Meet The Designer + Ticket Giveaway ~ Exquisite Bridal Couture Hosts Stephanie Allin Fashion Show & Champagne Afternoon Tea at the Luxury Chewton Glen Hotel…

Hiya 😉 I'm a big fan of Stephanie Allin and her reputation for gorgeous cut, beautifully produced and well fit wedding dresses, and so when I found out about an event taking place later this month at Exquisite Bridal Couture in Hampshire, I was only to pleased to share the details with you all on Love My Dress – this one will be of particular interest to Brides living in the South of the UK and especially in/around the Hampshire area. I'm going to hand you over to Natalie Hamer from Exquisite Bridal to explain more – please note that details on how to win a pair of tickets to this event are provided at the end of the feature.

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 Exquisite Bridal Couture s a luxury bridal boutique based in the idyllic sailing town of Lymington.  Carrying a carefully edited selection of bridal gowns by designers Stephanie Allin, Caroline Castigliano, David Fielden, Claire Pettibone & Monica Hadi. With accessories by Polly Edwards and Jenny Packham and shoes by Harriet Wilde and Benjamin Adams, Exquisite is the bridal boutique of choice for Hampshire and Dorset brides…

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Stephanie Allin

The Jazz Age collection by Stephanie Allin, available at Exquisite Brides Couture in Hampsshire...

Exquisite Bridal Couture is holding a very special event for brides and their closest friends and family. In collaboration with Stephanie Allin, we are  holding an exclusive Champagne Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show in the luxurious surroundings of the Chewton Glen Hotel in Hampshire on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd January 2012.

Guests are invited to attend this event on Saturday 21st January in the Lake Suite at Chewton Glen. The event will commence with a Champagne reception whilst guests enjoy the surroundings of Chewton Glen. Guests will then be seated and will listen to a 10 minute question adn answer session with Stephanie Allin where they will hear all about the inspiration for latest Jazz Age Collection.

Chewton Glen's indulgent afternoon tea will then be served whilst a fashion show of Stephanie Allin's latest and most iconic collections unfolds around the Lake Suite.  Once the show is finished guests will be able to mingle with Stephanie Allin, Natalie from Exquisite Bridal Couture and the Wedding team at Chewton Glen..

The Jazz Age collection by Stephanie Allin, available at Exquisite Brides Couture in Hampsshire...

Polly Edwards will also be present with her full collection to meet with brides looking for that perfect headdress or tiara. Annabel Hornsby will be on hand to meet with brides and offer advice on hair and
make-up styles on the day.

Tickets are £25 per head, with the cost of up to 4 tickets (£100) being redeemable against a dress order from Exquisite Bridal Couture.

Activity on the Saturday… 

Question and answer session with Stephanie Allin – hear all about her inspiration and philosophy
Stephanie Allin Fashion Show – enjoy watching a show of Stephanie's most fabulous gowns whilst delighting in Chewton Glen's Afternoon Tea
The opportunity to meet with Stephanie on the day
Polly Edwards – Personal appearance – Polly will be bringing her full collection of headpieces and meeting with brides to assist them in choosing the right piece
Vivien Sheriff – Personal appearance – Vivien will be showcasing a unique selection of veils and some fabulous hats and headpieces for Mother of the Bride
Annabel Hornsby – Personal appearance – Annabel will be offering mini consultations with brides about desired hair & make-up styles
Maids to Measure – The team from Maids to Measure will be here to talk and show brides their collection of bespoke bridesmaids dresses
Nicki Macfarlane – The gorgeous collection of flowergirl dresses will be there for brides to see
Other activities include flowers, photography and Videography inspiration
Luxury Goodie Bags for all, including a 10% Off Discount Voucher for Accessories at Exquisite Bridal Couture.

The Jazz Age collection by Stephanie Allin, available at Exquisite Brides Couture in Hampsshire...

The day following the Afternoon Tea at Chewton Glen, Stephanie Allin will be at nearby Exquisite Bridal Couture to meet brides on a one to one basis and assist them in choosing the perfect Stephanie Allin gown for them.

A Complimentary Made to Measure service will be offered to all brides who order on this day, which is a saving of £100.  This is a must attend event for brides who love Stephanie Allin’s style!

Activity on the Sunday…

Designer Day with Stephanie Allin at Exquisite Bridal Couture of Lymington
Have a one to one appointment with Stephanie Allin and the Exquisite team
Free Made to Measure service on all Stephanie Allin Dress Orders placed (normally £100)
Ticket cost from Chewton Glen redeemable against a dress purchase (up to 4 tickets £100)
  Your opportunity to request your preferred Stephanie Allin gowns to be in store for you to try

The Jazz Age collection by Stephanie Allin, available at Exquisite Brides Couture in Hampsshire...

Supplier Spotlight… 

 Stephanie Allin is one of the UK’s top bridal designers, who, for the past 20 years, has been pursuing the perfect wedding dress… 

“My style is all about great structure and fit and designing dresses with a freedom that encompasses fashion and the bride’s individuality.”

Prices for a Stephanie Allin wedding dress range from £2200 to £4000.

The Jazz Age collection by Stephanie Allin, available at Exquisite Brides Couture in Hampsshire...

Chewton Glen is a beautiful Hampshire wedding venue which provides the ideal country house setting for your special day. This award-winning 5 Red Star Hotel is recognized as one of the finest luxury wedding venues in Hampshire, and is superbly located within the stunning New Forest countryside.

Polly Edwards is a global pioneer in headdress design with a philosophy that keeps the bridal headdress precious.  Trained as a fashion designer who went on to specialise in millinery, Polly developed a passion for the headdress and since then has directed her focus on the design and manufacture of tiaras and headdresses especially for brides.

“Your bridal headdress should compliment your style and your face shape as well as your personality whether it is an understated decoration or a statement piece. It is a keepsake, something to hand down and evoke memories of that special day.”

The Jazz Age collection by Stephanie Allin, available at Exquisite Brides Couture in Hampsshire...

Annabel Hornsby is a professional hair and make-up artist with a passion for the creative. Annabel’s wedding hairand make-up service is designed to put you at ease, starting with a bridal make-up and hair trial in the comfort of her studio, Annabel will help you decide on your hair style, accessories for your hair, and, of course, the perfect bridal make-up to ensure a long-lasting and naturally glowing finish for those all important photographs.


Win a Pair of Tickets to this Event…

To win a pair of tickets to this event and have the opportunity to meet with Stephanie Allin, simply leave a comment below stating why you would like to attend this event and who you would take with you.

Lots of love and luck everyone 🙂



Terms & Conditions
1.  Only one application per person
2.  Applications for tickets are restricted to Brides to Be who have not yet purchased their wedding dress


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.