Archive for Bridalwear

Review: Happy feet with Alice Bow insoles

It’s all very well putting together a stunning wedding outfit – as a bride, bridesmaid or guest – but will you be in love with your choice after several hours of wearing it? Take those killer heels, for a start. They may give you the perfect height and match your dress like a dream, but if they end up cast to the side of the dancefloor before the day is done, what is the point.

 

I have a pair of beautiful navy heels I’ve worn to a couple of weddings. Problem is, they’re a touch too big for me and I do that unclassy thing of walking out of them occasionally. With such low cut sides, it’s impossible to add an insole without it being seen – a total fashion faux pas!

Unsightly traditional insole on the right, compared to the pretty Alice Bow on the left

Unsightly traditional insole on the right, compared to the pretty Alice Bow on the left

So, when the uber pretty Alice Bow luxury Italian leather insoles arrived through my door, I had finally struck upon a solution! Not only do they add the very slight tighter fitting I needed, but they are padded to give your feet maximum comfort.

 

When the next event came around, I was all set to dance the night away in my favourite navy heels, this time comforted by the fact I could bust my moves without hurling an ill-fitting shoe across the venue! And, do you know what, the Alice Bow insoles did the trick; I kept my party shoes on all day and all night without complaint.

The Alice Bow insoles, made in London, come in a wide range of colours – including this beautiful Metallic Light Blue which is the ideal “something blue” for the bride and comes with a lucky six pence – and can transform your high street shoe into what looks like a far more expensive accessory with its imprinted name and shimmer.

 

Tag your photos #savedbyalicebow on socials!

 

 

Disclaimer: Alice Bow provided the insoles free of charge in return for a review on this blog.

 

 

Soap bridal wars – EastEnders’ Stacey or Corrie Carla?

I’m a huge soap fan. So, when there’s a soap wedding, I’m all over it. When there are two soap weddings, I’m in my element.

 

So, with both Stacey Branning in EastEnders and Carla Connor in Coronation Street marrying recently, I thought it fun to see who you thought styled it out the best.


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The first live This Morning wedding – we were there!

Wow. There is no other word, but wow. To say yesterday’s first ever live wedding on ITV’s This Morning was incredible would be an understatement.

Our dear friends Annie and Gareth were the lucky pair to be chosen to get wed in front of the nation aboard the HQS Wellingon on the Thames, just across the water from the television studios.


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I Love…memorial charm by Beatrice Belle

There’s nothing more painful on your wedding day than missing a loved one who cannot be with you. My precious stepdad has Alzheimer’s and so couldn’t be there for the whole of our wedding day. To make sure he felt close to me, I carried his wedding ring inside my wedding dress as a comfort.

 

So, with my dear friend Annie’s big day (HUGE day – she’ll marry live on TV’s This Morning!) just around the corner, I wanted to give her the same comfort in memory of her late dad.

 

Luckily, my friend over at Beatrice Belle has just the thing to make sure a lost loved one can be a part of a bride’s special day. And so, a sneaky chat with the groom-to-be, old photo scanned in and emailed over and Beatrice Belle had produced the most incredible memorial charm which will take pride of place on Annie’s wedding day bouquet.

 

Just perfect.

Wedding diary: 3 months to go for bride-to-be Noemi!

It’s now just three months until Noemi and Chris head to beautiful Puglia, Italy, to become Mr and Mrs Pearson. With the most special trip of their lives ever approaching, it’s time to check in and see how the planning is coming along.

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Handing over the blog to Noemi…
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Wedding diary: 8 months to go for bride-to-be Lucy!

Planning has got a little bit boring for bride Lucy Smith who is still stuck in a planning “gap”. BUT, she has seen The Dress! With just eight months to go until she marries Imran to become the new Mrs Shah, let’s see how the bride-to-be is doing.

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Handing over the blog to Lucy…
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Wedding diary: Vow renewal for Charlie from Truly I Do

In just a few short weeks, my good friend Charlie Smith from Truly I Do (http://trulyido.weebly.com) will stand with husband Dan before their friends and family and renew their wedding vows…but this time, their three children will be a huge part of proceedings.

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Catching up with Mrs Smith to see how the planning is coming together for September 19…
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Wedding diary: 8 months to go for bride-to-be Noemi!

It’s now just eight months until Noemi and Chris head to beautiful Puglia, Italy, to become Mr and Mrs Pearson. With time flying by, Noemi is in the thick of planning for their dream wedding.

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Handing over the blog to Noemi…

 

Eight months until the big day!! It’s getting really exciting. We attended the last wedding of the year for Sara and Tony at the hop farm and now it’s full steam ahead into planning our own.

 

Since I last posted, we have been to see the planner and started our mood board, booked and chosen our photographer and I am currently on my way to meet three of my bridesmaids to try on some beautiful ghost dresses.
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Meet the expert: Emma Fone of Heart & Sole Keepsake Jewellery

jewelleryMeet…Mrs Emma Fone.

 

Being made redundant can actually become the most wonderful opportunity to take the plunge and follow your dreams. It happened to me six years ago and I’ve never looked back with my freelance writing business. When faced with the same dilemma, Emma Fone took the leap of faith and launched Heart & Sole Keepsake Jewellery (http://www.heartandsolejewellery.co.uk) Now operating full-time around husband Robbie and three daughters, Emma reveals all about her thriving business which has recently expanded to include a wedding range.

 

Handing over the blog to Emma…
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Giveaway: Congrats to bride on winning Truly I Do garter!

Thanks to all of you who took part in my competition to win this beautiful garter by Truly I Do (http://trulyido.weebly.com/) over on Instagram.

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But, there can only be one winner and the lucky bride is…. xjessxjx Judging by her Instagram profile, Jess gets married in just a few short days and so this prize is perfect timing for her!

 

Congrats Jess, get in touch asap and we’ll get the Truly I Do garter posted out to you asap!

 

We would love to see a photo of you wearing your garter on your big day, too!

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