May 8th, 2013
Bridesmaids Boutique is a one-of-a-kind shop that takes a step away from the more traditional bridal shops, and proudly caters solely to the discerning bridesmaid and flower girl looking for their perfect dress and accessories for the big day. Bridesmaids Boutique was established by two sisters with the belief that the bridesmaids and flower girls should be the best-dressed guests at the wedding (whilst complimenting the bride). Bridesmaids Boutique strives to accommodate all tastes with their four diverse, handpicked, made-to-measure collections of bridesmaid’s dresses, exclusive collection of flower girl dresses and complimentary accessories including shoes, jewellery and pretty lingerie. With rigorous attention paid to fabric, fit, style and options Bridesmaids Boutique is sure the brides and their maids will feel confident in their choices and, teamed with the professional and friendly service, will take away from their experience at the boutique fond memories and a dress they would want to wear time and time again.
To view the collection visit www.bridesmaidsboutique.co.uk
April 20th, 2013
Welcoming her 10th anniversary as a leading British bridal designer this year, Charlotte’s latest collection embodies a celebration of style and grace that has been the key to her success since launching in 2003. Now 10 years on and exclusively stocked in 30 boutiques nationwide, the label is set to embark on a fresh and exciting journey with the new direction proving that to innovate and lead by example are top of the priority list.
Embellishing definitive looks with modern touches of cloud like romance and teaming muted hues with metallic accents for subtle sophistication, ‘A Decade of Style’ takes a turn to the future with a plethora of luxury textures and tones that have never been seen before from this leading bridal fashion house.
Each gown has an identity, a distinct look and feel, a story behind the magic; The collection captures the imagination and that’s just how Charlotte intended when designing each fashion forward piece with the bride in mind. Each bride embarks on a journey and each bride is consumed by love, and they all have their own consuming love story to tell…
March 25th, 2013
Lace Bridal is pleased to announce its first ever bridesmaid collection with the arrival of new British label, ButtonBelle.
Lace Bridal will introduces the eagerly-awaited and ever so stylishly feminine collection at a bridesmaid party on Sunday 28th April at the Ashley Road boutique in Hale, from 10am to 4pm.
It’s a great excuse for brides to get together with their bridesmaids, sip a glass of bubbly and devour cake, all whilst indulging in a first look of the ButtonBelle bridesmaid dresses.
The collection encompasses vintage inspired style bridesmaid’s dresses in a mix of lightweight chiffons and georgettes in soft silhouettes.
The ButtonBelle range includes knee length and maxi options in a palette of pastels made from high quality fabrics, all at affordable prices.
Katie Webster, owner of Lace Bridal ”Our brides have always asked us why we don’t offer bridesmaids dresses but in all honesty we hadn’t found the right designer in 15 years, until we discovered ButtonBelle.
“The designs and fabrics are so beautiful and feminine, and the quality of the workmanship is superior, which is in keeping with our carefully selected range of bridal designers and meets with our high standards.
March 9th, 2013
This season, the enchanting bridal collection from Phase Eight twists romantic, whimsical detailing with a modern silhouette, perfect for every fairytale romance.
Revisit a time when Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn were the style sweethearts of a nation, with vintage inspired full-length gowns in duchesse satins and exquisite silks. Floral appliqué and pearl beading details add a feminine elegance and delicate charm to the clean, fluid silhouettes.
Accessories are designed to enhance and complement each look, from satin peep toe shoes and dainty clutch bags to pearl encrusted fascinators and silk corsages. Beautifully coordinating feather boleros in pretty neutrals add the perfect finishing touch.
And, for all those brides-to-be who don’t live near a Phase Eight store but love the collection as much as we do, we have some exciting news!
Browse the bridal collection online at www.phase-eight.co.uk from the comfort of your armchair, choose which styles you like and then simply call 0207 471 4422 to order them to be delivered to your nearest store* where you can try them on at a time convenient for you.
The service is completely free of charge and will give customers the freedom to try on a selection of dresses before committing to ‘the one’…the only difficult part will be deciding which to choose!
The new bridal collection will also be housed at the brand new Flagship store in central London’s St Christopher Place, in the dedicated bridal lounge. One-on-one appointments will also be available, making it a one stop shop for the entire female bridal party, from the mother of the brides to the bridesmaids and the bride herself!
*excluding John Lewis’
Click here to view the new collection
February 11th, 2013
After several years designing for the high street and making bespoke commissions of wedding shoes, Rachel Simpson spotted a gap in the market for something a little bit different to the more traditional idea of what wedding shoes should be, and her own name collection was launched in 2008.
Rachel gets much of her inspiration from twenties and thirties fashion, including old wedding photographs from this era as well as a good rummage in a vintage shop and a mooch through a gorgeous costume book or three. Rachel’s mum was always into textiles and haberdashery too, so some inspiration also comes from there. Rachel’s designs combine this love of vintage with current trends and shapes to get the best of both eras!
Leather and soft suede are a favourite to work with, as they give a soft finish perfect for bridal, but can be worn again easily.
For 2013 there are three main themes to the collection- Metallic/ muted colours- beautiful soft pinks, antique gold and silver, both in full shoe and detailing. For examples of this see Agnes, Anais and Ginger. Read on…
February 1st, 2013
The new ‘esprit’ label from So Sassi has been introduced to cater for young, confident, stylish brides.
The gowns are beautifully handmade in England using a gorgeous array of satins, tulles and laces, and all the styles have an integral corset.
The designs are fresh and fun, mixing Sassi Holford elegant silhouettes with fashion focussed details like pretty peplum skirts and hi-lo hemlines. Eye-catching elements include hand-cut guipure lace, exquisite 3D rose tulle and intricate floral motifs – just perfect for modern brides who like their bridal traditions with a creative twist.
Check out the new collection at www.sosassi.so
January 26th, 2013
Inspired by Freya’s informed background in jewellery design and her passion for vintage couture, the latest addition to the Freya Rose ‘Enchanted Collection’ is an elegant and unique choice for style conscious brides.
‘Maria’ is a beautiful metallic silver kid leather creation with a hidden platform. This delicate shoe is hand embellished with panels of dazzling cubic zirconia and fresh water pearls and has adjustable cross over straps to ensure comfort.
Handcrafted by tradesmen who have learnt their trade through generations, these shoes have been designed with love, and made with the utmost care and attention. The intricate detailing of these beautiful shoes make a romantic and luxurious addition to any wedding style. ‘Maria’s design is extremely versatile and looks fabulous when jazzing up any evening outfit. They are a timeless and sparkling take on Bridal shoes and a beautiful special occasion shoe.
Describing the collection as a whole, Freya said “The ‘Enchanted’ Collection as a whole is is reminiscent of the magical stories and colourful wonders found in a fairytale garden. Inspired by fresh dew sparkling in the sunlight, wild flowers gently swaying in the wind and the delicate flutter of fairy wings, this collection has been created in order for a bride to create her very own fairytale. We continue to source and use the finest material available, and we hope for a truly luxurious experience.”
You’ll be sure to turn heads with these sparkling beauties!
Now available on the Freya Rose Website www.freyarose.com
January 21st, 2013
Madeline Isaac-James has a renowned reputation for creating beautiful bridal gowns that offer fantastic construction and styling at an affordable price and the 2013 collection sees just that.
Inspired by evening dresses from the 50′s, 60′s, and 70′s, designer Natalie Gladman brings a contemporary feel to classic designs that reflect the 21st century bride.
Using the finest fabrications, from silk chiffons and tulles to silk satins and embroidered trims along with beautiful embellishments, each gown is artfully structured to make the most of the bride’s natural beauty and elegance.
Avril, Marilyn and Simone, all represent the utmost glamour with deep, flowing lines and added details that make the bride feel truly special.
See the collection online at www.madelineisaacjames.com
January 13th, 2013
Emma Victoria Payne is holding one of her highly anticipated sample sales from Saturday 5th January 2013. With exquisite gowns up to 50% off, this is the perfect opportunity to find the dress of your dreams.
Emma Victoria Payne designs luxury bridal gowns with an elegant and timeless quality. Each gown is tailor made to the clients individual specifications. Offering a wonderfully personal service with the option to add personal modifications to existing designs. Most of the gowns will be a Size 12 so prepare for that – the in-house couture seamstresses however are wizards and will be able to make the necessary alterations.
Emma Victoria Payne’s sample sale will be a calm affair and appointments must be booked in advance to gain entrance. Call the boutique on 0207 5848322 or alternatively send an email to email@example.com.
December 29th, 2012
Phillipa Lepley’s Legendary January sample sale is starting Jan 5th 2013 at 9.30am and promises to be the ‘go to’ destination for any bride looking for Phillipa Lepley’s exquisite craftsmanship, trademark corsetry and finest embellishment.
Phillipa is famous for her hidden corsetry that cinches in the waist by 2” and her use of the best fabrics from around the World, including Italian silk satins, the finest French laces and bespoke embellishments with each gown beautifully unique. Alterations are undertaken within her London bespoke studio. It really is a destination boutique for every girl looking for the exclusive luxurious Phillipa Lepley look and a perfect time to visit is during the sale!
With prices reduced by up to 70% it is a fabulous opportunity to have the Phillipa Lepley gown of your dreams at a fraction of the couture costs. We also have a selection of sample shrugs, veils, beaded belts and accessories in the sale. We recommended you come early to avoid the famously long 1st day queues.
Starts 9.30am – 6pm Sat 5th Jan 2013. 48 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6HH, 020 7590 9771
December 23rd, 2012
Society wedding gown designer Sassi Holford will be holding an exclusive Winter Sale of her beautiful, handmade gowns at her boutiques in Chelsea and Taunton.
The sale at Sassi Holford Couture at 74 Fulham Road takes place from the 5th to 12th January 2013. The doors will open on the 5th January 2013 – from 10am until 12 noon the gowns will be available on a first come, first served basis. After this, please ring 020 7584 1532 to make an appointment for viewing.
The gowns will be from Sassi’s Couture Collection and most will be size 10 to 12 samples. Prices for gowns start from £600, an amazing reduction of 70%. Veils and accessories will also be included in the sale.Visitors will also be able to view Sassi’s stunning 2013 Couture Collection gowns.
Sassi’s gorgeous Taunton boutique will also be offering reductions of up to 70% on selected sample gowns from the Signature Collection by Sassi Holford and from Blue by Enzoani. Please call 01823 256308 for an appointment and note that the Taunton boutique is open from 10am until 5pm, Monday to Saturday and the Taunton Winter Sale lasts until 19th January.
December 17th, 2012
This year’s eagerly expected addition to the wedding industry is in the delivery room!
Maids to Measure brings a much desired new line of bridesmaid dresses for mothers to be in 2013.
Maids to Measure encountered so many pregnant bridesmaids in their first year of business, that they thought it was only right to ensure any ‘maids in waiting’ could still coordinate with all the other bridesmaids and not feel left out or that they had to relinquish their duties due to a pregnancy!
Maids to Measure comes to the rescue with their new Maids in Waiting Line allowing the maids to still design their dresses with the other maids but have specially tailored dresses to make room for their blossoming bump – whilst still keeping the dress made to measure to allow the dress to flatter the pregnancy curves.
Maids to Measure has a separate fittings process for their Maids in Waiting to ensure that any last minute growth spurts are allowed for.
December 5th, 2012
Brighton Vintage Wedding Boutique is a stunning emporium offering the finest vintage wedding accessories from talented British designers.
Brighton Vintage Wedding Boutique believes in bridal style that conjures up the glamour, elegance and pure romance of days gone by. Choose from a collection of elegant gowns, vintage and bespoke tiaras, exquisite accessories and decor.
At home in the wonderful Big Bead Boutique, the exquisite range of vintage style jewellery and accessories has been selected and collated by boutique owner Joanne Tomlin. Find here a myriad of glamorous vintage dresses from ‘I Do Vintage Bridal’, stunning bridal Tiara’s and Headpieces handmade by Joanne, the owner, unique handmade and vintage Wedding Shawls from Basketgirl Bridal and My-Shell Me-Shell, Dandelion’s wonderful jewellery, unique hats by B Millinery, the classic glamour of MimiBoo pearls and much more.
The Vintage Wedding Boutique is perfect for any Bride-to-be, Bridesmaid or Flower girl wanting to add a bespoke touch to the big day.
If you’re planning a full vintage bridal outfit or simply want to add an eye-catching flourish to your overall look, visit The Vintage Wedding Boutique, Brighton (a short stroll from the beach). If you’re not too sure where to start, don’t worry – make an appointment, have a glass of bubbly and find something with which to fall in love!
12 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 3FE
Tel: +44 (0)1273 383983
November 7th, 2012
Jenny Packham will be holding not one but two sample sales this month.
Eveningwear, Accessories, Lingerie
15th November 2012
8am – 8pm
3a Carlos Place London, W1K 3AN
Bridal, Eveningwear, Accessories, Lingerie
28th November 2012
8am – 6pm
The Midland Hotel Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS
October 23rd, 2012
This month Charlotte Balbier is celebrating her decade as a brand in bridal fashion. With the excitement surrounding the label every collection entices the brides more and more each season and the “Romantic Decadence” collection does not disappoint in exceeding boundaries set by past Charlotte collections.
Encompassing all the grace and elegance of the 1920s and 30s Charlotte has drawn inspiration from the art deco era, and elements and flavours can be seen in all of the 20 fashion forward yet commercial gowns from the Romantic Decadence collection. Charlotte never fails to present ultra glamour with a dreamy and fun feel only fit for a princess on her big day, depicting for the Bride of today a time when women were alluring yet graceful, soft and feminine.
2013 debuts a beautiful more luxurious colour palette and choices of luxurious fabric from Charlotte. Nude pinks meets gold and ivory hues enriching satins, silks, organzas and exquisite laces detailed with opulent creamy crystal to make the Balbier bride truly glisten and sparkle.
You can view the collection here www.charlottebalbier.com
October 14th, 2012
Not to be missed designer weekend with Jenny Packham at Blackburn Bridal Couture.
Blackburn Bridal Couture
56 Tranquil Vale
London, SE3 0BD
0208 297 1188
Weekend and Evening appointments are secured with a £20 deposit.
This can be redeemed against a dress order but not refunded.
Please call or request a call-back to arrange payment as we cannot confirm a booking without it.
September 28th, 2012
The Vintage Wedding Dress Company are delighted to announce they are holding their trunk sale on the 12th, 13th and 14th of October 2012 at their London showroom (viewing by appointment only).
This fantastic sale will give brides the chance to get their hands on some amazing original vintage dresses and a selection of samples from their exclusive Decades Collection.
To make things even better all of the dresses will be sold at discounted prices of up to 80%, including discounts on accessories and Harriet Wilde shoes. With company stylists and expert seamstresses on hand to advise you during your session, the trunk sale promises to be a fun-filled day where, fingers crossed, you will find your dream dress!
For full information and to book an appointment for the trunk sale please call 0207 907 7716.
September 21st, 2012
That’s right, for every pair of shoes ordered in October in either pink or with even a hint of pink, Shoes of Prey will donate £15 to Breakthrough.
Shoes of Prey is an amazing online shoe company, offering you an opportunity to design your own gorgeous shoes in any style or colour. They literally have thousands of design combinations to choose from and a large variety of fabulous materials, ranging from soft leathers, fish and snakeskin, Italian silks and many more, they even have a range of animal friendly, Vegan approved materials. You can design and make your own shoes ranging from ballet flats, to 5″ two tone wedges, right up to truely glorious 6″ heels.
Once your design is complete, they then pass it on to their technicians, who hand make your shoes exactly the way you’d like them, before delivering them directly to your door. The whole process takes between 3 to 4 weeks.
Prices range from £100 to £210! Being a bespoke service, it’s about fit as much as fashion, hence they provide a wide range of sizes, from a tiny child’s 12.5, right up to ladies 13.5 (European 31 to 49). They can even make one shoes bigger than the other, adjust widths and much more. And if they don’t fit perfectly the first time, They’ll make you a new pair without hesitation!
September 11th, 2012
After creating her own wedding dress for her 2010 Ibiza wedding, British Knitwear designer Rebecca Cella was inundated with bridal requests and consequently launched her exquisite Bridal collection featuring Rebecca’s stunning signature hand-made fabrics.
The exclusive and innovative fabrics sculpt the body beautifully creating an elegant, graceful yet sexy silhoutte. The body skimming fabrics are knitted from the finest, most luxurious of yarns which are embellished with clusters of glossy, antique silver and platinum sequins, shimmering shells or twinkling swarovski crystal that drip to the floor in a breathtaking fishtail.
Bridal consultations can be made at Rebecca’s London based studio or in the comfort of your own home. You will be able to build your dream dress with Rebecca, either choosing a design from the collection and adapting it to suit your requirements, taking inspiration from her vast array of exclusive fabrics, or from a dress in mind that you would like Rebecca to interpret. The possibilities are endless. Rebecca will then design and make every part of your dress from the casting on the first row of yarn to stitching the last mother of
September 3rd, 2012
Not-to-be-missed event The Luxury Bride Sample Sale will be taking place this weekend– a two day sale event of samples/sales with incredible discounts of up to 80% off to complete your wedding look with experienced designers on hand to offer styling advice. Held at Atelier Tammam, you will find everything you need: dresses from Tammam and Sabina Motasem, accessories Tammam, Sabina Motasem, Sophia Couture and Holloway-Smith Noir, underwear from Fred & Ginger, shoes from Freya Rose and Hetty Rose, on the spot alterations from Splendid Stitches and fragrances from The Perfume Garden – all with a delicious cupcake from GC Couture guilt free nibbles from Popchips and some bubbly.
The dresses… Hand crafted, ethereal couture and ready to wear bridal gowns from Tammam with up to 75% off samples and past season stock. Up to 70% off luxuriously understated dresses with a quirky modern twist from Sabina Motasem, plus an exclusive 15% off any dress from the new collection. There will also be some gorgeous vintage gowns from the Atelier’s limited vintage collection.
The accessories… gorgeous veils, jewellery, boleros from Tammam, beaded art deco belts from Olive + Langstone, silk flowers and necklaces from Sabina Motasem, from between 25% – 65% off designer hats and head-wear ethically made from Sophia Couture and tassles and garters from Holloway-Smith Noir
August 26th, 2012
From old lace gowns to swinging prom dresses, vintage inspired weddings are big news.
The London Vintage Wedding Fair brings together the very best of UK vintage dealers with bespoke designers, milliners and shoemakers working in antique textiles. Each beautiful dress is unique and of the highest quality, at affordable prices.
Check out the 40 stalls showing, amongst them the exclusive C20th Vintage, Hope and Harlequin, Jane Bourvis, Emmy Shoes and The Pocket Library, together with accessories, gifts, stationers, catering companies, photographers and more, all with a vintage flair.
The London Vintage Wedding Fair has become one of the must see events of the wedding fair calendar. The event has now moved to a beautiful art noveau venue, The Old Finsbury Town Hall in the heart of Clerkenwell. A fantastic venue for a wedding.
Everyone can join in the fun with a glass of bubbly and a goodie bag.
Sunday the 04th of November 11am – 5 pm
Tickets in advance £10
Please visit www.londonvintageweddingfair.co.uk
July 24th, 2012
Cherish The Bride bridal boutique will be having an exclusive preview of the new Madeline Gardner collection, which will give you the chance to view and pre-order your wedding gown before the collection becomes available in other boutiques.
So don’t miss out – book your appointment for either Friday 20th, (afternoon only available on Friday) Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd July.
Call 0151 625 0505, when booking your appointment you must mention that you would like a MGNY 2013 Preview Appointment. Due to expected high demand, appointments will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Special offers will be available during the three days.
Cherish the Bride
152 Banks Road
July 9th, 2012
Internationally renowned designer Caroline Castigliano is holding a spectacular, not-to-be missed sample sale this week, 10th-14th of July.
Brides can save up to 70% off her stunning bridal gowns.
Places are limited. To book your personal consultation and avoid disappointment, please call: 020 7636 8212.
Exclusive to the Berners Street boutique
62 Berners St
July 3rd, 2012
Terry Fox is hosting an amazing sale this summer that includes stunning couture wedding dresses, amazing Mother of the Bride outfits and sizzling occasion wear, on sale now with discounts of up to 70%!!
To make way for the new Terry Fox bridal collection ‘Much More Muchier’ which is about to appear in Terry Fox stockists, there are many garments that have to be cleared now! This really is a genuine opportunity to obtain the most luxurious designer dresses with huge discounts, with prices from £800.
Many of the gowns are truly one-offs, with much of the evening wear having been designed and created purely for celebrity use on the red carpet and TV shows.
The sale will run from now until 31 July (or while stocks last) – and it is guaranteed to be an absolute sell-out! Phone now for your appointment on 01284 752191
Find out more at http://www.terryfox.co.uk/sample-gowns/
June 28th, 2012
White Mischief is holding it’s biggest, most exclusive sample sale and it is now well underway, with prices that were once nearing £2000 are now ranging from £500.
They have an incredible range of styles and designs to offer, from many top designers such as Augusta Jones, Jenny Packham, Lynn Ashworth, Jesus Peiro, Anouschka G, Pronovias, Marylise, Paloma Blanca, Kate Sherford, Hollywood Dreams, Alan Hannah, The Vintage Wedding Dress Company and Beverly Lister.
Missing out on these wonderful bargains would make any bride blush, so make sure you don’t miss this great opportunity to buy your dream dress at a dream price!
White Mischief Bridal
High Street, Henfield
West Sussex, BN5 9HP
Call 01273 495566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.
June 23rd, 2012
Sassi Holford has been dressing stylish brides for over twenty-five years, and is renowned for her exquisite cut, flattering silhouettes and use of the finest fabrics.
Her stunning gowns will be available at a huge discount from just £600 (size 10 and 12) for a very limited time only!
6th July from 10-7pm & 7th July from 10-6pm
74 Fulham Road, London
Call 020 7584 1532 to book an appointment
Saturday 14th July to Saturday 28th July
6 The Bridge, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1UG
Call 01823 256 308 to book an appointment
June 20th, 2012
The prestigious couturier is hosting an amazing sale this summer that will see a selection of his couture occasion wear, wedding dresses and accessories on sale with 50 per cent discounts, and more!
The famous designer has dressed some of the most fashionable brides in the world – from Samantha Cameron, HRH Princess Rania of Jordan and Jemima Khan
The Sale will begin on 26 June and run until 31 July and is guaranteed to be an absolute treasure trove of fashion wonders! (We’ve heard there will be items on sale for as little as £50!)
34 Beauchamp Place,
London SW3 1JU
Find out more at www.bruceoldfield.com
June 17th, 2012
No 10 Bridal in Surrey is holding its first ever sample sale this Saturday, 30 June, from 9.30.
There will be up to 75% off a wide range of gorgeous designer dresses, plus shoes, accessories and jewellery. The gorgeous store is making way for new stock and examples of the fabulous bargains include dresses by including Savannah in ivory silk, size 12, reduced from £1749 to £699. Isabella, in ivory silk chiffon, size ten, reduced from £1399 to an incredible £419.
Visit the store at No 10 The Borough, Farnborough to make the most of these fabulous offers. Call 01252 728 400 or visit www.no10bridal.com for more details.
June 9th, 2012
Rebecca Cella’s exquisite Bridal collection features bespoke hand-knitted, body skimming dresses covered in delicate chain detailing and exclusive swarovski crystals embellishments. The exclusive and innovative fabrics sculpt and fall beautifully from the body creating an elegant, graceful yet sexy silhoutte. The collection made from Rebecca’s intricately knitted fabrics use the finest most luxurious of yarns, which are then embellished with clusters of glossy antique silver and platinum sequins mixed with shimmering shells or twinkling swarovski crystal that drip to the floor in a breathtaking fishtail. Rebecca’s wizardry on the knitting machine coupled with the most exquisite yarns, trimmings and embellishments results in a truly one off stunning gown.
The signature knits have proved a hit with some well known ladies from Alesha Dixon to Nicole Scherzinger of the pussycat dolls who regularly wear pieces from her mainline collection. Rebecca’s talent in and love of creating fabrics and her passion for impeccable finishing and detail is evident in the collections and had gained her the title of ‘Fashion’s new Golden girl’
View the collection at www.rebeccacella.com