Hello and Happy New Year everyone!
Where did 2014 go exactly?! It was a wonderful year for the boutique in many different ways, not only did we win the title of ‘Best North-West Bridal Retailer’ in The Wedding Industry Awards (for a second time), we also launched our brand new annual event ‘The Wedding Edit’ back in October! Here’s a little look back at a fabulous day…
Sunday 26th October was a momentous day for the team here at LOVE as we saw the exciting launch of our new, annual event ‘The Wedding Edit’ at Styal Lodge in Cheshire! The Wedding Edit was developed as a way to showcase our new collections (bridal, bridesmaid and accessories) to our prospective and existing brides, in an exciting and relaxed way. We decided that the best way to do this would also be to collaborate with and invite a number of trusted suppliers to be involved in the event, suppliers who we have worked closely with (both through LOVE and Jonny Draper Photography) and who we would have no hesitation in recommending to our brides! Since we first opened our doors to LOVE in August 2012 we have attended and been involved in a number of fabulous wedding fayres, hosting catwalk shows etc but this year we were itching to do our very own event in our very own special LOVE way…
We are delighted to say it was an absolutely roaring success and we have received some fabulous feedback, about how ‘slick’ and ‘dramatic’ our catwalk show was and how much our guests loved it, about how we had showcased a fabulous and varied range of gowns and accessories, and how overall there was a very relaxed feel to the day. This was very important to us, as we were keen for it not to feel like a standard ‘wedding fayre’ but an opportunity for brides to meet some fabulous wedding suppliers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Here’s a few pics from the event…
Many brides booked suppliers on the spot on the day itself and were keen to tell us that they had thoroughly enjoyed the day. We were inundated with emails the following day from brides saying just how much they enjoyed themselves and LOVED our new dress collection!
Massive thanks goes out to all our brides, maids, and mums who attended the event on the day, to the wonderful Styal Lodge for allowing us to host our event at their fabulous venue and to Sarah, Georgie and Franny Higham for being involved on the day and for helping with the organization of the event too. To all our suppliers who were involved and displayed their brands so beautifully including:
Charlotte Mills – Charlotte Mills shoes
Sinclair Sellars - Maids to Measure
Sian Wild – The Flower Lounge
Gavin Jones and John King – The Rush Acoustic Duo
Emma Casson – Special Days
Annette, Nicola and Keeley – Top Table Weddings and Events
Francesca – Cheshire Cat Cake Company
Tansy and Scott - Hipswing
Kiara and Marc - Forever Photobooths
We’d also like to thank our wonderful dress designers including Stewart Parvin, Alan Hannah, Terry Fox, Enzoani and Raimon Bundo for providing their stunning dresses and to Charlotte Mills, Harriet Wilde, Donna Crain and Hermione Harbutt for their stunning accessories! Huge thanks also goes to our gorgeous models Ailsa, Sarah, Nat, Izzy, Akvilé, Lizzie and Ellie for an amazing catwalk show and wearing the dresses so beautifully, Sian at The Flower Lounge for dressing our catwalk and the Lodge with stunning floral creations, Special Days for the lovely venue dressing, Top Table Wedding and Events Catering for amazing canapés (and yummy bacon butties before it all began!) ;o) Hipswing for the sparkly backdrop to our fab catwalk, Ailsa Baker Dance for her superb catwalk choreography, Paisley Gamble for creating some fabulous hair styles for our models, Gemma Hallowell for a gorgeous mix of make-up looks, The Word Is Love for their light up love letters and loveheart, Francesca at Cheshire Cat Cake Company for scrumptious wedding dress shaped and decorated biscuits for our goody bags, and last but not least, our beloved ‘behind the scenes’ LOVE team – Jonny, Clare, Lisa, Chris, Pete, Diana, Gemma and Paisley for all their hard work on the day!
We’ve already got ideas for how we can make this year’s event better still so watch this space lucky 2016 and 2017 brides – you’re in for a real treat!
Lots of love,
xxx Emma xxx