So Sam and I sat down on Saturday and we managed to write down a very long list of what we needed to do… yes, cracking that whip and wedding planning has started- again! We’ve been stopping and starting over the past couple of years but we’ve decided that next year will be the big day. I’m super excited as well!
I already decided a long time ago that I wasn’t going to have a ‘traditional’ wedding dress. I’m going to look for a gown instead as I haven’t seen any dresses that I’ve liked, whereas if I go down the gown route there’s loads more options for me. Plus, I’m really picky and I already know what I want. Ideally, if I had a couple of grand to spend I’d opt for a Valentino couture dress or a Gucci dress… I suppose I better get saving then!
I always knew I wanted to wearing something different and interesting so for a while I wasn’t sure what. But then when I saw one of Valentino’s couture collections from a while back I loved the combination of beautifully decorated fabric and the incredible detailing of the embroidery. I mean, it’s Valentino for frigs sake, what else can I say about it?!
And there’s more…
I have no idea if I’d be able to get my hands on a dress similar to these so if you do spot anything that’s within my price band and that’s not over £5,000 please send the link my way!
So, onto hair accessories. I’m sort of thinking Hollywood glitz and glam, 1940’s feel, myths and goddesses. Again, I’m totally in love with Gucci right not so I think I want to have my hair up with some fancy hair pieces dotted around my hair or a floral crown. I probably won’t wear a veil unless I see one I really like- like the one above with stars embroidered onto the lace.
Gemma Ward for McQueen popped up in my head and, taken from a couple of years ago, I love the placement of the butterflies floating around her head and neck. I can defo pull this off…!
We both wanted our wedding to be a big celebration with friends and families so of course means pulling off a one big party- (weddings are basically a massive party with drunken family members!). Sam wanted to keep things simple…. me on the other hand I really want a pop of colour around the venue with balloons, buntings, fabric hangings all over the place. In terms of the decor, my plan was to make all of it if possible such as the table decorations, placement cards, seating plan etc. (this includes roping in some very lovely friends to help me out and feeding them loads of food and plying them with alcohol!). By no means can I make a 1 x 1 meter paper pom pom but I’ll give it ago- me looking up tutorials on Pinterest and YouTube!
I’m going to have to leave it there but in my next post I’m going to be revealing my ideas and inspiration for wedding invites, flower ideas, colour schemes and more!
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post and if you have any tips and wedding advice please leave a comment below- I look forward to reading it!