MY NEEDLE AND THREAD BRIDESMAID DRESS
Wearing My Dream Bridesmaid Dress
I’ve been so looking forward to sharing this post with you, not only does it capture one of the best weekends of the year (one of my best friends weddings), it also features my favourite ever dress that I got to wear as bridesmaid, AND the pictures happen to be some of my favourite ever film photos i’ve captured.
On the latter, i’m going to do a little post soon on my learnings from shooting more film, as you probably know I only really shot film on my recent city breaks and it gave me a good chance to play around, understand things a little more and refine what I capture. Overall these have been some of the best photos i’ve got on film, from the point of view of focus and clarity. Partly because Jase and my friends have got used to the focusing on the camera, and secondly I’ve bought some of my photography style to the film camera (in terms of composition, angles & overall colour tones). I’ve also firmly decided Porta 400 is my film of choice, over a lower iso like 160 – largely because in the UK at least, we just don’t have those natural brights you get abroad and so the extra light really helps.
Anyway, enough film chat … my dress of dreams and some pictures from Kat’s wedding in Stockbridge, Winchester, in the most incredible setting on the river tess.
When Kat asked me to be bridesmaid I was so honoured, it’s such a privilege and amazing feeling to know someone wants you to be such a big part of their special day. After the amazing hen do in Barcelona, I was so excited for the wedding day itself and the time we had before it at the venue together.
Aside from of course the ceremony, the incredible speeches, the people, feeling so grateful to be part of the bridal party, the non stop dancing and general amazingness of the day itself, one of the things I also loved was my dress.
Overall we all got to choose our own bridesmaid dress, which I really loved. We had a colour theme, and an overall vibe to keep us all consistent (there were 5 of us in all), but everyone was allowed to choose their own dress and style to wear on the big day. So many people said how each of our dresses reflected each of our personalities and bought to life all our differences in a lovely way, and I personally loved the excuse to buy and wear this Needle and Thread dress which I’d wanted for so many years. The colour, the embellishment, the tailoring, the colour and overall cut just WORKED, and I wouldn’t have changed a single thing about it. It was one of those pieces you put on and just feel your total best in, it also felt like fate as it was the only remaining dress in this style and it happened to be my size. FATE. The dress is obviously not available now, but this one is quite similar.
I did buy some Valentino rock studs to wear on the day, but actually swapped to a slightly higher heel last minute as my dress was super long and that extra height helped it hang right. The other thing that of course pulled it all together, was having the professionals tackle my hair and makeup. And BOY, that makes such a difference.
So there we have it, a few film shots of the big day, the beautiful bride and my dress. I hope you enjoyed the sneak peak into the special day and hearing a little more about my dress.