June 2016 archive


Yes, that’s right – the event of the summer is just around the corner. We’re thrilled to announce that the HUGE Flossy & Willow Sample Sale will be taking place in our Bradford on Avon bridal boutique on Thursday 30th June 2016 5-9pm.


If you’re looking for your wedding dress and you’d like to bag yourself a massive bargain, then this is a summer sale that you can’t afford to miss. We’re discounting our sample dresses by more than 50% and any dress in the sale could be yours for just £600. That’s an absolutely gigantic reduction on our handpicked gowns from Willowby by Watters, Mikaella by Paloma Blanca, LM by Lusan Mandongus and Eliza Jane Howell to name but a few.

You don’t need to make an appointment to shop our Sample Sale, just turn up and come on in but, be warned, it’s first come first served so don’t be late if you want to get a first look at the gorgeous wedding dresses on offer.

Our location and contact details are here and we can’t wait to see you.

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Ah, the Great British Summer – it’s a brilliant time of year for a wedding and today, we’re ignoring the weathermen and the dark clouds and keeping it positive by looking at all of those items that a summer wedding really shouldn’t be without. From food to fun to photos, we’ve got your seasonal celebration covered…

Summer- Wedding-1When you think about a summer wedding, you think about sunshine and we can’t get enough of the long, light days. Embrace the warmer weather and let the guys kick back with some cool shorts instead of hot and stuffy formal suits. This is a brilliant look for relaxed weddings and there’s more chance of your groom wearing his outfit afterwards for sure!

You also have to make the most of the summer ‘golden hour’ for the most gorgeous photographs. This hour, usually in the hour before sunset, produces soft, romantic light and it’s responsible for those luscious summer wedding photos you’ve probably been swooning over on the blogs. Don’t miss it!


Every wedding needs fab food and drink and you can have a lot of fun in the summer. Signature cocktails are always our favourite things and a quirky or show-stopping mix-up will always be popular. Candyfloss and champagne? That would be a yes. Pretty picnics are an ace alternative to a traditional wedding breakfast and, because we’re all kids at heart, finish up with some delicious artisan ice cream. Yum.


Lawn games are a definite must-have at a summer wedding and you’ll discover competitive tendencies among your guests that you never knew existed! Games are perfect ice breakers so crack open that croquet kit! On a more practical note, don’t forget little comfort kits. Fill a couple of little baskets with sun cream, blister plasters, insect repellant and anything that your guests might need on a hot day and leave them in the cloakrooms so that they can help themselves in time of need.


A summer wedding really needs to make the most of the great outdoors. Hire in some fab furniture and set up an outside lounge. Sofas, cushions, tables and even include some wraps or blankets so that you can all sit up late into the night together. We also LOVE creative lighting at summer weddings so why not fill trees with lanterns or fairy lights or create candlelit walkways through gardens? You can also create real features with lighting and this outside bar is just all kinds of super.

Lastly, we’re sure you won’t want your summer wedding to be over so why not plan another get together when you’re home from honeymoon? Set up a ‘cinema’ in your garden and invite your besties for an exclusive screening of your wedding film!



Image 1: Pinterest | Hey Wedding Lady

Image 2: Lauren Conrad | Elizabeth Anne Designs | The Kitchen McCabe

Image 3: Wedding Party | The Knot | Style Me Pretty

Image 4: The Garden Glove | Style Me Pretty | The Bridal Detective

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It’s been a crazy busy few weeks at Flossy & Willow and, with wedding season in full flow, all things matrimonial are never far from our minds at the moment. Everything around us is super inspiring and we’re finding an awful lot to love in all kinds of place. So, we thought we’d share a few of the things that we’re loving right now because, you know, you can never have enough wedding inspo!


After spending FAR too long swooning over the delights of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we’re all about big florals right now, especially those that include masses of seasonal British blooms. Whether we’re talking about oversize bouquets, statement installations or impressive tablecentres, we just can’t get enough and who cares about the hayfever?!


Our favourite regional wedding magazine has released another brilliant issue and, as always, we’re loving it. VOW is free to download wherever you are and its clean design really makes us happy. Of course, the latest issue makes us really happy because a shoot we were part of fills quite a few pages but there’s loads more to enjoy with VOW and we’re smitten with the fashion-led style of this fantastic mag.



We’ve always loved the bright and vibrant Bespoke Bride and now, we have to admit that we’re spending a bit (OK, a lot. A very lot.) of time browsing their new BB Boutique. The edible flower lollipop favours are on our list of faves as is pretty much everything in the décor category. The copper decorative wire letters are brand perfect for Flossy & Willow and we’re very tempted by the massive canvases that you and your guests can colour in!



No, we’ve not turned trainspotter but we adored seeing so many gowns with bridal-ready trains gracing the red carpet at the recent Cannes Film Festival. As well as the traditional trains, we loved the capes and details on the dresses of the best dressed. Also, colour and pattern – it was great to see bold colours and eye-catching patterns aplenty. Loving, for sure.


We’ve also all been reading Katrina Otter’s latest feature on Love My Dress all about unexpected wedding costs – if you’ve not seen it yet, hop on over now to check it out. Finally, we’re also head-over-heels, can’t-stop-smiling in love with Benjamin Roberts for reasons that will become clear very soon…


Image 1 – via Oncewed

Image 2 – VOW Magazine

Image 3 – BB Boutique

Image 4 – via Pinterest

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