June 22nd, 2015 | Julia Braime
One of our favourite bridal designers at Brides Up North HQ, and now a good friend of mine, I’m proud to share the 2016 Charlotte Balbier willa rose collection with you this afternoon on our pretty pages, marking 12 years in British Bridal fashion for this talented lady.
Charlotte amazes me year on year as her brand continues to evolve whilst ever maintaining her beautiful signature style. The new Willa Rose collection captivates the imagination with bohemian, free spirited designs to take Balbier brides on a magical journey.
For 2016, Charlotte’s ethereal, soft flowing chiffon gowns are adorned with exquisite beading, pearls and crystals, delicate rose details and her signature hand cut flower designs. There are daring low backs and, as always, graceful straps and sleeve details. The colour palette includes rose pink, antique gold and rich ivory shades.
Personally, it’s my favourite Charlotte Balbier collection yet, and standout styles for me include Harlow (bling a ling!), Lilac and the eponymous Willa Rose. Get stuck in…
Charlotte Balbier is making a personal appearance at Brides Up North Sponsor Boutique Jean Jackson Couture in the Northern Quarter Manchester on the 2nd July between 6pm-8pm. Charlotte will be on hand to meet with brides and chat over their wedding gown ideas while sipping on Rose Pink lemonade and being treated to yummy treats. The full details of the event can be seen here.
For more visit www.charlottebalbier.com
June 16th, 2015 | Julia Braime
Launched at a swanky do we attended back in March 2015 (click here to see our write up of a fabulous day) the new 2016 collection promises of love by our Sponsor Amanda Wyatt has been hailed as her strongest to date.
A leading name in British bridal for over 20 years this forward thinking, design led fashion house year on year delivers beautiful wedding gowns that we know our readers love.
We adore Amanda’s gowns (and the lady herself even more!), so here at Brides Up North HQ we’re totally crushing on this collection.
Amanda’s signature fit, cut and wealth of styles are presented in soft flowing chiffons, French and Italian laces, fine tulle and rich satins, adorned with frosted pearl beading and embellished details. A soft colour palette of ivory hues and soft gold with hints of blush pinks and powder blue keeps things looking dreamy and different.
The collection is designed with matching accessories that compliment each gown, soft tulle silk veils and delicate hair accessories to complete your Amanda Wyatt styled look.
For more information visit www.amandawyatt.com
Images by Lee Garland
May 29th, 2015 | Julia Braime
I absolutely adore my job, but I’ll admit it: after this short bank holiday week, I’m ready for another weekend. Pronto.
We’re working hard behind the scenes on lots of new projects (all of which I know our readers will just love and some of which I hope to share with you very, very shortly) – and are about to press publish on my first issue as Editor of the luxury wedding magazine for the North, Unveiled (eek!) – but whilst it’s all super exciting at the moment, it also means long working hours at the computer, too much screen time, not nearly enough downtime and lots and lots and lots […] of travel.
As I unpack and repack my suitcase for the third time this week, I don’t know if any of you are – like me – feeling in need of a little pick me up as we plough on into Friday afternoon, but I thought it might be the perfect opportunity for a cuppa, a Kit Kat and a bit of dress porn.
Girls, it’s time for some eye candy of the most serious sort – hot off the catwalk at Barcelona Bridal Week (yep, we clocked up those air miles too!), I give you Pronovias‘ once upon a time 2016 Collection.
Time to play spot the supermodel…
Visit our Gallery to see more…
January 8th, 2015 | Julia Braime
First week back at work, neeeeeeeearly the weekend… I think we need a little eye candy, don’t you girls? Today, it’s time to twirl. Let’s take a look at the pretty, classic designs of Brides Up North Sponsor, Amanda Wyatt, and her beautiful blue iris collection.
Shall we play a little dress up?
amanda says: Iris was a Greek goddess and her name means the rainbow. In Greek legends and mythology she was the messenger of the gods, travelling to earth on a rainbow to deliver message of promise and hope.
The Blue Iris collection from Amanda Wyatt comprises 30 enchanting gowns that bring ‘love to life’. Soft chiffons, French and Italian laces, fine tulle and rich satins are adorned with frosted pearly beading and embellished details in a soft colour palette of ivory, buttermilk and a hint of blush.
Visit this feature’s gallery to view the full collection, or find out more at Amanda Wyatt’s website.
December 12th, 2014 | Julia Braime
It’s Friday. Got your cuppa in one hand, bacon buttie in the other?
Excellent. Time for a bit of dress gazing…
This morning, we debut multi award-winning wedding gown designer Sassi Holford’s 2015 Collection of her esprit label, So Sassi. Perfect for the young, modern bride with a sense of fashion and her own style, So Sassi is the creation of a young design team working in a highly creative environment under Sassi’s expert tutelage.
sassi says: The collection features fresh, spirited dresses that combine exquisite silks and laces with contemporary twists – key hole backs, cut outs, sheer cap sleeves and ballerina length tulle. The dresses are handmade in our workrooms in Somerset and the collection retails from £1,100.
Our young designers understand the exuberance and style of contemporary brides and that really comes across in the collection. It’s attracted a great deal of interest from brides looking for dresses that express that sense of joie de vivre that makes a wedding day so special – and being ‘made in England’ has become a key element.
For more, visit www.sosassi.so
For more gowns and dress details, see our gallery below.
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