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Famed for their stylish, contemporary decor that’s perfect for dazzling celebrations, multi-award winning wedding and event company, Pudding Bridge, has launched a brand new wedding planning service. From creative vision to visiting venues, founder Helen Hopkins can organise every aspect of your day.

Whereas hiring a wedding planner was once considered a decadent indulgence, many now consider it a sensible investment no couple should be without. If you have a demanding job, a busy lifestyle or you’re trying to organise a wedding while living overseas, you’ll definitely benefit from Helen’s knowledge and expertise.

To celebrate this exciting launch, we’ve teamed up with Pudding Bridge to offer one lucky bride the chance to win an incredible prize.

‘I’m so excited to be partnering with Flossy & Willow and Perfect Day Bride to give one of their beautiful clients the chance to win my on-the-day wedding management service. I’m a big fan of the boutiques and the designers they stock, so I can’t wait to get started. Our new wedding planning service is perfect for style savvy couples, so I know we’re going to be a perfect fit.’

Do you want to relax and enjoy your wedding day without having to worry about logistics? Helen has designed her wedding day management service so you can do exactly that. Whether you’re organising an elaborate celebration or an intimate gathering, Helen will make sure it’s memorable for all the right reasons.

Having discussed your plans and produced a detailed running order, she’ll be on site at your wedding venue from the moment set-up begins until the end of your romantic first dance. She’ll liaise with your suppliers throughout the day, assist you and your guests and make sure you have a perfect day!

To be automatically entered into the competition, all you need to do is attend an appointment at either Perfect Day Bride or Flossie & Willow Bridal Studios. The winner will be chosen at random by us. The location of your wedding can be up to 60 miles from Bath and the cost of travel is included.

Discover more about Pudding Bridge and what they can do for your wedding day at




Stylist and wedding planner – Pudding Bridge | @puddingbridge
Venue – Widbrook Grange | @widbrook_grange
Florist – Foxy Buds | @foxybuds
Shoes – Charlotte Mills | @charlottemillsshoes
Stationery – de Winton Paper Co | @dewintonpaperco
Photographer – Capture By Lucy | @capturebylucy

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If we’ve got a favourite area of Flossy & Willow, it’s the fitting room. This is where, when you come for your appointment, that all the good stuff happens. You try on wedding dresses, you see yourself transformed into a bride and we all get ridiculously excited. The fitting room is also where secrets are shared and today, we’re going to let you in on a few of them.

As you might expect, we hear a lot from brides during their wedding dress appointment. The fitting room is a bit like a bridal confessional at times! You should never ever feel embarrassed or inhibited and you absolutely should feel comfortable enough to tell your stylist anything. We’re here to make you look AND feel fabulous.

So, here are some confessions from the fitting rooms at Flossy & Willow and we hope that they encourage you to ‘fess up when you’re with us too…

wedding dress appointment

I don’t like this bit of me

Firstly, you’re not alone. We’ve all got a body hang-up or two so don’t worry about it. We’re not judging you, we’re not comparing you to other brides but do tell us what bits bother you. Once we know what you’re not so keen on, we can suggest gowns that are going to flatter in ways you didn’t think possible.

I’m so sorry I’m wearing this

Trust us when we tell you that we’re not rating you based on your underwear. Wear whatever you like when you come for your appointment. Be comfortable, be confident and don’t worry about us. As you can imagine, we see an awful lot of women in their underwear so please don’t feel embarrassed or self-conscious about anything.

wedding dress shopping

I’m not the right size

Let’s get this straight, there’s no ‘right size’. You’re you and we want you to love that as much as your partner clearly does. Yes, it’s true that we only carry samples in certain sizes but this won’t make your wedding dress appointment any less brilliant. You don’t need to worry about your size, whatever it may be.

I don’t really like this dress

Good for you! If you don’t like it, tell us. Please don’t feel worried or nervous about telling us what you don’t like. We’re not going to take it personally and we want you to tell us exactly what you think of the dresses you try on. Explain what’s not right. Tell us what design details you’re not keen on. Be brutally honest with us so we can suggest alternatives. You don’t need to please us but we want nothing more than to please you.


Yes. This is what we want. You, in a wedding gown, happy. Job. Done.

If you’d like to get your gown on, make an appointment to visit us and step into our fitting room soon…

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You might have noticed a few weeks ago that we declared our love for bridal designer Benjamin Roberts here on the Flossy & Willow blog. Today, we can bring you the amazing news that we’re bringing these downright gorgeous gowns to the boutique. Yes, Benjamin Roberts wedding dresses are arriving at our Wiltshire boutique and we want you to be among the first to see them. You need to read on for details of our exclusive Designer Day…

But, let’s start by introducing you to Benjamin Roberts and the latest collection is full of everything fabulous. Slinky silhouettes, flowing chiffons, super romantic gowns and the cutest embellishments you ever did see have all made it into our edit of gowns and we’ll be stocking the very best of the 2017 collection at Flossy & Willow.

Benjamin Roberts wedding dress

Benjamin Roberts includes a little bit of everything in the collections. There’s a dash of the traditional, a big dose of the fresh and fashion forward plus a few gowns that are spot-on perfect for destination brides. The quality is fabulous (well, we wouldn’t stock any dresses that didn’t meet our high standards!) and the dresses fit so well, flattering you in ways you’ll just love

And we’re not the only ones who think Benjamin Roberts is ace. Over the last few years, the team has picked up some of the most prestigious awards in the wedding world so you can see why we’re so excited to bring these wedding dresses to Flossy & Willow.

wedding dresses by Benjamin Roberts

In fact, we’re so excited, we’ll be welcoming the Benjamin Roberts label to the boutique with an entire weekend of celebrations. On 20th and 21st August, we’ll be holding Benjamin Roberts Designer Days at Flossy & Willow and you’re invited! Just get in touch with us on or via 01225 867600 to book your appointment.

So, we can’t wait to see you in August. We have no doubt that you’ll become members of the Benjamin Roberts fan club too!

Benjamin Roberts wedding gown

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When we were choosing the designers we wanted to stock at Flossy & Willow, there were some names that we just knew we had to bring to the boutique and the simply adorable gowns from Willowby by Watters were high on our must-have list. So many Flossy & Willow brides have fallen in love with these beautiful gowns since we opened our doors earlier this year that we thought it was high time that we took a longer look at these wonderful wedding dresses…



Willowby is the laid-back label from the brilliant wedding design house, Watters. Willowby wedding gowns are soft and sultry. They mix fabulous fabrics with a range of styles so whether you’re a Boho, vintage, beach or romantic bride, you’ll be spoiled for choice. And we do mean spoiled rotten!

So, why do we love Willowby by Watters? Well, we’ve mentioned fabrics already but there’s pretty lace, tulle, satin and so much more. The laces are downright amazing and you won’t find these motifs anywhere else. The tulle skirts are probably the most romantic thing you’ll ever see and the satins bring a touch of sex appeal to the collection. In short, wow.

We also adore the shapes of the Willowby gowns. There are strapless bodices, straps of all sizes, deep V-necks and every dress has it’s own unique neckline that’s designed to make you look great. There are also illusion backs (swoon!), sweeping trains and the most flattering skirt shapes that a bride could wish for plus skirt/top combos that are bang on the bridal separates trend.



The Willowby collections always manage to be the perfect mix of fashion-forward styling cues and touches of the traditional bridal look. On a really practical note (and you do need a touch of practical when you want to look and feel fantastic all day long!), Willowby wedding dresses are really well made. You’ll be comfortable, confident and, most importantly, you’ll find at least one dress in the collection that really represents who you are. In short, we love Willowby wedding dresses because they are who you are – fantastically individual and all-round gorgeous.

If you’d like to find out more about Willowby by Watters then there’s really no substitute for seeing them for yourself and trying them on in our rather excellent boutique. Just get in touch with us to book your appointment and we can’t wait to share Willowby by Watters with you at Flossy & Willow.


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