This afternoon the blog I am here to tell you all about a wonderful wedding dress designer offering 50s style wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses at a price that won’t break the wedding budget. Lawrence Aitken from Elegance 50s set up his wedding dress company in 2012 and since then has gone from strength to strength designing and creating made to order 50s inspired wedding dresses. His designs are simple, elegant and perfect for any bride looking for a 50s style dress for her wedding.
‘Specializing in 50s inspired gown design and made to order dresses’
I asked Lawrence to tell me a bit more about his business……………
What made you start your business?
My mother has been crafting gowns for over 40 years. Many of the designs we offer have been perfected by her over the past two decades! My upbringing has been a flurry of fashion shows, small shops in the Camden and Portobello markets, sewing machine workshops in the garage and volumes of fabric rolls in the dining room! Working alone part time while raising my brother and I here in London, she never had great success, but I’ve always had an admiration for her talent, and loved the way her work makes people happy! When I graduated and finished Uni, I looked at our situation (her now living on the other side of the world in her home town of Bani in the Philippines), and I realized there was a business to be had. She had friends and family she had been training to produce quality designs, and the world wide web would allow us to work together and serve people internationally. And that’s what we’ve loved doing since! (more…)
Todays wedding is perfect for this time of year, a gorgeous sunny country wedding full of fun, smiles and some cracking vintage inspired outfits. Kate the bride just loves Audrey Hepburn and wanted to reflect this in her choice of bridal gowns, and this 50s style tea length dress does just that. The bridesmaids in their gorgeous flowed dresses are equally as stunning and I am loving the groomsmen in their fun relaxed outfits, bow ties and braces, perfect for a country wedding. With a relaxed BBQ at their local pub as their reception, this wedding is effortlessly chilled and bursting with personally. Big thanks to Tiree from Tiree Dawson Photography for these gorgeous images.
‘It was the most perfect day, it couldn’t have gone better. Everyone had an amazing day’
Kate and Danny were married on 30th May 2015 at St Mary’s Church, Crosthwaite and The Punch Bowl, Underbarrow. ‘We wanted a fun and relaxed wedding in the village that we lived in. We had 115 guests in total. We booked it around 12 months in advance, everything else took around 6 months.’
Flowers really can lift a wedding, personally I am a big fan of adding as many flowers as you can to your wedding ceremony and reception, I think they are super pretty and such a lovely way to add your own personality to your day. Today Claire from Plant Passion is here to show you how to put together a beautiful table centre arrangement for your wedding reception. It’s so easy and in a bid to move away from the smaller arrangements that jam jars give, this arrangement is substantial and will take up more space on your table.
- Flowers we used: White Sweet Williams, Campanulas, Tritelias, Cornflowers and Roses
Jam jars are fantastic for table centre arrangements, but if you’ve got more than 6-8 placings on a table, a single jam jar is going to look rather lonely. – Rather than have a batch of them, – go big with this DIY table arrangement.
- Before you start condition your flowers well, this will mean they will last the whole party and still be ready to be given as presents at the end.
Happy Monday to you all and welcome along to another fun packed week on the Blog, how was your weekend? Mine was good, nice and chilled so I feel revived and ready for what ever this week has to throw at me. Todays wedding is brought to you courtesy of the incredibly talented Matt Parry Photography. It’s gorgeous to look at but simple in detail and a great example that you don’t need loads of fuss and decor to have a really special day. Rebecca and Ryan concentrated on the three things that mattered most to them when they were wedding planning; booze, band and the photographer and with this in mind managed to keep the planning fuss free and within budget. A perfect example of wedding planning done right!
‘A beautiful day spent with great family and friends’
Rebecca and Ryan were married on 21st March 2015 just a short walk from their home, at Henley on Thames Town Hall, followed by a party at the local pub The Little Angel. ‘We can see the Town Hall from our back door, and it is such an iconic building for Henley locals – it felt really exciting transforming our everyday surroundings into something so special! We also wanted the day to be as fuss free as possible for our guests, and this ticked all the boxes. We had 150 guests in total for the ceremony and party and the wedding took 6 months to plan.’
Happy Sunday everyone, I do hope you are having a lovely weekend in the sunshine? have you managed to get out much? It’s been a lovely weekend for us, things have been a bit busy at home over the last few weeks, so it has been good to have a more chilled weekend. Yesterday Dexter had a birthday party to go to, so we all got to enjoy some afternoon sunshine and birthday cake, and today I have an office day. The whole weekend we have really been enjoying the Glastonbury coverage. Evey year Nik and I make a point of watching as much of it as we can, and this year has been fantastic. As far as the blog goes I had another meeting this week with my blog designers and it’s looking petty amazing. I now have a launch date of 1st September, so not to long to wait, I am so excited to share the new design and layout with you.
Now it’s time for this weeks best bits, I’ve added a couple of new categories for you, so enjoy.
Best Wedding of the Week
I just love the wedding I have chosen as wedding of the week, the outdoor ceremony, the decor, the relaxed feel, it’s all adorable. Found via Wedding Chicks, photo by Wild Whim Design + Photography
Charming Hipster Wedding – From Wedding Chicks
Bluecoat Chambers Wedding in Liverpool – From Samuel Docker
Wedding at Thornton Manor – From Lawson Photography
Yarlini and Charlie – From Craig and Kate
Broughton Hall Wedding – From Paul Joseph Photography
Stylish Wedding at Home – From Claire Penn Photography
Santorini Wedding – From Nirav Patel
Graham and Claire – From Source Images
Merchant Adventures Hall Wedding Photography – From Tux and Tales
Best Wedding Dress
Anna Campbell Spirit Collection – From 100 Layer Cake
Ivy and Aster Wedding Dress Collection – From Bridal Musings
Bridal Style: BHLDN Swept Away Collection – Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Collection.
I am quite happy to admit I am waking up with a very sore head this morning. I am in Glastonbury for the weekend and so far I am having the most amazing time. I went to see so many bands last night, laughed so much and may have stumbled back to the camper van fuelled with cider, singing my heart out at 3am. I am so looking forward to what today and Sunday brings. I hope you have a great weekend with whatever plans you have.
Here is a selection of our top 10 pins of the week……………..
Image Source – It was Dexters birthday last week, so I couldn’t resist sharing with you his birthday cake. It was rainbow ombre inside. Cake made by the very clever Amanda Perry
Image Source – This is amazing. We are currently house hunting, so this is great inspiration. (more…)