One of the major fashion events on the bridal industry calender is the Barcelona Bridal Week, which was in mid May. And my goodness, there were some absolute stunners of dresses parading down the catwalks. I’ve put together some of my favourites from a few of the collections below – all images are copyright BARCELONA BRIDAL WEEK.
I discovered The Outnet a couple of days ago, and have been drooling my way through the delectable designer clothing and accessories ever since. The Outnet is part of Net-a-Porter (yum), only everything is hugely discounted – up to 70% off loads of things. Now here’s the thing – they’ve got an extra 30% on top of the regular discounts for this weekend only (it finishes at 10am BST on Monday), so if you want some heart-stopping bargains (like the beautiful Alexander McQueen gown at the bottom left…), you know where to go.
Not a dress exactly…
I mentioned a while back that Alan Hannah had the most amazing outfit at the White Gallery which made everybody smile, and here it is finally. Isn’t it seriously seventies sensational?! I would LOVE to see an edgy bride wearing this.
I’ve noticed in my Google Analytics that (for some reason) I keep getting hits from people wanting to know the most beautiful wedding dresses of all time. Which made me think, hey, great idea for a blog post (though I’m limiting it to the celebrity angle so it’s not too huge)! So thanks, you creative surfers. But then I got to thinking, well, that’s a pretty weighty topic to claim knowledge on, and really this ought to be a democratic process. So I need your help, lovely readers.
What celebrities do you think deserve to be on the top 20 list? Once I have a list, I’ll open up a poll, but I need the list first. Feel free to pull from films, real life, the past, the present, wherever – I’d love you to contribute.
I’m starting it with two dresses (that are in fact v. similar) – Grace Kelly’s wedding dress, and Katherine Middleton’s wedding dress. So, what else?
I started off feeling slightly disapproving before watching this video (people treating vows lightly, yadayada), but – tres funny and sweet.
Lea-Ann Belter – elegance, femininity and beautiful detailing delivered up on a platter of deliciously natural photography that just makes you feel good. Ahh.
If you’ve always hankered after Vera Wang but thought it was waay out of your budget ballpark, something MOST exciting happened at the beginning of the year – Vera Wang teamed up with David’s Bridal (the largest bridalwear retailer in the US, and by largest, I mean 300 stores and counting *gulp*) to create a diffusion line. And predictably, the dresses are beautiful.
Obviously there are also bridesmaid dresses by David’s Bridal, but specifically there are Vera Wang bridesmaid dresses! Oh yes indeedy, and they are so pretty they make your eyes ache. Beautiful lines, dramatic detailing… bliss.
There’s a few sample sales on the go or coming up at the moment if you want to bag yourself a bargain.
- Pronovias have a sample sale on the 18th of June in London (with up to 75% off). View more »
- Suzanne Neville has a sample sale on the 24th and 25th of June at Wilmslow, Manchester. View more »
- The Couture Gallery have a sample sale with up to 70% off from the 1st to the 3rd of July in London. View more »
- High Society Bridal (based in Cowbridge, Wales) run a sample sale all year round. View more »
- Cicily Bridal in Tamworth also run a sample sale all year round with up to 50% off gowns. View their website here »
If you know of any others, please get in touch!
What’s not to love?! Halterneck, tea length, belt, puffy skirt and brooch at neck combined with quirkily posed model. By Fancy New York.