The Love Bridal Blog

September 14, 2014

An Olympic LOVE Bridal Boutique Bride – the lovely Rebecca Adlington!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Emma @ 11:39 am

Hello! (excuse the pun hehe…) Hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday!

 

Well, if you haven’t already heard by now, we shared some very exciting news this week that we had the honour of dressing and styling double Olympic gold medallist and Great Britain’s joint most decorated female Olympian, Rebecca Adlington OBE, for her wedding day!! AND Rebecca Adlington and her lovely hubby, Harry Needs’ wedding featured in Hello! magazine AND on the front cover!! Eeek! They celebrated their wedding at The Ashes, a stunning wedding venue in Endon, in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside.

 

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Rebecca’s stunning bespoke gown was designed by our wonderful designer, Stewart Parvin, and was styled with one of Stewart’s beautiful cathedral length veils. Our good friend, the lovely Ann McAvney of Eleventh Heaven also created a set of bespoke earrings to complete her look.

 

 

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The day was not only documented by the Hello! team, but also the outstanding Silk Wedding films. This film of their day literally took my breath away. See for yourself… and I challenge you not to cry!

 

 

Lots of love from a very excited Emma xxxx

 

 

 

September 7, 2014

Maids to Measure Bridesmaids have officially arrived at LOVE Bridal Boutique!

 

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It’s been a busy few weeks in the boutique preparing our brides for their big day, not to mention helping new brides find ‘the one’ too! Amidst all of this we still had time to launch our brand new ‘LOVE Bridesmaids’ offering in conjunction with Maids to Measure :o)

 

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Here’s a peek at our uber exciting event (as featured here on Brides Up North blog) which we held at the amazing Styal Lodge featuring a whole host of friends of the boutique.

 

Here we are setting up for the big day and doing catwalk rehearsals…

 

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Then our lovely guests start to arrive and the fun really begins!

 

 

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The event was a resounding success, we had so many fabulous comments from brides and of course bridesmaids on the day about the event itself plus of course the range of dress styles and colours to choose from, and how they stand apart from a lot of bridesmaid dresses currently on the market. They really loved being able to come to an event like this and being able to share it with their maids too.

 

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Huge thanks goes to the amazing Maids to Measure team, sisters Sinclair and India, who helped us to host the event, giving styling advice to our guests on the day, not to mention styling our models and helping backstage with the dressing for the catwalk.

 

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A whole host of our wedding friends helped to make it a great day too including our fabulous designers, Charlotte Mills shoe designer who brought along her fabulous new collection, and the lovely Georgia from Pompadour Lingerie with garters and lots of pretty lingerie including a new range of bridesmaid underwear to co-ordinate with the Maids to Measure collection.

 

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Gemma Hallowell, make-up artist, and Paisley Gamble, hair stylist, worked their magic on our models back stage and created some stunning looks, as well as giving our guests the opportunity for a make-over!

 

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Sian at The Flower Lounge blew us away with her dressing of the catwalk and flower styling around the venue – lots of brides were eyeing this up as a great way to dress their aisle for their big day! Hipswing provided the fabulous glitzy backdrop for our catwalk too! The wonderful Emma and Jill from Special Days dressed the Lodge beautifully too!

 

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Francesca from the Cheshire Cat Cake Company made THE most amazing macarons and packaged them so beautifully with our branding ready to give out in our goody bags.

 

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A LOVE event would never be the same without LOVE letters from The Word Is Love, and these letters lit up the entranceway to the Lodge. Our guests were kept entertained by singer Kirsty Rogers who sang throughout the day – brides loved her so much that they booked her for their big day! Sam Fitton magician went down a storm too and also the fab photobooth from Forever Photobooths who captured some hilarious moments with our guests!

 

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Not to mention our gorgeous models, Ailsa, Jill, Natalie, Izzy, Lizzie and Sarah who showed off the dresses beautifully and looking so stunning! Thanks so much to Ailsa (of Ailsa Baker Dance) for choreographing our show too!

 

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Thanks also to our lovely new member of the LOVE  team (and my sister in law!), Clare, who compèred the catwalk show fantastically! And to my sister Lisa for all her help on the day too!

 

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Our very own Jonny Draper Photography was on hand with his camera to capture the day’s events, culminating in an exciting photoshoot at the end of the day, and some hilarious Austin Powers inspiration during our catwalk show…. ;o) This had to be seen to be believed!!

 

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A very special mention and HUGE HUGE thanks to the lovely Higham family at Styal Lodge for their incredible hospitality and allowing us to host this fabulous event at the gorgeous Lodge. Thanks to Georgie, Sarah and Franny for helping us out so much on the day too!

 

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Our first ‘pop-up’ Maids to Measure boutique was held back at LOVE Bridal Boutique in August which went brilliantly and resulted in lots of brides and their maids choosing dresses! Our next available events will be held on Sunday 9th November and Sunday 7th December. September and October dates are already fully booked ladies so book your appointment quick! 2015 event dates will be released very soon.

 

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For more information and to book in for one of our events please contact bridesmaids@lovebridalboutique.co.uk  or call 0161 941 6446.

 

Lots of love Emma and Clare x x x

 

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