A Fine Art Engagement Shoot – Francessca & Gerard

Tonight on Something New we have a beautiful fine art inspired engagement shoot. The happy couple were captured in monochrome by their friend Melissa in the City of Salford, Greater Manchester.

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Francessca and Gerard are getting married next year and recently she began her wedding dress search, something you can read all about on her own blog: https://my-plussize-life.com. I asked her if she had any words for brides-to-be starting their search.

Do you have any advice for nervous brides when wedding dress shopping?

In terms of advice, I would say that too many cooks spoil the broth. Keep your team small, because too many opinions can be very confusing. And as cliché as it sounds, GO WITH YOUR GUT. Your instincts are never wrong.

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Your wedding day is nearly a year away now, what are you looking forward to the most?

I am looking forward to actually being a MRS the most, also the party! I love a good dance…and of course, wearing my beautiful dress from Edith & Winston Bridalwear!

We look forward to sharing more from Francessca and Gerard’s wedding day next year! Thank you to Melissa for these beautiful images.

Photographer Details: Melissa Weir (Instagram: @melkweir)

Shoot Location: Salford Quays

Real Weddings: Vintage Pastels – Kate and Mark.

Today’s real wedding comes from the heart of Manchester. This beautiful couple fell in love with their venue at a close friend’s wedding and knew it was the one for them. They chose the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert after being married at St Luke’s by Mark’s dad, who is a deacon at the church, making it a very special occasion.

After such an easy decision to find the perfect venue, finding a colour scheme was not as simple. Kate knew she wanted vintage pastels, but once she found the colour of the bridesmaids’ dresses, the rest followed. Including her beautiful bouquet by Dotties Pantry.

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With the men dressed by Slater’s, it was just left to Kate to find her own wedding dress. After searching the internet for plus size dresses, Edith & Winston Bridalwear was the first shop she went to. Kate said she felt so welcomed, and so at ease. She tried on about eight dresses, before falling in love with a Callista gown called London. Becca, the owner of the boutique, had chosen it as something a little different to for Kate to try and instantly Kate fell in love with it. She also chose a Rainbow Club veil to finish her look.

Kate said: “It fit me so well, and being conscious about my arms, the matching jacket was perfect and covered them and yet still looked so elegant”.

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Kate and Mark chose the wonderful Rebecca Wade Photography to capture her special day. To see more please click on the images below.

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Something New, Something for the Plus Size Bride.

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Something New is a wedding blog dedicated to the Plus Size Bride. We love everything wedding’s and we really love Plus Size bridal inspiration!

There are so many amazing wedding blogs out there that share lots of beautiful Plus Size brides and their wedding days. But there are hardly any specialty plus size wedding blogs. So let’s change things. Let’s inspire, and be inspired. I want to share all your beautiful wedding days, all your beautiful photo shoots, and direct you to the perfect bridal boutiques for all you brides-to-be.

I decided to start Something New after meeting so many amazing brides-to-be who had found a lack of inspiration within the pages of the bridal magazines. I was a Plus Size bride myself, which led me down the road to opening my own boutique two and a half years ago. Since then, I have noticed how the Plus Size bridal industry has changed, but here in the UK there have only been trickles of inspiration reaching the brides that need it the most. I am a big believer that we can make a change to how the wedding industry treats the Plus Size Bride, one photo shoot at a time.

A bit of disclosure: I own the fabulous (if I do say so myself) Edith & Winston Bridalwear. But this blog is not about my boutique, but all the boutiques who want to make a change. It’s for all the brides who want to share with you how amazing they felt on their wedding day. It’s a place to see the hashtag #plusbrideinspiration and see lots of pretty wedding dresses, perfect for the curvy bride.

So I hope that you stay with us during the first few months while we get going. I hope you find through Edith & Winston’s Instagram all the other amazing blogs and magazines who do feature the Plus Size bride. And I hope that in two years time we will see so much Plus Size Inspiration we will have Pinterest Boards for days.

Lots of Love

Becca

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