How to dress up your little black dress for Ascot!
We all love a classic little black dress and what a perfect occasion to wear it than to Ascot and Ladies Day! No matter what style your little black dress is, we have some amazing tips to help you when it comes to accessorising your look. Glitter shoes and bag are always an option, especially gold. Add sparkle and glamour to your elegant look and all eyes will be on you! We all love a bit of sparkle but try not to overpower your dress with too much.Go wacky with an outstanding print. Zebra print is always a classic with a little black dress but you may want to opt for a leopard print inst..
Does a Mother of the Bride/Groom Have to Wear a Hat?
We always get asked whether a ‘Mother of the Bride/Groom’ needs to wear a hat. The answer? No. A ‘Mother of the Bride/Groom’ should always feel confident with their look. This is the number one rule when it comes to deciding your accessories. The outfit should always be the main focus when it comes to ‘Mother of the Bride/Grooms’. You do not want to pair the outfit with a headpiece or hat that will overpower it. Find a headpiece that suits you. If you are not used to wearing anything on your head then you need to ensure you are comfortable on the day. Finding something that suits your f..
Things To Consider When Planning Your Wedding Abroad
There are a lot of things to consider if you are looking to have your wedding abroad. Once you decide on your location, it is important to find out whether your marriage will be legal. Laws are different in other countries and you will not what your marriage to be void due to laws. Ensure all your legal documents are correct and completed before the wedding to make sure everything runs smoothly while you’re out there. Make sure you pick the right time of year for your wedding abroad. You don’t want to plan your wedding to find out you’ve booked it during monsoon season! Also try to ensu..
wedding Cake Traditions
One of the first wedding cake traditions began in Ancient Rome where bread was broken over the bride's head to bring the new couple luck in their marriage. It was once thought that if a guest slept with a slice of the wedding cake under their pillow, they would dream of their future husband or wife that night. Cakes are often coated in white icing. This is because the white icing represents money and social importance. In Victorian times, the sugar needed for white icing was extremely expensive therefore a lot of couples had to have yellow/beige icing on their wedding cake. The lighter ..
Party Shoes!

It’s party season again and what better accessory to have than a beautiful pair of sparkly party shoes! 

Wedding Hat Etiquette
There are a few traditions and rules to follow when it comes to wedding hat etiquette. Dress codeIs there a dress code for guests? Some brides may decide they only want certain types of headwear at the wedding. Check with the bride as you may want to leave larger headpieces at home! Suit your styleRemember; you wear the hat, the hat doesn’t wear you. Find a hat that will compliment your shape and height. If you’re tall..
20 Top Wedding Traditions Explained

Everyone knows there are many wedding traditions that people choose to follow but do you know where these traditions originate from? Here are our 20 top traditions explained. 

Hat Shapes for Face Shapes, what will suit you?
When choosing a hat it is important to think about the size and shape of the hat that will best suit your face shape. You need to feel comfortable and confident in what you are wearing so go to a store where they stock a large selection so you can see for yourself what suits you and use the below as a guide.Classic wide brim hatThese classic hats often have a tall crown with a wide brim. Wide brimmed hats should sit low, sitting just over the brow. Hats like this best suit square and triangular faces as the strong jawline helps balance out the size of the hat.Angled, rounded brim hatAngled hat..
How to care for your hat
A lot of people will tell you to store your hat upside down so the brim is not on a flat surface. This however is only correct for traditional top hats and trilby hats. With a sinamay hat, if you store your hat on the crown, the brim could sink and fall, distorting the hats shape.HandlingCorrect handling of your hat will extend your hats life span. You should ensure you never touch your hat with dirty or oily hands. This is also the same for touching your hat whilst wearing gloves. Gloves and hands should be clean when handling the hat. Always pick your hat up from underneath. If you can, try ..
Great Ways To Communicate With Your Bridal Party
Some brides end up with a huge bridal party and it can become very difficult to keep everyone informed and up to date. Have you thought about simple and effective ways to communicate with your bridal party? Group chats are by far the easiest way to communicate with all your party at once. This will save the hassle of having to message everyone individually. Facebook is always a good option as you can start a group chat or create an event where you can let everyone know what’s going on as well as getting ideas and feedback. Another idea would be a Whatsapp group. This could be better ..
Design a Hat
Most mother of the bride/grooms are never sure what type of hat, colour, shape, size and style to go for to complement their dress. It can be very hard to try to find the ‘one’.If you have an idea in your head it can be very frustrating trying to locate the identical style that is also the correct colour. A great idea is to get a milliner to design and make it up especially for you.Designing your very own hat and having it bespoke made will mean that you can go away knowing your hat is 100% unique and no one will have anything similar to you; perfect for the Mother of the bride/ groom! This wa..
Newmarket Ladies Day
Ladies Day at Newmarket is held on 7th July 2016 at the Adnams July Course. The first race commences at 1pm and the last race is at 5:30pm. Ladies day at Newmarket is the “hottest ticket of summer” and only the finest attire is worn. Enjoy brilliant racing as well as beautiful fashion! The “Best Dressed Lady” is a fierce competition and you have to be in it to win it!2016 is a special year for racing at Newmarket as this marks 350 years of horse racing as well as English Heritage! Newmarket is the town where horse racing (the sport of the kings) was born and began three and a half centuries ag..
Dyeable Shoes and Bags
If you’re having trouble finding a bag and shoes to match your outfit have you considered having them dyed? There are a vast amount of dyeable shoes on the market, from plain satin to lace. There are wide fit and even a comfort fit these are great for all daywear and suitable for any special occasion. Fabulous for bridesmaids and mothers of the bride or groom!This dyeable shoe service takes away the stress of not only finding a comfortable shoe but no worries of finding the exact colour.Always try on the shoes before they are dyed. Dyeing the shoes does not alter the fit of the shoe.However no..
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Things to consider when choosing your Mother of the Bride outfit
Choosing your outfit points to consider:Think about comfort its a very long day, this is especially important when choosing shoes.Follow the theme of the wedding. For example a dress on a beach wedding will be different to a dress for a church.Think about colour and discuss the wedding colour with the bride, making sure what you purchase will not clash.Do not purchase anything until you are 100% sure. Take a trusted friend / relative with you that knows you well.Allow around six months, the more time you have the greater the choice. It gives more time for you to shop for the accessories.Person..
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