When you’ve been writing about weddings for over a decade, the most exciting thing is change. The subtle shifts in fashion and style, the free spirited approach to planning and styling our best days ever. I adore timeless wedding styles – minimal stationery and simple elegance. But chic, city weddings, and seeing couples do things differently, is where this wedding blogger’s heart lies.

It takes outstanding designers with imagination and talent to push the boundaries. Tanya at Mia La Vida in London strikes me as fearless and exquisitely talented. We’re super excited here at English Wedding by Mia La Vida’s newest collections (now available online – do check out the stunning Storm wedding gown and my fave Rain & Ivy bridal looks).

It’s ever so exciting to be sharing the first of Mia La Vida’s bridal collections with you today!

London designer Tanya at Mia La Vida created the “Isn’t She Gorgeous” collection featuring gorgeously designed wedding dresses, each made of 100% silk. Each of Mia La Vida’s bridal gowns makes a unique and timeless statement, breathtakingly beautiful and with all the ‘wow’ factor in the world!

Interchangeable sleeves transform every gown with fashion forward silhouettes and divine character. Mia La Vida brides will shine in ‘Mia’s garden of hand sewn embellished flowers, and sparkle in ‘Tia’s glamour. ‘Paris’ sleeves elevate the look to angelic heights while ‘Savanna’s modern contoured style oozes confidence and femininity.

Brides around the UK are discovering a new era of wedding dresses, and it’s the loveliest trend we’ve EVER seen! There’s something really special about having a dress made for you – and there’s a new, planet-friendly way to make this happen.

Indiebride London is at the forefront of a movement right now, where ethically minded brides can have their dress made bespoke, and from sustainable, beautiful fabrics. Owner Miina is passionate about encouraging brides to consider every element of their wedding dress journey, showcasing the fact that a bridal gown can be designed and made while valuing the environment.

We’re delighted to showcase this wonderful collection of bridal hair accessories and jewellery by the fabulously talented Clare Lloyd. Inspired by butterflies in the most exquisitely beautiful way, Clare’s Aurelian Collection combines fine handcrafted details with thoughtfully crafted botanical curves. A chemical free collection of handmade leaves and flowers, stems and buds from natural metals, glass and crystal, this is the one-of-a-kind accessory you’re likely to fall head over heels in love with. I always think of Clare’s handcrafted bridal pieces as heirlooms – they’re so beautifully made and wonderfully detailed.

Clare Lloyd Accessories are UK bridal hair designs beautifully handmade for a luxury bridal look


This beautifully written article is a must-read for every bride: it’s uplifting and an absolutely compelling read by our fave, lovely bespoke dressmaker Felicity Westmacott. Grab a cuppa, you’ll love this!

Wedding dresses should tell a story, the story of YOU.

Choosing your wedding dress can feel very daunting. With all my experience helping more than a thousand brides the most important advice I like to give is: “Please yourself!”

You will love your dress but no one else will love it as much as you do. Your opinion must come above all others. Don’t compromise on anything just to please someone else.