The Bridal and Plus Size lines collaborate on 2016 collection
A style breakdown of my wedding
looking at the where.when.who of wedding planning
All Photos by Rog Walker via Vogue.com
Riding on the end of my own wedding fever this morning I woke to a text from my equally gassed friend reading "Solange wedding pics". That alone broke the sleepy spell of waking up for work on a Monday morning as I jumped out of bed and Googled away. Oh Queen of Style Solange, I adore thee. What a truly unique visual for your wedding. So modern, and cool. The day featured two outfits, for the arrival and post party, a cream low cut jumpsuit and for the ceremony a custom made Kenzo gown both featuring some good cape action. Here are some of the official wedding portraits by Rog Walker featured on Vogue who got the first look in. Feast away.
Here I am, at the Golden hour of my friend's wedding. It was held is a pretty barn house, and there were even horses behind me when this pic was taken; taken by the fittie head of PINYATA. This was the first time I wore this dress, it was on sale at ASOS for £12 or something like that. It made me feel sophisticated; and boho seeing as I don't have dresses this length and print really. It wasn't a real maxi but cut just above my ankles which I adored as I didn't feel swamped. I loved the cold shoulder cuts too. It ended up being the perfect dress for the turn of a cold season. My shoes have this really cool mirror reflective heel which you can't see too much of; it is a quirky effect but scratches easily so not ideal. I may need to paint over them in the future. Lastly my hair flowers were actually from an artificial potted plant from good old IKEA! The link for the actual ones I am wearing are below.
So this wedding, was my last one as a guest before my own! Less than 2 months to go! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!
Guys. Wedding Cray Cray has officially hit me. It is just two months until our Mexican wedding adventure; and even less until our UK marriage ceremony. We had not needed to do anything for months and now...BAM! It's all go go go. My brain has been saturated with spreadsheets, seating plans...I'm not totally stressed out, but I am more stressed than the peaced out hippy I have been up until now. Still awaiting some guest confirmations...with an R.S.V.P date of May! Lol. Been exercising so I can fit into my dress, and manged to hurt my back, haha; and trying to get a start on making the accessories for my bridesmaids. So much to do. On the plus side, my Mum came back from Philippines and brought me back my veil that my Auntie and her made. I love it so much. I think it is beautiful.
So, if I have been slack with my blog; well it's because I have turned into a nut job, haha. I have however managed to squeeze in a girls weekend to Paris next weekend though which I am so chuffed about. I will have much photos to share from there with you all too after that.
I hope all my Bamboo Babies are doing well and I hope to post more frequently soon. In the meantime enjoy this awesome Vogue shoot by Mario Testino from 2011. What beautiful brides eh!
This past week has been so special, and a wonderful step through memory lane too! My good friend Hetal got married this weekend; we have been friends since secondary school and still enjoy many laughs and dinners to this day. We were put in the same form class in year 7 and with two other friends formed a little group called the Awesome Foursome, haha. Fun fact, three members of said crew would of been married in 2014, if you are reading this Jigna, there's still time for you! The days leading up to the ceremony which was on the Saturday lead me to paths once frequently trodden but not visited for years; as I had to visit my friends' homes which were near our old Secondary School (Claremont Massive, what what!). It was strange walking the streets that shaped my youth. I had to go and try on Saris the Tuesday which are really tricky to put on; and then on Thursday attended the Mehndi night, where people can get awesome designs painted on their hands, eat awesome food and watch awesome dancing.
Chris accompanied me for the ceremony and reception on Saturday. He looked sooooooo handsome. His blazer and trousers were from Zara, which fantastically had a sale on. The jacket was £90 off! The ceremony was interesting to watch. We could choose to get up and have a look closer, and the Priest didn't have a microphone or anything, so people were free to chatter and wander around...we were even given ice cream at one point. The Bridal Couple looked amazing; I nearly cried when I saw Hetal coming down the aisle...I AM A SAP. Actually everyone looked great, so much colour, sparkle and coolness is involved in Indian Wedding attire.
After the first part we went home for under three hours, I fell asleep and had to rush to get ready for the Reception which was so much fun. Uncles and Aunties LOVE to dance. I didn't take many photos as my battery died, but here is one of my and my girl Jigna!
So some of you may know that my upcoming wedding will be in Mexico. This aspect of the wedding can be a little tricky when trying to organise accommodation for your family, and their travel plans but that is easily cancelled out by the fact that we will be all together somewhere beautiful, and different from our usually English surroundings!! Planning has been fun too, skimming through the net for ideas for the ceremony, meal and reception party. One thing we decided on was a beach ceremony, so God willing the weather will be on our side so we can say our I do's on the sand with the Ocean as our backdrop. Here are some of my favourite ceremony set ups I have found on Pinterest, some similar to what we will go for and some totally different but too gorgeous not to share. Happy daydreaming. :)
My wonderful friends Sally and Simon are newly weds, with their one year anniversary of their amazing wedding coming up in July! It was such a fantastic wedding with really beautiful details that represented the couple perfectly. It was quirky, vintage and classy all in one. So how cool is it that today popular wedding site: Rock My Wedding featured their wedding because it was so fantastic! Photos were taken by another friend of ours Ben Wetherall Photography and he captured the day in all it's glory. That July day was so much fun and filled more importantly with so much love and joy. This couple are fantastic, and you should check out the rest of this feature on the Rock My Wedding site here.
All photos by Ben Wetherall
My brain is wedding mush! I even had a weird dream last night about it, it was so strange and funny and it featured a baby throwing up chocolate on my dress!
While along this wedding train I have been researching wedding stationary as we designed our own wedding suite. It was really fun and a little stressful designing them as I really wanted them to represent Chris and I as a couple, and show our creative sides too. As we are in the process of still sending them out I will not show them here yet, though I can't wait to show you as I am really happy with how they turned out.
What I am showing you now is another wedding invitation suite that I designed as I enjoyed making ours so much I have started making others just for fun! So much effort can go into making a wedding happen, especially if you want a personal touch. Different people like so many different things but you only get to prepare for one (in essence). I came across some pictures of vintage illustrations of fruit and I thought they would look lovely to represent an Orchard Wedding. I think the idea of having a wedding in an Orchard that backs on to a farm is really delightful and I think these invites would really work for a modern couple wanting to welcome in some rustic natural charm as they say I do. I am not really sure what I will do with all these ideas, but I will lock them safe for a day when a loved one may need some help in designing their own future stationary. I already have a fresh floral pink theme set in the works so I will share them here when they are ready too!
Mama to Maya.
Daughter of Filipinos.
Wife of a Mexican'ish.
Urban heart + Island soul.
Right brained. Left brained.
Likes to see & likes to do.
THIS BLOG WILL SHOW ALL OF THE ABOVE IN SOME SHAPE AND FORM