A Monsoon Wedding Dress for a Beautiful, Pregnant Bride…

I have a few weddings to share with you over the next few weeks, where the Bride is looking extra radiant, because she is also expecting a baby, just like Abbie here.

The 'expectant Bride' is something that has a special place in my heart. I don't know, maybe it's because I gave birth to my own baby girl (my second Daughter) last September, as I was in the process of developing this Blog, and surrounded by all things wedding.  Maybe it's because I took part in this maternity 'vintage inspired' bridal photoshoot, whilst pregnant, along with two of my colleagues in the wedding industry, who were also pregnant at the same time?  Fact is, I just have a thing for a Bride with a beautiful bump.  And I have much inspiration for the pregnant Bride too; whilst it is an amazing experience, being pregnant is also hard work, and there are days that the idea of donning a frock so that everyone can look at how beautiful you are [all day long!}, would probably send you running for the hills.  It takes courage for a pregnant lady to step into a wedding gown but Abbie looks so beautiful in these photographs, she makes it look effortless 🙂

Abbie's lovely wedding dress was actually from Monsoon – who offer a beautiful selection of high-street, affordable wedding dresses (their most expensive being c.£250)…

Abbie married Rob on 5 February 2011 at Old Marylebone Town Hall, and these delightful images were captured by London Photographers McKinley Rodgers {who I'm so looking forward to meeting in a couple of weeks time}.  I do so love the vintage vibe of these images…

"We wanted a to have a really personal celebration of our marriage, which definitely took precedence over having any overriding theme or style, but aesthetically I think we both really like a touch of retro glamour tinged with kitsch…"

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, McKinley Rodgers

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"During our ceremony, Rob’s sister Elise read a beautiful poem by Joseph Marinus.  Please stop and say hello to him if you see him outside Embankment station or Blackfriars Bridge…"

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Is this not the CUTEST wedding cake in the world? Why don't more people opt for less fancy cakes like this, I love it! 😉 This was baked by the girls over at Bake-a-boo, who have previously featured on Love My Dress here


Words of Wedded Wisdom…

"Fill the day with love, surrounded by those who are most important to you and enjoy it!"


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Brides dress – Monsoon
Brides shoes – Dune
Brides hair accessory – Cherry Chau
Venue – Old Marylebone Town Hall
Photographer – McKinley Rodgers
Hair & Makeup – Return to Glory
Florist – Scarlet and Violet Flowers
Cake – Bake-a-boo
Groom – Adam of London
Transport – Wedding Taxis

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Isn't this just so touching and wonderful? I love these photographs and would like to thank Penny McKinley Rodgers for submitting them for a feature.  Do be sure to go take a peak at the McKinley Rodgers website – those guys are adorable and take the most warm and beatiful wedding photography.

Thanks too Abbie for taking the time to share your style with Love My Dress – I am excited about hearing about the arrival of your baby!! 🙂

Your thoughts on pregnant Brides? I love them and can't wait to share more 🙂

Much love,

Annabel xXx


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.