Kate and Andy – A dreamy Chataeu wedding

A dreamy Chateau wedding amidst the spectacular snowfall in March. When our bride Kate sent us some photographs from her wedding day we couldn’t believe how magical their wedding was. Caught in the ‘Beast from the East’ they certainly made the most of the snowfall which created the dreamiest of backdrops for their wedding atLe Petit Chateau, in Northumberland.

Wanting a modern bridal look Kate found what she was looking for in the Kristen gown by Sottero and Midgley, we loved being part of her bridal journey.

Congratulations Kate & Andy, all of our best wishes. xx

Photography by ARJ Photography

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The Venue Our wedding venue was the first venue we saw, tucked away in the beautiful county of Northumberland in a tiny village called Otterburn. Le Petit Chateau feels like a French, country manor, filled with character, jaw dropingly beautiful gardens and the best cocktail menu we’d ever seen. La Belle Epoque where our ceremony took place was like a beautiful, medieval chapel.

Kate and Andy - The Harrogate Wedding lounge

Kate and Andy - The Harrogate Wedding lounge

Our wedding theme was white and gold with a hint of Pink! I adore glitzy things so the tablecloths were gold and sequin with metallic confetti and white petals strewn everywhere. White flowers in the form of hydrangeas were placed throughout the venue and we had white blossom trees as centre pieces on each table. We wanted our Wedding to be fun and ‘Glamorous’ so we chose black tie for the dress code and got married at 3pm so we had more of an evening reception. An owl delivered our rings, French Martinis was our signature drink and we had dancing till the early hours with the most amazing DJ and Saxophonist. Our wedding took part in the midst of the ‘Beast from the East’. A thick blanket of snow covered Northumberland and as we said our vows snowflakes were falling outside, it really was magical.

Kate and Andy - The Harrogate Wedding lounge

Kate and Andy - The Harrogate Wedding lounge

The Best Part Seeing Andy’s face at the alter, with tears in his eyes when he saw me walk down the aisle with my Dad and the acoustic singer performing our favourite song in the background – I will never forget that look of happiness on his face for the rest of my life.

The Dress I really wanted a modern Wedding dress, something different – not a classic merengue. I wanted to wear something I’d have great time in and enjoy wearing, and possible something I would wear again! I knew before I even tried it on that this would be “THE” dress is was so different and when the curtain went back and I showed my mum and sister who had come with me they were so quiet (which is very unusual for them) and then they just both went WOW!

Kate and Andy - The Harrogate Wedding lounge

Kate and Andy - The Harrogate Wedding lounge

From the very first time I stepped into the Harrogate Wedding Lounge I instantly felt relaxed. You are all so friendly, professional and knowledgable and made what is initially a daunting experience such fun. I had my final fitting two weeks before my big day and I think it hit me then that this was really happening and i was actually getting married VERY soon, I became really emotional and the staff were so friendly and reassuring and so lovely to me, on hand with tissues and cups of tea – what an unbelievable team! Nothing was too much trouble.

The seamstresses were fantastic and so professional and easy to talk to, they came up with some fantastic ideas in order to tweak the dress so it matched the vision in my head perfectly! My dress fitted so well and value for money wise they were exceptional.

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Kate’s words of wisdom Don’t be daunted, relax, this is the fun part of the whole wedding organising so take your time with it and don’t rush your decision. Take someone with you that you really respect the opinion of and most of all enjoy it!

Kate and Andy - The Harrogate Wedding lounge

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Winter Wonderland at The Devonshire Arms – Our Bride Amy

 

Amy and Michael chose a dreamy Winter Wonderland Wedding at The Devonshire Arms to tie the knot after 12 years together. Amy looked so stunning wearing the Jewel gown by Enzoani, we are so happy to have been part of her special day.

Amy shared with us a few details about her big day and her experience of ‘choosing the one’ with us here at The Harrogate Wedding Lounge.

Captured by Amore Photography

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VENUE: We have always loved this venue so much. As children we would both go to Bolton Abbey and made so many happy memories there. It is only a short drive away but you instantly feel as though you are in the heart of the countryside. Our theme was winter wonderland. Our main colour was white to keep in with our theme. We added a christmas feel to our day with real Christmas trees, twig trees and candles. We wanted our guests to leave our wedding in the Christmas spirit.

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The Best Part Finally marrying my best friend after 12 years together and for our two young children to be there to witness Mummy and Daddy getting married. It felt so magical that they could be a part of our special day. I remember feeling so emotional walking down the aisle to meet him, such a happy moment.

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The Dress When I thought about the types of dresses I love, they all had a lace sleeve and lace detail. I think lace is so stunning and I knew that that was an important factor in what I loved. The first shop we went to when we started our search was The Harrogate Wedding Lounge. The first dress I tried on was Jewel by Enzoani and it blew me away. I felt like a princess. I couldn’t imagine marrying Michael in any other dress and knew instantly.

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Walking into The Harrogate Wedding Lounge we felt instantly at ease. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. It was like a little family. Every woman I met would be so easy to talk to and really made my experience so enjoyable. It was such a fun experience trying on all of the dresses.When I tried on my dress it had quite a large important feature missing for me. It had no sleeves. It was mentioned to me that a jacket could be made for me which would give the dress instant sleeves. I thought how amazing that this could be added into the dress so that I was able to tick every box.

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I owe The Harrogate Wedding Lounge a massive thank you in creating such a lovely experience for me. It truly was made to feel so easy and fun.

Thank you so much! Lots of Love Amy x

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Look at that train!

Last year we featured why trains were the hottest in bridal trends right now, this year it seems they’re still up there on brides MUST HAVE lists. Whether you love rocking ruffles or are opting for a lavish lace there really is a train for everyone.

We explore just some of our gowns which feature breathtaking trains to make your whole wedding party say “Wow, look at that train!”

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Look at that train!?

Last year we featured why trains were the hottest thing right now, this year it seems they’re still up there on brides MUST HAVE lists. Whether you love rocking ruffles or are opting for a lavish lace there really is a train for everyone.

We explore just some of our gowns which feature breathtaking trains to make your whole wedding party say “Wow, look at that train!”

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SUMMER SAMPLE SALE 2018

Ladies it’s nearly that time of year again, are you ready for our BIGGEST SAMPLE SALE week ever? 

For the first time ever we have teamed up with our fabulous sister boutique The Bridal Collection to bring you our largest Sample Sale to date all under one roof! With an amazing selection of gowns by both British and International designers, such as Maggie Sottero, Justin Alexander, Suzanne Neville and Caroline Castigliano, hanging on the rails you are sure to find the dress of your dreams at an amazing price.

You can bag up to 75% off your bridal gown with gowns from £299!!! 

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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. Some of the dresses are discontinued gowns, however many dresses are going into the sale simply to make more room for the stunning new collections we have coming into the boutique!

All appointments are on a one-to-one basis which allows us to give brides a very personal shopping experience. Each sale appointment is an hour long, within this hour ladies will be with their very own bridal stylists who will talk them through designers and styles and help them into the dresses. Brides will be allowed to try on a maximum of five dresses during their appointment.

Take a look on our website and social media pages to gain a good insight into what types of dresses you are likely to find at the sample sale. Study the designers that we stock and make notes of any particular styles or dresses that are standing out. We advise brides to have tried dresses on prior to attending a sale event and to have a clear understanding of what it is they are looking for in their dream dress.

Before you book please note that as the sample sale is for ex-display samples only the majority of our dresses are between a size 10 and 14. If you have any enquires with regards to the sizes of our samples they shouldn’t hesitate to get in contact.

It is a hugely popular event and appointments get booked up well in advance so please do call us if you would like to get booked in and grab a bargain.

01423 888242

Email info@theharroateweddinglounge.com

Or simply CLICK HERE 

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Debbie Carlisle Accessories Coming Soon!

We have been so excited to tell you this news!

We are now official stockist of the gorgeous Debbie Carlisle accessories collection! We have admired these beautiful accessories for so long we are thrilled we can now share all of the gorgeousness with our brides! Debbie’s accessories range from simple, classic bridal combs to ethereal floral hair vines, delicate hair pins, sparkling tiaras, ribbon-tie forehead bands and statement jewel-encrusted wedding headbands. There is also a selection of bridal jewellery, belts, garters & Bridal shoes in Yorkshire.

Inspired by the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s these pieces are the perfect mix of modern styling with vintage touches. We think the collection will sit perfectly alongside our bridal wear collections and we are so excited to to help our brides create their finished look with these accessories.

Debbie is also known for her lavish vintage brooch bouquet designs which she makes to order by private commission. Her exquisitely sparkling bespoke designs using vintage jewellery, buttons, crystals, pearls, beads and luxurious fabrics and are spectacular works of art designed to become unique family heirlooms to be treasured by generations to come.

All of Debbie’s designs are handmade in her city centre studio based in Sheffield. And the best news, Debbie will be joining us at our accessories evening on Thursday 2nd March to launch the collection to all of our lovely brides and offer some expert styling advice! Call 01423 888242 to book!x

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Becky & Marcus – A Natural Retreats Wedding

Our gorgeous bride Becky and now husband Marcus chose the beautiful Natural Retreats venue in the Yorkshire dales for their wedding back in May.

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Becky wore a beautiful Sottero And Midgley leatherette gown with detachable skirt which just looked amazing against the rolling Yorkshire countryside. Becky’s incredible flowers by Manor Garden were a key feature of the day and Becky said she wanted to keep everything else quite muted so that the flowers and the countryside could bring all the colour to the day.

Becky and Marcus chose to write their own vows and as you can see from the images the ceremony looks like one of the highlights of the day – both grinning from ear to ear and clearly so happy to be celebrating their vows with their closest friends and family.

Of her experience with us Becky said:

‘Nowhere felt anywhere near as beautiful and welcoming as The Harrogate Wedding Lounge, I felt at home straight away! I just knew I would be walking out of there with my dress. The staff are warm and welcoming with an exceptional level of service, relaxing atmosphere and large selection of beautiful gowns’

I’ll leave you now with some amazing images by the very talented   Lissa Alexandra photography

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Venue: Natural Retreats

Photographer:  Lissa Alexandra

Videographer:  Shoot Me Now Films

Caterers:  Friends 4 Dinner

Flowers: Manor Garden

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Exclusive First Look at the NEW gowns from Sottero and Midgley

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SATURDAY 3RD & SUNDAY 4TH JUNE 2017

The latest collection from Sottero and Midgley has just landed and believe us it’s AMAZING! To celebrate the new collection launch we are holding an exclusive two-day event to showcase the incredible new designs. These gowns have not yet landed into the boutiques yet so this is truly a special opportunity for any bride who wants to get there hands on the new collection hot off the runway. If you would like to make an appointment for this event then please get in touch below. Start choosing your favourite dresses and check out the full collection HERE.

Book your exclusive first look appointment 

xx

PS. HERE’S A LITTLE SNEAK PEAK

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Rebecca and Sam A Rustic Wedding at The Wild Boar

 

Our bride Rebecca spotted her dream dress in a magazine, the Deirdre gown by Maggie Sottero ticked every box for her rustic wedding at The Wild Boar in Windermere this February. Rebecca and husband Sam opted for a a cosy vintage style wedding with beautiful rustic touches. Beware there is a huge dose of cool styling with some wellies and a 4×4! We are so thrilled to bring you the details of Rebecca and Sam’s gloriously warm an welcoming vintage wedding. Photography by Hayley Baxter.

‘I love how my dress looks in my wedding pictures, so glad I found it at this boutique! Lovely, friendly staff, always offering a cup of tea and a chat about the dress and the wedding day!’

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Venue: The Wild Boar, Windermere
Photographer: Hayley Baxter

 

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Looking for a dress with sleeves? Here’s our top picks…

Many brides dream of wearing a sleeve on their wedding day and with so many beautiful choices of laces and fabrics out there it’s a great time to choose this look. From delicate cap sleeves to off the shoulder and full lace there are so many to choose from.

If you are thinking of a opting for this classic and elegant bridal style then take a look at some of our top picks below…

PS. did you also know that we have a great selection of jackets and lace overlays that can be added to many of our dresses to create your finished look. You can even choose your lace and shape of jacket to make your very own tailored look with our bridal stylists an in-store seamstress. xx

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Sottero and Midgley Kensington bodice and Kallin skirt 

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Maggie Sottero Deirdre 

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Raimon Bundó Alicia 

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All of these beautiful designs are available to try at the boutique, or head over to our Designers page to view more styles…

To book an appointment call the boutique on 01423 88242 or email info@theharrogateweddinglounge.com

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