When you put real wedding features together everyday, you start to get a feel for suppliers and designers that people really, really love. Hayley is most definitely one of those people. Whenever we feature a wedding from Yorkshire, the Bride mentions Hayley’s boutique, Glory Days. In fact just this week, gorgeous real Bride Poppy wore an original 60s crochet dress bought from Hayley. We were really excited to hear that last year Hayley was debuting her first collection of vintage inspired ready-to-wear bridal gowns, the Zena May collection from Rolling In Roses. And we’re even more excited that this year, we’ve got the exclusive on her second collection, Cynthia Rose, and not only that, but one of you lovely lot can WIN ANY DRESS from the collection to wear for your own big day.
How To Enter
Simply like the Rolling In Roses Facebook page, follow them on Instagram and comment below this post telling us which dress design you’d chose (you can see them all in the slider at the top of the post or visit the Look Book pages here on Rock My Wedding) ). For full Ts&Cs please visit this page.
About Rolling In Roses
A brand after our own free-spirited hearts, Rolling In Roses is based in the heart of Yorkshire and can truly call themselves home-grown and home-made. All of their gowns are handmade in England. Meaning that they have complete control over the artisan quality of workmanship. Fabric offcuts are recycled, and Hayley strives to run her business as ethically as possible.
Rolling In Roses offers a collection of dresses which are stylish but understated, highly chic but easy to wear. Inspired by bygone styles of the 20th century, but with a modern edge and a careful twist to the styling, Rolling In Roses was born out of a love of historical nostalgia and modern romance, fused with local craftsmanship and exquisite fabrics, chic simple lines and graceful cuts. Gowns are available exclusively at the flagship boutique Glory Days in York.
‘Almost every Rolling In Roses bride we meet comments on how comfortable our dresses are to wear; the ‘Zena May’ collection utilises bias cut silk which hugs the body and works with the figure rather than against it, and the ‘Cynthia Rose’ collection is made of the softest laces and yoryu chiffon. No uncomfortable boning or tonnes of tulle to be seen, just comfort, elegance, and freedom.
The name ‘Rolling In Roses’ is taken from an early Patti Smith poem; colloquially known as ‘the godmother of punk’, she embodies our ethos of designing for the offbeat, sophisticated, fiercely independent bride . The dreamers, the poets, the music-makers, the lovers.’
“The morning sun is rising
Venus was never so clear
and you been messing
with the goddess of love
come on now over here…
there’s brambles in your hair
you been rolling in roses…”
About Glory Days
Hayley set up her boutique in March 2012 following an uninspiring shopping trip for her sister’s wedding dress. Taking the name ‘Glory Days’ from the Pulp song she walked down the aisle to on her wedding day, she set out with a wish to offer an alternative choice of dress for brides-to-be.
Combining a love of true original vintage pieces and exact period replicas, along with a taste for the unusual and alternative, the aim of Glory Days is to provide wedding dresses for women who are looking for something different to the high street. From edgy rock and roll chic to classic Hollywood elegance, and with a focus on more organic silhouettes and the belief that bridal gowns can be both glamorous AND comfortable, they source and create dresses that work effortlessly with the natural figure of each individual bride.
Hayley’s background is simply incredible and is exactly what you want from someone who is making your wedding dress – dressmaker, costume designer and vintage devotee. Having developed a passion for fashion history and design at an early age, Hayley designed, sewed, sketched and embroidered her way through school, gained a degree in costume design at the Edinburgh College of Art and went on to work as a freelance costume designer, maker, and assistant in the enchanting realms of theatre and film.
With a work experience history that will blow your mind – productions like Othello (starring Lenny Henry), the 2009 Pussycat Dolls tour, This Is England ’86, and Bifa, Bafta, and Oscar winning films Kill List, Tyrannosaur, and The Kings Speech. Hayley also supervised the costumes for a Jake Bugg music video directed by Shane Meadows in 2012, before devoting herself full time to the Glory Days vision. That’s some serious cool factor, as well as incredible hands on experience.
Hayley can usually be found poring over old costume history books, collecting myriad inspiration images and dreaming up new designs, or sitting at the sewing machine or drafting table creating new dresses. Otherwise you might come across her dancing in festival fields or walking in the Yorkshire moors, hunting through antique shops or having a pint in the pub with friends. A Yorkshire girl born and bred, Hayley is proud to base her design and construction right here in England. And that’s something we love to champion here at Rock My Wedding.
Cynthia Rose Collection
The second Rolling In Roses collection, ‘Cynthia Rose’ is named after Hayley’s paternal grandmother, each dress in the collection is named after a native British plant or flower, and subtly influenced by styles from the 1960s and 70s. Hayley wanted to include lots of lace in her designs as it’s so popular with Brides, but this isn’t chintzy or stiff scratchy lace, it’s the softest most delicate lace she could find.
The dresses are designed with comfort in mind, but retain grace and femininity which can be lost with easy-to-wear dresses. These dresses allow you to dance the night away, swing your kids around in the air or even hop on a motorbike with the groom and ride into the sunset (true story).
All of the dresses are lined in breathable eco-friendly bamboo/silk charmeuse or habotai silk, and the other fabrics featured in the collection are 100% silk crêpe-backed satin, laser cut embroidered lace, and beautifully fluid yoryu chiffon.
Hayley always designs surrounded by music (you may have noticed with the references to Brit Pop and Punk) so each collection has a playlist to accompany it, which is a fun touch we just love! I suggest turning it up loud while you decide which of the beautiful designs you’d love to win. Best of luck lovely ones, we can’t wait to see which dresses are your favourites…