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David’s Bridal Lands in the UK

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Over the past few years I’ve heard hundreds of stories from brides about searching for their dream wedding dress. Some have been fantastic experiences, others not so, but the resounding overall message was that finally finding ‘the one’ was an amazing feeling.

One of the names that seems to pop up again and again with the American brides that I interview is David’s Bridal… and today I have some good news – they’re coming to the UK!

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With over 300 stores all over the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, America’s largest bridal retailer is finally opening it’s doors to UK customers. Boasting 11,000 square metres of bridal heaven, including wedding gowns; bridesmaid, mother of the bride and special occasion dresses; handbags; shoes and jewellery, the brand spanking new branch of David’s Bridal is opening in Westfield, Stratford City on October 3rd.

Sure to be a go-to destination for any discerning London bride, they are throwing a massive party to celebrate… and you are all invited! Festivities throughout the day will include a fashion show, an official ribbon cutting by the mayor of Newham and an after party with live music, wine and canapés galore! They’ll even be a raffle where you can win some amazing prizes including an all inclusive 7 night stay at Rendezvous in St Lucia and jewellery from Ernest Jones.

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Awesome Wedding Stationery Guaranteed

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It only takes a quick Google to see that wedding stationery is big business. Lists of “10 of the most creative wedding invitations EVER” seem to pop up with frightening regularity and I often find myself wondering what someone will think of next. The old cliché that your invitations ‘set the tone of your day’ is one that’s in no hurry to be dispelled, with many couples crafting and designing for months to get theirs as perfect – and unique – as possible.

But what if, like me, you’re not so good with a paint brush and the idea of dressing up as a zombie for a hilarious pre-wedding shoot is your idea of hell? (Don’t get me wrong, I love zombie wedding stuff, I’m just not in a hurry to make myself look like one). Are you destined for cookie cutter, boring and generic wedding stationery forever? Are you heck!

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Priding themselves on their quirky and creative designs, Minted is the place to go if you want personalised wedding stationery without the hard graft. Every item is created by an independent designer, and a portion of every sale goes directly to them. By buying through this website you’re not only getting affordable personalised wedding stationery, you’re supporting independent and hard-working freelance designers – yey!

One of the many benefits of going through Minted is that you can search through hundreds of styles and designers all in one easy to navigate place. But even more than that, you get access to their famed Perfection Team who pride themselves on amazing customer service and making sure that each and every couple they work with is 100% satisfied. You’ll be is matched with a dedicated team who will help you every step of the way – from etiquette advice to design tips and inspiration.

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One Love: An Inspirational Wedding Show for Gay & Lesbian Couples

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Although times they are a-changing, gay and lesbian couples have been long overlooked in the wedding industry. While there are many amazing wedding suppliers that cater for and love to work with same-sex couples, there has yet to be a really cool, all inclusive wedding event that all engaged couples – no matter their preferences – can go to and feel comfortable and accepted. Sure, there have been a few magazines and events dedicated to gay weddings, but (and I hate to say it) but most of the ones I’ve seen have been slightly cheesy and erring on the side of tacky.

So as you can imagine I whooped with glee when my friend Becky of the Most Curious Wedding Fair told me she was organising a cool, stylish and edgy wedding fair for gay and lesbian couples alongside Sara Smyth of Ruby+Diva bridal boutique. Both of these babes know what’s up when it comes to fashion-forward, edgy and achingly cool wedding stuff and I couldn’t think of anyone better qualified to tackle this uncharted territory.

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Design and Win Your Dream Shoes With Upper Street!

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I have been a big fan of Upper Street shoes for a long time. I mean, who wouldn’t want to play shoe designer once in a while? So when they got in touch to tell me all about their new personal inscription service, and to ask me if I’d like to give it a go, there was no way I was going to say no to an offer like that!

I am a flats girl. I’ve tried many many times to do the whole heels thing, but alas I’m just too uncoordinated. I love Upper Street for offering ballet flats in their range and it was a total no-brainer that this was the style I was going to go for. I mean, I was tempted by the fabulous killer heels, but what’s the point of designing your dream shoes if you’re never going to actually wear them!?

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of all things bright and beautiful, but I actually decided to go for something more – ahem – subtle (for me) for this shoe. I have plenty of eye-gauging pairs already and so I figured that a nice soft grey would be the perfect addition to my ever-expanding collection. The heart motif stole my… er… heart and I couldn’t stop at just one so I added one to the front and the back! OK, OK so I did go for a brilliant teal and bright, bright pink for the hearts, but give a girl a break, how could I not?!

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One of the many things that I love about Upper Street is their HUGE variety of fabrics and colours. I went for a suede for the main shoe and metallic leather (oh yes!) for the hearts. Yes, of course I was tempted by the animal prints, snakeskin and patent options, in fact I had to forcibly restrain myself from adding ALL OF THEM!

Upper Street are perfect for brides-to-be (and maybe their very lucky bridesmaids). If you’ve been struggling to find your perfect wedding day shoe, then look no further! If you use their bridal service you’re treated to some lovely added extras including the new personal inscription service where you can add a cute little message. I had mine read “Designed by Rock n Roll Bride” but you could have anything. How about your new married name or your wedding date? You can even add a blue insole as your ‘something blue’ and if you have a specific material you’d like to use in your shoes they can source that for you too!

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Win Free (yes free!) Wedding Photography from Dale Weeks

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New kid on the block Dale Weeks is a force to be reckoned with. What he lacks in experience (starting his career as a music photographer, he’s been shooting weddings professionally for a little under a year) he totally makes up for in incredible talent and the utmost enthusiasm!

“I dropped out of college to tour in a band and when that didn’t work out I started getting into taking photos of bands”, he writes. “Then a couple of years ago I discovered Carl Zoch and some of the other amazing wedding photographers out there. Their images inspired me so much that I decided to take myself seriously and start my own wedding photography business. I love shooting couples in a natural setting and bringing out real smiles!”

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The Vintage & Alternative Wedding Fair

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Vintage has become a bit of a dirty word in the wedding world. It’s been overdone more than any wedding trend I’ve ever known… and in many cases pretty badly. But vintage weddings as a concept are beautiful, and some of the most creative and beautiful weddings that I’ve featured have fallen under that ‘vintage’ banner. In fact vintage weddings are not limited to pearls, lace and mismatched crockery – they can be so much more than that, the only limit is your imagination.

If you have a love of things from the past, The Vintage and Alternative Wedding Fair is for you. Taking place in Cambridge on Sunday September 15th, this is a show that boasts a plethora of weird and wonderful wedding suppliers just aching to help you with your vintage or alternative wedding. The show takes place at Cambridge Union Society from 11am-4pm, is completely free to attend and entry even includes a complimentary goodie bag!

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