Those Special Moments xoxo

26.08.14

A lot of people have been asking me recently if it is a huge disappointment and anti-climax when your wedding is all over/finito/done. Eh, yes of course it’s going to be a little bit of a shock to the system (a lot of work goes into one whether you have a huge bash or just a small intimate celebration) but I promise you that it is not hugely disappointing or traumatic and actually it’s rather lovely to just be able to enjoy being married and more importantly to have money again to enjoy all those things that were limited pre-wedding…ahem, shopping and travelling!

Life is about celebrating every single occasion so just think about the next big party that you can have.. I am already thinking about my 30th in October. Any excuse! If someone who is as obsessed with weddings as I am can cope so well post-wedding…then you can definitely survive too!

I wanted to share a few more photos with you from my wedding as I promised you I would. As I have said before Magda Lukas took my photographs and I just loved working with her. We barely even knew she was taking pictures…. Speaking of pictures, a lot of brides seem to be worried about missing out on too much of the fun to go get their portrait shots taken. Don’t worry guys, there are ways around everything! We simply distracted our guests with an ice-cream cart outside the ceremony and snuck away for about 10 minutes to have our portrait shots done before our guests even realised we were missing and we were back to join the party in no time. Don’t worry too much about getting too many posed photographs with all of your wedding party. They are not the photos that you will love once you get them back…I promise! The natural photos of you and your guests enjoying the cocktail reception will be so much more fun! So many brides have said the same thing to me.

Well, here’s a little insight into our day…

Louise McCall, a very dear friend did our makeup on the day

The Groom’s Style is super important too!

There had to be mojitos involved – my favourite cocktail ever…. Mmmm!

My florist Jill Wild designed THE most beautiful (last-minute) floral table plan

Remember these cocktail stirrers? Check out the little DIY here guys!

Unique & Chic Weddings set up our beautiful, candle-lit ceremony for us – amazing girls!

My wonderful friend Sabrina Hill from Kopper Hair Studio did our hair too

I picked up my beautiful sister’s hair-piece from Zara – it’s still available here

I used lots of ribbon to add some extra details to just about everything!

I have been in contact with some amazing readers these last few weeks who have been asking me for advice for their own weddings and I must say that I just enjoy hearing from you all so much… so thank you guys for believing in me,

Have a great week lovelies,

Love,

Nessa

xoxo

 

Custom Rebel xoxo

18.08.14

I have heard people say time and time again that they want to do their own thing for their wedding but then they feel pressure from friends and family to “do the right thing!”

What’s right or wrong these days?

It’s your wedding day. The most expensive party you will probably ever throw.

Do it how you two want to do it… 

Some Wedding Rules that were made to be broken: 

1. You must have an even-numbered all female/all male side for the bride and groom’s Wedding Party 

What’s wrong with having a Man of Honour or a Groomswoman? NOTHING! I had a Man of Honour myself and I had four on my side and Denis had three on his. More and more couples are choosing to break the mould with their wedding parties and I say Go For It! Why exclude one of your good friends for tradition?

2. Your wedding party should all wear matching outfits

Mis-matched bridesmaids and groomsmen allows you to be way more adventurous with the wedding style. However, I am going to just admit that whilst sourcing my own wedding party outfits, I realised why it’s sometimes easier to have everyone dressed the same. Your wedding party will most likely expect you to want them all in the same outfit and more often than not will be very slow to push their opinion on what they want to wear so sometimes it’s easier to find similar dress/suits for them. However, its totally okay to have them all dressed differently and if you do, it will add so much personality to your wedding photos. In the last few months before my own wedding, I changed from three different bridesmaid’s outfit choices and two different male of honor and groomsmen’s looks – they all ended up dressed the same. Things don’t always work out for you but don’t let it stress you out!

3. The Couple Should Not See Each Other Before the Ceremony

This is one of those decisions that really sways people. I really considered asking my photographer to take the ‘first look’ photographs before the ceremony. I just really wanted to get our portrait shots out of the way so that we could enjoy the party (and the mojitos!) after the ceremony but the idea of seeing Denis turn around at the top of the altar just turned me to mush so I skipped the first look. However, there are serious benefits to getting your photos in before the ceremony - you will definitely feel more relaxed walking up the aisle (I was a bundle of nerves!) and during the ceremony. Your hair and makeup will be at it’s loveliest and freshest and best of all, you will be really able to enjoy your drinks reception with your guests instead of spending it taking photos. You could also do what we did and distract the guests with an ice-cream cart and run off straight after the ceremony for about 10 minutes and take our photos before anyone even noticed we were missing! We were back in no time and still got some great shots.

4. You must Cut The Cake

I am always up for cake. In fact, one might say that I am a Cake Monster. However, I don’t think anyone needs to do anything that they don’t want to do on their wedding day and so we didn’t “cut a cake.” Actually, we didn’t have a cake but we did have a gigantic heap of our favourite thing in the world – custard doughnuts (or what’s known in Portugal as Bola de Berlim) I have no problem with anybody cutting a beautiful cake in front of their guests – it’s really sweet. We just skipped it and nobody even noticed. Promise.

We all have our own opinion on right or wrong so this is just my own personal thoughts,

I’d love to hear some of your thoughts on wedding traditions,

I spent the night looking through my wedding photos taken by my friend Magda Lukas (some of which are featured in this post…)

Oh and I shared one of my wedding shoes on Instagram too,

Love,

Nessa

xoxo

Nessa Loves Weddings: Stone Cold Fox xoxo

10.08.14

Sexy. Beautiful. Stone Cold Fox.

How beautifully perfect is this SCF Collection? Black, Navy or Cream Bridesmaids? Perfection.

I am just so in love with this beautiful new collection from Stone Cold Fox and I think it’s just perfect for the stylish, unique bride-to-be.

Check out the beautiful pieces right here and prepare to fall in lust…

Goodnight lovelies,

Nessa

xoxo

Images: cc Stone Cold Fox