Wedding planning started in earnest after Adam and I got engaged last year on account of some of the legalities involved in organising a ceremony in the U.K.
Within a few months we’d locked in a date, venue, spoken to a nearby flower farm about blooms for our day and I’d also secured the services of a local hairdresser and make-up artist. (You can read more about my first few tentative steps into wedding planning here)
What I hadn’t managed to do was try to narrow down the type of wedding dress I wanted…
There is a strong tradition of women in Adam’s family working as dressmakers and an Australian relative of his, who happens to live in Wagga Wagga, has volunteered to make my wedding dress for me. It was such a beautiful offer and my outfit on the day will be so much more special to me now, as I know it’ll be created with genuine love.
Rose and I have started discussing what I’d like and to help me get a feel for necklines, sleeve lengths and materials. It’s a minefield! It’ll be late November when Adam and I marry, so the unpredictability of England’s weather is playing a big factor in our early design chats.
Like every modern bride, I’ve been scouring Pinterest for dress inspiration but it’s a beautiful book Rose lent me that I’m returning to time and time again.
From that I’ve started to write a list of things I’d like. I definitely want my dress to be fuss free – much like how I dress day to day. I don’t want anything with too much volume (works for some, but completely overwhelming on my five foot frame) and to be honest I’m not that fussed on lace even featuring at all.
I’ve found a picture of something I’m really taken with and what I really like is that Rose and I can use that as a strong base and then make tweaks as the dressmaking process evolves. I’m currently trying to source a few material samples and it’s all starting to feel a bit more real.
I’m still tossing up whether I should visit any wedding dress shops to just try on a few things for fun. Married gals, what do you suggest?!