A behind the scenes look at the London Bride & Otaduy Bridal special bridal showcase last month. We were thrilled to invite readers and brides to this intimate event to try on dresses and chat and be inspired by some of our wedding industry friends!
Part of why I love working in this industry is getting the chance to work and collaborate with like-minded, creative and modern thinking wedding colleagues. It pushes the industry in the right direction and just bouncing ideas, inspiration and swopping stories is really refreshing.
Having been a fan of Barcelona bridal designers, Otaduy and their gorgeous London showroom, we decided to collaborate and hold an intimate bridal event to showcase their new collection, meet with brides (and readers of London Bride!) and also to introduce them to some fabulous wedding brands, suppliers, designers and makers. It was so much fun to see bride’s try on potential contender dresses, with their friends and family with the added fun of trying on veils, shoes, holding a beautiful bouquet as well as be made-up all whilst in a relaxing and intimate atmosphere with delicious and cute mini bottles of sparkling wine courtesy of Cordoniu and refreshing and stylish hydration from Solan de Cabras. Definitely the way dress shopping should be!
As a wedding planner and blogger, it’s also really lovely for me to connect with bride-to-be’s to hear about their days and their styles and wedding inspiration and of course talking all about dresses!
Otaduy showcased their new ‘I Do’ collection, which you can see more of here but is inspired by the glamorous days of disco, and free-spirited style… Otaduy has a lovely balance of feminine dresses and cool separates (plus jackets!) that are for a modern boho bride and are perfect for both a city wedding or something a little more rural. We had a lovely mix of brides at the event who were getting married in the city, the countryside and a few destination weddings too (lucky them!).
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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.
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.
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.
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