Season’s greetings. We hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas. We are fit to burst and raring to to get sharing Sussex weddings galore.
For those of you looking to get stuck into your new year wedding dress and accessory finding mission now that Christmas is done and dusted and 2013 is creeping up fast, we have news of a fab wedding dress and accessory January sale from Mathilda Rose in Lindfield (West Sussex). Plus a lovely festive offer from them especially for Love Sussex Wedding readers. Nicola from Mathilda Rose put this sale and offer together to celebrate their gorgeous winter wonderland shop window collaboration with Flowerbug Designs, Cake Maison and Danni Beach Photography.
“Choosing the theme for our Christmas wedding window was easy, there is nothing more memorable, fun and romantic than a snow filled winter wedding day.
To create this magical wedding for our Christmas window we selected shades of winter white, dusty grey and latte with a dash of chocolate and a dusting of metallics which are beautifully romantic, brightened with a splash of delicate icy blue. The perfect colour palette for a wonderfully luxurious winter wedding day.
The beautiful silk wedding dress is designed by Terry Fox and called ‘Above the Clouds’, it made me think of winter the first time I saw it. The design quite simply says snow queen, with it’s generous layers of silk and delicate sparkling corset embellishment just like frost climbing the window.
We are so fortunate in Sussex to be surrounded by acres of wonderful English woodlands so finding branches to make into trees was easy. We decorated with paint, snow flakes and glitter to create our winter wonderland. Hanging like beautiful twinkly icicles in the trees are pretty glass votives containing twinkly tea lights and the most exquisite bridal headpieces from Abby at Cherished.
With the current trend of paper pom poms or paper lanterns hanging from high ceilings Sharon Boon from Flowerbug Designs decided to have some fun and do such a thing using flowers, and there is nothing quite like gypsophila to give a gorgeous delicate bridal and snowy effect. Our oversized, delicate and floaty snow balls were sprayed with glitter for extra sparkle, tied by hand with generous icy blue satin ribbon and hung from the ceiling within the snowy trees.
Inspired by the plans for a beautiful snowy scene and gorgeous Terry Fox wedding dress in our wedding window, Emma Drew of Cake Maison designed a wedding cake which reflects nature and design. The angular lines in the piping and the metallic silver berries reflect the exquisite detail in the corsetry of the dress, while also looking twiggy and pretty amongst the snow covered trees. The soft white piped pearls mirror the pretty whites of the delicate gypsophila spheres and create images of soft snowfall. The cake is encircled by a ring of pretty sugar flowers, Emma handcrafted wintery white double Christmas Roses.
Creating beautiful, romantic winter photographs is all about the light. To capture the magic of this window and any winter wedding it is best to utilise the ambient light from wherever you find it, in this case the candles or fairy lights. This type of lighting only enhances the magical atmosphere, there is nothing more enchanting that the twinkle and flicker of this type lighting. Even the daylight in the winter has an ethereal feel as it shimmers through the branches.
To celebrate our winter wonderland styled wedding window we will be offering up to 60% off selected sample wedding dresses and up to 35% off selected hair accessories at Mathilda Rose between 5th January and 12th January 2013.
Sale items must be paid for in full at time of purchase and we are unable to hold items for customers. If you change your mind, we can offer an exchange or credit note only within 5 working days of your purchase.”
Team Winter Wonderland Window:
Aww it’s all so pretty! Nice to see a bit of snow this winter even if it is just in Mathilda Rose‘s window! Love the hanging floral pom-poms and the snow queen inspired dress, cake and accessories.
Let us know if you snap up any wedding dress bargains in Mathilda Rose‘s January sale and bag some of those ‘Just Married’ flip flops, we love to hear from you! Talking of winter weddings, do check out this Christmas (and bunny!) inspired Brighton wedding from last week if you missed that too, it’s full of festive fun!