The Wedding Outfits & Accessories

The Wedding Outfits & Accessories
As promised here is another instalment of photos from the Wedding day, this time the photos are focused around the outfits and accessories.
Bride dress hanging up with sheer long sleeved cover up

The dress ended up being a complete bargain. I bought it well in advance and way too small for me, thankfully it ended up fitting me perfect, no alterations needed just a little clean.
I went to a Wedding fayre for a mooch around with my bridesmaids, mainly for the free champagne to be honest! They were selling off ex sample dresses, they hadn’t been worn but had been tried on and were a bit dusty from being out on display. This one was there for just £200, when I expressed an interest they said that I could have it for £100 cash if I bought it there and then. I was sold! 
bride wearing birdcage veil
I love my birdcage veil. It is from a local shop in Griffithstown called Special Day Weddings. It did have a big white bow over the top of the diamanté detail but she removed it when I said that I loved the veil just not the bow. I couldn’t fault the service from the shop but they did appear on The Ferret while my dress was there for cleaning so I would be weary about recommending them.
pearl and crystal bridal bouquet with pink and lace detail
My bouquet, how I love this! It is still on display in my living room, I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of looking at it. I had this one and the bridesmaids had smaller versions of it. I wanted a pearl bouquet but found them all to be too expensive, I then randomly came across a lady who made them on facebook who charged about the same price as a normal bouquet, I bit her hands off! She did mess up slightly as she put a smaller brooch on mine than the bridesmaids despite planning to have a larger brooch on mine, all the same I was very happy with them.
Irregular Choice wedding shoes
My amazing shoes are by Irregular Choice, I bought them from Amazon, they cost almost as much as my dress but were worth it. My garter is also in the bottom right, that came from Boux Avenue, as did my bag that I didn’t get a photo of. 
The shoes have a blue sole and the garter a blue flower, both of these were counted as ‘something blue’.
white sequin converse wedding shoes
My evening shoes, these were a huge talking point, everyone thought it was brilliant that I changed into Converse. I had been trying to track these down for ages and almost gave up as they are impossible to get hold of. One day I found a pair on eBay, never worn and my size. I quickly sent them a message asking for a buy it now and they agreed, phew! 
Bride's jewellery Pandora bracelet and pearl crystal drop earings
I wore my Pandora bracelet for my ‘something old’, one of my friends very generously lent me one of her charms for my ‘something borrowed’. Spencer’s mother bought me these earings, we spent a whole day wandering around Cardiff looking for the perfect pair and ended up buying them from Debenhams, they fit in beautifully with the vintage-esque look of the Wedding.
Bride's jewellery pearl and crystal heart necklace
I found my necklace in a shop called Pretty Things in Pontypool. One of my favourite shops and my Yankee Candle supplier! The necklace had diamanté at the back which was the magnetic fastening.
bridal party walking down the aisle wearing white fur shrugs and pale green dresses with pearl and crystal bouquets
The Bridesmaids dresses and Gracie’s flower girl dress were all from Debenhams. I was lucky enough to get the adult girls dresses in the sale, these are no longer available. The shrugs came from eBay and the girls bought their own accessories. You can also see the smaller versions of the bouquets here. I bought Gracie’s basket and artificial petals from eBay. She was too scared to throw the petals.
(yes, that is a tag still on Gracie’s dress, Gemma forgot to cut it off!)
Ushers and groom at Wedding with pale green ties
Spencer and the men’s suits were all from Formal Affair, Newport. Spencer had a darker cravat than the rest of the guys so that he stood out. We also hired the shoes. They had scrabble cufflinks with their initials on, unfortunately most of them broke when they put them on.
This wedding rocks badge
The men also had these funky badges to wear in the evening. Another great facebook find, Chloe’s Crafts, she makes all kinds of personalised cards and badges, link below.
flip flops in vintage suitcase for wedding guests
No one took a photo of this until it was almost empty! We bought a load of cheap flip flops from Primark and put them out in a vintage suitcase, they were very popular. We also had a sweet table but annoyingly no photos were taken of this. 
bride and groom just married holding hands up
Another photo from the day just for the hell of it 🙂 
In case you were wondering my dress, shoes, veil were all ‘something new’ which completes the new, old, borrowed and blue.
All professional photos by Paul Adams.


  1. January 14, 2013 / 7:39 pm

    That dress is gorgeous, and what a bargain!! Love the quirky little touches too. x

    Gem (

    • January 17, 2013 / 9:38 pm

      Thanks Gem. It was a bargain, no one could believe how lucky I was! x

  2. January 14, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    Lovely post hun, very savvy ideas as well! X

    • January 17, 2013 / 9:38 pm

      Thank you, hopefully my savvy ideas can help some people! x

  3. January 14, 2013 / 8:46 pm

    Wow, what a bargain with your dress!! It looked simply amazing on you! I've loved reading about your wedding, looks like it was such a beautiful ceremony! xx

    • January 17, 2013 / 9:39 pm

      Thank you, it really was an amazing day. The dress was a heck of a bargain! x

  4. January 14, 2013 / 9:04 pm

    It's lovely to see all of your accessories like this – I love the Converse you managed to find too! xxx

    • January 17, 2013 / 9:39 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the post. I was so pleased when I saw the Converse on eBay! x

  5. January 14, 2013 / 9:16 pm

    Gorgeous photos – love your bouquet!! X

  6. January 14, 2013 / 10:22 pm

    Everything is completely gorgeous! It seems like you had such a perfect day 🙂

    • January 17, 2013 / 9:40 pm

      Thanks Angela, it is lovely to hear such lovely compliments after all the hard work!
      The dress was a steal 🙂 x

  7. January 15, 2013 / 7:53 am

    Wow, what a steal your dress and it is so beautiful! Every time you post about the wedding I'm always thinking how wonderful the dress is. The bouquet is great too – very original! Lovely pictures 🙂 xo

  8. January 15, 2013 / 11:16 am

    love the colour theme you went for, everything looks gorgeous xx

    • January 17, 2013 / 9:41 pm

      Thanks Gem, we were pleased with how nicely it all tied in together. x

  9. January 18, 2013 / 3:32 am

    Congratulations Leanne, everything looked beautiful and you looked stunning! Your dress gives you the perfect silhouette. X

  10. January 20, 2013 / 5:06 pm

    Looks like such a lovely day! You looked beautiful mrs x

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