Wedding Hats & Fascinators for the Mother of the Bride & Groom

Buying the Ideal Wedding Hat

There are many designs and styles of wedding hats that will match what you wear. You can wear hats tilted to the side, to the front or the back and it is essentially what works for you and your outfit. Ladies want to feel special with the hat on; they want to look different and unique. They want to stand out in the crowd of other women, and it’s a bit like competition or making a personal, lasting statement.

A stylish Wedding Hat can add so much to an outfit. They are an excellent way to add drama and flair to mother of the bride or groom outfits. Hats are also a perfect way to express your personal style. If you are uncertain about how to wear a hat, so as to show your personality, take a look at some pictures of British women: they know how to pull off any hat!

Wedding Hats London & Manchester

A hat is ideal for the finishing touch to a wedding outfit as it will not only look great but will also protect you from the glare of camera flash or sun. Look for a hat with a wide brim in ivory or pastel color. A wedding hat should be festively decorated; it should not resemble anything that you would wear for gardening. You can either choose a hat that comes furnished or add your embellishments to a simple portrait hat.

Wedding Hats for the Mother of the Bride and Groom

The wedding fascinator is also growing in popularity, especially with the younger women. These accessories are not only meant for weddings. They are also a great accessory for any festive occasions ranging from the casual to the formal. There is no reason why your wardrobe should not comprise of any, given the simplicity and elegance of wearing one.
Vintage wedding hats are also back in fashion now; old school is now actually the new school! What our parents or grandparents used to wear for their weddings events are now actually back in vogue! Talk about product lifecycle out the window! All sorts of hats like cocktail hats, big cage fill hats with feathers are all back in style.
Wedding hats are a worthy investment as they can be used and reused at second weddings and even at other events. There is a wide choice of other wedding accessories that could go with it and also the very popular wedding hats and fascinators. The bottom line is, regardless of when you are wearing your wedding hat, that you are ensuring that you are not upstaging the bride. You want to be fashionable but do it without appearing as though you might be trying to steal the attention from the bride.

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The Middleton Effect.

Nigel Rayment from says the Royal Wedding has had a huge effect on the hat trends which has continued into 2013. We have found that since the Middleton’s came into the media, the disc styles have taken over from the large hats. These discs are on a head band and are so comfortable to wear. And great for photos as you can see the face clearly! It’s really important to make sure that, whatever you wear its not too overpowering and you personally feel good. If a mum buys an outfit separately from their hat, they often have a problem finding a perfect match, but Nigel has the answer: in our London boutique mums can buy all the occasion wear brands and get a hat made to measure and dyed to perfectly match any colour. We have hundreds of shapes so there’s a hat for everyone-its just about finding the style that suits you.

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Wedding, Bridal, Christening, Prom… Cruise Shoes?

Bridal Shoes UK have shoes for any occasion and you can find beautiful shoes and accessories right here online at your fingertips by visiting:

At Bridal Shoes UK We have brought together the largest and most comprehensive range of Bridal Shoes available, just for you.

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Our wedding shoes and bridal shoes include collections from designers such as Rainbow Club, Rainbow Couture Bridal Shoes, Diane Hassall, Else, Menbur, Belle by Paradox, Pink by Paradox, Benjamin Adams Bridal Shoes London, Liz René Couture Bridal Shoes, Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk, Meadows Bridal Shoes, Lexus Designer wedding shoes and handbags, Dyeables US, Pure and Precious by Katz and more!


If you need help or advice on any aspect of your wedding bridal shoes in stock, just pick up the phone or drop us an email.

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New Summer 2012 Range of Mother of the Bride & Groom Fashion

Visit Nigel Rayment Boutique of London for the new summer 2012 range of Mother of the Bride and Groom Fashion.

Beautiful mother of the bride dresses from Nigel Rayment Boutique. Designer formalwear and millinery in the heart of London.

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New range of Mother of the Bride Designer Outfits

Some more exciting new designer brands is store now: Olvis, YPSY, Niche and David Fielden.

Visit our main website now for more details

Or visit our shop, no appointments necessary.

Nigel Rayment Boutique

13 New Quebec Street
Marble Arch
Tel: 020 7258 3331

Opening times:Mon – Sat 10am till 5pm
Sun 11-5pm (Jan-June)

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Mother Of The Bride and Groom Outfits for 2012


At you can browse and select from the latest 2012 Collection of Designer Dresses and Outfits from top fashion design houses such as Condici, John Charles, Ann Balon, Ian Stuart & Linea Raffaelli in the comfort of our luxury London Boutique.



You will have seen a Jovani mother of the bride outfit or dress before. Even if the only time you read a fashion magazine or Hello is in the hairdressers, or in the myriad of waiting rooms we spend hours of our lives in, you will have seen their dresses. Jovani is the New York based fashion house adored by the kind of A-list celebrities who want to strut and float down the red carpet in a designer dress with the serious wow factor. You’ll have seen stunning Jovani evening wear on the likes of Katy Perry and Hollywood starlet Taylor Swift, and their sumptuous gowns on European aristocracy such as Sarah Ferguson. Jovani is an internationally recognised brand that has been gathering awards since the family owned business was founded in 1980. We have cherry picked the best of the best of the Jovani evening wear collection and mother of the bride dress range to become an important addition to our dedicated red carpet room.  It is in this room you will find our celebrity stylist and seamstress, Cathy McCarthy, who is on hand to ensure an excellent fit every time. As with all their collections, a Jovani mother of the bride dress has been crafted to suit all types of women and is available in size 6 to 32. Beautiful long silk chiffons and silk taffeta are meticulously crafted into exquisite dresses that radiate the perfect level of sophistication and glamour your want from your special occasion wear.

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Not content to keep our secret any longer, we had to tell you we have now brought to the Nigel Rayment boutique a new label we know you’ll just adore. Whether it’s for a divine mother of the bride dress or evening wear that has a carefree dash hidden in the beautiful folds and drapes of the dress, Pronovias is a pioneering bridal label steeped in history. This Spanish, family-owned, fashion house has its roots in a 1920s Barcelona bridal shop that specialised in lace, silk and embroidery. Pronovias’ longevity is due to the persistence of the family to continually innovate and experiment. In 1964, against the tradition of bespoke bridal wear, Pronovias presented its first prêt-a-porter bridal collection. Pronovias mother of the bride dresses and bridal gowns now have a reputation for bagging the front covers of European editions of Hello, Vogue and bridal magazines the world over.  With such an in-depth knowledge of brides it is little wonder that the company has a dedicated Pronovias mother of the bride dress collection. This range is a superb blend of sublime elegance reminiscent of old school Hollywood glamour mixed expertly with an ultra modern cut and styling. This is why we are so very pleased to be the only outlet in Central London for Pronovias Fiesta Mother of the Bride and Red Carpet collections.


Can a hat be too big?

Hats set off special occasion wear wonderfully well and are fantastically fun to wear. Yet how big does your hat need to be? Well as much as it comes down to personality, our selection of Nigel Rayment hats are often carefully matched with our select range of designer mother of the bride outfits and evening wear. Finding the right proportion is a finely honed skill you’d expect from a milliner in London, and you can take expert advice from our specialist stylists to discover the right head piece from our designer and couture hats. It is well known that the mother of the bride will choose from the myriad of designer hats to mark her daughter’s wedding and a wide sweeping brim topped with delicate feathers is almost expected. There are times when the seemingly simple fascinator adds the dash of elegance required for a garden party. The biggest day of year for hat shops in London is of course Ascot (although the forthcoming Royal wedding will skew the trend this year). This is the event when women hope their hats for Ascot will be more sumptuous, more dazzling than any other. It is the time of year when a hat can never be too big.


Colour me beautiful

What colour suits you best and should you get out of the palette you have used for the last ten years for your daughter’s wedding? Depending on the location and whether you love the bold cut of a couture design, a sunflower yellow or sumptuous purple silk Linea Rafaelli dress might be exactly what you are looking for, but you may be thinking ‘wow! I would love to wear a dress in that colour, but I’m not sure…’ A wedding is a day of celebration and our Condici mother of the bride dresses come in vivid blues, gorgeous reds and stunning purples that fit the happy wedding vibe perfectly. Adding a matching colour-rich jacket to Condici and Ann Balon outfits, or to a dress from the Paule Vasseur collection is it is an elegant way to keep warm in the cool of a church and can be removed in the heat of a reception. On the opposite end of the scale, pastel shades wouldn’t be an immediate choice for those who prefer bright colours from their special occasion wear. But the subtle shades available from a Coterie, or Gina Bacconi dress will bring out the sophisticated dreamy element of your nature.

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