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Jetsetting bridal brand Otaduy is one of our favourites here at the English Wedding Blog HQ. Their dresses are floaty light, pretty and simple – and their styled shoots remind us all that brides don’t have to look like princesses. I love their look: it’s sassy, a little alternative and always gorgeously streetwise.

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Today’s editorial was photographed on Lisbon streets by Hugo Coelho. The urban setting brings the dresses to life – the look is fabulously fashionista and perfect for a modern, city bride!

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Photography – Hugo Coelho

Makeup and Hair – Rebeca
Model – Liliana Miguez Garcia
Wedding dress | Otaduy
Hat | Zadig & Voltaire
Boots | Aldo
Jewellery | Parfois

UK stockists of Otaduy dresses include Unbridaled Boutique (Ayr) and Archive 12 (Belfast)

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There was a time (and it feels like long ago), when we didn’t have the joys of the internet, social media or Pinterest.  When it comes to wedding style part of me thinks “how on earth did we manage” but the other half of me feels it was possibly a much simpler place.

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Without a doubt the access to the resources we have has placed huge focus/pressure on wedding styling.  There now exist wedding trend reports and predictions and, as a wedding stylist and planner, I eagerly await Pantone’s release of colour of the year – so often linked to the emerging colour trends and choices for the next season.  Most recently we’ve seen rose quartz and grey elegance, metallic and acrylics and, currently, a trend for minimal, white and greenery.  Next year I’m predicting a resurgence of tropical brights (we shall see…).   Anyhow, my point is that today, more than ever, putting your style stamp on your big day is a big deal. But it isn’t always easy to zone in on a style, put it all together, or know where to begin.

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I love the vibrancy of today’s shoot – capturing the bride in those last moments before the time comes to walk down the aisle. The details are exquisite: timeless in style, yet bold and contemporary in style. That bouquet…

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Submitted by Otaduy to the English Wedding Blog, this styled shoot is all about focusing on those key pivotal moments with the bride before she says ‘I do’.

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Keen to focus on the female form we choose two very feminine beautiful dresses from Otaduy, and a strong make-up look – perfect for bringing out the bride’s features and putting her in the spotlight.

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For the flowers and bouquet we wanted to create a colorful vibe mixing all types of vibrant colours. We injected a pink quarz touch to the bouquet with beautiful fabric tying the flowers together. We also added a bunch of olive leaves to add a warm and Mediterranean touch – a reflection of the origin of the dress designer.

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Sleek, clean lines and beautiful fabrics are where Otaduy really comes into its own. I just adore this label – and I know so many of you 2018 brides will fall in love with the wonderfully minimal styling of Otaduy gowns.

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Location: La Due (Dusseldorf)
Photography: Cornelia Lietz Photography
Styling: White & Ivory bridal studio and Kiss from Fleur
Make up and hair: Natalie Arslan
Wedding dresses: Otaduy
Model: Paula Weigel

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I love the way these dresses combine the simplest of lines with a touch of sass and modern, geometric patterns in the side panels and sleeves. They’re exquisite – truly different from any other dresses I see. The lingerie… just so, so beautifully feminine and delicate. Otaduy, you’ve won our hearts!

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The beauty of the sea is in gazing out to the edge of the world – seeing infinite possibilities, feeling that wistful longing for distant adventures. I adore living by the sea so I love receiving submissions for beach elopement inspiration. Today’s shoot was submitted by Otaduy whose dresses have a beautifully light and breezy appeal – they’re perfect for beach brides!

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Full supplier list:

Photography: Keisy and Rocky www.keisyandrocky.com
Wedding dress: Otaduy http://otaduy.co/
Wedding planner: Catalina Wedding Co.  http://www.catalinaweddingco.com/
Hair and make up: Laia Martín http://laiamartinmakeup.com/
Headdress: Lito and Lola http://litoylola.com/
Groom suit: Dotten www.dotten.com
Flowers: Estudio Sauvage http://estudiosauvage.com/
Cake: Platitos de Azucar http://www.platitosdeazucar.com/
Invitations: Project Party Studio www.projectpartystudio.com
Models Joana Joana & Oriol

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Hello lovelies! Did you catch today’s beautiful bridal inspiration feature from Somerley House with our fabulous new sponsor Weddings by Jenna Hewitt? If you weren’t around when I hit publish please do pop over for a look – it’s one of the most breathtaking shoots we’ve featured this year. If you did catch the feature, you’ll know we promised something rather special this afternoon…

The editorial film by English Wedding Directory member Baxter and Ted brings a whole new dimension to this styled shoot, and totally convinces me that having your wedding filmed is such a fabulous treat if your budget will allow. The fine art, almost film look of the editorial is simply beautiful. I am also totally in love with the last, slightly edgier bridal look from the shoot (which we didn’t include this morning).

“Shot in the stables, this was the most dramatic look with hair accessorised with a handmade piece by Victoria Millesime.  For this look I chose a gown from Luella’s Bridal that was clean in cut with simple fine straps and a beautiful dropped back, paired with bridal mules from Emmy London.” ~ Jenna Hewitt

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Somerley Estate sits right on the Dorset and Hampshire borders and is the stunning backdrop for this inspiration shoot.  A privately owned home and wedding venue, the house was designed in 1750 and has been in the Normanton family for five generations.  Somerley is gorgeous, (very) grand and has a lot of history.  With this shoot I wanted to bring a little piece of understated contemporary style to blend with the traditional luxury surroundings.

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The colour palette combined grey with teal and soft apricot and I chose to blend silks by Kate Cullen with contemporary acrylic and copper materials.

The stationery was beautifully designed by Georgina Read Creative, on cotton combination paper with torn edges and featured a lovely copper seal detail. In fact this was one of my favourite details!  The stamp used was THE Somerley stamp and is hundreds of years old.

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