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Come and see us at The Big Day Wedding Show in February


La Boutique Bridal Gowns @ The Big Day Wedding Show
Sunday 19th February 2019,
Plymouth Pavilions

You are invited to a fantastic event to celebrate the very best of the South West’s wedding community; a day dedicated to brides and grooms, their guests, and the perfect day you deserve to have. Don’t forget to book your tickets for The Big Day Wedding Show, held at the Plymouth Pavilions on February 19th.

Joining a host of other wonderful suppliers the staff and volunteers of La Boutique, a dedicated bridal boutique in Exeter, are excited to announce that they too will be heading to The Big Day Wedding Show next month – and cannot wait to meet the couples planning their nuptials. La Boutique is looking forward to showing you a sample of their stock, which includes many famous names, some incredible styles, and, above all, discounted dresses that you’ll adore – none of La Boutique’s gowns costs more than £500. The gowns, which have been donated by designers and boutiques, are brand new and ex-samples, range from sizes 6-24, and come in an array of styles to suit any bride’s tastes and look. At any one time the boutique stocks some 700 gowns, so there’s always plenty to look at, and try on.

La Boutique was established with the aim of raising money for its associated charity The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, which organises and funds weddings for couples directly affected by terminal and life-limiting illnesses. During the show couples will have the chance to learn a little more about The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, which is the event’s chosen charity, and to find out how they can help during their own big days; this is a unique opportunity to give a little back via your own special day.

Naomi Thomas, founder of The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, and the lady at the helm of La Boutique, says, “We were thrilled to be selected as the chosen charity for this year’s Big Day Show. It’s a fabulous show attended by lots of local brides showcasing the best of the wedding industry in the area. It is also great to be working with House of Fraser. We shall be offering a chance to sign up for our charity guest lists and wedding favours, with a large donation going to the charity. We look forward to chatting with brides and grooms on the day too; we can’t wait to see you all there.”

Funds raised by La Boutique during The Big Day Wedding Show will be donated to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, in the hopes that even more bride and grooms affected by terminal and life limiting illnesses will be able to experience the day of their dreams.
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The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation is registered charity number 1155409

For more information regarding The Big Day Wedding Show please visit


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So close we can almost smell them…

It’s almost time…

Wedding Awards



The Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards are now so close we can almost smell them. The final judge has submitted their reviews on the votes that have been cast, the theme is getting some finishing touches, scores and votes are being collated, and the time is running out to buy tickets… Will we see you there?!

If you need a little inspiration to purchase your tickets, have a little look at some of the AMAZING prizes and entertainment that have been announced so far…

bridezilla priza

This beautiful set, worth £190, has been donated for auction by the lovely ladies at Bridezillas.


The Penny Lane River Cruiser has offered a prize with a choice of two options for auction on the night. The first is for those who wish to hold a family get together, with up to 15 guests on board for a two course buffet lunch.  The second is for those who wish to host a corporate event, with up to 40 guests, Prosecco and canapés. Due to the high value of this prize, a reserve will be set on the evening.


A big ‘Thank you’ to Camellia McQueen, who will be providing bow ties to our male judges, Graham and Lee, on the night. How can you miss the sight of such dapper gentlemen?!


Ensure a night not to be forgotten, and have your photo taken inside our fab photo booth, very kindly donated by Bristol Photo Booths.


Brighten your walls with this absolutely stunning, limited edition framed artwork by David Renshaw, which will be available to bid upon on the night.


Richard Parsons, a.k.a. The Gloucestershire Magician, will be performing on the night.


If you were present at last year’s event, you may well remember the spellbinding talents of Darren Campbell, who will be returning to entertain guests this February.


Make Up, in keeping with the surprise theme, will be provided by the fabulous Grace Kinglsey.


As the evening unfolds, events will be captured by Eve Dunlop, the talented photographer.


Samantha Jane Photography, a similarly talented lady, will also be on hand to capture every moment.


Of course, we’d also like to thank our stunning venue, The Bristol Hotel. We are so looking forward to being hosted by this fabulous venue.

The hashtag for this year’s event will be ‪#‎BnSwedawards2015‬ – we can’t wait to share your stories, pictures, and updates.

As ever, a huge, ‘Thank you’ to the team at Strawberry Fields Catering Ltd for their continued support, and also for the bubbly that you’ll be providing for the evening! We would also like to thank Essential Events Hire, who have greatly assisted with the theme and venue decoration.

The Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards will be held on Friday 27th February, at The Bristol Hotel. Don’t miss this fantastic event, or the opportunity to raise funds for The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation. Tickets can be bought here – you never know, you could even win a dazzling prize on the night. Tickets will only be available until 20th February, or until they’ve all gone. There’s no time like the present!

Need one last, final, reminder of why you should be going? Have a little watch of this video... See you there!


The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation Appreciation Awards: The Shortlist!

As we venture into 2015, now seems as good a time as any to announce the finalists for our appreciation awards, which are being held in conjunction with The Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards next February. We have had a fantastic year, and would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of those who have helped and supported us – we couldn’t exist without you.

Without further ado, here are our finalists…

*Corporate Supporter Award*

Johnsons Cleaners
Vanilla Catering
TwoBirds Bridesmaid
Deer Park Country House Hotel
JLM Couture
Archant Bride

*Supplier of the Year*

Essential Events Hire
Tara Stratton Photography
TwoBirds Bridesmaid
Guild of Toastmasters & Town Criers
Donnas Bespoke Handmade Gifts
Richard Parsons
Pearl & Lace
Amy Charlene Designs

*Volunteer of the Year*

Lee Bishop
Claire Stepney
Ruth Hawes

*Going the Extra Mile Award*

Louise Baker
Alcoa In Motion
Ikon Works
9Ice Events
Tracy Pallari
Beth Philpot

*Fundraiser of the Year*
Jo Cooke
James Birch
Emma Garnham
Little Red Napkin and The Ink Edition
The Wedding Planner School
Paul Huggett
The Squire Inn
Eastwood Park

Good luck to you all, and thank you for being there for us.

Tickets for the awards ceremony, which promises to be an amazing evening of fun and entertainment, can be bought here.

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TWWWF Advent Calendar: Day Twenty Four

Christmas is finally upon us, and so we share our last day of Advent with you – Happy Christmas to all of our followers, supporters, and volunteers.

We would like to spend this final day of our advent calendar by reminding you that entry to The Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards will be closing in exactly one week – you have just seven days to register your business with the awards, although your couples will have a little longer to vote for you. So, whatever your business – be it floristry, dress making, photography, videography, venue hire, or entertainment – make sure you tell us about yourselves. We can’t wait to celebrate the regions wedding achievements.


Please click here to find out more.

Events, Naomi ~ The Founder

TWWWF Advent Calendar: Day Twenty Two

On Day Twenty Two of Advent, we’d like to share some pictures of today’s Wedding Wishing Well Foundation Christmas Party, which was held at Wine and Sausage in Taunton. A fantastic time was had by all who attended; what a fab way to get ready for Christmas! The event ran a little deeper than simply celebrating Christmas, though; our volunteers are somewhat spread out, and it was lovely to have so many of them in one room together. We consider ourselves to be one big family, and couldn’t thank them enough for the hard work they do.

Without you, we couldn’t carry on as we do – THANK YOU.



Whatever you’re doing with work, we hope you enjoy the wind down into Christmas!

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Runaway Fundraising Successes

There has been a steady stream of fantastic fundraising for us recently; as always we are so grateful for your efforts, and proud of everything you achieve in our honour.

Firstly congratulations to Caroline Searle, who completed The Great South Run in 1.31 hours in aid of The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation. If you would like to donate to Caroline’s fundraising efforts, please click here. Thank you, Caroline – we are so proud of you.

We would also like to say congratulations and thank you to Bev Bishop, who has raised a fantastic £456 by running the Bridgwater 5km last month. You’re a star!


While we’re on the subject of running, we would like to say a huge congratulations and thank you to Justin Jones, Paul Huggett, and Mark Flynn, who ran the Great West Run in times of 1.36.4, 2.02.11, and 1.41.48 respectively, while raising money for us. An amazing effort, guys!


An honourable mention should go to Oliver Huggett, who completed his own half marathon by running with his school as well as joining in with the last mile of the Great West Run. At just nine years old, this is an amazing achievement, and he was still smiling at the end. Well done!

Finally, a big thank you to those who organised and attended the Feel Good Charity Day in Maidenbower, which has so far raised £1,100 for The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation. We hope you had an amazing day!

Upcoming events…

If you enjoy running, completing obstacle courses, or a bit of both, then the RockSolid Race is for you! Taking place at Escot Park in Exeter on 21st March 2015, the course covers 5k, 10k, or 15k, and is the perfect opportunity to get a little muddy while raising cash for a worthy cause. If you would like to join The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation’s team, please email Please click here to find out more.

La Boutique is expanding

La Boutique, The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation’s own bridal gown shop, is extending, and invites you to book your dress consultation today. Appointments are filling quickly; don’t miss out!


Offering a huge range of new, ex-sample, and pre-loved wedding gowns and accessories, La Boutique is a wedding shop with a difference. Not only does the boutique offer amazing discounts on some well-known, and loved, designers – up to 75%, in fact – but all profits are donated to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, ensuring that brides-to-be can help others to fulfill their dreams of a wedding day. All dresses, ranging from sizes 6-24, are priced under £500, while a selection of tiaras and headpieces is available.

Those visiting the boutique will be given a full 2-hour appointment, allowing them to fully enjoy their dress shopping experience, as well as trying on many of the stunning gowns on offer. The consultants are always on offer with guidance, and are specialists in helping those who have had surgery on their breasts; it is their mission to match every bride with her perfect wedding dress.

Naomi, founder of The Wedding Wishing Well says, “We are absolutely thrilled to be able to expand La Boutique; it’s the start of fantastic things for us, and the charity! We can’t wait to meet even more brides-to-be and provide their dream gowns. All of the stunning gowns at La Boutique are one offs that have kindly been donated to us and, at under £500 each, are an absolute steal. We also have some beautiful accessories available too, so be sure to pop in and say, ‘hello’.”

If you are getting married and would like the opportunity to purchase a gorgeous wedding gown for under £500, please contact La Boutique and book yourself an appointment with one of the store’s consultants.

You will find the extended La Boutique at:

Unit 17B Exeter Business Centre
39 Marsh Green Road West
Marsh Barton

Tel: 07970 443668


For updates and information, please visit La Boutique’s website,