Don't miss your chance to come and meet some of the best wedding suppliers in the county this Sunday (September 14) when Hatfield House hosts a wedding fayre.
It's your chance to kill two birds with one stone because Heritage Brides is actually based at Hatfield House.Why not pop in and see our gorgeous dresses, our amazing accessories and our awesome shoes? And the best thing about Heritage Brides is that we are here year round. Why not come and discover us?
I was very kindly asked to take part in a photo shoot this week with the extremely talented Lou from Whimsical Wonderland Wedding blog and Alex from Bijou Bride.
I have only ever really drooled over the images which tempt us in glossy magazines. In fact I never really considered what a 'styled shoot' actually was. And suffice it to say, I have never given much thought into how they actually happen.
I was astounded with the sheer volume of work that is involved in doing something like this.
Alex had obviously sourced some of the most professional people to work with on this session which took place at the beautiful Moggerhanger Park. I would have said that this was a job in itself. Getting busy people to commit to a day out of their schedules. It's a tough ask to start with.
It was supposed to be sunny when we planned this styled shoot.
Carl Russell & Co gunmakers is also based at the Stable Yard at Hatfield House and it seemed like a perfect opportunity to exploit the 'shotgun wedding' theme.
Bringing in the talented KRJ Photography and borrowing some willing models, we braved the elements to create this.
The gorgeous Jess Hearn wore Terry Fox, Maria Senvo and Belle & Bunty for the shoot, whilst her handsome groom Billy wore the latest Top Man tuxedo with Converse.
What do you think?
COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON AND ALL ENTRANTS WILL BE RECEIVING THEIR £50 DISCOUNT VOUCHER VIA E MAIL SHORTLY
BRIDES. Are you looking for your perfect dress? Then look no further because Heritage Brides at Hatfield House is offering one lucky winner the chance to win a dress worth £750.
That's right. If you enter this competition you will be in with a chance of winning your dream dress. And even if you are not the lucky winner, everyone who enters the competition with a valid e mail will receive a voucher worth £50 which can be redeemed against any dress purchase in the boutique.
Heritage Brides is the only bridal boutique in the country to be based in a stately home. It offers a range of designer gowns which have been carefully selected to complement the stunning location. Found in the Harness Room at the Stable Yard, the ancient barn setting has been described by brides as a magical woodland wonderland and a slice of girly heaven.
With dresses to suit all budgets, shapes and sizes, Heritage Brides has a relaxed atmosphere and is proud of the fact that it is distinctly different.
It not only sells beautiful gowns but also stocks some ultra-glamorous shoes and bridal accessories. So even if you already have your dress you might want to visit to see if you can find those extra special touches for your big day.
So if you would like to be in with a chance of winning your dream dress, then all you have to do is answer this simple question:
At which stately home is Heritage Brides based?
a) Kenwood House
b) Knebworth House
c) Hatfield House
To find out more about Heritage Brides or to make an appointment to try on our gowns, then please visit www.heritagebrides.co.uk or telephone: 01707 707842.
To celebrate our recent opening, we are offering all brides the chance to find their dream dress at Heritage Brides but during May, there will be an extra 10% off.
That means that you will be able to make some incredible savings not only on your gown, but on your shoes and accessories too.
The rules are simple - you just have to make a purchase at the boutique in May. Your discount will be applied when you pay. Simples!
Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter the first ever Heritage Brides competition.
Keep an eye out on your inboxes this week as the winner will be announced via the newsletter.
The winner will receive £250 to spend in the boutique - so whether that goes towards a stunning Terry Fox gown or a pair of Harriet Wilde heels, the choice is theirs.
Remember Heritage Brides is the only bridal boutique to be located at a stately and is in the sumptuous surroundings of Hatfield House.
Why not come along and see us - we promise you it will be an experience you will not forget.
I seem to have spent years with a vision running round my head. I wanted to create a bridal boutique that was fun, had the wow factor and gave brides an experience they won't forget.
When we opened the doors on Tuesday, I think I can safely say that Heritage Brides has turned out even better than I hoped it would.
The barn looks magical and provides the most enchanting setting for the stunning dresses. With the vintage bits and pieces I have been collecting over the years, it really represents a piece of my heritage.
My Nan's tea set is on a window sill, my grandmother's doilies (which I hated as a child) fit in perfectly and we also have a vintage sewing machine from Darren's family. Not only that everything has been filled with love and support, not just from family but from my lovely friends who have been there when I have questioned what I was doing.
In the last few days, I have had nothing but positive comments and encouragement which has made me all the more determined to make Heritage Brides a success.
I do hope you will join me on this woodland adventure which really is my dream come true.
Heritage Brides was lucky enough to be featured by the Scottish blogger Mrs P and P this week.
We are thrilled that there has been such a positive response to us even before we have opened the doors.
Read the post here:
Brides. Are you looking for a different experience when choosing your wedding dress? Then look no further than Heritage Brides – the newest bridal boutique to open in Hertfordshire.
Based in the Harness Room at the Stable Yard in Hatfield House, Heritage Brides is a magical vintage wonderland where you will find the most amazing designer dresses, shoes and accessories.
Opening in April 2014, we would like to offer one lucky bride the chance to win £250 to spend at the boutique. So you might want to redeem it against one of our drop-dead gorgeous gowns by Terry Fox, or you might find that you would like to use it to buy the most exquisite hair vine from Klair Van Elton. Or perhaps you have been searching for the right shoes for your big day? We have the hottest heels in town!
No matter what you want to spend it on, you will be assured of the very best service and experience. After all, Hatfield House has always been fit for princesses!
If you would like to be in with a chance of winning the £250 to spend at Heritage Brides, all you have to do is answer this simple question:
At which stately home will Heritage Brides be based?
a) Audley End House
b) Hatfield House
c) Kenwood House
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First things first. There aren’t many of us out there which have a body which can rival Kate Moss. It’s actually a fact that the most common dress size in the UK is a 16. So that means that it’s likely that the size 8 model you have seen on the pages of your favourite wedding mag, might not be exactly what you will look like in it.
But that doesn’t mean to say you won’t look fabulous. At Heritage Brides in Hertfordshire, we hope to find the right dress for each of our brides regardless of your shape, height, size or budget. And we work with you. We want to celebrate curves and real women and that’s why many of our samples dresses are in a size 14 or 16.
“Lou Lou Bridal dresses are perfect for curvy ladies,” said boutique owner Sam Newby-Ricci, “because they have full 50s skirts and fitted bodice which works to emphasise a bust and hide a bum! And the tea length gowns teamed up with a pair of heels show off the smallest part of your leg. It’s a very sexy look!”
Belle & Bunty gowns are perfect for the taller lady. The Darcey which is part of the Heritage Brides collection also has elbow length sleeves which can make a bride feel more comfortable. And don’t forget your underwear – the right bra and knickers combo can hide a multitude of sins and give an hour glass effect.
If however you aren’t Amazon like in the height department, don’t fret. Terry Fox gowns at Heritage brides are fun, flirty and fitted. And that means they are made to your measurements, so you know that you will be getting a gown that is perfect for you.
And of course if you are lucky enough to be a size 10, then choose a dress which highlights the bit of your bod which you love the most. New designer Maria Senvo dresses are great for brides who want to show off their backs. Sensual and elegant at the same time, these gowns are great for girls who want something a bit out of the ordinary.
“The most important thing to consider is how you feel in a dress,” said Sam, “No one apart from the bride can get ‘that feeling’ and it doesn’t matter if you are a petite size 6 or a size 20, you will know when you are wearing the one for you.”
Heritage Brides is a new bridal boutique which is opening in the prestigious location of Hatfield House in Hertfordshire in April. For more details visit www.heritagebrides.co.uk or follow on Twitter @HeritageBrides.
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