My Bridal Style: The Gold Wedding Dress!!

My Bridal Style! The gold wedding dress:

From the very start I knew that my dress would have to have some sort of sequin embellishment. Until we viewed our venue we was planning a summer wedding, potentially in Spain (quite the contrast to our actual wedding) but my dad was quite poorly so we knew doing it abroad wasn’t an option. This was totally fine because as soon as we had the tour of our wedding venue we fell in love with how cool it was and we knew we would be silly to do it in the summer as the whole charm of The Bell Inn (eclectic country pub) would be more suited to a winter setting with the log fires and candles burning… And a few hundred fairy lights thrown in!!

I imagine that had it been on a beach in Spain I would have opted for a floaty boho dress but it was winter and the my style is a bit more glam so the dresses I was drawn to were Sarah Seven and Ellie Saab – so quite fitted but floaty and a lot of sequin embellishment!! This sort of style was quite hard to come by unless you are a chic American bride on Pinterest, apparently!

Luckily I met Charlotte of Wilden Bride London at a bridal photoshoot last summer and we had a chat about my dress ideas. When I left I started to think about it and realised I wouldn’t be able to find this imaginary wedding dress I had dreamt up, so I got in touch with Charlotte and the creation of the gold sequin dress started there!…

Wedding Dress inspirationThe design process was lovely, Charlotte and I shared inspiration on secret Pinterest boards and she sketched different style dresses with all of the elements I wanted. It had to be gold with a low back and a1920s spin, so from her designs I picked what I liked and she got designing.

The dress fitting was a real treat and something I really looked forward to. Getting the bridal troops together, traveling to charlottes pretty little studio and of course seeing the process step by step with my bridal party was very special. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous but I just had to ‘go with it’ and when I went for that final fitting it was just bloody perfect!

Wedding dress

The way I see it (and this is what I tell all of my brides) it’s the one day where you will be THIS glamorous, if you are going to do it you might as well go for it!! My fiancé didn’t expect a gold wedding dress (who would?) and he loved it!… 

LJ xx

Gold Wedding Dress Wilden BrideGold Wedding Dress Wilden Bride Gold Wedding Dress Wilden Bride Gold Wedding Dress Wilden Bride Gold Wedding Dress Wilden Bride Gold Wedding Dress Wilden BrideWilde bride gold wedding dress lucy jayne makeup

My Awesome Wedding Suppliers:

The Dress: Wilden Bride London

The Photographer: Benjamin Toms Photography

The Hair: Vicki Lord Bridal Hair

The Grooms Suit: Jack Bunneys

The Venue: The Bell In Ticehurst

The Lingerie: Ell & Cee

The Cake: Quintessential Cakes

The Band: The Locals

The Makeup Artist: Me!

Special thanks to Anna Marie who was Ben’s partner in crime for the day and another fabulous photographer!