Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Save The Date!

'Save The Dates' are one of those American traditions that have wormed their way into British wedding protocol. Hey, I'm not complaining, I love me some yankee traditions, and I'm all for sending things in the post - who doesn't enjoy opening an exciting looking letter?

I decided to do Save The Dates for my family and close friends when I opted for a summer wedding, not only that, it's on the extra long bank holiday weekend, so I knew there'd be a high chance that people would be going away. I guess it's also nice to have something creative to ooh and aah over before you get going on the nitty gritty details of planning the day itself. I searched far and wide for ideas for my wedding. Without giving too much away, I didn't want anything too cheesy, too fussy or too 'done' and finally settled on a sketch design (I should post it up actually. Note to self.)

I gathered images of designs I loved along the way, and have just stumbled across this folder - hence the post. I think it's great for couples to give people an idea of what kind of wedding to expect, is it an informal garden party, a more formal church wedding, a swish evening black tie do, or something super laid back and chilled. You can seriously go all out on these bad boys, but a lot of these the cost is just in the printing.

Here are some of my favourites I found along the way, which one do you prefer?

First up is a fairly typical one, in that it's a photo of the bride and groom to be, with the date they're getting hitched. I don't normally like photo Save The Dates, but I think this one's kinda cute. Plus they're matching. Aww.

I love it if it really represents the couple, so this one immediately caught my eye. I was hoping to do something similar, then I realised that neither me or my fiance like scrabble. Or long words really. But amazing me thinks.

Playing on the phrases people use to get married is also really popular, and for good reasons...check this bad boy out. Pretty clever if you ask me.

And last but not least. Having a wedding in Vegas (or Blackpool?!?!) Love a bit of gambling? Then this scratch card Save The Date will tickle your fancy. Love this one. I'd be so over the moon if I got sent one of these. I bet these are super expensive, BUT I do know you can buy scratch card paint and could probably have a good bash at recreating one of these yourself.

I hope this has inspired you!


Becky x

Monday, 22 August 2011

A Sneak Preview Of Kim's Wedding

Although it seemed the world and its wife knew about everything to do with Kim's wedding, it's still exciting to see it in reality.

Ahead of E!'s Wedding Day special due to be aired in October, they've released some footage. It's not much, but you do see Kim's choice of head piece (I'm not keen) and the bridesmaid dresses (to die for). It's only short, so worth a quick peek!


Becky x

Friday, 19 August 2011

Kim K Prepares For Her Big Day

Unless you've been living under a rock, or don't have Sky, you'll know that reality star and all round sex bomb Kim Kardashian is set to wed her sport star fiance Kris Humphries tomorrow in Los Angeles.
A red carpet regular, there's no doubt that Kim is one of those women who knows how to dress for her figure. Showing off her ample curves at every opportunity, I don't doubt that she'll look banging in, if rumours are to be believed, her 3 custom designed Vera Wang dresses.

Nothing's been let slip about her dress (or dresses), but after browsing Vera Wang's website (here) I'm hoping she picks out something like this...

Similar to the dress that Vera designed for Hilary Duff's big day, I think it would accentuate all her curves, whilst still adding the glamour factor with the big skirt and sequin detail.

I'm almost as excited about how she's going to have her make up and hair (yes I know, I'm a loser). She has the smoky eye and nude lip down to a tee, and I hope she doesn't stray too much from what looks best on her. However, she does experiment with her hair fairly often, so I am intrigued to see what she goes for, natural and wavy, up and chic, long and straight? Who knows. I've picked her fail safe hair styles below. Which one would you like to see her in?

Wedding pictures to be posted as soon as they come out!


Becky x

Friday, 12 August 2011

Little Ricky's Treasures

I'm going through a phase of LOVING friendship bracelets at the moment, and whilst searching around for  inspiration for a post about wedding favours, imagine my joy and utter excitement when I stumbled upon these little beauties!

Cara from Little Ricky's Treasures has a wide variety of charms, and can even source particular ones if you need her too. From charms like treble clefs and feathers, to tibetan love knots and swallows - there's something for everyone. At only £3 each, they'd be a perfect wedding favour for the ladies coming to your big day. If you order over 100, they go down to £2 as well. As you can see from above there is a choice of colours, each having their own special meaning and powers.

If you were to order them for wedding favours, you can customise the gorgeous little card that comes with them as well. I am in love.

Check out these pictures from a recent wedding she's done, I can't imagine how excited the guests must have been. Best wedding favours I've seen in a while. And how cute are the bags?

For more information, just add 'Little Rickys Treasures' as a friend on facebook.

I'm getting one for myself, that much I know.


Becky x

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Kate's Official Photos Released

For those of us who can't get their hands on a copy of American Vogue's September Issue, it contains Mario Testino's shots of Kate and Jamie's Big Day.

You can find the full article from Vogue here which has a selection of shots, including the fabulous guests. But for now, here are my favourites.

Amazing what photoshop can do these days isn't it? Jokes. I still love her.

Becky x

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Shoes, Glorious Shoes!

You can probably tell I'm a bit shoe obsessed at the moment, but I'm a girl, so who can blame me? I've decided that it's far easier looking for wedding shoes than it is for a dress, and since I started my digging, I've found some amazing options.

I'm definitely not going to go down the traditional kitten heel route (sorry Mum!) but that's not to say I'm going to go as far as some of these brave ladies.

Which is your favourite?

Louboutin who? Forget the red sole, your wedding day requires (by law) you to have 'something blue' incorporated into your day, I can't think of a better way than having blue soles, can you?

I love these bad boys, completely doing away with the cream/white/champagne theme that wedding shoes normally take, how about taking your theme colour(s) and going with that? Not arguing, this woman's shoes are to die for.

I saw these shoes a while back and was just waiting for the right way to incorporate them into a post. I can't think of a sweeter way to make close friends a part of your day. Having messages of good luck and congratulations on your soles throughout your special day is practically tear-jerking! Even better, how about getting those who can't be with you on the day to sign them? Beautiful.

Most people will have seen something similar to this before, but I think the crystals look beautiful. I'm looking into where you can get this done, so will post again soon. Would be amazing if there were more word options as well!

To the lady who thought 'sod them all' I'm going to wear by favourite boots. I'm a boot girl, so I'm totally empathising. Wish I could see the rest of the dress, I bet she looks amazing.

Last but by no means least. Who said that if you get married on the beach you can't wear shoes? Check out these feet sandals. O. M. G. Such an inspired idea.

Which ones will you be going for?


Becky x

Friday, 29 July 2011

Royal Wedding Mark Two

So, another Royal Wedding will be taking place this weekend, and I for one am excited to see the Royal Family rock up at a 'normal' traditional do. Let's face it, with the groom being the captain of the England Rugby team, there is sure going to be a maHOOsive piss up tomorrow evening up in Edinburgh.

With Zara choosing Stewart Parvin, her Grandmother's favourite designer, to do her dress, I'm a bit unsure what to expect. For me there's nothing too special in his collection, don't get me wrong, they're beautiful dresses, but not worthy of a Royal.

The ones I've chosen to put on here are the most 'out there' designs, and neither hit the mark if I'm honest.

It'll be a lovely wedding, they're totally inlove, and hey - that's what it's all about isn't it? (cough)

Becky x

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Design Your Own Shoes?? Hells Yeah!

When my friend sent me this site my heart leapt with joy. How much more fun could you possibly have than designing your own shoes (well apart from handbags, but sadly that remains an unfulfilled dream)?

Having been searching for 'the' dress since March (nope, still not got one, turns out I'm too fussy), the old shoe situation keeps coming up time and time again. There are two schools of thought in the whole wedding shoes issue, the first think that the shoes come once you've found the dress of your dreams, and the second believe in order to find your dress, you need to already have the shoes. Well shoot me down if this doesn't create an extra panic! I'm definitely hanging out in the first camp, I think the dress is way more important than the shoes (don't kill me), no one even sees them for a start! Yikes.

So all this chatter has also lead me onto looking for the perfect pair. I need something with a platform, stilettos are a no go for me I'm afraid. Open toe as well is a must, I'll be marrying in summer after all, always good to get a bit of air down there.

So you can understand my excitement about being able to design my own wedding shoes? They do a special range of Bridal Satin (you can order the swatches beforehand - perfect) and you can choose the shoe style, straps/no straps, embellishment and loads more. I implore everyone to have a go - it's a lot of fun.

This is the shoe I came up with - all over Oyster Italian Satin with a Swarovski Crystal Cluster (well, thought I'd go all out, hey?) and they came to £300, sure it'd be less if you dropped the crystals. In fact, I'm going to give it another go.

Click here to go on the website.


Becky x

Friday, 22 July 2011

Kate's Dress On Display

I am a bit gutted that this masterpiece isn't going on display for longer, or in a place that most people can go, but I guess it's good they're allowing some people to see it up close. It'll be displayed at Buckingham Palace's summer exhibition.

I'm most excited about the dress, but also the veil. Eeek. Wish I was going.

Here's a sneak preview.


Becky x

Make My Day Vintage

I cannot describe how excited I was when I came across this London based company. They specialise in hiring out vintage tea cups, saucers, suitcases and such like, ideal for a vintage themed wedding. All mismatching and individually beautiful they'd definitely add an extra wow to your special day, they are a definite must for anyone wanting a shabby-chic do.
Check out their website here to get more details on prices and delivery, but here are some of my favourite pictures. I am for sure having those vintage luggage cases, just beautiful.


Becky x

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Disney Launch Bridal Range

Whilst it might not be everyone's cup of tea, you've got to admit it is a pretty savvy business decision from those over at Disney to launch a collaboration with Alfred Angelo bridal wear. If I'm honest, I can't believe it's taken them this long to realise the size of the prize, if you like. I mean, doesn't almost every girl say "I want to look like a princess" when asked about how they imagine themselves on their wedding day.

The collection comprises of 7 dresses inspired by the most well-known Disney princesses, including of course Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella.

Alfred Angelo's interpretation of Cinderella's gown

Ariel's mermaid inspired dress

Belle's Gown
Belle from Beauty & The Beast

Jasmine style wedding dress
Plus, if you're interested in learning more about how this collaboration came about, and the inspiration behind the gown, this video was posted on YouTube.


Becky x

Monday, 4 July 2011

Doesn't She Look Lovely

I'm sure everyone has seen these by now, but as if I couldn't post these. So nice to see her look so happy. And wouldn't you in the beautiful vintage inspired dress. She looks exactly how I imagined her, relaxed, stylish but not too styled. I love the bridesmaids too.


Friday, 1 July 2011

Kate's Arrived At Church!!

No words. Just amazing. Eeeeek. Can't wait for more. Plus. If she's wearing I veil, I defo have to.


Becky x

Abbey Gets Wed!

Ahhh. How happy does she look?? (Let's face it, no one cares about the lanky bloke). Her Giles Deacon dress is perfect for her, beautifully styled hair and red nail varnish. She looks stunning. I just love her. I couldn't pick just one picture, so here's an array (courtesy of Google Image). I could look at these forever.


Becky x

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Wedding Weekend

It's a big weekend for weddings coming up. I am EXCITED!

Getting married today apparently, is Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch. I have my doubts about Peter, but Abbey I love. Don't write this wedding off, she's got great taste, and she's beautiful, so she's going to look amazing in whatever she wears.

Starting their 2 day wedding tomorrow is Prince Albert of Monaco and his soon to be wife, Charlene Wittstock. Without a doubt this will be one of the most high profile weddings of the year, guests rumoured to be on the list include Karl Lagerfeld, Sir Philip Green and Claudia Schiffer. This will definitely be one starry affair.

And finally, who could overlook 'Moss-stock', the 3 day festival-style wedding of La Moss to The Kills' Jamie Hince starting tomorrow in the gardens of her home in the Cotswolds. Not only is it rumoured that Beth Ditto, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West are going to perform, but that she's having a whole tent set up filled with vintage Ossie Clark dresses for her female guests to wear. O. Em. Gee. Must be the hottest invite in town. Cannot wait for the pictures.

Congratulations to the happy couples.