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A Horoscope wedding!

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Since living in Vietnam Tash has more often than not been called a dog…… this isn’t someone being offensive but is in fact because of her Horoscope, being born in 1982 means that by the Vietnamese horoscope she is a loyal, faithful, trustworthy, kind….dog/kind of person! Interesting and really quite nice when you are looking at your personality traits and what they mean. If you want to find out what you are in the Viethoroscope calendar just visit here: http://www.viethoroscope.com/ Horoscopes here in Vietnam have an incredibly strong meaning, teams are often built choosing people of compatible Horoscope signs as...

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Picking a wedding theme

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Choosing a wedding theme can be incredibly easy, or actually quite frustrating. For some it’s simple, you choose a theme that relates to you and your partner such as a shared love of sport, or a specific country and there you have it. Someone we know chose a theme based around sailing as her and her husband had met whilst on a sailing camping holiday when they were only 16 which is lovely! She was able to choose features that represented that entire theme with a cake in the shape of their sailing boat and even flowergirl dresses that looked...

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Destination Wedding Styling

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Sun, sea, sand and 12 metres of white silk is not an ideal combination but every year over $16 billion is spent on destination weddings.   Not all will be at a beach location but the popularity of getting married in the sun is growing and this provides a clothing dilemma.   I got married in August in Cyprus and so know the predicament of dressing for 30 degree temperatures!    I started off all sensible saying I would have a slim-fitted lightweight dress but then got tempted by a huge princess gown and short bridesmaid dresses turned into long champagne numbers that...

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The start of the rainbow!

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Tradition has always dictated that your bridesmaid wear the same colour and the same style, but times are changing. Brides are embracing the chance to let their bridesmaid personalities shine through a little more, for example one may absolutely love red, whilst another hates it. Well 2015 is the year of trying something a little different and giving yours bridesmaids a little more choice! We are increasingly seeing our wonderful brides requesting a mixture of colours and styles for their maids, for one bride having a purple-hued wedding with a range from Aubergine through to the palest lilac, whilst another...

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Creating a bespoke colour, just for your wedding...

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 Choosing a colour for your wedding can be a massive headache, sometimes it can feel like you have a very definite idea of what you want and have to change it all at the last minute because you just can’t find what you want. That was the way with one of our weddings whereby Tash had her heart set on Turquoise as a colour but could not find the perfect dresses anywhere, she ended up going for black which although looked really classy and lovely it did send some of the older members of her family into a spin who...

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Leading Men and a Matchimony Baby!

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Excitement reigned in our Matchimony office last week with the launch of a new line of bow ties and cummerbunds to match our beautiful bridesmaid and prom dresses. The trend of bow ties for weddings is one we have seen rocked at a number of celebrity weddings during 2014 and is set to be a big hit for the UK wedding scene this year, whilst a cummerbund does a great job of adding a pop of colour to a plain black suit for weddings or proms.        Our gorgeous bow ties and cummerbunds are all made using the exact same silk as used for our bridesmaid dresses, men’s waistcoats and...

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Fashion Impacts

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Reflection on a chaotic February and does the madness of International Fashion Weeks, The Oscars and The Brits have any real effect on Wedding trends? After all the hype settled we were left pondering in the Matchimony office what we really learnt from this year’s fashion weeks and award ceremonies – apart from the obvious, don’t do your cape up too tight! The Oscars and Brits both highlighted the continuing trend towards pale and nude tones. Nicknamed “50 shades of Pale” we loved the sweet shades that Jennifer Anniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Zoe Saldana all rocked at the Oscars, showing...

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Making your wedding a little brighter…

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The past week in Vietnam has been Tet- meaning the celebration of the new Lunar New Year and the ringing in of the New Year of the Goat. It has meant that the city where our tailors are based, Ho Chi Minh City (sometimes known as Saigon), has been transformed. The streets are quiet, there are yellow blossom trees and plants lining every street and the women are wearing the most beautiful traditional vivid colour dresses you have ever seen. We won’t go into the traditions of Tet too much but it’s all about celebrating family, health and happiness –...

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The romance of the prom....

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Here at Matchimony we love the romance of the prom and truly believe it is one of the best exports from the US since Reese’s peanut butter cups!    The prom is a chance to let your hair down after months of intense revision and exams.     It is a celebration of freedom, summertime and in most cases the end of an era with everyone going off to University or future plans.   The prom concept is still seen as relatively new in the UK, elbowing out “end of year discos” in the school hall with a soggy buffet and a last dance...

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The ethical side of our business and how we will never, ever use a factory

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This week we wanted to talk to everyone about the ethical side of Matchimony as a company. It was really important to us when we set the business up that we gave back to the very communities who were making our items and find the most ethical way to have our items made. As you know we source all of our fabrics direct from the silk makers in Vietnam and use local tailors based in and around Ho Chi Minh City. What you probably didn’t know is that we have hand selected these tailors to work for Matchiony based on...

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