December 2016 archive


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, it’s almost Christmas and we couldn’t be more excited But, as we close the door on Flossy & Willow for the festive period, we just wanted wish you all the best for a super Merry Christmas.

christmas bride

A Look Back At The Year

It’s fair to say that 2016 has been a good ‘un for Flossy & Willow. Our big sister, Perfect Day Bride, moved in with us, we’ve welcomed new designers to the studio and we’ve been part of some fantastic styled shoots. In fact, we’ve done a lot in twelve months!

But, the very best thing about 2016 has been meeting so many downright brilliant brides. Meeting everyone and helping brides find their dream dress never gets old. In fact, it gets better and better every time we do it. Here’s to all the brides that said yes to the dress at Flossy & Willow this year. You’re just ace.

So, what’s going to be coming your way in 2017? Well, you know that we’re not going to tell you everything right now! However, we can tell you that there’s going to be all kinds of excellence and we know you’re just going to love it. Christmas teases aren’t we?

Christmas Opening Hours

We’ll be taking a break over the festive period so that we can indulge in a cocktail or two. Or three or maybe even four. Flossy & Willow is now closed until 3rd January 2017.

We’ll still be checking our email over the break so if you can’t wait to book your appointment with us, just ping a note to We can then pop you in the diary so we’ve both got things to look forward to in the New Year.

Here’s to a flipping fabulous Christmas for us all and for everyone we care the most about. Joy to the world and festive fun for all!



Photographer: Lucy Davenport

Creative Director: Emma, Coco Wedding Venues

Shoot Manage: Kat, Katrina Otter Weddings

Creative Consultancy: Coco & Kat

Gown: Willowby by Watters

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Yippee! It’s December so we can definitely start feeling the winter excitement! Because we really can’t get enough of seasonal celebrations today we’re looking at winter wedding essentials. So, sit back, snuggle up and let’s plan the cosiest, most Christmassy big day ever…

Winter Wedding Warmers

Every winter bride needs to keep warm. But, don’t think we’re advising thermal undies and fluffy socks! Why not go for a gown with sleeves or how about a lace jacket? If you’d like something a little more weatherproof, we love brides in snuggly wraps and cosy knits. If you opt for a blanket that’s also big enough for your beau then you’re also set for great photos.

winter wedding brides

Of course, food and drink at this time of year always needs to be warming. So, for your winter wedding, how about soup shots, a hot chocolate station and a hearty feast? You an also treat your guests with snuggly favours too – we love gloves and blankets for perfect gifts.

winter wedding favours

Winter Florals & Foliage

Nothing is quite as wintery as fir trees and pine cones so definitely include these in your styling plans, particularly when flowers can be quite expensive during winter. You can use fir branches to make wreaths or tablecentres while little fir fronds are perfect tucked into napkins. Pinecones are also great decorations and a quick look on Pinterest will show you hundreds of ways to use them!

winter wedding flowers

We love pops of festive reds alongside seasonal greens for winter weddings. Think of cranberry and pomegranate tones for a real hit of jeweled brilliance. Our fave seasonal bouquets are oversized, wild and downright gorgeous.

winter wedding foliage

Winter Wedding Cakes & Candles

We all love cake and every winter wedding needs a showstopper! Think of snowy white icing, more seasonal foliage and florals and possibly a hot drink to sit alongside a slice when your cake’s served to guests. Delish.

winter wedding cakes

Winter weddings need candles and dreamy lighting like a bride needs a gorgeous gown! Fill fireplaces with pillar candles, hang tealights from ceilings in glass containers or even use fairylights in upturned cloches for a magical look. Always make sure that you’ve got plenty of spares so that the beauty lasts all night long.

winter wedding lighting

Winter Sparkle

Now, a winter wedding really isn’t the same without some sparkle. Of course you could bring in some glimmering touches throughout the day but frankly, at this time of year, treating yourself to a little something is a fantastic plan! And, seeing how every bride needs great shoes, why not get your sparkle AND a little gift to yourself all in one?!

winter wedding shoes

Images – Left | Top Right | Bottom Right

One: Anatasiya Belik Photography | Gideon Photography on Fab Mood | The Jon Hartman Photography Co on Bridal Musings

Two: Cat Mayer Studio on Stonewood Vintage | via Bridal Guide | Villa Siena

Three: Amy Breeze on I Take You | Danfredo Photos on 100 Layer Cake | Two if By Sea on Rustic Wedding Chic

Four: Deer Pearl Flowers | Melissa Kelsey Photography | Sarah Winward

Five: Chris Scuffins Photography on Rock My Wedding | via My Wedding | via The Perfect Palette

Six: Shaun Taylor Photography | via Cedarwood Weddings | Graham & Green

Seven: Charlie Juliet on Style Me Pretty | Kimberley Kay Photography on Style Me Pretty | Natasha Hurley Photography on Ruffled

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