The Northern Wedding Show 2024: Catwalk Talk
26 January 2024
With our celebrated Northern Wedding Show now only a week away (get your tickets whilst you can!) it's time to reveal which of our beloved boutiques will be strutting their way down our catwalk for this 2024 show. See the newest and hottest dresses up close and personal to embrace all the textures...
10 Wedding Guest Outfits We Love
8 December 2023
A simple sleek satin dress is the perfect basic for any wedding. Style it up with some glamours accessories or keep it simple without. Ivory fox provide some gorgeous silk staples. This rose print puff sleeve midi sundress is perfect for a summer wedding. The bodice has corsetry boning to the...
Designer Spotlight: ZB Couture
23 November 2023
Long before she became a Master Designer, decades before she was the founder and CEO of ZB Couture, Zahra Batool was just another little girl with big dreams and even bigger talent. Growing up in Pakistan, there was nothing that made Zahra happier than a box full of crayons or a few bottles of...
Find Your Dream Bridal Accessories With The Bobby Pin
26 October 2023
When it comes to luxury bridal accessories there's not a detail that The Bobby Pin don't have covered. Luxe bridal hair vines, combs, pins, headbands, crowns and jewellery, plus bridesmaid and flower-girl-specific designs – they provide brides with an essential one-stop shop for all the little...
New and Noteworthy: A Huge 2024 Lies Ahead For Hugo and Elliot
23 October 2023
2024 will be a big year for Hugo and Elliot with the opening of our second store in North Wales. Wales is my home country and I always wanted my second store to be in my hometown. I'm really excited to expand and to meet a whole new demographic of brides! Other new and exciting
Label Love: Suzanne Neville at Ellison Gray Bridal
18 October 2023
Owned by Caroline, a passionate bridal stylist with a real eye for quality and mindful sophistication, the boutique is a bright and beautiful space stocking some quite incredible gowns and accessories – including famed British designer Suzanne Neville, whose latest collections grace the rails to...
THE PINK PARTY
18 October 2023
Taking over the iconic 18th Century Hop Exchange on London’s burgeoning South Bank, we joined forces with our friends at SAVIN London to co-host a French inspired soiree, celebrating over a decade of luxury bridal couture and 25 years in publishing. What a momentary masterpiece of a night to...
Label Love: Believe by Gaia
3 October 2023
Believe is the exclusive new label from British bridal fashion house GAIA, and the culmination of designer Maria Ryan’s long-held desire to manufacture wedding gowns in Great Britain. Crafted with exceptional care by GAIA’s atelier team of dressmakers using the finest silks, laces and tulles...
Tips For Finding The Perfect Engagement And Wedding Ring
28 September 2023
Setting A Budget Setting a budget for a ring requires thoughtful consideration. Start by assessing your financial situation and determining what you can comfortably afford without straining your finances. Consider factors like your income, savings, and any other financial goals you have. Next,...
Six Things we Loved & Learned at Bridal Week Harrogate
14 September 2023
With a plethora of short styles visible both on the runway and on the rails of designers across the event, the mini is a bridal silhouette with real staying power. Evening or daytime, second or main, these gowns are giving *’I ain’t leavin!’* Street style bridalwear seems to be everywhere....
House of Savin Launches New SS24 Collection
7 September 2023
A household name in British bridal wear and a titan of the trade, House of Savin is a brand synonymous with luxury. Throughout the years their releases have broadened the boundaries of bridal and beckoned it into a new age of artistic creation – with bold, botanical designs (each hand-painted...
BOUTIQUE EXPERIENCES: ACCENT ORIGINAL, NEWCASTLE
25 June 2023
With an online system and efficient DM responses, booking an appointment has never been easier. Simply share a few details and select a date that works for you – the team recommend booking around 12-18 months in advance of your wedding. Walk into Accent and you’re greeted with an intimate, cosy...
Maxi vs Mini: The Double Dress Drama We're Living For
23 June 2023
ESTELLE, JUSTIN ALEXANDER AT BRIDAL WISH BLAGDON FISHER, JUSTIN ALEXANDER AT BRIDAL WISH BLAGDON ELMIRA, CALLA BLANCHE AT CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH BRIDAL LILIA, CALLA BLANCHE AT CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH BRIDAL KEATON, MADI LANE BRIDAL AT YOU ARE PRECIOUS JAMIE, REBECCA INGRAM AT YOU ARE PRECIOUS PENINA, BLUE...
Label Love: Kimberly Bridal
24 May 2023
Kimberly Bridal was created out of a love for elegant, feminine bridal wear. Priding herself on timeless and beautifully-detailed handmade items, owner and lead designer Kimberly works around the clock to create collections that emanate elegance, and ultimately make a bride to be feel her absolute...
Ahead of the Curve: Q&A with Influencer Amy Steed
5 May 2023
Wow, where do I start? Falling in love with yourself can be more difficult than falling for someone else: we accept their flaws and love them for who they are, but why is it so hard to do that for ourselves? I had zero confidence growing up, I was always ‘the big girl’. School was
White Hot Gifts: Belle's 2022 Christmas Gift Guide
16 December 2022
Connect the dots between seasons and shine above the rest with these new season picks from world renowned labels and the best emerging designers. For more styling inspiration, head to the Belle Bridal Guestlist and explore the profiles...
Meet The Guest List: Alice Elizabeth Bridal
13 December 2022
Her cutting-edge design initiative was first apparent earlier this year at The Northern Wedding Show. It’s the first catwalk of the weekend, and amongst the hazy smoke and low lights, there’s an air of anticipation. The first beat of Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ kicks in and from behind...
NEW IN AND TRENDING FOR 2023 AT ELLISON GRAY BRIDAL
12 December 2022
Immaculate bridal style is no grey area here. Clean, high end gowns with trend-setting capabilities, Ellison Gray Bridal boutique in Langley Moor, Durham has grown to become one of the area’s most popular destinations for brides who are looking for true luxury. Owned by Caroline, a passionate...
The Best British Bridalwear Designers To Take Note of in 2023
17 October 2022
With a background in both high fashion and commercial design, this London-based bridalwear visionary creates both bespoke fits and versatile capsule collections with contemporary flair. Light, easy-to-wear modern silhouettes that blur the line between classic bridal and luxe eveningwear are a...