August 26th, 2015 | Julia Braime
You know we love charlotte balbier’s beautiful gowns, right? ^^^ Could we be more obvious?!
Well, if you hadn’t already guessed that we’re gaga for our friend and colleague Ms. Balbier’s beautiful work, look no further. After sharing some sneak peeks from Charlotte’s stunning Willa Rose collection for 2016, we’re back… and this time with the full – and extremely lovely – look book. Here, the designer talks us through each look in the collection.
Eyes down ladies, Wednesday afternoon just got interesting.
(…and very pretty).
charlotte says: The 2016 Charlotte Balbier, ‘Willa Rose’ collection captivates a bride’s imagination with bohemian free spirited designs to take my brides on a magical journey.
Willa Rose is the signature gown from the new collection. This dress features a soft flowing chiffon skirt with a delicate floral cotton lace bodice. This gown is the ultimate boho gown for the free spirited brides.
Alexandria is a beautiful lace off the shoulder gown with button detailing down the back. The lace top-half opens into beautiful A-line layers of chiffon giving the Alexandra a fabulous shape.
Aliona has been cut into a lovely deep-plunge neckline. The back of the gown is sheer with lace detailing flowing downwards into the main body of the skirt.
Amba is one of the collection’s super playful gowns. Layers of tulle plunge into a v-neckline at the front and the back. We love the sequin detailing around the waistline.
Beth embraces the boho free-spirited bride with gorgeous floral straps embellished with hand-cut flowers. The hand-cut flowers run through the whole gown, decorating a sheer lace back and around the lower back of the gown.
Camille is all about accentuating a bride’s decolletage with a striking Queen-Ann neckline. The diamond cut adds a further wow factor to the back of the gown with delicate buttons embellishing the silk full skirt.
Cara comprises stunning sequin patterns decorating a beautiful V-neck and short-sleeved dress. Silver and ivory sequin detailing runs right down the mermaid shaped skirt.
Erin is the figure-hugging gown halter-neck gown of the Willa Rose collection. The back is finished with a lovely art deco silver embellishment.
August 4th, 2015 | Julia Braime
It’s an eye candy kinda week here at Brides Up North HQ, as we brought you those beautiful hot-off-the-catwalk shots from international fashion house Jesus Peiro yesterday, and today (a little closer to home) we are sharing the stunning collection from British bridal designer elizabeth stuart.
Elizabeth Stuart’s modern yet feminine gowns combine the finest fabrics, with the most elegant of bridal designs. With gowns inspired by and named after the many heartfelt emotions felt by a bride, this collection captures the feelings of love, endearment and joy from a wedding day.
Through the use of delicate Chantilly lace, ethereal gold and nude crepe silks, sparkling details and the softest tulle, this collection will ensure that a bride looks and feels like the most perfect and beautiful version of themselves.
For more visit the Elizabeth Stuart website.
August 3rd, 2015 | Julia Braime
nanda devi – meaning bliss-giving goddess – is the name of the amazing mountain between India and Nepal that has served as inspiration for the 2016 Jesús Peiró collection. This is where the snow princesses that Merche Segarra has imagined for Jesús Peiró go; creatures of the cold that leave a trail of frost and a glint of sparkle, splashing their delicate dresses with crystals…
Earlier this year, I was proud to be invited out to Spain to represent Brides Up North at Barcelona Bridal Week, alongside other top European and US wedding blogs. One of my very favourite collections from the week of non stop bridal fashion had to be the sensational Nanda Devi Collection from leading Spanish bridal brand, Jesús Peiró.
The Jesús Peiró collections, designed by Merche Segarra, are made for a bride who is demanding in terms of quality, who values elegance, follows new trends and who wishes to wear a bridal gown with its own identity.
The Nanda Devi collection draws inspiration from the mountains of India and Nepal and evokes goddess like comparisions – snow queens, sirens, and sun princesses. Layers of iridescence, sequins and crystal embroidery are combined with fabrics like Georgette crepe, brocade, spotted tulle, golden Chantilly and cotton guipere lace.
Ladies, prepare to swoon.
For more, visit the Jesús Peiró website.
July 31st, 2015 | Julia Braime
For a seriously stylish start to married life, we implore you to choose this little number for your rehearsal dinner, going away outfit… or even for the main event.
July 28th, 2015 | Julia Braime
This afternoon, it’s time for some eye candy of the most lovely, as we welcome bridalwear designer Sabina Motasem, and her gorgeous new en pointe collection to these pretty pages, with styling and design inspiration taken from the world of ballet. If you are looking for luxurious, understated elegance on your wedding day, look no further.
sabina says: I have taken inspiration from ballet for my latest collection of dresses. A ballerina, just like a bride, encapsulates elegance, grace and beauty through refined movement and flow. The dresses emphasize my brides’ gracefulness, as if floating weightlessly on air throughout her special day with the special man in her life.
I love the romance that comes from vintage Hollywood and the passion that comes from ballet. I love to sprinkle a bit of that magic glamour and sophistication into everything I do.
Each dress is handcrafted in London and made from the finest Italian silk crepes, chiffons and satins and French lace to achieve the highest quality finish. There are also beautiful separates, which slip on over many of the dresses, transforming them into completely new looks for day and night.
Our favorite? It has to be Emillienne, a luxe dress with a choice of art nouveau beaded neck detail in either silver metal or rose gold, crystals or pearls. Just delightful.
Get ready for your curtain call…
Prices start from £1,400 and gowns are available throughout the UK and internationally.
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