SAY HELLO YOUR NEW FAVOURITE BRIDAL STYLE: MIX AND MATCH

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As many of you will know, neither myself nor Emily are married yet, and we’ve certainly had our fair share of weddings to look at for inspiration for when the big days do come! I know they always say that you never go for the dress you have in your mind, but I’m pretty certain that the two-piece trend is for me! I spend most of my days in high-waisted jeans or high-waisted maxi skirts & tops, so I love the idea of being able to carry that over to a wedding.

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It’s safe to say that I am a serious lover of the two-piece trend so when I heard that Allure Bridals was bringing out a new collection of not just bridal wear but also bridesmaid styles in mix and match, I was beyond excited! I mean, this means you could wear one style in the day then swap out either the top or the skirt for a completely different look in the evening! Winning!

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It also means that you can tie in your bridesmaids nicely without having them completely matching. This is one of my favourite styles in weddings. Imagine having each of your bridesmaids wearing the same gorgeous top, and then each of them wearing a different skirt that suits her style! Or you could do it the other way around and have matching skirts with completely different tops!

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10 TIMES OUR REAL BRIDES NAILED THE ACCESSORISING GAME ON THEIR WEDDING DAY!

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Ok so you’ve chosen your dress, you’ve nailed down your theme and pretty soon you’ll be swooning over all of the stylish accessories out there that you could pair with your outfit! To kick start your daydreaming we’re sharing 10 of our real brides who NAILED the accessorising game on their wedding day! Prepare to fall in love…

1.(Above) This brooch bouquet has hands down been one of the most popular bouquets ever to appear on Bespoke Bride! It’s full of colour just like the rest of the low key back yard wedding!

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2. Who could resist a pair of pink heart embellished shoes?! I mean LOOK AT THEM! They’re the perfect mix of girlie and fun and if you love them, then you’ll love this entire eclectic Las Vegas elopement! There was a LOT of pink!

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3. That belt tho!!! How beautiful! I love all of the details and those gorgeous hanging embellishments! The bridesmaids dresses were also to die for in this bohemian themed wedding!

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4. You guys know that we’re suckers for a floral crown, especially when they’re as colourful and bright as this one! Everything else about this sweet boho wedding will have you swooning!

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5. We love the idea of adding a splash of colour to your wedding outfit by wearing a bright petticoat underneath! It adds such a POP to the photos too! See the full wedding here!

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WANT TO DESIGN YOUR OWN WEDDING SHOES? WELL YOU CAN WITH UPPER STREET!

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When I was a little girl I was convinced I wanted to grow up and be a fashion designer, I would draw pages and pages of shoe designs and extravagant gowns in notepads. As I grew older I stopped doing that but my dream of being able to design something unique for myself remained. Do you ever feel like that? I love the idea of having something truly special to you, exactly how you envisioned it and that’s hands down how I would want to feel about pieces for my wedding….ESPECIALLY my shoes!!

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Well, the good news is you can so totally do that!! Me and Emily both had the amazing opportunity to head to Upper Street again and experience this entire design process.

So how does it work? Well you have a couple of choices, you can either design your shoes online through their website or you can book an appointment at the shoe lounge and make a real treat of it! You could even take your bridesmaids along with you for a totally girly afternoon! Once we arrived at the shoe lounge we were treated to tea and macarons while we perused through the hundreds of different options to available to us!

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The first thing we had to decide was the style of shoe we wanted, did we want a sandal? A boot? A court shoe? A ballet flat? And how big did we want the heel if any? And what style heel? After much deliberation I decided to go for a boot with a stiletto heel and Emily went for a sandal with a block heel. Next we had to decide on colours. This was the hardest part because our stylist, Lizzie pulled out hundreds of shades of colours AND materials to choose from. We had to decide what part of the shoe we wanted them on, the colour of the heel, what colour would the insole be. There were so many little touches that just made the shoes even more perfect!

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12 FESTIVAL WEDDING DRESSES FOR YOU BOHO BABES!

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Whenever people ask me ‘ooh what sort of wedding dress would you like in the future?!’ My answer is always the same ‘Oh my god, I wouldn’t even know where to begin, there’s so many different styles I’ve seen and loved!’ but the more time goes on, the more and more I find myself being lured in by bohemian styles! I’m talking crochet, lace, tulle skirts and two piece dresses! Here’s a few of my current favourites…

1: How gorgeous is this beautiful, low back and off the shoulder wedding dress?! (above)

2: I’m a sucker for two piece wedding dress and this one is particularly pretty!

3: Those sleeves though!! How gorg!!

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10 ROCKIN’ WATCHES FOR SOME SERIOUS WRIST CANDY

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I never used to consider myself a watch person, I always carry my phone on me and use it to check the time (more often than not by having to fumble around in my bag for ages just to find it!) but the more and more bright and bold watches that I keep seeing have quickly changed my mind! I NEED that pop of colour and am fast becoming obsessed with having some serious wrist candy! My only problem is i’ve found WAY too many that I love love love from The Watch Hut, so i’m sharing my top 10 with you here and would love to know which one is your favourite?! Needless to say, it’s my birthday soon….so…Mum, if you’re reading this…hint hint.

1: First up in the list is the one and only Kate Spade Metro Ladies Watch! You know how much I love pink.

2: Another favourite colour of mine is mint green so the Marc Jacobs Mollie Watch has a special place in my heart!

3: How about a more elegant strap with the Marc Jacobs Sally Watch ? It’s so delicate and a whole lotta pretty!

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Top Tips for Finding the Perfect Wedding Gown + Win Your Dream Wedding Dress From Paloma Blanca & Mikaella

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I love competitions and today is one not to be missed! I will be honest and tell you that I have no idea what type of dress I would get married in, I wouldn’t even know where to start but I would certainly have heaps of fun trying on lots of different colours and styles. For me, the dress has to be one of the most important aspects of any wedding. I couldn’t imagine walking down the aisle feeling anything less than perfect.

As you can imagine we are super duper excited to tell you about this fabulous giveaway for Paloma Blanca and Mikaella, as they are offering one lucky bride the chance to win a dream dress of their choice and thats not all! One winner will receive either £1500 off her Paloma Blanca gown or £1000 off her Mikaella gown and three lucky runners up will also get a Paloma Blanca or Mikaella veil.

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What’s Your Bridal Style? 5 Dresses you will want to try This Summer!

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With hundreds of thousands of dresses to choose from it can be a little difficult to know where to start when it comes to searching for your perfect wedding dress. Of course the style you choose can depend on a number of factors, including body shape and size, colour, style, length, even the destination of your wedding and time of year will heavily influence the type of dress you choose. So today we have teamed up with Allure Bridals to share 5 of their most fabulous dresses from the new Allure Romance Fall 2014 collection.

I would go as far as to say that Allure Bridals have a gown for every bride. Flirty lace mini dresses, that are perfect for destination weddings, Ball gowns with endless possibilities and lace dresses, whether vintage or styled contemporarily, will forever remain a classic element in their Romance collection. And we simply can’t fail to mention the collection’s soft blue tulle or stunning black lace gowns for the colour lovers amongst you.

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Start With Something Blue!

We see hundreds of white dresses day after day and although they are all very beautiful, we are suckers for a dress with colour! This dreamy tulle ball gown is totally unforgettable and has to be one of the highlights of the Allure Romance Fall 2014 collection. Highlighted with crystal beading at the waist and our favourite element, layers of the palest blue laced with a hint of shimmer – SWOON!

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Introducing the 2014 Allure Bridals Collection

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We are so excited to be sharing the 2014 Allure Bridals Collection with you today, a jaw-dropping combination of blended rich fabrics, decadent beading and dramatic draping backs. This year Allure Bridals have been inspired by the return to old Hollywood glamour, specifically, the 1920s a time when gowns were made to embrace the silhouette and define the feminine shape.

Throughout the three timeless bridal collections, Allure Bridals, Allure Romance and Allure Couture, each and every design is beautifully delicate, yet dramatic, encompassing the glamour and grace of the 1920’s.

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The 2014 Allure Bridals Collection features fresh details this season including beading, floral appliqués, dramatic backs, and perfect draping. Every gown features details to set it apart and make the bride shine. We aim to refresh the classics with a gorgeous new spin.

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Joanne Flemming Designs

‘Bursting with Romance & Opulence’ – 2014 Collection by Joanne Fleming Design

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If you have already bought your wedding dress you might want to look away now!

We have some uber glam dresses to share with you this morning, sure to make you feel like a sexy siren from the silver screen!

Multi award winning Joanne Fleming Designs has created the most beautiful collection of bridal dresses complete with sumptuous silks, ostrich feathers and freshwater pearls that will take you back to the glamour of the thirties and fifties. My favourite eras of course!

So grab yourself a glass of champers (bit early for that I mean a cuppa!) and feast your eyes on these beauties!

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From the Top: JEANNE – Tea length, embellished silk tulle 1920s inspired ‘robe de style.’

 KATYA – Silk chiffon over a silk crepe-back satin, with silk organza flower bodice.

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So Sassi – The espirit Label from Sassi Holford

It’s time to go shopping! Girls if you have just got engaged it is most likely you have already started your search for the perfect dress. Well today I think we are about to make that search a little easier as we share with you these beautiful dresses from the Sassi Holford espirit Label, ‘So Sassi’.

Designed for the more fashion conscious bride, this collection has made huge a impact with the imaginative use of fabrics and detailing. Sassi and her team have incorporated peplums and hi-lo hemlines into their designs to create a new, fresh and fun collection.

I can’t wait to see brides gracing our pages in these gowns, I have grown particularly fond of Rosie, the detailing is exquisite!

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About the Collection

The 2014 Collection has built on and developed the success of the first collection with a stronger design signature and by having the confidence to introduce more creative fabrics and textures. It is perfect for the young, modern bride with a strong sense of fashion and style.

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The Inspirations

“I have been working with fashion graduates since the 1990’s and realised that this is an amazing creative resource. The talent and enthusiasm from my design team is going from strength to strength – working with them has been so much fun, it has taken twenty years off me!” – states Sassi.

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