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A real White Room wedding in Halfpenny London

Jaye wore Iris by Halfpenny London from The White Room, Sheffield. She sings our praises and, as is more then evident here, hosted a wedding which was as beautiful as her and her gown, but also as unique and relaxed as Jaye too. Here is her White Room story and the story of her elegant, minimal and unique wedding day…..
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“I heard about the White Room when helping my sister wedding dress shopping and when I got engaged she actually made the appointment for me to visit. Both of my older sisters had quite bad wedding dress shopping experiences and so I was a little bit dubious about the whole process. That is why it was such a nice surprise visiting The White Room. From the first moment I stepped through the door I knew I would have a good experience. All of the staff were so friendly and helpful. The décor is to die for and I couldn’t have been made to feel more at home and welcome. I found my dress quite early on and knew it was the one but didn’t want to commit to soon. I waited 4 months and returned to the shop, tried on the same dress and was 100% sure it was right for me. I didn’t even find I had to ask any questions as all of the staff gave me all of the answers I needed before even having to ask. I was able to have a giggle with all of the girls in the shop and every time I returned for alterations etc, it was just nice to have a catch up with everyone. I really can’t stress enough how friendly and welcoming everyone was. Not only did the staff remember me but also my mum and sisters. We all felt so welcome and I can’t thank you enough for making the whole process so utterly enjoyable”
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“Even though I had already got an idea about what I wanted the staff encouraged me to try on a few different styles of dress and I was really please that they did. It really made me see what I liked and didn’t like and I actually ended up choosing a dress with cap sleeves and I never thought I would have gone for sleeves. It also helped me to know that I was 100% confident with my decision when I did find my dress as I could see that the fit, feel and look was right for me and my body shape.
I feel that I was really well advised, from the decision to add a belt to bring my waist in to the colour and length of my veil. Even when I was unsure the staff listened and let me try different veil options (a number of times) and didn’t get annoyed or try to rush my decision.
To be honest I couldn’t chose just one thing you did best. I honestly loved the whole experience, from the welcome, to getting to know me and my style, understanding the church and reception venues which were quite different and I wanted a dress that would fit both, to all the advice and knowledge that the staff had which ultimately helped me to make my choice. Even to the top tip about lacquering my shoes so they didn’t catch my dress – all amazing”
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“The communication throughout the whole process was amazing, and I was regularly in touch with the shop via phone and email. I was always kept well informed and the final service was just brilliant. As I work in town I just popped along for fittings in my lunchtime and those appointments would literally be the highlight of my week”
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“The seamstress was a delight and did such a wonderful job on my dress. When it had all been altered it fit me like a glove and the top layer honestly just floated along the ground – I felt like a true princess. The alteration costs were a lot less than I had budgeted for so I was very happy. I would 100% recommend brides to go to The White Room and if I had to sum up my experience I would say:
“Finding my wedding dress was one of the happiest most memorable parts of my entire wedding. It wasn’t just about finding ‘the’ dress, it was about chatting with the girls in the shop, spending time with my mum and sisters, going for a coffee after a fitting and going through and getting excited about wedding plans with them. It was about feeling comfortable in my dress, in my skin and with my decision. I felt like a princess from start to finish and I literally couldn’t be happier with the outcome.”
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Now for the wedding! June 25th 2016, Sheffield, UK
“I have always gone to school in Sheffield and went to Ranmoor Church for school carol concerts etc when I was younger so it felt like a special place to me, plus it’s right next door to a good pub so my Fiancé (now husband) was happy. Plus the Vicar married my 2 sisters so it felt right that he should marry me as well”
“We chose the venue as we wanted something that no one had done or seen before. Both my husband and I are quite creative and we wanted to be really involved in the whole process. From designing and creating our own invites to making our own cake topper and sourcing, sanding and painting/writing our own table plan (on a reclaimed wooden door) there was a massive DIY element to our day. The warehouse space really let us be creative and put our own stamp on the day. I must just say our great friend, Catherine Greatorex, who owns Petalis, needs a lot of credit for the overall look of the venue. I decided I didn’t want any decoration other than flowers as I wanted the exposed brick and beams of the warehouse to sit alongside the delicate and beautiful flowers – a kind of industrial meets secret garden infusion haha. Catherine really brought my vision to life and went above and beyond to make the whole theme of the wedding come together”
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The Love Story…
“When I was at University in Sheffield I used to work at Menzels on Ecclesall Road, where my now husband used to be the manager. 5 years and lots of nagging later he finally popped the question on a secluded beach in Florida. A few days prior to this we had actually had a big argument as he said that he didn’t think he ever actually wanted to get married – all part of his ploy to put me of the scent! I remember on the way to Florida my husband’s hand luggage (with the engagement ring in it) got pulled at the airport and, at the time, I couldn’t work out why he was being so strange. He just kept telling me to sit down to put my shoes on, and I was so confused because I was wearing flip-flops!! Honestly he was getting so sweaty and acting so erratically I wouldn’t have been surprised if airport security had taken him away there and then. At the time it was all very odd, but all become clear later on during the holiday😉 haha”
“We were engaged for 18 months before we got married”.
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The Details…
“We both knew we wanted to be very hands on and actually make a lot of the elements for our day. We both like the vintage reclaimed look and once we decided on the venue I think this really made our minds up as to the design route that we wanted to go down. With all the exposed brick and dark grey beams we wanted everything to look a bit worn/reclaimed and rustic. I think this against all of the beautiful fresh flowers just looked amazing”.
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Colours and styling…
“We didn’t really have a colour scheme we had navy bridesmaid dress and groomsmen suits as the bridesmaids all liked that particular dress. I know I wanted the flowers to be very neutral though, as there were lots of natural colours at the venue, such as the orange brick walls to the grey bar and mish mash of colours on the reclaimed German beer tables”
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Supplier List:
“The reception venue was 92 Burton Road, Kelham Island (Warehouse) Photographer: Devin Ainslie Photography – he is an AMAZING photographer and great friend! Videographer: Adam Nolan (Videographer and friend) Hair: Natalie and Hayley at Kinkks on Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield, S11 (really great friends and amazing hair dressers) Make Up: Lauren Eaton (one of my best friends)”
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Florist: Catherine Greatorex: Petalis Not only is she a friend but she is the most creative wonderful person I have ever met, she made our venue!
Cake: Sarah Mintoft, SJ Cake Studio (a White Room favourite!)
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Words of Wisdom:
“I would say that you should enjoy every single nano second because it is honestly over in the blink of an eye. I would also say that you should just enjoy it for what it is and don’t stress over the things you can’t control. On our wedding day it chucked it down, but I wouldn’t have changed it. Beforehand the thought of it raining seemed like a nightmare, but if anything it made it for us. We got some hysterical photos and amazing memories”.
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Huge love to Jaye and her new hubby on their marriage and a huge thank you to Jaye for her kind words about The White Room. You were a pleasure to dress and style!
Jaye wore Iris by Halfpenny London and a silk tulle veil from The White Room via HM veils. Gowns from £1400 ❤️
To be a White Room bride – call to book in and look as good as Jaye on 0114 2722336
http://www.whiteroombridal.co.uk
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The White Room Bridal Boutique

The White Room is an inspiring and creative bridal space in which our sole purpose was and still is to allow the modern day woman to choose her own bridal style from a selection of largely British designers offering both craftsmanship and individuality. In lei of our 5th birthday, we decided it was time to open up our doors to new brides to be and update you on all the positive changes we’re making for 2016 onwards including the new designers gracing our boutique and the ones we are continuing to champion moving forward.
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As a designer bridal boutique, we represent some of the best UK and International designers. As of the 1st July 2016, we will be holding samples by the following designers Sassi Holford, Suzanne Neville, Halfpenny London, Rosa Clara and Andrea Hawkes. We hold Ghost for our bridesmaid label, Rachel Simpson for the shoes and Debbie Carlise for the headpieces and Helen Martin for the veils. We also have our own label underway for our very own White Room accessories including belts, veils and finishing touches.

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Our sample collection ranges from £1,500 with the introduction of Spanish label Rosa Clara Two ranging to £3,000+ with the higher end pieces by Sassi Holford and Suzanne Neville and Halfpenny which are all handmade, to order, in the UK.
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We are open Monday to Saturday from 10m to 5pm apart from Thursday which we dedicate to fittings in the evening, so that is an 11am to 8pm day. We operate an appointment only service, and offer 1:1 consultation to all of our brides in our modern and elegant boutique and pride ourselves on supporting you through your experience in styling you and taking the lead whilst offering exceptional service and listening to what you want from your wedding look and day.
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We buy an edited collection of what we like from our designers and showcase what we are passionate about dressing you in. We like colour, tone, sharp tailoring and creative vision. We don’t have 35 versions of the lace fishtail or anything that needs 4 people to stuff you in to the back of a car to get to the church… We also don’t have any made to order gowns under £1000 from new, no backless corsets (think about it!) or the ability to make you taller, thinner or one of the Kardashians…. We do however have the ability to make you feel the most beautiful, happy and excited version of yourself! 
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We have grown and developed a strong team, complete with fashion forward stylists, innovative designers, UK fabric providers, experienced seamstresses… 
Chloe opened The White Room in July 2011 and following a change of direction, took a step away from the day to day running of the shop floor early 2016 and has recently moved down south for love (aahhh) and to also develop her skills in the bridal industry with other designers and suppliers. Chloe says: “I love my business, it’s been a hard slog and the dedication and sacrifice is exceptional but the love of the place I have established and the feedback we have is that it is such a relaxed, special space that I am proud to say it’s mine”
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“After winning the Wedding Industry Best Retailer 2016 award, I made a big decision to move away from Sheffield in January and I handed the baton of the day to day running and service to my beautiful and talented sister. Together, we talk every day and now things are set in place to continue the White Room journey, I can concentrate of other projects and know that Karen will nurture it as much as I did and do”.
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Karen has over 15 years experience in retail and is a qualified beautician and make up artist. She has always been involved with me in The White Room journey, whether that be doing the make up on editorial shoots or listening to me when things have gone brilliant or when times were tough! She wanted a change from the high street retail environment and this move was perfect for us both. She eludes a positive energy but takes no nonsense so she is strong, positive and dedicated to both brides and The White Room alike.
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Completing our styling team is the brilliant Leanne. Leanne joined us very recently in April and again is a make up artist. The youngest member of The White Room, she brings a youthful energy and happy feel to the boutique and loves Sassi Holford’s designs. Marilyn is a firm favourite! 
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Where are we? 20 Norfolk Row, Sheffield, S1 2PA. We are situated in the beautiful city of Sheffield, in a grade II listed building. Since opening in 2011, one thing has remained constant and that is the semi industrial feel of our boutique, which juxtaposes beautifully with the softness of the gowns and the tranquillity of the surroundings.
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Our average sample range will host between 30-40 gowns by our selected designers and we are hot on ensuring you never try the same gown on twice and that when you are with us, you allow yourself to be styled and dressed, rather than left to your own devices in an environment which we believe needs not only guidance, but confidence in our collections and knowledge also. Our sample sizes range from UK 10 to UK 14 which we find works on everyone from a UK 6 to UK 18… All of our designers dress from UK 4 to UK 28+ and we can also offer bespoke, made to measure and couture options on all of our gowns.
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The White Room offer a ‘finishing service’ to all of our brides who purchase a gown with us for their wedding day. Our in house seamstress is simply brilliant and with 20 years experience under her belt, we can’t argue with her skill and experience.
Ready to start shopping?  A gown will take anything from 14 weeks upwards to make and we really do emphasise that once you are ready to buy a gown you begin shopping and once you find your gown, you commit and then enjoy the rest of the engagement.  Waiting to order last minute causes you (and us!) stress and buying too soon causes dress wobbles. We know the dress is one of the MOST important parts, so 2-3 shops, a focused shopping trip and selecting the right places to try are highly advisable. We do not recommend trying on gowns over budget ‘for fun’, allowing your maids to pick out the largest princess gown for your intimate barn affair or rummaging through a sample sale when you’ve never tried anything on before. This should be fun, memorable but least of all, a process about you and dressing you in something exceptional for your wedding day.
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We offer ‘browsing appointments’ for brides who are perhaps marrying in anything over 12 months time, which allows you to come and see us, look at the styles we offer and the designers we champion. Our collections change annually and we like to be at the forefront of design, For those brides in a position to choose their wedding gown, a try on appointment is always the one.  We ask that all brides wishing to be a White Room bride ensure that they allow 6-12 months from order date to wear date to we can manage your fabric sourcing, pattern cutting, measurements, delivery and fittings. We can accommodate rush orders (where the designers are able to do so) however there are normally rush charges associated with such. These can start from £200. 

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To make your appointment to become a White Room bride, contact us on 0114 2722336 or email us boutique@whiteroombridal.co.uk where one of our stylists will be pleased to give you all the advice and support you need and book you in to come and try on and find your perfect wedding day look.

http://www.whiteroombridal.co.uk

The White Room LTD is a registered company and trading as The White Room Bridal Boutique LTD.
All images by Shelley Richmond
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Sassi Holford 2017 Preview at The White Room (9th July by appointment)

Sassi Holford 2017 bridal collection exclusive preview with The White Room on Saturday 9th July 2016. To book your appointment to purchase one of these beauties for your wedding day – The White Room is your place to call!

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Sassi’s new collection simply is her best yet. The White Room have been representing Sassi since 2013 and we feel like this new collection not only is directional and really fronting the bridal trends of 2016 and beyond but is also pushing the safety net that some of Sassi’s previous collections have sat in. Sassi’s inspiration for this collection, her mother, who sadly passed away at the beginning of the year.

“My mum loved everything different and unusual – she was truly one of a kind. I wanted to reflect her in some way within the collection, so themed it around her favourite flowers and she loved lilies and exotic looking plants and leaves. She was and always will be my biggest creative influence”.

We can see the thought in every gown, from the more classic shapes to the more creative fabrics as well as some technical changes which we really do feel make the gown work so well on the body, making your ease of movement and ability to just love wearing your gown so much more achievable. The new ‘Astrid’ (below) for example has a ‘body-con’ like stretch to the fabric, so no more restriction of movement in a tight fishtail.

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Slightly in love with the couture neckline and simplicity of it all, you can’t hide from a bad cut in a plain gown and I think you’ll all agree, this is impeccable!! Add belts, a statement headpiece or a pop of colour in your blooms for a effortless look. We recommend Campbells in Sheffield for the best flowers around!

Looking for something less sexy?! Then let me show you my new favourite in ‘Honor’. Sophistication in abundance and the lace light enough to wear to a summer wedding or take abroad and show off in Italy or beyond. Still with the slimmer skirt, this gown is light, delicate yet so sublime!Honor

Looking for something slightly fuller in the skirt without going for full out circle skirt or tulles? Then Lelia offers that balance of a chiffon A-Line cut combines with a sheer tulle and lace bodice and a flash of tone in the skirt. Leila

For the ladies wishing for the fuller skirts, this collection embodies your needs too! The “Darcy” below has the more lighter feel of a fuller skirt without the structure to the bodice, where are the Blossom, Elizabeth or Madeline will give you the classic look of a fuller gown with the more intricate finish to your gown – Blossom (below, 2nd) has a striking embroidered bodice where as Madeline and Elizabeth are all about the colour and fabrics (blush pink was a popular theme throughout!)

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For the bride wishing to go for the more vintage inspired gown, perhaps something for an outdoor event or a more bohemian inspired day, Sienna (below) is a 2 piece which has a slip and an over lay which really allows you to play dress up and mix up the looks from day to night. This image is just beautiful! I want to try!!

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Finally, here are some images from the catwalk show at White Gallery where we were introduced to the collection. These will ALL be at The White Room for one weekend only (the 9th July by appointment) and we are hoping to receive them by the 7th as we have requests already!

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After the event, we will then be awaiting our samples to arrive and all firther requests to see gowns which we don’t hold will be subject to a loan fee and possible waiting list, so we really do suggest coming to see these and making your choice at the day when we can have them all in one room!

Sassi’s collections are all UK made in Taunton, Somerset and made to order – so we need around 14 weeks to make and then time to fit, but she’s brilliant so if you’re getting married in 3 weeks, this can be done too!

Gowns start from £1850 and a 50% deposit is required on order.

For an appointment call the boutique today on 0114 2722336 or email boutique@whiteroombridal.co.uk

www.whiteroombridal.co.uk

 

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Halfpenny London Exclusive New Collection

Last night I had the honour of being a guest to Halfpenny London’s 2017 preview event at The Ritz. Myself and another hundred guests from Brides magazine and the world beautiful brides to be graced the decadent rooms at The Ritz for an exclusive show.

The results as expected were… Outstanding! Gorgeous fabrics which were noticeable unique glided past me time after time. Kate clearly isn’t prepared to deliver safe and obvious in a market that is saturated with Eastern European rip offs of appliqué lace. She had a beautiful signature, British, feminine and memorable. This collection see’s the concept of building looks and variety – a ethos The White Room are firmly behind. Additional pieces such as coats, silk belts, spotty tulle veils and minimal accessories really accentuate Kate’s ability to deliver a brilliant gown without the need to over accessorise or question the gowns effectiveness. That is all done in the cut, fabric and delivery.

Here are some of my favourite looks from the preview. These pieces will also be at The White Room on Friday and Saturday 3rd and 4th June for one weekend only as we bring the ritz to Sheffield and host our very own preview event also! To try and buy a gown before they hit the boutiques in the autumn of 2016, book in now. This is by appointment only and places will be limited.

Enjoy the beauty…

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We bring you Two by Rosa Clara at The White Room

It’s time to introduce you to our new label. After the introduction to Andrea Hawkes last week, today we are welcoming another new label to The White Room for the fashion conscious, style and glamour puss women of the world. We bring you Two by Rosa Clara!
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We’ve always been wary of working with ‘manufactured’ or even none British designers, simply as we like the stability of knowing that if there is a bridal emergency or we need a gown in minutes, the likes of Suzanne Neville were literally hours away. However, we recognised that although what most of our British designers offered, there were still a few gaps for price point, style and design. So we searched and found the editorial, class and fashion forward label a plane ride away in Barcelona!
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The key to buying from a international label, one which hosts multiple labels under one umbrella and has over 80 gowns per collection (I know!) we have to be strategic in our buying. Below show’s you just how on one floor, Karen and I were bombarded with choice. This may sound like a brides dream, but just like you, we can get overwhelmed! So, we have an edited collection (a selection of 10!) to start us of which will be due to us by August 2016.
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However, one thing we won’t be is ‘bog standard’ so as much as we love to offer a range of brides the gowns they love and want from The White Room, we’ve been selective. Therefore, we have a edited collection from Rosa Clara Two. Gowns with interesting fabrics, if we didn’t like the feel of it, we didn’t buy it. If it didn’t excite us, we left it alone. We will never compromise on style, on fabric and on design. So we will be bringing you conceptual gowns, those with clean lines, classic cuts, detailed backs, toned silk and long, lace trains which offer a feel of class and wow factor.
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 The new collection of Rosa Clará wedding dresses for 2017 has been created to make every bride feel feminine and beautiful on the most important day of her life. Structured dresses with billowing skirts made of luxury fabrics such as silk mikado, ottoman or brocade and intricate detailed embellishments reminiscent of haute couture.
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Our collections will be arriving in the late summer of 2016 – this will be the 2017 collection (which we will blog when the editorial content is ready to go!). Above is however a great visual for you to really get a look and feel for all things Rosa Clara. We hope you will love the new additions to The White Room and we look forward to welcoming you to be a Rosa Clara White Room bride!

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Scarlett crystal hair vine £195 with Saffron hair pins by Debbie Carlisle www.debbiecarlisle.com

Introducing Secret Garden by Debbie Carlisle to The White Room – 2016 hair accessories

At The White Room we are all about creating you whole wedding look, and as important as the gown is in that process, no-one can ignore the importance of an amazing accessory and how this can really transform your look from day to night and from ceremony to party, really channelling your own identity and putting your stamp on your wedding day look. Today we bring you Debbie Carlisle 2016 collection.
Belle crystal headband £175 by Debbie Carlisle www.debbiecarlisle.com2Debbie Carlisle’s new collection “SECRET GARDEN” makes the process of choosing your wedding accessories a little easier. As a stockist of Debbie’s pieces, we have been working together since our launch in 2011 and her collections continue to grow in strength and her ability to be at the for front of bridal trends is always there.

India crystal headband £145 by Debbie Carlisle www.debbiecarlisle.com

Etta crystal headband £235 by Debbie Carlisle www.debbiecarlisle.com1
Elizabetta gold mother of pearl flower headband £145 with real flower crown by Debbie Carlisle www.debbiecarlisle.com3
Debbie’s brand new collection of sparkling floral inspired wedding headpieces which are perfect brides looking for a touch of bohemian vintage glamour. The Secret Garden collection is a sparkling gathering of hand-made crystal and pearl jewelled hair vines, combs, headbands and hair pins inspired by the floral trailing vines of the English countryside and gardens.
Eleanora comb £265 by Debbie Carlisle www.debbiecarlisle.com
Isadora crystal headband £175 by Debbie Carlisle www.debbiecarlisle.com
 Debbie’s new collection will appeal to traditional and classic brides looking for small sparkling combs and hair pins as well as vintage-loving and bohemian brides looking for simple ribbon tie headbands, delicate hair vines or statement jewelled headpieces.
Sybil crystal hair vine £275 by Debbie Carlisle www.debbiecarlisle.com2
Minna hair pins mixed set £120 by Debbie Carlisle www.debbiecarlisle.comEvery headpiece in the collection is made by hand in Debbie’s Sheffield studio – and she has even added some new designs to her popular Enchanted Collection of mother of pearl floral headpieces available in gold and silver – now including a blush pink option.

Elspeth comb £135 by Debbie Carlisle www.debbiecarlisle.com

Cora comb £195 by Debbie Carlisle www.debbiecarlisle.com
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Blanche crystal hair vine £195 by Debbie Carlisle www.debbiecarlisle.com
Another new addition is sets of mother of pearl flower hair pins which will appeal to understated brides and bridesmaids. All of the headpieces are extremely versatile, allowing brides to change their look during the day with the same accessory. Debbie’s headpieces are beautifully-made and light and comfortable to wear – and all headbands are wrapped in soft satin ribbon which can be chosen to tone with the wearer’s hair at no extra cost.
Isadora crystal headband £175 by Debbie Carlisle www.debbiecarlisle.com2
Sydney crystal hair vine £225 by Debbie Carlisle www.debbiecarlisle.com
We will be receiving our selection of Debbie’s new pieces by the end of April 2016 and have selected the following: Sydney, Scarlet, Cora, Etta, India and Saffron to add to our existing collections. Proces start from £40 to £235 (all bespoke pieces and changes are in addition).
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Isabella blush pink mother of pearl floral headband £125 by Debbie Carlisle www.debbiecarlisle.com

Debbie borrowed our gowns for her shoot too – the model wears Jenny Packham (Alicia) and Halfpenny London (Iris slip and Berry Jacket) – both available at The White Room (0114 2722336).
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Lucy & Luke’s Say ‘I do’ in South Yorkshire

One of the joys of owning a bridal boutique is the point when someone walks in who you know. The girl who you used to work with, the one who you met at Uni or, like with Lucy, a face from my comprehensive school days!
Lucy was in the year below me at school and I recognised her instantly when she came to The White Room to find her wedding dress. We found her a stunning gown (one of my favourite’s ever for its simplicity but outstanding wow factor by our brillaint British designer, Suzanne Neville. Here is her wedding and White Room story…

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“My friend got her stunning Jenny Packham dress from The White Room and she said how friendly the staff was too. I found it very easy to arrange appointments and the staff was very helpful in working around our child care too. The staff all have their own sense of style and always look professional. You can see they adore working with such prestigious designers and their knowledge about each designer and even down to each dress is outstanding. The trying experience was really fun and exciting, the girls worked with me and listened to what I felt right in. They have such an eye for what suits each individual taste. Above all they are honest, I tried a more expensive Suzanne Neville dress on but they noted it looked a little too old for me and then recommended my chosen dress! Thankyou!!”
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“Everything about the White Room I love! The whole atmosphere is calming, warm ,chic and romantic.I felt totally comfortable throughout as the girls were so confident in their job and always made me feel so special and excited when I had a fitting, I chose ‘Mayfair’ by Suzanne Neville. I always remember my mum saying it looked like it has been made for me! I didn’t feel right in the big dresses but I wanted some form of train on my dress. I loved everything about it  but mainly the structure to it , as there was no straps etc I felt totally secure and didn’t need to adjust my dress all day  (even when still on the dance floor at 1am) the material was also key as I didn’t want anything shiny, so the silk crepe was just perfect”

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“Luke and I had the same set of friends and were engaged in York where we had our 1st trip away together. We got married 19 months after her proposed in Wentworth church (South Yorkshire) and had a marquee reception at Luke’s grandparents house in Harley as they have such stunning land to hold the reception and easy for guests to attend after church”
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“I love pale pink and feminine things so this ran through within the flowers , brides maids dresses etc. I also love country garden inspired themes, hence the summer garden reception”
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“Our cake was amazing! By Joanna Rose from Denby Dale. Joanna is brilliant, she can do anything you wish. We had a tasting session and her skill really showed, the cakes she produces were truly brilliant. We opted for the four tier floral design , the base was champagne and strawberry , the 2nd was rasberry and vanilla cream , the third was chocolate. The top was lemon”   
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“Our 1st dance was to Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud We both love this song and Ed Sheeran (we used to sing it to our daughter and she loved it, so it held perfect memories for us”. 
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“I would say don’t do anything too different the run up to your day, different hair styles/colours/ facials etc stick to what you know works for you! I know it’s a cliche but honestly enjoy every moment it will be 3am before you know it! Every bride wants to feel special and for everything to go well on the day but really try not to get stressed about the little things. Don’t do what I did and leave your bouquet at home! I nearly had to walk down the aisle without it, although we had a laugh about it and how I kept up the tradition of keeping him waiting! Smile and love every minute , good luck future brides”. 

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Finally, one last thing about The White Room: The dress process was effortless, everything ran so smoothly , I was contacted as soon as my dress arrived. I love how they call the dresses “she “. I was so excited when I got the call to say “she has arrived. I would definitely recommend The White Room, in fact I already have.
The whole experience from start to finish was brilliant!

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Lucy and Luke used Andy Hook for their photography.
Lucy says: “Andy is a true professional his magic captured our whole incredible day perfectly”. We agree and thank him for sharing the images of their beautiful day.
We wish Lucy and Luke the very best for their future together and thank you for being a White Room bride.