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Win a Dream Package ...

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* WIN A DREAM PACKAGE ** 

Over the past few weeks you may have noticed we’ve been getting rather excited about our ultimate giveaway competition #TRUEBRIDETRIBE

We’ve teamed up with some of our favourite brands in the industry to bring you this amazing giveaway where you’ll have the chance to win everything in this photo! YAY

All you need to do is grab your camera and your friends and capture a TrueBrideTribe moment!

Maybe this could be you and your bestie, your squad-for-life or your bridesmaids? A memorable hen-do moment or a photo close to your heart? Show us how much you want to win, get creative!

Post your best photo of you and your tribe with #TRUEBRIDETRIBE and share to our Facebook page or tag on Instagram. We’re looking for a photo which tells a story of fun, friendship and good times! You have the whole of June to grab your gang, snap a selfie and get posting! Also email your photo to lydia@truebride.co.uk. Only entries that have been emailed will be considered.

WANT TO WIN BIG? ...

1) 2 bridesmaid dresses Style M640 from True Bride. Available in over 70 colours, see colour options here. Available sizes UK 6-36.
2) 2 pairs of shoes Style Elspeth from Rainbow Club. Available in Ivory or dyed to a colour of your choice.
3) 2 crystal & pearl bridesmaid jewellery sets from Glitzy Secrets. Includes a crystal and pearl necklace, bracelet, earrings and headband

4) A personalised wedding date bag from Rosie Willett Designs
5) A crystal and Swarovski pearl 'De Winter' bridal headdress from Miss Clemmie Accessories.
6) Your wedding invitations from Blush & Gold. Your choice of style. No limit on quantity. Includes one invitation and one envelope.
7) A foil LOVE balloon, Mr & Mrs balloons and Tassel Garland in your choice of colour from BubbleGum Balloons


HOW TO ENTER:

If you want to be in with a chance to win these glorious goodies, then simply follow our 5 steps below:
1. Grab you camera + Capture a #TRUEBRIDETRIBE moment
2. Share your pic to this page, or tag on Instagram. Don’t forget the hashtag!
4. Email your winning snap to Lydia@truebride.co.uk. Entries must be emailed to be considered!
5. Cross your fingers! Closing date 2nd July

Competition open to UK & Ireland residents only, aged 18+. Wedding date must be no earlier than November 2017 as most prizes are made-to-order.

Terms & Conditions:

- While the competition runs we’ll be sharing our favourites on social media so keep an eye out for your pick. The winner will only be notified by email so please ensure you provide us with the correct details. It is essential your entry is emailed to True Bride. Should you win the competition, you will be notified by email. By entering, you agree to your email address being shared with all suppliers involved.
- This is a photo entry competition and we are looking for good quality, hi-resolution photos. It is under our discretion what remains posted on Facebook and we have the right to hide images from our page. As the competition requires entry by photo, by providing such content you give permission for the competition suppliers to use the content in any promotional material, on social platforms or website owned or run by them.

- True Bride does not accept any responsibility for the third party products included with this competition. Any issues regarding the ordering, delivery or faults of the products must be taken up with the brand / supplier. True Bride’s decision and any decision taken by the promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

- If for any reason the advertised prize is unavailable, the supplier reserves the right at their absolute discretion to substitute a similar prize of equivalent or greater value. None of the prizes may be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered.
- By entering the draw, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. 
- By entering the competition you agree to your email being added to our mailing list & shared with all collaborators / brands included in this competition. You reserve the right to unsubscribe from these email lists at anytime.
- Liability cannot be accepted for entries which are lost in transit or not received due to technical difficulties.

TRUE BRIDE Terms & Conditions:
* The selected entrant will win x2 Style 'M640' dress from True Bride (available from UK size 6 to 36). NB, due to our dresses being made to order, the dress will only be available from November 2017 onwards.

* Winner will need to attend their nearest stockist of the True Bridesmaids collection (selected by True Bride) to be measured and fitted.
* Prize does not include travel or any accommodation costs.
* Any alteration costs must be covered by the winner.
* Prize must be claimed within six months and the winner will need to order their dress a minimum of 16 weeks before their wedding or event. No purchase necessary.

RAINBOW CLUB Terms & Conditions:
* The selected entrant will win x2 Style 'Elspeth' shoes from Rainbow Club. Once ivory shoes have been dyed, they are bespoke item and cannot be exchanged or returned
* Prize is only available on styles featured on www.rainbowclub.co.uk. Prize is not exchangeable to cash. 
* If the shoes are not suitable and are unworn, we will honour an exchange within 14 working days
* Prize to be redeemed within 12 months of winner announced

GLITZY SECRETS Terms & Conditions:
* The giveaway prize consists of 2 sets of Simple Pearl Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet and Pure in Pearls Headband
* The prize cannot be exchanged for an alternative or cash
* This competition is not open to employees of Glitzy Secrets Ltd or their families or any associated agent or company
* Prize to be redeemed within 12 months of winner announced

MISS CLEMMIE Terms & Conditions:
* The selected entrant will win x1 'De Winter' headdress from Miss Clemmie Accessories. 
* Prize is non exchangeable and has no cash alternative. Postage to the recipient will be paid by Miss Clemmie.
* Prize to be redeemed within 2 months 60 days of the date of announcing winner.

BLUSH & GOLD Terms & Conditions:
* The selected entrant will win their choice of style and quantity from the Blush & Gold range. Applicable on daytime wedding invitations only (excluding packages) Prize includes x1 invitation and x1 envelope and delivery to x1 UK address.
* Prize is non exchangeable and has no cash alternative. 
* Prize to be redeemed within 12 months of winner announced

ROSIE WILLETT Terms & Conditions:
* The selected entrant will win a personalised bag in their choice of colour. 
* Prize is non exchangeable and has no cash alternative. 
* Prize to be redeemed within 12 months of winner announced

BUBBLEGUM BALLOONS Terms & Conditions:
* The selected entrant will win x1 Foil Love Balloon, x1 pair of Mr & Mrs Balloons and x1 Tassel Garland.
* No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.. 
* The winner will be notified by email and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
* The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected and/or posted. Bubblegum Balloons accept no responsibility for the loss of prize due to postage via Royal Mail.

Non Bridal Fun - Easter Tag Printable

Clementine

Easter fills me with Joy ... I love spending time with family in the sunshine, having beautiful dinners and everything coming into bloom and of course decorating the house. This year I'm going all out so I doodled some bunnies for tags and cards.

I wanted to go with natural, pretty easter this year with lots of twigs, spring greenery and speckled eggs - and then I thought these would be a nice thing to share!  

So I've made 4 pretty designs of tag for those of you who love Easter to download and print ......

I hope you enjoy them,

Happy Easter,

Clemmie x

 

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A Bride to Be asks .... Should I grow out my pixie cut for my wedding day ?

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At an accessory evening recently a bride asked 'Should I grow out my Pixie Cut for my wedding day?' My heart nearly broke .... and the answer is 'of course not!"

I am firmly of the belief that you should look and feel like yourself on you big day (maybe a little more polished) Pixie cuts are super alluring and can look just as 'bridal' just look at these red carpet ladies above. 

There's a perception that with this cut accessories are out, which is absolutely not the case. You'll maybe need combs or pins mounting on alligator clips so they hold better in shorter locks but thats never a problem, and if your hair is super fine you'd maybe be better with a featherlight vine which can be pinned with 3cm bobby pins along its length.  

Below are some styling suggestions I put to my Miss Clemmie pixie cut brides .......

DAINTY COMBS

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BOHEMIAN BRIDE - ADD A VINE or TIE IN HALO

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BEHIND THE SCENES | My Bespoke Process

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The idea of leaving someone to create an accessory just for you can be a daunting one, to make it less mysterious  thought i'd share with you a real one and a little of the process.

THE DESIGN

I love getting a very open brief, this bride was after a piece to compliment her boho tiered lace dress and had seen on my Instagram feed pieces with the vibe she was going for. She wanted - pretty, whimsical, heirloom, delicate and possibly with tulle accents. I had a photo of her dress too and that always helps me imagine a piece to go with the overall look and a picture of the hair she'd be wearing.  

We went through 3 stages of initial sketch designs and then I made a small section for the Brides approval.

Sketching out design ideas  

Sketching out design ideas  

MAKING THE PIECE

The piece was made from lots of layered elements to give a bohemian eclectic look to the piece whilst still keeping it light and petite.  

I started with a halo base of vintage crystal cupchain woven with tulle with tiny combs for support, adding a second band of loose mounted crystals. The piece was the dotted with pearl accents to give an organic feel mimicking wax flower crowns of the 1800's. The final touch was satin ties. 

Making the piece with some help from a fluffy friend. 

Making the piece with some help from a fluffy friend. 

THE FINAL PIECE

Before I dispatched I sent the Bride pictures of the piece for approval before it was shipped out next day delivery. 

The final piece, I added secret combs for additional support. 

The final piece, I added secret combs for additional support. 

The back of the finished halo.  

The back of the finished halo.  

If you interested in reading more about my Bespoke Service you can read here.  

Keep an eye in my Instagram (my studio diary) to see other bespoke work in progress and you can contact me to begin your own bespoke piece.  

Clementine X

STYLING | How To Fit Your Miss Clemmie Veil

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Styling Advice on Birdcage Veils for Brides to be 

Styling Advice on Birdcage Veils for Brides to be 

We’ve designed our veils to be the Perfect fit. I remember when I received my veil before my wedding,  I took it out of the box and didn’t know where to start … so I hope this little guide helps you figure it out quickly.

 

On receiving your Veil

With clean hands take the Veil from the box. To shape the veil after shipping manipulate and pouf it by hand. If there are wrinkles ball the tissue that comes in the box and drape the veil over. In a few days it should straighten out avoid ironing your veil as it’s very easy to burn. Remember that when the veil is pinned into place the shape will be sturdy and creases will not be visible. Keep in the box if possible to protect it. If you need to pack your veil roll rather than fold it.

 

Positioning the Veil

 Don’t panic about this part, you stylist will have used a veil before and will know what to do on the big day! You’ll need a couple of Bobby pins.

•You’ll either be wearing the veil in the centre or to the side. As a guide if your going to wear it to the side place it over your side parting. Petite veils sit about 2 inches from your hairline, classic and others at the crown.

•Once the veil is fitted a discreet Bobby pin each side of your head will secure it at the height you need it and prevent it flying up in a gust of wind.

•It’s worth a bridesmaid or someone you trust to watch and see how it’s been secured into your ‘do’. Then if you want to remove the veil after the photos and not disturb your hair too much it can be removed easily.

 

And thats it ... Easy!

Clementine x

REAL BRIDE | Mia

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I love to see a real bride in our One of A Kind accessories. Mia Chose a One of a Kind Comb and also our Eve Earrings from Fairytale Weddings. These lovely fine art style photos of Mia and Adam are from the lovely McKenzie - Brown and are some of my favourite real bride shots from 2015.

Mia's One Of A Kind Comb was designed be asymmetric in shape and included a beautiful c1940's leaf and bow jewel and c1950's pearls. She purchased her beautiful Enzoani gown and Miss Clemmie comb from they lovely girls at Fairytale Weddings. In her dark hair the piece coordinates prettily with her dress and ties together her bridal look. I love that she paired it with a simple veil too and by positioning to the side and not the centre it looks subtlety visible on all the shots of her left through the day. This is clever as in the middle it's hardly visible from either side and you're only going to get a few shots from behind in your album.

You can view the whole wedding and list of other suppliers HERE on Mackenzie Browns Blog.

Clementine x

INSPIRATION | Antique Finds

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I had a little treasure hunt today.

You might not be aware but all of the Miss Clemmie One of a Kind accessories are made with elements of Vintage and Antique heirlooms and even the Collection designs include heirloom Pearls, Diamante and crystals. So every month I visit my favourite antiques Fella' and in this Months treasure trove were these beautiful sterling silver and diamante c1920's clasps. I love pieces like this, especially when they include some vintage packaging and they're just sooooo pretty! 

 I'm not sure how I'll use them, I'd love to use them as belt clasps, but for a while i'm going to put them in my 'Curiosity Cabinet' and stare at them.

Clementine x