As promised here is another instalment of photos from the Wedding day, this time the photos are focused around the outfits and accessories.
The dress ended up being a complete bargain. I bought it well in advance and way too small for me, thankfully it ended up fitting me perfect, no alterations needed just a little clean.
I went to a Wedding fayre for a mooch around with my bridesmaids, mainly for the free champagne to be honest! They were selling off ex sample dresses, they hadn't been worn but had been tried on and were a bit dusty from being out on display. This one was there for just £200, when I expressed an interest they said that I could have it for £100 cash if I bought it there and then. I was sold!
I love my birdcage veil. It is from a local shop in Griffithstown called Special Day Weddings. It did have a big white bow over the top of the diamanté detail but she removed it when I said that I loved the veil just not the bow. I couldn't fault the service from the shop but they did appear on The Ferret while my dress was there for cleaning so I would be weary about recommending them.
My bouquet, how I love this! It is still on display in my living room, I don't think I'll ever get bored of looking at it. I had this one and the bridesmaids had smaller versions of it. I wanted a pearl bouquet but found them all to be too expensive, I then randomly came across a lady who made them on facebook who charged about the same price as a normal bouquet, I bit her hands off! She did mess up slightly as she put a smaller brooch on mine than the bridesmaids despite planning to have a larger brooch on mine, all the same I was very happy with them.
My amazing shoes are by Irregular Choice, I bought them from Amazon, they cost almost as much as my dress but were worth it. My garter is also in the bottom right, that came from Boux Avenue, as did my bag that I didn't get a photo of.
The shoes have a blue sole and the garter a blue flower, both of these were counted as 'something blue'.
My evening shoes, these were a huge talking point, everyone thought it was brilliant that I changed into Converse. I had been trying to track these down for ages and almost gave up as they are impossible to get hold of. One day I found a pair on eBay, never worn and my size. I quickly sent them a message asking for a buy it now and they agreed, phew!
I wore my Pandora bracelet for my 'something old', one of my friends very generously lent me one of her charms for my 'something borrowed'. Spencer's mother bought me these earings, we spent a whole day wandering around Cardiff looking for the perfect pair and ended up buying them from Debenhams, they fit in beautifully with the vintage-esque look of the Wedding.
I found my necklace in a shop called Pretty Things in Pontypool. One of my favourite shops and my Yankee Candle supplier! The necklace had diamanté at the back which was the magnetic fastening.
The Bridesmaids dresses and Gracie's flower girl dress were all from Debenhams. I was lucky enough to get the adult girls dresses in the sale, these are no longer available. The shrugs came from eBay and the girls bought their own accessories. You can also see the smaller versions of the bouquets here. I bought Gracie's basket and artificial petals from eBay. She was too scared to throw the petals.
(yes, that is a tag still on Gracie's dress, Gemma forgot to cut it off!)
Spencer and the men's suits were all from Formal Affair, Newport. Spencer had a darker cravat than the rest of the guys so that he stood out. We also hired the shoes. They had scrabble cufflinks with their initials on, unfortunately most of them broke when they put them on.
The men also had these funky badges to wear in the evening. Another great facebook find, Chloe's Crafts, she makes all kinds of personalised cards and badges, link below.
No one took a photo of this until it was almost empty! We bought a load of cheap flip flops from Primark and put them out in a vintage suitcase, they were very popular. We also had a sweet table but annoyingly no photos were taken of this.
Another photo from the day just for the hell of it :)
In case you were wondering my dress, shoes, veil were all 'something new' which completes the new, old, borrowed and blue.
All professional photos by Paul Adams.