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Excusive! First Look: Alan Hannah 2015 Bridal Collections On The Catwalk

April 9th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Its been a bit of a haute couture week at Brides Up North HQ.  We’ve been at White Gallery London checking out the brand new bridal wear collections from the big names in the wedding dress industry and are really excited to bring you some exclusive catwalk previews direct from the event over the next few days.  Fast fashion or what?!

I’m obsessed with Alan Hannah’s beautiful gowns, and actually wore one of Marguerite’s creations for my own wedding back in 2010 (the dress was called All The Jazz and was a blush duchess satin… swoon), so it makes sense to open play on these pages by debuting their label’s exciting 2015 collections first.

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

For their main line, as well as the perfect couture cut and execution Marguerite has some really lovely new embellishment ideas including hand painted flowers and striking textured beading.  The MiaMia line is full of verve and panache with beautiful lace and dramatic skirts with theatrical detailing.  For me, there’s something to delight every bride here – soft sparkle, lovely lace, swishing satins, structured silks and contemporary twists, but always with an integral elegance and flair. 

And to top it all off?  All Alan Hannah’s gowns are designed and made in England.  You know we like things home grown at Brides Up North!

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

^^^Editor’s pick: this blush satin gown with chiffon skirts and crystal belt detail is to die for^^^

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

Alan Hannah 2015 by Christopher Dadey at White Gallery London

The 2015 collections will be arriving in bridal boutiques near you later this year.  In the meantime, check out Alan Hannah’s current collection and a list of Northern stockists by visiting their website. 

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One Of A Kind. Supplier Showcase: Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

January 9th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

Cou-ture: Origin: 1905–10; French: literally, sewing, seam

This morning I am thrilled to share the beautiful work of one of our newest Brides Up North Featured Suppliers, Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride.  The creations of the mother and daughter team are couture in the truest sense of the word, and you are so very lucky to have them on hand to create your dream dress. 

Compiling this interview I was struck not only by the gorgeous gowns that comprise this their launch shoot, but also by the amount of work, fittings and personal service that goes into creating each and every unique garment.  Once again, I have discovered a fabulous Northern service that I just wish I have known about when planning my own wedding.  That, to me, is what Brides Up North is all about. 

Ladies, you are in for a treat.  Explore your options!

Images by Kirstie McNulty Photography

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

When did Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride open and what is your background?

We are a very young business, only launched in December 2013, although this business has been years in the planning. Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride is run by mother and daughter, Sheila and Jessica.

Sewing has always been in our family, as my Mum designed and made her own wedding gown 35 years ago and has done the same for many family, friends and clients since then, so I grew up around beautiful fabrics and dresses from a very young age.

Whilst this has always been a passion and a hobby of my Mum’s it was never her profession until now. She took redundancy in early 2013 as a biochemist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in order to pursue her love for sewing, designing and weddings!  My Mum’s 35+ years experience is of such value to our company, she is able to offer our brides advice on not only designs but the best fabrics to use for various styles, the most effective bodice foundations for each style of gown, fastenings, linings and the list goes on!

I graduated from the University of Leeds two years ago in English Literature but have also adopted my Mum’s love and passion for sewing during the past five years.

Our business is run from home – a converted vicarage in Liverpool. As we work from our home, our working hours are extremely flexible as we are able to hold our appointments around our client’s working hours, offering weekday, evening and weekend appointments. Our work environment is relaxed and personal whilst maintaining the professionalism and customer service of other bridal boutiques.

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

Tell us about your bespoke service?

The bespoke process is one that centres on our bride/client as we bring ideas presented to us into a finished garment that is exactly what they had wished for. The process begins with a free design consultation which gives the bride opportunity to discuss their design ideas, fabrics they would like, colours, time scale, wedding venue, budget and anything else about their wedding that they feel will be important to the design of their wedding dress. If the client is happy to proceed with us we will collect a £100 deposit at this appointment. Following this we will collate these ideas into a design and will source samples of fabrics for our clients to view at the next meeting.

We will arrange the following appointment and fitting at the client’s discretion (generally we ask brides to give us 4-6 months from first appointment to date of their wedding). At this second appointment we will discuss the fabrics we have sourced, finalise the design, take an initial measurement and book in the next series of fittings. At this point a further 40% deposit will be taken.

Before we make the design up in the final fabrics we always do a mock-dress in a toile foundation, this will help us to ensure the fit is just perfect for the client and will give the client the opportunity to see the shape and silhouette and make any changes to the style before the final fabrics are used.

Following this, the next appointment will show the client the final shape and silhouette made up in their desired fabrics. Another fitting will be done so as to ensure it fits perfectly. At this stage we will agree on the final fitting date with our Bride.

As we follow the above process, the final garment that is produced is one that our client has had tonnes of input into.  We encourage the Bride to make suggestions to the design at each stage so as to ensure they are 100% happy with the final dress. The numerous fittings also ensure the fit is just perfect.  This teamed with the fact that all of our wedding gowns (if wanted by the bride) have a boned corset style bodice underneath the top layer fabric to help the Bride feel secure and supported in her gown.

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

Why should brides choose to go bespoke?

A wedding dress is arguably the most important dress a girl will ever wear. It is something that is dreamt about for years and we don’t think the purchase of such a dress should be taken lightly. From speaking to so many brides in the past we have found that a lot of the time when choosing their ‘off-the-peg’ wedding dresses they have to make certain compromises somewhere whether that be in the style, the fabric, the fit, the fastenings, the embellishments…this is something that we are really opposed to at Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride, we feel that there should be no compromise on the most important dress you will ever wear!  With us they are able to hand pick every element of their wedding dress if they so wish. The series of fittings we offer enable the bride to see their dress at every stage and make alterations as they wish, the fit will be perfect for them, without the costly alteration fees.

Bespoke is also perfect for those brides that want something truly unique, something that no other bride can be seen to have worn. Having something custom-made enables the bride to give a true reflection of their personality, find a style that suits their body shape perfectly and they can also design their dress around the style of their wedding day – say they are getting married abroad, we can help them design a gown that is perfect to be worn on the beach, one that won’t be too heavy or hot to wear in the sunshine.

We also have a lot of brides who have had a style in mind for years – this may be a red-carpet dress they saw in a magazine, a famous wedding gown or a thought up design that they have held onto.  To go bespoke means our Brides are able to have exactly what they want, with no compromise.

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

Where do you find inspiration for your designs?

Inspiration for our recent collection came from all things luxurious. The fabrics used are all of the highest quality and this is something we really pride ourselves on, we feel every bride deserves to feel a million dollars on their wedding day and the best quality laces and silks teamed with a perfectly fitted gown will help to achieve this. When designing our gowns the bride is at the forefront of all of our thinking, their body shape is the most important feature and whether our ladies are tall, petite, curvy or very slim our designs help to accentuate the best features of our brides whilst ensuring they feel confident and glamorous in their dress. Our latest collection, whilst showcasing a range of varying styles and silhouettes all fit perfectly under a ‘vintage glamour’ story. Although, we do love meeting brides with really unique and quirky design ideas too, so all designs are welcome.

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

What sort of fabrics and embellishments do you use in your designs?

The fabrics used for our bespoke gowns are mainly decided by the bride, the design they choose, what will work best for their type of wedding etc. However, we always use the best quality fabrics we can for the bride’s given budget. The fabrics used for our samples collection showcased on our website range from French Corded Lace to beautiful Duchesse Satin. We source all of our silks from British silk supplier James Hare and have various suppliers for our laces around the world. Likewise, we have a range of embellished waist belts that we can add to our gowns if our brides so wish.

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

Is there a particular style of dress that is popular with your brides at the moment?

We have found that brides of 2013 loved an open back. A statement back to a wedding gown is really popular at the moment whilst still being tasteful and classy. A number of our gowns on our website show varying ways of achieving the ‘statement open back’ whilst still remaining covered and respectful for those that are having church/religious weddings.

We have also found that a lot of brides that we spoke to are looking for a style that they are able to transform from day to night. This may be for the reason that they wish to be more covered up for the ceremony but then want something a little more glamorous for the evening. With this we have designed a selection of wedding gowns that all centre around one simple column silhouette dress (silhouette is bride’s choice) and with this we have added three different looks ranging from lace bolero top, beaded lace box top and a Duchesse Satin shoulder shrug and sash. With these separates this helps our brides to achieve two different looks without having to purchase two separate dresses.

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

Where are you located? Do Brides Up North need an appointment?

We are located in Windle, just off the East Lancs road and just outside of Liverpool. This is a perfect central location for Brides in Liverpool, Lancashire, Cheshire and Manchester. Brides do need to arrange appointments with us and this can be done via our website, email, telephone, Facebook or twitter. We do offer weekday, evening and weekend appointments to fit in with our bride’s busy lives!

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

Our bespoke gowns are affordable whilst not making any compromise on style, quality or customer service. Our dresses begin at £780 (for the silhouette dress to be paired with one of our separates) or for full gowns £1180

However, if a Bride has a tighter budget we will do our best to try and source different fabrics to match their budget.

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

What can Brides Up North expect when they come in for an appointment?

We offer a very relaxed atmosphere for brides and their bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride or friends to come and discuss ideas with us and also have fittings for their gowns. We will show our range of Samples from our silk suppliers, showcase samples of wedding gowns we have done and can show testimonials from our past brides. This can all be done over a lovely glass of bubbly or other refreshments.

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

How does Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride provide a superior experience to other wedding dress boutiques?

We are able to offer a very personal and friendly experience to our clients. We like to get to know our clients and learn as much as possible about their wedding. We do not hurry our brides during their appointments as other wedding dress boutiques do. We encourage our brides to have as much input as they wish and they can give us a call any time with further queries or suggestions. Furthermore, as they are having their item custom-made their alterations will be included in the price (all of our client’s are given two lots of alterations for wedding gowns, anything additional will be charged per hour). Following the completion of the garment we offer additional services to dress the bride/ bridal party on the day of the wedding and to also dry clean and package their gown after their wedding day.

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

Can you also create bridesmaid and Mother of The Bride dresses?  Tell us about your bridesmaid collection?

We do also offer the bespoke service to bridesmaids, Mother of Bride/ Groom and wedding guests. We are currently working on our Bridesmaids Collection – a collection of nudes and soft pink dresses each of different style. Something we have found to be increasingly popular is for bridesmaids to each wear slightly different style dresses. After speaking with lots of past bridesmaids we have found that sometimes it is very difficult to find a style that suits up to 4/5/6 different girls all with varying shapes and sizes. We encourage our clients to select bridesmaids styles that their maids will feel confident and gorgeous in. Our bridesmaids collection will be a range of long and short dresses, some strapless and some with straps, appealing to all shapes and sizes!

In the past our Mother of the Bride/ Groom outfits have been done by individual referrals rather than based on a collection. We have made some beautiful outfits in the past in either plain or printed silks, with matching bolero or long jackets. These outfits will also include a boned bodice within the fabric to add extra support and comfort for our clients.

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

What sort of accessories do you offer?

For brides we can create veils of all lengths and style from Birdcage to Cathedral and we are able to match these to their gowns and laces used.  In addition to veils we can also do covered clutch bags to match our Mother of the Bride/ Groom outfits or bridesmaids dresses.  We welcome people to get in touch with us if they have any other design ideas and we will always do our best to create these.

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

Who would be a ‘Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride’?

A ‘Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride’ is a Bride that desires a unique and design-led wedding gown. One that will be suited exactly to them and that will be a reflection of their personality and individual style. To have a bespoke wedding dress is to have a wedding dress that nobody else will wear, something that is truly unique and special to them.

Many of our brides have been disappointed with dresses they have tried on in other wedding dress boutiques or have found a style that they really like but it has features such as straps or fabrics that they aren’t happy with. For these brides we are able to develop their design ideas and offer them something that is exactly right for them without the compromise.

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

What would you choose to wear if you were getting married?

I’m not married yet, although I do already know what style gown I would like. I am torn between an all lace strapless fitted bodice, fishtail train gown with lace shoulder cape to be worn in the day (taken off at night). If I don’t go for all over lace I would have the same style in a stiff Duchesse Satin, very fitted with a narrow bow around my waist but again with small shoulder cape to cover any cleavage or arms during my day ceremony and allows me to take off for the evening and transform my gown for the night by adding an embellished waist belt.

Kirstie McNulty Photography for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

How can Brides Up North get in touch with you or find out more?

You can visit our brand new website at www.jessicabennettbespokebride.co.uk, contact us by email at info@jessicabennettbespokebride.co.uk or call us on 07852 158 566.  We are also on Twitter and Facebook, come and say hello!

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2014 Kirstie McNulty for Jessica Bennett Bespoke Bride

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Diary Date: Stunning Sample Sale At The White Room, Sheffield

December 16th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Jenny Packham at The White Room Sheffield

I’m popping by this afternoon with a date for your diaries from Brides Up North exhibitor The White Room Sheffield.

In their special sample sale on Saturday 11th January 2014, The White Room will be offering Brides Up North a unique opportunity to buy a beautiful couture wedding gown by one of the most prestigious bridal designers around including Jenny Packham, Sassi Holford, Stephanie Allin and Claire Pettibone.

Jenny Packham at The White Room Sheffield

Chloe of The White Room says: Some of our beautiful samples are ‘as new’ whilst others are discontinued or need a new home! We also have a selection of gowns at £500 and under. All gowns as ex boutique samples and are UK sizes 12 – 14. We will also have accessories and shoes in the sale too, starting from £25. 

Doors open from 10am and although this is a sample sale, we work on a first come first served basis so the day will not be self service – we will have a welcoming team to greet you and to help you try and buy your dress.  All dresses can be stored at The White Room however we cannot facilitate fittings but can advise on a brilliant seamstress who can. 

A few words of advice….

We strongly recommend that you have already tried on bridal dresses so that you have an idea of what shape and style suits you best.

A sale day is not the best environment for someone trying on for the first time or to get ideas, as we are unable to give you the level of service or time, so we suggest that you make an appointment separately and prior to our sample sale so that it will not be your very first time trying on bridal gowns.

Sample sizes generally are 12 and 14, but there are always a small selection of both smaller and larger pieces.

At a sample sale you do not have the luxury of time to go away and think, because the dress is likely to be bought by the next person who tries it on… please come ready to make a decision. 

This is great opportunity to find a beautiful designer dress at a price that you can afford, so be ready to buy if you fall in love with your dream dress and we are looking forward to seeing you!

Any questions? Call or e-mail The White Room on 0114 272 2336 or email chloe@whiteroombridal.co.uk

 

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Delicate Threads. The Designer Series: Naomi Neoh Secret Garden 2014 Collection

September 30th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Naomi Neoh

I’m thrilled to welcome one of my very favourite wedding dress designers to the pages of the wedding blog this evening – I’ve been swooning ever since discovering the Naomi Neoh bridal label, and can’t wait to share her latest collection with you all. 

As well as being super duper stunning, these dresses are clever too – and we all know that’s a winning combination.  Ex-physicist Naomi designs with the real bride in mind and nearly all her designs have lightweight but effective corsetry inside to give every size and shape of bride the perfect silhouette in her wedding dress.  A beautiful science, if you ask me.  Let’s meet her…

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What is your style philosophy?

Style and elegance with romance and joy.  Body friendly dresses – corsetry is key.

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Tell us about the new collection by Naomi Neoh? What were your inspirations? 

This collection is esoteric, dreamy and ethereal with the romance of pre-Raphaelites.  The gowns are gentle, detailed and have slim lines with super light lace interwoven into the design and look amazing against the skin.  Layering of sheer fabrics and subtle antique tones creates a movement of colour for elegant dancing dresses. 

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Dahlia

Naomi Neoh Secret Garden Collection Dahlia

Where do you look for inspiration?

Ginger Rogers – I watched a lot of the Ginger Rogers old movies to get the inspiration for this collection!

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What fabrics and embellishments were chosen for the new collection and why?

We’re using more texture in these gowns – we have a plisse chiffon which is delicately pleated and adds a different dimension to the gowns.  There are more colours: peach, apricot, powder pink, and antique ivory.  I still love to use flowers but these are smaller and more delicate.  You’ll be seeing lots of lace – small patterns, light weight weaves and delicate threads.

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Do you have a personal favourite from the new collection? 

Oh it’s really hard – its all about getting the right dress on the right person – that’s when the magic happens.  But I do love Peony right now – it will probably change next week – because she has subtle colour, delicate lace on the back and arms, flattering pleating and an elegant silhouette.

How do you decide on the “names” for your gowns?

This collection were all named after flowers.

Naomi Neoh Secret Garden Collection Lily

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What sizes are available in your gowns? 

6 to 16 and then made to measure if you want it or need it up to any size. 

What is the retail price range for your designs?

£2000 to £3000 but there are a few special ones which are more. 

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What sets Naomi Neoh apart from other bridal wear brands?

Commitment, passion, dedication to making distinctive, beautifully balanced, elegant gowns which we love to try on and we hope you will delight in wearing.  An absolute obsession with fabrics, sourcing the best and most distinctive silks and laces. 

Naomi Neoh Secret Garden Collection Peony

Peony

How did you get into wedding dress design – what is your story?

I took a curious path to my career as a dress designer.  I read physics at Durham and worked as an IT consultant and merchandiser before finding my true calling. Fabric has always been my first love – and bridal wear allows an indulgence into the most luxurious silks, laces and embellishments. I create dresses which feel fabulous to wear as well as making you look amazing.

Since the launch of my first bridal collection in 2008, the brand has grown into a dedicated team working from the West Dulwich studio where all the gowns are created.

Naomi Neoh Secret Garden Collection Penelope

Penelope

Naomi Neoh Secret Garden Collection Penelope

Was there a defining point in your career that made your business the success that it is today?

When I decided to make a super light pink wedding dress – ‘Dita’. 

What are your plans for the future?

Well I don’t really know but I love to explore and try new things, so we’ll see, at the moment I’m thinking about creating a super high end range to indulge all our fabric fantasies. 

Naomi Neoh Secret Garden Collection Snowdrop

Snowdrop

Is this your dream career? 

Running your own business is a lifestyle more than a career – it is definitely for me.  I have a genetic condition which flares up every few years and leaves me bedridden for months and sometimes years, running my own business allows me the flexibility to work when I can, and keeps me going on the tough days.

What would “a day in the life” at Naomi Neoh HQ be like?

I think it’s creative, fun, hard work, inspiring, challenging and constantly changing.

Naomi Neoh Secret Garden Collection Violette

Violette

Where do you go and what do you do to relax?

I find it very hard to relax – I have to be forced into it!  I like yoga, walking in the countryside, cooking, gardening, reading, seeing my friends, and I keep promising myself to practice the piano – a good Beethoven sonata is a great stress reliever.  I’m a recent member of the National Trust and I’m loving the palaces and great houses in the beautiful rolling hills of the British countryside – very inspiring.

Naomi Neoh Secret Garden Collection Violette

What are your “best things” in life?

Love, friendship and happiness, and the simple things: a freshly made bed, ripe summer fruits, seeing your plants grow.

How can Brides Up North readers get in touch with you/ see more of your designs? 

Visit our website at www.naomineoh.com or contact us through our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Naomineoh

 

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Eye Candy: Justin Alexander 2014 Collection

August 21st, 2013 | Julia Braime

Justin Alexander 2014 Collection

Fancy a little wedding dress hunting of a Wednesday?  I thought so.

Today’s 2014 collection sneak peek comes from the king of the swinging 1950’s style skirt, the great Justin Alexander.  This season, the label has added an art deco influence to their classically beautiful gowns.  There’s sparkle, there’s beading and there’s lashings of lace, tulle and plenty of silk.   

Even better? This is a brand with a strong Northern presence.  All dresses featured are or soon will be available to try on and buy at Brides Up North Featured Supplier Mia Sposa Bridal & Menswear, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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Haute Grace. The Designer Series: The Seams Collection 2014 By Jesús Peiró

July 31st, 2013 | Julia Braime

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I am in the privileged position of obtaining access to all my favourite bridal designers for a series of exclusive interviews here on Brides Up North, where they’ll be giving you a sneak peek at their newest designs, sharing the inspirations behind the collections and giving you a glance into their (very beautiful) world.  These are the gowns that will be landing in a wedding dress boutique near you soon.

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Today I’m celebrating 25 years of and introducing one of my very favourite bridal design houses, the gorgeous Jesús Peiró.  Inspired by the tradition and history of the dressmaking atelier, their new collection celebrates 25 years of cutting-edge haute couture under the Jesús Peiró  brand.  
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Reflecting the current trend toward simplicity and minimalism, the Seams Collection is a fusion of design between the fabric and the line. Moving away from the richness and intricate detailing of embroidery, damask and embossing, to light and airy fabrics such as tulle, organza and gauze, the collection is the perfect balance of slender, willowy silhouettes and big volumes.  

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Accessories and details are the artisan elements that infuse the gowns with touches of dressmaking; white detailing imitates the reels of thread or the seamstress’ chalk markings while the black ribbons represent the structure of the mannequins, the pins and trimmings.  

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The Seams Collection express 25 years of dressmaking perfection and commitment, paying tribute to the meticulous work of the Jesús Peiró team in delivering unique, impeccable gowns time and again. 

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As we chat to head designer Merché Segarra, and with images fresh from Barcelona Bridal Week, I hope you love these beauties as much as I do. 

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Please introduce Jesús Peiró and tell us a little about your brand.

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Jesús Peiró is a bridal gown company with 25 years’ experience specialising in the creation of wedding gowns. We pay very close attention to quality and excellent service and the hallmark of our collections is the tailored craftsmanship of the gowns.

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To strive for excellence in the final product, to convey to the bride-to-be the company’s passion for quality, beauty and attention to detail in the dress itself and in its final appearance.

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Tell us about the new Collection by Jesús Peiró. What were your inspirations behind this beautiful collection?

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As we are celebrating our 25th anniversary, we have based this collection on our DNA, our very essence. This is above all couture. So we start with the image of an haute-couture model, with its black straps that mark its constituent parts. With these black tones we construct a styling of embellishments that complement the details in the gowns.

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Where do you look for inspiration?

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In the world of fashion, since we are a fashion house that is keenly aware of new trends. Also we constantly look back at haute couture, to recapture its classical elegance and the fine proportions of what is a very important garment.

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What sort of woman do you design for; did you have a specific “muse” for this Collection?

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My muse this year is a model, an anonymous woman who moves with the grace of a ballerina. She is delicate, feminine and subtly spontaneous.

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What fabrics and embellishments were chosen for the new Collection and why?

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Classic smooth fabrics like velvet, organzas, and tulles to represent the various types of lines. From the most structured to the most soft  Embossed fabrics, damask-like, embroidered, and guipure laces that enrich the collection because they give the gown an air of distinction and added volume.

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The details complement this important presence that is so characteristic of rich fabric, with accents of light and textures such as stones, straps and even feathers, occasionally.

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Do you have a personal favourite from the new Collection? Which piece and why?

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I really like gowns that have a hint of lingerie. Because they are delicate, very subtle and give the bride-to-be a look that is both laid back and delicate at the same time.

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Do you have a “signature” piece?

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Yes, a pencil gown with a halter bust line and an abstract motif at the waist.

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What sizes are available in your gowns? Are your pieces made to measure?

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They can be ordered as off the peg standard sizes and we can also do special sizes.

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What is the retail price range for your designs?

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Most of the collection falls in the £1,300 – £2,500 price range with some of the “luxe” fabric or heavily embellished gowns falling in the £2,500 – £4,500 bracket.

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What sets Jesús Peiró apart from other bridal wear brands?

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What sets us apart is our commitment to quality in everything we do, the care we take of our customers, excellent service and craftsmanship that is renowned for being second to none.

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How did you get into wedding dress design – what is your story?

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When I completed my studies in Fine Arts, Fashion Design and my Masters’ Degree in Fashion Technology in Milan, I started working in the made-to-measure sector.  Ten years later the owner of Intersposa contacted me and asked me to design Jesus Peiro collections. This is my tenth year with the firm.

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What would “a day in the life” at Jesús Peiró HQ be like?

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It’s a combination of the technical side of observing the dressmaking process and the creative side of coming up with new designs, inspecting samples of materials and meetings with both the management and other members of the team. It’s never monotonous and the working atmosphere is open and very dynamic.

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Where do you go and what do you do to relax?

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Whenever I can, I go with my family to our house in the mountains. That’s where I read, cook and go for long walks with my dog.

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What are your “best things” in life?

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No question – my husband and my three children.

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How can Brides Up North Readers get in touch with you or see more of your designs?

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They can visit our website or contact the company directly.

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“An Elegant Art” The Designer Series: Lyn Ashworth

July 18th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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I am in the privileged position of obtaining access to all my favourite bridal designers for a series of exclusive interviews here on Brides Up North, where they’ll be giving you a sneak peek at their newest designs, sharing the inspirations behind the collections and giving you a glance into their (very beautiful) world.  These are the gowns that will be landing in a wedding dress boutique near you soon.

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Darling Paris

Darling Paris

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This afternoon I want to introduce you to Sarah Barrett, the talented lady behind the Lyn Ashworth label.  The Lyn Ashworth by Sarah Barrett brand continues to move forward into exciting times and Sarah’s 2014 collection was one of my very favourites on my recent press trip to White Gallery in London.

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Today we find out more about Sarah and her inspirations, design ethos and more importantly, where you can get your hands on one of her gorgeous gowns for your own wedding day. 

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Sarah says:  My studio is based in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside on the beautiful Duchy of Lancaster Estate where I am surrounded by the most breath taking fields and woodland. This is where all my dress designs are evolved and manufactured by myself and highly talented and passionate team, using tradition skills and craftsmanship, all of my gowns are created from start to finish by one seamstress and we pride ourselves on flying the Made in England flag.

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Coco Ganache

Coco Ganache

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Coco Ganache

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At a very young age I was extremely fortunate to have been taught to sew by two incredibly talented people in the theatre industry, Brooking & Chell. From them, I quickly learnt the skills and work ethic that has enabled me to do what I do now. I am very lucky to occasionally still work along-side this team. I class them as dear friends as well as work colleagues.

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Whilst studying fashion at college and then University, I split my time between both the fashion and theatre industries, learning on the job and tapping into a wealth of knowledge, experience and talent which was invaluable and such a privilege. Although having a good education whether at College or University is extremely important, I believe that being hands on and gaining on the job experience teaches you things that the education system cannot.

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It was a natural progression for me to move into the bridal industry where I have done pretty much everything from design and construction of the gowns to the management of shops. I have experienced all sides of the industry for over two decades now.

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Gainsborough Garden

Gainsborough Garden

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Gainsborough Garden Short

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I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Lyn Ashworth for a number of years prior to taking over the company. I have always had a great admiration for Lyn whom over the years has designed and created some of the most beautiful wedding dresses in the industry. When Lyn first spoke of her wish to retire from the business and to emigrate back to her birthplace New Zealand, it seemed the most natural thing for me to take over the company.

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Cottonfield Waltz

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The Lyn Ashworth name has been in this industry for over 30 years and I now look to grasp it with both hands and take it through the next 30.

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Heritage Gala

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It has been an honour for me to take over this company and it is extremely important to me to keep the ethos of the company the same, beautifully hand crafted couture that is proudly, Made in England. The ultimate in elegance, where attention to detail, cut, fit and drape is paramount. Lyn spent decades building a reputation for quality and I will continue this further to ensure that we are constantly improving our quality and fit. A Lyn Ashworth by Sarah Barrett dress is a creation in itself and a work of art in its own right. My skilled team of cutters and seamstresses and I are dedicated to creating each gown with care and attention to every detail. Each dress is made with love and precision using some of the most beautiful fabrics in the world. My dresses are not just about ever changing fashion; they are about a unique and special craft and creating something of timeless beauty.

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HoneySuckle

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My aspiration is to slow down the fashion industry at times and to allow the artistry to create an old mystique for today’s modern woman. Attention to detail and couture craftsmanship is my trademark. These elements are paramount to my business at all times. From the shape of the buttons to the fine hand couture stitching, these details may seem insignificant to some people, however for me, I would not have my dresses manufactured any other way.

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Darling Paris

Darling Paris

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The vision for the 2014 Romantic Elegance Collection comes from a time when dressing was an elegant art.

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Each dress has been designed to be cherished and loved encapsulating the imagination of all my brides. Styles have been refined showcasing a timelessly modern yet romantic and feminine structure. The finest quality bodices are complimented beautifully by sweeping pleats in the most exquisite silks, laces, crepe satin and organza. With subtle understated luxuries of graceful sleeves and belts accentuating ball gown waists.

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Laced in Tradition

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Laced in Tradition

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This collection is very personal to me as it showcases what is to be an exciting future for this Made in England couture house. The signature Lyn Ashworth dress of beautiful organza skirts and fitted-bodices that are somewhat our trademark will always be an important element to this company. However, a Lyn Ashworth by Sarah Barrett dress is so much more. I take my inspiration from all sources. From the surrounding fields and woodlands, flower meadows and wildlife to artwork, jewellery and architecture from wherever I am and whatever I see. For me fashion and design should have no boundaries. My gowns are designed to be worn with no boundaries, therefore designed for all women. A Lyn Ashworth by Sarah Barrett bride should be able to choose from any of my collections with ease knowing that the dress they chose will fit impeccably and be an extension of there own style and personality and the beauty of my dresses are they are for all women irrespective of age and size, whether getting married in the country, in the city, in a church or the middle of a beautiful summer meadow. Saying their vows on a sandy beach, in New York or at the top of the Eiffel Tower.

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It is extremely important to me that all my designs are made from the most exquisite fabrics and where possible locally sourced. For instance, in the 2014 Romantic Elegance Collection we have been working with the most beautiful English lace. This is made in a breath-taking old mill that is less than an hour away from the studio. It is wonderful to be able to drive to the mill, pick the lace straight from the loom, head back to the studio to cut out and then manufacture a dress for one of my beautiful brides.

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Song Bird

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I see the key trends for 2014 a little more demure, overlays with sleeves and the prettiest of jackets. English cotton lace and delicate French silk lace compliment each other beautifully, gathered into frills on necklines and cuffs. Colour palettes are a mixture of warmer sea pearl tones or crisp ivory all adorned with velvet and satin ties in rich colour tones of blue, pink, nude or olive green.

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Accessories are key to this trend with each gown having the ability to evolve from day through to evening, swapping a flower velvet brooch belt for a sparkly starry night belt or alternatively, change a simple buckle belt for a ribbon art deco sash. Also, the ability to remove pretty lace jackets and straps to give a more evening look to the gown for the reception or simply adding a cotton lace wrap to cover the shoulders as evening falls. A Lyn Ashworth bride has the option to evolve her dress to her own personality and style, this I believe is the key to each and every bride finding and having her dream dress. Let your imagination run wild! Be confident that you can ask for changes.

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Sweet Anniversary

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A Lyn Ashworth gown can be brought direct from my stockists, the prices starting from £1600.00. The key to finding “the one” I believe is to stay true to yourself. I believe that when looking for your wedding gown it is all about finding a shape that is not only sophisticated and elegant, but also flatters each individual bride, simple elegant with timeless style. “A wedding gown should be the loveliest dress she will ever wear”. When a bride is first seen by her guests, the first thought by those present should be “How amazingly beautiful she is”. That should then be followed by “How exquisite her dress looks”. The wedding gown is an expression of a brides personality and an extension of herself.

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Sweet Anniversary Tea

Sweet Anniversary Tea

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I have lovely stockists who are listed on the web site and they are dedicated to offering the Lyn Ashworth brand and ethos. They have the ability to offer brides the options to evolve her dress and the option of a made to measure and also toile service if so required. Or for those brides who truly wish to experience and enjoy a bespoke service this is available direct from the studio. My team and I work closely with each individual client to achieve perfection and precision for her perfect dress.  Maintaining the integrity of a design, whilst making adjustments to suit each individual clients figure, personal preferences and personality is always a balancing act. We ensure that we go to great lengths to achieve them all. Prices for our studio appointments are available upon request, a contact form is available from the website.

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Willow Maiden

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As a designer I feel it is extremely important to showcase new, up and coming talent. In recent decades we have lost generations of hugely talented people in this field through the decline in manufacturing here in the UK.

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I work very closely with my brother Paul Barrett who is the Course Director at the Theatre Performance and Event Design Course at Birmingham City University. Paul and I share a great passion for the arts and have worked as a team on many projects over the years. Together we are able to give students guidance and a chance to learn and develop skills. For instance for the 2013 and more recently 2014 Collection we held the photo shoot at the University where we were able to use the state of art photo studio. My team and I along with my fabulous photographer Bruce Smith had a blast with chosen students and graduates including two amazingly talented guys; Ben & Callum from Dontfret Media, who have injected life and energy into our amazing new website.

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With the new 2014 collection we have incorporated behind the scenes videos from the photo shoot for all the dress. This will enable brides to see the dresses moving with ease. A Lyn Ashworth is about elegance and style but also having fun.

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What is the future for the Lyn Ashworth brand? Well that is simple, to continue doing what we do best, making beautiful, romantic, British manufactured dresses in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside, sourcing the best fabrics possible and encouraging new young talent into the industry. I aim in time to take the brand overseas where we can give brides all over the world the chance to wear the most beautiful hand crafted couture from the heart of the English Countryside.

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Visit Sarah’s website at www.lynashworth.co.uk to find out more.

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The Sophisticate. Eye Candy: Augusta Jones 2014

July 18th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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I’m all of a flutter with all of the new season pretty that keeps landing in my inbox, stalking the catwalks, and arriving in my favourite regional bridal boutiques.  On Tuesday I gave you a sneak peek at the latest collection from wedding blog favourite Jenny Packham, and this morning I’ve some brand new eye candy for you from another designer close to my heart (I was this close to choosing one of their gowns for my own wedding day back in 2010) the fabulous Augusta Jones.

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A one time US export, the label now has firm roots in the UK, and plenty of Northern stockists if you fancy setting off on a dress hunt after this morning’s feature.   

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Light and sophisticated, dreamy and elegant; inspired by Great Gatsby, Old Hollywood Glamour and the English Rose. The Augusta Jones 2014 collection has certainly proven to have been a show stopper so far! With a large collection of timeless styles and beautiful detailing, such as daring low backs and delicate Chantilly lace to accent stunning silhouettes, this could quite possibly be their best collection yet.

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Alaina

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Augusta Jones says: Our designs present a fresh and contemporary approach to stylish wedding gowns. The concept behind our label is beautifully tailored gowns with lean, clean lines. With an unusually wide range of embroideries and delicate beadwork to choose from there is no shortage of ideas for the bride. 

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Started in early 1999 we set out to do things differently, offering brides a way to create their own personal style.  The range of bridal gowns fulfil three basic requirements: beautiful styling; flexibility of the range to suit a variety of shapes; and affordability.   

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The key theme this season is the gorgeous keyhole back that tapers right down to the small of the waist. Layering of mixed laces lend a relaxed flow to gowns. Lace boat-necklines and fitted A-lines skirts pepper this collection for a sleek, stylish look. Mix and match with the ever growing range of belts, sashes and shrugs allows for more personalized styling.

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Visit the Augusta Jones website for stockist details

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You can also visit the Augusta Jones blog to see real brides rocking their gorgeous range of gowns.  If you are an Augusta Jones bride they (and I!) would love to hear from you!  Get in touch.

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Eye Candy: Jenny Packham Bridal Spring/ Summer 2014

July 16th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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As regular Brides Up North readers will know, I have latterly made it my business (it’s a hard life…) to connect with the big name designers in the wedding fashion industry, find out more about their design processes, inspirations and life behind the scenes at the top bridal design houses.  After my Real Wedding features – which will always be a top priority here at Brides Up North (keepin’ it real!) – the Designer Series and Eye Candy features are my absolute favourites to put together.  After all, I once fancied a career in the fashion World myself.

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I know a huge favourite with my readers – hello you – is the lovely Ms.Jenny Packham, and it is with great excitement that I am able to share a sneak preview of the bridal brand’s 2014 Spring/ Summer collection with you today on the wedding blog. I’ll leave you dripping in silks, sparkle and tulle, but be vigilant ladies – these dresses will be landing in a boutique near you soon!

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Jenny Packham says:  The 2014 Bridal Collection is inspired by the Belle Époque era of the early 20th Century. A statement of romantically soft, feminine design, the collection encapsulates the spirit of Edwardian style and the Art Nouveau movement which defined it. The Belle Epoque or ‘beautiful era’ transformed fashion, abandoning restrictive corsetry and creating the flowing silhouette ever since associated with the Age of Elegance.

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Carine

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Intricate, light beading, delicate embellishment and clean, understated silhouettes play homage to an Edwardian inspiration, whilst romantically volumous ballerina skirts, graceful tulle sleeves and elegantly exposed backs bring to mind a very modern bride, evoking scenes of a chic European destination wedding.

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Available in ivory, champagne and magnolia, luxurious silk mikado, sumptuous draped chiffons and exquisite French lace are adorned with delicate silk flowers and twinkling crystals in a spectrum of antique metallic silvers and champagnes.

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So come on then Brides Up North, which would you choose?

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Best Of British! The Designer Series: Charlotte Casadéjus

July 13th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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If you are a regular reader of the wedding blog, you’ll know that I recently made a whistle-stop trip down to the smoke to White Gallery London, for a preview of the top bridal designer’s 2014 collections.  These are the gowns that will be landing in a wedding dress boutique near you soon.

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I couldn’t possibly keep all the pretty to myself though, and so am in the privileged position of obtaining access to all my favourite bridal designers for a series of exclusive interviews here on Brides Up North, where they’ll be giving you a sneak peek at their newest designs, sharing the inspirations behind the collections and giving you a glance into their (very beautiful) world.

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Charlotte Casadéjus

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Charlotte Casadéjus is a proudly British wedding dress designer with a commitment to the highest quality, unique designs, the principals of vintage couture and the values of ethical and eco friendly work practices, so I’m really proud to introduce her gorgeous work to you, my lovely readers, today.  Let’s meet her. 

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Charlotte, welcome to Brides Up North.  Would you tell us a little about your beautiful new collection?

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For the new collection I was very into the ‘less is more’ concept. For me, there is nothing more beautiful than a woman who is almost completely covered but with a hint of the loveliness that lies beneath. Take Lily for example, the dress covers you almost completely but the long sleeves are lace and the dress is backless… Cecile is another good example, the dress is bias cut, so very fitted with a high neckline but the back is almost completely bare.

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What is your style philosophy?

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Keep it simple, keep it super high quality and be original!  At Charlotte Casadéjus we believe that a wedding dress should be subtly elegant, flattering as well as incredibly comfortable.

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Where do you look for inspiration?

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That’s an easy one, my background is in vintage textiles so I always look to the past when I’m designing. Sometimes it will be a ‘look’ from a certain era, other times I’ll base a whole dress around one small item like a feather or a buckle.

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What sort of woman do you design for?

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I design for women who want to express their personality in the dress they choose. They are often into vintage, have a unique style and don’t want to look like everyone else.

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What fabrics and embellishments were chosen for the new collection and why?

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I always choose very high quality fabrics, so plenty of sand washed silks, tulles and silk georgette. I’m very into lace – the Maimuna is covered in 15 different kinds of antique lace – so we use lots of lace. And of course, as many vintage embellishments as we can incorporate in each design.

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Do you have a personal favourite from the new collection?.

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The Coco dress – which is a 1970’s inspired tuxedo dress – to me, it’s the ultimate in sophisticated sexiness. I love the tailored lines and the moss crepe. I would wear this one in a heartbeat.

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What jewellery would you pair with pieces from your new collection? 

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Art deco jewellery is probably my favourite – you can either buy new or vintage although vintage has the advantage of having that delicious muted sparkle.

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What beauty look would complement the pieces in your new collection?

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I love the Veronica Lake look – waved, glossy tresses coming down one shoulder are beautiful. Subtle make-up with bold nail varnish always looks wonderful too.

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Do you have a “signature” piece?

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My signature piece would have to be the 1940’s inspired Audrey – everything stems from that one original design. It looks very simple, but it’s the most flattering dress whether you’re curvaceous or boyish. I’m one of few who have dresses with sleeves in their collection and that has definitely become a bit of a trademark.

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How do you decide on the “names” for your gowns?

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Some are named after people I admire – Lauren, Coco, Grace – and others are named after close friends, like Maimuna and Alisa.

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Charlotte Casadéjus

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What sizes are available in your gowns?  Are your pieces made to measure?

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We have sizes 8-14 as standard but can make any size as our gowns are made to order.

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What is the retail price range for your designs?

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We have two different collections, the cc blanc collection which is made to order, these come in standard sizes 8 – 14 and retail around the £2,000 mark. Then we have the Charlotte Casdejus blanc collection, the dresses in this collection are made to measure and retail between £3,000 – £5,000 mark.

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What sets Charlotte Casadéjus apart from other bridal wear brands?

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One of the things I’m proudest of is the fact that our dresses are made in London, even our beading is done in the UK. Not every brand can say that.

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Is this your dream career?  What alternative career would you choose? 

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I love what I do, I’ve always loved clothes and textiles and fashion and here I am creating my own dream dresses. What could be better? If I did ever decided to change, I would like to be a nurse.

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Charlotte Casadéjus

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Where do you go and what do you do to relax?

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Anyone who knows me well will tell you I’m not all that good at relaxing! But the place I find it easiest is in the South of France, my spiritual home. There is nothing quite like sipping a cool drink at a café on the banks of the river Sorgue, listening to the cicada’s sing and feeling the sun on your face.

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What are your “best things” in life?

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My son, my partner, my family and my friends – I am very lucky to have the best ones in the World.

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Charlotte Casadéjus

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How can Brides Up North readers get in touch with you and see more of your designs? 

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Our entire collection is shown on our website at www.charlottecasadejus.com. Brides can get in contact with us either through the website or by email at charlotte@charlottecasadejus.com or telephone on 01892533 177

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