I have just added a new event to my list of wedding shows and events – its the London Bridal Designer Sale at the Thistle Hotel, Marble Arch, London, next weekend (20th and 21st November). Apparently there is up to 70% discount on loads of leading bridal designers – Amanda Wakeley, Amy Michelson, Anna Christina, Annabel B, Atelier Aimée, Caroline Castigliano, Christiana Couture, Galit Levi, Lyn Ashworth, Max Chaoul, Oleg Cassini Icon, Sharon Hoey, Toi Creazioni, and many, many more…Tickets to the event are free but brides must register a time slot to get their ticket, which they can do on the website, Bridal Designer Sale
If you do make it to this event please let me know what it was like and if you managed to find your dream dress…..
Normally I don’t dedicate a whole post to all the sample sales, bridal evenings and events that I get sent but Luella’s Boudoir in Wimbledon is a special place and I really like the range of products that they sell. I used to pop in to the shop when I was engaged and working nearby in Wimbledon so I suppose its a personal recommendation.
So this August 18th (next Wednesday) Luella’s Boudoir is launching their designer evenings (which will run every month) and give you a chance to meet with designers, hair and make up artists and to get tips on styling and inspiration for your big day.
You’ll get to meet Freya Rose, london-based shoe designer, Alexis Daly, from HairandBeautyonthebigday.co.uk (who I have already featured on LMW – Wedding Hair and Make Up, London) and Yarwood White, jewellery design team. There will of course be a chance for you to have a good look round Luella’s Boudoir too.
If you are interested please call the boutique on 0208 879 7744 to reserve your place. You will also find on Little Miss Wedding, voted one of the leading UK Wedding Blogs, a list of all the upcoming UK Wedding Events. And if you do go please leave a comment and let me know if you enjoyed it
The girls at Morgan Davies asked me to post about their upcoming sample sale on Sunday May 30th at their Islington bridal boutique. Given that they stock some fab designers like Jenny Packham, and I got my whole wedding outfit from there so can highly recommend it I thought that I would….
Just to remind you that we are having a fantastic sample sale on Sunday the 30th May from 10am – 4pm and girls don’t even need an appointment. Designers include Jenny Packham, Alan Hannah, Augusta Jones and many more. Most of the dresses are pre-dry cleaned and are in really good condition, girls can also expect great service being continued, just because it’s a sale, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve some help and attention from our consultants.
For more info visit their website Morgan Davies – make sure you ask for Annalize (and PS her husband is a great photographer if you are looking fot that too!)
If you’re looking for some vintage inspiration for your wedding then you’ll be pleased to hear that the first Vintage Wedding Fair will take place at the 20th Century Theatre in Westbourne Grove, London in less than a couple of weeks. Its a chance to meet with the nations top vintage wedding suppliers – photographers, florists, music, companies providing vintage cars, vintage tableware and of course all kinds of vintage bridal accessories and dresses. The 20th Century Theatre is also a lovely wedding venue and one that we looked at for our wedding as its in such a lovely location – who wouldn’t want to get married in the depths of Notting Hill!
There will also be hairstylists, make up artists and fashion stylists on hand to offer advice and tips on getting the perfect vintage bridal look. If you live in or near London then its definitely worth popping down with your bridesmaids, or mum, and enjoying a fun day out. Tickets are £5 and include a goodie bag and a glass of bubbles – to book tickets and find out more about the event on April 11th visit London Vintage Wedding Fair
Morgan Davies Bridal has boutiques in London and Hitchin – they have some fantastic bridal events over the coming months so make sure that you add these dates to your diary!
I got my wedding dress from Morgan Davies in London, I fell in love with my dress the minute I tried it on and its so not ‘The Dress’ I had been dreaming about. I never in a million years thought that I would be able to wear a dress without straps but to my surprise I found a lovely Alan Hannah Dress that I felt absolutely fabulous in – as they say ‘it fit me like a glove’. (if you want to have a look at me check out the Collage of my London Wedding)
I have to say I love Morgan Davies – they have a fantastic selection of dresses and they looked after me really well from the first visit to all the follow up fittings, so from personal experience I can highly recommend them. In fact I have recommended them to quite a few friends who have gone on to buy their dress from there too.
Make sure that you get these dates in your diary: there are designer days for Maggie Sottero, the ever popular Jenny Packham as well as dresses from Morgan Davies’ own range. (I got my Jenny Packham feather shrug there which has just seen its wedding no 2 as all of my friends want to borrow it)
Morgan Davies Hitchin
* Accessory days 27th of March
* Maggie Sottero designer day on the 5th June 2010
* Designer Sample Sale 8th May
* Designer Sample Sale 31st July
* Jenny Packham Designer Day 2nd October
* Designer Sample Sale 4th December
Morgan Davies London
* Accessory day 26th of March
* Designer Sample Sale 30th May
* London Launch their online accessories shop July
* Designer Sample Sale 22 August
* Designer Sample Sale 26 September
* Jenny Packham Designer Week 6-13 October
* Designer Sample Sale 28th November
‘All That Jazz’ is not only the name of the wedding dress I wore at my wedding (by Alan Hannah), but also the name of this gorgeous new collection of 20′s dresses from Lindsay Fleming Couture. I’ve previously featured some of their wedding dresses on LMW in the post 1920′s inspired wedding shoot – but now I’ve got even bigger, better pics for you to drool… over so enjoy….. and read on for all details on how you can see Linsday Fleming Couture in London.
Shot by award winning photographers, Archibald Photography, these dresses look utterly fantabulous! I LOVE this one – infact, correct me if I am wrong but, Mark, from Archibald Photography won an award for this photo recently.
… and for those of you worried about having to traipse all the way up to Scotland to try on your dream dress – the good news is that they are coming to London soon (info below)
Great hair and make up for this shoot too. All the head pieces have been created by Baba C. Make up is by Ainsley M and hair by Volume Hair.
This 1920′s wedding shoot took place in House for an Art Lover in Glasgow, Scotland.
Now for the all important bit about how you can meet with the award-winning bridal designers in London
“Lindsay Fleming Couture have decided this year to make it even easier for brides to have a face to face consultation with a designer and to see first hand the dresses, quality of fabric and workmanship. They have arranged the first in a serious of visits to Central London where private consultations and fittings can be offered to clients without travel to Scotland. Their first visit will be on 26th, 27th and 28th March 2010 with further visits planned every eight weeks. The venue for these consultations will be ‘Dolphin House’, Chichester Street, London, SW1V 3LX and appointments can be arranged by contacting Lindsay Fleming on 01864 502522 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org . In addition to their 20s inspired collection ‘All That Jazz’, they will also be
displaying their celtic and medieval inspired gowns; the ‘Celtic Spirit Collection’.”
Thanks Donna (from Archibald Photography) for sharing these fantastic pictures with LMW.