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Oh My Honey – Introducing Boho Bride’s Sponsors Thu, 08 Sep 2011 05:00:17 +0000

Offering stylish Brides gorgeous dress designs that are a little bit different and a lot uber pretty, Oh My Honey is another new sponsor of the blog. A range of fifties inspired frocks perfect for a modern wedding with a vintage edge, the Oh My Honey designs are feminine and flattering; ideal for a Bride who wants something sassy to wear for both herself of Bridesmaids, Louise offers a ready-to-wear collection and bespoke service…

Here’s what Louise has to say “I have always had an interest in fashion and costume, and love mixing the two together for exciting creations, or retro inspired designs. My dresses take the timeless 1950′s fashion elements and come together with modern or vintage fabrics to make fun, beautiful dresses for all kinds of occasions.

I pride myself on making beautifully made dresses and great customer care. All dresses are handmade in Brighton by myself or one of my skilled dressmakers. I aim to please so if you ever have any questions, or need help selecting a dress, don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

By complete coincidence, Louise approached me about sponsorship only a few days after one of my Bridesmaid’s had ordered a dress from her site and I have to say it’s a stunning frock and Louise went out of her way to make adjustments for us – I’m very proud to have Oh My Honey on board as a sponsor! If you’d like to learn more about Louise and her beautiful designs, be sure to visit the website
With Love,
Boho Bride xx

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High Street Bridal Finds Fri, 08 Jul 2011 05:00:39 +0000

I’ve spent many hours pouring over the pages of my favourite high street websites of late…mainly looking for cute little frocks to nab with the excuse that I need to look oh so pretty for my hen do, pre-wedding meal, honeymoon…need I go on with the justification?! Anyhoo, whilst doing so, I’ve spotted many lovely dresses perfect for a high street loving Bride {city chic loveliness methinks} here’s my fav’s….

Lace Tier Side Dress, AlWear ; Ruched Bustier Dress, French Connection; Liberty Julia Dress by Jones and Jones for Topshop; Grecian Plait Dress, Topshop

Happy weekend! With Love, Boho Bride xx

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The Ivory Secret – A Gorgeous New Bridal Boutique in Crediton, Devon Thu, 23 Jun 2011 05:08:33 +0000

{Images Rosie Parsons}

En route back from Exeter a few weeks ago, I spotted a pretty boutique showcasing some show-stopping frocks in its window…intrigued to know more, I hastily wrote down there name {I wasn’t driving!} and proceeded to look them up once home…

An invite to this delightful shop ensued and so myself and friend, the lovely Devon photographer Rosie Parsons found ourselves one Friday morning, sipping tea from vintage china and tucking into an oh-so-sweet and tasty cupcake from Vintage Lace.

Owned by mother and daughter team Liz and Eleanor, The Ivory Secret has been created to offer Brides “a cosy, intimate and inspiring space full to the brim with beautiful designer wedding gowns, shoes and accessories”, a real destination boutique, walking in to this warm and welcoming space, you become fully immersed in all things pretty.

Liz explained “Our aim is to help Brides feel the best they can, the best version of themselves and then enhance that incredible feeling for their special day”. Offering a breathtakingly beautiful range of gowns, perfect for Brides wanting to channel a floaty, ethereal feel and unique and edgy designs, the collection includes wedding dresses designed by Charlotte Balbier, Kula Tsurdiu and their own collection of gowns Eleanor Rafferty.

An inspiring place to spend an hour, brimming with beautiful wedding dresses - you’ll find it hard to leave The Ivory Secret!

* On Thursday 30th June, The Ivory Secret will be hosting an accessories evening, showcasing designs from Flo and Percy and the Hassall collection from the Rainbow Club. From 4-7pm – I’ll post more details later today*

Thank you so much to Eleanor and Liz for their hospitality, to Rosie Parsons for these stunning images and to Vintage Lace (Tel:01363 773378) for the very gorgeous, very yummy cupcakes!

With Love, Boho Bride xx

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Introducing Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture – Plus 10% Off for Boho Bride Readers! Wed, 08 Jun 2011 05:00:50 +0000

Elegant, feminine and fashion forward are the words that immediately sprung to mind when I first saw Kate Edmondson’s gorgeous dress designs. Fluid and flattering styles which are further enhanced by the beautiful, luxurious fabrics she uses, Kate’s gowns ooze the grace and glamour of a bygone age…

Featuring intricate beading and lace, each dress is designed in collaboration with the Bride’s own personal style, making Kate Edmondson’s gowns the perfect choice for a fashion forward gal!

Working from her West London studio, Kate offers bespoke and made-to-measure services, as well as bespoke bridal hats and headpieces. Each piece is hand finished.

And there’s more…the lovely Kate is offering a fabulous 10% off her bespoke and made-to-measure gowns for all Boho Bride readers! Just mention the blog when booking your appointment.

For an appointment at Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture, please contact Kate directly on: Tel 07982 877 093 or for more information, have a look at the website.

The designer herself will be showcasing these gorgeous gowns at the Craft Central “Get Hitched” Handmade Wedding Fair in London on the 23rd-25th of June. I’ll be posting more on this fabulous event later today!

With Love, Boho Bride xx

{Images via Kate Edmondson}

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Regal Wedding Gowns, Fit for a Princess Bride! Wed, 04 May 2011 05:00:57 +0000

Following the royal wedding, I’m sure we’ll now be seeing a sudden surge in the style of wedding gown our now Duchess of Cambridge wore. Designed by Sarah Burton, Creative Director of House of McQueen, Princess Catherine’s dress was a beautiful homage to the fairytale wedding gowns of the 50′s, most notebly Grace Kelly’s (Princess Grace of Monaco) and the Queen’s.

With that in mind, I’ve put together a board featuring some of my favourite designers all of whom create beautiful 50′s style wedding gowns with lace, sleeves, nipped in waists and flattering structure – think modest, understated and ladylike…

Credits: Christabelle Full French Lace Corset & Short Skirt, Halfpenny London; Kelly Gown, Stephanie Allin; Annabell Lace Jacket with Tuille Column Skirt, Halfpenny London; Tulle Era Dress, BHLDN

Enjoy! With Love, Boho Bride xx

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House of Tammam Eco-Couture & Bridal Collection Fri, 18 Feb 2011 06:00:18 +0000

One of the most exciting emails I’ve received to date, was from the incredible team behind House Of Tammam, a bespoke bridal wear company, with a wonderful twist - every single gown is fair trade and fabrics are natural, re-cycled, sustainable and vegetarian. And there’s more…Tammam is the first and only ethical bridal range to offer a bespoke and a ready-to-wear collection.

Owned by St Martins graduate and “cutting edge designer” Lucy Tammam, here’s what Lucy had to say…

“The 2011 collection has been inspired by natural beauty and accentuating the female form, with oversized bustles and translucent balloon sleeves, exposed ankles in front of long trains and bare backs above nipped in waists.

Perfectly cut, immaculately tailored, beautifully designed gowns caressed by 1930s glamour, employing lovingly restored vintage lace, matched beautifully with luxe peace silks and organic cottons in cuts that are classic but unique.  The Tammam eco-couture & bridal collection is available bespoke from the Tammam Atelier, while the made to order and prêt a porter ranges are available from selected boutiques.”

Inspiring and exciting, Tammam has already caught the attention of those in-the-know and will be featuring the new collection at London Fashion Week. So ‘of-the-moment’, Tammam offers cutting-edge designs to brides who want to create a wedding that’s not only sensitive and ethical, but immensely beautiful too. If House of Tammam Eco-Couture isn’t yet on your wedding radar…it certainly should be!

Find out more here

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Ethereal Wedding Dress Inspiration Wed, 02 Feb 2011 06:00:02 +0000

I am proud to say I’m a Claire Pettibone Bride! I found I gravitated towards her designs as they’re very feminine and well, quite bohemian…adorned with lace, delicate beading and a nice dose of sass! It was no easy decision – there are so many incredible wedding dress designers to choose from – so I thought I’d put together some of my favourite frocks. Ethereal Wedding Dress Ideas…

Gorgeous gowns from top to bottom and left to right…Queen Anne’s Lace, Claire Pettibone; Arther, Delphine Manivet; Air Blue Gown, Sarah Treble; Erin, Halfpenny London; Violet, Sally Lacock; Pixie, Charlotte Balbier

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Madeline Isaac-James Starlet Collection Mon, 01 Nov 2010 10:53:40 +0000

Today marks what I regard as the official beginning of Winter, a season I immediately associate with elegance. So it seems quite apt, that I show you some stunning dresses that will have you dreaming of a wedding day swathed in glitz and glamour.

The highly anticipated Madeline Isaac-James 2011 collection has been released in two parts; the Candlelit Collection, which features floaty, romantic dresses and the Starlet Collection, which encapsulates the razzle and dazzle of the 20′s and 30′s…

L-R Charlize, Clara, Claudia, Robyn.

As a Deco fiend, it’s the Starlet gowns that have really turned my head! So deliciously Deco, they’re the kind of dresses that look poured on - exaggerating every curve of your feminine whiles…

Imagine yourself adorned with diamonds, cold gin in hand, sporting a deep rouge pout…divine!

Tomorrow, I’ll show you how to create a Deco inspired wedding, using one of the Madeline Issac-James gowns featured.

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High Society Bridal Catwalk Show Sun, 24 Oct 2010 14:48:26 +0000

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the High Society Bridal Catwalk Show in Cowbridge. It was raining heavily, my hair was frizzy, my pixie boots were soaked through, but even the awful wintry weather couldn’t dampen my excitement…I was going to see pretty dresses!

Warmly greeted by a bubbly blonde (who I later discovered was Charlie – one of H.S Bridals lovely ’twitterers’) with a welcomed glass of fizz and a goodie-bag crammed with…goodies, my wonderfully supportive fiance and I sat down to enjoy the show.

It was awesome! The models sasheyed down the ‘aisle’ to some rocking tunes, adding extra swagger to their catwalk run and thrusting us brides-to-be into the mindset that we too could nail that ‘look’!

Featuring new dresses from the SS11 collections of some of the most sought-after designers, including; Stephanie Allin, Sassi Holford, Alan Hannah and Jenny Packham - it soon became clear that 2011 is set to be the year of texture and embellishments. The wedding gowns featured the most incredible details, ruffles, rhinestones and even applique petals…oh-so-feminine and pretty!

There were some wedding dresses that really stood out; Eden by Jenny Packham actually drew a gasp from the audience, adorned with the most exquisite beading, it’s quite simply, stunning. Furthermore, the gorgeous model was grinning like the Cheshire Cat, so it’s clearly a dress that makes you feel magical.

I also adored Ms Packham’s new Cascade dress. So impactful, the movement of the tiered fabric, looks like a mermaid gliding through the sea!

Milly, by Stephanie Allin is so flattering, the sweetheart neckline and lace bodice create a feminine silhouette that Mad Men’s Joan would be proud of; whilst Sassi Holfords Fleur is so floaty and girly…perfect for relaxed country style. Alan Hannah’s Ashley is really unique and perfect for a vivacious bride, creating a 50′s theme.

After the show, the catwalk crowd were invited back to the swoon-worthy High Society store, to have a closer look at the gowns. I of course accepted and finally met my ’tweeter’ peep Ruth, face-to-face (she’s even sweeter in person!) as well as witness the loveliness of the stunning bridal frocks.

Probably one of the most exciting wedding-related days I’ve had so far, I recommend any Bride-to-be attend at least one Bridal show. And for those thinking about making an appointment at High Society, Cowbridge – stop thinking – just book it. These ladies are in a wedding league of there own. So friendly, supportive and fun – I felt confident enough to try on my dream dress, even though I was sporting my ‘comfy undies’…

And did I find ‘the one’? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see…

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That Friday Feeling… Fri, 22 Oct 2010 19:38:04 +0000

Today I leave you with the beautiful image of wedding dresses…textured ruffles, effervescent fabrics and feminine shades…

I’ll be attending the High Society, Bridal Catwalk Show in Cowbridge tomorrow and can’t wait to see previews of all the stunning designer wedding dresses for SS11! For those who can’t make it…I’ll let you know all about it next week…

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