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Statement Earrings For Life!

If you follow us on Instagram (@thewildheartlife) you may have noticed that Nicole and I are obsessed with the statement earring trend.  I don’t really wear much jewellery on a day to day basis but statement earrings are the perfect accessory to add a little colour or sparkle to any outfit and the same applies to your wedding day.

In our opinion the days of the simple pearl studs or diamond earrings are over, be adventurous and if, like us, you are loving a statement earring bring them through to your wedding day look.

Instagram is full of inspiring bridal shoots featuring brides wearing sleek or textured pony tails showing of a show stopping pair of earrings.  Here’s a little of our favourite inspo from Instagram and Pinterest plus an edit of our favourite statement earrings currently available for all price ranges.

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CHOSEN BY ONE DAY ‘NALA’ GOWN

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Add a pop of colour to a sleek ivory gown – Pic via Pinterest
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Ear jackets toughen up beautiful lace gowns in the best way! Pic via Pinterest

Our amazingly talented designer Karen Willis Holmes giving us all the feels and inspo on how to nail the statement earring trend.

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LAUREN GOWN

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THE ‘CELINE’ GOWN AVAILABLE AT THE WILD HEART

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AMAZING ‘AUBREY’ GOWN AVAILABLE AT THE WILD HEART

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‘AUBREY’

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A BEAUTIFUL ‘MADE WITH LOVE’ BRIDE WEARING ELLA AND STATEMENT GOLD EARRINGS – Pic by Bayleigh Vedalago

I’ve been a huge fan of Australia Designer Samantha Wills for some time since discovering her on Instagram, here are a few of my favourite pieces from her current collection and Samantha ships to the UK.

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SUNDOWN AND NEWTIDE GRAND EARRINGS

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SUNDOWN AND NEWTIDE TASSEL EARRINGS

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MONTAGUE AND CAPULET GRAND EARRINGS

Nicole and I were both lucky to receive a pair of Soru Jewellery earrings from our husbands for Christmas so we can vouch for the excellent quality and service from this brand.  Even the packaging is awesome.  These earrings are so perfect for a wedding day and every day beyond, I have worn my pearl hoops with everything from dresses on a night out to jeans and a chunky knit for work.

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KATE MIDDLETON APPROVED BAROQUE PEARL DOUBLE SIDED EARRINGS – £130

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PEARL CROSS EARRINGS – £245.00 – JOIN THE WAITING LIST FOR THESE!

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FEATHER AND PEARL TASSEL EARRINGS – £120

Now if you are looking to make a statement on the big day but don’t fancy spending too much the highstreet is awash with beautiful styles at the moment with pre-payday prices!  I found loads of lovely ones on Mango, Zara, Accessorize, Topshop and ASOS but here are just a selection.

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And finally, my pair of the day from good old Primark, available in a range of colours, in store now and £3! Winning.

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All pieces are linked above.  Happy shopping! xXx

Chelsea & Paul’s Vintage Village Hall Wedding

Today on the blog I’m really excited to share Chelsea and Paul’s gorgeous vintage styled, village hall wedding.  Chelsea came to us searching for a dress that was a little different from a traditional wedding gown, a little more relaxed and boho while still being beautifully bridal. She also wanted to add a pop of colour and make the dress her own which is something we always enjoy, working with brides who are creative and know what they want from their wedding dress.
 
Chelsea chose ‘Rosalia’ a beautiful, statement lace gown from Katya Katya London and added her own twist on the original, removing the cap sleeves and opting for a light sage green slip to compliment her colour scheme.
 
Here Chelsea has provided us a wonderful account of her big day so take it away Chelsea!
 
Our venue was Wootton Village Hall (near Canterbury). The tight-knit community here built this hall themselves as a place to get together after their village pub closed down. They bought it flat-packed from Lithuania and then built it together with the help of some Lithuanian guys who came over to help. They are very protective of the hall and only have four to six weddings per year. We had to meet the villagers at their monthly coffee morning before we could book it. But it’s a lovely place and it really shows that it is well looked after.
 
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Paul really didn’t want to wear a suit for the wedding so we got his outfit from a little shop on Brick Lane called Twins Diverse: https://www.facebook.com/twindiverse/. A very lovely Italian man helped Paul choose his outfit and he was really happy that he could get something a bit different and he was very excited to wear it! We got the bow ties for Paul, the best men and page boy from 40 Colori, just off Brick Lane https://www.40colori.com/. They custom-made the page boy’s bow tie to match Paul’s in the family’s factory near Milan.
 
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We had arranged dresses about 6 months early because one of the bridesmaids lives in Canada. However, two of them became pregnant and would be five months pregnant at the time of the wedding! So we did a last minute change and opted for similar (maternity) dress for all 3 from Seraphine. 
 
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We decided not to use a florist. It makes me sad when the flowers die! So we chose silk flowers from Whittingtons in Lordswood http://www.whittingtons.biz/. My mum was keen to make the table decorations, archway and hair pieces, so using silk flowers allowed her to do this in advance.
 
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We asked a family friend to do the catering for us, Glenda, the landlady at Gillingham pub, The Frog and Toad https://www.facebook.com/thefrogandtoadgillingham/. She did a fantastic job and everyone loved the food!
 
My friend and bridesmaid, Jamila, made the cake for us. She’s not a professional baker but she should be! She makes the most delicious cakes and decorates them beautifully.
 
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The photographers are actually 3rd year Photography students at the University in Broadstairs. I think they did an absolutely fantastic job: Turner Photo – www.turnerphoto.uk and www.sophieminterphotography.co.uk.
How you found your dress finding experience at The Wild Heart? 
 
I thought that finding my dress would be such a difficult chore. I don’t like a fuss being made, or being the centre of attention, or making decisions! As soon as I stepped through the door I felt immediately comfortable. You guys are just lovely, so relaxed and natural, which made me feel at ease. I was able to take my time, pick out some things that I liked and you helped when you could see I needed some guidance. You provide a very personal service and it is clear you are passionate and love what you do.
 
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What made your dress ‘The One’?
 
It felt right as soon as I put it on. It was so comfortable! The lace wasn’t itchy and it wasn’t tight and restricting like many others I’d tried. The beautiful lace gave it a vintage look and it was stunning without being overstated. I was able to combine two dresses from the same designer (the top of one and skirt of the other) to create the perfect dress that I absolutely love!
 
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Thank you for an amazing account of your big day Chelsea, I love the idea of the Village Hall and bringing everyone together to celebrate with you.  Having family and friends around you to contribute to your big day with the flowers, cake and venue decoration makes it all the more special and personal to you both as a couple.  And the result was simply beautiful.
 
Congratulations again Chelsea and Paul you created a day full of love, laughter and happiness and we wish you the most amazing married life together. xXx

Gemma & Chris’ Wonderful Winter Wedding

I’ve been really excited to share today’s wedding with you as not only is bride Gemma my best friend’s little sister, she also created an amazing winter wedding, wearing the most stunning Hayley Paige dress in the utterly gorgeous venue, Easton Grange.

Gemma came to us in October 2016 searching for the perfect dress for her wedding in January…2017!  The ‘Pippa’ gown by Blush by Hayley Paige had just recently been released but we managed to borrow in a sample for Gemma to try and thankfully it was love at first sight!  The delicate allusion lace sleeves, daring open back and dramatic layered skirt fitted with Gemma’s vision and suited her perfectly.  With urgent calls and emails with Hayley Paige in New York and little rush order we were able to deliver Gemma the dress of her dreams within the very tight timescale.  Accessorised with Christian Louboutin heels, a simple tulle veil and a winter red lip Gemma looked the absolute dream at her candlelit ceremony.

I am in love with these images by Scott Miller Photography, they capture all the drama and atmosphere of the wintery scene as well as the fun of the wedding reception with Gemma and Chris surrounded by their friends and family on the dance floor.

Congratulations you guys, you may not have had long to plan your big day but you created a wedding to remember. Wow!

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I literally can’t stop looking at these photos, so much love, laughter and emotion in every one!

Bride’s Dress: ‘Pippa’ – Blush by Hayley Paige at The Wild Heart

Groom’s Suit: ‘Good Old M&S’!

Venue – Easton Grange www.eastongrange.co.uk

Photographers: Scott Miller Photography ( www.scottmillerphotography.co.uk) & Shotaway (www.shotaway.com)

Hair: Hair by Adnan – @hairbyadnan

Make Up: Roberta Amy Owen Make Up – @rao_makeup

 

 

 

Jayne & Andy’s Big Day on The Algarve

Argh, on this cold and dreary October day I’m going to whisk you off to Portugal for the fabulous wedding of Jayne and Andy.  We loved having Jayne as one of our brides, she was enthusiastic, full of wonderful ideas for her beautiful wedding and so chilled out; always a pleasure to have her in the boutique.  Jayne’s positive attitude shines through in these photos by photographer Louisa Ferreia who now lives in the Algarve but, who Jayne later found out, was originally from Rochester – how spooky is that!

Jayne came to visit us at our first Blush by Hayley Paige Trunk Show after falling in love with the ‘Halo’ gown online.  Here she tells us how she found ‘The One’  at The Wild Heart:

“I stumbled across Hayley Paige’s dresses at the start of my wedding dress journey on the internet and fell in love with my dress (Halo) after looking through so many online. As Hayley Paige was an American designer, I wondered whether I would even be able to find a store in the U.K. let alone be right on my doorstep. I found The Wild Heart on Instagram and it turned out that Nicole and Alex had a Hayley Paige trunk show in the next few weeks (it was meant to be).

On the day of my appointment, the girls had Halo all ready in the fitting room and I couldn’t resist looking at all the other beautiful dresses and picked out a few more to try on. In my eyes, none compared to Halo, so after leaving the shop to have a coffee with my mum and my sister we went straight back to put the deposit down and order my dress. Alex and Nicole were so welcoming and the passion and love for what they do really shows. I still like to follow on Instagram for their fashion updates and new dresses and see all the other beautiful brides and what they did for their weddings”.

It’s always exciting and nerve wracking for us when a bride has found a specific dress they love online or in a magazine, we just hope they are going to love it as much in reality and luckily for us and Jayne, Halo is even better in real life!

Congratulations Jayne and Andy.

 

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The all important details…

Venue: Grande Real Santa Eulalia, Albufeira, Portugal

Dress: ‘Halo’ by Blush by Hayley Paige @ The Wild Heart

Groom’s outfit: Reiss

Bridesmaid dresses: the bridesmaids all wore same colour but different styles from various brands all from ASOS (Little Mistress, Ashley Roberts, and ASOS)

Florist: Suzannahs Flowers http://suzannahsflowers.com

Hair/Make up: Unique & Chic http://uniqueandchicweddings.com/

First dance song: ‘Something’ by The Beatles

We still have a few spaces remaining on Sunday 3rd December 2017 for our Blush By Hayley Paige Designer Weekend where you can try ‘Halo’ and new gowns from the 2017/2018 collections.  Call or email now to book your space – limited availability.

01634 409159 / info@thewildheartbridal.co.uk

Blush by Hayley Paige – Designer Weekend

We are so excited to be bringing the full Blush by Hayley Paige Fall 2017 collection plus some Spring 2018 styles to the boutique on the 2nd and 3rd of December.  We will be one of the first to see these dresses and try them on our brides and we can’t wait!

Hayley Paige always delivers stand out, beautifully detailed, modern princess dresses and this collection has to be one of our favourites for a while.  There are so many gorgeous dresses coming in December but here are a few of our favourites that we can’t wait to receive!

FLEUR DE LIS – Spring 2018 collection

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The photos just do not do this gown justice, it really has to be seen to be believed. Ivory floral embroidered tulle bridal ballgown with a deep sweetheart neckline, open keyhole back and if that wasn’t enough a sheer pocket detail!  We often get asked if we try the gowns on when they come in and I have to say this is the one I can’t wait to try!

SMITH – Fall 2017 Collection

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We couldn’t love this dress anymore and with a name like Smith (our surname) it is an absolute Wild Heart must buy!  We have our own sample of this on the way in January but for now our brides can be the first to try this at our December designer weekend. This gown is an ivory organza bridal ball gown with floral embroidered illusion bodice (which is so much more amazing in real life!), open keyhole back and cascading skirt of layered organza and tulle.  Obsessed is not the word!

LINCOLN – Fall 2017 Collection

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For brides who know and love Hayley Paige the Lincoln gown is an absolute must try!  With it’s signature HP sparkle, full skirt and open back Lincoln is everything a Hayley Paige super fan could want and more. Lincoln has a sequin and crystal bodice with deep sweetheart neckline, open keyhole back, full layered tulle skirt with thin horsehair trim.  An absolute beauty that will have your guests talking for years to come!

GIAMBA – Fall 2017 Collection

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For a more understated bride who still wants a gown which is unmistakably Hayley Paige designed then Giamba is the perfect option.  The embroidery and attention to detail on this gown is insanely beautiful, Giamba’s features include an elongated bodice with sweetheart neckline and delicate straps continued to a low open back.  We can see our brides loving the detailed elegance of this gown, we have fallen in love!

So to book your space on the most exciting designer weekend call or email now, we are asking for a £20.00 booking fee which will be refunded against any gown, veil or accessory purchase you make on the day.  This is going to be a fabulously fun event with Prosecco, seasonal treats and a goody bag for every bride.

We only have one slot remaining on Saturday 2nd and two slots on Sunday 3rd so we can’t stress enough how quickly these spaces go.  The dresses will be here for that weekend only so call now to book your place.

info@thewildheartbridal.co.uk // 01634 409158.

Roll on December! xXx

The Wild Heart at 2!

On the week of our 2nd ‘Wild Heart’ birthday we want to take the opportunity to show you, what we feel, is our best collection of dresses since we opened, a little sneak peak into what’s coming soon and some of our beautiful Wild Heart Brides.  If you’re recently engaged and thinking about booking an appointment to see us then hopefully this will make up your mind.

OUR DESIGNERS

We are constantly looking at ways to keep our boutique unique and fresh and of course that ultimately starts with our choice of designers, we’ve made a few changes since we opened in 2015 but our current designers are:

KAREN WILLIS HOLMES

Our day 1 Australian designer, we were the first to bring KWH to Kent and they are for the ultimate cool bride.  KWH provides our sequins and sparkle with that extra ounce of sass!

Low backs, fitted designs and amazing bead work make KWH dresses stand out from the crowd and we also stock a beautiful range of KWH ‘Design Your Gown” top and skirt separates.  The ‘Mabel’ two piece was our first ‘risky’ purchase, we loved it but we didn’t know how brides would take to it, was the separates thing a fad?  Was this two-piece more of an ‘editorial’ piece?  But this has by far been one of our best selling dresses and chosen by brides for destination weddings in Santorini, country fair themed big days and always makes a statement.

With KWH gowns it really is how you wear them and style them up for your big day.  A simple cathedral length veil can transform a slinky sequin gown, which some people may see as an evening style dress, into the ultimate bridal vision!  Add a flower crown to the Tillie and Natasha separates and you’re in boho bride heaven!  Here’s a few of our current KWH collection plus our beautiful brides showing them in all their glory!

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Mabel Two Piece by Karen Willis Holmes // Wild Heart Bride Ali in Mabel Top and Skirt // Wild Heart Bride Jade In Tillie Top and Mabel Skirt 

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Wild Heart Bride Emma in Nerada // Celine Gown by KWH // Donna Gown by KWH // Wild Heart Bride Hannah in Anya // Wild Heart Bride Kirsty in Ellery

BLUSH BY HAYLEY PAIGE

So while our go-to style may be sleek, slinky and minimal we felt we needed to add a little ‘modern day princess’ to the boutique and of course Hayley Paige had everything we were looking for.  Tiered tulle skirts, romantic, corded lace used in unusual ways and a hint of blush pink – yes please!  Hayley Paige is a huge name in America and is fast gaining popularity with UK brides looking for a statement dress for their big day that’s a little different from the rest.  Our collection includes the beautiful ‘Halo’ with it’s strappy, open back and tiered skirt, Lanai, a more understated gown without losing the HP wow factor and ‘River’ a classic fit and flare shape with the most amazing skirt and detachable sparkly bolero.  We are so excited about sharing our up and coming Blush brides in 2017 and 2018 and the new gowns we have coming for 2018…

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Wild Heart Bride Gemma in Pippa // Wild Heart Bride Jayne in Halo // Smith by Blush by Hayley Paige coming soon // Halo shot by Kerry Ann Duffy Photography // River by Blush by Hayley Paige

KATYA KATYA

At our first buying show back in May 2015 we fell in love with the delicate lace designs by Katya Shehurina and we are still just as smitten 2 years on.  These gowns appeal to a wide range of brides; those who love and appreciate beautifully detailed and excellent quality lace designs, brides who want a relaxed boho feel to their day without the boning and structure of a traditional bridal gown and brides getting married abroad who have to take into account factors like heat, luggage allowance and comfort.  We get excited every year and can’t wait to see what Katya comes up with next, different colour slips and the option to make subtle changes to these designs appeals to our creative Wild Heart brides.

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Wild Heart Bride Sasha in Alice // Wild Heart Bride Annabelle in Vitalia // Wild Heart Bride Tracy in Liliana // Demelza Gown by Katya Katya

MODECA

This is the newest brand to the Wild Heart and it has already proved a big success with our brides-to-be.When we went to the London Bridal show last year we were looking for a brand that could do it all to be honest!  We needed the gowns to appeal to brides looking for something slightly more traditional than our current designers, be at a good price point whilst still being in keeping with our Wild Heart values.  We chose pieces from both the Modeca and Le Papillon collections and we have been so impressed with the quality of materials and the fit of these gowns.  We feel we have something for most brides within this collection; ‘Alexia’ is a classic style satin gown with pockets for that Wild Heart twist and Aurora is a beautifully flowing gown, perfect for a destination wedding with a lace trimmed thigh split.  Oh yes!  Definitely a welcome addition to the Wild Heart rails, we can’t wait to build our collection next season and see our first Modeca bride in December 2017!

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Aurora by Modeca // Beth by Papillon // Audrina by Modeca // Alexia by Modeca

ELIZABETH DYE

Elizabeth Dye was one of the first designers we found when we came up with the concept for the Wild Heart.  Creative, modern and effortlessly cool ED designs are a Pinterest favourite.  The perfectly sleek Dunaway is still a firm favourite for us, it’s versatility allows the bride to truly make this dress their own as our gorgeous brides Hannah and Nikki have proved.  Lewisia is fun and fabulous with it’s fitted lace bodice and ballerina skirt and the flowing silky Electrique was the absolute boho dream on our stunning bride Charlotte this year.

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Wild Heart Bride Hannah in Dunaway // Wild Heart Bride Charlotte in Electrique // Wild Heart Bride Frances in Lewisia //Wild Heart Bride Nikki in Dunaway //Xanadu by Elizabeth Dye

So if our fabulous designers haven’t yet convinced you to pay us a visit we also stock a gorgeous range of veils, shoes, accessories and gifts (not just for brides) by Katie Loxton and Joma Jewellery, with some gorgeous autumn/winter stock on it’s way.  There really isn’t a better time to come and see us, so if you are recently engaged or simply tired of trying the same style bridal gowns, visit us in Rochester for something a little bit special.  We promise you won’t regret it!

Happy 2nd birthday to us!

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Frances and Shaun’s New Zealand Dream

After a far too long break from the blog I am so excited to share this truly beautiful destination wedding with you today.  Frances and Shaun were married at the Tarureka Estate in Featherstone, NZ, a rustic, sensitively restored historic barn with it’s very own chapel and banquet area.  I couldn’t help smiling watching the photo highlights reel, everything just looks so effortlessly stunning.

Frances came to The Wild Heart looking for a relaxed, fun and modern wedding dress to suit the relaxed vibe of her big day and ‘Lewisia’ by Elizabeth Dye fit the bill perfectly.  After a few bespoke changes to make the dress fit just right Frances created the dress of her dreams and these photos by Anna Munro show it off in all it’s glory!

Congratulations Frances and Shaun, you created a day full of love and laughter and one that i’m sure your guests will remember for years to come. I’ll let the photographs do the talking now…

 

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Venue: Tarureka Estate, Featherston NZ

Photographer: Anna Munro Photography

Dress: Lewisia by Elizabeth Dye at The Wild Heart

Shoes: Dune

Flowers Em’s Flowers

Hair and Make Up: Lee-Ann Smith

Bridesmaid Dresses: Dotti

Happy Wednesday, thanks for reading! xXx

10 reasons to visit The Wild Heart right now that aren’t all about weddings!

Who doesn’t just LOVE Christmas? Band Aid a bit of Shaking Stevens and a mince pie is enough to get anyone in the mood right?? Ok maybe not everyone.

We love it though and like it or not guys its coming for you, so with that in mind we wanted to give you some reasons why you should visit Rochester this season and us at Wild Heart especially.

  1. Rochester has some hidden gems! You may have seen us promoting a brand new site called www.thecreamcollective.com. We are proud to be listed on Cream as its a site that promotes the best local independent retailers offering something unique and special and to get listed… you got to be recommended. Good news for us we were recommended to the Cream team and made the grade. Yay…but seriously take a look at the site and you will find some beautifully unique, quirky, quality traders are right on your door step so Christmas shopping could be a bit more exciting this year!
  2. Best food and drink for miles! Fancy afternoon tea with friends or family, a baby shower or a celebration after getting your wedding dress (hint hint) then pop into Fleur De The. A stunning shabby chic afternoon tea shop that does amazing cakes, a variety of teas, coffees and soft drinks but also sells literally everything you can see in there. The owners are lovely too so you will get great service in here.

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Spending the day here and need some dinner? Then GO TO TOPES! Its a Gin bar!! Is that enough? Modern contemporary menus for a 15th century building and with fresh local ingredients meaning the menu is always changing with the seasons so more reason to go back!

image via cream – www.thecreamcollective.com

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4. Mince Pies and Hot Toddies for Dickensian Christmas at The Wild Heart. The Dickensian Christmas festival is Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December. It has such a great atmosphere and people travel from all over to come to Rochester that weekend. With all the mayhem outside we love watching the festivities from our window enjoying mulled wine and mince pies from our cosy boutique. So if your in town that weekend come and see us.. get warm and have a chat and a casual mince pie. Especially if you have a wedding coming up we just love to hear all about it and maybe take a look at some of our pieces.

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5.        Christmas Shopping! Have you started yet? So you may not realise but The Wild Heart doesn’t only sell wedding dresses and wedding accessories. We now stock Katie Loxton and Joma Jewellery. Our pieces are perfect for your girlfriends, sisters, mums or nans. Starting at £9.99 and all under £25.00 we just know you will love them all. Secret Santa sorted!

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6. Treat yourself! Come take a look at our Florence shoes whilst your down here and treat yourself to an early Christmas present with the Jacko trainer or Sarah studded shoes.

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7. Evening Wear. Going somewhere special over Christmas then come and see our Hayley Paige Occasion dresses. Lace, chiffon, low backs and tulle. Perfect for a Christmas black tie event we think!

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7. Something for the Kids! Rochester has always got something going on for Children. The Fairies and Elves  door trail is lovely for them to do and you get to browse the shops whilst they look. Looking for gifts for kids the we just have to recommend Mini Mi. Absolutely lovely pieces, you will find it hard walking out without something.

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8. Book in for the new year. Why not plan for the new year. With miserable January just around the corner wouldn’t it be great to have your first bridal fitting appointment with afternoon tea to look forward to? Or maybe you are a bridesmaid and want to treat a bride to be friend? Pop in and book a VIP appointment with us for January. Who knows you may even find the one here! (we hope so)

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9. Become a Historian for the day?! I know we big up Rochester a lot but we live here and we love it and we have a castle and a cathedral and we think that’s a pretty big deal. Visit these places, they are beautiful and on your door step!

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10. Finally, just come in and see us. Come and see the bridal shop in Kent doing something a little different. Whether you are a bride to be or a local supplier looking to network we would love to see you! We will talk Christmas, New Year make things happen round here!

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See you soon.

credits:

Big shout to Cream for some wonderful photos and for recommending the best suppliers we have locally.

 

 

Pinks, Pom Poms and Sweet Treats for this Blushing Bride

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On today’s blog we have Heather and Matthews wedding at Westerham Golf Club. Heather really did think of everything when planning her big day and not one detail was missed. The couples personality really shone through on the day and you can see from these beautiful photos that apart from tying the knot a big factor was giving their guests a great day.

 A multitude of pinks and soft golds decorated the venue perfectly, from the flowers to favours, every inch of this wedding was meticulously thought out. Heather makes a great wedding stylist. A lot of what you see was handmade by her!!! With so much detail the pictures can do the talking..!

Here Heather explains to us how she came to Wild Heart and picked The dress with us….( and we are so glad she did)

“The day I dedicated to dress shopping was exciting and nerve wracking! I’m not what I’d call a ‘traditional’ bride and so most of the dresses I had come across or seen just weren’t quite right. My final stop was The Wild Heart which had been open a matter of weeks when I went to visit.

The first thing I noticed was how different it was to other bridal stores, relaxed, modern and the range of gowns looked so unique. Alex & Nicole were so welcoming and I soon had around 10 dresses to try on, way more than I had found in any one shop before!

We had a few straight up no’s, a few that split the audience and then I put on the Alexandria gown by Charlotte Balbier and I knew instantly! I thought this was just a cliché that people spoke about but no, it really did happen to me! I stepped apprehensively out of the changing rooms and the reaction from ‘the clan’ was resounding yes! Comments of “that’s so you”, “it was made to be your dress” accompanied by tears made me even more sure I had picked the perfect gown!

From then on the team at The Wild Heart couldn’t have been more helpful, helping me pick accessories such as my belt and hair piece as well as the amazing alterations that made my dress inch perfect.

I had so many compliments on my dress and can’t imagine what would have happened if I’d been in your more ‘standard’ wedding dress. I would advise everyone go to The Wild Heart, try anything on too! The range of dresses and the help from the team was amazing. So much so my cousin went and got her dress there too.”

Thank you Heather and Matthew for sharing your wedding with us. Now here are some gorgeous pictures by Emmie Scott Photography to feast your eyes on…

Suppliers

Chair covers, drapes, festoon lights and tablecloth – Bows Hire

Pom poms, paper flowers, garlands, bunting, initials on tables all handmade

Glass Bell Jars – Home sense

White pots, milk bottles etc. – Ikea

Table numbers – Hobbycraft

Signage & Photobooth – The Chalk Spot (http://www.thechalkspot.com)

Stationary – Wade Designs https://www.facebook.com/wadedesigns

Groomsman – Ted Baker Teal suits

Flowers – Charlotte and Pick a Posy http://www.pickaposyflorist.co.uk/

Bridesmaids – Monsoon

Shoes – Monsoon

Earrings – Kaizen Rochester

Hair piece – Amanda Wyatt

Hair – Ebony Arney of Ebony’s Makeup https://www.facebook.com/ebonysmakeup/?fref=nf&pnref=story

Make-Up – Rehana Beauty https://www.facebook.com/RehanaBeauty/?fref=ts

Sweet Table – Meringue Girls https://meringuegirls.co.uk/

Photographer – Emmie Scott http://www.emmiesweddingphotography.com/

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A glittering glamorous affair

When Danielle came to Wild Heart she was looking for something glamorous and truly unique for her shimmering sultry deco wedding at Chilstern Park Hotel and she certainly made the right decision choosing the Karen Willis Holmes “Caitlyn”. A full sequin, embroidered illusion low back, bias cut gown….WOW. A firm favorite here at Wild Heart.  

Danielle and Iain’s wedding at Chilstern Park was everything it promised to be. A country house hotel boasting unique styling, filled with antiques and oozing character. Is there a better setting for a classy, elegant 1920’s inspired wedding? 

Bringing subtle hints of the deco era to the wedding, with beaded and embellished dresses and shimmering antique gold tones. The pair pulled off a really classy but relaxed affair. Perfect for the modern bride looking to marry her man in style and have a good time doing it! 

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Suppliers

Dress – Karen Willis Holmes “Caitlyn” – www.thewildheartbridal.co.uk

Accessories- Coast

Shoes- Untold at House of Fraser

Venue- Chilston Park Country House Hotel

Florist- Clare Steward at Girl Flower (www.girlflower.co.uk)

Makeup- Gemma Pass (www.facebook.com/gemmapassmakeupartist)

Hair- Jade Walby (www.facebook.com/Jade-Elana-1707047789538369/)

Bridesmaid dresses- Debut at Debenhams

Flower girl dress- Monsoon Girl

Groom and Groomsmen- Next

Cake- Mary McDonagh (www.facebook.com/MarysKitchenKent/)

Photographer- Robin Ball Photography