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.