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’.

Female

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

Male

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.

Models Wanted

July is proving to be a fabulous month for Cwtch the Bride! We’re still on a high from being shortlisted for the ‘Best Wedding Blog’ at the 2014 Cosmo Blog Awards. Being up against some of the UK’s biggest blogs is a little daunting for us but we know lots of our readers have already voted, so fingers crossed we might be in with a chance of winning. If you’ve not yet voted, Please do, your vote will really help us.

On to even more good news.

We have an exciting opportunity for you lovely readers. Cwtch the Bride and Maria Farrelly Photography, in partnership with a host of other talented wedding professionals are creating a large styled photoshoot at a breathtaking location in South Wales.

We Want Our Readers To Be Our Models:

We are searching for 15 models for our bridesmaid and bridal shoot and we want our lovely readers to get involved. Yes YOU!  We want you to feature in our photo-shoot.

There is a gorgeous range of bridesmaid dresses that are one size fits all. We want to celebrate all shapes and sizes – so don’t be shy and send in your pics.

The wedding dresses we are featuring are sample sizes; 10-14 and the look is vintage with an edgy twist!

Get Involved

If you think you will look the part in our glamorous shoot send your snapshot to cerys@mariafarrelly.com with your name and a few details about yourself and your wedding.

You will enjoy a day of pampering and will receive a copy of the final images.

You must be available all day on Wednesday 30th July and be able to make your own way to the venue in The Vale area.

We will be revealing all soon so watch this space. Also, keep an eye on our Facebook page and we will let you know whom we are working with on the shoot, which will showcase some of the best talent working in Wales today.

No time to waste, there’s glamour to taste. Send your pics in now!

 

 

Weddings on a Budget: High Street Groomswear

SarahDIY bride Sarah is back with a round up of affordable, stylish high street groomswear. Following on from the fantastic high street wedding dresses & bridesmaids dresses this time we’re focusing on the boys :) Follow our Pinterest board here!

So! We did a round up of some high street wedding dresses, and then we did high street bridesmaids dresses and then all was quiet. But don’t worry – we hadn’t forgotten about the boys! When we got married Tzevai wasn’t sure whether to rent a suit, wear something he already owned or buy something new. We knew that we didn’t want to spend a huge amount of money (in the same way that my dress was just a dress, his suit was just a suit!) but we weren’t really sure what the best option was, so we took a wander around the high street to get some inspiration.

If you can afford to get a tailored suit (and that’s what you want) then hey – great! :) They look fantastic, they last a lifetime and you really do get what you pay for. But if you can’t or if, like Tzevai, your suit is just a suit then check out these high street groomswear options we’ve put together for you :) We’ll also be doing a post on renting your suit (and wedding dress!) so look out for that soon.

the classics

1. £110 (full suit cost) – Next Blue Slim Fit Suit
2. £248 – Marks & Spencer Pure Wool 2 Button Suit
3. from £49 – Slaters Charlton Gray Suit
4. £140 (full suit cost) – Next Stone Skinny Fit Suit
5. £99 (full suit cost) – Next Burgundy Suit

First up: the classics. These are all two or three piece suits that you can buy off the rack, ready to go. There are a myriad of tailoring options available these days to help you get the best fit for you (most stores will carry regular, tailored and slim fit at least) so all you need to do is pick one, grab a shirt, shoes and a tie and boom – you have your outfit. We like number 4 for a slightly more unusual look, or number 2 for that classic, traditional wedding vibe. If you’re on a budget then Slaters are worth checking out – their ‘value’ range starts from £49 – bargain. Even if you go for a classic suit you can always jazz it up so don’t worry too much that ‘off the rack’ means boring – it really doesn’t.

going dotty1. £16 – Debenhams Spotted Braces
2. £8 – Debenhams Red Dotted Bow Tie
3. £30 – Debenhams Polka Dot Shirt
4. £10 – Moss Gold Dot Tiei

If you’re a fan of polka dots, are planning a vintage style wedding or just want something with a little bit of design, then adding subtle spots to your accessories can give your outfit that extra edge. We’re a big fan of coloured ties and think this gold one from Moss is great (well, I am a fan of yellow after all!). It’s currently in the sale so make sure you snap it up!

pinstripe love

1. £25 – Marks & Spencer Adjustable Braces
2. £20.80 – Debenhams Stripe Square Cufflinks
3. £38 – Debenhams  Stripe Shirt
4. £199 – Moss 2 Piece Pinstripe Suit

If dots aren’t your think then consider stripes instead – they always look chic and dapper, right? We like this pinstripe suit from Moss, but if you’re looking for a more subtle stripe them maybe just get some accessories instead. All trends are versatile, so mix and match and see what you’re comfortable with!

splash of colour

1. £99 – Moss Mohair Teal Suit
2. £20 – Debenhams Red Braces
3. £16 – Next Blue Stripe Cufflinks
4. £149 – Moss Slim Fit Blue Dress Suit

We don’t need to tell you that we love colour here at Cwtch – the more the better! If you’re a fan of bright colours or your wedding has a theme colour (we know a lot of them do, just check out this Facebook thread!) then matching your accessories or even your suit can be a great call.  We love this teal suit from Moss, and at £99 it’s not going to break the bank either. If you decide not to wear a jacket (they can sometimes be a little too formal for a summer wedding) then a set of coloured braces or a bright tie will help to distinguish you from the guests :)

pattern crazy

1. £6 – Moss Spot Bow Tie
2. £10 – Topman Multi Shapes Tie
3. £25 – Moss Liberty Print Tie
4. £50 – Debenhams Lemon Print Shirt

Last but not least we have a suggestion for all the extroverts in the room – patterns! There are some great statement pieces out at the moment, from this beautiful Liberty print tie to the perhaps a little wacky lemon print shirt. If you’re looking for something a little less in your face them this bow tie actually isn’t polka dots – it’s little stars! :)

Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest board – there are lot more high street groomswear options there, and we’ll keep pinning anything new that we find :) We’d love to know what you’ve got planned for your wedding – have you gone high street, bespoke or somewhere in the middle? :)