Style Spotlight with Justin Alexander 8779

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Fit for the modern princess.

The Justin Alexander 8779 is an exquisite tulle, silk dupion ball gown featuring a sweetheart strapless neckline. Layers upon layers of soft flowing tulle creates this romantic tiered skirt. Finished with a crystal embellished belt for an extra glamorous look. 8779 has been one of our firm favourites for a while now, it’s a versatile style with the ability to add a lace jacket, a range of belts and it even looks incredible with statement jewellery or a statement lip colour.

Want to try this gorgeous dress? She’s available in the boutique so get in touch with the team to arrange.

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Our brides who have rocked the 8779…

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Christmas Accessories Evening

Thursday 8th December
5pm – 8pm

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Join us for our annual Christmas Accessories Evening for festive celebrations and beautiful accessories to compliment your bridal style.

We have an extensive selection of accessories for you to admire ranging from tiara’s and quirky birdcage veils to perfect little combs and slides which add a beautiful finish to your wedding look. Our handpicked designers Tantrums and Tiara’s, Ivory and Co. and Charlotte Mills Shoes offer gorgeous pieces to compliment every bridal look. Our bridal stylists will also be on hand throughout the event to advise and assist you on styling your own individual look for the big day. We promise an evening packed full of Christmas Spirit and heaps of pretty things. We are also offering a limited number of exclusive luxury goodie bags for brides-to-be, and we have lots of special treats in store throughout the evening, so it’s definitely not one to miss!

Call us on 01423 888242 to reserve your spot, alternatively you can email us at info@theharrogateweddinglounge.com

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First Look at the Maggie Sottero 2017 Collections

First Look at The Brand New
Maggie Sottero and Sottero & Midgley Collections 

Saturday 26th November - Sunday 27th November 2016

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We are holding an exclusive two-day event to showcase the beautiful brand new collections from Maggie Sottero and Sottero and Midgley. These collections are hot of the runway and this event will be one of the first chances for brides to see these stunning new collections.

Two very different collections both with incredible designs and beautiful detailing, we can’t wait to show you these amazing dresses!!

Here’s a little bit about each of the collections heading to the boutique …

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Maggie Sottero Avery Collection 

Channeling ethereal grace but designed for modern romance, our Maggie Sottero line is inspired by today’s classic bride. Our core collections feature shimmering embellishments and lightweight fabrics in a variety of captivating designs.

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Sottero and Midgley Malone Collection

Featuring alluring details, luxe fabrics, and cutting-edge designs, Sottero and Midgley is inspired by the chic and glamorous bride. Make a bold statement on your wedding day with plunging necklines, show-stopping trains, and opulent embellishments from these haute-couture collections.

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Appointments are on a first come first serve basis and as this event is a First Look at the new collection therefore we are expecting these appointments to be in high demand and the appointments are filling up fast so we advise booking in soon to avoid disappointment.

To book call us on 01423 888242 or email us at info@theharrogateweddinglounge.com

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Real Bride Daisy – A Vibrant Boho Barn Wedding

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We are thrilled to be sharing with you the bright and vibrant wedding of this gorgeous couple held at The Cheerful Chilli Barn in Otley this summer. Our bride Daisy looked like a bohemian dream wearing the Ginger gown by Enzoani she styled the look perfectly with a gorgeous floral crown and a striking a bold lip.

Put your feet up and immerse yourself in these hugely inspiring images captured by the wonderfully talented Jordanna Marston

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The Venue 
“Our venue was a barn on the Yorkshire chevin right on top of a hill overlooking the beautiful town of Otley. The barn is famous for its Vegetarian food and amazing cakes. We also hired an old-fashioned patel pole marque from Yorkshire yurts we ate, had speeches and a big Irish sing song inside the tent. It was lit with fairy light and lots of handmade punting and pompoms. The Barn is where we had our motown funk band so there was lots of dancing and with a bar inside too there was a lot of gin drank!”

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“The only themes we both wanted was for it to be natural and relaxed. We both went for colours we both liked as we wanted it to be bright and vibrant. So although we didn’t have a colour scheme we choose a lot of corals and pinks.”

Daisy’s Advice
“Be open minded and try on lots of different fits.  Go with your gut and choose a dress the represents you.”

How did you feel when you found the dress?
“I felt like a filmstar. The dress fit was so flattering and elegant I couldn’t stop looking at it and tried it on so many times because I didn’t wan to take it off.”

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“My experience was excellent. As soon as I saw the quality of the website I knew I would find an amazing dress. The shop is beautiful and the excitement I felt when I walked through the door for my first appointment I will never forget! Me and my mum looked at each other and we knew we would find a dress that day. The selection of gowns was incredible and the quality made it hard to pick just one dress! Such unique dresses made the shop stand heads and shoulders above the other shops I’d been to. The team there where amazing very friendly with lots of great advise on fits and styles to try.”

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The Special Moments

“Seeing the reactions of my bridesmaids and mum when I had my hair and makeup done and they finally saw me in my dress I will never forget. My husbands face when he saw me walk up the aisle he looked so proud!”

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Venue: The Cheerful Chilli Barn, Motley
Photographer: Jordanna Marston
Caterers: The Cheerful Chilli Barn
Entertainment: Carley and the kicks – Motown and funk band
Any Other Notable Suppliers: Yorkshire Yurts provided our petal pole marque

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Blue by Enzoani 2017 Collection Trunk Show

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Blue by Enzoani 2017 Collection Trunk Show 

Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th October 2016

Be one of the first Brides to see the incredible Blue By Enzoani 2017 Collection. 

The 2017 Blue by Enzoani collection features alluring illusion bodices and sought-after lace sleeved gowns. Timelessly elegant lace sleeves are coupled with modern mermaid silhouettes and plunging necklines for an contemporary, sexy feel. All-new to the Blue by Enzoani collection is 2017′s gorgeously modern illusion bodices. Seen on gowns like Juri and Junko, the illusion bodices provide the perfect balance between sheer sexiness and subtle coverage for the most unique bridal look. The 2017 Blue by Enzoani collection also hold a range of styles with playfully elegant, tiered skirts in several colour options. 

This special two-day event offers brides-to-be to be the opportunity to view an amazing selection of gowns from the brand new collection.

Complementing the Enzoani label the Blue by Enzoani collection offers brides a very youthful and contemporary selection of dresses.

 Appointment’s are booking up fast for this exclusive event, call the boutique on 01423 888242 or email us at info@theharrogateweddinglounge.com to book your appointment.

To view this collection in full head over to Enzoani’s website

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A Dream Destination Wedding – Our Bride Ness

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We are so thrilled to share with you the beautiful beach wedding of our bride Ness which took place in June this year. Ness opted for an elegant yet glamorous bridal style wearing Enzoani’s Jenny gown with a bespoke made delicate tulle jacket created by our incredibly talented seamstress Jo!

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The Venue

A stunning venue right on the beach overlooking the sea on the Costa Blanca. It’s the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, a party – or a wedding! It’s a truly beautiful gem of a find, which doesn’t look much from the outside, as it doesn’t give much away as it’s very private but once inside the all white venue donned with amazing views and a gorgeous sea breeze it really is paradise for a day. There is a sandy section for the ceremony with a cabana for the alter, white leather sofas, and chairs laid out to replicate that of a church aisle. You then move into the other area to eat. Beautiful food, a great laid back vibe in the day and comes alive in the evening for a truly memorable party well into the early hours! The staff are fantastic, serving your every desire and fading into the background but always there are your side if you should need a thing.

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 The Styling 

I was laid back with the planning of my wedding although I was keen to emulate a glamorous and elegant feel obviously with a beachy feel to it. The dusky pink tones were a theme throughout as well as white and silver.

StudioSeed did all my wedding stationery and their blog is fantastic for ideas as well as their Pinterest site, I used Pinterest a lot as well as all the bridal magazines… I created a vision board of my day as I was getting married abroad I found images and pictures was the best way to communicate and there was no misinterpretation.

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What tips would you give to brides to be starting out on the dress shopping experience?

Be open-minded and the main thing is to enjoy it!

Finding ‘The Dress’
I was over the moon at finding it in the first and only wedding dress shop I stepped in – and didn’t feel the need or want to go anywhere else. I loved it then minute I tried it on. Jo is a creative dream! WOW! She truly is incredible at putting all the thoughts into reality. So delicate, patient and busying away without a murmur – a true credit to you. I simply loved my dress. I loved every single minute of wearing it and am so thankful to you guys for making me feel a princess for a day. I couldn’t have asked for more.

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I couldn’t fault your impeccable service from being extremely helpful, giving fab advice, your total patience, being so lovely and friendly to giving every attention to detail. It shines through that you are passionate about your job and each individual bride. I loved the finishing touches the most, feeling my dress fit me like a glove and all the finer details coming together of the jacket I wore felt very special and exciting.

Memorable Moment
Sitting looking at everyone and being overwhelmed they were all their to celebrate us and our special day. Hearing how much everyone loved the day and partying till the early hours. I loved it it all!

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Ness What can I say?! You were the first wedding shop I stepped into and I didn’t need nor want to look anywhere else. Thank you so much helping me find the dress of my dreams, you made the whole process a dream and I enjoyed every minute of visiting your beautiful gem of a wedding lounge. We had a magical day and loved every minute. I can’t tell you how many comments I received of my beautiful dress, literally people said it was the most stunning they had seen and that was from many who have attended an abundance of weddings! Thanks again for making me feel very special and I’ll certainly miss my visits to the lounge of loveliness! X

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Venue: La Siesta, Javea, Spain
Photographer: Gonzalo Moreno
Videographer: Alberto Arguelles
Caterers: La Siesta
Entertainment: Manu Lopex (Saxophonist) and Jack Ward DJ
Any Other Notable Suppliers: La Toscana Florist

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It’s all about layers for 2017

Just like the fashion industry the bridal industry is always evolving when it comes to the current season trends. It’s an exciting time for us as many designers have just unveiled their newest collections and we are so excited by some of the trend’s that we spotted emerging on the runways from blush colours, to textured fabrics and 3D details. However there is one trend that is catching our eye time and time again and that is… layers.

This particular trend comes in many forms and many fabrics from tiered skirts with lace hems for a dramatic style to layers and layers of soft tulle offering a more romantic finish. This look gives texture, added movement and an element of fun and frivolity to your day.

Sottero and Midgley’s Amélie gown is one of our favourites from the Fall collection. Layers and layers of tulle are used to create a truly breathtaking skirt. Perfectly blended with a delicately beaded bodice for a glamorous show-stopping bridal style.

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Another favourite of ours is Jovita from the Blue by Enzoani 2017 Collection. Jovita is a full and fabulous tulle layered skirt with a graduated front which creates this voluminous dramatic skirt. The beautifully beaded lace bodice is then finished with a beaded belt for that extra spot of sparkle offering a flattering line at the waist.

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For something without the volume there’s also Lexi from Enzoani’s 2017 Collection. The soft layered tulle skirt cascades out from a curve-hugging bodice. Fully beaded chantilly lace offers a contemporary take on a modern classic. The V-neckline complements thin spaghetti straps with sparkling stones and Lexi features a captivating low V back.

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These three gowns will be heading into the boutique very shortly along with many more 2017 collection dresses! Keep an eye out for all new arrivals over on our Facebook page!xx

 

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Accessories Evening with Charlotte Mills!

Thursday 15th September from 5pm

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We are thrilled to announce that we are now stockists of Charlotte Mills Bridal Shoe’s and we will be holding an exclusive accessories evening with Charlotte herself to launch the collection here at the boutique.

Charlotte from Charlotte Mills bridal shoes will also be here to showcase her new collection to the boutique. An amazing opportunity for brides to choose their wedding shoes with the designer herself. Our bridal stylists will also be on hand throughout the event to assist you on styling your own individual look for the big day. Charlotte gives traditional bridal shoes a new contemporary twist with metallic block heels, lace ups and delicate tie around ankle straps. Soft glitters and on-trend metallic’s are paired with the softest ivory leathers. Each design is beautifully hand finished with a silver sixpence and the leather sole is embossed with the phrase “Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”

Brides can also opt to personalise their shoe with over 10 different styles of shoe clips. Brides can pick a design to fit their theme or personality with anything from heart’s adorned in sparkle to fun slogan hearts with “Just Married” and “Happily Ever After”. Charlotte hopes each bride will fall in Love with their wedding shoes and they will be a keepsake of their special day to treasure forever.

We will also have an extensive selection of accessories for you to admire ranging including headpieces and veils from Ivory and Co. Joyce Jackson and Richard Designs.

To book an appointment to view the collection and choose your perfect pair call the boutique on 01423 888242 or email us at info@theharrogateweddinglounge.com

We look forward to seeing you.

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Sample Sale Week

Book Now for our Biggest Ever Week Long Sample Sale
Starting Saturday 3rd September 2016

SAMPLE SALE WEDDING DRESSS

Bridal Gowns start from £250

Designers include:
Maggie Sottero
Sottero and Midgley
Justin Alexander
Justin Alexander Signature
Enzoani
Blue by Enzoani

The sample sale is a fantastic opportunity for brides who are ready to find their perfect dress at an amazing price. All of the dresses going into our sale are sample gowns, this means that they have been tried on by brides-to-be. The condition of our sample dresses varies, some are new collection dresses that are in excellent condition and others have been well-loved and tried on.

Many dresses are going into the sale simply to make more room for the stunning new collections we have coming into the boutique! All of the gowns in our sample sale are priced to reflect their age and condition.

Our sample gowns range in sizes although the majority of our sample gowns are in sizes UK10 -14. We advise brides to have tried on dresses before, have a good idea of styles and shapes that you like and also be in a position to buy and take away your dream dress on the day!

Check out sample boutique tab and social media pages to gain a good insight into what types of dresses you are likely to find at the sample sale. If you have any questions regarding sizes or styles please call the boutique on 01423 888242 and we can advise further.

Appointments are going fast please email us at – info@theharrogateweddinglounge.com or call us on 01423 888242 to enquire about availability and book your slot.

The Harrogate Wedding Lounge Team x

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Mismatched Bridesmaids

 Here Come The Girls

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Over the past few years bridal parties have come to demand something more than dull uninspiring and boring bridesmaids attire. The high street has become more stylish, more competitive and more individual. With the likes ASOS and Coast introducing specific bridesmaid departments there is now so much choice out there for Bridesmaids and alongside those high street stores there’s still some fabulous bridesmaid designers out there too so with so much choice where do you start? Well mismatched bridesmaids are here and here to stay which helps you with the decision making because your maids can now have a say in their favourite style taking some of the weight of you…. hurray!!! 


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We couldn’t be more for the idea of the current trend for Mismatched Bridesmaids its such a fabulous way to allow your girls to have more say on their outfits, feel more comfortable on the day and express their own personality and sense of style no matter how diverse your bridal party may be. Let’s be honest we don’t alway’s like the same designs and gone are the day’s where bridesmaids were unflattering, now you can have beautiful bridesmaid gowns that you and your bridesmaids will still love in years to come. From floral beauties to glamorous full length sequins and traditional chiffon cuties!

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SOME KEY TIPS  You could opt to select one colour or fabric for your girls and then allow them to all choose a style that they feel comfortable and look good in. Alternatively you can choose a style and a few complementing colours and let them pick their colour. Lastly you could take an even more modern approach and by choosing complementing colours and a short list of styles and let them choose themselves which gives a diverse yet well blended look.

With so many looks out there it’s all about getting started so grab your girls together and start surfing the internet for some inspiration, if you’re anything like us then we sure do know our way around ASOS!

To help you out we have added a link to our Pinterest page below for a round up of some of our favourite bridesmaid styles.

Have fun girls xx

Here Come the Girls over on our Pinterest

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