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Lunch time! Are you taking a little time off to browse the blogs and do a spot of wedding planning today? Perhaps we can assist with one aspect of that this fine Wednesday afternoon. Function Central offer an easy way to find and hire the UK’s very best wedding bands, musicians and DJs. They have a vast roster of hand-picked acts in every available genre, from bluegrass to gypsy jazz and every year they help thousands of brides and grooms find the perfect live music for their wedding. The website has an online search feature to help you find live... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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Our blogging bride, Kay, is back this morning with her next post in The Lovettes series. I know she would love your input in the comments below... Good morning to you all and happy Friday! It's lovely to be back blogging again, although for the last two months it has felt as though time is sprinting along without me. Since my first post back in March, I reached the milestone age of 21. I spent my birthday weekend attempting to have a civilised brunch with my girlfriends, where I managed to eat my way through at least three patisserie boxes,... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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Klaire Elton is the creator and designer of Klaire Van Elton Bridal Adornments. Offering headpieces, halos, vines, veils, cuffs and combs, her pieces are perfect for brides who love all things vintage, but crave a contemporary, whimsical twist. 'I individually hand make every design in the collection, selecting intricate laces, organic vines and origami papers to create adornments for brides who are happy to stray from convention in favour of something altogether more personal and unique.' Photography Copyright (c) 2014, Holly Booth for Klaire Van Elton Annabel and I really love Klaire's delicate designs, particularly the striking origami pieces. The... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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Just popping by briefly to offer three cheers for celebrated Scottish bridal designer and Love My Dress sponsor Joyce Young, who received an OBE Award from HRH Prince Charles in February this year. 'I was completely taken by surprise when I first opened my letter about the OBE over a year ago. I did not expect recognition, although it's fantastic to achieve. To be honest, I thought it was someone playing a joke!' Joyce, who is best known for her beautiful wedding dresses, has also designed outfits for a number of celebrities, including Judy Murray {mother of Tennis pro Andy}... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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Annabel and I relish any opportunity to share a stylish find or decadent discovery with our readers. Today we'd like to introduce you to The White Closet. This award winning bridal boutique, located in a leafy suburb of West Didsbury, Manchester, is dedicated to celebrating independent women with style and creativity. Spread over three floors in a beautiful Victorian building, the recently refurbished boutique is tastefully decorated with Farrow & Ball paint and wallpaper designed by their Creative Director, Eve Broadhurst. A backdrop of stunning antique furniture and stylish interior design flourishes everywhere you look make a visit to The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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Happy Friday readers! I'm incredibly excited about sharing Rosie's first post with you today. I'm a loyal devotee of her personal blog, A Rosie Outlook, and what she has written for Love My Dress is of the same high standard. So, make yourself a cuppa, get comfy and lose yourself in the heart-warming tale of how she met her Tom... It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact moment that mine and Tom’s story began. Though the very short version is that we ‘met through work’, there were a series of events that led up to that moment that I must admit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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I've always thought auctions look terribly exciting. The steadily increasing price, the subtle nod of an expert buyer and the rapid back and forth of people attempting to outbid each other. It's certainly a unique way to shop! Fellows, one of the UK’s leading auction houses, recently got in touch to tell us about an upcoming event we think will be perfect for brides-to-be. A sale of exquisite antique and modern jewellery is taking place on 17th April at 11am. Located in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, Fellows host most of their auctions live online, including this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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Being the sentimental fool that I am, I have a compendium-like memory of our wedding gifts and who gave them to us. I often find myself feeling a little misty eyed over the Kichenaid from my Grandmother or the beautiful Denby platter sent by old school friends. These seemingly inanimate objects are part of the fabric of our day-to-day lives and a constant reminder of the love and support afforded to us by our nearest and dearest as we embarked on a new chapter of our relationship. However, when you're planning a wedding, compiling that all important gift list is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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It's been a while since I've had the opportunity eulogise about pretty paper goods on the pages of Love My Dress, but long time readers may remember I'm a huge fan of stationery in all its forms. Today I'd like to introduce you to Mrs Wishart, purveyors of fine wedding invitations, cards and stationery. With a previous career in social work, Mrs Wishart's founder, Ali, always had a yearning to create a business that would allow her to be a part of the positive celebrations in people’s lives, rather than intervening at points of crisis. 'I have always had a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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If you're still searching for the perfect wedding venue and you're hoping to say 'I do' in our great capital, read on! Hidden away in one of the most beautiful Royal Parks and managed by Regent's Conferences & Events, Regent's University London offers an idyllic setting for your wedding reception right in the heart of the city. Regent's Park, as we know it today, was designed in 1811 by John Nash, the favoured architect of the Prince Regent, later George IV. Surrounded by classical style terraces, Regent's Park spans over 410 acres and includes a lake, canal and a number... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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We've shouted about Foto Noir on the pages of Love My Dress before and today we're back with an exclusive reader offer. For the uninitiated, Foto Noir is just about the most elegant photo booth around. Its open design not only encourages guest participation, but the wooden booth also looks understated and chic, seamlessly blending into even the most luxurious surroudings. Better still, it will take amazingly flattering black and white photos of your glamorous wedding guests. Mark Angus is the designer and maker behind this unique photographic experience. The concept came to him almost 3 years ago after a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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Annabel and I love sharing the very best wedding suppliers with our readers, but it feels even more special when we have the opportunity to shout about a brand we've had firsthand experience of. Last summer, two of my best friends were married and I was lucky enough to accessorise my carefully planned outfit with a bespoke, handcrafted couture accessory by Lila. The brand won a place in my heart forever and it is without hesitation that I recommend them to you today. Having worn a Lila original to the Style Me Vintage Weddings book launch last year, Annabel also... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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Happy Friday readers! It's time to hand the blog over to another of our Lovettes. Please give Kay a wonderfully warm Love My Dress welcome. Her tale of saying yes to her childhood sweetheart is a must read! I know I have said this countless times, but I can't quite believe I am sitting here blogging for Love My Dress. Even though 4 weeks have passed since Franky delivered the news, part of me is still expecting to receive an email saying that my invitation to become a Lovette was just an awkward administrative error. Until that moment comes, I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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Ladies, have you picked out dresses for your bridesmaids yet? I remember how challenging it was dressing my sister and two best friends for our wedding in 2012. How I wish I'd known about Maids to Measure back then. Not only can you design your own dress, you can have them made to your bridesmaids' exact measurements. Genius! 'Maids to Measure aims to do away with all the bad things bridesmaids had to put up with in the past, transforming the whole process into a really fun experience. The studio is like a massive dressing up box with champagne and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
Thank you for your kind comment Carly. I never really found the words to reply to all the incredibly moving messages on this post. Although I wish none of us had to go through life without the people we love, I'm touched that my words resonated with so many people. It helps to know I'm not alone. And I agree, they're with you in some way, even if it's only in your heart and mind. xxx
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Today it is our great pleasure to hand the blog over to one of our brand new Lovettes for the very first time. Let's give Madeleine a very warm Love My Dress welcome... As I sit on my bed with two buttered crumpets and a snoozy cat at my feet, with my wedding-budget spreadsheet open and a sewing machine covered in white cotton triangles – the bunting I really must start making - it’s absolutely wonderful to take a bit of time to think back to how Tim and I first met. We were first introduced over seven years ago... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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Good morning and happy Friday readers! I hope you're having a wonderful Valentine's Day. As I can hardly contain my excitement, I'm going to get straight to the point. After reading through over 150 entries, and much deliberation, Annabel and I have selected the four lucky ladies who will make up our inaugural team of blogging brides here at Love My Dress®. Without further ado, may I present The Lovettes... Madeleine lives in Folkestone, Kent and works as an Events Co-ordinator for the charity SANDS. She loves nothing more than 'losing a Sunday afternoon in the pub to raspberry beers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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Today it is my great pleasure to introduce you to Lauren, a freelance Makeup and Hair Artist based in Kent. Lauren runs Brides-to-Be Makeup and manages a small team of freelancers experienced in all aspects of makeup and hair. In addition, she is also a stockist of Harriet Wilde, LoveArtWear Art bridal shoes and Donna Crain Hair Accessories. Image Credit - Kay Young Although based in Kent, Brides-to-Be Makeup covers the surrounding counties and will also travel further afield too. There are team members based all over the South East and in the Cotswolds. 'I have always had a passion... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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Last month marked two years since Carl and I said 'I do'. It’s not like me to be without the right words, but it's taken me until the middle of February to find a way to honour our second wedding anniversary on the pages of Love My Dress. You see, I’m not sure what we’ve learnt over the last 24 months and I can’t articulate exactly what marriage means to me. I don’t have endless advice to offer and I think I may have written everything I’ll ever write about the day itself. So, you’ll just have to make do... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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We all know selecting a photographer is a vital part of the wedding planning process, but are you drawing a blank when it comes to tackling this task? Annabel and I have uncovered Wedding Photography Select (WPS), an innovative website showcasing the most inspirational images you can imagine from the very best photographers around. Image credit Andreas Pollock As a member of the site, you'll be blown away by the amazing work featured and in an excellent position to book that all important supplier. WPS say the site takes wedding photography to a new level, and we're inclined to agree.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
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Happy Saturday readers! Annabel and I are about to prettify your weekend in a big way because today marks the launch of The Wedding Garter Co, an exciting new sister company for leading wedding accessories brand, Britten. Photography & Styling - Gooch & Gawler With their exclusive range of luxurious handmade garters, The Wedding Garter Co offers a destination online boutique for discerning brides looking for the perfect ‘hidden’ accessory to complete their bridal look. The addition of a bridal garter is a sartorial act steeped in tradition. The removal by the groom of such an accoutrement towards the end... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Love My Dress® UK Wedding Blog
It sounds fabulous! Enjoy blogging about it on your own site and be sure to send us some pics afterwards. xxx
It's a shame you can't enter Nikki, but do send us some photos from your day afterwards. We'd love to see! xxx
Oh do have a go Sarah! You have to be in it, to win it, as they say! xxx
What an amazing setting for your wedding day! Enjoy every minute Shauna. xxx