Charlotte Balbier

eye candy. charlotte balbier willa rose collection 2016

June 22nd, 2015 | Julia Braime

Lilac-5284

Lilac

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.

Cara-4972

Cara

Tarron-5123

Tarron

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.

Loveday-4784

Loveday

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.

Willa Rose-5191

Willa Rose

Lainey-5038

Lainey

Cara-4995

Cara

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…

Amba-5250

Amba

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

continue reading

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone

eye candy. amanda wyatt promises of love collection 2016

June 16th, 2015 | Julia Braime

Amanda Wyatt Promises Of Love 2016 (5)

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.

Amanda Wyatt Promises Of Love 2016 (9)

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.

Amanda Wyatt Promises Of Love 2016 (38)

Amanda Wyatt Promises Of Love 2016 (40)

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 Wyatt Promises Of Love 2016 (31)

Amanda Wyatt Promises Of Love 2016 (33)

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.

Amanda Wyatt Promises Of Love 2016 (21)

Amanda Wyatt Promises Of Love 2016 (23)

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.

Amanda Wyatt Promises Of Love 2016 (8)

Amanda Wyatt Promises Of Love 2016 (12)

For more information visit www.amandawyatt.com

Images by Lee Garland

continue reading

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone

eye candy. pronovias ‘once upon a time’ collection 2016

May 29th, 2015 | Julia Braime

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

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.

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

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.

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

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 Pronoviasonce upon a time 2016 Collection.

Time to play spot the supermodel…

Knockout.

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

Visit our Gallery to see more…

continue reading

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone

eye candy: amanda wyatt’s blue iris collection

January 8th, 2015 | Julia Braime

Adam Cowie - Client Magazine editorial

Alicia

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?

Adam Cowie - Client Magazine editorial

Celestine

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.

Adam Cowie - Client Magazine editorial

Francesca

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.

Adam Cowie - Client Magazine editorial

Blue Iris

Amanda Wyatt Collection

Adrianne

Visit this feature’s gallery to view the full collection, or find out more at Amanda Wyatt’s website.

continue reading

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone

eye candy. So Sassi 2015

December 12th, 2014 | Julia Braime

So Sassi 2015 - Gabrielle Back CU

It’s Friday.  Got your cuppa in one hand, bacon buttie in the other?

Excellent.  Time for a bit of dress gazing

So Sassi 2015 - Paige & Jacket 1

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.

So Sassi 2015 - Petula CU 1

So Sassi 2015 - Paige CU 1

So Sassi 2015 - Colette

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.

So Sassi 2015 - Kitty

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.

So Sassi 2015 - Arabella back CU

So Sassi 2015 - Willow 1

So Sassi 2015 - Maisie CU 1

For more, visit www.sosassi.so

For more gowns and dress details, see our gallery below.

continue reading

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone