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Bank Holiday Special – Exclusive Offer for Newsletter Subscribers

Another Bank Holiday weekend beckons and everyone is praying for a bit of sunshine! Even if the weather is awful, Platinum Bridal Fabrics have just the thing to brighten you up - a fantastic 15% discount across our entire range of crystal trim and motifs exclusively for subscribers to our newsletter.

Crystal trim and motifs represent the perfect way to add excitement, texture, light and uniqueness to your wedding gown and Platinum Bridal Fabrics have a truly massive collection for you to browse and choose from. The wedding dress embellishments are simply amazing when it comes to catching light - direct sunlight brings out their full rainbow glory but they are also cleverly adept when it comes to making the most of flat or artificial light too.

Some of our favourite crystal trims and motifs are:

  • Cygnus Crystal Trim - This embellished fabric is inspired by that most beautiful and most magnificent of birds: the swan. The graceful curvature of a swan’s neck is subtly and abstractly rendered, highlighted with filigree thread, pearls and small beads to create a fluid undulation that is magical and mesmerising.

  • Marathon Dress Trim - Slim, petite and ultra-feminine, this dress trim is a visual explosion of delightful ivory pearls which, though each is unique and commands individual attention, work in blissful visual harmony to create one of our most stunning wedding dress embellishments.

  • Dynasty Crystal Embroidery - An unusual star-shaped motif that has polarised views since we introduced it to our collection - Dynasty is the Marmite of wedding dress material! Love it or hate it, you have to admire the skilfull combination of magnificent beads and diamantes that give it such an opulent look.

  • Venus Crystal Embroidery - Handmade in India, this evocative fabric carries the name of the Roman Goddess of Love and certainly lives up to it with its enticing, beguiling beauty. A large central gem is surrounded by smaller crystals to form a design that is so timeless that it would work well with either a contemporary wedding gown or vintage lace design.

Subscribers to the Platinum Bridal Fabrics newsletter will receive a special promo code that will enable them to receive 15% off these fabrics and all of the others in our vast collection of wedding dress trim and crystal embroidery. The code will be valid from Friday 22nd until midnight on Monday 25th May.

Exclusive discount codes are just one of the many benefits of subscribing to the Platinum Bridal Fabrics newsletter.

May Madness! 15% off these Bridal Fabrics

For May, we have selected four exciting pieces of wedding dress material and combined them with a choice selection of crystal embroidery and lace appliqués to add that perfect finishing touch to your special and unique garment.

The Platinum Bridal Fabrics ‘Special Offers’ section currently includes:

Silk Dupion - Divinity

Luxuriousness comes as standard with Dupion fabrics and Divinity is no exception. Made from 100% Chinese silk, the fabric is often used to create exceptionally-beautiful bridesmaids’ dresses and is available in a pretty selection of pastel colours - our favourite is Primrose but you can also choose from Pink, Aqua or Peach.

Silk Taffeta - Debutante

This is an extremely versatile fabric, used for Christening gowns, theatrical costumes and corsets as well as the wedding dress. Smooth, crisp and delightful to the touch, Debutante is yarn-dyed in a choice of ten exciting colours - the yarn-dying process creates interesting colour effects, leaving solid colour behind in favour of an evocative ‘shot’ effect.

Crystal Embroidery - Dahlia

Are you a glamour girl? Then Dahlia is the crystal embroidery for you, with its refined selection of sequins, diamantés and pearls. A variety of beading techniques have been used in the creation of this beautifully-shaped piece, which will work perfectly with both vintage lace or more contemporary styling.

Ivory Lace Appliqués - Lynx

The Lynx is a sleek, fast creature and gives the perfect name to these lace appliqués, the design of which gives a real sense of freedom and motion. Glittering sequins and beads are embroidered, using silver filigree thread, onto the softest of ivory tulles to create these stunning wedding dress embellishments.

All of these fabrics and more can currently be purchased from Platinum Bridal Fabrics with an attractive price discount of 15%. Check out the full range and make sure you are subscribed to our exciting newsletter to receive updates to our product range along with lots of other exciting news and info from the world of bridal couture.

An Elegant Delight – Caroline Wears 'Alexandra' Lace

The traditional wedding dress shop isn’t for everyone, as discovered recently by bride Caroline. Before getting engaged, Caroline thought she would love wedding dress shopping but when the time came she, like many other brides, didn’t really feel comfortable with the high-pressure environment. Platinum Bridal Fabrics were happy to provide the perfect solution.

From the start, Caroline knew that she didn’t want an ordinary floor-length bridal gown and tried on several ready-to-wear styles. Nothing seemed exactly right and so the next step was to order a custom-made piece; unfortunately, this didn’t live up to expectations either with its poor-quality lace. Caroline here admits to being ‘a bit picky’ but promises us that she satisfied herself with a little cry, wasn’t a Bridezilla and didn’t throw any tantrums. Whatever gets you the right dress, do it -  that’s what we say!

As we so often hear in these stories, it was Mum who finally stepped in to save the day. Caroline’s mum is not a seamstress but was adamant that Caroline would have the dress of her dreams and began researching bridal lace online. After discovering Platinum Bridal Fabrics, Mum was ‘very impressed with what it was able to offer’ and a Saturday visit to our factory was arranged.

As soon as the pair (who, we must say, were like kids in a sweet shop together when choosing from our bridal lace!) found Alexandra lace, they knew it was perfect and we can honestly say we have never seen bigger smiles. Caroline tells us that choosing the lace with her Mum was a very special experience - ‘one I will never forget’.

Alexandra lace is exquisitely detailed and has an asymmetric weight of embroidery along its sides. This, along with the playful arrangement of sequins, was a key element of the elegant dress, which also used several metres of our ivory tulle on the skirt section. Mum, who had gone from having little experience in dressmaking to being a fully-fledged wedding dress designer in just a few days, got creative and was able to appliqué sections of the lace to the tulle skirt to expertly produce a mesmerising and magical effect that would have upstaged Cinderella herself. Well done, Mum!

We asked Caroline for a quick comment about her experience with Platinum Bridal Fabrics. She said: “I would thoroughly recommend Bridal Fabrics to anyone, the customer service was personal and could not have been better. My experience with the company was enjoyable from start to finish and I would be very happy to buy from them again.” Thanks Caroline; we loved having you and think your dress is a dream come true.

Check out Alexandra wedding lace HERE.

Beauty - 'Maria' Wedding Lace Takes Centre Stage

This latest piece of sensational bridal beauty was created for bride Jessica by couture dressmaker Marie Guest and we think you’ll agree that it really deserves recognition. We got in touch with Jessica to tell us more about the story behind her stunning gown.

Jessica first discovered Platinum Bridal Fabrics through the recommendation of her dressmaker Marie, who has been a regular customer of ours for some time. Over several months, the pair pored over the many samples sent by us (and other companies - Jessica really did her research but found “the quality and service from Platinum Bridal Fabrics was by far the best!”) to find exactly the right design, which turned out to be Maria bridal lace.

A simple and understated base dress was transformed á la Cinderella to create a stunning lace bodice that, as you can see, made a bold and brilliant statement. Jessica told us that she had finally decided on Maria wedding lace as it was “a beautiful match to the colour of the base dress” and that it had the “warmth and subtle shimmer” that she knew would look perfect for her winter wedding.

Jessica also needed a robust lace so that the pattern had a good standout in the photographs - she can certainly tick that box! The final result “exceeded expectations” and Jessica couldn’t have been more happy or looked more beautiful on the day.

Maria bridal lace is stylish, balanced and richly defined with fine cording and striking metallic thread. Rose motifs alternate between two designs, each adorned with the most delicate embroidery, as the identical scalloped edges frame this exceptional wedding dress material. Maria is available in classic White and Ivory or in a complete rainbow palette of tones as part of our coloured lace collection.

Our sample service played a big part in helping Jessica to choose exactly the right fabric for her wedding day. She said that she would give Platinum Bridal Fabrics a “100% recommendation”, thanks to our “willingness to send samples, complete with information cards so that you can keep track of what you are looking at.” She added: “I even asked for multiple samples of the laces so that I could see to scalloped edges as well as the centre pattern. Their service, choice, quality and value for money is excellent.”. Aw shucks ma’am - just doin’ our job!

We’d like to thank Jessica and her designer Marie for kindly sharing their story and images, which were taken by talented photographer David Bostock. We’d also like to invite you to share yours - email Platinum Bridal Fabrics today and share the beauty of your most special garment with the world…

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