Royal Wedding 2018 Guest Fashion

Royal Wedding 2018 Guest Fashion

So the wedding of the decade happened yesterday and the nation as well as the entire world fell in love with Meghan Markle – I am in absolute awe of this woman. Before yesterday I kept telling everyone that I could careless about the royal wedding but please tell me why I spent the majority of the day retweeting photos and memes from the big day? I literally became obsessed and adored everything about the day.

Besides the dress what I loved most about their wedding was the way that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex mad Princess Diana a part of their day – it brought tears to my eyes. The wedding was full of subtle tributes to Harry’s late mother; Meghan walked down the aisle of St. George’s Chapel holding a small bouquet of flowers that included Diana’s favorite flower, forget-me-nots, picked from a private garden at Kensington Palace, where Harry grew up; her engagement ring included two diamonds from Diana’s collection; during the Windsor Castle ceremony, Meghan and Harry picked a hymn that was sung at Diana’s funeral in 1997 ― eliciting a tear from the groom; her incredibly beautiful long veil, a lace number including the flowers of all 53 countries in the British Commonwealth, yet another salute to Diana, whose train at her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles appeared equally long; lastly, Instead of gifts, the couple asked guests to make charitable donations to organizations close to their hearts, including the Children’s HIV Association, the anti-homelessness group Crisis, and The Myna Mahlia Foundation, an Indian women’s group. Diana was famously generous with her time and remained actively involved in charity work until her death; she was particularly involved in AIDS-related causes. They even left an empty seat beside Prince William to honour Princess Diana.

Now onto the fashion of the wedding, I have to say most of the guests looked amazing but there was the occasional guest who didn’t really bring their A game which was very disappointing – how can you come to a royal wedding looking ordinary?

Victoria and David Beckham did not disappoint! I mean is there ever a time where the pair didn’t look amazing? They know how to dress for an occasion thats for sure – I cannot get over just how stunning they both looked! That red shoe adds so much of a statement to Victorias outfit and is a clear example of how simple goes a long way.

Amal and George Clooney. Yellow is most definitely Amals colour, omg doesn’t she look like an absolute dream! And come on lets be honest George Clooney looks good in anything – he is ageing well .

Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre. Idris you’re doing amazing baby but your fiancee on the other hand, wow, how can someone dress ordinary to the wedding of the decade – just because you added a fancy hat to your Gucci outfit, it doesn’t make it royal wedding appropriate b.

Oprah Winfrey. The Queen of America looked utterly stunning if I do say so myself. Oprah didn’t come to play when she chose this outfit – I love everything about it, the colour on her, the way it fits her body and just how beautiful it is.

Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra

Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra. Now this is how you dress to a royal wedding! Priyanaka KILLED IT! There is nothing more to say!

Serena Williams

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian. This dress fits her in all the right places an d just look at the way that colour compliments her complexion!

Lady Kitty Spencer. Have you ever seen someone look so GOOD in green because I haven’t. This look on Lady Spencer is EVERYTHING for me – I absolutely adore it on her.

Cressida Bonas. In all honesty I’m not sure whether I love or hate this outfit – but it looks good on her, on anyone else I think I would probably hate it.

Caroline Greenwood and Will Greenwood. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Patrick J. Adams and wife Troian Bellisario. Does Troian not look like an absolute angel? so effortlessly beautiful!

Summer Wedding Extravaganza; Grooms Tuxedo

Summer Wedding Extravaganza; Grooms Tuxedo

Welcome back to my Summer Wedding Extravaganza. So sorry I missed a post last week, I just needed some time to rest and focus on my studies but I promise you that from now onwards I will try my absolute best to be as consistent as I can because I’ve realised that since June last year I have been slacking on this whole blogging thing and I apologise for that. So back to my post, today we’re are focusing on Tuxes, this is a very different post for me because I usually only focus on women as I myself am a young woman and thats what I know best, however I also know what looks good on men and what doesn’t so I thought why not?

When planning a wedding what most couples forget is that the wedding is for the both of them and that the groom needs to look just as good as the bride because its THEIR day not just hers! As we come further into this new generation I feel like men are starting to care a lot more about their wedding and are now taking more of an interest in helping to plan it – we’re slowly becoming less “traditional’ and it’s no longer a thing of the groom just turning up on the day and I think this is amazing.

From my point of view the most important aspect of the day to the groom has to be the tuxedo- it’s the one thing that they will be wearing all day, in every single photo and it needs to be PERFECT. It needs to be classy, the correct fit, material, comfortable but most importantly it needs to be the perfect colour and go with the colour scheme otherwise everything will just look off. My advise is that you can never go wrong with a black or navy tux and the occasional Burgundy tux but it all depends on your colour palette. The way I despise grey or white tuxes for weddings –  they are kind of pushing the boundary for me – grey isn’t everyones colour and its way too casual to wear on your wedding day, white is super tacky you don’t want to blend into the background of your wife’s dress – you want to standout too after all it’s your day as well. Another piece of advice would be to keep it as simple as you can, in a situation like this less is more, you don’t want to be doing the absolute most that you photos end up looking bad because you wanted go all out. Remember these are the photos you children and grandchildren will see so you need to look your best. However, by keeping your suit simple it means that you can choose whatever waistcoat you please (as long as it goes with there colour scheme – you don’t want a bridezilla on your hands).

RALPH LAUREN PURPLE LABEL Regular-fit single-breasted wool tuxedo https://cache.mrporter.com/images/products/982348/982348_mrp_ou_l.jpg large Prada notched two-piece dinner suit  Tonello slim double breasted suit     Men: Suits TOM FORD Shelton Peak Lapel Tuxedo Men: Suits TOM FORD Shelton Shawl Lapel Tuxedo Men: Suits Corneliani Satin Lapel Wool Tuxedo Men: Suits Armani Tuxedo Suit Men: Suits Burberry Sitwell Two-Piece Suit Men: Suits Corneliani Subtle Check Virgin Wool Suit

Summer Wedding Extravaganza; The Engagement Ring

Summer Wedding Extravaganza; The Engagement Ring

For some reason I forgot to introduce this series last week but better late than never right? For the next few weeks every Sunday I am going to be posting everything summer weddings! (with the exception of this week of course because it’s clearly no longer Sunday). This week on Summer Wedding Extravaganza we’re going to be talking engagement rings. If you’re planning on proposing to your girlfriend or you’re just a girl who wants ideas on the perfect engagement ring because you’re extremely picky or you’re nowhere near getting engaged but you just like to plan these things in advance then welcome to todays blog post. Looking for the right ring is more difficult than you could anticipate because you have to consider the cut, shape, setting style and metal of the ring. If you’re anything like me then you want the most blinding, timeless and classy engagement ring, I feel as though sometimes rings can look a little cheap without meaning to when they’re too OTT, do you guys get what I mean?

An engagement ring needs to represent you as a person because you’re gonna be living with it for the rest of your life and if you’re a sentimental person you might want to pass it down the family blood line from one generation to the next like what they do in all the romantic movies and Tv shows. What I’m trying to say is that you shouldn’t just like you’re engagement ring, you should fall in love with it – it needs to be the love of your life, if it’s not love at first sight then it’s not the one for you.

The History Of The Engagement Ring

They gave us Calendars, Anatomy, Clocks, Written Language and so much more, like many great traditions in society today, the gifting of an engagement ring originated in Ancient Egypt, where its circular shape was said to symbolize an eternal cycle.  It was worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, where it was believed there was a vein that led straight to the heart, beginning a custom that continues today across many cultures.  Several centuries later, in 1477, the tradition of diamond engagement rings began, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria presented Mary of Burgundy with a delicate band adorned with diamonds in the shape of her first initial – winning her hand and heart over another suitor. This was the very first diamond engagement ring on record and led on to spark a trend for diamond rings among European aristocracy and nobility. While the tradition of expressing one’s commitment has varied throughout the ages and across cultures, by the 1930s, the diamond engagement ring became a popular symbol to mark the promise of eternal love.

 My Favourite engagement rings atm

Double Vintage Pear Cut Diamond Ring with Split Shoulders      Trinity Ruban SolitairePlatinum, diamond    A Graff pear shape diamond Promise engagement ring with diamond side stones  A Graff square emerald cut diamond Flame engagement ring with a pave diamond white gold band A Graff oval shape diamond Twin Constellation engagement ring with a double frame of pavé diamonds A Graff emerald cut diamond Constellation engagement ring with a frame of pavé diamonds Cartier Destinée SolitairePlatinum, diamonds  High Jewelry 1895 wedding bandPlatinum, diamonds Pear-Shaped Cluster Diamond Engagement Ring The One, Cushion-Cut Diamond Micropavé Engagement Ring

Summer Wedding Extravaganza; The dream dress

Summer Wedding Extravaganza; The dream dress

I may only be 17 but I cannot wait for the day that I get married! I have always dreamed of having the perfect wedding; so much that I plan on having 2 and wearing 6 dresses. I know it sounds ridiculous but being the fashionista I am I need a dress for each stage of my wedding; one for the ceremony, reception and after party. Secondly the reason for me wanting 2 weddings is because I want all of my loved ones to see me get married meaning that I need to have a wedding here in the UK and one in Africa, that way everyone I love gets to share the happiest day of my life with me and I get to do it twice!  I envision it to be one of the happiest moments of my life and a part of my life that I will cherish for a lifetime.

The most important thing for me and all most every woman out there who dreams of getting married has to be the dress- we all want the perfect dress or in my case dresses. And for some of us money will not be an object when it comes to purchasing that dress. Although it’s not quiet the same process, what I found last year when trying on prom dresses is that our minds can change on what we perceive to be our ‘dream’ dress and that at times we end up picking a design that had never even crossed our minds. I guess what I’m trying to say is that visit as many stores as you possibly can, try on every style you can to get as much variation as possible – don’t just go on pictures because your ideal dress may not be what you expected. I remember last year before even visiting the first prom dress shop, I had already picked out my dress but when I got there it wasn’t the perfect fit I had pictured in my head, so DO NOT rule anything out – every dress is a possible candidate, but more importantly don’t stress, have fun with it and in time you’ll find the right dress for you!

If you really want to make your special day even more special I would recommend getting your dress custom made that way you know that no one else will have worn the same dress as you making your wedding day that little bit more unique! But if you don’t know where you would even start with the design process or you’re just simply a lazy bride here are some of my favourite couture gowns from my top 10 favourite bridal designers to help you in your search for your dream dress;

Marchesa

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Zuhair Murad

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Monique Lhuillier

Monique lhuillier bridal ss17 1792Moniquelhuillier fw18 look 10 barronMoniquelhuillier fw18 look 17 dawson

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Oscar De La Renta

Embroidered Tulle Luvi GownPoppy Embroidered Silk-Faille Gown

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Elie Saab

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Vera Wang

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Alex Perry

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Viktor and Rolf

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Georges Hobeika

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Mira Zwillinger

JOELLEFlora

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