This week on the podcast I am joined by the comedian Harriet Kemsley to chat about her wedding to Bobby Mair. Bobby proposed after dating for a number of year and they married after an 18 month engagement. During the planning of the wedding they were commissioned for a tv show about their wedding on Viceland.
Harriet has had a very unique experience as few people will get to make a TV show about their wedding. No doubt it added the pressure on in the weeks leading up to the wedding having to also write, produce and perform in a show about planning the wedding and have filming on the day itself. But what a great experience to have!
Harriet and I chatted about choosing her dress, selecting bridesmaid dress and going skiing for her hen do.
Listen in as it’s a great episode.
This week on the podcast I was joined by fashion and beauty writer Jo Hoare to share her expertise on how best to style yourself on the wedding day.
Jo has worked as a fashion and beauty writer for over a decade and has also written for bridal magazines. She is perhaps a little wedding jaded but still has some great advice for brides and guests.
For brides she suggests making thinking about buying a designer dress rather than a wedding dress. If there is a designer you have always wanted to own a dress buy perhaps this is the time to do it rather than spending that money on a traditional wedding dress.
For bridesmaid dresses Jo thinks that when choosing bridesmaid dresses there has to be some reality. Remember that it is unlikely all of your friends will have the same body type and perhaps not all feel body confident in what you have selected for them. Jo shares a tale of when she was a bridesmaid and the dress was back less and very low cut – not ideal for a G cup bridesmaid! Perhaps consider what dress will best work for your bridesmaids body shape and size. Jo is a bridesmaid this coming summer and the bride has given a colour scheme and the bridesmaid just have to select their own dresses in that colour scheme.
Jo strongly recommends looking after your skin in the run up to your wedding and getting regular facials booked in. She also suggests booking a make up artist to get you ready on the day. A make up artist will know which products will best work when being photographed and that will survive the day. It is a long day and the make up artist will be able to layer your make up so that it lasts.