Victoria + Paul; a tweed wedding for our competition winners

We love Victoria and Paul. If ever there was a couple so utterly made for each other then surely they are it. So before we get into blogging about Victoria and Paul’s wedding and how much we loved being a part of it we need to tell you that Victoria and Paul were the winners of ZT Photography’s competition that was run earlier in the year. We were very privileged to be able to host a competition where one of our brides (for Legend brides are absolutely the best brides ever) won their wedding photography… yes… won their wedding photography! What an epic prize! Needless to say, all the images included in this post are courtesy of ZT Photography, and to say that just 4 weeks before their wedding Victoria & Paul had to change all their plans, I think their wedding was AMAZING. (It’s also the reason we were honoured to be able to offer Victoria and Paul get ready at our little shop before the short walk to the registry office). Victoria and Paul… We very rarely get to meet our grooms, in fact in the hundreds of brides we’ve helped get ready for their wedding (and thinking Continue Reading →

October round up

I feel like I’m always banging on about how busy we are but seriously, where did October go? There’s no guessing it’s my favourite time of year. The evenings are drawing in and Autumn is taking hold in all it’s fiery glory. October also brings my favourite holiday and a chance to get all spooky. So how is it that it’s already November? Well, the thing is, the wedding season may have calmed down but WE certainly have not let up the pace. We have so may exciting things happening behind the scenes that we CANNOT wait to share with you… SO many things! Unfortunately we’ve got to keep them under wraps for just a little bit longer but I’m sure you’ll be just as excited as us when we get to share our news. It does mean however that the blogs that I had planned for the last couple of weeks didn’t happen (don’t worry, they’ll see the light of day soon) but I didn’t want October to pass by without celebrating it, so here are some of my favourite features from around the web that I hope you’ll LOVE as much as I do. First up, our very Continue Reading →

These dip-dye details ensure your heart will soar

Do you think Gwen Stephanie knew what kind of waves she would create in the wedding world when she married Gavin Rossdale back in 2002? Or that her wedding dress would be described as iconic and exhibited in the V&A? That dip-dyed John Galliano wedding dress is still stealing hearts and its a trend that is only now really starting to make it’s way into popularity. We are seeing more and more incredible dip dyed wedding dresses and LOVE how easy it is to infuse your day with your personality without deviating too far from tradition. Here is Nerine, our dip dyed lace and tulle dress as modeled by Betty on our shoot with Tiree Dawson Photography. The shoot was featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings and Coco Wedding Venues and the full shoot can be found here: It’s becoming quite an obsession. I love how unique and creative every dress can be and how versatile the idea is. We’ve created a few dip-dyed wedding dresses now  and the idea can be taken so much further when you’re having your dress made, so here are some ideas of how you can use the dip-dye or ombre effect in your own wedding: Continue Reading →

Our best Alternative Bridal Catwalk yet!

or so we’ve been told. Did you see our Alternative Bridal catwalk at the Great Northern Wedding Show at Bolton Arena last weekend? It’s quite a production and an undertaking not for the faint hearted. It’s also one we couldn’t do without the support of the Little White Books team. For us planning starts 6 months before the event, a whole 6 months! and goes through several stages… designing new dresses, developing themes to showcase our designs, selecting music that fits the theme, is lyrically suitable and easy to walk to, creating a model running order, finding out we need to create more or different dresses, creating choreographies, holding rehearsals, collaborating with friends in the industry to finish the looks (more about that in a mo). Oh and maybe adding a couple more dresses to the ‘to create’ list. Organizing a catwalk is a massive undertaking but also very rewarding, and one that has to come second to us actually running our business and helping our brides get ready for their weddings. This is why it means so much when brides-to-be and peers alike tell us they enjoyed watching our show. So here is a closer look at our catwalk Continue Reading →

Jo & Gary’s amazing rainbow wedding!

You know when someone describes their wedding to you and you get way too excited for your own good? Well that happened when Jo got in touch back in January. The more we talked about her ideas the more we knew we HAD to make dresses for her and her bridesmaids. With just 7 months to the wedding and having already closed the order books for this summer we would normally have had to decline Jo’s request. However Jo’s ideas were really cool and we could already imagine how awesome her and her 5 bridesmaids would look. We knew we couldn’t turn the wedding down. Instead we pushed up our sleeves, worked longer hours and started the hunt for sewing room assistants (but that’s another story). Fast forward 7 months and Jo and Gary are now Mr and Mrs Keane. You have no idea how excited we were to see a link to their wedding images in our inbox! Well, here you can see why. We’ve picked out a few to share with you here but you’re able to see more of Jo & Gary’s wedding via this link to Brendan Beelby Photography on Facebook Jo Designed her own dress. Continue Reading →

The Legend Bridal Alternative Catwalk – Great Northern Wedding Show

So, It’s August Bank holiday weekend which means it’s just 3 weeks until our catwalk at the Great Northern Wedding Show at Bolton Arena on the 18th September. We’ve been exhibiting at the Great Northern Wedding Show for a good few years now and I think this is the 4th time we’ve done our own alternative catwalk. It’s always such a talking point and so lovely to inspire so many of you to be your own quirky selves on your wedding day. So what can we expect this time? Well, we have our Legendary girls; our diamonds who bring their awesomeness and strut their stuff on the catwalk. We have TWO award winning stylists, Sonara Parker (Make up artist) and Duncan Fisher (Hair Designer) working ALL DAY behind the scenes to get our girls catwalk ready. These super talented artists are the perfect team to add that extra bit of drama to compliment our dresses. We work with these guys a lot. You just need to check out a few of our shoots to see how amazing these guys are. A collaboration with Paragon Floral Design. We LOVE their innovative floral design and have been working with them on an Continue Reading →

Boho babe meets Rock rebel in ZT Photography’s LEVEL UP workshop

I can’t believe it’s the middle of July and we haven’t yet had chance to share this gorgeous set of images from LEVEL UP… Back in April we helped our good friends Zo and Liam on their LEVEL UP project; lending dresses for their unique styled shoot idea… “Ultimately Level Up! was designed to create opportunities for photographers to get creative and build a portfolio of shots to attract the right kind of clients for them! Our first session had a bridal concept, with two different bang on trend styled brides with plenty of cool and creative scenarios to shoot.” Zo ZT Photography We have never been involved in this kind of shoot before. When we usually get involved in shoots it’s right at the beginning of the process and have a hand in developing the concept and style direction. We then create pieces specifically for that shoot. . On this occasion Zo had a very clear idea of the vibe she wanted to create and the dresses were already in our collection. Zo and Liam pulled together some awesome creatives to help with their vision, and this is where the Boho Babe Vs Rock Rebel concept came together: Venue: Ashfield House, Wigan Continue Reading →