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Steel The Limelight! Silver Wedding Dresses For 2014

May 26th, 2014 | Rachel Parry

Cocorico, Ian Stuart

Cocorico by Ian Stuart

Back at your screen already?  We wouldn’t leave you hanging over the whole bank holiday weekend Brides Up North! Instead, here’s a pop of cool coloured eye candy to take you through till Tuesday. 

Non-traditional toned wedding dresses have gradually crept onto the scene as bold brides have ventured beyond the standard white and ivory options.  It started with just a handful of designers daring to push the boundaries but now more and more collections feature a coloured creation or two.

Violet, Monique Lhuillier

Violet by Monique Lhuillier

Last year pink was huge, particularly warm, playful blush tones which attracted a few celebrity fans, including the gorgeous Jessica Biel. By contrast, designers have turned down the heat for their 2015 collections, switching to steely, iced hues such as silver, grey and blue.

The only celebrity I’ve known to recently wed in such a shade is actress Helen Worth, yes that’s right Gail from Corrie, but please don’t let that put you off. While Mrs McIntyre is no style icon, steely tones can dazzle on the aisle for all the right reasons.

Alicia, Jenny Packham

Alicia by Jenny Packham

Tipped as a top trend for the coming year, frosted frocks are favoured by several designers, notably Jenny Packham, Ian Stuart and Monique Lhuillier.

Caracas, Ian Stuart

Caracas by Ian Stuart

Vivaldi, Ian Stuart

Vivaldi by Ian Stuart

Boudoir, Ian Stuart

Boudoir by Ian Stuart

Although fantastically flamboyant, many of Stuart’s designs are available in a pale blue hue, offering a quiet alternative that won’t rock the traditional boat too much. His Frill Me collection has some particularly stunning steely options. Boudoir and Coco Rico are slim-line, structured designs with stand-out detailing while Caracas and Vivaldi are two larger silhouettes, featuring another top trend for the coming year – ruffles.

Grace, Jenny Packham

Grace by Jenny Packham

Packham meanwhile gives brides the opportunity to sparkle in her embellished silver gowns. Both Alicia and Grace are simple yet striking designs with intricate detailing, perfect for brides who want to add a touch of glamour to their steely themes.

Floressa, Monique Lhuillier

Floressa by Monique Lhuillier

A further sterling option comes in the form of Monique Lhuillier’s Violet frock with a structured, high-detailed bodice and soft ruffled skirt. Those set on stealing the limelight however may prefer Lhuiller’s Floressa dress. An icy blast of blue, this dress packs a punch with its dropped waist bodice and full A-line floral skirt.

Raven, Claire Pettibone

Raven by Claire Pettibone

For me personally, if it’s a steely dress with a difference that you desire, Claire Pettibone’s Raven design is hard to beat. Combining last year’s top hue of pink with this year’s on-trend grey tones, this dress combines the best of both worlds – warm and frosty shades. A stunning example of the exquisite detailing Pettibone is renowned for, Raven boasts a dramatic black tulle overlay embroidered with pink and red roses complete with silver sequins, pearl silk and long flowing train. Perfection!

Raven, Claire Pettibone

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Silver Streets: A Real Wedding In The North West – Becci & Mark

February 7th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North reader Becci upped the fashion stakes on her big day by choosing shades of silver for her simple, chic wedding in the style capital of the North. Throw in some great food and grand settings and this gorgeous celebration, with images by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Richard Milnes Photography, carries some real city slicker class.

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Becci says:  We got engaged in Zell Am See, Austria, under the town’s giant Christmas tree whilst it was snowing in January 2012.  It was the evening of my 30th birthday. 

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We were married on 26th January 2013 at Manchester Town Hall, with our reception at Stock Restaurant in the old Manchester Stock Exchange. We love the architecture of both buildings and think the food and service at Stock is amazing.

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Our theme was “Dinner with friends” and we chose a colour scheme of pink, purple and silver. 

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I chose a bespoke dress made by Agape in a silvery, pink purple silk dupion.  The groomsmen wore 

Pronuptia morning suits and my bridesmaid wore a full length deep purple dress from Coast. 

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We travelled by black cab to the town hall and by foot between the two venues, which was a lovely chance for some photographs of just the two of us. 

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The marriage ceremony itself was my favourite part of the day.  It was really emotional and meaningful to say our vows in front of all of our family and friends. 

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I carried a bouquet of roses, thistles, steel berries, orchids, and other small flowers and silvery foliage focusing on texture and interest made up for me by The Didsbury Flower Lounge. 

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We chose a ceilidh for post meal entertainment (the Flaxmere Ceilidh Band) and then loaded our iPod with indie and cheese anthems. We had photos we had taken over the years of all our guests being shown on a large TV screen.

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Originally we were not going to have a cake but a friend offered to make one as a practise for her sister’s wedding. We were then amazed on the day when we saw an awesome three tiered cake made with handcrafted flowers!

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After the wedding we honeymooned in the Lake District for a few days to unwind. We are off to Thailand for the main event at the end of the year and can’t wait!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to relax and do not over plan the day. Good friends around you will make the extra special moments just happen for you.

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Congratulations Becci & Mark!

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