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Weddings, Style

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Whether it is in the fit or the styling, these beautiful pieces each, in their own way, allow the bride to shine, reflecting individual style and letting the emotion of the day take centre stage. 


Dance all night long in the Riviera, a satin halterneck a-line with thigh split from Stephanie Allin’s Kiss collection. 


In her latest collection, Speak, Kate Halfpenny wanted to give brides a way to “express themselves, to speak up sartorially, and show the world exactly who they are. We want to express how much we love the Ada dress, shown here with the India Slip. | ©Leah Marie Photography 


This is not a drill: Asos Design has entered the bridal market. If you’re a bride on a budget, get online to find an inclusive range of on-trend styles like the sequined Curve Nia maxi or the fashion-forward tie front blazer. 


Sabina Motasem is rightly acclaimed  for both her commitment to sustainability and her elegant, simple bridal designs. We love the fluid cut of Elsa.


We’re dazzled by molten silver of Fat Face’s Mimosa metallic maxi. It may not be sitting within the bridal section, but what a stunning gown.


Silk chiffon and vintage lace are used by Ivory & Co to create the weightless Bohemia Bolero, shown here over the Ghost Whisper dress from their Wild at Heart Collection. 


The off-shoulder neckline and Watteau train in Marchesa’s Harmonia gown makes a virtue of minimalism. We love the slicked back hair and discreet jewellery which works so well with this serene vision. 


Grace Loves Lace specialise in comfort able, flexible fabrics and cuts across in inclusive range of sizes. In Muse, their latest collection, they have incorporated built-in shapewear meaning high-octane glamour now comes with targeted sculpting to snatch and smooth.


Popular high street brand, Nobody’s Child have brought out a Bridal Party Collection using environmentally friendly fabric. We love this floor-length bardot slip with adjustable spaghetti straps and sensual bias cut.


The Reformation has made the blazer dress bridal. 


Short, sweet and oh-so pretty. From the Colpo di Fulmine (Love at First Sight)  collection by New Zealand’s leading bridal designer, Trish Peng. | © Jonny Scott 


Victoria Jane’s Yana dress is a classic boho design in crepe and chiffon with lace at the waist and gathering the bountiful sleeve. A keyhole bare back provides a little unexpected drama. 


A modern-day classic. Loosely fitted single-breasted white suit from Whistles 


Soft pleats, scattered with light-reflecting sparkles and a gentle pink underlay give this design from Danielle Couture a relaxed feel which belies its intricate design. 


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Mon 13 May 2024

14 October 2023, St Leonard's Church, Wallingford and afterwards at Fison Barn, Earth Trust, Little Wittenham.

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Mon 13 May 2024

It’s not easy for a designer to stay cutting edge for 25 years, but Marguerite Hannah is one of a kind. As the designer behind both the Alan Hannah label and sister brand MiaMia, her expert pattern skills and exquisite eye for detail have remained consistent and modern, and she is revered in the industry for creating the kinds of dresses any bride would want to wear.

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Thu 9 May 2024

Whether it is in the fit or the styling, these beautiful pieces each, in their own way, allow the bride to shine, reflecting individual style and letting the emotion of the day take centre stage.

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Thu 9 May 2024

A Diamond is Forever It was the famous diamond company De Beers who coined the immortal words, a diamond is forever, as part of an advertising campaign back in 1947. A junior copywriter, Frances