High Street Wedding Dresses


You are getting married!!! Yay! Wedding dress shopping! This can be the most exciting time out of the whole planning process. It can also be very daunting. The thought of spending loads of money on a dress for one day … Continue reading

Wedding Day Inspiration: Shoes Shoes Shoes!

To some women their shoes are (almost) as important as the man in their life, Classic Bride Charlie has gone on the hunt to find some shoe inspiration from the high street & online and managed to find some beauties!

Shoes. For some women they are top of the list of priorities and for others, well they can be the bane of their lives! This season there are some absolutely GORGEOUS shoes that would be suitable not just for the wedding day but for wearing on honeymoon and time and time again, Kurt Geiger in particular has a huge range of fabulous footwear but not just limited to them I have sourced a selection of both high street and designer footwear in low, mid and high heels. Here goes!

If you click on a photo it will take you through to the web page where you can buy the shoes :)

Kurt Geiger GlowingThese Kurt Geiger Glowing nude mid heel court shoes are sparkly beauties at a wearable heel height and a fairly reasonable price tag of £120.

Kurt Geiger Carvela AutumnI love the flash of colour on the sole of these Kurt Geiger Carvela Autumn nude high heel shoes, £110.

stuart weitzman silver glitter nudist heeled sandalAt £298 these Stuart Weitzman silver glitter nudist heeled sandal from Daniel Footwear are a show-stopper.

Jimmy Choo AddisonNo shoe post would be complete without some Choos and these Jimmy Choo Addison Gold Lamé Glitter Pointy Toe Pumps are absolutely beautiful, £395.

Jimmy Choo AlinaYou don’t need skyscrapers to be sophisticated! Jimmy Choo Alina ivory satin pointy toe flats with crystal detail are perfect for those who want a little bit of luxury but no extra height, £525.

Jimmy Choo LaurieJimmy Choo Laurie Champagne Glitter Fabric Almond Toe Platform Pumps are the height of luxury and would set off any outfit, I can even picture these with a nice pair of skinny jeans. At £475 I wouldn’t want to take them off!

Kurt Geiger GeorgiaThese Kurt Geiger Georgia gold high heeled shoes are simple but stunning, £110.

Kurt Geiger GertrudeThese Kurt Geiger Gertrude gold high heeled strappy sandals are beauties and a bargain at £65,

Kurt Geiger MajestyPerfect for a beach wedding or more casual or Grecian vibe, these Kurt Geiger Majesty nude flat sandals are £69.

Kurt Geiger LottyIf you need your “something blue” these Kurt Geiger Lotty high heel court shoes could just do the job. Reminiscent of Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding shoes but a snip in comparison at £125.

Kurt Geiger MitzyKurt Geiger Mitzy silver mid heeled sandals bring a vintage vibe and they are not only a comfortable height but also a comfortable price at £95.

NEW-Rachel-Simpson-Mimosa-Primrose-Yellow-£170-pair-low-res-950x950A favourite among our readers Rachel Simpson‘s new range was bound to be a hit. I love these primrose yellow Mimosa T-bar peep toe vintage wedding shoes, £170.

NEW-Rachel-Simpson-Monique-Porcelain-Rose-Gold-side-475x475Copper tones are bang en trend so I absolutely love these Rachel Simpson Monique porcelain & rose gold leather T-bar vintage wedding shoes, £175.

Office Parallel square sandalOver to the high street this Office Parallel square toe strap sandal is a towering 11.9cm high and a reasonable £65.

Ted Baker Peetch Brooch Detail ShoesThese Ted Baker Peetch brooch detail court shoes are feminine and fabulous at £140. ted baker phinium embellished cut out court shoeAnother beautiful pink colour these Ted Baker Phinium embellished cut out court shoes are mid height metallics that would look stunning under a wedding dress, £140.

Topshop Rumour cross strap sandalsBack to the high street and these Topshop Rumour cross-strap sandals are a bargain at £46.00.

Topshop Hottie heeled sandalTopshop Hottie heeled sandals come in under £30.00 and are a really fashionable and comfortable height.

Topshop JadeFinally these Topshop Jade mid heeled court shoes are a style that can be worn time and again so you’ll easily get your £42.00 worth!

Nb. all prices correct at time of editing.



High Street & Online Wedding Dresses Under £1000

Classic Bride Charlie has been researching High Street & Online Wedding Dresses for you, if you are a bride on a budget or just someone who likes a bargain keep reading!

Nb. All prices correct at time of editing.

For brides on a budget there is no need to spend thousands of pounds on your wedding dress when there are so many beautiful options on the high street. I’ve been doing a bit of internet searching and finding some of my favourite wedding dresses for way under £1000.

You can click on each dress to be taken to it’s webpage 


The Gardenia dress from Phase Eight is now on sale for £499 but only in limited sizes, if you want to buy this beauty you better snap it up quickly!


This gorgeous ivory Grecian style dress from Topshop is an absolute steal at £49.00. Perfect for a summer wedding.


Also from Topshop this white lace dress would be perfect for a registry office wedding or destination wedding in sunny climes, also under £100.


The real surprise for me was this beauty from BHS, yes you saw that correctly! British Home Stores has this beautiful Florence wedding dress for a bargainous £150.


We’re back to Phase Eight for this stunning twenties inspired embellished wedding dress which I think looks like it would cost way over it’s £595 price tag.


The Josefina dress from Phase Eight is another stunner and this one comes in under £500.


This below the knee wiggle dress from ASOS is bang on trend and only £55.


This beautiful silver & white maxi by Chi Chi London from ASOS is only £70!


And this Chi Chi London dress also from ASOS is a gorgeous tea length and has a lace Bardot neckline.



This gorgeous dress from H&M is probably the biggest bargain for only £40!


And finally we are back online for our most expensive (but my absolute favourite!) dress which is from the Etsy UK shop Saras Gowns, this absolute stunner is £830 which is still a really good price if you ask me!

Have any of our readers had a really good experience buying their wedding dress from the high street? We would love to see your pictures and hear your stories, get in touch if you would like to be involved in a future high street post :) x

Fashion: The Teenage Guide to a Wedding Wardrobe

Hello fellow readers! My name is Olivia and I am working alongside Cwtch the Bride and Maria Farrelly this week for my year 10 work experience. I decided to create a blog post based upon what teenage guests can wear to a wedding event, as I am interested in both the fashion and photography industry. So without further ado, here is ‘The Teenage Guide to a Wedding Wardrobe’.


Outfit 1

For a bohemian styled outfit, a few pieces of extra jewellery and accessories would complete the look. The Silver Coin Head Chain adds a unique twist to the outfit and would make you stand out of the crowd while the colours of the Mesh Skater Dress, the Heeled Sandals and the Lola Bracelet co-ordinate well with each other for an easy combination.

Airtex Mesh Skater Dress – £55

ASOS High Cross Heeled Sandals – £45

Lola Bracelet Trio – £5

3 Way Silver Coin Head Chain – £3

Outfit 2

If you want to achieve a pastel princess outfit, a lace pink dress from ASOS would be perfect for you. Match this light mini dress with a pair of ankle flats, a cut out necklace and a flower clutch bag to get a happily ever after.

ASOS Kate Lace Mini Dress – £45

ASOS Pretty Flower Clutch Bag -£30

Brown lace up ankle flats – £30

ASOS Enamel Diamond Cut Out Necklace – £12

Outfit 3

If you prefer a more comfortable choice, this red floral maxi dress will do you wonders. With a flower crown to go with the print on the dress and white cut out slipper shoes to give your feet a break. The chain bracelet also gives your outfit a modern theme using current trends.

Red floral printed maxi dress – £38

MISTY Cut-Out Slipper Shoes – £28

Loren Multi Chain Hand Harness – £8

Daisy Wired Hair Crown – £5


Outfit 1

For a male’s wedding event look, try adding some smart shoes and a shirt to a more casual denim jacket and spray on jeans. This makes it bold and catchy for onlookers. It is an effortless outfit with little thought to it.

Zara Printed stretch shirt – £15.99

Light Wash Denim Western Jacket – £45

New Look Skinny Jeans – £19.99

ASOS Derby Shoes in Suede With Piped Edging – £45

Outfit 2

If you want to make a good impression, dress smartly to give yourself a fashionable yet serious outfit. A plain white shirt and bow tie will blend well with each other and is a classic look for wedding events. The suede desert boots will keep you within the youth range and the blue printed chinos will finish the look off with style.

White Double Cuff Long Sleeve Smart Shirt – £22

Port Textured Bow Tie – £8

Blue Printed Chino With Stretch – £22

Desert Boots – £25

Well readers what do you think of Liv’s first fashion post? We think the girl did really good! We hope to see a lot more of Liv in the future.

Vintage Inspired Flower Girl’s Attire from the Vintage Bride

Vintage Bride Sophie has been sourcing some gorgeous flower girl outfits for you this week, all with a vintage twist of course! For all of Sophie’s posts on planning a vintage inspired wedding click here.

Hello Cwtchers and happy Spring!

It’s our third wedding anniversary this month and today I’m going to look at one of the elements of our wedding I didn’t play a part in… the flower girl’s attire.
Our flower girl was my bridesmaid’s little daughter Betsi. At the time of the wedding she and our little boy, Oscar, were 1 1/2. As if by magic, they both learnt to walk a week before the wedding and I’m not going to lie… they kinda stole the show (for which I will never forgive them) ;-)

Betsi’s gorgeous little outfit was from Poppy England and she looked absolutely amazing. My bridesmaid Ria organised her outfit which coordinated with her own beautifully and we sorted her out with some accessories and presents.
I now have two boys and don’t often get to look at little girls’ clothes so I’ve taken great pleasure in sourcing the finest little pieces the High Street has to offer your flower girl (with a vintage feel, of course). There are the sweetest dresses inspired by the 50s and the cutest little 60s inspired numbers (which I wish they made in grown up sizes!) I also have a selection of lovely accessories. I would have cried with joy as a girl if I’d had a red riding hood cape!!!
I Love Gorgeous winter cape

I Love Gorgeous winter cape

Sophie’s Vintage Inspired Flower Girl Pinterest Board

I’ve included a little something from each of the big names on the High Street, with a few shops you may not have known about thrown in for good measure. If you click on the image it will take you directly to the shop so if you don’t see anything you fancy you can browse at your own convenience. I hope it helps!
Till next time, enjoy the sunshine everyone!
Sophie x