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Francesca Miranda Spring 2014

Intricate lace overlays and elaborate laser-cut detailing define Francesca Miranda’s Spring 2014 collection. Known for her celebrity clients, her bridal gowns have a distinctive cut and style. My favourite of this collection is her final look; a stunning combination of an illusion lace neckline with a blue and white floral-patterned A-line skirt.

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Laced

As you have probably already guessed from the title of this blog, I love lace. Quite frankly I just think it is the darn best material ever! Romantic and classic, it is a great texture to absorb into your wedding day. Matched perfectly with burlap for a truly rustic feel or etched out against gold or silver to add to the feeling of luxe, it is also truly versatile.

Following the weddings of the Duchess of Cambridge and fashion guru Kate Moss, lace wedding dresses are more popular than ever which also means that incorporating lace into your day is bang on trend.

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Zuhair Murad 2014

Zuhair Murad has long been a favourite designer of mine with his intricate detailing and modern take on the traditional ‘princess gown’.  The 2014 collection has everything a Zuhair Murad fan could want; there’s an abundance of lace, tulle and sparkle.

If you’re lucky enough to be able to afford this exquisite collection then let me help you choose your favourite, if however, like me, you’re more of a ‘shop with your eyes only because the purse does not provide’ kind of girl, then gaze with me…..I’d have Diana and Aurora….if I could.

L: Emma R: Aurelia

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L: Allegra R: Alexia

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L: Aurora R: Ameila

L: Aurora R: Ameila

L: Diana with skirt R: Belle

L: Diana with skirt R: Belle

L: Elsa R: Diana

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L: Ilona R: Felicia

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L: Tiana R: Sarina

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A Maltese Wedding; James & Clare

This morning we are taking you to Malta for Dubai based couple James & Clare’s wedding. As the founder of bespoke jewellery house Phioro, Clare clearly has a talent for creating truly beautiful things. Not only did Clare create her chic peaches and cream palette but she also designed her own wedding dress. I know, she is one talented lady.

This wedding oozes elegance and if you like the jewellery then you definitely need to check out Phioro’s website. For now, I’ll pass you over to Clare to tell you about her day.

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Visions for the day

We both wanted to create a week-long celebration out of our wedding, with friends and family joining us from all over the world. We wanted an outdoor wedding, as we both feel very close to nature, so when we spotted this beautiful garden venue in Malta it seemed absolutely perfect. Malta is an incredibly friendly place, the Maltese people make you feel like you are family, so the atmosphere was so loving from the beginning.

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A Villa to call home

Villa Arrigo had the perfect blend of beautiful landscaped gardens and yet not too big to drown our small wedding party. It also had a great interior, with windows viewing the garden from all sides, so it felt like you were outside, even when inside! We really loved the different sections of the venue and made the most of every part of it, separating each element of the day.

We were warned by our wedding planner that we must have a Plan B that we loved, just in case it rained – this Plan B turned out to be absolutely necessary when a sandstorm blew in the day before!

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Designing my own

Although I tried on a few dresses, being a designer I always knew I wanted to design my own. The only dresses that I really liked are designed by Inbal Dror – and way above my budget! So I took inspiration from her, and my wonderful mother offered to create the dress with me.

The dress developed while we created it, the fabric affected some of these decisions, the fit and the overall look I wanted to achieve. We added in a LOT more lace than originally planned. I also designed jewellery pieces that attached to the dress; the clasp that connected the belt and a detail in the bust area – these matched my earrings for the day. But my favourite part of it was the long train – which I should warn other brides – was incredibly heavy!!

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Pretty Maids and a Handsome Groom

For the Bridesmaids I wanted a dress that flattered all the girls, as women we all have different shapes and sizes so it was important to consider everyone’s best assets! We ended up having two different styles of dresses with the same colour fabric. I found the design ideas on Pinterest and tweaked them to suit our needs. I then matched their jewellery to the look, gifting them Phioro’s Phi Drop Earrings in Ruby Red – they loved absolutely them! My fabulous little sister, Kathryn Pardoe did the beautiful makeup for myself and all the bridesmaids.

James had his suit tailor-made for the occasion, in a dark navy-blue, he was wearing a Hugo Boss belt and Alpha cufflinks by Phioro, matched with a tie made in our main wedding colour – peach.

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It’s all in the details

The theme was Peaches and Cream, with a strong atmosphere of Positive Thinking. I went into a lot of detail, researching the exact flowers I was looking for, colours and style for the wedding.

On the tables we placed ‘Happy Ever After’ cards that I made individually, each of them had a positive thinking quote by an inspirational person – the idea was that whichever one our guest picked would be divine perfection for the message they needed to hear at that time in their life. I made a lot of things by hand for the wedding, including our Order of Service and confetti cones etc.

We also had two swans outside in the pond which was beautifully poignant because they are known as one of the rare animals that mate for life.

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My favourite part

James and I had a private part of the ceremony, where we sat under the trees in the lower garden and exchanged personal vows we’d written for one another. I think that was my favourite part, as well as a couple of times when we went off on our own to take in the atmosphere – having time for one another on the day is so important!View More: http://onespecialday.pass.us/20130523 View More: http://onespecialday.pass.us/20130523

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Making memories

I think making the dress with my Mum was an extremely memorable experience and pretty unique! We had no idea what a beast we were going to be fighting when we started the project but the outcome was absolutely worth every minute of it!View More: http://onespecialday.pass.us/20130523

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Words from the wise

Definitely make ‘You Two’ the most important part of your day. Take time out for one another and try to make it as personal as possible. It is all too easy to get so caught up in being the perfect hosts that the day has gone in a flash and you’ve barely seen each other!

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Wedding Planner: Martina Selvagi

Makeup: Kathryn Pardoe

Photography: Aleksey Leonov

Videography: First Sight Videos – Gary & Martin

Jewellery: Phioro Jewellery

How picture perfect is this day? The peach flowers, the dress, the jewels…..honestly, I love it all!

Vintage Delight – Emily & Joe

I have to just start by saying, I love this dress! Ok, now that is out of my system…

Today’s stunning wedding is from Day 7 Photography and it is a corker.

One look through and you would never believe that Joe and Emily were on a low budget and that makes me love it even more as it just proves that money does not have to dictate the incredibleness of your day (a mantra currently close to my heart).

Emily’s mother put in the hard work and searched thrift shops for all the vintage plates, teacups and all the extra little bits…and I think you’ll agree that it was completely worth it.

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Pie Table Heaven; Nicole & Ricky

I love this wedding. Fact. It is a day bursting with the most imaginative personal touches in a rural, vintage and chic setting – my favourite kind!

Not only is there a pie table instead of the usual candy tables, but there is also the most exquisite chandelier in the garden. I’m having a ‘oh to be married under a chandelier in the garden’ moment. With so much wedding pretty and vintage touches to gaze upon I’m sure that you will love this day too.

Captured by Daniel Balboa, he gives us his account of the day,

Rocky Stone and Nicole Bryant are two beautiful people! Their helpful, loving nature made this day so easy and special. The vintage chic theme created a very relaxed atmosphere for the guests and vendors to enjoy the day.

The fun story behind their day was the rain. It poured overnight and anything outside the last minute tents were wet. The coordinator and photographer, along with the owners of the property, worked together to dry everything off before the guests arrived.

The bride arrived just as the clouds parted and patches of blue skies appeared. Although a little chilly, the rain was held back until part way through the reception. The sky released the rain, thunder and lighting while the bride’s father blessed the newly weds with a heartfelt toast. The pie and dessert table were a small reflection of this unique couple’s desire to be real and authentic with who they are. It was a joy and privilege to capture their amazing day and beautiful love!

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