There’s nothing as stylish as a wedding?

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There’s nothing as stylish as a wedding. Think about it, the hats, the suits, the dresses, the flowers, the cake, but most of all, the bride. A bride is a fairytale come to life. The one day when all women should feel beautiful, no matter what they choose to wear.

My sister is getting married in December. She had a dress fitting last week. Her actual dress had arrived and she was going to try it on for the first time. Before this she had tried the dress, but in a different size or a different colour. This was the actual dress fitting and we were all totally excited.

Jodie’s dress is from the Caroline Jane wedding dress department in the Birmingham Branch of House of Fraser.  Caroline Jane  had a successful Bridal business in Tamworth for many years before being head-hunted by House of Fraser to set up a new Bridal Concession within the store. On visiting the bridal department it is easy to see why. The decor, soft lighting, and, above all, the dresses are completely, heart-stoppingly beautiful. There are dresses to suit every taste, from full-skirted fairytale princess designs, to short Grace Kelly -esque 1950’s styles. Long sleeved, high neckline, strapless, sweetheart necklines, all designs are catered for in exquisite style.

Stunning dresses on display in Caroline Jane, House of Fraser, Birmingham

Rows of stunning dresses in pretty surroundings.

Another major plus point about Caroline Jane is that not only are bridal dresses available in plus sizes, they are actually featured on displays on actual plus sized mannequins. Caroline herself says that having a plus sized mannequin on display on the ground floor had attracted many curvier brides-to-be to the department, as they actually felt they would definitely find a dress that would suit them.  Both Caroline and Victoria are very knowledgable about the dresses, correct underwear, petticoats etc, and so you feel in safe hands. In addition, on our first visit there, we sat in the large dressing room with a glass of wine trying on the most amazing crystal fascinaters, so it was a great girly fashionista day.

Plus sized mannequin on display in the store.

My sister’s wedding dress is absolutely stunning. It is reminiscent of a dress Sarah Jessica Parker wore a few years ago, but my lips are sealed on any other details, for fear of the wrath of Bridezilla.  However, I will say that she looks like a young and beautiful Audrey Hepburn in the dress and I am completely jealous of the amazing Dune shoes she will be wearing on her tootsies.

For more information on Caroline Jane bridal wear, please visit the website www.carolinejanebridalwear.co.uk