Monday, 27 May 2013

We have planned two wedding fairs this year.

 'A Classic Wedding Fayre' at Kings Weston House details below 
(please email michele@kingswestonhouse.co.uk)

 And also in our second year 'The Eco Wedding Fair' 

being held at 
riverstation on Saturday 26th October 2013

For further details, registation and exhibiting
www.ecoweddingfair.co.uk






xxxxxx

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Clifton Wedding Walk...

So following on from our last jaunt around Bristol in Cotham, this time we hit the shops in and around Clifton Village, swooping in on many of our most favourite friends and new found lovelies...


We of course have to mention the wonderful Bridal store The Mews, here are a few words from the wonderful ladies themselves;
 

"The Mews Emporium is situated in the heart of beautiful Clifton Village in Bristol. The luxurious bridal boutique offers timeless romanticism and enduring elegance, capturing the spirit of the past with an essence of today.
 
The boutique will seduce you from the moment you walk through the door, with its inviting d├ęcor, opulent chandeliers and a myriad of shimmering gowns created by the very best in British bridal couture. Their collection of wedding dresses are passionately curated and draw on the talents and vision of the most popular and dynamic bridal designers today, including Jenny Packham, Suzanne Neville and Stephanie Allin."
 

 
 "The team of bridal stylists at The Mews are highly trained in couture, experienced in fashion and textiles and provide the very highest level of customer service. They work with passion and dedication to ensure you find your perfect dress because they believe every wedding dress should not only be exquisite and head-turning but also reflect the unique individuality of every one of their brides."
 
I cannot recommend The Mews enough, make sure you visit for a big huge swoon!
Clifton Village has more than its fair share of jewellers, and if you're looking for something vintage you'll find something beautiful here in one of the many tiny independent jewellers.
There is also John Titcombe Jewellers, if you have no idea what you want this is the best place to start the choice is huge, which also means if you know exactly what you want they will almost certainly have it.
 
 
If you are after something more individual they also do commissions, you could have something designed especially for you, what could be more special?
 

 
Call in at JohnTitcombe and sit down with one of their knowledgeable staff, who know all abut the details of diamonds and try on to your hearts content. They can also kit you both out with the all important wedding bands as well.

Lisa Elliot FloralDesign should definitely be on your must see list when planning your flowers. Lisa and her team will work with you to develop your ideas and work with you and your budget.

 
 
The shop is also super cute, make sure to take a little hand tie home with you as well, celebrate!


 
They work a lot with venues in Bristol and the South West and can create everything you need to decorate your day, from the Bridal bouquets, to church pew decorations and table centrepieces, Lisa Elliot can fulfil all your needs. So we have covered three of the most important parts of your wedding shopping list, but what of the gifts.
 


Pod... a beautiful home and gift store on the Mall, maybe you're a guest at a wedding. Pod will certainly have something fit for the Bride and Groom. Maybe even ask for gift vouchers from Pod to kit out your marital home instead of registering.



Stocking beautiful LSA glassware, Designers Guild, Big Tomato Company ceramics, Caroline Gardner and many more Pod is certainly well stocked and their staff will be happy to help you choose a gift.

On the day of the wedding it is the norm for the girls to get pampered while the men... drink beer? Why not treat your groomsmen as well and pay a visit to a traditional barbers for a proper wet shave and trim.

 

 
The Bristol Barber Co is a beautiful barber shop, and perfect for an amazing backdrop for the getting ready photographs of the men, I so wish I had thought of this on my big day.
 
 
 

One more little spot we also have to mention is Lahloo Pantry, maybe break up your day of shopping by visiting for some tea and cake and asking after their cute little tea tins for some wedding favours (see our blog here for a photo)
 
image from Lahloo Tea

Another mention has to go to Cordial and Grace, which can host simply lovely hen parties, want to do something other than drink yourself into a horrid hangover? Or just as well as?


 
The parties include a delicious afternoon tea and an activity such as garter making, how fun!


 
The cafe is super gorgeous too.
These are some of our favourite places in the village, and all of them are independent, proving once again you do not need to visit big faceless chains, and Bristol has a wealth of experienced people who really care about you and your wedding. Go visit them!
We have though, missed some great spots all gathered together in the Clifton Arcade, so we have decided to revisit Clifton very soon and write a little guide for them all of their own.