I’m still nostalgic over our wedding. It’s funny how we spent a long time preparing for this one day. Then it comes and goes in a wink! I can’t believe that it’s been 3 months since I married Nigel LOMF. It feels like I’ve been married longer to Nigel but in a good way. Today I wanted to break down my wedding looks. This is actually a two part post because I figured it was going to be a long read. So be on the watch out for part two coming very soon.
When I started the wedding dress search I really had no idea what I wanted. But I knew for sure that when I saw it I would know it. It was quite difficult for me to choose a look because we weren’t sure what kind of a wedding we would have. In time though, it became clear that we were going to get married in Denmark.
I knew then that the dress had to be suitable for the townhouse but also beautiful and fit to my personality. At this point I decided that I wanted a classic look, something timeless and beautiful. So I got a dress tailored in Ghana. I asked for an off shoulder ¾ sleeved dress with midi length and box pleats. When it arrived I wasn’t sold, if anything I was upset. It was big and the material was not what I imagined it would be.
Aunty Sakina was kind enough to do the labour of love and alter the dress. To complete the look we bought a fascinator to go with it.
One day as the wedding was getting closer I spoke to my sister, Becky and she picked that I was somehow in doubt of my dress. I kept on thinking about how a long dress would really be me. Normally for the registry people dial it down since it’s not a huge occasion. Actually a lot of German brides wear a little white dress or a white separates. Some even go as far as wearing casual wear, wow.
Following my instincts, on a whim I ordered a dress from Chi Chi London. But unfortunately the dress didn’t arrive on time. At that time it was such a blow because I wanted to have 2 options on the day so that I could choose. On another whim, Becky and I ordered another dress on Wednesday, 2 days before I was supposed to get married.Thank goodness for ASOS efficiency. The dress was delivered on Thursday and it was almost perfect – it was slightly bigger. But immediately I felt better because I could choose.
Here is the final look I went for – it was dress 1 from Ghana. Aunty Sakina added an inner and immediately lifted the dress and gave it a beautiful shape. For the wedding talk though, I wore the Asos dress. It’s a pity I never got pictures taken with this dress except the one below. The fascinator gave both looks a vintage finish suited my hairstyle. If you’re getting married soon, I encourage you to think through your entire look – from the earrings, shoes, dress and other accessories.
Two weeks after we were married we flew home to celebrate with my family. Initially we were supposed to get married home so I had been shopping for a more elaborate wedding dress. The process was fun, exciting, stressful, intimidating and everything in between. For this main dress I wanted something wow. I wanted something that would turn heads like now that’s the bride. I remember exchanging hundreds of screenshots with my family looking for THE dress.
Until we came across this dress from Marietta Haddad Atelier in Australia. It’s a custom made hand beaded wedding gown encrusted with crystals, beads and sequins onto tulle. Mounted on top of Mikado silk overlay. The dress also had crinoline in the skirt that held it out nicely. Since this dress is a lot I wore a plain veil. I wore a small petticoat underneath since I didn’t want it to be too bulky.
I then paired it with this shoe from ASOS. The dress is quite bulky so I wanted to add a lift with a high stiletto.
And that is it! My wedding fashion. On the next post I will talk about all the non-white dresses I wore.