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Enhanced, Improved and Optimised - The New Platinum Bridal Fabrics Website

Regular visitors to Platinum Bridal Fabrics online will have noticed several changes to the website. With a more intuitive, engaging and dynamic interface, choosing from our extensive selection of wedding fabrics for bride and groom has never been easier or more enjoyable.

As the use of smartphones and tablets to access the internet has become so popular, we have upgraded the Platinum Bridal Fabrics website to work perfectly with such devices, including the Apple iPad. The graphics used throughout the website are optimised to an HD/Retina display and give a sleek, attractive experience when using newer devices such as the iPad 3, iPad 4, iPhone 4s, Macbook Retina and the new screens utilised by the recently-unveiled Windows 8.

Social networking is another internet phenomenon that continues to grow unabated, with over 1bn registered Facebook users. Twitter also continues to grow in popularity with users sending in excess of 350million Tweets per day. The new and improved Platinum Bridal Fabrics website now features enhanced integration with the aforementioned networks and others, including Google+. This will allow users to directly share their Platinum Bridal Fabrics experience with family, friends and other contacts and will create a database of product reviews.

We appreciate that choosing the perfect fabric from such a large selection can take time and that our customers may wish to have quick, easy access to particular favourites for later perusal. To meet this need, our enhanced website now has a brand-new 'Wish List' function which allows customers to build up their own, personalised array of favourite products. Another new feature will allow customers to upload photos of their finished creations made using our wedding fabrics which will be visible on that particular product's page.

Overall, the website now looks and feels right up-to-date, embracing new technologies and providing our customers with simple yet aesthetically-pleasing access to our entire range of bridal fabrics, brocade, lace applique, groom fabrics, crystal motifs, embellished fabric and wedding dress fabric online.

We hope you enjoy browsing our fantastic new website and would welcome any comments, suggestions or feedback you may have. To receive news articles, ideas, photographs, product updates and special offers, please subscribe to our regular newsletter.

For information, advice and support please contact a member of our experienced team on 01254 873333 or email us at info@bridalfabrics.co.uk

Wedding Dress Embellishments - Brand New Designs

Our collection of lace appliqué, embellished fabric and crystal embroideries continues to grow with the addition of several new designs. Adding the perfect final flourish to the bridal dress or other accessories, these gorgeous embellished fabrics are lovingly designed and manufactured to the highest standard of quality.

With an abstract diamond shape, Mirabelle crystal embroidery is designed to provide a glamorous and glitzy aesthetic. The pretty name of Mirabelle is derived from the Latin word mirabilis which means 'wonderful', the perfect name for this wondrously inspiring embellishment. Diamantes, beads, pearls and sequins have been specially selected and arranged on the design, which is finished with a flamboyant metallic thread.

Columba is one of our best-selling ivory lace appliqués and we are pleased to announce that this popular design is now available in classic white. With striking laser-cut flowers formed from Georgette and satin, this luxurious design has a delicate tulle ground embroidered with beads, pearls and silver filigree thread. Expert cording, which highlights the leaves of the floral design, completes Columba lace appliqué.

Elegant and tasteful, Cornelia lace appliqué displays a subtle yet undeniable sense of exotic beauty. A large flower forms the base of the design, with a riot of smaller flowers and foliage rising above. The whole is attractively embellished with a subtle silver thread running throughout, enhanced by the careful addition of colourless, sparkling sequins.

For brides who want their wedding dress to be all-out glam, Delta is the perfect embellished motif. Oozing the wow factor, this fantastic bridal dress embellishment features large diamantes at the centre of bold flowers, around which radiate leaves and petals finished with glittering silver thread. Adding to this evocative display is a select array of beads and sequins which, catching the light from a variety of angles, offer a dazzlingly exciting aesthetic.

News of more new wedding fabrics recently added to our collection is coming soon - please subscribe to our regular newsletter to keep updated. For more information on our superlative range of wedding fabrics, please call our expert team on 01254 873333 or email info@bridalfabrics.co.uk.

New Wedding Fabrics - Lace Trims

Lots of new lace trims are now in stock at Platinum Bridal Fabrics and we look forward to seeing them being used to help create stunning wedding dresses. As well as being used on the bridal gown, these beautiful lace trims can also be used on a variety of accessories, even on the wedding cake!

Complex, detailed embroidery imparts a luxurious, vintage lace style to Martina lace trim which, before finishing, has had its backing removed to allow the floral design to have full visual impact. Petals and leaves are highlighted with the finest cording and the asymmetric border, comprising flower buds on one side and foliage on the other, features select beads that have been expertly sewn on by hand.

Paige lace trim is one of our wider designs, measuring 8.3" (21.5cm) across. Highly embellished with a range of beads, pearls and sequins, the fine tulle of this wedding fabric has been delicately embroidered with diminutive flowers which radiate into the fabric from the identical edges. Paige lace trim is perfect for using on the waist or bodice of a bridal dress, adding a softly ephemerous appeal.

Quickly establishing itself as one of the most versatile lace trims in our new collection is Hazel, a fabric with a shape that can only be described as stunningly attractive. Alternating dramatically in width between 5.5" (14.5cm) and 3" (7.5cm), this quirky yet exquisite design is embellished with pearls, beads, sequins and skilful embroidery to create a lace trim that is at once unique and universal.

Another new lace trim with this eye-catching tapered effect is Verity, which has a soft ivory tulle base. The wavelike form has been delicately embroidered with rayon thread before further embellishment in the form of glittering sequins is added, creating an elegant fabric that is perfect for use on the hem or train of the bridal dress.

Please enjoy browsing the latest additions to our extensive selection of bride and groom fabrics. For more information on our wedding dress embellishments or fabrics, please call us on 01254 873333 or email info@bridalfabrics.co.uk.

Corded Wedding Lace - The Classic Choice

Corded lace is always a popular choice as a wedding fabric due to its versatile nature but the end of 2012 saw a sharp rise in its use. The trend continues to gather pace and corded lace is now one of the most favoured types of bridal lace from the catwalk to the aisle.

Corded lace is also known as Alençon lace, after the town in France where it was originally exclusively made. Also called the 'Queen of Lace' due to its luxurious feel, corded lacemaking began during the 16th century. The industry quickly expanded with the establishment of a Royal Lace Workshop in the town, producing fine lace in the Venetian style in 1665. Created to reduce French dependence on expensive imports, the workshop employed skilled lacemakers who modified this traditional Venetian technique to produce Alençon lace from around 1675.

Formed by outlining details of the lace in a heavy thread, the three-dimensional look of corded lace is beautifully achieved. With a floaty and airy presence, this lace is perfect for a variety of styles of bridal gown and several examples evoke the feeling of fine, vintage lace.

One of our prettiest examples of this beautiful fabric is Rachel, a corded border lace with an open tulle ground. With alternating bouquet and garland floral motifs in fine shades alongside a larger floral design in a prominent position. The borders are identical and feature softly-fringed scalloped edges which accentuate the pyramidical shape. Rachel is a complex design with a delicate ivory shade that is sure to gain many admirers.

Specially selected in May 2012 in time for winter wedding dress material orders to be filled, the sumptuous Matilda corded lace is one of our premium choices. With a complex series of abstract flowers embellished with beads, sequins and small floral designs, this luxurious choice features a highly-open lace ground and so exhibits a wonderful natural stretch. Petals and leaves are outlined with extremely fine cord to give a truly stunning effect.

These two fantastic laces form only a small part of the 'Corded Lace' section of our website. Please browse our full range of wedding dress fabrics, bridal lace, brocade and embellished fabrics and do not hesitate to contact our skilled team for advice and support. As one of the UK's most comprehensive lace fabric suppliers, we will do everything to ensure that all of our customers are 100% satisfied.

For more information then please call us today on 01254 873333 or email info@bridalfabrics.co.uk.


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