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The Platinum Jubilee: Celebrating Our Queens of The Wedding Industry

In a week where Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 70th year as Britain’s reigning monarch while Emily Weiss unrightfully received mass backlash after stepping down as CEO of global digi-beauty brand Glossier, we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate the incredible women in our industry.
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The Platinum Jubilee: Celebrating Our Queens of The Wedding Industry

In a week where Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 70th year as Britain’s reigning monarch while Emily Weiss unrightfully received mass backlash after stepping down as CEO of global digi-beauty brand Glossier, we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate the incredible women in our industry.
DATE 1 June 2022

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You've probably all seen it – the headlines calling Glossier's founding CEO out for stepping down from her role, "The sunsetting of the Girl Boss" one media outlet called it. Emily's decision comes as she expects her first child and recognises that the brand needs to move in a different direction. Which is perfectly acceptable.

For a brand that has disrupted the beauty industry and made inroads in female empowerment and for a woman who has featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and included in Time magazine's "Next 100", such  headlines seem unjustified. Add to this the timeliness of us all donning our union J's and heading out for victoria sponges to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 70th year as queen, and it all feels a little all too contradictory - if predicable.

It only highlights the state of a system that rewards women for their achievements before tearing them down at any given opportunity. Shining a light on this overtly covert sexism women in business face (how dare we be a female and run a business at the same time?!) is not only essential but powerful, too –especially when you consider the monumental strides female entrepreneurs have taken in the wedding industry.

So today we are saying a big hurrah for our very own Belle Bridal entrepreneurs...you go lovelies!

Heather, Alice Elizabeth Bridal

Having had an inherent passion for wedding dresses all her life, Heather, owner at Alice Elizabeth Bridal in Durham, has now launched her very own label, By Heather Harker.

Statement dresses, designed to dazzle.

www.aliceelizabeth.co.uk

Danni, Y.A.P Bridal and Sisters of Grace

Imagine juggling two titans of the north east bridal trade, and flourishing while doing it? That’s just what Danni, owner of Y.A.P Bridal and Sisters of Grace in Newcastle has done – building two brilliantly fashion-forward stores that continually keep abreast of the latest bridal trends.

We collaborated with Danni on a very exciting styling edit for Issue 25 - keep your eyes peeled, this one is special.

www.yapbridal.co.uk

www.sistersofgrace.co.uk

Charlotte, Charlotte Elizabeth Bridal

Charlotte opened her own boutique back in 2020 and despite a whole global pandemic she has managed to grow at a stratospheric rate, opening a bigger, even more glamorous shop just a few months ago.

www.charlotteelizabethbridal.co.uk

Victoria, Victoria Louise Accessories

Pioneering in the prettiest bridal accessories known to woman, Victoria Louise is a shining, sparkling example of creativity and ingenuity – creating contemporary, bespoke ready-to-wear jewellery and accessories for the modern bride from scratch.

@victorialouiseaccessories

Katie and Frances, Rewritten

Friends Katie Arnott and Frances Cookson, frustrated by the choice of contemporary bridesmaid dresses out there, decided to create their own in 2016. Now, their brand Rewritten is a purveyor in boundary-breaking modern bridesmaids gowns; Frances is a trained Fashion Designer and hand designs all of the collections in London with an emphasis on beautiful silhouettes and flowing fabrics, and Katie is a damn savvy business woman.

We salute you, ladies. Keep an eye out for a special feature on this pair in the next edition of Belle.

www.wearerewritten.com

Heather, Say it With Print

After winning online wedding stationery supplier of the year last year, Say It With Print have emerged as a real leader in the pretty paper game. Offering Klarna, bespoke consultations in the most stylish new showroom and continual assistance throughout the design process.

www.sayitwithprint.co.uk

 

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