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Living the Fairytale

My favourite Disney movie of all time is The Little Mermaid (maybe that’s why I’ve ended up being a red head) Long before my Prince Charming, or should that be Prince Eric (except he’s not called Eric), showed up I started to imagine a Little Mermaid inspired wedding. I’m pretty sure we won’t go down this route now, but I can dare to dream…

Arial - Style 201 - Disney Fairy Tale collection by Alfred Angelo

Arial - Style 201 - Disney Fairy Tale collection by Alfred Angelo

When I was doing my singleton fantasy wedding research (don’t judge me, I’m not the only one out there) I discovered you could get Disney wedding gowns by Alfred Angelo, which are actually really nice wedding gowns even if you don’t like Disney, although I’m guessing you pay a premium for the association. It looks like there’s lots of stockists of the Disney Fairy Tale collection in the UK!

Arial - Style 210 - Disney Fairy Tale collection by Alfred Angelo

Arial - Style 210 - Disney Fairy Tale collection by Alfred Angelo

I think Style 201 is more Arial… though I have to admit my favourite dress is actually Cinderella, after my crisis about white wedding dresses last week something like that might just convince me otherwise.

So you have the dress. What about the bridesmaids? Well that’s where the Disney Bound tumblr comes in. This girl is amazing… she puts together inspiration for outfits from Yoda to Monsters Inc, with all the Disney Princesses in between. Here’s some of her fantastic Little Mermaid inspired sets proving you can do Disney with style!

Little Mermaid Wedding Inspiration from Disney Bound

Little Mermaid Wedding Inspiration from Disney Bound

Little Mermaid Bridesmaid Inspiration from Disney Bound

Little Mermaid Bridesmaid Inspiration from Disney Bound

Little Mermaid Bridesmaid Inspiration from Disney Bound

Little Mermaid Bridesmaid Inspiration from Disney Bound

Wedding inspiration is only a fraction of the outfits on Disney Bound. You’ll find plenty of casual inspiration so you could even keep the Little Mermaid theme going throughout your honeymoon… or maybe that’s going too far?

Honeymoon inspiration from Disney Bound

Honeymoon inspiration from Disney Bound

Okay I’ll stop gushing now!

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The Bright Bridesmaid

Bridesmaids dresses can cost a fortune. And they can end up spending most of their post-wedding life in a wardrobe, which seems so sad. I love the idea of each bridesmaid finding a dress they love… and even better (if your theme allows) in a colour they love, so it can get out and about once the wedding is over!

Lisette + Ryan’s Bohemian Wedding (via greenweddingshoes.com)

I’ve been doing a bit of research into high street dresses at less than £50 (with one exception) and although the post-Christmas sales scrum seems like a distant memory now, there are still bargains to be found! If any of the below take your fancy then click on them to go to the store.

Embellished Waist Detail Soft Prom Dress - Warehouse - £30 (was £80)

Pleat Dip Hem Midi Dress - Oasis - £75

Cutie cowl neck chiffon dress - BHS - £20 (was £28)

Green waterfall jersey dress - Dorothy Perkins - £25

Pleated Split Sleeve Dress - New Look - £34.99

Dipped Hem Chiffon Dress - Very.co.uk - £40

There are lots of designs out there to suit every colour scheme and budget. This season does seem to be very thigh and knee skimming, so if your bridesmaids don’t want to get their pins out then you might have to get a bit more creative with your search.

I have no doubt, whatever your criteria, with a bit of time and effort you can find a dress that you and your bridesmaids love on a budget that suits whoever is paying!

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