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Cupar, Fife, United Kingdom
Aliya Rose is an award-winning bridal shop in Fife, Scotland. We have always been proud of our commitment to customer service, and our excellent range of styles and sizes. But we're also quite fun, or at least we try.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Underwater Wedding Photography. Yes, underwater.

Normally, when the words ‘wedding dress’ and ‘swimming pool’ are mentioned in the same sentence, one would think of those poor unfortunate brides captured for eternity on their wedding video falling into their venue’s swimming pool fully clothed, and then shown on You’ve Been Framed….

But in this case, when the wedding dress and the swimming pool are combined with an extremely skilful photographer and make up artist, a beautiful model, and a WHOLE lot of careful planning, you get one of the most amazing bridal shoots ever.

When we responded to photographer Jonathan Ryan’s request to supply a dress for an underwater wedding shoot, we were really quite excited about the prospect. Here at Aliya Rose we’ve always liked things that are a bit eye-catching or different, so there was something about this idea that really appealed. And even though we weren’t sure if our valuable dress would survive, we reckoned it was worth taking the plunge, as it were. What is life if you can’t take a risk or two?

This incredible photo is only the second one we’ve seen from the shoot. And frankly we cannot WAIT to see the rest (although we’re giving poor Jonathan some time to recover – he was, understandably, pretty exhausted after hours of shooting underwater).

You can find another amazing photograph here http://peoplebyryan.com/photoblog/mermaid

There will be more, but don't hold your breath..... ;)

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Slashing those bridesmaid costs!

So how would you feel if someone told you that you could walk into a bridal boutique and buy your bridesmaid dresses from a range of well over 100 styles, with an enormous range of colour options, but all for department store prices? You might be surprised, no?

Well, here at Aliya Rose the sunny weather has put us in something of a fantastic mood, and - perhaps we've had too much Pimm's - we've decided to make our brides an offer they can't refuse. We are offering all the bridesmaid dresses we stock for a set price of just £140 each. That's pretty incredible.

We have full length, tea length, cocktail length, strapless, halterneck, v-neck, chiffon, satin, taffeta, georgette..... the list goes on.... and in just about any colour you can think of.

This offer will only last for 4 weeks (from Sat 10th July 2010 to Sat 7th August 2010), so get your bridesmaids together, get your skates on, and get down to Aliya Rose, 18 Millgate, Cupar to get your order in. And if you actually turn up on skates, we'll be well impressed.

To book your appointment, call 01334 655 303, or email info@aliyarose.co.uk.

So what else do you need to know? Well, to qualify for the offer you'll need to pay for your dresses in full when you order. You need to order between 10th July and 7th August 2010 inclusive. The set price of £140 does not include rush fees, alterations, or extra charges from the designers for length alterations, plus-sizes or print fabrics. But just let us know if you'd like more info on any of these.

And we'll see you soon x

Friday, 2 July 2010

So here we are, giving this blog thing a try...

This is really rather experimental. I don't know how much other bridal shops blog. Or even IF other bridal shops blog. To be honest, that doesn't really bother me, because we've never done things just to be like everyone else. We are proud to have our own personality!

So today I decided to start a blog. I must admit I was spurred on by Rachel Southwood of Wedding Ideas Magazine. Because she said she'd start a blog if I did. I took this as a dare (or some such), so here I am. Stay tuned for details of her blog..... :D

We're proud today to announce that we're a Top Wedding Tweeter despite not managing to tweet much this week. It seems we must have been on the list even higher last week, but I'm afraid I didn't even know the list existed last week. You can be sure I'll be checking it every week from now on though.

Top 100 Wedding Tweeter

Thanks for reading. We'll be back with more, I promise.