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My Wedding...The dress, the suits, the bridesmaids...

Monday, September 01, 2014

Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-540Yay 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!

Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-136This 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!

Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-176I 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.

Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-39Now 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.

Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-389 Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-165My 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.

Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-366 Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-22Shoes 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.
Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-179Yay 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.
Campbell_Photography_V&D_Blog-116And 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

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29 comments

  1. oh my, you look so stunning! your dress is really beautiful. everyone looks amazing, it's absolutely the kind of wedding i'd go for if i had one to plan ;)

    becky,

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  2. you look beautiful your hair, your veil, the dress! is all so wonderful! congratulations to you and Dave! may you share a lifetime of love, laughter, health and happiness! Can't wait for more blog posts! wedding blog posts are my favourite!! xxxxx

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  3. Beautiful :) love the detail around the waist xx

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  4. Lovely post, perfect for my wedding planning and inspiration. You look beautiful and your dress is so pretty!

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  5. Oh, Vicki! These photos are stunning! You are a vision!
    Thank you for sharing this peak into your special day! I can't wait to see the rest of the photos :)
    Also, I received your card & the adorable Irish pin in the post the other day - right on time before we packed up our place! It was so special to receive a personal note in the midst of the chaos of packing and planning. As soon as we're settled in at our place in Oxford I'll be writing you back! :)
    Lots of love to you dear friend!
    -Carley
    xx

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  6. You look so beautiful! Congrats on your big day : )

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  7. This looks absolutely stunning- the perfect day, you look beautiful Vicki! xxx

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  8. What a beautiful dress Vicky, you look stunning! Congratulations :-) Dani
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  9. I love seeing wedding posts, dear. You are both so stunning in the pics. Can't wait for the next post(s). Yay!

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  10. Just wow Vicki, you looked stunning, absolutely breath taking! x

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  11. wow you look absolutely amazing!! This is how I can only dream of looking on my wedding day. Can I ask where these glasses are from? Thanks lovely!x

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  12. Aww Vicki, that dress is absolutely stunning :) excited to see more of the big day!
    Kaz at Sunshine Days x

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  13. You look amazing and it seems as if your day was magical! I cant wait to see the next set of photos!

    Tosin x

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  14. Oh Vicki! You looked absolutely Gorgeous!

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  15. oh my dear, you look so beautiful, the photos are full of emotions so i can barely feel i was there <3 wow. the dress is just magic! congrats again.

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  16. You look so so beautiful, I LOVE your dress!

    Maria xxx

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  17. Beautiful photos and beautiful bride!

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  18. Aw Vicki these photos are beautiful and you look so stunning! Really looking forward to reading more about your big day :) It looks like it was magical! xx

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  19. Its so lovely. The picture of you and your bridesmaids is really nice. Looking forward to the rest.

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  20. Ohhh Vicki these photos are absolutely stunning! I love your hair, and the beautiful cap sleeves of your dress. So different.
    I am currently planning my wedding, and if I can look half as amazing as you on the day I will be chuffed :)
    Huge congrats to you and Dave!! x

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  21. Congratulations!! You look absolutely stunning!! Your dress is so pretty, definitely one of the nicer wedding dresses around :)

    DarlingSophie

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  22. Wow, you are totally amazingly beautiful. :) I also love that the photos here look very similar in style to the ones in your blog! I can see that the wedding is definitely your aesthetic. I love the dress, but also especially your hair. It's such a gorgeous colour. Basically, I'm really happy you.

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  23. You look so, so beautiful Vicki! I absolutely love the dress you chose, it's so classy and I really like that it has a vintage feel to it.

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  24. From the very beginning, I had a dress preference from the six I originally liked. But first let’s look at the ones I didn’t choose.
    songs wedding

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