Today, I have never been so pleased to be sat at my desk. The last week has been a hectic blur of lace, fizz and black cabs as I embarked on a week of client catch ups, supplier meetings, networking, bridal showcases, wedding fairs – oh and if you follow me on instagram, you’ll see I squeezed in a fleeting but magical stay at A Room For London (nothing to do with weddings, but quite possibly the most wonderful night in London I’ve ever had).
I can now verify that those attending London Fashion Week are genuinely entitled to moan about the hectic schedules of the days with back to back shows and press events because I’ve just been a part of that whirlwind these last few days as bridal fever swept over London as many of the bridal designers big and small, luxury and boutique showcase and unveil their new collections to the bridal world and us bloggers are lucky enough to be invited for a seat on the front row.
First up, I’m excited to share with you the forthcoming Fall 2014 new collection ‘The Enchanment of The Seasons’ from British designer Elizabeth Stuart Bridal. I’ve featured Elizabeth Stuart designs before as I love how they encapsulate the modern femininity of a bride. Her designs are glamorous, with intricate detailing and fantastic silhouettes and it was a pleasure to attend the first independent runway show unveiling the designs.
As well as the dresses being very much up my street, the show itself was a fantastic event as it was in support of Cancer Research UK and was planned and styled by fellow wedding planner and blogger, the fabulous Penelope Cullen of Love Scarlett and was most definitely a fun way to enjoy taking in the atmosphere and the designs.
Behind the scenes photography by Hannah May
The exquisite silk organza and tulle fabrics create a modern and soft silhouette, with stunning scalloped lace highlighting the beautiful designs of the gowns. By incorporating delicate laser cut flowers to embody the blooms of springtime, and the delicate nudes and pink silks to represent the changing of the leaves, the fabrics adorn and bring to light the beauty of a woman’s feminine curves.
And here is your first look…can we all take a minute to just say a big hello to ‘Moonflower’ below, this is definitely the most chic, stylish yet adorably feminine wedding design I’ve seen in a long time with the cropped boxy overlapping top and full flowing skirt (but yes, a flat stomach may well be required).
Catwalk Photography by Catherine Mead
Dresses from top to bottom: Moonflower / Hollis / Aspen / Dara / Hazel / Moonflower / Linden / Hollis / Petal / Primrose / Rowan / Rosemary / Willow
Elizabeth Stuart has harmonized modern, elegant designs with the most luxurious fabrics and quality, to ensure that any bride radiates a glow from within on her most unforgettable and magical of days.
Elizabeth Stuart is very proud and excited to make this transition with Cancer Research UK, by designing ‘Vines of Hope and Love’ wedding favour pins which represent the joining of two people in love. These pins will allow the happy couple to commemorate their special day, whilst celebrating a friend or family member surviving cancer, or to remember someone close to them. This event will serve as a platform to celebrate this wonderful partnership and create awareness.
There was a great team involved in the event, and I have to say I was lucky enough to receive a fabulous goodie bag so thank you to everyone involved, it was a pleasure to attend!
Event Credits: Elizabeth Stuart / Atmotion / Boothnation / Balance Me / Catherine Mead / Creighton’s Chocolaterie / Dermalogica / Digby Fine English / Elizabeth Marsh Floral Design / Freya Rose / Ginger Jar Food / Hannah May / HairSupreme / High Society / I Do Bridal Range / James Brown London / Kai Fragrance / Lola & Blush / Love, Honour & Be True / Matt Maurice / Makebelieve Beauty / Pamela & Andrea Make Up / Rio Lounge / Shaken and Stirred / The Abigail Bloom Cake Company / Urban Soul Orchestra / White Light / Wildabout / XOVA / Yahire