Corseted Wedding Gowns by UK Couture Bridal Designer, Chantal Mallet
We love brides that see their wedding as an expression of their personal style and embrace the concept of doing their day, their way. When I design gowns for my collection I design for ladies who are are looking for the best, most perfectly ‘them’ dress they will ever wear, which is every bit as individual as they are. In the world of 21st Century weddings, you can wear any colour, any style, indeed you don’t even have to wear a dress or marry a man.
Our gown collection consists of a fairly even split between colourful and traditional shades but it was our black and gold dresses we couldn’t wait to show off. Photographed and conceptualised by creative fashion photographer Magic Owen, Rousham House and Gardens was the setting for three of our gowns: Dolce Vita, Elizabeth and Lolita.
Our shoot proves you can style black with gorgeous Autumnal florals and capture the magic of the season and fun of Halloween without straying into the realms of gothic or costume.
The high fashion styling was inspired by the amazing Dolce & Gabbana show at Lake Como that has been dazzling us on Instagram over the last few months, where rich colours and black played against sumptuous florals. We also paid homage to Frida Kahlo with statement blooms in the model’s hair. We looked to the work of photographer Tim Walker for inspiration and to give the shoot it’s theatrical and romantic vibe. Dahlia flower beds & Virginia Creepers delivered the beauty of nature’s Autumn colour palette.
We created accessories to style our dresses to our theme. When we saw the edits, we loved how this shoot really captures a theme that brides can take and make their own. Brides really can rock dramatic coloured wedding gowns.
Chantal Mallett is a UK couture bridal wear designer specialising in one of a kind, corseted gowns.
Gowns & Accessories/ Styling: Chantal Mallett www.chantalmallett.com
Photography / Art Direction: Magic Owen www.magicowen.co.uk
Hair & Make-up: Hallimah Abubacker of H Beauty www.hbeauty.co
Model: Lita Flores Garcia www.instagram.com/lita.flores.garcia
Boots: House of Elliot www.houseofelliotcollection.com
Exciting news from RS Bridal Collection in Melton Mowbray
At RS Bridal Collection, our main focus is always to provide our customers with the best shopping experience possible. Whether that be a tiny veil or your entire wedding package, we believe everything should be perfect!
You don’t deserve to be sharing your appointment with another customer or fighting for a staff member’s assistance, this is YOUR moment. With this in mind, we have worked endlessly to extend our lovely boutique to create FOUR spacious, luxurious appointment suites. In addition to our ultra glam Diamond Bridal Suite, we now have a Plus Size Suite, a Stag Suite & a room dedicated to your beautiful bridesmaids. Having all of this AND our tropical Honeymoon Suite Travel Agency under one roof makes wedding planning an absolute walk in the park!
Not only are all of our appointments totally private, they are now a lot more flexible as we can book up to 4 separate bookings at one time-making it even easier to plan your special appointment. Every Suite has space for your bridal squad too so don’t be hesitant when bringing guests.
With our store open 7 days a week and until 9pm on weekdays we are really hoping to stand apart from every other bridal experience. No job is to big or too small and our passionate team are available to talk 24 hrs a day to ensure everything is faultless.
Beautiful Bridal Boutique in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
When it comes to buying a wedding dress, most brides will agree, it’s pretty stressful. Knowing where to start can be daunting so it helps to find a boutique that understands the journey. That’s why I’m so excited to add Nottinghamshire bridal boutique, Iconic Bride, to my Wedding Collective this week.
I first visited Iconic Bride and met owner Angela Robson, around three years ago. If you’ve visited our wedding fairs at either Norwood Park or Hodsock Priory you’ve possibly met her too. Having spent many years as a midwife, Angela is perfectly adept at managing even the most stressed-out bride. Working alongside Angela is her daughter Tiffany, who, as if things couldn’t get any better, is also a qualified beauty therapist! If anyone knows how to relax you and make you feel a million dollars, it’s these two lovely ladies. The boutique prides itself on offering a personal, one-to-one appointment where brides can be the centre of attention.
Collections include Caroline Castigliano, Sophia Tolli and Wtoo by Watters and prices start from around the £900 mark. The boutique also has a selection of bridesmaids dresses by Twobirds and Watters.
Main image credit: Mirror Imaging Photography
A glance into the beautiful Elizabeth Rose Bridal – Kibworth
Set within the heart of South Leicestershire Elizabeth Rose Bridal in Kibworth Harcourt is a new boutique on the map and a must see for brides to be. The welcoming boutique is filled with beautiful details, rich gold and cosy creams. Perfect for you to visit and try on some stunning gowns.
The lovely Kelly is the owner of Elizabeth Rose Bridal and the name takes inspiration from her daughter. Kelly hand picked some award winning wedding dress designers and the fantastic collection includes gowns by La Sposa, Enzoani and Madeline Gardner New York.
At Elizabeth Rose Bridal they offer a one-to-one appointment in the small and luxury boutique, where you will receive exceptional service to help chose the perfect dress. Book your appointment now at Elizabeth Rose Bridal.
You can find Elizabeth Rose Bridal showcasing at our Kelmarsh Hall Wedding Fair on Sunday 21st January 2018
Collections range from £1,100 – £2,900