Wednesday May 30 2012.


My shopping habits have changed, gone are the days of mindless wanderings down the high street – frankly I don’t have time to queue or fight to find the thing I want plus the lack of sizes and other shoppers in general irritate me.  My happy shopper exists online, where I can browse at any time day or night (dangerous when one has insomnia), receive my purchases the next day, try them on in the comfort of my own home (that has decent lighting by the way) and just return the things that don’t work with my wardrobe.  So why wouldn’t I buy Wedding items online?

{Disclaimer: I’m always honest with you Bijou girls – this post has been sponsored but I wouldn’t write about anyone I didn’t think you’d appreciate.  I’m proud to say all these thoughts are my own before Net-A-Porter even threw a little bonus my way}

Net-A-Porter have mastered the luxe online Wedding shopping experience – in fact it is their forte.    The Net-A-Porter Wedding Outfit Creator application is an easy way to wile away the hours, mixing and matching accessories in the search of your unique Bridal style.  They have also compiled some of the industry’s best to offer up tips and recommendations – The Wedding Trainer has shocked me into action, I’ll keep you updated on that one!  And they even have a flexible returns service so if you need a bit more time to organise your bridesmaids for a private viewing you just have to ask.  Online Bridal shopping bliss. Did you spy their latest campaign video?

What’s your favourite?  Mine would have to be the short feather Matthew Williamson Wedding dress, if only I could run in heels as gracefully.  And here are the items that made it into my imaginary Bijou Net-A-Porter Wedding shopping basket.

Net-A-Porter happen to be the exclusive stockist of Charlotte Olympia‘s first Bridal collection, you may have already seen my Pinterest love for these boots but they so dreamy that they warrant an extra mention.

Charlotte Olympia Minerva Ankle Boots

Do you remember my love for this dress when it hit the runway for the Jason Wu Spring Summer 2012 show at New York Fashion Week?  More and more brides are choosing to add unexpected colour pops to their Wedding day look and I can’t think of anything more eye catching than this pink dipped hem Jason Wu gown which also has the most incredible train.  I would recommend styling it up with an embellished belt, white heels and a low pinned veil to take the dress from runway to aisle.

Jason Wu Ruffled Gazar Gown

Grecian styles are well suited to destination Weddings, load up on gold bangles and team with tumbling waves for the ultimate Greek Goddess look.  Sophia Kokosalaki is another designer whose created a debut Bridal range exclusively for Net-A-Porter Wedding with each dress named after a Greek Goddess.  Note that there is a video option when you view individual items which are a great way to see how a dress will move and hang on the body.

You all know how much of a magpie I am, so you won’t be surprised to hear that glittery gliver will be making its presence known at our Midsummer affair.  When browsing through the Net-A-Porter Wedding lingerie my beady eyes were drawn to this Jenny Packham number – Bride’s why not take some sparkle to the bedroom?

Jenny Packham Swarovski embellished, silk-chiffon chemise

Finally not forgetting the all important Bijou Groom, boys check out these Lanvin buttonhole pins.  The fabric flower will add a sophisticated yet playful edge to your Wedding suit.

Lanvin Buttonhole Flower Pin

Get your online Net-A-Porter Wedding shopping fix now and make me green with envy.