So, it is nearly the end of May already. Almost three months have passed since my beautiful daughter Lenox was born. I closed up the boutique on Sunday 18th February at 5pm after fitting in as many brides as I could before going into hospital on Tuesday 20th! I would say that is dedication. I sat in my hospital bed emailing orders to Callista and Ronald Joyce and then finally on Friday 23rd February the newest member of the Edith & Winston Bridalwear team arrived! Lenox has been working in the boutique since she was 2 weeks old and I am grateful to all of you, that you haven’t minded me bringing her along. I can’t complain as she is good as gold, but as we are by appointment it means I can spend my time with her, and with you all.
Janet has been incredible over the past 10 months, so I nominated her for the Bridal Buyers Best Seller of the month award. The Bridal Buyer is a monthly magazine for boutiques and designers and I was so pleased that she was chosen. I couldn’t have done it without her!
We have had a lovely new collection arrive from White Rose Graceful. This Plus Size Designer really does have a stunning selection for you all and we are really pleased with the quality and structure that these dresses have.
We would like to congratulate Callista’s head designer Michele who recently bought the company, making it a fully UK owned company. We look forward to seeing what the future brings as we love our Callista gowns!
We also have a new selection of hair accesories and tiaras from Ivory and Co, including both gold and rose gold pieces.
A few weeks ago Plus Size bloggers Hayley (Curves And Curls UK) and Georgina (our beautiful model – Fuller Figure Fuller Bust) invited us to be a part of their photoshoot weekender! We took along a variety of gowns from all of our designers. Hayley had put together a brilliant shoot with four models, that also included Yazmin and Tina (who you will have all seen at our previous photoshoots). It was a beautiful day at Sugnall Hall and Emma from Luna Photography captured the day perfectly. Here are the sneak peeks from the day.
Georgina is wearing our new Ronald Joyce satin gown.
Yazmin is wearing the Ivory/Light Gold version of this Sonsie gown.
Hayley is modelling our new chiffon, A-line gown by Callista.
Tina is wearing our sparkly new gown by Ronald Joyce.
Please remember that we need a 5-6 month lead time for your wedding dress to be made and then arrive from our designers. On top of that you will then need to allow for alterations. We don’t have our own seamstress here at Edith & Winston Bridalwear. You are always most welcome to find your own seamstress. But if you would like to use one that we recommend, often they require 8-10 weeks to fit you in. So ideally you need to begin your wedding dress search 10-12 months ahead. If you have less than 6 months until your big day, don’t worry — we have a few designers who offer quicker deliveries, as well as the option of purchasing a gown from our sample rail.
We also would like to wish our beautiful model Georgina a very happy 30th birthday! She kindly invited us along with all her friends and family to Croatia. We had a wonderful time. Thank you for all your hard work over the past 3 years but also for being a lovely friend. Time to organise our next photoshoot!
We have just returned and we reopen this Saturday for those brides booked in. We have limited Saturdays available over the summer. So please do get in touch and book your appointment. Our beautiful green and yellow Sandhole Oak Barn photoshoot was featured in April’s Love Our Wedding magazine, with stunning images by Becky at Storyteller Photography. I loved working on this shoot and I’m so happy to see it being featured.
Last, but not least we have had our beautiful bride Katie featured on the Plus Size bridal blog – Something New! She wore Callista Bride’s gown Cezanne to her Scottish beach wedding last year. Please do click on this link, and look at her stunning images. Well, that’s what has been happening here at Edith & Winston Bridalwear since I last updated the blog. Thank you for taking the time to read and look at all these beautiful pictures. To keep up to date with everything E&W and all of our Plus Size Inspiration, follow our Instagram page.
All my love, Becca xx