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Chantal Mallett | Bridal Couture | Paris In The Springtime

Chantal Mallett | Bridal Couture | Paris In The Springtime

Paris in the Springtime | Modern Deities

Couture bridalwear designer Chantal Mallett has been creating beautiful, show-stopping bridal gowns for over 20 years. Starting her company in her early 20’s, Chantal’s signature style, both then and now fuses period corsetry with modern design; creating fashion forward looks and future classics. Championing real couture, Chantal works one to one with brides on their design & choice of colour, materials & finish to create their own, one of a kind creation. She is famous for her silhouettes & originality, couture workmanship and premium finish.

Paris is the first design from the latest collection: Modern Deities. Created in tulle, the A-symmetric, sculpted corset features tulle draping and a single, detachable shoulder strap embellished with dramatic, oversized bows. The frothy waterfall, panelled tulle skirt has an unbelievable thirty two meters around the hem.

The shoot was at a private residence in Notting Hill that Chantal went hunting for when in London earlier this year; having seen the location on Instagram repeatedly last year being posted when the wisteria was in flower.

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Behind the Scenes at Belvoir Castle

Behind The Scenes At Belvoir Castle

Buckinghams photoshoot at Belvoir Castle

Behind the scenes shots by Sophie May from our latest photoshoot at the spectacular Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire. Make-up artist Adele Coxon adds the finishing touch to our model Lucy before she steps into a knock out wedding gown from RS Collections, Melton Mowbray but you’ll have to wait until September to see the full look! 

Chantal Mallett 20th Anniversary Bridal Couture

Chantal Mallett 20th Anniversary Bridal Couture

Couture bridalwear designer Chantal Mallett has been creating beautiful, show-stopping bridal gowns for over 20 years.

Starting her company in her early 20’s, Chantal’s signature style, both then and now fuses period corsetry with modern design; creating fashion forward looks and future classics. Championing real couture, Chantal works one to one with brides on their design and choice of colour, materials and finish to create their own, one of a kind creation. She is famous for her silhouettes and originality, couture workmanship & premium finish.
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Styled Shoot: Utterly Romantic Pink Couture Wedding Dress and Accessories by Chantal Mallett

Styled Shoot: Utterly Romantic Pink Couture Wedding Dress And Accessories By Chantal Mallett

Designer: Chantal Mallett | Photographed by Sanshine Photography

In Issue 3 of Buckinghams Wedding Magazine (download or order your free copy online) we featured this divine styled shoot from UK designer Chantal Mallett, Sanshine Photography & stylist Charlotte Munro but we promised to share ALL of Sanshine Photography’s fabulous photos with you online – so here they are in all their pink frothy glory – best served with a glass of pink champagne!

“Our shoot was initially inspired by the pink My Fair Lady-esque gown I had recently created and the ethereal location. Each piece I design captures the themes that repeat throughout my work; colour, romance, drama and a mix of period inspirations: Elizabethan, Edwardian and French Revolution.

The pink ‘Eliza’ dress is all romantic froth with dramatic silhouette.

The story behind this design is interesting in that it reflects, very much, on how designers design for clients. It was originally made for another shoot where I knew the photographer’s taste and the model’s look and with reference to the chosen setting, much like designing for a client, I designed the dress to a particular brief but on this occasion, one I had set for myself. I knew the photographer’s taste & the model who was a gamine, delicate, red head whom I knew would look fabulous in pink. She reminded me of Audrey Hepburn & I have always loved Audrey in the black & white race dress in My Fair Lady rocking an hourglass silhouette against her usual body type & I had a desire to create the same curvaceous silhouette for this look.

Further influenced by the romantic pink confection Eliza wears when she visits Mrs. Higgins for tea I made the decision to create this great silhouette in tulle in case it rained on set, which it did, so unlike silk, the dress would be fine. Herein the practicalities of shooting al fresco in the garden during an English Summer!

The opera cape our Eliza wore for the second look inspired by the film’s ball scene was inspired by a creation I had made previously for a client who wanted a ‘Shakespeare in Love’ theme. We paired the cape with a beautiful lace gown by Katya Katya Shehurina

When Sanshine Photography, stylist Charlotte Munro & I decided to shoot an all out My Fair Lady styled shoot a short while later, I also created the pink hat and parasol and one of my handmade tiaras was teamed with the opera cape to complete the look.” – Chantal Mallett

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Photographed by Sanshine Photography

Pink Wedding Dress, Opera Cape, Hat, Parasol & Tiara: Chantal Mallett Bridal Couture

Lace Wedding Dress: Katya Katya Shehurina

Stylist: Charlotte Munro

Hair & Makeup: H Beauty

Flowers: Miriam Faith

Cake & Macarons: Judit Hellebrandt Cake Company

Stationery: Cutture

Glass & Tableware: Couvert

Model: Alexa Taylor

Rustic Styling by Honeybees Vintage Teas

Rustic Styling By Honeybees Vintage Teas

 

If you’re looking for a rustic theme you’re sure to fall in love with this little lot of loveliness!

Honeybees Vintage Teas have been loved by all of us here at Buckinghams for the last 3 years and over that time they’ve gone from strength to strength creating the prettiest of pretties for weddings across the East Midlands and beyond.  When owner Helen Aston showed us some of her latest styling ideas in a recent styled shoot collaboration we knew we just had to share it with you.

All the loveliness was captured by wedding photographer Lindsey Arber Photography at The Old Barns, Rothwell earlier this year and it has to be said we’ve fallen head over heels in love with the stationery by Jenna Claire Stationery (new website coming soon!) and the beautiful flowers by The Bouquet Workshop. Top that off with wedding dresses from Amanda Wyatt and Ella Rosa from Wedding Belles Boutique Kibworth and this is one super pretty shoot so get pinning!

The Team

Styling: Honeybees Vintage Teas

Photography: Lindsey Arber Photography

Wedding dresses: Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique, Kibworth {Ella Rosa ‘BE315’ – £925 | Amanda Wyatt ‘Love’ – £1050}

Stationery: Jenna Claire Stationery

Flowers: The Bouquet Workshop

L.O.V.E. Letters: Eclipse Marquee Hire

Hair & Makeup: John Newman Hairdressing & Beauty

Cakes & Dessert Table: Compton & Kennedy

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