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Bex Brides - North East


Inside Bex Brides bridal boutique - also know as The Secret Attic - brides will find a curated presentation of fashionable labels with affordable price tags coupled with bespoke pieces created by multi award-winning designer and owner, Rebecca Lombard-Earl (aka, Bex.)

www.eclecticbrides.co.uk

SUPPLIER GUEST LIST

SUPPLIER GUEST LIST

Bex Brides - North East


Inside Bex Brides bridal boutique - also know as The Secret Attic - brides will find a curated presentation of fashionable labels with affordable price tags coupled with bespoke pieces created by multi award-winning designer and owner, Rebecca Lombard-Earl (aka, Bex.)

www.eclecticbrides.co.uk

Bex Brides - North East

INTRODUCTION


Located in the heart of Darlington, Bex Brides specialises in bohemian, vintage and alternative bridal style perfect for today's eclectic bride-to-be. Think bold and daring designs that encourage brides to be a little bit different.

 

 

Inside Bex Brides bridal boutique - also know as The Secret Attic - brides will find a curated presentation of fashionable labels with affordable price tags coupled with bespoke pieces created by multi award-winning designer and owner, Rebecca Lombard-Earl (aka, Bex.)

 

For designer, Rebecca Lombard-Earl, bridal fashion is more than a trend; it is timeless and glamorous, and has the power to transform. From her secret attic showroom, Belle Bridal talks to Bex, exclusively, about her designing process, trends she foresees, and her next adventure – Bex and Boo…

The inspiration behind my bespoke pieces… is my passion for the glamour of the 1920s to 1970s bridal design.

A trend I foresee is… ombre. It's an upcoming trend that takes me back to my childhood of dip-dyed skirts and tops. It's a way to introduce colour to an ivory gown in a very personal way.

Is there something missing in bridal? 

 

 

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IF THERE IS SOMETHING MISSING IN BRIDAL, IT’S NOT A PROBLEM FOR ME. IF MY BRIDES CAN’T FIND SOMETHING I CAN SIMPLY MAKE IT!

BEX

If I hadn’t gone into designing bridalwear… I would still be designing. I’ve been exposed to beautiful gowns since I could walk. I can’t imagine not making bridal gowns and accessories now.

 

 

How do you keep your vintage gowns modern? All my clients add their own personality to the gowns, which keeps them both modern and timeless. I design for a mix of brides wanting a fully authentic, era-accurate look and those just taking inspiration from a decade.

What are your favourite social media accounts to follow? I don't really engage or follow any one in particular. I wouldn't know a Kardashian if I was stood next to one. Give me a period drama instead!

My approach to designing is… my ideas just appear and I just start pinning and draping the fabric. I like to work straight on the mannequin. I rarely make the same design twice, as I like all my brides to be truly individual.

 

 

My biggest design lesson has been… to have faith in myself. After years of lovely reviews and winning awards each year, I find it a little easier now. I'm lucky I get to do what I love.

What’s next for Bex Brides? We are very excited for the future, as our intern student Abbey, also known as Boo, has come back from uni to work with us full-time. We make an amazing pair and have some fabulous ideas - watch out for Bex and Boo!

Bex Brides - North East

REVIEWS

I had a wonderful experience at Bexbrides. Bex has a super eye for detail and gets to know your style and what you'd suit. All the small details and extra elements she adds makes you feel like your outfit is one of a kind. On my wedding day I felt so special in my dress but I also felt like me which I think is really important. It really was a brilliant experience and I can't recommend her enough.

Amy

A fabulously creative Studio and Boutique which every Bride to Be should visit. This lady has such knowledge and creative and artistic flair, you'll either find, or she'll help create the gown you've always pictured in your minds eye. Not just for the Bride, also Prom, Mother of the Bride or Groom and those who love anything Vintage - this lady and her team are second to none!

Marie Pattinson

Bex and Marie are fantastic. I went in not knowing what I wanted, overwhelmed by wedding dress pressure (and prices!), and I ended up with one of Bex’s beautiful creations that I really felt like me in. Bex is incredibly patient, knows her craft inside out and made each appointment really personal and enjoyable (for me!). To top it off, this was all just before and during the complications of COVID-19 (she kept me calm). I can’t recommend Bex highly enough. Her boutique is like an Aladdin's cave of vintage, boho and Bex's designs - every bride should experience it! We had a micro-wedding, with the reception hopefully later this year – I am incredibly excited that I get to wear my beautiful dress again.

Philippa Rickard

I had a wonderful experience at Bexbrides. Bex has a super eye for detail and gets to know your style and what you'd suit. All the small details and extra elements she adds makes you feel like your outfit is one of a kind. On my wedding day I felt so special in my dress but I also felt like me which I think is really important. It really was a brilliant experience and I can't recommend her enough.

Amy

A fabulously creative Studio and Boutique which every Bride to Be should visit. This lady has such knowledge and creative and artistic flair, you'll either find, or she'll help create the gown you've always pictured in your minds eye. Not just for the Bride, also Prom, Mother of the Bride or Groom and those who love anything Vintage - this lady and her team are second to none!

Marie Pattinson

Bex and Marie are fantastic. I went in not knowing what I wanted, overwhelmed by wedding dress pressure (and prices!), and I ended up with one of Bex’s beautiful creations that I really felt like me in. Bex is incredibly patient, knows her craft inside out and made each appointment really personal and enjoyable (for me!). To top it off, this was all just before and during the complications of COVID-19 (she kept me calm). I can’t recommend Bex highly enough. Her boutique is like an Aladdin's cave of vintage, boho and Bex's designs - every bride should experience it! We had a micro-wedding, with the reception hopefully later this year – I am incredibly excited that I get to wear my beautiful dress again.

Philippa Rickard