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Flowers & Dresses


Your wedding flowers are just as special for your wedding day as your wedding dress is. When thinking of what flowers you want always remember – you don’t want a beautiful, stunning dress with plenty of detail on that no one can see because flowers cover it, but you do want your flowers to look very special.

Matching your flowers to your colour theme and choice of wedding dress is essential, your bouquet and your dress will be amongst the most remarked on items on the day. The Florist who is preparing your wedding flowers should talk you through all the different flowers you can choose from for the bouquet style you want and should be able to tell you what is in season when your wedding is due to take place. A good florist will make sure that nothing is forgotten:

  • Your Bouquet
  • Bridesmaids’ Bouquets
  • Buttonholes
  • Corsages
  • Top Table Display
  • Table Centre Pieces

    All these items should be carefully coordinated to complement each other.

    Eventi Eleganti has a qualified florist and works closely with other florists who can advise on prices, availability and styles, and even prepare the flowers for you if you wish.

    Please use the enquiries form on the Contact page or view the sites available via the links on the main Services page if you would like more information about choosing or booking the right flowers for your wedding or special occasion.

    Wedding Dresses

    Things to consider:

  • Style: long and flowing, fishtailed, full-bodied, mermaid, ball gown, long sleeve, short sleeve, strapless…
  • Shape: A-Line, Ballerina, Bias Cut, Column, Empire Line, Princess…
  • Material: silk, satin, lace, organza…
  • Colour: white, ivory, cream, gold, or something bolder

    When choosing a wedding dress, brides are often accompanied by a close friend or relative; someone whom they trust to cast a critical eye and help them make the right choice. Be mindful – everyone has a different idea of what is right, usually based upon what they think they’d wear to their own wedding. A dress that appeals to a traditionalist may not appeal to the most fashion-conscious young bride-to-be. Therefore, it is usually a good idea to research the styles and colours and narrow them down to the ones you most like before you start the serious shopping. This way, you can get your companion(s) to concentrate on advising you about only dress styles that you like.

    Wedding dresses are available from many different sources: specialist bridal shops, department stores such as Debenhams, House of Fraser (Beatties) or BHS, or The Internet. There are pros and cons to each.

    Department stores often have a selection of off-the-peg dresses in standard sizes (8 – 18) which reflect current trends and usually provide a fitting service. If buying from a department store, it is often worth choosing and trying the dress on in-store but checking for on-line offers that may be available before actually buying; some stores may offer up to 20% discount!

    Specialist bridal-wear shops offer a much larger selection of dresses and can generally cater for all sizes. However, many such shops do not stock all dresses in all sizes. This can mean that women with fuller figures may not always be able to try on particular dresses that they like. The staff in these shops do, however, tend to be highly experienced and able to advise whether a particular dress will suit or not.

    The Internet provides a fantastic resource for researching wedding dress styles. Many UK high street stores advertise their complete range on-line, making it easy for you to narrow your selection down or even purchase without the hustle and bustle of the town centre. Suppliers from foreign markets such as China, USA and Italy also advertise and deliver to the UK. Purchasing from abroad can often lead to big savings but you should be careful to order the correct item and size. Most sites will have sizing guides and will tailor-make your dress if you supply all required, accurate, measurements. Before placing an order online, be sure to check the supplier information and customer feedback section of the website, and be sure to confirm shipping costs and import taxes.

    Enhancing your Figure

    Not many brides are tall and slim with long legs, narrow waists and hourglass figures. Most have parts of their anatomy they would like to flatter and others they would like to accentuate. The following points may help:

  • Shorter brides wanting to look taller should avoid wide and high-necked dresses and those with definite waistbands. Consider, instead, bias-cut or column styles with low necks.
  • Busty brides can accentuate their figures and lessen the visual impact of a large cleavage by choosing low necklines but including fine detailing or a separate bodice rather than hiding behind a high neckline, which can often have the opposite effect. Consider bias cut, column or low-cut ballerina dresses.
  • Broad hips and big bottoms can be slimmed by drawing attention away from the hipline. If you’re conscientious about your hips or bottom consider choosing a dress with a higher waist and neck line or one that doesn’t cling to your waist and legs.
  • A generous waistline can be disguised by drawing attention away from it. Consider styles with high or no apparent waistline, such as column or empire designs and avoid those that fit to the waist.