Posts Tagged: bridal

Needle And Thread Bridal Collection AW16

AISLE STYLE, Accessories, Bridal Style

Dresses Needle And Thread

A preview of the stylish, affordable Autumn/Winter 2016 Needle and Thread bridal collection featuring heavily hand-beaded details, glamorous gowns and playful separates for fashion forward brides.

Needle & Thread Bridal AW16Victorian Lace Gown (£950)

I’m sure you’re already familiar with Needle & Thread for their stylish and embellished occasion-wear dresses, but after their first foray into bridal in late 2015 they are soon to release their newest bridal collection for AUTUMN/WINTER 2016 bridal collection and I wanted to give you a bit of a preview!

I was able to see the dresses in person, and hear from Founder and Creative Director (and all round lovely and inspiring lady Hannah Coffin) about her design process and this collection doesn’t disappoint for fashion forward and modern brides.

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Halfpenny London – Flora Romance Collection

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Photography & Dresses Halfpenny London

The stunning 2016 collection from British and London based bridal designer, Halfpenny London evokes floral romance with vintage inspired designs for the modern bride. Flattering and luxurious fabrics, intricate detailing and interchangeable elements work for every bride’s personal style. 

Halfpenny London Isobel Skirt & Isobel Corset

I’m sure there are boundless new London Brides out there who are hot on the dress search, so it’s a pleasure to introduce you to Halfpenny London. For those who aren’t yet familiar, designer Kate who is behind the brand, oozes British style with her bridal collections that are vintage inspired for the modern bride.

This is a look at the 2016 Flora Romance Collection and as with all Halfpenny London designs, you can expect utter romance, elegance and sophistication with stunning fabrics, intricate details and modern, feminine styles.

As reported in my Brides The Show fashion roundup, all things floral inspired were seen influencing all aspects of the wedding world, and I for one am a big lover of it.

Inspired by the works of painter John William Waterhouse the collection evokes a floral romantic vibe typical of this impressionist artist. Stunning silk crepe dresses with subtle, intricate embellishment complement the elegant form fitting looks. 

The unique diverse collection weaves modern with vintage, still in keeping with Kate’s signature ‘Brit Cool’ style.

I’ll leave you to pour over the dresses, but do let me know if you have a favourite (tough decision) I’m a little in love with them all.

The collection starts from £2,000 and they also offer made to measure (from £3750) and couture gowns from £5000. For more details or to book an appointment at their beautiful Bloomsbury boutique, visit Halfpenny London.

Otaduy Bridal Comes to London – For the Modern Boho Bride

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Photography by London Bride / Otaduy

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.

London Showroom Otaduy Bridal by London BrideHaving 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.

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Designer Spotlight – Charlie Brear Bridal 2015 Collection

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Charlie Brear Bridal 2015 Collection - ISERE SKIRTisere skirt

This year, amongst the couples I’ve worked with to plan and style their weddings, I’ve had 4 of my lovely brides (with impeccable taste!) all choose British designer and stylist, Charlie Brear (note: not to be confused with my own name, though they are strangely similar!) Considering all the designers out there, that’s a pretty good rate and I have to say, I’m not surprised.

The latest Charlie Brear 2015 collection is incredibly savvy and sophisticated. Inspired by iconic decades of style, the designs are flawlessly combined with Charlie’s own contemporary aesthetic (as seen in her ready-to-wear line). Beautiful cut silouhettes, layers of soft tulles, chiffons and romantic lace can all be combined with the innovative ‘Additions’ as each bride has the opportunity to create her own unique style. A simple crepe, satin or chiffon dress can be layered with anything from sequinned overdresses (these are wow, let me tell you), sheer lace backs, incredibly feminine tiered skirts, plus silk sashes or soft shrugs to add that finishing touch all fully customised to each bride effortlessly.

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From top to above: augustine lace & hurrel cape / aurele skirt / voulaire overdress & pettine versailles / mongolian gilet & manira skirt / casimir overdress / versailles jacket & catroux jacket / etoile sash / tavaline & fayette overdress voulaire top &  demi voulaire / chapelle

As a formal stylist, Charlie Brear created what was formerly known as The Vintage Wedding Dress Company back in 2005 after sourcing many a vintage wedding gown for a photo shoot. Since then amongst her love of vintage, Charlie grew the collection to include a capsule bridal offering of made to order gowns, using details and accents of decades gone by as inspiration for a contemporary take on vintage glamour.

Since then, the company was re-launched as Charlie Brear and as well as bridal collections, she also has ‘Additions’ which is a collection of unique pieces to compliment the made to order gowns, such as lace sleeves, over skirts, lace shrugs and this is what makes her designs so sought after as effectively this enables the bride to customise her own bespoke gown with a few small additions to suit the individual.

Charlie Brear Bridal 2015 Collection - Haliton & Chartres Charlie Brear Bridal 2015 Collection -  Corio Jacket Charlie Brear Bridal 2015 Collection - Deco & Tiulis Top Charlie Brear Bridal 2015 Collection - NERU Charlie Brear Bridal 2015 Collection - Sada Chantilly & Arlette Charlie Brear Bridal 2015 Collection - HURREL Charlie Brear Bridal 2015 Collection - Anselme Top & Oribe Charlie Brear Bridal 2015 Collection - TIRA LACE SKIRT Charlie Brear Bridal 2015 Collection - Cassell & Sabine Top Charlie Brear Bridal 2015 Collection - Safna & Neru Jacket Charlie Brear Bridal 2015 Collection - VENTOUXFrom top to above: haliton & chartres / corio jacket deco & tiulis top / neru / sada chantilly & arlette / hurrel / anselme top & oribe / tira skirt / cassell & sabine top / safna & neru jacket  / ventoux  

All the collections are produced in the UK using a diverse range of hand selected fabrics and trims. In the beautiful flagship London boutique tucked away off  they also offer original one of a kind vintage dresses as part of their Original Vintage Collection.

Haivng visited the flagship boutique in Fitzrovia earlier this year, I was blown away by the fabrics, the cuts and most of all the excitement that comes of being able to tailor your dress to suit you and make the most of both your style and your figure. If you aren’t London based there are a number of other stockists available throughout the UK, which you can see listed here.

I literarily wouldn’t know where to start if I were trying these on, though I’d say the ‘Aurele’ tulle skirt with glittery sequin overlay would likely be a good place to start…

If you want a little look behind the scenes you can see a pretty cute little video here (in case the images above weren’t enough pretty for you!) and I also highly recommend you follow Charlie Brear on instagram, it’s a beautiful and inspiring feed!

London Bride Loves – Wellies + Vogue Illustration

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I came across these cute little illustrations via the lovely little blog Wellies and Vogue. Tori (or Wellies as she’s fondly known) is a designer and runs a studio, Passion Fruit Design and has always loved drawing illustrations. She did these for a friend of hers (wow, how nice is that!) and I love the fashion/editorial look to them and all the lovely details. Perhaps if you are interested in something similar she may be able to help!

Bridal Illustration Fashion Editorial bridal illustration wedding dress by Tori Wellies and Vogue (2) bridal illustration wedding dress by Tori Wellies and Vogue (3) bridal illustration wedding dress by Tori Wellies and Vogue (1) bridal illustration wedding dress by Tori Wellies and Vogue (4)

Tori also happened to have one of the loveliest weddings around (seriously, I heart everything about this wedding and she’s just a little bit gorgeous!) you can read about her wedding day on her blog Wellies and Vogue or see the beautiful photos from her big day over at Caught The Light photography.

Illustrations by Passion Fruit Design