Category Archives: Bridal Fashion
We hear it time and time again, fashion forward brides-to-be who would love to wear a wedding gown that is a bit different and unique, something that wouldn’t necessarily look out of place on a catwalk but would be just as show-stopping for your journey down the aisle.
It would seem that more often than not however that many of you don’t even necessarily try what could be the dress of your dreams. And we are not entirely sure why that is exactly.
Is it because others (friends, family, work colleagues, anyone who fancies putting their two pennies worth in) have already laid down the rules of what you should wear as a bride?
Is it because you just don’t think certain styles would suit you?
Is it because you have your own deep rooted ideals of what you should wear for the big day regardless of what might make your heart sing?
Whatever the reason, we thought we would invite some of our fashion pack members to discuss some of their own designs that are not on their “bestseller” list. Hidden Gems if you will.
We’ll then invite you gorgeous lot to leave your comments on the featured frockage and why you have chosen the number that you have (or the one you are at least thinking of!)
Alan Hannah discusses Bacall and Edelweiss:
Naomi Neoh discusses Celeste:
Marion at Jesus Peiro discusses 4019, 4048 and 4066:
Would you try any of these dresses?… View the full post.
Those of you who are regulars to these glorious pages of wedding pretty will no doubt be aware of my attempts to offer advice and big day succor to you through the medium of these ‘Ask Lolly’ posts.
Charlotte actually chatted about our decision to make this a regular feature in her post last week and from the overwhelming response to our Ask Lolly inbox, we’re guessing that you folks wholeheartedly approve.
This week I’ll be attempting to soothe the furrowed brow of the lovely Lorna who has got her knickers in a twist about her wedding lingerie (sorry Lorna I just couldn’t resist!).
Take it away Lorna…
I’m struggling and need your help! Having been happily planning our wedding for the past year, I’m struggling to find the right underwear to purchase for ‘the wedding night’ and/or to take on honeymoon. Just in case we end up a bit too drunk/keen/excited/forgetful and I don’t manage to change out of my wedding dress into said underwear on the wedding night.
My wedding dress doesn’t actually need any underwear to go with it, as it perfectly holds me in on its own. However, for this reason I really want an amazing set of underwear to have for my wedding night. But can I even work out where to start – nope.
I don’t really want it to be white and overly complicated – no peep holes and nipple tassels for this bride. All hints and tips appreciated, especially as our wedding is 4th January and I want to try and get myself organised before hosting Christmas for the family at our new house. It’s been a busy 2013!… View the full post.
One of my favourite parts of a real wedding feature is the “getting ready” images of the bride. There is something so beautiful and unique about those moments, the anticipation, the joy – it’s almost like you are being allowed to share a special behind-the-scenes secret.
Stylist and wedding planner Louise Beukes from B.Loved has essentially re-created this scenario and has incorporated some beautiful and feminine boudoir-esque scenes to produce an extraordinarily pretty and unique inspiration shoot.
Rock My Wedding Sponsor Fiona Kelly captured all of the blooms, the delicate and exquisite Ell and Cee lingerie and the dreamy interiors of The George in Rye to perfection. And the colour scheme is just to die for – I can see these images being pinned to within an inch of their life.
Louise at B.Loved: Photographer Fiona Kelly and I shared a vision; to create an undeniably feminine and pretty shoot that captured the dream-like anticipation of a bride getting ready on her wedding morning. We’re both hugely influenced by the beautiful work of Elizabeth Messina, and wanted to capture our version of romantic and beautiful boudoir - without the overtly sexual look often associated with boudoir photography.
I picked a very pared-back palette, using lots of soft ivory, peach and blush tones with the slightest hint of sage green to create an overly romantic and girly look with a grown-up quality.
It was designed to be quite editorial, picking out individual details and beautiful poses to create a very ethereal and dream-like effect.… View the full post.
I am beside myself with glee this afternoon because I can AT LAST share the glorious and final piece of Rock My Wedding editorial of 2013 – The Fall.
If you stopped by the blog on Monday then you’ll have read my post on the inspiration for this Autumn inspired extravaganza.
You’ll know then that we wanted subtle romance, ethereal glamour and natural beauty inspired by Mother Nature herself. Autumnal light is sublime and we were determined to capture this softness and showcase the most stylish gowns and prettiest table settings against it for your viewing pleasure.
So we set about plotting to convince you lovely lot of the tantalising charms of windswept hair, rich colour palettes, Autumn berries and buttersoft blankets against a backdrop of lemon yellow and ruby red leaves.
We scoured the land for the most perfect location and landed upon a beautiful private estate filled with nooks and crannies aplenty. There were woods and fields full of ponies, rustic barns made from weathered oak and old outhouses with handcrafted beams. And I haven’t even begun to mention the lamppost or the redbrick stables…
With so many different ‘scenes’ at our disposal it made sense to devote each set-up to a particular gown. For foxy frockage we worked with two designers that know exactly how to cater for the petite bride – the focus for this particular piece of editorial. Alan Hannah and Charlotte Balbier provided beautiful lace, tulle and slinky embroidered dresses designed with the shorter bride in mind which we paired up with two beauty looks that I’ll describe in more detail shortly…
And who were we going to use to capture our rustic romantic adventure?… View the full post.
Lolly shared the dreamy decor yesterday and this afternoon I’m going to share the fashion aspect of our most recent editorial “I Believe In Mermaids“.
If you had yourself a peek at the inspiration behind the design “Under The Sea” then you will know we were aiming for a sexier more grown up aesthetic than the Disney classic. One of our real brides Sophie commented that the templates reminded her of Chris Issak’s music video for “Wicked Game”. This was the biggest compliment ever as that is one of my top ten music videos (and songs) of all time.
We (as in Team RMW) gain inspiration from everywhere and it’s got to be said, very rarely from our own industry. We look to interior trends, the catwalk, art, design and yes, more often than not music and film too.
Organising something like this on a beach in the UK is always going to be risky. We actually didn’t want the sun to come out with his hat on but we certainly didn’t want rain. We wanted that slightly moody overcast cloud whilst ensuring we all stayed dry. Hmmm. Nothing like trying to be particular with Mother Nature.
Anyone that has visited the sandy shores of Camber sands will know that it can get incredibly windy. This is ace for the look we were going for (at least for the most part) but not so much when you are trying to build a construction out of bamboo poles and large swathes of linen.… View the full post.
At RMW HQ we are always looking at ways we can develop and evolve, new and innovative features that you, our amazing community, will find useful and inspirational.
We’ve been considering a specific fashion led platform for some time now, we receive numerous requests and suggestions as to where our readers can access the latest designer collections so it made sense for us to create an area on the blog that would offer exactly that facility.
You will now see a very sexy new tab on the main menu bar labelled “Designer Collections“, give it a click and you will find yourselves faced with options of bridal fashion, bridesmaids, grooms and accessories. The latter two will be launching in the coming months but in the meantime we’ve got a whole host of delicious dresses for you to admire and share.
The gallery format enables you to Pin, Tweet and Facebook each gown until your hearts content and in the not too distant future we’ll be putting together all sorts of fashion-y boards on the Rock My Wedding pinterest.
The bridal and bridesmaid gown designers that are part of The RMW Fashion Pack are chosen not only because they create some of the most beautiful dresses on the planet, but because they genuinely want every single one of their brides to have the most amazing experience ever.… View the full post.