Another glorious day of skin bronzing sunshine! If only we could be blessed with guaranteed warm weather from June to September (And guaranteed goals from England... ha!) But those wedding planners out there do not fear!! Wind, rain, sunshine or snow, there is always a plan B.. plan C.. or plan D. A good photographer (hint hint) should know their venues inside and out and should therefore have the knowledge and creativity to improvise when the weather isn't performing in your favour. If you've forked out a small fortune to enjoy the perfect day with the perfect portraits to prove it, (try to say that out loud without spitting!) then why should you suffer because of unpredictable British weather? The answer is - you shouldn't! You want your wedding to be superior, unlike any other, the day everyone you know is boasting about for months. So when you wake up on your big day, shaking with nerves and contemplating doing a runner and you look out the window to be greeted by a sky lined with thunder threatening clouds, do NOT be fooled into thinking that it spells out disaster for the rest of the day. Instead, take it as another opportunity to add to your incomparable, extraordinary experience. After all, if it's true what they say "every cloud has a silver lining"; maybe that silver(or platinum) circle that fits around your finger! If the sun shines you, your partner, your friends and family will be captured in a warm glow. If the rain pours, the wash of water will highlight the bold, sharp and picturesque colours of nature that surround you and force appreciation upon the breath-taking imagery offered by your idyllic venue. If the snow falls, you will be blessed by a sheet of crisp and white beauty. And if the wind blows it's a natural back-comb that will give your hairdresser the morning off (ha).
Just rememeber that there is a positive for every negative! Happy Friday!
Fashionable? or comfortable? these may be questions that you find you ask yourself when looking for a new pair of shoes - personally I always go for the pretty over the practical which leaves me feeling great but my feet feeling slightly neglected (and covered in plasters). As much as you want to feel comfortable on your wedding day, don't let this factor deprive you of those amazing, jaw-dropping, mouth-watering, heart-racing (you get it) shoes. After all, if the shoes you have your heart set on aren't going to allow you to boogie the night away without going through a box of plasters and painkillers, it is merely an ingenious excuse to buy not one but TWO pairs of shoes that you NEED! One pair for the ceremony one pair for dancing - say it after me "I don't want them I NEED them!". Wedding shoes should never under any circumstance be a last minute, can't be bothered to look, throw anything on that sort of goes with the dress type of shoe. Wedding shoes should always be the can't really afford them, they cost more than my mortgage but they're the most beautiful things I've ever laid my eyes on type of shoe.
From classy to quirky. From stiletto to kitten. From bold statement court shoes to sparkling peep toes. The list of potential wedding shoe is on-going but keep in mind when choosing your fabulous footwear that if your dress is heavily detailed or a huge statement in itself, your shoes should complement the dress and therefore be more on the simplistic but exquisite side.
If you take anything from this blog post let it be this - if you're sat at home thinking "do I buy the shoes? or don't I buy the shoes?" the answer should always be - buy the shoes.
Lavish or loopy - whatever your opinion on rapper Kanye West and reality star Kim Kardashian's big day, there is no denying that it may well be the most unforgettable (and expensive) wedding of the year. The wedding has been the focus of media attention since the couple sparked controversy in April when they appeared on the cover of high-end fashion magazine Vogue. As Kim K is one of the most photographed women of a selfie generation, worldwide Kimye fans eagerly awaited the reveal of her wedding dress - and it didn't disappoint! Both Kim and Kanye were kitted out in Givenchy but Kim stole the show in a flattering, delicately laced, traditional white dress that accentuated her infamous bootylicious body; topped off with sheer lace sleeves and a beautifully elegant train - there was a touch of class throughout her look.
Kim is the perfect example of 'less is more' - regarding dress detail rather than skin coverage (for once). Although fashion is an evolving industry, a vintage style lace dress is a timeless classic and Kim successfully proved that! It is important to remember as a bride-to-be that YOU want to be the statement of your big day as well your dress! Therefore it should flatter your figure without going OTT (e.g. enhance the booty, don't flash it). Deliciously delicate detail combined with stylish slick hair and natural make up creates the perfect combo of effortlessly beautiful meets on-trend vintage princess. If you want to add a splash of colour, try bright shoes (navy/ cerise pink are my personal faves for this look) and/or a bold flower arrangement. Overall a huge KimyeS! from me.