Posts Tagged: Short Wedding Dress

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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House of Mooshki – Vintage Inspired Wedding Dresses

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

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The love for vintage inspired wedding dresses is going nowhere it would appear. The romance of peek-a-boo lace, the swish of the 50s tulle skirt, the candy colours and big satin bows…they all make for perfect lady-like details on a wedding dress and House of Mooshki has these in spades.

House of Mooshki are bespoke wedding dress designers, and with their own collection brides are able to customise each dress to make it truly unique. Not only do they offer a great service in terms of timeframe [they welcome last minute brides and generally turn dresses around in a month!] but also their very reasonable price tag with the collection ranging from £1350-1950. They offer a crazy 80 shades of colour so if you are looking for an unusual wedding dress from blush pink, emerald green or even black then these are your go-to ladies.

“All of our dresses are made to measure and finished to a very high standard. They all come with inbuilt corsets/bra’s to offer the best possible structure and support. Each of our gowns is created with pride, from the very first sketches right through to the finished dress.

We source some of the best fabrics from around the world, from satins and silks, to chiffons, taffeta and organza’s. Recently, we have noticed a huge increase in brides turning their back on the traditional white wedding gown in favour of a more modern dress that can be worn time and time again. Vintage wedding dresses are also in huge demand with us at the moment taking inspiration from classic eras and characters in history.”

Particular highlights from their collection for me are Mae, the Dior inspired off the shoulder calf length dress in heavy lace is incredibly stylish and classic and Audrey, a tea-length dress with scalloped edge neckline, cap sleeves and the prettiest spot tulle and floral appliqué. Cute as a button! As a lover of stripes I couldn’t not mention the Holly too!

Mooshki Bridal - Rhian Wedding DressRHIAN // Spot tulle tea length dress with elbow length sleeves and daisy lace trim 

Mooshki Bridal - Zara Wedding DressZARA // Tea length tulle skirt with beaded open necked bodice with long fitted sleeves

Mooshki Bridal - Sarah Wedding DressSARAH // Tea Length full lace wedding dress with cap sleeves

Mooshki Bridal - Kathryn Wedding DressKATHRYN // Calf length tulle and lace wedding dress with lace bodice and key hole back and cap sleeves

Mooshki Bridal - Vera Wedding DressVERA // Full tulle gown with delicate lace bodice and short sleeves

Mooshki Bridal - Mae Wedding DressMAE // Classic in design from a bi-gone era where Dior ruled the catwalks.

Mooshki Bridal - Lou Lou Wedding DressLOU LOU // Strapless A-line Tulle and Lace Gown

Mooshki Bridal - Audrey Wedding DressAUDREY // Short Swiss Dot Tulle and Lace 1950’s Wedding Dress

Mooshki Bridal - Deborah Wedding DressDEBORAH // A beautiful full A-Line full tulle skirt with delicate heavy lace falling from the waist

Mooshki Bridal - Mae Wedding DressMAE

Mooshki Bridal - Grace Wedding DressGRACE // Lace tea length full circle skirt gown with long lace sleeves key hole back and mandarin scallop edge collar

Mooshki Bridal - Tiffany Wedding DressTIFFANY // Column satin 2 in 1 wedding gown with detachable skirt and train

Mooshki Bridal - Elle & Abbie Wedding DressELLE // Tea length circle skirt sleeveless gown in duck egg blue overlaid in damask devore silk

ABBIE // Strapless blush pink vintage tea length tulle and french corded lace gown

Mooshki Bridal - Holly Wedding DressHOLLY // Tea length full circle skirt of satin and organza striped sleeveless wedding dress

Mooshki Bridal - Darla Wedding DressDARLA // Tulle and lace vintage inspired calf length gown with elbow length fitted sleeves.

With branches in London [Havering] and the North East, they also welcome brides from further afield and have a number of UK stockists which you can see here. House of Mooshki also specialise in custom made bespoke wedding dresses, so to get in touch about commissioning a design please visit their website here.

So much pretty for a Monday morning! Would love to know which ones you are coveting…

Tobi Hannah – Modern Classic Wedding Dresses

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Tobi Hannah 50s Tea Length Dress

Hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend, whether that was relaxing in the sunshine (shock horror) or doing some wedmin things! Mine was spent on boring house DIY bits and pieces which let me tell you wasn’t exactly relaxing! Needs must though…

Anyway, when I spotted a previous London Bride wearing a cute short 60s inspired dress I thought how often I read or hear of brides not wanting something too fancy, or big or traditional. If that sounds like you, then you must check out bridal designer Tobi Hannah who is renowned for tea length and short wedding dress collections. Fusing classic inspiration but with a modern twist – these designs are flirty, fun and dare I say it practical! Great for the runaway bride or for someone just looking for something a little more fashion-led and fun for their big day. The dresses with traditional touches such as lace, brocade or boatneck necklines are fused with high hemlines, ruffles, floral elements and a little bit of cheekiness (especially those with the plunging necklines!). Perfect to inject a bit of individuality into your wedding and at a very affordable price with the range starting from £600!

Tobi Hannah Bratt Short Wedding DressBratt – £600-800

Sleeveless high neck scalloped hem lace short wedding dress with rose petal belt at natural waist

Tobi Hannah Dawson Blush and Ivory Lace Wedding DressDawson (Blush & Ivory) – £801-1000

Blush or Ivory Pink Tea Length lace v neck wedding dress with three quarter sleeves, full 1950s style skirt and satin underlay

Tobi Hannah Running Wedding DressRunning – £800-1000

Short to Long Wedding dress featuring a sweetheart neckline, ruched taffeta bodice, and all over satin rose applique on arched hem skirt

Tobi Hannah Illusion Boat Neck Wedding DressIllusion – £801-1000

Boat neck satin short wedding dress with contrast brocade skirt layer and band

Haruki Wedding Dress by Tobi HannahHaruki – £600-800

Deep V Neck blush pink and ivory ruched chiffon short wedding dress with black contrast chiffon band at waist

Tobi Hannah Julianna Wedding DressJulianna – £600-800

Deep V Neck ruched chiffon short wedding dress with lace modesty panel and arched tiers on skirt

Tobi Hannah 50s Tea Length DressTai – £801-1000

Boat neck tea length wedding dress with brocade bodice and satin full skirt

Tobi Hannah has a central London studio where you can make an appointment, or check here for stockists. I’d love to hear if you are a Tobi Hannah bride or if you are thinking about a short dress. Good for dancing and showing off the shoes, that’s for sure!

Tiggy + James – A Pretty Preston Court Wedding

WEDDINGS, Vintage Inspired

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So long snow! I’m all about the blue skies and summer days here on the blog! Today’s lovely couple had a beautiful wedding in Kent at one of my favourite venues, Preston Court. With the fabulous carousel taking centre stage outside, the indoor barn is both rustic and beautiful – perfect for Tiggy and James who wanted an informal and relaxed day. Having been married before and with the bride being 4 months pregnant [doesn’t she look so radiant?!] they knew they wanted to make the day less traditional and more personal and judging by the gorgeous images by Lee at Robbins Photographic it certainly looks just that.

Summer days of sipping drinks outside on a lawn, with a carousel merrily spinning around, it’s hard to imagine now in this wild wintry weather but it was the perfect spot for Tiggy and James last July. “James and I fell in love with Preston Court on a rainy day in March and knew if we loved it then it would be even more magical in the summer. We really wanted the day to be as relaxed and informal as possible. Being the second time for us both we were keen not to be too traditional and make it different and personal. We loved the fact that guests could walk out of the church straight onto the lawn in front of the house and have a drink in their hands in minutes. The carousel was a really fun and quirky touch and provided some great photos! The barn, the long tables and the bbq added to the relaxed feeling of the day, and it was brilliant to have people involved who understood our vision for the day.”

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Tiggy looks stunning in her sweet 1960s vintage dress from those fabulous ladies at Fur Coat No Knickers and you’d never know there was a little baby bump to accommodate for! “I chose a short dress as I wanted something different, and the girls at Fur Coat No Knickers could not have been more brilliant. The dress we found was a 1960s style and was originally long, with long sleeves! They understood exactly what I pictured and were able to customise it perfectly. They were even un-phased when I had to tell them that I would be walking up the aisle 4 months pregnant and reassured me that the dress would still fit! They also helped design and make my net veil, as well providing vintage clips for my shoes and a vintage hairband.” I love how they create a whole look that fits together so perfectly and is so unique to each bride. I absolutely adore her bow short veil too!

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The perfect little church that resides just across from the venue meant Tiggy and James had the best of both worlds for their wedding, “We ideally wanted to get married in a church and although Preston Court does civil ceremonies, the fact that the beautiful St Mildred’s church was on site seemed perfect. The reverend took the time to get to know us over the months before our wedding and this made the whole service so personal. Euphoric flowers filled the little parish church with lavender and candles and it looked incredible. My sisters sang during the signing of the register and the size of the church made the whole ceremony really intimate.”

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To be fair with this venue, the magnificent organ feature is so striking it doesn’t need much decorating but I love the complimentary hues of blues of the beautiful blooms by Euphoric Flowers and the huge light up letters. “James and I both love the colour blue, so the theme revolved around blue and white. All our bouquets were very simple and featured white sweetpeas which were my grandmother’s favourite flower. They also perfectly fitted the relaxed, country, vintage feel we wanted to create with the flowers. We brought our own hanging baskets and wooden tubs of cornflowers that my mum had planted to the courtyard outside the barn, and it was brilliant how the venue is a blank canvas and we were allowed to do whatever we wanted.”

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We drank Prosecco and pimms at the reception and wine with the bbq, but then there was a separate barn with a bar for everyone after to get stuck into drinking whatever they wanted afterwards! We decided against a cake as we wanted to spend the money on nice pudding and really delicious cheese instead! The bbq was incredible and we ate ribeye steaks, and beautifully marinated lamb with an array of interesting salads.

As well as the carousel we used the wedding smashers for our after dinner music. They were brilliant and got everybody dancing. We were able to sit down with them before hand and give them an idea of what we did and didn’t want to hear.

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QUICK Q&A…

What was your budget: £25k

What music did you walk down the aisle to? The Trumpet Tune, Henry Purcell.(very traditional) But then we walked out to The Beatles “Love Love me do”

Do you have any planning advice for other brides? If you involve other people make sure they share your vision and you’re on the same wavelength, it should be a fun and exciting process. Talk to your fiancée, it is more stressful if you have lots of secrets and surprises. All the fun came from us doing things together.

What was the most special or memorable moment of the day? The most memorable moment of the day was when James and I walked round the corner from having champagne on the lawn to see all our guests on the merry-go-round in the sunshine! It was so magical and everyone was just beaming! The most special was saying our vows, I literally forgot everyone was there watching!

What was your first dance song? We decided to have a last dance rather than a first dance, so the last song before we left for the night was “Fix You” by Coldplay and we ended up surrounded by everyone singing too, it was a really moving day way to end the night

What unique touches did you bring to your wedding? Only James and I gave speeches rather than the traditional ones, which was a different touch to hear from the bride! We also put face paints and glow bangles as favours on the table which was briliant as at the end of the night, everyone was covered in neon face paints, it made for some great photos and created a real party atmosphere on the dance floor.

Congratulations to Tiggy and James [and on their new addition!] on a beautiful fun wedding day and thanks to Lee at Robbins Photographic for sharing this wedding on London Bride.

Photographer: Robbins Photographic / Reception Venue: Preston Court / Wedding Dress: Fur Coat No Knickers / Brides Accesories: Veil: Fur Coat No Knickers Shoes: Louboutin at Browns Bride / Bridesmaids: Coast / Groom’s Suit: Gieves & Hawkes / Hair: Shaune Johnson & Lynne Wallis / Flowers: Euphoric Flowers / Catering: Chef Scott Anderson / Lights: Hannah Havana / DJ: Wedding Smashers