Did someone just say Christmas? No way! Usually I am very strict about when we can start feeling festive in our household. Normally it’s the weekend after my birthday, but as we will be out of the country for much of December this year, I have relaxed the rules a little as I don’t want there to be a mad Christmas rush the week we come back from Sri Lanka. So this year for the first time ever, we will be putting up our Christmas tree in NOVEMBER!! Jess has already pipped me to the post as she put her Christmas tree up this week in preparation for our Christmas DIY’s which will be starting next month and sitting their eating lunch with her yesterday and I strangely felt myself feeling rather Christmassy. So when do you decorate for Christmas? Is November too early?

Talking of Christmas, here are some festive links, great if your putting the final touches to a December wedding…


This week has been crazy busy! Nowadays, that is something I don’t often like to admit as I try to prioritize but it’s been hard to avoid with our Sri Lanka trip just 3 weeks away. I can’t wait to get our travels started, but anyone who is self employed will know, it can be…


Itttt’sss Chriissssttmaaaasssss!! We wanted to take this time to say a huge thank you for all of your support throughout the year. Today we are looking forward to spending the day celebrating with our families and eating far too much. From both myself and Jess, wish you all a very Merry Christmas xxx


Step aside Summer, Autumn is officially here which means ‘bye bye’ short sleeves it’s time for long sleeves to have their moment. We have trawled the web for our fave long sleeve wedding dresses for a look that screams modern glam bride – just in time for winter. Think gold, sequins and lots of sparkle, alternative brides rejoice as we have found the dresses that will keep you warm and looking fabulous!

1. Honor Dress (above): One of the new designs from the ‘Young Hearts, Run Free’ Collection from Belle amd Bunty, this dress with lace sleeves, is ultra classy. Pair with gold accessories and a smoky eye for perfection.

2. Sequin Gown: We love this dress because we need sequins every day of the year and it reminds us of sparkling snowflakes. (Photo by Ashley Boyan Photography via Bespoke Bride)

3. Anya Gown: This stunning embroidered till gown will make your effortlessly chic and cosy on a cold day.

4. Ursa Gown: For brides that want to feel like a real life Disney princess on their wedding day, this gown is truly magical with a blue tulle skirt that is sure to brighten up any gray winter day.

5. Kiki: Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you should keep your figure in hiding. Show off you form with this beautifully flattering Grace Loves Lace dress.

6. Prospere Gown: Classic should never mean boring, which is why we’re smitten with this perfectly polished silk-cotton gown, it’s sophisticated and fashion-forward—just the way we like it.

7. Mirror Ball Dress: This will most certainly amp up the drama on your wedding day. Trust us, everyone is going to want to know where you got your dress from.

8. Magnolia Gown: It’s pinstripe and lace, what isn’t their to love about this unique style?

9. Inca: A unique combination of French and Japanese lace, a flattering fit and a low statement back this is one seriously sexy number for a winter wedding.

10. Tabitha Gown: A fully beaded sheer back adds an extra dose of drama to this Victorian-inspired gown, while tonal ivory and silver beading keeps the look romantic and cohesive.

11. Obelia Dress: A winter wedding wouldn’t be complete without a touch of gold here and there.

12. Andromeda Gown: Here’s a dress that hugs the body in all the right places to keep you feeling cozy on your wedding day.