All photographs from Perfect Circle Photography, our incredible wedding photographer Adam.
Where else would I start the wedding diaries than the dress!
Everything they say is true - as soon as you try it on you just know! I had an image in my head of a mermaid all lace dress with sleeves and other than mermaid style I ended up with something completely different! My dress was so mean't to be I booked an appointment at a local boutique to try on a different dress and mine was in the window and I fell in love straight away. It was on loan from the designer for the weekend and if I'd of booked any other date I'd never of seen it! I paid the deposit then and there and the Maggie Sottero Divina dress in Ivory was all mine!
My shoes were a tricky one, I knew I wanted to treat myself to a designer pair but all the ones I tried on were so high I knew I wouldn't make it through the ceremony without them killing me and I'd tower over Brett the whole day. As soon as I saw the Vivenne Westwood Lady Dragon shoes I fell in love. They are part of the Melissa collaboration so made of comfy jell like material and only had a small heel making them perfect! Breaking your heels in before the big day is no joke though - I still ended up dancing the night away in flats!
My veil was one of my favourite things, I had always dreamt of getting married in lace so when my perfect dress had non on I knew my veil had to! The church we got married in was huge so I knew I could go big on the length and I wanted it to be long enough to cover my train and boy was it long! 13ft long to be precise! Hey you only get married once, go hard or go home! It was a complete bargain find from Etsy I can't recommend the seller enough if your looking for a veil and don't want to pay the earth!
My jewellery was one of the biggest surprises on the day. I bought a simple tennis bracelet and diamond studs in the run up to the wedding as given how dramatic my dress was I wasn't planning on wearing any other jewellery. Until my parents surprised me with the most beautiful necklace and earring set they had made which matched my yellow diamond engagement ring just before the ceremony! How could I not wear them?!
I finished my look with a spritz of Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede perfume which is my all time favourite smell and I was ready to tie the knot!
Coming up next.... The wedding party, gifts, flowers, stationary & cake!