What I Wore to my Wedding…

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It’s my wedding anniversary today, so I thought I’d tease you with some little photographs! If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter then you might have glimpsed these already, except for the top one in which I am sporting a nervous smile and about an acre of chest. You will notice that pre-marriage I am demurely holding flowers, whereas post-marriage I have a champagne glass glued to my hand. It was actually glued.

 Hold on, before we go any further – HAVE YOU VOTED? This is the last time I’m going to be able to mention it as voting closes tonight at midnight! Takes a few seconds – you don’t have to leave an email or ANYTHING, just tick the box next to A Model Recommends in the top right hand corner. Every vote helps! You’ll miss my vote-nagging once it’s over. Promise. http://youtube-global.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/check-out-on-rise-nominees-for-july.html

Where was I? Weddings! One of my favourite subjects is harping on about my wedding, but due to the fact that there was another person involved (obviously!) I have to be respectful of privacy. Hopefully Mr AMR doesn’t read today’s Daily Fix, but if he does, I should add that he is an amazing catch – handsome, intelligent, talented, good at buying anniversary presents. (IF YOU’RE READING THIS, YOU HAD BETTER HAVE BOUGHT ME A PRESENT!) Hohoho.

I bought my wedding dresses from the Jenny Packham sample sale – both were reduced from something ridiculous (thousands) to £190 and £140 respectively. I know I like to splash some cash on my clothes, but for something that’s going to be worn once? Makes no sense to me. I still regret buying the cream Christian Louboutin sandals – the second I stepped onto the lawn they were ruined! Two wedding dresses might seem excessive, but I knew that I’d want to change into something a bit less cumbersome for the evening – the long silk number was extremely hard to wear – I had to go bra-less, for a start, as the dress was pretty much backless. That presents many problems in itself!

 The evening dress was a crystal embellished knee-length number. Really quite heavy, but that gave it a beautiful shape – and I loved the embroidery around the neckline. Both dresses are now feeding the moths in my wardrobe – I must do something with them, they’ve been there for four years now! I’ve toyed with the idea of dying them, but I’m worried that they might get ruined.

Anyway, I made an outrageously good saving on my wedding attire – the veil was something like £30 online and was exactly the same (in effect) as some of the ones I had seen for ten times the price! Mr AMR, in typical man style, left his suit-buying until the last moment and ended up getting it from Gucci. GUCCI! So that kind of negated all of my good thrift-work, but such is life. And it is a rather splendid suit.

Makeup was by a good friend of mine, Dina Catchpole – she’s a top session makeup artist (represented by Soho management) but she can be booked for weddings at D+D Makeup. Dina did my hair too – these pictures make me want to go shorter again, but it never used to look like this usually, I promise you!

Right, that’s enough of re-living the past, I’m off to canvas more votes before the deadline. Crilly for President! Crilly for President!

87 Responses to "What I Wore to my Wedding…"
  1. Olivia says:

    this is gorgeous, i just stumbled apon this post of yours, usually a youtube subscriber and only been reading the blog for a few months but felt i had to comment :) you look so blissfully happy and beautiful and sultry all at once and in the perfect proportions :)

  2. Amyaa says:

    You are so gorgeous! But more than that, I think you’re really smart, witty and helpful. :)

  3. Anna says:

    You looked gorgeous! I love the dresses :)

  4. Jordyn says:

    Ruth I am SOOO sorry my little brother must have gotten onto my computer. He knows how much you inspire me and that I love reading your blogs and thought he would be “funny” and ruin it for me. Again i am so so sorry it was extremely uncalled for.

    • Ruth says:

      Give him a stern look from me! LOL – I did wonder why you would ask a question and then send those….I thought it was very bizarre. But I do get some bizarre things happening here! xx

  5. Jordyn says:

    Hi Ruth! I know this isn’t a blog strictly about gowns but i have a “ball” coming up and was curious if you had any recommendations on fabulous gown designers or any websites i should check out. Its coming close to deadline and i have to get my gown checked in! Please let me know of any place to find unique gowns! thanks! xx

    • Ruth says:

      Budget? xx

    • Ruth says:

      Why would I help with your gowns when you just left two disgusting other comments? It’s so easy to track comments from the same computer – go and ask someone else for gown advice!

  6. MsMagpie1985 says:

    I can’t believe I almost missed this post! Although I’m a subscriber, I just discovered that gmail has been sending about 50% of your posts to my spam folder. I am mystified and I’m trying to fix it. Lovely wedding pics!

  7. Karen Storek says:

    Ruth, Please add a PinInterest button or a Pin it! button so that we can share your beautiful photos on PinInterest.

    Thanks,
    Desertwoman

    • Ruth says:

      Hi Karen,
      I’m anxious to add a Pinterest button as many images of me are owned by other people. I’m not sure of the ramifications of these being shared, so I’m looking into it!
      xx

  8. yasmine choudhry says:

    hi ruth
    Congratulated you on twitter.
    Amazing dresses,
    i am asian and the dresses start from over £3,000, agree it is a waste to spend so much money and wear it once
    would be great if we could see your husband if he agrees

  9. Rebecca says:

    LOVE the hair, make up and dresses! As a veteran of bridal shoots I can fully endorse your look as top banana!

    Did you go on a crazy wedding diet? 5 always think I’d never do that – just wear a dress with room for cake manouevre!

    • Ruth says:

      No, I was just so stressed that I kept losing weight! It wasn’t fun actually, I was a bit too thin! x

  10. flick says:

    So pretty and timeless! I bet you could do your hair that way curled and then in a kind of faux-bob with bobby pins?

  11. ZenGarden says:

    Love!xx

  12. Syvie says:

    Happy anniversary, Ruth, and thank you for sharing these with us! You look absolutely perfect. Was your hair actually short or was it just pinned under? I really really love it.

  13. Happy belated Anniversary, Ruth! And God, I LOVE your wedding dress. I have always been a big fan of the simple, sleek, slinky wedding dresses–you wear it well!

  14. Tiffany says:

    Hi Ruth! Happy anniversary! Just had to say you look absolutely stunning and gorgeous and Mr AMR is so lucky to have you! xxx

  15. Marie says:

    Oh my, you looked georgous !!! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures, they are amazing !

  16. Kris says:

    Somehow I KNEW you would have worn a Jenny Packham dress – you look absolutely stunning!
    Happy Anniversary :-)

  17. Jo says:

    Happy anniversary!! Loved the photos!

  18. Lisa says:

    Happy Anniversary Ruth! Hope Mr. AMR knows how lucky he is! Your pics are beautiful but that’s more to do with you than the dresses! X

  19. candace says:

    Love the spaghetti strap dress!! I think you could dye it if you are careful: I recently dyed a silk wedding gown in my bathtub and it turned out great! Here’s what I did:
    http://epistolary.net/something-old-something-new-something-blue/

    Voted for you, and jelly of your Greek retreat. Hopefully the weather is finally on the turn here in London.

  20. oh my, you looked stunning! looks perfect..

  21. Nikita says:

    You are utterly gorgeous on those pictures! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  22. I love, love, LOVE the first dress – so beautiful:)

  23. Amanda says:

    You look bladdy stunning, Ruth!

    Happy Anniversary to you and Mr AMR – I hope you’re having a wonderful day.

  24. Jen says:

    Congratulations! And…..voting…..done!

  25. Congrats! you look amazing, the dress is stunning on you!x Marina

  26. Samantha says:

    Oh, I love your wedding style! And the short hairstyle is a winner.
    Happy Anniversary!

  27. Sophiabencks says:

    You looked stunning on your wedding day!
    Although you had a makeup artist, did you ever consider doing your own makeup seeing as you know so much about it? Or is it all too much to think about on your big day? I’m always amazed at people who do their own, but then I guess if you know how to do it…
    Love the fact that you had two wedding dresses! xx

    • Ruth says:

      I know loads of people who did their own, but I have so many friends who are makeup artists and hairdressers that it would have been ridiculous not to have taken advantage! And Dina is incredible – she did a great job! xxx

  28. Clare says:

    I found it very amusing that my hubby did exactly the same thing! £150 for my dress (i too couldnt justify soooo much money on something for one day)and yet a £750 bespoke suit for him…im waiting for the perfect chance to get my own back. First wedding anniversary coming up could spell revenge!

  29. Orla says:

    Hi Ruth, just discovered your blog and love it. I never read blogs but yours is quite fun, cool and informative. I hope you win the YouTube award you deserve it :) Anyways love your wedding dresses, very classy and sofisticated. Happy anniversary enjoy your day.

  30. Nuraan says:

    You looked stunning! (no surprise). Hope you had a romantic anniversary :)

  31. Emma says:

    I think your first dress is my dream wedding dress…you look beautiful. happy anniversary! x

  32. Katrina says:

    Happy Anniversary! You look so gorgeous in those photos!

    I wish I had chosen to get a second dress. My dress was huge, heavy and bloody annoying for a hot summers day!

  33. Susan Schaefer says:

    Oh, and I voted for you on each of my devices!

  34. Susan Schaefer says:

    Happy, happy anniversary to you! My daughter introduced me to AMR and I enjoy you and your updates so much. Have a wonderful day and congratulations to you and Mr. AMR :)

  35. Pandora says:

    Just voted for you honey… keep up the amazing work and congratulations on your wedding anniversary!

    Pandora

  36. Trang says:

    ~*Happy Anniversary Ruth!*~ Not sure what time it is there but hope you have/had a great day. Hope we can meet your Mr one day even just a glimpse of pic or something. :) For now we are grateful for you sharing these lovely pics with us. xox

  37. ERIAN says:

    Happy anniversary to you and Mr. AMR! Are you not going to show us a glimpse of him…maybe his back or head?

    I´m with you on the wedding attire! Why spend so much??

    I voted already and posted a link on my FB page. I DO HOPE you win! Goodluck!

  38. sophie says:

    Hi Ruth – you look so gorgeous and clearly having a blast. I adore seeing wedding pics that aren’t ‘over styled’ (being a model helps I suspect!). Prob a good thing young Mr Bear wasn’t around, I reckon he’d be photobombing the event big time :)

  39. clara fiore says:

    I like your wedding dresses, happy anniversary!!!! :)

  40. Helen says:

    Aww these photos are gorgeous! I hope that you and Mr AMR will have a nice time celebrating your anniversary today!

    I agree with you that having two dresses will make life easier for the reception/dancing/potental puking in the evening. Some of my relatives have had that in their weddings where they had a nice white dress in the morning and then change into something with a bit of colour in the evening with more leg room and just less cumbersome. Such lovely photos, Ruth! :D

  41. Kim says:

    Happy anniversary! You were a gorgeous bride

  42. Ali says:

    You look gorgeous Ruth. Happy Anniversary to you and Mr AMR.

    Ali xx

  43. Tekisha says:

    I love the silk wedding dress!! This is something I would do plus keeping the cost back on something your only going to wear for a day is savvy. You looked totally amazing!! Xx

    Kisha (new to the blogging world) :0)

  44. Paola says:

    Best wishes to you and Mr. AMR! I’m sure his anniversary present will be worthy… ;)

  45. Kat says:

    I have to agree with you about the dress. I have no problem spending lots on a handbag (I’ll have it for life and use lots) but with regards to my wedding dress it felt wrong. I’d wear it once! I got married last year and my dress was about £495…an Anouska G dress from House of Fraser. My shoes were simple kitten heels because again, I thought I’ll never wear them again! I did fancy some Choo’s but my husband is already an inch shorter than me so I couldn’t go with height!! Anyway you look fab and I have every finger crossed for you in the comp. my votes in xx ps if you ever get a second please would you show some ‘airport looks’ especially with your black leather jacket. I’m flying in Sept to America & after some inspiration (already bought a leather jacket after seeing your video!!). We’ve upgraded so I want something smart but casual! Thankyou x

    • Ruth says:

      Ah, that’s good to know! You can’t beat a good leather jacket. I’m usually in jeans at the airport – jeans and converse and a comfy tee. Not the most glam, but it’s always so early! x

  46. Lauren says:

    You look stunning, beautiful wedding snaps. Love how the dress is very simple, too x

  47. Love in a mist says:

    Happy Anniversary Ruth xx thank you for sharing these photos you look amazing soo happy just as it should be :-)
    I’m sure mr AMR will be planning something romantic for you both and a lovely present and flowers and champagne.
    Have a fabulous day xxxxx

  48. dom says:

    Wish I could vote more than once! Good luck Ruth!

  49. Upa says:

    Thanks for sharing your wedding photos, Ruth. Both dresses are stunning but the evening one with the embroidery is truly divine with the “heaviness” so worth it because of the beautiful lines it created. Only complaint? We’d all love to see more pictures of the day!

    Congrats on your wedding anniversary and I do so hope Mr. AMR did a fine job with his present to you!

  50. Kate says:

    Loved seeing these photos Ruth! you look amazing as usual! Happy anniversary! Wish i could vote more than once! You defs deserve to win this one! :) x

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