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Kitty & Dulcie

I make no apology for the number of beautiful photos in this post – Kitty & Dulcie’s gorgeous Village Affair collection deserves to be shown off in all it’s glory!

Kitty & Dulcie are delighted to introduce their 4th bridal collection ‘Village Affair’. Six stunning new designs ranging from retro, short styles – which have become their signature – to an easy to wear full-length gown. Still keeping every dress priced below £400, Kitty & Dulcie remain the number one bridal company for affordability and for the fashion conscious.

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SWEET AUDREY BRIDAL GOWN £350 

Our Sweet Audrey tea-length bridal gown exudes elegance and sophistication, combining ivory satin and layers of full-circle, swirl inducing petticoats. The front of the panelled bodice is lightly padded and boned whilst the back sports dainty faux satin buttons, which cover an invisible zip.

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Credits: Dress available exclusively at http://www.kittyanddulcie.com; Hair accessory from http://www.floandpercy.com; Shoes:www.rainbowclub.co.uk; Photography: http://www.kerriemitchell.co.uk; Hair & Make-up:www.jo-adams.com; Model: Eleanor Corcoran 

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SUMMER ROSE BRIDAL GOWN £345

This intricate, ivory lace, knee-length gown radiates feminine chic. A bust support strap inside the bodice ensures maximum comfort and allows the beauty of the sheer lace to shine out. Fastens at the back with an invisible zip.

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Credits: Dress available exclusively at http://www.kittyanddulcie.com; Hair accessory from
http://www.floandpercy.com; Shoes: http://www.irregularchoice.com; Photography: http://www.kerriemitchell.com; Hair
& Make-up:www.jo-adams.com; Model: Eleanor Corcoran. With thanks to The Hoop in Stock, Essex
http://www.thehoop.co.uk

Jasmine's Secret wedding dress, £395 available exclusively at kittyanddulcie.com. Hair accessory floandpercy.com 00082

JASMINE’S SECRET BRIDAL GOWN £395

Sheer beaded lace sleeves and bodice meet a satin waistband and the softest chiffon skirt, which falls gracefully into subtle pleats. The lightly padded bust has a built-in support strap and the V-shape back of the dress has an invisible zip.

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Credits: Dress available exclusively at http://www.kittyanddulcie.com; Hair accessory from
http://www.floandpercy.com; Shoes:www.rainbowclub.co.uk; Photography: http://www.kerriemitchell.co.uk; Hair &
Make-up:www.jo-adams.com; Model: Eleanor Corcoran. With thanks to the Greenwoods Hotel in Stock,
Essex http://www.greenwoodshotel.com

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BETTY BLOSSOM BRIDAL GOWN £395

A jaw-dropping head turner, this gown has major swoon-factor. The ivory beaded, panelled bodice has built-in bust support and the lace-beaded, full-circle skirt covers numerous layers of soft tulle and petticoats.

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Credits: Dress available exclusively at http://www.kittyanddulcie.com; Hair accessory from
http://www.floandpercy.com; Shoes: http://www.irregularchoice.com; Photography: http://www.kerriemitchell.co.uk; Hair &
Make-up:www.jo-adams.com; Model: Eleanor Corcoran. With thanks to Stock Florist, Stock, Essex
http://www.stockflorist.co.uk

Betty's Bolero, £40 and Betty Blossom wedding dress, £395 available exclusively at kittyandulcie.com Hair accessory floandpercy.com 00118

BETTY’S BOLERO £40

This one size ivory lace beaded jacket perfectly matches our Betty Blossom dress but can be worn with other sleeveless bridal gowns. Super chic, super pretty, super-lightweight.

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Credits: Jacket available exclusively at http://www.kittyanddulcie.com; Hair accessories from
http://www.floandpercy.com; Shoes: http://www.irregularchoice.com; Photography: http://www.kerriemitchell.co.uk; Hair
& Make-up: http://www.jo-adams.com; Model: Eleanor Corcoran. With thanks to Stock Florist, Stock, Essex
http://www.stockflorist.co.uk

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DOROTHY DREAM BRIDESMAID DRESS £40 
(available in 15 different colours)

Bridesmaids will go dotty for this feminine, necktie halter dress with full skirt made from soft stretch 95% cotton. The polka-dot dress comes with two belts including a spotty and satin version. Kirstie fashioned one of the belts into an eye-catching bow hair accessory, which was then clipped into our model’s hair.

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Credits: Dress available at http://www.kittyanddulcie.com; Hair accessory made by stylist using the polka dotbelt which comes with the gown; Shoes: http://www.irregularchoice.com; Photography: www.kerriemitchell.co.uk; Hair & Make-up:www.jo-adams.com; Model: Eleanor Corcoran. With thanks to The Royal British Legion Stock Branch, Stock, Essex. http://www.britishlegion.org.uk

Visit the website for more information, and you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Wild Parsley

A wedding is the most important day in any woman’s life.  However, as any bride will also know, the wedding day is not just about the bride, it’s important her bridesmaids are the centre of attention too.

As women, it’s no secret that we are often guilty of choosing glamour over comfort.  Your bridesmaids need to be looking both ultra glamorous and feeling comfortable from dawn until dusk so they can focus on the bride and not worry about their outfit or their underpinnings.

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With the arrival of the innovative new Multiback bra from lingerie label Wild Parsley, there is now a stylish, elegant and comfortable solution to wearing a bra with low backed or backless dresses.

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The Multiback bra provides the security, comfort and support you expect of a traditional bra up to size 38E.  Simply purchase one set of cups in your normal size and a back band from the extensive and expanding range that matches your bridesmaid outfit. The back bands are available in cotton and silk and a variety of colours and patterns.  You can even add lace and crystal embellishments, when you want to make a feature of your back.

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Each bra is finished with a slim ribbon of lace across the neckline to ensure the bra appears smooth under clothing.  The cups are supplied with 2 shoulder straps and 1 halter strap, all of which can be adjusted for the perfect fit.  The back band is secured to the cups underneath the arm on both sides by a traditional hook and eye fastening with 2 adjustment settings.

Plus, once the wedding day and bridesmaid duties are over, these bras can be worn again for another occasion.  Not only versatile, the Multiback is also a savvy investment, as once you have purchased a set of cups you need only purchase more back bands to wear the bra with a multitude of different outfits.

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This summer, why not find your perfect Multiback bra on the Wild Parsley website, you can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


There are many reasons why you might opt to go for a non traditional bouquet and/or buttonholes for your wedding, from allergies to style. If you think a bouquet of buttons sounds a little strange then take a look at the photos, I think you’ll change your mind. When I asked Lesa to send me some photos of her work for this piece I said the more the merrier – she didn’t disappoint, and it was very hard to choose which ones to use, so what did I do? I used them all of course!

Since being founded in 2010 by Lesa Simons, I Heart Buttons has cemented its reputation as a supplier of beautiful and quirky alternatives to traditional bridal bouquets; an achievement which is being noted by some of the country’s most sought after bridal boutiques.

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The bouquets are made from exquisite new and vintage buttons, brooches and other trinkets and high quality materials, and unlike traditional bouquets, can be kept after the big day as a stunning keepsake.

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Aside from the ready made bouquets I Heart Buttons offers a bespoke service to incorporate sentimental jewellery and fit into any colour scheme and theme.

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Buttons took pride of place at The National Wedding Show at London Olympia in February as I Heart Buttons strutted its stuff down the catwalk. The National Wedding Show is the biggest collection of new bridal trends and fashions in the UK, attracting thousands of would-be-weds (and others) from across the country. This year the show included a glamorous catwalk show featuring household names such as Phase Eight, Moss Bros and Justin Alexander and among them I Heart Buttons. Brother company I Heart Buttonholes produced 350 music themed buttonholes for the stars at the 2012 MOBO Awards.

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You can also have bridesmaids and flower girl bouquets, buttonholes, corsages, table decorations and hair accessories made to your theme or colour scheme.

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Photo by Chris Cowley www.chris-cowley.co.uk

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For more information you can contact Lesa via her website,  and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.


Have you ever been a bridesmaid? I have been, twice. The first time I was about two years old and my mother remembers that I was less concerned about wearing a pretty dress and more about climbing over all the pews in the church to go and sit with my beloved grandfather (very ladylike – NOT!). The second time I was in my early twenties and the dresses were exactly the same for both bridesmaids, luckily we were both of a similar height and size and the dresses suited both of us. However, if you have maids of differing sizes and heights things can get a little tricky to keep everyone happy and feeling comfortable. You don’t want the maids to outshine the bride, but if they’re happy and comfortable they will complement the bride beautifully.

Kate Fearnley bridal is harnessing two trends in one, and taking the bridesmaids’ dress out of its traditional comfort zone.

The Middlesbrough designer offers her iconic dresses in numerous colours and styles, enabling bridesmaids of all shapes and sizes to be catered for, as well as embracing the ‘colour pop’ trend that is rocking the bridal world.

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“No two bridesmaids are the same” says Kate. “Different shapes, body worries and colourings can provide bridal headaches galore! The trend for having Bridesmaids following a theme, but each feeling comfortable and fabulous is something we have looked to harness in our latest collection, and it’s being snapped up across the world.”

Most of Kate’s dresses can be made in different lengths. They can all be made in any available colour. Tweaks can be made to the backs, the sleeves, and the necklines, to ensure that each bridesmaid is flattered and feels amazing on the big day.

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“Made to measure is available from our Middlesbrough boutique” continues Kate. “However more and more we are finding brides ordering one standard size too big for their bridesmaids from the internet, and getting them altered at their leisure. We are happy to provide telephone consultations to brides wanting to work in this way, and can suggest sizes based on measurements.”

The dresses are available from the website  and also by appointment can be made to measure at Kate’s Linthorpe Road, Middlesbourgh Boutique (tel 01642 227344).

Kate Fearnley, 37, was established as an independent designer in 2002, and opened her flagship boutique in Middlesbrough, UK, in 2005. In 2009 Kate won the coveted “Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year” award from Cosmopolitan magazine. Her styles have been seen on many a celebrity, including: Alexandra Burke, Diana Vickers, The Saturdays, Zoe Salmon, Amelia Lily, Katie Price, Amy Childs and Billie Faiers. In 2012, Kate launched her first concession in Psyche, Middlesbrough, to coincide with her 10th anniversary and their 30th anniversary year.

2011 saw Kate launch her first Bridesmaid collection to industry acclaim, and she has since separated the bridal side of the business, with a dedicated website currently under construction.

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Visit the website to see all of Kate’s collections, you can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.