The bride wore…

Hello Loves!

I have gone back and forth debating with myself whether I should write this blog post or not. As a blogger it’s hard to know what to keep personal and sacred, and what to share with the world. Should I expose this judgement and ridicule? I have found however that you, my beautiful readers are so loving and kind… you are all apart of my life, in some weird interweb kinda way. So I guess I should share the happiest day of my life with you… to a certain extent. The details and events of my wedding will remain a secret to only those whom attended (sorry not sorry), but my apparel of the day shall become public knowledge… I mean this is technically a fashion blog. Also my mum has already shared all my pictures of the day on her Facebook. I will be shocked if they haven’t somehow been shared onto your Facebook page… older ladies be all over that repost.

So before all my pictures get leaked to US weekly (I am sure my mother has already submitted), I figured I should give you guys a preview. Although if you follow me on Snapchat (username Filzer… check me out) then you will have already seen a sneak peek.

Anyway back to the dress. It seems like I am the most easy going bride in the world. Who would have thought? Finding my dream wedding dress took a total of 2 minutes! Guess I know what I want. I traveled to Chicago in a trio which included my mother and maid of honor, on a weekend long wedding dress hunting trip (or so my party thought). I knew I wanted to go to the store BHLDN, after seeing all it’s wonder on Instagram, and this would be the closest location. I didn’t even book any other fittings, just the solo fitting at the magical BHLDN (shhhh don’t tell my Mum, she thinks we had a day full). Walking into the store made everything real! I was getting married! However I didn’t waste anytime…. I pretty much walked through the store doors, looked to my left and saw my dream dress on a mannequin in the bridesmaid section. Badda bing badda boom! Hah!

I still can’t believe that technically this dress, my dress, is a bridesmaid dress… that’s some fancy ass wedding! But I was so in love I didn’t even care. Although I did have to try on a few frogs for my mum (JK everything was stunning) before pulling the trigger, just so she could… you know…. cry a little. After making me try on her beloved ballgown fetish even she knew that this was my dress. The whole bloody store knew that this was my dress. Wrap it up. Now let’s party! CHEERS!

Our wedding started off a little dramatic, it rained! In fact the whole wedding had to be moved! But we were ready to make this commitment, the rain didn’t matter… our daywas perfect. I was even able to keep my anxiety completely under wraps. It was meant to be. It was magical.


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ON SAMEER: Suit: Topman (similar) Shoes: Ted Baker (similar) Bow tie: Le Chateau

ON ME: Dress: BHLDN Veil: Parisienne Luxe (custom veil… blush tulle)

xoxo Fil

Photography by my beautiful friend: Darlene (The New Girl)

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  1. July 4, 2016 / 1:51 am

    These photos are simply amazing and full of love! You’re a beautiful bride in stunning dress, you too are so lovely together! Congrats Fillipa!

      • fatima
        August 9, 2016 / 12:42 pm

        i LOVE this post! actually found it because i’m wearing the same dress 🙂 which sash was the one you wore?

  2. July 4, 2016 / 2:34 am

    This is a beautiful post! You look so elegant and chic! Love your makeup its simple and classy! I’m so happy you decided to shared this post its amazing! You two look perfect <3

  3. Roxanne
    July 4, 2016 / 3:46 am

    Love it!

  4. July 4, 2016 / 10:31 am

    Your dress is GORGEOUS!!!! Love the sheer and that it’s long sleeves. It’s demure, sexy, and classy all at the same time. Beautiful! Glad you shared before US weekly put it out there 😉

    Xox Dana Ivy // –> PS new posts on my blog everyday this week =)

    • filipajackson
      July 6, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      Aaaa thank you Dana. I truly appreciate your support and taking the time out to show your love

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  5. July 4, 2016 / 11:15 am

    this is just so beautifully written and I’m in love! you look flawless and OH GOD THAT DRESS is dreamy! definitely #weddinggoals. congrats dear! | Youtube x

  6. July 4, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    I can’t even begin to tell you how stunning you look or how gorgeous this dreamy wedding dress is! The photos are beyond amazing and I am truly happy for you! What a beautiful way to start your lives together as husband and wife. I’ve been a fan of your style for a while and am grateful you shared this special day with us! Xoxo, Christine

    • filipajackson
      July 6, 2016 / 8:14 pm

      Thank you Christine, your words have made this blog post so worth it. I appreciate all your love and support

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  7. July 4, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    Congratulations! That is one stunning dress!!!! You would never guess that it isn’t a wedding gown! Good choice!
    Also, you are just gorgeous. These photos are amazing. I’m so happy that you shared.

    • filipajackson
      July 6, 2016 / 8:16 pm

      Thank you Jodi!! Right?! I was so shocked when I was told it was a bridesmaid dress… either way I felt like a princess.

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  8. alice
    July 4, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    Your dress is unbelievably gorgeous, the lace and bead work! Beautiful shoot my dear, congratulations again!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  9. July 5, 2016 / 12:04 am

    You are an unbelievably stunning bride! I can’t believe you dress was actually a bridesmaids dress.. that would have had to really be a fancy wedding for a bridesmaid to wear a dress fit for a bride! I so wish I knew about BHLDN when I got married because I’m obsessed with their wedding selection.

    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful pictures!


    • filipajackson
      July 6, 2016 / 8:46 pm

      Thank you Rina! Isn’t it beautiful…. BHLDN is everything a bride could dream of. I want to renew my vows already just so I can get another haha

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  10. July 5, 2016 / 4:25 am

    Congratulations, your dress is beyond beautiful and you both look so much in love. So pleased for you and loved the photos. Gemma x

  11. July 5, 2016 / 5:14 am

    You look stunning! Absolutely elegant.

    Funmi x

  12. July 5, 2016 / 5:26 am

    Huge congratulations to you and your hubby! These photos are absolutely beautiful. Your wedding dress is stunning, I love every detail of it and it looks amazing on you. I hope your big day was amazing and you had unforgettable time.

    Ela BellaWorld

  13. July 5, 2016 / 7:30 am

    Congratulations! You are the perfect couple and the photos of your special day are breathtaking!
    Your dress is gorgeous and I can see why it only took 2 minutes to choose it!
    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos with us and wish you both every happiness!
    Julia x

  14. Siffat Haider
    July 5, 2016 / 10:41 am

    OMG Fil!!!! Stunning doesn’t even cut it. The dress is everything, on a side note, what bridesmaid wears such a fabulous dress? Ahhh I can’t get over how gorgeous these photos are!

    • filipajackson
      July 6, 2016 / 9:30 pm

      Thank you babe, your so cute. I don’t even know… but I want to go to whatever wedding she’s attending haha

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  15. July 5, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Congratulations!!! What an amazing photos, darling! You two are SO perfect! Love your beautiful wedding gown. You look super gorgeous in it. Wishing you both a long and happy marriage. I’m really happy for you :=)
    Much love, Len

  16. July 5, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Wow, Filipa, you look GORGEOUS! I adore your dress, it’s so classy, chic, elegant, beautiful, and unexpected (did I come up with enough adjectives!? haha)! These photos are also amazing, my most favorite is the last one, which looks straight out of a Vogue editorial! Thanks so much for sharing part of your most special day with us and I hope you’re in newlywed heaven!



    • filipajackson
      July 6, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Aaa your compliments are making my day haha… keep them coming. I am so thrilled with all the support you have made me feel so much more comfortable with opening my life up. Thank you beauty

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  17. July 5, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    Babe, you looked stunning from head to toe! That dress is simply gorgeous and you totally rocked it! As for the pictures they are so touching and full of emotion! So happy for you! x

    Have a lovely day,

  18. July 5, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    Amazing pictures, so lovely! x

  19. July 5, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    YOU ARE STUNNING!! Your BHLDN dress is freaking amazing. I hope you and your husband had an amazing time! Such beautiful photos. Where did you two get married?

    Meghan |

    • filipajackson
      July 6, 2016 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you Meghan, your so sweet. We got married at the Azul Fives resort in Playa del Carmen…. it was beautiful

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  20. July 6, 2016 / 3:18 am

    I nearly gasped when I saw these photos – you are breathtaking in this dress! Can’t believe it was meant to be a bridemaids dress either hehe. Love love love!


  21. July 6, 2016 / 5:17 am

    Wow these photos are beyond amazing <3
    Really really great job!


  22. Marta
    July 6, 2016 / 5:47 am

    Oh wow you are simply a stunning bride & love your gorgeous dress!! These pics are breathtaking and very sweet, glad that you shared them with us! Congrats to both of you!

    • filipajackson
      July 6, 2016 / 10:02 pm

      Thank you hun. We are so excited to finally be married, and I am thrilled to be able to share it with you

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  23. July 6, 2016 / 7:22 am

    First of all, I am SO glad that you posted these photos 🙂 You’re dress has to be one of the most stunning dresses I’ve ever seen- all that detail makes me swoon! You look so incredible, as does the handsome groom and I can really feel your happiness looking at these!

    Rachel xx
    The Daily Luxe

    • filipajackson
      July 6, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      Thank you so much Rachel, your too kind and Sameer will be thrilled you called him handsome haha. I am so happy you liked this.

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  24. July 6, 2016 / 10:21 am

    I was waiting for this post so much! And now I’m finally here and absolutely obsessed with tevery single shot from you. It’s truly beauty and I can’t express in words how much I love it!
    Oh my, it’s perfect. So, so happy for you, love!

    -xx, Sia

    • filipajackson
      July 6, 2016 / 10:06 pm

      Well I hope it lived up to your expectations. You are so kind to say these words… thank you for being so lovely

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  25. July 6, 2016 / 10:37 am

    I’m so glad you’ve shared the pictures babe! You look super beautiful and I can’t believe it, it only took you 2 minutes in order to find your wedding dress?! Wowww, you’re amazing! And I can’t even tell it’s a bridesmaids dress! It’s absolutely stunning! Congratulations to you and your hubby, you’re such a beautiful couple! I’m getting married in less than two months, EEEK! xo, Vivian

    • filipajackson
      July 6, 2016 / 10:08 pm

      Thank you Vivian, your so nice. I bet your so excited, nervous and sick to your stomach haha… but trust me it is all worth it, to be able to call the man you love your husband!! Ack so weird haha

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  26. July 6, 2016 / 11:39 am

    Filipa, these photos are absolutely breathtaking! You make one beautiful bride and that dress is amazing. Thanks for sharing these photos and congrats again! xo


  27. July 6, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    OMG Filipa, you look absolutely stunning! You are breathtaking in that dress. The pictures are beautiful and touching and so fill with love between you and your husband. Thank you so much for sharing such a very special and beautiful occasion in your life Hun! xo

    Ann-Marie |

    • filipajackson
      July 6, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      THANK YOU! Haha it’s so funny looking at the word husband, feels good but so surreal

      Filipa xxx | Instagram

  28. July 6, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    Oh my these pictures are stunning! You both look so in love and happy! The details on the dress are amazing! Congrats congrats congrats!!
    An Unblurred Lady

  29. July 7, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    The dress is beautiful, and it does not look like a braidsmaids dress at all ! <3
    I love how minimal your makeup look is and your hair and all the pictures are stunning 🙂
    Hahha glad I got to see it here before it was leaked to US weekly.
    Wish you all the best and Congrats!!!!!!!


  30. June 5, 2017 / 5:13 am

    Your wedding photos are gorgeous! Looks like a shoot from a magazine. Fun fact: I also got my vail from Parisienne Luxe on Etsy. I got the chance to meet her in Toronto. She’s so talented and sweet ❤️

    • filipajackson
      June 5, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      Oh she is one of my good friends… such a small world!

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