There are certain dates in the Brides Up North calendar that we look forward to every year and the annual launch of Amanda Wyatt’s latest bridal collection is most certainly one of them.
As well as knowing all about designing beautiful and wearable wedding gowns, Miss Wyatt (and her daughter, fellow bridal designer Charlotte Balbier) certainly know all there is to know about putting on a glittering event, as we were treated to a fabulous catwalk show, informative talk and delicious lunch!
Now into her 23rd year as a leading name in British bridal fashion, boutique owners and press invited to the launch of Amanda’s 2017 she walks with beauty collection show were exceptionally eager to see what pretty creations the talented lady would be pulling out of the bag next.
The answer? More than 35 gorgeous gowns inspired by old Hollywood glamour that prompted a fair few gasps, “ahhs” and “ooos” from us onlookers as the dreamy designs were showcased on the catwalk for the first time.
Earlier this year we were fortunate enough to give you a sneak peek of the collection on the blog, but in today’s post you can see it in its entirety, complete with fabulous finishing touches in veils and accessories, and even bridesmaid designs for your leading ladies. Talking of which, with the exception of Amanda herself, there was a certain someone who stole the limelight of the show (despite only being hip-high) by modelling the adorable Wyatt flower girl dresses whilst blowing kisses to those in the front row #toosweet!
But back to those stunning wedding gowns! The runway was awash with glamorous and graceful gowns featuring fabulous attention to detail, illusion backs, elegant sleeves, jewelled accents and beautiful buttons, making She Walks With Beauty Amanda’s most intricate and opulent collection to date.
As we’ve come to expect from Amanda, the collection also featured a varied and inspirational colour palette, from rich shades of ivory and champagne, to dove grey and blush pinks.
Particular favourites for us Brides Up North girls included Jewel – a rich Mikado wedding dress with opulent beaded waist band detail; Wren – a fashion-forward design in rich mikardo and lace with on-trend pocket detail; and Ariella – a stunning French lace dress with beautiful scalloped edge sleeve detail and swoon-worthy back detail in the form of two delicate rows of beading.
For those looking to turn heads we would suggest North – a dove grey silk tulle design with soft fine pleating detail and a breath-taking ball gown skirt.
But for us, the absolute star of the show (and the dress we’d be wearing if we were soon to wed) would have to be Amanda’s amazing Winter gown. Made from corded French lace with beautiful fishtail fit and flare skirt and silk tulle lace detail, this is the stuff bridal dreams are made of! The dress also features a stunning beaded detachable sash belt. Personally we loved this detailing so much that we wouldn’t want to take the belt off (like ever!) but for brides wanting more than just one look for their big day, this means the dress can be styled with or without an array of sashes and belts for an individual statement.
Keen not to exclude more curvaceous ladies from finding their dream dress within the She Walks With Beauty collection, the stunning designs are available in a wide range of sizes. The collection is priced from £950 to £1,700 and will be arriving in boutiques any time around, now!
Images by Craig Fleming.