Oli & Jess’s Wedding | The Carriage Hall

Oli & Jess’s Wedding | The Carriage Hall

We are delighted to share with you the fabulous wedding of Jess & Oli who tied the knot at The Carriage Hall in Plumtree, Nottinghamshire. We love the shot of the beautiful bouquet on the Union Jack chair plus the cake and THAT DRESS!! We also love, love, love Jess's favourite part of the day... read on and find out more! How did Oli pop the question? I woke up on Monday 11 April 2016 to find a sign taped to the front door telling me I wasn’t going to work – the best Monday morning ever! Oli had secretly arranged…

A Stapleford Park Wedding for Shade Bridal

A Stapleford Park Wedding For Shade Bridal

Grace's Choice of Wedding Dress for her Stunning Stapleford Park Wedding.  Our lovely bride Grace was recently married to her best friend Andrew at Stapleford Park in Leicestershijre. The choice of dress reflected the dreamy perfection of the venue. We love it here at Shade Bridal when a bride comes in and tirelessly strives for the vision of their dress. Grace knew exactly what she wanted. She found what she was looking for and her ideas of bespoke additions to the dress became our mission as well as hers. The dress journey was shared by her three sisters and her…

Jenny Packham Collection Launch at Frances Day Bridal

Jenny Packham Collection Launch At Frances Day Bridal

The stunning Frances Day Bridal boutique in Southwell is the only stockist in the East Midlands for the sought after collections of Jenny Packham. Over the weekend (17th - 19th) Frances Day Bridal launched the Jenny Packham 2018 collection event. Alongside the gowns already stocked in the boutique, for one weekend only they had a selection of other gowns from the collection. It was a weekend for brides to indulge in the luxury bridal label and find their perfect dress in this beautiful boutique. Buckinghams were invited to the launch of this fabulous weekend event, and we couldn't resist taking…

When SHOULD you buy your wedding dress?

When SHOULD You Buy Your Wedding Dress?

You just got engaged? Congratulations! The venue’s now been booked a whole 18 months in advance and you feel oh so organised – the dress is the last thing on your mind. Some brides will even put off browsing for dresses as they believe it’s too far in advance; let me tell you a little secret…You can never start looking too early. (Unless of course you are not engaged, then that might be a little strange).

Le Jardin | Ian Stuart 2018 Collection

Le Jardin | Ian Stuart 2018 Collection

‘Le Jardin!’

A celebration of nature by the world’s most inspiring artist.


Ian Stuart creates a style of gown that cannot be found in any other bridal wear label. His couture draping techniques, use of colour, texture, unusual appliques, tonal embroideries and stunning laces create an aesthetic that is both unconventional and undeniably beautiful.

For his 2018 collection, Ian has focused on capturing themes of nature within his designs. Weaving together beautiful butterflies, multi-coloured flowers, Japanese cherry blossom lace, scattered petals, waterfall textures and cascading roses.  This collection is a reflection of the perfect beauty found within the natural world.

Also celebrating the artistic talents of man, Ian has studied the techniques of the traditional Japanese kimono and obi, mixing fabrics and wrapping them around the body, creating a delicately textured look that is fresh, exciting and extremely flattering.  Ever inspired by his favourite era, Ian has paid particular attention to the dramatic draping of 1950’s designer Charles James and reimagined his heavenly style for the modern bride.

‘I am not tied to trends, only beauty’ is Ian’s heartfelt message; designing for that breath-taking moment when a bride is first laid eyes upon and not for the latest fashion trend.

We are certain that ‘Le Jardin’ will take your breath away, and remind you what it’s like to fall in love with a wedding dress …