Real Wedding: And So To Wed – Melissa and Adam.

Today, kicking off our 2019 Real Weddings, we have the second part of Melissa and Adam’s love story. If you have been following Something New for a while you may remember that we shared the beautiful engagement images of Melissa and Adam on our blog back in 2017.

Don’t worry if you haven’t seen it if you have only just joined us, you can visit that post here. We love when we get to follow the bride and groom from engagement to their wedding day, and it’s so nice to be able to share these images with you all.

We asked Melissa all about her special day.

Something New 58

Where did you get married and how did you find your venue?

We got married at Christ Church, Walmersley then had our wedding reception at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa in Clayton-le-Moors. I actually accidentally found my venue, I was looking at one near to us on Google Images and this old castle-type building appeared in the search, I clicked on it and instantly fell in love and knew that was were we would have our reception.

Something New 53Something New 47

How did you choose your wedding dress and how important was it to you to find the one?

I met an amazing lady called Becca at Edith & Winston Bridalwear! I initially fell in love with Robyn by Ronald Joyce, however the more Becca got to know me the clearer it became that I’m a bit of a magpie and love sparkle. It was suggested I waited until the new dresses came into the shop and I come back. As soon as I put it on I instantly knew that was the dress. I can’t actually explain the feeling I got however it was emotional! Being a big girl I found it SO important that I felt and looked good for my wedding, I’d obsessed about it for years and the amount of comments I got on my dress, definitely did the job!

Where did you get his suit from did you help him choose it or did he pick it himself?

Adam, my husband hired his and the groomsmen suits from Slaters in Bolton, they were fantastic and the suits were lovely! We had a bad experience shopping for him initially we actually went to a shop at the Trafford centre and an employee looked down his nose at my husband and said ‘nothing will fit you here, it’s all slimfit’ we soon walked out…
I had a colour scheme in mind so told him ideally what I’d like however they chose the suits.

Something New 35Something New 42

Did you have a vision for how you wanted your day to look? Or a colour scheme?

I did, however I have to say I did wing it a little. I felt the run up to the day everything was all over the place however when it got to the day I was amazed at how well it all turned out. Donna our venue dresser was absolutely amazing and SO helpful.

Something New 33Something New 32

Something New 6.jpg

What was the highlight of the day?

I genuinely couldn’t choose one, I just know that it went so fast and feels like forever ago now.

Would you change anything about your day or the run up to the day?

Not a thing.

Any advice for nervous brides about choosing your wedding dress?

Please don’t be! Find a boutique, someone you feel you get along with and trust and just have fun. I put every ounce of trust into Becca and it completely paid off. Don’t be afraid to try things on, they look completely different on!

Something New 11.jpg

Something New 22

Something New 12Something New 19

Click on the images below to see more from this beautiful wedding.

Dress – Edith & Winston Bridalwear
Alterations – Boutique Alterations Ltd
Photographer – Sarah Valentine Photography
Venue dresser – Pure Elegance weddings and events ltd
Flowers – Garlands of Oswaldtwistle
Bridesmaids Dresses – Debenhams
Makeup – Leanne Jackson
Hair – Sam Gately
Suits – Slaters Menswear
Car – Horgans
Videographer – Neil Harris Videography



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.


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”.



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


Something New, Something for the Plus Size Bride.


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



Continue reading “Something New, Something for the Plus Size Bride.”