Feminine, modern and utterly unique, Hermione de Paula designs hand-crafted and embroidered floral inspired couture bridal heirloom wedding dresses bespoke to each bride.
I’ve been following and admiring London based couture bridal designer Hermione de Paula for a little while now (their Instagram is insanely beautiful) and quite frankly the designs blow me away. Each exquisite dress is a unique piece of artwork carefully designed with the client. An intricate and detailed process and in fact a journey of discovery as it’s created. The designs reflect true craft, and are feminine, playful yet sultry and understated. Utterly modern, and utterly unique.
As a graduate of Central Saint Martins, with experience working for designers such as Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior Couture and Giles the brand has organically expanded since launching back in 2008 with exotic prints and lifestyle ranges into couture bridal.
Fashion forward couple Anna and Greg had a very small, intimate wedding in Autumn with their ceremony at Islington Town Hall followed by a private party the next day.
This couple chose to spread their celebrations over three days, with family over from Toronto they had a simple ceremony, followed by a party and then a family brunch. Who says a wedding day has to just be one day!? They kept the planning very low key and simple as they didn’t want a huge fuss, and it’s great to see such a modern minimalist bride, with bride Anna in an Acne dress.
With their love affair with London, Erika and Steve took to the streets for a stylish sunrise London engagement shoot and well, the results were rather magical…
Isn’t the dream wondering about this city, in love with no-one else around with the romance of a sunrise? Well this couple made that dream happen by taking to the streets in the very early hours with their fabulous photographer Miss Gen for a London engagement shoot whilst the rest of the city was still sleeping making for some absolutely magical moments.
The images make me fall in love with this city all over again, with the backdrop of Big Ben, Southbank, the Millennium bridge and St Paul’s, without the distractions of commuters, tourists or rush hour traffic – this couple were just in London and in love.
I had been waiting a little while to feature this wedding as I was holding off for ‘summer’ to hit us as I love the summery feel to the day, but alas, no such hope for us here in the UK so I guess I’ll just have to share it regardless!
Nova and David had a lovely personal wedding celebration at the place where they fell in love, Shakespeare’s Globe! Puts a whole new meaning to Shakespeare In Love.
As an event manager herself, Nova planned a beautiful day that had subtle and thoughtful nods to her and David’s style as a couple, from the rings to the cake and so lovely to see their adorable little girl Jean be a part of the celebrations too. I love the summery vibe of the flowers by Palais Flowers, Nova in her short 60s style dress and the bridesmaids look super cool in their matching floral print skirts. I love the last shot of Nova and David just sitting chilling on the Millennium Bridge. Is there a better way to end your wedding? I’m not sure…
Oh and look out for the mischievous flower girls… they looked like they had the best day, ever!