Felicity Westmacott is a bespoke wedding dress maker with more than 15 years experience. She makes bespoke, one-off dresses from design to completion from her studio in Redhill, Surrey.
Prices start at £1600 for a dress but two lucky ladies will have the chance to get one of her stunning creations at a discounted price….

Snowflake – Discounted Handmade dress

Felicity Westmacott - Bespoke Dressmaker

 

Dress designed for photoshoot ‘Snowflake’. Boned bodice in pale ivory silk dupion and overlaid with gathered tulle. The sweet heart neckline and the natural waistline are both edged with scalloped lace edging which also creeps up around the inside edge of the gathered tulle straps.

Felicity Westmacott - Bespoke Dressmaker

The skirt is layers and layers of tulle, caught up with more lace and roses in a ‘snowflake’ scalloped shape that dips into the train at the back. It fastens with ribbon lacing. Offers over £500 considered.

Felicity Westmacott - Bespoke Dressmaker

Size 10, but can be altered up or down a size easily. Worn once for the shoot it is in perfect condition except for a little dust under the train and a little make up on the lining. Alterations and delivery will be extra.

Lucie – Discounted Handmade dress

Wedding dress for photoshoot made in shot pale pink/lilac taffeta and silver lace.

Felicity Westmacott - Bespoke Dressmaker

Fitted bodice with ruching into the waist and hip, neckline embellished with appliqué lace creeping to one side, echoed on the opposite hip. Full skirt with gathered flared panel from one side. Asymmetric double waterfall detail on the back train which comes with a hook up for dancing.

Felicity Westmacott - Bespoke Dressmaker
A corsage of roses and a button and loop back finished the dress. A silver lace bolero with cut away front, tiny puffed sleeves and collar at the back compliments the style. Similar style made bespoke from £1850, with materials and detail as shown £2600.

Felicity Westmacott - Bespoke Dressmaker

This dress is for sale, offers over £500 considered. Size 10/12, but can be altered up or down a size easily. Worn once for the shoot it is in perfect condition except for a little dust under the train and few pin marks at the back. Alterations and delivery will be extra.

For further information go to www.felicitywestmacott.co.uk or call 01737 773 282 or 07762 543 230

Photo by Simon Hooley The Image Cella

 

 

 

 

Coast Mid-Season Sale Up to 50% Off

Get yourself a bargain for a Summer Wedding at a fraction of the cost

Coast Rupal Lace Sleeve Top – Was £55, Now £29
The Rupal Lace Sleeve Top is crafted from soft lightweight material perfect for layering within the cooler months. Softly tailored to follow your curves this gathered top is a wearable style that can be dressed up or down. The sheer lace calla style sleeves add beautiful coverage. Team with slim leg trousers for a modern day to night look.Coast Rupal Lace Top

Coast Clarence Ruffle Blouse – Was £69, Now £39
A timeless and sophisticated blouse with a stunning contrasting ruffle detail adorning the front. The Clarence Ruffle Blouse is crafted from soft lightweight material perfect for laying in the winter and keeping you cool in the warmer months. Softly tailored to follow your curves this a wearable style that can be dressed up or down beautifully.

Coast Ruffle Blouse

Coast Lee Lace Stripe Dress – Was £59, Now £49
Dip into this season’s monochrome print with this stunning fitted dress. Ideal for day to night wear, the Lee Lace Stripe Dress features a contrasting lace panelled shelf overlay and a flattering pencil shape skirt. Team with heels and a slim clutch for a gorgeous look this season.

 

Coast Lee Lace Stripe Dress

Coast Millana-May Spot Dress – Was £109, Now £49
Add this chic piece to brighten up your wardrobe. The Milliana May Spot Dress features a modern A-line silhouette, a structured bodice and a cinched in waist belt which flatters the figure beautifully. This seasons must have dress features a modern twist with the beautiful contrasting polka dot print

Coast Millana May Spot Dress

Coast Juno Jacquard Dress – Was £129, Now £59
The Juno Jacquard Dress is a stunning and contemporary choice with its clean cut and beautiful floral jacquard print. Featuring a subtle V neckline and a structured shape, the box pleats and flared skirt create a flattering silhouette ideal for a party setting.

Coast Juno Jacquard Dress

To see other stunning items on sale click here

 

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There’s nothing like your wedding day to help motivate a girl to lose weight.  Many brides-to-be turn to fad diets or extreme measures for a quick fix. Weddings in…. has teamed up with Tim-e-Fitness for his top tips on getting in shape the right way for your big day –

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  • Don’t starve yourself!! – Please, please don’t do this!  All it will do is slow down your metabolism and your body will go into starvation mode, clinging on to every bit of stored energy that it can.  Ensure you eat something every 2-4 hours.
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) – Short bursts of exercise, which get your heart rate rocketing, are a far more effective use of your time than plodding away on a treadmill for ages, painfully watching the minutes go by.  There are so many HIIT routines you can find online nowadays to keep your workouts interesting, which shouldn’t take longer than 20-25 minutes to complete.  The best thing about HIIT is that it continues to burn fat for hours afterwards.
  • No more sugar – The first few days will be tough, but 7-10 days later you will wonder what all the fuss was about and will no longer crave all that rubbish!  Words can’t describe how much of a difference this will have on your waistline, your energy levels and your all round happiness.  Bye bye soft drinks!
  • Use My Fitness Pal – Download the My Fitness Pal app to track what you’re consuming each day.  Be honest, enter everything you have and you might be surprised by what you see.  Further to tip 3, try to ensure your sugar intake is less than 100g per day – you can monitor this easily on MFP.
  • Hydrate – Last, but by no means least, water!  There are so many benefits of drinking enough water, including healthier skin, teeth, bones and joints, improved digestion, reduced fatigue, suppressed appetite and increased fat metabolism.  I recommend my clients drink over 2 litres, consuming it gradually throughout the day.

Here’s some of his amazing results –

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twobird Bridesmaid Tulle New Collection 2016

twobird Bridesmaid Tulle New Collection 2016

twobirds Bridesmaid is a unique solution that comes in two sizes, up to 27 different colourways depending on style and with fifteen different ways of tying.  No matter what shape or size your bridesmaid will look and feel as fabulous as the bride!

Following the launch of last year’s  twobirds Bridesmaid Tulle Collection, they have unveilved three new on trend colours for 2016 bridesmaids.

The additional trio of shades Silver, Clementine and Champagne complement an existing neutral pallette, and are available in a variety of styles, meaning bridesmaids are able to pick their own individual neckline and cut, whilst still wearing the same colour.

Speaking about the additions, Michelle Hailey, European Director of Operations at the brand, said: “Soft, pretty neutral tones have always appealed to brides and we’ve been looking for the perfect new shades to add to the collection”.

She continued: “Taking advice from our customers has been a key part of this process and we’ve been trialling these new colours in our Covent Garden flagship showroom for a little while. The feedback from our brides has been amazing and we’re seeing orders coming in for the most beautiful combinations of colours. I can’t wait to see their wedding photos!”

Following the same versatile philosophy as the multiway Classic Collection, the romantic Tulle Collection can be wrapped in endless different styles to suit all body shapes and sizes.  The collection is now available in 12 shades and all colours are available now from the London flagship showroom and from stockists around the country.

View the range of twobirds Bridesmaid Collections     Click here for stockists of bridalwear and Groomswear in Surrey

twobird Bridesmaid Tulle Collection 2016

We have compiled a list of essential questions to ask your wedding photographer.

Wedding photographer fees can take up to 15% of your wedding budget.  Wedding Photography is one of the most important areas of your wedding day, creating lasting memories for years to come.  Chances are in years to come you will not remember all the details and your wedding album is there to reminisce and pass down through the family.   There are many wedding photographers in the market and the most popular ones will get reserved early. Choosing the right one for you and your day is vital, to ensure that they capture every special moment.

Andy Huntley Photography

AndyHuntley.co.uk

Begin your search as soon as you have booked the wedding venue.  Attend local wedding fairs in Surrey where you will find a number of photographers with different styles of capturing your day. They will have a portfolio to look at and bring friends and family for their opinions.  A good wedding photographer will have a Blog where they will showcase recent weddings, and give you some great ideas for your wedding.

Mathew Kendall Photography - Surrey

MathewKendallPhotography.co.uk

Create a shortlist and chat to each photographer – you must feel comfortable with the photographer so they can get the best shots on the day.  Some wedding photographers will include an engagement shoot in the overall total.  Lastly, make sure that you feed your photographer on the day – 8 hours without food may not bring the best results! Caterers normally have supplier meals at a lower head cost.
Alexander Leaman Photography - Surrey

AlexanderLeaman.com

We have compiled 20 questions to ask your wedding photographer to help you make your decision:
  1. Do you belong to a professional association
  2. Do you have a second-shooter/assistant
  3. Is this your main profession
  4. How many weddings have you photographed
  5. How would you describe your style of wedding photography
  6. Wht packages do you have
  7. Are there any other costs
  8. Can we amend your packages to suit us
  9. Do you work from a checklist of required photographs
  10. Can we look at your contract
  11. How many photographs will you take
  12. Does your price include a DVD of photographs
  13. How many photographs in my Album
  14. How long does it take for delivery of Album/DVD
  15. Can we contact previous couples for a reference
  16. What is your deposit & payment schedule
  17. What happens if something goes wrong or you are ill
  18. Do you have back-up equipment
  19. Who owns the copyright
  20. Can we look at examples of other weddings

Take advantage of February’s Valentines wedding offers from:

Chris & Hannah Photography – £250 off all collections on available dates.

Chris & Hannah Photography

Matt Weddings – 20% off all wedding packages booked during the month of February.

Matt Weddings - Wedding Photographer Surrey

Annie Stodel Photography – 20% off all wedding packages booked during the month of February

Annie Stodel Photography - Wedding Photographer Surrey

Check out our other great wedding offers to stretch your wedding budget even further!  Enter our competitions to Win your Wedding Flowers and Free tickets for you and a Plus One to go to the National Wedding Show in London on February 26-28th.