justice.

Right? Shall I get married again so I can have this bottom one? More images are said to be coming from Yaki over the next few weeks.

pastel schmastel | uk wedding blog

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I am loving the annual emergence of pastels for spring. However, I always seem drawn to more sultry colours. Don’t get me wrong. I love pastel shades and I think they make for a beautiful wedding theme. But do you not think that sometimes it can get a bit too sickly sweet?

I have always loved navy and gold. My mother would always tut whenever we went shopping as more often than not, if it wasn’t black then it would be navy. For those that have met me, I usually am in dark colours…how dull.

I did this mood board a little while ago. Still loving dark blue and gold. And I would love to have it on the walls in our new house, I reckon it may make the room feel like a cave though…

Christine Rudolph {obsessed with her by the way}

- www.chictopa.com {OPI Russian Navy}

This. I love this!! It would make a wonderful colour scheme for a decadent wedding.

What do you think?

elle is for love | uk wedding blog

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Elle is a sponsor of the blog and has supported me from very early on. She is a fantastic wedding stationer but also a wonderfully inspiring and positive person. Elle has added another string to her bow in the way of personlised clip boards. Great to take orders on at a wedding fayre.

Elle says “Personalised clipboards adorned with your company’s branding – supply me with your logo (or I can design one for you) and it can be made into a clipboard. This one was created for a company who were attending a wedding show – having created a few branding options for them, they wanted to continue the theme onto clipboards to take orders on the day. It works perfectly and creates a cohesive, co-ordinated look.

I will also be creating a range of these in different sizes for wedding stationery – cute, mini versions for place settings and larger sizes for menus etc….all featuring your wedding design”.

Visit Elle’s website for more.

Another post later, you lucky things.

currently loving | uk wedding blog

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I have written a few of these now, but sadly not for a while. We are now back on track with what I am currently loving, as per usual tell me what you are loving at the moment in the comment box.

my feathered friends are back across the road

this months Dashing Magazine

can not get enough right now

my new blazer from Crew

We are about to move in to our first house and I can't help but look already. Pavilion Grey anyone?

Atticus is getting huge!

buying winter spice candles in the sale.

spring flowers

home-made granola and natural yoghurt with a healthy helping of honey for breakfast


In the wedding world I am currently loving Johanna Hehir…

I adore The White Gallery Collection. Every single dress is beautiful. Johanna just keeps on getting it right.

Also, I would currently love you if you could like me on Facebook


So tell us all, what are you currently loving?


gilda’s tryst | uk wedding blog

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A few weeks ago I was invited to Gilda’s Tryst in Covent Garden, it was an opportunity to meet the designers Shireen & Amanda, and see the collection in the store. I sadly couldn’t attend so I contacted the wonderful London based wedding photographer Laura Babb, who went along to stroke the prettiness and take some beautiful photos.

{Left} Ciara - Wed In London

Briana - Gilda's Tryst

Stunning jewellery, beautiful venue and lovely people. You can see more of their collection {my favourite is inspired by Norma Jeane}. They also have Gatsby inspired necklaces which would pull together the look for a 1920s bride. I have my eye on the Pearl and Gold Absolution necklace. Lots of pearls; always a winner.

Thank you so much for the invite, I know Laura had a lovely time viewing your beautiful jewels and sipping champagne.

Laura Babb also takes wonderful photos of weddings…have a look!

{introducing} Cassandra Lane | uk wedding blog

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Today I am introducing the newest sponsor of So You’re Getting Married…

I’m Cass and I’m a wedding photographer based in Birmingham, but I’ll pretty much go anywhere my little purple car takes me.

I got into wedding photography when I was planning Josh and I’s peacocky, vintagey, relaxed kind of wedding. I found that weddings are a brilliant world where creativity is allowed to thrive and everything is just that extra bit special. Couples are getting more and more inventive and imaginative when it comes to their day. It’s an exciting place to be with a camera! More than all the glitter and sequins (although, come on they are important!) it’s awesome to be surrounded with smiley, happy, loved up people.

Before all that, I studied for a BA in Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster. My fine art background really influences my work and I would describe my style as creative and contemporary, with an alternative and quirky twist.

Likes:- cats, good light, feathers, baking, music

Dislikes:- moths, puddles, milk in tea

Favourite Colour:- There’s too many to choose from!

Favourite Film:- Return of the Jedi

Favourite Song:- My karaoke song is ‘Baby Got Back’ by Sir Mixalot

Favourite Drink:- Crabbies Ginger Beer

Favourite Food:- Seafood of any and every kind

Favourite Book:- Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles. So beautiful, but so sad.

Favourite Quote from a Film:– Not really a true quote, more of an improvised one that my husband and I like to say every bin day… Me, as The Emperor: ‘It seems that in your anger, you forgot to take out the recycling…’ Husband, as Darth Vader: ‘Nooooo!’ You probably have to be there…

You can find more of Cass’s beautiful work over on her site. And you will find her down the side bar as a sponsor of the blog. Follow this link to see how you can win your wedding photography with her. 

Welcome! Click below to see more of her work. 

beauty tips needed | uk wedding blog

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We have had the hair woes, which have fortunately gone. We are now on to beauty woes. Well, your tips for avoiding such woes. Over to Rachel…

The Beauty Department

In preparing for our wedding I have decided that I must do everything within my power to look radiantly beautiful on the day – ignoring the fact that this isn’t something that’s ordinarily achieved in my day-to-day life!

So not only have I embarked on some half-hearted attempt to lose a little bit of weight to squeeze myself into the dress but I’ve also been growing my hair, moisturising to within an inch of my life and trying out new types of make up.

You’ve already heard all about my hair woes which, I’m delighted to report, seems to going pretty well at the moment. Heat can apparently aggravate hair loss on certain medications, so having stayed well away from hair dryers and straighteners I have resembled a blonde poodle for a few weeks. But it’s having the desired effect so I’m going to embrace poodle chic for the foreseeable future, at least!

One of my sister’s lovely best friends also happens to work for Benefit and will be transforming my face into something photo worthy! So I’ve been trying out various tester pots to get the feel for it and will be having a trial with her when I next take the trip down south.

Ah yes, the next big trip down south will also feature a little date with my wedding dress. The dress I haven’t seen in over a year. I’m hoping to arrange my hair and makeup trials for the morning of the fitting so I can get some idea of how it will all come together. I’m also hoping that the dress is still as wonderful as it was the day I fell in love with it. Because fall I did, even though it was about to become discontinued, was over budget and I had to make a decision the same day even though I’d just gone along for the fun of it. The course of true love never runs smooth eh?

So beautiful people, I’d really love your tips on how to get wedding wonderful in time for July. One of my friends does nothing other than hot water and soap. Another has every potion known to man in her bathroom. What are your ‘I swear by this’ products or routines?

Mine? I sleep a lot. That counts, right?

So ladies, best beauty tips? I’m not sure if this counts, but I swear by finding the right foundation. No matter what your skin is doing, blotchy, puffy or spotty the right foundation will even you out in a matter of minutes. Is it obvious to say drink lots of water? 

making friends | uk wedding blog

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I am going to go ahead and say it. I am an awesome person. I am a hoot. I am the life and soul of the party. These are facts and are not up for dispute. (Even if some people enjoying arguing with me for the sake of it). There is nothing like a birthday to make you realise how many friends you have, or lack…Read More

moving house | uk wedding blog

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If you follow me on twitter, you already know what has happened this week (aside from my 25th birthday). On Wednesday we found out that the house we put an offer on had been accepted. Apparently that does not mean we have the house. We have to prove we can actually pay for it, and not with buttons or monopoly money. Bank meetings ensued and late on Friday we got the final all clear. I know there is more to go, things can go wrong but that doesnt mean I can’t start a “my new home” pinboard on pinterest. Feel free to follow! We also found out that stamp duty will come in to effect on March 24th so we need to have swapped contracts before then else we are whacked with a 1% fee. No thank you. That 1% can pay for this bed…Read More

Fitting in to the dress – By Rachel | UK Wedding Blog

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We are with Rachel today, who is talking cake, fitting in to the dress and whether it really matters. Over to Rachel…

You all got a litte bit of a break from me last week – you lucky things! Phoebe and I had a good chat over too much food and the most amazing brownie I’ve ever eaten…ooh brownie…so she didn’t quite escape me.
So darling ones, it’s now less than 5 months to go. I keep repeating that fact to myself in order to convince myself it’s true. No matter how many times I try and believe it, it doesn’t actually feel real. I’d expected to be at the stage where I’d be seriously thinking about our wedding day by now, right down to actually refusing treats in order to look reem (yes, I lifted that from Joey Essex) in my dress. But the thing is, that’s not happening. And to be honest, I don’t think it’s ever going to happen. 
Four years ago I started on some medication that has made me put on over 3 stone. Before then I was the annoying girl who could wolf down a burger and fries with a side of chocolate cake whilst still slipping into my teeny tiny skinny jeans. Yes, I was the kind of girl that everyone quite likes to hate. I blame the medication because actually it’s very likely to be the main culprit but I’m pretty sure my complete inability to say no to cake and/or chips has something to do with it. So whilst I’m not big – even though I will constantly moan about myself for being so – I do worry about not looking like *me* on our wedding day.
Forget the fact I’m going to be dolled up to the nines with super shiny (we hope!) hair, makeup I’ve actually bothered to get done properly, a super swanky dress and the most amazing shoes – the thing I most worry about it is looking fat in my wedding photos. And as much as our photographer is a whiz with the ol’ gadgets, there’s only so much a little airbrushing and creative licence can do.
It’s a cliche that brides diet before their big day. My dressmaker told me that she has to make brides sign a piece of paper if they ask for their dress to be ordered in a size smaller because she’s had so many not manage it and kick up a fuss when it doesn’t fit. But why do we feel like we have to? Before we got engaged, I wouldn’t say I was happy with how I looked but I was quite content. 
What is it with the big shiny diamond and the promise of a big white dress to make you swear blind you’re never going to so much as look at a piece of chocolate for as long as you live? Or at least until the reception when you’re going to gorge yourself on wedding cake.
I have no idea what I’m trying to achieve with this blog. I have no wise words. I have no ‘hoorah for being you and that’s all that matters’ motivation. At the moment being me is a very fluid concept and just getting through every day one at a time is a massive high five – wowsers, that was a bit dramatic. But on the run up to your wedding day, being you and being comfortable with being you means you have to be comfortable with what you’ll see in those photos forever. Well, unless you hide them at the back of the wardrobe and that would just be a real shame.
And if hitting the gym and banning yourselves from the biscuits and crisps aisle at the supermarket suits you down to the ground, then go for it. Likewise, if pizza on the sofa is your thing then go for that too. Me? I’m a bit of both and I actually think that’s ok.
Just to be clear, I’m eating Jelly Babies as I write this. They help me be clear…

If you saw Rachel, you would know she hasn’t got anything to worry about. And you will look like you on your day, just a new you. A better you perhaps?