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I Wanna Be Adorned.

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Not so long back I was lucky enough to be invited to a wonderful lunch hosted by the lovely folk at Etsy UK in order to celebrate the brand and talk to some of the talented suppliers who sell their products on the site.

For those of you not au fait with Etsy, I recommend that you get yourselves acquainted with this awesome site quick sharp. Essentially though it’s a site where you can buy (and sell) all things handmade and it is particularly handy for those of you planning a big event like say a wedding for example. That’ll be most of you lot reading this then….

From a personal perspective I could wax lyrical all day long about the delights of Etsy. I’ve bought everything there; from bespoke paper napkins (complete with an oak tree and both my own and the boy’s initials) for our engagement party, ironic and satirical prints which I’ve framed in their tens for the new house, cute cuddlies for newborns, cards for all manner of occasions, decor for hen dos, Christmas decs and even the odd fancy dress accessory.

In fact I love the whole Etsy buying process from start to finish – it’s simple to buy, easy to communicate with sellers and then doubly wonderful to receive deliciously wrapped items in the post from all over the world. And they are wrapped with such care and such love that opening the goodies themselves is just as much as a treat as the actual product inside is.… View the full post.

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Pretty New Blues From The Wedding Garter Co.

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At RMW we love the romance and nostalgia evoked by garters, and pretty shades of blue always make us swoon – so we’re really excited to share with you the new lavender and cornflower blue garters from The Wedding Garter Co.

Just like all of the garters from The Wedding Garter Co, each of the new collection is hand cut and sewn and crafted from the finest tulle, silk, velvet or lace. They truly are heirloom pieces and the new blue collection means that you can invest in a ‘something blue’ which can be passed on to future Brides in your family…which I think is such a lovely thought.

To celebrate the new colours, use the code ‘RMWblue’ at the checkout and the first 10 customers will get ​15% off the new collection of blue wedding garters (only until the end of the weekend though so be quick!)

If you’re in the South West of England, you can buy in-store too by visiting The Wedding Garter Co. in their new garter boutique.

The shop looks beautiful and I’ll definitely be popping in next time I’m in the area. So go on…treat yourself to a really special ‘something blue’ and if anyone questions you – tell them RMW said you could ;)

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Sumptuous Plum.

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There’s something deliciously decadent about purple. Perhaps it’s the association with royalty, maybe with Eastern lands and fabrics – rich heavy taffetas and silky velvets…perhaps it’s the bountiful supply of rich berries provided by mother nature in their varying shades of violet each Autumn…

Whatever it is…I like it.

And while lavender and lilac tones are soft, delicate and pretty – I love the vibrancy of plum. Sometimes almost blueish black, sometimes raspberry red – it’s such a versatile colour.

I think Brides often steer clear of purple, due to the Cadbury toned shade that graced weddings of the 90s. But I think that’s a shame. Let’s bring back deep purple, it’s Autumn time people – it’s time to go darker with our colour choices.

Gloriously rich, deep and decadent, plum is the perfect colour for injecting a touch of luxury into your big day.

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A Floral Frenzy.

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Now I don’t know about you, but I feel like summer is on it’s way out. Early mornings have a slightly chill in the air, the nights are definitely starting to draw in and I’m already hankering after a piping hot Baileys Hot Chocolate…

Yesterday we even announced the winner of our Autumn Pinterest competition and as much as I love snuggly knits, knee high boots and crunchy leaves I’m DEFINITELY not quite ready to let go of the sunshine and all of the light and vibrant colour it brings. It’s still August for goodness’ sake!!

So with that in mind…today I’m delving into a world of floral print. Versatile and oh so summery – I refuse to believe that there isn’t a floral print out there for everyone! And I’m hoping today you’ll see something you love. Whether whimsical, vintage or bold – floral print provides endless pretty possibilities…

Are you ready to join me in Autumn denial??

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Competition Time With Authentic Vintage Bridal.

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We do spoil you lovely lot sometimes and today is no exception – we’re offering you the chance to win vouchers towards an gorgeous wedding dress from Authentic Vintage Bridal!!

Laura set up Authentic Vintage Bridal after finding a passion for preserving beauty when restoring her own vintage wedding dress. Now Laura sells meticulously sourced, lovingly restored gowns to wonderful Brides-to-be like you.

Today she’s offering two lucky readers the chance to win a either a £250 voucher or a £100 voucher towards a dress of your choice from her lovely collection.

I know – how amazing is that? If you’re a vintage lover and you’re on the look out for a gown then read on…full details of how to enter are below…

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The Sleeping Beauty Bride.

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Whatever you are doing this Tuesday afternoon – you need to stop for 10 minutes and have a look at this divine inspiration shoot.

The bridal pretty comes courtesy of Miss Gen Photography and it literally has us weak at the knees…the bed-head hair, the just-been-kissed red lips, the soft drape of georgette and the voluptuousness of satin, gauzy veils edged with vintage lace, delicate and ornate wax headpieces…honestly, I’m bursting with excitement for you to see it!

The shoot draws inspiration from fairytales – two fair maidens trapped in a tower, waiting to be rescued by their true loves. And like any good fairy tale heroines, these two are in elegant gowns, with bespoke accessories and surrounded by bountiful blooms.

Exactly how I’d like to be on my wedding day!

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2014 Bridal Trends We Love.

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If you swung by the blog a couple of weeks ago then you’ll have read my piece on four beautiful bridesmaid trends that we’re loving in 2014. This week we’re back and it’s the turn of the Bride herself.

Now I know that there are a million and one different trends out there all of which have their own respective beautiful qualities about them so it’s been quite hard to pick just four favourites. Somehow I’ve managed to select the top of the pops for 2014…I wonder how many of you would choose the same…?

We’ve noticed that two piece trend is a little bit like Marmite; brides either love the versatility of the trend or hate the style with passion. As you’ve probably guessed Team RMW (and perhaps none more so than myself) have encamped themselves on the ‘we love it so we’re going to rave about it’ side of the fence.

As with any wedding frock ‘shape’ the key to a sophisticated/elegant/polished look is all in the styling, so when I say that we love the two piece we really mean a very specific interpretation of the look. Less so the over complicated 80’s style corset over matching skirt and more of the midriff skimming, luxe material kind of thing.

Granted there’s a whole heap of you that would feel a tad uncomfortable about exposing your midsection on your wedding day but for those of you proud to show off your abs or who have opted for a edgy city big day then I urge you to at least take a look at this particular trend.… View the full post.

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I Want Them ALL.

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A wee while ago on our Facebook page we shared an image of Fearne Cotton’s wedding day, she looked beautiful and it went viral – we had over a 2.5 million reach. I know….what?!

It just goes to show that folks love a butchers at a celebrity big day dress, it is kind of fascinating, they must have so many contacts and so much choice!

As a result we asked our own fashion pack members what their favourite celebrity wedding dresses of all time were and which famous face they would like to design for, given the choice. We’ve shared the details below for your afternoon pleasure, please do share in the comments box what your favourite is – we would love to know!

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Four Beautiful Bridesmaid Trends.

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Every so often we like to dip our inspirational toes into the creative waters that make up bridal trends and this week folks is one such example.

Having passed the half way point of 2104 we thought it would be as good as time as any to take a retrospective look at some of our favourite bridesmaids trends that have dominated the bridal world this year and which we’re as sure as sure will certainly see us out until the bright lights of 2015.

Be it metallic maidens, bridesmaids in blue, the little black dress or the ever popular neutral colour scheme we’re pretty sure that there’s something for everyone.

Come and take a look…

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A New Beginning.

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The first signs of Spring are something that I look forward to every year – so I was always going to love this inspiration shoot from Coco Venues and Katrina Otter Weddings, inspired by early, fresh Spring days.

I just know you’re all going to fall head-over-heels for it too – gorgeous boho-yet-sexy Rue de Seine gowns, gold Isabelle Row accessories, refreshing white blooms and some oh-so pretty hair and make up looks to swoon over.

Right, I’ll stop waffling and let you enjoy the pretty – pin fingers at the ready…

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