Sunday, 29 January 2012

Another Beautiful Dress From Dolly

Just gorgeous, what a beauty!  Dolly Couture has just given a sneak preview of this cute gown called Florence which will be on sale for $595.  I would have loved one like this though I might have asked to have the skirt a teeny bit longer.  Dolly can customise dresses to give you the dream dress for your big day.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Short Wedding Dresses

Not all of us dream about walking down the aisle in a meringue.  The wedding might have a less formal setting like a register offfice or beach, but also a lot of brides to be don't feel that dressing up as Cinderella is their style.  And why should you conform when there are so many different options out there?  If you're looking for something short and sweet (which is frankly kind on the pocket as well), head down to Monsoon where you can try on these lovelies.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

The intimate 1920's/30's house party wedding..

 Gosford Park (2001)

I completely fell in love when I first saw Robert Redford in the Great Gatsby dressed to the nines in white tie and tails, so stunningly handsome and suave.  Back in the early 20th century the men in their evening attire and the ladies in their satin gowns and perfect hair oozed sophistication and glamour - the perfect inspiration for a stylish wedding.  Host an evening dinner party reception in a grand venue for close family and friends and live like lords and ladies for a day.

Satin bias cut gowns are the order of the day and nobody does these better than Jenny Packham.  Her dress are sleek and sophisticated, perfect for the Hollywood Vamp look..

For a similar dress on a smaller budget look for destination dresses from Dessy, or Monsoon in the UK.  Also look at evening style bridesmaids dresses (I love the ones at Watters & Watters) and order in white or ivory! 

Complete the look with a sleek waved hairstyle and statement crystal hairslide like thew models in the photos above - traditional veils and boho hair is forbidden!  If you want a more bridal look go for a small birdcage veil, there are so many versions on Etsy.

The perfect venue for this type of wedding would be a grand country house available for private hire, where you and your guests can lord it up for the weekend.  If your budget won't quite stretch to this, look for a hotel with a private dining room, the grander the better.  For brides inviting a few guests, have an intimate candlelit dinner party.  If you are inviting more guests, cocktails and canapes are the way to go.

I love this theme - but it will only work if you ban any guests in 1920's gangster costumes, you want a sophisticated wedding, not a fancy dress party!