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 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

 

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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

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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.

 

 

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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…..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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It’s always one of my favourites to write a post on a real wedding feature, it’s just great to read about someone else’s Special Day, how they got on with the wedding planning,reading about their choice of colours and themes and then reading how their Wedding Day went. So today we share the Wedding of Nicole & Terrie, a beautiful Royal Blue colour theme that started with a romantic proposal……

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Q: Tell us about the proposal or tell us a little bit about how you met.

I’ve known my wife, Terrie, for years as a family friend but we became really close about 3 years ago.
I proposed to her on Christmas Day 2014. I bought her a helium heart shaped balloon with “Will you marry me?”  written on it attached to a ring.  It came boxed so when she opened the box the balloon floated out and she read the balloon!

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Q: When & where did you get married?

We got married on April 9th this year at our local registry office then afterwards our reception was held at a local family run pub.

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Q: What colour/ theme did you choose for your wedding day?

We chose Royal blue bridesmaid dresses and colour theme to match…..our cake however also had the rainbow colours on it to.

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Q: Do you have any hints or tips that you would pass on to brides that are planning their own wedding?

The only hints or tips I would pass on to other Brides is not to spend too much on room decorations. We had lots of bits and pieces on our tables but only a couple of banners on the walls and no one noticed the room decorations.  Also if your budget is small, eBay is amazing for gifts, accessories and table decorations.   Also we downloaded the Wedpics app. You invite your guests to add their own pictures onto the app that way you can see everyone’s photos. Don’t waste money on a photo booth. We brought photo props for the table and the photos people took were just as good.

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Q: What was your most favourite part of the day?

I didn’t have a favourite part of the day, I felt the whole day was amazing from start to finish.

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Wedding Day Photography was taken by Laura Harrington – KENH Photography – KENH Photography Facebook Page and Louise Whiley – Captivating Moments – Captivating Moments Wedding PhotographyCaptivating Moments Facebook Page

 

We’d like to wish Nicole & Terrie all the very best and a long and happy marriage together. Congartulations to you both!

 

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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
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The wedding season is getting into full swing with everyone’s Spring Wedding blossoming just around the corner. I thought we’d take a look at an Autumn or Fall coloured moodboard for those Brides still planning their Weddings later in the year.

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Burgandy or cranberry is a lovely Autumnal colour for a wedding, suggesting a feeling of warmth and calm. Although a very powerful colour with many shades to choose it can be used very effectively to contrast with many lighter colours associated with weddings such as off whites, creams and ivory’s.

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Used carefully it can be complemented very nicely with deep purples and even a hot pink. As it’s a very rich colour it can be overpowering if used too much, rather like a Cadbury purple if it’s overused.

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I picked this open back bridesmaids dress, although it’s not strictly burgundy I thought the detailing was beautiful! Burgundy is very easy to bring into the Groom’s attire by adding to their buttonhole, tie, handkerchief or waistcoat. Floral arrangements can easily be broken up or complimented with light pinks, olive greens and silver.

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Bridesmaids dresses can be completely burgundy or a lighter colour with a burgundy or cranberry sash/ belt with shoes to match.

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One of my favourites is the multitude of options you have when it comes to centre pieces and table/ venue decoration, which is why I picked the glass with a single floating candle along with cranberries resting on a thin tree cut. Very effective and relatively inexpensive to achieve a great look!

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Wedding Dress – https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/141019032060735942/ - www.wedding-john.com

Open Back Bridesmaids Dress – https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/141019032060444227/www.intimateweddings.com

Wedding Cake – https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/141019032060161319/ – Donna-Makes-Cakes

Cranberry Centrepiece – https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/141019032060161326/ – Browzer.net

 

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 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

 

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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

  

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