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Mother of the Bride and Groom Outfits at All About Eve Bridalwear

Here at All About Eve Bridalwear in our Newport store, we have a fabulous range of outfits to suit all Mothers of the Brides and Grooms, ready for the big day. We have a wide mix of colours and fabrics, so whether you are looking for a glamorous beaded number, a simple and chic style or beautiful lace outfit, it really is worth coming to see our lovely collections.

Mother of the Bride Designers

We are lucky enough to have Mother of the Bride and Groom outfits from some of the top occasion wear designers to offer our lovely mums. These include John Charles, Ispirato, Condici, Veni Infantino and Rosa Clara. Designs from John Charles are very classical and sophisticated and tend to have good structure within the dress.  If you look towards designs by Ispirato, these tend to be of a lighter weight and have a slightly more modern feel. Are you looking to be more traditional in fabric such as raw silk?  Condici is the designer for you.

We then have a lightweight and more trendy collection by a designer called Rosa Clara who tend to use laces in a modern twist for those mums who are a little younger and Veni Infantino offer amazing structure and lots of show stopping beaded dresses. There really is something to suit everyone!

How it works

To get the best experience, we do strongly advise you to make a dedicated appointment with us, as we then allow you an hour and a half with a fully trained member of staff in a beautiful private fitting room. Please phone ahead if there are any styles you are travelling to see as stock can go quickly and we can check if it’s still available for you. We offer you a lovely experience, providing you and your guests refreshments and we are there for the whole appointment to advise and make suggestions. We will even help you decide on the colour of your accessories if you wish and show you matching headwear.

Mother of the Bride and Groom outfits are limited edition, so please be aware that colours, sizes and styles are limited and are not able to be re-ordered in any size. We get asked frequently if styles can be ordered in a different size and unfortunately this isn’t something the designers offer in order to keep the collections exclusive.

High Summer Collection

Over the coming weeks we will have some outfits from the designers’ High Summer Collections. We have created a special page on our website for you to preview these outfits.  Please call us to check if a specific outfit has arrived into store and keep updated on our Facebook page as we will be updating it as soon as each outfit starts arriving.  These collections are perfect for those mums who still haven’t found their outfit for weddings later on this year.

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To book an exclusive Mother of the Bride or Groom appointment, please call us on 01633 24394.

Rosa Clara Trunk Show – 3rd & 4th June

Rosa Clara Trunk Show Weekend
at All About Eve Bridalwear (Newport)
Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of June

We are extremely excited to be hosting a Rosa Clara trunk show on Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of June 2017.  These gorgeous gowns are only available to All About Eve Bridalwear in the South Wales area, and they are really not to be missed!!!

Every bride who books in over this weekend for the event will have the support of “Hayley” who is the Rosa Clara executive and will be on hand to offer advice on all the gowns that we have from the designer this weekend. She will be able answer any queries you may have about the dresses.

Rosa Clara are also pleased to offer brides many design changes for a small fee, so if you fall in love with a dress but you’d like to tweak certain areas, this really is the perfect opportunity to discuss the changes with a Rosa Clara expert.

The dresses truly are exquisite, and they boast the advantage of being Couture. These gowns are all handmade in Barcelona, and made from the best quality fabrics and materials. You really do have to see them to understand their outstanding quality and beauty.

Our appointments are limited so why not book your exclusive Rosa Clara Trunk Show Weekend appointment now.  Simply ring us on 01633 243943 to get booked in!  We hope to hear from you all soon.

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Rosa Clara – Nassau

 

Rosa Clara Naisha (Back)

Rosa Clara – Naisha

 

Rosa Clara Naim

Rosa Clara – Naim

 

Rosa Clara Saboya

Rosa Clara – Saboya

 

Unbeatable and Unforgettable Experiences here at All About Eve Bridalwear

Here at All About Eve Bridalwear, we pride ourselves on the experiences that we provide to all our lovely Brides, Mother of the Brides (and Grooms!) and Bridesmaids. We are pleased to offer all of our customers beautiful private fitting rooms, that are furnished with comfortable seating to allow you and your guests to enjoy your time with us in a relaxed atmosphere. We treat all of our valued customers with the same professional but relaxed service no matter what you are coming in to buy.  Based in Newport and Chepstow in South Wales, we are very lucky to have Brides visiting us from all over the United Kingdom and even from abroad when visiting friends and family locally.

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All of our Bridal Consultants are trained to a high standard and are experienced and knowledgeable of all things bridal. No question is a silly question and we are always happy to advise you with any concerns or queries you may have. You really can relax in the knowledge that we will look after you every step of your journey, from choosing your bridal gown, helping your mum to pick her outfit and suggesting bridesmaids dresses to suit your wedding theme and colour scheme.

Unlike many other Bridal Boutiques we offer you and your guests refreshments of tea, coffee, soft drinks or even a glass of bubbly to make your experience even more special.

Mother of the Bride / Groom and Occasionwear at All About Eve Bridalwear

The Importance of our RBA Membership

We are very pleased to be one of only a handful of Bridal stores in South Wales to be members of the ‘Retail Bridalwear Association’ (RBA). The RBA offer all brides who purchase from a member of the Association a free wedding dress insurance, called ‘The Brides Protection Scheme’ which is underwritten and supplied and by the Retail Bridalwear Association. This helps to safeguard your deposit in the event of an unforeseen bridal retailer closure.

Retail Bridalwear Association

To actually be member of the RBA, retailers must adhere to strict criteria:

  • Minimum of 5 years successful trading
  • A business trading from a bricks and mortar shop
  • Paying business rates
  • Only 40% of retailers who apply for membership are accepted
  • Annual credit checks are carried out on all RBA members

So as you can see, with us you really do receive great service from well trained and friendly staff, helping to make your journey as stress free as we can and you can relax once you have found the gown of your dreams that you are fully protected by ‘The Brides Protection Scheme’.

If you would like to book your very own dedicated appointment, please give us a call on: 01633 243943 (Newport) and 01291 629338 (Chepstow).

 

Maggie Sottero Curve Weekend

The month of April is all about Maggie Sottero and we have already enjoyed a weekend filled with beautiful gowns, goodie bags and of course bubbly!  Our first Maggie Sottero designer weekend was such a success that we decided to host another this month, dedicated to our curvy brides!  Our Maggie Sottero CURVE designer weekend will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April and we have a few appointments remaining which are guaranteed to get snapped up quickly!

The lovely designers at Maggie Sottero are sending in their whole curvy sample collection, including gowns in sizes 18 to 28 for this weekend only and we will also have all of our in-store samples available to try too!  Maggie Sottero are a fabulous designer and feature stunning lace and embellishments.  Take a look at a sneak preview of some of the gorgeous gowns we will be having in-store for our special event…

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Fall in love all over again in this dreamy Maggie Sottero “Hannah” ball gown, which features delicately placed embroidered lace on tulle sparkles with metallic thread and Swarovski crystals.  The belted waist detail really accentuates your waist.

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The Maggie Sottero Bethany is a romantic embroidered lace slim A-line gown with Swarovski crystals along the sweetheart neckline and is perfect for our curvy brides looking for something more fitted. Finished with illusion train, zipper over inner corset back closure, and crystal button, this gown is absolutely gorgeous and we are so excited to feature it as part of our designer weekend.

Stay posted to our blog for even more sneak previews over the next week, and if you would like to book in for our Maggie Sottero CURVE designer weekend, please call us on: 01291 629338 were you can enjoy a dedicated bridal consultantation with one of our lovely girls here in Chepstow!

Essense of Australia Designer Weekend

We still have a limited number of appointments remaining for our Essense of Australia Designer Weekend which takes place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March. We love hosting designer weekends as it gives us (and of course our lovely brides) the opportunity to view a number of beautiful gowns that we don’t normally have in store.

The dresses have finally arrived and we have them just for this weekend only and there is a fantastic mix of styles for any bride. From romantic, lace covered gowns to lightweight dresses perfect for a beach wedding and stunning traditional gowns, we have a dress for everyone!

Some of the dresses we have for this weekend only include…

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The Essense of Australia D2031 is a gorgeous princess dress.  The bodice is ruched and features a flattering sweetheart neckline and sparkling Diamante beading.  We have this dress for the weekend in a stunning Moscato shade.

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We absolutely love the Essense of Australia D1910 with its vintage feel and eye-catching back.  An illusion sweetheart neckline gives you a comfortable fit, while also allowing for the vintage lace detailing to extend beyond the neckline border in front, and into a breath-taking flourish in the back.  This dress is in an Ivory over Cafe colour, perfect for that Vintage look but is also available to order in Ivory over Ivory, Ivory over Sable and White over White.

One of the amazing features of some Essense of Australia dresses is the option to choose between a corset closure or a zipped back.  Many of the gowns are also available to order in a number of colours, so using our fabric swatches, you can truly find a dress that is perfect for your big day!

If you would like to book in to view this stunning collection of dresses, give us a call on 01291 629338 to snap up one of the last remaining appointments.  We’ve also collaborated with a number of local bridal companies to create goodie bags for the first 10 brides who find and purchase their dream dress with us – offering incentives, discounts and of course freebies!

Late Night Shopping in Chepstow

This Thursday 10th December, join us for an evening of festivities while finding perfect Christmas gifts.  We will have lots of stunning jewellery sets and individual pieces on sale which make beautiful presents for loved ones and upcoming brides.  A selection of retailers in Chepstow are keeping their doors open until 8pm to help workers fit in some Christmas shopping.

We will have complimentary hot chocolates on hand and will treat you with a mince pie to make Christmas shopping that little bit sweeter!

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Some of our stunning jewellery we have available include…

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Ivory and Co – Promise Bracelet
Be sure to dazzle this Christmas with our stunning Promise bracelet by Ivory and Co. We would personally love to find this underneath our Christmas tree (hint hint!) – A steal at £65!

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Ivory and Co – Classic Pearl Pendant Set
Why not spoil the future bride in your life. Not only will this Classic Pearl Pendant and Earring set make a gorgeous gift for Christmas, it will also be perfect for their upcoming wedding day. Two of these are available but being such a wearable set, we don’t expect them to stay around long! Reserve yours now for just £45.

Ivory and Co – Starry Night Earrings
Create a statement with our Starry Night earrings – Perfect for a starry new years eve celebration! Pop these under your loved ones Christmas tree in time for New Years celebrations. They are £55 and we have one set remaining. xx

 

All About Eve are Proud Members of the Retail Bridalwear Association (RBA)

Over a June weekend we heard the devastating news that not one bridal shop, but two had gone into liquidation.
For all ‘All About Eve’ Brides that purchase a new bridal gown,  receive ‘The Brides Protection Scheme’ that is supplied and underwritten by the Retail Bridalwear Association (RBA).

But so many lovely brides were left heartbroken.  A number of brides were getting married in a couple of weeks with no dress!

So many paid by cash with no come back.  A number paid by debit card, who may be able to make a claim.  Those who paid by credit card or who had taken out bridal insurance were hopefully receiving their money back.

As owners of All About Eve we felt a genuine feeling of wanting to help in any way we could.

We opened up communication between the effected brides and the suppliers and offered a 24 hour Facebook helpline for those that needed reassurance that everything would be ok. We would find them a dress for their special day.

Along the way we are delighted to have helped some truly wonderful, inspirational young women.

All About Eve are highly honoured and very proud to be members of the RBA, a governing body similar to an ABTA or ATOL bonding when you purchase a holiday from a quality tour operator.

The RBA are highly selective of the shops they accept and accredit to the association.  With a high percentage of shops refused membership.  We can be proud to have passed rigorous scrutiny of the financial side of our business, which we were happy to share with the RBA because we really wanted to be a member of this elite organisation.

Just some of the strict criteria the RBA look at

  • minimum of five years successful trading
  • a business trading from a bricks & mortar shop
  • paying business rates
  • only 40% of retailers who apply for membership are accepted
  • annual credit checks are carried out on all RBA members

Each RBA Member has gone through a selection process which assesses the quality of the owners/staff, the variety and condition of the stock offered and the general presentation of the shop to the public; the bride must be able to relax with experienced staff to advise her in a professional atmosphere. In addition, the financial credibility of the retail business is checked and its history examined. The business must have operated from dedicated retail premises for a minimum of five years and should not be part of a franchise organisation which could limit the choice available to the Bride.

We wanted to hear from real brides who had been affected by the closure of the two bridal stores in our area, and posed a number of questions to them.  They kindly have allowed us to share these with you. Firstly, we have questions and answers with Jess Wasilewska.

All About Eve – After the devastating closure of Mystia Bridal, you were personally effected.  How important was it for you to purchase your gown from a RBA store?

Jess – It was very important to me. I didn’t want to start looking for another Wedding dress as I’d already fallen in love with the one I picked so I specifically looked on the RBA website and compared it with the list of shops that stocked the designer of the dress I wanted. It was a bit of a long shot as shops often only sell certain styles by particular designer. Luckily for me All About Eve were the first shop I asked AND they had the dress in their store. I had read up about the RBA once I knew I no longer had a dress and was keen to use an affiliated bridal shop as I knew the criteria for stores was very stringent. It helped to put my mind at ease when re-ordering my dream dress again.

All About Eve – Did you find it reassuring that your deposit was underwritten by the RBA?

Jess – Definitely. Having already been burned and lost my previous deposit it was another reason I was confident about going with an RBA store the second time around. 

All About Eve – Were you aware of the RBA before purchasing your gown from Mystia Bridal?

Jess – I hadn’t heard of the RBA previously. As a bride-to-be you do get rather caught up with the excitement of planning your wedding and finding your dream dress and I probably went into it with rose-tinted glasses on.

All About Eve – What advice would you give to a bride going shopping for her dream gown, given your personal experience?

Jess – My best advice is do your research. It’s so easy to jump straight in and start trying on dresses, but before all that I would ask about any available protection in place and make sure that the store is affiliated with someone like the RBA. Ask all the practical questions first and then let yourself get lost in the magical dress adventure.

All About Eve – Do you feel that the complimentary brides protection scheme, offered by All About Eve and underwritten by the RBA gives you total peace of mind, when paying your deposit?

Jess – The scheme offered by All About Eve has definitely given me peace of mind when ordering my dress second time around. I activated it before I even drove home just to be sure. It feels good to know that if anything does happen, I won’t be stuck again like I was last time. It has meant I can carry on with the rest of my planning worry free. And I can’t wait to see my dress again!

Here at All About Eve we are very honoured to be the only RBA Pronovias stockist RBA Pronovias stockist within Wales, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bristol, Somerset and Herefordshire. We are also the only Essense of Australia stockist within Wales, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Exclusive Invite to our 2016 Spring & Summer Preview For the Mother of the Bride / Groom

Newport store 
Sunday 4th October
Champagne reception followed by
Previews of the new collections at 11am – 12.30pm – 2.30pm – 4pm
Limited availability please call 01633 243943

We are excited to invite you to be the first to Preview next summers occasion wear for our glamorous Mother’s of the Bride & Groom.

All About Eve are the first shop in Wales to host this exclusive event to present next year’s collections from John Charles, Condici, Ispirato, Veni Infantino and many more designers.

We have negotiated with our designers to loan their samples of the new collections, which will not be available to purchase anywhere else, before the end of the year. You will be the First Ladies to view these new collections and have an opportunity to secure your chosen outfit with a small deposit and have first choice of the amazing 2016 Spring/Summer collections.

(Please note the designer samples will be in sizes 8/10)

To secure your place at this years hottest Mother of the Bride/Groom event, please call us on 01633 243943. We look forward to seeing you there!