'Something New'!


If you’ve been in the boutique lately, you may have been greeted by a new face…That face was probably me!

I’m Danni, the newest addition to the team at MiliMili. As many of you will know, Lauren is expecting her third baby boy in October, so the time has come for her to bring in extra reinforcements, in order to hand over the reins when she goes off on maternity leave (although knowing her, she still won’t relax and leave the shop alone!).

I have a background in marketing and design; with my most recent project being editor-in-chief of a lifestyle publication. But I fell in love with bridal at a young age - I’ve always been obsessed with weddings, and where other kids were more concerned about what was on the sweet cart, I was gazing in awe at the bride’s dress.

Get To Know Me

Favourite designer: Enzoani
Favourite dress style:
Bridesmaid duties:
7 (and counting!)
Favourite dress colour:
Ivory, with a layer of darker champagne or nude to make the lace really stand out!
Most likely to be seen at a wedding…:
On the dance floor, probably busting out some terrible Prosecco-inspired moves

I am a big fan of unusual, unique wedding dresses: which is what led me to discover MiliMili. A huge Enzoani fangirl, I started following MiliMili on Instagram when I found out they were the only stockist within a 40-mile radius of me - and you can only imagine my delight when they were also hiring!

In my few weeks at MiliMili so far, I’ve learned SO much from Lauren and Abby and am really looking forward to helping all the beautiful brides-to-be (bride-to-bes? Answers on a postcard) find the perfect dress for their big day.

I’m on hand to offer advice and guidance on the dress-searching process, help you try on different styles and work out what suits your body shape and style. I have a lot of visible tattoos, which is something a lot of brides tend to want to cover or hide, but I enjoy finding dresses that really complement those features. If you’re a bride with a distinctive look, I’d love to help you with this too!

I’m even there to offer an ear if you need to vent about stressful wedding planning. (Did I mention I’m also an epic events organiser? You name it, I’ve had to deal with it!) I’m recently engaged myself, so I love chatting to brides about plans for their wedding; I’ve had some great tips so far!

As you can see, I take quality control very seriously.

As you can see, I take quality control very seriously.

If you have any questions, just fancy a chat, or want to book an appointment to come and try on a selection of our beautiful gowns, feel free to drop me an email to enquiries@milimili.co.uk

Look forward to meeting you all!
Danni x

Samantha & Keith

On the blog today we have the wedding of Samantha and Keith.  This is a real treat for anyone who loves a theatrical style wedding. 

Samantha and Keith got married on 9th April 2016 at the rather trendy Houchins Barn.  This is a relatively new venue on the block but I have heard nothing but positive feedback about it. 

When Samantha first came into the boutique, she explained to me that she is an interior designer and has her own design company (Morph Designs Ltd).  So she was looking for a dress that was something a little different from the normal and as soon as she mentioned the words "Helena Bonham Carter style" I knew there was only one designer for her.  The one and only Ian Stuart. 

Samantha fell in love with the Pracatan dress, and as one of my all time favourite dresses I was truly jealous she got to wear it!  I think the only way to describe this dress to someone is "think Carrie Bradshaw - Sex in the City". Ever the designer, Samantha wanted a few custom changes to the dress which were to remove the sparkle detail off the corset bodice and also to have a corset tie back put in. It was really important to Samantha that she could have different accessories that she could change throughout the day.  In the end, she had 2 different boleros, a veil and a stunning hat (the hat was made by the same lady who helped Vivienne Westwood with the costume design for Tim Burtons "Alice in Wonderland"). 

Keeping with the Vivienne Westwood theme, Samantha had some gorgeous Vivienne Westwood shoes. 

The photographer for the day was Jayne Heather, so a big thank you to her for her beautiful images. 

Samantha's flowers were absolutely gorgeous.  I love the mixture of blue and purples and they are such a stand out feature. Throughout the day Samantha and Keith put in some amazing touches to the make the venue look beautiful.  

The wedding cake was made by Hunnybun Bakery and looks gorgeous, again the colour theme is stunning. The love letters were from My Big Fat Wedding and all the other props and screens were provided by Morph Designs. 

The Grooms and Groomsmen had suits from Anthony's Menswear.  I would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking for their suits.  They have modern styles and are top quality in the cut and make. The guys that work there are really helpful too. 

Samantha and Keith had a female choir preforming on the day which sounded amazing (I saw a video!). 

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Wood, we loved being part of your special day xx 

Iyasha & Michael

Welcome to our first blog on our brides weddings.  I wanted to do these blogs so I could show off our amazing brides and also to give brides to be some inspiration for their own specials days. I hope you enjoy reading them and looking at all the beautiful pictures.

For our first blog, we have Iyasha and Michael.  When Iyasha first came into the boutique I instantly knew she was going to be a MiliMili Bride.  She is class and sophistication personified and you could see she knew a thing or two about fashion.  

Iyasha tried on a few different styles but when she put on Hanoi by Blue Enzoani she knew this was her dress.  She looked absolutely stunning and it showed off her figure amazingly even though the sample dress was 3 sizes too big for her.  My pin skills were tested that day! I always say if you love a dress when it doesn't fit you then you know you will love it even more when it does and Iyasha did just that. I'm sure you will agree she looked fabulous. 

The wedding was on 7th November 2015 and the venue was Hintlesham Hall.  If you haven't already booked a venue I would highly recommend a look at this venue, it is a very impressive setting for a wedding. 

Iyasha and Michael's photographer for the day was D&A photography so quick shout out to him for the beautiful pictures. 

I'm not being biased when I say Iyasha is a naturally stunning girl.  So her natural hair and make up really complimented her look.  Her make up artist for the day was Victoria Jones and her hairstylist was Kim Wade. 

You may recognise Michael if you have been buying a house recently.  He is the Michael of "Michael's" Estate Agents in Colchester which I have to say is a very trendy and modern looking Estate Agents! 

Iyasha wanted to ensure that her Indian heritage was brought into the wedding, so she had the most brilliant idea of putting her bridesmaids into saree's.  I was lucky enough to see the saree's up close as she brought one into the boutique when she came in for a fitting and the detail was absolutely exquisite on them.  The dusky pink colour went perfectly with her flowers. 

Her flowers were by Interior Floral Design and I think you will agree that they did a fantastic job. 

Iyasha accessorised her dress with a Cathedral veil from Charlotte Balbier which has a beaded detail on the comb.  She also wore a back necklace from Chez Bec. 

Congratulations Iyasha and Michael!  Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us xx