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If you’re a Bride to Be and soon to be wed and just don’t know where to start when it comes to what to wear beneath your wedding dress, then this might just be of some help. We find many Brides leave finding their wedding underwear to the last minute, either they’ve been losing weight before the big day or they think it will simply be a case of popping into town to pick something up. Unfortunately this tends not to be as straight forward as they imagine.

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A wedding dress is a really special dress not just by its very nature but by its design and fit as well, so quite often requires some special lingerie for your wedding day. This is really why it shouldn’t be left to the last minute and taken for granted that it will be an easy task. So where do you start when looking for your bridal underwear? Whatever you decide upon, it’s important that it works in complete harmony with you and your wedding gown.

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If your dress already has a lot of boning throughout the bodice then a wedding corset with plenty of boning is more than likely going cause some discomfort. Resist the temptation when you hear a corset can take up to 4″ off your waistline in seconds. Properly fitted they can, but the 4″ has to go somewhere! A wedding corset is very good at helping to shape and sculpt your figure to a more hourglass silhouette and providing support over your midriff. Some bridal corsets also have underwired cups and also give good lift, support and shape to your bust too!

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Many wedding dresses have sweetheart or bateau necklines and therefore require a style of strapless wedding lingerie to go beneath. This is where it begins to get more tricky and even more so if your size tends to be less well stocked in high street shops, so a bit more time and patience is called for. A strapless wedding bustier could work well for this style, it would still provide some shaping to your figure as well as underwired support for your breasts.

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It’s important to get fitted and go and try on bridal bras, you want to make sure it doesn’t give you a bulge over the top of the cup or alternatively that the cups don’t fall forward when you lean over, leaving you feeling unsupported and exposed! A dress that is made from a light material, such as silk or satin may also show any fancy lace edging or a heavily padded cup will be quite noticeable. Your wedding day lingerie should be the unsung hero of your wedding day, comfy and supportive and not seen by your guests and photographer!

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Comfort has already been mentioned a few times, because it’s important. Your wedding day does pass by quickly but comfort really is king, so bear this in mind when it comes to your undies. If you’re not a thong kind of person then your wedding day is not the day to try. You don’t want to be fidgeting and shuffling all through your day trying to get comfortable, stick to briefs or hip huggers if that’s what you’re used too! You can get underwear that don’t have elasticated edges so don’t show the dreaded VPL!

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Shapewear is quite a popular option these days with brides wanting to make sure that everything is tucked in to look their best in the wedding photographs. Bridal shapewear has evolved quite markedly over the years with some nice pieces available in whites and ivories to suit dress colours. When it comes to colours, try and make sure that you get bridal underwear that matches the colour of your dress. Most important of all is to try your wedding day lingerie on with your dress at some point to make sure they compliment each other and you’re comfortable!

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Happy 1st Birthday Moonrise Lingerie

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On Saturday we celebrated our 1st Birthday since opening our doors here at The Crown Glass Shopping Centre in Nailsea nr Bristol. Our shoppers enjoyed fizzy drinks served by our Butler in the Buff for the morning and we had free face painting for the little ones, all donations taken were greatly received for our breast cancer awareness fund raising cause. No birthday is ever complete without a cake, so made our very own lace edged pink bra cake!

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Moonrise Lingerie has been serving the women of Nailsea and North Somerset for a year now, offering a free bra fitting service dedicated to making sure ladies are wearing the correct size and style of bra. Along side the fitting element our 4 strong team of lingeristas also promote the importance of breast health awareness associated with wearing the correct size and fit of bra. More recently the team have been working closely with local hospitals for ladies having undergone breast surgery and looking to get fitted for mastectomy bras.

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In conjunction with our first birthday we are having a flash sale this week with a wide selection of high quality bras reduced to LESS THASN £20! This offer is available online as well on our website at www.moonriselingerie.co.uk, so you can grab yourself a real bargain! So be quick to see we have your size!

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Click to find out more about ‘The Floris – Plus Size Balconet Bra

  
To make a booking for a ‘no-obligation’ fitting simply click ‘FREE bra fitting‘, then visit our website at http://www.moonriselingerie.co.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

 

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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Well February 14th is fast approaching so we thought we’d pinch this post for ourselves and dedicate it to some of the new sexy lingerie lines recently added to our sister site Moonrise at Midnight Lingerie, including some new plus size lingerie lines!

 

Shops windows always seem to fill up with blacks and reds when it comes to lingerie for Valentines Day, but we wanted to share some other colours that are just as romantic and seductive, of course we’ve thrown in some red & black for good measure!

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Lingerie Advice for Men

Right fella’s there’s loads of pages across the internet on offering advice on how to choose lingerie for your girlfriend, fiancee or wife, but truth be known you’re the probably the best one at choosing underwear for your other half, (apart from her of course)! Just make sure you get the correct size and choose something similar to what she already wears and that’s pretty much it!

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Babydolls & chemises are pretty good for valentines day gifts as they are usually pretty easier to size up rather than a bra set, as bra sizing and fit can alter quite a bit from brand to brand! They’re great for wearing all year round as sleepwear as well!

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Lingerie Advice for Women!

If you’re buying some sexy nightwear for yourself as a surprise for your special someone, then go for something that’s flattering, (quite obvious I know), but comfortable as well! There’s lots of corsets and bustiers advertised and on display in shops on stick thin mannequins, but if you’re not used to wearing these as lingerie then now’s not the time to go changing! Quality lingerie isn’t cheap, so opt for something that you can get plenty of uses out of, rather than black & red and plastered in hearts!

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I’ve added this blue draped chemise as it’s one of my favourites, it’s quite different, very comfortable and is really flattering without being too revealing!

  

So visit our website Moonrise at Midnight and send a few hints to your other halves and spread the love on Valentine’s Day. (Use code FIRST33 for 10% discount as well)!

  

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

  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moonriseatmidnight

  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/moonrisemidnite

October 22, 2015

We’ve posted on a whole manner of wedding topics on our blog recently from shoes, jewellery, wedding cakes and even cake toppers, so I thought it high time we took a quick peek at our ivory bridal lingerie. What we have to offer from bridal basques, wedding bras right down to wedding stockings to show off those legs on thhe big day itself!

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Bridal Basques

A bridal basque is great for offering support for the bust as well as holding you in slightly around the midriff. Although they’re very similar to a wedding corset, they generally have a lesser waist cinching effect and nor do they go as far as the hips.

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Wedding Bras

Although many wedding gowns are structured and maybe don’t require wedding underwear, a great many brides simply feel uncomfortable with the idea of not wearing a wedding bra on their Big Day, for fear of falling out or just maybe not having that support that they’re used to everyday.

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The addition of lace overlay creates are really nice romantic feel to wedding underwear sets, particularly this one with the deep suspender belt.

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Don’t forget that a balconette wedding bra or more obviously a push up bridal bra can be a great way of adding a touch more definition to your bust if that’s what you’re wanting as well.

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A more traditional full cup wedding bra will provide fabulous support throughout your wedding day. Don’t overlook the importance of wearing the correct size of bra beneath your wedding dress, it maybe worth getting measured before splashing out on your wedding day lingerie. The last thing you want to remember on your wedding is to have been fidgeting with your underwire or straps because they’re starting to dig in!

  

Queen Size or Plus Size Wedding Lingerie

It seems that anyone who sports a bust size bigger than a D cup needs to shop in a plus size category? I’d say even more important on your wedding day if you’re bigger busted as myself to have a correct fitting bra, but also a comfortable wedding bra. (For those who’ve followed us for any length of time, know only too well, that, that’s the reason of how Moonrise Lingerie came about)!

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BEWARE! Self Promotion ALERT! Our very own Harmony Plus Size Bridal Bra set was designed exactly for the plus size bride in mind, not only to cater for sizes up to 36G, 38G, and 40H but also to be extrememely comfortable, offer multi strapping options and have a beautifully romantic and luxurious feel to it, at a price that isn’t going to break the budget!

Wedding Garters, Stockings & Accessories!

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A wedding garter makes a great gift for any Bride to Be, and is an area where you can add a little bit of elegance to your wedding day wear or even have a little bit of fun with. We’ve been asked to add football pins, add satin bows in football colours, add clovers, lockets and our very own lucky sixpence garter has been a real favourite!

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Don’t forget the little things like your wedding garter or your bridal stockings, it’s quite often the little things that just complete your look!

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Choose with care when it comes to ivory wedding underwear as there are many different tones and shades of ivory from the very deep ivory’s that border on a yellowish colour to the very light, which are often an off white!

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Don’t leave your wedding day lingerie to the last minute. Feel free to pop on over to our website at http://www.moonriselingerie.co.uk and have a look at all of our wedding corsets, basques, bra sets and wonderful accessories such as wedding garters, stockings and petticoats to help you finish your look for your Wedding Day?

  

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

  

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

  

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

  

E-mail: enquiries@moonriselingerie.co.uk

Something old,

 

something new,

 

something borrowed,

 

something blue,

 

and a silver sixpence for her shoe!

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Lucky Sixpence Wedding Garter

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A traditional saying that I’m sure even most modern Brides will be aware of? It stems from Old English folklore I believe that the silver sixpence is to bring good luck to the happy couple and that the something blue and something old is said to distract the Evil Eye, believed to render the new bride barren!

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Not being ones to break a long standing tradition or English folklore, Tanya, of Moonrise Lingerie has recently introduced her very own ‘Lucky Sixpence’ wedding garters. Made from a very light ivory lace and wonderfully finished with a baby blue ribbon and bow with a lucky sixpence charm for the upcoming Bride to Be.

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Personalised Wedding Garters

Tanya makes her wedding garters herself, and the beauty is that she is able to change the colour of the ribbon and bow to suit the colour theme of your wedding as well as being able to make a wedding garter to suit any size of leg!

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Football Team Wedding Garters

Following on from the success of her ‘Lucky Sixpence’ garter and from many requests, Tanya has continued to design some lovely new wedding garter designs. Many of these have been specific to a Brides request from an Irish themed garter in green with a lucky four leaf clover charm to garters with a favourite football teams colours, either their own team or that of their new hubbies team!

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Tanya’s new garters have really caught the eyes of many new Brides to Be who have even been kind enough to send her a nice review once they’ve received their personalised wedding garter, click here to read what our Brides to Be have had to say!

If you’d like your own wedding garter with a slightly personalised touch in some way then feel free to get in touch with Tanya at tanya@moonriselingerie.co.uk and put her to the challenge! Her garters range in price from £8 to £16.99 depending on the design you would like.

You can always ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page and see what other fanciful designs Tanya comes up with for other Brides to Be!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Pinterest:- https://uk.pinterest.com/moonrisebridal/

 

As you know already, I run a bridal lingerie company which is going very well. However, I am always looking for new things to do to make my business different from others. Over the past year and half I have been working on designing out very own plus size bridal bra which will have a matching brief or thong and that too is all going well and shall be out soon.

I have found it really interesting designing our own bra and exciting knowing that I am creating something special for my company. The only part of designing that I had not done is the making of a bra!

So, I booked myself on a bra making course!

Here is how I did…

To start with I made a toile sample to check that the size is correct and does not need altering.

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This sample was a great fit.

Once a toile sample has been done and I know it is correct I then start to cut out the patterns with the material chosen…

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I have chosen a lovely black lace with a deep purple colour running through it for my top cup, and a black stretch mesh with small white polka dots on for the top cups.

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I have not started to piece together my individual bra parts by tacking them before sewing them into place.

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Now all my cup pieces have been sewn together, this is the result!

It is now starting to take shape.

The next step in my journey to making my own bra is to join the cups together and attach then to the side panels and add the straps.

I have had such a great weekend making this bra… I now look forward to making the matching brief.

The Christina Wedding Corset

Christina Wedding Corset

For only £64.99 get this beautiful figure shaping strapless wedding corset and order before the end of April and you’ll receive a FREE pair of lace top bridal hold ups worth £12.99!

 

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Finding Wedding Lingerie to Suit your Bridal Gown Neckline.

Happy New Year to everyone and here’s hoping 2015 is going to be prosperous for us all. Congratulations to all the Brides to Be out there who we’re lucky enough to get proposed to over the  Christmas period. With the 2015 wedding season soon upon us I thought I’d kick Moonrise Lingerie’s Bridal Blog off with looking at different styles of wedding lingerie to suit the neckline of your chosen gown.
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It was when I stumbled across this little infographic last year that got me thinking about this. It’s quite straight forward if you have a neckline that is fairly straight forward such as a high neck, square or even a scoop neckline, you have a multitude of options from wedding corsets, bridal bras and basques to choose from.
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However it starts to get a little tricky if you’ve opted for a sweetheart, off the shoulder or an illusion neckline. These styles of neckline will send you down the route of strapless wedding underwear solutions, which there are plenty but you need to be prepared to look a little harder, particularly if you’re needing a particular colour or a size that isn’t commonly stocked on the high street.
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Many popular styles of wedding dress are being designed with low backs which makes it slightly more trickier to find low back bridal lingerie that’s also strapless. With all of this in mind it’s worth leaving yourself about 6 – 8 weeks to get your wedding lingerie in order, and definitely have it in plenty of time for your final dress fitting to allow for any last minute alterations.

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Now the v-neck, halter and halter strap neckline may well be able to accommodate strapless wedding underwear solutions however for bustier brides who require a plus size bridal underwear solution for greater support then a halter neck bridal bra option may be needed.
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A handy tip that some of our brides have used is to have small press studs sewn onto their bra straps and the halter strap of their wedding gown to make sure the bra strap remains hidden out of sight. Let’s not forget that your wedding lingerie needs to be the unsung hero of your wedding day, it has to be comfortable, provide great support where needed and make you feel fabulous, and do all of this whilst remaining out of view!

For any further help & advice on finding the perfect wedding underwear for your big day then feel free to contact us at enquiries@moonriselingerie.co.uk or visit our website at www.moonriselingerie.co.uk where you’ll find our complete collection of bridal lingerie. Because every bride deserves only the very best!

 

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