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Bridal fashion news and inspiration

All the latest wedding fashion trends for the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride and grooms.

We chat to Sarah Barrett, creative director at Lyn Ashworth

We chat to Sarah Barrett, creative director at Lyn Ashworth

Sarah Barrett, creative director at Lyn Ashworth is passionate about British bridal design making a big comeback this year and throughout 2021 that will herald a shift towards craftsmanship and sustainable bridal fashion. She tells us, "I believe there will be some good that will come out of the pandemic. Here at the Lyn Ashworth HQ, we're already working towards a trans-seasonal approach to bridal rather than the fast timelines, focussing on slow bridal fashion that's made-to-order. I believe we must look to stop over-creating and over-producing by having a more thoughtful approach to bridal fashion. Remembering what is beauty today, was beauty yesterday and will be beauty tomorrow."

Posted by Claire Ridley on 1 April 2021

Jewellers Lark & Berry unveil new unisex collection called OMNIS

Jewellers Lark & Berry unveil new unisex collection called OMNIS

Just in time for spring, fine jewellery brand Lark & Berry introduces its new unisex OMNIS collection, featuring an array of 18-carat white and yellow gold pieces featuring cultured diamonds and stones. Modern meets vintage in this new collection. The bold lines and cutting contrasts of the new bangles, rings, studs and pendants were inspired by Art Deco architecture and artwork. There's a variety of stones to choose from including green emeralds, blue sapphires and classic fine diamonds. All OMNIS pieces are made-to-order upon purchase in keeping with the brand's commitment to upholding sustainable practices.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 25 March 2021

Bridal shoe designer Diane Hassall unveils new pom pom style

Bridal shoe designer Diane Hassall unveils new pom pom style

These rose gold sandals decorated with pink and white pom poms, £295, are from the new-season bridal collection by shoe designer Diane Hassall. They can be customised with pom poms in an array of fun colours and are a must-buy for the return to wedding season. In other news, Diane has also unveiled a new collection of detachable bridal collars in a selection of colours and fabrics. There are cream organza, blush French lace and pastel blue French silk lace designs which will make a great addition to any bridal or bridesmaids' look.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 18 March 2021

Freya Rose launches first capsule jewellery collection

Freya Rose launches first capsule jewellery collection

A marriage made in heaven - these Deco Love earrings are from the Freya Rose Hakuro collection, the first capsule collection of luxurious and contemporary, demo-fine jewellery from the bridal shoe designer. Sterling silver and gold-plated pieces include Freya's signature freshwater and Tahitian pearls, as well as sparkling crystals, that can be found adorning her bridal shoe designs.Inspired by classic British techniques, these are unique designs, carefully constructed by hand. Drop hoop earrings, classic pearl studs and long crystal and pearl-drop earrings are hand-crafted in a soft palette of white, ivory, silver and rose.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 11 March 2021

Accessorize and Sister Jane unveil Netflix-inspired collections

Accessorize and Sister Jane unveil Netflix-inspired collections

The latest collection for spring/summer 2021 from high street favourites Accessorize is inspired by historical drama The Crown. This pearly queen headband is a steal at just £18 while dresses in the latest collection by fashion brand Sister Jane are also inspired by a Netflix series, the much-loved Bridgerton. Perfect for brides, maids and mums, the period drama-style gowns feature statement puff sleeves, layered hems and come in sumptuous fabrics and a variety of soft colours.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 4 March 2021

British brand Temperley London launches Wedding Wardrobe edit

British brand Temperley London launches Wedding Wardrobe edit

Iconic British fashion brand Temperley London, known for their ethereal, bohemian-style embellished bridal dresses and evening gowns, has just launched a new concept, the Wedding Wardrobe edit. It's a selection of stunning styles suitable for brides, bridesmaids and guests taken from the Temperley London mainline and heritage collections for those who are searching for an understated look, perfect for a micro wedding. There are also stylish styles for mothers-of-the-bride (and groom) and great pieces for a honeymoon wardrobe too.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 25 February 2021

New Sarah Vuong bridal jewellery collection unveils keepsake pieces

New Sarah Vuong bridal jewellery collection unveils keepsake pieces

The stunning new Sarah Vuong bridal jewellery collection has recently launched selling a selection of exquisite jewellery items including these gold Eloise earrings, and hair accessories hand-finished with freshwater pearls and crystals. They make sentimental bridal keepsakes and great gift ideas for bridesmaids and mothers-of-the-bride (and groom), plus there's a style advice service available where brides can upload ideas and photographs to an online hub and in return, receive a personalised list of pieces to choose from.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 18 February 2021

The Dress Tribe unveils diverse bridal brands

The Dress Tribe unveils diverse bridal brands

Recently launched bridal dress shopping concept The Dress Tribe unveils diverse and top-quality bridal designs from some of the top bridal designers around the world. This revolutionary site introduces brides to 52 of these designers including Bo & Luca, Suzanne Neville and Berta and the retailers that stock them. From romantic, ethereal gowns to fun party pieces, these fashion-forward styles offer something for every bride. There are sculpted silhouettes, short hemlines, statement sleeves and plenty more.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 11 February 2021

Jewellers Fenton announce collaboration with Papier for Valentine's Day

Jewellers Fenton announce collaboration with Papier for Valentine's Day

Fine jewellers Fenton has announced a unique partnership with stationery brand Papier, co-creating an exclusive range that brings to life the much-loved marble designs of Fenton's recent 2020 book publishing Notes on Love. The Fenton x Papier Marble Hardback Notebook retails at £19.99, a great gift idea for mums and maids, and the Marble Notecards retail at £20, ideal for thanking your wedding guests. Fenton has also just unveiled The Star ring, a garnet stone surrounded by diamonds set in 18-carat yellow gold, rose gold or platinum, the perfect ring to propose with this Valentine's Day.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 4 February 2021

Fine jewellery specialist Jerry Greig offers advice ahead of Valentine's Day

Fine jewellery specialist Jerry Greig offers advice ahead of Valentine's Day

With the most romantic day of the year just around the corner, we catch up with independent fine jewellery specialist Jerry Greig for expert advice and top tips for those planning to propose and invest in an engagement ring this February. Where do you start in sourcing the perfect engagement ring? Firstly, decide whether the ring will be a surprise or whether you would like your partner to be involved in purchasing it. Designing and choosing a style together after the proposal is a magical experience and you can be confident that the ring will be perfect for them. If you're set on a surprise then do your research beforehand.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 28 January 2021

Lingerie brand Pour Moi launches #GetYourWiggleOn and pledges money to charity

Lingerie brand Pour Moi launches #GetYourWiggleOn and pledges money to charity

Lingerie and swimwear brand Pour Moi has just launched their new charity campaign, #GetYourWiggleOn and pledges to raise £50,000 for charities chosen by their customers. Pour Moi aims to counteract the negative association of the first month of the year with an energetic and fabulous campaign that everyone can get involved with! In 2021 Pour Moi is on a feel-good mission to help their customers embrace their bodies, inject some fun into getting active and to really get their wiggle on! With a 70% surge in activewear sales in 2020, it has become clear that during uncertain times, more people than ever are stepping up their exercise routines to de-stress and make themselves feel amazing.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 19 January 2021

Grace Loves Lace unveil GRACE Mini collection

Grace Loves Lace unveil GRACE Mini collection

Australian bridal brand Grace Loves Lace has just unveiled GRACE Mini, their first children's collection of eight flowergirl gowns and 13 accessories created ethically and sustainably from bridal gown offcuts. The occasion dresses are designed for comfort made with stretchy materials and no zips, buttons or tight seams for girls aged two to seven years. To celebrate the launch, Grace Loves Lace has also launched a children's book called Tess and Her Dress which follows a young girls' journey of learning where her dress came from and a copy will be gifted with every purchase.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 14 January 2021

DUNE London unveils 2021 Wedding Collection of bridal shoes and clutch bags

DUNE London unveils 2021 Wedding Collection of bridal shoes and clutch bags

This week saw the launch of a beautiful 18-piece ivory satin bridal footwear collection alongside an exclusive range of matching clutch bags designed for brides to make an entrance on their big day. Dune London's signature shoes are reworked in luxury ivory satin, hand-embellished lace and delicately embellished sheer fabrics. Developed in varied heel heights and silhouettes, the SS21 wedding collection reflects the modern bride, whilst fully embracing femininity and romance.Must-have styles, such as a satin leg-tie sandal, diamante knot mule and square-toe flat sandal offer a new direction, whilst a fresh focus on bespoke, decorative details including crystal-encrusted flower corsages and iridescent mother of pearl embellishment continue to deliver that something special.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 7 January 2021

Jewellers Taylor & Hart report 60% rise in ring purchases

Jewellers Taylor & Hart report 60% rise in ring purchases

Jewellers Taylor & Hart have reported a 60% rise in ring purchases for Christmas 2020 proposals and have unveiled their first ever trend report, predicting what's set to be popular in 2021.The uncertainty of this year has made customers commit to a more sustainable future. Lockdown has allowed people to take time out, thinking about design and self-expression. A craving for individuality is producing bolder and more diverse expressions of love. Lab-grown diamonds are now very popular as a more sustainable option for those looking to buy a new diamond. Forgoing the need to extract resources from untouched earth, lab-grown diamonds deliver top-quality stones with none of the geological impact.Promoting lab-grown diamonds and fair trade gold is a crucial example of how jewellery brands can lead through action.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 31 December 2020

Pandora tops the list as the ultimate Christmas gift in Klarna research

Pandora tops the list as the ultimate Christmas gift in Klarna research

Pandora is revealed as one of the most cherished Christmas gifts that consumers have ever received, according to new Klarna research. In a recent survey of 2,000 Klarna app users*, jewellery was the second most popular item that consumers considered as the best Christmas gift they'd ever received. At the top of this category, the majority of Christmas memories were linked to receiving a present from jewellers Pandora, with 14% of all jewellery memories mentioning the brand.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 24 December 2020

Pop princess Kylie Minogue favours Lark & Berry jewellery

Pop princess Kylie Minogue favours Lark & Berry jewellery

As the Fashion Editor here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, everyone knows that I am a big Kylie Minogue fan so when these images dropped into my inbox, I couldn't wait to share them with you! She chose jewellers Lark & Berry, the first designer fine jewellery brand in the world to use only cultured diamonds and stones, to select items from for a recent Christmas performance on Australian TV. She chose the beautiful Bow ring, Flora bracelet and Supernova diamond earrings to dazzle in, styled by Frank Strachan.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 17 December 2020

Swarovski launches digital experience with a chance to win £1000 shopping spree

Swarovski launches digital experience with a chance to win £1000 shopping spree

Swarovski has been Sparking Delight in people's lives for 125 years, aiming to initiate and ignite positivity and joyfulness by spreading delight in each and every moment. It's more than just a brand purpose, #SparkDelight has been deeply rooted within Swarovski's DNA since 1895.Swarovski's mission will be no different this Christmas. Throughout 2020 we have all had time to reflect on the small but important moments that spark happiness in our lives, and this festive season Swarovski wish to hear all about them. This message is today more meaningful than ever.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 10 December 2020

GUESS Watches partner with The Get In Touch Foundation for breast cancer awareness

GUESS Watches partner with The Get In Touch Foundation for breast cancer awareness

GUESS Watches is proud to announce its partnership for the 7th year with The Get In Touch Foundation, a passionate non-profit organisation specifically focused on providing free and accessible information about breast health, making it simple, appropriate, and routine through their trademarked Daisy Wheel tool. Benefiting breast health awareness with 10% of each sale going to The Get In Touch Foundation, this years' timepiece, co-designed with GIT president Betsy Nilan, features a stainless steel case with pink crystals on a smooth white silicone strap. The daisy logo is featured in a tone-on-tone pattern on the dial and is highlighted with corresponding pink accents.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 3 December 2020

Lebrusan Studio Jewellery reveals increase in searches for commitment rings

Lebrusan Studio Jewellery reveals increase in searches for commitment rings

Award-winning ethical jeweller Lebrusan Studio has released figures that show an increase in searches of shoppers visiting their website looking for commitment rings. The stats, gleaned from a comparison between January to March versus June to August, show that during the three months while the UK was coming out of lockdown, more lovers were searching for the term 'commitment ring' than ever before.During the first quarter of the year, Lebrusan Studio saw 380 searches for this key term, compared with 5,378 in the last three, showing a huge spike and an undeniable feeling that when all else fails, love still prevails. Founder Arabel Lebrun talks to us to explain why.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 26 November 2020

Pour Moi launches Feel Good Christmas and offers up to 40% off everything during November

Pour Moi launches Feel Good Christmas and offers up to 40% off everything during November

Pour Moi is kicking off Christmas with a little help from their VIP friends. Helen Flanagan, Zara McDermott and India Reynolds all feature in Pour Moi's Feel Good Christmas campaign, designed to make you feel like the best version of yourself, inspiring confidence and supporting women of all shapes and sizes. Festive ranges including lingerie, nightwear, loungewear and clothing as well as some stocking filler treats too. Pour Moi sizes are available from A-J cup and in sizes 6-22.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 19 November 2020

Pandora releases Star Wars-inspired charm collection

Pandora releases Star Wars-inspired charm collection

Pandora has released its much-anticipated Star Wars-inspired collection. In celebration of a saga that has captured the world's imagination, the 12-piece collection evokes the characters and symbols of the Star Wars galaxy.Sustainably made from 71% recycled metals, it includes 10 charms, a bracelet and an additional limited-edition collector's charm. Each piece is carefully conceptualized, expertly designed and hand-finished offering endless styling options.It's available now, in-store and online. This autumn, wear your fandom with the Star Wars x Pandora jewellery collection.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 12 November 2020

British bridal designer Sassi Halford launches ready-to-wear fashion collection

British bridal designer Sassi Halford launches ready-to-wear fashion collection

Sassi Holford, recognised as one of Britain's most established dress designers launches her first ready-to-wear fashion collection.Celebrated for her couture bridal designs and red-carpet creations, Sassi has been dressing women for 40 years winning multiple awards including three times British Bridalwear Designer of the Year. Designed at Sassi Halford's Somerset-based atelier and made in the UK, ready-to-wear has been an organic addition to her brand. The collection was born from requests by her stylish brides and their mothers alike wanting beautifully cut, ageless pieces to add to their wardrobes. Featuring transeasonal dresses, tailoring and separates, the launch collection colour base is neutral with highlights of flame, aubergine and indigo blue. Soft to statement silhouettes encompass the foundations of Sassi's self-taught, award-winning pattern cutting.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 5 November 2020

Christmas comes early with Radley's Little Drummer Dog picture bag

Christmas comes early with Radley's Little Drummer Dog picture bag

This new launch from leading British accessories brand Radley London is guaranteed to get you feeling festive.The Little Drummer Dog picture bag is the newest limited-edition design from the collectible collection. Having become a fast favourite with fans, the picture bag epitomises the creativity and craftsmanship that underpins everything that Radley does.A highlight of the season, the new 'Little Drummer Dog' design features an intricate applique scene inspired by the famous ballet, The Nutcracker. Scottie Dog, Radley takes centre stage as the Toy Soldier, proudly overseeing the Christmas preparations alongside other favourite seasonal characters, including the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Mouse King.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 29 October 2020

Queensmith Master Jewellers see a surge in proposals

Queensmith Master Jewellers see a surge in proposals

Sarah Jane Santos, gemologist at Queensmith Master Jewellers, chats to us about choosing the best diamond shape for an engagement ring following a surge of proposals this year. She explains, "we're spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing that perfect diamond shape for our engagement rings. Diamonds are mined in their rough form, before being meticulously cut and polished to the optimal dimensions that demonstrate the stone's beauty and sparkle. Most diamonds are cut for brilliance, meaning every facet is proportioned, cut and polished to enhance the sparkle of the stone. These shapes are called 'brilliant cuts'. Alternatively, diamonds can be cut in a stylised fashion that celebrates the clarity of the stone."

Posted by Claire Ridley on 22 October 2020

Fashion rental platform Hirestreet announce new bridal offering

Fashion rental platform Hirestreet announce new bridal offering

Fashion rental platform Hirestreet has launched a new bridal collection, with prices starting from just £10.00 for styles from the likes of ASOS, Lavish Alice and Keepsake The Label available for brides to hire.With intimate weddings likely to be a trend for the foreseeable future, this affordable and sustainable option is perfect for those looking for something special to wear for a micro ceremony or an elopement. This is a new category for Hirestreet, who are listening and reacting to customer feedback throughout the year in order to ensure that the product offering is relevant to the current climate. Fashion rental is now about so much more than hiring a dress for a special occasion, the opportunities are endless and Hirestreet is keen to demonstrate that.

Posted by Claire Ridley on 15 October 2020

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