The dress The most anticipated wedding dress of the year was worth waiting for. Megan Markle chose a very elegant and minimal silk cady dress designed by Clare Waight for Givenchy Couture. The non embroidered and understated yet feminine floor length gown with had a bateau neckline and long sleeves and featured a triple silk […]
The wedding of Alessandra Osma and Prince Christian of Hannover was celebrated in Lima (Peru) in the Basilica of San Pedro. The Peruvian beauty made the traditional paseíllo from the Goyeneche house to the basilica on the arm of his father, Felipe Osma Berckemeyer.
The gorgeous bride chose to wear a very romantic and elegant long-sleeved lace dress by Jorge Vazquez that took the designer more than 600 hours to create. Alessandra was every inch the perfect princess in the spectacular high neck gown with a long train. She completed her look with the Hanover floral diamond tiara that was previously worn by princess Caroline of Monaco on her Marriage to the father of the groom, Prince Ernest of Hanover .
Alessandra and prince Christian were previously married in a civil ceremony in London last November.
If you want a ring with style as everlasting as your love, look to one of these amazing choices. No matter which one you decide on, you are sure to wind up with an instant heirloom .
Since one is never quite like another, a vintage ring has the advantage of being yours and yours alone. Delicate Edwardian Designs from the early 1900s are as popular as the sophisticated art deco looks from the twenties and thirties.
This iconic engagement ring is characterised by a round brilliant cut stone in a prong setting. Designed for the first time by Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1886, the silhouette works on nearly every bride, regardless of her personal style.
These beautiful stones have been used in jewellery making for more than 100 years, though only recently have they become the popular stone for engagement rings. This eye catching look appeals particularly to celebrity brides.
Worn widely in the art deco era, this rectilinear stone takes its name from the traditional cut for emeralds. Yet no other shape so well deserves diamond’s other name; ‘ice’. This beautiful gem stone can be worn alone or with side stones
Symbolising a couple’s past, present and future, this style features three stones of roughly the same size and shape that are most often round. Three-
stone rings have existed for hundreds of years, but the look works for brides as stylish and up to the minute as Megan Marckel.
Invented in Paris about 20 years ago, this technique involves setting many tiny stones on a ring. The gems can appear everywhere, from the band and prongs to around the main stone.
In the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn popularised this look, featuring an endless circle of diamonds. Because it relies on a collection of relatively small stones to dazzle, it can be an affordable alternative to a diamond solitaire.
The simple alliance ring, in gold or platinum is favoured by both minimalists, who love it for its simplicity, and jewellery loving brides who want a ring that goes with everything.
Bold, sleek and modern , this style is ideal for brides who prefer not to wear an engagement ring with a wedding band. Its strong enough to stand alone.
A favourite from the 1940s on, this ring uses two smaller stones, such as baguettes, to flaunt the main stone by flooding it with light and making it sparkle even more.
Every bride knows that behind a beautiful wedding dress there is always a dazzling and fantastic hairstyle to go with it. No matter what kind of wedding you have, there is always a style that matches the most special day of your life. Get inspired by these gorgeous styles that accommodate each and every type of bride and will leave you looking marvellous on your big day.
A floral tiara makes an otherwise casual look, seem festive. To achieve this look, comb a moisturising mousse through damp hair, then blow it dry with a diffuser and finish by curling the hair using a small curling iron.
A relaxed hair-do creates a style that is sophisticated yet absolutely charming. Pinning and twisting long hair loosely around creates a messy and effortless upswept hair style that looks less structured and more romantic.
This simple half up, style is perfect for the brides getting married outdoors that can be easily accessorised with a comb, headband or fresh flowers. Lightly add volume to the hair at the crown before pulling it back to create an extra height on the top of the head to help balance out the fullness of the curls.
The side bum is a flattering style that suites most brides A beautiful and delicate hair accessory makes this off-centre chignon party-ready. To create a fuller bun add extra volume to the hair at the base of a low ponytail before twisting it into a knot.
An elegant and classic up- do that looks great with a tiara or headband. Start this look with a french twist instead of a ponytail. It’s easier to form the bun when the hair is already twisting from its base. If you begin with a ponytail, the hair tends to hang straight down rather than twist up.
For a hair-do that is polished yet natural, try these loose waves . Use a thickening spray on damp hair before blow-drying and wrapping individual sections around a curling iron. The spray is a great addition to the hairstyle because it helps keep the finished curls from wilting before the evening is over.
A sleek, low chignon accessorised with a single comb on the side of the head gives this otherwise demure style an air of drama. Work a silicone serum through damp hair before blow-drying to boost shine and control flyaway hairs.
A voluminous french twist with a Swarovski hair comb creates a hairstyle that has an au-courant feel while maintaining a classic and elegant look. Back-comb your hair before attempting this look because then you will be able to achieve the required volume.
A formal wedding portrait gives the bride the opportunity to capture every bit of the dazzling beauty and emotion she radiates. Here are some portraits ideas to inspire you, along with tips on how you can get the best bridal photos.
Often bridal-party portraits include lots of subjects. But for a especially sweet image, try posing with only your flower girls.
A posed photograph does not have to be stiff. If you dress is made of a flowing fabric, such as silk chiffon, a special filter works to convey the sense of playfulness and animation.
The iconic bridal accessory, a sheer veil provides plenty of drama for a close up as well as helps soften and flatter your features.
If your dress has long train or a very full skirt, make sure your photographer takes a few shots that show the back view of the dress.
While your photographer focuses on his job, let guests have a crack at the action too.
A full, prom- style skirt is easy to wear and shows unique style.
If your shoulders are going to be bare wear an eye-catching necklace to add sparkle.
High, strappy heels are just the things to flatter your legs.
With a distinctive style like this keep your hair simple.
Add a sophisticated finishing touch with calla lilies dotted through your posy.
Classic with a twist
A plunging back and long fishtail skirt gives a surprising slinky edge look.
An elegant up-do elongates your neck and makes the most of a backless dress.
If your dress has a train, wear shoes that are high and don’t step back.
For the subtler look with your lace dress, keep your jewellery not too over powering.
A simple rose posy will complement your dress perfectly.
Fairy tale Charm
A traditional country- bride look can be brought up to date with an asymmetric bodice.
If your dress has an interesting neckline try to keep your hair up to show if off.
A beautiful hair accessory will add shine to your big day.
Kitten heels will give extra height without being impractical for outdoors.
For a natural bouquet include sprigs of lavender.
Sassy in the city
Don’t be afraid to choose a slinky silhouette to express your joie de vivre.
Sparkly details work well with ivory, so pile on the glitz even down to your shoes.
Go for a pink rose bouquet for a more romantic accent.
Shiny unfussy hair with a slight wave looks sexy and elegant.
Moving in a big dress can be tricky so choose something light with a tulle overlay
A pretty corsage is an easier option than trying to hold on to a bouquet all night
Pick shoes that will ‘hold’ your feet if they swell in the heat, strappy sandals can cut in and be uncomfortable
Keep your hairstyle relaxed and easy to wear
A delicate tiara add sparkle and a fairy-tale finish to your bridal look
An evening urban reception demands a chic gown to match the surroundings
The beading on the dress calls for a small but glitzy accessory
Don’t overwhelm a simply shaped dress with a fussy bouquet Calla lilies are perfect
A bias- cut dress normally shows off your figure so go for high heels to lengthen your silhouette
Sleek hair is best for a sophisticated look
Teen Queen: 1950s prom –style dresses give instant girlie glamour
Reject the traditional white and be pretty in pink or blue
Opt for an adorable hairdo and dare to go strapless
Twenty something: Go for all-out romance in a fairy-tale dress
Pick a fresh and pretty posy of garden blooms
A simple hair style will give bounce and shine
Flirty Thirties: Pick a soft pastel shade to flatter your complexion
Use a romantic wisp of tulle as a wrap
Feel good Forties: A plunging neckline will elongate your silhouette
Satin sling backs make a sexy finishing touch
Fifties Fabulous: Glitz it up in a shimmering golden shade
Choose a forgiving fabric such as brocade or lace
Stand out from the crowd in a dramatic hat or headpiece
Modern Love: Radiant blue hues with gleaming accents are sublimely minimalist
Sunny Delight: Bring the warmth of the Mediterranean to your party
Starry night: Put on the razzmatazz and throw a celebration that dazzles
Boho Bride: Make it a floral affair with a hint of bohemian rhapsody
Uptown Chic: Turn your fairy tale fantasy into reality
Christmas is a holly and magical time of the year and the perfect chance to have a joyful wedding that can inspire your friends and family to have the time of their lives. Here are some of our favourite Christmas wedding ideas to help you with a memorable and unforgettable nuptial.
Christmas red berry floral crown is the perfect complement for you and your bridesmaids.
Let your coat be your dress; gorgeous cosy winter coat can be the ideal alternative for an outdoor or mountain wedding.
Red and white flowers can make a dramatic decoration at the entrance of a Christmas wedding ceremony.
Incredible dark red roses make a glamorous centrepiece at a winter wedding.
Inspire your guests by serving them a rustic Christmas cake