Every now and then something drops into our inbox that simply couldn’t be more Rock My Wedding. With Fairytale fortnight fast approaching, Charlotte and I were giving some serious consideration to the kind of fashion we were going to cover as part of it. We don’t like to be too predictable as you all know and staying within the theme but keeping it that little bit outside-of-the-blue-polka-dot-box, that little bit RMW, was proving tougher than we thought….
Then as often happens in these situations, fate intervenes just in time for us to give Belle and Bunty center stage.
So today we’re offering a selection of truly chic and every bit as unique as you like FASHION – fit for a thoroughly modern fairy tale.
Belle and Bunty is a fashion label designed by Alice Shreeve & Hannah Coniam-Thompson, started in 2003. Over the years the brand has built a successful celebrity following including the likes of Diana Vickers, Pixie Lott, Nicola Roberts, Heidi Range, Myleene Klass, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Fearne Cotton, Alexa Chung, Tamzin Outhwaite and Holly Willhoughby.
But what’s a fashion deisgner to do when they get married themselves? Make their own gown, a labour of love that lead to the creation of The Belle and The Bunty, the synonymously named dresses that they created together, for each other. And its no secret that we love to see a strong female business partnership go from strength to strength around here. 😉
These two designs, along with The Willow – a freqently requested style for Brides looking for something a little different, lead to the creation of the ‘Magnificent Seven’, Created in their signature elegant and floaty style of chiffon’s and silks, I really think these guys could give the likes of the more established bridal designers a run for their money.
The Willow Maxi Dress is the seminal force behind the collection. Following the Willowʼs repeated sell-out success, Alice and Hannah have made dresses for a stream of brides looking for an alternative to the traditional wedding dress. Handcrafted by the designers with their skilled team in light and luxurious silks, craftsmanship lies at the heart of the collection. Belle & Buntyʼs characteristic muted shades of silver, buttermilk, fawn and dusty peach mingle with decadent jewel tones of emerald, claret, iris and teal. Delicate handmade silk roses, bows and lace trims finish these pieces with a feminine flourish.
So, we’re got style, glamour, elegance and individuality… thats a pretty impressive package. And you’re thinking, but ‘I’m a Bride, I want white!’ And that’s completely do-able. Made to Order, these dresses can be made in exactly the shade your bridal heart desires, be that the softest white, creamiest ivory or shades of shell pink, dove grey or blushing nude.
That just leaves one little question… maybe not such a little one… the price?
The range starts at £745 for the Wisteria to £1095 for The Primrose. How’s that for a find?
So that’s enough from us… we’re pretty excited to be sharing this collection, so excited in fact that I’m bookmarking Belle & Bunty for when I next need a bridesmaid/black tie/just-because-I-want-to-look-simply-devastating dress.
Please head over and have a nosey around the Belle and Bunty site, they really are delicious and there are more images to feast your beady eyes upon!
Yours I-am-so-going-to-wear-one-of-these-one-day Truly,