The Dresses: Me and My Girls

Days Married: 74

Good news readers! I now have the disc of hi-res images from Phil Barber so I can bombard you with photos and wedding reports! Hurrah!

You may remember in a past post that I was keeping secrets about my dress. No more secrets from me – I wore Cabaret by Ian Stuart. To be honest I don’t think the model on the website does the dress justice – as I really don’t like it in that photo. However, trying the dress on was a completely different story – this dress needs curves!

Also you may remember I mentioned that I didn’t like something about my dress initially – the flowers! I thought there were far too many flowers and they looked too busy. Little did I realise that of course these roses fitted in perfectly with my wedding theme, and actually, when the dress is on, they look amazing. I did change something about the original dress though – I had a back panel put in rather than showing my bare back through the corset lacing.









Here I am with my bridesmaids just before we went down to the ceremony (from left to right: Fiona, Sayeeda and Katherine) in their beautiful Vivien of Holloway dresses. They each have a rose pinned onto their dresses made of the same material as my dress in the same style (using the leftover material from when the back panel was made!)

Here they are showing off their Tatty Devine name necklaces I gave them as gifts!

And showing off their gorgeous shoes!

And here’s the dress in all its glory! (I’m not really miserable – we were recreating the ‘Fish Hut’ photo below!)

More to follow soon on the details of the day!

Salma xx

p.s. VERY EXCITED about Sally’s imminent big day!

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Laura
    8 years ago

    Ahhh, STUNNING.

    • Salma
      8 years ago

      Aww thanks Laura! Looking back at the photos is making me relive the emotions of the day again!

  • Claire
    8 years ago

    Oh yes fab – I love these pictures – and you look so happy, all of you 🙂
    For me you just can’t beat Ian Stuart dresses and yours looks gorgeous – you have the perfect figure for this dress. (I’m soooooooooooooooooo jealous).
    Speaking of which, where did your friend get her tattoo done? I want one.
    You and your girls are all STUNNING!
    Claire xx

  • Salma
    8 years ago

    Oh my sister got her tattoos done in various places. If you’re talking about her leg one – I believe that one happened in Liverpool! x

    • Claire
      8 years ago

      Thanks Salma… doh! too far for me to scoot. I didn’t realise she was your sister! Having another look at the pictures now – you have the same smile, I should have spotted that!

  • Salma
    8 years ago

    I never noticed that before – we totally do!

  • Bridal Jewellery
    8 years ago

    Awwww you look stunning! The Ian Stuart dress looks beautiful, a friend of mine wore one of his designs for her wedding and they look so much better on ‘real people’ than they do on models. Congratulations to you and your bridesmaids look fab as well!

  • Debbie Mitchell
    8 years ago

    I just wanted to say how fantastic you look – the pictures are brill. this is the dress that i would like to wear for my wedding. i am a curvy girl too … would it be rude to ask what size you are because i am worried i maybe too curvy.
    thank you

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