Fictional Follies | Wonder Woman + Steve Trevor

We've been wanting to do this particular fictional folly since we saw Wonder Women in summer and we came out of the cinema feeling all empowered that we could take over the world. Great film, great message, amazing role model and the objectification of Chris Pine, what more could you want! 

Diana Prince and Steve Trevor this is your wedding...

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Of course the obvious setting is the island of Themyscira, where Diana grew up and where she first met Steve Trevor. This relaxed beach wedding will have a neutral and cool colour palette with copper, gold and teal taking centre stage to reflect the colours of the Themyscira army and the water surrounding the island.

Diana will be armour less for once and opt for a sheer gown with an intricate bodice, handmaid by the women of Themyscira. Steve will be casual in the lightest of blue suits.

A copper arch decorated with the natural greenery from the island marks the spot where the couple say their vows.

Courtesy of Erin Trimble Photography

Courtesy of Erin Trimble Photography

The beachside dinner tables use copper and teal crockery and glassware. Centrepieces are handpicked wild flowers and greenery, and as the sun goes down, the tables are lit by candles in copper lanterns. Diana and Steve sit at their own mermaid sequinned sweetheart table enjoying a private moment.

Courtesy of  George Pahountis

Courtesy of George Pahountis

Courtesy of  B. JONES PHOTOGRAPHY

Before the evening ends the couple cut a perfectly designed cake and disappear into the romantic night, safe in the knowledge that for now, the world doesn't need saving.

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5 tips for picking your wedding suit

As a groom you want to look great and feel comfortable on your wedding day, but if you're in a suit that doesn't suit, that's not going to happen, so we've pulled together 5 top tips to think about when making your purchase.

1. The Style

Your wedding suit is not a functional business suit. Wedding suits typically come in four styles from smart to formal. You need to decide what type of wedding you're having and match your suit style to that.

Morning Suit - This is the most formal option available for grooms. Traditionally worn with a top hat, striped trousers and a waistcoat you generally see this style at traditional church weddings or very formal civil ceremonies.

Tails - This is less formal than a morning suit but still pretty full on. The classic tail coat has two long tails at the back and should be worn with braces, a white shirt, waistcoat and cravat. 

Black Tie - Only for formal, elegant or evening weddings, the black tie screams glamour so if you're having a festival style wedding its probably best avoided. 

Lounge Suit - The most popular style is a classic everyday-style suit, which can be enhanced by a matching waistcoat or cravat. You can have it tailored to fit so its sits perfectly and it's a suit you can then wear again and again.

2. The Fit

There are three main types of fit to consider when picking your suit. You might already know the style you like but its worth trying on all three to make sure you're picking the most comfortable fit for you.

Regular – classic style in a comfortable fit with room for extra movement

Slim – ideal for those with a slimmer physique 

Tailored – a more streamlined look and a midway option which allows more movement than a regular fit

3. The Colour

Sorry boys, but depending on your other half you may not get much say in this. Blue suits have had a real resurgence and look dapper on the day but don't just go for what's trendy. Think about what will work with the wedding as a whole, and what you feel comfortable in. Grey is a brilliant alternative to blue, it's more subtle yet still stylish.

4. The Season

Think about when you're getting married and where. We know English weather can be unpredictable but if you're plumping for an August bank holiday wedding and you're in a heavy wool suit, chances are you're going to get warm! Linen is always good in summer, it's breathable and keeps you cool.

5. The Accessories

And let's not forget the accessories, we're talking ties, pocket squares and cuff links. Ties and/or pocket squares are a great way to add a pop of colour to your suit and tie together the wedding colours. The great thing about cuff links is they can be whatever you want - sophisticated or fun, it's your call.

Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography

Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography

Wedding Ideas: Dessert Tables

Wedding dessert tables

If you're anything like us, a table full of cakes will make you go weak at the knees! 

Dessert tables are becoming really popular and the best thing about them is that you can do them to any scale. If you're on a budget or like things a little more rustic then rope in some of your friends and families to make a different dessert each and dress it up with some decor.

Dessert tables are also a great way of enjoying sweet things you like in a more exciting setting, bringing childhood sweets to life or giving a good looking healthy option to the guests that care about their waistline. You can create a dessert table that has something for everyone but still stamps your sweet tooth personality all over it. If you're stuck for ideas, you'll find the on our Pinterest

 

 

 

Wedding Ideas: Black Tie Elegance

Inspiration: Awards Season

We've had the Globes, but the Baftas and more importantly the Oscars are still to come. If like us you still practise your Best Actress speech with a shampoo bottle in the shower then you'll understand our excitement. 

The elegance of award ceremonies has long inspired celebrations in grey and gloomy England so if you're looking for a touch of Hollywood glamour for your big day, look no further than awards season.

P.S Leo for the win!

Wedding Ideas: Gold

Introducing Cherished Gold

Those clever folks at Dulux have named Cherished Gold the colour of the year for 2016. It’s more subtle and less glitzy than the gold you and I know, but if you’re looking for a classic and elegant colour palette for your big day then Cherished Gold is ‘on fleek’ (as the kids might say).

To start you off with a few ideas check out our Pinterest board, a beautiful mix of Cherished Gold and it’s supporting players.