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Say 'I Do' to Preloved at St Kentigern Hospice Wedding Shop

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Nestled in the charming Welsh market town of Abergele, tucked away above the hustle and bustle, a haven of style and sustainability awaits. Upstairs at St Kentigern Hospice (Abergele) likes a bridal boutique like no other. The true beauty of the boutique is the magic of charitable giving and sustainability. Brides-to-be can discover their dream gown while supporting a cause dedicated to providing exception care. Every purchase helps fund the hospice’s vital services; from patient care, family support and bereavement counselling.

A Warm Welcome Awaits…

The fabulous team of volunteers add a personal touch to your shopping experience, making you feel right at home from the minute you walk in.

Every Dress has a story to tell…

Every gown, veil and accessory has a tale as unique as your love story. Imagine finding a dress with a handwritten note from its previous owner from the 1940s – talk about adding a touch of magic and history to your special day! Their collection features lots of styles for every bride, groom and occasion. All meticulously maintained to ensure they’re as fabulous as they are sustainable. They have over 500+ dresses & accessories.

(Pre) Love Stories come to life at Soughton Hall

St Kentigern Hospice retail team recently hosted a photoshoot at Soughton Hall. This Georgian gem, perched on the border between Cheshire and North Wales, oozes character and charm and was the perfect backdrop to show off some of the fantastic pieces they currently have.

Create your own Preloved Story

Ready to say ‘I Do’ to preloved fashion? Help support the hospice and book a fitting appointment by calling 01745 822813 or if you’ve already tied the knot, why not donate your dress to continue its love story whilst supporting the hospice. 

Create your own preloved story at the St Kentigern Hospice Wedding Shop. 

Shop preloved, save pennies, support palliative care.

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Tips for managing post wedding blues. A newly married couple holding hands

Planning your dream wedding can be all-consuming and a lot of time, energy and money goes into making it just right.

Understandably, then, it can feel difficult when it’s all over. No more conversations about wedding dresses, choosing decorations or picking out rings; instead, it’s just back to life as usual. While you’ll no doubt be excited to start this new chapter of your lives, it’s common for couples to feel a little flat after the festivities have concluded. This feeling is termed ‘the post-wedding blues’, and is very normal.

But how can you manage this complex emotion, and ensure you’re starting married life with a sense of happiness? In this post, we share our top tips for managing the post-wedding blues.

Celebrate your marriage in the little ways

Whilst your wedding day is the start of your married life, your marriage is a whole lot longer. You still have so many exciting and wonderful moments to come with your new spouse, and it’s important to remember that.

Hopefully, before the wedding, you’ll have taken some time to talk to your partner about your hopes and dreams for the future. Once the wedding is out of the way, you’ll have more time to start working on those ambitions, and curating a life together that allows you to grow and deepen your love and commitment.

Work out what it is you loved about your wedding

If you’re feeling sad that your wedding is over, can you pinpoint exactly what it is you miss? Is it having a focus and a sense of purpose, spending more time with family and friends, or taking time to spend with your significant other? Once you’ve worked out why you truly enjoyed the leadup to your big day, you can look to replicate this in other areas of your life.

Perhaps this means putting in a monthly date night, or making plans to speak to your friends more regularly. Or, if you found that your wedding brought about a sense of newfound independence from your parents (a common discovery), work on redefining your relationship with your family and moving forward into this new stage of your life.

Find something to look forward to

Just because you’ve said your vows doesn’t mean that you have to settle into a routine that you deem ‘boring’. Getting married isn’t a last hurrah – there are still plenty of milestones and smaller moments that you can celebrate together. Making plans, whether that’s a holiday, home renovation or even just taking a trip to see friends can help keep that excitement alive.

The period of time directly after your nuptials can be hard, and it’s totally normal to feel that way. Share your feelings with your new spouse, and take joy from the small moments as you start your life together.

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Your wedding day is a special occasion, and every little detail matters. From the dress to the flowers and everything in between, every detail should be perfect, including your hairstyle. Once you’ve chosen a dreamy style for your luscious locks, choosing the right hair accessories can add the perfect finishing touches, elevating your overall look and leaving you feeling like the most beautiful bride. In this blog we’ll take a look at some of the most popular bridal hair accessories available at laceandfavour.com which are sure to leave you feeling inspired and excited for your special day.

Choosing The Perfect Wedding Hairstyle

Before you start shopping for your accessories, it’s important to consider the type of hairstyle you want for your special day. Are you going for an elegant updo, a relaxed half-up-half-down style, or do you prefer to wear your hair down? If you’re unsure about what style to choose, Pinterest can be a great starting point as you can find plenty of inspiration from real brides and themed weddings too. Your hairstylist will also be able to help you to experiment with different hairstyles during your bridal trial. In addition to creating your own inspiration board from Pinterest, consider showing your stylist photos of your dress and any other accessories that you plan on wearing too, this will help you to create a look that will complement your bridal look perfectly. The most important thing to remember is to ensure that you feel comfortable with your chosen hairstyle, you don’t need to opt for a drastically different look on the big day!

Once you’ve chosen how you’re going to style your luscious locks, it’s time to think about how you can accessorise to add that extra bit of glamour and to bring your bridal vision to life.

Elegant Hair Pins & Clips

Hair pins and hair clips are a great way to add a touch of sparkle to your hair without overpowering your look. Whether you opt for delicate pins decorated with pearls or crystals, or statement clips with intricate designs, they can really elevate your look and add a touch of personality to your hairstyle. They’re also a great option for brides who want to keep their hairstyle simple but still want to add some sparkle. Lightweight, there’s also no risk of hair pins weighing your gorgeous locks down on the big day either.

Classic Bridal Hair Combs

Another popular accessory for brides is the traditional hair comb. This versatile piece can be worn with an updo, half-up hairstyle, or even with loose flowing waves. Whether you choose a classic wedding hair comb adorned with pearls and rhinestones for a vintage-inspired look, or a bohemian-inspired piece with floral accents, a hair comb is sure to add a touch of elegance to your bridal look whilst holding your locks securely in place. Wedding hair combs also pair beautifully with veils as you can nestle the comb over the top of your veil to create a gorgeous focal point. 

Sparkling Tiaras

Tiaras are a classic choice for brides who want to feel like a princess on their wedding day. Whether you opt for something subtle and dainty or a bold, statement piece, a tiara is sure to add a regal touch to your hairstyle and make you feel like true royalty. Like hair combs, you can also pair a tiara with a veil for the ultimate bridal look.

Boho Inspired Hair Vines

For brides looking for a more ethereal and romantic look, hair vines are a beautiful option. These delicate pieces can be woven into a braided hairstyle or you can wear them as a headband. Ultra feminine, hair vines are perfect for brides who want to add a touch of bohemian charm to their bridal look.

The Traditional Wedding Veil

Last but certainly not least, veils are a timeless accessory that can add a sense of tradition and elegance to your bridal look. From a cascading cathedral length veil, to a romantic fingertip veil, or even a modern birdcage veil, there are so many gorgeous styles to choose from. Veils can complement any hairstyle and also add that extra touch of romance to your look, creating the classic bridal look that we’re all familiar with.

Your wedding day is an opportunity to show off your personal style and there’s no better way to do that than with some beautiful hair accessories. Whether you choose a classic veil, a sparkling hair comb, delicate floral pins or you go for a bold statement pairing a veil with a shimmering tiara, the options are endless. Remember to take your time, enjoy trying different options, and choose the one that makes you look and feel beautiful on your special day.

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New event! The Pre-Loved Wedding Boot Fayre & Bridal Show

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New Event: The Pre-Loved Wedding Boot Fayre & Bridal Show

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We are thrilled to announce another pre-loved wedding boot fayre. This time, we’ve moved to an even bigger venue with more stalls! 

Discover hundreds of pre-loved wedding items for sale in one place, and shop directly from newlyweds and small businesses. There’s no other event quite like it. In fact, it’s believed to be the only wedding boot fayre in the region. I know, we can’t believe it either! 

DIY weddings are on the rise, and more and more people are sourcing their own wedding items, so this is the perfect event for the thrifty and budget savvy couples. Plus, meet a range of wedding specialists on hand to help with the remaining plans for your day.

We adore being a part of the recycling and eco-friendly culture. We also love that this event provides couples with the opportunity to save money and discover the unexpected. 

So, join us at Blakemere Craft Centre on Sunday 19th May 2024 and shop for your wedding. 

Entry is £2 per person (free for under 16’s). 

Or, upgrade to VIP and get early access for just £5. You’ll be able to browse and buy 30 minutes before general admission. 

Interested in selling your wedding items? Please contact claire@bouquetandbells.com for more information. 

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We shot the cover of this issue within the spectacular walled gardens and Edwardian Glasshouse at Combermere Abbey on the border of Cheshire and Shropshire. Combining elegance and modern themed with a retro 80’s roller disco vibe, we wanted to stretch the boundaries and create a concept you don’t see very often, captured by Chelsey Leigh Photography. We adored the rollerblades, disco balls and big sleeves, and we think you will too!

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At St.Kentigern Hospice (Abergele) lies a bridal boutique like no other. Brides-to-be can discover their dream gown while supporting a cause dedicated to providing exceptional care. Every purchase helps fund the hospice’s vital services; from patient care, family support and bereavement counselling.

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