Wedding Blog

HT Headwear Now Available To Buy At!

Today we are uber-excited to announce that HT Headwear bridal headpieces are now available to buy in our on-line boutique!

Renowned for her elegant, romantic designs, founder Helena Talbot has created a stunning range of bridal headpieces at affordable prices without compromising on quality or style.

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Open Day At The Beautiful Poundon House

Poundon House, a private country house wedding venue on the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire border is hosting an open day on 28th April 2013. The day is a relaxed and informal way to enjoy a tour of the house and gardens and see how it could work for your own wedding.

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Up to 70% Off Designer Wedding Dresses at Ellie Sanderson!

Calling all brides to be in the midlands! On Saturday 27th April, for one day only, award winning bridal retailer Ellie Sanderson is hosting a Designer Wedding Dress Sale at her Oxford boutique, with up to 70% off some very big names!

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Exclusive: Phillipa Lepley Talks Bridal Couture with Mark Niemierko

When you think of Bridal Couture, one of the first names that springs to mind is Phillipa Lepley. Renowned for her beautiful, classic wedding dresses with a twist, Phillipa has been at the forefront of the British wedding industry for 25 years, offering discerning brides to be a truly bespoke and personal service.

Combine Phillipa's talent with the UK's leading wedding planner, Mark Niemierko, and you get some amazing results. So, with the latest Niemierko Academy getting under way at The Dorchester this week, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to bring you Mark's Academy interview with the couture designer heself, shared with you exclusively via The Wedding Vine...

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We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Wedding Vine reader Sarah Driver who has won our fabulous prizedraw for two tickets to Zoe Lem's Vintage Wedding Fair at the Bloomsbury Ballroom this Sunday, 14th April.

With dozens of fantastic exhibitors and experts attending, we're sure Sarah and her fiancé Liam will have an amazing time and come away with some fabulous inspiration for their wedding!

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Sassi Bride Megan Tells Us About Her Wedding Plans

As Sassi bride Megan's big day get's closer, we caught up with her to find out how her planning is going. A girl after our own hearts, Megan and Paul have taken their time to plan their wedding to make sure everything is just right...

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Win! VIP tickets to Zoe Lem's Vintage Wedding Fair!

The Wedding Vine have teamed up with The Bloomsbury Ballroom and Zoe Lem to give away a pair of VIP Tickets (RRP £25 each) to Zoe Lem's Vintage Wedding Fair, being held at The Bloomsbury Ballroom in London on Sunday 14th April 2013.

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Oscar de la Renta Opens Flagship London Store!

Last week the new Oscar de la Renta flagship store opened in London's Mayfair, and who better to host the party than Mark Niemierko - the UK's leading wedding and events planner. Inspiration for the event was taken from Oscar de la Renta's first bridal fragrance, "Something Blue", a fresh, light, floral fragrance, presented in a beautifully designed box based on a replica of a white lace and blue organza Oscar de la Renta gown from his current Bridal collection.

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Our Week At The Niemierko Academy

At the end of January, I headed to London to attend the Niemierko Academy, a five day wedding planning masterclass run by top UK wedding planner, Mark Niemierko.

As you would expect from Mark Niemierko, this isn't your average wedding planning course. Held in the deluxe surroundings of The Dorchester, the Academy takes place over 5 days, during which students are given an intensive introduction to the world of luxury weddings.

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Find Your Dream Wedding Dress: Special Events at Ellie Sanderson

Brides to be! If you are looking for a truly special dress shopping experience, Ellie Sanderson has two exciting events coming up which you won't want to miss - first up, an Alan Hannah designer day in Oxford on 9th March, followed by a preview of the latest Benjamin Roberts collection in Beaconsfield on 16th March!

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Soft, Romantic Colours from Stephanie Allin

One of the shows that stood out for us last year at the White Gallery London catwalks was Stephanie Allin, with the launch of her 2013 Night and Day collection for 2013. We loved the soft, feminine dresses, inspired by the beauty and romance of Morocco and designed in an array of soft, pastel colours. With gorgeous detailing and flowing fabrics, this collection is Pretty with a capital 'P'!

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The Niemierko Academy: The Interview!

As one of the UK's leading luxury wedding planners, Mark Niemierko knows a thing or two about organising events and his Academy course at The Dorchester last week was definitely that!

Taking place over five days, the course introduces students to the world of luxury wedding planning and is designed not only to inspire but also to provide a real insight into the reality of working in the wedding industry.

The latest Academy took place last week in London and The Wedding Vine were there to see what it was all about. We'll be bringing you a number of features inspired by the Academy over the next few weeks, starting with this exclusive interview with the man himself...

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Designer Wedding Style at Bargain Prices!

We love our designer goodies here at The Wedding Vine, but it's also nice to bag a bargain every now and then! We were therefore excited to hear about new designer discount boutique, Marmion Market, where you can find top bridal and fashion lines at up to 70% off!

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Neale James Voted One of Junebug's 'Best of the Best'

As one of the UK's top reportage wedding photographers, Neale James has produced some amazing images over the years. You only need to take a look at the real weddings we have featured here on The Wedding Vine to see that his unobtrusive style enables him to capture the true emotion of each wedding day. It's therefore no wonder that this stunning image, as featured in our recent Photofilm inspiration article, has been chosen by Junebug Weddings as one of the top 50 wedding images in the world!

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Alexander House Hotel wedding fayre this Sunday - 20th January 2013!

This Sunday, 20th January 2013, the historic Alexander House Hotel is set to host a wonderful wedding showcase, with brides to be invited to enjoy a showround of this stunning 5 star hotel from 11am until 3pm.

With a variety of top suppliers in attendance, this is a fantastic opportunity to discover just how special your big day could be!

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Dress Shopping With The Sassi Bride!

As her wedding draws nearer, Sassi Bride Megan tells us all about her dress shopping experience at Anne Priscilla Bridal in Glasgow and how she found her perfect gown. Megan told us,

"Once engaged the most important thing for me was 'The Dress'. From extensive wedding research from online and wedding magazines, I knew I just had to have a Sassi Holford dress. They were the most stunning dresses I had ever seen and picking just one was sure to be a hard task..."

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Announcing The Winner of Our Polly Edwards Competition!

At the end of last year we ran an amazing prizedraw offering you the chance to win a headdress of your choice by leading designer Polly Edwards up to the value of £300! As you can imagine we had hundreds of entries and we are delighted to announce that the lucky winner is Charlotte Calder from Birmingham.

Charlotte will be marrying her fiancé Rich later this year on an idyllic Greek Island and is sure to look stunning with her beautiful Polly Edwards design.

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Happy New Year from The Wedding Vine!

It's our first blog post of 2013 so we thought we would take this opportunity to congratulate all of our lovely new brides who got engaged over the festive season and take a look back at the last 12 months.

2012 was an amazing year for us here at The Wedding Vine, with a brand new homepage and shop design and lots of fabulous new readers. Once again we brought you the latest designer wedding dresses straight from the London catwalks and introduced you to some fantastic new luxury suppliers. And 2013? Well, it's set to be even better!

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Merry Christmas from The Wedding Vine!

The Wedding Vine team would like to wish all of our fabulous readers and wonderful partners a very Merry Christmas! We hope that you have a magical time and we can't wait to hear all of those romantic engagement stories in the New Year!

With love,
The Wedding Vine Team

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Pretty, Feminine and Fashion-Led - The 2013 MiaMia Collection

This week we're really excited to bring you the gorgeous new dresses for 2013 from MiaMia - the young, pret-a-porter label from Alan Hannah. Think beautiful, flowing chiffons and silk slipper satins, with flirty, feminine embellishments - this gorgeous range is perfect for young, fashion conscious brides, looking for something stylish, yet elegant.

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