Suzanne Neville comes to The Harrogate Wedding Lounge

Suzanne Neville at The Harrogate Wedding Lounge

 

We are super excited today….

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of the amazing

Suzanne Neville Bridal Collection

at

The Harrogate Wedding Lounge!

Susanne Neville

A fabulous British Designer, Suzannes gowns are adored by women all over the world and have a strong celebrity fan base too including Tess Daly, Amanda Holden, Holly Willoughby, Christine Bleakley and Katherine Jenkins to name just a few.

Katherine Jenkins in SN

Katherine Jenkins in Suzanne Neville

Katherine Jenkins in Suzanne Neville

Katherine Jenkins in various Suzanne Neville creations

Darcy B in SN

Gorgeous Darcey Bussell  in Suzanne Neville

Amanda H in Suzanne Neville

Holly Wills in SN

 

Amanda Holden and Holly Willoughby in Suzanne Neville

Suzanne’s bridal collection is Modern, Crisp, Simplistic, Romantic and most of all showstopping. Our collection will feature a mixture of some of Suzanne’s most in demand styles available immediately and her brand new 2015 Novello collection due into the boutique Autumn 2014. Here is a few to keep you going until the 2015 collection images are released later in the year

Gracie

Suzanne Neville – Gracie

Hepburn

Suzanne Neville – Hepburn

Suzanne Neville Solitaire Low Res

Suzanne Neville – Solitaire

It is a personal career highlight to welcome this beautiful collection into our boutique and we can’t wait for you to see them! We are sure you will love them just as much as we do! If you would like to book your appointment to view this amazing collection just call us on 01423 888242 to book your appointment and keep your eyes peeled for a designer event coming soon…

Hayley xx

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Be Inspired….The Harrogate Wedding Lounge on Pinterest

Pinterest

Love it or hate Pinterest is BIG. The wedding world and brides in particular love its ability to bring together your dream day in all its pictorial glory. Some people say Pinterest just sets you up for disappointment, aspiring for things that are not possible or would be extremely expensive or time consuming to achieve.

The collection of images below is the board I created when i was redesigning our brand and was a useful tool for conveying my aspirations to my graphic designer.

Our style

Peach and gold table.Colors for bridesmaidsSo glamorouspeach and gold. so yummy.peach and gold!ColourInitial Rubber StampColoursTypeType...peach sparkle satin ribbonpeach and goldPeach and goldPaletteBlush pink and gold.blush pink macarons and gold standgold sparklesequins"Breanna" Perfume Bottle             From the Blush Collection.  •Marbled pink glass jar is hand-blown in Portugal.  •On the topper, multiple layers of hand-painted blush-tone enamel detail sculptural golden metal petals for a satin effect.  •Clear hand-set Swarovski® crystals sparkle on an arabesque broochblush pink.blush pink

Of course you have to be realistic. For example getting carried away pinning lots of images from a photographer you did a wedding in beautiful sunshine in July running through fields with sun streaming through the tree branches will not work on a slightly dull November day when you get married at 3pm. See what I mean? 

Our Sunshine and Doves board – One of our favorite color schemes 

 

Tissue Poms - YellowYellow Roses & White Hydrangeas in mirrored or silver containers ~ Love! Photography by elizabethmessina.com, Florals by jeffleatham.comYellow and Grey Wedding CakeGrey & Yellow wedding theme with yellow roses, a lemonade stand, yellow and grey ribbon favors, lemon bars at the sweets center, grey beer cozie, yellow pom pom, yellow shoes, yellow argyle socks,

My new favorite colours

Personally I LOVE Pinterest, The people I follow inspire me every day. From window displays to floral arrangements, a new bathroom suite to some outdoor furniture, the world of possibilities out there excites me. We use it to plan our styled photo shoots, changes to our window displays, and of course to highlight themes and colour schemes to our brides. We also have a board for each of our designers to show the collections we carry in store and my team and I even use it to plan the things we need to buy, what are we missing in the shop?

One of our Styled Shoot inspiration boards

Anthropologie - Goldust Kiltie OxfordsGold GlitterPaper flower themed bridal inspiration | flowers by Khrystyna Balushka Paper Floral Artistry  | photo by Elisheva Golani | 100 Layer CakeBlush and mercury glass.Mercury Glass Votivegold-dipped featherswedding shoesLOVE | From "A Southern Love Affair | Wedding Photography by KTMerry.com | In Style Me Pretty's new Fashion and Beauty Magazine | See the full feature here: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2013/11/12/style-me-prettys-2013-fashion-beauty-e-magazineIllamasqua makeup for Myer by makeup artist Alex Box gold LeafVelma - by Maggie SotteroBritannia - by Maggie SotteroBall Gown Wedding Dress - they are back!!!Love.... All of it.....shining piecesCuteHelena - 2014 Anoushka G colectionWowSunset?LayersFull flowing skirt, lots of layersBig hair, luxe look, love the setting!How I love a bit of sparkle! :)) xGold Glitter TableAmazing Colours!sparkling stilettoestulip pink, fresh green and goldGold and peach lace cakeLovepretty wreathGold lips gold eyeshadowCollection of gold and white wedding cakes by Blissfully Sweet #geometric #ivory #white #metallicLiquid Gold #luxelips

We are currently planning  to each have a board to pin our favorite things on, a chance for you to get to know a little more about our personalities. My board it already started “Hayley”consists of some amazing shoes handbags, lots of Coffee related things (I am a lover of a top quality bean :-) and references to my extreme love of Christmas!

the board “Hayley” i little insight into my world

Winter Wonderland Christmas Treeadorable coffee mugI love you more than coffee (but please don't make me prove it)So true.....my two fav. things in the whole world....COFFEE AND BOOKS!!!!Ann-Ya Leather Pouchpompom pillows.Halle Berry Pixie Hairshort blonde... um YES, please.the best pixie haircuts | Biba pixie hair 2012 | Hairstyles, Haircuts,Best Hairstyles 2013short hairstyles for black women | rihanna short hair styles,black afro hairstylesMy desert island.essential....tulipsLove that they are cushioned! super adorable in lace! perfect comfortable shoes for the big day! plus they are $6 ...what?!?!Strawberry Shortcake KebabsLove!!!Kelly Ewing Denim Short Hitched DressGorgeous Colour & collarCute{ sea sparkle }Jimmy Choo AminaRetro Coffee Maker I would like one of these please! :)Jen Hudson, statuesque in BlackcheersI will have this dress thank you very much :)

Love it or hate it you are likely to lose many hours once you unlock the potential of pinterest.

CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW US ON PINTEREST

Happy Pinning

Hayley xx

 

 

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Thank You!!

WIA Finalist 2014

 

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Because of your votes we have been shortlisted as one of the top Six Bridal Retailers in the UK!

We now go before a panel of expert judges from all corners of the wedding industry for them to choose an overall winner.

The winners will be revealed at a glittering awards presentation at the Tower Hotel London on Friday 10th January.

We have everything crossed to scoop the win and bring home the award for Yorkshire. We will keep you posted on the event and lots of event gossip on our twitter page @HGWeddingLounge

We are so so grateful for all of your support and for singing our praises from the rooftops.

Much love and thanks to you all

Hayley, Leanne, Jeanette, Jessica and Beth xx

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Part Time Bridal Consultant Required – A Rare Vacancy

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We Are Seeking a Fabulous PART TIME Sales Consultant to Join Our Busy, highly respected, Bridal Boutique in Harrogate 
The Harrogate Wedding Lounge is consistently regarded as one of the top bridal boutiques in the country so we are looking for a special kind of person to join our team.
Previous retail sales experience is a must preferably in luxury products but it does not necessarily have to be in bridal wear.

The Harrogate Wedding Lounge has a fantastic online presence with a highly regarded website and a strong social media community on Facebook and Twitter. Here, bridal shopping is all about an experience and so you will be required to excel in all areas of the customer experience. Working here can be very physical, dresses are heavy and there are a lot of them but it is great fun.

Role will include;

Dealing with potential new and existing brides in one to one consultations.

Advising on all aspects of bridal attire.

Answering the telephone, dealing with queries and booking appointments

Processing and chasing orders.

Gown Steaming and Preparation

Attending bridal fairs, networking events and fashion shoots

We are looking for someone who can really grab the position and expand their responsibilities as desired.

A can do attitude

A keen eye for detail & a passion for fashion and styling are essential

Excellent Customer Service skills

Basic/Intermediate computer skills required including E-Mail and web some knowledge of design programs for literature and PR projects would be advantageous but not essential.

Approachable, bubbly and above all FUN!

So If You Are Excited By Selling, Love Working With Beautiful Products And Are Driven To Give The Very Highest Levels Of Exemplary Customer Service This Might Be The Job For You.
The Hours Are 20 per Week and will Include a Late Night and weekend working. It Will Involve Working 3 Saturdays and/or Sundays A Month As This Is Our Busiest Sales Day. Overtime will be available during busy times also.
HOW TO APPLY
If You Think You Have The Right Sales Skills And The Right Customer Focused Personality Please Send Your CV Highlighting Your Relevant Experience to hayley@theharrogateweddinglounge.com  Only Applications With C Vs And Covering Letters Explaining Why You Feel This Is The Right Job For You Will Be Considered.
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The Journey of Love – Weddings on board the Northern Belle

Weddings on board the Northern Belle

Last weekend I attended an amazing wedding show at the National Railway Museum in York organized by Brides Up North during the event I was lucky enough to grab a quick look around Station Hall where the beautiful royal carriages stand at the platforms like time capsules filled with fine furniture and china.

There is something so romantic about this mode of transport. Vibrant colours, fabrics and paintings from a bygone era, sparkling crystal and heaps of nostalgic charm. the whole lovely day reminded me of a shoot we were involved with last year on board a very special train….

Late last year I was invited to take part in a very exciting photo shoot on board the Northern Belle, sister train to the Venice Simplon Orient Express. For those of you unaware, The Northern Belle now hosts wedding celebrations on board and the shoot was commissioned to showcase the train and what a wonderfully nostalgic, luxurious and romantic venue it is for a wedding with a difference.

The Shoot was organized by Helen Davies of The Wedding Concierge along with the help of talented photographer Cat Hepple  The pair brought together an amazing team to create an inspiring and beautiful story on board the train and the results were simply fantastic….

We used some stunning gowns for this shoot, we wanted to really demonstrate how different looks could work with this unconventional yet beautiful setting.

For the arrival of the Bride and Groom including the dinner shots in the carriage the bride wears the Mia Mia Mistletoe dress, Chic 70′s flair £POA from the Harrogate Wedding Lounge

For the corridor and external shots the bride wears Mia Mia Clematis, Pretty and Elegant with a show stopping back detail £POA from The Harrogate Wedding Lounge

For the evening and dancing shots the brides wears the stunning Platinum dress by Ronald Joyce is a soft Oyster colour with a cowl back and lots of sparkle and glamor. £POA from the Harrogate Wedding Lounge

 Here is a beautiful video of the shoot from the fabulously creative Emma from Story Of Your Day  if you have yet to come across Emma’s work please do take a look at her website I cant think of anyone more perfect to capture the memories of your big day on film.

A ‘behind the scenes’ film on board The Northern Belle – sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Story of Your Day on Vimeo.

My thanks to the team for a truly memorable day on board this most romantic vessel . Thank you for asking me to be part of this special shoot and congratulations on a fabulous set of images.

The Team

Shoot Organizer and Official Wedding Planner on behalf of Northern Belle – Helen Davies from The Wedding Concierge

Photographer – Cat Hepple Photography

Videographer – Emma Wilson from Story Of Your Day

Flowers – Sarah Richardson from Leafy Couture

Accessories and Jewellery – HF Couture

Hair Stylist – Chloe from Blonde Fury

Make Up – Ashley Tyrrell

Models - Chloe Jasmine Whichello and Marc Muller

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MAKAN Luxury Swimwear. A Special Offer Exclusive to The Harrogate Wedding Lounge

Boy do I have a treat for you today!

Makan Swimwear Introductory Offer

I have recently been approached by a fabulous little company Makan Luxury Beachwear showcasing some exquisite swimwear pieces perfect for honeymoons! Below Melissa Makan founder, explains a little about the company and the collection and to finish there is a very special offer exclusive to the Harrogate Wedding Lounge for a limited time!

Honeymoon in Luxury Beachwear!

MAKAN, a new ultra luxury beachwear brand, has just launched its stunning Spring Summer 2013 collection.

Featuring glamorous statement one-piece swimsuits, the design is not the only feature that makes these pieces truly unique.

All pieces give you 360° Body Contour – pulling your body in the whole way round to give you a beautifully slim silhouette, helping you look and feel your best whilst on the beach or pool.

Some pieces feature a hidden internal bra with a hook and eye fastener and available in either B/C or D/DD cup – perfect if you’re bigger on top than bottom.

You may prefer your swimsuit to sparkle as well as your wedding dress – check out the pieces that feature a frosting of Swarovski crystals for understated glamour.

All pieces are made from the finest luxury Italian fabrics and are of the highest quality, hand made here in the UK.

Whether it’s a treat or an investment in a good quality luxury one-piece swimsuit, you can take advantage of 20% off your order, simply enter HWL1011 at the checkout before 30th April!

WWW.MAKANSWIMWEAR.COM

LIKE www.facebook.com/Makanswimwear
Follow @MAKANBeach

Sounds good yes? well check out the website and get bag your discount quick!

Makan Swimwear Special Offers

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Save a Quarter on Your other Half..

As its Friday I wanted to share this fabulous nugget of information with you my lovely brides! Still looking for your wedding rings? Christopher Stoners in Harrogate have a very special promotion for you. Feel free to forward the link onto your other halfs too, it is nearly Valentines day after all and they have some exquisite things…….

See full details of the offer below

Stoners

“With the wedding season fast approaching, we, at Christopher Stoner Fine Jewellery, thought it was timely to hold a wedding ring sale event.

We all know how expensive weddings can be, so we thought we would give you a helping hand by offering 25% off all our wedding rings.

From a huge range of wedding rings to choose from, you will certainly find what you’re looking for. From plain gold, palladium or platinum rings to something with a bit more sparkle, there is plenty of choice for ladies and gents alike.

If you’re looking for something extra special you can take advantage of our bespoke jewellery service, where your wedding ring will be custom made just for you.

As with everything good, it has to come to an end at some point and the sale event will only be around for two weeks starting this Friday the 1st February and ending Saturday 16th February.

Simply pop into either our Harrogate or Shipley store or speak to a wedding ring specialist today on 01423 561458. Alternatively, you can view our range of wedding rings online at www.christopherstoner.com

 Rings

Harrogate store: 15 Princes Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG1 1NG

Tel: 01423 561458

E-mail: enquiries@stonergroup.co.uk

Shipley store: 8 Arndale Centre, Shipley, West Yorkshire. BD18 3QQ

Tel: 01274 588112

 

www.christopherstoner.com

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The Wedding of Jo and Jonny

I LOVE receiving photos and testimonials from my brides…

We work so closely with brides and their families for so long before the big day that it is wonderful to see how it all came together on the day. The make up, the hair, the father and mother of the bride, the bridesmaids and flowers. Seeing it all come together on the day is special and is often the bit we miss out on.

I am very lucky that some of my brides book me to come and help them dress on the morning of the wedding, an extra pair of hands can be useful and if your best friend has a melt down over putting you in your dress it can be a goodsend to brides to have someone with them that knows exactly how the gown should look, where it should sit on your body and place every ripple of fabric in the right place

Ealier this week I was sent this fabulous video from Sue the lovely mum of one of our brides Jo. Its so pretty and I really wanted to share it with you.

“We were married on the 9th June in St Cuthbert’s Church, Sessay, following the service we had our wedding breakfast at my parents home in Sessay and partied the night away in our marquee with all our friends and family.
Thanks to Burns Freelance for summing up our wedding day so beautifully and to the Harrogate Wedding Lounge for the beautiful bridal dress ‘Zabrina’ by Maggie Sottero”

Thanks Hayley!
Jo xx

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Mega Maggie Sottero Designer Weekend at The Harrogate Wedding Lounge

Maggie Sottero Afton

Maggie Sottero Afton

 

Now I know there are a good few of you chomping at the bit to get a first glimpse of these stunning creations fresh from the workroom of the Maggie Sottero design team and trust me they do not disappoint!

Maggie Sottero Dalton

Maggie Sottero Dalton

 

We are extremely excited to bring you our bi annual Maggie Sottero designer weekend on Saturday 19th and Sunday the 20th January. Showcasing over 30 of Maggie Sottero’s BRAND NEW 2013 Collection, not even in stores yet!!

 

Maggie Sottero Emma

Maggie Sottero Emma

 

This years collection yet again provides an exquisite range of Cuts, Styles, Fabrics and Finishes. Lace is once again the promenant fabric but we also see the introduction of stunning soft and silky organzas, chiffons and Tulle. Shapes range from figure hugging fishtails with statement accents to full swishy ball gowns and romantic floaty fit and flare silhouettes.

Maggie Sottero Evita

Maggie Sottero Evita

Maggie Sottero Kadee

Maggie Sottero Kadee

Maggie Sottero Lavonne

Maggie Sottero Lavonne

 

Straps and sleeves are back with many of the gowns offering the option to purchase matching cap sleeves or Jackets and well as illusion necklines, belts and corsages. customising your gown to complement your own style has never been so easy. it also makes a great way to change your bridal look from day to evening, something which is becoming increasingly popular.

Maggie Sottero Sheena

Maggie Sottero Sheena

Maggie Sottero Stacey

Maggie Sottero Stacey

 

Our Bi Annual Designer weekend is in high demand and appointments are limited and on a first come first served basis. There is even more good news as we are also offering a fabulous 10% discount to all brides purchasing their gowns on that weekend!

Due to the popularity of the weekend the appointments are generally reserved for brides who are in a positon to purchase their gown on that weekend, should you find “the one” of course. However if you are at the beginning of your search and dont believe you will be able to purchase on this weekend we are offering a browsing session on Friday 18th January 10am – 3pm. We can then book appointments for you to view our 2013 collections from mid February onwards when all the gowns are in store.

Maggie Sottero Windsor

Maggie Sottero Windsor

 

Appointments are booking fast but we still have availability for all days so do get in touch to secure your appointment for either the main weekend or the Friday browsing session. you can call us on 01423 888242 or e-mail info@theharrogateweddinglounge.com

Hayley xx

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Rock down to Electric Avenue – The Video

Earlier this year we shared a rather fabulous photo shoot with you that we organised along with Cat Hepple from Cat Hepple Photography and Julia from Brides up North

The Shoot was titled ELECTRIC AVENUE and you can see the full feature and explanation of the shoots concept on Brides up North here and part 2 is here

Well, as the days are getting grey and the nights long. I thought I would share the colourful video we had captured on the day by Steven at Forever Film

Done in a “Shoot the Shoot” style to enable you to see what goes into our styled shoots.

Thanks must go the the team on the day

Cat Hepple – Cat Hepple Photography

Julia – Brides Up North

Victoria Farr – Hair and Make Up

Our Models Kylie and Nick

and of course Stephen at Forever Film for this fab film

Enjoy xx

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