In celebration of Oxfam's first ever Bridal pop up shop at Batley on the 25th of March 2017 our Sustainable Fashion Events Specialist, Deborah Anderson, is sharing her advice for brides-to-be with us in this series of Oxfam Wedding Blog Posts. Find more details of the event here
Have you ever wanted to try on all of the vintage bridal gowns Oxfam has to offer in one day; just to see how you'll look in each style? Well, now you can! Oxfam are ready to launch their premiere Bridal Pop-Up Shop on the 25th March 2017… and we're now able to offer you a sneak peek behind the scenes.
You may not know this! Shh! Oxfam has a huge bridal showroom (in Batley, near Leeds). Its scale and range is one-of-a-kind in the UK. It's here, at this showroom, that we'll be opening our doors for one day only on 25th March.
For weeks, Natalie and I have been carefully curating the most beautiful, rare and unusual bridal pieces. This is quite a challenge considering the hundreds of items we have to choose from. We can't help falling in love with each one! We're catering to every shape and size of woman; whether you love the curvy fit 'n' flare shapes of the 1950s, or the slim, column shapes and mermaid hems of contemporary looks.
Our speciality really is the array of vintage styles we can offer, from the antique 1920's silk slip dress through to the stunning all-over lace maxi gowns of the 1970s. With the best of the nation's donations to hand, we can help you source a truly show stopping vintage or BNWT designer piece at a fraction of the cost.
If it's the wedding décor that's still on the to-do list, Natalie has also been unearthing a treasure trove of wedding venue treats. How about some vintage linen tablecloths, neatly embroidered with bright flowers, or antique lace doilies to create a centre piece or wedding favours?
In case you were wondering, my role has been looking after the day hospitality (sparkly drinks, cupcakes and goody bags!) It's a hard life, I know! I've been super busy promoting the event itself, making sure that we all have a fun-filled day with lots of laughter, and lots of happy brides-to-be! Sally has been helping me do this with some amazing shots for social media!
Don't forget, Oxfam's Bridal Pop Up Shop is not only a chance to find an inimitable wedding dress, but an opportunity to make a real impact on ending poverty. Did you know that by purchasing your wedding dress from Oxfam you could provide, for example, clean and safe water for 200 people?
If you like what you've seen so far, follow us on Twitter @OxfamOnlineBTLY or Facebook @OxfamOnline.Batley for more behind-the-scenes updates and inspirational bridal looks.
Can't wait till the event? Check out our online collection.
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