Once the wedding planning is all done, you’ve cried your way through your vows, and you’ve soaked up the sun on your honeymoon, you are left with all the photography fun, the thank you cards, and then the question of what to do with your wedding gown that is probably taking over an entire room.
The beauty of Haute Couture is the glamour, the knowledge that the garments take hundreds of hours to produce, mostly by hand, nearly all bespoke, and always with no real budget in mind, it is why I love it so much as it is basically pure fantasy, and it’s the wedding gowns that inspire the most.
I think this has been one of the best Paris Haute Couture Week’s for a while, truly inspiring craftsmanship that really showcased the best in forward-thinking designs, and the bridal gowns were just exquisite. Elie Saab always inspires brides with his beaded beauties, but I’ve also included gorgeous, dramatic and sexy gowns by Zuhair Murad, Ralph & Russo, Versace, and a contemporary, quirky gown designed by Jean Paul Gaultier that if I had seen it before my own wedding I think I would have totally fallen in love with that tiered tulle skirt.
It’s been two months since the most amazing week ever, I get to say a week as I was a spoilt bride and I got to do my fabulous day twice, in two different countries, and in two incredible wedding gowns. I have already shared with you New York, it was truly magical, everything I could have wished for and more, I don’t think it could have gone any better, but right from the start we knew that New York was for us, quiet, intimate and romantic, and we’d need a UK celebration to party with our friends and family.
Deciding on a wedding cake was hard, especially as we had already chosen to go with a dessert station filled with our favourite cakes, think gooey chocolate cake, black forest gateau and a raspberry and white chocolate number that was to-die for, but I just felt without a cake that it wouldn’t feel like a wedding but just a regular party, and basically I like any excuse to eat cake!!!