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