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Exciting times in the wedding world once again as top designers launch their bridal gowns for 2014 – and you’re invited to an exclusive viewing event with Caroline Castigliano! If you’re marrying in 2014 and looking for a glamorous and romantic style for your dress then this event will be a real treat!

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Caroline Castigliano invites brides-to-be to view her 2014 bridal gowns exclusively at the flagship Knightsbridge boutique!

For two weeks only, brides-to-be are invited to join the Castigliano team at the fabulous flagship Knightsbridge boutique to view select bridal gowns from the 2014 collection, whilst enjoying the team’s wonderful Bellinis. The exclusive viewings will take place from 18th March to Saturday 30th March 2013.

Caroline’s English Heritage Collection continues the relaxed glamour theme that is so much part of the Caroline Castigliano style, many of the gowns were enhanced with delicate beaded laces – and there was a strong sense of gowns with cap and long sleeves organza was in abundance along with georgette.

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A little bit of a news flash for you this morning – for anyone looking for a designer wedding dress from one of the UK’s best: internationally renowned bridal designer Caroline Castigliano is holding a spectacular, not-to-be missed sample sale.

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Your opportunity to save 70% on a designer wedding dress!

Caroline Castigliano sample sale information:

  • 1 week only
  • 13 – 17 March 2012
  • Berners Street boutique, London
  • Up to 70% off stunning bridal gowns

This is your exclusive opportunity to take home something truly exceptional from the UK’s premier bridal designer, who has dressed some of the world’s most stylish women for their weddings and red carpet events.

Places are limited. To book your personal consultation and avoid disappointment, please call: 020 7636 8212

www.carolinecastigliano.co.uk

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The Elite wedding blog logoCaroline Castigliano is one of the UK’s favourite wedding dress designers and I’m delighted to say she’s joined The Elite on English Wedding with an interview for you today.

With a history of impressively elegant, gracious and luxurious wedding dress collections, the Caroline Castigliano brand is soon to celebrate 21 years in the wedding industry. It’s a fabulous achievement and an inspiration to see such quality and style from a bridal designer at the very top of her game.

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 The Elite: Caroline Castigliano: an interview

Caroline, your gowns are so exquisitely made and with so much thought for movement and grace in the designs – to what extent are your dresses inspired by their wearers? When you design a new collection are you imagining the girls who’ll wear your gowns?

“Yes, I always consider the girl that will wear my gowns, I often pop into my Knightsbridge boutique so I am fortunate to be able to meet and see brides and really visualise exactly how I want them to look when I am designing a new collection.

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Caroline Castigliano 2012 collection photography by Clive Arrowsmith

Caroline Castigliano 2012 collection photography by Clive Arrowsmith

This little gem landed in my inbox this week, so as a parting note for the week I thought I’d share it with you.

Leading luxury designer Caroline Castigliano today unveiled stunning new photography of her 2012 Bridal collection.

Shot on location at The Dorchester on London’s Park Lane, the new images showcase a range of gowns from the ‘Oscar Collection’, in sumptuous surroundings befitting Caroline Castigliano’s luxurious and elegant designs.

Caroline Castigliano, who celebrates 20 years at the forefront of luxury bridal design this year, enlisted top fashion photographer Clive Arrowsmith to shoot the collection. Arrowsmith has photographed a wealth of celebrities and VIPs throughout his illustrious career.

Brazilian model Janini was styled to reflect a Castigliano bride – a woman with a definite sense of style, who is confident and sexy.

‘Madamoiselle’ can be seen in The Dorchester’s fabulous Crystal Suite. This design, featuring a French Chantilly lace boat neck bodice and circular silk organza skirt, will appeal to brides looking to emulate the understated elegance of Kate Middleton’s wedding gown.

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EXCLUSIVE NEW CAROLINE CASTIGLIANO 2012 COLLECTION LANDS NEXT WEEK

An exclusive range of brand new designs from leading luxury bridal designer Caroline Castigliano will be available from the beginning of October.

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A selection of gowns from the exquisite 2012 collection will be delivered into Caroline Castigliano boutiques next week, giving brides the chance to be the very first to wear exclusive Caroline Castigliano designs.

A number of independent bridal boutiques in areas across the UK, including Cheshire, Hampshire and Staffordshire, will also stock a selection of the new designs. This is the first time ever that the highly coveted designer has been available outside of her own boutiques, giving more brides the exciting opportunity to wear a dream Castigliano gown.

The new designs all reflect Caroline Castigliano’s signature of a silhouette, which is unquestionably feminine and effortlessly elegant. All of the gowns are silk and are meticulously handcrafted in the UK for a flawless result.

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I’ve been learning about wedding dresses this week, viewing some beautiful designs in a top bridal store and finding out a lot about trends within the industry – what are the designers doing – as well as trends for brides – which designs are popular for real brides.

More of that later, but for now I’ll share this with you: the latest catwalk show by Caroline Castigliano, which was held as part of the brand’s 20th anniversary celebrations at The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London.

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This is a very fashionable wedding dress, perfectly on trend for 2011 with a figure hugging bodice and skirt flaring below the hips - strapless, fitted and elegant for a bride who will be the centre of attention on her wedding day

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A beautiful embroidered wedding dress, figure-hugging and literally shimmering with crystals and detail. I love the sheer sash which contrasts with all the detailing on the gown

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A daring wedding dress in Caroline Castigliano's 2011 collection, this is very contemporary and great for willowy brides

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I don’t like the phrase “wedding planning” – never have. In an ideal world we wouldn’t all need spreadsheets for our budgets and we’d float along happily picking up beautiful things along the way, with it all coming together just right on the big day.

Caroline Castigliano catwalk show at the Mandarin Oriental

So… the perfect antedote to the whole planning thing? Do something spontaneous. Like, perhaps – well are you free on Thursday night? Why not glam it up, nip down to The Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park and enjoy the Caroline Castigliano catwalk show. There’s champagne to be supped and some of the most exclusive names in the wedding industry to be hobnobbed with.

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This is a really special event, and I’d LOVE to go if I wasn’t 164 miles away. To be there as Caroline Castigliano unveils her 2011 bridalwear collection and celebrates 20 years of the Castigliano brand – probably mixing with the stars and even having the chance to chat with Caroline herself about your wedding… how fab!

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Caroline Castigliano - HoneycombHow exciting… the Caroline Castigliano brand is 20 years old in January and you’re invited to the birthday party!!! That’s if you’re quick…

Happy 20th Anniversary Caroline Castigliano!

Suzy from Caroline Castigliano sent me all the information this evening and I’m simply going to share it, so over to Suzy to tell you more!

“I have some fantastic news to share with you and your readers! Here at Caroline Castigliano we are extremely excited to be celebrating our 20th Anniversary! January 2011 sees Caroline celebrating 20 years at the forefront of luxury designer bridal wear!

The celebrations are set to begin with a spectacular evening of bridal fashion as Caroline’s exquisite 2011 collection is unveiled at an exclusive birthday party, held in association with Brides Magazine, at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park on 20th January 2011.

Guests will be treated to a champagne reception as they enjoy bridal beauty advice and makeovers from Christian Dior and Paul Edmonds, view stunning accessories from De Beers diamond jewellers and Aruna Seth designer shoes; bridal stationery from Smythson, beautiful bridal flowers from Moyses Stevens and a treat of a goodie bag worth £75!!

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Castigliano competitionWhat do I love best about Caroline Castigliano? Hmmm…. Her wedding gowns are out of this world, she’s a UK bridal designer who specialises in the most sophisticated styles imaginable, there’s a new website, Facebook page, Twitter feed and more… that could be my favourite thing…

Ah, I’ve got it: it’s the great prizes that come with the new Castigliano Club. First a designer wedding dress worth £5k earlier this year, and now a luxury break for two. It’s a real taste of the Caroline Castigliano lifestyle… spa treatments, a butler for a weekend? Yes please!!!

So if you didn’t join the Castigliano Club last time round, now’s your chance!

The competition page is now live on the Caroline Castigliano website, so sign up now for your chance to win: www.carolinecastigliano.co.uk/cc-club-competition

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