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 →

Cobbles and Curlers – a real Lancashire styled photoshoot

We have shared snippets of this shoot on our Facebook page and were super excited that Brides Up North featured this styled shoot, but we thought it was about time we had it on our own blog. We just LOVE how playful this shoot is. I don’t think we can call it wedding inspiration… who scrubs cobbles in their wedding dress? But I think it shows how easy our dresses are to wear if nothing else. Video by MoviArt FIlms We have known Zoie (Zoie Carter-Ingham) for a while and whenever we are together we always talk about organizing a shoot together. We’ve had several ideas, all very creative, yet time and availability have always kept our plans on the back burner. This summer however, when Zoie mentioned her idea for a very Lancashire shoot with a nod to the textile industry our towns are built on, we knew we had to run with it.  The shoot was set in a back street in Rishton; a row of terraces on one side and the empty shell of an old mill on the other. Zoie chose this street as it is reminiscent of so many mill towns in the area.  The Continue Reading →

Couture is for Grannies: 60’s Mod Wedding Shoot

‘Couture is for Grannies’ -Brigitte Bardot We love working with Little White Books, so when Maxine approached us to get involved in the shoot to promote the upcoming Great Northern Wedding Show we didn’t have to give it much thought. Great team [tick] Great location [tick] Awesome model [tick] Interesting concept [tick] The 60’s isn’t an era we have explored in our designs previously. Never ones to take the conventional route we love to explore new ideas and the revolution of the 60’s mod look really appeals to us.  For a business whose entire approach is based on bespoke tailoring we are in love with Brigitte Bardot’s ‘Couture is for grannies’ attitude. Channeling Twiggy we took those sleek lines and simple silhouette trademarks of miniskirts, A-line dresses and kitten heels and created a wedding dress for our very own Jane Birkin. We chose a beautiful Guipure 3d sculptured lace with a fab larger than life flower design which so typifies the 60s. The Mod style is all in the cut. Moving away from full skirts and froth to simple lines that show curves we kept the shape simple, opting for an empire style A-line mini dress with bell sleeves and Continue Reading →

Gemma and Ryan at Browsholme Hall Tithe Barn

We first met Gemma and her mum Pam at at Wedding Fair at Browsholme Hall. It was actually Pam that we got chatting to about her Mother of the Bride outfit… Gemma and Ryan were busy discussing how perfect the Tithe Barn would be for their wedding day and like so many Brides-to-be, Gemma avoided getting drawn into wedding dress conversations within earshot of her Groom. It wasn’t long however before we were discussing both Mother-of-the-Bride and Wedding dress… and bridesmaids… and Aunty Linda’s dress. It was an absolute pleasure creating Gemma’s perfect wedding dress. Every fitting was a riot of laughter and it was lovely to hear about all their wedding preparations and to be invited to their ceremony to see Gemma and Ryan married. Such a lovely day! Gemma chose the most delicate chantilly lace for her wedding gown; beautiful sweetheart bodice with the lace creeping up over her shoulders and down her sleeves but leaving her dress entirely backless. The skirt was a fitting mermaid with a shear lace overlay that softened the look – giving you glimpses of the fishtail underneath but with a softer vintage feel.   Gemma went a step further to give us Continue Reading →