Tollys Flowers are our neighbours

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Tolly’s flowers are our neighbours opposite our shop.

Tolly’s flowers, amazing wedding flowers recently featured in the award-winning blog ‘Love My Dress’. We are so lucky to have neighbours near by offering something special for the wedding industry.

Tollys flowers wedding flower arrangements captured the imagination of the ‘Love My Dress’ blog, after we decorated a church and marquee for a military wedding, in the heart of the East Anglian countryside.

The design team are known for creating magnificent and enchanting floral displays, that provide the perfect backdrop to a dream wedding. The brief was to create simple, elegant white and green arrangements. Enhancing the beauty of the country-based reception venue and the 14th-century village church, where the nuptials were held.

The Church

They decorated the Grade II listed St Andrew’s Church in Helions Bumpstead, on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border, with dramatic pedestal and font arrangements. After exchanging rings and vows the happy couple, Sophie and Todd, exited through the church’s ancient gateway which was adorned with flowers.

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The Reception

At the reception, they hung a gorgeous flower ball that defied gravity from the centre of the marquee, to create a spectacular focal point; each of the dining tables, including the head table, were fashioned with pretty runners of green foliage interspersed with large white flowers.

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The Day

At Tolly’s Flowers they pride themselves on attention to detail and even the shiny, polished open top military truck, which transported the bridesmaids to and from the church, was decked out with garlands of white flowers to create a wonderful canopy.

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The romantic occasion was captured in its full glory by photographer Nick Tucker, who is known for his documentary editorial style. His journalistic photos, which included pictures of ourstunning wedding flowers, appeared on Love My Dress’ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and Pinterest pages, and these each have a following of between 2,500 to 621,000 readers.

The Cake

The cake was decorated with green foliage, which the couple cut with the groom’s ceremonial sword, much to the delight of the guests.

Tollys flowers – Floral designers, Rous Road, Newmarket.

Real bride Helena in her Jesus Peiro dress

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Real Bride Helena in her stunning, modern Jesus Peiro dress.

We know you love a ‘Real bride’ story. We love getting our brides photo’s of their amazing days and Helena’s popped into our inbox nearly a year later.

Helena came to us looking for something a little quirky but she still wanted a classic feel. Helena fell in love with her JP 6017 dress. The shape was perfect for her shape and her tall frame. Such simple elegance. We know you will love seeing her wedding as a now ‘Real bride’. Sharing her details and style is a pleasure and you will love the pictures.

Her day was to be relaxed but with formalities too. Her flowers by Cottonbuds‘, Near St Neots, are so bold yet wild. With the bridesmaid being neutral the bold colours look stunning. The bridesmaids were from Asos, but their cute, modern and more fashion style looks so striking next to Helena’s dress.

Helena’s car choice (well probably Hubbie’s!) was beautiful. What an amazing colour car too.

Photographer

Eneka Stewart their photographer is amazing and clearly very creative. As you can see the pictures from their wedding pictures are stunning!
Thank you to Helena for letting us share these pictures with you. Enjoy! X
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Styled wedding shoot at Hockwold Hall

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We have had great fun at the styled Wedding shoot at Hockwold Hall this week.

Working with amazing business and talented people we created something unique with this styled wedding shoot. The images are still top secret, as exclusivity is needed until they can be published. However, we wanted to share with you some behind the scenes snaps. You would never believe what happens to get a great setting and picture,lol.

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Hockwold Hall

Hockwold is a newer wedding venue, set in the country side of Norfolk. The picturesque gardens and Tudor house make a stunning wedding venue. The walled gardens, orchard and arboretum are breathtaking. The house has a ceremony room with a light and airy feel. The banqueting hall is typical of Tudor grandeur and the 10 luxury bedroom will blow you away. We wanted a slightly moody venue for the shoot and so this was perfect. The owner’s were extremely accommodating with their own personal touches and expertise in event planning too.

http://www.hockwoldhallnorfolk.com

Collaborations for the shoot

We were so lucky be be part of a group of wedding business, who are creative, passionate and fun to be with on the day. Creating such a shoot takes time and dedication from everyone involved. Here are a few of the businesses involved for the day.

Peter Denness photographer – What an amazing talent Pete has. He captures the moments and see’s the details. A creative photographer who will tell your day like a picture book.

Elizabeth Hall event design – Elizabeth and her creative team put all the settings together by dressing the shoot and filled it with inspiration and unique twists. If you want to create a theme or ambience for your wedding day, then look no further!

Vintage Tea Party prop hire – This was to aid Elizabeth Hall’s team in getting the added vintage propsfor the settings. Great selection of props to create any themes.

Tolly’s Flowers – Well being our neighbour, it would be rude not have have the best designer florist in town. Tolly captured the feel of the dress to perfection and the extra’s to bring it all together.

Botias hair and make-up – Boe is always my first port of call for a shoot. Her expertise and calm nature makes her a pleasure to work with. Models just love how good she is and compliment her skills every time.

Yellow Butterfly Cakes – Cakes beyond your wildest dreams. Yvonne and team are experts at making delicious cakes but also the detail and skills they use in decorating them is insane. A clever bunch based in Ely.

Wonderland Invites – Jenna at Wonderland is a talented designer. Her flair for design and personal stationary is stunning. A business not to miss if you want extra personally designed stationary for your wedding.

Dress – Obvious it was ours! The dress was designed and made especially by Lara for the day. From her Lara B Couture collection is offers something unique, inspirational and a little rock n’roll. Top secret as yet though,lol.

Well after a few very busy weeks collating the day together, we are pleased to be back to normal in the shop again………until the next shoot!

 

 

Styled wedding photo shoot at the Granary Barns

Styled wedding photo shoot at the Granary Barns

We have the pleasure is sharing with you a preview of a styled wedding photo shoot at the Granary Barns, Wooditton. The shoot was organised by @Woodlandinvites and the results were amazing. So amazing that they will be published by Rock My Wedding in the summer. So very excited and proud of this great team.

The theme of the shoot was ‘Greenery woodland’ and the results captured by the who team show this rustic elegance to it’s full beauty. This was a collaboration of some the best local suppliers to the wedding industry. Talent at it’s best we think.

When will the shoot be fully published?

Rock my Wedding have taken the publishing rights for the shoot and have said it will go live in the summer, so watch this space. The images below are only a tint preview of whats to come, with their permission to show these.

Dress details

The dress was a Rembo Styling dress called ‘First’. It is such a pretty dress with cut away back and the midriff is barely showing but adds quirkiness. Rembo Styling is a great range for brides who want a carefree style with a Rock n’ Roll feel.

 

The team behind the shoot:

  • ●  Concept, Planning & Coordination | @wonderland_invites

  • ●  Stationery Suite & Table Plan | @wonderland_invites

  • ●  Venue | @granaryestates

  • ●  Photographer | @leahweddings

  • ●  Flowers | @clarejonesfloraldesign

  • ●  Styling | @elizabethhalleventdesign

  • ●  Cakes & Sweet Treats | @lucky_and_co

  • ●  Dress | @rembostyling | @larab_bridal

  • ●  Car | @thelittlevintagecarco

  • ●  Table Runner & Ribbons | @katecullenstyle

  • ●  Balloons | @3bubblegumgirls

  • ●  Parasol | @eastlondonparasolco

  • ●  Envelope Calligraphy | @thegoldletter

  • ●  Envelopes | @gfsmithpapers

  • ●  Hair & Makeup | @cambridgemakeupartist

  • ●  Wood Slice Favours | @thewillowworkshopuk

  • ●  Gold Leaf Hair Slides | @johnnylovesrosieofficial

  • ●  Necklace | @maria_allen_boutique

  • ●  Shoes & Bracelet | @asos

Enjoy the pictures!

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Sale bridal belts

Our Sale bridal belts are now up for grabs!

We are having a clear out and we can now offer you a small selection of sale bridal belts. They are all size 12 or one size if on a sash. Great to change the overlook of your dress and put your own personality into your dress.

The belts are in tried on condition. Some have the odd stone missing and the fabrics are worn in places. However they are good condition and a bargain price for some thing very beautiful. All the sale belts are by designer Augusta Jones, so oh high quality and with no trashy diamante, lol. We have always loved adding belts and sash’s to dresses to change them no end. Now here is your chance for a very affordable discounted price. Obviously first come first served and we would like you to just call to check we have a small slot for you to pop and view any.

Belt styles

Styles are very different and the look is different. It depends on your dress whether a sash or belt will work. We can advice if you wish. Most sash’s can be changed into a clean, simple belt with buttons or hooks to attach. Not everyone loves a big bow!

Sizes

These sale belts are either one size or a size 12. They can be adjusted though.

Sale terms and conditions

Sale items are all non refundable or returnable. They are bought as seen but you will get plenty of time to check them over anyway. Items are paid in full and collected, so they are quick too with no order times.

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Want to have your bespoke wedding dress design made?

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If you want to have your own bespoke wedding dress design made, then look no further, as Lara B are now offering this bespoke service again.

Lara B have a collection of amazing designer ranges in store, but we also offer a bespoke service to help you create the perfect design. We have our own in-house separates collection of options brides can mix and match to create the perfect dress. But you may be thinking more than this and have a very themed or specific design that doesn’t exist!

Lara the owner of Lara B is a designer by trade. So you can work with her for your concession to create and have made THAT dress idea. You will look at fabrics, shapes and any details you wish to add with Lara in store. Together you can create this design you desire. Lara is a creative individual, who will bring new idea’s to the table too, but with your clear vision in mind. Lara loves brides who want to be individual and unique and with her skills, you can come together and design YOUR dress.

When Lara opened the shop nearly 12 years ago, she worked with many brides, creating their bespoke gowns. As the years went by, Lara became busy with her young family, so it wasn’t possible to pursue this service. However, now after the launch of her own label, ‘Lara B Couture’, she is back on track with her extra creative hat on again!

How much could this cost?

The cost will vary on the design and fabrics. However, most will be about £1,500 – £3,000. For a commission, the service is very personal and the process can be longer, as more consultations are needed with extra fittings too. For bespoke commissions of this nature, we don’t charge you for alterations, as they are part of the made to measure service this gives.

How much time would my commission need to be made?

We always say to allow 6-7 months, as a standard lead time. This is the same for all dresses. However, we may be able to do a quicker lead time. That can be discussed at the consultations.

 

‘Most Curious wedding fair’ – For a unique wedding day

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Looking for a unique wedding fair full of idea’s for a more individual wedding day?

 

The ‘Most Curious’ fair is at St Andrews Street, Norwich on Sunday 9th April. Tickets are available to buy through their website, so fast track your entry by buying in advance.

The fair is in collaboration with some great creative exhibitors, who cater for a unique couple and a wedding that is all about breaking traditions and a little bit ‘Rock n’Roll’. With a festival vibe but with classic twists the exhibitors wont disappoint you.

Their will be a fashion show during the fair and we are lucky enough to be chosen to be part of this. Not like your normal show, we may add! Stylised and full of exciting dresses. We will be showcasing our Rembo Styling range as well as some Lara B Couture dresses for the show, so very exciting to see the gowns on the catwalk.

Exhibitors:

A full list of exhibitors are on their website, so take a look and get a feel of what is to come. The London fair organised by the same people has just been in full swing and bought a great excitement of new idea’s with a fresh approach to what wedding are becoming – A celebration with a party feel. http://www.amostcuriousweddingfair.co.uk/

We will be showcasing the new designs in store, so pop along from 11am – 4pm to see some on the catwalk or just talk to us at our stand. Always their to discuss your idea’s, book appointments and show you the creative dresses we stock.

 

Dresses by Lara B Couture

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Dresses by Rembo Styling

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Dresses by Mikaella

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Need a wedding dress alteration

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Bought a wedding dress in need of a dress alteration?

We obviously offer an alteration service for all our own brides, here at Lara B, using our own seamstress. However, we are now offering the ever increasing demand for this service to all brides, who need their dress alteration too.

Wedding dress alteration is a skilled job. Not anyone can successfully alter a wedding dress and we hear so many horror stories of people who try. NEVER sacrifice a good fit for your dress, as it will ruin your day. Not just that, you want to look your best.

What is the service on offer?

We are offering the fitting service here in the boutique, as all fittings. The fitting will require you to bring your dress, shoes and underwear to all fittings. Our in-house fitter will see what needs altering and action everything from the boutique. The service is the same as all our own brides, so their is no compromise on service. We do all the running around to the seamstress, making your experience comfortable and professional. The appointments will be 60 mins and we limit guests to TWO per appointment!

What are the costs?

The costs will vary of course, depending on what you need doing. However, as a guide most brides spend about £160 – £180. That will include a hem and a tweak of the bust area. We also charge £20 for the first fitting appointment, refundable against the final charges. You are welcome to call first and discuss what you require and we can suggest a price for a better guide for you.

Here are the basic wedding gown charges below.

Hem: £100

Take in a bust: £60-£80

Make dress larger (if possible) – £80 – £150

Make a whole dress smaller (if possible) – £80 – £150

Design changes – On request

What alterations can you do?

We can do the basics as above. However, we are always helping to re-design dresses and create a DIY version of something. We love this! We are often asked to help re-design or just fit old gowns worn by a Mother or even Grandmother for their wedding. Adding straps or a built in cover up is also very popular. Basically with the design expertise from the staff and the talent of our seamstress, we can do most things. Just ask!

What are the time scales for alterations?

We always suggest the first fitting to be 6-8 weeks before the wedding. However, this is only a guide. We do not recommend much before 10 weeks, as you may change size slightly and this will only cost you more. You need correct shoes and bra (If wearing one) for all fittings, so make sure you have those. You will need at least two fittings and sometimes more, depending on what needs doing. We always aim the last fitting to be about two weeks before the wedding. Always book as soon as you can, as the season will get busy from April on wards for fittings. We can not guarantee to be able to do every fitting requested, due to schedule and timings. Always, first come, first served.

Can I try accessories on during my fitting?

Within the 60 min appointment, you have a little time to look at accessories. We have a large selection of veils and accessories to try, so let us know when booking and we can try and accommodate a longer appointment. Accessories can take 4-5 weeks to order, so arrange to try these on in the first fitting appointment.

 

See you soon

Lara & Rosie XX

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Need a wedding dress quickly

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If you need a wedding dress quickly and don’t have the months it normally takes, then don’t panic!

Our designers do require long lead times of a standard six months, from order to wearing the dress. However, we are continually getting brides who need a wedding dress quickly.

How we can help

Firstly, book now info@larab.co.uk. Talk to us about your options and wedding date we need to work to for you. Most of our designers do require the standard six month order time BUT we are currently offering a wedding dress service for a complete ordered dress in 10 weeks from our Lara B Couture collection!

Why can you get me a dress in 10 weeks, when no one else can?

It’s simple, we have our own in-house range called Lara B Couture. Our range is very versatile, as we can create over 200 dresses with the separate options to come and try. The range is a ‘mix n’ match’ creation. We help you create your perfect dress by swapping and changing the options around. It is not only clever, it is fun too! With nearly two years since we launched the range, we have perfected it’s manufacturer timing too. That’s why we can make it in this short lead time. NO EXTRA COST either, like some designers charge. We guarantee we can make the dress of your choice from 10 weeks of order, including the fitting for you to take away and wear. (You do need to be available for regular dress fittings after 7 weeks of the order though.)

What styles do you offer in this range?

We have a dress for most. The range consists of classic styles, as well as more relaxed, unique designs. We’d describe the range as mainly Boho chic but the new designs have a real twist of glamour too. There are some fishtail shapes but also lot’s of fuller ‘A’ line skirts and Tulle overlays. If you look at our Lara B Couture page you will see a few of the options. However, Lara has been busy designing new options that are not yet to see online. You’ll have to be one of the first brides to come to store and try those one’s! The price for the range varies for what options you choose. As a guide the range starts from £1,400 – £1,800. Here are some real brides who chose a ‘Lara B Couture’ design.

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Will I have to have separates?

No! The separate options are just there for you to mix n’ match the options to build your dress. No one wants to take a risk by not seeing the finished dress, so the separates allow just this! Then the options are made in your size and in to ONE complete dress. Unless you want separates of course!

Our service for this

Firstly, let us reassure you the service isn’t compromised for a 10 week order. We just get to see you sooner than normal after you order the dress, lol. You will come for the initial appointment, which are 90 mins long. Knowing you already have a short time line, you are advised to bring the person you wouldn’t make the decision without. We have learnt from experience that too many guests cause you all confusion, so 2-3 guests is perfect. Always remember we are experts in what we do and we are here to help you find ‘The dress’ but with out pressure. Our boutique is relaxed and full of inspiration. The kettle is always on, ready and waiting too.

See you in store soon

Lara & Rosie X

 

 

Real Bride wears Jesus Peiro wedding dress

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Our real bride Isabel, ties the knot in her striking, yet understated, Jesus Peiro wedding dress from Lara B.

From the moment we met Isabel she KNEW she was one of our brides! After a lovely chat (and a cuppa) we understood the image Isabel had in mind. Isabel wanted an intimate and cosy winter wedding, at the quaint and historical Butley Priory. We soon realised Isabel was one of our Jesus Peiro brides. So often after the initial ‘getting to know you chat’, we can see which of our designers brides are likely to head for.

Jesus Peiro – Simple, elegant and striking!

With such beautiful fabrics, fabulous cut and design (and lets not forget the all important pockets) Jesus Peiro can create a classic vibe, with a quirky twist. This can help a bride put her own spin on tradition. Which lets not forget is one of the main objectives for any bride to feel herself whilst still playing the important role of bride.

The hunt for the perfect combination

One of the things we LOVE about working with Jesus Peiro is having the ‘bespoke’ options to create your perfect dress. Whether that be changing or moving a neckline or in Isabel’s case having the top of one and the skirt of another. We work with you the bride, and Jesus Peiro, to create the most flattering and fun concept for your day.

We LOVE seeing all of your ‘big day’ photos. Isabel’s dress is absolute perfection for her setting and her look for the day was graceful and effortlessly chic. Sending much love to Isabel and her new hubby. May they live Happily ever after!

 

Lara and Rosie x

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Rembo Styling ‘First’ comes to store

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We welcome another beautiful gown by Rembo Styling called ‘First’.

This is a beautiful range full of romance and Boho details. This range is perfect for a more relaxed style wedding or even a destination wedding. For a carefree bride wanting the romance of a wedding dress but the unique edge of something a little different. ‘First’ is the latest addition to the collection we stock.

‘First 2’ gown

‘First’ is a gown full of traditional details but with a difference. The floral modern lace with quaint trims to add texture and an organic twist to the dress. The back of this dress is stunning. The key hole design with simple lines and without too much flesh showing. Why not let us add sleeves if you wish?

Prices for the range

The prices for the whole collection are very affordable to lot’s of brides. The collection of gowns we hold start from £1,250 – £1,550. Rembo Styling are excellent at allowing small design changes too, like sleeves, neckline changes etc. These charges are an extra but for as little as £60+.

Order times

Order times for this collection are similar to all our ranges. As a standard we suggest six months. We can sometimes get a ‘Rush’ order through with less time but this is never guaranteed.

Contact us to book an appointment to try this beautiful range on.

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New bridal range arrives at Lara B boutique

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Lara B receives a new bridal range this week. The ‘Mikaella’ collection by Paloma Blanca.

‘Mikaella’ by Paloma Blanca

The new bridal range is unique for its simple elegance and chic styling. It uses flirty details and the dresses are fun and yet classic. Using laces with tulle’s or crepes, the collection brings a fresh style to bridal and is on trend with the latest fashions in bridal wear. This range is for a confident bride-to-be wanting to be different and edgy in her styling.

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About Mikaella

The collection is by Paloma Blanca, who are owners of the brand. They manufacture in the city of Toronto, Canada. The company pride themselves on fit, quality fabrics and attention to detail and styling. The ‘Mikaella’ range is a breath of fresh air right now, as it brings a real sense of tradition but with a more relaxed and fun style too.

New gowns now in store

We have just received the first few and they are beautiful. We have a waiting list of brides coming back to try these, as we have certainly been talking about then for a while now. Well now you can book and try girls, as they are gracing our rails! These are the first arrivals you wont be disappointed to try.

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Coming soon

We are still waiting for a few more but this one is next! What a great dress with an amazing skirt to make you feel like a Princess.

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Prices of the range

The prices for the range we have chosen for the store, start from £1,480 up to £1,610, so affordable for lot’s of brides we hope.

Book now

As we operate an ‘Appointment only’ service, with just one bride at a time in the shop, you need to book early to avoid disappointment. Call on 01638 561770 or email us on info@larab.co.uk and we can check availability for you.

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Lara B wedding shop serving Cambridge brides

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Lara B wedding shop serving Cambridge brides, as well as Suffolk and Essex counties.

We see brides from all surrounding counties, so although on the border of Cambridgeshire/Suffolk, we still consider ourselves to be the destination for Cambridge brides. We know brides travel and we also see lots of brides from all over.

Travelling from London to Newmarket is so easy, with a train station in the town and only about one hour and 30 mins, using’ mainline’ trains. From Cambridge by car, we are only about 30mins and from the heart of Norfolk, we are about one hours away, so we are very accessible from many nearby counties. We are easy to find on Rous Road.

Parking is easy, as we have a 3 hour stay car park in the street. Just make sure you have the £1 it costs for that time. Why not make a day of it and take Mum to Martha V women’s wear boutique around the corner. Martha will help you but more importantly advice you too. Then walk a few more steps for a champagne afternoon tea at Nancy’s tea rooms to celebrate in style.

In store

We are very personal in our service here at Lara B. We only have one bride in the boutique at a time, so we really do have a 1:1 service. We are experts in what we do, so we are here to help you and guide you and make you feel very comfortable in our environment. The boutique has recently been refurbished, so we have a beautiful, nearly decorated Victorian interior.

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The Collections

We have collections from what we consider leading designers. We also have our own exclusive Lara B Couture range, offering something unique and even more personal. Take a look at our Lara B Couture page to read more on this exciting new range. All our ranges have options to change design elements, like neckline position, adding sleeves, changing the design to suit a body shape better etc. A real bespoke service is required.

Booking

Booking is simple. Either call the shop to make the booking or email us on our 24/7 (well nearly that,lol) service. We can take the details and confirm the booking for you. Our Saturday appointments have a small fee of £20 (refundable if a dress is purchased) but otherwise appointments are FREE.

Where to read about us

We do lots of advertising which you will have probably seen. However, we have a very active Facebook page, as well as Instragram. Click on these and start following us to get the latest news, gowns and events we are doing.

We hope to see you very soon.

Lara and Rosie X

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Wedding separates by Lara B Couture – designer weekend

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Ever wanted a Bespoke wedding dress? Well our exclusive Lara B Couture range is built of wedding separates.

Date: 10th – 11th February, we are holding a designer weekend for the range, so book now to avoid disappointment info@larab.co.uk

What will be expected at the event?

The event will be full of fun and creating your own personal dress, with our expertise. The Lara B Couture collection is our own exclusive range, built up of separate options to create your own bespoke gown. Then it’s made up in the UK as A dress! You will also get 10% off with any Lara B Couture dress ordered at the event.

Lara has been working hard at creating new designs with some beautiful new laces and idea’s that will set the range out from the rest. Bang on trend! Nude tops with textures and tulle skirts with embroidery placements to create something extra unique and different.

Please book to avoid disappointment and take a look on our Lara B Couture page to see last seasons collection now in store.

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What’s new at Lara B boutique for 2017?

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Firstly a very Happy New Year from Lara B boutique.

As we enter a new year, we always reflect on the past one and see what we can do to improve our services and products. Judging by all our brides reviews, comments and recommendations, we are proud and confident that Lara B boutique is second to none. Tick!

Can we improve our products – Always!. You may think this is a strange thing to say, as we advertise the best designers. Well we do have the best designers, but trends change and not all designers get continuity and at times our customer changes too, so we have to keep listening to our visitors, keep up with the latest trends and of course the current economic changes.

Coming into 2017 is uncertain for some. Last year we saw many economic changes that not everyone gets confidence from. However, lot’s of you are carrying on with life and entering a year of marriage and celebration with friends and families. Strangely, statistics show that 2017 is more booked up with local wedding venues, than over the last few years, so we are so looking forward to working with lots of new brides-to-be.

What are we changing – Well not a massive amount, as we have always been focused on what our brides want and who our customer is. Our bride is a bride wanting a personal service, value for money, quality but mostly something more unique for her dress and the ability to have a more bespoke element. This is the third year of ‘Lara B Couture’, our own in-house collection. This range is becoming so popular with bride’s who want that extra something special. The collection is made up of separate option’s, that you the bride try on and mix and match to create YOUR perfect dress. Everyone has different needs and personalities, so you can be that unique bride and experiment with exciting design changes and details to make it even more bespoke. This year we are striving for this to be a larger part of what Lara B do best – INDIVIDUALITY that stands us out from the rest. The prices for this collection are from £1,400 – £1,800, so affordable to more but also made here in the UK. We saw this real gap in the market for bride’s wanting something unique and bespoke and as we call you ‘Pinterest happy’.

We are adding a new collection – The other key thing we have changed, is to add another collection into store. We chose ‘Mikaella’ by Paloma Blanca, as we worked with the company a few years, so know their customer service was amazing. Mikaella Bridal’s Spring 2017 Collection personifies femininity with a trace of playfulness, exemplified through form-fitting silhouettes and delicate embellishments. We saw a gap in store for this look, so jumped at the chance to take it on when asked. The prices for this range are from £1,400 – £1,600, so a great collection to offer you all.

Other than this, we still strive for excellence and have been lucky to have such lovely brides and guests to help us fulfil this. Lara’s moto has always been to offer brides the best experience with unique, affordable gowns. That’s never changed! Sometimes it’s tempting to change your collections to reflect what is happening in the world around us, but then we have to remember what has given us the 12 years longevity to be here today – It’s what we do and what we do best, so why change something that isn’t broke!

We look forward to meeting lot’s of new brides this year, making memories and fulfilling dreams.
See you soon X

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Mikaella Designer weekend

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We have exciting news that we have a Mikaella trunk show here in store on 13th-14th January.
The event is by appointment only.

We will receive all the latest 2017 collection, ready for you to try and buy. With prices from £1,380 – £1,600, these gowns are affordable for more budgets yet full of quality and bang on trend.

Book now to get one of the limited places.

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Augusta Jones trunk show

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Another date for your diaries. Friday 14th October – Saturday 15th October.

We will be holding a designer weekend for this designer in store. About 10 new dresses not even in store yet, as well as a 10% discount on all order placed on the day.

Book now to avoid disappointment as these are very popular with our more classic brides.
info@larab.co.uk

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Rembo Styling trunk show

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We can confirm this popular designer’s trunk show on Saturday 8th October. These days are very popular and book up fast, so do not hesitate to book your slot. Appointments are 90 mins long and £25. (*see our appointment terms and conditions on our contact page)

We will be receiving many new styles not even in store yet, as well as a 10% discount incentive on the day with any orders placed.

Book now to try on and see these Boho style, relaxed gowns. Prices for the range are £1,200 – £1,500.

info@larab.co.uk
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Refurbishment all complete!

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We have now finished the whole refurbishment, inside and out! What a big task but oh so worth it. The outside looks amazing but the inside is a different shop! Plush new furniture, stunning new flooring and new finishing touches. We just love it!

A few pictures to get a taste of what to expect! See you in store soon.

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Refurbishment

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Well we have decorated all the shop front, which now looks shiny and posh again! We are very lucky to be situated in this grand Victorian building in the centre of Newmarket. We are also participating in ‘Newmarket in bloom’ this year, as they are celebrating 300 years in the town. Watch out for our large beautiful, hanging basket, now in bloom!

Next we are doing the inside of the boutique. We are so excited and can’t wait to share this with you. We have ordered the new furniture and flooring’s. Although we are wanting to keep the personal, intimate environment the same, we are adding a few modern twists to make the boutique look fresh, modern and inviting.

We look forward to sharing the pictures of the finished results next month.

Spring Sample Sale with up to 75% off

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Book now to grab a bargain.

Perfect for all the brides with short time scales or on a smaller budget but still wanting a designer dress.

info@larab.co.uk

Tel: 01638 561770

 

Trends for 2017

Trends for 2017

Exciting times are happening in bridal wear. Things are changing and fast too.

We have had years of all lace gowns in fishtail shapes full of elegance. Well the styles are changing and the silhouettes are too. Expect a wow factor with fuller skirts made of layers with asymmetrical lines, soft drapes of chiffon, for a more relaxed feel and with fabric changes of tulles, organza’s and jacquards.

Lace is still strong but in smaller elements and lace’s are more modern and less floral. Lace is used with textures to create attension to details with layers or 3d details. More geometric, baroque designs or fine Chantilly laces with pretty fluid fabrics for a feminine edge OR with plainer tulles or jacquards in full skirts.

And lastly – You wont believe it, our pet hate too,lol, but spaghetti straps are back,lol!

We have only been to one trade show and seen a few 2017 collections but most designers are moving the same way.

It is exciting to see change and we just LOVE to follow those trends closely and keep up with the fashions for you. You would expect nothing else from us! We have it seems been doing very well with what we have, as some are bang on trend already!

We are a fashion forward boutique, for a discerning bride striving for something unique but with exceptional service. We know our brides and bring to you classic shapes of quality but bringing the trends for you too. Look no further.

Just a few influences from the best catwalk show! Enjoy and don’t forget we focus on speed to market with gowns offering a fashion trend, so stop by and be excited!

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Easter closure

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We are open as follows over the Easter holidays

Good Friday – Closed

Saturday 26th – OPEN

Sunday 27th – Wednesday 30th (inclusive) – CLOSED

Thursday 31st – Open as usual

HAPPY EASTER. WE WILL BE ENJOYING OURS WITH FAMILY. x