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

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Berta

Worldwide Debut of Berta Bridal Fall 2018 Collection

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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.

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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

 

Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad Launches Fall 2018 @ The Wedding Club, London

Zuhair Murad’s passion and skills for turning a bride into an icon is unprecedented in the world of couture and bridal fashion.  The creative journey for this reputable designer began in Beirut, Lebanon, where he is renowned for creating a catalogue of ready-to-wear couture and bridal gowns, dressing the royals and celebrities across the globe.

Zuhair MuradBridal couture has particularly been a fond pursuit for Zuhair, combining meticulous attention to detail, sensual silhouettes against the femininity of the female form and the pure accuracy to ensure all the strategic elements of glamour and sensuality are endorsed to create the fairytale dream wedding dress.

Zuhair MuradZuhair MuradThis week, Bride Icon attended the launch of Zuhair Murad’s Fall 2018 collection named a Midwinter’s Night Dream at The Wedding Club in Knighstbridge, London.  Of course, as you can see from the stunning images – yet again, Zuhair Murad has broken another revolutionary record in show stopping bridal gowns.

Zuhair MuradZuhair MuradTaking an ode to the shades of blushing pink and powdery palettes, the 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!

A midwinter’s night dream enlightened….

Zuhair MuradZuhair MuradAn aurorae borealis, a quartz crystal or blushing cheeks: pink, the eternal symbol of femininity is celebrated throughout Zuhair Murad’s Bridal Collection 2018. The shade is used in a limited palette, ranging from tender ivory to powdered and muted tones, giving centre stage to the house’s savoir-faire and the body it will envelop. The collection celebrates a tradition both ancient and modernized, and more importantly, the woman is it designed for, equally in love and of her time. Flowers appear in all shapes and sizes throughout the pieces, expressing the same philosophy – worn as a crown, natural and untamed, seemingly out of a Romantic-era engraving, embroided in 3D, or delicate on sheer chiffon like a tattoo on nude skin.

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Channelling the timeless elegance of Grace Kelly, the short and bouffant cut Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face or Mia Farrow’s pared down chic in their respective off and on-screen weddings, each design radically rethinks classical codes.  Silk chiffon, tears of ruffles and airy lace create a tension between what is made visible and invisible: boleros, capes and veils drape themselves over a bustier, an off-the-shoulder cut, a high slit…this equilibrium reflects a harmony between worlds, cultures and generations.

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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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Zuhair Murad Features @ The Wedding Club

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Bride Icon has put together some of our favourite shots of the stunning designs taken at the Autumn catwalk show by The Wedding Club in partnership with Brides Magazine.  Zuhair Murad, a haute couture designer based in Lebanon, showcased his Fall collection which illustrates subtle shades varying from tender ivory to powdered muted tones.  The collection focuses on traditions both ancient and modern which structures perfectly with every woman throughout her bridal journey.

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Zuhair Murad

Wedding Club

The Wedding Club

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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

Aashni & Co Spring/Summer Bridal Trunk Show

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Aashni & Co the UK’s leading Indian high fashion multi-brand store will be hosting the Spring/Summer 2017 Bridal & Luxury Prêt Trunk Show on Friday 9th June from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm

Visitors to the store will have an exclusive opportunity to meet leading designers Gaurav Gupta, Varun Bahl and Sunita Shekhawat.

As a UK exclusive, fashionistas will have the chance to discover and browse the avant-garde and fashion forward designs by Gaurav Gupta; the delicate and feminine styles with an edge by Varun Bahl; and exquisite, heirloom-worthy jewels by Sunita Shekhawat.  Shoppers will also get an insight into their heirloom and existing jewellery pieces at the show from an expert, and are invited to bring their pieces along.

With a winning mix of ensembles and jewellery, the collections will comprise bridal and trousseau staples, as well as pieces for the entire wedding party that’s presented by the fashion luminaries themselves!

The Spring/Summer Bridal & Luxury Pret Trunk Show

Date:  Friday 9th June 2017

Time:  11.00 am to 6.00 pm 

Aashni & Co, 47 Ledbury Road, London  W11 2AA

Join the conversation on social media with:

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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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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.

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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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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