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(Almost) High Street Honey: Alice & Olivia

April 9th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Alice & Olivia ZACK

I’ve spent the last three days staring at beautiful wedding dresses (two at White Gallery in London and last Sunday at our Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Nostell Priory) and you know what?  I don’t feel like stopping anytime soon.

Yesterday after our meetings and viewings were concluded and before hopping back on the train Up North, Ellie and I headed for my spiritual home, Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, for a slap up sushi lunch and a spot of browsing.  Alice & Olivia MCBAIN

One thing I was obsessed with when planning my own wedding was my “going away” dress.  You know, the fabulous frock that I would slip into as my new husband whisked me off on our fabulous honeymoon to live happily ever after (whilst our friends went back to work on Monday).  The pressure was on and dress had to be perfect – a little bit Audrey, a little bit Grace, flirty, sparkly, a nod to bridal and ever so Summer Holiday (in October).

So today, four years after our wedding (goddammit!) I found the perfect frock.  Step forward Alice & Oliva, Stacey Bendet I salute you. I seriously thought about whipping out the credit card then and there, but decided to accept that it wasn’t meant to be (for me anyway) and share my find with you actual soon-to-be-weds instead.

Alice & Olivia CLOVER

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Alice & Olivia EADDY

Alice & Olivia BRIT

Alice & Olivia ADELIA 

Alice & Olivia ANIKA

And whilst looking around, I spotted lots more bridal-esque pieces that could certainly make it into the shortlist for a pretty rehearsal dinner outfit, engagement party frock, special hen party piece or even to walk the aisle itself.  Ok, so a designer in Harvey Nichols ain’t exactly budget, but if we’re quibbling, fact: HN is actually on the “high street”. 

Technicalities aside, I think Alice & Olivia totally deserves the Brides Up North High Street Honey accolade.  What do you think?

I think I want to go shopping.  Now.

Alice & Olivia GORE

Alice & Olivia HILTA

Alice & Olivia PERCIE

Alice & Olivia LENA

 

.Alice & Olivia BETRICE

Alice & Olivia CHAP

Alice & Olivia FELICE

Alice & Olivia FRANCESCA

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2014 Alice & Olivia

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Something For The Weekend!

December 7th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Friday Fabulous Lulu Guiness

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Add some cute kitsch to your wedding day look with this fabulous lippy clutch. 

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Forget your groom’s inside pocket, could there be a more obvious place to carry that bridal lipstick – both during and after the wedding?

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Vamp it up.

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Padded Lips Snake Clutch by Lulu Guinness at Harvey Nichols £375

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  – Image © 2012 Harvey Nichols

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Festive Fabulous!

December 26th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog: Festive Fabulous: Melissa Odabash

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Winter sun honeymoon?  We’ve got it covered.  Well, almost

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India Crochet Bandeau Bikini and Bottoms £166 by Melissa Odabash at Harvey Nichols

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  – Image © 2011 Harvey Nichols

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One Stylish Mother…In Ivory!

October 16th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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It was my Mum’s birthday yesterday!  Happy Birthday Mum!  This very special occasion got me to thinking that it’s high time I give a little air time to the lady whose big day this really is… your Mum.  If you have been planning your wedding since you were five, you can bet she’s been planning it since the day dot. 

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Today, it’s all about style in the front row of the aisle, with a selection of high street and designer pieces in ivory to make your mummy feel very very yummy.  All she will need is a huge hat and she’s rocking. 

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As always, I’ve made the shopping part easy.  Click the links below to go straight to the online stores.  Just don’t let your Dad see the credit card bill.

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Have a lovely Sunday evening Brides Up North !

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mother Of The Bride Inspiration Ivory

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Tori Lace Dress by Coast £145

Jocasta Dress by Coast £175

Botany Dress by Hobbs £129

Bloom Jacket by Hobbs £134

Spot Sequin Dress by Jaeger £199

Sheer Floral Cinderella Dress by Chesca via John Lewis £195

Blonde Fringed Dress by Phase Eight via John Lewis £98

Illusion Cut Out Shoulders Dress by Michael Kors via Harvey Nichols £855

Colour Block Pencil Dress by Karen Millen £175

10 Python Printed Dress by Chloe via Harrods £3,250

11 Belted Dress by Milly via Selfridges £390

12 Solenn Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg via Selfridges £540

13 Leticia Dress by Malene Birger via Selfridges £510

14 Eliana Faux Fur Cover Up by Coast £75

15 Ida Long Tassel Necklace by Reiss £79

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High Street Honey: BCGB Max Azaria

December 19th, 2010 | Julia Braime

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BCGB Max Azaria is my go to for gorgeous summer party frocks and elegant winter cocktail gowns.  And guess what, they do beautiful wedding worthy styles too for both you and your bridesmaids! What a total High Street Honey!

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Let’s play bridal dress up, BCGB Max Azaria style…

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Click the image you like to go direct to the BCGB Max Azaria website to find out more…

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BCGB Draped Feather Embellished Gown BCGB Strapless Taffeta Gown Draped Feather Embellished Gown                                        Strapless Taffeta Gown

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BCGB Halter Gown With Layered Panel Detail BCGB Tiered Petal Dress Halter Gown With Layered Panel Detail                                        Tiered Petal Dress

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BCBG Draped Cowl Neck Dress BCGB Tiered Strapless Gown

Draped Cowl Neck Dress                                       Tiered Strapless Gown

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BCGB Silk Halter Gown BCGB Floral Applique Strapless Dress

      Silk Halter Gown                                                     Floral Applique Strapless Dress

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BCGB Sequinned Tulle Dress BCGB Floral Applique Taffeta Dress

Sequinned Tulle Dress                                        Floral Applique Taffeta Dress

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Whilst the website is their US site, BCGB Max Azaria is available from their London flagship store and from the Leeds branch of Harvey Nichols, who I am sure will try their best to order dresses in for you brides based Up North if not already in stock.

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