At The Wedding Dolls we definitely feel for the Mother of the Bride (MOTB). Our dear old Mums usually bear the brunt of our planning tears and tantrums plus on top they’ve got their own fashion crisis to sort out when it comes to choosing a MOTB wedding outfit.
So what could be better than spending an evening with your Mum in the company of a fabulous personal stylist at one of the best wedding Bridal shops around, where both of you will be looked after and styled to your hearts content?
Froufrou Bridal Boutique are holding the perfect event for you both on Wednesday 17th April in conjunction with Lynne Meek of Styling Matters, a professional stylist who will be on hand to offer her help and advice on choosing a perfect wedding outfit. Also there are experts from LK Bennett, Laura Mercier and Holly’s Hats, in what promises to be a fun packed evening.
With this set of friendly and fun ladies at hand not only your mum will be looking and feeling sensational come the big day – you’ll have bagged loads of help and advice too! Set in Froufrou’s beautiful, relaxed boutique on the night you’ll also be treated to scrumptious cupcakes, sweet treats and fine bubbly as you soak up the style advice and chat to the boutique owners, Nicole and Helena.
Frou Frou Bridal Boutique
Lynne Meeks of Styling Matters
L K Bennett
Don’t stop at your mum though, bring your friends, your Aunt or the future in-laws for what promises to be a fab night. Tickets (which are unbelievably good value at £10 per person) will go fast and spaces are limited so click here for more info now and hopefully we’ll see you there!
Froufrou Bridal Boutique in Tunbridge Wells will be spoiling you this month with some stunning designer days from across the pond.
Their All American March Trunk Show weekends kick off on the 15th with designer, Ivy & Aster, where’ll you get the chance to take a look at their entire 2013 collection as well as new Bridesmaid gowns. Helena from Froufrou says ”these gowns are romantic and whimsical and definitely not to be missed, especially for Brides who know they definitely want an Ivy & Aster gown.”
Then on the weekend of 23rd March, designer Claire La Faye Bridal, will showcase beautiful, creative and stylish designs. They are usually only available in the USA so Helena says “if you are a fashion forward bride that dreams of something beautiful and alternative to the traditional you’ll love these really unforgettable and feminine gowns”.
During March the boutique are also introducing new Bridesmaids ranges including a collection from Twobirds Bridesmaids – which we love as they suit just about any Bridesmaid with lots of choice of colour and style.
You can secure your Trunk Show appointment with a fully redeemable £15.00 deposit but before you do Helena recommends “if you are at the beginning of your search though and not looking to buy just yet, do give us a ring us to make an alternative appointment to come in and see us“.
Have fun and make your appointment asap as we know these popular shows get booked up super quick!
Today we have a discount offer for you from the fantastic Florist in the Forest. Katherine Craft is offering 10% off all bookings for weddings taking place in October and November 2013. Already booked up for the summer you’ll need to be quick if you want her for your wedding.
To receive the discount just book before the end of February 2013 and there’s a minimum spend of £300. Here is just a selection of some of Katherine’s fabulous work but you can find out more by checking out our previous blog post.
Myself and Joanne were majorly excited when we happily skipped off to take a look around the Tunbridge Wells regency townhouse that is the gorgeous setting for bridal boutique, Isabella Grace. With a recent expansion the boutique is welcoming more brides than ever through their very elegant front door.
Looking through the front window you get just a tantalising peek of the gorgeousness thats waiting for you inside. Owner, Rebecca Doyle, is no stranger to weddings as she also runs multi-award winning bridal accessory brand, Chez Bec, but had always dreamed of opening her own boutique.
She told us “It is only 14 months since we opened Isabella Grace and it is hard to believe how far our and our brides’ expectations have been exceeded. We literally tripled in size within a year of opening and now have four floors with three private fitting suites, two showrooms and a separate alterations suite.
“I was delighted when one of our brides coined the phrase “The Isabella Grace Experience” to express how happy she had been with the service – it was the ultimate shopping experience for her and this was our aim from the very start. Choosing the dress you wear on your wedding day is a girl’s most important shopping decision – we not only go the extra mile, we outstrip it!
“Our brides very much become part of the Isabella Grace family and they leave hugging and kissing us – some even in tears when their Isabella Grace experience comes to an end!”
Collections include Paloma Blanca, So Sassi, LM by Lusan Mangonus, Enzoani, Nicola Anne, Sophia Tolli, Martina Liana and Charlotte Balbier with prices ranging from £1000 to £2,500.
We loved the ambiance, atmosphere and luxurious feel of Isabella Grace that really makes this boutique stand out from the crowd. But Brides nearly always say its the exceptional quality of customer service that means they would recommend this boutique time and time again.
Go take a look – you won’t be disappointed!
All images copyright: Isabella Grace
Amanda and James were married in Frant Church with their reception at High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells. We just love the beautiful lace dress overlay which was whipped off for the evenings dancing – gorgeous! The rich green tones in this wedding are also fantastic for a wedding during the Christmas season – ooh and I could just tuck into that cheesecake now!
Photography by Alan Harbord Photography.
Check out the blog post on a gorgeous vintage wedding shoot by Alan Harbord
Lisa and Ian were married back in June at The Beacon, Tunbridge Wells. The lucky bride wore the Lizzette gown by Maggie Sottero and a beautiful fur wrap to meet her husband-to-be, who was fully kitted out in his uniform. What a gorgeous couple and we just love the little bridesmaids too!
Images by Alan Harbord
If you’re looking to add a bit of class and sophistication to your wedding ceremony then we love harpist Victoria Longhurst. Her classic sound is so beautiful and we loved listening to her at a recent event.
We always have harp music on our shortlist for a civic ceremony as it really adds a sense of occasion and can work beautifully on terraces and in outside areas – perfect for a Kent Country Garden wedding.
The very lovely Victoria will make sure you have exactly what you want on your wedding day and can send you a repertoire list and demo CD with music choices. Prices start from £300 so visit her website for more information.
Today we have a special Frocks of the Fortnight as we take a look at just some of the stunning gowns in Froufrou Bridal Boutique’s SALE Sunday (28th October).
With their new collections soon arriving in the boutique they are offering Brides a final sale day for 2012. The Froufrou ladies hate to see beautiful dresses without a special home to go to, so they’re offering savings of up to £1000 on some gowns. It’s definitely worth going along to grab a bargain as all the dresses are from current collections and less than a year old. There’s Stewart Parvin, Matthew Williamson, Lyn Ashworth and David Fielden all with a fabulous variety of styles in sizes 10 to 14.
For more dresses like the ones below visit their website for more info.
Last weekend we held one of our Wedding Planning Workshops at Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells. At the workshop our fabulous and fun group of Brides learnt the basics of wedding planning, along with lots of hints, tips and lashings of inspiration to help them take the stress out of the planning and make the most of their budget. We look not only at how to organise your planning but how to go about finding your style and wedding personality to really make your wedding day unique to you.
A massive thanks to Rebecca Douglas who came along to chat about photography, giving the brides some key things to consider when booking a photographer and how to get the most out of your wedding photography (she has a luurvley new website so make sure you take a look). Our smiling brides left our workshop with planning guides to get them started and a discount pack with some of our favourite Kent suppliers.
If you’d like to come along to a workshop then click here to find out more. We currently have two dates available for booking in January 2013. Workshops are £48 per bride and you can bring a guest with you for a small fee.
Thanks to Hotel du Vin for the lovely welcome, fabulous room and a steady flow of refreshments!
This Sunday (7th October) we’ll be at the Hotel du Vin Wedding Fayre in Tunbridge Wells. On from 10.30am to 3.30pm it’s free to enter and there’s a glass on bubbly on arrival. You’ll also get the chance to have a look round this gorgeous hotel as well as meet some of the best local wedding suppliers.
We’ll be there to help with some of those wedding worries so come and say hello!
For more info about the hotel take a look at our Hidden Gem post.
Image: Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells