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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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Pretty in (Pale)Pink

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Our best selling colour year on year is Pale Pink and we have just received some stunning testimonial photos through today from the lovely Bride Gemma, which prove why this colour is absolutely perfect for all your Bridesmaids and an English Wedding.    We are so excited to share these with you, as Gemma and her bridesmaids look beautiful and their Wedding photographer Philip Bedford (www.philipbedford.co.uk) has done a brilliant job.  Gemma’s bridesmaids wear the Matchimony Classic Dress in Pale Pink and the matching flower girl sashes, mens accessories and boys bow ties bring together the Wedding Party.   Below are a...

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A Beautiful and Green 2017

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  The wedding trends for this year and exploding with beautiful lush greens, from the palest Sage to the darkest Willow we are seeing the freshness of green appearing in everything from dresses to confetti!  Here are some of our top picks for this year’s stunning colour trends: Beautiful, natural cakes: gone are the days of over the top cakes, now brides are leaning more towards unstructured cakes, less flowers and more shrubbery! Some of these beauties perfectly some up this yummy trend: Image: Style me Pretty Wedding dressing: we love an excuse for flowers at a wedding, however filling...

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The best part of the job!

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We still can’t really believe how lucky we are being involved in so many brides special days and by far the best part of the job is receiving testimonials and pictures from our lovely brides.    Seeing our garments come to life and be captured on film, to be treasured in albums for years to come is magical.   So today is a slight different blog with less words and just about the gorgeous photos sent in by Louisa.   Louisa had 10 bridesmaids and we were honoured to be able to help her find dresses to suit them all and fit with...

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