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Your wedding dress and bridal accessories

This month we’ll be focusing on bridal fashion here on the blog so if you’ve yet to shop for your dress or if you’re finalising your bridal look, you won’t want to miss the next few weeks! Today, we’re going look at your options as we outline all the elements that you might like to include in your bridal ensemble. From gowns to jewellery, shoes to veils, it’s all here…

 

Your wedding dress

Now this is the item that gets most brides-to-be super excited! Your wedding dress is such a big purchase (we’ll be looking at dress shopping later this month) and there are also more options than ever. It’s definitely worth taking a little look on Pinterest so that you can see all the styles that are out there at the moment. Keep a note of the designers that you’re drawn to and the dress shapes that you like but remember that until you try gowns on, it’s hard to know what will suit you best and what styles you’ll really love. Don’t forget that you don’t have to wear a long white or ivory gown either – bridal separates and jumpsuits are a fab alternative and there are patterned and coloured gowns in lots of collections too not to mention shorter designs. The choice really is yours!

 

Leanne Marshall wedding dress, image by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen PhotographyE&W Couture wedding dress, image by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen PhotographyTruvelle wedding dress, image by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen PhotographyHalfpenny London wedding dress, image by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography

 

Bridal accessories

The phrase ‘bridal accessories’ covers a huge area but don’t be overwhelmed! Your bridal boutique can advise you what will work best with you gown and lots of online retailers, such as Liberty in Love, can also help if you get in touch with them. Asking for some expert advice can be a great idea so that you can narrow down your options and create a look that’s really individual. So, might you want to wear a veil, a bridal headpiece, jewellery, a belt or something else entirely? Take your time looking at all the alternatives before making a decision and remember that lots of boutiques offer ‘accessory only’ appointments. This means that you can try lots of different combinations of accessories before you make your decision.

 

Tilly Thomas Lux bridal accessories, image by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen PhotographyVictoria Millesime bridal accessories, image by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen PhotographyDebbie Carlisle bridal accessories, image by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography

 

Wedding shoes

There’s been a huge change in the world of wedding shoes over the last few years so now, anything goes! You might like to wear a coloured pair of designer heels, some pretty flats or beautiful embellished, vintage inspired or simply beautiful shoes. Designers such as Emmy London, Harriet Wilde, Charlotte Mills and Rachel Simpson have bought a whole new look to wedding shoes and we just love their designs. Of course, if you want to use your wedding as the perfect excuse to finally buy that pair of Louboutins that you’ve been not-so-secretly coveting for years then we’re absolutely not going to stop you…

 

Freya Rose wedding shoes, image by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen PhotographyFreya Rose wedding shoes, image by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen PhotographyFreya Rose wedding shoes, image by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen PhotographyHarriet Wilde wedding shoes, image by London wedding photographer Amanda Karen Photography

 

Bridal lingerie

Again, there’s been a quiet revolution going on of late and bridal lingerie no longer means matching sets and suspender belts. Now, we definitely advise choosing something you love, something that you’re comfortable in and something that makes you feel confident. You might like a beautiful set from a designer such as Violet & Wren or you might just love the excuse to splurge in Victoria Secret. Whatever you do, it’s worth just asking your bridal boutique what will work best under your gown to give you the best silhouette possible.

Whatever you decide to include in your wedding day look, remember that you can be as ‘you’ as you like!

Until next time,

Amanda x

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