Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale

pool villa


Pledging your eternal troth on a yacht cruising off the cerulean blue waters of the Indian Ocean or promising to love and cherish whilst barefoot on a private island beach as gentle waves lap against pristine white sands…. Hurawalhi Island Resort wants to create the wedding of your dreams. Opening on December 1, 2016, this stunning private island destination is delighted to announce the launch of their wedding packages for those looking to celebrate love in a truly magical and once in a lifetime location. 

Your Perfect Bridal Accessories

Blue Comb perfect bridal accessories

Finding the perfect dress can be hard but is such a happy experience, and when you’ve found it, the fun doesn’t stop there! Now is the time to start thinking about your accessories. Blue Lily Magnolia specialises in unique, handmade bridal accessories, items that are bespoke to your requirements or that you won’t find on the high street. 

Whether you’d like a gorgeous sash or belt to accentuate your waistline, a statement neckline to draw attention to your upper body, hair embellishments to bring interest in your hair do, or even a keepsake bouquet that you can cherish in the future, here are some advice on choosing your accessories: 

Luella’s on this Year’s Bridal Colour

Luella’s on this Year’s Bridal Colour

Spring is well underway and at Luella’s Bridal we know that this means wedding planning fever! We want every one of our brides’ wedding day to be as special as they imagined it and our advice includes latest trends in bridalwear. 

Rose Quartz is this year’s Pantone bridal colour. This fabulous shade of pink is making an appearance in everything from wedding dresses to accessories, shoes and bridesmaids dresses. Take a look at the selection of gorgeous Rose Quartz products available at Luella’s now:

The perfect wedding dress shopping experience

Vivienne Smith Dress Designer, Sophie Louise Bridal Boutique in Boston Spa, just outside Leeds


Looking for that perfect wedding dress shopping experience where you don’t feel rushed, where you’re the only bride in the shop, all the attention is on you & you’re free to try on all the dresses you want? All wrapped up with amazing customer service and an honest eye for style & detail? Then look no further, Sophie Louise Bridal Boutique in Boston Spa, just outside of Leeds, is the place for you and it will be well worth the trip!

This established boutique is owned and operated by local dress designer, Vivienne Smith who has been designing dresses since 1980. Renowned for quality, exceptional service and unique dresses within a picturesque location with excellent transport links, Sophie Louise is ideally placed to serve brides from every corner of the UK.

Choosing the veil for you

Choosing the veil for you


The ultimate bridal accessory still remains the veil and with a vast amount of styles out there it can feel like an overwhelming task when trying to choose the right one! Finding the perfect veil is a bit like finding the perfect dress, you just know when you nd it! To make your job a whole lot easier I’ve compiled my top tips on what to look out for in your hunt for accessorizing your gown to perfection.


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.