For a bride, getting your hair exactly right on your wedding day is essential

For a bride, getting your hair exactly right on your wedding day is essential

After all, it’s not just about how you look on the day – these are images and pictures that will be savoured for a lifetime.

Iconic bridal looks like Jennifer Aniston (with her blonde streaked hair perfectly pinned into her veil as she embraced Brad Pitt), Kate Middleton’s perfect and natural waves, Kim Kardashian’s sleek and chic long curls when she married Kanye and of course Princess Grace Kelly’s divine updo are all images that most of us can conjure up with ease.

Celebrity hair stylist Edward James has worked with some of the world’s most glamourous women including Cara Delavigne, Joanna Lumley and Sophie Dahl. Here he offers his top tops on getting the perfect look on the big day.

Essential wedding trends for 2017

Essential wedding trends for 2017 image of bouqet

2017 might sound like a long way away but the months are flying by and if you’re getting married next year now is a good time to start looking at emerging trends to ensure you’re on top of what’s hot and what’s not in the world of wedding fashion. 

Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2017 has been and gone and it’s left us with many inspiring, sophisticated and simply stunning ideas about next year’s bridal fashion trends. If 2017 is the year your big day is taking place, take a look at the following to wedding trend being dubbed as hot for next year.

Bridal Wear By Esme

Bridal Wear by Esme Ronald Joyce

Having been established for 30 years we can offer a wealth of knowledge in helping you choose your dream wedding dress.

We carry a large stock of wedding gowns from leading designers which include Ronald Joyce, Mori Lee and Ellis, also the Mori Lee Julietta range which is especially for sizes 16 and above.

We are stockists of the Amanda Wyatt bridesmaid collection which comes in flowergirl sizes age 2-10 years, teenagers 11-15 years and adult sizes all to match.

Maria Morris Couture Gowns Star In Coronation Street

Maria Morris Couture Gowns Star In Coronation Street

Stockport designer and Bride: The Wedding Show at Tatton Park exhibitor featured in top soap

Maria Morris Couture, based in Gately near Stockport, recently secured a starring role on ITV soap Coronation Street, when two of the brand’s exclusive wedding dresses were worn on screen by Carla Connor (played by Ali King) and Kate Connor (played by Faye Brookes). The episode aired on Monday, December 21.

2016 trends in Bridal and Groomswear 

2016 trends in Bridal and Groomswear Honey Back wedding dress, Maria Morris Couture, Cheadle

Low backs with intricate detailing

Stunning backs are an ever growing trend in modern wedding gowns. With your back turned to your guests for most of the wedding, brides love to have an intricate and beautiful design to accentuate the back as well as the front, wowing both their guests and their future partner.

Knutsford Wedding Gallery, Cheshire say “The trends for 2016 are heading towards stunning low backs, either sheer with delicate detailing or completely backless, allowing for beautiful elegance with a sense of drama”

Lace with a modern twist


Kathryn S Trueman 2016 Bridal Collection hoe down


The NORTH East’s leading bridal shop is unveiling its new wedding gown collections with an evening of Champagne, canapés and …cowboy boots.

On Thursday, 10 September, catwalk models will display the latest creations from some of the world’s top designers at award-winning Kathryn S Trueman bridal shop, Bridge Street, Morpeth.

And, instead of tiaras and high heels, the models will be sporting cowboy boots and stetsons, in keeping with the vision behind some of the couture gowns.

Among the wedding dresses on parade, will be designs from Claire Pettibone’s Romantique collection, which has been heavily influenced by America’s Old Wild West.

The Wedding Boutique

The Wedding Boutique, Carisle, online supplier wedding shoes and accessories

The Wedding Boutique is one of the largest online suppliers of wedding shoes and accessories in the Uk and because we run our distribution on the same site as our Bridal Boutique in Carlisle, you can be assured of a worthwhile visit in person as we can boast the largest selections on display in the area. Not many wedding shops have our massive choice of shoes to try along with the wedding dresses nor do they have the choice in wedding jewellery to offer either.

When you come to our Boutique you can have a complete fitting experience as it’s not all about the dress, our emphasis is on you and helping you realise your dream. We do not pressure sell. We believe in good old fashioned service with a smile.

The biggest bridal wear trends for spring 2016

biggest bridal wear trends for spring 2016 by Venus Bridal

You’re getting married in the spring of 2016, congratulations!

You’ve booked the venue, the guests have been invited, and the caterers are in place. Now you’re left with the exciting task of choosing what you are going to wear for one of the biggest days of your life. To ensure you know what is hip and happening in the world of bridal wear in spring 2016, take a look at the following biggest wedding fashion trends for the forthcoming year.

Let there be lace

Lace is never too far away in bridal fashion and spring 2016 is no exception. In fact lace will be such a prominent feature of bridal wear next year that one layer won’t be enough, as the most fashion-conscious of brides will don several layers of beautiful lace fabric.

Just The Way You Are, plus size bridal boutique, Newcastle upon Tyne

Just The Way You Are; the only dedicated plus-size bridal boutique in Newcastle upon Tyne


My name is Sophie Thwaites and I am the proud owner of Just The Way You Are; the only dedicated plus-size bridal boutique in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Many people in recent years have asked me why I have decided to leave the well paid profession of accountancy and put everything I have into being a business owner. To answer that question, I have to take them back to my early teens when my journey began.

On the last day of the summer term, I was travelling to school with my Dad and sister Lois, when suddenly we were hit from behind by a pick-up truck. Initially we all thought we were ok, so Dad took the insurance details from the driver and we continued on to school.

The Perfect Finish to The Perfect Day – The Rollasole Wedding Box

The Rollasole Wedding Favor

You’ve looked gorgeous all day. Now it’s time to kick off those heels and light up that dance floor.

Rollasole are here to help your perfect day go without a hitch. At the end of the night, your heels can just become too much to bear after hitting the dancefloor and doing the table rounds visiting and thanking all your loved ones and guests. Rollasole is a revolutionary roll-up design meaning you can sneak an emergency pair under your table on your wedding day and slip them on during the night!

Fold-up shoes, roll-up shoes, flirtatious flats or pretty ballet pumps - whatever you want to call your Rollasoles; there’s a pair for every occasion, night or day and style to suit your personality and compliment the all-important dress!


Edge o Beyond Lingerie



Designed with French Chantilly lace and luxurious Italian fabrics, EDGE o’ BEYOND’s second offering delves into the depths of sensuality with the new addition of rouge as well as their familiar ivory and noir shades. Delicate briefs and suspenders are fringed with gold filigree accents, adorned with the trademark 24K gold plated jewellery, adjoining the pieces to the feminine lace and satin bras.

Jennifer Pritchard Couchman bridal design

Jenifer Pritchard Counchman, Lancashire Couture Designer hand made gowns

Jennifer Pritchard Couchman is considered one of Lancashire’s finest couture designers, with a specialism in Bridal design.

The Jennifer Pritchard Couchman design ethos is to design and create high quality, bespoke garments - one off pieces that are totally unique and exclusive, one off design, made to perfection based on the clients exact wishes. With over 15 years experience as a bridal gown designer, Jennifer has a passion for romance and all things bridal, with an expert eye for detail.