Our favourite wedding venues

Our favourite wedding venues

Here at Bridal Reloved, we are lucky enough to work with some amazing wedding venues throughout the UK. From historic houses to modern hotels, here’s a run-down of our favourite places to say ‘I do’… Athelhampton House, Dorset With its immaculate gardens, striking architecture and choice of rooms to hold your celebrations, this private manor house is one of our favourite settings for a timeless English wedding. Have your photos taken on the Iron Bridge, or against the backdrop of the stunning Oriel Window – either way, you’re going to look unforgettable. Siren, Liverpool Looking for a cool, industrial setting for your day? We love Siren for its unique architecture, floor-to-ceiling windows and roof terrace overlooking the cathedral and river. There’s even an urban garden for giant Jenga games and cocktails – just don’t forget to send us an invite! Parklands Quendon Hall, Maldon, Essex This breathtaking 17th-century mansion is set within a 100 acre deer park, on the Essex/Hertfordshire border. Get married in the silk-lined pavillion, with its twinkling starlight ceiling, or say your vows outside in the sunshine surrounded by beautiful gardens. Dillington House, Street, Somerset Take over this historic manor house for the weekend and enjoy the ultimate English country wedding! We love the light-filled Victorian orangery, the picture-perfect sun terrace and the luxurious interiors. Oh, and the food is to die for too… Shearsby Bath, Leicestershire With its amazing countryside views you can’t help but fall in love with this unique venue, set on the site of ancient salt springs. The Old Spa room, with its beautiful wooden beams and original features, is a picturesque setting for your...
Six beautiful looks from London Bridal Week 2018

Six beautiful looks from London Bridal Week 2018

Want to know what styles to look out for in 2018/19? We visited London Bridal Week & The White Gallery to check out all the latest design trends… 1. 3D florals Pastel appliquéd flowers and intricate embroidery and beading were one of the prettiest trends to grace the LBW catwalks. Adding texture and colour to classic designs, they’re perfect for bohemian summer brides. As seen at: Alan Hannah, Bowen Dryden, Savin London, Rachel Simpson shoes 2. Whispy feathers From full-on feathered skirts to pretty pink feathered heels, this is a look for chic, fun-loving brides. Too daring for you? Opt for a feathered bolero or earrings instead. As seen at: Halfpenny London, Savin London, Ian Stuart, Diane Hassall shoes 3. Tulle with a twist Nothing says ‘I’m the bride!’ like romantic layers of white tulle. At The White Gallery London, the 2018-19 collections were awash with ruffled assymetric layers, shades of pink and mint and giant tulle pom poms. Love, love, love! As seen at: LouLou Bridal, Madeline Gardner, Bowen Dryden, Katya Katya, David Fielden, Tal Kadem, Hazaar London 4. Deep v necklines + big skirt Always imagined you’d wed in a dress with a huge skirt? That classic ‘princess’ look has been given an ultra-stylish update for 2018, with plunge necklines featuring stunning embroidery, spaghetti straps, intricate beading and lace. Would you dare to bare? As seen at: Tal Kadem, Savin London, Watters 5. All about the back We were swooning over all the stunning back detail on show – sheer organza panels and sparkly beaded straps were some of our favourite looks. Perfect for looking dreamy from every angle as...
The Wedding Awards 2018 by Carol @ Bridal Reloved Liverpool

The Wedding Awards 2018 by Carol @ Bridal Reloved Liverpool

The nervous excitement in the air, my stomach in knots, “its time to announce the winners” –  Jon Jessop’s voice announces “ and the regional winner for Best Bridal Boutique North England is…….” I’m holding my breath and hoping its me! “And the award goes to…Bridal ReVolved” I hear clapping and cheering and people patting me on the back, then I realise thats me but he’s gotten my name wrong! I think screw it I’m still going up there!. As I’m walking up with my amazing friends and peers shouting congratulations at me Jon announces my actual name “Bridal Reloved Liverpool” and with my phone in my hand live on Instagram I’m shouting wooooo hooooo and collecting my certificate from the gorgeous Concha and Aurora from the Titanic Hotel Liverpool. It was such an amazing night at the Epstein theatre which was put together by the amazing Yvonne Bennett, with professional wedding suppliers from all over the UK coming to Liverpool for the red carpet event. There was lots to see and do with amazing dancers Desi Nach, singer and pianist Victoria Sharpe , signers, speakers and of course the fabulous duo that is Laurel & Hardy taking to the stage to entertain. After winning last years award for Best Customer Service I was just thrilled to have been nominated again and to make it to the finals, so I was absolutely over the moon to have won, especially in such a strong category for the North England region. I’m hoping this helps to pave the way for brides who want to have the designer wedding dress without the...
 The Bentley – A fantastic north west wedding venue

 The Bentley – A fantastic north west wedding venue

 50 Brunswick Street L2 0PL Here at Bridal Reloved Liverpool I absolutely love getting inside different wedding venues and getting an idea of what my brides will be doing on their big day. I was super excited to be invited along to The Bentley, a new venue in the heart of Liverpool city centre to meet manager Ryan Dillon and have a look around. They have 2 rooms available to brides and grooms for their big day, one which boasts spectacular views of the waterfront and the three graces, the Cunard room, its gorgeous! Seating up to 110 guests you can be sure to fit in all your nearest and dearest to watch you make your vows. There’s also the port of Liverpool room which has a fabulous 1930s feel to it including a stage and state of the art sound system! They recently held their first open day after being open only 17 weeks which was an amazing success featuring the fabulous Sound North west playing bongos and sax to add to the atmosphere! There were amazing local suppliers to chat to and the venue itself was set up for a wedding and looking gorgeous. The Bentley will have their next wedding open day on 25th March where it will be showcasing my Bridal Reloved Liverpool dresses. Open from 12pm, with free entry, live entertainment, canapés and prosecco on arrival as well as our dresses on the catwalk for a very special bridal show for you all! Get it in your diary to make sure you don’t miss out. Manager Ryan Dillon says ‘When it comes to wedding venues in...
Happy Birthday Bridal Reloved Sawston

Happy Birthday Bridal Reloved Sawston

  Time flies when you are having fun! And there is no better was to describe Carolyn the owner of our Cambridgeshire boutique Bridal Reloved Sawston. Carolyn delivers a service to match her personality. She is fun, caring and attentive. You are guaranteed to leave on cloud 9 and feeling a million bucks in your dream dress. A great big thank you to Carolyn. Nothing was too much trouble, not only did she reserve the dress my daughter fell in love with at the bridal show, she also opened the shop on sunday morning at a time to suit us. We greeted with coffee n danish pastries, which were most welcome after a 3 hour drive. Got to say the drive was worth it……a beautiful dress, no pressure sale, and a pleasure from the minute we entered until we left. Would highly reccomend visiting. Well done Carolyn you certainly succeeding in making my daughter feel like a princess.                               Bev Bromage October 2016 A year ago this week we opened our Sawston boutique and we have loved watching this franchise grow from strength to strength.  Bridal Reloved Sawston has a record number of followers each week and is a regular at the top of our reach board. Carolyn’s Feature Fridays where she lovingly shares with her fans the local wedding industry’s talent has a huge following and is loved by our customers and suppliers. We love to network so this is niche area where Carolyn’s bubbly nature really shows. Coming up is a first for Bridal...
Happy Birthday Bridal Reloved Rainham

Happy Birthday Bridal Reloved Rainham

Here we celebrate another milestone! Our Bridal Reloved Rainham boutique in Kent has been open  O N E  whole year. Mother and daughter duo Julie and Clare are everything you could wish for when seeking help in finding your dream dress. Their beautiful boutique on the High Street in Rainham opened in July last year and has some of the best credentials you could find! The boutique is decorated in luxurious greys and cream, its welcoming and comfortable, definitely a place of relaxation and calm. An idyllic setting for such a momentous occasion. Don’t just take our word for it, check out their reviews: I visited today with my entourage and immediately received the warmest of welcomes from Julie who was extremely helpful and attentive. From the simplest of things like offering drinks and biscuits to helping me in and out of all the dresses she was wonderful. Julie is very professional and knowledgable and I am so so happy that I found my dress today. I can’t wait to wear it on my wedding day. Thank you so much. Katie Bottle June 2017 I came here last week and it is the best experience I have ever had! I felt really comfortable from the moment I arrived and as a result of this I now have my wedding dress! I will be telling all my bride friends to book in. Thank you so much! Nadine-Marie McGinley Feb 2017 I’ve been to another shop before this one and this was a totally different experience! This was absolutely AMAZING! Julie and Claire are absolute stars! Made me feel so at...
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!...