Wednesday, 11 January 2012

we heart some new years sample sales! x

It's a new year and there's some fab new sample sales on the horizon! Put these in your diaries girls!

gorgeous designer gowns from £900 as well as accessories- too good to miss

from this Saturday to 20th January
48 Fulham Road,
London, SW3 6HH
020 7590 9771


The Royal bridal designer is selling her samples at up to 75% off!

from this Saturday to 21st January
Mon & Thurs - Sat 10am-6pm
Tues & Wed 12pm-8pm
74 Fulham Road
London, SW3 6HH
020 7584 1532


elegant gowns from just £500- this is one to run to!

from this Saturday to 21st January
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (so call ahead..)
11 Beauchamp Place, 1st Fl.
London, SW3 1NQ
020 7584 8322


this really is the grande dame of all bridal stores so it's best to be there at least an hour early- believe me, there'll be a queue!
And especially with up to 70% off labels such as Oscar de la Renta!

Sunday 22nd January
12 Hinde St.
London, W1U 3BE
020 7514 0056

Friday, 6 January 2012

we heart gorgeous French bridal gowns. x

On these greyest of January mornings I'm already finding myself dreaming of warm summers days when I can back into leather sandals and floaty white dresses.. Ah, to see the warm sun again..!
I found the French label Laure De Sagazan on A Cup of Jo just before Christmas and had to share this perfect selection of laid-back bridal gowns with you..
Laure de Sagazan bridal dress 1
I think that these really are effortlessly cool and chic, in that way that only the French do.  The one below would be my ideal for a destination ceremony.  Perhaps on a Greek Island..?
lauredesagazan 2 lauredesagazan 1 lauredesagazan 7 lauredesagazan 3
It always makes me a little bit sad (and very envious) when I discover new brands after my wedding has already gone by..  But actually all these clothes do look as though you could wear them anyway.  Just not at a summer wedding- there's a high chance of upstaging the bride in one of these delicious dresses! x
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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Happy new to you all! x

happy new year
How were your new years celebrations?
I was lucky enough to spend the last evening of 2011 with friends and family- we ate, drank and toasted marshmallows!  It was the perfect low-key evening!
And for a few days between Christmas and New Year we headed down to the very picturesque Polruan in Cornwall to spend some time with my lovely in-laws..

We're very lucky to have such a gorgeous place to stay:





Just stunning isn't it?

But being down in the peaceful tranquillity of Cornwall gave Mr A and me some time to think about what we are looking forward to and what we would like to achieve in 2012.  New Years resolutions aren't usually something I think too much about- I just think you're setting yourself up for failure..  But thinking about the things we would like to achieve in our future is a much easier way to think about it...

So this year I would like to
  • be a better blogger!
  • get a better 'work/out of work/spending time with Mr A' life and being consistent with this
  • worry less about what other people think of me
  • find my way back to NYC
  • make the time to cook more
  • get back into a fitness routine (and stick to it although I would imagine that this forms the basis of 90% of the world's new years resolutions..)
perhaps more randomly:
  • jump out of a plane.  I wanted to do this as it's my 30th year and it's on my bucket list!
and ideally (perhaps dreaming..):
  • manage to sell our current place (is anyone in the market for a lovely flat in Gloucestershire) and buy an actual proper grown-up house.
what's on your to-do list this for 2012?