Yes, you’ve heard it here first. Willowby’s newest collection will be in store for one day only. Saturday 23rd February. If you haven’t found your dress yet, this event could be for you. We have always adored Willowby and have been proud stockists for the past couple of years here at Flossy and Willow. Offering our brides something a little different. Romance and individuality is everything, and what we also love is the fact purchasing one of their dresses will not break the bank. It’s true you get what you pay for, and in this instance – a reasonable price tag of between £1100 – £1700 gives you a dress which rocks individuality, with the impeccable quality to match. Their newest collection ‘Love her madly’ has not disappointed. Created and inspired for today’s free spirited bride, staying true to their identity Willowby have released a collection of bridal gowns we just know your gonna love. Think, soft tulles, modern laces and the most comfortable to wear designs.
Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see. And if you love it, the good news is we have a few appointments remaining so call now on 01225 867600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discover more a fee of £25.00 is chargeable, however this can be redeemed against any purchase made on the day.
There are countless wedding traditions out there but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stick to them. Here at Flossy and Willow, we truly believe that your big day should be a reflection of you and a celebration of your love story. There are no rules when it comes to planning your wedding day, so pick and choose the traditions that you like. Personalise and adapt your special day so that it feels like ‘you’. Give your wedding day a modern edge and give these wedding traditions the boot…
Wedding Traditions To Ignore: The Ceremony
One of the most well-known wedding traditions is that the bride should not see the groom before the ceremony, otherwise it will bring bad luck to the marriage. However, we’re saying goodbye to this superstition and instead we’re all about the ‘first look’. We’re huge fans of the first look for many reasons. It’s ultra-romantic and means you can both steal five minutes together ahead of a busy day of celebrations, where it’s unlikely you’ll spend much time alone together. It also offers you the chance to capture some truly magical photographs that you’ll be able to treasure for years to come. It’s also a great way to calm any nerves you may have ahead of the ceremony. So, if you want something a little different for your big day, be sure to add the first look into your wedding timeline!
Wedding Traditions To Ignore: Aisle Style
We’re all about fashion-forward aisle style here at Flossy and Willow, so we’re always keeping a close eye on the latest bridal fashion trends and looks. For brides who want something totally untraditional for their wedding outfit, consider rocking a stylish jumpsuit or chic bridal separates – you’ll love everything about Catherine Deane. Alternatively, you can add a modern edge to a traditional white wedding dress by donning a personalised leather jacket. The best news is, you can wear it after the wedding day!
Wedding Traditions To Ignore: Bridal Party
While there is nothing quite as special as having your closest friends and family stand next to you as you say ‘I Do’, don’t think you have to have a bridal party. More and more couples are saying goodbye to this tradition, instead asking their loved ones to be a part of their special day by doing a reading during the ceremony.
Wedding Traditions To Ignore: Wedding Favours
If the thought of spending hours thinking about a wedding favour that your guests will actually like and use, not to mention the cost, doesn’t take your fancy don’t fret. Forget about this wedding tradition – your guests really won’t mind and spending the day celebrating your happily ever after is more than enough. You’ll be throwing a great party, who needs wedding favours anyway?
Wedding Traditions To Ignore: Venues
Couples are getting seriously creative when it comes to choosing the setting for their special day. Gone are the days when a traditional wedding venue such as a hotel or castle was the only option. Brides and grooms are instead opting for unique and edgy locations such as abandoned warehouses, quirky factories or loft spaces with tonnes of style. So, if you can’t imagine tying the knot in a traditional wedding venue, you don’t have to!
Wedding Traditions To Ignore: Food & Drink
Talking about creativity, it doesn’t just stop at the wedding venue. Traditional wedding breakfasts are being replaced with incredible food displays that your guests will adore feasting on! We’re talking statement doughnut walls, taco bars and stylish street food trucks galore! Delicious AND cool.
Wedding Traditions To Ignore: Elopements
We can’t get enough of elopement weddings. They’re so personal, romantic and a seriously special way to start the next chapter in your life. It’s a moment that just the two of you can share together and we can certainly see why more and more couples are ignoring tradition in place of an elopement wedding.
Which wedding traditions will you be sticking to and which will you be giving the boot? We’d love to know! For even more wedding inspiration, pop over to the F & W Blog or check out our gorgeous collection of Bridal Designers.
So, picture the scene. It’s the morning of your wedding day and you can’t believe the big day has finally arrived. In just a handful of hours you’ll be making your way to the ceremony and walking down the aisle to become a ‘Mrs’. It doesn’t get more exciting (or nerve-wracking) than that, right? That will soon be you so it’s time to listen up, as we’re telling you everything you need to know and do on the morning of your wedding.
The Morning of your Wedding Day
Breath, savour and enjoy. Crack open a bottle of Champagne and soak up every second of the morning. It feels like you’ve been waiting for this moment forever, but it’ll whizz by before you’ve even realised so make sure you enjoy it! Spend the time with your bridesmaids and family reminiscing about the wedding planning journey and get seriously excited for what’s around the corner. Pre-wedding bubbles, giggles and a quick pamper session are exactly what you need to get rid of those nervous jitters! Plus, it’s an incredibly special time to share with your nearest and dearest before the big day continues…
Get organised early on. Prepare all of your underwear, accessories, jewellery and make-up tidily so that you know where everything is and you can avoid any chance of panic. But we always say, wedding planning can be such a stressful time that generally nothing will phase you on the morning of your wedding day!
If you want to be even more organised, why not create a morning of the wedding schedule for you and your bridal party? It’ll be super handy to know when everyone should be waking up, what time your hair and make-up artist will be arriving, who’s getting what done and when, and also so that you know when you need to head to your ceremony. It may sound a little OTT, but it will save everyone asking you what time they need to be everywhere – that will be the last thing you want on the morning of your wedding day!
Waterproof mascara is a must-have for any bride, especially on the morning of your wedding day! The moment you step out in your wedding dress and see the reaction of your dad, mum and bridesmaids is guaranteed to be emotional. We always recommend making sure you ask your photographer to capture this truly magical moment as it’s one you will always want to look back on, and it means you can treasure it long after your special day.
This may sound obvious, but make sure you allocate enough time on the morning of your wedding day to actually put your dress on – it’s not as simple as chucking on a pair of jeans and T-shirt. By allowing extra time, it means there is no rush to put your dress on and it’ll give you a few moments to take it all in. We suggest bringing a bridesmaid or a member of the bridal party along to your final fitting at the boutique so they know how to put on your gown. It can be a big task (and with the extra pre-wedding nerves) so it’s important you know what you’re about to tackle!
The morning of your wedding day will be such a special time for you, it’s the start of your happily ever after…
Gone are the days where couples have to stick to tradition. Whether it’s their aisle style, ceremony or their wedding photographs, we love the fact that brides and grooms are taking the opportunity to really express their personalities and individual style. Speaking of new trends and breaking traditions, today we’re talking all about unusual and unique wedding venues, in particular, greenhouses.
While lots of couples are swooning over the thought of classic castles, rustic barns or cosy pub wedding venues, we love the fact that modern brides and grooms are choosing to say ‘I Do’ in a stylish greenhouse setting. And quite frankly, we can’t think of anything more wonderful than celebrating in a botanical paradise – no matter what the weather!
A greenhouse wedding venue provides couples with a true blank canvas for their big day. You can effortlessly create any theme or colour scheme you want to. For instance, add pops of Flamingo pink and neon lights to give your wedding a tropical vibe. Alternatively, you could use lots of chic white and green details for a minimalist affair. Still smitten with the industrial-luxe look? Simply work in lots of concrete and metallic details for that gritty look. If you want something a little more rustic, use lots of wooden elements such as tables, crates, barrels and signage. The choice is yours – get creative and discover a theme that feels perfect for you!
Greenhouses are also great because they lend themselves to both an intimate or extravagant celebration – so if you want 150 guests, don’t fret as you will find that most greenhouses have capacity for larger weddings. You and your guests can celebrate amongst the leaves and plants – you won’t actually need to do too much in terms of décor!
There are lots of different types of greenhouses too. From old-fashioned greenhouses with a certain charm and delight, to modern spaces that are filled with an abundance of light. The natural light also means you will have the chance to capture some truly incredible wedding photographs.
Your guests will adore celebrating your special day with you in such an unusual location! Not only is it seriously on-trend (don’t forget that greenery was Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2017), a greenhouse wedding venue offers you the chance to splash your personality wherever you look. What’s not to love about a greenhouse wedding venue?
So, you may have spotted our predicted wedding and bridal trends over on Perfect Day Bride, but don’t fret, as we haven’t forgotten about the grooms! We’ve been keeping a close eye on the anticipated groomswear trends for next year, and we can’t wait to share them with you in today’s feature. Grab your hubby-to-be, as this is one for him to read! Let’s get started and find out what you can expect next year…
Choosing your suit can be just as exciting and overwhelming as the bride picking out her dress. You will find that you are absolutely spoilt, with an incredible range of styles, cuts and colours to choose from. But first things first, before you start the search for your suit, there a few things to think about beforehand. Take into account the season – are you tying the knot in Summer? Then you may want to wear something a little lighter than a traditional three-piece suit. If you’re having a cosy Winter affair, make sure you opt for a suit where you will stay warm all day long – even with those chilly outdoor wedding photographs! Consider your colour palette and wedding theme, you want your suit to fit in with everything perfectly.
You want to feel comfortable, confident and most importantly, like ‘you’ on your wedding day. If you often wear braces or a bow-tie, be sure to incorporate them into your aisle style. You’re going to be wearing your suit all day long and you want to be able to look back at your photographs with pride. Make sure your groomswear reflects your individual style and personality, and then you’re guaranteed to look great.
Let’s talk about trends. Add a hint of luxury to your wedding outfit with a variety of jewel tones. This trend has been a firm favourite in the world of weddings and it looks like it’s here to stay. Plush navy, dashing emerald and rich burgundy are all making appearances in groomswear trends. A modern take on a traditional look, this trend offers you the chance to wear something a little different for your celebrations.
The colour palette looks particularly handsome paired with velvet – we’re talking a smart velvet jacket, bow-tie or waistcoat. Velvet is currently huge in the fashion world and it’s a great option if you’re having an Autumn or Winter wedding in 2018.
It’s time to accessorise! Think carefully about how you are planning on accessorising your wedding day look, as this can effortlessly transform any suit. Stylish hats, leather braces and vintage-inspired pocket watches are all dapper ways to add something unique to your aisle style. Plus, they make a super gift to open on the morning of the wedding!
Whether you want a high end or high street suit, you’re guaranteed to find something to suit your style with the help of our groomswear trends and style guide.
Autumn conjures up all kinds of cosiness for us here at Flossy & Willow, from the crisp leaves to delicious mugs of hot chocolate and of course, the gorgeous colour palettes. The season offers so much gorgeous inspiration for Autumn weddings, so it’s no wonder that it is becoming one of the most popular times of the year to tie the knot. If an Autumn wedding takes your fancy, keep reading and discover some of the most swoon-worthy inspiration for your special day…
When it comes to choosing a colour scheme for your Autumn wedding celebration, you’ll find that the options really are endless. Whether you choose a luxurious palette bursting with jewel tones, a rustic theme with lots of forest green hues, or a traditional celebration with heaps of orange, red and brown shades, it’s going to look incredible. We’ve taken inspiration from all three colour palettes – as we simply couldn’t choose!
For your gorgeous team of ‘maids, we’ve written all about how to pull off the mix and match trend here. Bridesmaid dresses in different designs, colours and styles will look utterly divine, and they’ll still look coordinated and as part of the bridal party.
As beautiful as Autumn is, it can also be much chillier! Be sure to wrap up warm on your wedding day as there is nothing worse than being cold, especially on the most important day of your life. A vintage leather jacket will not only look stylish, it’ll keep you cosy throughout your outdoor wedding photographs. Alternatively, you could don a cosy cashmere knit on your special day – the contrast of the knitwear against your wedding dress will look incredible. However, a simple shawl will also do the trick, and you could even supply your guests with a wicker basket full of shawls, rugs and blankets.
We suggest using lots of wooden details and decorations throughout your Autumn wedding. This will help to create a modern yet rustic vibe for your big day, as well as maintaining that cosy and ethereal atmosphere. You can use wooden signs to decorate your venue and they’re the perfect way of filling up an empty space. From your seating plan to directions, wooden signs are super useful and they just happen to look lovely. You could also serve your guests seasonal cocktails or hot cocoa on wooden trays. Little wooden name tags would make the sweetest place name cards, and they can double up as wedding favours too.
While Summer may offer plenty of beautiful blooms, don’t be fooled! Autumn is one of the most magical times of the year for wedding flowers and foliage. Blooms have such impact at your wedding venue and they can be used in lots of delightful ways throughout your big day. Use a mixture of foliage and greenery teamed with chocolate cosmos, ranunculus and roses to decorate a wooden archway, within your centrepieces or to use in your bridal bouquet.
You can work in lots of textures too for an extra seasonal touch – we adore the idea of adding Pheasant feathers or thistles to your bouquet or table centrepieces. Your florist will be able to guide you on which flowers are in season for Autumn, but don’t worry about there being a lack of gorgeous posies!
Autumn weddings really do make our hearts flutter here at Flossy & Willow. For more inspiration and ideas, have a nosey at the blog here…
We’re huge fans of bridal separates here at Flossy and Willow Bridal Studios. They’re versatile, stylish and the perfect choice for a modern bride-to-be. If you fancy something a little different to a traditional wedding dress, then consider rocking bridal separates on your big day.
How To Rock The Bridal Separates Trend
If you’re wondering why we adore bridal separates so much, listen up! These fashionable two-piece ensembles suit any style of wedding, whether you’re planning an elegant country garden affair, boho-inspired festival or an edgy industrial wedding. There are no rules when it comes to your aisle style, and there are so many gorgeous designs to choose from.
One of the best things about bridal separates is their sheer versatility. Whether you want to don a lace crop top paired with chic trousers or a statement top adorned with sequins and a feathered skirt, you can literally put together any outfit and you’ll always look incredible. You can mix and match fabrics, textures and designs to create a bridal look that’s completely unique to you and your individual style.
If you want to channel bygone glamour on your big day, consider pairing a feathered skirt with a black lace top. Black accents are one of the hottest bridal trends for 2018 and it’s a look that’s bound to turn head as you walk down the aisle. Alternatively, you could keep it classic by opting for a top bejewelled with elegant pearls and embroidery. The choice is yours – we recommend trying on lots of different styles to find one that is totally ‘you’.
Do you love the idea of adding a touch of colour to your wedding outfit? You could opt for subtle watercolour hues of dusty blue, blush pink or olive green. These pale pastel hues are wonderfully romantic and feminine, and they’re effortlessly easy to work together. But if you want to make a real statement, luxurious red or glamorous gold will look gorgeous as part of your two-piece ensemble. It’s your wedding day so wear whatever you want!
You can also mix and match bridal designers too! Catherine Deane and Willowby by Watters are renowned for their gorgeous separates so be sure to have a browse at our collection online or book an appointment here. If you are having a traditional wedding ceremony, why not wear a traditional gown for the day but change into a fun and informal two-piece ensemble for the evening? A bride can never have too many outfits for her wedding day, right?
Just before you thought it couldn’t get any better, bridal separates can be worn again after your wedding day – meaning they don’t just get hidden away in your cupboard! If you adored wearing that sparkling sequin top, you can easily wear it again! Team it with jeans, heels or a new skirt and rock that top all over again!
Bridal separates are undeniably stylish and they’re made for modern bridal babes who want to rock a statement look on their big day. Does this sound like you? Then get in touch with Flossy & Willow Bridal Studios to browse our gorgeous collection.
Happy Wedding Wednesday to all of our beautiful brides-to-be out there. Today we’re talking all about your best girls – that’s right, today’s feature is focusing on bridesmaid fashion. Once you’ve chosen your bridal squad, it’s time to think about their aisle style. No matter how many ‘maids you’ve got, finding a one-size-fits-all can be a seriously tricky task. Your bridesmaids are going to be a variety of sizes and shapes, not to mention their individual styles. Sounds near enough impossible, right? Don’t fret ladies, luckily for you and your ‘maids, mix and match gowns are here to stay and we couldn’t be any happier about it. Keep reading to find out how you can rock the mismatched bridesmaids trend…
How To Pull Off The Mismatched Bridesmaids Trend
Not only do mismatched bridesmaids dresses look gorgeous, they give your ‘maids a range of options to choose from so that they can find something they truly love. If you love the thought of your bridesmaids wearing matching gowns, there are lots of lovely multi-way styles to choose from. This means you can have the same length, colour and material, but the neckline will be slightly different for each bridesmaid. Some of your bridesmaids may love rocking a strapless gown while others may adore a halter-neck. Experiment with a range of multi-way gowns to find a style that suits your team of ‘maids, and we can promise you that they will all look gorgeous.
If you do want your best girls to go completely mismatched, we always suggest keeping one element the same in each gown. For example, opt for the same colour palette, material or length – whether that’s maxi or tea-length.
If you’re swooning over the thought of a pink colour palette, from the palest pink to a deep rose pink, they’ll still look coordinated if you keep the length and the material the same. If you start changing too many elements, your bridesmaids may be mistaken for wedding guests!
If you’re an ultra-laid back bride and you’re asking your girls to choose their gowns, be sure to give them a little direction so they can pick out the perfect gown. Offer a colour palette they can choose from, or delegate a colour to each girl. It’s also worth letting them know about any styles, designs or colours you’d rather they stayed away from.
We adore the thought of gifting your girls with meaningful matching jewellery – this will also help to ensure your bridal party look coordinated and it will mean they can treasure their gifts long after your special day.
We always recommend organising a day where you can ask all of your ‘maids to try on their dresses together so you can see them as a collective. It will offer you the chance to spot if any dresses don’t quite work together, and it’s a good excuse for a girly day!
It may take a little longer to find a dreamy collection of mismatched bridesmaids gowns, but the result will be so worth it and we can assure you that you’ll have the happiest team of ‘maids ever!
Despite the grey and drizzly weather, Summer is now in full swing and we couldn’t be happier about it. Summer offers so much gorgeous wedding inspiration and divine colour palettes, so today we’re bringing you our favourite ideas for pretty pink wedding table styling. Whether you’re planning an industrial-meets-urban wedding or a tropical-inspired celebration, we’ve got something to make sure you’re all swooning…
Pretty Pink Summer Table Styling Ideas
Let’s Get Tropical
We’re all about those tropical Summer vibes when it comes to wedding themes. From hot pink Flamingo centrepieces teamed with rose gold pineapple decorations, a tropical wedding theme makes for ultra-cool table styling that’s seriously on-trend.
All About Romance
Blush pink is still a hugely popular choice when it comes to pretty colour palettes for weddings. It’s romantic, feminine and utterly gorgeous, so don’t be afraid to use it in abundance throughout your wedding table styling. From your table runners, stationery or blooms, blush pink is the perfect choice for an enchanting Summer wedding.
Urban or warehouse wedding venues with an industrial edge are still hot news for 2017. Team pretty pink details with industrial-inspired decorations for a gorgeous yet chic wedding theme. We’re talking pink blooms paired with charcoal black cutlery, against the backdrop of an exposed brick wall. Stylish, cool and the perfect fit for a Summer wedding.
Fabulous and Floral
If you want to make the most of the beautiful blooms this Summer, use pink flowers throughout your wedding table styling. Vases, terrariums and jars bursting with pretty pink posies will look gorgeous dotted along wooden trestle tables. You can use floral illustrations on your table stationery, such as the table numbers, place settings or menus. Pink roses look lovely in each place setting and can even double up as floral wedding favours.
As you know, we love all things minimalist and this wedding trend is here to stay! Acrylic or Perspex chairs are the perfect choice for your wedding guest tables. You could hang fuchsia pink flowers and foliage to the back of the chairs as stylish chair covers. Opt for acrylic wedding stationery to tie your theme in together beautifully.
Add a dash of luxury to your wedding tables by using plush velvet armchairs as the Mr & Mrs chairs. Not only will they stand out from the rest of the chairs, they’ll look amazing at any type of wedding venue! They can also be used as fab props for your wedding photographs and by using a hot pink shade, they’re guaranteed to make a statement.
The Metallic Mix
Pink really is the perfect match for a range of metallic hues. From rose gold, copper or glittering gold, team a pink colour palette with metallic details for an ultra-stylish wedding table. You can use copper candlesticks paired with pink candles, or fill rose gold vases with a variety of pink posies. Keep the same style throughout the rest of your wedding day by using pink and metallic decorations along your cake table and card table.
Pretty pastel colour palettes are also making a comeback for 2017. Give your pastel colour scheme a modern touch by using pale pink flowers, foliage and greenery along your wedding tables. Keep it simple and chic by filling white vases with single pastel blooms. Pastel pink wedding stationery will look stunning set against the contrast of a crisp white table runner. Work in a few metallic hues for an extra touch of glamour!
Beautiful Table Backdrops
We’re huge fans of statement backdrops here at Flossy and Willow, whether it’s for your ceremony, cake table or the top table at your reception. A backdrop is the perfect opportunity to get creative while reflecting your wedding theme and your personalities. Plus, it’s bound to look incredible in your wedding photographs!
If you’re in need of some further inspiration, take a look at our favourite wedding ideas over on the Flossy & Willow blog here.
Wedding themes often take inspiration from home interior décor ideas and styles. Marble and metallic are two huge trends for both interiors and wedding themes, which is why today we’re showing you how you can recreate an ultra-modern marble metallic wedding theme for your very own special day. The best news? It’s effortlessly easy and it’s guaranteed to create an envy-inducing wedding day that oozes style, glamour and luxury…
5 Stylish Ways To Create A Marble Metallic Wedding Theme
Let’s start with your wedding ceremony. Couples are starting to choose much more creative spaces for their ceremony and we think it’s a great opportunity to make the most of your wedding venue. A copper or golden archway looks incredible adorned with wild greenery and foliage, or your favourite blooms. If you do opt for floral decorations, we suggest choosing flowers that match your wedding bouquet for a completely coordinated look. A metallic wedding archway can transform the simplest of spaces, whether it’s against a stark white wall or in an industrial location. We recommend surrounding the archway with a couple of geometric lanterns for an extra metallic touch.
While we’re on the subject of lanterns, we cannot stress enough the impact that candlesticks, tea-lights and lanterns can have at your wedding venue. They’re a chance to decorate your wedding venue with simple yet stylish items, and they’ll create a romantic glow throughout the day into the evening. Marble tea-light holders will look chic surrounding your table centrepieces, dotted along window sills or on your gift table. Opt for metallic-coloured candles for a dash of luxe.
When it comes to your wedding table centrepieces, there are so many gorgeous ways to create a marble metallic wedding theme. Tall marble vases brimming with greenery such as trailing Ivy and Eucalyptus will look perfect along your tables. Alternatively, copper terrariums filled with succulents, cacti and air-plants will create a modern vibe.
Don’t forget about your place settings either, as they will transform your wedding tables and will help to tie your theme in together. Team copper charger plates and cutlery with marble place name cards – the combination will look luxurious and stylish. You could ask a calligrapher to handwrite the name of each guest onto a marble card in metallic ink, so they can double up as favours too. You could also use the same design for your wedding seating plan, your guests will love finding their seats!
Let’s not overlook your wedding cake either – marble and metallic wedding cakes are still a huge trend for 2017. Brides and grooms often overlook the wedding cake table, but it can so easily be a focal point of your wedding reception. Add an edgy, industrial vibe into your wedding day by displaying a marble and metallic iced cake on concrete blocks. Why not use a metallic cake topper too? Your cake will undoubtedly look too good to eat.
A marble metallic wedding theme is the epitome of style, and it can easily suit any style of wedding venue too. Whether you’re tying the knot in a grand manor house or in an abandoned factory, this versatile wedding theme will always be the perfect match.