Saturday, 30 July 2011

A Splash of Colour

With brides nowadays wanting to create that Wow Factor for their wedding, one option is to consider a Coloured Wedding Dress. Whilst not for everyone, these dresses are becoming increasingly popular.
In other cultures colour is a symbolism of good luck, reds and golds especially are common place.

Here are a few ideas                         
                                                                        Tickled Pink


  Baby Blues

Deep Purples

Reds, Yellows & Greens

Black Wedding Dresses, again it is a case of personal choice, If you are very traditional then this is not the colour for you. Black wedding dresses are not considered suitable for church ceremonises, as it is traditionally the colour of mourning. But for a Gothic Themed Wedding it could be a perfect choice.

Now if your a very confident bride who really wishes to make a statement then maybe this dress is for you.

How about this airbrushed wedding dress for the more artistic bride

But if its just a subtle hint of colour you are looking for these dresses from Alfred Angelo are perfect.


Congratulations to Zara Phillips & Mike Tindall

Hundreds of well-wishers lined the streets for Scotland's first royal wedding in almost 20 years.

The Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips married England rugby player Mike Tindall at a ceremony in Edinburgh.

 The Brides Dress was an ivory silk faille and silk duchess satin gown by British and Edinburgh-trained designer Stewart Parvin.This was accompanied by a veil, tiara and Jimmy Choo shoes.

 Zara's maid of honour was her long-time friend Dolly Maude.

Her four chosen bridesmaids were her half-sister Stephanie Phillips, Mrs Maude's daughter Nell, Jaz Jocelyn, the daughter of a family friend and Hope Balshaw, daughter of best man Iain.

Her one page boy was her godson - and her maid of honour's son

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were among those at the wedding along with Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Catherine,  and Prince Harry.
Catherine as always looked totally stunning.

 Other guests included Prince Andrew and his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, as well as some of England's best-known rugby players to the wedding.

The Reverend Neil Gardner welcomed guests, including the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

The Family Ceremony itself was kept away from the main glare of the public and the press.

After the ceremony the couple emerged arm-in-arm, stood on the steps to the entrance to the 17 Century Kirk and shared a kiss.

 The private afternoon ceremony is being followed by a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The newlyweds arrived back at the palace as the Royal Scots Association pipe band played.

The couple hosted a pre-wedding party on the royal yacht Britannia, which is moored in Leith, on Friday night.

The couple met in a Sydney bar during England's victorious rugby World Cup campaign in Australia in 2003.

The England rugby star, who has captained his country, had a stag do in Miami while his fiancee - one of Britain's leading equestrian competitors – had her hen party at a spa in Portugal.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Fabulous, Fun, and Flirty - Shorter Dresses

Are you planning more of an informal wedding? Outdoors maybe?  Are you unique and prefer to be different from the crowd? These are a great option especially for a summer wedding. Why not show off your long legs with a quirky short wedding dress. Short dresses can be extremely stylish. They are ideal for those who don’t want to be worrying about getting their dresses dirty or tripping. If you have a petite frame, shorter dresses may be more flattering and give you more flexibility. Besides luxurious gowns and weddings which cost a large amount of money aren’t for everybody, and less costly gowns in casual style are a really good idea.

Ballgown style

Short Informal Wedding gowns types

Short gowns with different lengths:

  • Knee length Dress speaks for itself really and is a dress with the a hem reaching to the knee.

  • Tea duration Dress is a dress of unlike styles of top which waterfall to between the bottom of the knee and the bottom of the calf.

  • Above the knee (but a miniskirt dress might not be the best choice for a wedding!)

A shorter dress is also a great option for a destination wedding, easy to carry and transport, and ideal for those hotter climates.

Short does not mean you have to compromise on style

Short dresses can be stylish and if you do not budget for a designer dress, how about having one hand made by a dressmaker?

And with Vintage themes being fashionable at the moment they can be a perfect option

Fun and flirty 50's

Finding 2011 Informal Short Wedding gowns
If you have your favourite designer, there is a choice of short gowns that you should pick from. It’s not necessary to give up the Alfred Angelo look, their dresses with a splash of colour,for instance their  destination wedding selection is ideal for brides searching for shorter designs. Here are a few designers with short gowns available:
  • Anne Barge
  • Jenny Lee
  • Maggie Sottero
  • Vera Wang
  • Jessica McClintock 
  •  If your are a bride that is looking for a dress that screams simplicity, elegance and fun a shorter dress my just be for you.
So remember,  unadorned certainly does not mean plain, boring, or forgettable

Happy dress hunting!

    Tuesday, 26 July 2011

    Colour Focus - Rustic Browns and Greens

    When looking for a colour theme for your wedding i am positive that this one would not automatically spring to mind.

    I love the rustic look of the Rich deep Browns and Greens together

    This has a slightly vintage feel to it


    Add a splash of yellow or orange and you have a very autum feel

    Or maybe add more cream


    Monday, 25 July 2011

    Simple creative ideas to decorate your venue

    Every Bride wishes to have the most perfect wedding, and in the current climate we are all having to watch the pennies. Today i thought we could look at ways we can save a little bit of our wedding budget as well as letting you put your own creative stamp on the day.  Some of these can be recreated yourself, and others are simply inexpensive ideas

     I love this simple but effective garland of hearts

     Simple stars, easy to make and great if your having a movie themed wedding

    I love this idea of using fruit as a featurel, perfect for those outdoor, rustic weddings

    All you need is a flower punch and some pins to create these perfect decorations

    Doily Inspiration

    Make your own chandelier