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Springtime Savile Club Wedding with Polka Dot Bridesmaids

Aisle Style, WEDDINGS, Elegant, Informal

Photography by Cotton Candy Weddings

Jenny & Dan had a beautiful springtime wedding with sunshine, Pimms on London buses and bridesmaids in polka dots. What’s not to love about sipping Champagne on a roof terrace in the heart of London’s Soho at The Savile Club

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I love Jenny’s style with her elegant lace Ellis Bridal short dress and the fun polka dot print of the bridesmaids dresses adds a touch of fun.

You can see in the photos just how much their friends and family mean to them, smiles all around especially during the speeches which look very lively! It’s also so nice to see a bouquet toss, and the grand staircase made the perfect opportunity for it. I hope we get an update if the lucky lady who caught it becomes a wife anytime soon!

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East London Wedding at Stoke Newington Town Hall & The Roost

WEDDINGS, Informal

Photography by Lisa JaneFilm by Mark Brown Films

Danielle & Matt had the epitome of a laid back London wedding. With a ceremony at Stoke Newington Town Hall and a reception held at quirky photographic venue, The Roost with a sprinkling of floral crowns and a pretty lace dress this was a gorgeous day captured honestly by Lisa Jane Photography and Mark Brown Films

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Playful Quirky Wedding Veils from AM Faulkner

AISLE STYLE, Accessories, Bridal Style

Veils by AM Faulkner

To veil or not to veil? If you think a traditional veil isn’t for you then the playful pieces by London milliner AM Faulkner may be just the finishing touch to your bridal style from fancy floral, gold glitter and playful pom pom these are statement veils. 

Playful Cute Quirky Veils by AM Faulkner

I often end up having the conversation with my brides or friends getting married about ‘to veil or not to veil’ as I know it’s a common bridal quandry. In all honesty, the bad influence that I am, always say go for it, it’s the only time (ahem, we hope!) you’ll get the full romance and fun of wearing one and depending on your style there really is something for everyone. Many designers offer beautiful traditional veils, but I stumbled across AM Faulkner designs a few weeks ago and just had to share them as they offer something a little different which I think may work perfectly for those thinking a more traditional veil may not work for their bridal style.

I met with designer Anne-Marie on Monday at London Bridal Fashion Week and saw all the veils and headpieces in person and resisted the temptation to try one on (genuinely resisted, the glitter veil has my name all over it). They are cute, quirky and playful and are perfect paired with a simple dress.

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Delicate Vintage Style – London Designer Sally Lacock’s New Bridal Collection

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Photography by Jeff CottendenWedding Dresses by Sally Lacock

Esme by East London Bridal Designer Sally Lacock

I recently met with Sally and spent WAY too long admiring her dresses on her stand at the recently held National Vintage Wedding Fair. As bloggers it’s very easy for us to post pretty pictures but when you see the dresses in person and meet with the designer it really does cement the connection.

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The detail and the beautiful silk and lace fabrics really stood out to me, and her love of vintage shows through the dresses not just in the design but in the craftsmanship as each one is individually handmade in London.

Sally Lacock is a London wedding dress designer known for her beautiful, timeless, lace and silk wedding dresses and excellent bespoke service. All of her commissions are skillfully and individually handmade in London. Inspired primarily by her love of vintage wedding dresses and antique lace Sally’s work is imbued with lightness, delicacy and an attention to detail rarely found in today’s world of mass production. Her creative vision is one of respect for time-honoured skills combined with romantic vintage appeal. Sally’s current collections include her signature vintage inspired wedding dress collection and new bridal separates collection.

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Affordable Elegant Bridal Wear – 8 Bridal Collection From Phase Eight

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Phase Eight - 8 Bridal Collection - Hope

 The Hope (aptly named at £595!)

From the image above you’d be forgiven that I’m blogging about a new collection from a luxury bridal designer… but my guess is you may have seen the title, in which case you’ll know that this collection is in fact from the High Street though admittedly hard to believe!

Phase Eight have for a few years launched their own bridal range of wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses and accessories, and for this Spring/Summer 2015 the ‘8 Bridal’ collection is now available.

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Above:  Josefina, Cressida and Hope

Having seen these dresses in person at their flagship James Street store near Bond Street, the intricate beading, lace detailing, and feminine silhouettes of the dresses are all quite exceptional for ‘high street’ and really do raise the standard. I was suitably impressed and having featured a few Phase Eight brides on the blog (here and here), I really can see why they are a popular choice for those brides who are looking for something affordable without compromising style, perfect for a London Bride indeed!

The range is available both online at Phase Eight, with prices starting from just £250 (for a short dress) to £750 for the full length Old Hollywood style elegance or in one of their specialist Bridal Boutique stores.

Again considering the dresses are high street, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality up-close and the styles feature hand-stitching details, with inner construction for a flattering shape and luxurious fabrics for elegance. The Hope dress for me was stand-out with it’s designer inspired glamorous fit and beading it’s a stunning dress, especially for it’s £595 price tag!

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 Above: Elbertine / Aurora / Hope / Cressida / Annabella 

Key highlights from the new range include the stunning Aurora dress, featuring all over glittering metallic embellishments and cowl neck and back detailing or the stunning lace Josefina with its pretty lace and sheer neckline and subtle sweeping fishtail hem in tulle. For brides preferring shorter dresses without compromising on detail and wow-factor, the Cressida dress is the perfect choice. The all over lace design features a delicate detailed high neckline and hem, mid-length sleeves and a satin belt to accentuate the pretty fit and flare shape.

To compliment the dresses they have a selection of bridal accessories such as veils, shoes, shrugs (a special mention to this stunning beaded cape which I loved!) as well as extending their bridesmaid options.

You can arrange for a personal appointment with a specialist to try on the dresses at one of their Phase Eight Bridal Boutiques (020 7499 7750 – London01962 866964 – Winchester0131 226 4009 – Edinburgh).

Minna Bridal – For The City Chic or Laid Back Luxe Bride

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Minna Bridal - Boho Bride

Minna Bridal has long been on my radar and is a designer who I am always recommending to those brides looking for affordable, laid back bridal style. Not only is the collection boho in style, it’s also for those environmentally conscientious brides as this is very much a part of the brand which is described as ‘Eco Luxe’.

This collection has great appeal for the stylish bride on a budget with the affordable price range – beautiful short boho dresses starting from £340 (perfect for the elopements, beach and city weddings) through the range to the higher end more intricate designs in beautiful fabrics at £1400 which is still very much affordable style for brides.

Below are a few (!) of my favourites, however you can see the full collection here, and some of the editorial images below too. True to Minna’s style, I love the sheer fabrics, floating feminine skirts, boho shifts in heavy lace and relaxed yet luxurious silks. As a sleeve lover, I’m also pleased that many of the dresses features sleeves or more coverage for those not looking to flash so much flesh!

I may also be a little biased as this dress is the ‘Charley’, I should say not named after me at all but I think she’s rather lovely…!

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Since 2008, Minna has always created her collections with sustainable, organic and recycled or locally produced textiles, as well as ensuring the production techniques are environmentally friendly and zero waste through the process. Whilst it’s very much a part of the process of the creation of her designs, they are incredibly stylish and desirable so very much for anyone looking for laid back luxe. You can read more about the story of Minna here.

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Who wouldn’t want to elope or walk barefooted in the sand in one of these? Definitely for the free spirited and stylish bride. Beautiful! You can see the full bridal range here or you can make an appointment to visit the showroom in Brixton, London.

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.

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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!

A Japanese Inspired Wedding with Origami on the Thames

INSPIRATION, DIY, WEDDINGS, Elegant

Japanese Inspired London Wedding by Depict Photography

Well not only is today’s bride probably the cutest that may have ever graced the pages of London Bride but Emma and Rod’s Japanese inspired wedding was bursting with personal touches that the couple put so much creativity and time into. I also love their two different city venue choices, a beautiful elegant venue for the ceremony and then a relaxed pub with views over the Thames and of course a ride on a London bus in between!

It’s great to see a bride incorporating some lovely touches from their own heritage into their London wedding, the beautiful intricate origami cranes look beautiful along with the Japanese Taiko band which looked so much fun! What bride and groom wouldn’t want to bang a loud drum on their wedding day? The sunny August day was captured on film beautifully by Depict Photography.

“We wanted to create a day which was relaxed and as personal as possible.  We hand-made our invitations, decorations (chains of origami cranes), favours (origami flowers) and table plan (we used the same origami hearts that we used our initiations).  For us, our wedding was not just about the two of us – it was a day to say thank you to our family and friends for being part of our lives and supporting us.  We would not be where we are without them.” 

When we created our wedding invitations, we knew we needed some ribbon to finish them off.  We scoured the shelves of Dalston Mill Fabrics .  The light green coloured ribbon that we chose became a loose colour theme for the day.  We also had a general theme of London (the city where we met and currently live) and also wanted to include elements from Japan as that is where my family are from.  

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Emma looks so chic in her fitted gown and elegant up do! “I am very petite – under 5 foot – and so I was concerned that I would not find a dress that would like right on me.  However, after a visit to the Bespoke Wardrobe in  in Essex, my fears were allayed.  There, you can pick the dress and then it is made to measure – perfect!!  I met Reggie there who was so friendly and helpful.  She encouraged me to try different styles and also helped with the accessories.  My dress was Solitaire by Suzanne Neville – this originally comes with straps and a big belt.  Reggie was great – she suggested having the dress made without the straps or the big belt which suited me better and also adding an extra element to the dress by wearing a beautiful lace jacket by Stewart Parvin

After advice from the Bespoke Wardrobe, Emma was able to change the look of her dress with just a few small changes which made it seem like a different dress entirely (much to the Groom’s surprise!) “For the evening reception, I removed the jacket and put on a very glitzy belt (hired from the Bespoke Wardrobe).  This made the dress look completely different which I loved! When Rod came to meet me for the first dance, his first words were ‘You bought a second dress?!!’. His face was a picture!”

They sourced the bridesmaids dresses from H&M, a great high street hit! The flower girl wore a dress from John Lewis and the Groom was dressed in a lovely suit from Austin Reed along with his best man. They completed their style with handkerchiefs from TM Lewin.

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We looked at a number of venues in London – all we knew we was that we wanted something special for the ceremony and we wanted to hire a Routemaster to get to the reception!  When we were shown around 28 Portland Place, we both loved it.  It’s in a great central London location and the rooms are stunning – it has beautiful period features and is well maintained.

Emma and Rod managed to combine both their nationalities into their civil ceremony, “To personalise our ceremony venue, we made personal vows and designed our own Order of Ceremony which was in both English and Japanese. For decorations we opted for a couple of large round balloons which were supplied to us by bonbon balloons.  Rebecca from bonbon was great – we had supplied her with a box full of green origami cranes and asked her to attach these to the balloons. I know Rebecca spent time devising ways of ensuring that balloons would still float with the cranes attached which was so kind! Rod and I both spent many hours making paper cranes – Rod’s sister helped to string these all onto fishing wire to make them look as though they were flying.”

Emma walked down the aisle to ‘Crossing the Stone, Catrin Finch’ – a beautiful and moving piece of music which was recommended by her Mother.  They also played Caliban’s Dream from the Olympic opening ceremony – as a nod to where they live in Stratford and as they loved the Olympics! “We spent a lot of time on our song choices and were really happy with them.” 

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It’s so fun to see bride and groom’s taking to the streets on the wedding day, and these guys marched with their friends and family down the street with the amazing Taiko band playing along! “Hiring the Japanese taiko group was one of the best decisions we made as it added something really different to the day.  One of the drummers came to meet us off the bus and walked us down towards the Thames and into the venue – it felt incredible to be part of that. After finishing their performance, the taiko group also invited Rod and I to have a go too – brilliant fun although I think we got a little competitive! 

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The Oyster Shed is a pub in the City – where Rod and I both work.  I had been in there for dinner with friends and really liked its light airy space and relaxed atmosphere.  The fact that it is right next to the Thames by London Bridge with a view of the Shard definitely helped too.  We were both a little nervous as the venue was relatively new and they had not held many weddings there before.  However, I cannot fault them – Freddie who co-ordinated everything for us was absolutely brilliant.  She listened to all my requests, no matter how trivial, and did an absolutely incredible job bringing all our ideas together.  Rod and I had spent hours making chains of origami cranes – by the time they got to the  venue they were tangled up but Freddie kindly ensured they were de-tangled and placed all around and outside the pub as I had requested.  When Rod and I arrived at the Oyster Shed, we were so pleased by how gorgeous it looked.  The staff were all brilliant too – professional and friendly! 

For the table decorations, the Oyster Shed supplied us with their beautiful candelabras.  The flowers themselves were supplied by a fantastic florist in the East End.  Rod is originally from Stratford and Sewell’s have always supplied the family’s flowers – for a variety of occasions.  It was really lovely to go somewhere that knew the family and we knew we could trust them completely. 

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The table plan was created during a brain-storming session with Rod’s sister – we decided to use the origami hearts we had made for our invitations.  The numbers all meant something to us (e.g. 4,238 was our table number – this was the number of days since we met, 11,876 was the number of miles we had flown to between Tokyo and Japan to be with one another etc).

We made origami flowers for each place setting – these took ages as they’re made of 5 separate pieces of paper which have been folded.  We feel like it was worth it though – we often spot the flowers and chains of origami cranes which our guests took away with them when we visit their homes!  A fantastic reminder of an unforgettable day.

The food surpassed my expectations – the portions were generous and the quality was fantastic.  We had so many compliments and all I can say is a big thank you to the Oyster Shed.  The food and the service was second to none! We didn’t want to spend lots of money on the wedding cake so we opted for a plain iced wedding cake from Waitrose. The cake was decorated with fresh flowers by our florist and we both love cheese so decided to have a cheese ‘cake’ too.

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We also bought parasols for me and the bridesmaids – a little nod to my background and they made for fantastic photos.  They came in useful on the day too as it was incredibly sunny! Photography was an important element of the day for us – a single picture can evoke so many memories that we wanted to make sure we chose a style we really liked. The photographs from Depict Photography stood out to us. Kate was very friendly and relaxed and as her husband, Kev is also a photographer – it was great as he was able to join Rod prior to the ceremony when Kate was with me in the morning. 

We also hired a photobooth for the evening – this went down fantastically well.  The photos are in our guestbook and looking through that really makes us laugh! 

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We had spreadsheets and lists to ensure we were well-organised and prepared…but nothing could prepare me for the moment I walked down the aisle towards Rod.  My lip quivered with emotion as I struggled to compose myself.  Rod and I had been together for over 11 years before we got married but to publicly declare our love in front of our friends and family – that is something I will never forget.  

There were so many other memorable parts of the day though – getting ready with my bridesmaids, seeing my nephews and niece (our pageboys and flower girl) looking absolutely adorable, seeing my parents before we left the house for the ceremony, the readings, dancing the evening away to classic songs from our ‘youth’ – I could go on.  It truly was a fantastic day full of incredible memories – something to put away and keep forever. 

Huge thanks to Emma for such a lovely write up of their special day and to Kate at Depcit Photography for sharing her beautiful wedding film photography work.  

Photography: Depict Photography / Ceremony Venue: 28 Portland Place / Reception Venue: The Oyster Shed / Bride’s Dress: The Bespoke Wardrobe / Hair & Make Up: Sam Sham /Flowers: Sewell’s / Band: The Sounds of Japan / Balloons: bonbon balloons

Blushing Bridesmaids – Nude and Blush High Street Picks

AISLE STYLE, Bridesmaid

It’s bridesmaid dress shopping season and to save you trawling the high street I thought I’d put together a series of posts to give you a helping hand. Today I’m looking at blush colours, those lovely nude pinks, or slightly stronger pops of pinks that are oh so flattering to most shades. This colour works well with fresh neutrals such as greens and whites or if you are looking to make it a little more interesting, add a touch of glitter, gold or sparkle! All my finds are currently available on the high street, but please be aware sizes may not always be in stock!

LB_Blush_0001 copyEyeshadow Lipstick / 2 Elizbeth Messina via Snippet and Ink / 3 Confetti Systems / 4 Hjartesmil / 5 Lace is Love

Your girls can accessorise the dresses if they are simple, add jewel belts, brooches, short gloves or some fabulously decadent drop earrings.

LB_Blush_000750s Chic – Ted Baker / Jewelled Maxi – Hoss Intropia / Coral Silk – Topshop / Peach Pleats – Ted Baker

For the prettiest look, the nude colours lend themselves well to lace – providing elegance and a soft, luxurious touch. Team with loose big curls, shimmery eyes, a statement necklace and some beautiful nude shoes for a stunning and flattering outfit.

LB_Blush_0008Mink Pleats – Ted Baker / Prim Organza Prom – Topshop / Floaty Lace – Adrianna Papell at John Lewis / Floor Length Lace – Topshop

So stay tuned, I’ll be doing another round up later this week with another colour theme, or if there is one in specific you’d like to see let me know!

Sassi Holford – 2012 Bridal Collection – Modern Romance

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Whilst I don’t like to think of certain people being ‘trend setters’ I can’t forgo a mention of a certain Duchess of Cambridge for her choice of gown and thus bringing the lace sleeve back so to speak. Some girls love lace, others find it fussy or too traditional but when it’s used elegantly and in designs that fit like a glove then it’s no surprise that it was the choice of a Princess.
Sassi Holford is a UK designer [whoop!] who has long been the choice for the modern and elegant bride for a traditional yet exquisite bridal look. Here is a glimpse of Sassi’s new 2012 bridal collection – the designs below are all from the Couture Collection, exclusive to the London boutique. Whilst I must admit I’m not the first to be the usual lace loving lass, these dresses with their subtle shimmer of skin under the lace are incredibly seductive…especially Ingrid [above]. I love the way these dresses have been styled minimally with simple hair in neat waves, team with a statement headpiece to keep the look modern and stylish.
Grace
 Paola + Shrug
Thea
 Priscilla

Here are a few of my favourite designs from the Signature 2012 collection which are available nationwide. Think bows, feminine silouhettes and tulle, oh the tulle!

 
Ingrid
Mia
Zoe

If these designs are catching your eye, you may be interested to know that Sassi Holford currently have a winter sample sale on, so for more details on dates and locations or to find a stockist for the new collection visit www.sassiholford.com