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Celebrating Mum this Mother’s Day!

Mums are so special!  We only get one mum in life and we depend on them for everything. They are there when we need then for child care, a shoulder to cry on or simply just to pop round for a coffee and a natter. A bunch of flowers is always a winner… who doesn’t love flowers! However…

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 Flowers by Chic Blooms in Nailsea.

… Today we are keeping with our bridal theme, however we are looking at Mother of the brides. Mother of the brides dresses and outfits are stunning, they are delicately made and can be fitted or flowing. Whatever style they choose, they will be looking for a bra that will work with there attire. This could be a strapless options for which there is a few choices such as…



Harmony Bridal Bra

Harmony bridal bra is a full cup optional strapless bra made from a soft Boselli Satin adorned with a matching ivory lace, however it is not just for brides. It can work perfectly with a Mother of the brides outfit.


Quinn Plunge Strapless Bra

Quinn is an optional strapless bra with a plunge style cup. Perfect for low cut or V-neck tops, blouses and dresses.

However if you are looking for something a little more colorful and in keeping with your wedding attire, take a look at these stunning options…


This is the gorgeous Claire moulded cup by Affinitas. It is such a stunning colour as the name suggests, (vintage rose) whilst holding that little darker detailing on the  shoulder straps and edging and also features a delicate lace covering and has matching lace thong or brief.


Tango is a very popular balconette bra which is available in many different colours to go with your outfits. This is also a great design by #Panache as it caters for the larger back and bust sizes all the way to HH Cups. Definitely worth a look.


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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.


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!


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.

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!


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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courtesy of  Wedding Wize

We know all too well just how important shoes are to us girls, right? Well none more than on our wedding day, some want heels, flats, vans or even trainers, and why not it’s Your Wedding Day so have what you want, and after all you’re on your feet most of the day! Anyway we caught up with Tomas from Custom Glitter Shoes to see how they’re changing wedding shoes for Brides, Bridesmaids or even Mother of the Bride/ Groom!


Q: Tell us a little bit about Custom Glitter Shoes. Why you started and how long you’ve been going?

Our website went live at first to showcase hand-made jewellery made from various Gemstones.  This merged with custom footwear after I purchased a pair of custom shoes for my wife from a retailer on Facebook.  Long story short – the shoes didn’t arrive so I went to another retailer and the quality of the shoes was poor – so I decided to make my own.


Q: What makes Custom Glitter Shoes that little bit more special than just buying a pair of shoes from a shop?

Originality! You can buy a pair of shoes from a high street retailer and the options you have are the options that are presented to you.  With our custom shoes – you can have unlimited designs that could be a one off and the only pair in existence.

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Q: What has been your favourite pair of custom wedding shoes you’ve made?

A set of three black ribbon wedding shoes for a customer in the highlands of Scotland.  This was the second pair of shoes I had ever made.  It was challenging knowing that all three had to be perfect, the same and to Scotland for the brides wedding on a 4 day turn around.


Q: What advice can you give to Brides to Be when it comes to footwear for their Big Day?

Time, comfort and style.  Time to shop around and not leave it until the last week.  Comfort because you’ll be standing for most of the day and style because it’s your day and you deserve to have the shoe you want, in the colour you want and the price you can afford.


Q: What’s your biggest achievement to date? (Doesn’t have to be wedding related).

The birth of my daughter my Daughter Aurora and wedding my beautiful wife both in December.


Q: What does the future hold for Custom Glitter Shoes?

At the moment we are spending a lot of time on S.E.O for the website and expanding the social media aspect of the business.  This is time consuming but it’ll be worth it.  At the moment we don’t have any offers but if you keep an eye out on our store we do have seasonal offers.


Some of these shoes are just fabulous and if you’re looking for wedding shoes that are truly unique, then these are certainly that! Thanks to Tomas of Custom Glitter Shoes and if you’d like to find out even more about Custom Glitter Shoes or see more of their styles then visit Tomas’ website, follow on twitter or even take a look at his shop on etsy!






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Almost every wedding day has a theme or a colour scheme that runs through everything from the invites, the table decorations, the brides bouquet, and so on. Compiling your own mood board of all the ‘good ideas’ that you stumble across is a great starting point when it comes to planning your own wedding day, not only to build that picture in your own mind of how you want your day to look but also to show suppliers, friends and family who are there to help you plan your big day!


Bridesmaids dresses are a really significant part of your bridal parties attire and it can be quite a challenge to keep everyone happy in this department especially if you have 3, 4, or even 8 bridesmaids!

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Image Courtesy of Irenee’s Bridal By Design

Cadbury purple can be quite an over powering colour when there is a lot of the same of it together, but it also helps it contrast well with lighter colours often associated with your wedding day, such as whites, ivories, pinks and greys. A bridal bouquet is nice touch for you to keep the cadbury purple theme alongside your wedding gown.


Image Courtesy of Sister Sister Bouquets

Table decorations are where you can really go to town, if you’re wanting lots of purple, or you can choose to be more subtle with a some scatter crytals to compliment your place names maybe?


Whichever route you decide, lots of deep and rich cadbury purple or more subtle smatterings it’s a beautiful colour and theme for a wedding day.


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  3. Wedding Garter – Courtesy of Moonrise Garters –
  4. Wedding Cupcake Tower – Andrias Cakes, Scarborough –
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  7. Purple Candy Cart – Courtesy of A Sweet Sweet Display Event Decoration & Hire –
  8. Purple Postbox – Pinterest –

Welcome to the first of Moonrise Lingerie’s Bridal Blog ‘Weekly Wedding Crier’, a quick look at who we met and what we talked about over the past week, for anyone who missed it first time round!


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On Tuesday we kicked off with the adorable Belle’s Charms, an ideal solution for personalised gifts for your wedding party that won’t break the budget. Beautiful keyrings, bracelets and wine glass charms amongst other ideas for your wedding guest to have as a wonderful keepsake of your Special Day.

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Belle’s Charms – Personalised Wedding Gift Ideas


We picked up on Thursday by introducing you to Irenee’s Bridal by Design, offering absolutely fabulous bridesmaid dresses with a level of customer service to suit. A few tips from Irenee when it comes to choosing your bridesmaid dresses and keeping everyone happy!


Irenee’s Bridal by Design – Gorgeous Bridesmaid Dresses


Finally on Saturday we brought you up to date with our coffee catchup with Les & Joanne from Discount Wedding Dresses Bristol. New owners of the business with an insight into what drives and inspires them when it comes to helping Brides to Be find their perfect wedding dress.

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Catchup with Les & Joanne – Discount Wedding Dresses Bristol


Well that’s our first ‘Weekly Wedding Crier’, I hope you enjoyed our wedding industry favourites this week and we look forward to next week and our first ‘Real Brides’ wedding!