Carla & Tim’s English Country Wedding, Essex.

7 Nov

Carla is used to weddings having worked in the wedding industry for many years with her career as a dressmaker. Carla’s own dress however rather found her. Carla spotted it while browsing a second-hand shop and she instantly knew it was for her, it was in perfect condition and fitted like a glove. Carla felt like it was there waiting for her to find it – like it was meant for her.

Carla’s creativity did make it into the wedding proceedings having handmade an appliqued lace bolero with pearl detail applied by hand as well as a pure silk tulle veil with hand stitched satin trim. Having been part of so many other bride’s big days Carla thought about every last detail and along with Tim they set out to put their personal stamp on their day. The wedding favours were handmade- raspberry jam in miniature glass jars with the message, ‘Life is sweet,” packets of chocolate covered pretzels with the message, ‘Thank you for joining us as we tied the knot,’ and packets of heart shaped peppermints with the message, ‘Mint to be’.

Carla sadly lost her father three days before Tim proposed so when it came to the wedding Carla’s brother gave her away and gave a moving speech that was a beautiful tribute to her father which brought a tear to her eye and made sure that his memory was part of their day.

Carla sums up her day as, “Beautiful sunshine, lots of fun & laughter and we simply couldn’t have wished for a better day!”

Carla is based in London and specialises in made-to-measure and alterations if you would like to view her fabulous work please visit her website here.









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The red carpet wedding dress trend continues

7 Nov

selena gomez wedding dress

We have seen lots of celebrities wearing bridal inspired gowns on the red carpet lately and we hope this trend will continue.

Last night’s MTV host Selena Gomez lead the way with a beautiful short Marchesa dress. Rihanna followed suit, also in Marchesa with Miley Cyrus bringing a tomboy twist to the trend. Award winning!

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Halloween Themed Weddings

20 Oct

I’m originally from Derry in Northern Ireland where Halloween is absolutely huge and there is always a massive celebration in the streets with people of all ages dressing up and the costumes are crazy and very competitive! There are lots of activities to do for the kids in the day and fireworks at night and I’ve always thought that a fancy dress wedding would be so much fun and memorable for everyone involved.

To get us in the Halloween Spirit here are a few spooky ideas.

These themed wedding programmes by Sondra Davis are so well made.

I love this Halloween themed wedding by Tom Pellow Photography it looks like so much fun!

Cape Capers

17 Oct

I love little cover ups you can wear them the whole day or throw them on as and when. This would be perfect for the meal especially i you have a strapless dress so you can have a little detail showing in the photographs.

Bam! Pow! Wallop!

13 Oct

Add some superpowers to your wedding with these adorable headpieces. Designed by UK designer Janine Basil and are available on her Etsy
page. Janine has such a wide collection from dollar symbols to cherries and cupcakes you will find it all and wear it on your head!

Make Batman jealous!




Save the date postcards

4 Oct

I’ve raved about My August Press before but i just had to share their wondrous Save the Date postcards with you. Save the date cards should be more relaxed than the more detailed and traditional invitations that follow and what a more relaxing way than to stick it on a postcard- a gorgeous little postcard that is! Most wedding photographers offer “Pre Wedding” shoots and what a lovely way to make use of your gorgeous images!

Modern Wedding Garters

3 Oct

The tradition of the wedding garter goes back years and years but the style has pretty much stayed the same and they can look dated.

I love these romantic garters by  Florrie Mitton which provide a modern twist on the tradition.

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