** Miss Bush Bridal Wear are offering Love My Dress readers a 10% discount on dresses from their Temperley range until the end of September **

 

You might think that someone who isn't actually in the market for a wedding dress would soon get bored of visiting the same bridal wear boutique. Not me.

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2012, Juliet McKee

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Perhaps it's because the sun has shined each time I've made the journey to Miss Bush in Ripley, Surrey. Or maybe it's that they've always plied me with exquisite cocktails by Shaken and Stirred. Either way, I never tire of the place…

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

There's something quite magical about stepping into the store, with its low ceilings and exposed beams. It almost feels as if the building is permanently charged with the excitement and joy of the fledgling brides that cross its threshold on a daily basis…

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

My most recent visit to Surrey saw Miss Bush team up with two hugely iconic British brands, Temperley London and Peggy Porschen, to welcome the former to the boutique…

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Not only did the evening provide an opportunity to mingle with some of my favourite people in the wedding industry, we were also party to an array of visual treats. Once again, the inimitable Emma Meek, director of Miss Bush, had triumphed at selecting the very best suppliers with which to fill and furnish her boutique…

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

* Franky and Photographer Juliet McKee

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

* Louise Beukes of B.Loved

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

* Emma Meek, owner of Miss Bush Bridal

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

* Anna and Bean

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

* Leah of Golden Apple Designs, Emma, the Wedding Reporter and Franky

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

The ground floor had been adorned with opulent autumnal flora and fauna. The talented florist Bloomin'gayles had carefully woven foliage in rich brown and russet hues around the building's old beams and an ornate mirror at the head of what would later become the catwalk for the evening. The scene before me was akin to some kind of woodland wedding wonderland, a secret glen in which you might recite your vows…

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

To the left of the entrance, nestled behind a mannequin clothed in layers of tulle, stood an enticing display of sweets and chocolate provided by Creative Candy. We feasted on chunks of vanilla fudge and delicious bon bons all evening. The attention to detail was evident as guests carefully filled the striped paper bags that matched the colour scheme running throughout the ground floor.

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

In turn, the richness of the room's styling and its many gilded flourishes perfectly evoked the bronze detailing of Temperley's 'Goddess' gown…

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk


Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

As I travelled the narrow staircase to the first floor, the deep Autumnal colours gave way to soft, sugary pinks…

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

My eyes darted around the main room. On one side hung shimmering gowns in shades of blush and ivory. The opposite wall was lined with tables that overflowed with pretty feminine details. An expertly styled tablescape by Couvert was flawlessly offset by the work of Fairynuff Flowers. A pretty glass cake stand brimmed with an abundance of blooms, and I fell in love with dahlias all over again.

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

At the centre of the room, Porschen's cakes provided a feast for the eyes, while expertly illustrated artwork by Leah Spicer Creative
captured the very essence of British style that was so central to the
evening's celebration. As I nibbled on cake samples and admired the hand
thrown pottery by Rainbow Celebrations
{which, by the way, would make utterly wonderful wedding favours}, I
couldn't help but lose myself in the fantastical world created by the Miss Bush team. I would imagine some of your wedding daydreams might look a little like the boutique did that night.

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Temperley gowns are luxurious – stunning even – and the embellishments divine. The collection on offer at Miss Bush caters for a range of tastes. Soft, bohemian silhouettes in fluid silks are countered by more structured dresses with lace detailing that skims the body, but all offer the same timeless elegance and ethereal feel that has become the signature Temperley style. Coupled with the immaculate service and eye for detail that Miss Bush are famed for, you have what can only be described as an ideal bridal wear experience.

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

Miss Bush Bridal, Surrey Wedding Venue - www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk

If I haven't already succeeded in persuading you Miss Bush is worth a visit, the boutique is offering all Love My Dress readers a 10% discount on the Temperley range until the end of September. To make an appointment please email [email protected] or ring 01483 222815.

Run, don't walk, to Surrey ladies, and tell them Franky sent you ;)

Are you a fan of Temperley London? You can find more from Temperley London Bridal on Love My Dress here.

Franky

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Photographer – Juliet Mckee Photography
Dresses – Temperley London via Miss Bush Bridal Wear 
Jewellery – Eclectic Mix
Flowers – Bloomin'gayles and Fairynuff Flowers

Cake – Peggy Porschen
Hair Stylist – Wonderful Hair by Sharon Roberts
Makeup Artist – Carolanne Armstrong
Detail/Decor – Illustrated artwork by Leah Spicer Creative, pottery by Rainbow Celebrations, tablescape by Couvert Bespoke Event Hire, candy buffet by Creative Candy
, cocktails provided by Shaken and Stirred.

Leave a Comment!
  • http://www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk Emma Meek

    I love the enthusiasm of Frank and Annabel for all that is gorgeous and stylish in bridalwear! I love welcoming you both to Miss Bush and your readers are so design savvy and original it is brilliant when they arrive to try on frocks.
    Thanks for coming – her’s to next time! ;)

  • Littleme

    Franky do you happen to know the designer of that first dress pictured? I LOVE it!!
    Thank you :-)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0168e8138a2a970c Franky

    Emma has just informed me the dress is JLM Tara Keely with skeletal leaves added by Bloom’gayles. Hope that helps :)
    Franky xxx

  • http://www.cutture.com Helen Sharland

    Is that a Cutture butterfly glass percher I spy?! Somehow we end up at these things without even knowing..! I am a huge fan of Temperley and Emma and her team have done her justice, it all looks beautiful, sorry to have missed this one, H x

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Shame on you Sharland! ;) xXx

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Ahh, I was sad to have missed this, but so happy that Franky could attend. I hear you put on a bit of a blinder, Emma Meek!
    And 10% Temperley discount? Let’s go spread the word! xXx

  • http://weddingbiz-flowergirl26.blogspot.co.uk/ Louise

    Those cocktails sound absolutely yummy! Especially the gin, lemon and soda one. Boy am I thirsty now! :-)

  • Amanda

    Can I just add from a bride-to-be’s perspective? GO! Throw yourself on Emma’s expertise (and mercy!) because she knocks Gok Wan into a cocked hat. So to speak.
    I was a very anxious and uncertain bride and Emma got me into something I would never have picked in a million year but she was absolutely right. She’s straight-talking and you can be sure you’ll be put in something that shows you off to your best (not an easy task with me!). This sort of service is sadly hard to come by now so please take advantage; I’m so glad I went.

  • http://www.kirstenmavric.co.uk Kirsten

    I’ve never been to Miss Bush Bridal and am DESPERATE to. Not that I’m a bride-to-be ;)
    Amazing photography by Juliet here x

  • http://www.eclectic-mix.com Rebecca Scott

    Such stunning photographs Juliet, they really capture how wondeful Miss Bush Bridal is and the ‘slice of London’ event!
    I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time and I couldn’t reccommend Emma and her team enough, so welcoming and really know what they’re talking about!!! :) x

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Hehehe!!! Let’s go together. You can take ace photos and we can interview the Gok Wan of the bridal world and do an exclusive, yes? ;) xXx

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    That’s very kind of you Rebecca. I think it’s clear from this post {and comments on other Miss Bush posts} that she really is running one of the very top boutiques in the UK. KUDOS I say. And we are very, very proud to have her as sponsor xxxx

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Cheeers!
    *hic*

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    And I am SO glad you left this comment, thank you so much! ;)

  • http://www.markcolombus.com markcolombus.com

    Such beautiful photographs, the processing matched the feel of the products,very classy. Mark

  • http://www.blovedweddings.com louise | b.loved

    Miss Bush is every little girls dream, ribbons and tulle and an envious sense of style! Emma hosted yet another unmissable event, such a pretty evening xo

  • http://goldenappledesigns.co.uk/ Leah, Golden Apple

    It was a fabulous evening! The dresses were breathtaking, the company wonderful, and the cocktails were delicious!
    Gorgeous images from Juliet – I am so in love with that beatiful Goddess gown.
    xx

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Our pleasure lady! ;) xXx

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous dress….

  • http://www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk Emma Meek

    Amanda – you may write your way into a little treat from me! You are so wonderfully supportive on social media – can’t wait to start phase 2 – fittings! xxx

  • Amanda

    I feel I owe it to my fellow brides to be to let them share in the great experience I had. I’ve read some horrific stories about the way people have been treated and Miss Bush offers the polar opposite. I am confident that I could not have had that level of expertise anywhere else – it’s not just great service, it’s an eye and a talent for making the best out of each woman’s good points.

  • http://www.vintagebridaljewellery.co.uk Jackie Bridal Jewellery

    Stunning shots! Impossible to choose a favourite gown – all so divine!