Posts Categorized: Bridesmaid

Red Carpet Glamour From Belle and Bunty

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Belle and Bunty Red Carpet Collection - Coloured Wedding Dress

The designers behind bridal label Belle and Bunty are a seriously stylish duo, and I’ve featured their latest bridal collection on the blog which you can see here. They have recently just launched their ‘Red Carpet’ collection which I wanted to share with you too, because whilst I realise that a lot of brides will choose an ivory or white wedding dress there is a growing number of fashion forward ladies out there who are a little braver wanting to opt for a sexy and playful coloured gown. I’m SO in favour of a coloured wedding dress, not only will you look knockout on your wedding day but there is every chance that for another glamorous event you really can wear the dress again making it a worthy investment!

That’s exactly the back story of this collection – Alice, (one half of Belle and Bunty) who did just this for her own wedding day by designing and wearing the stunning Red Belle dress (below). Inspired by her story, the Red Carpet collection is comprised of 12 feminine and fun gowns, (from £650-1950) some of which are a contemporary twist on the their own best selling designs but injected with colour.

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From floor sweeping ballgowns in shades of hot pink, claret red and deep purple, with low scoop backs, lace sleeves and appliqué detailing, to shorter tea length feminine designs, the collection encompasses Belle & Bunty’s philosophy of combining glamour, modernity and romance for the modern day bride wanting a unique and luxurious gown. The shades of colours are just so vibrant that in person the dresses are so luxurious. I’m also a little bit in love with the black playsuit above, less for a wedding, more just because…!

Belle and Bunty have a lovely boutique in North London not far from Kings Cross, so to book an appointment head to their website for further info here. You can also see how Hannah and Alice from Belle and Bunty would style their favourite dresses from their collection on the blog here in my designer style feature.

Alex Monroe Wedding Jewellery – Beautiful Unique British Designs

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Alex Monroe Custom Studio

Whilst a lot of our blogger days are spent behind a desk, typing away, emailing non stop, one hundred tabs open on our browser whilst tweeting and pinning, some days believe it or not, we do get away from our desks and get to experience something super fun. Well my trip last week to view the ‘Tie the Knot’ collection at  the Alex Monroe jewellery boutique in London’s very hot right now, Bermondsey was one of those days. The boutique was showcasing all their incredibly unique wedding and engagement designs in their fine jewellery collection and boy did I have a serious case of the Magpies.

Alex Monroe Boutique, Bermondsey, London

I’ve followed Alex Monroe’s designs for a long time now [and a few of the items are always on my ‘wish list] and I’m sure you all know THE bumble bee necklace, but there is so much more to his designs and indeed this little beautiful boutique is the perfect proof of that. I deny anyone to leave this store without one of their little sage green boxes. The London based designer has been designing and making jewellery for over 25 years and is strongly inspired by nature and British eccentricity, which provides a whimsical charm to each piece.

Whether you’re a guy about to get on bended knee [kudos you for reading the blog if so] or a lady looking for inspiration or gifts for your own wedding then I cannot recommend a trip to this boutique enough. The team there are so welcoming and friendly and whilst the merchandising of the items is undeniably beautiful, they all know about the craft too so you can be sure they know their stuff and will advise you all the way, from the metals, to the shapes, sizes and of course the diamonds or stones, especially if you’re looking for something bespoke.

Alex Monroe Boutique, Bermondsey, London

At the boutique, there is a  bespoke design studio where you meet with one of the designers to talk through your ideas whether it’s for an engagement ring, or a custom Alex Monroe wedding band to perhaps suit your existing ring. The unique nature of the designs with your input make them so personal and it’s so nice to see where they are made, it all adds to the charm!

I fell in love with the utterly cool but girly Clustered Baby Wild Rose Fine Twist Ring [tried very hard to see if anyone would notice if I left with it, but don’t worry, I was good], come on, just look at it! A close second was the Fine Bark Diamond Ring with Vine Detail which is the perfect mix of classic with a twist.

They have a great range of delicate stacking rings, which I really like the idea of for adding to as life events occur, first comes anniversary, engagement, wedding, eternity, you then create your own unique stack which is not only pretty but a lovely reminder of events too, whilst being an affordable way to build your jewellery collection.

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Let’s of course not be selfish here, there are other people to think about for jewels, your leading ladies perhaps or a gift for the soon to be Mr? Adorable trinket cufflinks and delicate bracelets, necklaces and earrings would all be very gratefully received I’m sure.

AG-2 Alex Monroe Bridesmaid Forget Me Not Bracelet Alex Monroe Boutique, Bermondsey, London Alex Monroe Bridesmaid Gift Earrings Alex Monroe Boutique, Bermondsey, London

I’ve rounded up a few of my favourites, for both the bride and the bridesmaids, anything take your fancy?

Alex Monroe Bridal Jewellery Inspiration

 

Alex Monroe For the Bride: Clockwise: Aquamarine Hoya Ring / Hooray Disk Necklace with Diamond / Fine Bark Diamond Ring with Vine Detail / Baby Bee Charm Bracelet / Morganite Hoya Ring / Heritage Ring Five Eternity Ring / Wild Posy Twist Diamond Ring
Alex Monroe Bridesmaid Jewellery Inspiration Alex Monroe for the Bridesmaids: Clockwise: Little String Bow Earrings Baby Bee Necklace / Forget Me Not Fine Stacking Ring / Fern Leaf Bracelet / Rosa Damasca Necklace 

I could talk about jewels all day, but all I have to say is, if you are in the lovely pocket of London, you must pop in. But be warned, you may not come out empty handed.