Monday, September 28, 2015

Flowers for the Wedding

The last few weeks have been extremely busy with getting everything ready for the wedding which is now only five sleeps away! One of the best parts of the wedding prep has been visiting the flower markets. I could visit the flower markets every day and if only I could afford it I would love to fill my house with fresh flowers! We have been working with a modest budget for our wedding and one of the ways we have managed to cut cost have been to get flowers at the flower market rather than a florist. At the end of the day all flowers are beautiful and the more the better - you really can't go wrong! The difficult part has been working out which flowers and narrowing it down, which is hard when there are so many wonderful flowers to choose from and I wish I could just have all of them!

On my first visit to the flower market I was in for quite a shock when it turned out that the majority of the flowers were kept in special cold rooms - the sort of cold where you can see your own breath. Needless to say I was not prepared and did not last longer than a minute, so we ended up coming back on a different day when I had a cardigan. This cardigan is by lovely UK Vintage Reproduction company Voodoo Vixen who many of you may already be familiar with, and if it is fall now in your part of the world - this is one brand you should definitely get to know! A couple of months ago Voodoo Vixen gifted me a few of their cardigans and I was so impressed that I promptly went and bought a Pippa cardigan in every colour. I guess that says a lot, right?

The faux fur collar on the cardigan is removable but I love keeping it on for the instant glamour that a fur collar adds, and because it feels so wonderfully soft. My reasoning for buying one in every colour is that they really go with everything and I like to keep one in my bag at all times to manage with the unpredictable spring weather we've been having. Best of all, these cardigans are very warm and wearing mine the other day meant that I was able to concentrate on all the different roses in the cold room, without running out shrieking about frostbite and that I don't give a damn whether there are any roses at the wedding or not!

Cardigan - courtesy of Voodoo Vixen
Dress - courtesy of Bernie Dexter
Bag - Sunjellies
Shoes - Vivienne Westwood
Sunglasses - ebay


19 comments:

  1. Amazing look!!!! So beautiful! And congratulations! kisssssssssssssssssssssss

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  2. How exciting, not long now!! I hope your floral choices went okay, one thing to tick off the list so that you can try and chill out for a few days beforehand. I can't wait to see some pics of your day and hope that you and your soon-to-be-husband have a wonderfully joyous time xx

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  3. Love this outfit - you look fabulous :) Good luck with the last remaining wedding prep!

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  4. Ahh! It's so close! How exciting! Good luck with the rest of your plans and I sure hope we get to see some snapshots of your day once the festivities come to a close!! =D

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  5. My dear..
    Such a short time before the big day... I will be ecstatic to take a "closer look" at your "D-day" - hopefully, you will blog all about it, right?
    Marvelous flower arrangement.
    You are positively glowing.

    Marija

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  6. Aw you look lovely, I love the dress, it's so pretty!

    www.pearlsandpurlsvintage.blogspot.com

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  7. Lovely outfit and congratulations again on your upcoming wedding, you must be so excited!

    PS, In Retrospect mag wanted me to let you know that they ship internationally :)

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  8. Lovely outfit and congratulations again on your upcoming wedding, you must be so excited!

    PS, In Retrospect mag wanted me to let you know that they ship internationally :)

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  9. I love the idea of homemade flower arrangements - it doesn't get more personalised than that surely :) I also love these voodoo vixen cardigans, having now got my first one. So cosy! It was seeing how great the brown one looked on you that made me take the plunge :) x

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  10. I love flower markets too, something is exciting about them. And the colours are so inspiring! I wouldn't have considered the freezer room either, what a surprise. I'm glad you prepared for the return visit! Gorgeous outfit , and you even managed to find matching flowers!

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  11. How exciting that your wedding is so close! I really like your idea about saving money and getting the flowers at a market instead! You are right all flowers are beautiful! I love your beautiful dress, the print is outstanding and your cardigan is perfect with it! I love the removable fur detail!

    Rebecca
    http://www.winnipegstyle.ca/Blog/default.cfm

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  12. You look soooo marvelous! I just love the earthy, verdant palette at work here and how gloriously it compliments your colouring.

    Joyful wedding countdown wishes!
    ♥ Jessica

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  13. Ooh, that's so exciting your wedding is so close! I can't wait to see the photos and I hope you have the most wonderful day. :)

    jessica - littlehenrylee.com

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  14. Great colour palette and I'm absolutely in love with the cardigan!

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  15. You look so wonderful - I can't get enough of those shoes! That dress was the perfect choice for a day at the floral market. I am so excited to see your wedding photos, I know you will be a BEAUTIFUL bride. Best wishes to you, my dear <3 I hope the next few days aren't too hectic!

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  16. Gorgeous! And so exciting that your wedding is just around the corner! <3

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  17. Ahhh I'm so excited to see your wedding dress! Have you seen the recent "100 years of Wedding Dresses" video? You have to check it out... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKegRnTimFs

    xo G

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