2012 Wedding Inspiration: It's all about GB!

As 2012 comes to a close, we've been looking back at the year that was all about Great Britain! From the Queen's Jubilee celebrations to the success of Team GB at the London Olympics, the capital city made headlines across the globe. It's been a truly fabulous year so we thought we would take this opportunity to share with you some very British ideas for your wedding - here are a just a few ways you can inject some of that London buzz into your wedding day!

This first design has to be one of our favourite dresses of 2012. We love the subtle styling of this stunning 'Olympia' wedding dress by Chenca Williams at Ritva Westenius. With a sporty neckline and sleek silhouette, it's a beautiful yet discreet nod to this year's celebrations.

The lovely Chenca told us, "this is more of a sporty look but it sill looks beautiful and elegant. I wanted something that looked like you were running down the runway!"

'Olympia' Wedding Dress by Ritva Westenius - image courtesy of The Designer Wedding Show

Also inspired by Olympic fever was leading wedding shoe designer Freya Rose, whose limited edition 'Ennis' shoe was named after our own golden girl, Jessica Ennis, in celebration of her exceptional achievements for Team GB! The 'Ennis' shoe is made from luxurious gold leather and finished with an exclusive handcrafted rose crafted from gold leaf fabric that is over a 100 years old.

'Ennis' Shoes by Freya Rose

Next up and again in keeping with the London theme are these classic English pearl drop earrings from renowned designer, Andrew Prince, available to buy here at TheWeddingVine.com. Andrew's signature quality design and craftsmanship makes him a favourite for discerning brides looking to create an elegant look for their wedding day. In fact, these are the very earrings worn by Kate Middleton to the Queen's Jubilee celebrations!

Stirling Silver and Zirconia Pearl Drop Earrings by Andrew Prince

And if you want to be a bit more bold, then set the tone for your wedding up front with these bright, patriotic invitations by Ananya Cards! Priding themselves on attention to detail, Ananya Cards can create bespoke designs to match your theme exactly - allowing you to express your individuality throughout your wedding planning.

'Royal Romance' Wedding Invitation by Ananya Cards

Finally, how about choosing UK themed cakes like these from top North West company Cakes By Beth? Red, white and blue and delicious too - what more could you ask for?!

'UK Cake Pops' by Cakes By Beth

We'd love to hear how you have injected the London spirit into your wedding theme - drop us a note via the form below and let us know how you have personalised your day!

Happy planning!

  • 2 comments "2012 Wedding Inspiration: It's all about GB!"

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  • Ruth says

    3rd January 2013 at 9:32 am

    The cake pops look fantastic! I haven't seen any like that before and like the bold colours.

  • Charlotte says

    3rd January 2013 at 6:41 pm

    How great are those invites?! The classy way to do UK style!

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