A Humanist wedding – Is it for you?

Recently I’ve read a ‘spot-on’ article by Louise Ridley in the Huffington Post about having a Humanist wedding. We too had a Humanist celebrant lead our wedding ceremony which meant we could choose what we said and did. We are not practising Humanists - although if you read more about them, th ...
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Taking photos during bridal appointments:Today I would like to talk about something that has come up recently with many of my brides regarding taking photos during bridal appointments. I am going to state my opinion on the matter first so that everyone is clear about what happens when you visit Bris ...
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It’s July, the sun is shining, then it’s raining, then it’s blowing a gale, then it’s sunny again…and it only seems right to dust off the album to BBB’s own amazing wedding day which happened back in July 2009 on the farm I grew up on, before BBB was a twinkle in my eye! Although obvious ...
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Chosen Wedding Collective – THE HUB

I’m going to start by saying I need The Hub in my life. For so many reasons. Not only am I a relative newbie to the wedding industry but I also NEED to put myself in situations that fuel me with a jet-pack of inspiration! Working from home on your own can lead you down all sorts of paths. Most of ...
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This month I am excited to introduce a very special person to BBB's monthly blog-spot....Grace Kingsley - Professional hair and make-up artist, nail artist, entrepreneur extraordinaire! Grace has built up what can only be described as an empire of beauty. Only last week I discovered she had beautifi ...
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The Great Hall Wedding Fair 2015

Great Hall Wedding FairLast weekend BBB went to Bristol Grammar School, for the second time this month, to attend The Great Hall Wedding Fair. Only a few weeks ago Bristol’s (wedding) finest met within these grand walls to help me get some stunning new images of the dresses stocked at Bristol Bri ...
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Now it may seem strange that I am writing a title like that when I am in the business of selling sample and second-hand wedding dresses - BUT - I wanted to give an honest and upfront account of how I view the process and to encourage all brides to be savvy when buying ANY wedding dress - whether it ...
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Little Wedding Space 2015

Today was the last day at The Little Wedding Space - part pop-up part wedding fair. It has been a fascinating few weeks - especially as I am a newbie to the wedding industry. Seeing couples come in and browse the stands is really interesting and gives them an opportunity to make a human connection w ...
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V&A Wedding Dress Exhibition (1775-2014)

For one day only BBB forgot about sample and second-hand wedding dresses, met my Mum in South Ken and stepped back in time to see what the world had to say about wedding dresses 300 years ago. The V&A is one of my favourite places in London. I’ve only been a few times but it knows how to put o ...
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The Wedding To Out-Style All Weddings!

A year ago this month two pals of mine had THE MOST stylish, romantic and fabulous wedding day. I am biased as I was Matron of Honour (Matron!?! Sounds like I am 80 years old!) but from that position I obviously knew them very well, had witnessed their love story and got goosebumps all over when the ...
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Every girl needs…an amazing seamstress

I always refer to her as mine, she has become my mentor and friend, she is HUGELY talented and wise and I couldn’t run Bristol Bridal Boutique without her….Introducing the inspiration behind this month's blog…Susan Gilby - Dress designer, award winning seamstress, general amazing person...... ...
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Designers at Bristol Bridal Boutique

I thought it was a good time to talk more about the designers I stock at BBB. I have three or four dresses from some designers and only one of quite a few others but it is good to know a bit more about where they are coming from in terms of their vision and design..Stephanie AllinI have liter ...
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West Country Business…as in…’THE business’

Business is infectious. I get so excited about friends’ new business ventures in a way I never knew I would. It’s because I can now empathise with the excitement, fear and aspirations that come with starting your own business empire. I’m also VERY proud to have lived in Bristol for 15 years an ...
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The Wedding Sessions

The Wedding Sessions…Sometimes our worlds collide and you look back on that moment and think ‘wow…that was really good timing!’ This is how I felt when one of my besties pointed me in the direction of the Little Wedding Tweet Ups at Goldbrick House in Bristol and following from that The Wed ...
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On January 3rd 2014 I decided to start my own business. The randomness of this date still baffles me. Many would say ‘ah a new years resolution’. I say ‘no just totally random!’ This is the day I announced to my husband Sam ‘I’m going to do it….I’m going to start a business selling s ...
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