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Happy International Women’s Day and Mothering Sunday

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So here is a massive thank you to all the amazing inspirational women that make Matchimony possible, from our production team, to the boutique owners, our Social Manager Anna, our photographer Kirsty, accountants Reshma and Lucy, and not forgetting our indispensable Office Manager Tracey.   Without you it wouldn’t be possible and we thank you for inspiring us every day.
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Matchimony Mini-Moon Guide Part 1

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More than a third of couples now take a mini moon and they are the perfect way to relax after the craziness of a Wedding and also to reflect on the brilliance of your special day.  Matchimony coowner Vicky took a mini moon to Paris after 'officially' getting married in the UK.  "Our 'real' Wedding we always considered to be in Cyprus but we had to complete the legal side in the UK about a month before. It was strange as we did it on a Friday afternoon and so were then 'technically' married and felt like we should celebrate over the weekend."   That was a...

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Proposal Season!

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Did you know that this season is officially known as the peak proposal time? The lead up to Christmas sends hearts a fluttering everywhere and it becomes the most perfect and beautiful time to say yes. We decided to ask our social followers for their romantic festive proposals and here are some of our favourites! ‘I am terrible for guessing my presents and had a feeling my now husband was going to propose so I kept checking for a small ring size box, I didn’t find one anywhere on Christmas day and was feeling a little deflated when he handed...

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Anniversary reminiscing

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This week is the wedding anniversary of one of our co-founders Natasha and it has got us having a retrospective look at her wedding! Set in the rolling fields of Kent it was maybe ambitious to do an outside marquee in early December but with a tonne of heaters she pulled it off! However, it was one of the main reasons for the setting up of Matchimony, Natasha wanted a deep wine-red theme that would be just a nod to Christmas (just like our gorgeous Instagram theme this month) in dresses that suited all her leading ladies but couldn’t find...

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2018: Pretty in Pinks and Tulle

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  Anyone who knows us and reads our blogs knows just how much we love to trend-watch! We work with a range of wedding gurus and love seeing their own take on what is coming up and 2018 is looking super exciting already. We are seeing already the surge in requests for 2018 fabric requests focused on soft baby pinks, perfect peaches and beautiful blushes with brides moving towards a slightly more traditional colour range but with a twist! In fact our recent shoot ‘Blushing Bridesmaids’ with the fabulous Bridal Boutique Cooperative showcased our stunning Peach range and we have...

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Pregnant Bridesmaids? It’s something we do best!

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Pregnancy is exceptionally common in the Matchimony office – in fact we have had four in the past two years in the office!  Our pregnant ladies are massive fans of the Matchimony dresses for every stage of their pregnancy and we wanted to share our words of wisdom with you. How to choose dresses for pregnant bridesmaids is a question that we are often asked about, do we make dresses that can accommodate a growing bump? Can we provide custom options for pregnant maids? Which of our off-the-peg dresses are best for pregnancy? In fact we can help with everything…....

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Dare we mention Christmas...?!

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We are in the midst of a heatwave and we are desperate to sit in a paddling pool with an ice cream however the topic of conversation in the office is Christmas!    Yep. We are heading into July and so Christmas is obviously on the agenda – you have to love this crazy industry.    Weddings are planned so far in advance and the press are already planning their Winter issues so “Christmas in July” is a well-known industry phenomenon.  Over the last 3 weeks our most popular samples have been Deep Purple, Merlot, Teal and Turquoise - Winter Weddings are...

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The story of a dress

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We tailor make each and every one of our beautiful Bridesmaid dresses, hand finished piece by piece, the same as you would tailor a wedding dress. Today we want to share the Story of a Dress- how our beautiful pieces come together!   Step 1: drawing our first drafts Together we sketch the designs, based on our own feelings of what we would like to see, what we think would be comfortable, what is coming up in trends and most importantly what are our brides asking for. We genuinely care about making designs that suit and flatter any body shape...

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Your wedding morning: how to have the best possible experience

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Something that we have been talking about in the Matchimony office recently is about our own feelings on our wedding days. How we felt on the night before, how we felt on the morning of the actual day and interestingly the difference in how we felt is vast! So it got us thinking, what are the hints and tips we can give to make that morning before the best it possibly can be? Now these are just our thoughts so let us know any other hints and tips you have for a perfectly perfect wedding day build up in the...

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