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London Bride & Otaduy Bridal Special Showcase Event Saturday 17th September

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style, INSPIRATION, PLANNING, Events Calendar

London Bride and bridal designer, Otaduy are holding a special one day showcase event for brides-to-be in London on Saturday 17th September for their ‘I Do’ collection. Come join us! 

London Bride and Otaduy Bridal Event Showcase

Today we have an exciting announcement about an upcoming event! We’ve teamed up with one of our favourite designers, stylish Barcelona bridal designer, Otaduy Bridal, for a special showcase event on Saturday 17th September of their new ‘I DO’ collection. As well as being able to see the dresses (and try them on!) I’ll be there to meet some of you lovely London Brides-To-Be and be on hand for any one-to-one styling or planning advice.

The showcase takes place at their beautiful London showroom near Camden (NW1 9XR) with myself and the super friendly Otaduy team there to welcome you, and not only will you be surrounded by beautiful bridal gowns, we’ve partnered with some of our industry friends to create a relaxed and inspiring setting with bubbles a plenty, pretty floral displays, delicious treats from the Canababes as well as accessories such as veils and shoes for you to style with the dresses. 

THIS IS A VIP EVENT FOR ONE DAY ONLY SO THERE ARE LIMITED SPACES, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME ALONG, PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO ATTEND BY EMAILING: LONDON@OTADUY.CO 

For now, here is a little look at their ‘I Do’ collection, glamorous days of disco, and free-spirited style…

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Belle And Bunty 2016 Collection – Bohemian Luxe

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Wedding Dresses By Belle & Bunty

The latest Belle and Bunty bridal collection ‘A Piece of My Heart’ encapsulates a 1970s inspired boho vibe perfect for the cool, contemporary bride. 

Joni Dress - Belle & Bunty 2016 Collection A Piece Of My Heart

Having recently attended London Bridal Fashion Week (yes, it’s a thing!) I spent some time hanging out with the fabulous and talented ladies behind Belle & Bunty Bridal. Their stand was was styled to perfection (all about the jungle vibes) but really their wedding dresses from their latest bridal collection ‘A Piece of My Heart’ were the big showcase.

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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.

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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!

Effortless Elegance – Charlotte Simpson Bridal

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Charlotte Simpson Bridal on London Bride

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.

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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.

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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.