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Happy Friday Afternoon to you all and a big hello from Chester. I am at a wedding today and I’m in my element, think log fires, fur, candles, good food and winter themed. I absolutely LOVE winter weddings, they are always so beautiful and full of the things that I absolutely love.
Today we are back with our weekly Diary of a Boho Bride feature and today it’s the turn of Whitney and Tom. Whitney chatted all about the the invites in her last blog and today she shares with us finding the perfect fabric for her dress design.
Hey lovelies, So what have we been up to since our last post? Well as you may remember I wrote before about my dress (which is currently being made by my Aunt) Well… it’s still very much a work in progress eek! However, I did attend an event in London recently which gave me lots of wedding dress inspiration and a new found enthusiasm for having my dress custom made. I happen to work in Central London and just by coincidence I noticed an advert for the London Textile Forum being held round the corner to my office (fate!). For the 2 days that the forum was on I spent both lunchtimes browsing the most gorgeous selections of bridal lace and chatting to very helpful suppliers. I can’t even bring myself to tell you the amount of money I have spent ordering samples of lace just to receive the smallest sample you have ever seen it so it was a relief to be able to see full size samples at the forum and to also have the opportunity to ask the suppliers for their advice face-to-face. It was extremely valuable and I would recommend to anyone looking for their wedding dress fabric to see if they can attend an exhibition such as this one.
Another plus side to attending these events is that the fabric is so much cheaper than the popular fabric shops such as those in Berwick Street and I’m talking by nearly £200 per metre! Even if you aren’t looking to make your dress yet are considering wearing a belt with your dress they do also sell embellishments which a local seamstress could sew onto a ribbon to make a belt for a very fraction of the cost. I was speaking to a friend whose sister chose this option and her belt cost her £12 instead of £200 which was the cost of the belt she had tried on in a wedding dress shop. These pennies (pounds!) add up!
For those that are having to source their dress materials themselves I would thoroughly recommend the suppliers Michaels Bridal and Platinum Bridal. Both are fantastic value for money and had such a wide range of lace to choose from! You’ll be pleased to know I feel a lace purchase is now imminent :)
This week our lovely wedding planner sent over a styling proposal for our w-day which was very exciting. We don’t have much time between checking into the venue and the wedding (24 hours precisely) and coupled with the fact it would have been over a year since we last saw the venue, the styling proposal has been designed to ensure we are all in agreement with how the day should look and feel so our wedding planner can get cracking as soon as we get there. I would love to share the proposal with you as i think its a-mazing but Tom has me under strict orders to not share with everyone every single detail of our day. Well I suppose one sneak peek wouldn’t hurt….
Until Next Time…