Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Wedding Bells..

Hey guys!
A few weeks ago I asked all you dolls over on my Facebook page to help me out with wedding outfit ideas - shops and little boutiques you all love, as I still hadn't got an outfit sorted for my friend's wedding in a few weeks.. I was almost as stressed as what I think I would be if I was getting married myself lol!
Well anyway, the wedding was at the weekend and yes, I finally got a dress sorted, but only just... what a rushed few days leading up to it I had! As you all know, I am super organised when it comes to my outfits, especially weddings!

My boyfriend had already got his suit sorted months ago, and as you can see it isn't your usual navy or black suit. When it comes to weddings, I love to match when we go, it just seems like the thing to do doesnt it? As it was a very close friends wedding, I wanted us to match really well, rather than just the usual- matching a certain colour out of my dress to his tie! And let me tell you it wasn't easy, trying to find a smart, classy summery looking dress with khaki in it, really not an easy task!

                                         Dress    Shoes                               Suit   Shirt
                                    Fascinator (in light pink)                  Shoes Tie 

When I started looking at least I knew what style I wanted; something bardot style and tight material as the last wedding I went to I opted for a floaty style of skirt. I ordered a few dressed months before the wedding and didn't like any of them when they arrived, some weren't dressy enough, one was too white in the background (for me, wearing white to a wedding is a big no no!!) and a couple were too short! I felt like I was never going to get what I was looking for!
The wedding was on Saturday and I ordered the sixth and final dress on monday morning for next day delivery, along with a pair of shoes!

Tuesday's post came and nothing and then Wednesdays post and still nothing - I was starting to really panic! The dress that I ordered didn't have my size, so I had to go up a size, rather than risking it going down a size haha, so I knew I would have to get it altered and it still wasn't here two days until the wedding! Finally around 5pm the dress came via courier, but it was too big, so luckily my granny is an amazing seamstress, so she took it in for me that night! My shoes arrived on Thursday morning and I was all happy again, minus a bag and fascinator. (would anyone else not dream of going to a wedding without a fascinator? yup me too!) My younger sister trailed through belfast looking for a khaki one for me and there was none to be had! So luckily my older sister works in Ballymena and comes home every night and very luckily, a shop had a cream one in it the exact style and size I was looking, and my mammy (queen Sandra!) had the most amazing idea in the world.
We have a spray tanning machine in our house, so we went to the chemist and bought khaki coloured dye that you would dye clothes with, made up the mixture and my mother sprayed the cream fascinator the khaki colour and voila! - the perfect matching fascinator to accompany my outfit! Probably the most clever idea I think I've ever heard of! And it didn't stop there, we had a little silver box clutch bag that we couldn't get a stain out of, so what did we do? Yup, we sprayed it too! The stain was covered up and it matched perfectly too!!


My hairdresser put my hair up the exact way he always does, couldn't go anywhere without him! He used one of my hair pieces that I bought here to give me some more volume for the up do!
On the morning of a wedding, I hate doing anything really, I think thats why I love them so much - you just get pampered all day long- its great! So the amazingly talented Emma @ Dilemma beauty studio in Cushendall done my make up for me, and I totally loved it! So professional, super hygienic and so friendly its unbelievable! She really is a complete doll, here is her page if you want to check her out!

The wedding reception was in a place called Portglenone, at a venue called the Wild Duck Inn. I personally had never been there for food before, or ever been at a wedding there, but I had heard so so many great reports about it that I was so exited to see it for myself.
The room that the reception was held in was done up so perfectly and beautiful, the food was amazing, the drink prices weren't extortionate and the staff were out of this world... so friendly and went above and beyond anything you asked them to do!

The only downside I think is that it doesn't have anywhere to stay in the premises, so we stayed a few miles up the road at Adtara Country Guest house! Again, such a lovely place and amazing staff. I loved the decor of the rooms!

So all in all, the weekend was amazing, it couldn't have went any better and we couldn't be any happier for our friends. They make the most amazing couple and we wish them all the luck in the world! They are currently laying in Marbz right now, jealous much?

Thanks for reading dolls, emma jane xx

all outfit details etc have all been linked above
this post was not sponsored by anyone/any venue.

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