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London Bride & Otaduy Bridal Special Showcase Event Saturday 17th September

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style, INSPIRATION, PLANNING, Events Calendar

London Bride and bridal designer, Otaduy are holding a special one day showcase event for brides-to-be in London on Saturday 17th September for their ‘I Do’ collection. Come join us! 

London Bride and Otaduy Bridal Event Showcase

Today we have an exciting announcement about an upcoming event! We’ve teamed up with one of our favourite designers, stylish Barcelona bridal designer, Otaduy Bridal, for a special showcase event on Saturday 17th September of their new ‘I DO’ collection. As well as being able to see the dresses (and try them on!) I’ll be there to meet some of you lovely London Brides-To-Be and be on hand for any one-to-one styling or planning advice.

The showcase takes place at their beautiful London showroom near Camden (NW1 9XR) with myself and the super friendly Otaduy team there to welcome you, and not only will you be surrounded by beautiful bridal gowns, we’ve partnered with some of our industry friends to create a relaxed and inspiring setting with bubbles a plenty, pretty floral displays, delicious treats from the Canababes as well as accessories such as veils and shoes for you to style with the dresses. 

THIS IS A VIP EVENT FOR ONE DAY ONLY SO THERE ARE LIMITED SPACES, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME ALONG, PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO ATTEND BY EMAILING: LONDON@OTADUY.CO 

For now, here is a little look at their ‘I Do’ collection, glamorous days of disco, and free-spirited style…

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CHARLIE BREAR SAMPLE SALE – THURSDAY 24TH – SATURDAY 26TH SEPT

CHARLIE BREAR SAMPLE SALE – THURS 24TH, FRIDAY 25TH & SATURDAY 26TH

Over a 100 sample dresses, accessories / additions & vintage pieces

Up to 50% discount on sample dresses

Up to 75% discount on accessories, additions & vintage pieces

Location: Charlie Brear Showroom,
33 Tottenham Street, W1T 4RR

50% of all tickets sales will go to
Great Ormond St Children’s Hospital

BOOK HERE

Tickets are  £10.00 plus booking fee (Includes One Guest)

Charlie Brear Sample Sale London 2015

*** 50% of the ticket price for the sample sale will be going to a charity very dear to our hearts Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children**

Thursday 24th September 2015 12.30 pm – 20.30 pm

Friday 25th September 2015  12.30 pm – 20.30 pm 

Saturday 26th September 2015 10.00 am  – 16.00pm

There will be a large number of beautiful Charlie Brear wedding dresses, including a selection of one off pieces and accessories on sale for these three days only. Charlie Brear stylists will be on hand during the day and evening appointments to help find your perfect dress and talk you through the very special way of styling, that Charlie Brear offers our brides.

There will be up to ten brides per session along with their one guest. With one hour to spend you will be free to explore all the styles and try on your selected dresses. If you value someones opinion be certain to bring them with you due to the nature of the sale. There will also be a number of stylists on hand throughout the session, for advice on dressing, repairs and alterations.

BOOK HERE NOW (FEW REMAINING SPACES AVAILABLE!) 

SANYUKTA SHRESTHA SAMPLE SALE 12TH- 27TH SEPTEMBER – FULHAM, LONDON

Sanyukta Shrestha Sample Sale 12th– 27th September – FULHAM, LONDON

On now is the biggest Sanyukta Shrestha sample sale with a great mix of signature wedding gowns, bridal veils and vintage style head pieces…all in one place.  The sample sale will be held on 12th – 27th September 2015 at our flagship boutique in Fulham, London. Appointments are necessary.

This is an exclusive opportunity for brides to take home stunning wedding dresses made with love, care and exceptionally luxurious & organic fabrics from the award winning bridal designer. The health benefits that come with natural fabrics also benefit the brides experience as the silks, organic cotton, bamboo are hydrating and nourishing creating a much more pleasurable wearer feeling. Samples are mainly catwalk dresses, prototypes, ex-samples. With wedding gowns up to 70% off and starting from £800. Please note: Sizes are high street 8-12. 

Sale event Opening hours 10-7pm (Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday).
Sanyukta Shrestha Sample Sale 2015

Places are limited. To book an appointment please email at brides@sanyuktashrestha.com or call on 0207 3859927

As continued support to Nepal Earthquake Aid Relief, 10% of all purchases from Eco Goddess and Ameya Flower Girl Collection will go directly to aid relief.

Address: Behuli by Sanyukta Shrestha, 59 Walham Grove, Fulham, London, SW6 1QR

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V&A Wedding Dress Exhibition London + London Bride on TV!

LONDON BRIDE LIFE, PLANNING, Events Calendar

V&A Wedding Dress Exhibition London

Today I wanted to get around to finally sharing the fantastic V&A Wedding Dress Exhibition with you AND as an added bonus there’s a little bit of me on screen too [yikes].

The exhibition at the V&A, one of the most inspiring cultural spots in London, began earlier this year and will run through to March 2015 and is a fascinating and unique insight into the history of wedding dresses from 1775 through to current day.

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As well as being able to see dresses from centuries ago, the exhibition highlights the history behind the dresses, and very interestingly how the economic and cultures of the time influenced the fashion.

In the exhibition there are over 80 wedding dresses by leading designers such as Ian Stuart, Jenny Packham, Vera Wang, Bruce Oldfield as well as millinerry from Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones.

that are historic, romantic and extravagant – revealing insights into the wearers and their circumstances. There are a number of celebrity dresses too including the infamous purple Vivienne Westwood dress worn by Dita Von Teese when she married Marilyn Manson and of course, Kate Moss and Jamie Hince’s stunning wedding day outfits from their day back in 2011 which was stunning to see up close, see some of my images below – the detail on her John Galliano designed dress was just stunning.

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Anyone with an interest in fashion [or of course weddings] will be fascinated to see in one collection the change in bridal trends from historical gold embroidered dresses, to silk bias cut gowns of the 40s to the practical ‘DIY’ gowns [one made from curtains!] that emerged during the Second World War and how society and economic times depicted these.

Here are a few looks at the exhibition, though the gowns really are worth seeing up close in person. I seem to, as always, be drawn to sparkle, bows and glamour…

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When I was invited to the press event for the exhibition I was interviewed by a few media channels, including DW, for their piece on the V&A wedding dress exhibition which is broadcast internationally as part of their popular lifestyle channel Euromaxx. I try not to think how many 1000’s of people around the world may have seen my mug, scary thought.

So if you click on the image below it will take you to watch the video, you can see my little bit at 2 minutes 45 seconds in [though do watch the interview with Edwina Ehrman, the curator for her fascinating insight]. Having worked in TV and film previously I should add that I am very much used to being behind the camera so please excuse my pretty awful interview ability. I appear not to be able to speak English, but hopefully you get the gist of what I mean?!

 

DW TV - London Bride InterviewHuge thanks to Kate Halfpenny for letting us loose in her beautiful wedding dress boutique and to her assistant Izie who was incredibly patient with us!

 

The V&A is open daily 10:00 – 17:45 and late nights until 22:00 on Friday. Tickets are £12 [concessions available].

To book tickets to the show or for further information on the exhibition please visit the V&A website here.

Hayford + Rhodes Website Launch Event at BAFTA London

INSPIRATION, Florals, PLANNING, Events Calendar

Hayford and Rhodes Florist Website Launch by Fanni Williams

This week I was kindly invited to celebrate the launch of the new website for award winning London florists Hayford and Rhodes. If you’ve not come across them before do check out their work! The company was established way back when in 1924 by William Hayford and in 2007 the Rhodes sisters Amy, Joanna and Laura took the reigns of the company, and since has continued to lead at the forefront of British floristry with their timeless designs.

I’m lucky enough to attend quite a few events within the wedding industry [that sounds pretentious, I don’t mean it to, but there is a lot of networking to be done!] and I have to say that this one I really really enjoyed. Not only did I get to walk into the infamous BAFTA building at 195 Piccadilly [and be greeted by a larger than me brass BAFTA mask!] but the air in the bright room [which can be hired for weddings!] was filled with the beautiful scent of flowers and the space was quite literally blooming with colourful florals. Bright spring flowers were showcased in stunning arrangements from huge eye catching domes as a focal point of the room to ranunculus sprouting from lovely vintage dressing tables [courtesy of the lovely Kate Fletcher from Vintage Style Hire] not to mention the PEONY WALL. Yes that’s right… there was a wall of peonies, coral charm ones at that. I literally just stood there for 5 minutes staring at it’s prettiness. If I could have one of these permanently in my bedroom believe me I would.

There was also a delicious array of beautifully designed sweet treats from Rosalind Miller and just as I left I sampled one of the mini cakes and I swear that was the best butter icing I’ve ever had. Like whipped heaven. Then there were the cocktails. Oh. My. Let’s just say that it was rather fortunate [or maybe not] that it was a Monday evening otherwise I fear I would have outstayed my welcome at that bar. The clever guys at Drinks Fusion put on a seriously impressive array of floral inspired cocktails – with flavours such as rose, lavender and my favourite – Creme de Violette. I sampled, for research purposes obviously, the gin based Aviation Cocktail which basically tasted like parma violets – remember those? Definitely a new found cocktail favourite for me.

The cocktail waitresses adorned fresh floral hair crowns whilst some delicious food from in-house caterer gave us something to balance out the booze. As that was weary work I jumped at the chance of being beautified by the cute as a button Powderpuff Girls who were offering quick pampering fixes to the guests. My talented stylist did the most fabulous halo plait around my head in less than 5 minutes. Seriously impressive stuff [we agreed she could get into the Guinness Book of Records she was that quick] and I’m pleased to report the style lasted two days, hurrah!

A busy hour and a half as you can tell but after cake, cocktails and pampering I left with my free Muscari plant in hand after having a great evening, and so lovely to meet the talented team behind such a well known and successful floristry business too.

I want to also thank my buddy Fanni Williams who was their official event photographer for letting me share the very pretty images from the evening!

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