Wedding Week | The Outfits
Welcome to wedding week! Everyday this week I’ll be bringing you a post about our wedding, which took place in Anglesey on the 24th of June. I’ll be sharing all the little details with you, from the outfits to the venue to the party. Enjoy…
So for today's post, I thought I'd take a little break from sharing the day itself to show you our outfits and accessories! I'll be showing you what Sam and I both wore, as well as the gorgeous high street looks we found for the bridesmaids. Enjoy!
Let's start with the bridesmaids, who I'm sure you will all agree looked absolutely STUNNING. As we didn't really have much of a colour scheme for the wedding, our only criteria for the bridesmaid outfits was that they would all be comfortable and feel happy with what they were wearing on the day.
I had seven adult bridesmaids (plus my two little cousins) and so we pretty much knew from the get go that finding a dress that suited everybody would be nigh on impossible. We toyed with the idea of having different dresses in a similar tone or shade, but as we already had so much colour from a decor perspective, I worried that it might end up looking a bit busy.
In the end we opted for separates, and I'm really glad we did! The girls all looked amazing and they all commented on how it's a lot more likely that they'll wear the tops and skirts again. Plus, it was so much easier for the girls who needed different sizes for tops and bottoms - they all ended up with outfits that fitted really well.
We bought the skirts from Zara last autumn - they're long gone now, but it's well worth keeping an eye out on the high street as they were only about £25 and were such lovely quality. They looked lovely paired with these absolutely bargain tops from Matalan - I couldn't get over how cheap they were as they're almost identical to the Topshop ones! My sister, who was my maid of honour, wore a different top from Coast (again, now sold out) which worked really well too.
The girls all wore different shoes - we just asked them to wear something nude or metallic which worked really well. And finally the outfit was complete withdainty gold leaf necklaces that I had bought for them as gifts.
Now onto the groom! I'm sure you'll all agree that Sam looked very handsome on our wedding day - I kept sneaking glimpses at him and thinking, "that gorgeous guy is now my husband!".
Sam is super laidback, so as with most things in life, shopping for his suit was pretty straightforward. We went to the Trafford Centre in January to have a little rummage through the sales and he ended up buying the second suit he tried on! It was from Hugo Boss and we both loved the colour, so when it fit him perfectly we knew we had to buy it there and then. All of the staff in the shop were amazing I would definitely recommend their suits - the quality is amazing and the tailoring looked so sharp. I'm a little bit jealous that Sam can keep on wearing it, even now the wedding is over!
He finished the look with a Selected Homme bowtie, some navy braces from John Lewis and a pair of tan Jeffery West brogues. We struggled a bit with choosing the accessories as we didn't have an overarching colour scheme to tie into, but I think that actually helped Sam to choose pieces that he loved and felt really comfortable wearing.
Plus, did I mention that he looked bloody gorgeous?!
And finally, my own outfit! I wrote a post last year about finding my wedding dress which you can read here, and I talked about how the dress I ended up with was very different to what I had imagined. I'd always thought that I'd wear something long sleeved and lacy, but as soon as I tried on the beautiful Ornella dress by Suzanne Neville, I was swayed!
Suzanne Neville is an absolutely incredible British designer and I was lucky enough to have one of my fittings with her. She really gets women's figures and creates the most flattering and elegant designs. Her dresses are true couture, made to measure for the bride with the most luxurious fabrics, and from the second I tried this dress on nothing else could really compare to it. I loved the Grecian shape, the perfect little train and the crisp, clean crepe silk. It just felt so classic and timeless.
I tried a couple of veils on at the boutique, but again decided to keep it simple with a single tier cathedral length design, also by Suzanne Neville. The veil was definitely the accessory that made me feel most "bridal" and I loved how wispy and romantic this one was (even if it did nearly blow in the wind a couple of times!).
My foliage crown was quite a standout accessory, so I knew I wanted to keep everything else pretty simple. My Mum very kindly lent me her beautiful diamond necklace as my "something borrowed" and I also wore a beautiful gorgeous bangle with our wedding date on that my sister bought for me.
I was absolutely obsessed with my beautiful Kurt Geiger shoes - so much so that I had the heeled version for the ceremony and then changed into the flat sandal version for dancing! I loved how elegant and intricate they were and they complimented the Grecian vibe of the dress beautifully.
I completed the look with my trademark red lips and nails (no French manicure for this bride!) and voila - wedding ready!
Make sure you stay tuned for tomorrow’s wedding week post which is all about the (very emotional!) ceremony...
*All mages in this post were taken by the lovely Jenna Woodward