Belle & Bunty ~ Bridesmaids


The Luna Midi

Belle & Bunty have long been a favourite UK Bridal designer of mine with their fresh design approach and commitment to being ‘Made in England’. Now they have launched their first ever Bridesmaids collection and it comes as no surprise that I love it.  This bright collection is absolutely perfect for your fashion conscious girls.

I’ll hand you over to Belle & Bunty themselves to describe the collection:

The collection aims to be styled to complement the bridal party, styled to suit every personality and also worn many times again—the ultimate for any fashion-minded bridesmaid. The bridesmaid range retains the same femininity, playfulness and modernity of the Belle & Bunty handwriting and sits perfectly alongside the core bridal styles to create a collection fusing contemporary with the vintage inspired look. The collection focuses on the exploration of all things feminine by offering a balance of proportions to highlight and accentuate every body type. Designs are made with the woman’s natural shape in mind, using clean, graphic lines in the design and cut to ensure the most flattering of silhouettes and unique details. 

The range consists of 5 keys styles: The Luna, The Hera, The Sura, The Theia and The Portia. All of the five styles can be made in a variety of 16 vibrant colours and are specifically designed to emphasise each bridesmaid’s best features offering a style for every figure. Available with or without sleeves plus varying design details, the length of the dress is also available in maxi, midi or mini. The silk look fabric has a perfect drape and hand feel to mimic the luxury of the bridal collection but at an attainable price point. 

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L: The Hera Maxi & The Suri Midi R: The Hera Mini

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L: The Luna Maxi R: The Hera Maxi with sash

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L: The Theia Midi R: The Luna Midi

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L: The Theia Maxi R: The Sura Midi


The Sura Midi & Hera Maxi

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L: The Hera Mini with Sash R: The Hera Maxi

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L: The Sura Maxi R:The Theia Maxi

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L: The Luna Maxi with Sash R: The Hera Mini


The Luna & The Portia


The Luna & The Portia

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L: The Portia Midi R: The Sura Maxi

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L: The Luna Midi with Sash R: The Theia Midi


The Hera Midi & Sura Maxi

The collection is available to order at the Belle & Bunty Boutique in London.

All White Wedding


L: Enchanted Atelier R: Elizabeth Messina

The simplicity of an all white wedding is quite simply beautiful.

It also means that any small additions of colour really pop in front of your eyes. White bridesmaids in particular have been rising in popularity ever since Pippa rocked her all white dress ~ it showed the world that a simple colour palette can be the most elegant.

Whether you’re thinking of just using white for your flowers or of going ‘all the way’ with this colour scheme then here is a visual feast to make it all seem rather less daunting.


Clockwise from top L: Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest; Scout Photography; Pinterest; Pinterest


Clockwise from top L: Raya Carlisle; Jemma Keech; Jemma Keech; Momental Designs; Aaron Delesie; Pinterest


Clockwise from top L: Rustic White Photography; Pinterest; Joseph Matthew; One Love Photography; KT Merry; Pinterest


Clockwise from top L: Jemma Keech; Pinterest; Peter and Veronika Photography; Ann Ciotola; Jeremy Harwell; Pinterest

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Clockwise from top L: Erin Johnson; Pinterest; Cory McCune Photography; Jose Villa; Pinterest; Caroline Trab


Clockwise from top L: Pinterest; Janelle Kappe; Pinterest; Kiss Me Kate


Clockwise from top L: Jemma Keech; Erica Elizabeth; Pinterest; Troy Grover; Elie Saab; Jemma Keech


Clockwise from top L: Paula O’Hara; Pinterest; Pinterest; Pinterest


By the sea ~ Cortnie & Donny

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Today’s wedding is another swoon worthy affair from international fine art photographer Jose Villa.

As a beach side wedding, I thought that this particular affair would give you Dubai brides some inspiration for your own beach weddings. Soft, romantic and playful, this wedding really does have it all. And just wait until you clasp eyes on the bride’s dress ~ I have total dress envy!

Grab a cup of tea and really enjoy this one….it’s worth lingering over.

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event design + styling: Canvas & Canopy Events // event planning + coordination: The Special Day // venue: private estate in Carlsbad, California // floral design: Studio Fiore Design // hair + makeup: Alexis K Brows // wedding dress: Joan Shum // shoes: Jimmy Choo // bride + flower girl hair pieces: Lo Boheme // groom attire: Theory Suit from Bloomingdales; shoes from Salvatore Farragamo // paper goods: Kristy Rice of Momental Designs // videography: Elysium Productions // vintage furniture rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // vintage dinnerware, glassware + flatware: Casa De Perrin // modern furniture rentals: Hire Elegance // table linens: Wildflower Linen // event containers + props: Canvas & Canopy Events // wedding invitation: Printed Palette Ink // cake + cookies: Cupcakes Couture // mixologists: Snake Oil Cocktail // canopy bed ceremony structure: Designed & Constructed by Canvas & Canopy Events //custom floating table: designed by Canvas & Canopy Events; constructed by The Timber Library // catering: Toast Catering // lighting: San Diego Events Lighting

step into spring

L: Pinterest R: Jemma Keech

L: Pinterest R: Jemma Keech

Spring is most definitely in the air in Europe and for us poor folks in Dubai it signals the start of the dreaded summer heat countdown.

For today though, I want to concentrate on all that is Spring in the European way; fresh flowers, blossom on the trees, sunny skies with cool breezes and lots and lots of beautiful pastel shades.

There is an abundance of romance in each and every one of these images and I adore it.


Clockwise from top L: Kristen Photography, The Honey Comb, Tanya Salazar, Gary Ashley, Kelsey Genna, Pinterest


Clockwise from top L: Stephanie Williams, Pinterest, Leah Kua, Jen Fariello, Diana McGregor, Brian Labrada, Jenny Sun, Pinterest


Clockwise from top L: Pinterest, Jen Fariello, Pinterest, Pinterest, Rachel V, Annabella Charles, KT Merry, Pinterest


Clockwise from top L: Pinterest, Blaine Seisser, Pinterest, Jevel Wedding


Clockwise from top L: Jenny Sun, Jen Fariello, Elle Parks, J Nichols, Pinterest, Pinterest


Monochrome with gold

Monochrome with gold

With Fashion Forward taking place this weekend it only felt right to start the week with another ‘Take a Break’ section ~ this time focusing on fashion.

The monochrome look has long been a fashion staple and a personal favourite of mine. Add splashes of gold and you’ve instantly taken your look to another level.

You’re safe to assume that I want everything on this page and even safer to assume that I won’t be getting it all! Oh a girl can dream…..

black, white and gold