January 27th, 2012
One of Britain’s most prestigious couturiers, Bruce Oldfield has been designing gowns for beautiful brides for almost 40 years. Jemima Khan, Samantha Cameron and Olivia Ferragamo, are just some of the iconic women who’ve married wearing his creations.
For just one weekend, his bridal boutique will be holding an exclusive sale of vintage dresses, giving brides-to-be the chance to snap up an original Bruce Oldfield dress from between £400 to £1,500, a fraction of the price!
The sale will be begin at 10.00am – 19.00pm Friday 2nd March and 10.00am – 18:00pm Saturday 3rd March.
January 25th, 2012
Lusan Mandongus began in 1991 with its operation based in Hong Kong, Lusan Mandongus has been a referent for glamorous and graceful bridal gowns that made a name for itself in the bridal gown industry…
Began in 1991 with its operation based in Hong Kong, Lusan Mandongus has been a referent for glamorous and graceful bridal gowns that made a name for itself in the bridal gown industry.
With the rapid growth of the business and overwhelming response in the Hong Kong market, Lusan Mandongus embarked on an expansion path in year 2001 by introducing the brand in Japan and the UK. Through its presence at major bridal exhibitions, Lusan Mandongus attracted the interests of buyers from the US, Europe and Middle East which made the wedding dresses now available worldwide.
January 22nd, 2012
As a stylist and designer Sara skilfully caters for all, from the discerning bride who wants her wedding to be stylish & contemporary as well as romantic to hiring Elsie Florence vintage china to the London stylist sourcing perfect pieces for her photo shoot. It is all about being ahead of the game and giving that bit extra. Having relocated from London to Somerset with a career in fashion and interior trend forecasting, Sara wanted a business that incorporated all that she loved about fashion and styling. Anyone who knows her and has looked inside her 400 year old town house can see how her business came to be and how it is constantly evolving. Everywhere you look is a feast for the eye from pretty china to spinning tops and retro vintage cars. It is a lifestyle as well as an obvious passion.
Sara’s grandmother, Elsie Florence played a huge part in her childhood and together they shared a mutual passion for all things beautiful and elegant. Inheriting a much loved and coveted tea set from her grandmother was the inspiration needed to start her vintage china hire company in 2002, starting a nation wide trend for vintage style weddings. Sara has an eye for detail and can transform a table to make you catch your breath.
January 18th, 2012
Maids to Measure, was created after too many brides complained about trying to find bridesmaid dresses and the uninspiring service offered in the dress decision process.
They offer customers a bespoke service, on line or by appointment, creating perfect fitting and unique bridesmaid dresses at reasonable, ‘non-bespoke’ prices.
By appointment, Maids to Measure allows you to have fun designing your dresses with your bridesmaids, over a bottle of bubbles and cupcakes, in comfortable and pleasant surroundings; transforming the usual dull, stress- filled task of finding dresses into a memorable, fun and stress-free experience. One of our experienced consultants will help to make the bride’s dream bridesmaid dresses a reality. The appointment involves looking at and choosing designs, trying on samples, choosing colours/fabrics and taking ten measurements to ensure the perfect fit.
Online is a fast and easy option, which allows you to choose from our designs and fabrics to create your dress. It requires you to input your measurements (with the help of our measurement guide) so the dresses really are made to measure.
January 14th, 2012
Effortless beauty and timeless glamour on your wedding day? The collaboration of Donna Crain and Gemma Sutton is bringing a whole new wow- factor to wedding day style.
Exclusively for Gemma’s beautiful brides, this stunning, glamorously decadent collection offers handmade, elegant designs featuring Swarovski crystals, fresh water pearls and vintage-inspired embellishments. Passionately designed and intricately crafted, Donna and Gemma are proud to present The Gemma Sutton Bridal Collection.
The collection offers a unique opportunity for brides to wear exquisitely crafted acccessories, as individual as they are.??
Gemma who has helped hundreds of brides feel confident and beautiful says “Brides have been coming to me for years asking where to buy the ‘perfect’ hair accessories. Now, I can offer brides an exquisite collection I know will be versatile with their look, because I worked with Donna myself to design it”.
View the collection at www.donnacrain.com
January 12th, 2012
Don’t miss out on the rare opportunity to meet internationally renowned bridal designer Caroline Castigliano at two exclusive Designer Days.
In the same year that Caroline celebrates 21 years at the forefront of bridal couture, she will be travelling to Leeds and Edinburgh to meet brides and offer them her personal advice.
Mark these dates in your diary now:
Edinburgh, Saturday 28th January 2012 (0131 558 3355)
Leeds, Sunday 5th February 2012 (0113 234 0990)
Consultations are strictly by appointment only.
This is a unique chance to meet Caroline in person and discuss your wedding gown and styling for your big day with the designer herself.
Please note that we anticipate high demand for appointments on Designer Days, so do book early with the appropriate boutique to avoid disappointment.
January 9th, 2012
Emmy Shoes is launching their first ever luxury Ready to Wear bridal collection of exquisite signiture pieces. Created for the many brides who fall in love with her shoes but cannot wait for the bespoke service. Emmy shoes can now deliver within days of ordering wherever they are in the world!
Beautifully crafted to the same high quality as the bespoke pieces, the collection features nine key Emmy styles including the show stopping shell and beaded Francesca peep toe and the simply chic Amelia pointed court with satin twist.
Whether looking for a vintage style 1920′s round toe shoe or a sexy 1970′s style strappy sandal the Ready to Wear collection has a dream shoe for every bride.
With an eye for detail each Emmy shoe whether Ready to Wear or Bespoke, is finished with a crystal on the sole so that when the bride kneels she still sparkles.
Emmy Shoes continue to be the epitome of English elegance and luxury and her timeless shoes and bags have been worn recently by the Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa Middleton. A bespoke new evening wear collection inspired by the Middleton’s in jewel colours will be launching in October 2011.
January 7th, 2012
What better excuse to finally get that fitness routine in to place than your big day. This year I have decided to really get my act together and improve my overall fitness, while hopefully toning up for my dress in the process.
After lots of research here are my top picks for the best fitness gear available…
January 4th, 2012
London’s first Alternative Wedding Fair will take place on 22nd January 2012 at Islington Metal Works. This comes after the success of England’s first Alternative Wedding Fair in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire on 23rd October 2011. The Alternative Wedding Fair is for brides and grooms who do not identify with existing wedding fairs because they do not offer options that reflect the couple’s personal style and sense of fun. Its mission is to make weddings memorable events that both couples and guests enjoy, rather than regard as compulsory.
The Alternative Wedding Fair is the creation of Heidi Thompson, a former wedding planner. Heidi specialised in planning unique weddings that reflect the couple’s personalities. “I wanted to plan an event for couples who don’t want a ‘cookie-cutter’ wedding” said event organiser Heidi Thompson. The Alternative Wedding Fair provides a breath of fresh air for frustrated couples that cannot find unique suppliers to help them create their perfect wedding.