Hearts like Wildflowers
I hope you are blessed with a heart like a wildflower.
Strong enough to rise again
after being trampled upon,
tough enough to weather
the worst of the summer storms,
and able to grow and flourish
even in the most broken places.
By Nikita Gill
This poem by Nikita Gill inspired Jessica’s bridal collection, incorporating floral laces, and floaty fabrics, just like Wildflowers. It also implies the destruction of mankind on nature by ‘being trampled upon’. Jessica believes that we all must play a part to be more sustainable.
Jessica Turner Designs 2022, ‘Where The Wild Things Grow’ shows a mix of pretty little details, organic fabrics and subtle dip dye wedding dresses for the romantic bride. The collection has daring back details, low plunge necklines and statement sleeves to create a fresh bohemian style.
Jessica’s dresses are made using recycled bits of cotton yarn, peace silks and eco fabrics mainly produced and made in the UK. Her bridal collection is small but she also includes dresses being sketched on paper with fabric samples to support the look. The idea is a bride will take the shape from a wedding dress from one of her dresses in her collection or find inspiration from one of her illustrations and then do the sketch to bride service. The fabric is chosen and slight alterations can take place, like the style of the sleeves, or the neckline. Jessica is an advocate of slow fashion, she wants to keep her carbon footprint as low as possible and to reduce the use of raw materials to help the ‘wildflowers grow and flourish’. She even recycles her bridal fabric off-cuts into an outfit for her “Bride Bunny.”
Jessica Turner Designs is an independent bridal designer, ethical and a sustainable made brand, producing less, quality over quantity. She has a small studio hidden in the back of her garden with side access, surrounded by the beautiful English countryside. If you care for a visit, she offers a 10 minutes free browse or a £45 consultation which lasts an hour and a half.