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February 21, 2018

There is no such thing as a ‘powerful wedding-industrial complex’

How do you know it’s February? Of course snowdrops, the days are drawing out and Valentines. Similarly it is when the High Street remembers there are things called weddings that happen in the summer and like to bombard us with products of various merit. Journalists are fed information about weddings and duly report because, of […]

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February 11, 2018

Gifting with Emmy London and H Samuel

They say Sundays are for lovers and I sincerely hope that whatever you’re doing today, wherever you are, that you are lucky enough to be spending time with the one you love. We’re just three days away from Valentines Day here in the UK – an occasion that often causes some divide of opinion – […]

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February 10, 2018

Modern Bridal Trousers with House of Ollichon and Rachel Grimes Flowers

This beautiful set of images was sent in by florist Rachel Grimes. We hope you adore the modern bridal fashion by London based House of Ollichon and photography by the incredibly talented Joanna Brown. Rachel talks us through how these images came to be. “I had two objectives when I started to plan and think over this shoot; I […]

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February 10, 2018

Save The Date! How To Use Beautiful Stationery to Announce Your Wedding

Hello all! It’s time for another of our weekly advice features and this week, we’re talking Save the Dates. Our favourite wedding experts and Little Book For Brides members are here to tell you all you need to know about those super important wedding date announcements. So, if you’re thinking about your Save the Dates or are […]

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February 9, 2018

Elegant and Romantic Wedding Dresses by Naomi Neoh

Morning all – now we’re not sharing our first real wedding of today until a little later with you. We thought we’d mix things up a little bit and dive straight into beautiful dresses this morning. It’s Friday after all, and if you are anything like me, when I was planning my own wedding, my […]

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February 21, 2018

There is no such thing as a ‘powerful wedding-industrial complex’

How do you know it’s February? Of course snowdrops, the days are drawing out and Valentines. Similarly it is when the High Street remembers there are things called weddings that happen in the summer and like to bombard us with products of various merit. Journalists are fed information about weddings and duly report because, of […]

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January 31, 2018

Most Curious Wedding Show 2018 Will Feature a Floral Installation in Celebration and Memory of Founder’s Stillborn Daughter – and ALL Babies Lost Too Soon

A little (ok big) change to the usual tone here, but Most Curious wanted to let you know about something very special, poignant and important about the 2018 wedding events. This year the MARCH 2018 shows are dedicated to Xian Hui Hale, our founder Becky’s little baby girl. Becky was pregnant with Xian Hui during the 2017 […]

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January 19, 2018

A Life Loved

Good morning folks, so by now, those of you visiting Love My Dress on a regular basis should be aware that last month, we established a brand new blog, A Life Loved. We launched on 10th December and the response has been so much more than any of us could have hoped for.  We had […]

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January 9, 2018

The pressure of having ‘the perfect day’

Well hello 2018 and an even bigger hello fellow Love My Dress readers!  I hope you had the most amazing festive break and that you took some time off from your wedding preparations in order to celebrate with your nearest and dearest. If, on the other hand, you’re new to Love My Dress, it’s wonderful […]

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December 23, 2017

2017 Magazine

Hello lovelies! So here we are, two days before Christmas! I’m still in a state of shock that it’s come around so very quickly this year, you? It has been an incredible year at Love My Dress, like no other year before since I started the blog back in 2009. So much has happened – […]

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December 5, 2017

Are You Overthinking Your Wedding?

Well this is a bit of a shock – it’s time for my last feature of the year! When and how on earth did that happen? I can’t begin to thank Annabel enough for inviting me to be a part of Love My Dress this year and I’m excited to say that I’ll be back […]

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  • “We wanted the wedding day to be an incredible party and a bit of an adventure that represented both of us. And above all, we wanted it to be unlike a ‘normal’ wedding. It was very DIY which allowed the whole thing to feel personal to all our guests and the decor to reflect the place we were in. I also discovered a Japanese tradition of the bride making 1000 cranes for the wedding for good luck, so they had a big visual role during the dinner.”
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From the gorgeous wedding of Beth and Jamie, captured by @thecurries.co. Beth wore a dark green skirt by @maxmara and a white shirt by @uniqlo.
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Feature link >> lvmyd.rs/maxmara-skirt
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#unconventionalwedding #lmdbride #lovemydress #bridesinskirts #outdoorwedding #woodlandwedding #weddingsinwales #papercranes #justmarriedjoy
  • From the glorious new Atlantis collection from our fave, @halfpennylondon. I love, love LOVE everything Kate Halfpenny creates. She is talented, kind and fabulous. There isn’t anyone else like her. And her dresses speak for themselves. ADORE.
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#lmdhalfpennylondon #halfpennylondon #coolmantic #bridalfashion #weddingdresses #londonbride #londonwedding #lovemydress #bridal #bridetobe #2018bride #2019bride
  • More over on the blog this evening (link in bio) because yet again, mainstream media are taking a pop at the British wedding industry and it's so called 'industrial complex' 🙄😵😴👎🏼 Emma Marshall of @missbushbridal says there is no complex. She says rather a lot more too.
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"Do you believe so strongly that Phillip Green at Top Shop or that Ted Baker want to help our mortal soul by helping us get married economically? Or do you think that the imminent collapse of High Street retailing with Debenhams, House of Fraser and New Look all issuing profits warnings might have something to do with them trying to grab market share in new headline grabbing areas like bridal fashion?In the UK, there is no “powerful wedding-industrial complex”. It is a female-first collection of artisans and producers who, from dress designers to stationers, florists to foodies, photographers to boutique owners could not produce a more impressive group of strong women that handle business with empathy and expertise for their clients.Truly, is a wedding dress the most money you spend on yourself?  Is it more than you would spend on a decent road bike? A couple of statement handbags? Two pairs of prescription varifocals? Some kit for your horse? Leathers for your motorbike? A years worth of Cosplay? Your tattoos? Your hair? Festival tickets…What is it with the beautifully sourced, ethically produced, self gifting treat of a dress (or separates or a jumpsuit) that enrages one so?Is it that saying yes to another man or woman to be your next of kin is evidence of simple mindedness? Are we traitors to feminism? Is it that fashion is fatuous or foolish? Or is it that you swallowed the press release from the High Street brands hook, line and sinker?"
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Photography @nicktuckerphoto + @joannabrownphoto
Gowns @jesuspeiro
Hair + Makeup @carolannearmstrong
Florals @bloomingayles
  • “I adored @thecoutureco's individual and quirky designs and the fact they catered spectacularly for the curvier bride. The shop is an Aladdin’s cave of gorgeous gowns.The dress I chose wasn’t the one I thought I’d have but I fell in love with the old school glamour, the gorgeous drape, the galaxy-inspired embroidery and above all; the sequins! I felt it reflected my love of shiny things, and the shape and flow of the fabric was so flattering. I felt like a movie star all day. Jo and the team worked amazingly to fit the dress and were so accommodating.”
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From the utterly gorgeous wedding this evening over on Love My Dress. Venue @clissoldhouse, flowers @theurbanflowerfarmer, bridesmaids @chichiclothing and images by @virginia.photo. More over on the blog now.
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  • Evening lovelies! How are you today? What you been up to? There isn’t long left now before we’ll be heading to London to join the @mostcuriouswedfair team as they host their 2018 event at the @trumanbrewery. As we count down the days until the event, we’d like to introduce you to some of the wonderful exhibitors who will be there next month.
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Earlier this week, we introduced @evermore_london (hello natural was candles that make the perfect wedding gifts/favours/decor) and today, we’re excited to usher in the brilliant @hazelgardinerdesign to centre stage - London floral designer and purveyor of sassy flowers for weddings and events.
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Now if you didn’t read the latest Most Curious Wedding Event feature on our site, then you may not know that Hazel will be producing a beautiful floral space at the show in honour of event founder @beckycurious’s little girl, Xian Hui sadly was stillborn last year. This is especially poignant as Becky chose to announce her pregnancy at last year’s event. You can read more about this story over on Love My Dress here >> bit.ly/xian-hui.
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So, lovelies, take a moment to acquaint yourself with wonderfully warm, sweet, talented Hazel - follow her Insta feed (it’s gorgeous!) and get those tickets for the show booked PRONTO (link in bio). 10% of all pre-purchased tickets sales for the London show will go towards the 4Louis charity who provide bereaved parents with memory boxes free of charge to those who suffer a stillbirth or neonatal death. ⠀⠀⠀
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#lmdmostcurious #rachelgardiner #modernbride #modernwedding #coolbride #londonwedding #londonbride #2018wedding #lovemydress #underthefloralspell #floraldesign #inspiredbypetals #amcwf18
  • Sometimes less is more. Effortless elegance captured perfectly in one gown by @carolinecastigliano. Absolutely adore the pockets and back detail, the perfect level of glamour for the modern bride 🙌🏻✨
  • The past few days have been challenging too say the least and resulted in a hospital visit for my little girl who has had respiratory issues and chest infections, the poor mite (night two on a camp bed in the children’s ward for me).
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Needless to say our planned blogging schedules for @lovemydress and @alifelovedblog have been a little disrupted the past 48 hours - we didn’t blog a wedding  yesterday at all. I can’t remember the last time that happened!  And so today, I’ve brought forward a special wedding for you all to enjoy his evening and I hope you adore it as much as I do.
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The bride is Zara, co-founder of @portraitsbridal (an AMAZING bridal hair and makeup agency based in London). Zara married musician Henry in London - their wedding was reflective of their eclectic lifestyle tastes and full of beautiful detail, including a killer dress by @edmondsonbridalcouture and cape by @gibsonbespoke (with a second tassel cape by @elizajanehowell, via @sassiholford for the evening). See more on our Insta-Stories. We are freaking LOVING this wedding.
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Images by the sensational @frostyphoto, venue The Anthologist via @drakeandmorgan.
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#lovemydress #modernbride #coolbride #londonbride #londonwedding #bridalcape #weddingcape #beadedcape #tasselcape #tullecape #gibsonbespokes #elizajanehowell #littlebookforbrides #portraitsbridal #contemporaryweddings
  • The most divine, barley there veils by the wonderful @brittenweddings. We cannot rave about this wonderful little business enough. From the most beautiful headpieces and accessories to garters, veils, coverups and more. Make time to bookmark their site if you haven’t already.
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#lmdbritten #brittenweddings #weddingveil #bridalveil #bridalaccessories #barelythere #barelythereveil #weddingaccessories #madeinengland #madeinbritain #lovemydress #bridetobe #2018bride #2018wedding
  • “I don’t often wear dresses and originally started looking for a trouser suit, but once we confirmed it was going to be a church wedding I felt I had to err on the traditional side.  I felt much more comfortable in a two- piece outfit, thinking that I could possibly re use the top at a later date. @themewsbridal was a breath of fresh air.  The nonchalant, beautiful French assistants were helpful without being overbearing and fussy and there were so many unusual styles – I could have taken ten different outfits home!  I wanted something plain and classic, similar to what my mum wore for her wedding.  Most importantly, I felt the outfit reflected my normal dress sense and I felt entirely comfortable in it.”
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From the scrumptious wedding we shared on Love My Dress today.
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Photography @philippajames
Dress @lauredesagazan
Veil @themewsbridal
Venue @hauserwirth
Bridesmaids @asos + @reformation
Groom @greshamblake
Cake @drraybakes
Florist @roseandfern
Hair Stylist @roxyfarrier
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#lauredesagazan #lauredesagazanbride #lovemydress #frenchbridal #bridalinspo #bridalseparates #bridalskirt #bridaltop #somersetwedding #somersetbride #somerset #blacktiewedding
  • Over on our lifestyle blog, @alifelovedblog today, the joy of the handwritten letter. When did you last stop to enjoy the pleasure of handwriting a letter to someone? ✍🏻
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Stationery pictures by the @riflepaperco .
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#letterwriting #handwrittenletter #alifeloved #alltogether #ALLpenpals #penpal #writinglife #writinglove #writingislife #writemoreletters
  • Before Valentines Day is out, we have something lovely for you dear readers - we’ve teamed up with @clarelloydaccessories to provide one of our lucky readers/followers with the chance to win a £275 headpiece or bridal accessory of their choice. Head on over to the link in our bio now, or visit lvmyd.rs/win-your-wedding-accessories.
You are very welcome lovelies! We like to spoil you.
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  • “I knew I wanted something a little different and quite a showstopper – Go big or go home! After trying on many traditional wedding dresses in bridal boutiques I quickly realised that I felt like I was playing dress up, I didn’t feel like myself at all. So when designing my dress with Charlotte I quickly decided white was not the colour for me but silver with lots of sparkle and something completely once in a lifetime. The shorter skirt was decided quite late into the process and we took inspiration from La La Land – Paul and I were having some dance lessons for our first dance and I wanted to be able to twirl!”
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“We just wanted the day to be completely us! To have everything that we loved along with all the people we loved! So we didn’t have a colour scheme or anything that necessarily matched but we did have glittery dinosaurs, beauty and the beast style roses, candyfloss, lots of glitter, lots of yellow and one heck of a party! We do not intend to have a traditional marriage so we didn’t want our day to be either.”
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From the amazing wedding on Love My Dress right now - which features a sensational modern wedding dress by @wildenlondon. The venue was The Asylum via @maverickprojects, photography by @threeflowersphoto.
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#unconventionalwedding #lovemydress #modernwedding #modernbride #greyweddingdress #50shadesofgrey #grey #bridesingrey #justmarriedjoy #wildenlondon #wildenlondonbride #charlottewilden #wildenbride