December 17, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things ♫...

Maria from the Sound of Music, might very well have been singing that song to me this week. I couldn’t seem to get the tune out of my head and all my bridal articles for the week were eventually inspired by it. The song might be slightly outdated but it doesn’t hurt to have a cheery tune in your head when winter comes too early and summer seems oh so far away.

"Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes.." I never quite understood why that was one of her favorite things, but it did make me ponder anew the countless number of flower girl dresses I’ve seen that should have been kept miles away from any wedding ceremony. People claim that it doesn’t really matter what the flower girls wear because they’re only children, and they’ll look cute no matter what. Not exactly the gospel truth. This is a wedding not any ordinary day and the flower girls are the leading ladies of the bridal party, (at least they lead the wedding march) surely they should look just as stunning as the bride and her maids? I think so.

Fabricated is a series dedicated to helping brides understand all the different bridal fabrics, which in turn helps them choose the perfect dress. This week the focus was on Satin, which in case you didn’t know, also goes by the name liquid gold. Okay so thats not strictly true but it should be. Certain types of silk satin are so luscious to look at and touch, its a wonder it wasn't named silky gold.

Are people still oblivious to the fact that there is more to bridal fashion than a strapless ball gown? The answer is a shocking yes. It might be blasphemy to some brides, but cowl neck bridal gowns do exist and are authentic.

I’ve always liked the simplicity of cowl neck dresses, they are effortlessly sexy, sophisticated and modest all at once, they have a 1950s elegance about them and still manage to look modern and fresh.

Well I'm thankful that its friday and I plan to love every minute of the weekend. Hope you all have a great weekend too.


  1. I am SERIOUS! You make me want to get married again. I love everything you feature. I want to wear those flower girl outfits ... they look sooo girly!


  2. Someone wants to get marry!!
    keep me post it :)

  3. Oh my goodness those shoes. So so gorgeous!

  4. this is such a chic post darling! love the Sound of Music post.The 'girls in white dresses in blue satin sashes' is one of my fave lines in that movie.

    Those little girls are so beautiful in those sash dresses! The girl on the extreme right is stunning,she is breath taking.Those shoes are amazing.

    This post and your last have been amazing! Love the collages,so beautiful.looking forward to more of these dear.

  5. *Sigh* I can't wait for my wedding day - I just have to meet the guy!!

    I love the back of the first gown and the bridesmaids are SO cute!!

    Thanks for your lovely comment darling

    Hope you had an immense weekend

    Stay safe and chic
    English Rose x