Top 14 Posts for 2014

As we come to the end of the year it’s time to look back on some of your favourite posts from the last 12 months. It’s been an exciting year for the blog, so thank you so much to all who have read and shared it, and an especially big thank you to whoever it was that nominated us for the UK Blog Awards!

There have been tons of gorgeous real weddings, controversial posts and lots of exciting buzz around the chapel launch, so without further ado and in reverse order, we share the posts that have had the most views and comments this year…

14 – Real Bride Hannah in Daphne by Jenny Packham

One of our most recent real brides to feature on the blog, Hannah’s dress was classic Jenny Packham, featuring soft layers of chiffon, delicate crystal detailing and the most dramatic of necklines. Hannah rocked this look and hope you will enjoy browsing these stunning images by Marshall Gray as much as we did!

Hannah wearing Jenny Packham Daphne from Miss Bush Bridal Boutique in Ripley Surrey by Marshal Gray (1)

13 – Real Bride Ellen in Jenny Packham Azalea

Ellen fell in love with Azalea within a few short hours, and we think that she made the perfect choice! The delicate lace, winged sleeves and soft draping neckline made for an elegant and pretty look.

12 – Real Bride Sam in Maggie Sottero Cosette

With a hint of Dior’s ‘New Look’ 1950’s style, Cosette was a much swooned over gown featuring black appliqué flowers, a tiny nipped in waist and a huge tulle skirt. Sam looked breathtaking in it and we applaud her for her brave and truly unique choice!

11 – Real Bride Joanna wearing Maggie Sottero Kyra

With a sleek A-Line shape and delicate lace overlay with 3D flowers, Kyra was the perfect choice for Joanna’s relaxed and pretty bridal look which was so fitting for this fun filled, happy day – the  bride and groom were accompanied down the street by a New Orleans style Jazz band! Images by Mister Phill.

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10 – Going to the Chapel, The Film

A three and a half minute film that sums up perfectly just how brilliant our chapel launch event was! See more from our chapel launch at number 6 and number 1.

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Real Bride Becky wearing Maggie Sottero Bronwyn

Maggie Sottero Bronwyn

Before we dig into the wedding details, allow me to begin with a little back story. Recommendations are the lifeblood of a wedding business. I can (and do) splash cash on the biggest adverts, wonderful social media environments and a drop dead gorgeous Chapel. From reading my blog you may have got a clue about who I am, know my most deeply held passions & seen me engage in fiercely fought arguments. The Miss Bush traits of integrity & independence are championed & prized as highly & coveted as deeply as the finest dresses & the coolest trends and by our engagement online we’d like you to know our story, my story, before you chose to shop with us.

Regardless of all of this, a word from a friend is the surest way for us to meet new customers and this is precisely how Becky came to be at Miss Bush. A friend, the amazing Debbie, told her about Miss Bush & I. “How do you know Debbie?” Becky asked… “Oh. through the kids…” I lied. Given my legendary frankness, so extreme that any PR (apart from Tamryn) would throw in the towel, what’s with the fib?

Who is Debbie then, if not a friend of mine? Debbie and Becky know each other through a PHD course in Psychology. Dear Reader, in 2013 Debbie was my therapist. Why did I not just admit this out loud to Becky? Why, as it is her chosen discipline, did it not trip off the tongue as easily as the other personal truths I am happy to share?

Maggie Sottero Bronwyn

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The Chapel at Christmas

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As we don’t have a display window, it’s really important to us that our Chapel is expertly styled and dressed to perfection; throughout the year we have draped it with spring buds and greenery, summer blooms and rustic autumnal foliage, ensuring that our boutique looks stunning and welcoming, no matter what the season.

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Christmas has been no exception, and the perfect time to add an extra dose of sparkle and a sprinkling of festive magic to Miss Bush.

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The look features Scandinavian inspired floral installations both inside and out from Bloomingayles, with natural wood accents and plenty of lush green foliage.

We also enlisted the help of local artist and designer Gemma Milly, who adorned our full length mirror with beautiful calligraphy.

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We hope that all who have visited enjoyed the festive look – thanks so much to our fab suppliers for their vision and expertise, and to photographer Hayley Bray for capturing these images of the finished display.


Emma Meek, MD of Miss Bush
Miss Bush  is Surrey’s leading designer bridal shop

One Day Sample Sale!

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There is no need to grab your sleeping bag and besiege The Chapel the minute the last stroke of midnight blends in with the sound of people trying to making up words to the unknown verses of Auld Lang Syne. Myself included.  The Sample Sale is a sedate affair, still by appointment, but free, and the zen-like atmosphere of The Chapel prevents any frenetic pushing and shoving.

I thought I’d Google Auld Lang Syne to see if I could swipe a bon mot from the song to be clever and I thought I’d found one!

We twa hae run about the braes
And pu’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot
Sin auld lang syne.


This apparently has nothing to do with South African BBQs, fine dresses or money which would have segued neatly into my blog post! In a tortuous manner I am still going to make this relevant

We have run about the slopes (other bridal shops)

And picked some ok daisies (fine dresses but not ‘the one’)

And our feet have walked (bridal) miles

Since a long time ago

In effect Burns is commanding you to come to the Miss Bush Sale in this verse…

If anyone from the University of Warwick would like to rescind my degree I completely understand. If the Scots/Gilchrist side of the family want to disown me for taking Rabbie’s words in vain ditto. You try coming up with interesting copy for a Sample Sale…

Gorgeous current season dresses that are as easy on the mince pies as they are on the bread and honey. I may have wandered off into a Google-sphere and found myself in the rhyming slang section


Great dresses, great prices and no Prosecco to tempt you off the dry-January wagon. See you in 2015!



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By appointment only – to book please CLICK HERE.

Emma Meek, MD of Miss Bush
Miss Bush  is Surrey’s leading designer bridal shop

Christmas gifts for Miss Bush brides

Christmas gifts for brides

Good morning! Christmas Day is looming ever closer, and here at Miss Bush we’re finishing off one of the busiest years in our 26 year history in anticipation of our much awaited Christmas break. Christmas seems to have ambushed us all this year and we’re not quite ready! If you’ve been feeling the same and haven’t had time to shop for that special lady in your life here are some pointers from around the web. The Miss Bush bride is stylish, organised and oh so cool, so we think that she’ll love this selection of useful designer stationery, pampering products and luxury items.
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