With all these events to look forward to I thought I would share a bit of inspiration with you today. I love London Milliner Gina Foster – just look at these beauties. Check out her website for the latest Jubilee Collection.
Who does a hat better than the lovely Kate Middleton?! Some of her best hats can be seen on this collage below. I love the one on the top right and also the one in the middle that she is wearing with that very fabulous Alexander McQueen coat.
The peplum is currently a big trend in fashion and has been seen all over the catwalks, as well as also adorning lots of beautiful celebrities. According to Vogue - there is no better way to dress your midriff than with a peplum – “a short full flounce or an extension of a garment below the waist, covering the hips”.
Fashion and trends tend to spill over into the bridal market and this did not stop at peplums! They create such a beautiful feminine shape – emphasising the waist and curves. We thought we would show you a few of our favourite peplum looks today.
When they reached the third book, he had glued the pages together, cut out a secret compartment for an engagement ring, and proposed!! Awww! The photographer was then quickly inspired to read the books and they planned the shoot from there.
We love a veil here at Temple Gregory and wanted to see what you thought. I think they are like Marmite with many brides – when tried on you either love or hate. I would definitely recommend that you at least try one – just so you know for sure, as I have seen lots of brides change their minds as soon as they put it on!
I think the Duchess of Cambridge has played a big part in the recent growth in popularity after looking so gorgeous in hers.
In ancient Rome the veil was worn and was usually red or another bright colour – this was to conceal the bride from the evil spirits that would otherwise be attracted to her. It is also said that in medieval times, the veil was used to protect the bride from “the evil eye” whilst also being a symbol of purity, chastity, and modesty.
It is also considered bad luck for the bride to be seen by the groom before the ceremony and in the old days of marriage by purchase, the groom first saw his wife to be when he unveiled her during the ceremony! Thank goodness times have changed! Today a veil is more about style and sometimes modesty for the ceremony – but not usually evil spirits.
They come in all sorts of lengths, shapes and fabrics so here is a bit of inspiration for you.
Luxury and romance are two of our favourite things here at Temple Gregory, so we thought we would apply that to a few beautiful wedding and honeymoon destinations to provide you with a bit of inspiration.
When we think about a romantic city, Paris inevitably comes to mind. The Eiffel Tower, the historic palaces, the streets of Montmartre and its luxurious hotels – all create the perfect setting for a proposal, wedding or romantic honeymoon.
Another city, which is synonymous with luxury and elegance is Monte Carlo. A place that can truly make you feel like a Princess – just like the beautiful Grace Kelly and Prince Ranier III on their wedding day.
Udaipur in India is somewhere I have wanted to go for a long time – with its lake palaces and fabulous architecture – full of beauty and culture. Perfect for a honeymoon or wedding. This is the City Palace in Udaipur shown below.
I wanted to share some more fabulousness from Belle the Magazine - hanging wedding decor. As Belle says – your venue ceiling may not be your first thought when it comes to decorating your venue, however just think of the fabulous impact you could create – a real wow factor. Here are a few examples -