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A Bride's Eye View

Rachel and Joe

Dressed in his 3-piece navy suit, Joe fidgeted with excitement as he waited with glee for his bride to be, as he stood at the front of the Church of the Assumption, in Beeston. 100 of the couples closest friends and family anticipated the arrival of the beautiful, blushing bride and she did not disappoint. Dressed in a stunning Eliza Jane Howell wedding gown, with a V-neck top and full length embroidery, Rachel took everyone’s breath away with her poise and elegance. The butterfly sleeve on this gorgeous wedding gown added a conservative element whilst the A-line shape flattered Rachel flawlessly. Her favourite colour, green was placed throughout the décor and prominent in the wild flower bouquets and arrangements. Filled with joy, Rachel strode down the aisle to say yes to the rest of her life with her prince charming, Joe. 



Please describe how you chose your wedding attire. 

I wanted to look like the best version of me. I wear my hair in a bob and never put my hair up or curl it. On my wedding day, I just had my hair blow dried into my usual bob to look natural.  

Comfort was key when it came to shoe shopping! I went for a wide fitting Rainbow shoe with a tiny heel. The full-length wedding veil I chose was also from Rainbow; long, simple and elegant. 

The dress was stunning and my parents were keen to pay for it, I don’t know if they had a budget or not, but there’s no price on happiness! 


How and why did you select your florist? 

I had a great experience choosing my dress with Mary's help at The Wedding Room. She couldn’t have been more attentive and caring. I also found there are just too many options when it comes to suppliers for your wedding. So, when I found out Mary could also provide our flowers I was keen to select her as our creative florist.  


What was your favourite plant in your bouquet? 

I liked all the greenery and the unstructured nature of the bouquet. So, I'd probably say the eucalyptus as it worked perfectly with my wild flower theme.  


Do you have any top tips on how to get the most out of your photographer? 

We met up a couple of times before the wedding which helped build rapport. I think it helps to choose someone you like and can work with. Make sure you are honest about what you want and don't want, they are so clever and can ensure they make your dream come to life. 


Were you nervous the night before your wedding, if so, how did you overcome the nerves? 

A little yes - particularly because at our church rehearsal the night before I had cried my way all through the vows and I was convinced I'd do the same on the day! We had a lot of family and friends over from Ireland and other places so we all met for a meal the night before which really helped distract me from the nerves. 


How did you choose your suppliers? 

We had 9 months from our engagement to the wedding day which automatically reduced the options for a lot of things, for example a lot of venues, photographers etc were already booked up. I was glad of this as I found there were far too many options. So, after availability I guess I looked at quality of product, value for money, and likeability of the supplier. Quality is key! 


What is the best piece of advice you could offer another bride? 

Remember this is about getting married and not just about a wedding. Whilst you want everything to go well on the day, it won't matter if the ribbons on your favour boxes are one shade darker than the bridesmaid dresses! No-one will notice or remember! 


What was your favourite moment of your wedding? 

There are too many favourites to single out one but I was so chuffed that my dad, aged 83, was still able to walk me down the aisle. Magical moment! 


What are you most looking forward too about married life? 

Growing old together. 



Photographer: Darren Cresswell Photography

Caterer: Thrumpton Hall

Wedding Cake: Glitter and Sparkle

Venue Stylist : The Wedding Room Flowers

Band/DJ: Singer – Steve McGill. DJ – Andy Monk

Bridesmaids attire – Dessy dress

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Anyone for Crepes?

There has been a recent shift in wedding dress fabrics with the recent introduction of crepe fabric in several designers collections. None so better executed than Stella York's collection for 2018 and now showing in 2019.

So what's to love about this new wedding dress fabric? Simple. It's so beautifully fluid. It falls and drapes like no other fabric. It clings in all the right places and teams fabulously with lace.

Here are a few designs we currently have in store which are causing stir. I think you can see why?

Stella York 6586

 A sleek, slim fitting and sexy sheath silhouette is made from lace and crepe and is adorned with sparkling beadwork. French-inspired lace is positioned throughout the body and sits low on the hips creating much-desired curves. Wide, curved seaming adds shape and fit to the flared skirt, which is finished with the most amazing signature laser-cut lace cathedral train. Deep side cutouts are highlighted by lattice stitching and delicate sheer panels. The open back of this modern  wedding dress is the real star of the show, what a show stopper. Beaded pearl micro straps criss-cross in the back and meet at the low-cut sheer back. Elegant fabric-covered buttons line the back over a zipper closure. Perfect for any beach wedding.

Stella York 6610

A modern high neckline to the front meets an elegant backless silhouette in this amazing wedding dress . Lace and fluid crepe create a sexy figure hugging silhouette complete with a signature laser-cut lace train and deep V-back. The lace-covered bodice has a modern halter neckline and floats down the sides of the hips with curved seams, creating structure and hugs the figure with ease. Soft sequin sparkles throughout the lace glisten subtly in the light, bringing attention to the small details which match the floating back straps details. This vintage-inspired wedding dress zips under elegant fabric covered buttons ( all the way down the centre back seam - dreamy) for a polished and sophisticated modern finish.

The only thing left to decide is which is your favourite?

Desperate to try these two wonderful styles on from Stella York do not hesitate to get in touch on 0115 925 8876 or contact us here.

Dresses Stella York, straps, crepedress, lace wedding dress, cut out side panels

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A Bride's Eye View

Nicola and Lee


Relaxed, refreshed, re-energised. Nicola sauntered leisurely back through the woods of centre parks, after receiving the most amazing, professional massage in the spa, organised completely by her loving her boyfriend. As she opened the wooden door to her rental apartment, her heart skipped a beat as her eyes fell upon the most memorable and romantic scene. Nicola’s eyes danced around the candlelit room, decorated in rose petals and love hearts. In the centre of the room, her devoted boyfriend, Lee knelt on one knee, anxiously holding a ring. Not just a ring. A Haribo ring. In a fit of laughter, with tears of joy in her eyes, Nicola said yes to marrying the man of her dreams.


Exactly one year later, the happy couple celebrated their honeymoon in the same resort. In the meantime, a whirlwind of planning, wedding dress shopping and bouquet designing, had all come together for the beautiful wedding of Mr and Mrs Dyas. Starting in Sawley Church, dressed in neutral colours with a rustic theme and sprinkles of ivory and silver accents, Lee waited patiently up the aisle. Wearing a wool grey suit to coordinate with the rustic theme and a tie to match the bridesmaids, Lee’s mouth dropped when turned to watch his stunning fiancé walk towards him. Dressed in an elegant La Sposa gown, with an A-line silhouette and detail, embellished cap sleeves, Nicola looked flawless. The shape and design suited her perfectly, highlighting her natural beauty. The large bouquet she carried was filled with an ivory ensemble of roses and ranunculas, perfectly suited to this gorgeous wedding’s theme. As everybody’s eyes watched her intently in awe, Nicola slowly paced down the aisle and revealed the low-cut scoop back and rounded train of her amazing dress. The floor length veil and diamond headband added the picture-perfect detail to finish off her beautiful wedding attire.


After the ‘I do’s’, the wedding party continued and 100 of the newlyweds nearest and dearest filled the rustic halls of Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel. The rural and neutral theme resonated, ornamenting the room with candles and ivory flowers. As the party was roaring and the laughter resounded through the hotel, Nicola thought back to the first night she met the love of her life, in an unassuming night out in Long Eaten 9 years beforehand. Little did she know then, she’d become Mrs Dyas for the rest of her life.




Were you nervous the night before your wedding, if so, how did you overcome the nerves?

Yes, completely. I had all my friends over for a girl’s night so they kept me company with girlie chat and laughs.


What was your favourite moment of your wedding?

Seeing Lee’s amazed expression as I walked down the aisle was priceless. And the speeches were brilliant too! Lee's was so emotional and his best woman's was hilarious and unique. Unforgettable!


 Do you have any top tips on how to get the most out of your photographer?

Write a list of which photos you would like to be taken to give to the photographer before the day. This way, he’ll know exactly what you want before your special day and you won’t need to worry.


If you could go back to the planning stage of your wedding, what would you do differently and why?

Not leave everything to the last minute. Planning is key!! Avoid the stress.


What is the best piece of advice you could offer another bride?

Enjoy every minute of the day as it goes so fast.


How did you choose your suppliers?

Recommendations from friends and family were essential in finding trustworthy suppliers. Additionally, going to wedding fairs was exceptionally helpful.


What are you most looking forward too about married life?

Being called Mrs Dyas.


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