Category: Wedding Dress

Dresses by Velvet Birdcage

Velvet Birdcage is a wedding dress boutique in Findon, West Sussex. It has been run by sisters Amy and Katie Sykes for more than 15 years and their designs have been featured on screen and in print. They pride themselves on dressing shapes, not sizes and they use the tagline ‘exclusive designs, inclusive of everyone’. With their vast experience they can offer advice on styles that will match certain themes, dresses that suit certain body types, and fabrics that flatter.   They have some great advice on their website about which bridal styles suit different shaped bodies, for example ‘smaller…

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Hampshire Boutique – Margaux Mae Bridal

I had a lovely brunch recently with Andrea Dargon of Hampshire-based Margaux Mae Bridal. We chatted about all sorts; how the former PA found her way into the wedding industry through making cakes, her work as Hampshire Brand Ambassador for The Wedding Industry Supplier Network, and the journey that saw her realising her dream and launching her bridal boutique in August. We discussed how Andrea thinks Princess Margaret was the most iconic royal bride. ‘Strong and wild’ is how she describes her. It’s her love for this type of timeless, elegant dress that saw her carefully choosing the designers for…

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Would you rent your wedding dress?

  How to save money on the most expensive outfit you’ll only wear once… Your big day can be one of the most expensive events you’ll ever throw in your life, especially with UK couples spending on average an eye-watering £27,000 on their nuptials. This has prompted a new wave of savvy brides on a budget to look at renting their wedding dresses, instead of forking out on a frock they will wear only once. UK waste prevention company found that after speaking to 2100 brides to be, 4 out of 10 brides would be willing to hire a…

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Supplier Spotlight – Bombshell HQ

I’m thrilled to feature Bombshell HQ today. I’ve spent quite some time sipping coffee and deciding on my favourite dresses from their collection to share with you. It’s got me feeling all fancy I have to say! You will see their designs are all timeless and ageless so they’re great investments pieces. I think they work equally well for bridesmaids, guests and mother-of-the-bride/groom. The designer behind Bombshell is Katya Wildman. She was a costume designer for television, so when she couldn’t find a dress suitable for her curves, she designed one… and so Bombshell HQ was born! “I wanted to…

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Designer Holly Winter makes Dresses for NHS Brides

December 30, 2020 | Covid Wedding, real wedding, Wedding Dress

Back in March Holly Winter offered to design and make a free bespoke, couture wedding dress for NHS brides who had to postpone their wedding because of Covid-19. “I had no idea what to expect” said Holly “I received around 50 responses (and a nomination for a Pride of Britain Award!)” Holly says she’d love to be able to help everyone who got in touch, but with just her doing the work, she has committed to helping four brides over the next two years. Holly’s delighted to share pictures of her first NHS bride who tied the knot on 28…

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