Oh Lihi…..

Oh Lihi…why do you have to make dresses so pretty? It makes me want to get married all over again!

So my regular readers will know my obsession with Lihi Hod and her stunning creations and I was over the moon to be sent the latest pics from her 2015 collection.

And yes she’s done it again. Dresses so beautiful that my eyes hurt and I run out of superlatives.

I’ve still not got my Internet up and running properly so here are just a few of my faves.

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I’m so obsessed. 😍

Will try and post more as soon as I can!

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Wedding Dress by Mariana Harwick

Marvellous Marina Harwick

I love it when I come across designers who dresses make my heart beat a little faster. I love it when their use of textures and embellishments adds to making the Bride feel the Belle of the Ball.

I think fashion designer Marina Hardwick does just that.

Oh how i’d love to try on one of her dresses – especially her Cassidy dress – the detail is divine.

And when I’ve finished walking down the aisle, I’d slip into one her ready to wear collection on the way to airport en route to the honeymoon – that Georgiana Pencil Dress is right up my street. HOT right?!

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Mariana Harwick

Loving these looks! Any of these beauts tickle your pickle?

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Bride By the Beach - Inbal Dror

Irresistiable Inbal Dror – 2015 collection

Happy Monday morning lovely lot!

If you’ve got the “Monday morning back to work after an epic weekend” comedown then fear not. I have some rather spectacular wedding dress inspiration coming right up.

If you’re one of my regular readers, you’ll know that I have a serious Love Love relationship with many of the talented wedding dress designers from Tel-Aviv. It’s like they were all born with the exact knowledge of how a dress should fit a woman. I’ve written many an article these incred designers –  Lihi Hod, Zahavit Tshuba and Julie Vino to name a few – definitely take a look at if you’ve got a spare 5.

And today I bring you the devastatingly gorgeous designs from Inbal Dror. Her 2015 collection shows off how a Bride can be wonderfully romantic with a hint of graceful sexiness alluding to the Groom of what’s to come.

So feast your little peepers on the heavenly textures of lace, tulle and embellishments, open back creations and show stopping trains – everything I love in a dress. LOVE.

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Bride By the Beach - Inbal Dror

Bride By the Beach - Inbal Dror

Bride By the Beach - Inbal Dror

Bride By the Beach - Inbal Dror

Bride By the Beach - Inbal Dror

Bride By the Beach - Inbal Dror

Bride By the Beach - Inbal Dror

Bride By the Beach - Inbal Dror

Bride By the Beach - Inbal Dror

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Bride By the Beach - Inbal Dror

Complete utter beauties aren’t they? You can view the whole collection here. I’ve decided that I’m just going to have an annual wedding renewal ceremony and buy a new wedding dress every year.  *Lives in dreamworld*.

Xxx

Beautiful Boho dresses (I Do Love Buzzfeed!)

Hola beautiful Brides to be!

So sorry for the lack of posts – it’s been so mad the last month in the lead up to the Big Day.

CANNOT BELIEVE IT’S A MONTH UNTIL WE SAY I DO!!!! Yes this needed to be shouted.

Where has the time gone? I’ve still got so many things to tick off the to do list so if I’m a bit sporadic in communication I apologise. There’s so many things I want to post about but:

A. Can’t find the time to do so and

B. I can’t as there are things I want to keep a secret from The Boy, my bridesmaids and my guests. So it’s all hush hush at the mo.

But have no fear because I plan to bare all once that ring is on my finger! I’ll be giving you the breakdown on my planning tools, all the DIY bits we’ve been doing and there will be lots of photos coming your way.

However in the meantime, I recently saw this post on Buzzfeed which I just had to share.

36 of the Most Effortlessly Beautiful Boho Wedding Dresses Ever.

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.  

Here are just a few of my faves:

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Beauts aren’t they!

I’ve got another wedding dress fitting tomorrow so will let you all know how it’s all going. Veil is done and apparently looks lovely. I keep telling the Boy that I’m not having a dress.  Just a veil and an white mankini.

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Lihi Hod’s Spring Summer 2014 Collection

Hola Lovelies!

I sincerely apologies for the disappearing act, life has been mega busy in the run up to W-day! I’ve have numerous dress fittings, quite a few shopping trips for wedding bits, DIY crafting on top of putting our beautiful flat on the market and a very hectic full time job! Cray cray!

However, I just had to blog this piece about the new collection from Lihi Hod. I’ve talked about Lihi’s drop dead collections here and I am a massive stalker fan of her work. So it was a very nice surprise to be contacted by her team with a press pack and video of the new collection. Prepare to drool over these stunners:

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Aren’t they just STUNNING! I am obsessed with texture of the materials, the drape of the design and the silhouettes that the dresses make on the body. That backless lace fishtail dress is my favourite. BEEEEEautiful.

Unfortunately you can’t’ buy these beauties in the UK yet. I’m hoping that they’ll do a trunk show here in the UK for all the lucky brides to be so I’ll keep you updated.

And here’s the video of the behind the scenes footage from the shoot. I die.

Right I’ve still got a pile of confetti packets that need finishing off so I’ll be back soon – promise!

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Wedding Dress material purchased!

Yep – all material bought and the Mother in Law to be (MINLTB) has 3 months and counting to get her sew on!

So a couple of weeks ago we headed to the London Town and found our way to the famous Berwick Street (near to Oxford Street) which is lined with glorious fabric shops. Thankfully we came prepared – the MILTB worked out and measured all material we would need for “The Dress” and I printed out some of the pics of the dresses that I like so the shop assistants could see what we were trying to achieve.

And all the shops were fantastic, really helpful staff who knew exactly what they were talking about.  Once we explained what were trying to do, they pulled out some stunning fabrics for us to touch and feel.  We got the main dress material sorted pretty quickly – silk for the lining, and silk georgette for the top layer which is lovely and light. However it was the lace element that really stumped us as there was so much choice! Initially I wanted a fine lace but the super assistants draped me in the material and then added the lace so we could see what it would look like. With so much white material,  a fine lace got lost.  It seemed that a heavy corded lace was the way to go.

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Just some of the pretty lace we saw

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We thought we’d keep looking but seriously after the 3rd shop, I was losing the will to live. There really is only so much material you can be draped in. Thankfully the last shop had the most gorgeous lace I’d seen, all the dress material and the material for the veil. Phew. Time for some wine.

After a yummy lunch and a bottle of wine, we stumbled wound our way to MacCulloch & Wallis, a huge haberdashery which is just off Oxford Street, half way between Oxford Circus and Bond Street tube stations just to pick up some additional bits like boob cups (attractive!), trims and zips. We may have stopping in a few shops before we meandered home. It’d be criminal not to have done really.

So my advice for shopping for wedding dress material:

  • Research where you want to go –  I knew Berwick Street had lots of fabric shops all close together.  We hit Broadwick Silks, The Berwick Street Cloth Shop, The Silk Society and the Cloth House.
  • Be prepared to spend money.  French Lace is VERY expensive. Yes it may seem alot of money there and then, but think about how much a wedding dress is if you bought it from a boutique. The material we bought was a fifth of the cost of the dress I had in mind.
  • Shop around to get the best price. Tulle in one shop was £45 a metre – ok granted it was the softest silk tulle in the world but another shop, practically the same tulle was £8.50 a metre.
  • Negotiate.  If you are buying all your fabric in store, be cheeky and ask for a discount. We got 10% of our bill just by asking.
  • Wear flat shoes. You’ll be walking for what seems like miles.
  • Make sure you know exactly how much you need and a rough idea of the kind of material you want. You’ll probably want to have a rough esitmate of your budget too.
  • Be decisive!

I’m so excited to see how it’s going to look and hopefully all these crazy ideas in my head work out. I think the MINTB is a little bit scared to start chopping up into the material but I know she’ll do a stellar job. Will keep you updated.

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Friday’s Loveliness – Some of my favourite shops

It’s FRRRRRIIIIDDAAAAYYYY!

Love a Friday me! Especially when I have a lovely weekend to look forward to – we’re heading to the big smoke with a little wedding shopping in the day and drinks in the evening with some old Uni friends. And when I say drinks in the evening, I mean copious amounts of Vodka and Jagerbombs. #HangoverSunday.

Anywho I think I’ve found my Little White Dress to sign our wedding papers in before we fly out to Ibiza for the wedding.  I wanted something low key, short and white lace and I think I’ve found it. I say “I think” because there’s a possibilty that it’s a little see through so need to try it on in the sunlight.  Don’t think a see through dress would look good in any of the photos – do you?

However, in my search for the perfect little white lace dress, I came across these GORGEOUS websites that are perfect if you are looking to update your boho wardrobe and I just had to share. I’ll share just as long as you don’t blame me for spending all of your next month’s wages right now.

First up is Bona Drag

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Bona Drag Dresses

There’s such a variety of designers on Bona Drag which is fab – make sure you check out the jewellery – loving the Aesa range.

Next up is Revolve who are kind of like Asos but based in the States.  I found my little white dress on this site and they have some beautiful little dresses.

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Revolve

Now the next one is a fav of mine.  I love the name For Love and Lemons and they have the most incredible editorials that really showcase their collections.  But you’ve got to be quick as their popular pieces sell out fast.

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For Love and Lemons Dresses

And last but not least, the ever so covetable Spell & The Gypsy Collective.  These Australian designers make me want to fly out there now, buy one of everything and then party until the break of dawn in my new threads.

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Seriously – I’ve been wanting both that Glastonbury dress and Lola dress for like FOREVER! Hubby to Be take note!

Have you spotted any awesome online shops I should keep an eye out?

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