Friday, 24 October 2014

To sash or not to sash!







Want that added bit of sparkle to a dress then how about a sash? At Flo & Percy we have 6 gorgeous sashes starting from just £72 to choose from.  Sashes are very versatile and work with numerous different dress styles. Take a look below for our guide of which dresses work best with which sashes.


Short style dresses - A sash really shows off a waist in this short 50's esque dress the floral diamante pattern on the Audrey's dream sash really adds a bit of sparkle.






Long dresses - Add a touch of glamour and sophistication to this long Art Deco inspired dress with either the Rock Baroque Sash, the Queen of Persia Sash or the I feel Pretty Sash





Traditional dresses - A sash even works with this more traditional style dress. A touch of detail around the waist can really flatter as well as adding a bit of subtle detail to a plainer dress.

Dress by Suzanne Neville






Friday, 26 September 2014

Snow White Shoot

We were delighted to take part in a recent shoot by the lovely Lisa Devlin. The theme was Snow White... the Grimm version and features a poison comb which is actually something super pretty to tempt her into putting it in her hair. 

For further details and images the shoot will be the featured in the 2nd issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine.







Credits.

Images by Lisa Devlin http://devlinphotos.co.uk
Model Lucy Scarfe http://www.lucyscarfe.com/
Dresses The Couture Company http://www.the-couture-company.co.uk/
Accessories Flo and Percy http://www.floandpercy.com
Styling and Flowers Petal & Feast http://petalandfeast.co.uk/
Hair & Make Up Elbie Van Eeden http://www.elbievaneeden.com/#home

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Rebecca Adlington wears Flo & Percy for wedding!

Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington looks beautiful wearing the Wilderness comb for her recent wedding.  It matched perfectly to her stunning Stewart Parvin gown. Check out this weeks Hello magazine for all pictures.




Watch all the action on the below video:




Images curtesy of Hello Magazine.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Perfect Wedding Awards!

We are delighted to announce that Flo & Percy are a nominee in the "Best Hair Accessories" category of the Perfect Wedding Awards 2014. To cast your vote and for a chance to win a luxury weekend spa break click on our  badge below. Voting closes on the 29th October 2014.


Friday, 15 August 2014

Charlotte Balbier Shoot

We were delighted to continue our long standing collaboration with the lovely Charlotte Balbier to provide accessories for her 11th collection Iscoyd Park.  Inspired by her own wedding the collection is named after the wedding venue where Charlotte and her now husband, Edward were married in December 2013.

The collection is made up of over twenty beautiful dresses including two dresses which Charlotte herself wore on her special day, the Charlotte and Iscoyd Park. Our personal favourite is the Iscoyd Park with its delicate gold embroidery. What's yours ?


Charlotte wearing 'The Charlotte'



Charlotte wearing 'Iscoyd Park' 


Ivory Flower Halo with 'The Beatrice'


Pink Flower Halo with 'The Emilia'


Pink Flower Halo with 'The Petal'


Black Label Flower Headband with 'The Isadora'


The Rochelle Headband with 'The Rebecca'


The Rochelle Headband with 'The Charlotte'


The Flower Child with 'The Mabel'


Gold Rose Halo with 'Iscoyd Park'


The Rochelle Headband with 'Petal' 

Friday, 8 August 2014

10 mins with…….The Dressing Rooms

This weeks stockist features The Dressing Rooms. This beautiful boutique based in Halesowen, West Midlands. It is run by Rebecca and her team of 9 trained staff with customer service being second to none. The shop is open 7 days a week including 3 late nights. Read below to find out more about this boutique and all the great services they offer.


Rebecca - The lovely owner! a self confessed work-aholic, very happily married, mum of two lovely boys

How did the Dressings Rooms come about ?

I trained as a florist almost 30 years ago now and did a third year of training specilaising in Wedding Floristry.  As part of the final exam I created a "one stop bridal boutique" even at this early stage the seed for The Dressing Rooms had been sown!  After many years in Floristry and a few other career changes along the way I decided the time had come to branch out on my own.  Premises were found and so The Dressing Rooms began.  With a small loan from the bank and a lot of hard work and determination, the business bloomed into what it is today.

How did you feel when you received your first order ?

I remember just being so excited that someone had tried on one of my dresses the first time we had a client in store!! The fact that the bride loved it and placed her order was over whelming - I jumped up and down with my mum after the bride had gone!! Wooohooo!!!! :))))))))))



What makes your boutique different ?

There are many little features that make us different, like being child friendy (we have a box of toys to keep them amused) like having an "open door policy" (you can come back and try on as many times as you need to even after the order is placed)  Free storage right up until the wedding day (dresses are safe and most importantly, insured)  Our unique Order Of Service (a beautiful little book that explains the process each bride will go through with their time with us) Rebeccas eye for detail and current trends, (always ensuring we have the latest styles in store) Our opening hours (seven days a week and three late nights)  so brides can come in their spare time rather than use up precious Holiday time that they want to keep for their Honeymoon) Most importantly our Team of staff, all chosen because they're lovely and kind, not because of any selling techniques they know or how they can compete with sales targets, we are simply not interested in that.  If the stock is good and up to date it does that work for us, we just need to be kind, find time and always listen.


What is a typical day at The Dressing Rooms ?

Oh my days!! there is no typical day at The Dressing Rooms!!  Each and every day is different and each day brings new challenges and delights in equal measure.  All I can say is we literally do not stop from the minute we open until the minute we close, every day.  Whether its brides to be served, the phone ringing, e mails to be answered, queries to be sorted, orderes to be placed, alterations to organise, dresses to steam and prep, the shop to clean, the window to change, we just never stop! Christmas Eve is a quiet day for us!



What's the best/worst things about running your own business ?

The best thing about running my own business is the freedom to be creative and reward those around me for their dedication to my business.  Without my team The Dressing Rooms would not be what it is today.  The worst thing about running my own business.....mmmmm... I can't think of one!

If you were stuck on a desert island what 3 things would you take with you ?

If I was stuck on a desert island - gosh I would be bored! But I suppose I would have to take my laptop suncream and sunglasses and make the most of the break whilst still keeping in touch with work! :))





Thursday, 31 July 2014

10 mins with..........Amanda K Bridal

The second of our stockists features Amanda K bridal. With a brand new boutique in Truro Cornwall, and designers such as Mori Lee, White Rose and Maggie Sottero I think you will all agree this is one beautiful boutique.


The stunning Mansion House in Truro where Amanda K is based.


How did I get into the bridal business?


It is a cliché but when shopping for my own dress I was disappointed with the local bridal shops…. Tiny changing areas, mediocre customer service and no passion to be seen. I have a business background and a lot of experience in sales and customer service, teamed with my interest in fashion and passion for dressing to suit your body shape, I said to my friend Carmen “ I could do better than this!” – she agreed and that was the day Amanda K was born!


How did you feel the day your boutique opened?

The day my boutique opened was wonderful – I had so much support from family and friends and although we started small with just two designers I was proud and threw myself completely into making it the success it has become today.  The opening of the new boutique was completely different with great support from suppliers in the industry and generally an altogether more upmarket evening! I feel proud of how far we have come and what we have achieved.

What makes your boutique different?

Along with our friendly service, what stands out is that brides come to us not to just buy a dress… but to be styled. According to our brides we are the only boutique who suggest styles that flatter and try out different looks that we know will compliment our brides weddings. We have also introduced our own “Signature” Collection where we can change the design of a dress to suit each bride. We try to create an environment that is about more than just a dress, it’s an all-encompassing experience for the bride that we want her to cherish forever.


The best and worst thing about running your own business?

The worst not knowing when to switch off – I am a keen Facebooker and find myself on social media when I am supposed to be relaxing. 

The best  - making changes and improving the business as I see fit because I can make my own decisions that comes with running a business, and above all sharing such personal moments with my brides and their families – we are honoured to be involved and many come back to share pregnancies with us and anniversary details which we love.

What 3 things would you take with you to a desert island?

My IPAD so I can keep in touch with my brides - not sure about the Wifi connection though!

Something to read – I love the fashion magazines such as Vogue & Elle (and perfect time of year for it, just in time for the Autumn Winter collections)

A bottle of bubbly – a desert island sounds like a break away from it all so I would want a bottle of fizz. There is a local vineyard in Cornwall named Polgoon who do the most amazing Elderflower and sparkling Raspberry Aval – I always make sure I have a bottle chilled in the fridge as you never know when you might need to celebrate!