You are currently browsing the archives for the Wedding Accessories category.

Other Links & Sponsors

Bristol_and_somerset_wedding_awards

womaninbiz winner

Top Uk Wedding Blog



Womens Underwear & sexy lingerie



Ladies Underwear - Moonrise at Midnight

Dream Wedding Directory

Follow The Bridal Chat

Archives

Archive for the 'Wedding Accessories' Category

Couples spend weeks, months and even years to plan their perfect Wedding Day and you have to rely on family, friends and suppliers to make it all happen as you’d planned, but when one of the important elements is missing or goes wrong it can have the potential to ruin your day! My hairdresser turned up over an hour late on my wedding day and it sent a wave of panic across the whole preparations, when it should just be fun and laughter, and maybe the odd tear of joy thrown in for good measure! Anyway, today I introduce Ela Lapus, who runs her own business Home Hair and Makeup and has been for years. So we asked Ela what was important when it comes to hair and makeup for the big day…..

Home Hair & Makeup

Q: Tell us a little bit more about your business Home hair and Make up. How long you’ve been going and why you got started?

I run Home Hair and Makeup where I bring top quality hair and makeup services to the comfort of your own home at very affordable prices. I pride myself on giving a personal and professional service, and advising you on the best ways to care for your hair. I am a professionally trained hair and make-up artist and service Southeast London, Surrey, Essex and Kent.

Bridal hair and make up

Q: What advice, hints or tips do you have for our Brides to Be, when it comes to looking for make up & hair for their wedding day?

An enhanced natural flawless look is a must for any bride especially done with airbrush foundation.

Bridal hair styles

Q: What makes Home hair and make up stand out from the crowd and what can Brides expect from you for their hair & makeup?

I have always had a passion for hair and make-up, especially during my time as a professional dancer when I was immersed in the world of sophisticated glamour, and during which time I learned top make-up and hairdressing techniques.

bridal hair stylist

Q: How long in advance would you recommend Brides start looking at their hair & makeup for their wedding day & what is a sensible budget?

I can get pretty booked up through the year so I recommend finding the right hair & MUA well in advance. Please do not go for the cheapest! Research and check their work/testimonials. I do over 80 weddings a year so the business is very steady.

Blue head band and bridal hair vine

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

Biggest achievement in my life is still being able to do what i love at age 58 !!! I do not think i will ever retire unless I become physically unable.

Bridal hair combs & necklace

Q: What does the future hold for Home hair and make up?

I also create/make bridal hair accessories/jewellery now .  Check out www.facebook.com/bridalhairvines  and  www.bridalhairvines.com

bridal hair accessories & jewellery

If you want to see more of  Ela’s work then visit her website of Facebook Page, but be sure to tell her where you found out about her from!

Website: http://www.homehairandmakeup.com

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

 Lingerie Spotlight – Ivory Floral Babydoll

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

ivory_floral_babydoll_1

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

ivory_floral_babydoll_back

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

   bridal_bustiers

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?

gabrielle _wedding_bustier

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.

bridal_basque_1

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!

low_back_wedding_corset

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.

lucky_sixpence_wedding_garter

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?

Wedding Bell Stockings

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

Well it’s Sunday & time to catch up all the wedding wonderfulness that’s being going on at Moonrise Bridal this week, (and a little bit from the week before)!

Moonrise Wedding Blog

Wedding Flowers & Bridal Bouquets

We caught up with one of our good friends from last wedding season, Claire from Sister Sister Bouquets. We wanted to find out some of the advantages that artificial wedding flowers have over real ones, and a where to start when it comes to choosing flowers for your wedding day.

bridal_bouquets_sister_sister_bouquets

See what colours Claire thinks are going to be popular this year, and see more of her fantastic floral designs & bridal bouquets.

 

Keeping Kids Entertained at Weddings

Keeping kids occupied at weddings can be a real struggle, so our next post might be just what you need.

kids_wedding_activities

We caught up with Jade from Astbury Darlings, to find out just how they can help out at keeping kids entertained at weddings. Their prices are really good too!

 

Customised Wedding Shoes

Wedding shoes are becoming more and more customised by Brides to Be for their wedding day. So when we saw these lovely little beauties handmade by Tomas Molyneux, we just had to share them!

glitterised_hand_designed_wedding_shoes

Take a glimpse at a few more Custom Glitter Shoes and find out what made Tomas start making wedding shoes!

 

Wedding Day Photography

Finally we caught up with a fabulous Wedding Photographer we had the pleasure of discovering from one of our Real Brides Features from last year. We spoke to Hayley Scott Photography and asked what couples should be thinking about when it comes to choosing a wedding day photographer for their special day.

 Hayley_scott_photography

Well that’s it for another wedding chat round up. Hope enjoyed what we brought you and look forward to helping you along with your wedding planning journey!

 

Love

 

Tanya

 

xx

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!

customised_wedding_shoes

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

Our website www.wehandmadeit.co.uk 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.

customized_glitter_shoes_uk

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.

Glitter_shoes_for_the _Bride_Wedding

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.

black_glitter_wedding_shoes

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.

decoupage_shoes_weddings

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.

custom_glitter_shoes

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 https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/wehandmadeit/ we do have seasonal offers.

glitterised_hand_designed_wedding_shoes

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!

 

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

 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/tomasmolyneux

 

Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/wehandmadeit/

It gives me real pleasure to introduce Stacey from The Bridal Chalet. A great place to shop for bridalwear from wedding dresses, whether new, used or pre-loved as well as bridesmaid dresses for your wedding. Anyway, let’s see what Stacey had to say when we caught up!

The_Bridal_Chalet_details

 Q: Tell us a little bit about The Bridal Chalet and how it got started.

The Bridal Chalet is run from home and online tailored around my family life. Selling new, ex-sample and pre-loved dresses at excellent prices. It got started after I myself got engaged and I was shopping around for wedding dresses. Luck brought me in contact with a fantastic supplier of new, used and pre-loved designer wedding, bridesmaid and flowergirl dresses. Needless to say my wedding was put on hold due to that opportunity.

The_Bridal_Chalet

Q: What advice do you have for Brides to Be before they set out looking for their perfect wedding dress?

Do not rule anything out! A style you think may not suit you, try it, you may be pleasantly surprised. Also, depending on the designer, wedding dress sizes do differ from high street sizes.  Consider a pre-loved or ex-sample designer dress before a copy. Chances are the price won’t be much different.

Wedding_Gown_by_The_Bridal_Chalet

Q: What makes The Bridal Chalet stand out from the crowd?

A designer wedding dress can be supplied at a fraction of it’s original cost and it is the real deal not a copy. Excellent, honest service. I can negotiate on price as there are no shop overheads.

San_p_by_The_Bridal_Chalet

Q: What style of wedding gown is proving popular at the moment?

Lace is a very popular choice from our Brides to Be at the moment.

Fuschia Dress

Q: Tell us a little bit about your newest wedding gown or accessories collection and why you’re so excited about it.

My next order of 25 dresses have lace style included and I can not wait to see them.

Ronald_Joyce_The_Bridal_Chalet

Q: What does the future have in store for The Bridal Chalet ?

Hopefully lots more happy Brides – happy with dress, happy with price and happy with the service.  Perhaps an extension to my home to allow for a dedicated room for viewing and trying.

 

There’s a brief glimpse into what Stacey has to offer at The Bridal Chalet, along with some great advice on getting your perfect wedding dress at a fraction of the cost without compromise!

 

  

  

E-bay User-id: stacey120780
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!

Ivory_Lingerie_Collage

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.

satin_basque_1

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.

roza_fifii_pushup_ivory

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

roza_essme_bra_ivory_closeup

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.

ivory_wedding_bra

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)!

plus_size_wedding_lingerie

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!

ivory_pearl_bridal_garter

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!

ivory_wedding_garter

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!

Wedding Bell Bridal Stockings

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!

ivory_floral_babydoll_1

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

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!

Cadbury_purple_mood_board

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!

Irenee Bridal_4

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.

IMG_3705

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?

IMG_3279

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.

  

Images & Recognition

  

Header Image:

  

  1. Bridesmaids Dresses – Courtesy of Irenee’s Bridal by Design – https://www.facebook.com/Irenee-Bridal-by-Design-623412427741388/
  2. Bridal Bouquet – Courtesy of Sister Sister Bouquets – http://www.facebook.com/SSBOUQUETS/
  3. Wedding Garter – Courtesy of Moonrise Garters – https://www.facebook.com/moonrise.garters?fref=ts
  4. Wedding Cupcake Tower – Andrias Cakes, Scarborough – https://www.facebook.com/Andrias-cakes-193882577376464/
  5. Scatter Crystals – popscreen.com
  6. Purple Fingernails – facebook.com
  7. Purple Candy Cart – Courtesy of A Sweet Sweet Display Event Decoration & Hire – https://www.facebook.com/asweetsweetdisplay?fref=ts
  8. Purple Postbox – Pinterest – http://www.wedding-postbox.com

Autumn is knocking on our door and soon after will be Winter, so today I have the pleasure of introducing Katie of Wonderful Wraps. She has a little something to keep any Bride warm on her Winter Wedding Day or even just a little something to keep those shoulder covered.

  

Q: Tell us a bit about Wonderful Wraps. What you do? Why you started ? And how long you’ve been going?

Wonderful Wraps offer exquisite bridal, mother of the bride, occasion, vintage, fashion wear cover ups, jewellery and hair accessories that make the perfect finishing touch to your special occasion. We also have wedding wraps, bridal stoles, boleros and shrugs in the finest lace, silks, chiffons, velvet and cashmere to give a beautiful finish to a wedding outfit. Wonderful Wraps really has something to suit every occasion and outfit. We started about 15 years ago when there were hardly any shops selling nice quality cover ups.

Wedding_cloak

Q: When would you say that a wrap or shrug would be a good idea, for any brides that maybe haven’t even considered one?

Our pieces are ideal for anyone wanting to have something covering their shoulders or perhaps keep in a bit of warmth for those weddings in the chillier months.

fur_wedding_wrap

Q: What tips or advice would you give to brides about their outfit when planning their wedding?

Always try your accessories on with your dress in plenty of time, rather than leaving it to the last minute. Remember the devil is in the detail.

vintage_fur_wedding_wrap

Q: What made you get involved with the wedding industry?

It was my passion for beautiful high quality fashion as well as helping Brides to Be with their outfit for their Wedding Day.

Ruche_silk_wedding_wrap

Q: What can brides expect when they buy from you?

Here at Wonderful Wraps we pride ourselves on supplying high quality, handmade pieces, (in the UK), and providing an excellent personal service.

marabou_stoles

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

Helping lots of Brides feel special on their wedding day. As well as working with Strictly Come Dancing each year. Tess Daily, Jerry Hall & Debra Stephenson have all worn our wraps as well as Helen Mirren.

Marabou_Bridal_Bolero

Q: What does the future have in store for Wonderful Wraps?

Lots of exciting new designs and now our jewellery is flying out the door!

wonderful_wraps_jewellery

To see more of what Wonderful Wraps has to offer Brides on their Wedding Day as well as celebrities wearing their beautiful wraps, then take a look at their website. Thanks to Katie for sharing your exquisite bridal wraps & shrugs, perfect for beautiful Wintery Weddings!

  

Website: www.wonderfulwraps.com

  

Facebook: www.facebook.com/wonderfulwraps 

  

Twitter: www.twitter.com/wonderfulwraps

  

E-mail: Katie@wonderfulwraps.com

Another busy week on the Moonrise Bridal Blog full of wedding gossip and some gems of advice for all our Brides to Be getting ready for their own Wedding Day.

moonrise_wedding_blog

We kicked the week off with a look at an amazing duo who have teamed up to provide Brides with both bridal hair & makeup on the morning of the wedding.

bridal_hair_and_makeup

See what Chloe had to say when it comes to finding your bridal hair stylist & makeup artist for your own Wedding Day, with some food for thought to avoid complete disaster!

  

Mid week we were lucky enough to share the wonderful wedding of Jenny & Dave, with a novel mode of transport from the ceremony to reception!

Real_Wedding_Blog_Feature_Jenny_and_Dave_9

Find out just how they arrived in style & take a look at more of their ‘Amazing Wedding Day’ & read about how they both met along with some planning help from Jenny! Wedding day photography was covered by Hayley Scott Photography. http://www.hayleyscott.co.uk

  

And finally, being lovers of VW’s and campers, this post was a must! If you’re looking to arrive at your wedding in a way that’s gonna keep your friends & family talking then check out the Mystery Machine Hire!

wedding_car_hire_6

Take a good look at his amazing Mystery Machine for hire that started out as a project for himself and his son! Simon offers a few helpful pointers to you for when it comes to hiring any wedding transport for your big day. You never know, it might just save your day.

  

Well, that’s all the wedding chat & gossip from Moonrise Bridal for this week!

  

Hope you’ve enjoyed reading & keep following next week.

  

Love

  

Tanya

  

xx