Real Wedding: The ‘Perfect Princess’ Bride – Lynn & Jonathan.

When Lynn was busy organizing her wedding day, she saw the opportunity of a lifetime.  Lynn, like so many other brides at the time, had been disappointed with the lack of choice available for Plus Size brides in her area. But her disappointment also brought the perfect opportunity to find her own wedding dress.

And so Lynn opened Perfect Princess Bridal in Bath. Not only was she able to fulfill her dream of opening her own boutique, but she found ‘the one’. I am so excited to show you her wedding day to Jonathan.

Plus Size Brides - Lynn and Jonathan

Lynn and Jonathan’s wedding day took place on the 1st of September 2016 at Homewood Park in Bath. This cute couple even included their adorable dog Mittens. I love that I can share these lovely photographs with you.

Lynn and Jonathan picked this gorgeous exclusive-use venue as it had enough bedrooms for all their guests to stay, while still offering a cosy and intimate atmosphere. They also loved the beautiful gardens, and as it is a dog friendly venue, they were able to have Mittens with them for the whole day. Lynn and Jonathan also chose a range of entertainment for the day, including a magician, casino and DJ. They really wanted to have a fabulous party.

Plus Size Brides - Lynn and Jonathan

Lynn chose her wedding dress from her own bridal boutique collection after seeing it at a trade show and falling in love. With the help of her seamstress she was able to make the changes she wanted to the bodice of her Allure Woman gown, and what an incredible result!

I love to hear Lynn talk about her wedding dress as it was the perfect choice for her. Lynn said “I was obsessed with the amazing skirt, I wanted something fun and dramatic, something I couldn’t wear again. The bodice was designed to use the existing belt but add sleeves and a bit more sparkle.”

Plus Size Brides - Lynn and Jonathan

Lynn said “When I started shopping for my wedding dress I expected to be able to have the same fabulous experience and choice as everyone else. However I was very quickly disappointed. I found that many boutiques offering ‘plus size’ had very, very few dresses, or only had a couple of size 16s or 18s. With experience in retail, merchandising, marketing and business I saw an opportunity of a lifetime. To be able to offer brides such as myself the experience and choice that I had expected. I was not a nervous bride, and wanted to be able to enjoy my wedding dress shopping, and that is what I aim to offer all my brides when they come to my boutique.”

Plus Size Brides - Lynn and Jonathan

To see more beautiful images from Lynn & Jonathan’s Wedding Day please click on the photographs below.

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Real Wedding: A Musical Spectacular Starring Georgina and Robbie.

For our first ever Real Wedding I knew exactly whose wedding I wanted to feature! Georgina Horne (Fuller Figure Fuller Bust) is not only a super influential Plus Size bridal model, but she is a lingerie blogger who has changed the lives of so many of her followers, including mine! So who else would be the most perfect first wedding to be featured on Something New.

Something New Georgina and Robbie

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Something New Georgina and Robbie

Two years ago today, as the overture from the ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ played out by a string quartet, Georgina walked down the aisle. On the 4th of July 2015 at 12.30pm, Robbie and Georgina were married on the beautiful Monkey Island. This is a hidden treasure located in the River Thames. You will see from their photographs why they chose this location to host their musical spectacular wedding.

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Robbie and Georgina chose to have musicals as the starring role in their wedding day.

Georgina said “Our first Valentines Day together Robbie and I went to see the Phantom Of The Opera. We have since been to see lots of shows together including Avenue Q, Wicked, Les Miserable, Rock of Ages. I have just surprised Robbie and last Friday we went to see Alfie Boe performing with Michael Ball, it’s something we loved to do together. I didn’t know that themed weddings were a thing, but we wanted to show what we loved and what we had in common.”

Something New Georgina and Robbie

Something New Georgina and Robbie

Georgina has the most incredible wedding photographs and we spent a long time to choosing the perfect images to show you all. Her photographer was Lizzie Adams of Shoot It Momma. She’s described on her website as having a ‘bedside manner [that] centres on fun. FUN FUN FUN!’

Georgina knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding dress and her custom design is a one of a kind. Her dress is now a discontinued style by Collectif, with bespoke alterations by the amazing Rosie Red Corsetry & Couture. Rosie also designed a stunning dress coat, and had sewn the lyrics of Georgina and Robbie’s first dance onto it. The theme was an important part of their wedding day and it was a lovely little hidden touch by Rosie.

Something New Georgina and Robbie

Something New Georgina and Robbie

Here are some more of the wonderful suppliers that Georgina chose to help her create her perfect wedding day:

To see more of Georgina and Robbie’s wonderful wedding day please click on the images. To read more from Georgina visit her blog Fuller Figure Fuller Bust.

Real Wedding: And the bride wore Callista – Amy & David.

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Amy and David were Married in September 2016 at the stunning Abbeywood Estate. In a stunning outdoor ceremony, with home made touches and the perfect Champagne wedding dress from Edith & Winston Bridalwear. We hope you enjoy these incredible images by Andrea Ellison Photography.

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Amy chose Callista’s exquisite lace ball gown, Cezanne. This beautiful wedding dress has a stunning keyhole back with a corded lace bodice. Amy also wore a Rainbow Club’s gorgeous veil, Starfire.

David’s waistcoat is Harris Tweed and the rest of the suits are from Next. The stunning long sleeved lace bridesmaid dresses were from Asos. Penny, one of the bridesmaids, hand painted all of the incredible signs.

Plus Size Brides

Plus Size Brides

Amy’s bouquet, the floral arch and aisle dressings were all created by Claire at Abbeywood. Abbeywood grow their own flowers and so Amy’s bouquet was picked from around the beautiful estate.

Plus Size Brides

Plus Size Brides

Amy’s hair and make up were done by Louise Cleary.

To see more beautiful images from Amy & David’s Wedding Day please click on the photographs below.

Casablanca Bridal – Introducing the Classic Fit Collection.

Back in early 2016 we had the pleasure of viewing the new romantic collection of gowns by Casablanca Bridal. Recently arrived from America, this new collection had a stunning selection that was perfect for the Plus Size bride.

The new collection doesn’t fail to excite and has something for every bride. The Casablanca Bridal range is available to all brides, regardless of size. The Traditional Fit is for sizes 4 to 28 and the Classic Fit collection that we love is available in sizes 16 to 32!

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Casablanca Bridal is so adaptable with their custom designs, and gowns can be altered to suit your unique measurements. So if there is something that you love on one dress, don’t be afraid to ask if it can be incorporated into another. Each gown is unique, from the hand-beaded designs & exquisite laces, to the fit and customization for every bride’s specific needs.

What I love the most is that Casablanca photograph their collection on two different size models and it gives a better idea of what their dresses would look like on a Plus Size body. I love that Casablanca understand how important this is and I look forward to seeing what they will do next.

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