G is for… Garter!

I didn’t wear a garter on my wedding day, but that’s not to say I don’t like them. In fact, there’s some REALLY beautiful ones out there.

I chose not to wear a garter for a number of reasons; firstly, I have chubby legs and I felt it wouldn’t be very flattering! Secondly, I didn’t want to do the traditional garter shot (for the same reason!). Thirdly, my dress was so big and restrictive that I felt if it needed rearranging if it got uncomfortable or started slipping, that I wouldn’t actually be able to do anything about it because my dress would be in the way. And lastly, if I had have bought one, I’d have wanted one that’d match our theme and that would require it being designed for me (not many people require woodland themed garters on the high street!) and that would have been expensive. I didn’t want to buy something that I wasn’t 100% on wearing so I decided to take that worry away and not have one at all.

However, I really like these…

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Wedding themes of 2013

I spend A LOT of time researching weddings; mainly to find things to include in my wedding! Through spending all these millions of hours on Pinterest and Google, I’ve noticed some of the wedding trends throughout the year!

So here are my top three wedding themes of 2013…


The vintage wedding theme has been creeping up in the wedding world over the last couple of years and I feel that this year it has really peaked! From vintage dresses, to vintage centrepieces, all things with a nod to the past have been REALLY popular!


As a devoted lover of all things rustic myself, I’ve noticed the popularity of natural and rustic items increasing! When we decided to have a rustic styled wedding back in 2011 we thought we were being quite original – but although I haven’t seen many UK brides taking it to quite the same level as my fiancé and I are, I have noticed more items that could be included in a rustic wedding being stocked in high street shops like The Range and Dunelm Mill which are famous haunts for brides-to-be so I guess its on the up!

Cadbury Purple

Cadbury purple is EVERYWHERE this year! On one of the wedding Facebook groups I am a part of, there is 20 Brides with Cadbury purple as the main colour in their colour scheme. I love Cadbury purple as it’s such a rich colour and looks beautiful as Bridesmaid dresses. I do think it’ll start to dip off in the next year as there have been SO many weddings this year and I think a new colour will increase in popularity.

I can’t wait to see what is in store for 2014!

Real weddings: a gorgeous vintage tea party and a rickshaw departure!

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Product Review: Peony and Lace Stationery

Twitter is a great place to network, and you can meet many fab companies and suppliers on there.

One of the things I’d like to achieve with the LLLM blog is find all my readers the best of the best in the wedding industry. Via Twitter I have offered my ‘services’ to review products for companies, and then publish my findings on here.

My first product review via Twitter is stationery by Peony and Lace. Continue reading

Recommended company: Show Me The Pretty

If you’re planning a wedding, particularly a vintage inspired wedding, you NEED to check out Show Me The Pretty!!

Show Me The Pretty not only provides a comprehensive wedding planning service, but they also hire out GORGEOUS tableware, crockery among other items, they also do a bespoke bunting service – basically, you tell them what you’d like and they’ll make your vision come true!

And whats better, you cant get better customer service from the lovely Vix… shes recently been a Bride herself and so she knows what its like to have wedding style ideas running through your head 24/7!!

Check out her website for more information and inspiration!