This week myself and Joanne got a sneak preview of a gorgeous new magazine hitting the wedding world this weekend.
Doily Days is the new FREE vintage inspired wedding mag from the team, yes you guessed it, behind vintage wedding stylists, Doily Days. Helen Ruff is the lovely editor of the new 56 pager, which is jam packed full of wedding gorgeousness including DIY top tips from Helen herself, as well as Roses All Over and articles from our fellow wedding bloggers, Ooh Mrs James and Festival Brides. There’s also a handmade real wedding for inspiration, features on venues and catering and much more, plus if that wasn’t enough there’s an amazing competition from Mr & Mrs Unique.
Grab yourself a FREE copy at the ‘Something Old’ wedding fair at the Corn Exchange in Brighton this Sunday (3rd March 12-5pm) or look out for it at a wedding fair near you in Kent very soon.
Navy and black Bridesmaids dresses were everywhere last Winter and we’re predicting the same come this one, especially with the new range of Alvina Valenta bridesmaids dresses available. There’s some stunners in there which will suit all shapes, sizes and tastes of bridesmaids. Take a look at the new collection through JLM Europe Collection and the Kent stockist is Isabella Grace in Tunbridge Wells.
Images from First View.
Homepage featured image from Clark & Walker
One of our favourite shops for wedding outfits is Any Occasion in Tunbridge Wells. We’re always sending Mother of the Brides their way and now there’s another reason to go take a look as they are stockists for Anoushka G, who design fantastic evening and occasion wear.
Anoushka G also designs a bridal range that has some real gems, with gorgeous lines and beautiful details perfect for summer weddings. These are just some of our favourite.
For all you sparkle lovers out there prepare to spend some serious wedge on a new website from Gemini London.
Loved by celebs such as Alesha Dixon, Gemini have been selling their jewellery through House of Fraser but now you can buy online too.
Their really gorgeous, but affordable range includes stunning pendants, earrings, necklace sets, bracelets and hair accessories suitable for all occasions and especially for brides-to-be! Plus there’s free UK delivery on orders over £50.
Happy Shopping x
Having comfortable underwear which still looks fantastic is the holy grail for most of us girls, but on your wedding day it’s more important than ever. Make sure you choose your underwear well in advance so you can take it to your dress fittings with you. This Belle basque set from Myla Lingerie currently has 50% off.
If you are splashing out and want to make the most of your wedding underwear how about a boudoir photography session? Another great gift for the groom on your wedding day – lucky boy!
Stephanie Allin is one of the UK’s foremost award-winning bridal fashion designers. With over 20 years experience Stephanie is well known for her excellence in design, use of beautiful fabrics and the final perfect fit. Stephanie says “all our gowns are hand-made in Britain by the most highly skilled, professionally trained dressmakers. We pride ourselves on ensuring your gown is perfect.”
Stephanie has just launched her 2013 ‘Night and Day’ Collection which will be in store around September. But if you can’t wait until then to take a look at some of her designs they have a sample sale on the 23rd and 24th June at Chiltern St, London. No appointment is necessary, just visit the website for more info.
To see her stunning designs up close in Kent visit Isabella Grace, Tunbridge Wells.
Froufrou Bridal Boutique are having their first ever sale on Saturday 9th June 2012, from 9am to 5pm. Sample designer gowns available include Matthew Williamson, David Fielden, Lyn Ashworth and Stewart Parvin.
Nicole and Helena told us “At Froufrou we like to keep things fresh and hate to see beautiful gowns overlooked on the rails which is why we are giving brides the chance to purchase stunning designer gowns with huge savings.”
The special sale day is by appointment only so make sure you contact the ladies to book a slot.
We recommend you don’t miss it!
Ps See our previous blog post on Froufrou Bridal
This week has been full of up’s and downs. In the name of research we have been out and about looking at potential new wedding venues and getting rained on in the process. However it didn’t stop us getting very excited by some of our fabulous finds for our special venue feature coming up later this month.
Another up was that my hand is recovering well so I managed to get my hand splint off and am now typing this post with two hands – sort of. Hurrah! However I wasn’t able to do my Moonwalk last night (read about my training here) but here’s hoping my team mates had fun – well done girls!
On the blog this week we started with a Butterfly Inspiration Board to get the creative juices flowing. We featured the new Ghost dresses available at John Lewis and shared our top five Bridal clutch bags from the High Street.
There was also the fourth part of our vintage wedding planning special with Vintage Tea Kent who showed us their gorgeous tea sets to help style any vintage event to perfection.
We were also really excited to showcase the Real Kent Wedding of Danielle and Chris. The couple celebrated their day with a fabulous Country Fair theme so take a look if you are planning your own country wedding for more inspiration.
Look out next week for part five of vintage wedding planning with the bit you’ve all been waiting for – the dresses! Plus two fantastic supplier finds and news of a designer dress wedding sale – what’s not to love!
Happy Sunday folks!
Image credit: Kerry Ann Duffy
Every girl needs a clutch bag (or two…) for a special occasion and your wedding day is no exception. Where else will you store your make up for touch up’s or that packet of tissues for a tearful moment!
If you haven’t added a clutch bag to your list of items to buy then fear not, there are so many to choose from online plus unlike other wedding accessories your clutch bag is something you’ll reuse for years to come.
This lovely satin vintage style wedding bag has a detailed deep row of silver and diamante decoration along it’s front. It comes with a detachable wrist and shoulder strap.and satin lining. The reverse of the bag is rich plain satin and best of all is only £29 from Catherine Mee.