I feel as though we’re venturing out on a wonderful adventure. The wedding industry has a handful of leading lights who are embracing a more sustainable future, inspiring all of us (I hope!) to be more considerate of our planet when we think about weddings. Couture bridal accessories designer Clare Lloyd is one of those leading the industry towards something beautiful and ethical, and we’ve been so excited to write about Clare’s autumnal Omorfa Fylla collection.
I could look at these photos for hours. I think that’s part of the magic of Clare Lloyd‘s creations: the intricacy of what Clare makes and the tiniest details make her bridal accessories so captivating. Today’s blog captures a stunning bridal collection by Clare alongside the most beautiful styling touches from some of our favourite wedding brands. In this post you’ll find inspiration for a modern luxe bridal look with breathtaking dresses, amazing stationery and glorious florals. It’s the hair accessories which have my heart. In Les Fleurs Clare Lloyd weaves the tiniest of glass beads with delicate white gold leaves and handcrafted flowers in pastel shades on layered twists of soft gold, creating these stunning heirloom pieces for her brides.
A breathtakingly beautiful, sustainable and eco chic styled photoshoot from an amazing group of talented suppliers in Hampshire. We’re thrilled to be sharing this wonderful wedding style inspo from lovely English Wedding member and vegan wedding planner Sian at Amethyst Weddings, along with more of our faves and members: images are by super lovely Sarah Hoyle Photography, dresses are by Jessica Turner Designs, and accessories from the incredible Clare Lloyd. There’s a full supplier list just below.
Timeless wedding inspiration inspired by my favourite parts of the world: the wild beach of Askam-in-Furness, and the remote fellsides of Great Langdale. We’re thrilled to learn that outdoor weddings can now take place in England – but we do encourage all of you to look into independent celebrants so you can have your wedding ceremony wherever you’d like, not just on licensed premises! Here’s a glimpse of how incredible your anywhere-wedding could be.
Photography – OOBALOOS PHOTOGRAPHY
Bridal separates – AILSA MUNRO
Bespoke dress – JOANNE FLEMING DESIGN
Accessories – CLARE LLOYD
Calligraphy – BY MOON & TIDE
Hair & make up – STEFANIE GRISDALE
Props – NARRATIVE HIRE
Flowers – BRACKENS OF BOWNESS
Silk ribbon – handmade at BY MOON & TIDE
I’m not sure I can think of any UK industry where almost every business is an individual or tiny team. As you plan your wedding, you’re bound to encounter the loveliest independent business people – and I really do love this about the wedding industry. You may remember I wrote a feature for bridal accessories designer Clare Lloyd a few weeks back: this article is inspired by something Clare said.
I believe that it is so important to keep artisan and traditional hand crafting skills alive and every single piece is designed and immaculately made with love and attention to the tiniest little detail. ~ Clare Lloyd