Monthly Archives: June 2009

Mini Barratts
Mini Barratts

What little bridesmaid wouldn’t adore wearing these cute little silver sandals with flower and diamonte detail.  The heel is a low block heel which is just high enough for a young bridesmaid to feel like a princess, but not too high for her to topple over or hurt her ankle, the ankle strap keeps them firmly on as well.  These are from Mini Barratts and cost £18, check out Shoe Voucher Codes for the latest voucher codes and offers.

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Aruna Seth
Aruna Seth
Ok, forget the credit cruch or recession and reigning in your wedding budget and treat your bridal tootsies to these stunning peep toe shoes from Aruna Seth that are embellished with Swarovski butterflies.  The Farfalla ivory satin shoes have a 100mm heel and special padding to ensure maximum comfort throughout your wedding day.  They cost £395, but if you’re having a wedding dress where your shoes will be seen, especially a tea length dress, they will be well worth the money. 

Graham And Green
Graham And Green

These shell hearts from Graham and Green are just perfect for a beach themed wedding.  The large one is £35 and the small one is £26.50, so if you have the budget for it you could  have them scattered all around your venue, with soft blue colours for a simple beach hut feel.  But you could use the large one to decorate just your top table between the bride and groom if your budget won’t stretch too far, or if you are actually getting married on the beach then how about making one into a wedding ring bearer by placing it on a light blue cushion.

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Monsoon Accessorize
Monsoon Accessorize

This is the perfect bridal bag if you are having a vintage theme for your wedding.  The round shape with scalloped, beaded front and diamonte detail is reminescent of the 1920’s  era, feminine and sophisticated with a touch of Hollywood glamour.  It also features a clasp opening and drop-in chain handle and is available from the Monsoon Bridal range at Accessorize for £40.

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Wedding Ring Direct
Wedding Ring Direct

Choosing your wedding ring is one of the most important decisions you will make since it is the only item from your wedding that you will wear every day after your wedding, so it has to be something that will stand the test of time and a purchase that you won’t regret.   You need to choose something that identifies the person you are on an everyday basis, not just your wedding day, and something that you will be happy to keep wearing.  That is not to say that you should choose something boring that will not date, because it’s a perfect reminder of the time and era that you got married.  Matching wedding rings are a lovely way to signify your bond as a married couple , the two colour matching rings shown are from Wedding Rings Direct.  Most matching sets will have a slightly narrower version for the ladies ring and will often be set with a diamond.

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Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta

This stunning wedding gown by Oscar de la Renta is not for the shy and retiring bride, (or indeed the budget bride at £7,100) with its red carpet style full skirt with layers upon layers of frills and ruched strapless top.  The shape is ideal for those who want to cover up their hips and legs since the frills will cover them whilst making the most of a slim waist.  This is a great modern twist on the traditional wedding dress shape.  Oscar de la Renta wedding gowns are available from Browns Bride as well as many other renowned designers such as Alberta Ferreti, Temperley and Monique Lhuillier.

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Berketex
Berketex

If you are looking for a bargain when buying your wedding dress, check out the Berketex Sale Outlet at theweddingsale.com where you can book tickets to go along to an event near you.  The next event is on Sunday 14th June and there will be events across the country.  Tickets are free and you can get wedding dresses from designers such as Rosetta Nicolini and Emily Fox that are end of season, display items or prototypes.  As well as wedding dresses from £99 you can also get shoes and accessories at reduced prices.

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Silver Plated Yo-yo
Silver Plated Yo-yo

Finding a gift for a page boy is a lot harder than finding a gift for a flower girl or bridesmaid, mainly because most gifts are jewellery based or aimed at the younger boys such as train or car money boxes.  This silver plated yo-yo from Connick is a great gift for an older page boy say from 5 upwards.  It costs £12.99 which includes a presentation pouch and personalised engraving  of your choice.  Not only is it a lovely keepsake, but it will also keep  them entertained at the wedding reception.  Connick have some other great gift ideas for older pageboys including a dmino set, wood puzzle or solitaire game, all of which include engraving and a pouch.

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Hollywood Dreams
Hollywood Dreams

Having seen the trailers for the Holby City’s wedding between Faye and Joseph, I imagine that there will be many brides looking for red wedding dresses now, and why not, it’s a great way to make a statement.  Of course Patsy Kensit-Healy looks absolutely stunning in that red ballgown style with her long blonde hair, but red can be worn equally well by brunettes, although red heads and those with very pale skin tones should avoid red dresses.  This is the Tia dress from the Valencia collection at Hollywood Dreams and it’s a real show stopper with swathes of fabric and an embellished corset bodice.

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mylocalweddingevent.co.uk is a brand new website from the people behind Wedding Ideas magazine.  Its a great idea and one that I have’nt come across before.  In  nutshell, its a national directory of wedding fairs, wedding dress designer days and other wedding related events organised by county.  Most of the big wedding portals such as Confetti and Hitched have their own wedding fair section but they often tucked away on the website and many important local events are missing.  A definitive resource is a great idea.

My Local Wedding
My Local Wedding

Wedding Ideas Magazine has grown very quickly in the past couple of years to become the 2nd most popular wedding magazine in the UK.  Their website www.weddingideasmagazine.co.uk is also very popular and I imagine that with the referals sent from these two sources this new site will soon establish itself as the authority for seeking out up and coming wedding show dates for brides to be.  Unfortunately, its very early days and the listings on the site are currently very sparse.  I expect the diary will soon fill up very quickly as the word spreads and event organisers get to hear about though.  One to add your internet favourites if you are in the early stages of wedding planning.