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Wrapor
Wrapor

If you are having a winter wedding, it’s pretty certain that you will need something to cover your shoulders to keep you warm, a shivering bride with goosebumps is probably not the look you have in mind for your big day!  But the last thing you want to do is cover up your perfect wedding gown with a jacket, or spend all day trying to keep a wrap on your shoulders whilst you exchange wedding rings, greet guests and drink champagne.

This faux fur bridal shrug from Wrapor has been designed to stay on like a jacket whilst not detracting from the detailing of the dress and it gives a gloriously glamorous finish to your winter wedding outfit.  It’s available in ivory, pure white or black, and can be embellished with Swarovski crystals at an extra cost for that extra bit of sparkle.

The Faux Fur Bridal Shrug is available from Wrapor and costs from £85.00

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Elodie From Charlotte Balbier
Elodie From Charlotte Balbier

Elodie from Charlotte Balbier is a beautiful vintage inspired wedding gown that is perfect for the bride who wants a relaxed and unstructured look for her wedding day.  The dress is French lace with a simple empire line, a gentle A line skirt and small train.  There’s a small floral detail on the V neck just under the bust and the low back leads to a gorgeous button detail which leads all the way down the train.  What gives Elodie it’s utterly feminine finish are the gently gathered lace cap sleeves, ideal for a laid back country house wedding.

Elodie Back
Elodie Back

 

Elodie is from the Romantic Decadence collection by Charlotte Balbier and costs £1,440.00

Olivia from Bijou Junkie
Olivia from Bijou Junkie

I simply adore this gorgeous vintage inspired necklace called Olivia from Bijou Junkie, admittedly it may be something to do with the name since this is the blog from Olivia Samuel, but I was taken in before I saw the name, honest!  Clusters of dark pink toned flowers sit on the three chains, the longest of which features an ornate pink glass pendant.  Wear it with a silk column style dress to get that ‘silver screen’ or Gatsby style of the 1920’s and 30’s.

Bijou Junkie make items from heritage and new items, recycling at it’s best, and also offer a bespoke service if you have something specific in mind.

The Olivia necklace is available from Bijou Junkie for £32.00

 

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Choccywoccydoodah
Choccywoccydoodah

This magnificent and unique cake from Choccywoccydoodah is an explosion of colour and exquisite design.  The message ‘All you need is love’ runs throughout the cake, and gives a nod to The Beatles psychedelic era.  Covered in delicious white Belgian chocolate coating, the cake is available in a choice of flavours and a variety of sizes, the one pictured is a five tiered cake which provides 400 portions, perfect for a larger wedding.  At 110cm high this is a wedding a cake which people will remember as a truly show stopping feature to your wedding.  Choccywoccydoodah also offer a bespoke service, so if you have a specific design in mind, the amazing designers will create your perfect wedding cake, sure to wow your guests!

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Close up

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Beautiful Moment
Beautiful Moment

The most important part of your wedding outfit is of course your dress, undeniably.  But if you want to bring a personal touch that will be completely unique to you, then hand painted shoes by Beautiful Moments is the service for you.  You buy and supply your shoes and send them to Claire Jones at Beautiful Moment and your chosen artwork or wording.  The picture above is an example of a pair of ivory shoes with ivory personalisation which looks like embroidery, perfect if you want to have a message or poem that means something to you, but still keeping the traditional bridal white look.  However if you are looking for the ‘wow factor’ then you can choose fully painted, you provide your ideas or inspiration, and Claire will produce the most amazing results. There are so many delightful images on the website, personally I love the Art Deco inspired shoes below, ideal for a 1920’s themed wedding.

Beautiful Moment
Beautiful Moment

Ivory on ivory designs are available from £75 and colour designs from £120 from Beautiful Moment.

Personalised Shoes
Personalised Shoes

 

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Floral Dusky Pink Bridesmaid Dress
Floral Dusky Pink Bridesmaid Dress

Dusky pink is the perfect colour for your wedding if you are looking for a feminine but sophisticated shade of pink, and whilst most young bridesmaids will be happy to wear any shade of pink, dusky pink will suit all skin tones and hair colours.

This  pretty Flora Dusky Pink Satin dress is ideal for younger bridesmaids who will adore wearing such a pretty gown with it’s three roses on the sash that ties at the back with another rose.  Within the netted skirt, scattered petals give a rustic dimension to the dress, making it perfect for a country garden theme.

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The Flora Dusky Pink Satin Bridesmaid Dress is from BHS and costs between £50-£60 for ages 2-14.

Megan Facsinator From hatsnstuff
Megan Fascinator From hatsnstuff

If you’re having a tropical themed wedding or getting married abroad, you will probably want something a little less formal than a veil or tiara to wear in your hair.  The Megan Bridal Fascinator from hatsnstuff is the perfect solution as it can be made in a choice of colours and you can also choose a two colour option where the handcrafted silk lilies will be made in your second colour choice, so rather than the traditional ivory bridal colour, you could choose baby blue with cerise pink lilies for example.  You also have the choice of a headband or comb with this style so you can choose what you feel most comfortable wearing.

The Megan Bridal Fascinator is available from hatsnstuff for £65.00

 

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Wedding WIshing Well Foundation
Wedding WIshing Well Foundation

 

The idea of a charity donation for a wedding gift list has been around for some time.  We asked our guests who wanted to buy us a gift to donate to the NSPCC, instead of buying gifts we didn’t need since we had lived together for 8 years.  We, like many other couples already had all the household goods we needed, so it seemed like the ideal solution to donate to charity and there are many worthy charities out there who need the donations.  If you are considering asking your guests to donate to a charity you will want to choose a charity that means something to you personally, Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation, Help For Heroes, to name but a few.  They are all well known charities, but consider supporting a charity that in terms of the ones mentioned is in it’s infancy, but as a wedding couple, could very well mean something to you.

The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation is a charity that funds and helps to organise weddings for terminally ill people, founded by Naomi Thomas, herself a terminal cancer sufferer.  The aim is to give couples and their families a day to remember, often at very short notice.  They do this by drawing on a wide range of suppliers from the wedding industry who donate their time or services for free or at a reduced cost and through wedding sponsors.

If you want to help, sign up to the gift list so that the foundation can help other couples have the sort of wedding day that you would want to have.  Not only will you be helping to raise funds, but also to raise the profile of the charity by letting your guests know who they are.

Sign up to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation gift list here.

Marlene From Harriet Wilde
Marlene From Harriet Wilde

These divine lace peep toe wedding shoes by Harriet Wilde are the perfect compliment to a vintage inspired tea length wedding dress.  Delicate lace with ivory duchesse silk satin give a gentle nod to one of the best style decades, the fifties, which mixed femininity and glamour to perfection.  The 9cm heels are the ideal height for a tea length gown as they lengthen the legs and give the calves a sexy yet feminine curve and the hidden platform will give just a little extra height.  Leather inner with comfort padding will ensure comfort throughout the day.

The Marlene shoe by Harriet Wilde is available from Crystal Bridal Accessories for £199.99

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Flower Girl Charm From Lily Charmed
Flower Girl Charm From Lily Charmed

You want to give your flower girl or bridesmaid a gift that they will love and treasure as a memento of taking part in your special day.  This Flower Girl Charm necklace from Lily Charmed comes with a card and message that reads “Flower Girl – Thank you for sharing our special day with us and making it wonderful.”  and is a delighful gift that any young flower girl will adore.  If you want to make the card more personal or want to add a letter charm then this can be done for an extra charge.  Gift wrapping is also available for a small charge for your gift to be boxed.

The Flower Girl Charm is available from Lily Charmed for £27.00