Fashion, In The Hotseat
Ellis Bridals. The Rose Collection 2015. In The Hotseat
23.02.2015

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Who doesn’t love falling for pretty dresses? I just love a wedding dress and the designs I am about to share with you today are exquisite. From the new Rose collection 2015 at Ellis Bridals, these gowns are all divine lace, detailed embellishments and flattering silhouettes. Be warned girls, you may need to find your local stockist before the end of the feature.

I am so honoured today to have the chance to speak with the creative director of Ellis Bridals, Regine. It’s amazing to get an insight into behind the scenes at Ellis Bridals plus be sure to read Regine’s amazing top dress shopping tips!

 

Hi Regine, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?

 

My name is Regine and I am very proud to be creative director of Ellis Bridals. I live in leafy North London with my husband who is also a managing director here at Ellis. My son James is also heavily involved in the business, so really when we all get together as a brand it’s more like a family meal than a work thing!

 

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What do you love/dislike about your job? Tell us about your team’s design process.

 

I love my job. I feel so lucky that every day I get to go to work and be surrounded by friends, family and lots of beautiful wedding dresses! My team and myself are constantly researching and pulling fresh ideas together but at the start of the collection we go crazy and pinboard the studio in pretty things and inspiration from our archives. Dislike… travelling! I’m a very grumpy traveller so I thank god for my Kindle, getting lost in a good book makes the whole thing bearable!

 

 

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Who would be your dream bride to dress?

 

Sienna Miller has always been a muse of mine, she has that glamorous sixties streak to her, that rock’n’roll edge. I would love to see her in one of our designs from this new collection, something long and floaty in soft tulle! I think she would look dreamy in Style 15160.

 

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What do you aim to achieve for your brides?

 

We always aim to make our brides feel truly unique on their big day; it is all about them after all isn’t it! So we design every dress to feel made to measure with each little detail heavily considered and handcrafted to give the bride that individual, artisanal touch. That’s the Ellis Bridals signature.

 

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Frances Moore. Bridal Make Up Artist.
15.12.2014

Image (Emma vintage bride) - Jacqui Marie Wedding Photography http://jacqui-marie-photography.co.uk/

Image by Jacqui Marie Wedding Photography

We all want to look like the best version of ourselves, which is wear make up artist extraordinaire Frances Moore comes in.

Relaxing on the morning of your wedding with a refreshing beverage, giggles with your loved ones and a professional on hand to pamper you is just the perfect start to a brilliant day.

Plus you will look and feel a million dollars once Frances Moore has worked her make up wonders. Let’s get to know Frances a little more…

 

Hi Frances, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?

 

Hi! I’m Frances and I am a Professional Bridal Makeup Artist from the beautiful New Forest, in Hampshire. I’m a bit of a wedding geek – to the extent that I regularly play a popular wedding game app on my phone… cringe worthy I know!!

 

I have a wonderfully funny and very beardy husband called Steve, and together we live in the gorgeous Georgian town of Lymington with our daughter Elspeth of 18months – who completes our family x

 

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What do you love/dislike about your job?

 

There’s nothing I don’t love about my job (well maybe the tax return!) getting to talk to amazing people, and being apart of their wedding day is truly an honour – it’s a position of trust and I fully respect that.

 

I also love the quiet moments when I’m working on the Bride, listening to her thoughts and feelings makes me want to get married all over again!

 

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Image by Robbie Khan Photography

 

How did you get into the wedding industry?

 

I’ve actually had my business a couple of years now, but trained as a Makeup Artist much earlier. I started off like many wedding suppliers do, by being asked to do a few friend’s weddings here & there (I was the friend of a friend ‘who knew makeup!’) After word spread and I was getting more bookings each time, and discovering a (some say obsessive!) passion for weddings, I just said to myself  ‘I need to go for this’ so I did!

 

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What do you aim to achieve for your clients?

 

When I first talk to my clients I often hear the words ‘I don’t wear a lot of makeup’, followed by a very nervous look, as makeup can be such an intimate oddity – it can be scary allowing someone new into your personal space, and having them judge what they think works best for you.

 

I always try to make my brides feel at ease by talking through their ideas, colour themes and overall wedding style to design a look together that will make them feel confident and look stunning. I often find when I do a little bit of soft nudging the bride comes out with the most wonderful thoughts on what they want – it’s all about just having the confidence to say what you really want and I will always listen x (more…)

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Competition, Fashion
Win a Luxury Wedding Garter from The Wedding Garter Co.
10.11.2014

*THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED*

 

Acela Blue (Lifestyle)- The Wedding Garter Co

 

I know just how important it is to you to find each and every perfect element to your big day. Accessorising your bridal look perfectly is essential to make you feel like a million dollars and still feel like yourself on your wedding day.

I am going to help you a little further along this afternoon by pointing you in the direction of The Wedding Garter Co.. It’s the place to find the prettiest garter around and not only are you going to fall head over heels for these little gems but The Wedding Garter Co. are giving one away to a lucky WWW reader. YAY.

 

“We, at the Wedding Garter Co., create the most fabulous and luxurious wedding garters that we hope will become treasured heirloom pieces passed down from one generation to the next. Sarah- Jane, the designer behind these gorgeous pieces, designs and hand sews every little detail from our new boutique in Bradford on Avon. Our lace is sourced from a company who have been making lace since 1845 and is still owned by the 8th generation of the founding family. In fact, the lace that was used to create the Duchess of Cambridge’s gown to Prince William came from the same lacemakers.”

 

Edmee Blue (Lifestyle)- The Wedding Garter Co

 

“Sarah- Jane has recently added new colours to our ‘Something Blue’ garter collection- Lavender Blue, and Cornflower Blue. These two new colours are subtle and elegant, and we think it is a great way to introduce ‘something blue’ to your wedding outfit.”

 

Grace Lace Something Blue Bridal Garter by The Wedding Garter Co

 

The Prize

 

Grace Wedding Garter – ivory and something blue.

 

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T.M Lewin. Wedding Attire For Stylish Grooms.
03.11.2014

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This afternoon it’s all about the boys as I chat trends and choosing the perfect attire with Anthony Procopi, the Director of Men’s Formal Wear at T.M.Lewin.

T.M.Lewin. has a stylish array of formal ware perfect for the gents in your wedding party, from suits to ties, shirts and accessories, it’s a one stop shop for the whole wedding day ensemble.

 

Hi Anthony , could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you and your brand?

 

T.M.Lewin has been designing and making shirts for over 115 years. In fact our founder, Thomas Mayes Lewin, was actually one of the pioneers of the original ‘coat shirt’, the prototype of the classic button-through shirt still worn all over the world today. A century later we’re still crafting shirts the traditional way and we now also create an extensive tailoring range, accessories and casual wear as well as a capsule womenswear collection.

 

As Director of Men’s Formalwear, my team and I work constantly to keep up with the latest menswear trends, as it’s obviously very important that we consistently produce a really high quality range that will keep our customers interested and inspired.

 

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What do you love about working for T.M Lewin?

 

I always smile when I go about my day. One of the best things about what I do is that I get to see the results of what we do. People look really great in our clothes; on the train, in the media or very often just walking down the street next to me.

 

There’s nothing like the feeling of success you have when you know you’re part of a team that’s helped someone not only look good but feel great as well. You are what you wear after all.

 

 

How has T.M Lewin naturally evolved to cater for wedding attire?

 

At T.M.Lewin we focus on creating versatile designs to fit a whole range of different occasions. As far as extra special occasions go, any wedding day is a pretty big one, so it’s always been a major focus for us.

 

What makes us stand out from the competition is our unique ‘in-between’ sizing across both our shirt and tailoring ranges. Extra size options increase our chances of providing the perfect fit first time, without additional alterations. And the result is that the groom and his party will look like they’re wearing made to measure.

 

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What do you aim to achieve for your customers?

 

We want to provide the perfect wedding day outfit, of course. But it’s also really important that every customer enjoys the in store experience and walks away completely satisfied. That’s what we really strive towards achieving. (more…)

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Diamond Boutique. Gemstone Jewellery & Engagement Rings. In The Hotseat.
27.10.2014

For those of you on the search for the perfect sparkle for your engagement ring finger, the dream wedding band, a gift for your future husband/wife or jewellery to accessorise your wedding day attire then look no further.

Today I have the pleasure of talking to Diamond Boutique, a beautiful boutique which sells a huge range of gorgeous fine jewellery. With near enough every cut, style and colour available you will be spoilt for choice.

Let’s get to know a little more about Diamond Boutique and read their invaluable advice on how choose an engagement ring…

 

 

Could you firstly tell www readers a little bit about you?

 

My name is Pritesh Vegad and I am Founder and CEO of Diamond Boutique. I graduated from Northampton University with a Masters in Business Computing and worked as a senior business consultant for major consultancy organisations over a period of 8 years. I got married to Mira in 2005  and had the opportunity to travel around the world, which we grabbed with both hands. We spent 12 months on the road travelling from Japan to Lao to New Zealand to Easter Island and more. In total we visited 23 countries. I have been married for nine years now and have two beautiful girls, Arya and Aanya, who are my world.

 

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What do you love/dislike about your job?

 

I love to travel so this is one of the things I really enjoy about my work. As I personally select each and every gem I have to travel to Hong Kong, Thailand, Madagascar, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, amongst others, to source the most beautiful and rarest of gems. I am extremely passionate about coloured gemstones so having the opportunity to help and guide clients is fantastic and extremely rewarding for me.

 

How did you get into the wedding industry?

 

My passion for gemstones and jewellery was ignited when I myself was searching for an engagement ring, all the way back in 2005. I started to read and educate myself in the field of gemmology and slowly developed a real passion and desire for coloured gemstones. It was only in 2012 when I quit my day job and followed my dreams of having my own jewellery business and Diamond Boutique was officially born online.

 

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What do you aim to achieve for your clients?

 

Quality, confidence and exceptional customer service.

Quality – with coloured gemstones it is all about the colour of the stone. Quality is key if you want a beautiful gemstone with excellent lustre.

Confidence – we give good old fashioned advice. Be honest and respectful of people’s budgets and requirements.

Customer service – we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service. We will go above and beyond to make our customers happy.

 

What style is your work?

 

Diamond Boutique specialises in high-grade coloured gemstone jewellery, anything which has colour we love! Our style is classic with a modern twist.

 

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