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A Little Bit of What You Fancy is back, and it’s a mammoth! I missed last Friday’s post because we were away for the weekend and had no wifi. On the one hand, it was paining me to not be able to get online, but on the other it was nice to be unplugged for a while. Relaxing.

The weddings

Dress by Claire La Faye on Etsy. Photography by Megan Robinson

Dress by Claire La Faye on Etsy. Photography by Megan Robinson

This gorgeous number by Claire La Faye on Etsy was in my Blush Bride treasury. I just love this so much. The picture by Megan Robinson is brilliantly styled to show it off perfectly. I want that distressed pink chair very much.

Garter by Gillyflower Garters on Etsy. Photography by Kelli Anderson

Garter by Gillyflower Garters on Etsy. Photography by Kelli Anderson

Beautiful shades of blue in this sweet garter by Gillyflower Garters on Etsy. My own garter kept falling off on my big day, but I would not give up on it, and kept hoiking it up again every time a guest returned it to me from some far flung corner of the reception venue.

Garter by Mamie and James on Etsy

Garter by Mamie and James on Etsy

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More garters! I get a bee in my bonnet about things sometimes, and all the images I seem to come across are in the same vein. I love these beautiful, almost gothic garters from Mamie and James on Etsy. Darkly inviting and very come hither…

Baby's breath bridal headband by whichgoose on Etsy. Photography by Yuna Leonard

Baby’s breath headband by whichgoose on Etsy. Photography by Yuna Leonard

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Baby’s breath is a bouquet classic, but why not change it up a bit and put it into your headband. It looks so beautiful, like you’d be at one with Nature. I think this is just a stunning headpiece from whichgoose on Etsy. The photography is gorgeous, too. Yuna Leonard‘s dreamy style adds a real romanticism that fits the theme just so.

Alencon strapless dress from Lovey by Isha on Etsy. Photography by Yuna Leonard

Alencon strapless dress from Lovey by Isha on Etsy. Photography by Yuna Leonard

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Another beautiful shoot by Yuna Leonard. I love her style: quirky and like a daydreamy summer’s afternoon, it captures the style of this dress so well. The dress, from Lovey by Isha on Etsy, is just amazing. I love the fact that the top is see-through. I think the design is done with the right mix of insouciance, taste and dignity that I could give it a go and feel totally at ease, despite being a wuss about things like sheer and see-through. It hints at rather than displays. Clever piece.

Bridal charm pin by A Bird and a Bee on Etsy

Bridal charm pin by A Bird and a Bee Wedding on Etsy

For anyone who has ever struggled with the something old, something new, something borrowed something blue, this sweet little charm from A Bird and a Bee Wedding on Etsy is for you. It’s totally something you could wear again, too. I think it’s so pretty!

Juliet cap veil by Rice Rafferty on Etsy. Photography by Erica Eichelkraut Zilbauer of City Lights Studio

Juliet cap veil by Rice Rafferty on Etsy. Photography by Erica Eichelkraut Zilbauer of City Lights Studio

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You might remember I featured Rice Rafferty‘s stunning birdcage veil a couple of weeks ago, well there are more beauties in this gorgeous Etsy shop. Like this Juliet cap veil. Even though it’s nodding towards vintage, it lends a totally modern look to the bridal outfit. I can see this look on a rock star bride. The pictures by Erica Eichelkraut Zilbauer of City Lights Studio show the veil off to its optimum and make me wish I could just dress up like that right this instant.

If you’re in Brighton, you have to go to this.

Alistair  and Jonny: this is one of the best things I’ve read in ages.

Eye candy steampunk wedding shoot. Love.

Captivating photography on this Utah wedding.

A whizz through the looks of decades of the 20th Century on The Gay Wedding Guide, courtesy of Amanda Moorhouse of Lipstick & Curls. I love this post!

Fab beach wedding!

The Business

The other day, I thought about how much blogging is giving back to me in the way of ‘transferable skills’, and then this popped up to say yes it’s all true!

The ever brilliant Etsy on success. Walk around the house like a champion? Can do.

This post is right up my street. I miss the days of only having 24 chances, or 36 if you were feeling flash, at getting a great picture. Even the rubbish ones have their charm, for goodness’ sake. One of the pictures that still makes me laugh today was the one my cousin and I took in 1998 by camera timer of ourselves at her university digs in Bristol: it’s an accidental portrait of our eyebrows. It is hilarious! A happy accident that makes me laugh aloud 15 whole years later. I think many people miss the finite nature of analogue, i.e. no thousands of pictures scattered over your hard drive, no pressure to edit down the sheer number of images and fear deleting something you might regret, no backlog of photos to correct and tart up. Just 24 to 36 print-outs to frame or put in a wee book. We even buy apps that mimic the lesser quality of analogue. I say we should still have access to both digital and analogue. I miss Polaroid! By the way, I’m talking to your average snapper here and not the pros! I think the pros are probably glad to see the back of analogue!

Great post on the best Pinterest boards about marketing.

I love this! The non-designer’s glossary of web design terms. Perfect for the untrained, interested party like me.

I always admire those who are true to themselves, come what may. Better to be authentic and find your actual place in this world no matter how long it takes than to be a fake and never truly fit in except in a shallow way. Vincent Darré, I love your singular way.

The Design

For someone who is a bit inept at designing logos, but who reeeally wants to be able to, this is an educational read.

The Instagrams

Fancy Vintage China on Instagram

Fancy Vintage China on Instagram

I heart Fancy Vintage China on Instagram. Their feed is pop colours of hot pinks, vibrant blues, shabby hues and pastels. It’s all inspirational to the artist in me.

Kombi Weddings on Instagram. Photography by Oneill and Page Weddings

Kombi Weddings on Instagram. Photography by Oneill and Page Weddings

How cool is this from Kombi Weddings! Making the most of that gorgeous Australian weather to go to your wedding all summery and carefree in a van. Beautiful! The photography by Oneill and Page Weddings is really gorgeous and captures a relaxed mood perfectly.

Things I Want to Save My Pocket Money For

I saw this little smasher on ReeRee Rockette’s Instagram feed, and I’ve been wanting it ever since. Go away, I’m blogging! Yes!!

Other Stuff You Have to Know About

I love this post from Gala Darling about self-esteem. Very important to remember how beautiful we all are in the glare of media pressure to be a certain thing. You are beautiful, end of.

The story behind this ceramics business and the items themselves are beautiful.

Loving my Vivien of Holloway app!

If you’ve been featured on Way Out Wedding, and you’d like a lovely badge to say so (designed by the wonderful Myrtle and May), just let me know and I’ll email you one!

Until next week, enjoy the sunshine, eat much ice-cream, and be generally summery and happy x