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Tuesday 3rd October 2017: Let's talk pants - and bras. How many times have you seen a bride in tired, grey underwear, specifically a bra, which doesn't fit? Saggy and baggy, it does nothing to enhance her figure. Fitting wedding gowns on a bride without the correct underwear can leave them feeling sad and [...]


Alan Hannah winner!

        Wednesday 13th September 2017:  So exciting! Marguerite Hannah won Designer of the Year at the awards ceremony in Harrogate on Monday night. A very well deserved accolade. What a treat being there to share their celebration. Thank you for inviting me. It was a fantastic night with novel, apt entertainment [...]


Alan Hannah finalist

  Tuesday 5th September 2017: I am delighted for Alan, Marguerite and their hard working team. They are finalists in the Designer of the Year awards category next week in Harrogate. It's well deserved. Check out their fabulous collections here: Wishing you all the best of luck - thank you for your kind [...]


Attire Bridal feature

  Friday 1st September 2017: Here is a article I've written for you on page 86 in the new issue of Attire Bridal. A focus on effective Time Management. Enjoy!              


Frock Shop TV series

      I was contacted by Sarah this week with regards to a fabulous new TV series. She says: "My name is Sarah and I work for an independent production company in London called Nineteen11. We are making a brand new, glamorous series for a mainstream broadcaster all about designer wedding dresses. Set [...]


Wedding trader article

August 12th 2017: Here is an article I've written for you in the exciting first ever issue of Wedding Trader magazine. You'll find it on pages 33-37. Hope you enjoy! Please note, points 13-15 are not my own words but feedback collected by the editors from brides to be.       [...]


A new article for you.

Burning the midnight oil? August 1st 2017: I've written a new article for you about working overtime. Here is the link, and I hope you enjoy it:  


Launch of new trade magazine

HOT OFF THE PRESS!! I’m delighted to announce the first issue of a brand new Trade magazine will be on our doorsteps next month. Look out for my article and advertisement! I was given this quote from Jade, the editor earlier today: “Wedding Trader is a brand new bridal trade magazine coming to the [...]


Amanda Wakeley Show

I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to the Amanda Wakeley catwalk show last Sunday. What a fabulous afternoon. The sun was out, the venue was stunning and the gowns, well, what can I say. Hollywood glamour at it’s finest. Silks, glorious bead work, embroidery and chic cuts. Amanda spoke with real passion for [...]


Your Future

  June 29th 2017. A warm welcome to you. I do hope you like my new website. I now have this fabulous blog page too. Join me here for news stories, updates and Industry announcements. Please note, my next availability for your booking will be August or September 2017. All the best, Helena Cotter [...]