Stephanie Allin Couture: The 2016 Collection “Love Letters”

Happy Saturday ladies,

Wow do we have a treat for you this weekend with the launch of our newest Lush List member- Stephanie Allin Couture’s stunning 2016 ‘Love Letters‘ collection.

Last week we had the pleasure of attending an exclusive preview of the collection and the welsh designer’s ‘Style It My Way’ concept in Stephanie’s Mumbles store.

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Stephanie’s unique ‘Style It My Way’ concept shows how one dress can be completely transformed with the addition of individual pieces featured in her new collection.

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The video shows how the delicate lace shrugs, encrusted diamond belts and beautiful silk over-skirts personalise a brides style, transform a look from day to evening and allow a bride to add her own style to her big day.

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On the night we saw ourselves how easily looks were transformed from a more reserved daytime look to completely vamping it up in the evening. What great way to create two different looks on your wedding day!

A personal favourite was the adapting of a beautiful slip dress into a romantic skirt and jewelled jumper combination- perfect for a winter wedding.

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I am a huge fan of lace and was so excited at the beautiful lace additions from little shrugs to full length slip overs which changed a simple elegant dress, adding more coverage and a little bit of sparkle.

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However,we didn’t just have the pleasure of viewing the wedding collection. oh no…we were treated to viewing the seriously seductive evening wear.

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We absolutely adore the fact that Stephanie has always stayed so close to  her welsh roots running her bridal boutique just doors away from where her grandmother lived in Mumbles,Swansea.

Stephanie we here at Cwtch love you and your beautiful designs. xxx

Maria and Stephanie

Wedding Day Inspiration: Shoes Shoes Shoes!

To some women their shoes are (almost) as important as the man in their life, Classic Bride Charlie has gone on the hunt to find some shoe inspiration from the high street & online and managed to find some beauties!

Shoes. For some women they are top of the list of priorities and for others, well they can be the bane of their lives! This season there are some absolutely GORGEOUS shoes that would be suitable not just for the wedding day but for wearing on honeymoon and time and time again, Kurt Geiger in particular has a huge range of fabulous footwear but not just limited to them I have sourced a selection of both high street and designer footwear in low, mid and high heels. Here goes!

If you click on a photo it will take you through to the web page where you can buy the shoes :)

Kurt Geiger GlowingThese Kurt Geiger Glowing nude mid heel court shoes are sparkly beauties at a wearable heel height and a fairly reasonable price tag of £120.

Kurt Geiger Carvela AutumnI love the flash of colour on the sole of these Kurt Geiger Carvela Autumn nude high heel shoes, £110.

stuart weitzman silver glitter nudist heeled sandalAt £298 these Stuart Weitzman silver glitter nudist heeled sandal from Daniel Footwear are a show-stopper.

Jimmy Choo AddisonNo shoe post would be complete without some Choos and these Jimmy Choo Addison Gold Lamé Glitter Pointy Toe Pumps are absolutely beautiful, £395.

Jimmy Choo AlinaYou don’t need skyscrapers to be sophisticated! Jimmy Choo Alina ivory satin pointy toe flats with crystal detail are perfect for those who want a little bit of luxury but no extra height, £525.

Jimmy Choo LaurieJimmy Choo Laurie Champagne Glitter Fabric Almond Toe Platform Pumps are the height of luxury and would set off any outfit, I can even picture these with a nice pair of skinny jeans. At £475 I wouldn’t want to take them off!

Kurt Geiger GeorgiaThese Kurt Geiger Georgia gold high heeled shoes are simple but stunning, £110.

Kurt Geiger GertrudeThese Kurt Geiger Gertrude gold high heeled strappy sandals are beauties and a bargain at £65,

Kurt Geiger MajestyPerfect for a beach wedding or more casual or Grecian vibe, these Kurt Geiger Majesty nude flat sandals are £69.

Kurt Geiger LottyIf you need your “something blue” these Kurt Geiger Lotty high heel court shoes could just do the job. Reminiscent of Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding shoes but a snip in comparison at £125.

Kurt Geiger MitzyKurt Geiger Mitzy silver mid heeled sandals bring a vintage vibe and they are not only a comfortable height but also a comfortable price at £95.

NEW-Rachel-Simpson-Mimosa-Primrose-Yellow-£170-pair-low-res-950x950A favourite among our readers Rachel Simpson‘s new range was bound to be a hit. I love these primrose yellow Mimosa T-bar peep toe vintage wedding shoes, £170.

NEW-Rachel-Simpson-Monique-Porcelain-Rose-Gold-side-475x475Copper tones are bang en trend so I absolutely love these Rachel Simpson Monique porcelain & rose gold leather T-bar vintage wedding shoes, £175.

Office Parallel square sandalOver to the high street this Office Parallel square toe strap sandal is a towering 11.9cm high and a reasonable £65.

Ted Baker Peetch Brooch Detail ShoesThese Ted Baker Peetch brooch detail court shoes are feminine and fabulous at £140. ted baker phinium embellished cut out court shoeAnother beautiful pink colour these Ted Baker Phinium embellished cut out court shoes are mid height metallics that would look stunning under a wedding dress, £140.

Topshop Rumour cross strap sandalsBack to the high street and these Topshop Rumour cross-strap sandals are a bargain at £46.00.

Topshop Hottie heeled sandalTopshop Hottie heeled sandals come in under £30.00 and are a really fashionable and comfortable height.

Topshop JadeFinally these Topshop Jade mid heeled court shoes are a style that can be worn time and again so you’ll easily get your £42.00 worth!

Nb. all prices correct at time of editing.

 

 

Lush List Vendor: Blue Bridalwear Announce their 2016 Collection

We have a treat for you today: Lush List vendor Blue Bridalwear have shared their 2016 collection with us and we are sharing it with you! Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy! Cassie_109_B151

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Our gorgeous 2016 collection features delicate Chantilly Laces, exquisite embroidered tulles and sumptuous silks; hemlines are prettily tea length or elegantly long; silhouettes are full skirted or figure flaunting slim. The detailing is delicate and the overall look is effortlessly stylish.

Blue Gowns

Blue gowns are reated using silk fabrics. The signature look is an elegant gown with a dash of prettiness. Key pieces include:

Beau

Beau is an exceptionally flattering ensemble composed of three quarter length sleeved lace vest and ballerina length gown with a wide belt trimming the waist. Beau_141_B151

Cassie

Cassie features a delicate ballet wrap style top worn with a full skirted tea length gown to produce an effortlessly pretty look. Cassie_115_B151

We have added new dresses and tops to the mix and match pieces so brides can create their own unique look

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Designed by Welsh designer Angela Pitcher Dowdell, the label is based in Cardiff and production takes place entirely in the UK using carefully chosen beautiful fabrics. Retail prices range from £1900 to £2500 for Blue and £1400 to £1900 for Sky Blue.

Introducing Sky Blue

Our Sky Blue collection features the clean lines and detailing you recognise as Blue but using more price conscious non-silk fabrics. Key pieces include:

Isabel

Isabel features a silhouette which fits through to the hips and then flares to the hem Isabel_307_B151_SkyBlue

Blake

Blake is an all over lace dress with a figure flaunting silhouette. The low cut back is demurely sheer. The neckline, sleeve and dress hems are trimmed with hand applied beaded lace edging. Blake_265_B151_SkyBlue

Joy

Joy has a beautiful braided lace and beaded bodice and the flared crepe skirt never fails to flatter. Joy_285_B151_SkyBlue

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For more information or to book an appointment  visit the Blue Bridalwear website or call them on 029 2062 4477

Twobirds Bridesmaid Announces New Tulle Collection

We have received some exciting news from twobirds Bridesmaid this week. Due to demand from brides they have launched a new Tulle collection for Spring 2015 and they are here to tell you all about it!

Twobirds Bridesmaid dresses come in a range of colours and have over fifteen ways to wrap – you can see these fabulous bridesmaid dresses being modelled on real women (our readers!) during our styled shoot last summer.

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Multi-award winning brand twobirds Bridesmaid is celebrating their 5th birthday in the UK by expanding their existing offering and introducing a new Tulle convertible dress collection for 2015. The pioneers of the multiway wrap dress are once again leading the pack with an on-trend soft, romantic dress to complement the growing popularity of tulle in wedding dresses.

“I wanted to bring something fresh and exciting to our current jersey offering.” said twobirds founder Ariane Goldman, “The new tulle collection offers texture and fluidity while maintaining versatility.”

Responding to demand from brides, the new, luxurious tulle dress follows the same versatile philosophy as the hugely popular twobirds classic jersey gowns; it is maternity friendly and can be tied in endless different styles to suit every body shape, while retaining the simple two size structure of the existing twobirds collections, covering UK sizes 4-20.

The new collection is available in knee length and floor length styles for adults & matching flower girl dresses for children and has a contemporary colour palette of nine shades: Black, Cream, Dove, Lilac, Midnight, Petal, Plum, Powder Blue and Seafoam. Matching bandeaus are also available. The new collection will be available from the Covent Garden showroom and stockists in the UK from Spring 2015. twobirds-tulle-collection-campaign

Prices are £250 for short, £275 for full length and £145 for flower girl dresses.

OUR LUSH LIST

Taa Dah!….

Our LUSH LIST is finally  launched!

A fabulous collection of our favourite Welsh Wedding suppliers. All hand picked by us and highly recommended by our readers.

LUSH LIST MAP

To access this awesome directory, press the LUSH LIST icon sitting on the right hand side (if viewing on a computer or tablet)- Scroll down if you are using a phone.

It looks like this:

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Simply click on it and it will take you to a page that looks like this:

lush list iconsSelect the category you need and then choose from our list of highly recommended suppliers.

All the companies listed have links to take you to their own websites, Facebook page & Twitter feed. This is a great way to follow them if you’d like to get to know them a bit more before booking.

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Most of these companies will already be featuring our approved vendor badge on their websites too. This is to give you peace of mind that we’ve either worked with them, Used their services or some of our readers have highly recommend them.

So, there you have it. We do hope you love it and find it a valuable resource to your wedding planning. Have a good look around the directory, click on a few links and let us know what you think. You can send us your feedback here.

We will be adding LOTS more suppliers to our LUSH LIST throughout the year so do keep popping back. We’ll also be inspiring you more by sharing their work over on our Facebook page.

If you run a lovely welsh wedding business (especially in North Wales!) and would like us to consider you for our Lush List. You can get in touch with us here.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening xxx