I’ll let you into a little secret: when I started writing the English Wedding Blog I didn’t know much about wedding dresses. My dream was to unite brides and grooms with the most creative and exciting wedding designers I could find. At the back of my mind was a hazy picture of a unique bride; a woman who wanted to be beautiful and different. This dream bride wasn’t afraid to amaze people, to break all the rules in a delightfully playful way. It’s only today I’ve discovered what she’d wear for her wedding: a Joanne Fleming designer wedding dress.

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The Harebell and the Bee wedding dress by Joanne Fleming Design | Image credit Jacqui McSweeney Photography

The Harebell and the Bee wedding dress by Joanne Fleming Design

The softest French lace is hand dyed and layered over silk chiffon and silk crepe-back satin for this romantic style with cowl front neckline extending into a low V back neckline. The design closes at centre back with tiny silk covered buttons and rouleau loops, and is embellished with hand tinted silk organza flowers with freshwater pearl centres. A sterling silver bee nestles in the cluster of rosettes at the girdle waistline.”


Maria Senvo wedding dresses (1) When a brand new bridal designer sets up shop it’s always exciting to see fresh and individual wedding dresses. Making a splash in the wedding industry with sneak peeks on Love My Dress, in Vogue and a host of wedding magazines is  Maria Senvo  and I’m about to share images from the not-even-launched-yet Fifteen collection by Maria this morning.

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The Fifteen collection has been designed with you in mind: it’s for twenty-something brides who are looking for something a little different – a pared down style with glamour and elegance. Designer bridal house Maria Senvo is sure to stand out from the crowd with these exquisitely designed wedding dresses. Intricate beaded bodies, elongated lines and pleats adorn the collection of stunning gowns that when turned around reveal scoop detail backs and razor sharp features – simply beautiful.

“If you’re a cool girl and your am to pm wardrobe is simple, pared down and effortless, what do you then wear to get married in?” say the design team behind new bridal brand Maria Senvo.