With the summer very nearly upon us, I’d hazard a guess that plenty of you are gearing up for festival season… both music and wedding stylee! Here are some of the best ideas to bring that theme to life.
Your seating plan could be laynards
Indoor festival wedding
Colourful festival wedding
And your tables can be named after your favourite actual festivals!
Festival picnic wedding
Your invites might be concert tickets
via Wedfest (previously featured here!)
And you could give your guests wristbands to get in!
via Wedfest (previously featured here)
How about giving your festival it’s own name?
Alice in Wonderland on Acid Wedding
Diamonds… gems… all things sparkly. I mean, what’s not to love? Well, the price for one thing. Surely there must be a way to include nods to your obsession with bling without covering everything in sight in Swarovski crystals and chintz?
Oh girl, you know there is!
Diamond shaped jewellery
The Lab Jewellery
Clara Design Studio
Intimate Halloween wedding by candlelight
By the time a lot of people get married, it is quite likely that they will have lost someone near and dear to them. I’ve had quite a few people email me about this over the past few weeks, so today I wanted to share some simple ways you can include a loved one who has passed away in your wedding day.
While many people might wince at the idea of including a memorial as part of a wedding day (for fear of it being too depressing or overshadowing the celebration), there are many ways that you can honour and include them in a subtle yet special way.
Have a photo of them in a locket, tied on your bouquet
Halloween and horror wedding
Set up a memory table with photographs of them
Doctor Who wedding
Wear something that they wore on their wedding day, or something they gave you
Sunflower and flamingo wedding
Take some fabric from something they owned and sew it into the inside of your dress or one of your accessories (maybe in the shape of a heart)
Colourful Mexican wedding
Is it possible to get a beautiful wedding dress for less than £250? The answer is very much “Yes!” so long as you think outside the box a little bit. In fact there are plenty of options for budget savvy brides these days.
Firstly, you should check if any bridal boutiques near you are having sample sales. They will often sell end-of-line or their showroom samples for a lot less than the retail price. Places like Etsy and eBay are also great to browse through, and websites such as stillwhite.co.uk and preloved.co.uk (where brides can sell their pre-worn wedding dresses) can hide some real gems!
The high street is a really great place to look too. Most of the beauties below are from places like Coast, BHS, Monsoon and Phase Eight. All of them do amazing and inexpensive bridal ranges. I’m also loving ASOS right now. They are just killing it with their pretty spring/ summer offerings and so much of their occasion wear is totally wedding appropriate!
EL Design Studio, £207
Chi Chi London, £82
Diamonds aren’t always a girl’s best friend. Whether it’s for ethical reasons, they’re just too damn expensive, or just because you really want something a bit more individual, there are so many alternative engagement rings to be found!
Here are some of my current favourites.
Moissanite engagement ring
Lapis Lazuli ring
Morganite and white sapphire engagement ring
Blue topaz, peridot, or red garnet rings
Pink tourmaline ring
Spring is finally in the air (hurrah!) which means the high street is quickly starting to resemble a floral garden party. It’s not only my favourite time of year, but if you’re having a spring or summer wedding, this is the perfect opportunity to start scouting out dress possibilities for your bridesmaids.
Here are some of the best ones I’ve found, and praise the lord, they all come in at under £100!
Pippa Lynn, £75