Yona Armstrong Owner / Designer Crystal Couture / IWantCrystalCouture

Yona Armstrong Owner / Designer Crystal Couture / IWantCrystalCouture
Everyone deserve to sparkly on their big day

Monday, 5 March 2012

UK Bridal Shop Directory for those in England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales

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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Please find a link to a great bridal resource / services / directorywebsite

If you are looking for UK, English, Irish, Scotish or Welsh Bridal Wedding industry news, information / info, Events, Fayres, Exhibitions, Wedding or Bridal Service Suppliers or Wedding / Bridal Links then this is the website for you:


They also have a sister bridal shop directory site:


Monday, 16 January 2012

Great News

IWantCrystalCouture has been invited and will attend the White Gallery - Top Designers Exhibition in London on 20 - 22 May 2012.

About White Gallery - White Gallery London showcases the bridal collections of some of finest UK and international designers. This premium international trade event is attended by the world’s most exclusive weddingwear retailers and media.

The show positions itself on the international bridal buying calendar and confirms its third edition will be held in the beautiful riverside surroundings of Battersea Park on 20-22 May 2012.
This show is now the showroom for the industry’s most influential talents, where the top names in retailing view the newest collections in a luxurious, intimate environment.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

About the new crystal couture "Elite"Collection

There are 6 New Designs in our new 2012 "Elite" shoe collection. The shoes are made to a very high designer, luxury specification using the finest materials. The designs are by new designer YONA Armstrong, and the shoes are manufactured by a very experienced luxury shoe manufacturer. The shoes have a fine Italian leather sole, and are covered with the best and most sparkliest ab Swarovski crystals. The shoe currently come in White or Ivory, in a size 3 to 8 with three inch heels. They can be manufactured in alternative colours and heel heights/sizes if required in great volumes for wholesale enquiries. The 6 designs in the collection are: Crystal Slippers, YONA shoe, YONA slingbacks, Cinderella Slingbacks, Glitz & Glamour and High Society. They are a mixture of open and closed toe and round and pointy toed shoes. These shoes are ideal for Weddings / Bridal, Red Carpet Events / Award Ceremonies, Proms / Beauty Pageants, Sweet 16, Ladies Racing Days, balls, Parties and other special Occasions. Prices range from £325 to £550 and there are payment plans available. For more info or to buy online please visit my store: www.iwantcrystalcouture.com. For wholesale info, prices and product list please email sales@iwantcrystalcouture.com. Usual wholesale mark-ups apply!

In addition to 6 designs of shoes in my new 2012 designer collection I am still offering all my best selling shoes & bags from my 2010/2011 Platinum collection, which got me to the finals of Best Shoe collection category at the British Bridal Awards in 2011, after my first full year of Trading. They also got me to the finals of best bridal shoes, in the wedding ideas awards of Jan 2012 (after my second year).

I'm hoping that I could win an award after my third year of trading with my new designer / luxury collection.

As well as shoes, I also offer Crystal Boots and UGG Style Love Australia Boots, Children's Crystal shoes, Crystal & other sparkly decorated and styled handbags, clutchbags and purses plus Crystal Accessories (including Bracelets & Bangles, Rings, Earings, Necklaces & Shamballa Bracelets).

Friday, 13 January 2012

Wedding Ideas Awards - Press Release

January 10, 2012

Crystal Couture Finalist in Wedding Ideas Awards 2012
A Caerleon wedding shoe designer is celebrating after being selected as a finalist in the Wedding Ideas Magazine Awards 2012.
Yona Armstrong, 35, set up her online wedding shoe company, Crystal Couture just over two years ago.
Now the company is building on its success by being selected as a finalist in the prestigious Wedding Ideas Magazine Awards 2012, which take place on Friday, January 13, 2012.
More than 10,000 brides from across Wales and the UK have voted for their favourite wedding companies in the awards which are now in their sixth year.
Crystal Couture is up for the title of Best Shoes amongst a five strong field of well known and established companies.
Mother-of-three Mrs Armstrong, said, “It’s so exciting to be selected as a finalist in the Wedding Ideas Awards 2012.
“It’s fantastic that my designs are being recognised and appreciated, particularly amongst such an established field.
“These awards are important because they are voted for by brides and I feel honoured that people have taken the time to vote for Crystal Couture.”
Crystal Couture’s luxury wedding shoes and accessories decorated with Swarovski crystals have garnered huge interest from retailers and attracted customers from around the world.
It has recently launched a new Elite collection of exclusive shoes with Italian leather soles and intricate designs.
Crystal Couture shoes are on display in high street giants Debenhams featuring in stores at London’s Oxford Street, Cardiff, Swansea and Manchester’s Trafford Centre.
The company has also featured in Vogue and other fashion magazines.
The latest accolade of being selected as a finalist in the Wedding Ideas Awards 2012 adds to the list of previous award nominations last year when Crystal Couture was a finalist at the Bridal Buyers Awards and Welsh Women in Business Awards.
The winners of the Wedding Ideas Awards 2012 will be chosen by a panel of expert judges from the wedding industry and announced in a ceremony in London on January 13, 2012.
Mrs Armstrong said, “I love creating beautiful shoes and accessories which help to add something to a special day and am working hard to expand my business and producing new designs for customers such as the recently launched Elite collection.
“This is a great start to 2012 and I can’t wait to see what the next 12 months will bring.”
For more information, see http://www.iwantcrystalcouture.com

*For further information, please contact Alison Watkins on 07854 386054 or e-mail info@alisonwatkinscommunications.com

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

My Other Blogger Blogs:

http://iwantcrystalcouture.blogspot.com/ - Main Company Blog

http://crystalcoutureelitecollection.blogspot.com/ - New 2012 Elite Collection Blog

http://crystalcouturehandbags.blogspot.com/ - Handbag / Clutchbag / Purse Blog

http://iwantcrystalcoutureawards.blogspot.com/ - IWantCrystalCouture Awards Blog

http://bridalbuyerawardscrystalcouture.blogspot.com/ - Bridal Industry Awards Blog

http://halfpricebridalshoes.blogspot.com/ - Discount Bridal Shoes Blog

http://crystalcoutureatdebenhamscardiff.blogspot.com/ - Wedding Fayre / Exhibition & Events Blog

http://crystalcoutureatdebenhamsoxfordstreet.blogspot.com/ - IWantCrystalCouture in Oxford Street, London, England Blog

http://crystalcoutureatdebenhams.blogspot.com/ - IWantCrystalCouture at Debenhams Blog

Sunday, 8 January 2012

The Wedding Ideas Awards 2012 – the final countdown

The wedding industry event of the year is fast approaching,

It’s just six days until the wedding industry’s party of the year – the Wedding Ideas Awards, in association with Hitched.co.uk

For our 350 guests and for those who can’t join us, I thought I’d give you a teeny insight into the people that make the event happen, and what to expect from the big night, on Friday (the 13th, lucky for us, and 16 WINNERS!)…

This year is the first time that the winners have not been selected by consumers alone. Over 10,000 votes were cast at weddingideasmag.com but then a carefully selected panel of experts picked a winner from the five most popular. That means that this year the winners list includes some of the smaller, independent companies. And being an independent publishing company ourselves, we like that. What hasn’t changed, though, is that almost all the nominees are companies that we work with and feature regularly in the magazine, so it’s clear that working with us is one of the best ways to get your name out there.

The judging panel comprised of some of favourite and most respected industry people: Susi Rogol - www.bridalbuyer.com , Andy Jackson - www.bridalindustrysuppliers.co.uk , Darren Noel - www.hitched.co.uk , Alexandra Burns - www.fyeoportraits.com , Andrew Shanahan - www.iamstaggered.com , Claire Davies - www.weddingservices4u.co.uk , Julie Tooby - www.essentially-you.net , Jayne Bransby elegantsteps.co.uk , Kim Herbing www.theweddingcommunity.com and Lou Baltruschat - www.whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com

Each nominee was invited to submit an entry for the award and hats off to the judges – they had a heap of brilliant entries to go through.

Now onto the evening itself. Guests will arrive at thebrewery.co.uk, be greeted by us, as well as the team from Hitched.co.uk, and have a formal photograph taken by Paul Collins from wildaboutweddings.com who will also be taking the winners’ photos on stage. Then our guests will head upstairs to receive a delicious cocktail from cocktailbox.co.uk At 7.30pm, toastmaster Richard Birtchnell londontoastmaster.com will call our guests for dinner. Thanks to Adam at toptableplanner.com for his help in seating 350 guests – it’s no mean feat, take it from us! During drinks and dinner Magic Marco and his team will be doing close-up tricks for our guests entertainmentmagician.com. The tables, general styling and flowers will be done by the brilliant team that is Clare Price tch.net Emma Lappin emmalappinflowers.com and ambiencevenuestyling.com

Award-winning wedding dress shop Creatiques with Jenni Falconer

Last year’s meal was delicious, so we’re really excited about the menu we have chosen this year. As soon as desert is served, we’ll be straight into the awards. An introduction by Managing Editor Rachel Morgan will be followed by a comedy sketch by Rob Deering robdeering.com then Rachel Southwood will join Rob on stage to present the awards. The winners are to be presented with a personalised bottle of gold flake bubbly from luxorbrut.com as well as their award, and a beautiful winners’ envelopes from pocketfoldinvites.co.uk

Managing editor and Managing Director - Wedding Ideas' Rachels!

Shoot It Yourself shoot-it-yourself.co.uk will be filming the event and we’re lucky to have secured the services of Antisocial Media musicweddingvideos.com to create a fun behind-the-scenes film of the day. We’re also blessed with a great team of photographers – peoplebyryan.com supertography.com and of course wildaboutweddings.com to capture the event. Look out for the pictures at weddingideasmag.com and on our facebook page fb.com/weddingideasmagazine as soon as we get our hands on them.

The celebrations will continue into the night with a giraffe ice sculpture vodka luge (yes, really) created by www.globalicesculptures.co.uk A fun photobooth by www.hellofotobooths.co.uk and a fun and funky disco, with our favourite DJ Darren Daley www.darrendaley.co.uk on the decks. Finally, www.glily.co.uk is creating a gorgeous sweet buffet for us. DELISH!

The Global Ice vodka luge for Giraffe Media's Wedding Ideas Awards takes shape - see link http://blog.weddingideasmag.com/2012/01/the-wedding-ideas-awards-2012-the-final-countdown/

We know that the awards are going to be a night to remember. They always are. Couldn’t make it this year? Come along mid-January 2013 when we’ll do it all over again…

Wedding Ideas love x

The Wedding Ideas team at the 2011 Wedding Ideas Awards