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…!
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.
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.
I’m sure you’ll be struck immediately by the warm, cosy and low-lit images from Laura at Babb Photo for this lovely November wedding. Colette and Ray’s wedding looks so inviting, from the London Townhouse ceremony location in Peckham to the urban London warehouse, Brixton East brimming with twinkling fairy lights, shimmering candles and a scattering of olive leaf branches.
A fabulous idea to serve up pizza from a wood-fire oven for their guests. I mean who wouldn’t want to dig into that and a glass of red wine? Dessert was suitably decadent with a tower of doughnuts and a rainbow of flavoured meringues that the guests were able to help themselves to along with some mulled wine.
They began the day with a simple and intimate ceremony at Southwark Registry office in Peckham with just their close friends and family joining them. They then headed to the former furniture warehouse, Brixton East where they had an informal party with good wine, good food in beautiful cosy surroundings.
We are all [hopefully] becoming more aware of eco brands within the wedding industry and it’s always nice to know that there are options out there for brides if this is an important part of their wedding day. So this week I’m launching Eco-Bridal Week on London Bride where I hope to highlight some fantastic ideas and talented eco suppliers within the wedding industry, and not just for the ‘boho’ bride.
Inspired by her clients wearing her dresses as their wedding dresses, Eco-Luxe designer Minna has launched a new wedding collection of vintage inspired dresses and romantic accessories – ‘To Have And To Hold’.
The dresses are seriously affordable [£200-500] and you can see how lovingly handmade they are. I really like that a lot of her dresses are short and lacy which I know so many brides out there are looking for as an alternative to a full skirted designer number and this was definitely something that the Finnish designer Minna had in mind as she wanted them to go from Vows to Festival to Cocktails, and for me they definitely tick all those boxes!
They are simple, classic and cute plus the added bonus is that the materials are sustainable, with environmentally friendly production techniques including local manufacturing and zero waste pattern cutting techniques for every garment.
The collection offers a range of affordable (£200-£500), thoughtfully designed and lovingly hand embellished dresses made in UK. Additionally, there is a stunning range of veils, hair adornments and capes to complete the romantically bohemian bridal look! Moreover, Minna wanted to embody wearability, hence the dresses are designed to go from vows to cocktails to festivals.
The old marital good luck custom can be added to the dresses to create unique embellishments with something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. A favourite love poem or wedding date can be hand embroidered to the dress as well and customers have Minna’s vast archive of lace fabrics to choose from.