So, have you got the message yet? We are hosting another fabulous Luxury & Vintage Wedding Exhibition at The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham THIS Sunday 3rd November – and we’d really, really like you to be there. Click here for all the details and to pre-register as a VIP Bride to Be.
Combining a bit of wedding dress eye candy of a Friday afternoon and showing off just how versatile this unique venue is (watch our for another real wedding from the venue this afternoon showing it looking completely different!) I’m proud to welcome Emma and Jonny of LOVE Bridal Boutique and Jonny Draper Photography, along with the brilliant Terry Fox, as they introduce Terry’s latest collection. Enjoy!
Tell us about the new collection by Terry Fox? What was the inspiration behind the collection? Which fabrics were chosen for the new collection and why?
Terry Fox HQ: The 2014 collection from Terry Fox was a particular treat – sizzling with sex-appeal and inspirational in its sheer creativity. Our couture-trained designer makes it look easy and that, perhaps, is the secret of her success; she layers fabrics and colours, patches together delicate pieces of the finest materials to create something that is always surprising and reliant on finish and texture rather than formal silhouettes.
Who would be a Terry Fox bride?
TFHQ: A Terry Fox bride knows her own mind, is fabulously gorgeous and is looking for a bridal designer as individual as them!! Let’s say ‘classic with a twist’. Terry Fox brides understand the important aspects of a dress from fit to finish.
What sizes are available?
TFHQ: All sizes, all shapes, any fit! Each Terry Fox dress is uniquely created to the brides individual measurements.
What sort of price point?
LOVE Bridal Boutique: Prices start from around £2,100 up to and around £3,000. This cost includes the dress being made to a bride’s measurements and any minor modifications to a gown. Here at LOVE we believe Terry’s dresses to be great value for money, particularly considering the dresses are made from the finest silks and laces and are created in the UK.
What is the process from finding “the one” to final fitting?
LOVE: When a bride finds her dress here at LOVE, it’s a very special experience indeed, celebrated by the bride and her family with a glass of bubbly and lots of jubilation! At this point a bride’s full measurements are taken in order to ensure a perfect dress fit and also any special requests/requirements are agreed with the bride. All Terry Fox gowns are made-to-measure for every bride. The great thing about a Terry Fox gown is that they can also be modified to suit the bride – silks are available in a multitude of colours, and dress detailing/embellishment can be tailored to the bride’s individual requirements.
After this initial order stage a bride will usually revisit the boutique in advance of her first fitting to choose any accessories she might need, and there are a wide range of Terry Fox accessories available to compliment this dress collection perfectly.
When it comes to fittings, the bride will come back into the boutique to try her personalized gown and any minor adjustments required will be made by my in-house seamstress.
Why are you so excited to stock Terry Fox at LOVE?
LOVE: When we first saw Terry’s collection down at Terry’s amazing studio in Suffolk (which is a complete treasure trove by the way and just how every girl’s dream bedroom would look!), we were completely blown away and knew instantly they would be the perfect partnership with LOVE. It is clear to see that Terry lives and breathes dresses and beautiful fabrics and that comes across with every gown she creates. Every single last embellishment, intricate embroidery and drape has been carefully thought through and just takes your breath away.
We also knew that these gowns offered our brides a more unusual dress choice, and this is something which I hear time and time again from my brides. When a ‘Terry Fox bride’ (she might not know it yet!) walks through our door her eyes light up instantly. She couldn’t figure out before what she was looking for and why she couldn’t find it… until the moment she sees this beautiful collection!
The fact that each gown can be tailor-made to a brides requirements too, with a vast colour selection of silks to choose from is something which offers a fabulous point of difference compared to a lot of other designers on offer.
This stunning collection is definitely for the bride who wants something that little bit different and to express her creativity. Her selection of dress shapes and styles is so refreshing too in a completely inimitable Terry way!
What was your inspiration for the shoot, why did you choose the venue/ styling and who was involved?
LOVE: When we saw the new Terry Fox collection at The White Gallery, there was a clear 1920′s, Art Deco feel to it which was one of the reasons we loved it so much. When we realised that the new dresses we had chosen would land at the boutique around the same time as The Great Gatsby was released in the cinema, our overall inspiration for the shoot was born.
We went to see The Great Gatsby & there was such a wonderful nod towards this era in the new Terry Fox collection that we knew we just had to base our shoot on this film.
We got in touch with Neil at the amazing Bowdon Rooms in Cheshire which is an original Art Deco venue and the concept began to come to life!
Cue a call to vintage model, Laura Norrey (we had seen her work on Facebook & knew she would be perfect for this shoot), our amazing friends Paisley Gamble (hairdresser based at Macleod Bradley) and Gemma Hallowell (Make Up Artist), Sian and her gorgeous floral creations at The Didsbury Flower Lounge and award winning photographer (and co-owner of LOVE Bridal Boutique) Jonny Draper and our team was ready! With a simple brief of creating six completely different looks in one single day!
The shoot was amazing. Since we had a small team on the day, communication was easy, everybody relaxed very quickly and we had a lot of fun.
Each look & set up worked perfectly & Neil and his team at The Bowdon Rooms could not have been more helpful. We were able to use literally anywhere we wanted and I think that is what ultimately gave us this great set of photographs.
How can brides find out more about the new Terry Fox collection at LOVE?
To find out more please contact Emma at LOVE either by phone on 0161 941 6446 or email email@example.com
LOVE Bridal Boutique will be exhibiting with Brides Up North at The Bowdon Rooms this very Sunday 3rd November. Do pop in and say hello, open 12pm till 4pm, completely free (because we are nice like that)!
Little Black Book
Photography – Jonny Draper Photography
Venue – The Bowdon Rooms, Cheshire
Model – Laura Norrey
Hair – Paisley Gamble at Macleod Bradley
Make-up – Gemma Hallowell
Flowers – Didsbury Flower Lounge