winter wedding dress London are usually white and for a Maid of Honor. Louise, who is my oldest best friend and three flower girls – Simon’s two nieces Sophie and Lamina and my good friend Charlotte’s daughter Annabelle. I wanted them to all be in white as I think it’s such a pure and simple look, and it looks really beautiful, ethereal and uncomplicated in photographs.
Louise wore a white organza dress winter wedding dress from the Orla Kiely SS13 collection. I wanted her to look and feel fabulous, so I let her choose the dress. My only requirement was that she felt the best in it that she ever had. I had a jacket made up for her to look like mine color, but in a pale pink ottoman silk, so we sort of matched. She found pale pink patent shoes with a gold glitter heel from Top shop. I also gave her a gold leather bow clutch from Orla Kiely to wear on the day. I thought she looked so beautiful.
The little ones wore white cotton lace dresses with a bow at the neck and back, and pale pink cashmere cardigans. They had white tights and gold leather ballet shoes. I wanted them to be warm and feel comfortable and be able to run around. They looked so sweet. I gave all my bridesmaids little silver pendants with their initials engraved on them as a gift on the day. They were made by my colleague’s mum and were so beautiful. She also very kindly made Simon’s wedding ring. It made it so much more personal. We were keen to have a more eclectic and personal look winter wedding dress than hired formal suits for the boys. Simon had three best men (he couldn’t decide on only one!) – His best friends Dan and Paddy, and his brother Sean, and two ushers – my brother Matt and Simon’s nephew Zak. They all wore navy suits of their own choosing with white shirts and tan shoes. We thought this was really classic and smart and complemented Simon’s suit. I made them and our dads bow ties out of different Liberty print fabric, and navy polka dot silk pocket squares to give them a bit of jazz. They all looked so handsome and all matched without looking too same.