Fundraising News

Fantastic Fundraiser: The twobirds sample sale


Dismayed by the cost of bridesmaid outfits that were worn just once, and following the success of the multi-functional dresses worn by her own bridesmaids, Ariane Goldman was inspired to launch twobirds in 2007 on the premise that being a bridesmaid shouldn’t mean forgoing style. Available with fifteen wrap styles, and in a multitude of gorgeous colours, the twobirds dress is the perfect solution to the issue of choosing bridesmaids’ attire, ensuring maids look and feel fantastic on the wedding day – and long afterwards.

 Held at their flagship London store in Covent Garden from the 6th to the 8th November, the twobirds sample sale was the perfect opportunity for brides-to-be and their maids to pick up an absolute – not to mention stunning – bargain, with at least 40% discount on many of the dresses. With bubbly and sweet treats on offer the three-day event was also the perfect backdrop for a spot of fundraising, all in aid of the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.

 As well as selling some of the most stylish bridesmaid dresses around, twobirds also very generously donated each £2 entry fee from the sample sale to the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, raising a fantastic £260 in the process. Donations such as this are absolutely vital in aiding our mission; helping couples affected by terminal illness to experience the wedding day of their dreams – so a huge THANK YOU to everyone at Two Birds.

 To view the complete, stunning collection of bridesmaids dresses, pay a visit the twobirds website now – you won’t be disappointed!



Events, Fundraising News

The Wedding Show 12th – 13th October, Westpoint Arena, Exeter


Billed as the South West’s premier bridal experience the Westpoint Wedding Show will be taking place this weekend (12th-13th October), with over 150 fantastic stands offering inspiration, discounts, and samples to couples planning their nuptials.


This most prestigious of wedding shows features helpful demonstrations and daily catwalk shows, showcasing lines from the likes of Sassi Holford, Kate Walker Bridal, Pirouette and Serenity, Catwalk 09, Coast, and Frilly Frocks, as well as Lugets, Moss Bros, and Jonathan Hawkes for the grooms in the audience. Other highlights include a licensed Champagne Bar, Casino Corner and inspirational makeovers, while many of the exhibitors will be offering exclusive discounts to couples at the show. As if that wasn’t enough, every entrant to the show will receive a complimentary show guide and goodie bag, packed full of surprises.


This year’s WestPoint Wedding Show is particularly exciting for the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation, as we will be exhibiting for the very first time. Come and visit Naomi Thomas and the team and find out a little more about the work we do, while discovering how you (and your wedding day) can provide the valuable support we need. Our Wedding Wishing Well Gift List gives couples, and their guests, a chance to fundraise as they celebrate their special day; instead of receiving gifts, consider asking your guests to donate to the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation instead, and help couples affected by terminal illness to enjoy the wedding day they deserve.


So whether you’re searching for a photographer, florist, confectioner or entertainer, or just want to pop in and say, “hello” to Naomi and the team, come along to the Westpoint Arena this weekend – it’s guaranteed to be a jam-packed weekend.


The Westpoint Wedding Show is open from 10-4pm both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost £5 when booked in advance, or £7.50 on the door. Group tickets for four people can be purchased in advance for £15.


For further information about this fantastic event, please visit Tickets can be purchased by calling 01803 860753, or by visiting

Written By Louise Baker at Avocet Editorial

Suppliers News

White Gallery 2013 – Madeline Isaac James

On 20th May we were honoured to have been invited to the prestigious White Gallery in London. White Gallery is an annual bridal show for bridal wear buyers so not our area I hear you say?

Well we were actually there to see the launch of the amazing 2014 collection of Madeline Isaac James. The designer of the collection Natalie Gladman has very kindly designed a dress and named it “Naomi” after our very own Naomi! £100 for every Naomi dress sold will be donated to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.

Naomi says ” I cannot tell Natalie how chuffed I am that she chose to name a dress after me. I feel totally honoured and delighted to have such a talented designer associated with The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation. The dress is stunning, simple, elegant and flattering for ladies with hips & just the style I would choose if I was to design something.”

The dress will be stocked in many bridal shops around the UK.

For more information take a look at their website