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From 6th to 20th July, designer Sassi Holford will be offering huge reductions of up to 70% off selected sample gowns from her classic English and Couture bridal collections.

The first morning of the sale allows you to just turn up at her London store and it’s a case of ‘first come, first served’. However from 12 noon that day onwards the sale will be by appointment only so you’ll need to book.
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Take a look at www.sassiholford.com for more info.

Happy Shopping!

Emma x

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In our third part of our dream job series today with chat with Bridal Boutique Manager at Go Bridal, Lola Sands. Lola’s entry into wedding world was a unique one so let’s find out more….

How did you get your dream wedding  job?

Quite by accident! I worked as a Customer Services Manager for a large department store and then after an early mid-life crisis, I ran away to sea! I worked in promotions on a cruise liner for a while and then I wasn’t really sure what to do. I came across a sign in the window of The Pantiles Bride for an administration person and ended up becoming the Boutique’s manager before moving to their sister shop, Go Bridal.

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How would you describe your boutiques style?

Go Bridal was once a house and is spread over three floors. It’s a tardis and many Brides comment on how deceptive it’s appearance is from the outside. We have a very relaxed atmosphere with scented candles and soft music and a turquoise and silver colour scheme. We have gowns to cater for every budget, style and size.

What personality traits do you need to be a good wedding dress stylist?

Firstly the love of all things bridal and sparkly! Being really patient and organised is a must – a fitting room full of excitable girls do occasionally need to concentrate on the task in hand if they are going to end up with the dress of their dreams! It’s also important to really listen to your customer as she will give you the clues you need to help you suggest the perfect dress.

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What are the best and worst parts of your job?

The best part is helping to find that special gown for the most important day of a girls life! There aren’t too many downsides but dealing with high expectations and tight deadlines can be quite stressful.

What is your best piece of business advice to aspiring Boutique Stylists?

That it’s not all “dress-up” and drinking champagne! There’s lots of administration and co-ordinating behind the scenes and really busy fitting days can be mega tiring.

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What has been your best moment as a boutique stylist so far?

I’ve had many lovely moments with Brides over the years but the best feeling is always when a bride turns to you at the end of the appointment and says “I would never have picked this gown myself but you seemed to know instinctively what suited me”. It makes all the hard work worth it.

Thanks Lola for sharing your dream job with us. If you want to find out more about Dream Wedding Jobs here’s the series so far:

Part One: Wedding Photographer

Part Two: Wedding Planner

Part Three: Wedding Florist

Look out next week for the part five of our Dream Jobs series.

Emma x

 

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It always happens. You’ve got the Wedding of the Year to go to and absolutely NOTHING to wear. Kitting yourself out for weddings can cost a small fortune but we’ve found a way to bag a head turning designer dress at a snip of the normal price.

Wish Want Wear are an online designer dress hire company where you can get the likes of Missoni, Temperley, Sass & Bide and Chanel  for bargain prices. Simply order the dress you want, select your size (plus a free alternative) and then they’ll post it to you. Wear, receive loads of compliments and then post it back. What’s not to love.

We’ve got a special offer of 15% off for our lovely blog readers until the end of June. Simply use the voucher code WEDDOLLS15 at the checkout.

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Happy Shopping!

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P.S Don’t forget to let us know which one you wore!

Hurrah! We’re happy this week as we’ve been on the hunt for gorgeous wedding dresses with detailed backs and we’ve hit the jackpot with these two gorgeous gowns. The dresses are part of Charlotte Balbier’s latest collection ‘Decade of Style’ which celebrates her 10th anniversary as a leading British designer. The collection has a real Hollywood glamour feel about it and we love just how much detail has gone into these dresses, with perfect details on the front and back – camera ready from all angles!

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To see more of the collection and other gowns visit www.charlottebalbier.com

Stockists in Kent are Isabella Grace, Tunbridge Wells and Heading Up the Aisle, Chislehurst.

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With two major wedding awards under her belt so far this year, designer Sassi Holford is flying high. Take a little look here at her 2013 Couture Collection, which is exclusive to her London boutique in Chelsea. For a glimpse of her designs closer to home you can find the So Sassi collection at Isabella Grace in Tunbridge Wells.

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Today we’re sharing with you our three favourite gowns from the 2013 collection of Monique Lhuillier. All the gowns in this collection have a really soft, elegant feel with lots of lace and gorgeous details, but they still manage to pack a punch in the wow factor stakes.

The collection isn’t available in Kent though ladies so it’s a trip into the big smoke to stockist Browns Bride, London.

Images from Monique Lhuillier

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