Lynn Ashworth

Lyn Ashworth’s 2018 Daydreamer Collection

Lynn AshworthAs the sun rises on a new season, let your imagination take flight”.

Inspired by texture and light, Lyn Ashworth’s collection for 2018 is the perfect luxury reinterpretation of the brand’s signature sophisticated aesthetic. The ‘Daydreamer’ collection features texture, ruffles, twinkle and tulle. From hand appliqued three-dimensional embellishments and delicate beaded French lace, to shimmering sequins, the show-stopping collection offers a contemporary take on classic vintage style. Fine off-the-shoulder silhouettes and floor-sweeping statement gowns are available in a pretty palette of ivory, champagne and blush.

Lynn AshworthSarah Barrett, Creative Director:

‘We are surrounded by texture and light. Different light can portray a different texture and a different texture can portray a different light. 

Lynn AshworthAs the sun rises it creates the daydream effect and as that small window of the golden hour is upon you, your imagination is transported to a moonlight place.’

Lyn AshworthHighlights from the collection include a light catching sequin bodice and tulle one- shoulder overlay styled out with a hand beaded flower brooch. ‘Spring Rose’ features a beautiful lace overlay with subtle rose bud and sequin detail, sweetheart neckline bodice and soft blush silk tulle lining.

Lyn AshworthDetail is drawn from botanical influences with textured fabric such as three-dimensional floral guipure lace and a silk organza skirt adorned with silk flowers. Monochrome accents run through the collection with black velvet ribbon belts styled to accentuate circle satin chiffon skirts.

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The ‘Daydreamer’ collection was shot on location at Chateaux De Clerac, near Bordeaux, France.

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More of the collection can be seen on www.lynashworth.co.uk

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Awon Golding

Awon Golding Millinery – The Bridal Collection

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Awon Golding Millinery, has recently launched an exquisite bridal collection inspired by 70s glamour and the iconic style of Bianca Jagger.  Using sumptuous fabrics and feathers and traditional techniques creating stunning bridal accessories for the modern bride.

Awon Golding

An award-winning London-based milliner, Awon Golding had spent a diverse youth in India, Hong Kong and England.  She draws on her multicultural heritage to inspire dynamic headpieces. Working with bold shapes to create dramatic silhouettes, each piece is handcrafted in her London studio incorporating modern materials and traditional techniques.

Awon Golding

Working as a fashion writer and magazine editor in Hong Kong, she eventually arrived in London to pursue her dream of millinery.  After an apprenticeship with acclaimed milliner Edwina Ibbotson, she went on to receive a Distinction in Millinery from the Kensington and Chelsea College. A job designing hats and soft accessories for high street giants Topshop and River Island followed, after which Awon decided to set up her own label.

Awon Golding

Her flair and creative talent were recognised by The Honourable Feltmaker’s Guild, who awarded her first prize at its annual millinery competition in 2010, and secured the Industry Prize in the Hat Designer of the Year competition 2013 for her collection inspired by the Queen of Bhutan.  Awon was selected by world renowned milliner Stephen Jones and the British Fashion Council to showcase as part of Headonism, a platform for the UK’s finest up-and-coming millinery talent at London Fashion Week.

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She creates two seasonal collections a year – Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter – and private commissions for a wide range of customers. Her hats are available for purchase at London’s Fortnum & Mason, as well as a selection of international stockists.

www.awongolding.com

Hedsor

Indian Summer Wedding Fair @ Hedsor House

HedsorHedsor House opened its doors this week to reveal the grandeur of this stunning Georgian stately home with an exquisite Indian Summer Wedding Fair. The country house which is suitably located within 45 minutes from London, and set in 100 acres of Buckinghamshire parkland with Grade II listed gardens, became a vision of illuminated splendour to the delight of the many visitors.

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Privately-owned and immaculately sustained by the Shephard Family, Hedsor House is not only a luxury venue for weddings, it takes pride in making sure it is also seen as a contemporary and current venue, celebrating high profile events with clients and global brands such and Mercedez-Benz, BBC, Ferrari, Johnny Depp and our favourite George Clooney, who recently filmed his latest advert being kidnapped to Hedsor House for Nespresso!

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Upon arriving at the grand entrance hall, guests were promptly transported into an aura of enchantment with lighting effects by Just Seventy Ltd – an event design management company, creating the exuberance to set the stage for an evening of quintessential wedding inspiration.

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The heart of the Centre Hall with its domed ceiling, transformed into a ceremonial setting with an elegant archway of flowers by florist Wild About that streamed through the magnificent mansion – creating a bouquet of delightful scents and shades of an Indian Summer.

Hedsor House is renowned for its own historical features and period characteristics. Nonetheless, amongst the supreme heritage, the house also offers a blank canvass along with a natural radiance to create just the right ambience for that perfect country wedding.

 

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Of course, for every wedding the reception is positioned at the very heart of the occasion, and to present its finery, there is nothing quite as prominent as the Grand Ballroom!   Catering for up to 150 guests the Indian Summer theme flowed into a selection of ostentatious table settings created by the artistic Rachel Ramsbottom of Create.  The inventive team from Create also supplied the delicious food throughout the evening, providing guests with a selection of succulent savoury and sweet canapés bursting with flavour and colours.

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Bride Icon would like to thank Hedsor House for a wonderful evening.  It is the perfect country house for a luxury wedding with a picturesque backdrop for civil wedding ceremonies and blessings.  Not only can the ceremonies take place in the house and estate, but outdoor blessings can take part on the beautifully preserved green lawns.  Of course, Indian weddings –  as we know it – can be a large scale affair, but Hedsor House can equally take up to 800 guests with a marquee – making it the perfect Indian Summer wedding!

For more details on Hedsor House weddings visit their website www.hedsor.com

Honee

Honee @ House of iKons, London

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If it wasn’t enough to just see some of the emerging raw talent of the fashion industry at the House of iKons show in London – then it was even more of a special treat to see a vivacious concept of fashion statement pieces by the up and coming designer, Honee.

Recently, taking the New York Fashion Week by storm – Honee introduced a dazzling collection of imposing designs which conveyed the language of fashion and individuality through her vision of intricate and beautiful couture. Honee who has a background in industrial design reached into the realms of fashion due to her stylish mother, and attended New York’s famous High School of Performing Arts, where her love for arts have reflected in much of her creative designs.

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Savita Kaye’s House of iKons fashion show under Lady K Productions certainly provided the perfect platform to showcase this extraordinary collection for the grand finale by this distinctive designer.  We know you are going to love this!

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House of Ikons

House of iKons Rocks During London Fashion Week 2017

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London was rocked this weekend by a vibrant display of international couture from the House of iKons fashion show which coincided with London Fashion Week 2017. House of iKons proudly establishes itself by providing a unique platform to showcase some of the up and coming raw talents of the UK and international fashion industry.  The success of these shows has transpired into many of the new designers receiving significant connections into the world of celebrities, business and media.

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Jef Albea
House of Ikons
Jef Albea

House of iKons celebrates similar shows across some of the major cities becoming a fixed feature in London, Los Angeles, Beijing, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The show began with a moving intro by Savita Kaye, the Founder of House of iKons under Lady K productions, with her very own personal experience and reasons for supporting The Sharan Project – a registered charity supporting women who have undergone domestic violence and the chosen charity for House of iKons.

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Xarood by Fahad Khan
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Xarood by Fahad Khan

Bride Icon have put together some of the highlights from the show that took place at the Millenium Gloucester Hotel in London.  Savita Kaye’s drive and determination has created a clear vision for emerging designers to be given the opportunity to showcase some incredible new talent – which in turn has provided House of iKons to lead the way into becoming a global brand!

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Kiki de L Vil
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Some of our favourite couture designs from the House of iKons show in London include menswear designer Xarood by Fahad Khan, Jeff Albea, Kiki De L Vil and Sara Onsi.   Don’t forget to see our special feature on Honee here on Bride Icon – who provided a spectacular grand finale of colour and bold charisma!

More pics from the House of iKons show can be seen on Facebook.com/brideicon 

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Bingham

Rain Or Shine: Bingham Is The Perfect Wedding Venue

With the unpredictability of the weather, one of London and Surrey’s leading wedding venues, the Bingham in Richmond-upon-Thames has now enhanced its offering through the addition of a bespoke fitted terrace canopy.  Whether its cloudy or sunny; the new canopy allows couples and their guests to enjoy the riverside garden whatever the weather, banishing the worries of the dreaded rain and what ifs!

BinghamFor the winter season, guests can enjoy cocktails in the warmth of the private heated terrace underneath the bespoke awning.  This terrace canopy is available for all weddings taking place in the months of October to April. For couples outside of these months, the canopy can be hired for a one off fee covering installation and subsequent removal.

At the same time, Head Chef, Shaunak Singh is launching the new Autumn/Winter Wedding menu.  Aside from the breathtaking views of the river easing its way down the Thames, the award-worthy food is an attraction in itself; Shaunak uses fresh, seasonal and ethical ingredients to create vibrant and interesting dishes.

The new winter menu features signature dishes such as seared hand dived scallops served with roasted pumpkin veloute, potato gnocchi, glazed root vegetables and parsley oil, Creedy carver duck breast, with crispy leg croquettes, vanilla and celeriac puree, braised red cabbage, potato fondant and duck sauce and Opera Cake with chocolate ganache and white chocolate ice cream.

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With a unique river setting, modern interiors, comfortable bedrooms and restaurant grade seasonal food, the Bingham has everything a couple could want to host their own private luxury celebration and with the addition of the new canopy, the Bingham offers greater flexibility than ever before with the opportunity to use the outdoor grounds of the venue during the often unpredictable Autumn, Winter and early Spring months. New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day dates are available.

Wedding packages at the Bingham start from approximately £105 per person with Autumn Winter Exclusive Use starting from £15,000 including use of all fifteen bedrooms. For further details have a look at their website here www.thebingham.co.uk

Hayley Paige

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 !!

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