Wedded in Denim.

It’s clear that when you have Love, that’s all you need. A beautiful simple wedding where the couple’s love for each other shines through. Gorge. Not the wedding for me but totally stunning none the less and I just had to share.

 

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How pretty?!

Soooooooo…. we don’t even have a date set for the big day, we don’t even know where we are getting married or even thought about colour schemes but I saw this dress in Zara and thought wouldn’t it be perfect for a Bridesmaid dress for a beach wedding?!

It would suit every body shape as the beautiful floaty layers would mean you wouldn’t have to be sucking in all night and it’s just the right length showing enough sexy leg. Just needs the right accessories and you’re good to go.

And wait for it….. it’s £39.99! Shall I start stockpiling now?!

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Oscars Dresses Inspiration Love

So following on from my post last week about Award Season Love, I just had to post about the 2013 Oscars last night.

From 10.30pm last night, it was social blackout. Why? Because I wanted to view all the beautiful dresses in one hit to “coo” and “oooooh” over and indulge into serious gown envy. Then once that was over, copy and paste all my favourites into that special folder.

Yes there were some beauts of dresses on show last night, but not many as I’d hoped and not one stand out dress that made me go “WOWZA”. Maybe it’s because I’m searching for a one particular look and likening the dresses to wedding dresses and how they would work on a beach?

Anywho – these were my favs of the night – what do you guys think?

Jennifer Lawrence looking stunning - gorgeous dress but not very me.

Jennifer Lawrence looking stunning – gorgeous Dior dress but not very me.

 

Side look

Side look

 

View from the back

View from the back

 

Anne Hathaway rocking her pixie cut and gorgeous Prada.

Anne Hathaway rocking her pixie cut and gorgeous Prada.

Lovely back view

Lovely back view

 

Yet another beautiful dress change for the after party.

Yet another beautiful dress change for the after party.

 

Naomi Watts looking beautiful in Armani Prive. This was my fav of the night.

Naomi Watts looking beautiful in Armani Prive. This was my fav of the night.

Maria Sharapova in a perfect boho beach bride dress - just wait for the back!

Maria Sharapova in a perfect boho beach bride dress – just wait for the back!

I want! One in white please!

I want! One in white please!

Wedding Dress Inspiration

I just LURVE Awards season.  What isn’t there to love with all these handome men and seriously beautiful dresses on show?

I’m looking to design my own wedding dress because A) It’s cheaper B) The mother – in – law to be is extremely handy with the sewing machine and C) Because I want to.

So, I’ve been manically saving all these lovely dresses that I’ve seen on the red carpets so far and squirreling them away in a folder ready for when the creative juices start to flow.  Here are a just a few STUNNING dresses I’ve been coveting:

Love the shoulder detail on this dress

Love the shoulder detail on this dress

Love Leigh - Anne's plunging white dress.

Love Leigh – Anne’s plunging white dress.

Stunning!

Stunning!

Love the neckline and the slit - shame I can't see the back.

Love the neckline and the slit – shame I can’t see the back.

I heart backless dresses!

I heart backless dresses!

Charlize looking drop dead gorgeous.

Charlize looking drop dead gorgeous.

Peaches looking blooming lovely. Love the drape on the dress.

Peaches looking blooming lovely. Love the drape on the dress.

And one from the back.

And one from the back.

Simple but oh so stunning.

Simple but oh so stunning.

Happy Pancake Day!

I looooooooooove Pancakes. However, I’m currently on a health-kick and essentially pancakes are just fried batter right?

Wrong. These bad boys just flicked up on my Twitter feed from @BritishVogue and they look lush and are oh – so – healthy. So get whisking and flipping and fork right into these little pancakes of heavenly goodness – recipe can be found here. Yum, yum in my tum.

Picture credit: Hemsley & Hemsley/Nick Hooper

Picture credit: Hemsley & Hemsley/Nick Hooper

My Beautiful Bridesmaids

When the Boy proposed and we discussed our dream wedding, we thought a beautiful, intimate ceremony on the beach would be just perfect.

I thought it would be silly to have a large bridal party for a small wedding with 40 guests, so I initially asked one of my oldest childhood friends whether she would do the honour of being my bridesmaid,  which she happily said yes – phew!

I have known her since she was in her nappies, she’s the youngest daughter of my Mum’s best friend. We grew up together, went to the same schools, ate at each other’s houses, partied together, cried together, laughed with each other and she and her sister have been there for my family through thick and thin.  She’s like a sister to me.  Plus she’s an incredibly talented designer who I’ve co-ereced into designing all my wedding stationary (and she created my Bride by the Beach logo – isn’t she lovely!)

However, I also have three other amazing friends who I’ve met at Uni and the more I thought about it, the more I realised that I couldn’t NOT have them there by my side.  This year would be our 10 year anniversary of our friendship and we’ve been through soooooo much together. They are the most awesome girls I’ve ever met, hearts of gold, patient, beautiful, smart, loyal and full of love, life and laughter.  I couldn’t have gotten through University without them or danced so much without them.  Even though we now live all over the UK, we still make the effort to see each other every few months and have the bestest time drinking the vino and giggling away. They just have to be my Bridesmaids.

So with that in mind, I thought to myself, how best to ask them?  I saw lots of things on the net like little necklaces, bridesmaids gift bags, cards etc but wanted something a little original so I made a Powerpoint presentation! Yep you heard me a Powerpoint presentation. And yes I am a little bit geeky.

We were able to all get together a few weeks ago and I sat them down and played it out – here are a few of the slides:

Asking my Bridesmaids 1

Asking my Bridesmaids 2

Asking my Bridesmaids 3

Asking my Bridesmaids 4

Asking my Bridesmaids 5

They didn’t have a clue what was it was about but once they realised, they were over the moon!

Now I’ll have four stunning girls by my side on my big day to hold my hand, fix my hair, smooth my dress and even pull me down from the bathroom window if I get cold feet.

And if you’re struggling about who to choose as your Bridesmaids for your big day, give this fab article from Wedding Party a read.  I love you girlies! xx