Poppies for Days ...

 

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We are very proud of our latest window display, in honour of this very special World War 1 Centenary year. We (well…mainly Chloe- all hail Poppy Princess Chloe!!) lovingly hand crafted each and every poppy adorning our beautiful flower gown inspired by the fantastic installation at the Tower of London.

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Thanks to Mike Browne for taking the lovely photographs above!

We are raising money for the Royal British Legion so please give generously to this fantastic cause: https://www.justgiving.com/Agape-Bridal-Boutique

We have pledged to match whatever we manage to raise so dig deep! If you are passing by, take a moment to look at our huge poppy gown, and also our display of antique photo frames containing images of wartime weddings from the past 100 years.

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 An excerpt taken from my fabulous book 'Vintage Weddings':

‘A regular wartime column entitled ‘Marrying in Haste, Accelerated Wedding Plans’ in American Vogue recorded that: ‘Weddings nowadays hang not on the bride’s whim, but the decision of the groom’s commanding officer. He names the day when he grants that unexpected furlough. ..The schedule may run something like this: engagement announced on Monday, invitations sent out by Telegraph on Wednesday, the last handful of rice and rose petals flung on Saturday.''

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'Picking up her skirt to avoid the rubble of bomb damage in a war-torn Britain, Ena Squire-Brown, an international dancer famed for her Dove Dance, leaves her home for St George's Church in Forest Hill to marry her Royal Air Force Sweetheart'

We've had SUCH a fantastic response to our latest display already, if you like it please text POPY95 £2 to 70070 to help us reach our money raising target for this fantastic cause.

Lest We Forget x

 

 

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