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To Choo or not to Choo?

Your wedding dress is likely to take up the largest stake in your wedding outfit budget. If however you may be thinking that treating yourself to a once in a lifetime pair of Jimmy Choo’s, especially since their new bridal collection is phenomenal, then you may find yourself going back to the drawing board!

On the plus side, you are likely to wear a pair of Jimmy Choo’s again, certainly not in the office but for a special night out or in, so how to make your budget work in your favour to making that Choo purchase a reality?

On average your wedding outfit including shoes, jewellery & bag can cost around the £1250 mark. Since your dress is the biggest chunk, that will need to be your focus. So here are your best options…..

-second hand dress, yes I know what you are thinking, we all want a shiny new dress but you will be so surprised at what couture designer dresses you can get a hold of for up to 75% off its original retail price, try Still White.

-love for Oxfam, you can find second hand and brand new designer sample dresses online & in specific Oxfam stores for amazing knock down prices

-bridal boutique or designer store sample sales. The dresses are sold at discounted prices since they may have been used on the runway, on shoot, or on the store floor to be tried on – keep an eye on this calendar to diarise the sales that come up

These options do require a bit more research & effort but your final saving can result in an indulgent pair of wedding shoes from the Jimmy Choo bridal collection. Here is a pick of my favourites, prices range from £375 – £2095 (yes, that is the hand beaded Swarovski crystal court!)

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Summer Lov’in Bridal Shoes

Time to get those pretty bridal toes on show with our summer edit of the hottest bridal wedding shoes!

Bright whites, & uber metallic sandals dominated the the summer runway shows for a modern & clean look, whilst on the bridal runway, lace and crystal embellishments were a main attraction. I’ve picked out 6 of my fave wedding sandals & peep toes in store & online now, & I do hope you love them as much as I do!

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1. J Crew Strappy Kitten Heel, £164 2. Next Silver Sandals, £68 3. Jimmy Choo Gold Strappy, £360
4. Dune Ankle Strap Sandal, £65 5. Menbur Rhinestone Sandal £189 6. River Island Rhinestone T Bar , £65

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1. Kate Spade Mesh Peep Toe, £220 2. Jimmy Choo, £425 3. Next Shimmer Peep Toe, £35
4. Debenhams Lace Peep, £26 5. Carvela Diamante Court, £120 6. Kate Spade Satin Bow Court, £220

Whistles collaboration: Lulu Frost

When two very stylish brands come together, a little magic happens, and we are so pleased to bring you a sneak peak of the Lulu Frost collection for Whistles.

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Lulu Frost is the brainchild of NYC based designer Lisa Salzer. Her stylish accessories blend antique, vintage & modern elements to make for the perfect bridal accessories if you are looking for bold & statement piece. The best part is that you can cherish & wear these accessories long after the wedding!Lulu Frost for Whistles

Sparkly surprises from Stella& Dot

Today we’ve been invited by stylist Jo Popham to check out the wonderful jewellery that is Stella & Dot.

The wish list is growing fast & we think this is the perfect stop to pick up your wedding jewellery for yourself and your bridesmaids! Check it out ladies!

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Bridal Accessories by Johnny loves Rosie

After cashing out on the venue, dress & shoes, the purse strings can often be tight when it comes to purchasing the last finishing pieces for you & your bridesmaid accessories.

Finding these pieces can be tricky when you’d prefer to stay clear of the mainstream high street, so we scoured around & decided to feature the accessories from Johnny loves Rosie.

The brand was born out of a love of dazzling & delicate trinkets that Johnny would shower his wife Rosie with and so together they started Johnny loves Rosie to keep delivering such wonders at great prices to us lot, yipeee!

We’ve selected our favourite pieces all below £50, check out the rest of the range at: www.johnny-loves-rosie.com

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myLWB Feature: Serretta Jewellery

This week we feature the deliciously elegant jewellery brand, Serretta.

Serretta was founded by Serretta Morris, a British jewellery designer, who hand makes these exceptional creations from fashionable semi-precious stones. Serretta designs and makes everything at her UK studio. She believes the stones are most beautiful in their natural state, so her jewellery embraces organic imperfections, rough finishes and fascinating colour variations.

With a mantra to never use plastic or imitation stones, it is easy to see why the likes of Kate Middleton & Kelly Brook have snapped up her designs.serretta celeb 2

Together with the main fashion line, Serretta carries a stunning bridal jewellery collection. My Little Wedding Book is excited to share this bridal collection with you today & to ask Serretta herself a few behind the scene questions :

myLWB: Your bridal collection is stunning; tell us a little bit about the inspiration behind it:

Serretta: I adore semi -precious stones and pearls and the inspiration behind the entire collection was to offer brides something unique and perhaps a little bit more personal to them than the mass produced imitation jewellery found on the high street. I can take inspiration from just about anywhere; I love looking at the dress designer’s collections on the runway and letting my imagination come up with something I think would be complimentary; or I get an idea from a film or an old poster, actually one of my pieces of headwear was inspired by a vintage earring that used to belong to my grandmother.

myLWB:. What type of natural stones do you use?

Serretta: I use such a wide variety of naturel stones that it would take a long time to list so here are my favourites: I love Moonstone as I think it has a fairytale quality, I love pearls too, as they brighten the complexion and look fabulous. I prefer rock crystal to manmade personally ,although if you want a bit of glamour you can’t beat Swarovski. I find imitation stones can look brash and they easily scuff whereas natural stones look delicate and elegant.

myLWB: How long does it take to make each creation?

It depends on the complexity of the design. Headwear tends to take the longest, up to four hours a piece or even longer if it is a new design. If it is a bespoke piece I would spend more time exploring different design processes. I am often asked to make bespoke headwear that compliments particular embellishments on a brides dress.

myLWB: What advice would you give to a bride trying to choose her wedding jewellery?

Serretta: Avoid over accessorising, and don’t wear something that you aren’t comfortable in. Headwear can be quite a statement and if youwish to be in the limelight then go for it but if you are usually more conservative perhaps try a delicate hair vine or pins. If you have quite a simple dress you can really add the final polish with beautiful accessories; equally if your dress has a lot of embellishment perhaps choose statement headwear to finish the look but keep the jewellery toned down to avoid looking like a Christmas tree!

myLWB: Which bridal piece is your favourite and why?

Serretta: I love the organic shapes of the imperial Topaz gold vermeil beads bracelet and the beautiful delicate pink of the vermeil drop earrings. Dont be afraid to inject a little colour into your look; if you have a Grecian inspired dress a gold bracelet will look perfect.

Check out our edit of the collection & be sure to visit Serretta online!

1.Green Gold Quartz Earrings, £36 2.Imperial Topaz & Gold Vermeil Bracelet, £89
3.Gold Vermeil & Pink Amethyst Bracelet, £45 4.Pink Quartz & Gold Vermeil Earrings, £36

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1. Vesta Bridal Peal Necklace, £56 2.Fiore Bridal Pearl Earrings, £26
1.Athene Bridal Hair Comb, £45 2.Pearl Cluster Bridal Earrings, £27
3.Double Strand Pearl Bridal Bracelet, £39

1.Carmenta Rose Bridal Pendant, £38 2.Amphitrite II Bridal Earrings, £22

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Shoes, glorious shoes

Lace, glitter, crystals….Embellishments are trending everywhere this winter season. Warning! The head to toe embellished look can scream trash not cash, so if your shoes will be on show, make sure you pull back on certain elements like your accessories to keep your look balanced.

Your shoes are a reflection of your personality & they must feel like Cinderella’s missing glass shoe when you slip them on. If the clock has not struck 12 yet then consider our top princess worthy picks in our bridal shoe edit.

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1. Freya Rosa, £595  2.Charlotte olympia, £620
3. Charlotte Olympia, £820  4.Kate Spade, £215
 5.Giuseppe zanotti, £515  6.Emmy, £44

If the dress is no.1 on the budget then consider these 2 great options both under £100:

 1. Topshop, £50  2.Dune, £85

 

Happy weekend shopping my LWB’s x