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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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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!

 

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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!

  

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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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Wedding favours along with invites and place names are things that Brides to Be often take on themselves for their own wedding day without realising just how time consuming it is making 50, 100, 150 or even more favours for their guests. So have a serious think before you choose which DIY tasks you take on for your wedding day. Sometimes it’s just better to leave industry professionals to do what they do! So we caught up with Laura from ‘Can I Do You A Favour‘ and picked their brains about wedding favours.

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Q: Tell us a little more about ‘Can I Do You a Favour?’ Why you started & How long you’ve been going?

I started my little business in November 2012 , the main reason being so I could work from home and still look after my twin boys who were born June 2012. I’ve always been creative and because of this I made a lot of my own wedding stationery and favours for my wedding in 2010, I started off by offering favours which soon expanded into wedding stationery.

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Q: What are some of your most popular favours to your more bespoke/ specific wedding favours?

Our most popular favours are our lip and moustache lollipop favours. Boxed favours are popular too as well as scratch card/lottery ticket holders.

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Q: Many brides are on a budget. What advice can you give them on budget when it comes to their wedding favours?

All of our favours can have guests’ names put on, so therefore the cost of favours and place settings can be combined.

 

Traditionally favours are only for female daytime guests.

 

Maybe have a bowl/basket of favours for guests to help themselves to, rather than one per guest.

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Q: What can Brides to Be expect when they come to ’Can I Do You a Favour?’ for their wedding favours?

A friendly, helpful and professional service that delivers on time and keeps you up to date along the way!

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Q: What advice can you give our Brides to Be when it comes to planning their wedding day?

Do your research! If it’s too good to be true then it probably is! Think about the elements that matter the most to you as a couple and get them sorted, then any spare budget can be spent on a few little luxuries.

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Q: Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions? & What are they? (Just for fun)!

To get fit! Cliche I know but joined the gym and did my induction today! Will need to be organised too!

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If you’d like to see more of what ‘Can I Do You a Favour’ are able to offer then pop on over to their website or even have a look at their Facebook page and drop them a like!

  

Website: http://www.canidoyouafavour.com

  

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

  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/canidouafavour

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Today I’m really pleased to be able to share you with you a beautiful Scottish Wedding of Nicole & Craig. Their wedding was able to take place outside on the banks of the extremely picuresque Loch Lomond in glorious sunshine, with pastel colours and a beautiful fitted lace wedding gown from Angelique Lamont Bridal in Glasgow. Wedding Day Photography captured by Gary Thomson of KGT Photography. Let’s see how Nicole remembers her Special Day.

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The Proposal

We met 6 years ago in a local nightclub in Glasgow, few years later we moved in together.

 

Every New Years Day we went to his Grandparents house, on the 1st of Jan 2013 it was the first New Years without my husband’s Grandmother. She had sadly passed away a few months earlier. I suffer from back & Sciatica problems so I went home early and after a few hours Craig arrived home. I was upset and sore and he wasn’t showing any feelings. He kept telling me to sit up, I couldn’t understand why? Then all of a sudden he just got down on one knee and asked me…..I actually sat up and shut up. I was in shock. I kept saying “shut up”, it was so unexpected. It was made so special as Craig proposed with his Granny’s engagement ring. I couldn’t believe it. It’s a day I will never forget.

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The Wedding Day

So fast forward to the 7th of August 2015. The day I was finally able to marry my best friend. We got married in a stunning hotel called the Buchanan Arms in Drymen, Loch Lommond.

 

The 2 weeks lead up to the wedding it had been raining non stop. At that point I realised all my dreams of getting married outside were out the window.

 

Suddenly the day before the wedding the clouds disappeared and the sun was sitting in the sky! I didn’t want to get too excited, it had to stay dry for me to get married outside. I awoke on the morning at 5am and the nerves truly kicked in and the sun was out! I couldn’t believe it we were getting our dream of getting married outside. Our venue was 5 mins from a gorgeous beach where we went to get photos after our ceremony.

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The Wedding Dress

Now for my dress…OMG I still love my dress its very timeless. It’s a fitted lace gown with stunning bead and bling at the top with cap sleeves, but with a dramatic twist when I turned round, the back was open and each side of the dress had the detail from the front to the back. I got it from a local Bridal shop in Glasgow called Angelique Lamont Bridal.

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The Theme

When it came to deciding a theme for the wedding there wasn’t one, I have a love of buttons and different colours so my bridesmaids all had different pastel coloured dresses. Their bouquets where made of paper flowers, my bouquet was made from buttons, broken jewellery, brooches and even earrings. My buttons were from family, from my husband’s side to mine, I even had some of Craig’s baby buttons on there, it made it so personal and unique.

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Our table numbers and top table Mr & Mrs sign where all made with buttons which I made myself, I also made my horseshoe form buttons and diamontes which has got pride of place in a box frame on my wall.

 

For the evening I had a big basket of flip-flops for all the girls to change into, so they could ” rave the night away”. I also had baskets in the boys and girls toilets filled with hairspray, deodorant, breath freshener, hairbrushes and more. We also had sparklers and glow sticks beside our post box to really turn it into a party! As name tags we had photos of one of us with our guests on the table pinned to the wine glass. By night time they were all stuck to guests, it was so brilliant to see they loved the personal touch and took the photos home with them.

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Our guest book was a Polaroid camera were guests had to take a “selfie” and add it to our book with a note. I wanted a candy cart but I didn’t want the usual. We love camper-vans and had one on our wedding to bring Craig and his Groomsmen to the venue so we had a family member make us a campervan candy cart! What a treat, our guests are still talking about it to this day.

 

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My 2 biggest bargains were my wedding shoes. They where £20 from e-bay and my friend blinged them up for free. My bridesmaid dresses were £160 for 4 from e-bay. I couldn’t believe the quality and how stunning they were, they were just so perfect to stand beside my dress.

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Brides Advice

My biggest advice for all future brides is to really enjoy the process. Invest in the best Photographer and Videographer, sometimes cheaper isn’t always better and these are the things that will carry the memories of your day. Have a go at some DIY, but don’t bite of more than you can chew. You don’t want to stress yourself out, be unique, and make sure your day is about you and not for anyone else.

 

I decorated the venue myself - I love being busy but looking back I should have just got a company to do it. I have now since set up my own company doing venue décor. It’s a real passion of mine and after 13 years in retail it’s been a scary change but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

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Best Moment of the Day

I loved every part of my day, but I have to say the moment I was standing with my Step Dad getting ready to walk down the isle and hearing my favourite song on the bag pipes. Then actually walking down and seeing Craig’s reaction to how I looked was just something I will never ever forget, nothing can capture how you feel. I am so glad I was able to take it all in.

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What a stunning day! Myself and the rest of the team from here at Moonrise we wish Nicole & Craig all the very best for the future and a long and happy marriage!

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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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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)!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

 

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Some of our regular followers might have remembered one of our Real Brides Wedding features Jenny & Dave? No? Well not to worry, you’ll be able to catch another glimpse in this post from Hayley Scott Photography. She captured some wonderful images of their wedding day that I knew I wanted to feature her work someday. Wedding Day Photography is a big part of peoples wedding days, it’s the part the captures your day for all to look back over and so has to be the right choice, so we asked Hayley for a bit of her advice.

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Q: Tell us a little bit about Hayley Scott Photography. Why you started and how long you’ve been going?

I have always had a passion for photography for as long as I remember. I have been doing photography since I was 16. Can’t believe that is 12 years ago. I used to work for a portrait studio company and worked there for about 4 years. Unfortunately the company ceased trading and I didn’t have the confidence for financial backing behind me to follow my dream so I ended up working in an office and trying to build up my portfolio on the side photographing family and friends. I met my fiancé in 2010 and he was so supportive in pursuing my dream and it wasn’t until I had my first son in August 2013 that I finally took the plunge to start Hayley Scott Photography and haven’t looked back since.

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Q: What inspires you and your photography?

The people I photograph. Every couple is special and unique and love that they ask me to be a part of their wedding day. It is such a privilege. I love capturing those special moments from father of the bride seeing his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time to first dance as husband and wife. It’s these special moments that melt your heart and makes me happy that I am giving them memories to treasure forever.

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Q: What should brides to be looking for when choosing a wedding photographer?

They choose a wedding photographer that they feel completely comfortable with. They are going to be a big part of the day and you don’t need the added stress worrying that you’re photographer is rude and bossy to you and your guests. I have seen these a few times as a guest at weddings. Your photographer should make you feel relaxed and make it fun too.

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Q: What advice can you give couples when it comes to the photos for their big day?

Try not to stress as it can show in the photos. I ask my couples to give me a list of any special photos they would like me to get on the day prior to the wedding so they don’t need to worry about tying to remember which ones they have missed and trying to organise the guests.  Also try not to worry about the little things going wrong because at the end of the day your marrying the love of your life and that’s the most important thing.

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Q: With so many wedding photographers to choose from what makes you stand out?

I have often been told by my couples that when they receive their photos, they are amazed how I have captured some pictures they didn’t know were being taken as I am discreet and don’t impose in those special moments. I don’t just take photographs, I capture the emotions as well. I also feel that I am not just a photographer but an extra pair of hands, if needed to help the day run smoothly from sorting out buttonholes to entertaining children.

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Q: What’s your biggest achievement so far to date? (doesn’t have to be wedding related)!

I feel my biggest achievement would have be having the confidence to become my own boss. I cannot believe how far I have come in 2 years and it is thanks to my supportive family and friends believing in me that I could do it. It is also thanks to my lovely clients who some I have stayed good friends with. I can’t wait to see what the next few years has to offer.

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Q: Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions & What were they? (just for fun)!

Quite a boring one but my fiancé and I made a promise to try and go on a date night at least once a month. We have 2 sons, a 2 and half year old and a 6 month old so you can imagine we don’t get a lot of time for each other. We actually get married in July this year so I get to be on the other side of the camera for a change. Very excited.

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Some amazing wedding day photographs from Hayley’s work as well as some good things to think about when deciding on the photographer for your wedding day. You want someone you can work with and know the quality of their work, it’s not all just about the price! To see more of Hayley’s work then visit her website or take a look at her Facebook page!

 

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

 

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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/