Best Wedding Dress for Your Body Type


You have the curves, now you need to show them off. Opt for body-hugging mermaids that will enhance your sexy silhouette. Stay away from an overabundance of ruffles and tiers.


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Looking to add some curves? Go for gowns with added volume and details at both the chest and hips to help create the illusion of an hourglass silhouette.


Full Chested

An off-the-shoulder or bateau neckline will draw the eye across and help balance out a full bustline. A defined waistline is a must for your shape. Look for built-in corsets for needed support.



Create an elongated look with a slender sheath. Opt for gowns with empire waists that draw the eye up. Be wary of voluminous ballgowns that can overwhelm your small frame.


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A corseted bodice will redefine your shape. Dresses with a lining also ensure a better, sleeker fit. Slimming A-line skirts are universally flattering. Try a tea-length to show off shapely ankles.


Pear Shape

An A-line gown is the perfect silhouette, as it will disguise fuller hips. Also consider dresses with textural and style details up top to balance out your proportions.


20 Breathtaking and Budget Friendly Wedding Dresses (ALL Under $1000!)

Recently I’ve been starting the week with an oggle at some of the stunning new collections for 2016, sharing the latest lovelies from top bridal designers such as Claire Pettibone, Jenny Packham and Ersa Atelier. Whilst these names and their dresses may have us all swooning, I’m all too aware that for many brides (and I was one of them) they simply break the budget. And as much as I believe every bride should walk down the aisle feeling a million dollars, I am also firmly of the belief that doing so shouldn’t cost a million dollars. So today’s post is all about how you can save a few pennies without scrimping on style, with 20 gorgeous gowns whose style, and price tag, makes my heart sing!…..

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So you see, it is possible to find a bridesmaid dress nz that is affordable and still fabulous! And actually these 20 are just a few of my favourites, there are plenty more out there, so many in fact, I have a Pinterest board full of beautiful bridal gowns that won’t break the bank so why not pop across and take a look??

Or if you’re looking for something a little more unconventional as well, do take a peek at these 20 floral wedding dresses perfect for creating a little wow!

Kelly and Dean’s Mint and Coral Rustic Barn Wedding By Binky Nixon Photography

Well hello everyone and how are you all this fine Tuesday? I have a gorgeous wedding for you today, one filled with so many gorgeous colours and so many pretty details. It is brought to you by one of my favourite photographers and all round lovely lady, Binky from Binky Nixon Photography. Binky really is one of the nicest ladies you will meet in the wedding industry, she is super talented and just an all round lovely person. I got to work with her on a wedding a year or so ago and it was such a fun day! This rustic barn wedding is just wonderful! A beautiful colour scheme of Mint and Coral mixed with soft greys and hints of metallic, makes it a visual feast, with so many amazing decoration ideas and details, and those gorgeous colourful flowers really top it all off! Such a beautiful day, I know you are going to love it as much as I do!

‘Its truly cringeworthy and cliche but it really was the happiest day of our lives. It was a day filled with love, personal touches and everything and more that we wanted it to be

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Kelly and Dean were married on 18th April 2015 at Dodford Manor in Northamptonshire. ‘We really wanted a rustic, barn style venue and the moment we viewed Dodford Manor we knew it was exactly what we wanted. It had a beautiful setting amongst fields and the old dairy and barn buildings have been renovated to an exceptional standard. We loved the outside area for our guests to enjoy reception drinks in too! We had 97 guests in total. It took 16 months to plan the wedding.’3-Rustic-Barn-Wedding-By-Binky-Nixon-Photography-720x480 4-Rustic-Barn-Wedding-By-Binky-Nixon-Photography-720x1080 5-Rustic-Barn-Wedding-By-Binky-Nixon-Photography-720x480

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How they met
We met online through Both of our friends put us on the website and after weeks of chatting we met in a bar in London for our first date! We have since been together 4 years.

The Proposal
I had a sneaky suspicion that something was happening that weekend (I’m the worst person to keep secrets from!) as Dean had suggested whisking me off to London for the evening for a surprise meal. However he managed to catch me out early on the saturday morning with a proposal at home, then we went off to London for a lovely meal at Galvin at windows newly engaged!

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How did you allocate your budget
We decided early on that we wouldn’t get married until we could afford to have everybody there that meant something to us as we felt this was hugely important. Our venue ticked every box but also came within budget to allow us to do this. We then spent the larger portions of the budget on things we felt most passionate about such as florist, photographer and videographer. Everybody advised to invest wisely in photographer in particular as photos would be the only lasting reminder of the wedding day other than memories and we definitely made the bet decision to do that with Binky Nixon. We then sourced and chose wisely to get good deals on other details such as Dj and cake.

How did you choose your photographer
We knew we wanted a relaxed, natural feel to our photos and didn’t want lots of staged, posed shots. Neither myself or Dean are particularly comfortable in front of the camera so we knew we needed to find someone that made us feel at ease. Binky was actually the first photographer I stumbled across and nobody else then compared to her work. Once we met her we knew instantly that she was exactly what we wanted and that we were on the same wavelength!

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The Dress
My dress was by San Patrick from the Provonias range, bought from the incredibly lovely Sabrina at Xquisite bridal in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. My hair vine and earrings were also bought from her and were by blossom bridal. My bracelet was my wedding present from my husband and was handmade by a company called lavender by Jurgita. My shoes were Jenny Packham.

The Suit and Bridesmaids
The suit was bought from Reiss, Dean knew what he wanted and eventually stumbled across exactly what he was after. We paired this with a liberty print tie and pocket square which took much tracking down after not buying when we initially saw it!
Bridesmaids dresses were kindly made for me, I work in fashion for a London design studio and our factory in China kindly made them for me once I picked the fabric and colour. They were styled on the multi-way wrap and twist dresses as all my bridesmaids were quite different and these are a great way of everyone wearing them in a way they were comfortable with. My flowergirl had a gorgeous mint tutu dress from BHS.

Emily and John’s Homemade Spring Wedding by Benjamin Stuart Photography

I do love a spring wedding and todays wedding is just perfect. It took place last month so is full of spring freshness and beautiful blooms. Emily and John created a homemade wedding that was personal to them and full of little DIY touches. I just love the table plan and table decorations and that cake made by Emily’s’ mum is something else. By focusing on the things that were important to each of them, Emily and John really created a wedding that reflected their personality and they managed to utilise their budget wisely. Big thanks to Benjamin from Benjamin Stuart Photography for the images.

‘A relaxed, fun, and happy family event, with the bonus of good weather.’

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Emily and John were married on Saturday April 11th 2015 at St Johns Church in Northington and the reception was held at The Wellington Arms Hotel. ‘We got married where we did because it was able to accommodate amount of guests and was reasonably priced. We did not have extra evening guests, therefore invited more people to the church and gave out cupcakes at the church. Church guests approx 200 and the reception approx 140. We were engaged for 10 months, so spread the planning over this time.’

How they met
Emily’s best friend set us up on a blind date in an attempt to keep Emily living locally…it worked. We’ve been together for 2 ½ years

The Proposal
On holiday in the lake district, walking and got half way around Lake Windermere, John gave Emily a locket, which when opened the words “Will you marry me?” were written.

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How did you allocate your budget
We discussed the things that were most important to us (being able to have all our guests there was the main thing, then John’s was photographer, Emily’s was flowers), and made sure we allocated enough money to these items first. We wrote a list of all possible costs and worked out what we could make, and ask family and friends to help with making.

How did you choose your photographer
Word of mouth, and then his website. Really liked his style of photos, and when meeting him felt like he really understood our ideas and way of thinking.

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The Dress
Emily’s veil was made by her mum, with broaches attached borrowed from her nan. Emily’s shoes Debenhams, John’s shoes Matalan. Dress was an ex-sample dress, Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner

The Suit and Bridesmaids
The suits where navy, hired from Slaters. Bow ties from ASOS.
The bridesmaids were in pale pink dresses from House of Fraser, with our male bridesmaid wearing the same suit as the ushers, with a pale pink tie.

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Buy or DIY your Stationery
DIY – designed invites (with help from Emily’s sister who designs her on cards), order of service and table plan on our laptop and printed them on a home printer. Name settings were brown tags which we hand wrote peoples names on, with a personal message to each person.

Personal or Handmade Touches
-Order of service
-Flowers in church
-Family friend videoing
-Cupcakes in church, individually packaged in box made out of wedding invite
-Our friend playing acoustic guitar in church as entrance music.
-Table plan – garden trellis, with tin cans hanging from. Blackboard paint painted onto tins and a white pen used to write table number on. Each tin was filled with gypsophilia.
-Place settings
-Postcards on tables for people to write on which we will make into a guest book.

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Real Wedding Wednesday ~ An Elegant, “Salvageable”, Sweet Home Chicago Wedding

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I can’t stop looking at Molly’s eyelashes (and her gorge cleavage, right?)! Seriously, this is such a beautiful shot of the bride and groom that I can’t stop noticing the subtle, and not so subtle details! Bridey, Molly and Paul nailed it! Their winter wedding kicked ASS! And, as you get to know them through these magnificent photographs, you’ll see what I mean. They got married at Salvage One, a swanky storefront in Chicago, whose main focus “works to preserve and pass on our history”, but also rocks amazingly cool space for edgy lace wedding dresses uk and events.

But, beyond the paramount venue, Molly and Paul threw a fantastic party! Great food, great booze and a ton of dancing! I seriously think there was some break dancing happening (I mean… the groom is laying on the dance floor at one point, so clearly, I’m only left to assume that it was due to break dancing!!)! Enjoy the party, bridey!

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They might just be.

It’s pretty standard for a brand new wedding dress collection to get us wedding bloggers all in a tizzy, but it’s very rare that a bridal launch gets non-wedding-enthusiasts so excited too.

But this isn’t just any wedding dress collection. This is the brand new bridal offering from cool fashion label, Free People.

It’s called FP Ever After, and boho brides; it’s brimming with the kind of offbeat and effortless Party Dresses for women  you’ve always dreamed of.

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From the same creators that brought us companies like Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie andBHLDN, Free People has long been a go to for alternative brides looking for a ‘non-weddingy wedding dress’. So, when it came to creating a collection of gowns that were made for cool, indie brides, the label pulled out all the stops.

Teaming up with designers at awesome brands like Grace Loves Lace, Odylyne the Ceremony, and Spell & The Gypsy Collective, they’ve created the ultimate collection for free spirited brides.

Lace and crochet adorn the evening dresses uk online, with ornate, long, trumpet sleeves, edgy halters, and breezy billowing skirts. From jumpsuits, to crop tops, this collection is all kinds of cool.

And we think you guys are going to love it, almost as much as we do…

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Oh my. It’s just gorgeous, isn’t it. I’m obsessed with the billowing sleeves, and lacy overlays – it’s all so laid back, beautiful and utterly cool.

FP Ever After is available to buy now, on the Free People website from Prices range from £400-2700 ($620-4200).