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Who would like to win a huge wedding package here in Torbay? Well read on and you will find out how you could be in for a chance to win everything from a Morilee wedding dress up to £1800, your venue at The Grand Hotel to your Disco, wedding flowers, cake and more!

All you have to do is book in your appointment at Brides at Waterfields during October 2019 and choose which Morilee wedding dress you would like to win! On Thursday 31st October, an independent business owner will pick 4 people out of a hat on a Facebook Live video. Those 4 ladies will then have to battle it out in our shop window in November and the person who can stand in a wedding dress in the window for the longest time will win all the prizes!! The three runners up will win a goodie bag and a discount off of their dream dress if they choose to buy it.

If you have what it takes to Win a Waterfields Wedding, then get in touch and book in during the month of October and start your search for your Morilee wedding dress! Call us on 01803 294411 to book in!

Two of the gorgeous dresses from Morilee which will be up for grabs!

The Prizes!!!

Wedding Dress – Brides at Waterfields, a Morilee dress up to £1800.

Venue – The Grand Hotel, Torquay. Wedding package for 40 guests up to the value of £1200.

Entertainment – Tennant Magic Entertainment – full day package worth £800.

Cake – Daisy, Molly and Me. 3 tier iced and decorated wedding cake valued at £650.

Videographer – Tristan Adams, videography package worth £600.

Disco – Bespoke Disco, evening disco, uplighters and love letters package worth £449.

Photobooth – Prism Photobooths, Photobooth with single prints provided worth £350.

Photographer – Appleton Events Photography, full day photography package worth £300.

Transport – The Wedding Sidecar, Transport for two to your venue worth £250.

Chair covers – The Venue Dressing Company, chair covers, table runners, starlight backdrop worth £220.

Flowers – Wild Floral Events, Bridal flower package worth £200.

Makeup – Beauty Within, Charlotte Crouch MUA, makeup for the bride and two bridesmaids worth £180.

Decor – Torbay Display, 4 cherry blossom trees to hire worth £150.

Hair – Olivia Rose Designs, wedding hair for bride and two bridesmaids worth £150

Hairpiece – Claire Austin, bespoke flower crown or poseys worth £100.


Competition General T’s and C’s – Brides at Waterfields

  • Entrants must be 18 years or older. Only the bride can compete but concessions will be considered for brides with disabilities.
  • You will need to be available from 2pm on Saturday 16th November till Wednesday 20th November at 12 noon
  • You will need to agree that any photographs taken by the local press or by prize donors will be used for advertising purposes
  • You will stand in the shop window wearing a wedding dress of our choice for 4 hourly periods with a short toilet break in-between.
  • You will have to stand throughout, any leaning, crouching or sitting may result in disqualification from the competition.
  • You will be provided with bottles of water to drink in the window (no hot drinks or alcohol permitted), you will need to provide your own food which can be eaten in the window.  Local caterers may be delivering a variety of food and/or snacks.
  • The only people allowed in the shop will be competitors, prize donors, dedicated competition marshals, security staff, local media and proprietors of Brides at Waterfields.  Family and friends are welcome to come and cheer you on or to bring you some food but they will not be permitted to enter the shop.
  • You will be given an 8 hour sleep period from 11pm till 7am when you will be able to lie in the window with your duvet and pillow
  • Last person standing wins a wedding – in the event of more than one person staying for the duration, the winner will be decided by answering a number of questions set out by the proprietors of Brides at Waterfields at 12pm on Wednesday 20th November.
  • We reserve the right to refuse an entry into the competition.
  • We reserve the right to change the rules at any time.

Suggested items to bring with you:

Duvet and pillow / toothbrush and paste / hand towel / make-up/ hair brush and products/ warm socks / favourite food or snacks /

Please note, all prizes are offered on an individual basis.  Brides at Waterfields is not responsible for the delivery of these prizes and each supplier has their own terms and conditions.  Brides at Waterfields cannot guarantee that all prizes will be available on the wedding date you have chosen. 

Individual Terms and Conditions

Brides at Waterfields – Wedding Dress by the designer Morilee up to the value of £1800. Dress to be ordered by end of January 2020. Dress must be collected by 1st August 2020. If the dress is not collected by the deadline, the prize will be forfeited and will become the property of Brides at Waterfields for resale. Alterations are not included in the prize. Accessories are not included in the prize. We will include a branded dress bag and hanger. If your chosen dress is more than £1800 you will be required to pay the difference (all of our dresses in store are £1800 or less). If your dress value is less than £1800 there will be no monetary benefit and there is no cash alternative.

The Grand Hotel – Ceremony (separate costing for registrar required) Glass of Fizz on Arrival, Pulled Pork Baps with apple sauce, stuffing & crackling, Room Decoration- Organza & Lights. Prize worth up to £1200.00 Based on guests of 40 for day & evening. Additional guests can be added at an additional cost Or £1000.00 off of a Grand Hotel Wedding Package. More T’s and C’s to be added soon!

Daisy Molly and Me – 3 tier iced and decorated wedding cake valued at £650. The cake design is available to view on request and will also be seen in Brides at Waterfields shop window.  Alternatives to the design are not available. A cake stand will be provided and is part of the prize so will be kept by the couple.
The colour of the sugar flowers can be changed to co-ordinate with the couples’ wedding colours. Flavours can be chosen from the Daisy Molly and Me website (excluding fruit).  A different flavour for each tier can be chosen. The final colours and flavours must be finalised 3 months before the wedding date. Delivery and setup on the wedding day is included within a 50 mile radius of Torquay.  Delivery and setup outside of this area will be chargeable and is subject to availability. T’s and C’s – This prize is subject to availability of the wedding date.

Claire Austin England – Flower crowns or poseys up to the value of £100. The winner will be invited into my studio for a design consultation or the process can be carried out online via photos and videos. I will need 3 months notice to make the order before the wedding. 

The Venue Dressing Company – 40 perfect fit chair covers & organza sashes in choice of colour, 4 Matching table runners, Starlight backdrop, Professional fitting  worth up to £220.00. T’s & C’s -To be redeemed before Dec 2021, All items provided remain the property of The Venue Dressing Company, Only available in venues within Torbay, Additional extras available at a reduced price, Sash colours are subject to availability,Chairs must be armless in order to be covered.

Wild Floral Events – High quality keep sake faux bridal party package worth £200.00 which includes -Brides bouquet x 1, Bridesmaids bouquets x 2, Gents buttonholes x 6, Ladies corsages x 2. T&C’s – Bride can choose colour scheme and style/theme for her faux items within the above cost, Collection only of the above items from our showroom in Babbcombe, items will be ready for collection 2 weeks prior to wedding date. Valid until December 31st 2021, Package can not be redeemed for cash or any other items, Extra faux designs/items can be added at an additional cost if required, We have the right to use your photographs of your wedding for publicity purposes

Appleton Events Photography – Photography package worth £300 to include Ceremony, Group Photos, Couple Photos – Reception, Speeches, Cutting of Cake to First Dance. If any other photos are required, e.g bridal/groom preparation a fee of £75 will be payable before the wedding date. The client will have full rights to use the photos however seen fit, as long as credit is given. Appleton Event Photography (Photographer) retains copyright and wishes to be identified as “Appleton Event Photography” in all social media posts. A charge will apply if the wedding venue is out of the Torbay area for travel and possibly accommodation. Photos will be available to view and download online, a USB is available for £10.

Olivia Rose Hair & Beauty – Bridal hair including one trial at the salon, two bridesmaids hair (trials available at a cost), travel outside of Torbay will be chargeable. Valid until end of 2021. Prize value is £150.


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If you are currently trying to find the right wedding businesses to help you make your dream wedding complete or you are right at the start of our wedding planning and are looking for inspiration then wedding fairs are the best place to start.

Online is fine for finding lots of companies but there is nothing better than being able to talk with several companies face to face in one afternoon and also find people you trust with the small parts of your big day.

Even though we are very busy throughout the year we still LOVE attending a couple of fairs.  There is something so wonderful about meeting brides and having a little chat and getting excited with them.  It also gives us a chance to show off a few of our dresses.

The show we are looking forward to is the BIG Riviera Wedding Show.  Its at the Riviera Centre in Torquay on Sunday 24th February and its always very popular.  The great thing about the show for brides is that you can meet LOCAL suppliers who have availability for the next couple of years.  Some of the other big shows tend to have suppliers from other counties so this show keeps the South Devon bride in mind.

We will be there with our famous catwalk show which features models of all sizes showing a wide range of dresses, plus mens wear and flower girls.

We will also have a HUGE accessory sale there with shoes, hair pieces and bridesmaid dresses/prom dresses all priced at only £20!!!  Only cash is accepted and are all first come first serve!  We have never held a big sale like this so it may be once in a lifetime, once they are gone, they are gone.

There are too many suppliers to list but to name a few – Prism Photobooths, Jessica-Faye Mobile Hairdressing, Hayley O Shea Travel Councillor, Truly Delightful Bridal, Cresser Photography, Sawyers Menswear, Ring Ring, Sue-perb Cakes and more…

It will be an amazing day out for everyone and there will be lots there to keep everyone entertained, we are just so excited to show you our catwalk show!  It is the best one yet!

 

 

 

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Welcome to blog number one on our new website.  We endeavour to write blogs which include stories from brides, new things happening in store and new trends in Bridal.

We have just returned from Harrogate Bridal Show which is a trade show for all the bridal shops over the UK and beyond.  Its a real highlight of our year as we get to search for those special dresses you will be wearing over the next couple of years.  Its also a lovely opportunity to spend some mother and daughter time together.  The show happens every September and we stay in a little B&B in a twin room.  All of our makeup, hair products and notebooks everywhere and we spent the evenings watching the launch of Strictly Come Dancing and other rubbish TV.

The first day we like to wake up to a full English breakfast and head straight to Maggie Sottero’s show.  They are the only designer that are totally private unless you are a stockist.  I guess the reason they do this is because Maggie Sottero and Rebecca Ingram dresses are at the very forefront of where bridal trends and fashion are heading.

We arrived so early that we were the first there so Mum took a sneaky pic of me pretending to be a model on the catwalk…  I won’t give up my day job!  They have one side of the room blocked off with a catwalk and
chairs and the other side with rails of all the brand new Maggie Sottero dresses.  Like our brides, its hard to know what the dresses really look like until they are seen on a real person so we were excited to see that they had flown over one of the most beautiful models I have ever seen – Liris Crosse – who has modelled all
over the world and appeared on Project Runway.

Later we went to see our friends at Venus Bridal and found some gorgeous dresses and also spent time visiting designers we don’t currently carry to see if we were missing out.  There are HUNDREDS of collections being featured and as each shop in an area of the country has exclusivity they have to pick the best designers they can find.  Maggie Sottero is my out and out favourite designer and always finds ways of surprising us with loveable little details and not only are the dresses absolutely gorgeous, they are very reasonably priced.  All of our dresses retail under £1500 and we find that most Maggie’s sit comfortably around the £1000 – £1200 mark.  Sometimes we will get carried away and there will be a dress at the top end of our price range that we must have!

Before we left the show that day we went back to listen to Wayne, the CEO of Maggie Sottero tell us his story.  I think I will leave the story for another day but its so wonderful how such a hugely sought after bridal wear designer started off so small and so bravely started doing something that shook the bridal world!  I will tell the story, I promise but my fingers are aching as I’m typing!

We go for some lovely dinners in Harrogate.  If you are looking for somewhere to go for a long weekend, its so stunning there.

The last day (Monday) we bought the most incredible veils and hair accessories from Richard Designs (all handmade in the UK) and we discovered “Ivory and Co” where we picked up very delicate jewellery sets for the shop – exactly what many brides have asked us for.  We were almost done for the day when we ventured to Justin Alexander and found the most FABULOUS low cost range of dresses which all retail between £650-£850 and are amazing, you must come in and see them!

Such a successful trip and a lot of fun.  Can’t wait for everything to arrive in January!

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