WILL YOU SAY YES TO THE BRITISH DRESS?
Every bride’s dream is to look beautiful on the big day and she can with a wedding dress that’s designed and made in Britain. We look at talented British designers and what they can offer brides of Britain.
Sarah is passionate could talk for hours about bridal if you let her! She’s lots of experience, bags of enthusiasm and has her dream job running her atelier. Based in Staffordhsire, Sarah has won several fashion awards and designs wedding dresses that are elegant, ethereal, bohemian and pretty. Cerian is a beautiful soft chiffon overdress, with a keyhole neckline, split sleeves and Nottingham lace detail, embellished with seed pearl beading and fastened with tiny pearl buttons. To view more gorgeous gowns from the Whispers of Love collection, visit www.sarahwillard.com.
Every Charlie Brear wedding dress is handmade in the capital. The design process starts in-house where a prototype of each dress (known as a sample) is produced and tested to ensure fit. All fabrics are sourced from Uk specialist suppliers and they look to France/Italy for exquisite laces, which have been handcrafted on looms for over 250 years. The Carenne gown has been re-imagined in blush, and has delicate straps on an empire bodice and a crepe de chine full circle skirt to give this dress a stunning drape. To view the Mainline 2019 collection visit www.charliebrear.com.
This designer’s gowns are handmade in Yorkshire. Kate’s passion for dressmaking was reignited when her best friend talked her into making her wedding dress! Rosa is a romantic lace jacket, made from a delicate French rose design lace and paired here with one of the Clematis slip silk dress. This pretty jacket has a high-round neckline, finished with silk binding and a scalloped edge. View more of her stunning creations at www.kate-beaumont.co.uk.
Suzanne Neville is one of Europe’s leading bridal designers. All her wedding gowns (and evening dresses) are British made. Still adhering to tradition, Suzanne Neville dresses are handcrafted using contemporary couture techniques. She’s well-known for her beautiful construction is incredibly diverse, and silhouettes vary from slim fitting bias cuts to full and romantic gowns, always using only the finest silks and hand embroideries. High profile clients include creating gowns for Katherine Jenkins, Elle Macpherson and Kate Winslet to name a few. Eternity is a pale ivory gown in a embroidered tulle, with delicate hand beading, a fitted inner corset, full A-line skirt and a scoop neckline and back. To see more from the 2019 collection visit the website, www.suzanneneville.com.
Another designer of beautiful wedding dresses made in Britain, this British designer has been at the forefront of luxury bridal for more than 27 years. Known for understated effortless glamour and clean classic lines with contemporary touches, Castigliano’s collections are designed to create impact from the moment the bride walks into a room. Every Castigliano gown is handcrafted in the UK for a flawless result, making the label a triumph of British design and craftsmanship. The Rose Garden gown comes from the Power of Love collection and has an elegant silhouette featuring a fitted bodice and a full A-line Italian crepe skirt, which has been adorned with hand beaded applique. To see more from this lovely collection visit www.carolinecastigliano.com.
Kate Halfpenny creates bridal wear for real women and weaves Brit cool designs made in the capital with vintage inspiration to create modern wedding dresses. Kate’s is a trusted stylist and friend to British icons Kate Moss, Erin O’Connor and Emilia Fox among others. The Air That We Breathe collection is a fusion of past and present with 16 beautiful gowns – each one named after places in London. The range has evolved since Kate’s recent move to the Kent coast and includes this gorgeous organza bow coat and victor dress in matte. Each unique garment falls gracefully, allowing gentle movement. To view The Air We Breathe collection click on www.halfpennylondon.com.