June & July

June and July have been full of fun – We have been meeting with a variety of Textile Agents this month gathering ideas for our new 2016 collection. We are very excited about the vision of the new dresses coming to life and have started making final decisions on fabrics.

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Here is a sneak pic of ‘Rosalind’ new to 2016….! We just couldn’t contain our excitement to get started on this one.  See if you can guess from the name where our inspiration has come from?!

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‘Rosalind’ will be in our Cheltenham boutique to sample… this week!

Our short and chic ‘Primrose’ has been featured in Attire Bridal Magazine & Perfect Wedding Magazine this month! She is causing quite a stir. It’s fantastic to be recognised for all the hard work that goes into our made-to-measure dresses.


Earlier this month, the very talented Ikon Works teamed up with Brides of Winchester at Penton Park (fabulous venue!!) and photographed some of our gorgeous Chanticleer gowns – Angelina and Peony. Here is the outcome…

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We are also getting involved in the Penton Park open day on Sunday 19th July. The very talented Ikon Works will be hosting a live inspirational wedding shoot to give you some amazing ideas. You will also have the chance to look around the beautiful venue and speak to a range of suppliers.

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The gorgeous ‘Honeysuckle’ has been very popular with both us and our suppliers this month. The fluid fishtail corseted gown with sweeping low back, embellished with sequined lace guipure is bang on trend.Honeysuckle Back

Our shoe of the month is ‘Sugar Plum’ in Rose Pink Nuback by Diane Hassall (of course with matching bag ‘Ice-Cream’). Fabulous for adding a splash of fun and colour into your wedding day!

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We will keep you lovely bunch updated on the progress of our new ‘2016’ collection & photos from the live editorial shoot at Penton Park. Exciting times!

If you would like to book an appointment to come and try any dresses, shoes or accessories, please call us on 01242 226502.

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British Blogs, Goodbyes, Sale Items & Dress of the Week

Hello again..

Our new ‘Eden Collection’ has been causing quite a stir and has been featured on a number of blogs recently. All of which you can find on our Facebook Page. A great one to look at is ‘The Great British Wedding Blog who were doing a feature on British Bridal Designers. We first got talking with Alex Boucher over Wedding Hour on Twitter (every Wednesday 9-10pm). This led to a lovely post about our new Eden Collection and why it’s important to buy British and support British designers!!   


We have said goodbye to lots of lovely brides this month (but gained lots of lovely new ones!!) but thought we would share a few of our gorgeous brides in their bespoke Chanticleer gowns…

Charlotte wearing Asta by Chanticleer
Charlotte wearing Asta by Chanticleer

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Laura wearing Mauritania by Chanticleer

Laura wearing Mauritania by Chanticleer


Sarah wearing Blossom by Chanticleer
Sarah wearing Blossom by Chanticleer

You really need to pop in store and see us as we have lots of beautiful wedding shoes for sale at the moment. Including Benjamin Adams, Rainbow Club, Rainbow Couture, Else, Pink, Diane Hassal, Pure & Precious. These include Bridal, Bridesmaid and Flower-girl shoes and start from just £8.00. Such a bargain!


Not only that BUT we have been sorting out all of our accessories cabinets and restocking lots of lovely new bits for summer….when they arrive i will take lots of pictures. WATCH THIS SPACE. 


We also take great pride in our window displays as we get lots of excitement from people wondering what we are going to do next. We went for a vintage theme this time with our gorgeous Mary-Rose dress and matching cape.

Mary-Rose and Cape

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Do you know what dress will suit your body shape?! Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter Page all this week as our Designer, Tracey Salt will be posting recommendations on choosing a shape to flatter your figure.

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Honeysuckle is proving to be very popular at the moment and is our DRESS OF THE MONTH. What’s not to love?! Beautiful low back detail, embellished with Guipure Lace. What would be your favourite dress?

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If you would like to book an appointment to come and see us, call one of our consultants on 01242 226502 for availability or email us and we will be in touch.

We would also be interested to know if you have any topics you would like us to discuss? Comment your suggestions and we will do our best…

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Happy Blogging xxx

Hello World!

Hello Bloggers..

It’s been a busy month at Chanticleer HQ! We have had lots of interest about what we get up to behind the scenes SO.. we thought we would bring you monthly updates about what we have been doing. HOW EXCITING! As well as keeping you updated with special offers, competitions, Designer Days & our hottest trends.


So, at the start of the month we spent the day with the VERY lovely Kerry and Chantel from Angelic Gowns, Oxford. We had lots of lovely tea & cake and talked for hours about dresses and dramas, showed them all of our gorgeous gowns and now they are a stockist in Oxford!! So check out their FB page or Website if you are closer to Oxford than Cheltenham.


We also had the very talented Erin from the University of Gloucestershire put together a video as part of her course. This video shows how our gowns are constructed, with a special interview from our Designer, Tracey Salt. All of our dresses are made to measure each brides body shape so it gives a great opportunity to enable everyone to see how & where their gown is constructed.

Then of course it was RACEWEEK & we entered The Echo’s best dressed window competition. It was great to see so many local businesses getting involved in the races and seeing Cheltenham community come together.

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Although we didn’t win best dressed window, we got tickets to Ladies Day on Wednesday 11th March which we felt was like winning anyway!!

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We also had our Designer Day in store on Saturday 14th March which is always popular as you get to meet the designer and piece together your dream dress. We were also offering a massive 20% off all orders that day so we met lots of lovely brides and welcomed them into the Chanticleer family. So keep an eye out on future Designer Day dates!!

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On Sunday 22nd March we showcased some of our dresses at Dumbleton Hall Wedding Fair (Such a beautiful venue), met lots of lovely brides and ate lots of ice-cream. What more could you ask from a Sunday?!

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This weekend we are in Bromley, Kent for another Designer Day at Marianne Jessica Bridalwear, again showcasing our new 2015 Eden Collection and Tracey will be on hand to sketch out your dream dress. If you would like a last minute appointment, ring Michelle on 0208 466 5708!!

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So, as you can see we have been working very hard this month & we are looking forward to what’s in store next month at Chanticleer HQ. If you would like to book an appointment to come and see us, call one of our consultants on 01242 226502 for availability or email us and we will be in touch. We don’t bite!

From all of us at Chanticleer HQ…

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Happy Blogging xxx