Choosing your wedding lingerie

When a bride to be chooses her wedding dress it’s a big exciting experience for her and her nearest and dearest to share. When you have chosen the dress of your dreams its time to start thinking about choosing your wedding lingerie, something that fits with your dress perfectly.

lacing up bridal corset

Choosing your wedding lingerie

Your dress is everything you dreamed it would be, now what are you going to put underneath it? There are many options for bridal lingerie, bra and matching pants, corset or basque, strapless bra, multiway bra or for some even no bra, thong, pants or french knickers? Will you add stockings or not?

Your dress will of course be very important to the style of underwear that you buy. Is your dress backless, lightweight, a boned corset, straps or no straps, low back, lace? All of these things need to be thought about before choosing your wedding lingerie. If you have a larger bust, just be mindful that your bra will provide you with the support not your dress, even if it is boned.

Most brides will want to feel the best they possibly can, and often think that having matching corset, pants, suspenders and stockings is a much for their wedding day. However it really is dependant on what you want, whatever you choose it will be perfect for you. After you have found the perfect style underwear for your dress, you then start looking at the materials, satin, lace, or mesh, something that is not only stylish but supportive at the same time. It’s a bridal underwear minefield out there ladies so please take your time in finding what is just right for you.

Ohh so pretty

UK Lingerie have a fabulous selection of bridal styles available, I thought I would show you a lovely set of theirs. I love this gorgeous sexy little bridal set from Aubade Al Amour, it comes with matching bra, waist clincher with suspenders, stockings and a matching thong.

bridal bra from UK Lingerie

I love how pretty this is with the lace, if you didn’t want the bra for your wedding day, why not for get it anyway so it can be warn again. Although your bridal lingerie is important, I think it should be something that you will wear again, not a one off set, well unless you have a healthy budget…. haha!

After you have chosen your wedding lingerie, the fun begins in choosing what to take with you on your honeymoon! Happy shopping.

 

*This is a collaborative post, made with UK Lingerie. *

Choosing our skirting boards

When we decided to buy our 1950’s forever home, we knew it needed a bit of love. It hadn’t really had much work done on it, so we wanted to replace the bathroom, strip the wall paper from the children’s bedrooms and get them ready to move in. However when we got the keys and started to look at the house a bit more it wasn’t just the bathroom and a bit of paint.

The bedrooms only had one plug socket in them, so we needed an electrician in to do that, which then meant the rooms would need skimming by a plasterer. We decided that we may as well get the electrician in to add more plugs to all of the bedrooms, so we only had to get the plasterer in once for upstairs. One job just rolls into another.

For the electrician to add more sockets we needed to remove some of the skirting boards, but for the plasterer we needed to remove all of the skirting boards. With that comes the need to buy all new skirting boards, the small paint job in the bedrooms became costly quite quickly.

Choosing skirting boards

I then set about looking at options for skirting board, I really didn’t know that there are so many options for skirting boards. Different styles, different heights, different finishes. It’s quite a minefield of skirting boards.

The Skirting Board Shop online have a great selection, some more ornate styles that would suit a Georgian style home, or someone wanting something more traditional. I loved them, but in all honesty I don’t think they would fit with the style of house and also all I could think about was how much dust they would hold in the pretty groves.

choosing skirting boards

They also had some quite modern styles, with a thin line running through. I really liked this, I could see them within my brother in laws cool modern home, but not for me.

choosing skirting boards

In the end we choose something that was quite similar to what was already in place. It’s quite simple, with no curvy bits that will collect the dust, we also went for one that is already primed. We had spoken about having wooden skirting but both felt that we would look better going for the more standard white skirting boards. I felt we would need to change the doors if we had wooden skirting boards. We measured the heights and thought the 94mm chamfered and rounded style would suit the room best.

They height of skirting boards varies from only 44mm up to 194mm. I really like a couple of other styles but they didn’t come in the middle size.

I cannot wait to see what they will look like when they have been completed. It’s all very exciting.

 

*Thank you Skirting Board Shop for sending me lovely skirting boards for our forever home.*

Lighting our home with lights from the Socket Store

Recently the Socket Store spotted that we are renovating our forever home, and offered to supply us with some lighting. I couldn’t wait to start looking at what they had to offer and boy do they have a wide range to choose from.

Master Bedroom

To start with I was looking at ideas for just for the master bedroom, I wanted something a bit different. But that was as far as I had got thinking about lighting for this room. I begin by looking at the big round globe style lights, which I love, but just didn’t think they would quite work, plus they really were quite big. I then looked at the brass ones, the cooper ones, the wooden styles and then the glass. By the time I had been through all of the categories I had filled up my basket with a few different options.

I loved the globe, the dome shaped glass and then the bobbled glass . It was quite difficult for me to choose just one, plus at this stage the room is still having the wall paper stripped. In the end I choose the lovely bobbled glass one, Roisin Glass and polished chrome, I thought it was a bit different and will look amazing in our bedroom.

My daughter’s bedroom

 

As I was looking through everything the socket store has to offer I quickly found light fittings for my daughter’s bedroom. My 5 year old has asked for a pink bedroom, which honestly wasn’t quite the look I was hoping for. However, she is the one who will have to sleep in there. When I spotted the Gaia polished chrome and glass pendant, I know it was the one for her. It’s an iridescent star shaped light fitting, which I thought would be perfect for my unicorn lovely 5 year old.

My son’s bedroom

My son is almost 10 and we are going for a slightly more teenage room for him, greys, navy and a splash of mustard if I can sneak it in. I found a navy lamp shade and matching desk lamp, both will be look great in his grey bedroom. The Kealan soft matt dark blue pendant, is quite large, but I think it will add an extra feature to his room when in place. The Kealan range also comes a various different colours, I also liked the pale pink desk lamp for the daughters bedroom.

Not only does the Socket Store have a wide range of lighting options, they also have a collection of plug sockets, light switches, bathroom lights and some gorgeous outdoor lights. If I had an outdoor light I would have ordered a couple of those as well.

I cannot wait to show you all how these light fittings look when I have completed the bedrooms and show you all how it all comes together.

Thank you Socket Store for offering to send me lots of gorgeous light fittings for our forever home.