here comes the bride...

So this feels a little weird putting pics up of my wedding - they appear in the current issue of Cosmopolitan Bride. But I've got a bit of a bee in my bonnet at the moment about style not having to cost a fortune. (Good job I work for real living!) I guess I've always been like this - always loved those stories of stylish women who have pieced together their outfits from a mix of sources - you know, the flea market finds combined with the (perhaps) slightly more expensive shoes. The same goes for interiors. Often the homes I'm drawn to are the ones that have been created with love rather than a fistful of dollars. They have beautiful timber pieces that are age-worn and books that are well-thumbed. So, not surprisingly, I felt the same way about styling my wedding. I didn't want it to be about spending a silly amount of money. Instead I bought flowers from the markets to achieve that just-picked-out-of-the-garden look. I also bought my (two!) dresses from a shop in Notting Hill - Catherine Buckley - that specialises in recreating vintage styles. They weren't expensive at all (even though the likes of Elizabeth Taylor have worn her designs over the years). Now that I'm preparing for a baby, I'm applying the same principles to all that I buy - ie, not going silly with expensive purchases. After all, the moments you remember in life are moments - not credit card purchases.

Images courtesy of View Photography and Cosmo Bride.

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