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From Boho to Hollywood Glamour – Debbie Carlisle 2015 Collection

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When I look at brides in real weddings, sometimes it’s those unique little touches they add that really bring their bridal style to life. Whether it’s a bracelet, a simple hair accessory or a killer pair of shoes. If you’re at the stage of having the dress firmly in the ‘tick’ checklist box then you may be starting to think (and pin!) about your overall look and the finishing touches to your bridal style.

In which case, you’ll definitely be interested in the beautiful 2015 collection from designer Debbie Carlisle. What I love about this collection, is that Debbie has obviously really connected with brides as she offers two distinct styles within the collection whether you are a vintage-loving lady or a relaxed boho bride, there is something for everyone and many versatile ways of wearing each one to suit your style.

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The ‘Limelight’ pieces are for those looking for glitz and glamour with their vintage inspired Old Hollywood and Art Deco styles but with an updated modern feel, perfect for adding a touch of sparkle. “All of the Limelight headpieces work well with my existing birdcage veil designs, and I’ve also added a new ‘mask veil’ made from the same soft fine French netting which pins at either side of the head and is a great way to wear a veil with a headpiece which can be easily removed later in the day without having to take off your headband or comb.” 

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‘Enchanted’ is inspired by the natural world, think woodland, florals and delicate vines, so if you’re after something a little less statement with a relaxed pretty feel there is plenty of choice. Each design is also available in both silver and a particular favourite of mine, a warm antique gold. “Most of the Enchanted designs are wired together with gold or silver plated wire and use intricately carved mother of pearl flowers which gives the pieces a more relaxed and bohemian feel. The silver versions use clear faceted Czech crystals mixed with tiny pale ivory freshwater pearls, while the gold versions use beautiful antique gold faceted Czech crystals which are partly glazed to create a delicate and warm golden shimmer.”

Debbie is also very conscious of offering brides the chance to personalise their style with the way they can wear her pieces. The wired designs are incredibly versatile, whether worn curving around your head like ivy, with an elegant up-do or along with a veil, there are endless ways to wear them and you can see lots of examples on her website here, perfect inspiration!

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Hair accessories and birdcage veils: Debbie Carlisle www.dcbouquets.co.uk / Photography: India Hobson www.indiahobsonweddings.co.uk / Hair: Alison Jenner www.alisonjennerhair.com / Make-up: Alex Jones www.makeupbyalex.co.uk / Flowers: Swallows and Damsons www.swallowsanddamsons.com / Venue: 156 Arundel Street, Sheffield www.156.st /Dresses and long veils: www.whiteroombridal.co.uk – gowns are Iris by Halfpenny London and Viola by Claire Pettibone.

London Bride’s Must See at Brides The Show

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It can be a teeny bit overwhelming when you visit a bridal show when your excitement is let loose, let alone one as bursting with inspiration as Brides The Show, so I’ve selected my ‘Top 10′ must visit exhibitors that are loved by London Bride and hopefully you will too..

Don’t forget you can receive 2for1 on entry tickets for the show so why not bring a friend, mum or even drag the other half along for free on 3rd – 5th October in Islington, just use the code BLOGLB at the checkout, and ta-da!

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Halfpenny London

I’ve been lucky enough to have a few of my brides choose an exquisite Halfpenny London design for their wedding day, along with visiting the beautiful boutique in person – the British made designs are truly stunning and perfect for the stylish fashion conscious bride with their romantic fabrics and feminine silhouettes. 

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Eagle Eyed Bride

This stationery is like walking into a candy shop, everything catches your eye! From metallic foil details, to the the little touches whether you are looking for invitations, table plans or on the day paper goods, there is so much choice! 

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Mr & Mrs Smith

A favourite of mine for personal holidays and mini breaks, they have the best selection of boutique hotels whether it’s a luxe London hotel for the wedding night, or maybe even a pre-wedding pamper holiday they will be able to offer some great advice and tips to suit your needs. They also have some amazing locations for destination weddings.  Oh to be here right now… 

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Charlotte Simpson

New on my radar is designer Charlotte Simpson who’s ready to wear collection is seriously stunning. Modern, clean lines and subtle details make these dresses so incredibly perfect for a city chic bride. 

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The Photo Emporium

There’s no denying that a photobooth is a must-have addition to any wedding, so for something a little different these guys offer some very unique options rather than a traditional booth which makes it even more fun! 

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Meringue Girls

If you’re on the lookout for an alternative to wedding cake then you can’t fail to notice these mini meringues in a rainbow of colours and flavours! Serve as dessert or let your guests indulge in a late night sugary snack! 

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Maids to Measure

Maids to Measure are prefect for bridesmaids dresses for every shape and size, as they have a great range of designs to flatter all your lovely ladies and in a beautiful array of colours so that you can mis-match styles and colours to your hearts content, guaranteed to keep the girls happy. 

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Freya Rose

Bridal shoes don’t have to be plain, Freya Rose designs are intricate and opulent, but something to suit each bride from floral touches to delicate lace detailing or for showstopper, these Ennis shoes will cause quite the stir…! 

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We Heart Pictures

As featured on London Bride, husband and wife team Charlie and Hector are for those looking for non-traditional wedding photography who are creative photographers telling beautiful and honest stories of your wedding day. 

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Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium

For those wanting a cake with wow factor you won’t be disappointed. Beautifully crafted with incredible real detail Elizabeth’s  cakes are almost a shame to cut into but having been lucky enough to taste, believe me they taste as good as they look too. 

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