October 14, 2014

The perfect 'something blue' wedding garter!

The Mimi silk wedding garter from The Wedding Garter Co.’s ‘Something Blue’ Collection is a wonderfully elegant garter that comes in a delicate cornflower and lavender blue colour.

Cornflower blue wedding garter

Lavender blue wedding garter

The ruffled band of silk is light and soft making this garter a dream to wear. The lace flowers are complemented by a simple twinkling centre adding a little something to make this garter even more special. The Wedding Garter Co. believe that these handmade wedding garters are a wonderful tradition to incorporate in a wedding, and that they are something special that can be passed down from one generation to the next.

Luxurious wedding garter packaging

To keep these garters in perfect condition for years to come, the Mimi garter is presented in an equally delicate lace dust bag and presented in a simple white box.

Receiving one of these little white boxes really is something special.

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October 01, 2014

A lovely message about a bespoke wedding accessory we made for one of our brides!

“I've only just got in from work, I've not been home since Wednesday.  I couldn't wait to open my parcel.

 Firstly, it was packaged up so beautifully, it was so exciting to open, it felt really special :)

I adore the piece!  It is exactly and everything I wanted and hoped for.  It's beautiful and simple, not too fussy.  It's exactly the perfect style to suit me, just the right size for my tiny head and my super fine hair.  Thank you so very much

Lucie x”

Thank you Lucie for your wonderful comment! We hope you have a wonderful wedding day and wish you the very best for the future! We'd love to see some pictures of you on your big day! x

September 20, 2014

The most luxurious wedding hair in England

We are very lucky to be based in Bradford on Avon just outside Bath in England. It's heartbreakingly pretty, has fantastic restaurants (and cocktails!) and a history going back 7,500 years. On top of all this though it's a real hub of wedding suppliers and specialists. There are so many great venues all around the town that it just makes sense for us all to be here on each others doorsteps.

Today I am going to focus on the uber-cool Melanie Giles 'Hair and Beauty'. Maybe you think you've seen it all but until you've popped in and seen the shingled recreation of a church built inside the salon you really haven't!

It's a really inspired piece of interior design that creates a wonderful sense of theatre in the wedding 'space' that MG have created on the huge second floor of the salon. There is loads of space for brides and their whole party to relax and in typical MG style all the little touches are present.


The salon is gorgeous in it's muted tones and soft industrial style. It's minimal and stripped back but still friendly with the rough hewn wood tables to sit your champagne flutes on. 

Final word on Melanie Giles must go to the staff. They are professional, friendly and frankly awesome. Melanie Giles are a growing company determined to do everything right and every one of the ladies and gents we've met so far have really embodied this. They all seem very focussed making the salon and MG the best it can - it's really rather refreshing and inspiring.

So there we go, wedding hair from Melanie Giles. What could be better than spending your wedding day morning being pampered in a beautiful salon in a beautiful town by beautiful staff?! Step out the salon directly into your wedding car and be whisked to the next chapter of your wedding day...

August 29, 2014

Our new boutique is open! To celebrate we are offering a 20% discount!!

We are so so pleased to announce that our new boutique is now open and Sarah is now taking booking for bespoke appointments. Please email her sarah@brittenweddings.com if you'd like to make an appointment. 

It has been a labour of love the past few weeks to get everything ready whilst keeping a stream of orders headed out the door to customers all over the world.

The small town just outside Bath where we are based, Bradford on Avon, is pretty in a way that leaves you short of breath. You'll find our boutique and design studio just off the 900 year old bridge in the heart of the town. We don't just sell and design our wedding accessories in this town, we make them here too.

The town is known as 'little Bath' and has some wonderful restaurants to enjoy a cocktail in after your visit. We would recommend the Kir Royale in the Fat Fowl, it's just next door and a huge temptation for us on a Friday afternoon!

We should say though that Bath and Bradford on Avon can make a wonderful holiday worth travelling to from anywhere in the world - we've met many lovely tourists from the USA, Australia, Canada and Europe in the days spent fitting out the boutique and we would love to meet more! 

We are currently offering a 20% discount on all Britten products to celebrate our opening! Use discount code boutique20 at checkout! 

Britten weddings boutique window 

Britten weddings headband

Coco wedding headbandBritten & Wedding Garter Co products

 

July 29, 2014

Britten Wedding Accessories; shortlisted for the 2014 Perfect Wedding Magazine Awards

Whoop! So proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the second year running in the hair accessories category of the Perfect Wedding Magazine Awards!

We are up against some stellar competition this year but we'll be badgering all you brides for votes when it opens in August!

Thanks again to Perfect Wedding Magazine!

July 07, 2014

We are recruiting!

We are looking for a sewing machinist/ seamstress to join our small, family run bridal boutique/ workshop.
 
We design and make luxury headwear, purses, garters and fans. We are looking for someone who can help make, package and despatch our handmade bridal pieces.
 
We are looking for someone with 
  • basic sewing machine skills 
  • high hand finishing skills
  • ability to keep stock control
  • high standards of workmanship and attention to detail
  • fast yet accurate skills
  • must be able to get to Bradford on Avon centre Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • no experience necessary 
  • would be great if you like dogs!
1 month contract initially with possible permanent role. Minimum wage with performance related bonuses.
 
email sarah@brittenweddings.co.uk for further details.
June 30, 2014

Art deco weddings

Yes of course we love the 1920's, art deco is 'the' influence on Britten wedding accessories! Since we launched our new website in March we lost some old blog posts and it's easy to miss these gorgeous images from You & Your Wedding Magazine in their March/April edition. They feel a bit like a shoot from WED magazine that featured our products last year - I'll repost that one too soon - and are a little bit film noir.

The title shot features our flagship product, the Chia wedding feather fan while the second image stars the gorgeous Peita wedding headband.

 

May 16, 2014

A Bangkok wedding!

"Thank you for creating such a beautiful bridal accessories and bringing it here for me :)"

Feather fan delivery to Bangkok!If you follow our Twitter or Facebook feeds you may have noticed that Britten had a little trip around the new year to Singapore and Bangkok, we posted pictures of a package we carried around south east Asia for nearly 10 days before delivering it to a customer in Bangkok!
The picture on the right is just before delivery in the Sofitel SO hotel, Bangkok (highly recommended by the way!).
So excited now to bring you some gorgeous images from the wedding itself, congratulations Kultida!

May 06, 2014

Did you know some of our wedding headbands can be worn as belts?

Our ZoieDarcyPeita and Ila bridal headbands can all be worn as belts too! This makes them super versatile and means you can change your bridal look from day into night.You can also use them to pretty up any outfit which means they can be worn again after the big day!

Sarah x x 

 

April 30, 2014

Lovely feedback from one of our beautiful brides!

One of our wonderful brides, Amy got in touch last year to request a bespoke piece. After a few meetings we came up with a deco style statement feather headpiece which complimented her dress beautifully. We loved the final product so much we decided to add it to our collection and call it Amy. Amy got in touch after her wedding with these lovely words.

"After speaking with Sarah and visiting her Cotswold studio, she came up with a template for my bespoke headpiece. I had full confidence that Sarah understood what I wanted, even though I only had a small picture to show her as inspiration. The piece was delivered in a beautiful white box with ribbon and handwritten note. I was so pleased with Sarah's attention to detail - she had incorporated a beading pattern that perfectly complimented my jewellery! Everyone complimented my beautiful headpiece and I was so proud to be wearing a Britten original!"

We love hearing from our brides, please get in touch to hello@brittenweddings.com

Sarah

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