Marie Mc Elheron Designs is situated in Arklow which is a coastal town in the 'Garden of Ireland ' County Wicklow. Just a short drive south of the capital of Ireland, Dublin.
Marie completed her degree in fashion design in 2001 and then worked for 2 Irish bridal designers before launching her first collection in 2007. The business is in its 7th year and started from a small studio. "As business was building and the collection expanding there was a need for more space . In January of 2012 we moved to a large retail outlet in a private enclave off the main street of Arklow."
The sales team at Marie McElheron are all experienced clothing designers. "When a bride is looking for advice on alterations we are all professional designers and therefore can put the bride at ease when changing aspects of a dress."
"We are not just selling dresses we believe the experience of choosing a wedding dress should be a stress free and happy occasion. We therefore excel when it comes to customer care and our brides enjoy the experience of choosing their special dress.
Marie McElheron style and advise on all aspects of the wedding from accessories to flower colours and names.
As one of the most trusted sources in the Bridal Industry, it is Randy Fenoli's mission to "Educate, Elevate, and Empower" a bride to choose the most important dress in her life and to realize her own personal beauty.
"Sara has spent her whole career behind the scenes managing celebrities for red carpet events. Now it is time for Sara to have her red carpet moment. However, after losing 60 pounds, Sara does not see herself as she is today, but as she was before losing the weight.... [read more]
The guys at Duron Studio Photography have sent over this lovely montage of one of our birdes Naomi on her gorgeous wedding day. Naomi chose our favourite dress Ali, to wear when she wed her beloved, Travis and we absolutely love it on her!
Take a look at their montage here: Naomi & Travis
Naomi you look stunning. Thank you for choosing Ali to be your perfect dress. You looked incredible!
Cicily Bridal have shared this beautiful image of their bride Lucy wearing Jessie, one of our most stunning dresses.
A soft fishtail silhouette with a girly sweetheart neckline, finished off with divine ivory lace.
Situated in the centre of the historic market town of Hitchin in Hertfordshire; a fabulous shopping destination filled with independent stores and lovely pavement cafes, is the lovely Morgan Davies Bridal Salon.
Morgan Davies in Hertfordshire has been in business for over 20 years with a second shop opened in London about 12 years ago. During that time the premises have been renovated and the staff have grown from 2 to 7! All of their staff contribute many years of bridal experience to the business, meaning the bride is always in safe experienced hands.... [read more]
Steven created a mini video of his own for Emma to watch on the morning of their wedding!
So romantic… so we incorporated the homemade movie into the wedding feature film and it really has made the story of this lovely couple and their wedding day complete.
The romantic and picturesque Walton Hall was the setting for this Warwickshire (Midlands) wedding. The beautiful stone built hotel is an elegant, quintessentially English country house – it dates all the way back to the 1500′s when the Mordaunt family created their ancestral home here. The hotel still has loads of character with its original chandeliers and fireplaces. Outside there are fabulous grounds and spectacular views over to the lake. What a great location for a wedding!
Watch their video and read more HERE... [read more]
We met 6 years ago on a crazy Queen’s Day weekend in Amsterdam where we were introduced through my brother. The first 2 years involved lots of driving between London and Birmingham, before Andy made the move to London. As Andy said in his speech, its been a bit of a whirlwind, or a blur depending on how you look at it, we've had a lot of fun together!
5 years after we met under the guise of a concert in Amsterdam, we happened to be walking over a memorable bridge from the weekend that we met. Andy was suddenly on his knee with a ring in his hand…….
Andy wanted something classic, and took himself off to Hatton Gardens to purchase it. Its perfect with 3 emerald cut stones. I had no idea what I would have wanted, he borrowed one of my rings and took it to the jewellers to get the right size.
Accessorising our gowns is what we love most about them. Personalising the look with a shrug sash or belt will just set it off perfectly!
Pictured here we have Juno and her matching sparkly belt encrusted with diamantes, Swarovski crystals and sequins.
A lot of our belts and sashes are inspired by the Art Deco era and the styles and shapes of that time, but with a modern twist. They suit almost every gown in our range and can be a lovely change to your look from service to reception; adding a little sparkle, ready for dancing the night away.
Do you have an Augusta Jones gown? Share your wedding secrets with fellow AJ brides and showcase the beautiful photos of your big day!... [read more]
We, at Augusta Jones, are massive fans of the gorgeous Twobirds Bridesmaid dresses! They go fabulously with all of our wedding dresses.
The effortless, glamorous style to them really suits the dramatic, contemporary look of Augusta Jones gowns and they contrast perfectly when a bold colour is chosen to go alongside them for the wedding day!
Pictured here is our wedding dress Ali with Aubergine Twobirds Bridesmaid ball gowns in a stunning garden setting.
When deciding on your wedding dress, be sure to choose something that will not only make your bridesmaids feel amazing, but make you look amazing on the big day!
I met Ben walking down a snowy sidewalk in Truckee, CA. I was on a road-trip along the West Coast, determined to land my first TV news reporting job. I stopped in the small town of Truckee to meet a friend, instead I met Ben.
Fortunately, the friend I was supposed to meet didn't show up that evening. Instead, Ben and I talked for a while and when I left, he asked for my phone number. I told him I was just visiting and gave him my number anyway. I wasn't sure I'd ever see him again.
Our life together is an on-going adventure. I began my first reporting job in Chico, CA. One day, Ben called asking when I'd be visiting Truckee again... and so our long distance relationship began. Even though our jobs have taken us around the world, we've been inseperable for 7 years now.
We finally made it to San Francisco, CA, where we're both working and living in the same city! Over several years of visiting family in Southern California, Laguna Beach found a special place in our hearts. Shortly after getting engaged, we knew it would be the perfect spot to get married and start our next chapter together.
Ben proposed on a bench in Union Square in San Francisco. It was a few days after Christmas and the setting was amazing, all lit up with Christmas lights. We have a history with benches: I first professed my love to him on a bench in Chico. Six years later, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him as I sat on the bench in San Francisco.
Ben worked with a jeweler to design a unique engagement ring. It has a vintage look with a brilliant round cut diamond, a cushion halo, pave set diamonds around the band with milgrain edging.
This is one totally glam wedding!
Everything about it screams hollywood starlet, Sarah is one seriously sexy siren and Damien is rocking the dapper gentlemen look! The venue is astounding and the photography captures every element of the day brilliantly. Add in some pretty romantic details and you pretty much have the best wedding EVER!!!
Read their story and view all of their fabulous photos here...
We met at an Alabama football game in Dallas, TX and we have been through it all over several years. We love and support each other through everything.
The day he proposed, I had a bad day at work and he suggested a dinner out. He took me to a place on Folly Beach where we had our first dinner out together in Charleston (which is now where we live). Then he suggested a romantic after dinner walk on the beach. We walked out onto the beach and he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. So sweet!
The ring is from Skatell's in Charleston, SC. It is a solitaire ring, radiant cut with a platinum band. (He picked it out all by himself.)
I always imagined my wedding to be simple, sweet and full of love and fun. For my dress I was thinking A-line, but more fitted than what I ended up buying.
I shopped with my mom in Alabama once and then went to a few places in Charleston. The third place in Charleston I tried, Gown Boutique of Charleston, I had a very friendly consultant who understood what I was looking for in a gown. She actually pulled the dress and I tried it on first and nothing else could beat it! What made it extra-special is that my Great Aunt Margaret bought the gown for our wedding.
The shoes I bought online from Zappos.com. They are ivory satin open-toe with gemstone detailing by Caparros. The veil I chose to wear was my mother's veil on her wedding day. My parents have been married for 37 years. Gown Boutique of Charleston helped do a small makeover on the comb.
The jewelry was very simple. I wore oval drop earrings and a diamond tennis bracelet Brad gave to me for Christmas. The only additional accessory was the crystal belt I added to the waist of my gown which really made it sparkle.
I found a few hairstyles I liked online and I wanted very simple makeup (since it was a more casual beach wedding). Beauty by Alison LeeAnn did the hair and makeup. She was great!
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We met while Stephen was in the USA attending University near my hometown and ever since it has been fun, loving and full of travelling through Europe!
When Stephan proposed, he surprised me by getting down on his knee while taking a walk along the canals in Amsterdam. It was a cushion cut diamond, surrounded by smaller diamonds, with diamonds along the band.
I always envisioned my wedding day to be small, simple and in a gorgeous old venue. For my dress I always knew exactly what I wanted! All lace with sleeves and formfitting.
I searched for what seemed like months on line, seeing if my dream dress was out there. I finally found a picture of 'Elle' and teared up immediately. From there, I found the one shop in London that carried it. It was the only dress I was interested in trying on.
It was perfect!
We came across this lovely wedding featuring Jessie. The bride carried off the look perfectly! Such an elegant, timeless look and we love her theme!
Take a look at their photos HERE
We found this lovely wedding on the Rock My Wedding blog. A vintage wedding in the Scottish Highlands featuring the lovely Cyd.
Read there story HERE
Jennifer Lawrence looked majorly chic in her Christian Dior gown for the Oscars! It looks familiarly like our lovely Menorca gown.
To get that red carpet look, you can order Menorca strapless just like Jennifer's gown!
Graham played Lacrosse at the University of Michigan with some friends of mine from high school. The mutual friends introduced us at a Michigan/Michigan State football game tailgate in fall of 2008. We hit it off instantly!
We've experienced a lot of changes together but throughout, we have remained each other’s constant. Between graduation, three years living in Manhattan, times of job uncertainty, moving to Charlotte, NC and buying a house together, we've done a lot of growing! It makes it a lot easier to have a partner by your side.
I thought Graham was taking me out to dinner for our four-year anniversary. Instead, he had a limo pick me up from work and drive me an hour and a half up to a Bed and Breakfast in northern NC. I arrived to find Graham waiting with champagne, flowers and chocolate covered strawberries. He got down on one knee, I said yes, and we both cried tears of joy! The next day Graham had arranged for a wine tour throughout NC's Yadkin Valley. Saturday we drove back to Kristin's parents' house where all our family was waiting - his parents, his sister & her fiancé, and my sister had all flown in. Sunday we had everyone back to our condo for a big home-cooked breakfast. It was the perfect weekend-long celebration!
My ring was a platinum band with 2 carat princess cut diamond. Gorgeous!
If you are one of the lucky girls who has that enviable hour glass shape, we recommend fishtails to best show it off!
Or if you have smaller hips and want to balance your shape more, this style will do just that. By bringing focus to your hips, by flaring just above the knees, fishtails will give the illusion of a balanced shape. Your shoulders won't look too broad, as your hips will compliment them. Adding a corset will cinch in your waist even more and exaggerate the hour glass shape even more! If you're a girl with more of a straight, boy figure, a corset will give you this exact look!
The fishtail is such a sexy, elegant silhouette. Any girl would look like a bombshell on her wedding day, no matter the style of fishtail!
Macy... [read more]
Rebecca and Michael met at a wedding. Rebecca was a friend of the Bride and Michael was a friend of the Groom. It was a great wedding! If it wasn't for Leigh and Billy they would never have met, but it was a little cupid called Tash, who pushed Rebecca in Michael's direction. A few days later Michael had got hold of her number and it all went from there.
Since then their life together has been very happy, relaxed and action packed all summed up by our honeymoon to South America. We're a good team and enjoy the same things in life.
Michael proposed during a walk in the countryside at the top of Box Hill in Surrey. As soon as he got down on one-knee tears welled up in my eyes and I was lost for words. I wasn't expecting it at all which was brilliant.
He picked the perfect ring. In fact I don't think I could have chosen better; A beautiful sparkling diamond - not too overstated, just perfect.
Pearls, beads, diamantes, sequins, crystals and more!
There is a saying that 'less is more', but when it comes to giving your dress that special edge, an embellishment or beaded lace could be just what you are looking for. You can finish off a dress perfectly without looking too OTT!
We at Augusta Jones have always taken into account the individuality of the bride. No bride is ever looking for the same thing and no bride is ever the same! We have set out from the beginning, to give you what you want by personalizing your gown with your own little touches, to compliment your own unique style and taste.... [read more]
We both went to Uni in Cardiff. We had a mutual friend in common but didn't meet until during a 6 Nations rugby game in the pub. Me being Irish, Dave being Welsh; there was plenty of banter! But we didn't hit it off initially! Not the most romantic of starts! It wasn't until a few weeks later after a few chance meetings in the library at University that I started to warm to him!
Dave proposed on holiday in Greece. We'd spent a lovely day in a local town exploring. I could tell that something was on Dave's mind as he was acting strange but it wasn't until we'd got back to the hotel room that he proposed.
We got back to Cardiff following the holiday and got straight on another flight to Belfast to celebrate with my family.
Dave had bought me a relatively cheap ring to propose with as he knew I would want to pick out my own ring and I don't think he wanted to chance getting it wrong!
Its a white gold diamond ring with a square with four smaller diamonds from Beaverbrooks.
I always wanted a calm, chilled out vintage style wedding. The main thing I wanted was an outdoor wedding. The wedding being in Ireland was the thing that stressed me out the most! I've been to massive weddings before where the bride and groom seem stressed trying to keep everyone happy but themselves. We just wanted the day to be about us, our families and friends.
When it came to finding my dress, I didn't know what I really wanted before trying them on. The only thing I knew was I didn't want a strapless dress.
I loved dress shopping! I actually brought a picture of 'Ali' with me to my dress appointments. Not realizing the shop I was in stocked Augusta Jones, I showed the assistant a picture hoping that they would have something like it. She showed me Ali and I fell in love! It was the third dress I tried on and although I tried on quite a few more I knew that Ali was the one for me and couldn't wait to get back. The girls at Eden Bridal were fab- I'd travelled from Cardiff to Belfast so was on a tight time frame but they squeezed me in on a busy Saturday to come back in to try it on again.
After attending Miami University Michelle and Jonathan met during their senior semester with carefree and no expectations to find love. In February 2008, they had their first date at Kona Bistro in Oxford, Ohio. This was just the beginning of great times together at Miami!
As Michelle graduated and moved to Columbus, Ohio to start a new job, Jonathan stayed at Miami to finish his last semester in Engineering. Living very different lifestyles, the two made it work by staying committed to each other - frequently driving back and forth to spend weekends together. This continued until Jonathan graduated and started his first job in Cleveland, Ohio. Everything was smooth sailing until Michelle took a new job in Chicago, Illinois- bringing "long distance" to a new level.
During the next year and a half, frequent plane rides and suitcase living invaded their lives. Realizing the connection with one another, Jonathan moved to Chicago to finally try living in the same city! Only a few blocks separated the two in Chicago, where weekends were spent with great friends and family exploring restaurants and landmarks.
The two trained for 7 months and finished the Chicago Marathon hand in hand this past October! Just one of their many milestones they will complete together throughout their lives together! After the race, Jonathan knew Michelle was the one.
It's so important to go into your first dress shop with a clear, open mind. You may have collected hundreds of cuttings from magazines of girls looking fabulous in that dream dress of yours, but you won't really know until you try something on as to whether it is truly the right dress, even style for you.
We have seen so many girls come in with a set idea in their head, not that we can help ourselves really, of what they always wanted and leave while saying "I never thought I'd go for that!"
This isn't, by all means a bad thing. This is the exact reason why we design dresses in so many different styles; One style, simply does not suit all.
Juno... [read more]
Sarah grew up in Cornwall and Steve in London. They met purely by chance, two days after New Years Day 2011 at a mutual friend's pub. Sarah was living in Los Angeles and was home for Christmas, visiting her friend in Sussex for a few days on her way back to LA. Three months later she was caught in the Japan earthquake; which was a terrible and life changing experience. Sarah came home to the UK for a brief visit to reassure her family that she was ok. Being sure not to take life for granted and to grab any opportunity life gave to her after her terrifying ordeal, Sarah also said yes to her first date with Steve.
After two more trips back and forth to LA, they were engaged on Easter Monday 2011 and married 11.11.11. A whirlwind romance!
Our life as a couple has been wonderful - lots of readjustments with me moving back to the UK after 13 years living in Los Angeles plus inheriting a ready made family (Steve has daughters)! We laugh a lot, work hard and revel in the fact we found each other.... [read more]
I met Stephen at work. It all started one evening at a London advertising agency, Stephen had finished work for the day and was in the bar downstairs. He decided to pop back up to his desk where I was being shown round the office. Our eyes met, we shook hands, said hi, and Stephen says he fell in love!
I started work a few weeks later where Stephen and I became close friends, never crossing the line, but flirting (a lot on his part!), having pretend meetings together just to sit and chat and get to know each other. It was all very innocent until one night 6 months later when, after an evening in the local pub, Stephen decided to walk me to a taxi and the rest as they say... is history! :-)
Our life since then has been incredible! I never known life or love like this actually happened. We just worked from day one and have continued to be a very close couple. We bought our flat together in Balham, South West London after just over a year together and we have now had five very happy years there through good times and bad - we have both lost our jobs (several times!) but always find strength, love and support in each other.... [read more]
We came across this lovely blog, featuring one of our brides from down under, Joh in her Ali dress. We love the bridesmaid dresses!
James tells me he is not normally an emotional guy but come wedding day the man was pouring with emotion and we all loved it! From the laughter heard at the reception because James said he had to talk to the chandeleir instead of the crowd to prevent an emotional outbreak to both mothers who were adorable all day with their devotion to their children and their new in laws. We survived a very hot day with amazing memories. Please enjoy the story of Joh + James ♥
Follow the link to read all about it...
Sarah grew up in Biggin Hill and Iain in Lincoln. They met through a friend of Sarah’s who she went to university with. He joined the RAF after university and she was invited to attend an RAF summer ball at RAF Benson where she met Iain, a helicopter pilot in the RAF.
Originally when they first met, Iain was based in Oxfordshire and Sarah was living in Southampton so there was about a 2 hour commute between them. But they wished the weeks away so that the weekends would come round quickly and they would be able to visit each other!
After about a year of this they decided it was time to take the plunge and move in together. They brought a house and ever since then, it has been adventurous and full of fun!
Iain proposed to me on Sunday 4th December 2011. We spent the afternoon putting up and decorating our Christmas tree in our house, we'd had some mulled wine and mince pies and been listening to our favorite Christmas songs.
I was about to turn on the TV to watch Strictly Come Dancing (I'm a bit of an avid fan) when Iain said there was one more decoration for me yet, and with that got down on one knee and opened a little black velvet Tiffany's box.
I squealed! Blinked back tears and said YES!
It’s a beautiful Princess cut diamond solitaire ring which sits on a knife-edge platinum band.
We met when I was 18 and Will was 25.
I was a matron at a boy's prep school in Bury and Will was captain of the local cricket team where some of the teachers played .
We moved in together straight away and bought a house of our own four years later. We make each other laugh everyday and I think that's important!
He took me to Nymans gardens on a very warm, sunny day in September and we had a picnic. That’s when he popped the big question!
I had seen the ring in a jewellers in Chichester, but thought it was way out of our budget. I had no idea Will was planning to buy it, until I spoiled it a couple of weeks later and told him that I don't like surprises so he told me. It is a brilliant cut diamond solitaire ring with a tapered baguette diamond on either side.... [read more]
We were sent this stunning blog post the other day, of Heidi and Brian's wedding.
Heidi is wearing our gown 'Stansie' and she looks breathtaking in it! We love the peach and ivory theme. It works so well!
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Personalize your gown by adding simple yet effective details to the back. This blog posting by 'Love My Dress' illustrates this idea perfectly.
We love how the lovely bride, Jane, has accessorized her wedding gown for a slightly retro wedding in London. The slinky glamorous “Cognac” dress has satin covered buttons running down the back with an simple satin bow and a tasteful diamante brooch. To personalize this gown, Jane opted for a faux fur shrug, as did her bridesmaids, to pull off a very City-Chic look .
Stephanie met David through their friends growing up. They both have log cabins in Vermont, USA and both came across each other when staying with family and friends. From then on, their relationship has been pretty crazy, but a lot of fun!
David took Stephanie to the top of a mountain in Vermont, where they waited for the glorious sunrise. There and then, he proposed to Stephanie. And they never looked back.
Dave picked out my engagement ring with no help for me! It’s a beautiful round stone with an antique setting. Such a stunning ring! It suits me so much; I love everything glamorous!
I never had a vision of my wedding! I just wanted to go with the flow when it happened, but I knew I always wanted a lace dress.
Finding my dress was hard at first. I knew that I wanted a mermaid lace dress, which was surprisingly quite hard to find. Finally, I stumbled across Augusta Jones at Klienfields. Where they took me straight to Jayma.
When Derek & I met over 20 years ago we instantly felt the impact of ‘once in a lifetime’ chemistry and attraction, but I was in a relationship with a friend of his and my sense of loyalty meant that we settled for being friends. So much so, that a few years later Derek was the Best Man at my wedding, sadly soon after that he began drifting away and ultimately we lost direct contact.
Some thirteen years later, utterly distraught and trying to recover from the news that my then husband was a serial adulterer and could no longer continue the marriage, I found myself visiting my brother’s family in Australia with my two daughters, 4-year old Jemma and 5-month old Jamie. It’s an old much used cliché but I didn’t see it coming. It was here in my darkest moment that I saw Derek’s number in my address book and sent him a text. In spite of the 8-hour time difference he responded immediately and offered to call me. It turned out that he had suffered a similar fate at the hands of his ex-wife and been divorced, so we had a great deal of empathy for each other and a great deal to talk about. I remember hearing his voice for the first time in that call and feeling instantly soothed, and an inexplicable sensation that everything was going to be alright.... [read more]
Kate and Jonny’s relationship has always been wonderful but certainly varied. They've most definitely had their ups and downs - the biggest probably being Kate’s leaving for Australia in 2007. She soon realised her mistake and begged for him back on her return!
Jonny proposed on my doorstep to my flat in Parsons Green. Bless him, he was on both knees as he didn’t know which one was the right one apparently..
I am of course biased but my ring is pretty special. I inherited some diamonds from my Grandmother and always told my Mother, in the unlikely event anyone asks for my hand in marriage, I would like these diamonds to make up the ring. Lo and behold… I got what I wanted.
It was probably down to her many years as a successful model in Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan that led to her becoming such a success and talent in her field. Lisa Burrett is a fabulous wedding photographer living in the UK. She became best known first as a wedding photographer in London and Northampton.
Now, hundreds of weddings, countless portrait shots, fashion shoots and commercial assignments later, Lisa works countrywide and confidently and discreetly captures the best of the events.
Whether it is an intimate party or a lavish wedding banquet, her outstanding originality and flair have easily made her one of the most highly sought-after commercial and wedding photographers in Asia and now more recently in Europe.
We were busy shuffling through old images of our dresses and came across her photography of 10 years ago.
It is just as breathtaking as it was back then.
Claudia grew up in Pulborough, West Sussex and Chris in Brentwood, Essex and met through work in London.
On Claudia’s 30th birthday, Chris took her to Brighton for the day, one of her favourite places. Despite the drizzle they took a stroll along the pier and on the beach. It was there that he dropped to one knee, produced a platinum ring with a 1 carat princess cut solitaire diamond and proposed!
I hunted high and low for my gown, but finally found it at White mischief Bridal. I tried on a few different styles, but everything was either too plain or way to fussy! Until I came across Connie, by Augusta Jones; A strapless, lace A-line gown, with sparkles all over. It flattered my figure perfectly and I felt amazing in it as soon as I put it on!... [read more]
The Sugar Ray singer married his longtime love Carin Kingsland on Monday at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif.
"After 18 years of breakups, makeups, beautiful twins and an unwavering love that provided some pretty damn good song lyrics, we are happy to announce that we are finally married,"
Carin wore our fabulous dress Kai. A silk chiffon gown with a beaded, lace bodice. Stunning.
Read their story here...
Christina is a wedding invitation designer. So a girl who clearly had a solid idea of what her wedding would be like! She met Robert through work in New York and since then, their relationship has grown stronger with each day.
Robert proposed to me in Paris! He completely surprised me the first night we arrived - on Pont D'lena. He produced a gorgeous custom radiant cut, with pave diamonds and milgrain details in the platinum band. R&R Jewelers did an amazing job - Diamond District, NYC... [read more]
You hear it quite a lot now; “We met on the internet”. It's far from the traditional way of meeting people, but it seems to have now become the way of finding the love of your life! When two people click as well as Kami and Tim did, it gives you perspective on the idea of using the net. It’s almost perfect really. They were both in search of love and both in search of one another, but did not know they had found love until the day of their very first email.
It’s not often you see a match.com success story, but here’s a very romantic one for you…
From day one our relationship has been easy. As a couple we grow together and are loving each and every day that we are together. It has been perfect!... [read more]
Chloe and Liam both grew up in Coventry and first met in a pub called the Dog and Trumpet on the 27th December 2001. They were both there to watch a friends heavy metal band. Liam took Chloe’s eye as he was trying to light matches off of his beard! He succeeded and being ever so careful Chloe blew it out. He countered by throwing matches into her hair! Unlit we may add!!!
On New Years Eve we happened to be at the same house party through a mutual friend. Whilst cozying up to sleep we shared our first kiss.
It wasn't until the 3rd of January 2002 that we planned to go out to a club that when a friend of Liam's asked him if I was his girlfriend he answered yes!
Over the years we studied at different universities. Liam (being 18 months my senior) studied Mathematics at Loughborough University and I studied Drama at the University of Kent in Canterbury. We would see each other at least once a month but we tried to prioritize our studies, which was difficult at times!
Jo and Andrew married in July at How Caple Church and a reception followed at How Caple Court. Andrew is known as JW which is a military nickname.
Get ready for uniforms, ice cream carts, crazy dancing, flowergirls a perfect Augusta Jones accessorised with Jenny Packham and above everything else, a cracking good party.... [read more]
Jay and I met at a small bar in downtown Savannah, Georgia. I was playing a round of pool with some friends and he was with a group of friends who had coaxed him into going out with them. He walked up to me, pulled me aside, and told me that he spotted me from across the room and thought I was beautiful...... [read more]
Jennifer grew up in Brighton and Christopher grew up in South Shields near Newcastle. They were both working in the Royal Navy, when their eyes met during training at HMS SULTAN; a base in Portsmouth. Their wedding was a beautiful, grand occasion and Jennifer looked absolutely stunning in her gown.
Our relationship has always been busy but lots of fun!!! We are both constantly on the move. We managed to live together for 2 years, which is particularly unheard of for a naval couple so we feel very lucky. After we got engaged Chris was deployed on a submarine to the Middle East for nine months!
He proposed in the gardens of Osbourne House on the Isle of Wight on a day trip a few weeks before his nine-month deployment to the Middle East. It was totally unexpected, but it definitely kept me busy while he was away!!
Chris chose the ring himself; White gold with three diamonds - a princess cut with two brilliant cut either side. I love it but it was too small and got stuck on my finger!!
Gabrielle grew up in Swansea and Sion Ifan in a small village in Ceredigion West Wales.
In 2004 at stage school, Gabrielle noticed a boy I hadn't seen before, he was her type through and through, long hair, trousers that hung too low and a grin that spread from ear to ear and lit the whole room. He was a practical joker and thankfully wasn't in her class class as she possibly would have lost patience with him. He made her laugh and they flirted outrageously. She would blush furiously if anyone suggested that they should date. But it happened in the end!
The last 8 years have been the happiest of our lives and we look forward to spending the rest of our lives together.... [read more]
Christine and Rich are from New Jersey (Union County) in the USA. Although they went to different schools, they shared many mutual friends who introduced them. They frequently bumped into each other at local coffee shops and just about every punk rock concert in the state of New Jersey. Eventually they went to Vintage vinyl together. Little did they know, it ended up being their first date.
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In the five years we have been together, our relationship has been filled with much love and laughter. I can’t think of any couple that laughs as much as we do. We know what the other is thinking without having to say a word. We challenge each other to be better people. All we really want is happiness for the other person. Our wedding song, “Such Great Heights” by the Postal Service includes a line, “I have to speculate that God himself did make us into corresponding shapes like puzzle pieces from the clay.” That pretty much sums it up; we fit perfectly together.
The leaves had begun to turn a crispy, golden-brown and a chill in the air was a sign that summer was now well and truly over (before it had even begun). The beautiful country side of England was now preparing for autumn and we only had a few days left until the rain poured!
Inspired by English heritage and it's opulence, on the 18th September we put together a photo shoot, to celebrate the launch of our new SS13 collection. And it couldn't have gone better.
Our new gowns are a mixture of modernity and delicacy, brought together with classic silhouettes. The collection is highlighted by classically gorgeous and alluring boat necklines in delicate laces and fine tulle with the overall theme being fitted lace sleeves. All of this is then balanced with dramatic open backs.
The overall effect is light and sophisticated, as the chantilly laces and delicate bead-work still manage to show off the bride's figure, revealing a tightly cut silhouette while still leaving something to the imagination.
White Mischief Bridal supplied all of the gowns seen in the shoot, who are just a stone's throw away from South Lodge in Henfield, England. Their staff did a brilliant job of assisting on the shoot and helped make it run so smoothly.
Andrea, the photographer, has worked at South lodge for years. We knew she would be perfect for the job as she understood the building, it's lighting and ultimately what would be best for what we wanted to create. She, in turn, knew Claire of Amaryllis Events, who would create stunning bouquets to compliment the styling and decor. Both ladies became instantly excited by the project and felt the shoot would be a fabulous addition to their portfolios.
The model, Megan, stood out from the start. We scouted for her on the internet and came across her portfolio of work, which had some bridal work within it. It was stunning! We instantly felt that she fitted the Augusta Jones 'look', with her slender figure and delicate features. She was more than excited to get involved with the shoot! Who wouldn't want to wear all these wonderful gowns?! She would have been mad not to!
Becky and April were given the challenge of creating 5 different looks for the day. As all of our gowns are different, so are girls after all. So we wanted to show what kind of styling would work best for each dress. And they did an amazing job!
On the day, the team worked incredibly hard! From 8am until 6pm, they kept their energies high and had fun with it. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, as it poured down from then on and hasn't stopped since! We can't thank the team more for all their hard work and we look forward to working with them again in the future.
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We have just received the final images of the photo shoot for the new collection and it seems all our hard work paid off!
They are fabulous!
The hair and makeup suited each dress perfectly, the model was a stunner! and the photographer did an incredible job on the day! It was so much fun and we can't WAIT to show you!
We are busy trawling through all the proofs and making hard decisions on our favorites. So keep a look out for them. You won't want to miss out!
Eve Boutique, in Australia, have put together this stunning photo shoot showcasing our beautiful gown, Waverly.
If you're looking for beach-meets-glamour, Waverly is the perfect dress for you. Add sparkle or a belt to give it that extra edge.... [read more]
Style Me Pretty is a fabulous blog in the US, filled to the brim with inspiration from the most creative brides and stunning photography.
We love how this bride even personalized her own gown! It is the perfect example as to how creative we get with our brides and how beautiful a fully custom-made gown can look with a bit of imagination.
We're working hard to put together a fashion shoot for our new 2013 collection, set to be released in late October! The mood of the shoot is soft meets strong, something of which the dresses clearly reflect; Strong, clean cut lines with dramatic construction, accented perfectly with light delicate lace work.
We can't wait to show you more x
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Becky grew up in Kent and James in Cambridge.
They both laid eyes on each other when they were 19 at Sussex University, where they were placed in student accommodation together along with their best man and maid of honor.
They have now been together for a wonderful seven years. Now for Chapter Two of their lives to begin…
James took me to Venice for my birthday. We went in February when the carnival was on. On the second day we wandered to a park and sat on a bench looking out over the water at the sunset. He got down on one knee...and I said yes, of course!
My ring is beautiful, although I said yes without looking at. James chose it himself with no help and it is perfect.
Chloe met Dale at a barbeque, in Bexhill on sea, when she was 15 and he was 17. It was love at first sight…
We were together at such a young age and were pretty serious straight away. We had break ups over the early years but could never stay away for very long!! We bought our 1st house together in 2008 and had our beautiful daughter Eva in 2009. She’s our little miracle as she was born at 23 weeks.... [read more]
Augusta Jones presents a fresh and contemporary approach to stylish wedding gowns. The concept behind the label is beautifully tailored gown with lean, clean lines. With an unusually wide range of embroideries and delicate beadwork to choose from there is no shortage of ideas for the bride.
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The first collection was launched in in England in 1999 under the creative leadership of British designer Charlotte Leung. “We very much wanted to offer brides a way to create their own personal style.” Augusta Jones was created to satisfy three basic requirements; beautiful styling,; flexibility of the range to suit a variety of shapes; and affordability. Everything a bride could wish for in a brand!
Charlotte wanted to offer brides a complete look, so she added a range of wedding shoes and very simple, complimenting veils. The label is now available in over 150 shops worldwide.
Mrs Jaqueline Domaille is one creative bride! She got creating straight from day one to bring her dream day together for herself and her hubby Ricky.
Simply beautiful, is how I would describe their big day, in quite literal terms. Jaqueline and Ricky aren’t big fans of fuss and just wanted their big day to reflect the love they had for each other and to share it with the people around them. They kept costs down and stress to a minimum, what more could a bride want??... [read more]
Eve Boutique, based in Queensland Australia, have put together this stunning, mermaid-inspired photo shoot featuring our gown Carli. It shows how the fabric drapes elegantly over the body and how light it is. Perfect for a summer or beach wedding.
Photographer: Jodi McDonald www.jodimcdonald.com.au
Emily and Saul both live in Washington D.C. and came together to unite in a wonderful, exciting Orthodox Jewish wedding at the Millenium Baltimore Hotel.
For those of you aren't familiar with a Jewish wedding, this is how it's done: Just before the actual wedding ceremony, the groom has a Tish where the guys hang out and drink and sing and toast him. The Bedeken is where the girls hang out separately and the bride greets guests who whisper in her ear. They each sign the ketubah. Then, the groom, accompanied by his joyous crew, dance and sing from the Tish over to the women where he covers his bride’s face with a veil. And, then, they go get married under the chuppah.