Bridal gowns

Here are a few bridal gowns that have cought my eye recently. I havn’t tried one on yet so I am trying to keep an open mind so that I can try on lots of styles and see what suits my shape.

Designer unknown, photography Jules

Designer unknown, photography Jules

Alfred Angelo Style1645

Augusta Jones

Stephanie Allin

Via Style me pretty


Hard to believe it is only 3 weeks since we got engaged and already so much of the wedding is falling into place. We have found a fabuluos wedding planner, the lovely Chiara, of Weddings in Tuscany who is busy booking the town hall for us and a photographer (more details to follow when they are confirmed). It was through Chiara that we found this stunning villa in the Tuscan countryside. We are going to be staying there a week June 2011 with our immediate families. The plan is to have a 5pm wedding on the Thursday at a local town hall (details to follow) followed by an evening meal by the pool for all of us.

Credit for above photos – Flickr

Here is a link to wedding my planner has previously done at this property.

This is another great wedding featured on style me pretty this week. I was particularly draw to because of the use of the colour purple which is my favorite at the moment. However I also like the styles of all the wedding party and more than that when you read the post on style me pretty you later find the romantic story of how the wedding photographer’s boyfriend proposed to her in Paris whilst shooting the couples “day after shoot”! There are lots more stunning photographs and you can read the full story here, here and here on Stacy Reeves photography as well as on style me pretty.

I thought I would share my first wedding mood board with you all. At the moment I like the idea of deep purple for bridesmaids dresses with white flowers and a purple bouquet for me. I believe hydrangea’s are in season when we plan to get married in Tuscany. I like the bright coloured ones in this picture and also white hydrangea. I’m not so keen on pastel coloured ones.


Top middle: Flickr

Top right bridal gown: Augusta Jones

Bottom right: Newly wed couple in street in Certaldo Tuscany. Weddings in Tuscany

Bottom middle: 100 layer cake

Flowers and bridesmaid dresses from here and here. Bridesmaid dresses davidsbridal.com

When it came to start planning our wedding there were somethings I knew what I did and didn’t want and other areas where I have no idea what I want. That was one of the reasons I started this blog to save lots of inspiration from wedding sites that I like so when its time to make the decisions I will have lots of ideas of what I do and don’t like. One thing I thought I was sure of was that as much as I love red (I just bought a red le Creuset casserole dish to match my kitchenAid and love the colour of both) I was certain I didn’t want red in my wedding. I always thought red for weddings looked a bit dated but then this wedding just jumped out of the screen at me on style me pretty this morning. It has completely changed the way I think of red and weddings. I still don’t think red will be the colour I chose for my wedding (I don’t think it would work with the Tuscan countryside as well as it does with San Francisco!) but I love how fun and modern this wedding looks. Another thing this wedding has changed my perceptions of is the use of pattern in bridesmaid dresses. I love these dresses, they’re the type of dress I would like to wear as a wedding guest.

For more images and information on this wedding see here.

This may not be a Tuscan wedding but it certainly has the feel of one. The wedding was at a private estate in Sonoma. It’s the style of wedding I could only dream of creating. The attention to detail and the creativity is fantasic and I love every detail of it. Here are just a few pictures of it but there are lots more on 100 Layer cake, a fantastic wedding blog.

Here is yet another stunning wedding in Tuscany. I love the attention to detail and the simple sophistication of this table setting.  And how stunning is the location!

I love the unique use of cabbages and artichokes, they look just as pretty as any floral arrangment.

Head on over to 100 layer cake to see more photos of this wedding.