So, a side effect of planning a wedding at the seaside is that all I can think about is… the seaside. And red, white and blue. And beach huts and life rings and anchors… You get the idea, I’m nautically-minded right now. So if you don’t like the nautical trend, er… We probably can’t be friends anymore because it’s actually now My Life.
It wasn’t a conscious decision, I just keep finding myself drawn to the things I’m thinking about on a near constant basis thanks to the wedding. It’s made me realise that despite several trips to the coast a year, I didn’t actually have all that much with a seaside theme in my wardrobe. Er, I do now… and I think the star of them all, despite how much I like the anchor print dress I just showed you, is this skirt. I just love the print – I love that it uses cream (not white!) and light blue as well as red and navy and I love the little lighthouses. It also hangs so nicely thanks to the pleats (I do have a light petticoat on here too) and – everyone’s favourite – it has pockets. For me, this pattern is the star of Hell Bunny’s spring/summer 2017 releases and it was hard work choosing between the skirt and the dress (which is worth waiting for if you prefer them), but you all know I love my separates (reminder: you can get any of the new range or otherwise for 20% off – see my code at the bottom of this post!).
It was very kind of the North Norfolk coastline to oblige with matching beachhuts. Actually, do you know how many times we’ve tried to shoot at these huts? They’ve been top of my seaside hitlist for at least two years. We visit them all the time as they just so happen to be in the very place we’re getting married! The weather has just never obliged in the past. It’s basically at the open sea, so it’s pretty windy along here some days, when it’s not raining. But this day was different, it was like it was waiting for this skirt. We’d just finished a meeting with our venue and the morning’s rain had just cleared (you can see the puddles below!), lifting some of the grey clouds until we got this hazy sky you can see in the photos aka a blogger’s dream. Now if it could just do that again for my wedding day photos, I’d be really quite happy…
Necklace: ‘Synchronised Sabrina’ c/o Erstwilder (available at Top Vintage)
Bag: Joanie Clothing
Shoes: ‘Halina’ by B. A. I. T. Footwear
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