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Outdoor Theatre and Featured Dresses
for the Mother of the Bride / Mother of the Groom

It’s hard to believe that it’s time to start thinking about Autumn already, but a peek in the store windows as I walk along tells me that’s coming sooner rather than later. It seems impossible that time could pass so quickly.

That doesn’t mean summer has past though! If you’re new to the area, or you’re looking for a way to pass a lovely day with family and friends, consider this:

August 4th: Old Herbaceous Outdoor Theatre at Cliveden

A classic British novel of a gentle, single-minded man with a passion for plants, brought to life at Cliveden gardens. For those unfamiliar with the one man play, or the book upon which it is based, reviewers have called it “Downton Abbey” with gardening tips. I’m not sure if that makes it better or worse, but there it is. Visitors can bring a picnic or purchase one at the Doll House Café.

While there, younger visitors can take the opportunity to visit the Storybook Play Den, filled with magical boats, climbing webs, slides, playhouses and much, much more, featuring giant mini beasts and carvings of their favourite storybook characters. The play den is located near the Doll House Café, allowing parents to enjoy a coffee break and observe while their children play.

Featured Dresses for the Mother of the Bride or Groom

Just in case it happens and I miss it, I should probably warn all of the Mothers of the Groom out there that I have a bit of a sticky “R” key on my keyboard. So, in the event that I refer to you as the Mother of the “Goom”, please understand it’s not intentional!

That said, we have some spectacular pieces in our High Summer collection that deserve to be spotlighted today, starting with this elbow length, V-neck, embossed peplum ensemble from Ispirato.

Embossed, V-neck dress from Ispirato

Much of the embroidery can’t be seen in the picture, but I promise you, it’s spectacular. Come down and see it for yourself!

Also from Ispirato’s High Summer collection is this lovely bateau neck, embossed and beaded dress, available in aqua sparkle (shown).

Bateau neck embossed dress from Ispirato

Another featured ensemble, and a personal favourite, is this sweetheart neckline, bra friendly lightweight dress and jacket from Barker & Pattichis. The panelled dress and fluted skirt is one of the most functional pieces in our collection, appropriate for almost any summer event.

Last, but certainly not least, one of the more unique pieces of our collection. This demure yet fabulous sequin/lace dress and stole from Ispirato sparkles, and its subtle flavour makes it perfect for an evening wedding or outdoor event.

View these pieces and more when you pay us a visit at No. 25 of Bourne End!

Lace jacket and dress from Barker & Pattichis

Sequins and lace from Ispirato

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