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Happy Christmas Everyone!

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No we really aren’t going mad but already Christmas photo shoots have taken place and we have been tagging our items into the relevant Christmas categories on Not On The High Street.   Talk in the industry is turning to the big trends of 2017, and we have began discussing new colours for next year and new product ideas.    So we are using this as an excuse to crack out the mulled wine and predict what we think are going to be key trends for Matchimony in 2017. Sequins and Sparkle Starting with the engagement ring a Wedding is all about...

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How are our dresses made?

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We talk a lot on our website about how Matchimony was founded, the ethos of what we believe in and what we provide however we thought it would be nice to talk about the main backbone of our company- how our items are made. None of our items are made in factories, all are made by our own dedicated individual team of tailors, all by hand- and that makes us very different. The Classic First off we begin with our base pattern cutting our fabrics by hand to exactly fit. From there the intricacy of making these dresses really starts!...

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How are our dresses made?

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We talk a lot on our website about how Matchimony was founded, the ethos of what we believe in and what we provide however we thought it would be nice to talk about the main backbone of our company- how our items are made. None of our items are made in factories, all are made by our own dedicated individual team of tailors, all by hand- and that makes us very different. The Classic First off we begin with our base pattern cutting our fabrics by hand to exactly fit. From there the intricacy of making these dresses really starts!...

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Introducing our Bespoke Printed Dress: The Matchimony Cornflower

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Researching and delivering on Bridal trends is one of our favourite  parts of what we do and when we saw the growing trend for stunning printed dresses we knew we wanted to do something really special to give brides a new trend for their maids….  Introducing our beautiful Matchimony Cornflower Dress. The Cornflower dress blends the subtleties of our own bespoke printed chiffon, printed in our own dye house, overlaid over our simple Ivory Silk. The print is based on the simplicity and natural beauty of British Wild Flowers. The movement in the dress is just incredible with soft flowing pleats...

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The World has a favourite colour!

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We have seen recently a huge surge in requests for our ranges of pinks and oranges across our spectrum focusing in on our soft Pale Pink, our striking Peach and vibrant Bright Pink. It got us thinking (and wasting time on Wikipedia) what is the Worlds’ favorite colour? Is there one or is it purely trend based? After wasting A LOT of time online we found this chart from YouGov.uk which shows a survey conducted across 10 countries across four continents and it’s pretty incredible that the World definitely has a favorite colour- Blue! This was especially apparent in the...

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Happy Birthday!

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So in the last 3 months we have celebrated 3 first Birthday’s, which on reflection is slightly crazy but also something we are immensely proud of.    First in February we celebrated a year of our Matchimony website, which is a big milestone for us, as it is when the brand became available to the World.   Then in March and April we have celebrated the first Birthday’s of our babies, who are growing up so quickly and are our reason for everything! We can’t believe how quickly the year has gone and so we thought we should take a breath and...

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It's all about the movement!

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Selecting your bridesmaids dresses is not easy, you may have many maids with many different body types, or maids who suit different colours or cuts. Well for us this was of paramount importance when designing and selecting our dresses. When we worked through our designs we spent a long time looking at the most flattering styles and fabrics to suit every body shape and something that kept coming up was how important is was for our bridesmaids to feel happy and comfortable in what they were wearing. Many felt that just having a silk based dress could cause too many...

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Achieving the perfect Wedding photos ….

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One of the key pieces of advice that people tend to give when you are planning a Wedding is to pay for a good photographer, as the photos are something you will look back on forever.  A photographer however can only work with the scene that you provide and so it is important to be thinking about the photographs all the way through the Wedding planning.   This is something we have tried to keep in mind when developing the Matchimony range.   Having a colour theme running through your photobook creates a stylish and elegant look and helps the photographer create...

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An Awesome Autumn Winter Fashion Week

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This week saw the fabulous Autumn Winter London Fashion Week and it was awesome! Gone are the days of AW collections being about covering up and braving the cold. This year designers embraced a huge array of trends from graphic prints to multicoloured flowers to really bring the dullest season of the year to life. Across the fabulous Temperley London show we saw stunning pops of flowers, mixed with oriental prints, to give the traditional dress a stunning twist.   We love this concept of having a different spin on your Bridesmaid Dresses and have found beautiful printed flower fabrics...

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Roses are Red, Violets are Blue and we have a special offer just for you!

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We love Valentine’s here at the Matchimony office and get swept up in the romance of the day.   So much so that I purchased a For My Daddy on Valentine’s Day Card – cute or tacky, you decide?!  We know the cynics say it is just a commercial opportunity and every day should be Valentine’s but realistically everyday life gets in the way and we love having a special day to celebrate love.   A Valentine’s Wedding is a lovely way of ensuring you never forget your anniversary and can be extremely beautiful.   Mixing reds, pinks and white provide a striking and romantic...

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