If you’re after outfits for the little ones at your wedding party – the flowergirls and page boys – take a look at these designs by French designer Stephanie Staub. Her label Little Eglantine brings together colour and playfulness with luxurious designs and a sophisticated touch of French Haute Couture. With the outfits being made-to-order, allow 10-12 weeks for delivery. For more information and prices visit www.littleeglantine.com.
Bridesmaids & Attendants
Created by designer Lazaro Perez, Noir by Lazaro is an exclusive collection of sophisticated evening-wear that can be used as bridesmaid dresses. With a mix of great cocktail and floor length silhouettes, elegantly beaded appliqués in rich jewel tones these gowns are great for weddings.
If you’re after vintage inspired dresses for your bridesmaids, take a look at the collection from British designer Lou Lou. Jam-packed of flirty dresses in bright colours, the collection offers a wide range of styles so that you can fit each gown to the shape of your bridesmaids.
Long or short, bright or demure, the latest bridesmaids collection by Alvina Valenta has everything you could wish for. Beautiful bridesmaid dresses in luxurious dupioni and chiffon that hug the feminine figure delicately, creating an aura of ethereal romanticism. What’s not to like.
Today is apparently Blue Monday (the most depressing day of the year), but if you’re just starting or are in the midst of planning your wedding there should be no reason to be sad! However, if blue is your wedding colour and you intend to dress your bridesmaids in this hue we’ve brightened our day – and hopefully yours – by looking at what the high street stores have to offer in the dress department.
Here are five of our favourite blue dresses found on the high street that work as bridesmaid dresses:
We feature a lot of wedding dresses as we want to make it easy for your to find the prettiest dresses around without too much faff and having to go to website after website. But what about your bridesmaids, what will they be wearing? The 2013 collection of bridesmaid gowns by noted bridal designer Mori Lee is a pretty sight, featuring gowns of all lengths, cuts and colours.
We’ve fallen for style 31001, a black knee-length lace dress with matching satin sash. It’s so pretty that we’d happily wear it over and over again.
Sure it may be your wedding day, but we know someone who will as excited as you to put on a pretty dress and feel like a princess. Your chosen flower girl or girls will no doubt be jumping for joy as they are dolled up for their role at your wedding ceremony.
Our favourite online shop for handmade things, Etsy, has a great selection of adorable flower girl dresses (many which can be made bespoke). Check out the gallery below for our top five picks.
Etsy - Jilly Bean
Available from Jilly Bean, £40.46
Are you looking for the perfect bridesmaid dress? Whether you’re thinking long and floaty, or short and sophisticated, we’ve scoured the high street to find the best ones around. Which do you like the most?
You’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid for one of your best friends and you’re so excited, but what about that baby bump you’re sporting? Finding bridesmaid dresses that double as maternity wear – when the other maids aren’t pregnant – could be a tricky hurdle to get past to keep the same style of dress for all bridesmaids…
Maid to Measure – which already offers a range of beautiful bridesmaid dresses – have now launched a much desired line of dresses for mothers to be in 2013 so that the bridal party can coordinate with confidence.
The gown will be made in the style of the other maids’ dresses, just with more room for their blossoming bump and which flatters your pregnancy curves.
Whatever your wedding colour, the 2013 Love collection by Enzoani will cater for your every need. With hues from eggplant and fuchsia to blueberry and ink, and 20 styles to choose from, we’d be surprised of you can’t find one or more bridesmaids dresses you like…
Which style is your favourite?
We do focus a lot on the bride here, we simply can’t get enough of the gorgeous wedding dresses out there… But your bridesmaids will of course play a very important part in your wedding, so must look lovely too. Today we’ve come across the modern vintage bridesmaids dress collection by Alfred Angelo, in which the old world meets new. Available in an array of colours to perfectly match your wedding colours, the collection consists of seven designs. Our favourite is the floor length gown with the ribbon…
Which style would you choose for your bridesmaids?
Shamballa first saw the light of day in the mid-nineties when Mads Kornerup opened a store in Paris, and the fashion savvy French were introduced to the collection of ancient Indian and Scandinavian inspired designs. The brand made it big in New York City in 1998, when Barney’s picked up the range, before being relocated back to Mads’ native Denmark in 2002. Shamballa Jewels were born a couple of years later and the collections can now be found in many countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Russia, France, Great Britain and the US.
The cult of Shamballa only seems to be growing, with more vendors of the pearl and twine bracelets, often spotted on the wrists of A-list celebrities such as Jay-Z, Heidi Klum, and Gwyneth Paltrow to mention a few – most provided by Shamballa Jewels we guess…
Now if you can’t afford a hand-made, customised Shamballa Jewels bracelet, there are lots of other, less expensive, brands out there nowadays to pick from. These include: Shamballa UK, Debenhams, Treasure Box and Cutey.
We think they’d make lovely bridesmaids gifts!
Designer Nicki Macfarlane was the name behind the designs of the bridesmaids dresses at THE wedding of last yea: the nuptials of Kate Middleton and Prince William.
And after a hugely successful debut for John Lewis in the same year, Macfarlane has created a second, exclusive range for the retailer. The 2012 collection features muted colours of shell ping and elegant ivory; full skirts with petticoat underlays and lavish bows in royal gold, ivory silk and organza.
The collection features a 1950s inspired dress as well as fairytale-esque dresses that are certain to make your flower girls feel like princesses.
The rang will be available in John Lewis stores and online from the end of January 2012. Prices start at £210.
Last week I was invited to view the new Disney and Alfred Angelo Fairy Tale wedding collaboration. In the perfect setting of a a central London chapel I wandered around looking at the Disney Princesses gowns and flower girl outfits that sparkled, each designed to fit with the ‘personality’ of the eight chosen Disney characters.
To ensure that you can have a complete Disney wedding, there is also the Disney Royal Maidens collection of adult bridesmaids’ dresses to complement your dress of choice. With many Disney-influenced colours to choose from – as well as the expanded 2012 Alfred Angelo colour palette of 60 hues – you’ll have great fun mix and match between the cuts and unique designs to fit your lovely bridesmaids. Both long and short dresses are available, and they come in satin, luxe taffeta and chiffon.
Disney Royal Maidens bridesmaids’ dresses from £160 to £199.
For stockists please visit www.alfredangelobridal.co.uk.