Come wedding dress shopping with me

I have asked my older sister Alana, to be my Maid of Honour when my big day finally comes. However, unfortunately last week we temporarily said our goodbyes to Alana and her boyfriend as they made their big move to Aus. So, as my sister won’t be able to experience the whole ‘wedding dress shopping with me‘ lead up now, we thought it would be a super fun girly day for me, Alana and mum to go wedding dress shopping all together, the only time we’ll all be able too! I loved every second of it and I wanted to share my favourites so far with you all. If you go down to the gallery at the bottom you can view some of the others that I tried on too.

I really went all out trying on as many styles, colours and varieties as I could to get a real idea of what works and what doesn’t to give me an idea of what to look for. Unfortunately these photos really don’t do the dresses any justice at all! As the lighting wasn’t its best, but of course they all look breathtaking in person, whether thats on a person or simply on a hanger. Bare in mind every single one of these dresses were far to big for me and so they had to be pinned the best they could.

I really wanted to get you all involved so I would love it if you could all leave a comment voting on your favourite gowns and who knows, maybe the most voted will win!

NUMBER  1: Starting off at a beautiful shop near my home in North London, walking through the pouring rain all day we made our way to Hampstead Heath’s Joyce Young bridal store! Originally, I had my heart and head set on a fitted dress that shows off my hourglass figure, just like I see on all of these beautiful Instagram brides. Little did I know, that the complete opposite looked much better on me. It turns out that high boat necks really suit me and are much more flattering than low cut. And I absolutely fell in love with the simple classic plain bridal gown, dress number 1 style is definitely in my top favourites.

Our second shopping experience was something completely different as we visited the Andrea Hawkes bridal store in Angel. These dresses are stunningly effortless but unfortunately they just weren’t the type of dresses for me. As a bride, I want a little more detail with the wow factor. Personally, I felt as though these would make perfect evening dresses for an event or perhaps bridesmaid dresses. Andrea Hawkes designs are great for the beautiful boho, flower head piece look. I wasn’t able to take photos here, but definitely have a look at their website. 

Lastly, we visited the most beautiful store; Mirror Mirror in Angel. It was absolutely filled with such a large variety of beautiful wedding gowns and the service was unbelievable. It’s a family owned business and we were seen by Natasha who knew exactly what she was talking about every step of the way. Natasha offered such a great insight and guidance into every gown that I tried on and I loved that she made suggestions for me too. Brides to be, I can’t recommend this place enough. Every single dress I tried on I fell more and more in love with. 


I never thought that I would like the puffy dresses, but this one with an ivory detailed body looked amazing. I felt like an absolute princess and a true bride. I felt like this had an Italian look to it and I loved it. But as I want a beach wedding, is something like this practical?


This stunning tight fitted dress with a beautiful train is perfect for a beach wedding. It was very simple, with a sweetheart neckline and diamante detail around the edges. 


This gown was covered from head to toe in beads, sparkles and rhinestones with an elegant draped off the shoulder look. It really is dreamy as it twinkles with every move. This dress was the most expensive out of them all and you can see why.
There was so many different types of veils and although I liked the Spanish lace ones, I prefer the plain and simple ones with a subtle satin ribbon finish. 


I wasn’t as keen on the front of the of this dress however I absolutely adored the back. It can be worn draped with detail; pearls, beads, diamonds etc. which is quite Arab inspired, or it can be taken off all together and worn beautifully backless. I prefer the simpler look so I think less is more but its so great to have the option. 

It was such a tiring day (believe it or not) but I absolutely loved every second of it.

I am dying to know what you all think! Leave a comment with your favourite number.

Don’t forget to subscribe to keep an eye out for my next ‘wedding dress come shopping with me’.




  1. Danielle September 6, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    You look stunning in them all, but because it’s a beach wedding number 5 is my favourite (I have expensive taste) x

  2. Mumma September 6, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    You looked lovely in them all, but no. 4 is my favourite x

  3. Nicole September 6, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    You are stunning in all of them Marina. I think I like the simplicity of number one.

  4. Evie September 6, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Number 3 and number 6 darling 😃 Xxx

  5. Rachel September 6, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    Number 5 shows off your gorgeous figure and is so effortlessly stunning. But I also love your waist to skirt Combination of number 2. Your going to make the most beautiful bride xx

  6. Oona September 6, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    6 😍😍😍😍 xxx

  7. Chloe San September 6, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Stunning bride to be and stunning dress!! Absolute beaut 🖤

    • Chloe San September 6, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      #5 for me!!!!

  8. Molly September 6, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Number two 💖 X

  9. Maddie September 6, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    Number 3 makes you look like a Queen and Number 4 is super elegant you look flawless in all of them

  10. Camilla September 6, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    You look like a princess in all of them but number 3 is definitely my favourite.. plus it makes your boobs look stunning! Ahah xxx

  11. Kiki September 6, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    You looking stunning in all of them but 3 and 4 are my fave!! 💜

  12. Abi September 6, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    You look amazing in all of them! Number 5 is my favourite but the back of number 6 is beautiful

  13. pam September 6, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    you look lovely in them all but my favorite is no 4 x

  14. Brittany September 6, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    4 and 5 are amazing and the back on 6😍😍😍😍😍

  15. Leonard September 6, 2017 / 8:09 pm


    You seriously look unreal gorgeous in all of them but number 5 is the clear winner with number 1 being a classy, timeless, and beautiful but also distant runner up. I also really like the v neck lace one in the gallery, it’s v chic and effortless.

    Also, the Spanish lace veil kills me, you look amazing in it.

  16. Charlotte September 6, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Number 4! Beautiful in all though

  17. Chelsea September 6, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    #3 you are glowing in it

  18. Olivia September 6, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    number 5. but you look amazing in all of them

  19. Hannah September 6, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    Absolutely beautiful in every single gown, but number five is beautiful.

  20. Chanel September 6, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    Number 3 is my favourite! You look absolutely stunning ❤

  21. Isla September 6, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    I love number 1 and number 5

  22. Donna September 6, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    No.2 , 5 or 6!

    My fave is no.2 though. Good luck x

  23. Carly September 6, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    2 and 5 are literally to die for! 😍😍😍😍😍

  24. Jade September 7, 2017 / 9:29 am

    6!! definitely

  25. Aeoni September 7, 2017 / 10:52 am

    Marina you look gorgeous in all the dress and I was going to choose number 6 just because of the back, but your dress needs to be outstanding in all angles. So 5 to me is beautiful and is my favourite x

  26. Amrit September 7, 2017 / 11:21 am

    You look beautiful I all. No1 and 6 are my favourites.

  27. A. September 7, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    3, three, THREEEEEE

  28. Ruchika September 7, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    You look so beautiful in all of them! My favorite is #3 and #6 the back is to die for 😃😍

    • Dominique September 12, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      These are all so stunning! I particularly loved 4 and 5, although they all suited your beautifully! Have fun deciding! x

  29. Jessica Osamire September 9, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    Number 5 it’s my favorite ,you look so pretty 😍

  30. Shirley Buck September 12, 2017 / 1:22 am

    I liked number 4 and number 5, they would both be lovely for a beach wedding but I was thinking number 5 would look stunning twinkling and glimmering in the sun even though it was the most expensive one it would be well worth the money. Both dresses look stunning on your beautiful figure.

  31. Diane September 27, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    3 is my fave on you followed by 2. I too had a destination wedding and the shop assistant tried to talk me out of my wedding dress when I first tried it on saying it wouldn’t be suitable for a beach wedding. So glad I went with my gut as I was absolutely fine in it. I felt like a princess and loved how it sparkled in the sunshine!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *