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Pretty Things Wedding Blog
  Updated Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:44:07 +0000
Description Wedding ideas and Beauty Testing for everyone!
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Bridal Shoes Ivory or Colour?
Category accessories, bridal shoes, brides, colour shoes, shoes, wedding shoes
Description: Anyone still looking for their wedding shoes? Or finding it hard to pick from some of the gorgeous wedding shoes out there?

Not sure if you should go for a traditional white and ivory shoe or to go a bit different and add a touch of colour to your wedding outfit?

I?ve been taking a look at what?s around at the moment and there are so many different styles and colours of shoes to choose from!

Check out http://www.rainbowclub.co.uk for their fantastic range of bridal shoes from around 70. If your amazing and can walk in high heels ( I wouldn?t last the morning! ) then take your pick from this lovely shop, they also have lots of smaller heels and also flats!

I found my wedding shoes from Rainbow Club in the bridal shop that I bought my wedding dress from and they were really comfortable to wear all day.

Lots of brides are now buying ballet style shoes or trainers to change into for the evening party so they are ready to dance all night!

Asos are fabulous for shoes! Perfect for any budget and also have other brand names such as Dune.
They have next day delivery if your in a rush and I've noticed there is a little sale on at the moment!
The shoes below are just an example of what they have!

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As seen on our blog recently these bright pink shoes are from Next and would be gorgeous under a white or ivory dress! The lovely blue shoes are only 14 from Asda if your after a bargain!
Pink Weddings!
Something Blue!

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So far in 2017 colour wedding shoes have been a big hit! Picking shoes to match your wedding colours is a fab way to add a splash of colour to the bride and this can easily be done with Rainbow Club!

If you take a look on their website you?ll see they have a range of shoes that are dyeable and there are loads of colours to choose from.

All you need to do is find a stockist and pop down there to try your choice of wedding shoes on and pick your colour. They will then send them off to dye and once they are ready the shoes will come back to the shop ready for you to collect! There is a part of the website where you can look at the shoes and change the colours to get an idea of what they will look like.
Have fun trying out the range of colours and let us know how you get on!


Send in your pictures of your wedding shoes and let us share them with other brides and grooms on here!    
Thanks for visiting! 
                                   Michelle xx


We have a new giveaway starting today for a fab pair of groom cufflinks!

To enter our wedding competition just follow our blog using your email address and give our facebook page a little like then comment done!

Good Luck!!!

This competition was organised together by Pretty Things Wedding Blog and Pretty Things by Michelle.

Wedding Beauty Skincare - Moisturiser
Category beauty, beauty testing, brides, face care, moisturiser, simple, skincare, Wedding, wedding beauty
Description: Hi everyone! Hope your wedding planning is going well and your enjoying every minute?

I'm sure lots of you have started to look at wedding beauty products to use on the run up to your big day and have tried to find some affordable skincare products that wont break the bank?

Not sure about you but I find that I need a loan first to buy my skincare and then I spend most of my time worried the kids are going to use it!

Well this beauty product could be perfect for you! Simple Hydrating Moisturiser!
To start, let me tell you that for years and years I have spent a small fortune on a really expensive brand of moisturiser for my skincare routine and I've always stuck to the same one as many of us do!

Simple Moisturiser
Simple Moisturiser

As usual I let my moisturiser run out and didn't have time to go for more as its not a brand that every shop sells.
This led to me just grabbing one off the shelf in my local supermarket thinking its better than nothing until I can get my usual expensive, works better because it costs more moisturiser???

So the next morning I tried it and thought OK its not bad for now, its fine for a couple of days until I get more.
Around four weeks later and I'm still using it and haven't bothered with getting my usual 20 + products! It takes a few days to feel the difference so don't try it once and then give up.
My skin has felt so soft and lovely that I will definitely stick with this one! Not that I don't like my old one, its just for a price difference of around 20 for something that made my skin feel even better then why not?
I've now gone on to buy the face wash too and added that to my daily routine.

These products have no artificial perfume, colour or chemicals so its gentle on your skin and its also easy to use and affordable.

Directions - Apply to your face and neck twice a day morning and night, using upward and outward movements. You don't need loads but give it a good few days to feel the difference!

Price - 2.50!! My lovely local supermarket had a special offer on beauty products and also had 3 for 2 if anyone is looking for a few products to try.

Beauty Score - 9/10

Hubby test - Happy I'm not spending over 20 on moisturiser anymore!!!

Let us know what you think of this product or any others that you have tried! Hope this helps with your wedding beauty planning!
Speak soon!

                                           Michelle xx

Beautiful Backless Wedding Dresses!
Category backless wedding dresses, beautiful wedding dresses, bridal dresses, bride dresses, dresses, wedding dresses
Description: So I've noticed lately that there are lots of  beautiful backless wedding dresses around at the moment!

Not so long ago a backless wedding dress would have been quite shocking for a wedding and not very traditional but there are so many different styles out there that there is something for everyone!
As they've become more popular when looking for a dress that's a bit different, I thought I'd have a look through tons of them for you to find some of the best ones and thought I'd share my favourites with you!
If your looking for a dress that's different but don't want one that's backless, try shorter dresses.
Shorter wedding dresses for your big day!

My first beautiful dresses are from Stella York and they are so pretty! You don't need to show of the whole of your back or feel naked!
Maybe go for something like these that are still pretty and don't come too low down on the back area?

If you don't feel confident enough to wear a backless wedding dress, there are so many that have a thin layer of lace over to cover you but will still give you the backless dress look.

Backless Wedding Dresses

Backless Wedding Dresses

My next lot are from the wonderful Ronald Joyce! These are another example of how you can include a lace back but still get the look you want.
Personally I'm loving the backless dresses that have rows of pearls or diamante, so beautiful!
The first dress here has a gorgeous lace back and the second one is beaded.

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These Maggie Sottero wedding dresses have an amazing design on them! The first with a bling design with diamantes and the second one with a perfect lace pattern. The first dress has such a glamorous look to it without being over the top.

Backless Wedding Dresses

Backless Wedding Dresses

Hope I've given you some great ideas to find your wedding dress! Looking for a backless dress? Share yours with us! Be sure to try lots of different styles to find the perfect one for you and have fun!

                                                                                     Michelle x


Pretty Things Wedding Blog: Something Blue!
Description: Pretty Things Wedding Blog: Something Blue!: Happy Friday everyone! This week we've picked another colour choice for your wedding and we've gone with the lovely blue! Blue wed...  more...
Something Blue!
Category beautiful wedding dresses, blue, blue dress, blue suits, bride, colours, Wedding, wedding colours
Happy Friday everyone! This week we've picked another colour choice for your wedding and we've gone with the lovely blue!
Blue weddings are perfect for anytime of year as you can pick a beautiful light baby blue for spring or summer and maybe a royal blue or navy for autumn and winter.
I love, love, love blue mixed with silver! or you could be really different and mix it with a yellow or a cute shade of pink!

These dresses from Monsoon are perfect for bridesmaids and flower girls and they have lots of different styles available. They also have free delivery on orders over 75 at the moment!

If your wanting to go for a darker shade of blue such as royal or navy blue then take a look at these beautiful dresses from Coast.
Again they have a massive selection of gorgeous dresses perfect for any special occasion.
Looking on their website today I noticed that they have a sale on so you might even bag yourself a bargain!

Don't forget the groom can wear blue too! Loving these suits from Debenhams and there really affordable if your wanting to buy the menswear rather than hire.


Finally I thought we needed to look at some accessories for your special day, we have bargain shoes from Asda for only 14 that can be worn again for a night out, hair fascinator from Dorothy Perkins and a cute little glitter bag from Primark!  
Our beautiful cake is from Cakes by Design in St Helens, Merseyside.


 As always we would love to see your photos of your special day! We want to see the colour blue at your wedding or tell us what colours you would like us to share on here next time!
Thanks for reading!
                                                 Michelle xx

Pretty in Pink Weddings!
Category beautiful wedding dresses, bride, colour scheme, dresses, pink, planning, Wedding, wedding colours
Description: Looking at wedding colours? Not sure what to go for? Well over the next few weeks we will be looking at beautiful colour choices for your special day!
Picking a colour for your wedding doesn't mean everything has to be in that colour! Mix things up by adding more than one colour or by using different shades together? Just adding a bit of silver or gold to your colour choice can make a big difference!
Your colour choice can be added to anything you like! Think about accessories, bridesmaids, flowers and even your venue dressing?

Pink is a pretty colour that is perfect all year round, this is a really popular colour for weddings and there are so many shades to choose from!
You could go for a lovely light shade of pink for your bridesmaids and flowers etc or go all out with a bright hot pink shade to stand out!

Take a look at these gorgeous pink wedding dresses by Mori Lee! Two completely different styles and also different shades of pink.
Mori Lee

Not sure about a pink dress for yourself? Try this pretty Monsoon lace dress for your bridesmaids, perfect for them to keep and wear again for special occasions.
Not a bad price at 119! This has a cut out detail at the back keeping it modern but still perfect for a wedding.

Looking for just a hint of colour in your wedding colour scheme? Add pink accessories to your white wedding and this will look beautiful for any time of year!
We love it here when a bride wears a white or ivory dress but has bright colour shoes just showing at the bottom of the dress.

These fabulous accessories are from -
Shoes Next
Bag from Quiz at Debenhams
Horseshoe Pretty Things by Michelle

Did you have pink for your wedding colours? If so share some of your pictures with us of your special day!
If there are any colours you would like us to share on here, please let us know.

Michelle xx

Shopping In The Sales For Your Wedding!
Category beautiful wedding dresses, bride, brides, dresses, high street, men, ', s suits, money saving, sales, shoes, short dresses, Wedding
Description: Happy New Year to you all! Wedding planning will have started for lots of you now Christmas and New Year has been and gone!
I've been taking a look at the sales in the high street shops to see what lovely bargains there are for your wedding day! There are tons of savings to be made at the moment and it's probably the best time to start your shopping for wedding outfits and gifts.
Here are some of the savings that I found out there but there are lots more than the ones I've included on here.

The first shop that I looked at was Debenhams at www.debenhams.com and the first item that I found was this bridal dress with a massive saving from 350 down to 175!
This cute dress would be perfect for a summer wedding or a wedding abroad.

I also found that Debenhams had loads of lovely men's suits in the sale! Take a look at this Slim Fit Blue Textured Suit that's been reduced from 155 to 109! They had plenty of styles and colours to choose from and this is only one example of what you can find.

Still looking for shoes for your flower girls? How about these ivory girls shoes for 11??? should be 22!

The next shop that I looked at on the high street was Monsoon at www.monsoon.co.uk and this is one of those shops that everyone loves for a special occasion outfit anyway so perfect if you can bag yourself a bargain!
I found two dresses that are perfect for bridesmaids with massive savings and also another shorter tea length bridal dress.

The blue Monsoon dress is 69.50 reduced from 139, the red embellished neck dress is only 49 from 99 and the pretty bridal dress should be 299 but reduced to 149.50!

The final dress that I found in the sale was from www.johnlewis.com and it's a floral embellished gown reduced to 250 from 350 and reduced to clear.

You can save so much money for your wedding at this time of year at lots more shops than what I've been able to show here.
Let us know your best bargain for your wedding and we can share your ideas with the other brides on here!
Speak soon! Michelle xx

Pretty Short Wedding Dresses!
Category beautiful wedding dresses, bride, brides, dresses, ivory, short dresses
Description: So lately I've noticed short wedding dresses are becoming more popular than ever! Not very bride wants a full length gown for her special day and lots of you out there are looking for something a bit different to the traditional wedding dress.
Lots of brides enjoy wearing a long wedding dress as it's different to what they would usually wear when they go out or have somewhere special to go but many of you feel more comfortable in a dress length that your used to or might it might be that you don't ever wear dresses at all!

I've had a look around at some of the ones available at the moment and wanted to share some of my favourites with you! 

I've started with a couple from Justin Alexander that are so pretty and still look like a wedding dress!
Take a look at www.justinalexanderbridal.com to find your perfect dress.

This pretty little dress is a lace tea length gown with a 1950's look to it, beautiful!

Another one from Justin Alexander! A floral and tulle tea length dress that's gorgeous! This one still has the fullness of a wedding dress for those that want a fuller design.

Ronald Joyce in the Victoria Jane Collection have this beautiful tea length dress that's still long at the back so gives you the best of both! The lace design at the top is gorgeous! 
Take a look at the website for more dresses at

Next up is Mori Lee with this cute dress! Not over the top if your wanting a more simple design but still has a beautiful lace design at the top.

There are so many to choose from out there and it's definitely worth trying one on to see how you feel in it! You may be surprised and if not at least it's fun trying them on!
We'd love to see others that you may have found or pictures of your wedding day!

Speak soon, Michelle x

Beauty Testing The Body Shop Face Mask Rose
Category beauty, face care, face masks, testing, the body shop, wedding beauty
Description: Hi everyone! I've not tested any new beauty products for a while so thought I'd share a new find that I have with you all!
The Body Shop has just recently brought out a new range of face masks to give your skin a little treat from your own home without breaking the bank!
I've decided to try out the British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask out of the range this time to see if it gives me a more youthful appearance! It's also used to replenish the skin with moisture.
I bought mine from The Body Shop at Home for 15 for a 75ml jar.

The packaging looked fab and made me feel like I'd spent out on a more expensive product for myself.
This face mask has been infused with real rose petals and the scent is beautiful! It's 100% vegan and of course it's not been tested on animals as always with The Body Shop products.
It's made without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil and is a perfect treat for your skin at home.
I found that it wasn't so much of a thick face mask that you can see on your skin but more of a gel that you only need to leave on for around 10 minutes.

I rinsed this off my face after the 10 minutes and dried my skin and it definitely made my skin feel soft and fresher than before. My skin didn't look as dull as it gave it a bit of a glow but didn't feel to harsh or heavy on my skin.
This one can be used as often as you like so a couple of times a week would be perfect and I will definitely use it again and really want to try the others in the face mask range.

Product - British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask from The Body Shop at Home
Price - 15 for 75ml
Score - 9/10

Let us know if you've tried any of these face masks and tell us what you think?
Enjoy and speak soon! xx

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