September 2016 archive


Yes, it’s definitely autumn now so we can say hello to one of our favourite seasons. We adore just about everything to do with this time of year and we know it’s a great time of year for weddings. So, if you’re planning a September, October or November celebration, here’s our list of autumn wedding essentials…

  1. You’ve got to love a layered look in the autumn so bring on the dresses, wraps and cardigans! This look will keep you warm, cosy and totally on trend so this is an absolute must. Gowns with lace over-skirts or tops that add lace over the bodice are great for this time of year. Totally beautiful, romantic and dreamy, they also look light and delicate on grey days.autumn wedding 1
  1. Bouquets for an autumn wedding really need to look wild and unstructured. Add in some berries, greenery and fabulous ribbons for the best effect.
  1. We’ve already mentioned wraps and cardigans for brides but how about baskets of blankets for guests? If the weather is kind, it’s great to be able to make the most of the outdoors so don’t forget the blankets! Swathe yourself in them or snuggle up under them, we really don’t care!autumn wedding 2
  1. We do love an eyecatching backdrop at weddings and autumnal backdrops are the best. Again, keep them really natural looking, add in some coloured blooms and even some pillar candles alongside and you’ve got a great focus point for photos.
  1. An autumnal flower crown might not be as packed with petals as its summery cousin but you can still rock this boho look in autumn. Twists of twigs and berries look absolutely amazing – we’re crushing on this natural-luxe vibe.
  1. When autumn rolls around, forget the chilled drinks and bring out warming signature cocktails. Mulled ciders are our favourites, especially when they’re served in gorgeous copper mugs with a cinnamon stick on the side. Hot chocolate stations are also loads of fun – add shots of liqueurs to the grown-up versions.autumn wedding 3
  1. The single tier cake trend is definitely one of our faves right now. We love barely-there iced beauties topped with seasonal fruits, berries and flowers. Oozing maple syrup is an optional (but delicious) extra!
  1. To really work the seasonal look, make sure that your autumn wedding colour palette is perfect for this time of year. Keep everything natural and take inspiration from berries, apples, plums, pumpkins, leafy browns and dark blue skies.

Don’t forget that autumn also sees the arrival of new wedding dress collections to the boutique. Keep up to date with all of the Flossy & Willow news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagramand why not get social with Perfect Day Bride too? You’ll find our big sister on Twitter, Instagramand Facebook too.



Image 1: Camillia Arnhold Photography on Rock My Wedding | Peach & Jo Photography on Love My Dress | Kat Hill on Love My Dress

Image 2: All Lovely Party | The Pretty Blog | Taylor & Porter on Wedding Sparrow

Image 3: Brides | Petra Veikkola Photography on Ruffled | Evermine

Image 4: Tina Wiebe Photography on Style Me Pretty | Oh Best Day Ever | Deer Pearl Flowers

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Well hello there and how the devil are you? We’ve been super busy at Flossy & Willow of late. Not only have we opened The Bridal Edit, we’ve also been at bridal shows and trade events. It’s certainly been a hectic few weeks! But, we’re back today with fantastic news – the amazing wedding dresses from Catherine Deane are now at Flossy & Willow! We really couldn’t be happier…

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Catherine Deane wedding gowns really are something special. They’re so incredibly feminine but they’re also absolutely on point in terms of fashion forward design too.

We adore the fact that Catherine mixes traditional techniques with contemporary and modern styling. There are also gorgeous fabrics, amazing details and so much more to fall in love with. Check out the dreamy silk tulle and the oh-so pretty French lace. Swoon!


Our edit of Catherine Deane dresses picks out the very best from the current collection. You’ll find elegant yet alluring silhouettes aplenty in our selection of wedding gowns but there are also stunning separates to discover too.

We’re also head over heels for Catherine Deane wedding dresses because they’re just perfect for all styles of weddings. From sophisticated and elegant affairs to laidback occasions and cool celebrations, there will be a Catherine Deane gown you’ll want to wear.


When you visit us to try on our collection of Catherine Deane dresses, definitely use the opportunity to get creative with accessories to put an individual twist on your wedding day look. Killer heels, statement jewels and more all look downright brilliant. We LOVE styling brides in these sublime gowns!

Our collection of wedding dresses by Catherine Deane range in price from £900 to £1500.

So, if you want to visit Flossy & Willow to say hello to Catherine Deane designs then just get in touch to book your appointment. You can reach us via 01225 867600 or via You’ll find us at 7 Silver Street, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1JY and we can’t wait to see you soon.

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