Congratulations to former The Voice star Bo Bruce, who has married her partner Henry Binns!
The singer and her musician partner tied the knot earlier this month, with the first photos from the celebration being shared in the latest issue ofHELLO!, released today.
The couple were wed in a boho-esque ceremony held at Bo’s ancestral home, Savernake Forest in Wiltshire – and poignantly, Bo wore the Wedding Dress belonging to her late mother, Rosamond, Countess of Cardigan.
Speaking to the magazine about her decision to wear her mother’s gown, Bo said: “It was pretty magical. I’ve always felt like my mum is there in the woods and wearing her Wedding Dress meant she was with me all day”.
She continued: “I married my best friend, we do everything together and are always in hysterics, which I think is important. It still feels a bit surreal that we are married, I feel very lucky”.
The musical pair were joined by an assortment of famous faces at the celebration, including actress Gabrielle Wilde, sculptor Mark Jackson and Snow Patrol drummer Jonny Quinn.
The heavily pregnant TV star – who is expecting a baby girl on July 13 – was due to tie the knot with Kevin Manno later this summer.
However, owing to the recent outbreak of the Zika virus south of the border, the couple have decided to postpone their imminent nuptials and find another location for their ‘I do’s.
Describing it as a ‘huge disappointment’, Ali told The Knot: “We were super excited. We found the most amazing location and villa that would allow our entire family to stay with us. Then, all the news broke about the Zika virus and we had to cancel”.
The virus – which is spread by mosquitos – has been linked to birth defect microcephaly, whereby a baby is born with an abnormally small head.
Ali continued: “It was such a huge disappointment. Even though we won’t be pregnant when we get married, we just didn’t think it was fair to ask our guests to travel to a location with active Zika virus transitions. Most of our friends are in ‘baby mode’ and that just wasn’t a fair ask”.
Ali and Kevin announced their engagement in September 2015, and were originally planning to marry in January 2016 before deciding on their Mexican celebration.
We recently asked Our members to share what they included in their wedding vows. Here are some of the most inspiring submissions:
1. A tribute to the cosmos:
Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed
“Since my husband’s an atheist, but let us have our wedding in my family’s church, we snuck in a Carl Sagan quote.”
—Jessie Atwell, Facebook
2. This quote from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas:
“I paraphrased a line from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: ‘If ever two people were more meant for each other, we’ll just have to hunt them down, kill them, and bury them in the desert.’”
—Lynne Carpenter, Facebook
3. This lovely portion of an Anne Sexton poem:
“Our vows were part of an Anne Sexton poem, ‘Admonitions to a Special Person’:
‘Love? Be it man. Be it woman.
It must be a wave you want to glide in on,
give your body to it, give your laugh to it,
give, when the gravelly sand takes you,
your tears to the land. To love another is something
like prayer and can’t be planned, you just fall
into its arms because your belief undoes your disbelief.’”
4. One of Amy Poehler’s greatest lines:
“I quoted Amy Poehler from one of our favorite SNL skits.”
5. A celebration of all things Beetlejuice:
“In my wedding vows, I said, ‘I promise to not make you watch Beetlejuice more than twice in a month.’ It’s one of my favorite movies and I turn it on a lot of the time for background noise when we’re home. My husband also put Beetlejuice into his vows, saying that we could watch it once a week. Everyone in the congregation laughed and even asked us if we planned it that way, but we didn’t — it’s just more proof we’re meant to be.”
6. Joey’s handwritten ceremony from Friends:
“We had the Joey speech from Friends: ‘It is a love based on giving and receiving as well as having and sharing. And the love that they give and have is shared and received. And through this having and giving and sharing and receiving, we too can share and love and have…and receive.’”
7. A passage from a Dante Alighieri poem:
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“I promised my eternal love to the man who has held my hand through some of the most devastating moments of my life, who spent days on the other side of my bedroom door when I was suffering from depression. But I ended my vows with Dante Alighieri’s poem ‘La Vita Nuova.’”
—Stephanie Lisa-Marie Santos, Facebook
8. A Frozen moment that’ll melt your heart:
“Me: …and we will always finish each other’s…
“I didn’t tell him I was going to say it, but he knew exactly what to say when I did!”
9. A surprisingly sweet section of Hamlet:
“I’m an English teacher, and Hamlet is my favorite Shakespearean play. Although it ends in tragedy, I included lines from Hamlet’s letter to Ophelia:
‘Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun (changed this to earth for obvious reasons!) doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
I am ill at these numbers. I have not art to reckon my groans, but that I love you best, oh, most best, believe it.’”
10. The Fraser clan motto from Outlander:
Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed
“At the end of my vows, I added the Fraser clan motto from Outlander, which means ‘I am ready.’ I was pretty proud of my nerdy self for that one.”
11. Ben Wyatt and Leslie Knope’s cutest promise:
“Our vows include Ben Wyatt and Leslie Knope’s ‘I love you and I like you’ from Parks and Recreation. A great tribute to my absolute favorite TV show and some really inspirational characters.”
—Sarah Mosher, Facebook
12. A classic line from Toy Story:
“My husband and I used ‘To infinity and beyond’ from Toy Story.”
13. One of Kevin Smith’s most profound lines:
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“I quoted Chasing Amy. Thanks, Kevin Smith, for making my vows even better.”
—Blakely Catherine Lowery, Facebook
14. A classic quote from baseball history:
“We got married on a baseball field, so I recited the beginning of Lou Gehrig’s famous speech by saying, ‘Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.’”
15. A shout-out to Amy and Rory’s relationship on Doctor Who.
“Both of us are big Doctor Who fans, so I added a little tribute to Amy and Rory’s relationship with this quote: ‘You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later they’re as dull as a brick? Then there’s other people, when you meet them you think, Not bad. They’re OK. And then you get to know them and…and their face just sort of becomes them. Like their personality’s written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful. Rory’s the most beautiful man I’ve ever met.’”
16. Or this more subtle reference:
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“I snuck in ‘Through all of time and space’ since I’m a huge Doctor Who fan.”
17. A reference to your favorite video game:
“We included references to the video game we play together, League of Legends. I play as his support and he plays the ADC (the main driving force or ‘carry’), so we included it. His are: ‘I need my support with me all the time. Even if I can’t carry all the time, I can count on you to pick me up and carry me through the hard times in life so I can get back up and carry us the rest of the way.’
“Mine are: ‘No matter where we may have to roam, I’ll always stand by your side. I’ll be here to make sure you’re fed, strong, and safe. I’ll be the one to watch your back and the one to jump to help you when you’re feeling weak. Whatever we find ourselves against, I know I can make it through anything when I’m with you.’”
18. Or quotes from several of your favorite movies:
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“My husband and I had a movie-themed wedding. We got married in a movie theater and had the reception there too. To go along with the theme, our vows were movie quotes strung together. My husband even snuck in ‘Here’s to swimmin’ with bow-legged women’ from Jaws, his favorite movie.”
—Missy Bird, Facebook
19. A mathematical explanation of why you’re meant to be:
“My husband, being an electrical engineer, used math in his wedding vows. He explained, in lengthy detail, an equation that used the number of people on the Earth (about 7 billion), narrowing it down by how many were female, and then further by how many were in a respectable age for him to be with. I can’t remember the exact numbers but the final number ended up being roughly 500 million people that his one and only soulmate would be a part of. He said that with a 1 in 500 million chance of finding that one person, he considers himself the luckiest man in the world to have found me. That was the one and only time math made me cry in a happy way.”
—Jacquie Timm, Facebook
20. This eternally romantic line from Lord of the Rings:
“My favorite part was Arwen’s quote [from Lord of the Rings], ‘I would rather spend one lifetime with you than face all of the ages of the world alone.’”
—Melanie Connell, Facebook
21. A reminder that love is finding someone as strange as you are:
“Something that was incorporated into many aspects of our wedding was the Brian Andreas quote ‘You’re the strangest person I ever met,’ she said. And I said, ‘You too. And we decided we’d know each other a long time.’
“It’s goofy and sweet, and so our vows started off, ‘You’re the strangest person I ever met…’ and included promises to attend softball games, spoil the dog, endlessly quote Friends together, and allow plenty of video game time.”
22. This sweet line from The Secret of NIMH:
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“I quoted The Secret of NIMH in my vows. I loved that movie so much growing up that the phrase ‘lee of the stone’ represented safety and security. Since I had finally found that with my husband, I included it.”
23. And pretty much any Disney movie quote:
Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed
“My husband and I both included Disney movie quotes. I said, ‘Any day spent with you is my favorite day, so today is my new favorite day’ from Winnie the Pooh.”
Imagine a late winter afternoon with your best girlfriends. Organic and carefree, playing dress up for a tea party just for the few of you. Special thanks to Mallory Joyce for her floral design and styling of this afternoon at Trump Winery.
Venue: Trump Winery | Creative Direction, Styling, and Floral Design: Mallory Joyce | Jewelry: Kira Kira | Hair and Makeup: Lora Kelley| Videography: Shaking Hands Productions | Gowns: Bella Rosa Bridal | Paper Suite and Calligraphy: Fishwick Design | Wholesale Roses: Fifty Flowers | Linen: Festive Fare | China, Crytal, and Flatware: Heirlooms
Your Bridesmaids are your best friends, your sisters, your everyday supporters, so why not have a few photos with them in your wedding album. Our gallery of must-take photos has been created to help you pick a few creative moments to capture with your Bridesmaids.
From getting ready on wedding day morning and putting on the Wedding Dress, to the afterparty, we have collected amazing must-have photo ideas that you should share with your Bridesmaids and of course wedding photographer. Which one is our favourite? I guess you’ll have to keep reading and see…
Most brides agree that this is the best way to start you wedding day preparations. Instead of each Bridesmaid getting ready on her own, why not do it together. Hiring a makeup artist to one place will ensure everyone looks fabulous and doesn’t break the budget. Your wedding photographer will have plenty of opportunities to capture the fun moments.
Beautiful Back Details
Source: Vanilla photography, Fist Full of Bolts, Marisa Holmes photographer
Wedding Dresses and Bridesmaid dresses have gorgeous back details, so why not photograph them! You can show off your matching bouquets or use photo props like giant balloons (get a pack of 6). This is also a perfect shot to capture the gorgeous Wedding Dress train.
A Little Bit Of Fun With Signs
Source: Vince And Carla Photography, Jennifer Noel photography, John Schnack photography
Chalkboard signs are a fun way to capture your relationship to each of your Bridesmaids. You can DIY them or pick up a set of 6 from BloominBridal. These wedding photos would certainly bring special memories to your wedding album.
The First Look In The Mirror
Source: Bright photography, captured by Kate, Philter photography
After long struggle of putting on the dress, this creative wedding photo captures the bride finally admiring the dress and the reaction of the Bridesmaids.
You like disney’s cartoons and you want to look like a disney princess from favourite fairy tale in your wedding day. We propose you to see disney Wedding Dresses which reflect the style and beauty main heroines such as Cinderella, Tiana, Belle. Each dress is wonderful and unique. Look at these charming dresses for fairy tale inspiration.
There’s no question that all eyes will be glued on you as you walk down the aisle in your beautiful Wedding Dress and take it for a whirl during your first dance. However, the second most fabulous woman in the room will be the person who helped you get to this point — your mother!
MOBs and MOGs (mothers of the groom) have tons of great options available to them while shopping for their child’s big day. Check out some of our favorite on-trend styles to help Mom look and feel her best.
This sophisticated and versatile silhouette can be adjusted to suit different body types. Accentuate Mom’s waistline with a belted look or try a dropped torso if she’s slightly short-waisted. Most importantly, make sure that the dress still allows for plenty of movement so she can dance the night away!
Dress pictured at left by: Special Occasions by Mon Cheri (Style 213895) / Dress pictured at right by: Montage by Mon Cheri (Style 214953)
Peplum and Separates
Instead of the age-old sash, have Mom try on a peplum top, which has a more fresh and modern feel. Both styles featured below are great for elongating the torso. For a daytime wedding, skirts to the knee or to the ankle are appropriate, whereas if you’re having an evening affair, she may want to opt for a long gown. (A long trumpet skirt helps to balance out the severity of the peplum.)
Bonus: Separates are a great choice for moms who are different sizes on the top and bottom since they can purchase these pieces separately. (We suggest choosing them from the same designer so that her look is cohesive.)
Dress pictured at left by: Rose Taft (Style 7001) / Dress pictured at right by: Melanie Harris (Style Rhony)
If your mom loves glamorous looks, consider outfitting her in an off-the-shoulder dress. This neckline shows off her collarbone and shoulders, and she can easy accessorize it with her favorite jewels. Try a three-quarter length sleeve or one that hits slightly above the elbow in order to avoid showing too much skin.
Dress pictured at left by: Melanie Harris (Style Catherine) / Dress pictured at right by: Terani (Style M3496)
Moms, don’t be afraid to go bold with beading and embellishments — accents are there to accentuate! Lace inlays draw the eye to her favorite qualities whereas draping and ruching helps smooth everything out.
Dress pictured at left by: Watters (Style 72257) / Dress pictured at right by: Daymor (Style 707)
Dresses with a dark, contrasting color on the sides create the illusion of a slimmer midsection. Conversely, if your mom has a pear shape, she might want to try a lighter color on top, rather than on the skirt. Using color-blocking is an effective way to give Mom that coveted hourglass shape.
Dress pictured at left by: Terani (Style M1818) / Dress pictured at right by: Daymor (Style 818)
Horizontal styles tend to make women look a little bit wider, whereas vertical stripes lengthen a torso. Steer clear of horizontal drop-waist styles that cut Mom off at her widest point. The editor-approved picks below are not only figure-flattering but they also feature beautiful embroidery detailing.
Dress pictured at left by: Rina Di Montella (Style 1501) / Dress pictured at right by: Terani (Style M2214)
An empire bodice cuts right underneath the bust, slightly above the waist, which emphasizes décolletage and helps to camouflage the tummy. This look is perfect for a beach or garden wedding, especially when paired with a flowy chiffon or georgette skirt.
Dress pictured at left by: Cameron Blake by Mon Cheri (Style 212694) / Dress pictured at right by: Alyce Paris (Style 29634)
Tell us: Which style do you think would look best on Mom?
If you’re like me when you’re shopping, certain items, like off-the-shoulder tops and backless dresses, instantly catch your eye — only to leave you confused as to what the heck to wear underneath them. For anyone not into going au naturel, it’s worth taking a look at the weird (and just plain genius) bras you can wear under any outfit.
Though the #freethenips life can be especially liberating and works for plenty of people, I like having a variety of coverage-lending, supportive bras on hand to sport underneath whatever skin-showing pieces I want. If you’re an active person who loves breaking a sweat outside in warmer weather, consider checking out the detailed sports bra that’s the perfect combination of stylish and practical — you can stay cool by wearing it on its own, or underneath barely-there fitness tops. If you love wearing flow-y, boho style dresses in the summer that often show a gorgeous amount of skin, a lace bralette with underwire adds a pretty layer underneath with more support than the typical wire-free bralettes. Read on, snag yourself a few of these game-changing bras, and forever solve your biggest revealing wardrobe dilemma.
Adhesive Backless & Strapless Bra For Back-Baring Dresses
This stick-on bra uses a strong adhesive to stay in place, while its sharply angled shape creates an extra-secure fit — providing comfort and support without the need of straps or a back. It’s a completely smooth and seamless bra, so you won’t need to worry about readjusting pokey edges throughout the night under your favorite barely-there top. Users give this bra top ratings for having adhesive that doesn’t let up, even on chest sizes that are bigger than a D-cup. Pro Tip: Hand wash this bra and air dry to keep the adhesive intact.
Reusable Silicone Pasties For Barely There Coverage
These nude silicone nipple pasties are great for days when you don’t want to wear a bra, but you need to smooth things out underneath your outfit. The reusable stick-ons are so invisible that you’ll forget you have them on, but you won’t have to worry about them falling off while you’re moving around at a concert or event. Bonus: They come in light, medium, and dark skin tones, so they can match a diverse set of beautiful skin tones.
Seamless U-Plunge Bra For Showing A Little Cleavage
If you’re going to a special event and you’re ready to look amazing (but don’t want a cleavage malfunction in your new gown) — snag this U-Plunge brathat offers natural shape and lift with seamless padded cups. As an added bonus, this bra has straps that can be converted to fit your specific dress, whether it’s conventional, halter, or criss-cross. One user raved about this bra as one of the first she’s found that doesn’t dig in or fit awkwardly on her 34DD’s.
Bra Strap Converters For Turning Any Bra Into A Low-Back Bra
For tops or dresses with low-cut backs, these strap converters make it possible to wear your favorite traditional bra — but transform it into a no-show style. They take the bra you already love, pushing it lower on your back. Pro Tip: To wear these straps, simply attach the hook to the back of the bra and bring it to the front of your waist to fasten. This pack comes with three clear strap converters that won’t show through the back of your cute, skin-revealing outfit.
If you enjoy joining up with outdoor running clubs in your neighborhood or bootcamp workouts at the local park, you’ll want a cute and reliable sports bra that you can rock on its own, or can be worn underneath a workout top. This one’s lattice back detail mixed with active support and a quick-dry fabric makes it the ultimate cool and practical sports bra to keep you killin’ it during your workout. Bonus: This bra is even machine washable, so you can easily have it clean for whenever you want to break a sweat.
These adhesive push-up cups are reusable, easy to apply, and work great on larger cup sizes that want lift without settling for a bra that shows under more revealing outfits. According to users, the cups are comfortable and the adhesive holds up — even in warmer temperatures. Bonus: The cups feature a convenient front closure detail, and you can select the thickness of material that you prefer (from normal thickness to double thickness).
One of my favorite ways to show skin is by wearing tops with a low, V-cut back. But anyone who’s worn one of these tops knows you can’t just throw on any regular bra underneath — you’ll want to add one with a fun detail that adds a thoughtful touch without being uncomfortable. This wire-free detailed bralette is tagless for added comfort, and it offers just the right amount of seamless support without padding. You can even choose from 17 other variants of style and color, too — including a festival-ready ivory crochet triangle top.
Convertible Bra With Tech-Savvy Cup For Cooling Support
This full coverage bra uses smart cup technology to lift and shape at the bottom of your cup all the way the area under your arms. The power band in the back keeps the bra in place (no matter what you have on your schedule for the day), so you’ll never have to pass on the opportunity to wear a cute strapless top or dress again. One user calls this the best strapless bra she owns because it doesn’t cut across the chest to create that obvious strapless bra outline. Bonus: This bra can be worn with straps, too, for when you want a little more support.
This dreamy lace bra is the perfect layering piece for underneath a flowy, boho summer dress. Unlike most bralettes, this one features a supportive underwire and thick durable straps that will hold up for bigger cup sizes. The floral lace fabric is stretchy and has an extra mesh lining to give you additional coverage. You’ll love throwing this on underneath all of your laid-back pieces, even a simple white V-neck — giving the whole look an instant touch of style.
You just picked up a cute new athletic top for your day trip to an amusement park with your squad. This plunging, push-up sports bra is great for underneath your top and gives full support and natural lift to larger cup sizes. It also features cute eyelet details on the straps and on the back of the bra, so you won’t mind wearing it by itself when the sun really starts to get hot. Bonus: It’s safe for machine washing, so you can simply throw it in with your laundry when you’re tired at the end of the day.
Halter tops and dresses are on the rise again, so the time is right for getting one of these comfortable lace halter bralettes into your bra drawer. The stretchy material is unpadded and wire-free, and it has a traditional durable back closure that won’t un-hook beneath your outfit. With pretty lace, you won’t mind if this bralette peeks out. Pro Tip: Hand wash this piece to keep the lace feeling soft and looking brand new.
Stretchy Bralette With Front Detail For Slouchy Tops
For anything from a slouchy workout top to a pretty low-front tee, this stretchy bra gives you a cute front detail that adds coverage without sacrificing style. This bra is completely seamless and not padded, so it’s great for girls with a smaller cup size who don’t need as much support. Users love this bra for its stretchable comfort and fashionable fit — plus, you can pick your preferred color from 28 different options!
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