White Gallery 2018 – Floral Details, Lace and Sophisticated Lines

White Gallery 2018 – Floral Details, Lace and Sophisticated Lines

I recently travelled down to London to visit the bridal expo White Gallery,to get a sneak peek of the upcoming bridal trends.

White Gallery is a huge international bridal wear industry trade event, it showcases the upcoming collections of some of the best UK and international bridal designers. Bridal boutiques from all over the UK and Europe attend the event in order to choose which designers to stock in boutique and to choose the dresses. For the first year the event was held at the huge exhibition venue ExCel London.

I was joined on the day by talented and ever so lovely Danielle Smith Photography. Danielle is a creative documentary wedding photographer who covers the whole of the UK and abroad. She loves to capture the real moments of a wedding day-telling stories of love. Simple, beautiful, authentic stories. Her images at White Gallery show her gorgeous fine art style.

Here are some of what I think were the very best bits of White Gallery this year. Huge thanks again to Danielle of Danielle Smith Photography for these beautiful images;

NAOMI NEOH
Naomi Neoh White Gallery 2018

Naomi Neoh is known for her beautifully romantic, flowing silk gowns with delicate detailing and clasically elegant line and the 2018 collection did not disappoint. Perfect for the bride looking for something whimsical and fine art.

“For 2018 The Celestial Collection is inspired by the wilderness of the heavens, the natural beauty of the sky, and the freedom of the universe beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.”

Naomi Neoh White Gallery 2018
Naomi Neoh White Gallery 2018
Naomi Neoh White Gallery 2018
Naomi Neoh White Gallery 2018
Naomi Neoh White Gallery 2018
ZETTERBERG COUTURE
Zetterberg Couture

I first came across Zetterberg Couture at White Gallery last year and shortly afterwards we previewed on Adored Bride their beautiful jewellery range Lily and Rose.

Again this year Swedish designer Therese Zetterberg of Zetterberg Couture was showcasing an utterly gorgeous collection of French lace, embroidered and embellished details, stunning eclectic textiles and soft tailored lines.  I am a huge fan of this collection.

Zetterberg Couture
Zetterberg Couture
Zetterberg Couture
Zetterberg Couture
DAVID FIELDEN SPOSA
Savannah Miller at White GALLERY 2017

David Fielden ‘s White Gallery stand was beautiful. A hugely diverse collection of modern fabrics and embellishments with delicate lines and tailored cuts. If you were after something a little different, you would do well to look at these fashion forward styles.

David Fielden Sposa White Gallery 2018
David Fielden Sposa White Gallery 2018
David Fielden Sposa White Gallery 2018
CHARLIE BREAR

It was so lovely to stop and chat with Charlie of Charlie Brear, we spoke about dresses and the bridal industry of course but also a little about our children (like me, she’s also a mum to multiplies who also happen to have Christmas time birthdays, the pain is real folks!) Anyway I digress, but what a lovely woman she is and her dresses are incredible, gorgeously made, versatile and stunningly beautiful. All brides to be should be checking out this epic collection. I particularly loved the concept of Day for Night, where the designs can be changed up for different looks for the day.

Charlie Brear at White Gallery 2018
RUTH MILLIAM COUTURE
Ruth Milliam Couture at White Gallery 2018

I think this delicate grey blue chiffon, tulle and pretty flower gown by Ruth Milliam was possibly my favourite at this years White Gallery. Unbeliveably feminine, alluring and the layers are just to die for.  Breathtaking.

Ruth Milliam Couture at White Gallery 2018
Ruth Milliam Couture at White Gallery 2018
Ruth Milliam Couture at White Gallery 2018

See more at www.ruthmilliam.com/

BOWEN DRYDEN

 

Bowen Dryden at White Gallery 2018

Sharon Bowen Dryden is renowned for designing distinctive, innovative bridal collections as well as creating bespoke bridal gowns for individual clients. Coming through in her collections is the delicate floral embellishments and cutout lace detailing, beautiful lines and exquisite fabrics.

 

Bowen Dryden at White Gallery 2018

See more at www.bowendryden.co.uk

KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA
KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA at White Gallery 2018

The Katya Katya Shehurina collection was as always just full of delicate beautiful dresses. The dresses are made with the finest of materials, modern and vintage inspired French laces, Italian Silks and handmade embellished detailing, all made under the watchful eye of designer Katya Shehurina in her Riga studio in Latvia

KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA at White Gallery 2018
KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA at White Gallery 2018

See more at www.shehurina.com

HAZAAR LONDON
Hazaar White Gallery 2018

I loved the collection on show at Hazaar, really playful, girly and different with separates and so much choice for brides to change up their look on the day.

Hazaar White Gallery 2018
SAVIN LONDON

 

Savin London at White Closet 2018

Savin London showcased their latest collection at White Gallery and this was just one of the showstopping dresses, the detailing is amazing and the train just went on forever! Savin pride themselves on being;

A quintessentially British luxury bridal label, Savin London perfectly blends timeless elegance, craftsmanship and exquisite design that reflect the desires of modern brides.

 

Savin London at White Closet 2018

See more at www.savinlondon.com

RACHEL SIMPSON
Rachel Simpson at White Gallery 2018

Oh how I love these shoes, Rachel Simpson creates the most beautiful designs and I’ve featured them in many real weddings on Adored Bride. Renowned for their comfort as well as beauty, Rachel Simpson shoes are a popular choice with brides and its no surprise. I always have a soft spot for the classic mimosa design, but there are so many to choose from.

Rachel Simpson at White Gallery 2018
THEIA
THEIA at White Gallery

Theia just exudes that cool New York City vibe, very cool and edgy, gorgeous silhouettes and sophisticated lines. Beautifully detailed and made with care. If you enjoyed these, take a look at this shoot featured on Adored Bride with Theia gowns.

THEIA at White Gallery
THEIA at White Gallery

See more at www.theiacouture.com

HARRIET WILDE
Harriert WIlde at White Gallery 2018

Danielle and I lurked around the Harriet Wilde stand (both big fans of pretty shoes!), looking for a moment to have a chat and take some images. Easier said than done as the team were unsurprisingly very busy with clients, but we hovered about and eventually were rewarded with these glimpses.

We spoke with lovely shoe designer Ruth Shaw of Harriet Wilde who named the brand after her great grandmother. Ruth is celebrating 10 years of Harriet Wilde in 2018, a business that has thrived on the personal approach that runs through the company. Her designs are stunning and very distinctively Harriet Wilde, and are the simply perfect finishing touch.

Harriert WIlde at White Gallery 2018
Harriert WIlde at White Gallery 2018
Harriert WIlde at White Gallery 2018
Harriert WIlde at White Gallery 2018
ELIZA JANE HOWELL
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2018

The Eliza Jane Howell dresses are unique, distinctive and quite unlike anything else. Designer Gill Harvey named Eliza Jane Howell after her grandmother, who was also a fashion designer. Eliza Jane Howell’s gown are simply works of art, totally scene stealing, intricate and breathtaking, the beading, the fabrics, the feathers they way they drape, utterly beautiful.

Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2018
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2018
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2018
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2018
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2018
CHARLOTTE MILLS
Charlotte Mills at White Gallery 2018

The things I love most (where to start!) about Charlotte Mills shoes is that they are fun, fashion forward and beautiful quality. Perfect if you are looking for shoes that make a statement and you got to love a bit of sparkle, right?

Charlotte Mills at White Gallery 2018
ANNY LIN
Anny Lin Bridal at White Gallery 2018
Anny Lin’s stand was full of beautiful romantic and pretty styles. Anny is the second generation of designer in her family and has a growing following. Inspired by the tradition, her styles weaves together modern and classic designs.
Anny Lin Bridal at White Gallery 2018
Anny Lin Bridal at White Gallery 2018
CYMBELINE
Cymbeline at White Gallery 2018

Cymbeline, the well known French Bridal house has been creating stunning, romantic and elegant dresses for 40 years and have some of the most beautiful gowns. They are a real mix of traditional styling with a little twist. Using exquisite french laces, tulle, silks and embroidered details.

Cymbeline at White Gallery 2018
Cymbeline at White Gallery 2018

See more at www.cymbeline.com

OLVI’S
Alan Hannah at White Gallery

Olvi’s showcased their white loft collection at White Gallery this year and this pretty low back eyelash lace number with pretty embellished floral details was my favourite of theirs;

All our designs breath a sense of modern antiquity with elegant fabrics such as chiffon, silk, tulle and Venetian lace: laser-cut, beaded and with a variety of trim designs.

Alan Hannah at White Gallery

See more  at  https://olvis-lace.com/

Such a brilliant day at White Gallery, I cannot wait now to see these gorgeous dresses in some real weddings. Thanks again to Danielle Smith Photography  for these beautiful images and for her lovely company on the day,

with love

| Photography – Danielle Smith Photography | Event – White Gallery 2018 | Venue – ExCel London, London |

Win a Emma Beaumont Dress – Wild at Heart Foundation Charity Showcase

Win a Emma Beaumont Dress – Wild at Heart Foundation Charity Showcase

I have exciting news about the chance to win an amazing wedding dress by Emma Beaumont. Emma is hosting a fabulous charity event later this month in aid of the Wild at Heart Foundation, where she will be gifting one lucky bride at the event with a stunning wedding dress via a raffle at the luncheon. These beautiful inspirational images were created to accompany the charity bridal event and I’m delighted to share it with our readers.

It was shot on location by Marcus James Photography at new wedding venue The Roebuck which is also host location for the Bridal showcase. Emma’s stunning designs, along with divine accessories by Nichola Ruby and beautiful blooms from Living Colour Floral Design have created a modern fashion led inspirational bridal shoot in this beautiful location.

Emma Beaumont has teamed up with this group of wonderful kindhearted wedding suppliers, all donating their time and services to raise money and awareness for the dog rescue charity Wild at Heart Foundation.

Taking place on 21st September at 12.30pm, tickets are just £25.00 for the bridal luncheon with limited tickets available. To attend this exclusive bridal showcase and luncheon at the idyllic Roebuck Inn, Mobberley you can contact the venue directly to book.

Sarah, Emma’s sister told us a little more about the event;

We are hoping it will be a really magical event full of flowers, music and whimsical fashion. Ticket holders will receive a complimentary gift bag upon arrival, enjoy a welcome drink and canopies on the terrace with bohemian melodies from Gypsy River Band.  They’ll also have the chance to explore the recently restored grade II listed building and tiered garden, a newly licensed wedding venue.

The showcase will conclude with an amazing raffle supporting the Wild at Heart Foundation, with a chance to win a wedding dress by Emma Beaumont, an overnight stay at the Roebuck, Dinner for two people at The Church inn and a couture headpiece from Nichola Ruby.

The venue you will be dressed with floral arrangements by Heather at Living Colour Floral Design to complement the exquisite bridal garments and accessories by Cheshire and London based designers, Emma Beaumont and Nichola Ruby.

They’ll then enjoy a two-course meal prepared by the chefs at the Roebuck Inn, with chocolates and coffee to follow and the chance to speak with the designers.

The showcase will conclude with an amazing raffle supporting the Wild at Heart Foundation, with a chance to win a wedding dress by Emma Beaumont, an overnight stay at the Roebuck, Dinner for two people at The Church inn and a couture headpiece from Nichola Ruby.

Definitely a date for your diaries and an exciting new venue to explore too. Best wishes to Emma and the team for a successful event and don’t forget to book your tickets via the venue.

with love

Charity – Wild at Heart Foundation | Photographer –  Marcus James Photography | Venue – Roebuck Inn Mobberly | Bridal Designer –  Emma Beaumont |  Brides Accessories –  Nichola Ruby | Floristry – Living Colour Floral Design | | Entertainment at Event –  Gypsy River Band |

Lily and Rose High Summer Collection – Gorgeous Swedish Designed Bridal Jewellery

Lily and Rose High Summer Collection – Gorgeous Swedish Designed Bridal Jewellery

I recently received a lovely invitation to a Champagne reception to celebrate the launch of the latest jewellery collection from Lily and Rose at their Notting Hill boutique. Much to my disappointment, due to the rather unglamorous reason that I had to do the school run here in Cheshire, I wasn’t able to make it.  Luckily for us though Leanne of Leanne Jade Photography went along for Adored Bride to give us a glimpse of this beautiful collection of jewellery. In Leanne’s words ‘Geez Louise it was gorgeous!”

Champagne reception at Lily and Rose London
lily and rose jewellery
Maitre Choux at Champagne reception at Lily and Rose London
lily and rose jewellery

Lily and Rose is the sister brand of bridal wear design label Zetterberg Couture. Both the bridal wear and the jewellery collection are lovingly designed by Swedish designer Therese Zetterberg. I met Therese at her beautiful stand at White Gallery and I am a huge fan of her vintage inspired but contemporary bridal wear. I absolutely love too that the jewellery brand is named after her 16 year old self’s obsession with the the TV series Sex in the City, I ruddy adore that show! Lily and Rose are the children of Charlotte, one of the main characters in the show.

 

pretty bridal jewellery
Champagne reception at Lily and Rose London
jewellery at reception at Lily and Rose London
pretty bridal jewellery
pretty bridal jewellery
pretty bridal jewellery

Therese explains;

“Lily and Rose is a tribute to the best TV series ever made. I was 16 years old when Sex in the City started and it was my biggest source of inspiration at the time. For three years I was a Carrie Bradshaw lookalike every weekend, quite a success in my hometown!”

pretty bridal jewellery
pretty bridal jewellery
pretty bridal jewellery

The name of the brand comes from the TV series Sex and the City and one of the main characters Charlotte names her two daughters Lily and Rose!

pretty bridal jewellery
Champagne reception at Lily and Rose London
Champagne reception at Lily and Rose London
Champagne reception at Lily and Rose London
Champagne reception at Lily and Rose London
jewellery at reception at Lily and Rose London
jewellery at reception at Lily and Rose London
jewellery at reception at Lily and Rose London
jewellery at reception at Lily and Rose London

On the evening guests were treated to lavender champagne and stunning choux by specialist patisserie Maître Choux. Leanne assures me she ate at least two of these on my behalf!

The  jewellery collection which is available to view in the bridal boutique and also online is a selection of pretty sparkly designs, inspired by what Therese finds beautiful, similar to the inspirations for her line of couture dresses. Mainly fashion and architecture, a mix of vintage and also regal jewels. The jewellery is really beautiful, made with Swarovski with a really accessible price point, a perfect choice for wedding day accessories and also gifts with impact for bridesmaids and others in the bridal party….or any occasion really where a bit of sparkle is in order.

pretty bridal jewellery
pretty bridal jewellery
pretty bridal jewellery
pretty bridal jewellery
pretty bridal jewellery
pretty earrings
pretty earrings

Thanks to Nikolina, pictured above, at Maison Zetterberg for hosting such a lovely event showcasing Lily and Rose last week and also to Leanne of Leanne Jade Photography for going along for Adored Bride and these exquisite images,

with love

Photographer – Leanne Jade Photography | Boutique – Zetterberg Couture | Jewellery – Lily and Rose | Patisserie – Joakim Prat, Maitre Choux |

White Gallery Review – Boho Lace, Silhouettes, Bows, Floaty Tulle, Polka Dots, Pearls and Hints of Blue.

White Gallery Review – Boho Lace, Silhouettes, Bows, Floaty Tulle, Polka Dots, Pearls and Hints of Blue.

Last month I headed down to London (on 4 hours sleep!) for bridal expo White Gallery with amazing wedding photographer, Amy of Amy Faith Photography . We were off to get a first look at the very latest in Bridal Fashion for the coming seasons. We were joined on the journey by lovely Siu of Liberty in Love who was on a buying trip for her award winning online boutique. There was quite a bit of wedding chitter chatter on the train down, although all three of us were slightly quieter on the way back. Poor Amy was pulled here there and everywhere by me, capturing amazing images as she went, from stand to stand to catwalk and back!  So after a full day wedding dress ogling, we were shattered!

White Gallery is a huge international bridal wear industry trade event, showcasing all the upcoming collections from some of the best UK and international bridal designers. Hundreds of bridal boutiques attend the event in order to choose which designers to stock in boutique and to choose the dresses.

White Gallery Trends and Inspiration

The strong trends coming through are that boho lace from very trend led hippie seventies lace through to more formal subtle and delicate cotton lace are big news still.

There were lots of gorgeous bows, big bows on the back of dresses, little bows on waistbands and ribbon tied waist bows too. Where florals were popular in recent years and still present, the colour trends seem to be moving back to blocks of colour. There were gorgeous dusky pale pinks and peach tulles on show, but in particular lots of blues.

We saw blue slips under beaded lace at Theia, hand painted blue hydrangeas on 1950’s style silk at Alan Hannah, gorgeous contemporary duck egg blues at Sabina Motasem, blue lace at Katya Katya Shehurina and Zetterberg too . So my pantone predictions for wedding colour in 2018, is definitely blue!

Pretty applique details, statement backs, side bodice detailing, dresses with pockets, separates, beading, pearl beading and polka dots and dot lace were making a strong show to. It made me very happy that there is a huge amount of tulle with lace being used as well as with just gorgeous simple silk strapy tops, just perfect! There was also some strong authentic retro styles coming through based on classic styling from the 40’s, 50’s 60’s and 70’s, Louise Bentley in particular is of note with their beautifully tailored dresses and jackets reminiscent of Jackie O, very sophisticated.

Its very hard to pick a favourite but here are some of what I think were the very best bits of White Gallery this year. Huge thanks again to Amy of Amy Faith Photography for these beautiful images;

JESUS PEIRO
Jesus PEIRO at white gallery 2017

I always love the designs by Jesus Peiro, they are elegantly classic whilst at the same time having a very contemporary edge. On show were bows, dresses with pockets (god I love a dress with a pocket) statement backs, polka dots and amazing cotton lace detailing. The new collection for 2018 METROPOLIS, is basically divine!  Perfect for the bride seeking something fashion led but timeless.

Lovely Marion showed us the collection and in particular I adored these two designs. The lace shoulder details on the dress below contrasting with the delicate polka dot sheer is perfection. The silhouette of the dress and statement back is so beautiful, I get the feeling it’s going to be a favourite. You may recognise the lovely girl modelling it for us, talented model Chloe Keenan, the winner of Britain’s next top model. She was joined by the stunning Maria Garrido who modelled the cotton lace polka dot dress, I love the shape of this dress, such a fun contemporary feel with the stunning skirt and cute cut of the neckline and detail panels at the sides.

If you like the look of these be sure to check out this recent blog post on Adored Bride featuring Jesus Peiro.

Jesus PEIRO at white gallery 2017
Jesus PEIRO at white gallery 2017
Jesus Peiro at White Gallery 2017
Jesus Peiro at White Gallery 2017
Jesus Peiro at White Gallery 2017
Jesus Peiro at White Gallery 2017
Jesus Peiro at White Gallery 2017
Jesus Peiro at White Gallery 2017

See more at www.jesuspeiro.com

SAVANNAH MILLER

Savannah’s stand at White Gallery was beautiful. Avalon’s Song is Savannah Miller‘s second  bridal collection and draws on her inspiration from classic vintage style combined with modern fabrics and embellishments such as the gorgeous pearl beads and sequins. They are exceptionally made, with amazing lines and stunning silhouettes. Perfect for anyone looking for a timeless look with a bit of an edge.

If you were after something a little different, I particularly loved the star lace sheer overlay caplet ‘Edith’, pure boho rock star behaviour!

Savannah Miller at White GALLERY 2017
Savannah Miller at White GALLERY 2017
Savannah Miller at White GALLERY 2017
Savannah Miller at White GALLERY 2017
Savannah Miller at White GALLERY 2017
Savannah Miller at White GALLERY 2017
CHERRY WILLIAMS LONDON

A stunning new British label, it was a real pleasure to meet designer Cherry Williams and her team. This, her stunning debut collection of bridal wear is inspired by her love of Hollywood glamour and the decadence of art deco fashion. To me the collection felt fresh and young and was really well received on the catwalk. The dresses are effortlessly classy, featuring gorgeous fabrics, with designs that play with the layering of luxurious and tactile fabrics, including contemporary laces, elegant sequins, ethereal tulles, and unique appliques.

Cherry also offers the opportunity of personalising your dress, offering a customisation service, where design details such as sleeves can be added and necklines altered. Always good to know.

I loved all of the Cherry Williams designs but particularly the playfulness of gorgeous “Annie” a separates ensemble, a delicate floral appliqué lace top with an open back and tiered pleated mikado skirt trimmed with a floral embroidered hem. I also loved  ‘Pearl’, it’s a modern silk satin short sleeve top which is accented with an almost sculptural draped bow feature at the back.

Absolutely beautiful designs and a must see for any brides and boutiques looking for new fresh classic styles.

Cherry Williams at White Gallery 2017
Cherry Williams at White Gallery 2017
Cherry Williams at White Gallery 2017
CATHERINE DEANE

 

I absolutely adore Catherine Deane‘s styles, statement backs, amazing fabrics and outstanding details both bold and delicate but utterly feminine. It’s a really diverse collection. We walked past the stand about 5 times but couldn’t get in as it was constantly busy! Finally at the end of the day, we met with the lovely team and they showcased some of their latest design.

We were totally spoiled for choice with the styles on offer within the collection. I really loved the trousers and cami tops, but we chose these three. The first is a really young style with a cute waterfall skirt and delicate lace top. The second is an absolute show stopper with an amazing shape and gorgeous cut out back detail and finally the divine delicate lace utterly bohemian dress with those sleeves! Love it!

I really admire that the designer also supports a wonderful charity The Unlimited Child. For every Catherine Deane dress they sell they make a donation to the charity to supply equipment for the charity to continue their work.

If you love these dresses be sure to check out this recent post on Adored Bride featuring a real bride wearing a Catherine Deane design.

Catherine Deane White Gallery 2017
Catherine Deane White Gallery 2017
Catherine Deane White Gallery 2017
Catherine Deane White Gallery 2017
Catherine Deane White Gallery 2017
Catherine Deane White Gallery 2017
Catherine Deane White Gallery 2017
Catherine Deane White Gallery 2017
Catherine Deane White Gallery 2017
ZETTERBERG COUTURE

I haven’t got the words to explain how much I absolutely totally adore the dresses created by Swedish designer Therese Zetterberg. Zetterberg Couture is an utterly gorgeous collection, every piece timeless yet modern with Therese signature vintage tailoring style.

French lace, embroidered and embellished details, stunning eclectic textiles, pretty tulles in shades of white, creams,blues, peach, pinks and greens. Polka dot sheers, cotton lace…I just love it all! She has a collection of separates, dresses and accessories all available in her new Nottinghill boutique. Absolutely one to watch!

Zetterberg Couture
Zetterberg Couture
Zetterberg Couture
Zetterberg Couture
Zetterberg Couture
Valentina Gari at IR de Bundo

IR de Bundo has an array of simply gorgeous dresses, this one by Barcelona based designer Valentina Gari really caught my eye. I loved this design for its seventies vibe, the long cuff sleeves with the buttons, the split in the fabric, the neckline…perfect for a winter wedding. Valentina says she draws her style on simplicity and serenity from classic lines and fresh fabrics with movement. Sums up this dress perfectly.

Valentina Gira at IR de Bundo at White Gallery
Valentina Gira at IR de Bundo at White Gallery

See more at  www.raimonbundo.com

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SABINA MOTASEM

Celebrating her 10th year in bridal fashion lovely, lovely Sabina Motasem shared a sneak preview of her 2018 Collection Siren at White Gallery.

Sabina and her team were starting to relax at the end of the very first day with a glass of bubbly, well why not!  We had a great chat and a bit of a giggle too. The collection is inspired by modern-day muses and is a beautiful array of feminine young designs. I really loved this new style the Valetti dress in duck egg blue satin. The Siren collection also includes slinky and bold separates, high low skirts, pretty silk cami tops and gold sequinned Studio 54 style dresses.

Sabina will be adding more styles to the Siren collection, launching the full collection in style at a special 10 year anniversary party later in the year. The Siren collection will be available at selected stockists to be announced. So keep an eye out on her instagram for the full launch, we are excited to see it.

See more at www.motasem.co.uk

CHARLOTTE BALBIER

A familiar face at White Gallery, was lovely Charlotte Balbier whose own amazing wedding I had the pleasure of being involved in a few years ago. It was lovely to see her and her gorgeous bump! Looking fabulous and still rocking a killer pair of heels even though she is pregnant. As always Charlotte and her team (including her lovely cousin Lucy and her Aunt) treat visitors to the stand with a stunning catwalk show. We enjoyed the show along with a bottle of her trademark pink lemonade with stripy straws, pretty branded love heart sweets and a very tasty pretty ribbon tied wedding cake biscuits by Forest Cake Crafts.

The latest collection by Charlotte Balbier Bohemian Blush is an eclectic and pretty array of dresses, I particularly loved the statement pink tulle dresses, the applique lace bodices, the trademark separates collection and the beautiful shapes. My absolute favourite was a design called Romy, a stunning slim fit lace dress with a cute lace cape…love a dress with a cape!

If you love these designs, check out this recent real wedding on Adored Bride featuring a bride in her gorgeous Charlotte Balbier dress.

Charlotte Balbier at White Gallery 2017
Charlotte Balbier at White Gallery 2017
Charlotte Balbier at White Gallery 2017
Charlotte Balbier at White Gallery 2017
Charlotte Balbier at White Gallery 2017
Charlotte Balbier at White Gallery 2017
Charlotte Balbier at White Gallery 2017
Charlotte Balbier at White Gallery 2017
Charlotte Balbier at White Gallery 2017
Charlotte Balbier at White Gallery 2017
Charlotte Balbier at White Gallery 2017
Charlotte Balbier at White Gallery 2017
ALAN HANNAH

I absolutely loved the collection from Alan Hannah, the trend for big bows wereon show and in particular I adored this stunning statement dress, a beautiful silk dress with hand painted hydrangeas. The stand was exceptionally busy but Alan kindly took the time to tell us that every year they try to do a hand painted design for their stunning catwalk show at White Gallery.

The Bridal brand was established in the late eighties. The husband and wife team Alan and Marguerite are really passionate about ensuring the independence and quality of their label and have invested in modern production and training techniques to enable them to continue making the gowns here in London at their bespoke headquarters.

Alan Hannah at White Gallery
Alan Hannah at White Gallery 2017
Alan Hannah at White Gallery 2017
Alan Hannah at White Gallery 2017
Alan Hannah at White Gallery 2017

See more  at www.alanhannah.co.uk

LOUISE BENTLEY

This stand was gorgeous! True, authentic vintage styling by  Louise Bentley.  Christine and Jane the designers behind the brand create gorgeous classic vintage style pieces, tea length dresses, dress and jacket ensembles and sophisticated dresses with sixties styling, forties and fifties influences. Using lace, corded lace, beading and luxurious fabrics. Total elegance. Think Priscilla Presley and Jackie O!

See more at www.louisebentley.com

KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA

The Katya Katya Shehurina collection was just full of delicate beautiful dresses. I totally loved this blue lace and tulle number and its cute ribbon waist.  All of their vintage inspired wedding gowns are skillfully made under the watchful eye of designer Katya Shehurina in her Riga studio in Latvia.

The dresses are crafted using the finest of materials, modern and vintage inspired French laces, Italian Silks and handmade embellished detailing using Swarovski elements. Their catwalk show was really gorgeous and my favourite was a gown called Chantilly.

KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA at White Gallery 2017
KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA at White Gallery 2017
KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA at White Gallery 2017
KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA at White Gallery 2017
KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA at White Gallery 2017
KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA at White Gallery 2017
KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA at White Gallery 2017
KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA at White Gallery 2017

See more at www.shehurina.com

ANNE BARGE

Anne Barge is an Atlanta USA based designer and has a collection of very sophisticated dresses. Classic and sexy lines, gorgeous silk and lace applique, satins and tulle. I really loved this dress, it  has a really elegant feel, an amazing figure hugged outline and features the trend for cut out side details, really beautiful.

ANNA BARGE at White Gallery 2017
ANNA BARGE at White Gallery 2017
ANNA BARGE at White Gallery 2017
ANNA BARGE at White Gallery 2017
ANNA BARGE at White Gallery 2017
ANNA BARGE at White Gallery 2017
ANNA BARGE at White Gallery 2017

See more at www.annebarge.com

ANNA KARA

I have to mentioned Anna Kara bridal in our White Gallery round up, this wonderful Polish brand is full of exquisite fabrics and boho designs, feminine lines and pretty shapes. In particular I loved the butterfly fabric.

See more at www.annakara.com

THEIA

Theia is a fantastic brand from New York City, an array of perfect fashion led dresses.Very cool, edgy lines, key hole backs, fitted silhouettes, luxurious fabrics, sequins, beaded overlays and coloured slips. Tulle shirts, silk cami tops, really stunning. The collection combines sophisticated and elegant styling with luxurious silks,  brocades, laces, exquisite beading and embroideries. Each piece is meticulously stitched together to create exquisite gowns and I really love this brand. I loved these designs in particular.

If you enjoyed these, take a look at this shoot featured on Adored Bride with Theia gowns.

 

THEIA at White Gallery
THEIA at White Gallery
THEIA at White Gallery
THEIA at White Gallery
THEIA at White Gallery
THEIA at White Gallery
THEIA at White Gallery
THEIA at White Gallery
THEIA at White Gallery

See more at www.theiacouture.com

SAIID KOBEISY

Dazzled by the pretty, we were drawn to the Saiid Kobeisy stand, stunning applique, amazing beading, luxurious fabrics and big statement dresses and sparkle. An array of proper luxurious couture. It struck us as being very different and for the bride who wants to make a real entrance!

See more at www.saiid-kobeisy.com

ELIZA JANE HOWELL

The Eliza Jane Howell dresses are unlike any other. Designer Gill Harvey named Eliza Jane Howell after her grandmother, who was also a fashion designer. Her gowns are works of art, show stoppers, theatrical, beautiful, the shapes, the intricate beading, the fabrics, all basically amazing! Inspired by fashion of the golden age, her designs are complete heirloom pieces. Her catwalk show was breathtaking and Amy’s favourite.

Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2017
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2017
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2017
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2017
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2017
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2017
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2017
Eliza Jane Howell at White Gallery 2017

What an amazing day we had at White Gallery, I cannot wait now to see these gorgeous dresses in some real weddings. Thanks again to Amy Faith Photography for these perfect images and for her fab company on the day,

with love

| Photography – Amy Faith Photography | Event – White Gallery 2017 | Venue – Battersea Evolution, London |

Whimsical Heritage Inspired Bridal From Wilderness Bride

Whimsical Heritage Inspired Bridal From Wilderness Bride

If you are a vintage soul at heart, you will adore this heritage and vintage inspired bridal collection by the super talented Stephanie Mitchell of British designer label Wilderness Bride. From her studios in Cheshire, Stephanie designs and creates stunning bespoke and collection pieces for the bride who is creative and free spirited. She was a pioneer of bridal separates with her gorgeous lace overlays back in 2014, so is a girl with a keen eye on style as well as listening to what brides want.

I was drawn to these images as I can feel Stephanie’s own design, heritage and cultural influences coming throughout the whole shoot, there is something Pre-Raphaelite about these, beautiful and wild. Working with artistic Leeds based due Martyn and Chloé of Fox and Owl Photography, the whole shoot has an ambience that is compelling and ethereal. Set in the most beautiful place, Didsbury Parsonage Trust, a secret garden, a capsule in time.

Didsbury Parsonage
Didsbury Parsonage heritage bride looking through window
Beautiful stained glass window with wilderness bride
beautiful wilderness bride collection
beautiful wilderness bride collection

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Stephanie studied Fashion Design and Garment Construction at Chester University. Working in the bridal industry for many years, she gained a wealth of experience from listening to and styling brides. Designing her own collection was a natural progression with friends asking her to design their wedding dresses. In 2014, Stephanie launched a small but successful collection of bridal separates under her own label, Wilderness Bride. Today the collection has grown and she continues to run Wilderness Bride from her flagship studio in Knutsford, Cheshire.

I’m definitely a no-fuss kind of person. My parents were free-spirited and interested in folklore and the natural world. All these influences can be seen in Wilderness Bride. If I’m not designing or dressmaking, I’m researching the 1800s, 1930s or 1950s through literature, art, fashion and photos. I feel very lucky and I love what I do.

beautiful wilderness bride collection
beautiful wilderness bride collection

I’m definitely a no-fuss kind of person. My parents were free-spirited and interested in folklore and the natural world. All these influences can be seen in Wilderness Bride. If I’m not designing or dressmaking, I’m researching the 1800s, 1930s or 1950s through literature, art, fashion and photos. I feel very lucky and I love what I do.

beautiful wilderness bride collection
beautiful wilderness bride collection
beautiful wilderness bride heritage collection
Beautiful stained glass window with wilderness bride
beautiful wilderness bride collection
Beautiful stained glass window with wilderness bride
beautiful wilderness bride collection
beautiful wilderness bride collection
VINTAGE HERITAGE INSPIRED DESIGN

Stephanie is passionate about creating handcrafted bridalwear, with designs that are influenced by all things natural, vintage and heritage. Taking inspiration from classical literature, folklore and the four elements of earth, air, fire and water.

We work with vintage-inspired fabrics to create simple shapes and flattering silhouettes. We focus on intricate and enchanting details, with hidden heritage in every choice of cut, lace, bead and button.

beautiful wilderness bride collection
Beautiful stained glass window with wilderness heritage bride
beautiful wilderness bride collection
ABOUT THE BRAND

About five years ago, I was walking through the grounds of a beautiful stately home with a friend. We were discussing the name for my new label. At exactly the same time as deciding ‘Wilderness Bride’ was perfect, I tripped over a set of antlers! I took it as ‘a sign’, and they became my company emblem.

beautiful wilderness bride collection
beautiful wilderness bride collection
beautiful wilderness bride collection

Thanks to Stephanie for this beautiful glimpse of her stunning collection of heritage based bridal wear. Be sure to discover more over at Wilderness Bride where you can see long and tea length wedding dresses, mix and match separates, jackets, collars, veils and accessories too.

Thanks also to Fox and Owl Photography who’s work is gorgeous.

With love

Photographer – Fox and Owl Photography |  Bridal Designer – Wilderness Bride | Venue –Didsbury Parsonage Trust |

Summery Amanda Wyatt Dress for White and Green Inspired Garden Edit

Summery Amanda Wyatt Dress for White and Green Inspired Garden Edit

With May turning to June, we’re pretty spoilt for gorgeous, luscious gardens and natural blooms. It’s all that sunshine mixed with rain!  Stevie Jay Photography pulled together this pretty garden shoot with a stunning Amanda Wyatt gown at the heart of it. Taking advantage of all the natural blooms, the Rhododendrons, wisteria and foliage of the garden at this time of year.

With a beautiful sunny day at their disposal Stevie and the team created this stunning green and white inspired shoot in the grounds at Cannon Hall Museum. Let me hand you over to Stevie to tell you more about their inspiration;

Amanda Wyatt
When I was planning the shoot, I approached Elenor Rose Bridal to be involved and we selected this beautiful dress, it’s called “Promise” from the “Promises of Love” collection by Amanda Wyatt. As soon as I saw this I fell in love with it and knew it would be perfect! The dress is very floaty and summery, which matched the theme exactly.

 

Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
With green and whites being the colours of the moment, we wanted to create a table set up that was very simple.. something that wouldn’t go out of fashion and also that wouldn’t compete with the natural flowers of the gardens. We complemented with stationery by Cardus Creative with just a dash of copper. It coincidentally complemented our model Charlotte’s beautiful hair colour with stunning make up by Gemma Edwards.

 

Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Place settings with little wooden heart favours
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal
Light up LOVE letters by Typical Type with band in front.

The flowers were in full bloom, the sun was shining.. I really wanted to take advantage of that and create something really pretty.

We tied the white and green theme in with the bouquet and flower crown, by adding simple white flowers, all of which were created by talented Woo B Woo. We also had a vibrant cake by Debbie Gillespie Cake Design, which echoed the branches of the Rhododendrons perfectly.
Amanda wyatt

The shoot took place with the flowers were full bloom and the sun was shining. I really wanted to take advantage of that and create something really pretty. I think the style of the shoot reflects the way I shoot and the style of bride I like to attract,  with a relaxed, natural and romantic style.

Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Place settings with little wooden heart favours
Barm decorated with bunting for the meal
Light up LOVE letters by Typical Type with band in front.

A big thank you to  Stevie Jay Photography and to the team of creatives who worked on this pretty summery shoot. I adore that floral crown! Just beautiful.

If you’ve been inspired by these wonderful suppliers, a full list of credits can be found below, do go and check out their other work,

with love

 

Photographer – Stevie Jay Photography  | Bridal Designer – Amanda Wyatt at Elenor Rose Bridal | Model – Charlotte Brown | Make Up – Gemma Edwards | Flowers and Table decor – Woo B Woo | Stationery – Cardus Creative | Cake –  Debbie Gillespie Cake Design  | Venue – Cannon Hall Museum and Grounds

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