Will you buy your dress from a traditional boutique, online or from an independent designer? Whichever you choose, the choice is wider than ever before and you absolutely mustn’t feel pressured to stick with tradition… my top tips for wedding dress shopping are to avoid Ebay at all costs, consider Oxfam and other charities, and think seriously about buying online. Which is where the latest collection from international bridal store BHLDN comes in…
The Twice Enchanted collection is rich with choice – there’s delicious embroidery and dazzling beadwork alongside glamorous back detail and exciting, glamorous cascading skirts – I adore the new collection from BHLDN and I hope it inspires you too!
With stars in her eyes and bows on her shoes, the beauty of the ages finds no truer existence than in the portrait of a lady in love. In what can only be described as a modern day fairytale, we find a dazzling bride-to-be reveling both in the majestic nature of her surroundings and in the sweet gaze of her companion. From this noble love story comes BHLDN’s “Twice Enchanted” fall lookbook, a true celebration of intricate design in all forms.
Shot by photographer Chloe Mallett at the Palácio de Monserrate in Sintra, Portugal, the eye-catching artwork and embellishments of the fall collection not only highlight but also mirror the architectural details of their surroundings. The muqarnas, voussoirs and lancet arches of the Moorish castle pair back to the exquisite pearlescent lattices, plunging and pleated v-bodices and unique back details of the new assortment. Pops of metallic in the castle edifice can also be found in bejeweled necklines and encrusted tulle skirts while its lush gardens are reflected in vintage-inspired flora beading and graphic floral embroidery.
Model Agnete Hegelund brings the fairytale to life as she explores the castle grounds adorned in layers of airy tulle and delicate allover lace. One will notice that, though enchanting and luxurious, the new collection is also relaxed and versatile, as Agnete displays in a mix of reception dresses and one-of-a-kind bridal separates.