Posts Tagged: Wedding Dress

Grace Loves Lace Comes to Shoreditch, London

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Images courtesy of Grace Loves Lace

Grace Loves Lace - London

You may well have noticed in the last year, the Australian bridal and wedding industry is really leading the way in terms of style. Relaxed yet elegant, stylish yet romantic, they just have that effortless je ne sais quoi. If you like me, are just loving everything that seems to be coming out of the Australian bridal world, then I have some exciting news! 

High up in the style stakes and sought after by the super cool, boho brides around the world, bridal designer Grace Loves Lace  are launching a UK showroom, and where else would a leading, style focussed bridal brand have their boutique? In Shoreditch in London, of course! 

The Grace Loves Lace London showroom will open its doors on April 18, 2017, so if you’re a bride to be (or bridesmaid, you’ll certainly get brownie points for sharing) looking for an un-traditional laid back elegant style with a boho edge, then you’ll want to book an appointment pronto! 
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As one of the fashion capital’s of the world, founder of Grace Loves Lace, Megan Ziems was keen to expand to London to be amongst a city filled with inspiration and creativity.

“We have always had such a loyal following in the UK and Europe, and there is such a demand for us to have a permanent base over there. My family are from Europe and I spent a large part of my childhood and adult years there, making it a very special second home to me. I can’t tell you how excited we all are to be bringing Grace Loves Lace to London in a truly magical space.

After opening our first international showroom in Los Angeles, California last July, we knew that London would be next.  We have always been so inspired by the European lifestyle and the European woman, she is the core of our brand. She is chic, sophisticated and full of passion, just like our GLL women.

Our gowns are designed and constructed for the woman who wants ‘The Dress’ that embraces and compliments the body. We stay clear of structured and restrictive designs and fabrics, instead we are all about celebrating our women as effortless, sexy and naturally glamorous.”

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As the designs are only exclusively available online, the new London showroom offers a great chance for European bides to be to visit the showroom to experience the brand’s exquisite French laces and one-of-a-kind designs in person.  They are all about making the process of finding ‘The One’ to be a stress-free experience (that’s what we like to hear), and plans for the showroom’s aesthetic will feature luxurious blush and gold accents (ahem, instagrammable?), and you’ll be able to sip on black rose tea and nibble on macarons – it certainly sounds like a calming environment for all you London Brides! 

Inspired by the absolutely stunning ‘Soho’ gown, we thought we’d have some fun and put together a style board that captures that Grace Loves Lace style, relaxed, elegant but with a little bit of La Boheme! 

Exclusive one-on-one appointments can be booked online at their website Grace Loves Lace The showroom is by appointment only. 

 

This post is in collaboration with Grace Loves Lace.  

The Best Modern Minimalist Wedding Dresses For Fuss Free Brides

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Modern and minimalist wedding dresses for fuss free brides, we think these styles keep things simple yet elegant for stylish brides looking for a clean and modern bridal style.

Modern Minimalist Wedding Dress | Designer Charlotte Simpson Bridal

I thought I’d do a round-up of the best dresses for those looking for a stylish but simple, elegant and minimalist wedding dress. Whilst there are always undoubtedly going to be boho brides that are lace lovers, romantic dreamers of layers of floaty tulle and glamorous magpies that want all the sparkle, not every bride wants to be overtly girly or to coin a term overly ‘bride-y’ as some of my own clients have said… not sure if that’s a term but we all know what it implies.

By minimalist, I’m talking clean lines, sharp structures, simple silhouettes and not too much embellishment, frill or ‘fuss’. Simple definitely doesn’t mean boring, in fact like many things the simpler the design the harder it is to get right, as it’s ever more important for the fit, cut and fabric to be perfect. Here are some of my favourite styles and designers that I think are getting it oh so right with the perfect balance of simple, elegant and definitely chic.

This post would have been a lot bigger/longer but I decided to keep it to designers or styles that are (to my knowledge) available in London or the UK, nothing more annoying than seeing a dress that’s only available in Australia… yes Pinterest, I’m looking at you!

Modern Minimalist Wedding Dress - Orion by Elizabeth Dye

Orion Gown | Elizabeth Dye (available at Heart Aflutter, London)

A refreshingly understated beauty. This dress is soft luxurious knit fabric which has a bit of stretch which skims and hugs curves in all the right places and a full train adds a touch of drama. The beautiful high boat neckline is elegant and sophisticated whilst the low and open back are alluring and modern. Also long sleeves are just my favourite right now.

Modern Minimalist Wedding Dress - Harper by Charlotte Balbier

Harper | Charlotte Balbier

This is a youthful, sexy but paired back look, the Harper slipper satin wedding dress with shoestring straps and low shaped back looks great on it’s own, or perhaps worn with a lace top overlay for more coverage for the ceremony or throw on a feather jacket for a winter wedding. I’m loving it teamed with the casual half up top knot.

Modern Minimalist Wedding Dress - Sylvie by Sabina Motasem

Sylvie Dress | Sabina Motasem (available at Heart Aflutter, London)

A seriously gorgeous silhouette, and a dress that I think, would pretty much suit ladies of all shapes and sizes and for all styles of wedding. With a lovely V neckline, this dress features an extra low square back to the waist, a flattering bias cut skirt with contrast waistband and the delicate button detailing on the back with puddle train. The beauty of a simple dress is that you can add accessories, shoes and even style your hair and make up in so many different ways without being limited. Anything goes.

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BERTA FALL 2017 – EVENING SHOWCASE AT THE SAVOY

BERTA FALL 2017 EVENING BRIDAL SHOWCASE AT THE SAVOY ON WEDNESDAY 11TH JANUARY 6.30PM

Berta Bridal London at The Wedding Club

Taking place in the beautiful ballroom at one of London’s most iconic hotel’s The Savoy, top Knightsbridge boutique The Wedding Club invites brides-to-be for a very special evening showcasing Berta’s sensational Fall 2017 bridal collection.

Over champagne and canapés, guests will enjoy a seated catwalk presentation, followed by wedding inspiration from hair experts Michael Van Clarke, top make up tips by Team Glam, incredible floral and styling ideas by Inwater Flowers and the chance to meet world renowned wedding planner Bruce Russell. Plus goody bags and more.

To attend, email The Wedding Club for ticket details here.

Berta Bridal London at The Wedding Club

Wednesday 11th January 2017
6.30-8.30pm
The Savoy, London WC2R 0EU
EMAIL FOR TICKET DETAILS

Berta Bridal London at The Wedding Club

The BERTA fashion house, famed for their sensational bridal-wear is fast becoming a power house on the international fashion stage. This season, the collection features sleek silhouettes, laser cut lace adorned with crystal detailing, plunging necklines and embellished statement backs. These show-stopping gowns, each with super-feminine details are set to be the hottest dresses of the season. Since their debut collection in 2013, Berta have become a worldwide phenomenon with a whopping 2 million followers on social media and over 1.2million on Instagram alone.

Berta Bridal London at The Wedding Club

Whistles Wedding – Whistles Launch First Bridal Collection 2017

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Dresses Whistles Wedding

Whistles to launch exclusive bridal collection Whistles Wedding in February 2017 for stylish modern brides.

Whistles Wedding - New Bridal Collection Lace Wedding Dress

For Whistles fans, the launch of Whistles Wedding will be music to your ears and about time too really I think! February 2017 will debut their first collection for the modern bride looking for affordable style.

The contemporary Whistles Wedding will comprise of seven limited pieces in a range of versatile silhouettes including stepped hems, strapless, one shoulder and a refined high neck dress alongside a timeless jumpsuit. Yes a bridal jumpsuit (possibly my favourite piece from the collection and perfect for the evening if you’ve already found your dress!).

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Charlotte Simpson Bridal – Modern Stylish Wedding Dress Sample Sale

Charlotte Simpson Bridal – Modern Stylish Wedding Dress Sample Sale Saturday 10th September, London

Designer Charlotte Simpson is one of my favourite London bridal designers. The designs are incredibly chic, understated, modern and sophisticated. For those with a more minimal modern appraoch to their bridal style this is one designer to take a look at.

The sample sale will be on Saturday 10th September at their Marylebone boutique, 92 York Street, London W1H 1QX from 10am until 5.30pm.

First come first served, no appointment necessary.

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Hermione de Paula – Couture Bridal Artistry in London

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Photography Hermione de Paula & London Bride

Feminine, modern and utterly unique, Hermione de Paula designs hand-crafted and embroidered floral inspired couture bridal heirloom wedding dresses bespoke to each bride.

Hermione de Paula Couture Bridal

I’ve been following and admiring London based couture bridal designer Hermione de Paula for a little while now (their Instagram is insanely beautiful) and quite frankly the designs blow me away. Each exquisite dress is a unique piece of artwork carefully designed with the client. An intricate and detailed process and in fact a journey of discovery as it’s created. The designs reflect true craft, and are feminine, playful yet sultry and understated. Utterly modern, and utterly unique.

As a graduate of Central Saint Martins, with experience working for designers such as Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior Couture and Giles the brand has organically expanded since launching back in 2008 with exotic prints and lifestyle ranges into couture bridal.

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Needle And Thread Bridal Collection AW16

AISLE STYLE, Accessories, Bridal Style

Dresses Needle And Thread

A preview of the stylish, affordable Autumn/Winter 2016 Needle and Thread bridal collection featuring heavily hand-beaded details, glamorous gowns and playful separates for fashion forward brides.

Needle & Thread Bridal AW16Victorian Lace Gown (£950)

I’m sure you’re already familiar with Needle & Thread for their stylish and embellished occasion-wear dresses, but after their first foray into bridal in late 2015 they are soon to release their newest bridal collection for AUTUMN/WINTER 2016 bridal collection and I wanted to give you a bit of a preview!

I was able to see the dresses in person, and hear from Founder and Creative Director (and all round lovely and inspiring lady Hannah Coffin) about her design process and this collection doesn’t disappoint for fashion forward and modern brides.

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Needle And Thread Bridal Collection Launch – Style On A Budget

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Wedding Dresses by Needle & Thread London Bridal

Stylish and affordable budget wedding dresses from Needle and Thread bridal. Beautiful embellished wedding gowns and separates for a stylish modern bride. 

Needle & Thread London Bridal Collection

Needle & Thread Bridal Lace Tulle Maxi Dress

As it’s January, and a lot of you newly engaged ladies out there may very well be on THE dress hunt, I thought I’d share with you the newly launched Needle and Thread London bridal collection.

I’ve been aware of their collections and dresses for a few years now – a welcome go-to for special occasions, but this last year the designs seem to have really caught my eye with some truly stunning sparkly, embroidered and detailed dresses for special occasions (in love with this dusky blue dress, which happens to be in the sale – perhaps your something blue for the evening?!).