Blog - Inspiration

2018 Mystique Collection from Elbeth Gillis

Most designers will attest to the weeks and months of blood, toil, tears and sweat that go into the creation of a new collection.  But, the other truth is that these crazy, manic, fanatical weeks are also threaded with moments of magic and mystery those illusive elements so much a part of every creative endeavour. Mystique: Gowns that captivate Mystique is a 13 gown collection that is […] Read more >

The modern 1940’s bride: make do and mend…

Are weddings just pure vanity these days… Did I really say that out loud!  Certainly, if you wanted to get married in the 1940’s the chance  of their being any possibility of choosing a beautiful dress was pretty rare.  At the height of the war, in total contrast to today, weddings would be organised in days not years to allow sweethearts to […] Read more >

Honeymoon Highlight: Off Cambodia’s Beaten Track

We were delighted to receive honeymoon inspiration from Pettitts, a specialist tour operator with 30 years experience offering tailor-made holidays and honeymoons. The experienced team at Pettitts are true travel experts with genuine first-hand knowledge of each destination, enabling them to design unforgettable and authentic travel experiences. Today, we are talking Cambodia. Your honeymoon isn’t just another holiday – it’s an event with […] Read more >

5 Key Trends For Your 2018 Dress Straight From The Harrogate Bridal Show

It’s never too early to start looking Having been organised for the past 26 years, the Harrogate Bridal Show is one of the biggest trade events in the UK, retailers get the chance to buy from the latest designer collections and see upcoming trends for the next season. With over 350 collections on show, it’s no wonder that international and UK designers […] Read more >

Cakes For Days; Our Favourites

So many cakes, but which is the one for your Wedding? When it comes to choosing the cake for you, it can be difficult to know exactly what you want. I mean, literally anything is possible in the cake world. Whether you’re drawn more towards the traditional or the weird and wonderful, we’ve got the inspiration to help you. Here are our […] Read more >

Finding the perfect Flowergirl dress

Getting everyone suited and booted for the big day is so exciting but for the little one’s this is doubly so, they are often guilty of thinking the outfit is all about them and can be quite hard to please too.  I launched Pretty Gorgeous Weddings as an online boutique but we also have a base in the lovely town of Guisborough, […] Read more >

How to make Jam: DIY Wedding Favours…

So Ridiculously easy… Hello, Not that you will notice but we have changed website hosts so I haven’t been able to upload any content for a few days but we are back up and running now! Yeah… At the weekend I promised the children a trip to a PYO farm to gather fruit to have a go at making Jam.  I thought […] Read more >

A Closer Look: Enzoani

One of his dresses is up for the ‘Wedding Dress of the Year’ award, but who is the man behind Enzoani? The brand has been alive since 2005, and has been evolved by London College of Fashion Graduate Kang Chun ‘KC’  Lin. He prides himself on being a couture designer, creating luxury dresses for Brides with a budget. His simple yet intricate […] Read more >

Aruna Seth Ballet pumps

I was pretty excited to be researching shoes for this post, what little girl or mum doesn’t dream of being a ballet dancer, as a child I was obsessed with ‘The Red Shoes’ ballet, although probably not fully understanding the story but was drawn by the power of the red shoes to possess the owner.  I set out to find some stunning ballet pumps […] Read more >

Gowns fit for a Ballerina

I’m in bridal gown heaven right now, I think this might be my favourite style ever! It was so ridiculously hard to pick our top picks for this look. The criteria was strictly ethereal, acres of tulle, soft draping, gossamer fine fabrics, pastel colours and lots of movement.  I hope we ticked all of these boxes for you, these designers are incredibly […] Read more >