Big, fat, happy wedding?

The bigger, the better. Applicable to a slice of cake or a gin & tonic, but to a wedding? Surely not.

Well, a new university project in America has found the more people that come to a wedding, the happier the couple will be. The study found that couples who had 150 or more guests at their weddings were 47% more likely to have a “higher-quality marriage”, while those who had 50 or less guests had a 31% chance of marital bliss.

I’m not sure shelling out for 150 guests to come to your wedding is the best way to ensure a happy marriage. Love, communication, a lot of cake, and similar interests might be the best way to start; not inviting £75 per head wedding guests who you haven’t seen in years.

Big or budget – every wedding is different. And I’m sure you don’t want your guestlist dictated to you by researchers in the US of A. So scrap those distant relatives who haven’t seen you since you were 15 with a bad perm, and stick to your nearest and dearest.

Happy wedding!

E x

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oscar

It’s Oscar dress time! *swoon*

“It’s the most, wonderful time of the year…”

Oscars, baby! Here are my bridal picks from this years’ red carpet.

Photos courtesy of Oscar.com and The Guardian. 

Gwyneth Paltrow in a beautiful Ralph & Russo blush pink gown. She nails it EVERY YEAR.

Gwyneth Paltrow in a beautiful Ralph & Russo blush pink gown. She nails it EVERY YEAR.

Best Actress nominee (for Wild) Reese Witherspoon in custom ice blue Tom Ford. Swoon.

Best Actress nominee (for Wild) Reese Witherspoon in custom ice blue Tom Ford. Swoon.

Jennifer Aniston in Atelier Versace. Beaut.

Jennifer Aniston in Atelier Versace. What a babe.

Zoe Saldana in Atelier Versace. She literally just had twins. TWINS.

Zoe Saldana in Atelier Versace. She literally just had twins. TWINS.

Keira Knightley rocking that baby bump in Valentino.

Keira Knightley rocking that baby bump in Valentino.

OPRAH. That is all.

OPRAH. That is all.

Yes, I know there are a few famous faces missing from this compilation. JLo had too much boob going on, Julianne Moore’s couture Chanel was a shapeless mess (and she usually nails it), and Gaga would have OWNED that red carpet if it wasn’t for those bloody horrible gloves. Sigh.

So, there you go. Another year, another droolfest. And one last thing… OPRAH. Good God, I love that woman.

E x

Apologies…

Hello my loves,

Huge apologies for the hiatus, ladies and gents.

Truth is, I’ve had an insanely manic few months. My little bubby Theo started walking shortly after my last blog post, and since then, it’s been INSANE.

So, here I am, blogging away just for you. Oscar dress post coming up very shortly – my FAVOURITE time of the year. And oh, there are some beauties.

E x

Gift ideas…

Looking for a gift for one of your bridesmaids? Or, just after a dreamy perfume especially for your big day?

Well, look no further. I’ve found a super massive huge enormous bargain in the shape of this fabulous Ghost gift set which is a mere £25 at Superdrug.

Perfect for a ‘thank-you’ gift for one of your maids, or even your mum.

Enjoy!

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Shooooeeeessss…

Oh, I love garish and OMG shoes. I’m drawn to them like a moth to a flame. I once wore a pair of rainbow shoes (from Faith, super retro) at university constantly. I wore them with red trousers & a yellow top, and even thought I resembled Ronald McDonald, I STILL wore them.

My wedding shoes were from Irregular Choice, and I love them. So much better than the satin monstrosities that are given to you to wear in bridal shops (with square toes, what’s that all about?! Am I in Roald Dahl’s The Witches?)

So, I give you these beauties. Miss KG sequinned gloriousness. I found them on Asos for £85, which I think is a fair price for these amazing shoe porn wonders.

Drool away, ladies…

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Photo: Vogue

Oh, Solange. How I love thee…

Style oozed out of her every pore, and she broke every wedding ‘rule’ known to man. But boy, did she look AMAZING.

I’m talking about Solange Knowles, who got hitched in New Orleans and looked bloody fabulous. She and her hubby (music video director and DJ Alan Ferguson) biked to the ceremony (on white bikes, obvs), and Solange rocked her Stephane Rolland white jumpsuit.

Photo: WireImage

Good ol’ Solange then changed into a Humberto Leon for Kenzo dress & cape, and looked… well… incredible. Literally THE most stylish wedding party ever.

Photo: Vogue

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Wow. I love this wedding style so much. She’s a fashion rulebreaker, and her wedding as never going to disappoint. I’m going to dream of that cape for as long as I live…

E x

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Rob and Kim before the body issues took hold...

Sibling blues…

Being one of three (and the eldest), I couldn’t imagine my brother and sister not being at my wedding. In fact, my sister flew back from Florida just to be at my wedding (well, she was chief bridesmaid AND MY SISTER), and so was jet-lagged she could barely stand the night before the wedding.

So, it makes my heart hurt when I read stories of brothers and sisters arguing so much that they avoid the wedding altogether. Bloody breaks my heart.

Mark and Donnie. They need their heads banging together.

Mark and Donnie. They need their heads banging together.

I write this post after the news that Mark Walhberg missed his brother’s wedding day last weekend. Now, it was his daughter’s birthday party but as some have pointed out, her actual birthday was three days after the wedding so he could’ve gone after all. Rumours are that he hates his brother Donnie’s choice of wife, Jenny McCarthy (I can’t stand her as she was the utter douchebag who pleaded with mums across America to not get their kids vaccinated. Like I said, she’s a douchebag). Now, she’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it is his brother’s wedding day. Why can’t he put on a smiley face and grit those Hollywood teeth? Tsk.

Rob and Kim before the body issues took hold...

Rob and Kim before the body issues took hold…

Another notable absentee from a wedding this year was Rob Kardashian. He left THE DAY BEFORE his sister Kim’s Big Day, claiming that he’d had enough and wanted to leave. Rumour has it, and Kim has pretty much confirmed this, that Rob was too concerned with his weight and didn’t want to be pictured/seen/filmed in his current state. This is totally bananas. Missing your sister’s wedding because you feel unhappy with your weight? Crazy. Kim has said that she didn’t let Rob leaving bother her, as she had so much to focus on and didn’t want to be upset. Rob has been out of the limelight battling his weight for a long time now, so maybe his sister is just being supportive. If that was my brother, I’d kick his arse. Richard, if you’re reading this – I’D KICK YOUR ARSE.

Ahem.

Now, it’s not just siblings who have some serious issues. Angelina Jolie’s father Jon Voight wasn’t invited to the Brangelina wedding, and Jennifer Aniston’s mother was reportedly banned from her wedding to Brad Pitt as they’d fallen out. Whatever happened to everyone getting along? Blimey. Makes an EastEnders wedding look like a peaceful affair.

Right, now I’m off. Serious early night thanks to a non-sleeping baby.

Much love,

E x

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Mr & Mrs Kanye West, and their massive wall of flowers

Celebrity weddings, ahoy!

Oh, I love a good showbiz wedding. The ostentatious dresses, the massive cake, the Photoshopped wedding pictures… I LOVE IT ALL.

So, without further ado, I bring you the best celebrity weddings of 2014 so far.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West24th May, Florence, Italy

Mr & Mrs Kanye West, and their massive wall of flowers

Mr & Mrs Kanye West, and their massive wall of flowers. Photo: eonline.com

THE. DRESS.

THE. DRESS. Photo: eonline.com

Andrea Bocelli sang the Kardashian down the aisle, and she married her beau and father of her baby in front of a wall of flowers in Florence. Y’know, the usual. Step-dad Bruce Jenner walked her down the aisle, and all four of her sisters (Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie) served as bridesmaids, with one-year-old North as her flower girl. Her dress was custom-made by Givenchy (sigh) and the wedding day was the culmination of a week-long celebration for the Kardashians, who were in Paris a few days before the Big Day (Kim even had a hen party, wearing a custom Balmain dress, in Paris. LOVE). The couple had their rehearsal dinner at the Palace of Versailles (as you do), and Kanye paid a cool $1m for Lana del Ray to perform for his bride-to-be. The night before my wedding I was sat in a pub drinking gin arguing with my mother-in-law, and avoiding the paralytic girlfriend of the best man. Palace of Versailles it was NOT.

It was extravagant, and a lot of Twitter trolls have slated it, but if they want to spend millions on their wedding day then so be it. Considering Kim is set to make $200m from that God-awful iPhone game she launched earlier this year, then she’s got to have something to spend her fortune on. But Kim, if you’ve got a spare million, could you just bung it in an envelope and send it to me? ta chuck.

Cheryl Cole and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-VersiniJuly 7, Mustique

Mr & Mrs Fernandez-Versini. Photo: mailonline.co.uk

Mr & Mrs Fernandez-Versini. Photo: mailonline.co.uk

The Geordie singer shocked her fans (and probably ex-husband Ashley Cole) by marrying her model boyfriend after only three months together in July this year. After keeping shtum for over a week, she broke the news on Instagram to “stop speculation” (to be honest, I didn’t even know there was any “speculation”).

This is how you stop speculation, apparently. BUT LOOK AT THAT ROCK.

This is how you “stop speculation”, apparently. BUT LOOK AT THAT ROCK. Photo: itv.com

The couple had a bash in London to celebrate with family and friends, as they only had four guests at their luxury island wedding (and I don’t think Simon Cowell was one of those guests…). Everyone has their opinion on marriage, especially on those who wed really quickly after meeting. But, if you think he/she’s The One, then what’s stopping you? I think it’s admirable they’ve made the commitment so quickly. And, it goes to show that even a cheating scumbag can’t destroy your outlook on love. Go Chezza!

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson - July 5, Montecito, California

Mr & Mrs Johnson. Look at those faces. Beautiful. Photo: People.com

Mr & Mrs Johnson. Look at those faces. Beautiful. Photo: People.com

Another woman proving that a divorce doesn’t mean you can’t find happiness. In this case, she found it with an ex-NFL player and had two babies with him. So, screw you divorce. In a custom Carolina Herrera gown, she said “I do” in front of 275 guests with sister Ashlee as bridesmaid and daughter Maxwell as flower girl. Gotta love these celebs making weddings a family affair! Shortly after their Big Day, they shared this wedding video with People.com (have a gander if you want some wedding inspo).

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt23rd August, south of France

It's The Pitts! Photo: abcnews.com

It’s The Pitts! Photo: abcnews.com

In a non-denominational ceremony at their MASSIVE French chateau, the biggest power couple in Hollywood got hitched after a decade together. A spokesman for the couple briefly confirmed the wedding but offered no more details (sob). But Angelina’s dad has offered his congrats, as well as other celebs, so we can all take that as actual officialness (apparently). It was ‘breaking news’ on Sky News, and once that happens you know the world has gone mad. The couple made sure their six kids were fully involved in their Big Day, and Angelina wore a vintage-esque white lace dress with matching veil (according to reports). Brad also gifted his bride with a gold locket containing a photo of her late mother inside it *cue sobbing*. With only 22 guests at their nuptials, it was a small but perfectly formed wedding. And, with their own vineyard at their chateau, you can only IMAGINE how much wine was there (I am dreaming). Now, I’m going to sit on my laptop and wait patiently for official wedding photos…

E xx

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Well, hello…

Hello there my lovelies,

Apologies for the huge delay in getting back in the bloggersphere. An eight-month-old baby really does take up most of my time and life… but now he’s napping (huzzah!) so I can blog again. Hooray!

Ah yes, weddings. While I’ve been away, there have been some SERIOUS celeb weddings. And I mean, SERIOUS. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt said ‘I do’ after 10 years and a million kids together; Cheryl Cole married her model beau after three months; Jessica Simpson married her baby daddy Eric Johnson; and of course, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West got hitched (how could I forget about that).

And, there were some BEE-YOOO-TI-FUL bridalesque dresses at the Emmys last week, too.

SO MUCH STUFF TO SHOW YOU. And, so little time.

Bear with me folks, I’ll be right back with some seriously aggressive wedding blogging. I’m going to blog the ass off this… well… blog.

E xx

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