Live Wedding Lounge

A Whole New Wedding Experience – Live Wedding Lounge

Bride Icon have attended many events featuring a range of wedding inspirations, but no such inspiration has so far matched the real-life wedding experience presented to us by Jessica Hay, Director of Live Wedding Lounge.  This new concept is an innovative take on showcasing what a wedding would look and feel like, by recreating a real life wedding environment!   Directed by Jessica, it was clear to see her passion on how she wanted couples who were planning a wedding, to have the opportunity to have a fresh new approach in wedding planning.  Bringing this new idea into reality, Live Wedding Lounge successfully created an extraordinary wedding experience for  couples to view, savour and share the ambience of how their wedding might look like.

Live Wedding Lounge

Live Wedding Lounge

The Five Star, Grade II listed Sofitel St James Hotel in London, known for its British design and contemporary style that is distinctly French, delivered in style with guests served up to 3 delicious courses of smoked salmon for starters, followed by succulent beef and sweet desserts by Maitre ChouxRemy Martin provided the guests with welcoming drinks as well as the delectable brandy toast after dinner.

Live Wedding Lounge

Live Wedding Lounge

Live Wedding Lounge

Live Wedding Lounge

It was the perfect setting for some of the uppermost wedding professionals to display a selection of bridal dresses, photography, table settings and an evening of joyous live entertainment brought to us by the All Town Music band with singers Dan Daniel and Daisy Dance, who delighted the guests to create the perfect wedding experience in all its glory!

Live Wedding Lounge

Live Wedding Lounge

This new-found experience and success into producing a real-life wedding vision is possibly the beginning of more similar events to come up from Jessica and her team.  Live Wedding Lounge has set the precedent in creating an up, close and personal experience for couples to have first-hand knowledge and understanding into not only seeing how their wedding would look like, but also taking part and being closely involved, when it comes to the ultimate decision-making process.

Live Wedding Lounge

Live Wedding Lounge

It’s been a captivating and new experience for Bride Icon and the guests who had attended – one that has truly set the bar high in terms of wedding inspirations.  Congratulations to Jessica and the Live Wedding Lounge team for making this into reality – we are certain this will be a big part of the future wedding planning scene!

For more details, or if you would like to take part in the experience yourself, see their website here: Live Wedding Lounge

THE PROFESSIONALS

BESPOKE CANDLES: W www.champagneandflamingos.co.uk  | T +44 (0) 1246 202661 | I: @Champagneandflamingos

BRIDAL: W www.ritacolson.com  | I: @ritacolson

COCKTAIL: W www.remymartin.com | I: @remymartinuk

CAKE: W www.maitrechoux.com | T +44 (0)20 3583 4561 | I: @maitrechoux

ENTERTAINMENT: W www.AllTownMusic.com | T +44 (0)20 7043 2343 | I: @alltownmusic

FLORIST: W www.annafernweddings.co.uk| I: @annafernweddings

GIFT LIST: W www.theweddingshop.com | T +44 (0)20 7384 8400 | I: @theweddingshopuk

PHOTOGRAPHER: W www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk | T +44 (0) 7491 664 451 | I: @amandakarenphotography

PRODUCTION: The Experience | T +44 (0) 118 988 6222 | I: @notjustdjs

STATIONERY: W www.geebrothers.co.uk | T +44 (0) 20 7228 4081 | @geebrothersprinters

TOASTMASTER: W www.jptoastmaster.com | T +44 (0) 7947 305 355 | I: @jptoastmaster

VENUE: W www.sofitelstjames.com | T +44 (0)20 7747 2200 | I: @Sofitellondon

VIDEOGRAPHER: W www.teamofilms.com | T +44 (0) 7712 170 191 | I: @teamofilms

Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad Fall 2018

 

Zuhair Murad’s Fall 2018 bridal collection takes an ode to the shades of blushing pink and powdery palettes.  The bridal gowns are influenced by embellishing silk chiffon, tulle, floral themes, Mikado and lace reminiscing some of his previous inspirations.  The detachable over-skirts and the distinctive long capes define this opulent collection giving the bride the option and flexibility to switch looks during her very special day.  Beads, intricate hand embroidery and 3-D petals were the highlights of each of the fairytale dresses, however, the statement accessories such as the ruffled tulle stoles around the shoulder and the beaded and floor length capes added a touch of magic and Hollywood glamour for every beautiful bride to be! Bride Icon have the official Fall 2018 photos.

The Wedding Club is the official UK stockist for the complete Zuhair Murad Fall 2018 Collection. www.weddingclub1.com

Zuhair MuradZuhair MuradZuhair MuradZuhair MuradZuhair MuradZuhair MuradZuhair MuradZuhair MuradZuhair MuradZuhair MuradZuhair MuradZuhair Murad

Berta

Worldwide Debut of Berta Bridal Fall 2018 Collection

Berta

The Wedding Club are to host the Worldwide Debut of the Berta Bridal Fall 2018 Collection in central London next month.  Take a look at the invite below for further details and how to book.

Berta

Berta

Berta

The Wedding Club will also be following up this lavish evening of stylish fashion with Trunk Shows over 2 weekends at their Knightsbridge store. This really is the perfect opportunity to be amongst the first brides to ever try the dresses and to find your dream dress!  Discounts shall apply on all orders placed at the Trunk Show and you may even meet the designer herself, who will be making an appearance!

 

We expect demand to be high and spaces are very limited so contact The Wedding Club today on www.wedding-club.co.uk

 

Wedding Club

The Wedding Club

Wedding Club
Berta

The Wedding Club renowned for hosting glitzy bridal shows did it again this week!  The Autumn collection featuring a string of international bridal designers were showcased with a sophisticated presentation in partnership with Brides Magazine at the Berkeley Ballroon, London.

wedding club
Zuhair Murad

Guests and brides-to-be were treated to selection of delicious treats from the Berkeley Hotel and an afternoon flowing with Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktails, while the tables were decorated with floral designs by In Water Flowers.  If that wasn’t enough Matthew Curtis (hairstylist-to-the-stars) and his team were on standby to recreate bridal hair for your big day!

wedding club
Zuhair Murad
Wedding Club
Carolina Herrera

 

Established in 2001 and now with 3 stores in Knightsbridge, South Kensington and Birmingham, The Wedding Club is an imperative visit for any bride who is fashion conscious and desires luxurious designs for the most special day in her life.  The Wedding Club are exclusive UK stockists of bridal collections which include international designers Zuhair Murad, Berta, Savannah Miller, Costarellos and Carolina Herrera who were all featured at the Autumn catwalk show.

Recognised for travelling the world to source top design brands for brides, each store provides a curated edit to suit all brides and budgets and set in elegant surroundings that makes every bride feel at ease to explore the exquisite bridal range.

Wedding club
Savannah Miller
wedding club
Costarellos

Bride Icon has put together some of our favourite wedding dresses from each of the designer collections.  We are sure there is a dress in there that is perfect for you!

For more details on the trunk shows coming up see details below.  Every dress purchased at one of The Wedding Club stores includes a donation to help aid relief and to rehabilitate communities by the Help Refugees charity. www.helprefugees.org.uk

wedding club

 

Wedding clubwedding club

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

©Bride Icon

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

Les Trois Seours

Les Trois Seours Bridal Hosts Luxury Bridal Show @ Canary Wharf, London

London’s Canary Wharf was the venue to be when Les Trois Seours Bridal hosted a spectacular luxury bridal event in association with Brides Magazine.  The show featured  some of the industry’s prominent bridal designers, including Miss Hayley Paige who made her first UK appearance to present a fabulous new 2018 Spring collection.  A very special guest appearance by Professor Jimmy Choo proved to be a delight for the huge crowd of brides to be and guests who attended.

Les Trois Seours Bridal put on a sensational bridal display on the catwalk by designers that ranged from Amanda Wakeley, Temperley London, Alon Livne white, David Fielden, Caroline Castigliano, Jenny Packham, Lova Weddings, Philip Treacy, Oscar de la Renta and Victoria Kyriakides.

Just before showtime, the guests were treated to a Ruinart Champagne reception with canapes from one of Buckingham Palace’s chosen caterers Ampersand Events and flower arrangements designed by Maison de Fleurs. Bride Icon have captured a collection of beautiful dresses in what was a lovely evening of inspirational bridal beauty.

Hayley Paige

 

©Bride Icon

Hayley Paige

Hayley Paige In London’s Luxury Bridal Show @ Les Trois Soeurs Bridal

hayley paige

Canary Wharf, London became the epitome of bridal couture when Les Trois Soeurs Bridal hosted their luxury bridal catwalk show in association with Brides Magazine.  Among the elite designers, Miss Hayley Paige graced the event – all the way from New York  – with a sensational viewing of the 2018 collection.

Hayley Paige

Hayley who is here on her first trip to London – since the sweet age of 16, set the catwalk on fire with some surprises in between too.  The bridal collection was married in with one of a kind ‘red carpet’ and speciality pieces.  Hayley thought  it would be fun to mix it in with the bridal range to give it that extra edge and a touch of colour!   However, what caught our eye was the dazzling starry themes and the continuation of the celestial journey – there’s a lot of elements of star dusting and even hidden galaxies within the dress!

Hayley Paige

Hayley’s visit to London is part of a journey to see how the London bride differs from the brides in the States.  Hayley said she feels there is something particularly exciting about the London bride and is hoping to see what exactly she can learn and experience in terms of price point and balance and how it all could be aligned with what the Hayley Paige aura is about.

Hayley Page

We asked Hayley which dress would be her signature statement dress and her reply was  “it had to be the Ball Gown, mostly because that’s where the Miss Hayley Paige domain and iconic novelty has come through. From a philosophical stand point, she’s the girl that wants something that’s really going to set her apart!”  Of course, we couldn’t let Hayley go without asking who would be her ideal Bride Icon.   We were so touched to hear that it was her mum.  Hayley said she would have loved to dress her mum during the 70s retro era where she could push the boundaries but still be in the moment.  Hayley described how her mum was a risk taker in fashion but also very much part of her own style and inspirations growing up.

Hayley PaigeBride Icon would like to say a very special thank you to the lovely Hayley Paige for an enchanting vision of this fabulous collection.  Hayley asked us to write down our favourite dress, it was a little impossible with so many elegant designs – but we absolutely love the Lumi Gown twinkling with stars and glitter – it’s out of this world !!

©Bride Icon

2017’s Hottest Bridal Trends from Minster Designs

Straight off the catwalk, Founder of award-winning bridal boutique Minster Designs, Oxana Ruckhaber, gives the lowdown on the hottest trends for brides in 2017.

If 2017 is the year you are planning your wedding, then top of the to-do list should be finding the perfect dress. The latest fashions and trends for 2017 are now emerging and whether brides-to-be are going for boho-chic, romantic, or full-on glamorous, Oxana Ruckhaber of the award-winning bridal boutique Minster Designs, has the top trends to keep in mind when planning a 2017 wedding look.

Oxana has said “Bridal separates are super-in for 2017 weddings. This fashion gives brides the chance to customise their wedding dress by choosing the top and skirt separately so that they can create a dress that is unique to them. It makes it even more special and personal. But looking beautiful is only part of finding the right dress. It’s so important that the Bride feels really comfortable in what she’s wearing too so that she can relax and enjoy the day.

Bridal separates first hit the catwalk in 2014 and the trend has grown and grown. Contemporary brides are attracted by the versatility and choice offered by mixing and matching tops and skirts. Brides can blend fabrics and textures – silk, satin, chiffon – in a way that reflects their personality and individual style. Tops can range from intricate, bead-embellished lace corsets with alluring sweetheart necklines to delicate translucent tops with demure high necks. They can be teamed with fairy-tale swathes of delicate tulle or body-hugging Hollywood-style satin glamour. What’s more, brides can continue to ring the changes throughout their special day: swapping a long, romantic skirt for a fun and flirty fifties-inspired retro look for the evening’s celebrations.

Oxana continues to say “A newer trend is colour. Of course, white, ivory and cream remain favourites but there is definitely a move towards colour – lovely, subtle, pastel and blush shades are increasingly popular. And boldercolours like red, charcoal and even black are becoming more usual – this is particular so with the separates. It also means that these beautiful items can have a life beyond that one special day – and can be worn separately or as an ensemble on other occasions.

For more information about the bridal gowns and separates collections at Minster Designs, visit www.minsterdesigns.com

Jenny Packham

Wonder by Jenny Packham @ David’s Bridal

The celebrity British fashion designer Jenny Packham brings “Wonder” to David’s Bridal, with an exclusive line of beautiful bridal gowns created perfectly for the modern bride.

Jenny Packham has dressed the likes of Kate Middleton, Adele, and Angelina Jolie. Now she’s bringing her signature grace and glamour to David’s Bridal.

Wonder by Jenny Packham is all about beautiful draping, exquisite embellishments, and attention to every last detail.

“My collection is inspired by the belle époque era of the early 1900s,” Packham says. “The dresses are delicate with light beading and understated, flowing silhouettes alongside more contemporary structured shapes, elegantly exposed backs, and geometric embellishments for a modern bride.”

The wedding dresses span an array of styles–from a crystal-trimmed halter gown to sleek sequined sheaths–but they’re all designed to move effortlessly, down the aisle and on the dance floor. The collection also includes looks for bridesmaids, flower girls, and mothers of the bride, along with accessories from veils to shoes. “I enjoy designing for weddings because you become a part of someone’s personal history,” she says. “It’s a great honor and feels very special.”

See more of the collection at David’s Bridal www.davidsbridal.co.uk or check out the look book here: Wonder_by_Jenny_Packham_SS17_Lookbook

David's Bridal

David’s Bridal – The Melissa Sweet Collection

David's BridalDavid's BridalWe absolutely just love this stunning set of bridal dresses featured in David’s Bridal.  The Melissa Sweet collection is designed for the bride whose passion represents treasures of the historical age.  The splendid designs are a combination of modern romantic trends but with vintage details and gushing with lace and silky ribbon trims. The bridal dresses are all intricately hand-sewn with beading and a real sense of love.

The designer describes the dresses with a quote saying “A dress isn’t finished until it looks like it fell from heaven”. Of course, just looking at some of the charming details the dresses do look rather heavenly.

David's BridalDavid's Bridal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David's BridalDavid's Bridal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the sweetest touches in every Melissa Sweet bridal dress is the hidden pocket near the bride’s heart to carry a keepsake or a good luck charm – how beautiful and touching is that?

Here’s some of our favourites that we have highlighted for you.  However, if you would like to see more details about this exquisite range by Melissa Sweet visit David’s Bridal website at www.davidsbridal.co.uk

David's BridalDavid's BridalDavid's BridalDavid's Bridal