What I Wore to my Wedding…

ruth crilly

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!

Ruth CrillyWhat I Wore to my Wedding…

87 Comments on “What I Wore to my Wedding…”

  1. Olivia

    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. Jordyn

    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.

    1. Ruth

      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

      1. Jordyn

        Omg im so glad you understand! You have no idea how embarrassed i was! I will definitely give him a stern look haha! Thank you for understanding!

  3. Jordyn

    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

    1. Ruth

      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!

  4. MsMagpie1985

    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!

  5. Karen Storek

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


    1. Ruth

      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!

  6. yasmine choudhry

    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

  7. Rebecca

    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!

    1. Ruth

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

  8. flick

    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?

  9. Syvie

    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.

  10. Tiffany

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

  11. Kris

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

  12. Lisa

    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

    1. Ruth

      Thanks so much – I have left a comment! Do you have a way to follow your blog? Can you add a follow button or something? I’d love to keep up to date! x

  13. Amanda

    You look bladdy stunning, Ruth!

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

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  15. Sophiabencks

    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

    1. Ruth

      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

  16. Clare

    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!

  17. Orla

    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.

  18. Katrina

    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!

  19. Susan Schaefer

    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 :)

  20. Trang

    ~*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

  21. ERIAN

    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!

  22. sophie

    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 :)

  23. Helen

    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

  24. Tekisha

    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)

  25. Kat

    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

    1. Ruth

      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

  26. Love in a mist

    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

  27. Upa

    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!

  28. Kate

    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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