Thursday, December 13, 2007

Outfits for a Winter Wedding

As the winter wedding continues, I am failing to convince my friends (who are now known as 'guests' in most conversations with the Boy) that they could be frugal and purchase their outfits for our wedding in the Christmas sales this year. Needless to say, the day is not even close to as important to them as it is to me and they find my 10 month pre-planning faintly ridiculous.

I care not a jot and herewith offer them advice.

The above page is taken from October Vogue's supplement (provided by Next - bleurgh but occassionally hmmmm in my humble opinion...) and offers some cute suggestions of non-black but wintery and warm looking outfits with coverups that go beyond the regulation pashmina.

For a winter wedding I would suggest the following considerations:

Layers of glam and warmth: sequins with cashmere, brocades with fur, satin and velvet in rich jewel colours

Chunky heels and warm tights will ensure that frost, rain or snow will be of little concern. Stilettos and straps are probably best left in the wardrobe for this one.

I got very excited about the new Hobbs shoppable website, particularly with the sale starting today. I've been disappointed to find, though, that they've not quite finished debugging it and clicking on flat shoes (oh the shame) inexplicably takes you to jewellery and miniskirts....
They have, though, put together an outfit finder and suggest this rather lovely affair for a winter wedding.

Once they sort out their searches and metadata this should be a veritable treasure trove of luxurious but suitably demure glam for a cold and frosty nuptial.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Bits and Bobs Catchup

As you may have seen over at Beholden, I've been rather busy recently climbing mountains and the whole wedding planning malarchy has rather gone out the window. However, I am now safely esconced back at sea level and normal activities will resume shortly.

Newsflash is that the photographer has been chosen: the wonderfully bubbly and enthusiastic Evelyne Wade was so excited, flexible, approachable and reasonably priced that we just couldn't resist. The other great bonus is that she has shot at our venue before so knows the layout and lighting conditions better than we do. This is a small selection of her work that I have taken from her website, however, the site doesn't do justice to the portrait and guest images that she is capable of taking.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Ranuncula Loving

From ArtFool's inspirational gallery, via The Bride's Cafe (more bouquets tomorrow). If we tone down the yellow vibe here and replace the berry strands with the purpley blue berries I like, we're getting somewhere. So crisp and full and fresh.

Yum Yum Yum.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Jennifer Behr Blooms

This makes me very happy. It has a density to it that doesn't feel overly false and the cream is rich and satisfying.

Just the sort of hair I was thinking, though more messy bun than fancy twisted shenanigans.

Will be investigating US stockists forthwith for my trip in the spring. Definitely want to see this in the flesh.