Oliver wore a royal blue suit, a colour that we both thought was an ideal choice for a summer wedding because its classic while having a little more vibrancy than say a navy suit. Fitting in with our wedding’s colour scheme we picked out a lovely pink floral tie from M&S. Originally it was going to just be a plain pink tie, however when I began looking at other people’s wedding pictures I noticed that this was a fairly common choice among grooms. So knowing that Oliver doesn’t like to fit in with the norm too much we stumbled across this floral pink tie one day at Bluewater. It was perfect because it was the right pink, while having a subtle pattern that fit in excellently with our garden wedding theme. I think the tie with the suit looked gorgeous and his tie definitely received a few compliments throughout the day.
Oliver didn’t want a waistcoat and also decided against a pocket square. However the buttonhole was something we discussed and decided that his rose would be the same pink as the roses in my bouquet so we were all in keeping. Again I thought that the pink buttonhole with the tie and on the suit looked fantastic.
Oliver opted for tanned shoes which again looked colourful and smart for a summer wedding. Then being a man of minimalism anyway he kept the accessories to just a silver tie clip because his wedding ring is white gold and his Omega watch. For his wedding day fragrance he wore Tom Ford Oud Wood, a masculine spicy scent.
The Wedding Party
For the men within the wedding party we bought pink ties, so for example the fathers and best man all had a light pink tie on. It was also open for others to join in to wear a pink tie should they choose to do so too. We decided that the buttonholes for our wedding party would be different to that of Oliver’s so all our wedding party guests like parents and grandparents wore a white rose buttonhole, again these were the same white roses as those in my bouquet to match.
My mum wore an absolutely gorgeous beaded dress from Gina Bacconi. It was a mint coloured floor length maxi dress that again fit in well with our colour scheme (refer to last post) and she was also able to get a matching jacket from Coast. To finish the look she had on a darker hair band fascinator. I think the whole look was very pretty and elegant . A lot of mother of the bride outfits are very frumpy and plain which is just something I knew my mum would never wear let alone pull off, so we were pleased when she found Gina Bacconi who specialise in lovely mother of the bride outfits.
My dress was the first and only dress I tried on. I put it on and it ticked every box for me, so I thought why confuse myself with hundreds of different dresses when this one felt like the one? This was the exact sort of style I visioned myself getting married in. There were certain things I personally knew I didn’t want – boob tube or anything without sleeves was a definite no for me as I just end up feeling uncomfortable even though they look lovely, I also knew I wanted something quite figure hugging.
My dress had lace embroidery throughout and had a satin belt at the waist which I think added a nice feminine shape to it. At the back it had see through material and many beautiful buttons! I just loved the back of the dress. It also had a small train which I thought was stunning. When Oliver and I rode home in the wedding car just after we were officially married he described my dress as ‘old meets new’ which is how he always describes my engagement ring as it’s got something about it that wants to be old fashioned yet it is still modern.
For my jewellery I kept it very simple and wore tear drop style pearl earrings. I also wore my Omega watch the same as Oliver because they are special to us. I know traditionally a bride doesn’t wear a watch but its my best watch and because its so dainty it can almost just pass as a bracelet. Then in my hair I wore a small comb which I purchased from Not On The Highstreet. My wedding day perfume of choice was Creed Aventus one of my all time favourite scents because it is fruity exotic and warms to a modern rose fragrance. I decided this would be my wedding day scent because I actually started wearing this at exactly the same time Oliver and I started seeing each other in 2016 so it made sense to wear this.
Wedding Photography – Rory Asten Bell.