Posts tagged ‘TWIPS’

October 11, 2011

Lucky In Love : Ideas For Incorporating Horseshoes Into Your Wedding by Bridal Musings

I realise it has been quite a while since I last posted but we have been nice and busy ! Wedding season is in full swing and we started it off with a really fun bridal session in Delhi , then a Hawaiian photo booth followed by a two day photo booth at one of Chandigarh’s biggest events/fairs-The Vanity Fair. Today I am in Delhi with some time to catch up with my blogging before I cover a wedding tomorrow night. Yes, we are low on sleep and have loads of work but you won’t here us complaining! The weather is getting better and the days to my beach holiday are coming closer-so I am happy!
Today is Tuesday Shoesday and we have a very special post in store! I am delighted to have Elizabeth ,owner of  Bridal Musings -one of my favourite blogs writing for us today. She suggested it might make an interesting Tuesday Shoesday post and I couldn’t agree more.
I’m not going to jabber any more-let Elizabeth do all the talking now!
Hello Unreal Bride readers, it’s a pleasure to be guest posting here today. 

Kismet kindly wrote an awesome post on Indian Wedding traditions and shared some of her gorgeous wedding photography over on my UK wedding blog Bridal Musings so we thought it’d be fun for me to feature an English wedding tradition here on the Unreal Bride.  

The Lucky Horse Shoe
I used to ride horses growing up so I absolutely adore it when brides and grooms involve their horses in their wedding day. But if having a horse at your wedding sounds a bit too much like hard work {which surely it must be!} why not incorporate horse shoes into your wedding. After all, we’ve come a long way from the cheap, plastic horseshoes often seen swinging from puffy sleeved, big haired brides’ bouquets of the 80s.
Image of bride & horse by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty

Traditionally horse shoes represent good luck, this is believed to stem from Medieval times when blacksmiths were considered to have magical powers {alchemy}. And a ‘lucky in love’ theme is perfect for a rustic, chic wedding. Be it in an intimate, English country barn or on a desert ranch complete with cowboy boots and stetsons. The more worn and rough around the edges the horseshoes are the better for that traditional, rural feel.

Cake Toppers by Bragging Bags 
Garter by Florrie Mitton
Horseshoe Escort Cards via Coren Moore
Horseshoe necklace by Alex Monroe
Couple Holding A Horseshoe by Melissa Dunstan Photography via Bridal Musings
Spread the luck and the love by giving your guests horse shoe favours, use them as unique escort cards or even as entertainment with a horseshoe toss! And how adorable is that wooden pair of horseshoe cake toppers?
But for those of you who are not into the whole rustic/country vibe, why not include a subtle nod to the tradition with a delicate horseshoe necklace or garter? I am coveting that charming, woodland horse shoe necklace by one of my favourite British jewelry designers Alex Monroe.
Any other horse and horseshoe fans out there?
Thanks for having me on your beautiful and inspirational corner of the wedding blogosphere, Kismet. I hope you and all your readers are always ‘lucky in love’.
Bridal Musings ~ a chic and unique wedding blog
Photo by The Unreal Bride 
Since we are on the topic of horse-shoes, it is a crazy coincidence that our last bridal session was shot at a stud farm! So, I thought it would be kind of cool to post this photo which could serve a double purpose of a sneak peek from the bridal session ! Also, today is this beautiful bride’s mehendi and we wanted to send her a whole lot of love and happiness on this special day!
Happy Tuesday Shoesday everyone!Did you like our special edition for shoesday?
Don’t forget to check out these lovely blogs for more shoes!
April 12, 2011

Head over Here….

We are so excited to be featured on Valley & Co’s blog!! Thank you Aleah and Nick!!!

December 23, 2010

Thursday Thoughts: Heady over Headpieces Our first guest-post ever!! 

Today is a VERY exciting day for The Unreal Bride-it feels like we have crossed another milestone in the blogging world! What is even more exciting is that we are getting to take this step with a very special person! So, for all of you wondering what I am going on about, I shall not make you wait any longer. Today is the day we put up our very FIRST guest blog!  And writing for us is Stephanie who is such an awesome person and becoming a great friend- I could go on and on writing about her but perhaps, I will have to write a separate post about that! You can go to her blog and get to know her better- .Before I let Steph take over, I just want to say that this is kind of in continuation to our last weeks Thursday Thoughts on headpieces. Alright, enough from me- here’s Steph:


So on my first guest post for The Unreal Bride, I thought I’d bring to you some prettiness from New Zealand. But before I talk about pretty things, it is important I mention how and why I am here writing today.
I met Kismet on Twitter and she is one of these amazing friendships I created thanks to being a bride and passionate about wedding, beautiful events and photography. Chatting with Kis is fun and I hope to have many more years of chats and collaborations on and off Twitter – so thank you so much for the honour of being your first guest blogger.


Right! Onto those pretty things.

One of the biggest decisions a bride makes for her wedding day is the dress! And often we disregard as a bride the ways we could add to our outfit and most importantly how much of a statement a headpiece could make.

Today, I wish to feature NZ gown designer Rebecca Iona who has been designing wedding dresses for 12 years. She is young and super talented and says designing headpieces is the perfect outlet to let her creativity lose! And what a result.

Rebecca says, “I create couture one off wedding gowns and I am known for my extreme detailing.  It has been through the love for the beading and finishing of the gowns that has lead me to a love for headpieces as I can lose myself in small details but also unleash my creativity! Every piece inspires me in a different way… however I guess the common thread is that I like to think slightly outside of the box and create unique piece, always keeping a very romantic whimsical feeling.”

I am convinced Rebecca has done just that: stunning headpieces, unique yet romantic. Which one is your favourite?

If you wish to get a hand on one of those, you can find Rebecca on her online store in NZ (a local etsy) and soon on etsy.

Credits [for the photos]
Headpieces: Rebecca Iona from Auleilei Bride
Photography: Belinda from Smash Photography

Steph is a French bride-to-be (two months to go till the big day) living in beautiful New Zealand who writes her own inspiration blog as well as does videography and photography. Check out her work on

P.S. It’s me (Kismet) again- I just wanted to thank Stephanie for taking time out of her hectic days to write this post for us and we hope she will come back over and over to guest blog for us! THANK YOU!

*Fresh Inspiration Every Thursday*

December 16, 2010

Thursday Purseday : Be a Happy Panda!

As much as I love Judith Lieber – famous for her crystal studded minaudieres: some pieces from her collections are really hard to carry. Not this one! This panda just makes my day and I would carry him everywhere – if only I owned him!

Image Courtesy Judith Leiber


Want more Thursday Purseday love? We thought so! These are the blogs to check out, in that case!

{Magnolia Rouge}  {Brancoprata} {Postcards & Pretties} {Niche White}

December 7, 2010

Tuesday Shoesday : Disco Bootie

These  are perfect to wear to a hen night or Sangeet. How bling would you be!

What a bootie!

Swarovski studded bootie by Giuseppe Zanotti

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