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.
Winter is coming… and that phrase conjures up two things for me! The first is Game of Thrones – and me and my guy are rewatching every. single. episode. from the 1st season to the last… we started on Friday and I think we’ll be finished just in time for season 8 in May / June 2019! Winter also reminds me of snowy weddings, snuggly wraps and cosily beautiful wedding styling. So today I’m sharing a truly unique wedding from Lansdown Hall and Gallery in Stroud. Beautiful bride Jess and gorgeous groom Damian chose the venue because it’s very dear to their family, and organised everything themselves: decorations, lighting, DJ, the bar, outside catering, staff, setting up and clearing up. Take one look at their photos and you’ll see it was 100% worthwhile – it allowed them to plan and style their day exactly how they wanted. As well as the venue, highlights to watch out for are Jess’s E&W Couture dress, which is just perfect – and the bouquet of eucalyptus, white roses and pussy willow (my favourite!) by the wonderful Sweet Peony in Cardiff. The fabulous photos of Jess and Damian’s wedding are by UK photographer Jon Turtle, who’s based in Penarth, South Wales.
If you want a wedding with a taste of tropical paradise then look no further than Amy Mair Couture’s 2018 collection La Selva.
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.