Legend Bridal has a new home in Great Harwood

WE’VE DONE IT! It’s taken various attempts and some serious coordination, but we have moved premises! All appointments, from this point on, will be at our new address! We have packed up and abandoned our cute little terraced house on Strawberry Bank and traded up for an awesome Grade II listed building in the heart of Great Harwood. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still a lot to do! Moving before wedding season is over was never going to be easy, but the important things are in place; our showroom is starting to look like a showroom and our sewing studio is beginning to take shape, but most importantly all our brides’ dresses and accessories are safely homed in their new abode. We may not have a sign or a window cleaner yet, but we have space and a home for everything! So, what’s the low down? 1: our new address is as follows… Upper floors, 12 Queen Street Great Harwood BB6 7QQ 2: We’re on the first floor… It’s worth noting that there is a flight of stairs to get to our studio. We’re aware this isn’t ideal for everyone but they’re shallow and wide and actually quite easy to Continue Reading →

Great to meet you Tattoo Tea Party

It’s been a week since our foray into the tattoo scene with The Tattooed Wedding Collective. A whole week and I’m not sure we’ve properly recovered yet! For those of you who are yet to hear about The Tattooed Wedding Collective let me give you a small introduction… here at Legend we are mad about tattoos. We LOVE em. We’re covered in em. There’s nothing more interesting for us than creating a dress that works with and enhances a brides ink. So it makes sense for us to search out our brides in the places we feel at home. Now, as much as we love to hang out at tattoo conventions we figured it would be a little bit random to simply turn up to our favourite tattoo show with our wedding dresses, so we chatted over the idea with our friends in the industry and reached out to Marry Me Ink with the idea of a wedding fair within a tattoo convention… and so the Tattooed Wedding Collective was born. Together Legend and Marry Me Ink approached the Tattoo Tea Party with the idea of hosting a wedding fair within their show and after some exciting planning sessions The Continue Reading →

Should we create a newsletter?

It’s crazy times here at Legend and there is so much of our day to day life that we can’t share with you. It’s a clandestine affair – so much of what we do has to be kept secret so that we don’t spoil any surprises for our brides. It’s serious business. Can you imagine if we inadvertently shared glimpses of dresses we are working on and gave away our brides? We are so used to keeping our day to day work secret that we actually find it quite difficult to share the other sides of our business, particularly on social media. It seems to go against the grain somehow. Almost as if it’s unprofessional to share anything other than the finished article in a perfectly manicured setting… and you definitely don’t want to see our ugly mugs do you? But it’s something we plan to work on. If you’re anything like me I find it absolutely fascinating to see how something is made or look into someone’s work space… well maybe we can work on ‘how our collection dresses are made’ to give you that look behind the scenes. Of course if you do want to keep up to Continue Reading →

Victoria + Paul; a tweed wedding for our competition winners

We love Victoria and Paul. If ever there was a couple so utterly made for each other then surely they are it. So before we get into blogging about Victoria and Paul’s wedding and how much we loved being a part of it we need to tell you that Victoria and Paul were the winners of ZT Photography’s competition that was run earlier in the year. We were very privileged to be able to host a competition where one of our brides (for Legend brides are absolutely the best brides ever) won their wedding photography… yes… won their wedding photography! What an epic prize! Needless to say, all the images included in this post are courtesy of ZT Photography, and to say that just 4 weeks before their wedding Victoria & Paul had to change all their plans, I think their wedding was AMAZING. (It’s also the reason we were honoured to be able to offer Victoria and Paul get ready at our little shop before the short walk to the registry office). Victoria and Paul… We very rarely get to meet our grooms, in fact in the hundreds of brides we’ve helped get ready for their wedding (and thinking Continue Reading →

Would you like to model for us?

We are not like other bridal shops. You know this. You know that we design and make everything ourselves and that every dress is unique. We are constantly taking images of our work, details and snippets throughout the process, but never share any of it… I’m terrible at taking pictures; blurry, over exposed (yes I can do that with an iPad) and ALL the jaunty angles they are working photos to help us remember what’s going on, they’re not styled or staged beautiful detail shots we NEVER share pictures of actual brides wedding dresses until after the wedding – in which case pictures of their wedding day are much more interesting. This means that in order to show you what we can do we need to create styled photo shoots. Our ideas vary wildly; sometimes we want to create an ethereal woodland fairytale, sometime and edgy and contemporary showcase and sometimes, we just get an idea of a scene and just need to bring it to life and we often work with other wedding suppliers to bring together an idea. As such are always on the lookout for models for various projects. If you are interested in getting involved, either Continue Reading →

Easter, April and full swing wedding season

As promised in my previous post I’m sat here in my PJ’s, brew on one side, chocolate on the other and looking forward to getting out later today. We didn’t manage to keep the whole of Easter weekend free of work but we’re still getting time to chill out and take a breath. Now I have a moment, I realise there is so much coming up in our diary that we haven’t shared with you: Wedding fair at The Wellbeing Farm – Sunday 3rd April NEXT SUNDAY! Wow, how did that creep up on us? We are really looking forward to joining the team at The Wellbeing Farm for their wedding fair next week. It’s such a quirky venue and we love it. There are few wedding venues that really let you run wild with your ideas but The Wellbeing Farm is one… I can’t wait to see who else will be exhibiting too and of course met loads of excited couples. Really looking forward to next weekend! Level Up with ZT Photography Our good friends Zo and Liam are sharing their expertise in a workshop specially developed for photographers wanting to build their portfolio. Date: 19th April 2016 – Continue Reading →

7 days to go! Eclectic Wedding Extavaganza

We are SOOOOO excited to be invited to exhibit at the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza! We have watched this event grow over the years and secretly wished we could join the fun. The last few weeks have been crazy busy (with so many awesome proposal stories), and the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza has kinda crept up on us! So, while all our loved up brides-to-be are having romantic weekends away we’ve taken the opportunity to work out what we are going to showcase. While getting everything together I realised that, other than a couple of little Facebook posts, we haven’t really shared the awesomeness of EWE! So where do we begin? Where is it? It’s at The Bond in Birmingham. From what we can gather it’s an awesome venue. We LOVED reading about Jo & Spigs wedding over on our sister blog Beneath the Dark Veil. Who is going to be there? Besides us you mean? Well, there are some AMAZING businesses signed up to be there and I CANNOT wait to go and say hi and make new friends – It’s always fantastic when you can get to know like minded businesses and there are PLENTY of new faces for us Continue Reading →