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The famous Maria Modes Sixpence Sample Sale is back

The famous Maria Modes Sixpence Sample Sale is back and set to take place from Thursday 25th April to Sunday 28th April 2019. One of the largest and most luxurious bridal shops in the North West will be filled with over 150 sale dresses from leading designers; Maggie Sottero, Ian Stuart, Mori Lee, Pronovias and Rebecca Ingram. Dress sizes […]

Say I Do in the Charming North Cumbrian Countryside

Skitby is a Hidden Gem of a Wedding venue nestled within the North Cumbrian Countryside not far from Carlisle and the Scottish borders. The setting is idyllic with a beautiful garden and views of the Lake District and Carrock fells. We want to take you on a detailed tour of the venue from – Ceremony […]

A Guide to First Anniversary Present Ideas

First Anniversary presents

You’ve had one exciting year of marriage and your anniversary is on the horizon. So, you want to make it extra special and find a gift to celebrate that first year. But, you read that the traditional first anniversary gift is…paper. Yup, paper. Exciting right? Well on the surface, maybe not. However, remember that there’s […]

15 Winter Wedding Favours Your Guests Will Love

Winter weddings are definitely romantic. Getting cosy with your guests in a beautiful, warm indoor venue. What’s not to love? The perfect thing about indoor weddings (besides not having to worry about the weather) is that you can really let your creativity shine! Whether you’re planning an intimate winter get together or a grand festive […]

Bridesmaid Dress Trends Set to be Big in 2019

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Ok, so once you’ve made your dress decision, it’s time to think about your lovely bridesmaids. Colour? Shape? Style? Material? So many questions! Unless you’ve always had a set idea of the style and colour you’d like, this decision can be tricky. So, to help you, we’ve put together the following round-up of bridesmaid dress […]

Thorton Manor Wedding

Jonty and I met in July 2015 on what was a very unplanned evening out for the both of us. Both out with very good friends, we caught each other’s eye across the dance floor. After spending the full evening dancing with each other (1950’s style) my friend, with my best interests at heart, pulled […]

Getting Married in 2019? Swan Brides Have Picked Their top Wedding Dress Trends for the Year Ahead

Wedding dress 2019

Bride to be 2019? Here’s Swan Bridal’s round-up of the top wedding dress trends for 2019… 1. Pocketed Wedding Dress Yes, you heard that right; wedding dresses with pockets. Where else would you put your phone on your special day! Here are our favourite dresses stocked at Swan Brides with pockets: Martin Thornburg, Juliet Stella York, 6782 […]