If you want a wedding with a taste of tropical paradise then look no further than Amy Mair Couture’s 2018 collection La Selva.

2018 wedding dress inspiration from Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique (1)

Amy Mair is a designer known for taking inspiration from her love of nature and travel. La Selva, meaning tropical forest in Spanish, pays tribute to the discrete, subtle tropical and exotic influences that were the inspiration behind her third bridal collection for the Rachel Burgess Bridal Boutique.

Using colour, texture and cut she creates unique and subtly non-traditional gowns which still retain a luxurious glamour. Each gown prides itself of being something a little different, not to be seen anywhere else in the bridal market.

You won’t see sterile catwalk images of wedding dresses on the English Wedding Blog. I adore seeing bridalwear in a more natural environment; and the imagery from Anna Campbell‘s latest collection sings to my heart. The dresses are unapologetically feminine – with fascinatingly detailed lace and swooping necklines, delicate sleeve detailing and the most wonderful fabrics. These are wedding dresses for the modern girl who wants to feel like a real princess on her big day. They’re enchanting, beautiful – and available from these UK stockists.

Eternal Heart collection by Anna Campbell, wedding dresses for 2018 brides (2)

Boho wedding styling is massively popular for 2018 and I’m a huge fan of the peacock chair / palm fronds / forehead jewellery look. Throw in an eastern rug and bare toes and you’ve stolen my heart completely. But for those of you who don’t want to go full boho – especially if you have your heart set on a traditional bridal gown – I have something very special to share with you today.

Hello, beautiful. I have something so special to share with you today – wedding gowns with a unique and intricate style you won’t have seen anywhere else. The story behind them is wonderful: designer Reuma Zohar‘s business started with a gallery of antique and vintage wedding dresses – over the years inspiring her very own collections. They’re the most enchanting combination of luxe, antique styling with relaxed silhouettes and exquisite fabrics – their look is as beautifully boho as it is regal and vintage.

Do you find wedding planning can be overwhelming sometimes? You’re not alone if you find you have a million questions to ask, about every aspect of your wedding. Organising a wedding isn’t something any of us do every day, it’s all new territory and a little crazy at times. I read so many questions from couples – do we need this? how does this work? and so often, why does this cost so much? It’s fine to ask! We have a lot of the answers here in our Advice archives.

bespoke wedding dress price discussion with Ailsa Munro (1)