So.. on the 19th September it was the long awaited wedding day for my big sister Krissy and her new hubby Dave! My darling sis planned the whole event single handedly as she wanted everything to be just how she had always dreamed. And to be honest the day was perfect and couldn’t have gone any better! I thought I’d do a quick run down and include some photos from the big day. Doesn’t my sister look so beautiful?!
I was a bridesmaid, along with my niece Lara and my little nephew Joseph. My sister, Lara and I spent the night before the wedding getting pampered and watching Don’t Tell the Bride. In the morning we were all so excited to start getting ready, and we all had our hair done by the stylist and whilst my sister had her make up done professionally I put on my own make up.
Once we were all ready my Dad came to collect my sister to take her to the church in a beautiful vintage car. The wedding was held in our stunning local village church and afterwards we all went to the reception venue, which was a hotel in Bedford town centre overlooking the river.
The hotel staff did an amazing job of setting up the room; we were all so impressed with how they had made it go from a boring conference room to a fairytale wedding venue. I’d made the cakes for the wedding, and there was a table all set up by the big window for the cake display. I had made 100 cupcakes with rose buttercream swirls and then they were decorated with dusky pink and ivory icing decorations. I spent hours cutting out hundreds of mini flowers, hearts and butterflies from fondant icing weeks in advance!
I also bought some pretty lacey laser cut wrappers for the cakes to sit in, which really did make them look pretty. We had a tall tiered cake stand for the cupcakes to be set up on, and then I made a mini cutting cake for the top of the tower, which was decorated with personalised Mr and Mrs bunting. We also had a little square cake for cutting too.. I was very busy baking in the run up to the wedding! But the cakes went down a storm but I did get to save a few to take home!
There was also the gift table for the pressies, a guest book, and my sister had hired a real Royal Mail post box to put all the cards in! The thing weighed an absolute tonne but it was the perfect touch as it had been freshly painted white. There was also a little sweetie table too, and my sister had made a little hamper full of jars of retro sweeties which the kids adored!
Everyone also really loved the photobooth my sister had hired, which was a storming success for guests of all ages! There was always a queue to go into the booth, and once in there you can pick up silly hats and funny props to snap a few pics with, and then they gave you the actual printed photos to take away! Such a lovely idea. My very talented Auntie Lisa also kindly made some of the flower decorations for the venue, which matched our floral bouquets perfectly.
For food we were treated to a wedding breakfast (why is it called breakfast instead of lunch?!) of a mini chicken roast dinner and then a yummy chocolate pud and ice cream for dessert. In the evening there was also an enormous buffet of finger food but I was still pretty stuffed from lunch (and cake) to be honest. There was obviously a disco in the evening too, and my sister and her new husband had their first dance to a rather unusual choice; a slower version of dance track Rapture by iio. The whole day was beautiful and it was so nice to have all the family together for such a lovely event!
I thought I’d also show you my bridesmaid goodies that I wore for the big day! I wore a long dusky pink once shouldered maxi dress, which I loved! To go with it I bought a pair of matching pink heels with sparkly pearl detail from New Look. They weren’t too high luckily, so I stayed in them for most of the day, although my feet did begin to ache eventually!
I also wore this sparkly pearl and diamanté belt with my dress, except I replaced the ribbon it came with for a chain. And then to go with the pearl theme, I also used this stunning pearl clutch bag to store some bits and pieces in for the day.
For jewellery, I decided to go for this Ted Baker crystal chain necklace and a pair of very similar earrings from Primark. I love the necklace so much, it’s so pretty but also understated and not over the top, it was perfect to wear with my outfit. I also wore my usual silver sparkly rings and then a pretty pearl bracelet to match.
I wore my favourite perfume; Valentina for the day and kept a mini bottle in my handbag for touch ups, and I had painted my nails a pale pink with a bit of subtle bit of gold glitter on the tips. My toes matched too!
I hope you enjoyed reading this post!