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Tips for Traveling with Your Wedding Dress

Destination Wedding?  Regardless of the distance, traveling to a different location with your wedding gown entails careful planning and extra TLC with your luggage. The dress must remain in tiptop shape before and after you arrive at your destination.  Luckily, there are several options and tips that you can try to ensure your beautiful dress...

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What are the best wedding traditions?

 ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ is a wedding tradition that originated in Victorian England and is still practised today. Alongside this ritual, many Western brides also toss their bouquets over their shoulders on the big day to confirm which wedding guest is likely to get married next. But in a world filled...

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Different types of live music to consider at your wedding

Your wedding is an exciting time. Whether you are going for a modern ceremony, a traditional style wedding, or creating a special theme just for your big day… your wedding should reflect you. With so much to think about, you might forget certain elements – such as the soundtrack to your day. One of the...

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Sewing Machines for Beginners to Dressmaking

People often ask me for advice in choosing sewing machines for beginners to dressmaking. This article is designed specifically for those looking to make clothing at home, or starting out on the road through fashion or costume training. There are specialist machines for other jobs like quilting and upholstery but I won’t be looking at...

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Silver wedding dress: Tuscany Photoshoot Inspiration

Neli and Neiko asked me for a dress for their rustic, Italian styled photoshoot. This silver wedding dress was designed with country weddings in mind. I used boho, elegant styling with a modern vintage vibe in mind when I designed in the dress. Silver Wedding Dress Design I made the dress from delicate antique silver,...

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Your Wedding Dress and Coronavirus

Your dress and your health are not comparable but are both very important to me. In light of the developing situation I have worked I have a plan for your wedding dress and coronavirus. It’s important to me to accommodate everyone’s needs. I want you to feel confident and supported whether you choose to defer...

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Wedding Dress Trends 2020 for brides to be

Some people think wedding dresses are timeless and don’t change as fast as other fashion, but this is not true at all. In all fashion cycles you get the fashion-forward styles, that are breaking new ground and bucking current convention.

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Downton Abbey Wedding dress: Country fete styled Photoshoot

Our photoshoot with elegant Downton Abbey vibes and breezy summer colours made this August wedding day the perfect country fete styled wedding.

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Choosing an alternative wedding dress: Brides, dress to please yourself, not others.

You will love your dress but no one else will love it as much as you do. Don?t compromise on anything to please others.

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Labyrinth Wedding Dress: Inspiration photoshoot with Sarah and Jareth

I loved making this labyrinth wedding dress to feature in the styled photoshoot. We combined the fantasy of a fairyland wedding with the solid reality of an English Tudor castle backdrop. Florals with glass globes and touches of ultra-violet, a gingerbread maze wedding cake, a modern take on the fantasy ball gown with accessories to...

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