Monday, May 21, 2018

Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

Last week I featured the unashamedly bold dresses from the Rivini spring 2019 collection by Rita Vinieris. Today I’m delighted to showcase the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 collection, and WOW – these wedding dresses are astonishingly beautiful.

Rita Vinieris’s unerring sense of what modern women desire has shaped a brand that is alluring in its design, chic in its perfection and the essence of simple luxury. The inspiration for the new Alyne Spring 2019 collection comes from her love of beauty, life and desire of luxurious fabrics, architectural draping and meticulous fit. These wedding dresses offer brides masterfully constructed, sophisticated chic silhouettes in rich luxurious fabrics that float with effortless elegance.

Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection - Kahlo Dress

There are so many feminine details in the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 collection. The dresses boast fabulous full ball gown skirts, sexy illusion panels, pretty lace and exquisite embroidery. Subtle finishing touches including soft tucks, pleats and understated beading are the unifying features of this feminine and graceful collection.

There are some serious stunners in this collection, and I’ve chosen a few of my favourites…

Winfrey

Winfrey Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

My favourite dress in the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 collection is Winfrey. Both the front and back of this wedding dress really wow – the front with its sexy deep V-neck and crystal chocker, and the back with its beautiful silver sparkle harness detail. Just look at the impressive embroidered floral detail that adorns this striking dress.

Golda

Golda Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

The ballerina bodice of the Golda wedding dress is so charming, and I love the way the lace appliqué gently slides down from the bodice onto the soft floaty tulle of the A-line skirt. The high slit in the tulle skirt offers another feminine touch. The dress is show here paired with edgy gladiator sandals, which looks amazing.

Harlow

Harlow Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

This dress is just divine and ultra-feminine, with layered shimmer lace, deep plunging neckline and cute flutter sleeves. With its unique lace pattern, Harlow is such a beautiful wedding dress, don’t you think?

You can take a look at every wedding dress in Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 collection, in the gallery below. Find out more at ritavinieris.com.

Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Gallery

Barton Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Barton Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Blanchett Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Blanchett Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Crawford Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Crawford Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Davis Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Davis Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Earhart Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Earhart Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Garbo Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Garbo Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Golda Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Golda Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Harlow Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Harlow Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Kahlo Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Kahlo Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Roosevelt Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Roosevelt Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection West Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of West Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Winfrey Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Winfrey Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Alyne Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Predicting Prince Harry and Meghan’s Royal Wedding Cake

I’m sure you can imagine just how excited I am about the Royal Wedding tomorrow! I’m going to be up super-early so I can start to share the day with you as it unfolds. Today we are getting into the spirit by featuring this amazing royal wedding cake inspiration from Michelle of La Belle Cake Company.

Michelle is just as excited as I am, and created the most incredible wedding cake that is fit for a royal wedding. To showcase her creation, she worked with a team of suppliers to arrange an inspirational shoot which shows just how amazing the cake is…

Long wedding table with prediction of the royal wedding cake

“Since the announcement of Meghan Markle and HRH Prince Harry’s engagement there was only one thing on our mind at La Belle Cake Company – the royal wedding cake.

“When the Ideal Home Show asked me to create my expert prediction for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding cake I jumped at the chance. When creating my design I took inspiration from Harry and Meghan’s wedding reception venue – St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle. Such a grand venue requires a grand cake – something that won’t get lost and have to fight for attention.”

Long table with elegant styling

Prediction of the royal wedding cake on styled table

The Design

“Size was the main focus of my design. A venue with high ceilings needs a taller cake, and with an estimated 600 guests there needs to be enough cake to go round. I chose a gold and ivory colour scheme to complement the interior of St George’s Hall. Traditional hand-piped detail adorns the cake alongside a contemporary monogram. Blocking the cake with sugar roses added to the modern design of the cake while still keeping its classic feel.”

H and M monogram iced on wedding cake

Sugar flowers and gold piping on wedding cake

Sugar flowers on top of wedding cake

The Shoot

“Once completed I knew a photo shoot was in order to capture the splendour of the cake design. The brief for the shoot was, of course, the ‘Royal Wedding’. Rothamsted Manor, a stunning Grade 1 listed manor house located in the Hertfordshire countryside, with a great drawing room, provided the perfect backdrop. It had all the royal grandiosity needed.

“I focused on a luxury tablescape to show the cake off to its fullest. One of the main elements of the tablescape had to be flowers – they just scream luxury. Having worked with Emma at Signature Flowers on many occasions I knew she would embrace the vision – and boy did she! Emma arrived with stunning displays featuring hydrangea and orchids.

“Sara at Venue Styling by Sara helped us bring everything together with her amazing styling. With glassware and linen from Harts Food and Events and cutlery from Helene Millot, Sara bought the whole vision together beautifully, and GnBri Photography captured the shoot with some outstanding images.”

Prediction of the royal wedding cake on gold sequin tablecloth

Wedding place setting on gold sequin tablecloth

Prediction of the royal wedding cake Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have

The Real Royal Wedding Cake

“Since creating our prediction the official cake maker for Harry and Meghan has been announced. Claire Ptak of Violet Bakery will create a lemon elderflower cake covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers. Whilst this seems completely against British traditions, in America wedding cakes are usually iced with a buttercream finish, or, as Americans call it, frosting.

“I think that the cake will be four or five tiers high and dressed with peonies, Meghan’s favourite flower. As there are 600 guests to cater for I would imagine there will be one or two cutting cakes in the kitchen too. This is a great option if you have a large number of guests but don’t want a large cake.

“It’s predicted that the young royals will ‘modernise’ the Royal Family, and with this choice of cake design it looks as if they are doing just that.”

Photography: GnBri Photography

Shoot Location: Rothamsted Manor, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Wedding Cake: La Belle Cake Company

Flowers: Signature Flowers

Styling: Venue Styling by Sara

Cutlery: Helene Millot Furnishings

Glassware and Linen: Hart’s Food and Events

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

1920s Art Deco Wedding Styling at The Duke

We’ve featured a number of fabulous wedding inspiration shoots at Duke of Cornwall Hotel but this art deco one is my favourite so far. The Duke is such a grand hotel, so the art deco concept works so well. These wedding styling ideas are wonderful inspiration for couples marrying at The Duke or any other hotel with such style and grandeur.

The creative team really made the most of every aspect of the hotel to showcase how the art deco look could work for you. The styling has has a modern, trendy edge, and a lot of the current trends in the wedding world have been cleverly incorporated. A big wedding trend is to have a cocktail bar for a cocktail hour (very 1920s!), and I love the globe drinks trolley, signed with a funky art deco type-style printed menu and a cool ‘trust me you can dance’ chalkboard sign. Of course, no 1920s drinks area would be complete without a gramophone!

1920s bride and groom behind light up letters at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

If you’re looking for bridal style with a nod to the 1920s then you’ll love the bride’s look. She wears a gorgeous, classic cut vintage style dress with a beautiful feather headband, which gives the look a touch of flapper style.

Everything about this art deco inspired wedding styling at The Duke really is fabulous, just like the era itself. Enjoy these wonderful pictures by UpArt Photography.

An Element of Art Deco

“The history behind the hotel has always fascinated me, and I love the fact it has seen many different styles and eras since opening in 1863. This shoot needed to be in keeping with age of the hotel and its history, so we decided to reflect the 1920s with an element of art deco.” – Agata, UpArt Photography

1920s art deco wedding styling

Drinks globe with Trust Me You Can Dance Sign

Drinks bottles in drinks globe

Drinks decanter and glasses

1920s art deco style cocktail menu

All you need is love written on glass

Classic, Bold Look

“Having looked at all the different elements I took inspiration from the bold and distinctive style. Taking into account the colours used throughout the stationery and flowers I incorporated that into my cake design. We went for a classic, bold look, which didn’t include any flowers. It was something very different for us, but it all came together beautifully.” – Rachel, Cut Me Off a Slice

Wedding cake, gramophone and speakeasy sign

Art deco style wedding cake

Detail on art deco style wedding cake

1920’s Style

“For the make-up I concentrated on a simple eye with a wash of pale gold over the lid and a touch of Black Flicked eyeliner. I gave the skin a flawless pale finish with a cheek colour to complement, with the whole look finished off with a pop of colour on the lips. I used a dark cerise lipstick rather than a more traditional red to give the look a more updated feel. Together with the hair and accessories I think we achieved a really beautiful contemporary take on the 1920’s style, and a look which today’s brides can easily recreate.” – Gem Ryder MUA

1920s bride with feather headband

1920s bride's feather headband

Detail on back of bride's dress

Gatsby Style Bob

“Following the 1920s theme and beautiful thick, multi-tonal hair I had to work with, I chose to add a wave using my wand and then created a Gatsby style bob with a slightly modern twist.” – April, Wags Hair and Beauty

Back of bride's curled bob updo hairstyle

Groom sitting

Groom's cuff

1920s bride in The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

1920s bride standing by wedding cake

A Bit of Bling

“We chose a monochromatic look with accents of crystal, glass and a bit of bling, so I decided white anemones with their almost black centres would work perfectly.

“I designed a shower bouquet similar to those that 1920’s brides would have carried, with the trail made from beautiful white Singapore orchids and eucalyptus foliage. I threaded ivory pearls onto silver bullion wire and trailed it through the bouquet to add a bit of bling, and a natural placuna shell collar for shine and interest.

“To finish the look I added extra anemones to the crystalware on the tables.” – Louise Brumpton, The Secret Garden Flowers

1920s bride holding drink standing next to wedding cake

1920s groom standing next to drinks globe

1920s bride and groom

1920s bride and groom

1920s bride and groom with art deco style wedding cake

Bride behind illuminated letters

1920s bride and groom

Modern Feel

“An Art Deco theme can sometimes come across as a pastiche of another style, so it was fantastic to see a modern interpretation of this theme. I created a stationery suite with a deco style font but a distinctly modern feel with clean lines and just a simple fine grosgrain ribbon.” – Nikki, Knots and Kisses

Art deco style cocktail menu

Art deco style wedding stationery

Bridal bouquet of anemones and foliage

1920s bride standing in front of large window at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

1920s bride and groom on spiral staircase at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

1920s bride with feather headband on spiral staircase

1920s bride and groom outside The Duke of Cornwall Hotel at night

Photography: UpArt Photography

Shoot Location: The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth, Devon

Florist: The Secret Garden Flowers

Suits and Shoes: The Vintage Suit Hire @ The Wedding Hub

Dress: Rock the Frock Bridal @ The Wedding Hub

Cake: Cut Me Off a Slice

Stationery: Knots and Kisses

Props: The Prop Factory

Hair: Wags Hair and Beauty

Make-Up: Gem Ryder Makeup Artist

Models: Philippa and Mark Bowden

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

The new Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 collection is simply incredible and features such diverse bold bridal style. Rita has delivered exactly what today’s modern and empowered women want in a wedding dress – confidence, elegance, beauty and vitality.

The spring 2019 collection is all about acceptance and empowerment. Few bridal collections feature bridal suits, yet the Rita Vinieris Rivini collection has two, with the eye-catching all-lace trouser suit ‘Curie’ with a sheer lace blazer and wide leg trousers finished with grosgrain trim, and the smart satin trouser suit ‘Sanger’, with long jacket and wide trousers.

Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection - Kidman Dress

Brides looking for a totally unique bridal outfit should take a look at Stewart, a short beaded shift dress with rounded low-back and fringe tassel hem. The model in this campaign shoot wears this with high-leg gladiator sandals creating an almost Viking look.

Sophisticated, effortless glamour and chic silhouettes in rich fabrics complete this collection. Subtle finishing touches include soft tucks and pleats, understated beading, sheer fabric panels, and beguiling illusion details.

I adore the colours of the dresses, especially the soft blush which Rita calls ‘peony’; it’s so pretty and feminine. This colour looks so incredible with the divine detailing, like on these three beauties…

CoCo

CoCo Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

This is my favourite dress in the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 collection. The exquisite hand-embroidered beaded floral pattern looks incredible on this halter neck ballgown wedding dress.

Kidman

Kidman Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

The embroidered appliqué detail on this stunning lace flared ballgown wedding dress really shines and shimmers across the sheer tulle bodice and full skirt.

Nightengale

Nightengale Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

The embroidery on this lace slip wedding dress is so ethereal and looks so pretty in the peony shade, don’t you think? I love the sexy plunging back with beaded spaghetti straps that finish this wedding dress perfectly.

You can see all the truly unique wedding dresses and bridal suits from the Rita Vinieris Rivini 2019 collection in the gallery below. Find out more at ritavinieris.com.

Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Gallery

Bacall Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Bacall Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Bullock Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Bullock Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Carson Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Carson Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection CoCo Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of CoCo Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Curie Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Curie Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Estée Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Estée Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Haywards Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Haywards Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Hepburn Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Hepburn Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Keaton Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Keaton Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Kidman Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Kidman Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Monroe Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Monroe Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Nightengale Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Nightengale Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Roberts Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Roberts Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Sanger Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Sanger Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Stewart Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Stewart Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Taylor Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Taylor Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Thorne Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Thorne Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Watson Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection Back of Watson Wedding Dress from the Rita Vinieris Rivini Spring 2019 Bridal Collection

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