Happy Birthday Bridal Reloved Liverpool

Happy Birthday Bridal Reloved Liverpool

Happy Birthday Bridal Reloved Liverpool! Carol hit Liverpool with a bang and over the year has gathered tons of amazing reviews: Came into the store today and enjoyed every minute! Carol is so helpful and had lots of great advice about different styles and shapes. She made me feel at ease and even offered us tea and cake. Would recommend Bridal Reloved to anyone looking for their perfect dress! Jodie Weathers November 2016 It’s been a year since we opened our Liverpool boutique and what journey it’s been! We wanted to share with your our story from the start : After months of planning, preparation, training, love and sweat, we opened Bridal Reloved Liverpool on June 10th 2016 at 10am. At 1pm that day a freak and massive rain storm hit Liverpool which filled the drains to fast causing them to block. Water flooded Aigburth Road causing major damage to many of the stores, businesses and homes! As you can imagine this was a horrendous day, opening a new business has its challenges but this really was sent to try us. Although a frightening experience, we know we got off relatively lightly compared to many. We were lucky enough to have a few more minutes to prepare than others did due to the step up in front of our shop delaying the disaster . We were able to save all our dresses and move them to higher ground. Once the water reached and breached our threshold it was just the floors that were damaged. Nevertheless Bridal Reloved Liverpool closed for 6 weeks after only being open for 3 hours...
Bridal Reloved has landed in Somerset

Bridal Reloved has landed in Somerset

Bridal Reloved Street recently opened its doors to Somerset brides. Hannah a former teacher (and Bridal Reloved bride…. more on that later) , has had a rocket first month. She has made loads of lovely new friends on the local wedding circuit, been featured on a blog, smashed her sales target and met loads of lovely brides.      The boutique has a contemporary vintage feel (is that a feel?) and a fabulous feature wall which has become a popular place for selfies! Hannah’s social media is fab, she posts loads of useful links, ideas, and tips for any couple planning a wedding to take inspiration from. You can follow her on all the usual social media platforms or search #bridalrelovedstreet.  All their wedding dresses are on our website. Being a Bridal Reloved Bride herself Hannah knows how important and special this process is and it really shows in her store and her reviews. Hannah purchased her wedding dress from our Dorchester store in 2013 We had a fab time at Hannah’s launch party, the local support has been amazing!      So WELCOME to the BR family Hannah! To book an appointment at bridal Reloved Street call 01458 440803 or email street@bridalreloved.co.uk ^ this is Hannah and she is lovely...
Choosing your wedding shoes: Comfort vs Style

Choosing your wedding shoes: Comfort vs Style

This week we talk to the lovely team at Elegant Steps to give you some shoe inspiration – shoespiration! When planning your wedding, there are countless factors to take into consideration; the dress, the flowers, the venue, the food – to just name a few. However, when it comes to what a bride wears on the day – finding the perfect pair of wedding shoes is also absolutely essential. Although, one problem many brides have is deciding which is more important when it comes to wedding shoes – comfort, or style? Fear not – Elegant Steps has every style, colour and design option imaginable, which are both comfortable and stylish! If you are happy wearing a pair of sky-high stilettos on your wedding day, we applaud you – they look absolutely fabulous, no matter what style of wedding dress you are wearing. But if you fancy something that is slightly more comfortable but still looks chic, check out our recommendations below: Peep toe wedding shoes No matter which heel height or design you decide on, peep toes are a popular choice of wedding shoe for obvious reasons – they give that extra bit of room and movement so your toes don’t feel cramped after being on your feet all day. Plus, you get to show off a bit of your wedding day pedicure, so what’s not to love about peep toe wedding shoes?! T-bar wedding shoes T-bar wedding shoes are also a firm favourite with brides for a number of reasons – not only does the structure of the T-bar and ankle strap give extra support and comfort, but...
Happy Birthday Bridal Reloved Rowton

Happy Birthday Bridal Reloved Rowton

  Can you believe it’s been a year! Bridal Reloved Rowton opened its bridal bothy doors one whole year ago. In the past 12 months has seen countless number of brides on the farm, helped loads of beautiful brides find their dream dress and firmly established itself as one of Shropshire’s leading bridal boutiques In November of 2016 Bridal Reloved Rowton won a finalist position in The National Wedding Awards for Best Bridal Boutique just 6months after opening. An incredible achievement (it took us at the head office flagship store 3 years to make it that far!). Jenny was also shortlisted for a Bride Book Award too! And it’s not hard to see why with customer feedback like this: Jenny the owner has earned herself masses of fans and followers. Her Bridal Reloved boutique is full of the very best the industry has to offer! Jenny Packham, Claire Pettibone, Vera Wang, Lusan Mandongus, Pronovias, and also renowned local designer Claire Mischevani. Working with local experts has always been very important to all our Bridal Reloved stores, creating strong bonds in the local community helps us with trusted recommendations for our brides. Jenny works closely with some of the regions best professionals. Below are some photos by    www.tobyhphotography.co.uk   So as Bridal Reloved Rowton enters its second year with a diary filling up with appointments and events, fairs on the calendar and spring rising out of winter we are ready for the next exciting chapter. Happy Birthday Bridal Reloved Rowton!...
Happy Birthday Bridal Reloved Maldon

Happy Birthday Bridal Reloved Maldon

    As Bridal Reloved Maldon reaches its second birthday there is much to celebrate! Not only have they continued to help so many brides choose their dream dresses, they have been finalist in the local wedding awards and have also expanded the business into larger premises to meet their growing demand. Lindsey and her sister Jemma opened Bridal Reloved Maldon in April 2015 in a quaint little building in Bright’s Path. They have built a very commendable reputation within the local wedding industry over the last 2 years. 2016 saw the sisters as finalist in the prestigious Essex Wedding Awards. It’s always a huge compliment to gain award status, especially for us. Although we sell pre owned wedding dresses we set our services, standards and designers high. Our reviews, recommendations and recognition in the awards cement our ethos to “Provide the experience that every bride to be should have:  A special and memorable occasion to be remembered and shared with loved ones”. With no idea where to start looking and what style I desired, Bridal Reloved in Maldon was such a perfect place to find out. Jemma and Lindsey were so welcoming, helpful and really made it a extremely special experience. The selection of dresses is stunning and the shop is set in such a beautiful location it all adds to the magic. Highly recommend this beautiful shop with lovely staff that really listen to what you desire and how you feel! xxx Steph Boutwell Nov 2016 Working with and networking with local suppliers is imperative and integral to our service. You can be rest assured that if...
Happy Birthday Bridal Reloved Coventry

Happy Birthday Bridal Reloved Coventry

Bridal Reloved Coventry celebrates its first birthday this week! And what a year! Award winning, 5 star reviews, recommended supplier, amazing team of staff……… and most importantly aisles and aisles of beautiful brides who said “I do” to Bridal Reloved Coventry Jo contacted us in January 2016 with a dream to open a bridal boutique. Jo has been a successful business woman for over 20 years in the beauty sector, so it’s with the skills she already had, and her fierce determination that we knew the Coventry franchise had her name all over it! “I met Jo at a wedding fayre at the Nailcote Hall the other week. I got into a conversation with her and the other women who were helping and I told them about my recent health problems, they were all so lovely and Jo told me and my partner that she wanted to help us out with our wedding as she was so touched by our story. I went to visit Jo in her shop yesterday and ended up finding my dream dress, I told her at the wedding fayre the type of dress I wanted and she knew straight away what would suit me and that is the dress I have ended up purchasing. Jo has also managed to help me out with other aspects of my wedding as well which both me and my partner are very grateful for. Jo is absolutely amazing!’                                                            ...

We have a secret!

Hello! Once again we are busy as it is the height of wedding season but we have some good news. We have recently become partnered with The Wedding Secret and here to tell you a bit more about them and how they can be of use to you brides-to-be are Daisy and Hannah. Introduce yourselves and the nature of your business We are Content Writers and manage their social media, and we would describe The Wedding Secret as the wedding online-equivalent of The Yellow Pages. The website is a family-run business, which was launched in 2013 as they saw a gap in the market to create an easy to use website that gave couples a great user experience whilst looking for wedding venues and other suppliers in their local area. Why should couples use your website? What is your USP? Compared to other wedding websites we really go the extra mile to get to know all the venues and suppliers. We read their websites, correspond via email and make numerous phone calls to ensure our listings are as comprehensive as possible. Our content is original and accurately reflects each supplier, which helps couples get a real feel for the businesses. What also sets us apart is the way users can navigate our website by location instead of scrolling through irrelevant listings, you’ll be instantly directed to all the wedding venues and suppliers that are close to you. For example, http://www.theweddingsecret.co.uk/wedding-venues-dorset.htm lists all the venues in and around Dorset. How can couples reach you? Couples can explore the website here: www.theweddingsecret.co.uk and you can usually catch us at Wedding Fayres...
Autumn Hues

Autumn Hues

By Jenny It’s the start of a new year and I dare say life has changed for a fair few of you if you’re reading this –  so congratulations if you were newly engaged over the festive season. 
I’ve been looking forward to sharing our most recent photoshoot with you which took place on a very crisp and bright Remembrance Day here in beautiful Shropshire. Maybe this will give you some ideas, particularly if your wedding will be an Autumn or woodland wedding!  The mellow brickwork and warm autumnal colours in the shoot combine beautifully to awaken your senses – the sound of crisp leaves underfoot, wood-smoke in the air and hazy autumnal light as the vivid glory of summer fades away.      
The wedding dresses are a selection from our current stock here at Bridal Reloved Rowton and I must say they are dazzling.  I chose a particularly beautiful Jenny Packham ‘Esme’ wedding dress, two Claire Pettibone dresses (for their autumnal hues) and others by Suzanne Neville, Claire Mischevani and Diane Harbridge (we like to stock dresses that are a little less ordinary as you can see!) Claire Mischevani is a local Shrewsbury designer and former winner of the Designer of the Year award and she has given us her blessing to sell on some of her past season stock at half the rrp – you will find more of them in store.     
Stanford Farm, where the shoot took place, is a new wedding venue just down the road from Bridal Reloved Rowton, and has been farmed by the same family for the last 101 years.  Cindy...
Rose – Gold – Confetti styled shoot

Rose – Gold – Confetti styled shoot

Hi, Carol here from Bridal Reloved Liverpool! When approached by wedding stylist Niken from Nchanting styling to collaborate on a ‘Rosegold’ themed wedding photo shoot I immediately said yes! Shooting in Cetra studios in The Wirral we had an amazing day. Our models Rachael and Christopher who’ve been friends for years made an amazing couple with lots of laughs! Arriving at the studio and seeing the amazing setting Niken was creating got us all excited, Anastasia got to work with makeup while I prepped our gorgeous dresses by designer Charlotte Balbier. Choosing dresses for shooting is always exciting, I chose 2 dresses from Charlottes A/W 2016 Willa Rose collection, both rich with lace detailing with a romantic feel to match any classic brides timeless style.   Confetti! Who doesn’t love throwing confetti, stunning real biodegradable petals made by Shropshire petals, the scent of them filled the studio and we had so much fun throwing them to capture amazing shots, although the clean up wasn’t fun! Photographer Beda did an amazing job capturing stunning images, to see more head over to Bridal Reloved Liverpools Facebook page.    😍 Photo by @smithbarita Dress by @bridalrelovedliverpool Flowers by @n_chantingstyling Confetti by @shropshirepetals Stationary by @knotsandkisses Makeup by...

How do I know I’ve picked ‘the one’?

How do you know when you have picked THE wedding dress? Read our guide to make sure you pick ‘The One’ that is perfect for you! By Carol Dinwoodie, Bridal Reloved Liverpool When it comes to finding the one whether it be your significant other or the one dress you’ve dreamed about since you were little, there’s no steadfast rules, it’s a gut feeling that no one can tell you, you just know! I can though give you some advice that might make the process a little less stressful! Too Many Cooks First of all, US wedding TV shows make it look like you need to bring every one of your female friends and family including your neighbour to help you choose your dress, unfortunately though the result is often negative. To many opinions, thoughts and personalities brings about the age old saying of “to many cooks”. If you don’t want to go it alone select one or two of your closest family or friends whose honest opinion and style you trust. Always Try It On Almost every wedding dress looks completely different on the hanger than it does on your body so try resist snap judgment. Be open to trying on styles and fabrics that you haven’t thought about, or discounted from photographs, you never know how they’re going to feel once you have them on. Just as it takes time to find a husband or wife, it can take time to find the perfect gown. The Finer Details The finer details are important, a long row of diamanté buttons and well placed lace can mean the difference...