I think, maybe I am learning that when is comes to the world of weddings that people including myself get swept up into being a bride. Bridal this, wedding that. The ideal wedding and the perfect bride.
Every bride looks beautiful and that is because they are happy. Happiness makes everyone radiant. It shine through them and make you smile.
A lesson to us all.
Matchy matchy poo poo
Everything that is not me.
I am constantly striving for this bridal perfection when it isn’t nessesary. If it’s not me then why am I entertaining it.
I think that it is easy to become a bride instead of just being you! Maybe a perfect version of you, in the photos. I am not saying that you have to look like yourself if you don’t want to. I am just saying it easy to get sucked into a theme or a look just because everyone is doing something.
Social media has a lot to answer for but at the end of the day it’s you making the decisions and you paying the bills. Pinterest made me do it is a common theme.
I keep looking at nail varnish! How silly am I. Pale nudey shades that are are really pretty and delicate but not me. I am a bright colourful person trying to pale myself down.
Not any more.
I know I agreed to the white dress even though I would prefer to be dressed in this beautiful creation but it was a request from the groom. Plus I never had ever had the budget for couture!
Ellie Saab dress
I love my dress
It suits me to a tea.
It isn’t the Ellie Saab dress I love but it is wonderful.
I won’t be having pretty nice nude nails. I am having a lovely plummy lavender for my legal ceremony and a pinky coral which is my absolute favourite colour for the wedding.
Obviously I may change my mind but I hope I don’t.
The wedding look
I will never understand why people strive to look the same and have the same feel of a wedding that they have seen a hundred times before. Don’t get me wrong I am totally inspired by other people’s weddings, I just want our day to represent us! So if our nieces and nephews want to dress up as ewoks so be it!
There are so many wedding trends that I do not understand. Prosecco walls? Surely someone has to stand there and fill them up no? Is this person not a waiter? Could they not just pass around the drinks and make sure everyone gets one?
It is hard when your family and friends have perceptions of what a wedding should be.
Bridesmaids in the same dress.
Just men doing speeches.
But I think explaining your look and vibe and including them in it helps. It also stops confusion.
I love a wedding, everything about it! The bride and groom then walking down the isle. The ceremony which is my favourite bit!
Confetti, oh how I love a smiling bride and confetti!
Food, drink and then dancing the night away with people I care about.
The wedding saga has to end, it will in four months!
It’s time to be more me.