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New Crystal Embroideries - Wedding Dress Embellishments

Crystal embroideries are beautiful wedding dress embellishments that are often used at the waistband to gorgeous effect. The motifs, which have become extremely popular this year among wedding dress designers, can also be used creatively in a number of other ways, including to embellish bridal accessories such as handbags. Two new crystal motifs have been added to our eclectic range: Mirabelle and Gisele.

Mirabelle derives from the Latin word mirabilis, meaning ‘wonderful’. Never has a name been more aptly chosen; Mirabelle is a truly wondrous embellishment that has inspired the imagination of many of our customers. The overall shape of the design is somewhere between a star and a diamond, the perfect outline to surround the stellar array of pearls, sequins, diamantes and beads that playfully shimmer as they catch the light. Glitz, glamour and flamboyance are words that perfectly encapsulate the inimitable style of Mirabelle crystal embroideries, which are finished with a luxurious metallic thread.

Joining Mirabelle in our new collection of crystal wedding dress embellishments is Gisele, a crystal embroidery that has been heavily embellished to produce an entrancing effect. Pearls, sequins, beads and diamantes have been attached with an exciting selection of embroidery threads to add an enticing lustre to this well-proportioned design which takes the form of a diamond whose four points have been highlighted with large silver beads. Bold and striking yet still quintessentially feminine, Gisele is predicted to become a favourite of our customers.

Both of these new crystal embellishments will be available to purchase in December 2013: pre-orders are now being accepted and updates will be posted soon within these news pages. To make sure you never miss any updates from Platinum Bridal Fabrics, please subscribe to our exciting newsletter.

For more information on our superlative collection of wedding fabrics, please contact 01254 873333 or email info@bridalfabrics.co.uk.

New Lace Appliqué - Pre-ordering Now Available!

The gorgeous Platinum Bridal Fabrics collection of ivory lace appliqués has been extended, with eleven new appliqués waiting to be discovered. All of the new items will be available to purchase in December 2013 and we are now accepting pre-orders. Here we present a preview of some of the new lace appliqués, that have been added to our exclusive selection.

Feather-light and encapsulating the stylish glamour of vintage lace, Olga ivory lace appliqués display a sweet and innocent femininity. The heavily embellished fabric is designed to make a subtly-beautiful statement, embroidered as it is with heavy ivory thread and the addition of clear sequins.

Nadine ivory lace appliqués exude a different yet equally-attractive quality. Bold and dramatic, these large motifs have been skilfully embroidered onto a rich ivory-coloured tulle base allowing for easy sewing onto the bridal dress. Foliage radiates outward in entrancing spokes from around a central flower; the entire design is embellished with an extravagant and diverse selection of sequins, pearls and beads.

Simplicity is the key to the soft elegance exhibited by Olympia ivory lace appliqués. Superlative cording skills have been used to create the floral design which, as it has such an innate beauty, needs no further embellishment. Olympia is, simply put, breathtaking.

Combining a sumptuous ivory tulle base with impeccable ivory embroidery, Justine lace appliqués have a classic shape and, like Olga, echo the glamour and sophistication of vintage lace. Floral details are highlighted throughout the body of the design using a combination of Champagne-coloured metallic thread and colourless sequins.

Using a richly-coloured ivory thread, our designer has embellished a delicate ivory tulle background to create Savannah, a pretty lace appliqué which also makes magnificent use of Champagne filigree thread. The addition of pearls, ivory beads and clear sequins completes this charming addition to our bridal lace appliqué collection.

Please enjoy browsing all of our new lace appliqués and don’t forget that pre-ordering is now available. Look out for another article soon detailing more of our fabulous new lace appliqués: to make sure you never miss any news, exclusive offers and other wedding dress material updates from Platinum Bridal Fabrics, please subscribe to our regular, feature-filled newsletter.

For more information on our comprehensive selection of wedding fabrics, please contact 01254 873333 or email info@bridalfabrics.co.uk.

Special Autumn Discounts - Exclusive Wedding Fabrics

Is the wet autumn weather getting you down? Why not cheer yourself up by grabbing a fantastic bargain from our latest selection of exclusive special offers? Each lace in the current collection has reduced by 10% in price and has been selected for its beautiful design which is sure to put a smile on the face of any bride-to-be.

As ivory lace is such a popular choice, there are several lovely examples in our current range of exclusive special offers. Sarah ivory wedding lace as always been a favourite here at Platinum Bridal Fabrics, its soft and simple beauty offering a tastefully-refined aesthetic. A corded lace, Sarah is further enhanced with a floral border that also features a swirling mixture of stylised foliage. Scalloped edges are complemented with a short and delicate fringe, completing Sarah ivory lace to produce a truly wondrous wedding dress material. Nina, another ivory-coloured wedding dress fabric, is a striking guipure lace that has to be seen to be believed. A complex and engaging design comprising interlocking leaves and flowers, Nina has a dramatic quality that is softened at the edges by an elegant and tactile fringe.

One of our most classic designs available in white is Katherine, a bridal fabric that exudes feminine charm. The body of the lace is shot through with embellished bouquets which, as they are imposed on a background of several sizes of weave, stand strongly out and create a material that commands attention.

Looking for a glamorous and daring appeal? There is no need to look further than Jayne, a gorgeous black lace with identical scalloped edges and a pretty floral theme. Jayne’s bold appearance, which makes it perfect for eveningwear, belies the extreme softness of its handle, an unusual quality for a wedding lace with an exquisite metallic detail provided by extremely fine silver filigree thread.

Please enjoy browsing these and the other wedding laces currently featuring in our exclusive special offers section. For more information or to request samples, please call our dedicated team on 01254 873333 or email info@bridalfabrics.co.uk.

New Lace - Creative and Classy

If you are a bride-to-be with a sense of excitement, drama and ceremony, then the latest additions to our extensive collection of wedding dress material are for you. Daring and striking, these products have been chosen for the woman who really wants to create a splash on her big day.

Black lace is perhaps not the first fabric that comes to mind when thinking about creating a bridal dress. This however is changing as black lace is being seen more often on haute-couture catwalks and at bridal fabric exhibitions, offering an exciting and esoteric edge to the wedding gown. Platinum Bridal Fabrics supply an exquisite selection of black wedding lace, the newest member of which is Valerie, now available for pre-order with an attractive discount in price. Valerie features an extravagant selection of beads, diamantes and sequins which are expertly arranged to highlight the beautiful floral motifs that run throughout the main body of the design and up to the identical fringed borders.

Also available for pre-order is Hattie, a bridal lace that instantly commands attention. A rich, deep gold, the fabric is scalloped on each matching border and has been embellished with an array of details including gold pearls, metallic yarn, beads, sequins and diamantes. Opulent flowers of varying sizes comprise the body of this design, which can be used to achieve the most stunning results.

Nicole ivory lace, a beaded design, has been popular since its introduction to Platinum Bridal Fabrics. An elegant floral design is created upon the finest of tulle grounds, resulting in a wedding fabric that is classy, tactile and luxurious. We are pleased to announce that, along with Nicole ivory lace and lace trim, we now have matching lace appliqué in stock which, with their Champagne-coloured filigree thread and creative use of embellishments, perfectly complement Nicole ivory lace.

Please enjoy browsing these latest additions to our comprehensive collection. For more information, call our experienced bridal team on 01254 873333 or email us at info@bridalfabrics.co.uk.

Bridal Fabrics Competition - Winners Revealed!

Our exciting competition to find two of the most beautiful wedding gowns creating using our fabulous selection of bridal lace has come to a close. We would like to offer congratulations to our winners and a big thank you to everyone who entered; all of the entries we received will be added to our online gallery.

One of our winners is Jenny Bows, who used a striking combination of Emily and Sarah bridal lace to create her show-stopping wedding gown. A corset-style upper body gives a gorgeous vintage appeal to the dress, while an extravagant and flowing skirt completes the decadently glamorous look. Ivory was chosen for the colour of Jenny’s gown, which immediately caught the eye of our expert judging panel.

Our second winner is Emma Bryan from the exclusive elDevere Bridal Couture Boutique. The company is renowned for its highly-unique creations, all of which are tailor-made to perfectly flatter the bride. elDevere designers have many years of experience in the field and have selected wedding dress material from Platinum Bridal Fabrics in order to fulfil their promise to customers of ‘only the finest fabrics and highest grade embellishments’. Emma’s winning entry was created using Bethany ivory lace; you can see more from the company here

Both winners will be contacted soon to receive their prize of £50 Marks & Spencer vouchers each. In addition, the winning photographs will feature on special cover banners on our website next week, all other photographs that were sent to us can be also be found in our online gallery with credits to the dress makers.

Once again, congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who entered; please subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on other news, competitions, special features and exclusive offers from Platinum Bridal Fabrics.

To speak with a member of our dedicated bridal team for information on our vast range of wedding dress material, groom fabrics and bridal accessories, please call 01254 873333 or email info@bridalfabrics.co.uk.

New French Chantilly

As our most recent sourcing trip was to Paris, the city of romance and haute couture, it was inevitable that we would discover several beautiful examples of fine French Chantilly lace. These have now been added to our collection of ivory lace products.

Chantilly is a town in the north of France and the history of the lace which bears its name can be traced back to the 17th century. An aristocrat, the Duchess de Longueville, paid privately for a lace-manufacturing facility to be built in the town which, as it was so close to Paris where fashion was even then big business, became known for the fine quality of its production facilities and the lace that was created in them.

From then until now, the production of Chantilly lace in the town has only ever ceased once, during the time of the French Revolution. Lacemaking was seen as an art associated with Royalism and many of Chantilly’s highly-skilled lacemakers met a grisly end under the guillotine. In 1804 after the revolution was over, Napoleon I spearheaded a revival of the town’s production facilities and Chantilly lace continues to be designed and manufactured there to this day.

Adrianna ivory lace has a truly enchanting appeal, with a bold floral design highlighted with the most delicate cording. With a flowing drape, the fabric has matching edges comprising a straight edge framing a softly-scalloped border. Adrianna also features added versatility with the straight edges being easily-removable to reveal the full beauty of the underlying scallops.

A classic design with a beautifully delicate and complex mesh shot through with elegant and tasteful floral bouquets, Agnes instantly captures the imagination. The overall effect given by this gorgeously-tempting bridal lace is light, floaty and dreamy; a true inspiration.

Joining these two new ivory lace products is Cordelia, a classic Chantilly wedding lace of a rich ivory tone. Matching scalloped edges frame the glamorous design, which comprises flamboyant and extravagantly-large flowers given strong definition by expert cording.

Please enjoy browsing our new ivory wedding lace and do not hesitate to contact our experienced bridal team for further information and support. You can call us on 01254 873333 or email info@bridalfabrics.co.uk.

The Customer's Voice

'The Blushing Bride' is a phrase heard commonly here at Platinum Bridal Fabrics; little did we know that one day our team would be blushing just as much! This is thanks to the many fantastic testimonials that customers have added to our website, letting us know how our dedication to providing the most diverse range of fabrics at the most competitive price has made their wedding day complete. We would like to take this opportunity to offer thanks to those customers who have taken the time to share their experience on our 'Testimonials' page.

Upon reading through the feedback submitted to our website, it becomes clear that our high levels of customer service are much appreciated by our customers. Our service has been described as ‘excellent’, ‘outstanding’ and ‘exceptional’, proving that our dedication to quality is clearly noticeable in every aspect of our work. Providing samples is a major part of our service and customers have noticed the speed with which these are delivered, stating that they ‘don’t know how (Platinum Bridal Fabrics) managed to get the sample so quickly’ and thanking us for providing samples ‘at such short notice’.

Customers as far away as Australia have added testimonials to our page. It is incredibly rewarding to all the staff here at Platinum Bridal Fabrics when we hear how our carefully-selected products have been used to create garments that make the wedding day complete. Even more rewarding is when we receive photographs of your completed creations, all of which are added to our dazzling online gallery.

Once again, we would like to thank the customers who have sent us feedback and/or photographs. Please keep them coming in and don’t forget that all photos will be entered into our exciting competition, which runs until midnight on the 19th October 2013 and offers two lucky winners £50 in M&S vouchers and a special feature on our website.

Please enjoy reading the many testimonials sent to Platinum Bridal Fabrics. For advice and inspiration from our dedicated bridal team, please call 01254 873333 or email us at info@bridalfabrics.co.uk.

New Lace - Direct from Paris

Many new bridal laces sourced recently in Paris have been added to our collection, all of which are now available for pre-order and will be in stock between November and December 2013. Ivory lace continues to be a popular wedding dress material across Europe and several examples were chosen for their beautiful textures and designs.

Ella and Halle are similar in style though Ella has been subtly enhanced with the use of a metallic Champagne thread. The borders of these laces are composed of gently undulating scallops while the main body comprises connecting flower bouquets. Each flower has been hand-embroidered with carefully-chosen beads and sequins, giving a tasteful and delicate appearance to these gorgeous bridal fabrics. Both Ella and Halle were major talking points during our sourcing trip to Paris and we are predicting big things for the exquisite embellished fabrics in 2014.

Evocative and exotic, Anoushka wedding lace features matching scalloped edges and expertly-designed embroidery rendered in a rich and deep ivory colour to form a gorgeous floral pattern. A highly embellished fabric, Anoushka glistens and glimmers with the light that catches in its many lustrous sequins.

Flamboyance, extravagance and drama are some of the words that come to mind upon discovering the unique beauty of Harmony wedding lace. In gorgeous ivory tones, the design comprises big and bold flowers surrounded by complex foliage, the entirety being decorated with beads, pearls and sequins. To attach these embellishments, a mixture of ivory and silver threads has been skilfully used. Matching borders enclose the striking yet well-balanced design, which is set to be extremely popular during the coming bridal season.

We look eagerly forward to supplying this fabric and seeing the garments it is used to create. Please enjoy browsing our newest ivory wedding lace and do not hesitate to contact us 01254 873333 or email us at info@bridalfabrics.co.uk for further advice, ideas and inspiration.

Bridal Lace Trim - Our Newest Embellishments

The fruits of our latest sourcing trip to Paris are now being added to our website. Available from stock between November and December 2013, the products can now be pre-ordered; here are a selection of our newest and wedding dress embellishments.

Highly embellished with a selection of fine beads and pearls which form dazzling chains of flowers, Omega lace trim is an exciting and vibrant design. Just 8.5cms (3.4”) in width from edge to edge, Omega is a delicate trim that is finished with soft fringes.

Martina lace trim focuses heavily on beautiful embroidery which is made even more attractive with the removal of the backing, allowing the complex design to stand alone in its beauty. Leaves and petals, which have been highlighted with fine cording, form a riotous display which is contained by borders featuring hand-sewn beads. Each border is different; one side creates a foliage effect while the other is shaped like flower buds.

Exclusively available in classic ivory, Polly bridal lace trim is an elegant and understated design. Fringed on each edge, the floral bouquets within the lace are highlighted with exquisite ivory cord before being further embellished with subtle colourless beads and sequins.

We are incredibly excited to present Jade, an individualistic trim that combines vintage lace design with a contemporary aesthetic. With a fine, lightweight edging, the trim is a generous 6” in width and features an array of expertly-placed sequins and beads surrounded by a continuous fringe on both sides. An intriguing and esoteric mixture of weaves has been employed to create the base pattern of Jade bridal lace trim, which is predicted to become a hot trend as soon as it is made available.

Please enjoy browsing our newest selection of bridal lace trims and check back soon for more news on the gorgeous fabrics currently being added to our extensive collection. To make sure you never miss updates from Platinum Bridal Fabrics, please subscribe to our regular newsletter.

Our expert bridal team are always available to offer advice and information. To contact us, please call 01254 873333 or email us at info@bridalfabrics.co.uk.  

Naomi Trim and Appliqués - Now Available for Pre-Order

When we added Naomi lace to our collection, we had no idea just how popular it was going to be. Platinum Bridal Fabrics received a number of messages telling us how much you loved the lace and wondering if and when we were going to provide matching lace trim and appliqués. We are pleased to announce that the wait is almost over and both products will be in stock from November 2013; for a limited time, you can now pre-order Naomi lace appliqués and trim with a fantastic 15% discount in price.

Looking at Naomi lace, it is not difficult to see the reason for its popularity. The fabric is shot through with three-dimensional floral bouquets, each of which is beautifully embellished with spectacular diamantes and pearls. Identically-scalloped borders frame the dramatic and striking design, which is complemented by a short fringe and small embroidered flowers. These smaller floral displays are incredibly eye-catching, garnished as they are with tactile beads and a delicate cord edging formed from the finest silver filigree thread.

Naomi lace trim and appliqués are available exclusively in ivory, perfectly complementing the full width lace. Silver thread, ivory embroidery, diamantes and pearls are all used to great effect within these beautiful embellishments, which can easily be attached to the wedding gown.

Sarah Joseph Couture is a world-renowned company who create bespoke gowns of incredible quality and uniqueness. Their garments have been seen at celebrity weddings and on the red carpet, each a work of art that is influenced by traditional British tailoring, Italian silks and French lace. As can be seen in our exciting online gallery, designers at Sarah Joseph Couture recently used Naomi lace to create a truly show-stopping gown.

Pre-order Naomi lace appliqués and trim now to receive your limited-time 15% discount. For more information, please contact our team on 01254 873333 or email us at info@bridalfabrics.co.uk.

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