Above Image: Chris Davis Studio, Gown: Savin London, Flowers: Wild & Wonderful, Hair: Aqua the Salon, Makeup: Amanda Bell MUA, Ring: Kendalls Jewellers
Let’s face it, this year has been nothing short of disastrous – no least for the wedding trade.
From the ever-changing number restrictions and closing of businesses and venues to the postponement and cancellation of the big day bash we’ve looked forward to for so long, 2020 has tested, and continues to test, our patience to the hilt.
But, in a bid to combat the Covid-19 calamities, we have pushed through and achieved one of our biggest motives yet – publishing a full, limited edition glossy magazine in the midst of a global pandemic.
Some call it naive, some call it brave – but all we wanted was to give brides a bit of normality during a time which, for many of them, has seen the collapse of the biggest day of their lives.
So, whether you’re a bride-to-be, a mother-of-the-bride, a friend-of-the-bride, happily married, or a just a disheartened soul searching for some dreamy bridal content – Belle Bridal Autumn/Winter 20 is here to save 2020 – and here’s why you should grab your copy.
The Million Dollar Shoots
If one thing’s for sure this edition, it’s that the shoots will blow your socks off.
We enlisted the creative brains of some of the best wedding suppliers in the industry to pull off some pretty exciting briefs, from gothic-inspired elegance in the regal grandeur of Rudding Park’s chapel, to a blooming masterpiece with painstaking fashion at its core.
And don’t get us started on the details. We pulled no punches in making these shoots a showcase of luxury, with over £1M worth of jaw-dropping jewellery gracing our gorgeous models – think vintage Cartier pieces and crystal-encrusted headpieces.
The Best Wedding Venues and Suppliers
If you’re a bride on the hunt for your wedding dream team, let AW20’s pretty pages be your encyclopaedia.
Photographers, caterers, dress boutiques, hair and makeup artists, planners – whatever you can think of, your big day dream team is laid out in all its glory.
What’s more, we’re unveiling HOARDS of new and exclusive venues opening for 2021, from Ibizan-styled farms to majestically restored World War II buildings. So, if you want first dibs on the most delectable new wedding destinations, look no further.
The Finest Fashion
It wouldn’t be a Belle Bridal magazine without lashings of breath-taking bridal fashion.
Our pretty pages are adorned with all the best gowns, accessories and beautiful boutiques where these pertinent pieces can be found.
New, fresh takes come to the fore in AW20 – with 2021 collections from world-renowned designers like Evie Young Bridal, Jenny Packham, SAVIN London and Bowen Dryden showcasing fabulous frocks with boundary-breaking, cutting-edge design.
We’ve also rounded up the best bridal boutiques across the country, so you know exactly where to start your dress journey.
For brides looking for a winter ready glow-up, there’s no better inspiration than the beauty pages of Belle AW20.
Jam-packed with the latest products from trend-setting brands such as Fenty, Too Faced, KVD, Angela Langford and Westman Atelier, your face and toiletry bag are set for a show-stopping rejuvenation.
We also feature work from some of the bridal industry’s most eminent MUA’s, showcasing natural, flawless looks executed with deft skill and dedication to the craft.
Above all, AW20 seeks to showcase the humanity behind the bridal industry.
While 2020 has presented mass challenges, it has also provided a window of opportunity for the starry-eyed creatives of this trade to show their skills.
Showing it’s not all about follower counts and pretty posts, our industry icon features focus on the real visionaries of their craft, putting in all the gusto, guts and toil into creating tangible, memorable moments for brides through years of hard work and determination.
We sit down with them and discover the people behind the passion.
So what more can we tell you? Join the only conversation this Autumn.
Pre-order your Belle Bridal #LOVEISNOTCANCELLED AW20 edition right here.