For most” brides to be” finding their perfect wedding dress is the most important detail on her full and extensive wedding planning “to do list”. Most brides will spend many weeks and months researching websites, seeking advice and trawling bridal magazines, trying to find… just the right dress. It’s an exciting and stressful time but when they do eventually say “Yes to that dress”! there is an audible sigh of relief many happy tears and much champagne from the whole wedding team! Continue reading “Bride Left, Groom Right, Wedding Guest Centre Stage”
Maybe some of us can remember the day we dropped off our little son or daughter at pre or primary school. They were all excited and nervous, new haircuts and uniforms way too big (“don’t worry you’ll grow into it !”) and you were equally nervous and tearful that they are leaving you. Fast forward many years of ballet, football, school projects, exams and sleep overs and you are now checking your diary and planning for their forthcoming graduation ceremony. Continue reading “Special Occasion Dresses for Graduation Day”
Did you know that at the last count there were well over 230,000 weddings in the UK last year. But this year being a Leap Year those figures could increase with brave Brides to Be getting down on one knee and popping the question to their maybe hesitant Groom! Continue reading “A Leap Of Faith”
What does one wear to a Royal Garden party? That’s the first question most women ask when that all-important invitation arrives in the post.
It’s one of the most exclusive of UK summer events to be invited to – no pressure then! You can act as cool as a cucumber but it’s inevitably a big deal to be asked to enjoy what will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Continue reading “How to Dress for a Garden Party”
Diary Alert! Diary Alert…..
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and while we rush around and gather up the chocs, pressies and flowers, this is the perfect time for us all to think about what this special day is all about and what makes this tradition so important to us.
Don’t you think that weddings are just amazing? Two people joined together with all their special and important people around them.
Whether a small or grand affair, it is a time of happiness, love and hope for the future. And what better event to all come together to celebrate and get that warm and fuzzy feeling, than a Royal wedding! Continue reading “Royal Weddings… and us”
For more than a hundred years the races have given women the opportunity to show off their most beautiful dresses and impressive hats and fascinators. Trends have changed but many of the traditions remain the same, especially within the most famous and formal racing arenas like the Royal Enclosure at Ascot. But where did these traditions come from and why is dressing your best such an important part of a day at the races?
Hats and fascinators are undoubtedly a huge part of dressing for a day at the races, but have you ever wondered why they are such a big deal? “Racing was called the sport of kings and for good reason,” as Australian milliner Richard Nylon explains. “It is an expensive sport, so people who could afford to stable, look after horses and pay for people to ride them had a lot of money. With money goes prestige, with prestige goes fashion and, back then, with fashion went hats. It became a way for a lady to display her status and fashionability.”
Receiving an invite to a gala event doesn’t happen on a regular basis. A gala is defined as a formal occasion, often with dinner and entertainment, that is usually held for an awards ceremony or as a fundraiser for a charitable organisation. It’s a special event, which means you need to dress in an appropriate manner and get glammed up in your fanciest attire. Continue reading “Decoding The Gala Dress Code”
Getting an invite to a formal British garden party event, such as the Royal Garden Party that takes place every year at Buckingham Palace, is a big deal and an afternoon to cherish forever. It’s important to remember though that these are formal events that you need to dress your absolute best for.