As the iconic French designer Yves Saint Laurent once said, 'Fashion fades, style endures...' His words couldn't be more true and should be applied not only to ever day fashion, but bridal fashion too.
When it comes to planning the big day, there's nothing so hard as choosing the wedding venue. get it right and the day runs smoothly - get it wrong and you can land yourself with an expensive bill for mediocre service.
Defining your wedding style may appear to be relatively easy. Surely it as simple as sitting down with your fiancé and working out (after you have decided on your wedding date, and venue), the kind of wedding you want.
I cannot quite believe that Amal Alamuddin's dress was the last bridal gown he personally designed for a high profile figure. In my opinion, Amal's dress was nothing short of a triumph. It was everything a wedding dress should be and more.
I had the distinct privilege of being asked to be a best man recently and was absolutely touched that Justin thought of me in such high regard so I was determined to repay his faith by at least getting my first and arguably the most important job right, arranging the stag. How hard could it be to round up our closest buddies, decide where to go and how to do it and send JJ off in style?
When Grace Gelder's self-marriage hit the headlines last week, it started a conversation about what it means to celebrate single life with a ceremony. I was the one who led Grace's ceremony that spring day. I'm what is known as a "celebrant" - someone who helps people create meaningful ceremonies that celebrate life.
Sunday will be my first wedding anniversary, and it feels like just yesterday I was a major ball of stress, preparing for the happiest day of my life. While I'm definitely not quite yet the authority on marriage (I'll get back to you in 50 years), I have learned a few things during the last year of being a married woman. Here are the top five.
Planning a wedding is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times of your life, but it can also be incredibly stressful. Not only do you have to contend with keeping everyone happy, but you also have to make so many choices.
I have worked in the bridal industry for 15 years, so as you can imagine, I have seen plenty of incredibly beautiful wedding dresses. Before The Duchess of Cambridge got married, the majority of people I worked within the industry used to cite Grace Kelly as the figure whose gown they most admired.
Every couple wants to make sure their big day is unforgettable and what better way to accomplish this task than by taking advantage of the growing trend towards destination weddings.
Stylish women aren't those who slavishly follow fashion, and wouldn't be seen sporting the latest trends. On the contrary, they are women who knows what suits them, and opt for fashion that wills stand the test of time.
Your wedding day should be the happiest day of your life. However, it is all too easy to get involved with family arguments that could ultimately harm your chances of enjoying your big day.
Amal Alamuddin looked like she was born to be a bride when she wed George Clooney. Resplendent in Oscar de la Renta. The human rights lawyer looked undeniably chic and stylish. If you like the idea of following in her footsteps, it is important to think chic, understated and classic. Like The Duchess of Cambridge, lace played an important part in Amal's wedding dress.
Have you ever dreamed of eloping and getting married in secret? If all the performance of a big wedding at home has no appeal, take a look at these 10 amazing places overseas where just the two of you can tie the knot. You'll have no worries about who to invite, seating plans, flower girls and so on. Just you, the love of your life and a fabulous setting...
Remember, it is all very well to tell an eight year old girl that you have chosen her flower girl dress (and often this is not easy!), but try informing twenty or thirty something adult bridesmaids what you would like them to wear for your wedding without consulting them! Believe me, they will not be happy!
Love, oh love. There are certainly better four letter arrangements that describe my general mood more accurately, but this little one's been on my mind lately.