We are delighted to tell you that we are holding a plus size weekend with the fabulous Maggie Sottero.
On Saturday 26 & Sunday 27th November, we will have an extra 15 - 20 dresses from Maggie Sottero in sizes 18 - 26 in store for you to try on.
So what are you waiting for? Book your appointment today!
Amaryllis Bridalwear Ltd
5 Turk Street
I had great fun at Barnett Hill in Surrey back in the Spring to take part in a styled wedding shoot, the brainchild of Gilly Keat from Amore Star Events who brought together a great bunch of fellow wedding professionals, including the talented wedding photographer, Elton Mogg.
Hope you love the images as much as we do! The featured dress our model is wearing is by Maggie Sottero - one of your favourite designers, you keep telling us. I love this dress too!
We're all really delighted that this magical shoot has been featured on Boho Weddings. You can see more of the images and read the inspiration behind the shoot there.
Dresses shown are Sincerity 3880 (left) Maggie Sottero Tami and Amal (middle & right)
The Supplier List
Company: Amore Star Events
Company: Barnett Hill (Sundial Group)
Company: Elton Mogg Photography
Company: Hannah Berry Flowers
Company: Kasserina Cakes
Company: Jennifer’s Paper
BRIDAL GOWNS, FLOWER GIRL DRESSES & SHOES
Company: Amaryllis Bridalwear - that's us!
Hair & MUA
Company: Wedding Hair & Make-up by Natasha Wiggins
Company: Kim Styles Jewellery
Choosing a wedding dress can be an agonising decision – for the bride, the bride’s mother, the bride’s best friend, for all of us trying to help! But sometimes a wedding dress ends up choosing the bride – that dress on a hanger that is reluctantly tried on or liked far less than others often proves to be 'The One'. At Amaryllis, we never get tired of seeing the look of happiness that spreads over a bride’s face as the mirror reveals a perfect dress – it’s a very special moment.
So which wedding dresses are working their magic this season?
Here’s a round up of our best sellers:
Rachelle by Maggie Sottero
This is such an elegant dress! Known as a fit and flare gown, it creates a stunning silhouette – stylishly fitted over the body and flaring out to the floor. The delicate lace and shimmering beaded embellishments accentuate the femininity of this dress, and the detailing – such as covered buttons that neatly disguise the rear zip – really add to the style. For brides who feel less comfortable with a strapless dress there is the option to add lace cap sleeves, thoughtfully designed to look totally integrated rather than an awkward add-on. Rachelle is a dress in which brides of all shapes and sizes look absolutely stunning – believe it or not, the most popular sizes have proved to be 6 and 18!Justin Alexander 8596
If you’re looking for a touch of classic Hollywood glamour, this dress absolutely has it! Think Lauren Bacall, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, women who looked effortlessly gorgeous on screen. Justin Alexander’s dress is silky, elegant and sophisticated. The sheer Venice lace Sabrina neckline accents a lovely sweetheart neckline. The fitted bodice with pleated satin cummerbund combines with a trumpet skirt, flaring gently from the knee to create a chapel-length train. The lacy texture adds to the visual interest, and the overall effect really works for more curvy brides – in fact, we’d go so far as to say that this dress positively celebrates curves. And sales prove our point – the most ordered size is a 14. Sincerity Bridal 3901
This is a modern take on the traditional ball gown shape, perfect for brides longing for a fairy tale wedding dress. Featuring a beaded bodice with lace sweetheart neckline and basque waist, with a full tulle skirt that brushes the floor, this dress will turn any bride into a princess for a day. The beading adds a stylish sparkle – complete the look with a full-length Swarovski crystal veil for an added wow factor.Jaden by Ronald Joyce
This beautifully soft chiffon wedding dress has a lovely feminine feel to it. Elegant ruching over the chest, waist and hips looks lovely whatever size you may be, and is very flattering if you feel self-conscious in a body-hugging gown. The sweetheart neckline is complemented by delicate lace cap sleeves. And from the rear, the dress is just stunning. The lace creates a beautiful scooped back, the dress is fastened by an elegant row of covered buttons and the ruched chiffon flows and flares into a short but stylish train. A detachable satin belt with embellishment adds extra detail if you want a little more sparkle.
So what dress might suit you most?
Why not arrange to come in and take a look at our collection for yourself! Call us on 01420 80552 or email us us to book an appointment.
It’s getting closer and closer to your darling daughter’s Big Day and you want her to be the most beautiful bride ever (and she will be, naturally). All eyes will be on her, but hang on, you’re mother of the bride – you have quite a big part to play on the day as well. It’s obvious that you’ll be treating yourself to a smart new outfit, but here is where the problem begins. Where do you go and how do you avoid ending up in the same outfit as mother of the groom or another guest? It can feel embarrassing to pass a stranger on the street wearing the same outfit, so for the same thing to happen on an occasion as important as your daughter’s wedding is unthinkable.
Not everyone can splash out on something so expensive and exclusive that no one else would possibly wear.
So here are a few top tips to help make sure that no other guest steals your thunder on the day:
Avoid department stores and big chains. Look instead for independent retailers – this may mean leaving your usual shopping territory, and you’ll need to perhaps do some detective work to find them, but you may just stumble upon a boutique shop that is full of wonders.
Look at websites such as Preloved. Preloved is used by individuals and businesses alike, so you’ll find a mix of outfits that have been worn once only and are now being sold on and shops that need to sell surplus and old stock. Naturally, searching on sites such as this can be a bit hit and miss. You may find a beautiful outfit, only to discover it will be two sizes too big or small. But keep checking for new listings and you might be lucky – and save a small fortune, too.
Just Last Season is where you can find clothing from the Jacques Vert Group that is no longer sold on the high street. Brands include Jacques Vert, Kaliko, Eastex, Dash, PrecisPetite and Planet, all of them are stylish and excellent quality and you could save up to 70% off the recommended retail price.
Just Last Season - Kaliko dress
Shop at Oxfam? Yes, really! You’d be amazed what people discard – all kinds of treasures turn up in black bin bags and Oxfam sells some of its more valuable items online. Browse, for instance, their range of vintage dresses – we spotted brands such as Christian Lacroix, Liberty and Oscar de la Renta. If you’re looking for something distinctive or quirky, this could be a great route to explore.
Moving on rather neatly from charity shop finds, if you know a good tailor or seamstress – or are handy with a needle yourself – an okay dress in a lovely fabric could be transformed into something sensational with the right skills. Again, alterations are a brilliant way of putting a new spin on a garment – it could be as simple as changing the length or doing something clever with the neckline.
The Great British Sewing Bee has shown that there is still a healthy interest in sewing. If you’re that way inclined, why not consider making your dress. You get to choose the style and fabric so it will be totally individual to you.
NOTHS - Mother of the Bride dress
Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget to think about accessories. This is another great way to make your outfit totally your own. Shoes, hats, bags, belts, jewellery all have the power to make a High Street dress look different. A jacket, wrap or pashmina is also another way of completing your look. And it’s a good idea to avoid buying everything in the same shop – shop around and come up with your own unique combination of accessories. Etsy and Not on the High Street are great sites if you’re looking for special bits and pieces.
NOTHS - Mother of the Bride Accessories
Etsy - Peacock Feather Fascinator
Above all else, talk to invited guests who you know may have similar tastes to yourself! Yes, it’s nice to keep your outfit secret until the day of the wedding – and you still can – but it doesn’t hurt to ask a few questions, such as ‘what colour are you wearing?’ or ‘where did you buy your outfit?’ That way, you run far less risk of seeing someone walking towards you in the same outfit.
Dressing your bridesmaids can be almost as difficult as finding the wedding dress of your dreams. No matter what ages your bridesmaids may be, they will all have an opinion of what they do and don’t like, what they will or won’t wear. But the High Street is still a wonderful place to shop, and there is a surprising number of stores that have really captured the market for bridesmaid dresses, so here is a selection of useful shops to check out!
Has a lovely range of traditional-style bridesmaid dresses for little ones and pre-teens. Classy and not too expensive, any of these dresses would work well if you’re planning a traditional wedding. For older, more fashion-conscious bridesmaids, take a look at the dresses that come under the categories of ‘black tie’, ‘wedding guest’ or even ‘night out’. Obviously, these aren’t specifically bridesmaid dresses, but you may find something that fits with your chosen theme or colour palette that will perfectly fit the bill.
John Lewis Bridesmaids Dresses
Marks & Spencer
Also has a pretty range of dresses for bridesmaids and flower girls, with sizes ranging from 1-14 years. They also sell some very sweet little cardigans that are perfect if the weather is likely to be a little chilly.
Adult bridesmaids and maids of honour should love the dresses in Coast. With one eye on fashion and the other on price, Coast offers a good range of dresses and quite a variety of colours – you can even go really bold with reds and purples!
Coast adult bridesmaid dresses
You can always rely on Monsoon for style and quality. Shopping here takes you into a more expensive price bracket, but the wedding and bridesmaid dresses and accessories really are quite lovely – Monsoon dresses always seems to have little details that just make you fall in love with them. What’s also good is that Monsoon also has a children’s range, so if you have younger bridesmaids there will be plenty of choice for them, too.
Monsoon Midi multi-way bridesmaid dress
Bargain hunters know that TK Maxx is the place to go for designer outfits and knock-down prices. They don’t stock bridesmaid dresses, so look at their special occasion dresses instead. Turnover is fast, you might find the perfect dress in the wrong size or only one when you want three of the same, but if luck and timing is on your side you could find something fantastic!
Next is still a great high street brand to visit. Again, you won’t find a specially designed range for bridesmaids but some of Next’s special occasion dresses could work really well depending on the look you want to achieve. Next also stocks Lipsy, which has some gorgeous dresses that can be worn for other special occasions as well as your wedding.
Prefer to browse from the comfort of your sofa?
Has a super range of bridesmaid dresses and they’ve even taken into account that not all women are a perfect 10, with dresses for tall, petite and plus size ladies – how to make them feel gorgeous without spending a fortune!
Twobirds is a really interesting concept. They’ve concentrated on coming up with a handful of dresses in a range of colours that can be worn – wait for it – in multiple ways! Potentially, you could buy the same dress for each of your bridesmaids and they could all look slightly different to each other. It’s a great idea, especially if your bridesmaids are different shapes and sizes, they can experiment and find the style that best suits their body shape.
Two Birds - multi-way bridesmaids dresses
For Her and For Him
Specialises in wedding outfits, designing their own ranges in house. You just have to look at the many photographs of weddings sent in by satisfied customers to see how great the bridesmaid dresses are. This company will even work with you to customize dresses for a more unique look – it’s a great service!
Two days only – don’t miss out!
Friday 27th May: 10am – 4pm
Saturday 28th May: 9am – 5pm
30 extra dresses from the Lisette Collection will be available in store for two days only!
10% OFF all Maggie Sottero orders placed during the event PLUS a free veil, up to the value of £100!
By appointment only – call 01420 80552 to book
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I honestly can't believe that we are in the middle of May already!! What a super fast year 2016 has been so far.
We are just back from London, where we have seen the stunning collection from Justin Alexander. I had so many dresses to choose from it was a struggle to keep to my budget!
Here is a video of the collection featured at the Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week....let me know what you think!
They will be in store in the coming months - we can't wait!!!!
Join us for our Spring Sample Sale
from Saturday 30th April til Saturday 7th May
A selection of stock Bridal Gowns in sizing 10, 12, ,14, 16 will be available at an amazing £495.00
Bridal Gowns by Maggie Sottero,
Justin Alexander, Sincerity & Ronald Joyce will be available at a hugely
reduced price of £495.00 which means a saving of over £1000 on some dresses!!!
Contact us now to book an appointment or
call us on 01420 80552
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We are delighted to be featured in Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding Magazine and www.weddingsite.co.uk for our latest Bridal shoot!!
Featuring our recommended local suppliers, we teamed together to create a spring themed wedding shoot at the stunning Elvetham Hotel in HookWe chose two beautiful gowns by Justin Alexander that are available in store with Amaryllis Bridalwear now
Get that all important inspiration for your wedding day and take a look through our images
Yevnig designed and created the most beautiful five-tiered pastel pink, white and gold wedding cake, which had been embellished with jewels, pearls, intricate designs and floral adornments - truly enhancing the elegance of our shoot. She also provided gold cake pops, exquisite biscuit favours, mini cupcakes and cakes
With a pale pink palate coupled with gold accents, the spring shoot was a huge success and we are delighted with the photographs & video of the day
Bridal gown by Justin Alexander 8846
Intricately beaded sleeves, v-neckline fit and flare gown, rich in colour and glamorous in every way! The ever-talented Natasha Wiggins created an elegant chignon and kept the make-up dewy and neutral
I LOVE the Bubblegum Balloons that we were able to have for the day!
The team provided us with two giant dusky pink balloons
which were decorated with pink
and gold tassels
Our second dress of the day was by Justin Alexander, style 8826. The dress was a strapless fit and flare gown, with Art deco hand beading with a chapel length train
Natasha kept the hair simple yet stylish and accessorised the look with a tiara and beaded veil - both by Amaryllis Bridalwear.
Bridal Gown by Justin Alexander 8826
Even with a bit of a spring breeze Yasmin still managed to look stunningly beautiful in her dress & veil, we certainly had some fun!
Bridal Gown by Justin Alexander 8826
Jade & Keeli created a table full of ivory and pastel pink avalanche roses, dusky dink hyacinths, white jasmine and other spring flowers and adorned the table décor with gold tea lights and mini vases punctuating a giant floral centrepiece.
Suspended above the table, was a beautiful angel’s halo – created with willow, ivy and jasmine with clusters of white scented genister hanging from the natural hoop. Suspended floral displays are a key wedding trend for 2016 and something that we’re increasingly seeing more of
Samantha from Envite created a beautiful pale pink and sparkly gold stationery suite, the perfect addition to your celebration
Meet the team!
Dresses & Bridal Accessories www.amaryllis-bridal.co.uk
Hair & Makeup www.nwmake-up.co.uk
Wedding Planner http://www.amorestarevents.co.uk
BTS Elvetham Shoot from Unique Wedding Productions on Vimeo.
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TUESDAY 9TH FEBRUARY
We are very excited to show you our selection of bridal gowns currently offered in our sale
No appointment necessary, however this is for ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Dresses are ready to be purchased on the night and taken away ready for your wedding day. With savings of over £1000 you can't afford not to come along!!
Various sizes in 10 - 16. These are ex sample gowns so there may be a few beads that need repairing - this is reflected in the sale price
Here are just a few that are in our sale.......
Sincerity 3784 now £344.00 (was £860)
Sincerity 3651 now £259.00 (was £865)
Ronald Joyce Britney now £495.00 (was £1650.00)
Maggie Sottero Louise now £390.00(was £1300.00)
Maggie Sottero Bellissima now £405.00 (was £1350.00)
For further information on any of our sale gowns, please call us on 01420 80552 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
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