In the latest edition of Martha Stewarts Weddings magazine, something caught my eye big time, and this was the butterfly bouquet that a very clever bride made herself. Of course we do love flowers but if you are having a small and quirky wedding then there are alternatives to the traditional floral bouquets out there and the best bit is that you could always make it yourself. Over on Etsy, I found many delightful and inspirational bouquets that will last a lifetime and look uber unusual. From the top is the Tweed Bouquet which I think would look rather cool for a town hall ceremony, the colourful Origami Bouquet which would work great for the spring time with other candy colours, the Duck Tape Bouquet (so Blue Peter) of classic white roses works great with a monochrome theme and the modern twist on classic champagne and ivory colours is the Button Bouquet.
Well I never… This Walking on Air dress from Revolve Clothing and an exclusive from Anzevino and Florence on The List is the first of it’s kind. One size fits all. Yes really, this dress can be adjusted to fit US sizes 0-8 (up to a UK size 10) and with it’s slip-on design and wraparound sash it’s created to give you the perfect fit. It’s a stunning dress, and not one for a wallflower let’s be honest though there is the ability to adjust the volume of the dress. So if you just have no time or inclination to shop around and try on dresses and a budget of $1000 then this is for you. Having said that I think it’s now sold out. Shame.
I’ve come across Sliding Vinyl and think that if you are struggling to find a DJ that isn’t like something straight out of Phoenix Nights then speak to these guys. They are a bespoke service with tonnes of wedding experience offering a music collection from 1950’s to the present day and as they tailor the night to suit you, you can choose as much of the playlist as you want, so if you really wanted more Girls Aloud and less Dexy’s Midnight Runners your wish can be granted (that’s me sorted then!). Likewise if you are one of those people who is struggling to come up with more than a few songs then this can be left in their expert hands to spin some tunes that suit the audience on the night, as let’s face it, crowds can vary. As if that doesn’t sound good enough (get it?), you can have added extras such as a live Saxophone player (from Hed Kandi, no less) which is sure enough to get even the most shy on the dance floor and if you’re crowd don’t get up to thorw some shapes under the glitter ball also available for hire, then to be honest, I don’t know what will.
You’ve found the dress, got the shoes and picked a hairstyle for the big day, but hold on, isn’t there something missing? I realised the importance of accessories when going for a friends dress fitting. She looked stunning, but it just wasn’t quite complete – so thank goodness for wedding jewellery and accessories specialist Yarwood-White. A collection of intricate items such as tiaras, necklaces and earrings, it really is the best place to start looking for the finishing touches to your outfit. Though it was hard, I’ve picked a few of my favourites: the Pearl and Crystal Rondell Headband is the perfect adornment to a Grecian style dress. The delicate bow detail Divinity Chandelier Earrings would add a girly essence to a vintage look lace dress, and if you wanted an alternative to the tiara then consider these Blossom Pins which are perfect clustered together in one position or scattered around your up-do style to create a more subtle elegance. You can also take advantage of their BrideStyle advisory service which offers a one on one session to solve your accessory dilemmas (if only we had that every day!) and with their bespoke service you are guaranteed to get the look you are after.