My Wedding...The dress, the suits, the bridesmaids...Monday, September 01, 2014
Yay Im so excited to share these photos with you guys, this is the first installment of my wedding posts detailing Dave & I's very special day. I dunno why it has taken me so long to share these photos on here, I guess I was nervous? So here goes.. Dave & I tied the knot after almost 6 years together on the 8th May this year. I was so nervous I dont remember walking down the aisle...
I thought id break the day down into key elements and share them over a few posts instead of posting like 20 images all at once!
This was my dress, aint she pretty? Originally it was meant to be a strapless sweetheart neckline dress but I had the capped lace sleeves made and added on. The entire bodice is covered in little glass beads and pleated lace. The satin ribbon around the middle was a lovely taupe mushroom colour with a heavy set vintage style beaded motif in the centre. I had it stitched into a bow with long tails at the back so it wouldnt slip or come undone on the day. The under layer was champagne colour but the lace on top was an off white so the overall colour appeared like a warm white. The entire dress was covered in a fine embroidered lace and heavily beaded around the bottom with a slight fish tail and long train. Which made dancing a little tricky but totally worth it!
I never thought Id be a veil person, it wasnt something Id considered but when trying on & deciding on my dress I tried a few out. I mean you gotta try them? I fell in love with this very simple sheer soft tulle extra long veil. It let the light through so you could still see all the detail on the back of my dress & was very unstructured and soft like my dress. I wore it pinned in low at my neck so you only really noticed it from behind.
Now on to the boys: Dave wanted a three piece suit but neither of us wanted tails or anything too formal. We wanted something relaxed and more in keeping with our day. We were both keen to keep Dave in the spotlight so we opted for him to be in a completely different suit so he would stand out. Dave chose a three piece in a blue grey that we bought which is great cause then he can wear it again. For the rest of the guys we picked and bought two piece navy suits and then rented dove grey wool waistcoats to be worn underneath. The ties were a pink and navy blue weave.
My bridesmaids dresses were nothing like what I had originally planned. Id had this idea of a capped flowly sleeved dress with a deep v neck and in a coral colour. I ended up with these beautiful dresses which were a two tone blush pink brushed chiffon with a series of pleats on one side from neckline to hem & an ivory band. I bought my bridesmaids little heart necklace charms one in gold, one in rose gold and one in silver so they would all be the same but slightly different.
Shoes were something I found really hard to pick, I looked at countless white satin wedding-esque shoes and hated them all! In the end I opted for these gold metallic shoes with a gold heel by Dune. I picked a similar style for my bridesmaids.
Yay my mum and dad are on the blog! I think this might be a first?! How amazing do they both look?! My dad in his uber cool cobalt blue glasses and my mum in her one of a kind outfit that she had specially made by a local Irish designer.
And well thats it for the first of my wedding posts, I hope you guys like what I shared. We had such an amazing day it feels like a weird dream looking back on the photos. If only we could go back and do it all again! xx