Spanish bridal label Otaduy opened their new showroom in London this month. With white leather jackets, open back dresses and crop tops with skirts, they offer a refreshing and new take on bridal for the modern and boho bride.
Having worked in the wedding industry for over 6 years now, it’s such a pleasure to hear about fresh and exciting launches, especially those in London (obvs!). A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to visit the beautiful new showroom of Otaduy, a Spanish bridal design label who have just launched in London.
Having chatted to the very lovely sisters behind the label (at quite some length, they really are lovely), it’s clear Otaduy which started back in 2011, is no ordinary bridal label, and definitely re-inventing the term ‘bridal’. It’s core values are creativity – heavily inspired by music, cinema and art – and as such this is an indie brand for brides with personality who want to feel like themselves on their wedding day.
Myfanwy and Nic celebrated in September last year for their East London wedding at the Mile End Eco Pavilion which was the perfect backdrop for an Autumnal day as their guests mingled amongst the richly coloured trees. Myfanwy the bride wore a stunning custom Clinton Lotter gown and to go with their relaxed day they included a first look before the ceremony captured beautifully by Lee at Robbins Photographic.
Is there anything quite as romantic as a groom carrying his bride over the threshold? Groom Adam did just that for his bride Laura, but they weren’t alone. After a local church ceremony followed by fine French dining they decided to continue the celebrations at home with a garden party. As after all, that is where the heart is.
Couple Laura and Adam balanced an elegant day with the comforts of home. Literally. After a meaningful Church ceremony, a lavish fine dining meal and a walk through the park, they decided to continue the celebrations at their London home, in their garden. How utterly romantic, and so lovely to know that when they sit out in their garden that it was there, surrounded by their loved ones that they danced their first steps as husband and wife.
As part of my visit, Brides The Show catwalk is a definite personal highlight. I mean who wouldn’t like to sit FROW and look at pretty dresses swirling by? On the Friday night preview, there was an exclusive Jenny Packham catwalk showcasing her 2016 collection that was shown in NYC, based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the characters in the play.
During the weekend there was of course the ‘Secret Garden’ themed catwalk styled to perfection by Bryony Toogood Fashion Director at Brides Magazine, which was so exciting to see. A plethora of bridal designers showcasing designs from their latest collections or exclusives. It was so lovely to see the buzz of brides to be falling in love with the potential ‘one’ in front of their eyes.
This weekend was spent soaking up serious wedding inspiration at Brides The Show. From floral fantasies to dreamy destinations, secret garden inspired dresses and details big and small, so I’m sharing with you the style highlights from the show.