Posts Categorized: Fashion + Style

Effortless Elegance – Charlotte Simpson Bridal

Posted by & filed under Aisle Style, Fashion + Style.

charlottesimpson bridal LB 0018 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal

When you’ve been blogging about weddings and bridal gowns for as long as I have, when a new designer emerges that offers something beautiful, unique and new you just know they are going to be a huge success. Well, a few weeks ago, I was introduced to the work of Charlotte Simpson, a British bridal designer based in London and was lucky enough to meet with her and also view the beautiful show room near Marylebone to view the designs in person.

Her approach is incredibly refreshing – this is bridal in a whole new light. Blending contemporary and classic styles, Charlotte’s vision is to create a carefully crafted wardrobe for the modern woman that combines intricate embroidery with minimalist elegance – sophisticated yet understated.

charlottesimpson bridal LB 0005 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0001 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0022 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0011 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0021 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0020 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0004 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0019 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0008 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal

Charlotte, who as an MA in Fashion Design and Technology has previously worked with Amanda Wakeley and Julien Macdonald, launched her own collection which concentrates on her unique signature style of ‘effortless elegance’. It’s that en pointe combination of contemporary and classic that I know will be hugely popular for the modern bride looking for craftsmanship paired with minimalist design.

Even from the images, the luxurious nature of the designs is tangible. The fabrics selected by Charlotte Simpson bridal are of the highest quality with silks, satins and wools sourced from all over the world, and combined with the unique textures and embroidery details these stunning embellishments manage to keep the styles modern and accessible.

charlottesimpson bridal LB 0002 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0009 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0015 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0017 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0016 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0003 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0012 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0013 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0007 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0010 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal charlottesimpson bridal LB 0006 Effortless Elegance   Charlotte Simpson Bridal

Based in her Marylebone studio in London and in addition to her bridal collection, Charlotte Simpson also offers three unique services: made to measure dresses from the capsule collection, customised for combining elements and modifications of the collection together for a personalised dress and bespoke, for luxury without limits.

You can visit the website for further information or click here to book an appointment. I’m pretty sure you’re all be as fond as I am of this collection and of Charlotte’s signature effortless elegance style. It’s perfect for a London Bride.

Brides The Show – 3rd – 5th October, Islington London

Posted by & filed under Design & Inspiration, Events, Fashion + Style, London Weddings.

 

BTS logo2 Brides The Show   3rd   5th October, Islington London Whilst my summer has gone by in a blur of weddings, I realise that with Autumn fast approaching [nooo!], there will have been the inevitable romance of summer proposals meaning lots of newly engaged couples and London Brides to be, which is all VERY exciting indeed!

BRIDES THE SHOW – 3rd – 5th OCTOBER 2014

So for anyone just engaged, who may be planning their wedding [and definitely for those that have even yet to start!] you’ll want to pay a visit to the upcoming Brides The Show which is back in October from Friday the 3rd to Sunday the 5th and the best bit? It’s taking place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London making it so much more accessible for lots of you and London Bride readers can receive 2 for 1 on their tickets, see below for details. 

brides the show LB 0001 Brides The Show   3rd   5th October, Islington London brides the show LB 0003 Brides The Show   3rd   5th October, Islington London

INSPIRATION

I think attending a bridal show is part of the planning process, along with spending hours pouring over wedding blogs and folding down pages of bridal publications. It’s part of the fun, the experience and I know I always leave with a head spinning of creative ideas, a bag full of goodies and so many amazing supplier contacts. It’s also a very good excuse to get your girls or family involved and make a weekend of it, well it would be rude not to right? If you are planning on visiting keep an eye out on the blog as I’ll be posting a London Bride guide of some of my favourite things you can get up to whilst visiting the show!

As you’d expect, Brides The Show certainly gives the little black book a run for it’s money with it’s exhibitor list. You’ll be able to meet, chat with and see in person some of the most talented, creative and well-regarded players in the wedding industry with something for everyone and in all areas of your wedding planning both the pretty, and the practical [my sensible wedding planner head on there!]. Lots of London Bride favourites will be there on the day and I’ll be sharing with you some must-visit picks later on!

brides the show LB 0002 Brides The Show   3rd   5th October, Islington London brides the show LB 0004 Brides The Show   3rd   5th October, Islington London

EXPERIENCE

Brides The Show stands out for me as it offers some really fun experiences for visitors as well as a wealth of inspiration. You can book a fabulous personalised one-on-one bridal make-up lesson with a Bobbi Brown artist, have a cream tea with your Mum or family in the refreshing Tea Garden, get creative in the Imagination Room with some fun and useful live DIY workshops, pick up lots of planning tips from experts and the Editorial team at Brides during their On The Sofa sessions and of course celebrate with a glass of something from the Sommelier’s Table or Champagne Bar, which in my book is mandatory! Amongst all this, the show will provide beautiful inspiration for all areas of your wedding planning…

*** FASHION / CAKES / FLOWERS / BRIDAL BEAUTY / HONEYMOON / FOOD & DRINK / PHOTOGRAPHY / STATIONERY / BRIDESMAIDS / ACCESSORIES / TRANSPORT / VENUES / ENTERTAINMENT / HAIR / GIFT LIST / JEWELLERY / MOTHER OF THE BRIDE / GROOMS / RECEPTION STYLING ***

  brides the show LB 0005 Brides The Show   3rd   5th October, Islington London brides the show LB 0006 Brides The Show   3rd   5th October, Islington London

STYLE

And I couldn’t not mention my favourite element of the show… The Catwalk of course! There are four catwalk shows throughout the day [so you can't miss it] and the theme for the upcoming show is ‘English Rose’ which no doubt means there will be an abundance of feminine, romance and British style – brought together by Bride’s magazine fashion director, Bryony Toogood. It’s also a great chance to see the first look at international bridal designers latest collections so it’s a must for the stylish bride!

DETAILS 

  • Ticket prices start at £20.00 for single tickets, but London Bride readers are able to receive 2 for the price of 1 just quote BLOGLB’ at the checkout! www.bridestheshow.co.uk/tickets

I will also be doing a series of posts about what to look out for at the show, the fashions and also my London Bride visitor guide! In the meantime, here’s a little taster of what’s to come!

London Bride is an official show blogger with Brides The Show, sponsored content.