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Minna Bridal – For The City Chic or Laid Back Luxe Bride

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Minna Bridal has long been on my radar and is a designer who I am always recommending to those brides looking for affordable, laid back bridal style. Not only is the collection boho in style, it’s also for those environmentally conscientious brides as this is very much a part of the brand which is described as ‘Eco Luxe’.

This collection has great appeal for the stylish bride on a budget with the affordable price range - beautiful short boho dresses starting from £340 (perfect for the elopements, beach and city weddings) through the range to the higher end more intricate designs in beautiful fabrics at £1400 which is still very much affordable style for brides.

Below are a few (!) of my favourites, however you can see the full collection here, and some of the editorial images below too. True to Minna’s style, I love the sheer fabrics, floating feminine skirts, boho shifts in heavy lace and relaxed yet luxurious silks. As a sleeve lover, I’m also pleased that many of the dresses features sleeves or more coverage for those not looking to flash so much flesh!

I may also be a little biased as this dress is the ‘Charley’, I should say not named after me at all but I think she’s rather lovely…!

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Since 2008, Minna has always created her collections with sustainable, organic and recycled or locally produced textiles, as well as ensuring the production techniques are environmentally friendly and zero waste through the process. Whilst it’s very much a part of the process of the creation of her designs, they are incredibly stylish and desirable so very much for anyone looking for laid back luxe. You can read more about the story of Minna here.

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Who wouldn’t want to elope or walk barefooted in the sand in one of these? Definitely for the free spirited and stylish bride. Beautiful! You can see the full bridal range here or you can make an appointment to visit the showroom in Brixton, London.

Simple + Modern Wedding Stationery Inspiration

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For some reason especially this year, with the majority of my couples when they are planning their stationery they are after something ‘understated’ ‘simple’ ‘modern’ and ‘elegant’ for their wedding. Whilst there is an amazing wedding stationery industry here in the UK, a lot of the designers who offer ‘ready made’ collections, do tend to lean towards something more ‘weddingy’ (whilst that may not be an official term it’s certainly one used a lot amongst my brides!). There is a whole host of designs for those looking for something ‘pretty’ – designs featuring floral patterns, feminine colours, lots of script fonts, delicate illustrations and of course lots of hearts and whilst these are all perfectly lovely, they aren’t quite fitting the bill for those wanting something more understated and simple, and modern.

So, on my research I have found a few lovely pieces that don’t necessarily bring all the bells and whistles but certainly keep it classy. Here are my top 10 picks…

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I should say, stationery is such a personal choice and if you have found that you aren’t finding anything that quite floats your boat then a lot of stationery designers offer custom work, or they may be able to adapt their collection designs by tweaking colours and fonts. There are also those who specialise in luxury bespoke design, illustration and calligraphy if you have something very specific in mind or are looking for something that little bit more luxe it’s definitely the way to go to create something truly bespoke for you as the options are endless!

Clockwise from top left: Digital Print by Maple Tea / Stylish ‘St Pancras’ Letterpress by Eagle Eyed Bride / Graphic ‘Zoe’ Letterpress by Strawberry Sorbet / Modern calligraphy ‘Black Tie’ by Amelia Lane Paper / Black & Gold Foil ‘Connaught’ by Natalie Power / Inkless Blind Debossed by MapleTea / Luxury Gold Foil ‘Annabelle’ by Natalie Power / Print Reverse ‘Elenor’ by Denote Stationery / Printable ‘Modern Minimal’ by Penny Black Post / Heavyweight Letterpress ‘I Do’ by Invitation Company