28th October 2016

Where is this year going? We’re almost into November already!  I love the cosy things about this time of year- scarves, walks in the woods and apple crumble, but I’m less of a fan of the dark, wet mornings. That said, is there anything better than an evening by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate?

Today’s wedding takes us back to early summer, still fresh with the promise of warm nights, and is just so lovely- you’re going to adore the cool style of the bride and the photos by Love My Dress newcomers, September Pictures.  Meet Ash, an events planner, and John, a pub owner, who married on the 14th May 2016 at Islington Town Hall, followed by a pub reception at Brixton East. Ash wore a beautiful long-sleeved, flowing gown by Jesus Peiro, Love My Dress favourites and members of our Little Book for Brides site.  The dress was purchased from the wonderful staff at Morgan Davies Bridal.

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“It was the first dress that I tried on, but I kept coming back to it and I knew I was putting on MY wedding dress as opposed to just A wedding dress.  I’m very much a jeans and t shirt kinda girl, but I felt so feminine and it was the right amount of ‘bride’ for me too.”

Photography by September Pictures

Ash wore a Jesus Peiro gown and winged shoes by Sophia Webster for her stripped back and fuss free wedding in London. Captured by September Pictures.

“When we first started planning the wedding, we were very much ‘we can do this ourselves’ – we were so wrong.  Dita Rosted, our planner, is actually friends with the Brixton venue and contacted us directly and as soon as we met her we knew she would be brilliant.  I am somewhat of a control freak and I was able to let go completely and let her do her thing.” Continue reading…

28th October 2016

Good morning lovely ones! Friday is here and I am so delighted. It’s half term week and I’m looking forward to spending proper time with my daughters today, and maybe even luxuriating in an hour on the sofa with a cup of tea and good book (the joy!).  I am keen to share this morning’s wedding with you first though – a simply beautiful affair, captured in that gorgeous, soft, luminous fine art photography style by Melissa Beattie.

Solicitor Rachel and Venture Capitalist Dan’s beautiful wedding was held on 28th May this year. The couple tied the knot formally with a ceremony at St. Michaels and All Angels Church in Hawkshead, the Lake District, followed by a marquee reception at Rachel’s parent’s home in High Wray. The couple hired Emma Tebbey of Tebbey & Co. to provide her expert assistance in both planning and styling the day.

“My mother suggested drawing inspiration from Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies. My grandmother who is no longer with us loved them and it felt fitting given the reception would be held in Spring amongst all the flowers in our garden.”

Photography by Melissa Beattie

A Spring time wedding in the Lake District inspired by fairies. Bride Rachel wore a dress, veil and velvet shoes by Le Spose di Gio. Fine art wedding photography by Melissa Beattie.

I simply adore this wedding for all it’s effortless elegance and the gorgeous fine art photography style of Melissa Beattie

“Our photographer was Melissa Beattie. Melissa comes highly recommended by my family. We enjoyed having her with us tremendously and she captured some wonderful shots without being at all intrusive. We had many laughs with her on the day, she was a great addition to the party.” Continue reading…

27th October 2016

Good morning gorgeous ones, well, it looks like after the horrible denial of service attacks, that we might be returning to some semblance of normality here at Love My Dress. I apologise that our schedule has been a bit out of whack as a result – things will be back to normal as of tomorrow, with posts going live at 6am, 12 noon (if we have a lunch time post) and 2pm. So, onwards! Today’s real wedding was sent in by one of my absolutely favourite photographers in the whole wide world – someone I heartily recommend through our Little Book For Brides, and who I have thoroughly enjoyed working with really since Love My Dress was born almost 7 years ago now. Her name is Caro Weiss and she is like a photography ninja – always there to capture every wonderful moment. I adore her and her photography.

Emma-Jane, a Dental Hygienist Therapist married Simon, an Architect Technician on 6th August. The couple had a ceremony at St. Joseph’s Chapel in Stepps, followed by a reception at St Joseph’s Parish Centre right next door to the chapel.

“I am in the fortunate position of working with a catering company who have catered for lots of weddings – one of my favourites was a laid back, informal wedding held in a village hall. Ever since this wedding, I’ve known I wanted something similar. St Joe’s Parish Centre had recently been refurbished with all white walls and wooden floors. The whole ‘blank canvas’ idea totally appealed to me. Si’s Dad looks after the hall so I knew anything was pretty much possible (even if he said no at first – we always managed to talk him round). We had so many ideas and this venue gave us the freedom to create them.”

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Bride Emma-Jane wore a pale pink skirt and lace top for her Scottish chapel wedding. Her maids wore pale blue and floral crowns. Photography by Caro Weiss.

“Our photographer Caro Weiss was a dream – not only is she one of the nicest people I have met she is so incredibly talented. We also knew that we wanted our wedding photographs to be a natural record of the day without too many staged photos and that’s exactly what Caro is all about.” Continue reading…

26th October 2016

Guess what lovely readers? I have a huge confession to make and it’s a big one. Are you ready? Here I go. I am a geek … and very proud of it! I grew up as the only girl in a family of boys who were into Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr Who, Harry Potter, and comics – so I totally get all of the jokes on the ‘Big Bang Theory’. You can imagine my joy then at first sight of these joy-filled pictures by Anna Pumer Photography, filled with complete and utter geek heaven. Just wait until you see the cake-toppers!

Groom Brett works in pensions and bride Frankie is a children’s books editor and the couple tied the knot on the 28th of May 2016 at the quirky venue The Bell Inn in Ticehurst, East Sussex. They added loads of personal touches thanks to their mutual love of all things geeky, plus hints of the fabulous 1950s.

“We are both massive geeks so we wanted to incorporate the fandoms we both love into the day. We’re both pretty eclectic too (which totally suits The Bell’s décor) so we weren’t too worried about having a colour scheme or a unifying theme. There were also lots of 1950s elements, so in a nutshell our day was ‘1950s geek chic’. I love the focus on different eras on Love My Dress, as this was a huge inspiration for me.”

Photography by Anna Pumer Photography

Bride Frankie wore a 1950's inspired, colourful polka dot dress by 'Oh My Honey' for her geek-chic and reto inspired wedding. Photography by Anna Pumer.

Louise O’Mahoney from Oh My Honey made Frankie’s most fabulous polka-dot frock.

“I wanted a dress that people would remember – I don’t think any of our guests will forget my polka dots! The 1950s style is something I love and the dress was absolutely perfect for spinning and swirling.” Continue reading…

26th October 2016

Hello bridal beauties, how are you today? Once again we offer our huge apologies for the lateness of our first Wednesday post – we’ve sadly fallen foul of the repercussions of last week’s DNS attack on major sites across the internet, but we’re keeping fingers firmly crossed that everything is back to normal now. We know that many of our readers look forward to their early morning wedding blog fix – so we’re really sorry to have kept you waiting.

It’s starting to get really chilly now isn’t it? I’m living in a combination of my dressing gown or snuggly, chunky oversized knits. And still putting off turning the heating on. You’ve joined us for such a treat today; it’s my very great pleasure to be bringing you the lovely spring wedding of Sarah and Ronnie – two of the happiest, smiliest newlyweds I have ever seen. Sarah, an Internal Recruiter for Grant Thornton, married Ronnie, an Air Traffic Controller at Liverpool Airport on 23rd April 2016 at Walcot Hall in Shropshire. Their day is simply full to bursting with ear-splitting grins, pretty fresh flowers, a very cute furry guest and all documented in such joy-filled captures courtesy of the talented Jackson & Co Photography.

“We just loved the relaxed vibe and rustic style of Walcot Hall. We fell in love with the dog friendly culture the second we saw the venue. We loved the fact that we could have all of our guests for a full weekend to celebrate together in the beautiful surroundings. Walcot will always have a place in our heart – we have already spent two holidays, a wedding and attended the opera there in the past two years.”

Photography by Jackson & Co Photography

Bride Sarah wore a Lusan Mandongus gown and a dried flower headpiece for her relaxed and elegant wedding at Walcot Hall. Photography by Jackson & Co.

Sarah wore a lace-detailed Lusan Mandongus gown; its delicate neckline and sheer scallop-edged train are simply beautiful. These super feminine elegant dresses are so popular with our lovely brides and it’s easy to see why. Sarah’s glossy dark locks were half swept up with colourful blooms supplied by florist Sarah Midwood and our bride sentimentally wore a necklace that her dad gave to her mum on their wedding day. Continue reading…

25th October 2016

Good afternoon ladies and gentleman! I apologise most sincerely about the lack of post until now today – it looks like Love My Dress is suffering some repercussions from the major DNS ‘attack on the internet’ that occurred last Friday, 21st October. This has led to the blog being intermittently offline for much of the morning. We’re hoping the worst of it has now passed but if you are experiencing problems accessing any area of our lovely wedding blog, please report them here. Love Annabel.


I hope you’re warm and ensconced somewhere cosy (preferably in some much loved PJ’s or at the very least a scarf) to enjoy our Tuesday wedding blog offering. I’ve always enjoyed the spectrum of weddings shared by Love My Dress, and feel we cater for such  wide variety of styles, visions and budgets, all with that extra sprinkling of inspirational magic. Such is the heartfelt celebration I have for you to enjoy this morning, it doesn’t take itself too seriously and reminds us all to experience the joy of simply marrying the person who is  your world. Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Thijs, a coffee roaster, and Laura, a Physiotherapist. Weeton Village Hall became the serendipitous location of their gleeful union on 30th May. Emphasis was placed on the couple’s love of the great outdoors and non-traditional views.

“We wanted to keep it informal, casual and easy-going. We didn’t want a traditional English wedding, because we wanted to be playful with the concept of getting married. Central to our ideas were to be able to enjoy and have fun on the day. We love being outside and were aiming to have much of the day themed around the outdoors.”

Photography by Martin Crombie

A 1940's vintage dress for a rustic, vegan, village hall wedding.

It seems the couple took an organic approach to wedmin, and the perfect components of their wedding found them. Whilst enjoying an ice cream at Greenwich Village Market, they stumbled upon this 1940’s vintage gown and snapped it up for £100! This was the first wedding purchase made and was fitted to our beautiful bride back in Blackpool. Continue reading…

24th October 2016

Hello again loves – have you had a moment to enjoy this morning’s wedding yet? This afternoon’s beautiful and romantic affair is a Love My Dress wedding through and through and I’m so delighted we have the pleasure today of sharing it on our wedding blog pages. Lucy, a Community Development Co-ordinator, married Matthew, a Marine Manager on 10th September with a charming and very special ceremony at St Johns Church in the Vale, followed by a reception at Lingholm Estate in Portinscale, Keswick, The Lake District.

The coupled turned to talented photographer Lottie Elizabeth to document their day and Lucy wore a gown by one of our favourite British designers, the wonderful Naomi Neoh – I encourage you to explore Naomi’s page in our new ‘Style Files‘ (click the image below).

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“I got my Naomi Neoh dress from Evelyn Bridal in Holmfirth, near where I grew up. Anna from the shop was absolutely amazing and Margaret the steamstress worked her magic. It was a sample dress so it needed altering to fit. Naomi Neoh dresses are so feminine but not fussy. The fabric oozed elegance and it just felt so comfortable.”

Photography by Lottie Elizabeth

Bride Lucy wore the 'Peony' gown by Naomi Neoh for her romantic and elegant gin inspired wedding in the Lake District. Photography by Lottie Elizabeth.

“Matthew is from the Lake District and we knew we wanted to get married in a church. St Johns is in Matt’s old parish and I fell in love with it when he showed it to me, it was so gorgeous and hidden away within the fells.” Continue reading…

24th October 2016

Good morning loves – how was your weekend? Did you receive a copy of our Sunday newsletter? (you can subscrive via the footer if viewing via desktop or via the menu system if viewing via mobile). It’s a great way to catch up on our weekly content if you didn’t get the opportunity to check in on Love My Dress over the past 7 days. We also shared this wonderful ‘from the heart’ piece written by one of our readers that tackles the tricky issue of dealing with divorce at weddings – we’d love for you to share your thoughts on that particular post if the content resonates with you (you can leave anonymous comments on our wedding blog by the way).

This morning’s wedding is a great example of how not all brides want to wear a typical wedding dress and how many couples these days prefer to follow a non-traditional wedding route. Celine, an Account Director working in healthcare advertising, married IT Consultant Paul on 12th September with a ceremony at Southwark Registry Office in London followed by a reception at The Greenwich Yacht Club by the River Thames. I adore Celine’s short, chic dress and those sweet flowers in her hair. Also my love and thank to our Little Book For Brides members, the wonderful Paul and Kelly of Paul Joseph Photography for sharing these images today.

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Celine wore a short, chic, pale pink wedding dress for her non-traditional wedding at the Greenwich Yacht Club in London. Captured by Paul Joseph Photography.

“We met nine years ago at a friend’s leaving do in London. Our friend is my friend from school and Paul’s friend from university. Neither of us lived in London at the time, so we kept in touch after meeting.”

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