Showing posts with label Wedding Dresses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wedding Dresses. Show all posts

Monday, 26 June 2017

Top Three Bridal Trends for the New Season

One of the best things about being a wedding blogger is being the first to see all the latest trends. Stationery and decorations are my favourite wedding details, but I know for a lot of you it's all about the dress. One of the most popular US gown designers is BHLDN. They're owned by the same company as whimsical lifestyle store Anthropologie, and they never disappoint. UK brides can easily buy their wedding dresses and accessories online, and it's always worth looking out for their sales, which are awesome. BHLDN have spotted three big trends for Autumn/Winter brides, and all of them are fab....take a look....



Thursday, 18 August 2016

Versatile Two for One Wedding Dresses

Trending in wedding fashion right now? Versatile two-piece wedding dresses. It's the natural evolution of brides wanting a formal gown for their ceremony, and a shorter, sexier number for their evening reception. This season it's all about adapting your look from romantic and floaty, to something more modern and chic. The clever designers at BHLDN {the wedding shop spin-off from my favourite whimsical lifestyle store Anthropologie} have come up with delicate overlay dresses teamed with elegant strapless gowns. Try the Bella and the Fleuretta on for size - both currently on sale on the BHLDN website, which is easily one of my favourite wedding boutiques.


{I want this!} Fleuretta Gown $1000

{I want this!} Bella Gown $1470 {on sale!}

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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Statement Wedding Dresses by Zahavit Tshuba

Brides looking to make a serious statement with their wedding gown should look no further than Zahavit Tshuba. This fabulously bling-y designer from Tel Aviv, makes the most swoon-worthy gowns. Ornate lace, frothy trains, exquisite beading, and sequin bustiers - they all make an appearance in her latest collection. It's seriously sexy stuff - just take a look! You can buy Zahavit Tshuba's gowns from Les Trois Soeurs online, or from their London Canary Wharf boutique.



Thursday, 6 August 2015

Les Trois Soeurs Designer Wedding Dress Sample Sale

Les Trois Soeurs has got to be one of London's best designer wedding dress boutiques, so you can imagine how excited I am to discover the dates of their sample sale. It's taking place at their Beaufort Court boutique in Canary Wharf, on the 5th September. With a selection of over 70 sample wedding gowns and bridal accessories with up to 70 per cent off, it's definitely not one to miss! They're promising a fantastic selection of dresses from top designers, including David Fielden, Amanda Wakeley, Temperley Bridal and many more. There's no appointment required but they recommend you get down early for the full selection.


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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

And the Bride wore..... Sequins

Wow wow wow! Now we're talking some serious glamour. Just take a look at this di-vine wedding dress created entirely out of sequins. I'm in love! The gowns are created by Gibson Bespoke, and each one is tailored specifically for you. They're the perfect wedding dress for brides wanting to stand out from the crowd. Choose from silver, rose gold, champagne and even rich purple, plus a selection of patterns. Each one is designed with a show-stopping 20" train, and a guarantee to make you feel like a vintage a screen sirens.






{Picture Credit} First image by Catherine Farquharson, others from Gibson Bespoke

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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Introducing Ada's Bridal Reasonable Wedding Dresses

Regular readers of this blog will know I'm passionate about finding reasonable wedding dresses. I'm always slightly outraged by how much designers charge for their gowns - they know we want to look extra special on our wedding day, and they capitalise on that by upping their prices. So that's why I'm thrilled to introduce Ada's Bridal Wedding Dresses. This fantastic online store is chock-a-block with cheap wedding dresses you'll love! With gowns of every style and shape, you're sure to find a bargain. I'm loving short flirty dresses this season, and I was thrilled to find one for only £80!! Brides looking for Princess-style ball gown wedding dresses will love their range - you can even buy extra petticoats for a fuller skirt. Take a look at their fabulous range of bridesmaid dresses and wedding accessories - I was really impressed with their stunning Grecian style gowns.







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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Sassi Holford Wedding Dress Sample Sale

Oh yes! In exceedingly exciting news, one of my favourite designers, Sassi Holford is hosting a summer sale in her London and Taunton boutiques. With {wait for it}...... up to 70% off her beautiful handmade gowns, this is definitely one for your diary. Pencil in for 4th-11th July, and call to book an appointment - London 020 7584 1532 / Taunton 01823 256308.




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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Mirror Mirror Wedding Dress Sample Sale

Wedding dresses can be a huge part of your budget if you pay full price. Luckily there are lots of sample sales each year in London and around the UK. Follow me on Twitter, to make sure you don't miss a single sale! Mirror Mirror has got to be one of London's best designer wedding dress boutiques, so you can imagine how excited I am to discover the dates of their summer sample sale. It's taking place on Sunday 28th June 2015 11am - 4pm at their shop at 56 Penton Street in north London. They're promising a fantastic selection of dresses from top designers, including Pronovias, Atelier, Cymbeline, Yolancris, Gemy, La Sposa, Raimon Bundo, Paloma Blanca, Alan Hannah, Mirror Mirror Couture, and much more. Most of the gowns are from 2015 collections!



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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Affordable Wedding Dress Series - Monsoon

One of my best friends from university got married in a wedding dress from Monsoon, and it completely opened my eyes to the brilliance of the British high street. We have the best shops in the world in the UK, and every season they translate {ahem...copy!} the catwalk into affordable garments. And the wedding catwalk is no different! I'll often see stunning gowns I think are Jenny Packham or Temperley London, and actually they turn out to be high street honeys. Here are a few of my favourites from Monsoon - I love the 1920s feel to many of the gowns - they feel like they could have come straight from The Great Gatsby. Don't miss their flower-girl and bridesmaids dresses and their truly fabulous wedding shoe department.




Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Affordable Wedding Dress Series - Reformation

You've got to love Pinterest. I was scrolling through the wedding pictures looking for inspiration, when all of a sudden I found this dress. A little bit of research and a couple of clicks later, and I'd discovered The Reformation, a boutique brand based in Los Angeles. All their wedding gowns are guaranteed eco friendly, they all cost under £500, and they even offer free shipping worldwide. Many of the gowns below also come in different colours and patterns, so even if The One isn't there for you - why not treat your bridesmaids?



Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Affordable Wedding Dress Series - Rowan Joy

Bride's looking for a vintage look are going to fall head-over-heels for these gorgeous gowns by Rowan Joy. Her designs are heavily influenced by the decadence of 1920's and grace of the 1930's, with a flattering cut and flowing skirts. Each dress is made-to-order, so she needs three months notice, but this means your gown will be made-to-measure for under a thousand pounds! Take a look at the designs below - more from different eras on her website.



Monday, 18 May 2015

Affordable Wedding Dress Series - Grace Loves Lace

This morning I am mostly loving these beautiful boutique dress by Australian designer Grace Loves Lace. At Grace, they personally create stunning ready-to-wear wedding dresses from the French laces and silks, to create a fabulous boho, vintage gowns you'll love. The dresses all have a pretty nostalgic charm and rather wonderful price tags, starting from only £500! Amazing!


{I want this!} 1. Boho Lace Wedding Dress, £950 | 2. Long Lace Sleeve Wedding Dress, £764

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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Affordable Wedding Dress Series

My nanny's getting married, and she's looking for a wedding dress for under £1000. Probably well under £1k, but you'd be astonished how difficult it is to get under that magic number. I'm ashamed to admit that at first, I was no help at all. As a wedding blogger, I find that most of my posts are about dream wedding gowns, rather than the nitty, gritty practicals of actually paying for one. I did write a couple of posts about how to buy a designer wedding gown for less, but in the three years since I've been writing this blog, I've only featured a few reasonable designers - Minna and some great Etsy sellers like Truvelle & Rowan Joy. But now that's all set to change, as I've been doing my research, and coming up with a great selection of wedding dress designers in the UK who don't try and rip you off at every turn. Stay tuned for the amazing Before the Big Day Affordable Wedding Dress Series!


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Friday, 8 May 2015

Jenny Packham's New Bridal Collection for 2016

Fashion is a crazy world. Can you believe the designers have already released their collections for 2016? One of my favourite wedding dress designers of all time, Jenny Packham showed her 2016 Bridal Collection at New York Bridal Fashion Week. As ever, the collection is d-i-v-i-n-e! Inspired by Shakespeare's fairy realm and the characters of A Midsummer Night's Dream, it features celestial silk tulles, romantically sculpted corsetry and cascading silk chiffon. Add in a few appliqué organza blooms, ostrich feathers, crystal foliage motifs and delicate floral lace, and you've got a very happy wedding blogger. The collection will be available internationally from July, so autumn and winter brides - this is all about you! And the big question - will you pick one of the mint gowns?


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

A Browns Bride March Sample Sale

Wedding dresses can be a huge part of your budget if you pay full price. Luckily there are lots of sample sales each year, when designers sell off their old stock for less. One of my favourite designer bridal boutiques of all time, Browns Bride has just announced their spring sample sale - cue huge excitement! It's taking place on 29th March 2015 from 11am - 5pm at their shop at 12 Hinde Street in London. They're promising a fantastic selection of dresses from all our top designers, including Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Peter Langner, Marchesa and many more... To book your place call 020 7514 0056. And if you're worrying about the cost of your wedding day look, take a look at my blog post on how to buy your wedding dress for less.


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Friday, 20 March 2015

A Jenny Packham Bridal Sample Sale

There's nothing I like more than a good wedding dress sample sale. The cost of gowns is insane, but we all want to look our best on our big day, and nothing feels more special than a truly divine dress. Luckily all the big designers have annual sample sales, you just need to track them down. One way is to read this blog {!}, the other is to check out the Brides Events Diary. In exceedingly exciting news, one of my favourite designers, Jenny Packham is hosting an end of line sale on 9th April, with {wait for it} up to 80% off bridal wear, accessories and lingerie. Jenny's known for her incredibly glamorous gowns, so this is definitely one for your diary. If you're worrying about the cost of your wedding day look, take a look at my blog post on how to buy your wedding dress for less.


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Friday, 6 March 2015

Boho Wedding Dresses from Saja Wedding

One of my favourite wedding dress designers is Saja Wedding. Based in New York, they're renowned for their gorgeous ethereal gowns, and their cute flagship shop is in seriously cool NoLita. On my wedding dress trip to New York, I tried on all their gowns, and each one is more stunning than the next. So when I spotted this fabulous shoot by one of my favourite photographers, Jose Villa, it was a shoe-in for a Before the Big Day blog post. Which dress would you pick? Other details I'm loving include the simple oak-leaf bouquet {fab for autumn brides}, the bright red lipstick teamed with peonies, and the unusual thistle bouquet. Stunning!



Thursday, 5 March 2015

Glamorous Ombre Wedding Dresses

Ombre is a huge wedding trend right now, with every wedding detail, from stationery to flowers featuring a graduated tint. Even long hair is getting the ombre treatment. But this is the first time I've seen an ombre wedding dress. Ideal for brides looking to stand out from the crowd, these wedding gowns by Ouma are guaranteed to wow your guests. The stunning skirt features layer upon layer of hand-dyed tulle to create a full and unique silhouette, gradually fading up from a vibrant pink, to coral, to peach and finally topped with a beautiful silk white. Pair it with a v-neck t-shirt for a fun casual wedding party or glam it up with a corset and glitter heels. Check out my Pinterest board for more ombre wedding theme ideas.



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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

DIY Luxury Wedding: Beaded Belts & Accessories

If you're a bride with eyes bigger than your budget, you're going to adore my latest wedding discovery. Take one simple, wallet-friendly wedding dress, and add one of these incredible beaded trims by Allyson James, and BOOM! you've got a luxury-looking wedding gown without the price tag. Allyson James' beaded trims are made out of exactly the same quality trims you see on designer gowns such as Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier, they're hand-sewn with the finest crystals, pearls, beads and sequins. Trims arrive ready to be sewn into sashes, belts, headpieces, bouquet wraps...whatever your DIY dream desires. Time to let your wedding imagination run wild!


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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Greek Goddess Bride Style

Choosing your 'look' for your wedding day can be difficult, particularly if you're anything like me, and your normal look is pretty thrown together. With two wedding days to plan, I was lucky enough to try two different bridal styles, although both ended up pretty similar {hair up, hair down!}. Whether you're thinking sleek and sexy, or boho and feminine, consider this gorgeous Grecian bride style. With a simple bouquet of olive branches, and an elegant leafy crown, plus a divine Samuelle Couture wedding gown, you're good to go - no need even for shoes! Fabulous styling by Kelly Oshiro, incredible pictures by the lovely Jose Villa.

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