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 →

New Design – Erica, heather blossom inspired bridal gown

  You may have seen glimpses of this dress in our previous post on the Flower Fairies shoot or seen it featured on Whimisal Wedding Wonderland blog, but there is just so much gorgeousness and inspiration in that project that its waaaay to easy to get distracted by the styling details by Nina Marika, or drool over the Macaron tower by Medici Macerons. I know you’re busy trying to book the adorable heart lights by Typical Type and that you’ve all already checked whether Tiree is available to photograph your wedding. There is so much LOVE for this shoot. I still get lost pouring over the images… you have no idea how long this little blog has taken me to write! So I thought it was about time I took a closer look and shared our 3 creations in more detail. We have talked about Nerine, Anise will follow shortley, but here is Erica… Erica We named this dress Erica as we took inspiration from the Ericacaea family (or Heather to you and me). Tiny heather coloured blossoms clustered in stems that trail over the delicate lace detail. That’s the first thing you see… colour! We know a lot of you are uninspired by Continue Reading →

The Wedding Industry Awards Best Dressmaker Regional Finalist

Sometimes, our weeks are so busy, that we get lost in the immediate. We are always pushing ourselves; running to the next wedding date and trying to build our business into something special. It’s very rare that we take the time to stand back and look at how far we have come. We have been involved in the world of weddings for a good number of years, however Legend Bridal Designs isn’t yet 18 months old! So it’s beyond humbling that we were not only nominated by our brides for the Best Dressmaker category in The Wedding Industry Awards, but we made regional finals! Regional finalists and not even a year old! Well, we have just received all the feedback from the brides that voted for us. It’s all anonymous, but I’ll tell you it’s a beautiful read… and extremely touching! We are seriously feeling the love and it’s what makes all the hard work, lack of holidays and missed nights sleep all worth it. Here are some of our favourite comments: “I don’t have a lot of confidence in myself & was daunted about going into a place, being measured, etc. Rachel & Charlotte were so welcoming though. It Continue Reading →

Hipping Hall Winter style Part 1 featured on So You’re Getting Married

You know we love a styled shoot; it’s one of the best ways for us to see our designs come alive (other than at real weddings of course), so we were excited when Megan at Typical Type invited us to collaborate on this glamorous winter shoot at Hipping Hall. As we explored the idea of a winter shoot and the team came together it became obvious that there were 2 scenes we wanted to create. A warm and cosy ‘day’ style and a glamorous and elegant ‘night’ style. We were really excited to be working alongside the suppliers that Megan hand picked and we LOVE the collection of images that evolved; we know you will too… Day Lyra Wedding Dress and Altair Shoulder Jewellery Lyra and Altair are from our spring 2015 collection Lyra is a luxurious Duchess satin sweetheart gown, fully boned and nipping in at the waist. Frothy jagged layers of tulle flare out from underneath hand embellished lace appliqués and pearl strings. The dress has a modest chapel length train that flows when you walk. The tulle starts at the hips and billows out behind. We are so excited by Altair, our shoulder jewellery design. The lace Continue Reading →

4 ways to use Navy in your wedding

We see a lot of weddings, both of our own brides and on our travels online. We’re pretty spoiled for choice and LOVE picking up new ideas. One of my biggest distractions is pinterest (you NEED to check it out if you’re not already on there) and we love seeing all the fantastic ideas and picking up brilliant examples of how ideas come together. If you’re new to Pinterest you might want to check us out and follow us for ideas. We have 75 pinboards (and counting)… Legend Bridal on Pinterest One of the must have colours for 2015 is Navy. A lot of people make comments about it being an unusual or harsh colour for bridesmaids but in reality navy is one of those colours that flatters every skin tone and can be worked into any style of wedding… here are 4 of our pinboards that show very different Navy colour schemes: