Real Wedding - Charlotte's story behind her Chateau wedding and dream Inbal Dror dress
September 26, 2016
Newlywed Charlotte has just listed her exquisite wedding dress for sale in our preloved wedding marketplace. A dress created by the Israeli designer Inbal Dror, there is currently only one stockist of this designer in the UK.
Charlotte's wedding took place in the Languedoc region in southern France at an 11th Century Chateau.
Her she explains the story behind the dress: "I think I started looking for my wedding dress before we had even set the date!
"As soon as I got zipped into it, I cried. It's a strange experience. Once you try on 'the one' you can't imagine getting married in anything else. It was the perfect mix of classic, vintage and boho!
"Morgan Davies Bridal based in Islington is the only stockist of Israeli designer Inbal Dror in the UK. Each gown is a masterpiece, designed to flatter the female form, so I finally found the dress that worked with my body instead of sucking it all in! I like to eat - so a corset style dress would not have worked.
"The wedding was in the Languedoc region in southern France at Chateau Queille. I found the venue on a blog and as soon as I saw the pictures I knew I had to get married there - so Jerome and I were on the next flight and it was all booked 24 hours later!
"The 11th century chapel within the grounds sealed the deal for us. Having our wedding service and reception at the same place meant there was no messing around with transport by having two venues.
"It was a perfect day - the sun shone and the French wine flowed. The men wore their kilts and our dog Dotty was the guest of honour.
"There was lots of work to do to prepare the venue, but my bridesmaids were on hand to help with that. The flowers were gorgeous - our florist took all the flowers from her garden to create a wild and rustic look.
"I got so caught up in the day I forgot to throw my bouquet! I think that's my only regret with it being a tradition! We plan on going back to Chateau Queille in 10 years' time to renew our vows."
Designer: Inbal Dror, 2015 collection
Original Price: The dress cost £6,500 brand new (Charlotte received 10% off the RRP) from Morgan Davies Bridal in Islington.
Sell My Wedding Price: Charlotte has listed it for offers in the region of £3,400.
Condition: This dress was only worn for five hours!
Details: Beaded lace wedding dress with long sleeves.
Buy it: To view the full listing or to make an offer click here.
Photo Credits: Charlotte's wedding photographer was Susie Lawrence.
News - Accidental test emails sent to sellers
September 19, 2016
Message to our sellers, apologies you may have today (Thursday 19 May) received an email or a number of emails about delisting your items.
We are in the process of making some changes to the website and this test email has gone out to everyone in error. Aaahhhhhhh. Please be assured it was a genuine mistake you don't need to worry about your details we've not been hacked. If you clicked on the link it takes you to an error 404 page.
In order to make sure that items on the site are still for sale, when an item has been live for six months, you will receive a reminder email from us checking that it is still for sale and if so it will then reappear at the top of our listings again. This will also give you the opportunity to maybe reduce the item or take some additional photos to help it sell.
Our website developers have been testing the system and unfortunately a number of emails have gone out accidentally. We are very sorry if this has caused you any confusion. You do not need to do anything other than delete the email. Your items will still be live.
Sorry for any inconvenience,
Wedding inspiration - A gorgeous North East Gatsby Affair
April 17, 2016
We would like to take a minute to introduce you to one of the latest weddings we have for sale. Seller Redders had a gorgeous 1920's, Gatsby inspired affair full of lots of DIY touches and detail. From metres of crsytals and pearls used to adorn the venue to gorgeous glass wear and vintage finds. We love it when sellers literally list their entire wedding on our marketplace and are excited and passionate about finding buyers to share their items with. So, what are you waiting for, if you like any of these items we would suggest getting in touch asap. We've listed our top five favourites below.
If you are interested in any of these items, all you need to do is to create a free account to be able to send her a direct message and then she will get back in touch to arrange details about delivery and payment.
It's as easy as that. Happy shopping.
Wedding inspiration - our predictions for what's going to be big in weddings this year!
January 13, 2016
Happy New Year everyone! We think there must have been lots of festive engagements as well as some new year resolutions from newlyweds to finally sort out their wedding wares as we have had our busiest two weeks (ever!) with thousands of you visiting our site and joining our preloved community.
We have lots of exciting plans in the pipeline. These include making some changes to the website based on your feedback. Probably the biggest change is that we will be introducing a reminder email which will go out to sellers after six months, prompting them to either list their item as sold, or to think about reducing it, this will then relist their item so that there is nothing on the marketplace which is older than six months meaning we can be confident that all the items are still active and for sale.
So stay tuned.
We were recently approached by a magazine to submit our predictions for what we thought was going to be big in weddings this year. So we looked at recent trends we have started to see being listed on our marketplace, and included links to items that you may want to buy.
We predict that wood, moss and foliage will continue to be popular this year. From floral crowns and headpieces to natural styled centrepieces and hanging décor.
A contrast to the natural element trend yet one that works well alongside it, is the industrial look, with touches such as festoon style lighting, metallics and geometric shapes.
Luxurious fabrics such as velvet, sequins and metallics. There will be an emphasis on the bigger the better with everything from bouquets to centrepieces increasing in size and grandeur.
Will continue to be popular with gold, rose gold, silver and pewter detail worked into the theme from the invite through to the tablecloths and décor.
Elements that immediately create an Instagram worthy shot. From an elaborate floral arch at the entrance to the church, to props such as bicycles and cocktail trolleys.
Brides will continue to add personalised elements to their day, looking for individual elements and details that will set their wedding apart from the others that they have seen in magazines and blogs.
Doing it the modern way
Traditional aspects such as wedding guest line ups, who makes the speeches and what side guests sit at continue to decrease in popularity.
Encouraging guests to put their phones away and to enjoy the day. I think discouraging guests to immediately post every element of your wedding day onto social media even before you have reached the alter will continue. We have seen lots of great examples of how brides are doing this, by displaying signs which say 'Live for today upload tomorrow.'
Fabric bunting as the go to wedding décor of choice has been replaced by paper hanging décor from lanterns, pinwheels, fans, birds. pom poms and geometric shapes and this will continue to be popular this year, with an emphasis on the more the merrier.
For the groom, tweed will remain popular with English Gentleman inspired touches such a pocketwatches, hankerchiefs, bow ties and waistcoats.
What do you think? Are you a 2016 Bride? What elements or themes are you working into your wedding?
Photo credits: Top image / Ally Byrom Photography
All other photos taken from seller Tulsi's wedding which is for sale here.
As seen in - the WTW Directory
October 08, 2015
We're delighted to be the first listing featured in the 'Preloved' category over on the very pretty Want That Wedding directory. We're proud to be featured alongside many other fabulous wedding vendors and businesses - come take a look around.