Duncan Croft

Duncan Croft Bridal

Duncan Croft BridalDuncan CroftTo become a bridal couturier is not a decision taken nonchalantly.  It derives from a certain degree of desire to accomplish the real magic behind the most precious day of your life.  One designer who believes in this concept of couture perfection is Duncan Croft.   Captivated by the flowing vision and opulence of brides from a very young age, it was clear why Duncan propelled himself to study at Australia’s leading Fashion House, which then initiated his career by working in a renowned bridal house in Sydney.  With such notable endorsements, it wasn’t too long before he decided to venture out with his own label, Duncan Croft Bridal, recognising couture as a partnership between the designer’s creativity and the client’s personality.

Duncan Croft BridalSo what can you expect from a Duncan Croft ensemble? Duncan is well known for his intrinsic talent of highlighting his client’s unique features, and accentuating the design with a stunning range of individually tailor made couture creations. Using luxury fabrics from across the globe and laces from the fashion capitals of the world, Duncan is set in creating distinctive designs that enrich on the characteristics of the bride and stems from his pivotal consultations.

Duncan Croft Duncan CroftDuncan is considerate not to label words such as luxury and couture so lightly, given how they are now incorporated effortlessly in so many bridal collections – with little regard for the real tailoring behind a couture garment. Consequently, his objective is to work with couture that is true to the original meaning – and that is to be designed and constructed from the beginning.

Bride Icon has been given an exclusive set of alluring and stylish images of the latest collection by Duncan Croft Bridal.  The bridal gowns are orchestrated in an extravagant setting with crystal chandeliers, and feature a mix of heavy laces, intricate beading and fine embroideries with a feminine corded Chantilly and beaded French laces.  See more of Duncan Croft Bridal on the video below which showcases exactly how Duncan has built his reputation over the last seven years and this truly outstanding collection!

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Gowns @DuncanCroftBridal
Images – @ImageFrenzyPhotography
Model – @Jess_Wehbe
Hair – @PetaWinterBridalHair
Makeup – @M.Ymakeup
Location and chandeliers – @ChandeliersToDieFor
Shoes – @panacheBridalShoes

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.

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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.

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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

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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.


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


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

Sabina Motasem

Siren by Sabina Motasem – 2018 Collection

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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.

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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

Eloise Alice

Eloise Alice London – Bridal Couture

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Eloise Alice London is a couture bridal label dedicated in creating bespoke and

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stunning handmade gowns.  Bride Icon met the designer Eloise Alice at the recent Chelsea Wedding Fair where a varied selection of their beautiful dresses were featured at the show.

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Based in Battersea, London, Eloise draws on the principals of made-to -measure couture that not only looks good but feels good too.  The collection maintains a real focus on flattering all types of figures and sizes.  The dresses are all tailored to perfection and adheres to every brides’ desire of looking their very best on their wedding day.

Eloise AliceEloise Alice trained at The London College of Fashion and Christiana Couture before setting up her own company. Her passion in connecting and understanding the finer details in either embellishments or elegance, and her inspiration of walking around the exclusive fabric houses, has given her bridal couture that extra special touch brought altogether by luxurious laces and silks.

Bride Icon captured a selection of Eloise Alice bridal designs from the recent Chelsea Wedding Fair in London.  For more information on Eloise Alice London please see their website www.eloisealice.co.uk

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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.

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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

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