Last weekend, Mark and I hopped into the car to head up to Chester to see one of my closest friends get married. I first met Ian on my internship four years ago and we have been friends ever since. I had never been to Chester before, despite my Grandad being a huge fan (it is where he went to college) and although we didn't get to see much time in the city itself, we will definitely be making a return visit. We stayed at a Travelodge the night before so we had plenty of time to get ready and these photos were taken in the car park- just be glad we managed to keep the Little Chef out of shot! The wedding itself was lovely and the reception was at Highfield Hall, a beautiful manor house in North Wales. Weddings can be tricky things to dress for and I wanted something a little different to the dresses that I wore to my cousin's and my best friend's wedding so I dug out my trusty 'prom dress' instead. I felt really comfortable in this dress and I think that shows in the pictures. There's nothing better than an outfit that make you feel like you can take on the world and this is certainly mine!
|Dress: Tesco, bag: ASOS, shoes:Clarks, fascinator: Umberto Giannini via Boots|
I finally managed to get my haircut the evening before the wedding and the blow dry lasted overnight. This is my top tip for good hair at a wedding, I certainly couldn't make it look this good myself, especially as you know that there will be plenty of photos being taken throughout the day. Vain, moi?! As we are now definitely in Autumn, I paired some liquid eyeliner with this awesome orange lipstick (a mixture of the orange Max Factor lipstain and the Revlon Just Bitten lipstain in Rendezvous). I always cry at weddings so I tend not to wear any eyeliner or mascara on my lower lashes so I can blub away without ruining my make-up- there's nothing worse than smeary panda eyes! I picked up this jazzy barette in my local Boots store where it was reduced to 50p rather than £8 and it was perfect as it didn't overwhelm my short hair but was still fun.
I bought this clutch bag in a moment of minor panic last week but I couldn't have been more thrilled when it arrived. The colour is ace, it matches my shoes perfectly and best of all, it is absolutely massive! It also makes me feel pretty cool so it definitely gets bonus points for that! Orange is one of my favourite colours and it made this dress seem more Autumn appropriate...
I couldn't write this post without giving a shoutout to these wonderful shoes. They are so comfy and the colour makes them super fun to wear. I just wish Clarks did them in ever colour!