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Hey there beautiful! Aren’t you so glad it’s the weekend? We’re heading to Media City for a night out but first I have to share some really beautiful and thought provoking wedding loveliness with you all! Our lovely friends and blog sponsors The Hampshire Wedding Club have such a gorgeous and inspiring blog going – if you’re getting hitched in or near Hampshire, then please do check them out – they’re a wonderful bunch of talented wedding creatives who’ve joined forces to inspire your best day ever.

Colourful, classy florals for a Winchester College Wedding

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Emily and Boon’s Winchester College wedding is breathtaking, with pops of colour from the loveliest florals in this magnificent venue. Visit the Hampshire Wedding Club’s journal to see all their images by Cooper Photography, the bride’s dress from Pronovias and flowers by Jenni Bloom. Sam Sham did Emily’s beautiful wedding makeup.

See more from Emily and Boon’s wedding…


Soft pastel tones for Jemma and Chris’s Horsebridge Station wedding

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Image by www.cooper-photography.co.uk

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Happy Monday morning, beautiful! For those of you who haven’t yet decided on your wedding dress, those of you with a love of glamour, romantic design and breathtaking style, I have a very special feature for you this morning!

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The 2017 Bellissimo Collection by Stephanie Allin

Stephanie Allin’s 2017 collection has been inspired by luxe glamour and sophistication with an Italian edge. Her 2017 bride will be drenched in sunshine, glamour and romance.

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This season’s style is contemporary but classic. Lace, sequins and beads feature throughout. Soft metallic tones and muted shades contrast with soft tulles and floaty chiffons. Long sleeves and high necks, separates and show-stopping gowns make up the fabulous 2017 Bellissimo Collection.

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“Stephanie Allin is one of Britain’s best known bridal fashion designers and a trend-setter in bridal fashion. Her handmade collections give the brand a unique flexibility. Stephanie spends a great deal of time with her brides and this gives her a deep understanding of what a modern girl is looking for.

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Oh my word… I just love Philippa and Andrew’s ballroom wedding. Today’s star bride on the English Wedding Blog is a modern day Audrey Hepburn – Philippa is stunning. And as a make up artist specialising in wedding make up, she’s shared her secrets for the perfect bridal look as part of her wedding report, at the end of the blog today! Thank you, lovely lady!

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The wedding venue is the fabulous Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge. Images are from Mark Seymour Photography, based in Berkshire. Thank you Mark for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us today! http://markseymourphotography.co.uk/

Everyone – enjoy! This is beautiful.
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The bride and groom: Andrew and Philippa

Wedding venue:

Mandarin Oriental, Knightsbridge, London. A countryside wedding was our original plan, however this was proving difficult because at the time we had 200 guests to invite.  We didn’t want to go to a beautiful countryside manor and have to use a marquee – what’s the point of going to a stunning location to be put in a marquee and have to spend thousands dressing it?  So we decided that interior was key and the Mandarin Oriental was the perfect answer.  We had the best of both worlds, a beautiful ballroom with Hyde Park literally on your door step.

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Hello lovelies, how are you today? It’s nice to be heading towards the weekend – after such a blustery week I’m ready for a cosy Saturday by the fire I think! Today I have something very different to share with you, which you may have already seen in Brides Magazine. It’s the nation’s favourite wedding dress, designed by the incredibly talented Stephanie Allin. Have you seen it? What do you think?

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The nation’s favourite wedding dress, by Stephanie Allin

The story behind the nation’s favourite wedding dress

Stephanie Allin was asked to create the nation’s favourite wedding dress. Brides Magazine asked readers to vote and tell them what their dream dress was like, the style, cut, fabric and everything from head to toe. Close to 3,000 votes were cast on www.bridesmagazine.co.uk, with readers choosing details including favourite dress shape and length, sleeve length, fabric and embellishment, to find the ingredients for the UK’s most collectively coveted wedding gown. A sweetheart neckline proved most popular with Brides readers whilst lace was the most desirable of fabrics. Beading was the favoured embellishment and an overwhelming majority of voters picked full-length for their wedding dress of choice. A fit and flare shape, cap sleeves, button detailing and a waisted bodice were the final elements chosen to finish off this unique dress.

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Hello there! I know you’re going to love Luke and Hannah’s Kent wedding blog. It’s the first wedding I’ve ever featured from the wonderful 14th century manor house Penshurst Place, which is magnificent. Hannah looks incredibly beautiful in a wedding dress by Stephanie Allin, and Luke is every bit the English gent in a long jacket complete with cane.

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There are so many fantastic ideas here to inspire your wedding planning, including sunflower bouquets and table decorations, and – my favourites – the cutest little place name card holders with dinky little sunflowers.

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But the most exciting thing about today’s wedding is Hannah and Luke’s memories of the moment their eyes met as Hannah walked down the aisle:

Hannah: “I will never forget seeing Luke for the first time as I walked down the aisle and the look on his face when he turned around and saw me. I couldn’t stop smiling, nothing has ever felt so right!”

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Stephanie Allin’s ‘Night and Day’ wedding dress collection launched over the weekend at her London boutique. First revealed on the catwalks in May, these fabulous dresses inspired by the romance of beautiful Marrakesh will be available from stockists all over the country.

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I think the styling is divine: Stephanie says, “Marrakesh is an amazing place to gain stimulation, painted entirely in an enchanting salmon pink the city is fondly referred to as the “Rose City.

The new Stephanie Allin 2013 collection has been created with dashes of rose-hued toned fabrics as well as more traditional ivory silks…

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And the beauty of these wedding dresses is they’ll look beautiful no matter what figure you have – traditional shapes and contemporary styling means this is a collection which will be loved by many UK brides in 2013.
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I thought I’d share some wedding blog features with real brides in Stephanie Allin dresses with you – these are beautiful too!