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 →

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 →

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 →

Would you like to model for us?

We are not like other bridal shops. You know this. You know that we design and make everything ourselves and that every dress is unique. We are constantly taking images of our work, details and snippets throughout the process, but never share any of it… I’m terrible at taking pictures; blurry, over exposed (yes I can do that with an iPad) and ALL the jaunty angles they are working photos to help us remember what’s going on, they’re not styled or staged beautiful detail shots we NEVER share pictures of actual brides wedding dresses until after the wedding – in which case pictures of their wedding day are much more interesting. This means that in order to show you what we can do we need to create styled photo shoots. Our ideas vary wildly; sometimes we want to create an ethereal woodland fairytale, sometime and edgy and contemporary showcase and sometimes, we just get an idea of a scene and just need to bring it to life and we often work with other wedding suppliers to bring together an idea. As such are always on the lookout for models for various projects. If you are interested in getting involved, either Continue Reading →

Wedding Dress 101: demystifying the silhouette

So, wedding season has officially hit here at Legend Bridal. We are now running through the weeks at a rate of knots and regularly staying late in to the evening just to get ready for appointments later in the week. All our Saturday appointments are fully booked up for the next 5/6 weeks and that feels great – to be so busy so early in the year. And we are feeling rather smug too – at the beginning of the year we had the foresight to plan in a couple of little breaks. A way of stopping us burning out… so Easter – I have you in my sights! PJ’s and chocolate are on the horizon! BUT we aren’t taking our eye off the ball just yet! Wedding dress 101 We have been working recently with our newest brides-to-be to develop designs for upcoming weddings and we are trying hard to make the whole process easy and stress free. We totally understand that you are putting a lot of trust in us to take what is in your head and make it real. It’s quite a process and we KNOW it can be nerve wracking; wondering whether what you imagine Continue Reading →

7 ways to love your wedding dress after your wedding day

We receive a lot of questions about this very topic; Legend brides wanting to know the best way to care for their dress, and also from others wanting to know if we’d buy their dress from them to sell on (Spoiler alert: the answer is no btw). There are actually lots of options other than storing or selling your dress… here are 7 different ideas for you to consider. 1.    Have a cherish/trash the dress shoot It’s a shame to only wear your dress once. Why not book a fun creative shoot with your photographer for a more relaxed and playful set of pictures? You don’t have to trash your dress but we do LOVE this awesome trash the dress shoot with ZT Photography’s and their bride Amanda… “Like all brides I knew my dress as soon as I tried it on. Of course I felt like a million dollars on our wedding day but at the same time a little sad that it would be its only outing. When I said I wanted to trash my dress most people didn’t approve but I would rather celebrate my dress than vac pack it and store it in the cold, dark Continue Reading →