Real bride Emily wearing Mayfair by Suzanne Neville

Mayfair by Suzanne Neville

We’re very excited to share this beautiful wedding with you today! Not only is Emily a fabulous Miss Bush bride, she’s also part of superstar catering company Two Many Cooks, who we’ve worked with on a number of brilliant events.

Emily and Chris met on dating website My Single Friend, and after a 10 month whirlwind romance they were engaged to be married! The ceremony took place at their local church, Christ Church, Brockham Green, which was a short walk away from Emily’s family home where a beautiful marquee awaited for their reception.

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THE DRESS

Emily chose ‘Mayfair’ by Suzanne Neville, a stunning contemporary gown in crepe with soft fishtail skirt and fabulous fitted silhouette, finished with an elegant cropped jacket and beautiful bow.

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Emily says;

“My mother came to all the fittings – Emma asked what sort of dresses I had thought would suit me. Then of course we ended up with the opposite. When I tried it on, mum and I just went silent, then Emma put a veil on my head and handed me a huge hydrangea and we were just ‘yes, this is it’.  and that was it. I didn’t need to go anywhere else. Done.”

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Monday Moodboard – Pink Marc de Champagne wedding inspiration

With Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend, we’ve come over all romantic for our moodboard today. Inspired by Charbonnel et Walker’s beautifully packaged Pink Marc De Champagne truffles, this board consists of the softest pale pink complemented by hints of precious gold.

Pink Marc de Champagne wedding inspiration

This is such an elegant colour scheme for a wedding, and there are so many sublte ways to add a hint of gold into your day. We love the idea of switching standard cutlery for gold for a luxurious finish, and the pink macarons with little dabs of gold leaf are seriously special.

Pink Marc de Champagne wedding inspiration, image credits: Pink and gold macarons, from Martha Stewart Weddings sparkling wedding décor ideas | Pink Marc De Champagne truffles, image by Dasha Caffrey from an elopement on London Bride | Pink and gold tablescape with light blue, Peaches and Mint via Wedding Sparrow | Cotton candy champagne cocktail, Lauren Conran | Pink and gold bridesmaid dresses, Connie Whitlock Photography via Wedding Chicks | Pale blush wedding shoes, image by Dasha Caffrey from an elopement on London Bride | Pink ruffled wedding cake, Erica O’Brien Cake Design via Mod Wedding | Pink and gold foiled guestbook, buy now from Ginger Ray on Not on the High Street | Pink and gold foiled wedding invitation set, buy now from Annie Nettle on Not on the High Street | Blush and gold place setting, by Michael and Carina Wedding Photography via Style Me Pretty

Leah x

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Something for the Weekend

Our round up of the best real weddings, most helpful discussion posts and cutest DIY blog posts from the week for you to enjoy over a cup of tea this weekend!

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Real Weddings

A Jesus Peiro Gown from Miss Bush for a Glamorous and Romantic English Country Garden Wedding by Juliet McKee, as seen on Love My Dress. Image above by Juliet McKee Photography.

Natural & Eco Friendly Gold Pink & Sparkle Barn Wedding by Jack Ladenburg as seen on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.

An intimate Somerset Wedding with Just 11 Guests by Assassynation, as seen on Rock n Roll Bride.

A fabulously fun and colourful, Mexican fiesta inspired village hall wedding by Tom Ravenshear as seen on Love My Dress.

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A 1970s and Icelandic Inspired Bohemian Wedding in Scotland  by Caro Weiss, as seen on Love My Dress. We love the happy simplicity of this day! Image above by Caro Weiss.

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Real Bride Holly wearing Lady by Suzanne Neville

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Good afternoon! We’re sharing another lovely winter wedding with you today, featuring the beautiful ‘Lady’ by Suzanne Neville, an A-line dress with a fitted bodice and scoop neckline in ivory Zibelene, featuring a nipped in waist and beautiful covered buttons to fasten at the back

Holly & Hal were married at St Martin’s Church, East Horsley and celebrated afterwards at Woodlands Park Hotel, Cobham.

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The Dress

After searching for a while and with a few contenders to choose from already, Holly made her way to Miss Bush. After trying on a few that didn’t really suit Emma selected some dresses for Holly to try on.

“The first dress Emma put me in was Suzanne Neville’s ‘Lady’ and I fell in love with it immediately. It was a total surprise because I thought I had wanted something with more detail or even some sparkle, but I felt so classy in ‘Lady’. I loved the neckline and even more so the bustle and gorgeous train. It was a very easy decision to make – when you know, you know!

I brought my mum, aunt and sister to that appointment and it was clear to them too. We all squealed and laughed when Emma popped a veil in my hair!”

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Holly accessorised her look with a striking detailed headpiece and Jesus Peiro shrug to combat the cold.

“Because the dress I chose was so simple and classic, I decided to have a large head piece which sat low on my forehead. I had simple court shoes and my sister’s veil which had a ribbon edge. I also needed something to keep me warm and Emma suggested a Jesus Peiro cashmere shrug which was lovely and soft, and complemented the neckline of the dress without bulking me up.” Continue reading

10 reasons to put your camera phone away at your bridal appointment

This week the ever thorny subject matter of in store smart phone photos has reared its controversial head. Whether you want to ‘free the nipple’, radicalise an audience, be Jay Rayner, a Mumsnet martyr or simply provoke envy and adoration in equal measures on Instagram, the sophisticated technology of the Pandora’s Box in your handbag is either a deadly weapon or a powerful ally.

To the point of desperation I, and fellow retailers, ask over and over again for ‘no photos’ in wedding dress appointments. This is not a conspiracy; it is common sense, experience and care for our clients. It is not for the reasons often cited “the designers don’t let us” or to stop the dress being copied. There are ample images of all wedding dresses online, including scroll over hi-res versions and even video on Maggie Sottero & Sottero and Midgley’s website.

Here are the 10 reasons to turn off your phone and be ‘present’ during your wedding dress appointment…

1 – Not every situation is improved by a camera.

Ask yourself – can you recall a brilliant kiss or a particular fine night of sauce & sex-pot behaviour? Have you closed your eyes to bring back the memory, clutched a jumper drenched in the scent of your partner and longed to repeat the experience? Aren’t you bloody glad you don’t have a sex tape of it? When it seemed magical would you really want to be reminded that you kept your socks on, that your hair was stuck to your forehead like a comb-over and the smell of Kiehls’s Musk had turned to actual animal musk? Would you want your performance to fall into the wrong hands and be subject to criticism? Would you, yourself, critique the way your boobs moved? Perish the thought of filming your face in the final throws of ecstasy!

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Asking a woman to get virtually naked and be ‘judged’ in a wedding dress by a group of friends and bridal professionals is difficult enough. Bring a camera into the mix and even the most confident woman turns gauche and gawky; even if the dress fits. If it doesn’t fit, you go home with a set of less than flattering photos. Voodoo doll pinning or elastic bands across your back; either is going to undermine your confidence in yourself or the dress.

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When you look at the photos again you won’t remember the thrill or the emotion, you will turn critic. You will forget that the dress didn’t fit and that there are several intermediate stages of technical fitting to go through. The lighting is bad, you had the wrong shoes on, no make up, someone shot you from under the chin, from a chair, at a bad angle – the list goes on.

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