A gown called Wanda is taking bridal fashion by storm. Australian designer Anna Campbell has created a captivating, floaty-light and beautiful collection for the modern boho bride, with shapes and styles to suit every woman. Every design in the Wanderlust collection – and oh, how we ADORE the name! – is different and unique. Anna has beautifully combined brocades and silks, corded lace and sequins, raw cut ribbon and glass beads to create the most exquisite wedding dress collection around.
If wedding dresses were dreams, we’d never want to wake up from this one.
Maybe it’s the name itself – Wanda is THE dress from the Wanderlust collection we’re head over heels in love with. Maybe it’s the thousands of tiny, sparkling glass beads which catch every glimmer of sunshine and spin it into a tiny dream. Maybe it’s the way Wanda will flatter every figure, spinning sunbeams from the moment brides walk down the aisle to the second they hit the dance floor as the band starts up for the evening reception.
There’s more, of course – we love Blake for its minimal styling and art deco twist; or Rebekah for its sleek, beautifully boho neckline. These are dresses which somehow, magically capture the simplicity of Meghan Markle’s gown and translate its beauty into a more effortless, playful and creative style. Explore the collection, do – and I hope you fall in love with these gowns as much as I have!
UK stockists are listed at the end of the feature – do check them out too!
The campaign for the dreamy 13-piece collection was fittingly photographed in free-spirited Byron Bay on the New South Wales coast of Australia. Fit for the modern bohemian bride, Wanderlust features exclusive embroidered fabrics, floating silks, custom-designed laces, sexy new silhouettes and mesmerising hand-beaded embellishments. Collection highlights include jawdropping open backs with shimmering details, and unique hand-drawn embellishments, such as the 3D floral appliqué of the Paige Dress, made from raw cut ribbon and silk organza, with sparkling glass beads and ivory pearlescent shimmer.
Brides looking for the ultimate bridal statement will be drawn to the decadent Wanda Dress, a dress first designed by Anna for one of her closest friends. Created from a tulle fabric luxuriously hand-beaded with thousands of hand-sewn sequins, sparkling glass beads and pearls, the Wanda brings glamorous all-over sparkle with the option for brides to choose a draped sleeve for extra drama and coverage.
“This collection was all about staying true to the incredible embellishments and unique lace adornments that have become iconic to Anna Campbell, but reinvigorating these details for a modern bride”, says designer Anna Campbell.
As with all Anna Campbell collections, each dress is individually hand cut and sewn in Melbourne, Australia with the option to customise to suit each bride’s fit and style: think luxury fabric skirt options, added draped or capped sleeves, or additional custom embellishments for a little (or a lot!) of extra sparkle. “Aside from the incredible quality we achieve, one of the true advantages of continuing to design and hand-make dresses in Melbourne is that we have the flexibility to tailor each bride’s dress uniquely for her, choosing the most flattering and comfortable lace or silk silhouette for her shape and style, and ensuring every sparkling detail is perfect. Our brides know that when they step into their dress on their wedding day, everything is going to not only fit beautifully, but also feel incredible”, says Anna.
London – www.blackburnbridal.co.uk
Manchester – www.jeanjacksoncouture.com
Northern Ireland – www.ivoryandpearl.com
Warwickshire – www.cocoandkate.co.uk
Wiltshire – www.perfectdaybridal.net