Andrea Hawkes 2018 - Adaria Top with Ariel Skirt

Andrea Hawkes 2018 Bridal Collection

I absolutely adore Andrea Hawkes wedding dresses for their classic designs and luxurious look. The new 2018 collection is a continuation of her modern classics, with the introduction of new details, shapes and textured fabrics.

Crafted with precision, with fit and feel at the forefront of her designs, the Andrea Hawkes 2018 bridal collection introduces contemporary, luxury, detailed fabrics such as beaded and metallic designs, alongside quality heavyweight natural silks. There is even a leather jacket within this new collection!

Andrea Hawkes 2018 - Adaria Top with Ariel Skirt

Andrew Hawkes dresses are for the fashion-forward bride who is looking for an incredible wedding dress with timeless elegance. If you are looking for something edgy and frilly, you won’t find it here!

The 2018 collection consists of full length dresses, as well as separate skirts, tops, jackets and belts, designed to give brides flexibility with their styling and fabric layering options.

I’ve chosen some of my favourite timeless classics from the Andrea Hawkes 2018 collection that I’m pretty sure you are going to love as much as I do…


Cleo Wedding Dress from the Andrea Hawkes 2018 Collection

If you are looking for an elegant, timeless classic but with a slight modern edge, Cleo might be ‘the one’. You only have to take one look at this dress to see the quality of the full length skirt’s material. The pretty iridescent sequins make this dress shimmer in the light and will make you feel a million dollars as you glide down the aisle.


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Giant Confetti Balloons from Shropshire Petals

Win Giant Confetti Balloons from Shropshire Petals

Shropshire Petals is renowned for their incredible natural petal confetti, grown on their own farm in Shropshire. They’ve release some really cool products in recent months, like their confetti pops and beautiful personalised confetti cones, and now I am super-excited about their latest product – Confetti Balloons! And we’ve teamed up with Shropshire Petals to give you the chance to win three of their amazing Giant Confetti Balloons to display at your wedding.

Giant Confetti Balloons from Shropshire Petals

Make a Statement with Confetti Balloons

Celebrate your wedding day in style and add a fun factor to your décor with Shropshire Petals’ brand-new Confetti Balloons, which come in two sizes:

Giant: 3ft pre-filled with 1.5 litres of beautiful natural petal confetti – from £17.50 each

Standard: 14″ pre-filled with half a litre of confetti – from £5.50 each

Filled with your choice of natural petal confetti to complement your colour scheme, you can use them to transform your wedding venue…

Bride and Groom with Confetti Balloon

Decoration Ideas and Photo Opportunities

  • Place a Giant Confetti Balloon at either side of your ceremony venue entrance for a touch of glamour.
  • Use a single giant balloon on each of your tables, surrounded by some smaller coloured balloons for an alternative table decoration. Make your own tassel ribbon to add a dramatic effect.
  • Place one behind each of the bride and groom’s chairs on the top table.
  • Why not place them over the dance floor during your first dance, getting someone to pop them to add a shower of magical confetti to the moment.
  • Have a romantic photograph of you as the newlywed couple holding one or two Giant Confetti Balloons.
  • Suspend them from your venue ceiling for a fun, creative ceiling decoration.
  • Line your aisle with a mixture of Giant and Standard balloons filled with confetti to match your colour scheme.
  • Take some fun photos of the bridal party and guests holding them.
  • Group several Confetti Balloons together to make a feature or backdrop at your venue.

Confetti Inside Balloon


The Wedding Community is giving you the chance to win three Giant Confetti Balloons, worth over £50.

How to Enter

For your chance to win, simply answer the following question…


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Couple on La Push beach

An Engagement Shoot in La Push, Washington

Couple: Elezaveta and Michael

Photographer: India Earl Photography

Engagement Shoot Date: 19/02/2017

Location of Shoot: La Push, Washington, USA

Wedding Date: 21/07/2017

Couple on La Push beach

What’s your proposal story?

“In 2016 Michael and I (along with another couple) were on vacation in the Dominican Republic for Spring break. Throughout the trip Michael planned the proposal without me having a clue on what was going on. He would be doing research on where to buy dozens of roses and candles, driving into town to buy these items, and reserving a spot on the beach so it can be more intimate for us. I was distracted by the beach, pools and, of course, tanning.

“On March 21st we all decided to wake up early to catch the sunrise. It was my sister’s birthday and it was something she requested we all do together. The sunrise was magical to watch, and as my sister and I were off taking photos, Michael and his best friend were setting up the proposal.

“Unfortunately, I was sort of a pain in the ass because I wanted to go to the opposite side of the beach where Michael wanted to propose. My sister looked at me and said “No Liz, we HAVE to go to this side.” I gave in. I had only walked a few feet when I noticed there were rose pedals on the sand. I looked at my sister and said, “It is happening.” She just looked at me and smiled.

“Up ahead I saw a pathway to a beautiful gazebo where Michael was nervously waiting for me. As I got to him he hugged me tight and told me all the reasons why he wanted to marry me and then got down on his knee and asked. It was a beautiful moment.”

La Push beach

Engaged couple having photo shoot on La Push beach

Couple laughing together

Woman laughing with fiancé

How’s your wedding planning going?

Since I’ve had over a year to plan the wedding, I would say everything has gone super smoothly. People often ask me, “how are you not even stressed out?”.


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