Luella’s Boudoir Wedding Fair @ One Marylebone

I was absoloutely thrilled when my VIP  invitation to Luella’s Boudoir Wedding Fair landed in my inbox, and even more so when I realised that Queen of the Wedding Bloggers Kat Williams of Rock’n’Roll Bride fame would be there.

So off I marched (well took a tube) to One Marylebone which is a stunning converted church on it’s own little ‘island’ in Marylebone, armed with a notepad, a big handbag (luckily as I picked up tonnes of leaflets and business cards) and my invite…

^The view from outside One Marylebone – It looks absoloutely stunning, as does the ground floor main hall below

 

Although the outside look amazing, and the stained glass windows and organ in the main hall were lovely, truth be told I was a teeny weeny bit dissapointed with the rest of the venue – particularly the toilets, which might make me sound a little bit crazy but the ott gold textured wallpaper in the cubicles just put me off ANYWAY…

The first vendor I met was the amazing Victoria Ferguson and I spent a good half an hour chatting to her about her designs and my own wedding plans, whilst trying on some gorgeous handmade accessories including the ’50’s chic bow’ above and the ‘Swan lake’ headpiece below (which I have completely fallen in love with!), the pictures just don’t do these amazing pieces justice!

My second stop of the evening was to meet Benny from The real princess company who was really lovely and super enthusiastic. Her website hasn’t been updated yet with the pieces that she created for the show but as soon as they are i’ll be sharing her fantastic tulle bows and sparkly creations with you as they are simply stunning. Benny’s new muse is none other than The rock’n’roll bride herself and she created some amazing accessories for Kat to wear on her catwalk debut!

I fell in love at the Cutture stall (not for the salesman so don’t worry) but with the amazing laser-cut, hand pressed and finished invitations created by the Cutture team. My favourites were the ‘storybook’ designs where the design team incorporated bits of the couple’s lives into their stationary – from Milanese monuments and their pet dog for one couple, to ice skating and London monuments for another.

 

 

The designs are absoloutely gorgeous, the finish and attention to detail is amazing! The invitations are priced upwards of £8 each and would be perfect for an intimate, chic city affair, I am in love!

Come back later for some more information from the Luella’s Boudoir wedding fair!

xxx

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Hair and Make-up: Dianna Agron

I’m no ‘Gleek’ but I love Dianna Agron’s hair and make up. She’s a hell of a lot more adventurous than co-star Lea Michelle and I love all of the styles i’ve spotted her with. Here are a few that could easily be transferred to a beautiful bridal look. The fish plait above is fun and funky – perfect for a young bride with a quirky wedding style.

This soft, messy up-do is relaxed whilst still managing to look glamourous! I’m loving the way it draws attention down to the sparkly neckline – perfact style for if your dress makes a big statement – by toning down the hair there isn’t too much going on.

This half-up half-down do is gorgeous and would look great for a spring or summer bride – it’s fresh and simple. the lilac eyeshadow makes her green eyes pop out and subtle lash inserts and make-up give her a dewy complexion.

These curls are very retro glam and this style looks great with a strapless dress. I’m loving the chic vampy make-up. This look would be great for a winter wedding or a cool city wedding!

And for those that want all eyes on them (in a good way of course) this statement hairdo looks great paired with a simple dress and bling earrings 🙂

Very nice work Dianna!

xxx

Hair and Make-up : Rachel McAdams

When looking for the perfect hairstyle for your wedding day one of the best places to look is on the red carpet. When the celebs are dressed in their finest you can get some fantastic inspiration for hairstyles and make-up. One of my favourite celebrities (and actresses) is the gorgeous Rachel McAdams.

I love this tousled blonde hair do matched with dangly earrings and hot smoky eyes!

This would be a gorgeous hairstyle for a bride with short-mid length hair. The sweet waves are fun but sophisticated and the make-up sticks to a palette of smokey greys for the eyes and blush pinks – the perfect day to evening style.

This glamorous updo wouldn’t look out of place on the red carpet or the aisle – its subtle, sophisticated and fresh.

Young, fresh faced and very chic – chanelling audrey hepburn with this glamourous, easy to achieve style.

I even love her with boho pink hair at the people’s choice awards.

Despite an ever-changing catalogue of hairstyles Rachel’s trademark smoky eyes and pink-tone based lips really suit her and draw your attention towards her. I love her blonde, brunette, black, and even pink! With very few accessories any of these hairstyles could be translated into the right bridal hair for you – who say’s you have to have an updo with crystal head pins? It’s your wedding day – go for a style that makes you look and feel fantastic – not what the hairdresser says is right for a wedding!

xxx

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