FOR AFFORDABLE BRIDALWEAR: Rixo
Renowned for their stylish dresses, RIXO has now launched its first limited-edition bridal collection. Comprising 26 pieces, brides-to-be will love the simple maxis, fun sequined minis and gorgeous feather-trim gowns. With a vintage-inspired aesthetic, details include bows, fringing and ruffled sleeves. Using delicate laces, beautiful silks and jacquards, dresses come in sizes six to 16.
Prices from £295
FOR STATIONERY: The Wildflower Illustration Co.
Based in the Cotswolds, The Wildflower Illustration Co. works closely with every couple to design unique wedding stationery that reflects their personal style. With hand-written calligraphy and beautiful watercolour illustrations, the designs are printed on luxurious textured ivory cardstock, and hand-finished and packaged in-house.
FOR INSTAGRAM INSPIRATION: @unLIKEBRIDE
With experience spanning both the fashion and bridal worlds, Sheila Adetiba launched her diverse bridal inspiration feed after struggling to find a single wedding account that mirrored her own ethnicity. The result was unLIKEBRIDE – a curated feed of timeless images from fashion, photography and bridal industry creatives of colour.
FOR GORGEOUS CANDLES: Amen
Based on the seven chakras, these luxurious new candles from AMEN are hand-poured in Grasse following sustainable principles and use only natural vegetable wax. The heart candle has a rose scent; solar is spicy ginger; sacral uses sandalwood; throat comprises of eucalyptus; crown is lavender; third eye is jasmine; and root is vetiver. Burning for up to 50 hours, they’d make a great wedding-party gift or beautiful addition to any wedding table.
FOR BOHO DRESSES: & For Love
If you’re aiming for a laid-back, contemporary look on your big day, then & For Love might be the brand for you. Their new 2021 collection, ‘Summer Garden’, is made up of 12 gorgeous pieces, including a stunning lace maxi with bell sleeves and a cute mini covered in dainty sequins. The stand-out piece, however, has to be the Auldyn – with its puff sleeves, open back, deep V front and billowy skirt – it even comes with pockets.
FOR SELF CARE: Team Hen
If wedding planning feels like a bit too much right now, take a break with the latest offerings from Team Hen. From cute hand-poured soaps and luxurious Himalayan bath soaks to pretty candles, their new products are ideal for bridesmaid gifts or even just to help soothe bridal stress.
FOR EASY BRIDAL SHOPPING: Little L
Launched only last month, Little L was set up by two wedding industry experts to help brides, bridesmaids and wedding guests shop for the big day. Laid back, fashion-forward pieces from brands such as Seren London, Harmur, The OWN Studio and Vanessa Cocchiaro include dresses, jumpsuits and separates – all of which are re-wearable and adaptable for later down the line.
FOR A CUTE BRIDAL ROBE: Vita Grace
A bridal robe should be high on your list of wedding day essentials – it’s the perfect accompaniment for the morning when you’re getting ready with your girls. The full-length Athena robe from Vita Grace is one you’ll wear time and again. With a pretty frill detail, removable tie belt and velvety satin finish, wear it with the equally lovely Athena sleep set.
FOR FASHION-FORWARD DRESSES:
Simone Rocha x MyTheresa
Simone Rocha has never officially created a bridal collection – until now. The Irish designer's ethereal, romantic aesthetic may already be wedding day appropriate, but as of this week, there's now an official collection for brides, launching exclusively with MyTheresa. There are eight dresses available in the line, and it isn't strictly white; soft blush shades and pretty neutrals make up the rest of the mix, with plenty of midi styles for modern brides. Sitting alongside a selection of signature earrings and headbands, it's the high fashion collection offering something a little different.