Winter Weddings

We all love a festive party and the winter months are perfect.  The Christmas theme and spirit is what really captures the imagination.

I my self had a Christmas wedding and it was a dream of mine for as long as I can remember.  Imagine having all the Christmas trees and decorations for the back drop to your wedding and all the festive food for your wedding guests!

As for the Wedding outfits for the Mother of the Bride and the Mother of the Groom little changes.  The colour pallet tends to change however the fabrics still remains the same as spring or summer outfits.  Silver and golds are very popular with pewters and bronzes for richness.  Berry colours are beautiful and very traditional, rich red or burgundy or luxurious greens are fabulous.  Black is not as popular as it used to be, but maybe only as an accent colour or in your accessories for example your shoes and bag.

My Mum chose devore silk velvet in a beautiful colour pallet of gold, copper, burgundy and bronzes for a coat which went over a simple velvet two piece.  Her hat was velvet which complemented the colouring of her outfit.

You obviously do not have to wear velvet.  The outfits are amazing and by just adding a little fur or velvet just takes it up a notch on the chic stakes especially for a Christmas Wedding.  Add sparkle to your outfit for example have extra in the decoration on your hat or in your fasinator.  Do not go too over the top, keep it chic and classy.


If it is a church wedding remember it can be chilly so think carefully about what outer layer will complement your outfit.  How about a fur stole or coat or a pashmina wrap.  A big no no is do not wear your everyday coat.

Some winter Weddings can be an evening affair.  Why not wear a gorgeous evening dress or cocktail dress.

Whatever you choose you will look fabulous.




Our Brands

Choosing the perfect outfit is so important.  The brands we stock offer something for everyone.  We have been selling Ispirato for a number of years and stock a wide range of styles to create a beautiful collection.  Ispirato was created in 2007 and their designs are perfect for the Mother of the Bride or Groom and also offer contemporary outfits for Wedding Guests and all other Occasions.  Like a day at the Races or a Garden Party.  Using beautiful fabrics and detailing like stretch taffeta, lace and beading.  Ispirato is fashion forward in design and a perfect choice for Mothers of the Brides and Grooms who would like to look stylish and modern.

Spanish brands Cabotine and Zeila are stunning.  Bright colours to soft pastels, these collections you have to see for yourself.  They are leading Spanish occasion wear brands in the UK and one of the largest manufacturers.  Zeila in particular is outstanding for it’s price range which does not affect it’s quality or fit.  Cabotine, the sister collection of Zeila, is equally stunning using premium fabrics and detailing.  This may reflect in the pricing, but you can’t put a price on exclusivity!

Dress Code by Veromia is a beautiful collection which features layers of soft detailing and beading.  Available in a demure colour palette.  Our Dress Code collection is elegant and chic.  It has classic styles of dresses and boleros, however they have a little twist to make them stunning.

As you may of noticed we only stock four brands.  That’s because we feel it is important to keep the Mother of the Bride and Groom outfits very exclusive and only have three sizes per style.  You wouldn’t want to bump into anyone wearing the same outfit as you now would you!

First thoughts!

So, how did you feel when your son or daughter told you they had became engaged to be married and set their wedding date!  Did you have a feeling of sheer dread at the thought of going shopping for a Mother of the Bride or Groom outfit or joy at the prospect of trying on lots of beautiful outfits.  Which ever way you felt here at Christine’s Occasion Wear we are sure to make your experience fabulous.  Mums have a very important role within the wedding and there is a certain look that is expected.  However we have our own perceptions on what we want to wear.  Here’s a few tips which are important to think about

1, Be open minded about styles and colours

2, Try to co-ordinate and tone with the colour theme of the wedding

3, Make sure you choose a colour you like and that suits you

4, Remember comfort! You’re in the outfit for a longtime

Remember this is a joyous time. Don’t panic over how much time you have.  I read that it actually takes Mums longer to purchase their outfits than it does the Bride to choose her dress!