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What I Wore to my Wedding…

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!


  1. 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

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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

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

  6. 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

    • 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

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

  8. 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)

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

    Ali xx

  10. Happy anniversary! You were a gorgeous bride

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