Steampunk adventures at Holmes Mill

We love Holmes Mill. It’s such a beautiful quirky venue. We love the industrial feel and decayed elegance, and if I’m honest the fact that it’s also a brewery and always has a crazy number of craft ales on tap is an added bonus. So when we were invited along to their Steampunk themed wedding fair at the beginning of March how could we say no? especially as it incorporated a shoot with the awesome Stella Photography. We had such a lovely time at Holmes Mill; the staff were just attentive I know that any couple getting married there would be well looked after. Seb and Zuzi of Stella Photography were also a riot work with too and just look at these images! great work! There were a few specially selected businesses on hand; businesses who’s style and creativity blend easily with the steampunk aesthetic. We were so pleased to see our firm favourites Beautifully Vintage had created an absolutely stunning Steampunk table show piece – one the Cottonopolis Coglective would fight over. And the gorgeous creations by Iced of Garstang were something to behold. We also loved the cute tin men by RES creative designs (as well as their Continue Reading →

Great to meet you Tattoo Tea Party

It’s been a week since our foray into the tattoo scene with The Tattooed Wedding Collective. A whole week and I’m not sure we’ve properly recovered yet! For those of you who are yet to hear about The Tattooed Wedding Collective let me give you a small introduction… here at Legend we are mad about tattoos. We LOVE em. We’re covered in em. There’s nothing more interesting for us than creating a dress that works with and enhances a brides ink. So it makes sense for us to search out our brides in the places we feel at home. Now, as much as we love to hang out at tattoo conventions we figured it would be a little bit random to simply turn up to our favourite tattoo show with our wedding dresses, so we chatted over the idea with our friends in the industry and reached out to Marry Me Ink with the idea of a wedding fair within a tattoo convention… and so the Tattooed Wedding Collective was born. Together Legend and Marry Me Ink approached the Tattoo Tea Party with the idea of hosting a wedding fair within their show and after some exciting planning sessions The Continue Reading →

Should we create a newsletter?

It’s crazy times here at Legend and there is so much of our day to day life that we can’t share with you. It’s a clandestine affair – so much of what we do has to be kept secret so that we don’t spoil any surprises for our brides. It’s serious business. Can you imagine if we inadvertently shared glimpses of dresses we are working on and gave away our brides? We are so used to keeping our day to day work secret that we actually find it quite difficult to share the other sides of our business, particularly on social media. It seems to go against the grain somehow. Almost as if it’s unprofessional to share anything other than the finished article in a perfectly manicured setting… and you definitely don’t want to see our ugly mugs do you? But it’s something we plan to work on. If you’re anything like me I find it absolutely fascinating to see how something is made or look into someone’s work space… well maybe we can work on ‘how our collection dresses are made’ to give you that look behind the scenes. Of course if you do want to keep up to Continue Reading →

Vicky and John’s Boho Stydd Garden Wedding

Vicky has to be one of the most fun loving and laid back brides that we have ever had the pleasure to work with and these wedding pictures by Foxley Photography really show the laughter and fun of Vicky and John’s wedding day. Vicky’s bohemian dream wedding dress looks absolutely amazing on her; completely backless, barely there bodice and full length lace skirt with cut away lining… we really LOVE how Vicky’s dress came together and I’m going to share a little bit of the process with you here as I feel it will help some of you reading this. There really are no limits. If you can imagine it, we can make it. However that in itself can be daunting. There is a confidence in knowing exactly what you want and being able to describe it down to a ‘T’ but what if you have a bundle of ideas or just know how you want it to make you feel? Well we can help there too. ANYTHING is possible and you don’t have to have a fully formed idea of exactly what you want before coming to us. Vicky knew the aesthetic she was looking for but was struggling Continue Reading →

Ellen and Alex’s ELfestivAL Wedding

The first real wedding we are going to share in 2017 is the awesome wedding of wedding planner Ellen to her husband Alex that was recently featured on Festival Brides… With a love for music and all things Mexican, Ellen and Alex created the most amazing ELfestivAL… you just have to check out all the amazing detail on the Festival Brides blog.   As for her dress, Ellen had a clear idea of her perfect dress, right down to the type of lace she was looking for, and try as she might she simply couldn’t find it. So what does a wedding planner do in times of need? She reaches out to her friends in the industry for recommendations for bridal designers that could create what she was looking for. We were humbled to discover that we came highly recommended by more than a few businesses and more than pleased Ellen was willing to make the 4 hour round trip for her dress fittings. Being the creative soul that she is she really let her sense of style and individuality shine through. Our favourite bit? the gold veil by HF couture. I mean, a gold veil! Here is a closer Continue Reading →

Winter wedding inspiration

Winter weddings are magical. There’s something about the crisp sunlight and long drawn in nights that makes for an enchanting atmosphere. It’s the perfect opportunity to light up your wedding with candles, sequins and all things that glitter. We are LOVING seeing the beautiful wintry weddings popping up in our Instagram and Facebook news feeds and couldn’t help but be inspired to share this glistening ensemble. Ara is almost effortless in it’s beauty but oh so chic. We love the simplicity of the backless satin gown with the art deco inspired crystal drapes… have you seen that back? We teamed this up with our new feather cape; what feels like a million pure white goose feathers were individually placed alongside hand finished crystal braided swirls on the neckline and hand finished with an amazing Italian tulle chapel length train. These images are from a shoot we did with Bridal Chic in the City and we will be sharing the full blog post early in the New Year. (Follow the link to Bridal Chic to see more now or look to the credits at the end of this post.) Winter Wedding Inspiration: We have the perfect wintry wedding board over on Continue Reading →

Industrial Chic Wedding Fair at Holmes Mill

There’s a new venue on the block and it’s a venue like no other. Holmes Mill – The Ribble Valley’s newest and most unique wedding venue is hosting a wedding fair this January on Saturday 8th! and we are really excited to be invited along. Here’s what they say: Bring a city vibe to your wedding plans with our new chic industrial venue space. The industrial theme is taking the wedding industry by storm and you can have your own unique and stylish wedding right here in the heart of Clitheroe. Holmes Mill, forms part of an old textile mill which dates back to 1823, and has kept many of its quirky and original features. It is industrial elements meets contemporary and modern design. Think cool, urban spaces with bare brick walls and exposed chic lighting fixtures – did we mention it also has its own private bar? Suppliers will be on hand so once you have found the perfect venue with us, you can also find the perfect suppliers, to start creating your very own city chic wedding. Look forward to seeing you! I LOVE the vibe. Have you seen the idea? Mixed metals, dark wood, exposed brick and Continue Reading →