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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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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 | Baroque Couture 2017

Styled Shoot | Baroque Couture 2017

Two Beautiful Photo Shoots, One Amazing Bridal Designer

Baroque Couture’s 2017 renaissance shoot takes inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings using deep red and gold richness to compliment the beautiful beading and styles within the collection. This collaborative shoot shows off each individuals input, from the designer, to the cake; the interior and exterior details to the makeup. Baroque contacted the photographer Elena at Elen Studio Photography to come on board and work on this dark and moody shoot. They began to plan the shoot using the perfect venue belonging to a friend. Upon visiting they were pleasantly surprised by the diversity of the location and made the decision to go ahead with two styles of shoots. The indoor shots took naturally to the original historical painting re-creations and the outdoor worked in a way that followed the renaissance theme, however becoming inspired by brighter glistening whites and pinks. The angel wings bring an element of fun and angelic feel to the shoot.

The outdoors was styled by Niely from Strawberry House Interiors whilst the indoor shots were styled by Charlotte at Princess Occasions, working around the wonderful cake by Emma at Hello Cake. The models worked within the amazingly styled spaces wearing makeup by Caroline Kent and the collection by Baroque. The shoot involved 15 people working together on the day, and as Elaina explained “A wonderful chaos”.

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Katie Dell Bridal Boutique Launch | Leicestershire

Katie Dell Bridal Boutique Launch | Leicestershire

The new Leicestershire based designer offering bespoke bridal

We went along to the launch of Katie Dell Bridal Design and spoke to designer Katie Dodd to find out more about her gorgeous new collections and the bespoke services she’s offering to brides across the region.

Tell us a little about your background
I started out by studying Fashion Design for Performance in Birmingham, specialising in bridal wear. Following this I  freelanced for a bridal design house in Derby and I then received an internship at Charlie Brear, a luxury bridal label in London that lasted just under 4 years.
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Dreaming Of Couture? Dreams Really Can Come True

Dreaming Of Couture? Dreams Really Can Come True

Beautiful Couture Wedding Dresses by Baroque Couture in Derbyshire

If you’re dreaming of a totally bespoke wedding dress made just for you then look no further than Baroque Couture. Situated in the Derbyshire town of Draycott, Elaina Evans, owner and designer of this luxurious label, creates jaw-dropping couture bridal gowns for brides across the UK and Internationally. Her designs are dramatic, utterly romantic one-of-a-kind statement pieces made exclusively for each bride. Appointments are relaxed and one-to-one with Elaina whom herself radiates a calmness and grace which makes one feel safe in the hands of the fairy godmother of wedding gowns; as though with a simple swish of her cutting scissors your dream wedding dress will appear. It’s no surprise Elaina’s boutique offers a mouthwatering display of stunning dresses from her ‘Baroque Collection’ too. Overflowing with luxurious lace, satins and silks and frothy frills seemingly good enough to eat, sprinkled with bejewelled belts, lavish accessories and sparkly headdresses the boutique is a dream of bridal inspiration. And when I visited her beautiful store on what was a humid, oppressive day I was invited to sip cool lemonade and indulge in fresh strawberries as we chatted about her work. I could almost imagine she had a team of white mice stitching fine gold thread in her sewing room.

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It must be two years now since I first met Elaina and she has been styling and designing for brides for many more than that but her eyes still light up with excitement as she talks about her creations; there is no doubt about her passion for every stitch that goes into making a Baroque Couture gown. I will be publishing my interview with Elaina on the blog in due course but I simply couldn’t wait to share with you some of these images from her collection.

You might be thinking couture is out of your reach but rest assured you can call Elaina without any hard sell or pushy sales talk and on average her wedding dresses start from around the £2500 mark BUT if that’s way off your budget – and because dreams really do come true – Elaina is offering a selection of gowns with a magical 50% or more off meaning you could land your dream dress for £1000 to £1500 so there is every reason to call her, mention me and book your appointment. – EJ x

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