As we had very little time I wanted to pick a colour scheme that wouldn’t take much thinking about and what is simpler than black and white? We decided that everything other than the flowers would be monochrome. (more about flowers tomorrow!)
The boys, including my 9 year old page boy, had gorgeous grey morning suits hired from Moss Bros, My lovely friend Keith manages a store and he gave us his staff discount of 50%!!!
Next came the bridesmaids! As you all know I had asked my lovely friend Victoria and James’ Sister Sam to be my bridesmaids and wanted them to look really special!
I had been admiring this Monsoon dress for ages
I thought it would be perfect for them, luckily they agreed and the right sizes obtained (with a bit of phoning round on Victoria’s part!)
These shoes (chosen by Sammy on a fun girls day out!)
and some fab fascinators (we had fun trying on anything we could and wandering round the shop!)
We chose white for Victoria and black for Sam to complement their colouring (and avoid the whole uniform thing!)
Now for the moment I had been dreading…..my dress!
I know I should have been excited but I wasn’t (sorry) I had been dieting before the pregnancy and had lost about a stone and a half, then the weight loss stopped and despite a week of eating little other than cucumber, lettuce and cottage cheese when in Egypt (not aware that I was 6 weeks pregnant!) I came back 2 pounds heavier!
I had had awful experiences in wedding shops in the past, being made to feel bad for not being a size 10 (If they can reduce me to tears believe me they are awful!)
I was feeling really down about myself and was seriously doubting I would get anything nice at such short notice! Then we went to see Peter! Peter owns a family run company called Heartbrides and stocks wedding dresses from a size 10 to a size 36 and he is quite simply a genius (as are his lovely ‘ladies’ who help you dress and offer honest advice!) I let him pick out dresses that he knew would suit me and they all looked nice on!
I picked this one as I thought the beautiful detailing would go with our theme (and it looked pretty good too!) Peter fitted it really well (leaving room for my growing bump!) so it was comfy all day!
I wore it with black, sparkly killer heels!!!
I picked a veil and tiara but then decided that was far too boring for me and asked Peter to make me a SATC style fascinator….much more ‘me’!
What do you think?
Lots of Love