Caroline Castigliano

Caroline Castigliano Launches The Power Of Love Collection in New York

Caroline Castigliano

Caroline Castigliano the luxury British Bridal designer launches her new Fall 2019 collection aptly named The Power of Love in New York.

Caroline Castigliano

Caroline Castigliano

The latest designs bring in a certain essence of the 50s glamour combined with a modern take on the classic ball gown with clean lines giving the bride the desired impact of a statement piece.

Caroline Castigliano

Caroline Castigliano

Caroline Castigliano, the name synonymous with understated chic and contemporary style, has been at the forefront of British design for 27 years.

Caroline Castigliano

Caroline Castigliano

Caroline’s luxury collections are designed to showcase style and beauty from the moment a bride walks into a room.

Caroline Castigliano

Well known for her unique construction considered to be a work of art – Castigliano gowns are created using corsetry and undergarment techniques to beautifully sculpt and enhance the female figure.

Caroline Castigliano

Each and every Castigliano design is meticulously handcrafted in the United Kingdom for a flawless result making the label a triumph of British design and craftsmanship.

Caroline Castigliano

Caroline Castigliano

The Power of Love launch coincides with New York Bridal Week from 6-8 October 2018.  For more info on the latest designs see www.carolinecastigliano.com

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes Launches 2019 Reflection @ The Shard

The British bridal designer Andrea Hawkes displayed a fine showcase of her latest 2019 ‘Reflection’ collection of bridal gowns in one of the finest venues – the Shangri-la Hotel at The Shard.

Andrea Hawkes

With spectacular views across the London skyline, the catwalk show in association with Brides Magazine revealed an evening of bridal elegance.  Guests were treated to an evening of luxury delights with sparkling champagne by Moët & Chandon and beauty and make-up consultations by Bobbi Brown prior to the main bridal catwalk show.

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes Bridal is located in the affluent Fulham Road, South Kensington and offers brides her wide-ranging experience on classic couture by designing the perfect wedding dress for the modern woman.  Andrea is dedicated in creating the right ambience for each and every bride who arrives at the boutique with a welcoming environment, and providing a professional service with true expertise.

Andrea Hawkes

The ‘Reflection’ collection focuses on her signature detailing of being simplistic but sophisticated and features precision silhouettes fitted to perfection. The collection presents contemporary and detailed fabrics using high quality natural silks and French lace and includes jackets and belts.

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Andrea Hawkes

Thank you to Andrea Hawkes and Brides Magazine.  Bride Icon have put together some of our favourite designs of the new collection with an additional touch of the spectacular view from The Shard!

Katherine Elizabeth Millinery

Katherine Elizabeth Millinery: Preview of the New Collection

Bride Icon was ‘super excited’ to be invited to preview the new millinery collection by Katherine Elizabeth Millinery.   This award winning milliner is situated in a delightful little boutique with stunning views of the river in the Oxo Tower, London.

Katherine’s expertise and ability to create spirited designs that cross the boundaries of style and panache has been quite an achievement and this collection is no doubt labelled with her signature statement of show stopping designs.

Whether it’s Royal Ascot, a wedding or a garden party, Katherine Elizabeth Millinery ensures that every fabric used is sourced by Katherine herself, and guaranteed that they are completely ethical.  The hand-made designs are created using fine French lace, Italian silks, hand embellished applique and beadwork – not forgetting the most important added ingredient of all – love!

Bride Icon have put together a preview of some of the latest designs taken at Katherine’s boutique.  We would like to say a very big thank you to Katherine for her time and for gracefully modelling some of the hats herself.  Wonder if you can spot Katherine in one of the pics through the mirror!

Katherine Elizabeth Millinery

Katherine Elizabeth

Katherine Elizabeth Millinery

Katherine Elizabeth

Katherine Elizabeth Millinery

Katherine Elizabeth Millinery

Katherine Elizabeth Millinery

Katherine Elizabeth Millinery

Katherine Elizabeth Millinery

Katherine Elizabeth Millinery

www.katherineelizabethhats.com

Lynn Ashworth

Lyn Ashworth New Boutique Opening January 2018

Lynn AshworthLyn AshworthSarah Barrett, Creative Director of the Lyn Ashworth label is thrilled to announce the opening of her very first stand-alone flagship bridal boutique in Staffordshire.  Set in a beautiful barn conversion on the Duchy of Lancaster Estate, this bridal showroom and manufacturing studio is set to be the go-to destination for brides in 2018.

Here brides will find the latest dresses from the brand new 2018 Daydreamer collection alongside bestsellers and firm favourites from past collections. In-house bespoke commissions will be available upon request for brides looking for that extra special and super exclusive wedding gown.

Not only this, but the showroom will also stock bridesmaid dresses, shoes, jewellery and hair accessories. The Boutique will be a one stop bridal shop for brides looking for beautifully made dresses, timeless silhouettes and exquisite craftsmanship, plus everything for ‘maids and more.

To book an appointment call +44(0) 1283 820643
New Address Details:
Unit 2, Upper Linbrook Farm
Kingstanding
Burton Upon Trent
Staffordshire
DE13 9PF

Lynashworth.co.uk

Emmy London

Emmy London Launches Meadow Dreaming Collection

Emmy LondonCelebrating their first year in Chelsea, Emmy London marked the occasion with the launch of their new Meadow Dreaming Collection of luxurious shoes.  Inspired by the combination of wild flowers and the luscious green pastures, the collection pays homage to nature in its purest form, and conveys the shades and floras into an enchanting meadow theme.

Emmy LondonThe delightful boutique based in the affluent Fulham Road, London was adorned with an assortment of meadow greenery and shrubs, and guests were served with a colourful range of meadow themed cocktails to celebrate the launch of their innovative collection.

Emmy LondonEmmy Scarterfield the designer behind Emmy London described how the whole project has been part of a very indulgent creative journey producing some standout designs that includes all over tussles and sophisticated meadow embroidery – executing her vision of simplicity and dreamy meadows in luxury shoes.

Over the decade, Emmy London has distinguished itself for its creativity and flair in luxury lifestyle, most prominently on bespoke bridal or special occasion shoes and accessories.  Emmy has furthermore created and designed a diamond jewellery collection exclusively for H Samuel too.
Emmy LondonEmmy London epitomises the beauty that surrounds each of their collections with sheer attention to detail by the designer’s unique creativeness, that transforms a woman into the world of luxury and excellence, when choosing for her very special day.  It has been well acknowledged that amongst all the elegance and timeless designs, there is a hidden gem on the sole of the shoes that sets Emmy apart with her clients.

Emmy LondonHaving seen the splendid Meadow Dreaming Collection, Bride Icon thought it transpired all that is eloquent, blissful and free and classifies those precious moments of long hot summer days with the essence of being simply content.

Emmy LondonFor more details and a selection of bridal accessories and shoes available – see their website www.emmylondon.com

 

Kathryn Russell

Kathryn Russell Bridal Couture

So who is Kathryn Russell?  You won’t find her with an extravagant online website, but if you are truly looking for a distinctive expression in prominent bridal designs, then stay tuned – you are about to hear from Kathryn herself.  Based in Gosforth, Newcastle this artistic wedding dress designer practices what she preaches just by word of mouth!

Kathryn Russell / Model AtifKathryn’s inspiration in bridal designs is recognised purely from her love for vintage chic and a deep rooted fascination of romance.  Enthused by movies from the yester years, and taking influences from Hollywood screen icons, her dresses are created to catapult every bride through an era of timeless and elegant beauty.

Bride Icon has been given an exclusive first look at a theatrical bridal shoot that portrays Kathryn’s love of vintage and flowers, particularly roses.  The sequin details sparkling like stardust and the amalgamation of the roses takes us on a journey back to the days when fashion was dictated by the goddesses of the screen such as Audrey Hepburn.

Kathryn RussellKathryn Russell

Kathryn’s added adulation for accessories and hats meant an intricate floral rose theme was a must to convey a further magical element.  The tulle overskirt represents the romance of the ceremony with the straight gown celebrating the comfort of the evening ahead – complimenting this dress with the final touches to perfection.

The remarkable photo shoot depicts what Kathryn is best known for.  The finer details, the little touches of style and elegance, but with the overall conviction of love and romance that is almost obligatory for every bride.

Kathryn Russell

The Hattie Gown modelled here by the stunning Sanya Malik comes with all the fundamentals that oozes grace and sophistication. Sanya Malik was chosen as the model for this enchanting photo-shoot along with Atif Hussain – an upcoming male model.  Sanya began part-time modelling in 2013, and ventured into the world of fashion through London – one of the biggest fashion gateways.  She began to build her portfolio with various photo shoots, gaining experience and learning more on makeup, fashion, and networking skills.   It’s quite easy to see her enthusiasm in this industry, by her creative thinking and showing her versatility and potential as the next top model.  If you would like to see more on Sanya’s fashion profile visit her website here: www.sanyamalik.co.uk

Kathryn Russell / Sanya and Atif

For further details on the latest collections or to contact Kathryn her number is 0191 – 2846528 or 07760 220590. Kathryn’s studio is based at 52 Salters Road in Gosforth, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

Credits:

Photographer: Pavla Lachmanova
MUA; Emma Collins
Hairstylist; Tamara Tott
Male model; Atif Hussain
Female model; Sanya Malik

Instagram:

@pavla_lachmanova_photography
@atifmod1 – Atif Hussain  [male model]
@sanyamodel1 – Sanya Malik [female model]
@weddingdaymua – Tamara Tott
@embermaind_mua – Emma Collins

Amanda Wakeley

The Astor Collection by Amanda Wakeley

Amanda WakeleyAmanda WakeleyBride Icon were invited for a preview of the new bridal collection Astor by Amanda Wakeley. The collection features a fusion of decadent vintage romance and contemporary detailing, offering beautiful designs that are as at home on a sun drenched beach as they are in the most impressive cathedral or country house.

Amanda WakeleyAmanda WakeleyLingerie and corsetry references are translated into exquisite underpinnings with graphic lines sitting beautifully under layers of delicately embroidered tulle and lace. Textural georgette and ethereal tulle is worked back with rich floral embroideries, whilst fine lace is embellished with graphic jewel embellished ribbons that contour the silhouette.

Amanda WakeleyAmanda Wakeley

What we particularly took note of was the impeccably cut ivory tux which offers a chic and contemporary wedding dress alternative to the modern ‘cool and chic’ Wakeley Bride.

We are certain there’s something in here for every Bride Icon!

Amanda WakeleyAmanda Wakeley

Amanda WakeleyAmanda Wakeley

Amanda WakeleyAmanda Wakeley

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Brides to be can find out more details of the Astor collection by Amanda Wakeley see the look book here:  BRIDAL Look Book

Sabina Motasem

Siren by Sabina Motasem – 2018 Collection

Sabina Motasem

Sabina Motasem presented a stunning preview of the 2018 collection Siren at The Wedding Club in London’s South Kensington last night.  The collection is due to be unveiled at the White Gallery next week, however, Bride Icon have a sneak preview of the latest designs just for you here!

Siren is inspired by the modern-day icons and real women who personify the true characteristics of their femininity.  The beautiful designs portrayed a sense of luxury, realism and serene beauty.

Sabina Motasem started out in the bridal industry since 2006 and now featured with exclusive stockists in Lancashire, Essex, Wiltshire Yorkshire, London, Ireland, US and Australia. Sabina’s creativeness stems from the romance of vintage Hollywood, the passion of dance and the love for modern aesthetics with clean lines. Her talent has been recognised with several awards including the HBV New Entrepreneur Scholarship and was selected to showcase her collection at the Zandra Rhodes’ Fashion and Textile Museum.  Sabina Motasem also won the Highly Commended Award at the 2016 Wedding Industry Awards for London and South East.

Bride Icon have put together an exclusive look at some of our favourites of the 2018 bridal designs – what a striking collection of style, beauty and understated luxury that revels in the enigma of every woman.

Sabina Motasem