How beautiful does this bride look? Oh I wish I was getting married next year, in the woods, under a tree, with a diamond ring on my finger, wearing a fur cape and kissing my boy. Ahem! Let’s not get too carried away, I’m not even engaged! Seriously, we are happy as we are – let’s not get too excited :)
But, If you are thinking of getting engaged or getting married next year, I have made a little guide to some of favourite things:
The most important thing in getting engaged is of course the ring, preferably one with a big diamond. Vashi have a stunning collection of simply the best designed rings I have seen. On their website there is a brilliant tool, where you can design your own piece. Start by choosing the setting, carat and style of your engagement ring. You can see it on the screen before you buy. I’ve always loved a square cabochon style rings, with a large gem and a gold simple setting.
For your big day, your wedding band need not be boring. Vashi have a gorgeous selection of wedding rings with gem stones inset into them. Ruby, Sapphire or diamond, the choice is yours.
Depending on the time of year, I would suggest using seasonal flowers. Think tulips and peonies in the Spring. Hydrangeas in the summer and dahlias in the Autumn. Big blousey blooms, a celebration of flowers.
Personally I am in love with lace. Understated, long sleeved. demure, classic and a little bit Victorian. I’m a vintage girl all the way when it comes to the wedding dress. It of course has to be white or off white at least, long to the ground, with a train.
Hair & flowers
I am firmly in the flower crown camp. Hair up, perhaps braided. Letting the dress and the flowers shine.
Above all, your wedding / engagement is your big day – do what makes you feel happy. Big bash with hundreds of guests or a small intimate day. I hope 2016 brings you a wonderful start to your life together. For more inspiration please have a look at my ‘I DO’ board over on Pinterest.
This post was written in collaboration with Vashi.
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.