August 2017

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Which of our Female Body Shapes best describes you?

  • Pear shaped body – Women with pear Body Shapes body has smaller shoulders and her upper body is smaller when compared to the lower body. Such a woman can think of wearing puffy sleeves or shoulder pads. You need to stay away from full skirts, hugging gowns or cuts because they can make your upper body look even smaller.
  • Hourglass shaped body – For the women who have an hourglass body shape, an off the shoulder or strapless gown is just right. It is better to purchase one-piece gowns instead of two-piece ones when you are shopping for a strapless gown. That’s because a two-piece gown can split your body into two figures and it will deliver a “choppy” appearance.
  • Rectangle shaped body – The perfect wedding gown has the potential to create curves for a woman who has a rectangle shaped body. If you have a square shaped body, it is recommended to go for a dress that has a beaded neckline. In addition, it is better to look for a dress with a beaded upper part as well. Sleeves and bigger skirts can add curves and you can think of purchasing such a gown. You need to avoid clingy and sheath dresses because they can’t create curves.
  • Apple shaped body – Women who have an apple shaped body are provided with many different options to choose from. Off the shoulder gowns and shoestring straps will work the best. If you want to add a touch of romance, you can think of purchasing a Cinderella gown. Straight gowns are not recommended for women who have a short and petite figure. In case if you are already fallen in love with a straight gown, you can think about offsetting it with a full veil. If you want to add some inches to your height, you can think of purchasing the right designer shoes. This will make you appear taller and give you the chance to wear a straight wedding gown.


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Free Suit Hire Try On Service from the Wedding LookBook

Tired of being dragged around multiple shopping centres searching for that perfect suit? Here at The Wedding LookBook, we are now offering a brand new free, ‘Suit Hire Try On’ service. This entails building your dream outfit through our website to find a style you and (most importantly) your bride love. Once decided on a suit, you input your measurements and get them sent to our store to try on for free.

The ‘Suit Hire Try On’ service includes the jacket, trousers, waistcoat, neckwear and hankie.

Click to to be directed to the online wedding outfit builder If you are unsure of your ‘comfortable’ size then watch the video linked to this blog post to learn how to correctly measure yourself before placing your order or you are able to come into our store and our expert fitter will be able to take your measurements.

The best part? You are under no obligation to place an order during your appointment. If during your appointment you are happy with the fit but undecided on the style, our consultant will go through our other collections until you’ve found the one you’re looking for.

On the day it is advised to bring along a collared white shirt and black shoes to try on with the outfit, to see what it would look like on the day. The Suit Hire Try On service is for grooms-to-be only; groomsmen are unable to use the try on service however they are able to use the sort my wedding outfit tool. If you are content with the outfit. you are able to place an order during your appointment, or later on through us in-store. But as stated earlier, you don’t have to book anything there and then.

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Pinewood Studios is built around Heatherden Hall, Buckinghamshire a Victorian Grade II-Listed Mansion built in a Georgian Style. It dates back to the early part of the nineteenth century and among its uses today is as a Wedding Venue. Overlooking the luscious formal gardens, the exterior of the old house is effortlessly breathtaking.

Once inside, the oak-panelled ballroom still boasts its original oak sprung dance floor. Impressive features also include a raised stage area, crystal chandeliers, open fireplace and French windows leading out onto the terrace and gardens; perfect for all occasions.

Heatherden Hall has a fascinating history and catalogue of notable owners. In the early 1900s, the original house was transformed into a Victorian showpiece, with a huge ballroom and a Turkish bath. In the 1920s it became a retreat for politicians and diplomats. Then, in November 1921, provided the venue for the negotiation and signing of the Irish Free State Treaty. In 1934 the house was bought at auction by the prominent builder Charles Boot. He was later to meet J. Arthur Rank who would become his partner in the studio project. The first production to take place at Pinewood Studios was “London Melody”, in 1936. By its 60th anniversary, Pinewood had produced no less than 600 films; both for the big screen and television. Classic films created at Pinewood include: “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, “Oliver Twist” and “Great Expectations”, directed by David Lean. Lord Oliver & Marilyn Monroe’s “The Prince & The Showgirl” (her only film made outside Hollywood), “The Great Gatsby”, Batman, the “Carry On” films and most of the “James Bond” adventures. More recently, scenes for Gulliver’s Travels were filmed in the gardens of Heatherden Hall.

Here at the Wedding Lookbook, we love working with Heatherden Hall. We always enjoy attending their wedding fairs where meeting bundles of brides to be.