Wednesday, 4 November 2015

November & December Events

As we sit here typing this, the rain just keeps coming down! This damp and dreary autumn day seems the perfect time to cheer you up with our up coming events!
Sunday 15th November

Why not pop along to the Duxford Lodge Wedding Fair where we will excitedly be exhibiting our gorgeous new dresses

Thursday 3rd December

Our Christmas treat to you is a fabulous 10% off all accessories ordered at our Accessory Evening!

Sunday 13th December
Our last Wedding fair of 2015 and a great excuse for you to have a break from Christmas Shopping!

Monday, 12 October 2015

No Trick just Treats!!

With Halloween fast approaching we have a wonderful treat in store for you! Come and join us for our Lou Lou designer weekend and get an amazing 10% off any Lou Lou dress ordered that weekend!

Friday, 2 October 2015

October Diary

We start October with beautiful sunshine and lots of events to tell you about! Here is our calendar for the next month!
Sunday 4th October
Why not pop along to the Holiday Inn near Impington, Cambridge, where we will be showcasing some of our fabulous dresses!

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October
We are pleased to invite you to preview the entire 2016 collection from Sincerity Bridal! There will also be an amazing 10% off any Sincerity dress ordered this weekend. Appointments are going fast so book yours today!
Sunday 11th October
We are at a fabulous venue this Sunday, The Manor Barns. We will once again be bringing you a taste of Shades of White and plenty of advice!
Sunday 18th October
Its all about the Vintage this Sunday as we head off to the 1940's Camp in Ramsey for their Vintage and alternative wedding fair! Keep calm and come visit us!!
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October
Exciting news We are officially launching our brand new Lou Lou dresses this weekend! A gorgeous range of tea length dresses in stunning fabrics and designs. As a  little treat there is also 10% off any Lou Lou dress ordered this weekend!
Sunday 25th October
We finish the month at one of the biggest wedding shows in our area at the East of England Showground in Peterborough. Its a must visit for anyone planning a wedding!
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Super September!

At the London Olympics they had "Super Saturday" well at Shades of White we have gone one better and had a "Super September"!!

So much went on this September it is hard to know where to start! We met lots of lovely new brides at both the Newmarket and Springfield's wedding shows. Jo and Anna ventured to Wales to watch Chris compete in his first Ironman event (Unfortunately he had an accident 90Km in to the bike ride and was unable to finish - He's ok and more determined than ever to complete it next year!) from there they whizzed to Harrogate to buy some amazing new dresses for the shop! To round off the month we went, on mass, to the National wedding show in London where we helped so many ladies to find there dream dress. Tony, who designs the wonderful Justin Alexander range, joined us and we had a weekend filled with lots of laughter and tears of joy!

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Girls on Tour!!

September is already shaping up to be a very busy month! After a very busy show at Newmarket Racecourse last Sunday, Jo and Anna are off this Sunday to watch the lovely Chris competing in his Ironman event in Wales. Then they are straight off to do some very exciting buying in Harrogate We have lots of exciting things happening so please keep your eyes peeled to our Facebook page!

You can still sponsor Chris by visiting

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

September Diary

As always we are always thinking ahead here at Shades of White and now more than ever as we have such a jam packed September coming up!
Here is our Calendar for the Month of September!
SUNDAY 6th - Newmarket Wedding Fair This is a huge show and great if you are in the early stages of planning as there are just so many ideas!
SUNDAY 13th - Our lovely friend of Shades of White, Chris Gale, is doing his first ever Ironman event in support of Macmillan Cancer support, it includes a 2.4mile Swim, 112mile Ride & 26.2mile Run all in one day! You can sponsor him by following the link.
SUNDAY 20th - We are in two venues this weekend, Jo will be at the fabulous Springfield's Wedding Fair in Spalding and Anna, Kim and our models will at the Menzies hotel in Bar Hill. Lots of inspiration at both events, so why not pop and say hi!
FRIDAY 25th - SUNDAY 27th - We are once again packing our bags and heading to London for the amazing National Wedding Show. This year we are so excited to announce that we are lucky enough to be taking the entire 2016 collection by Justin Alexander. This really is a treat as it won't be in any shops yet so it really is a UK exclusive and to top it all of our very favourite designer, Tony, from Justin Alexander will be joining us on the stand to talk you through his beautiful collection!
If you would like any more information about any of our September events please do not hesitate to contact the shop on 01480 464774.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Maggie Sottero Designer Weekend

It's been such a long time since our last blog because we have been just soooo busy! We have loved helping all of our summer brides as they get ready for their big days! Our designer weekends are incredibly popular and because of such high demand for the last Maggie Sottero event we are spoiling you by having another one! Don't forget to book your appointment as we get super busy!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

All the Colours of the Rainbow!

We are always astounded, as are our brides, when we start unfolding the endless colour swatches from our Bridesmaid supplier Dessy. There seem to be hundreds of colours and sometimes we wonder where the bizarre sounding names come from, so we've done a little bit of research and its all much clearer now!

There are some obvious comparisons....

From Periwinkle to Espresso and Apple slice to Amethyst there are some colours we can just imagine.

Then we get to the slightly more unusual names and our imaginations run wild. So here is what we have discovered...
CONCORD - Nothing to do with high speed air travel, this colour actually refers to the dark Blue/Purple of the concord grape.

CELADON - A beautiful pastel green this is actually a term for ceramics denoting both the glaze and the colour. Originating in China the production of this ceramic then spread to other Asian regions.

CERULEAN - A vibrant blue colour, the first recorded use of cerulean was in 1590 The word is derived from the Latin word 'caeruleus' which means dark blue, blue or green. Other sources say it derives from words which mean heavenly sky.

There really is more to the rainbow than we knew!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

January Competition Winner!

As January draws to a close we truly can't believe how quickly this month has gone! We have travelled far and wide this month from Knebworth to Newmarket and we have met so many lovely brides to be. Samantha Brook, who visited our stand at the Newmarket show, was the very excited winner of our January half price wedding dress competition!

We have another fabulous competition running at all of our February shows. You can find details of where we are on the Diary Dates page of our website. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Starting the year with a BANG!!

2015 Has definitely got off to a very exciting start!

We have already met so many new brides who have fallen in love with their dream dress! We have been amazed with the amount of ladies who have applied to join our team and we look forward to introducing the successful candidate very soon! We get to visit some beautiful venues as we tour around showing at wedding fairs, but none are quite as beautiful as Knebworth House. We hope all the couples who visited got lots of ideas!

This weekend we are venturing to Wyboston Lakes where you can catch our gorgeous model on the catwalk and our sale continues in store! 

Friday, 2 January 2015

50% Off Sale!

Our fabulous sale is here again! 50% off all sale dresses.....when they are gone they are gone!!