I decided to focus on the summer solstice when the sun reaches its highest point in the sky at noon and presents us with the longest day of the year. The summer solstice is also associated with festivals and as the UK is known for its spectacular array of summer festivals and attempting to attend at least some of these myself, I wanted to create a collection with the “festival and outdoors bride” in mind. Simple shapes to move and dance in, no trains so dresses do not get muddy and lightweight bohemian elements.
As well as wanting to stay true to the separates that I started wilderness bride with, I wanted to incorporate a vintage 1930’s twist so I made the jackets and tops that can be layered over my simple “ocean” dress slightly longer to the hip and details on all pieces such as sleeves are slightly gathered to represent a 1930’s style.
The names I used for the items in this collection were chosen to represent nature and heritage two very important key elements to any of my designs.
I have used a simple yet flattering slim A- line skirt for this collection, any of the dresses are available with a train as an option. I decided to go with a deep plunge back as most of the styles have an illusion neckline (lace covered). These dresses work so well with my collection of vintage inspired veils, adding a perfect finishing touch and also quite possibly a train which is nice for a little drama when walking down the isle. After the ceremony you can remove the veil and therefore the train too meaning you will not be worrying about people stepping on your dress or getting it dirty.
You can browse and try on my entire range in the Wilderness Bride studio which is located in the beautiful historic town of knutsford, Cheshire. Call 07814169546 for appointments. Prices range between £1,200-£1,500. Bespoke dresses are also available.
The look book images show:
Photography by Leah Henson Photography
Model- Bluebell Wooi
Location- Manchester Northern Quarter Photography Studio.