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        Bristol & Somerset Wedding Awards

Bridal Accessories Award Winner

After some procrastinating the decision to enter the Bristol & Somerset Wedding Awards under the category of Bridal Accessories was taken. Why the indecision? It had been a busy 2016 for us, finally taking the plunge and opening our own independent lingerie shop in Nailsea, near Bristol. This in itself had brought along with it many steep learning curves and still does as any business owner will testify to! We would also be up against some tough competition and felt we were certain to be the underdog going into any such competition.

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The Bristol & Somerset Wedding Awards is really a charity event hosted by a most worthy charity organisation; The Wedding Wishing Well. A charity set up to help couples suffering a terminal or life limiting illness realise their dream and become joined together in marriage. It was an award ceremony judged not solely on popularity but on Brides feedback on your quality and service. The ceremony was to be a black tie event held at the Double Tree by Hilton at Cadbury House, it was to be a night out and an excuse to dressed up if nothing else!

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February soon arrived and the tickets arrived, thick red card adorned with black lace, a feather and some gold trimmings. The scene was set! The usual last minute panic manifested itself when trying to leave the house on time, a few minor wardrobe malfunctions along with a few tears from children and we were on our way.

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Met by the magnificent frontage of The Cadbury House Hotel, we were directed to The Great Room where guests were already mingling, enjoying conversation and more importantly a glass of Prosecco! Can-Can girls put on a show as we were all ushered to take our seats in the fabulously themed Moulin Rouge venue. It wasn’t long before the fund-raising began for The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, with a game of play your cards right and a raffle with an auction to follow!

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Then came the Awards part of the evening, the part that all were anxiously awaiting. The hope that all of your hard work throughout the last wedding season was going to be recognised by your Brides to Be and acknowledged by many suppliers from across the industry. From Photographers, Cake Makers, Wedding Planners, Venue Dressers and Entertainers, we were all there. First up, Bridal Accessories, “and our first winner this evening is……..Moonrise Lingerie!”

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Bridal Accessories Award Winner 2017

 

Acknowledgements : Pat Cooper Photography – http://www.patcooper.net

The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation -  http://weddingwishingwell.org.uk

 Bridal Boudoir by Viktoria Kuti at Berwick Lodge, Bristol

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What does boudoir suggest to you? Glamour? Sensuallity? Beauty? That idea of suggestion?

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Bristol based boudoir and portrait photographer Viktoria Kuti captured all of this and more in a beautiful bridal boudoir photo session at the stunning Berwick Lodge Hotel in Bristol.

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This delightful country house style hotel was to be the perfect location to let Viktoria’s creativity and professionalism run wild. All of their rooms are beautifully decorated throughout with a delightful historical touch, but The Lydia Suite was chosen to set the scene.

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A gorgeous antique cream queen four poster bed along with period styled sofa’s and decor along with a stunning roll top bath were all carefully used to create an outstanding bridal boudoir photoshoot.

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Weddings are very personal occasions and once all of the ceremony and celebration is over, photos, video clips and memories are what you have left to recall the wonderful event. A bridal boudoir shoot is a really personal way for The Bride to capture this special moment in her life and it serves as an intimate reminder to be shared between each other in marriage.

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Viktoria made excellent use of the venue, lighting and Afton to produce a host of delicate imagery that reflects the true personal and intimate nature of a boudoir session.

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Marriage itself is a joining together of two people and families, to celebrate their love and commitment to one another. We were delighted to see that our very own ‘Harmony’ plus size bridal lingerie set was used for the shoot.

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 Acknowledgements

Photographer: Viktoria Kuti – http://www.viktoriakuti.com

Model: Afton Stinnie

Venue: Berwick Lodge – http://www.berwicklodge.co.uk

Flowers: Bramblewood Flowers – http://www.bramblewoodfolwers.co.uk

Jewellery: Jacq Brill at Beloved Vintage Bridal – http://www.facebook.com/Beloved-Vintage-Bridal-by-Jacq-Brill

Make-Up: Shari Knowles – http://www.shariknowlesmakeup.com

Hair: Nicola Clancy at GoGorgeous – http://www.facebook.com/gogorgeousbristol

 

Lingerie Spotlight – ‘Claire’ by Affinitas

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 Now the doors to our new lingerie shop have officially opened, it’s time to start showcasing some of our lovely bras and lingerie that we have in store. First up in our lingerie spotlight is ‘Claire’, a beautiful pushup bra by Affinitas.

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The Affinitas Claire range provides an elegant and padded underwired bra to give a wonderful push up effect. It’s brought to you with the colour options of a pretty Victorian rose pink or a gorgeous aubergine purple lace cup. The contrasting black satin shoulder straps lends itself to being a beautiful padded pushup bra for this Autumn. A matching thong is also available in both shades.

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As well as looking stunning and beautiful they provide amazing support and comfort which is the top priority. To find out more about The Claire Pushup Bra, then visit our website by clicking  Moonrise Lingerie – Pushup Bras or pop in store for a FREE fitting and try one on!

 

Written by: Kiera Cavey

New Moonrise Lingerie Store Opening Soon

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Less than 4 weeks ago we got handed a set of keys to the premises that are to house our first lingerie shop in the Crown Glass Shopping precinct, Nailsea, Bristol. As excited as we were, the fact that all we had was an empty shell didn’t quell the excitement and anticipation for what lay ahead. No ceiling, no flooring, no lights and no electrics and yet in just over 4 weeks time Moonrise Lingerie would be opening its own doors to the public for the very first time!

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Our aim is to provide the women of Nailsea and North Somerset a lingerie shop to cater for their needs, be that, everyday underwear up to plus size bras, bridal lingerie including low back corsets & basques, sports wear, maternity bras and eventually mastectomy underwear as well as a fitting service that is of an exceptionally high standard.

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We want our customers to leave our store with underwear that’s supportive, comfortable as well as stylish and fashionable. No more sighs of relief at the end of the day when it comes to unclasping a bra that’s been digging in, shuffling around and causing you to be constantly adjusting it throughout the day, with our fully trained lingerie fitters, you’ll leave our store feeling as if you’re not even wearing one!

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Saturday the 27th August is our big open day where we will be offering FREE fittings, a butler serving drinks and snacks, a FREE gift for every purchase made in the day, a raffle to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Fund as well as face painting for the kids. So why not pop on down to see how the shop turned out and what we have to offer? We’d love to see you!

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Lingerie Spotlight – The Christina Wedding Corset

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Choosing wedding day underwear to go beneath your wedding gown can be more tricky than you originally thought, especially if you’re needing strapless or something with added support and shaping characteristics. Today we have the spotlight on The Christina Wedding Corset.

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Our Christina Bridal Corset is a beautifully elegant lace over satin fully boned corset with fabulous versatility, it can be worn with or without shoulder straps as well as optional suspender straps.

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It’s double lace up tie back allows you to adjust the fit of the corset for your own personal comfort or amount of shaping you want for your outline before you put your dress on.

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The front of the corset has a hook and eye closure for ease of putting on without the need for an extra pair of  hands!

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To find out more about our Christina Wedding Corset, like sizes, price and delivery, then visit our online wedding lingerie store at http://www.moonriselingerie.co.uk/womens-underwear/index.php?item_id=1020

 

Special Thanks to Paul Travis of Eyedream Photography for images 1,4 & 5 and Shelley Denise for modelling.

 

 

Lingerie Spotlight – Floral Tapestry Wedding Corset

A great bridal corset with fabulous support to offer comfort and shaping for your outline beneath your wedding gown.

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A very popular corset for the wedding day, it’s also a very beautiful and sensuous choice for the first wedding night as well.

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Made from a lovely Jacquard material this strapless wedding corset features a hook and eye fastening at the front for ease of fitting and a double lace up tie back to allow personal adjustment. Garter straps are removable and fully adjustable.

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It’s great waist cinching effect provides a beautifully shaped outline to your figure giving a fabulous foundation for your dress to sit upon.

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Finished with an adorable Venice lace trim and matching thong this stylish and versatile bridal corset is available in plus size as well.

 

To find out even more visit http://www.moonriselingerie.co.uk/wedding_corsets

 

Website: http://www.moonriselingerie.co.uk

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/moonrisebridal

 

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Moonrise_Bridal

 

Image Credits: Top & Bottom Boudoir Images provided courtesy of www.impulseglamour.co.uk

 Lingerie Spotlight – Ivory Floral Babydoll

Kick back after your Wedding Day in this beautiful ivory floral babydoll.

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It’s made from a gorgeous rigid eyelash lace and features padded satin underwired cups for just the right amount of comfort and support.

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This fab little bridal babydoll features a ribbon sash and a removable brooch and comes complete with a matching ivory thong!

 

Website: http://www.moonriselingerie.co.uk/womens-underwear/index.php?item_id=1145

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/moonrisebridal

 

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Moonrise_Bridal

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So what sort of a Bride are you when it comes to shopping for your Wedding? Are you cool, calm and collected when it comes to making decisions? Do you leave everything to the last minute and just take everything as it comes? Or are you the original Bridezilla, when you know exactly what you want and anything other than perfection is just a downright outrage and an utter personal insult?

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When it comes to wedding underwear for your Big Day, don’t leave it to the last minute! Even if you’ve been losing weight and you hope to lose a few more pounds, get your bridal lingerie in plenty of time, about 6-8 weeks before your wedding day. At least you have enough time to ale sure it fits comfortably, and I don’t just mean for 5 minutes in a changing room, you should wear it for a while to make sure it’s really comfy and supportive. You’re going to be wearing it for the whole day, the last thing you want is to feel it riding up, falling down or digging into you.

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Give it some thought before you go shopping for your bridal underwear. Think about what style of lingerie is going to suit your figure AND your wedding dress. Whatever you choose, be it a bridal bustier, a wedding corset or a full bra and suspender set, it has to work in Harmony with you and your gown. Think of it as the foundation on which your wedding dress is going to sit on, if it’s no good then it’s not going to show you and your dress off to the max!

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Choose something that is going to give you support where you want it. If you’re big chested make sure they’re supported. If you want a smooth outline to your figure then look for a longline wedding corset or some bridal shapewear that’s going to give a nice contour to your shape. The main thing is that you’re comfortable in what you choose.

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If you’re a Panic Bride and you’re an unusual size or a size that isn’t normally well stocked for some reason, then change your approach! You might well find your perfect bridal lingerie to go beneath your dress, but if it’s not a ‘popular/ common’ size or even if the colour isn’t right, then you’ll need some time to get it ordered! After all you want it to be perfect, don’t you?

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If you don’t want to be a Panic Bride and leave everything to the last minute then order a FREE bridal lingerie catalogue from Moonrise Lingerie – “The Bridal Underwear Specialists” and get your wedding underwear all sorted!

  

Website: http://www.moonriselingerie.co.uk

  

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/moonrisebridal

  

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Moonrise_Bridal

It’s a been a while, hasn’t it? So how’s about a quick roundup of all things wedding that’s been going on at Moonrise Lingerie’s wedding blog recently?

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Following the success of Moonrise Garters last year, we decided to broaden the our handmade wedding garter collection to include a few more, let’s say, elegant garters for our Brides to choose from.

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Take a closer look at what Tanya’s been creating with a needle and thread and her sewing machine here at Moonrise Wedding Garters.

 

It’s always a real pleasure writing about Real Brides and their Wedding Days, so we took time out to congratulate Nicole & Craig on their outdoor Scottish Wedding on the banks of the very picturesque Loch Lomond.

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Find out more about her lovely proposal and her pastel coloured wedding day with wedding day photographery by KGT photography.

 

We then talked wedding favours. An area where most Brides try their hand at a bit of DIY, but beware before you do!

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We caught up with ‘Can I Do You a Favour’ to see what they had to offer in the way of wedding favours as well as a few hints and tips on keeping within a budget!

 

That’s it for the time being. We’ll be off to MODA on the look out for new wedding lingerie collections as well some nice lingerie collections for our sister site Moonrise at Midnight!

 

Love

 

Tanya

 

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Moonrise Lingerie are happy to announce that we have expanded our range of handmade wedding garters. The decision was made following the introduction of our very own bridal garter range last year including, ‘The Lucky Sixpence Garter’, ‘Diamond Dreams’ and ‘The Floral Cluster’ which proved very popular.

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The new additions which are still handmade by our very own Tanya, were designed to include a little bit more sparkle and bling. The new bridal garter are based on more luxurious lace designs and include a lot more handsewn embellishments such as pearls, crystals & diamontes.

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Our wedding garters can still be customised to your colour preference or wedding theme as well as size requirements. Recent requests have been for superhero themes, Manchester United themed as well as novelty charms such as spanners and screwdrivers.

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We are also happy to be able to offer another level to our personalised wedding garters in that we can now include your choice names and wedding date on the satin ribbon. So your wedding garter will truly be one of a kind!

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If you’re still not sure on what you’d like on your wedding garter or simply want to see more of what we can do, then feel free to pop onto our dedicated Facebook page Moonrise Garters.

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