At the top of my mental list of "things you will need to get married" is a group of supportive, excited and generally brilliant people to help you prepare for the greatest day of your life.
As well as the most wonderful families, Samm and I are blessed with some great friends. So during the decision making for Bridesmaids and Groomsmen outfits, we've tried to keep their likes and what will make them feel fab on the day at the heart of it all.
So... how do you decide what to dress your dearest friends in when you call the shots for the day?
First, we kept our colour scheme at the forefront of our minds.
The last thing you want is great dresses that don't really look like they belong at your wedding.
Here's our main colour palette...
Together with my girls, I chose these beautiful dresses from Monsoon...
(no longer available... which is a saga in itself!)
And as Samm is Scottish, his boys will be kilted, flashed and sporraned up in the same shades of green that run through his clan's tartan.
But what's an outfit without some cute accessories?
As our wedding is right in the middle of winter, I want to be sensible about keeping everybody warm and happy, without losing the overall style.
So the girls will be all wrapped up in gorgeous deep purple pashminas and instead of carrying bouquets, will be toasty warm with faux fur muffs and rose corsages I've made for them.
The boys will be sporting these gorgeous boutonnieres from Cherubino Crafts and if Samm relents, they'll be treated to a cosy cashmere scarf in Campbell tartan...
(which apparently is a second rate gift idea compared to knives!)
I'm so excited to see them all dressed up on the day.
And with only 2 months left, I won't have to wait long!!
Either a cute art print from cb or a month's advertising and some blog design work by Kristen Victoria!