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Today on the blog we have an absolutely brilliant competition that you won’t want to miss. The Rainbow Club has a stunning range of gorgeous wedding shoes and accessories with stockists all over Kent and the UK. For one lucky lady, they are giving you the chance to win accessories of your choice up to the value of £150.

All you need to do to win is whizz over and “Like” The Wedding Dolls and Rainbow Club Facebook pages, then share the post and you’ll be automatically entered.

For the lucky winner there’s so much to choose from including hair accessories, veils and handbags. Here are just a few of our favourites….

Anemone, £125

Orchid, £125

Chinita, £125

Cristobal, £149

Pinto, £85

Doria, £65

Visit their website to see the complete range of sparkling and pretty bridal shoes and accessories and to find a local stockist.

And don’t forget to enter the competition today – good luck!

Emma x

 

The Small Print: Please note that shoes are not included, the prize is for accessories only. The competition is open to individual Facebook entrants only and not business pages. Winners will be notified through Facebook and a UK delivery address for the prize will be required from the winner. The winner will be picked at random on 6th September 2013. No correspondence will be entered into, prizes are as stated, are not transferable and there is no cash alternative. Prizes may be substituted for equal or greater value if the stated prize becomes unavailable. If you are a winner, you must claim your prize within 28 days of being notified otherwise the prize will be forfeited and another winner chosen. The prize will be sent directly from the Rainbow Club to the winner. Please allow 28 days for delivery of your prize from the date you contact us to claim your prize.

 

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Capped sleeves in our opinion are making a welcome come back within wedding dress design. If like us you love a different neckline to choose from then the range from Justin Alexander will be perfect for you. The new style has been easily captured in one fab blog post from the designer which says, “capped sleeves add a touch of vintage glamour you can’t get with any other accessory. This very ladylike feature frames the face and bust perfectly to achieve a modest, chic, and very elegant bridal look”. We couldn’t agree more. Check out the full blog post here.

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Kent suppliers include Bell’amore in Bexleyheath and Tantrums & Tiaras in Sittingbourne.

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Carla and Don couldn’t have made their wedding anniversary more special and easier to remember if they tried. Their wedding date and time was 12/12/12 at 12:12 noon and the ceremony took place at Mount Ephraim Gardens in Faversham. Here Carla tells us their wedding story.

“Mount Ephraim Gardens was the first venue that we looked at in January 2012 and I fell in love with it straight away. It felt very romantic. We wanted our wedding to be a relaxed day that we could enjoy with our friends and family but I also wanted it to have a traditional and classic feel. During the ceremony our daughter Olivia read a piece she had written about us and how much we meant to her – it was very emotional.

“As the wedding was just before Christmas our colours were Olive green, gold and ivory. There was such a warm glow from twinkling lights, with lots of candles and pearls to really complete the look. The theme continued with my wedding outfit as I wore a friends pearl necklace and earrings and my veil and hair slide were ivory with very subtle sparkles. The overall look of our wedding was better than I could have hoped for. On all of our stationery we had two little characters of myself and Don to make it feel a little more personalised – we run a family printers, Jenwood Printers, in Sheerness so that definitely helped!
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“We had a traditional menu by caterers, Scott Anderson, of Winter vegetable soup, Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and Crème Brulee. Our reception drink was hot mulled wine. Our wedding cake was cupcakes made by a friend Lisa Burke. The Flower Company in Sheerness supplied by flowers. I love the smell of freesias and I wanted the flowers to look very simple but pretty. I had ivory freesias with pearls and sparkles in the bouquet, tied with an ivory ribbon and the bridesmaids and flower girls had bouquets of gyp, tied with ivory ribbon.

Kerry Ann Duffy was our photographer and she was fantastic. During the day we were also filming a Marryoke, with TDH Media which everyone really enjoyed. We also had up-close magician, Spencer Wood, who did fantastic tricks throughout our pre-dinner drinks and the wedding breakfast. In the evening we had a photo booth by Julian Austin Photography with Apollo Funk DJing. Our first dance was a little different as we did a mix up – we’re not great dancers but we gave it our best shot with tunes including Utah Saints, Big Fish, Tom Jones, Gangnam Style and the Black Eyed Peas “The Time (Dirty Bit)”

Because we had started so early the DJ finished up at 10.30pm with us doing a last dance to Take That’s “Greatest Day” which I cried throughout as I was so happy and didn’t want the day to end!

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Thanks to Carla and Don for sharing their wedding day with us and don’t forget to check out the new Mr & Mrs Jenkins in their Marryoke Video!

 

Wedding Contact Book:

Brides Dress & Shoes: Tantrums and Tiara

Bridesmaids/Flower Girls: Forever Yours & BHS

Groom & Ushers, Peter Posh from Guvnors, Sittingbourne

Photography: Kerry Ann Duffy

Videography and Marryoke: TDH Media

Magician: Spencer Wood

Photo booth: Julian Austin Photography

DJ: Apollo Funk

 

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For this weeks shopping pleasure we bring you the fabulous 2013 collection from online wedding accessory boutique, Olivier Laudus, which is all about glamour and romance. The new pieces in the collection are a gorgeous mix of pearl jewellery and art deco inspired headbands using Crystallised Swarovski Elements.

Natasha Flower Headband £94.99

Natasha Flower Headband £94.99

Nerea Diamante and Pearl Earrings £29 .99

Nerea Diamante and Pearl Earrings £29 .99

Marta Pearl and Diamante Side Headband £ 79.99

Marta Pearl and Diamante Side Headband £ 79.99

Lorraine bracelet, £89

Lorraine bracelet, £89

Layla earrings £39.99

Layla earrings £39.99

Jane headband £190

Jane headband £190

Geneva necklace £59.99

Geneva necklace £59.99

Fern headband £140

Fern headband £140

The Olivier Laudus online boutique was established in 2004 by husband and wife team Olivier and Sangeeta Laudus. The brand new Signature wedding collection was designed by Olivier, who’s created a range of beautiful wedding necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The boutique also has an extensive range of wedding tiaras, including crystal and pearl tiaras as well as bridal headbands, jewellery and finishing touches.

All orders have free delivery during January so make the most of it and take a look today!

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In part two of our wedding discount day we’re featuring, My Fayre Favourite, a collection of absolutely gorgeous vintage jewellery and bridal accessories by Maidstone based designer, Charlotte Brown.

Charlotte tells us “I’m obsessed with vintage and love finding old treasures that I can use in my jewellery designs. My pieces aren’t mass produced new items made to look vintage but are true to the genuine article, giving you an individual one-off piece to treasure forever.”

Here’s just some of our favourites but visit the online store for the entire range. And don’t forget to quote WEDDINGDOLLS2013 at the checkout to get your exclusive 10% discount.

Vintage 1950’s Necklace, £24

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Vintage Bridal Hair Comb, £25

Vintage 1950’s Rhinestone Necklace, £20

Silver and White Beaded Hairband £25

Jewellery transformed into a Bridal Hair piece, £25

Handmade wedding garter vintage lace with vintage brooch £25

Handmade wedding garter vintage lace with vintage brooch £25

bridal hair grips £4.50 per grip

bridal hair grips £4.50 per grip

Ivory flower hair comb with birdcage veil, £15

And if you’re feeling really generous you can even buy these gorgeous cufflinks for the Groom – they are just so cute!

Coin Cufflinks, British 1961 Lucky Sixpence, £10

Coin Cufflinks, British 1961 Lucky Sixpence, £10

Happy Shopping x

This weekend is the first in a series of Designer Weekends at FrouFrou Bridal Boutique, Tunbridge Wells. As well as being able to view full collections by featured designers, there’s super discounts available and your chance to win your dress for free! This Saturday and Sunday (24th & 25th November 2012) features designer Lusan Mandongus. Check out more info on the flyer below or read more about the boutique in our featured blog post.

Happy shopping! x

 

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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

Sorting out your bridal party is full of pitfalls, who you ask and who you don’t, who will be best at certain jobs and who will be the most fun etc.

So how about cutting out any of these issues and just ask your BFF – the one who won’t mind who they sit next to at dinner and will just be happy if you chuck them a bone. Yes now your hairiest pal can get in on the wedding act.

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And of course any fashion forward pooch will need it’s own wedding outfit – we love these cute crocheted bow ties from Charlie Hearts Diesel.

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Go on over to Pinterest to see our doggy inspiration board but one last word though, make sure your venue is happy to include guests that require a pooper scooper….

 

Today we have a little look into the wedding design world of Maggie Sottero and her Spring 2013 collection. We just love the soft pink colour of this first fishtail dress launched at New York International Bridal Fashion Week. The collection is not yet available in stores but what’s to stop you taking a look at all her other gorgeous gowns whilst you wait!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maggie Sottero is available in Kent at Bridal Gowns at Jodi in their Maidstone and Canterbury stores, as well as Go Bridal in Tunbridge Wells.

All images from First View

firstVIEW is an online fashion magazine with fashion show photos from around the world. See all the the top models and top designer fashions from the runways of the world.

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