On 3rd September 2011 we celebrated my beautiful cousin's marriage to her new husband. The day was emotional, stunning, joyous and the food was absolutely amazing! Obviously the best part for me was the bride herself - she wore this divine dress (below). A short train fell elegantly from her lower back where the the luxurious material gathered around to the base of a t-bar backless intricately beaded design which made the dress absolutely breath-taking.
From the front of the dress you can see how the back beading continues along the front panel into a flattering v-shape where the material crosses and gathers to cleverly accentuate her body.
....It also helps that she's got super model proportions...
Her head dress was a pearl chained piece which gracefully sat on her curls and the veil finished the outfit which made her look angelic.
Other wedding sartorial triumphs which made the list were my other cousins and the Funke. Turn up jeans smartened up with a blazer, red tie and brogues is one of my favourite looks for men this year as well as retro shades to hit the simple mix of old and new which is a massive trend for both men and women now and will continue through 2012.
S loves an accessory and looked a little too comfortable in my oversized enveloped mock croc clutch.
I wore an H&M dress, UK size 16 - I picked it up in the sale for £10 almost 8 years ago but haven't really worn it until last year. It's far too big but the excess material is amazing as it makes it look more expensive - the oversize issue was easily overcome by a belt and some clever knotting/pinning on the has-been halter neck.