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Elizabeth Stuart Bridal – The Enchantment of the Seasons Fall 2014 Collection

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Behind The Scenes at Elizabeth Stuart SS14 Show - Moonflower

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.

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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).

Elizabeth Stuart Bridal - Moonflower - Fall 2014 Elizabeth Stuart Bridal - Hollis - Fall 2014 Elizabeth Stuart Bridal - Aspen - Fall 2014 Elizabeth Stuart Bridal - Dara - Fall 2014 Elizabeth Stuart Bridal - Hazel - Fall 2014 Elizabeth Stuart Bridal - Moonflower - Fall 2014 Elizabeth Stuart Bridal - Linden and Hollis - Fall 2014 Elizabeth Stuart Bridal - Petal - Fall 2014 Elizabeth Stuart Bridal - Petal and Primrose - Fall 2014 Elizabeth Stuart Bridal - Primrose - Fall 2014 Elizabeth Stuart Bridal - Rowan - Fall 2014 Elizabeth Stuart Bridal - Rosemary - Fall 2014 Elizabeth Stuart Bridal - Willow - Fall 2014 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

Belle and Bunty Bridal SS14 – Lady Zelle Collection

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Belle and Bunty Bridal SS14 - The Ophelia

I am always completely head over heels for all the designs that the girls at Belle and Bunty Bridal dream up, and their latest SS14 collection is no different! The ‘Lady Zelle’ Bridal Collection is romantic and luxurious with silk satins, soft tulles, and delicate lace fabrics each design is so unique and  perfect for the Old Hollywood bride who is looking for floating, figure skimming sophistication. The Blossom (below) is an instant hit with me, the delicate lace cap sleeves and flattering keyhole back is pure grace, and oh how I’d long to float around in the incredibly feminine delicate lace and dotted tulle of The Aster, whilst The Maple sure has some va va voom to it with that fabulous structure…

Belle and Bunty Bridal SS14 - The Blossom Belle and Bunty Bridal SS14 - The Blossom The Blossom

The Blossom incorporates the perfect mix of modern and romantic with hints of texture in its tiny lace capped sleeves and lace peplum around the fitted waistband. Created from the lightest Silk Chiffon layered on top of luxurious Silk Satin which you catch a glimpse of as you walk and the skirt splits to reveal the beautiful contrast of matt and shine beneath. Soft stitched panels run alongside the deep curved V neckline which is echoed in the keyhole back of the gown. Tiny button details at the neck and waist fastening are a subtle detail. Beautiful and incredibly flattering, The Blossom is a must for those looking for something delicate and graceful. 

Belle and Bunty Bridal SS14 - The Aster Belle and Bunty Bridal - The Aster Belle and Bunty Bridal SS14 - The Aster The Aster

The Aster is a frothy bridal style combining a sweeping delicate dotty tulle skirt and beautiful lace bodice and full length fitted sleeves that delightfully rest on top of the shimmering Silk Satin boned strapless dress underneath. The boat neck and full length sleeves are contrasted by the low cut V at the back which is edged with a soft scalloped lace. Godet inserts in the skirt (a Belle & Bunty signature) will have you twirling around on the dancefloor! 

Belle and Bunty Bridal SS14 - The Ophelia Belle and Bunty Bridal SS14 - The Ophelia Belle and Bunty Bridal SS14 - The Ophelia The Ophelia

The Ophelia is a modern twist on the all lace wedding gown with a blush silk satin underskirt overlayed with beautiful contrasting ivory lace and a stunning scalloped hem. The softly draped bodice, fitted dropped waist and flowing skirt with dotty tulle godet inserts for extra fullness, all accentuate the waist to fit and flare in all the best places. For a softer, romantic look for your big day The Ophelia should be your number one choice! 

Belle & Bunty Bridal Belle and Bunty Bridal SS14 - The Valentina The Valentina

Our Valentina dress screams sultry with its fit and flare shape and stunning low scooped back. A shimmering slim fitted Silk Satin skirt with its discreet Art Deco graphic panelled lines is offset with the prettiest and softest lace hanging bodice to enhance the wearer’s waist. With the additional details of elegant full length lace sleeves with a pretty scalloped edge which mirror the base of the lace bodice. With its high neck and full length sleeves; The Valentina offers a sophisticated ladylike look with an alluring back in true Belle & Bunty style.

Belle and Bunty Bridal SS14 - The Tulip The Tulip

Scallop lace trim and tulle is used to perfection with the introduction of the strapless Tulip Dress. This elegant, simple and classic style is fitted at the bust, around the waist and over the hips down into a sweeping dotty tulle skirt. Godet inserts in the skirt add that extra bit of fullness that will have you spinning on the dancefloor! 

Belle and Bunty Bridal SS14 - The Maple The Maple

If you are looking for a slightly more structured style wedding dress then The Maple Dress is for you! Created with clean lines in Silk Morocain and offset with a dark antique crystal belt for a true mix of modern and vintage. It’s fitted at the bust into the waist and over the hips into a curved seam just above the knee where the skirt flares out into a gorgeous understated puddle train. For a cheeky edge to this somewhat modest gown we’ve added in a split up the front of the skirt to show off your pins and a pair of fantastic heels. 

Belle and Bunty Bridal SS14 - The Bunty Belle and Bunty Bridal SS14 - The Bunty Belle and Bunty Bridal SS14 - The Bunty The Bunty

The dress designed and worn by Hannah {aka Bunty} to her own wedding, The Bunty Dress is the real romantic; light and floaty in Crinkle Silk Chiffon with a sumptuous Silk Satin underlay, finished with handmade silk corsages. With wide sheer straps, the delicate waist gathering creates graceful lines as the full skirt flows from the fitted waistband to the floor creating a train to the back. Delicate silk sashes at the back, which float as you walk, are The Bunty’s final feminine touch. 

The collection ranges from £1650 – £2700, for further information on the Lady Zelle Collection visit their website: www.belleandbunty.co.uk. They also have a lovely boutique in North London if any of the dresses catch your eye I highly recommend paying these ladies a visit to see the dresses in person.