I think I first ‘discovered’ Jenny Packham back in 2010 when Annabel at Love My Dress began to write more and more about her designs. Those sequins and sparkles which were so uniquely Jenny Packham made an impact on me and I’ve been an admirer ever since. I look to Jenny for innovative designer dresses with flair and individuality… and her 2016 Bridal Collection is a fabulous testament to Jenny’s world class brand and signature style.
The 2016 collection is inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and lives up to the imagined realm of faerie in every way. I love how a 16th century English playwright can inspire a 21st century bridal designer – and to such incredible, imaginative, beautiful effect. This is no Disney princess collection – with Jenny Packham’s 2016 Bridal Collection you can choose your fairytale style from the elegant, striking, breathtaking designs she has to offer – and you’ll be the star of your own forever fairytale for sure.
“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.”
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare
In Shakespeare’s fairy realm the natural world in all its beauty and abundance is enhanced and glorified, under the rule of their ethereal and willful queen,Titania. Inspired by this enchanted kingdom and the characters of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the 2016 collection features celestial silk tulles, romantically sculptured corsetry and cascading silk chiffon.
Appliqué organza blooms, majestic ostrich feathers, crystal foliage motifs and delicate floral lace celebrate the lavish artistry of nature: opulent velvet bows add texture and hues of soft meadow green evoke the shades of summer. Swarovski crystals dance in the light adding an otherworldly, whimsical grace to a collection inspired by a midsummer dream and a fairy queen.
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