Sugar skulls and sunflowers

Laura knew exactly what she wanted; Sugar skulls, rainbows and for each of her bridesmaids to wear something different. I’m not sure whether she’d hunted us down to come and see us at Great Northern Wedding Show or whether it was a happy coincidence that our paths crossed at that fair, but it was one of those easy conversations that quickly revealed we were a perfect for for each other… Laura: I’m looking for a tea length wedding dress but with proper frothy petticoats… Me: like these? Laura: yes, and I want my wedding dress to have loads of colour and maybe, somehow, have sugar skulls incorporated in it? Me: sure thing, we can embroider traditional sugar skull designs on your dress in any colours you want *tries not to jump up and down* Laura: and what about bridesmaids, I want them all different Me: no problem, we can do different colours, styles, anything really Laura: OK, can I make an appointment Me: *does a little dance* That was it, decision made… You should have seen our excitement as we worked out the Dia de los Muertos embroideries, chose colours and other design details. And I don’t think we’ve ever Continue Reading →

Happy Anniversary to Nija + Jonti and that Tattoo Wedding dress

It was easy to decide which of our beautiful real brides to share with you today. It just happens to be the anniversary of Nija and Jonti. Nija +Jonti are one of our most spontaneous couples. On getting engaged they set the date for in just 6 weeks time, quite a challenge, but oh my word they pulled it off! In that first week of wedding planning Nija had seen one of our brides featured on Rock n Roll Bride, eagerly hotfooted it over to our website and instantly fell in love with our Rockabilly wedding dress with swallow tattoos and heart peom embroidery. With just 5 weeks left to the wedding date we set about customising our design for Nija. We LOVE Nija’s dress, 50’s rockabilly pinup style wedding dress in Ivory satin with Kingfisher blue waistband, asymmetric neckline with Swallow Tattoo embroidery and full circle skirt with more swallows, nautical stars and the Romance by Edgar Allan Poe embroidered in a heart shape. Nija also had the most glorious cornflower blue and plum petticoats and metallic plum shoes to die for. We also made Jonti a matching tie   Romance, who loves to nod and sing, With drowsy Continue Reading →

Legend Bridal Alternative Catwalk

We are only 5 weeks away from our alternative catwalk at the Great Northern Wedding Show on the 20th September. I’m not going to lie, we’re not ready. It’s the height of the wedding season and all our attention is quite rightly devoted to our brides. We have plenty of plans; new dresses we want to create, grand ideas about our show and huge plans for our stand. But with our concentration fully on getting our brides ready for their weddings, our preparations for the Great Northern Wedding Show will quite definitely be last minute dot com. This is where our amazing friends come in… we are going to be relying heavily on the help of our friends to get us ready (hope you’re reading this guys… count yourselves roped in!) That said, I’m sat here trying to work out what music we should use for our different catwalk scenes and thought it would be interesting to look back at our April show… (all images by ZT Photography) Pre-register for the next show on the 20th September Retro Rockabilly We opened the show with tattoos, petticoats and parasols set to the cutest track by Evelyn Knight from 1948… ‘A Little Continue Reading →