If you want to be the prettiest bride there is (we know you’ll be regardless!), take a look at the Jim Hjelm 2013 bridal collection. Known for unique detailing and the combination of luxurious fabrics with delicate embroidery, this range will satisfy the most discerning bride. Ranging from gowns with vintage inspired fabrics to modern silhouettes, we can fault it.
The Alvina Valenta 2013 bridal collection is a delightful range of satin silk and lace gowns with romantic detailing . If sophistication and elegance is what you’re after, then take a closer look at this collection.
We’re having withdrawal symptoms from Downton Abbey, but Enchanted Aterlier‘s autumn/winter 2013 collection might be able to get us past the worst. A stunning range, the romance from eras past is evident in these bridal accessories pieces. Feminine details and delicate designs has been the focus this season on a range that offers beauty and versatility. Some of the pieces can be used as both a headband and a necklace.
We’re definitely enchanted.
If you’re after a wedding dress that is a bit different, Melbourne-based designer Mariana Hardwick‘s offers romance with a twist with her Luxe collection. With a model resembling the beauty of Game of Thrones’ Daenerys Targaryen, there is something everlasting and mythological about the collection. With silver embellishments and beautiful details, the Hardwick bride is at one with her surroundings, floating around like a true princess.
If you’re after a modern wedding dress that is feminine and playful, take a look at the bridal collection of Katya Katya Shehurina. Embodying the notion of a woman according to Katya, her designs are graceful and mysterious with a hint of sensibility. A stunning collection, these gowns drape themselves around the bride’s shape and will showing off her feminine curves.
All gowns are created to the specifics of the bride, so the length of sleeves and colour of the fabric can be altered to taste.
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.
Known for her ethereal and affordable wedding dresses, designer Minna Hepburn has only been dabbling in bridal design since late 2011. Her first collection was a hit with brides everywhere, and we’re sure the ‘Love Letter’ collection won’t disappoint either.
While still managing to keep all dresses below the £1000 mark, Minna uses luxurious fabrics and hand embellished detailing on her designs. Beautiful!
With over 60 years experience, Mori Lee offers a variety of beautifully detailed wedding dresses. The Blu collection is a stunning selectionof gowns with modern designs and lots of ruffles and layers (if that’s your thing).
The 2013 collection by Papilio takes us right back to the age of screen sirens and glamour, as it should with a name like On the Road to Hollywood. If you want to feel like a Hollywood film star with an air of sophistication and elegance, this collection has it all: full bodied skirts, laced bodices, delicate details and flirty cuts.
Check out the complete collection below:
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.
We’ve previously featured a preview of the Le Spose di Giò 2013 wedding dresses, so see it only fitting that we’d share the complete collection. A beautiful range of 27 gowns, these glamorous dresses would make any woman look like a modern day princess. We particularly like the fact that it’s not all white either; some of the gowns come in a light pink hue. If pink was good enough for Jessica Timberlake (nee Biel) then it’s good enough for us.
The wedding is over, the guest have gone home and your wedding dress has been gently put back into the clothes bag for safekeeping . This doesn’t mean that you can’t keep that ‘bride’ feeling for a bit longer.
Invest in a beautiful robe, kimono or night gown to wear around the house, hotel room or your private little hut on the water in Bora Bora as you continue the celebrations on your honeymoon.
Agent Provocateur - Matinee Kimono
Beatrix headband / belt
If you’ve looked at the photos from Brinsop Court Estate, you might be wondering where the dazzling accessories came from. Well one of the brands is Britten, the creation of Sarah Jane and her husband Matthew. Inspired by bygone eras, Sarah Jane’s designs are handmade from their workshop just outside Bath and evoke the glitz of the twenties, the glamour of the thirties and forties and the girliness of the fifties.
Above is a selection of Britten’s 2013 collection.
Are you planning on having a 19230/30s inspired wedding?
As part of YolanCris’ seven mini-collections of wedding dresses – aptly named Seven Promises – Couture Couture is where Old Hollywood glamour meets the adventurous spirit of eras past. Though the designer is Spanish, we really get a sense of 1920s Britain when looking at the wedding dresses. Perhaps it is our obsession with Downton Abbey that’s causing this…
Our favourite bridal gowns from Couture Couture are: Nantes, Vesubio, Toscana and Pucket. Which are yours?
It’s not long until the end of this year, which means if you’ve planned to tie the knot in 2013 in only two weeks time you’ll be in your wedding year (!!). If this is you, you’ll probably have the dress, venue, guest list and whatnot sorted already, but what about your wedding hair? Have you decided how you’ll wear your tresses when you walk down the aisle to meet your husband-to-be?
We’ve had a look at what the leading ladies of celebrity-ville have been sporting on the red carpet lately; from Cheryl Cole and Christina Hendricks to Mila Kunis and Taylor Swift, here are 15 hairstyles we hope will inspire.
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