Weddings and DIY Fashion

This weekend has been a really lovely one. Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending one of my best friends weddings in Hazel Grove, Stockport, near Cheshire, and thankfully we were blessed with a nice day and not a rain drop in sight!

Out of all the events I’m lucky enough to attend – weddings rarely appear on my list. However, as soon as I hit 25 in May, the invites started pouring in as friends slowly start tieing the knot. Not a bad thing – dressing up for a wedding is one of my favorite dress-up occassions!

For this particular wedding, the ceremony took place at a traditional church, followed by the reception eent at Hazel Grove Golf Club, so I figured I would be best opting for a lovely dress (any excuse to wear a dress). I ended up selecting one from Zara, which is actually last season’s dress! I featured it on my blog when the range launched…anyone remember?

(left to right) my sister in a Warehouse dress, the bride, me in my Leopard Zara Bubble Dress

It’s the Bubble Skirted Leopard Print Zara dress which I love! Since the wedding was in September, I figured it was alright to opt for a darker shade dress, as we’re kind of entering winter officially now anyway! The one dilemma I had was chosing a belt – I wanted a pretty one with a bow feature somewhere along the line.

After a trip to Manchester’s Trafford Centre – 15 shops later- I found a lovely Vintage Bow Detail belt from Dorothy Perkins. It was exactly what I had in mind except for one exception – it was black and silver, and my accessories were gold. Solution? Out came the gold nail varnish! I managed to paint around the silver bits to transform the belt into a sparkling black and gold number…

Belt - £8 Dorothy Perkins


Silver metal painted gold

So there we go – abit of DIY went into my wedding outfit!

As I don’t usually cover weddings on the blog, I thought i’d make an exception today and post an image gallery to showcase some snaps of the lovely day!

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  1. October 18, 2011 / 7:18 am


    Looks like you and your friends had a great day.

    I do some marketing and PR for the Golf Club and i’m Looking for a bit of feedback on what you thought of the Golf Club as a venue for weddings. testimonial type if you had a great day and feedback for action if there were any issues.


    Ian Cook

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