Style & the Bride: New this Autumn

Coming soon a new and informal yet intimate soiree for brides to be to get the low down on all things Bridal Styling, from perfect dresses to flatter and enhance your shape, make up looks to help you be your perfect self, to steps you can take to have the bridal confidence to strut your awesome self on the big day itself.

All the things you want to know but don’t ask, all the things that magazines DON’T cover because I bet Cinderella never had to do it herself or had to worry about wobbly bits and cellulite or tripping up walking down the aisle!

This intimate gathering will be limited to 35 brides and you can explore all your worries with our experts in their wedding field suppliers, watch demos on day/night for hints and tips in a safe environment with a glass of fizz and canapes on hand.

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I look forward to welcoming you with a glass of fizz soon!

Sophie

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We’ve something NEW to share with you….. Cotswold Wedding Show & #britishbridalbootsale

Yup that’s right we’ve two awesome events for you in 2019 – #britishbridalboot sale is back and BIGGER than ever along with our new offering Cotswold Wedding Show.

If you follow us over on the ‘gram you may have seen in our stories about our plans for wedding events in 2019.

Our flagship event #britishbridalbootsale is remaining but as a stand along Preloved Wedding event – think wedding car boot.

With the average wedding now costing in excess of £27,000 as well as a need to be more sustainable why not head down to this event and pick up preloved wedding items from wedding and bridesmaid dresses to event decor and props. Help stretch that budget alittle further by sourcing preloved items for your wedding….. and then why not sell them on after the event for them to be reloved all over again at one of our  #britishbridalbootsale’s? The perfect way to have a sustainable, affordable and gorgeous wedding that won’t break the bank!

Having conducted some market research and to represent our strong ethos of sustainable, affordable weddings the second of our shows this year will see the premier of Cotswold Wedding Show – so why is this different from other fayres and shows?

Unlike some of the larger fayres you will not be over-faced with rows upon rows of suppliers all wanting to grab your attention. We offer a smaller soiree focusing on showcasing exceptional, quality suppliers in unique, alternative venues. There will be a selection of carefully picked suppliers offering a range of services that may be sing homegrown, british sourced or recycled products.

For #britishbridalbootsale be sure to register your interest if your coming to buy the bargains. Its FREE entry for all brides and their entourages 🙂 or to book your stand:

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The perfect mix of preloved and ethical items/services. Its the great one stop shop of your  affordable wedding. Plus we will be having a little launch of something new that A Cotswold Wedding has been working on too.

Some pics from our first #britishbridalbootsale:

 

 

For a Cotswold Wedding Show, brides can register for their FREE tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cotswold-wedding-show-sunday-3rd-november-2019-tickets-60550131072 

We look forward to welcoming you to our events with a glass of fizz!

Happy Planning

Sophie

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Real Wedding: Mita & James; Indian Western Fusion Wedding

A real treat for you on the blog today… this bright and beautiful fusion wedding from across the pond. Across the pond? Well, wedding inspiration is global and today’s perfect blend of east meets west wouldn’t look out of place in some of the Cotswolds alternative venues.

So if your looking to plan a wedding with a cultural blend then sit back and soak up the sunshine vibes from Mita and James wedding.

THE DETAILS

How did you and your partner meet?
We met on an online dating app in Hong Kong. We had our first date after about 2 months of chatting online, and finally ended up meeting at a bar close to where we lived.

How did he propose?
He made reservations at Sevva, which is a classy fusion styled restaurant, and also our go-to restaurant for special occasions (many a 3 month, 6 month, 1 year anniversary and birthdays have been celebrated here).

I arrived a little late for the date as a hair appointment ran late and as I arrived, I was addressed as “Mrs Walker” and was ushered to the outside rooftop overlooking the city where James had booked a table with 2 glasses of champagne. I walked over and started going on about the hair appointment while he had a goofy smile on his face the entire time. Before I knew it, he got down on one knee, and while he reached into his pocket, I heard a few gasps around me from other customers watching the scene and that is when I registered what was happening! When he asked “will you marry me?”, I felt tears in my eyes, said yes, and shortly after, some staff came out to take our picture and open the champagne. It was incredibly magical!

What do you love most about your partner?
The fact that he is one of a kind! He is one of the funniest, kindest, brainiest and most amazing people I’ve ever met and he’s made me feel love in ways I’ve never felt before! He not only looks after my happiness but also deeply cares about people who are important to me. Also, he is extremely resourceful and motivated, and will do anything he sets his mind to!

Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it: 

I had 2 wedding gowns for our wedding, a white one for the church ceremony, and a red and gold one for the Indian ceremony. James and I went to Toronto in March 2018 where I had pre-bookings at a bunch of stores to find the perfect dress with my maid of honour. We had an emotional and girly 2 days when I tried on dresses in front of her. Funnily enough, the last store appointment on my list was the only one she couldn’t make it to, and that was the store with the dress that felt the most right. I sent her some photos on my phone and after hearing her response, we knew it was the right one!
For the Indian bridal wear, the decision was a little easier. James and I made a quick trip to Mumbai in May to shop for our entire wedding attire. We went to the first and second store on my list together and James fell in love with the third dress I tried on- it was a happy and quick purchase


What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
Summery with bright colours, elegant, intimate, full of love, and with a lovely representation of our 2 cultures.
What was your favorite moment from the day?
It’s hard to choose just one! One of my favourite moments was during the reception, observing friends and family from all over the world and thinking that all these people are here because they love and support us, and just feeling really lucky that everything came together the way it

Another favourite moment was walking down the aisle, locking eyes with my soon-to-be- husband for the first time and feeling a rush of emotion and excitement overcome me.

Did you walk down the aisle or have your first dance to any particular song?
For walking down the aisle, I was considering a few options of classic love songs I’d grown up with. Elvis Presley’s ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ was the one that grabbed me the most and felt right. My maid of honour then helped me find a gorgeous guitar and violin version which I immediately fell in love with. We did our first dance to Amazed by Lonestar which James chose as a love song he really likes.

Any DIY décor elements?
In some Indian weddings, brides walk down the aisle with their close family and friends under a “bed of flowers”, essentially a frame covered with a pattern of flowers. This is something I envisioned for my own wedding, however, it was hard to find such a frame in Hong Kong. Therefore, James did a bit of research on how it looks, picked up blocks of wood, hard string, and an array of flowers, and constructed the frame from scratch.

Where did you honeymoon?
We are going to Israel and Jordan in February. Some key things we’re looking forward to is floating in the Dead Sea and camping under the stars in Wadi Rum.

Any tips that you can give to future brides?
My biggest tip would be to work as a team with your fiancé. I do appreciate sometimes it’s harder if your partner lives in another country, but for all the ladies whose partner is in the same city, don’t feel like you’re in the wedding process alone. Turn to your fiancé for help along the way and even make wedding planning something fun you do together. I actually found the wedding planning to be a fun project as we allocated tasks and deadlines throughout the process and had little celebrations when we saw key things being checked off the list. Having said that, I also think it’s important to not make the wedding process the key factor in your relationship. Engagement is a beautiful stage of relationship progression and the wedding is just one part of the celebration. We had 8 months to plan the wedding, and during that time, we would allocate 1-2 times a week where we’d meet and discuss wedding tasks, and the rest of the time to go on dates and enjoy being a newly engaged couple.

Finally – soak it all in! You only get to do this one time and people really aren’t exaggerating when they say the days go by in a flash. Try and stop every now and then to just take a mental snapshot – these are the moments I remember most vividly now that nearly 5 months have passed. Also try and take some time away just with your partner after the ceremony to celebrate and chat about how crazy it is that you’re finally married! We had a 2 day wedding and had a bit of time to ourselves after the first day and I remember that we were both just absolutely buzzing with adrenaline and excitement – it was a very happy way to start our marriage.

More from their day:

 

 

Real Wedding submitted by:

Sophia Russell

sophia@bweddinginvitation.com

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