Rolling in Roses Cynthia Rose 2017 collection Ivy dress

Rolling in Roses Cynthia Rose 2017 Bridal Collection

Rolling in Roses is a British bridal wear label based in the heart of Yorkshire. Their ethos is to produce wedding dresses for the free-spirited bride as an alternative choice to the high-street. A collection of dresses which are stylish but understated, highly chic but easy to wear.

We always love to showcase a British designer’s work, and the fabulous Rolling in Roses Cynthia Rose collection is just charming.

Rolling in Roses Cynthia Rose 2017 collection Ivy dress

Named after the designer’s grandmother, the Cynthia Rose collection is subtly inspired by styles from the 1960s and 70s. Staying true to Rolling in Roses’ proud ‘made in England’ ethos, each dress is named after native British plants and wildflowers.

Four of the six dresses have delicate sleeves and most also have sheer, slashed, open or plunging backs for a breathtaking entrance whilst walking down the aisle.

The dresses in the collection are chic and modern, but also classic and dreamy. Think Wuthering Heights romance, the brooding atmosphere of the Yorkshire moors, and the glamour of beautiful wildflower blooms.

I absolutely love the backs of these wedding dresses – just look at them…

Violet

Back of Violet wedding dress from the Rolling in Roses Cynthia Rose 2017 collection
Violet (Back)

This dress has a breathtaking V cut back which shows off the fabulous scalloped edge of the laser cut floral lace. The entire hem of Violet is also scalloped, and the train drapes out to a point at the centre-back which has an interior wrist loop. This can be tied so it can be easily carried or neatly tied up out of the way for dancing.

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The Most Luxurious Hotels for a Hen Party Spa Weekend

Hen weekends should consist of two activities: spas and cocktails. It’s a rite of passage, one that stag and hen specialist, Last Night of Freedom, understands well. With that in mind, Lauren shares the most luxurious spa weekend hotels for an unforgettable hen do.

Macdonald Randolph Hotel and Spa, Oxford

Your hen weekend deserves only the finest of TLC – particularly in Oxford’s leading 5-star hotel, Randolph Hotel and Spa.

Woman having massage in spa

The world-famous university city is not only breathtaking, but boasts a huge selection of stunning shopping districts and cocktail bars. Randolph Hotel and Spa is a short drive from the popular Jericho area, and features a high-end spa. Voted one of the Best 50 Spas in the World, this luxurious oasis is super exclusive and oh-so-decadent.

Designed with your health and wellbeing in mind (perfect for a hen party…), The Elemis Spa features a Jacuzzi, ice fountain and sensation shower, as well as steam rooms and saunas. And, it doesn’t stop at the facilities. Expert therapists are on hand to provide rejuvenating facials and full body massages.

Macdonald Linden Hall Golf and Country Club, Northumberland

Nestled in the awe-inspiring Northumberland countryside, Linden Hall sits pretty.

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Set in an 18th century manor, 14 miles away from the home of the Duke of Northumberland (ooh err) and a further 30 minute drive from legendary Newcastle, this is a super fancy place for a spa hen weekend.

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Bride and groom on hill by sea - Picture by Steve Gerrard Photography

Picture of the Month – May 2017

And the winner is… Steve Gerrard Photography!

This incredible picture by Steve Gerrard Photography received the most votes in our poll to win our May 2017 Picture of the Month. Taken at Kirsty and Nathan’s wedding in North Wales, Steve told us a bit about the picture, which is one of his favourites…

Bride and groom on hill by sea - Picture by Steve Gerrard Photography

Picturesque Spot

“Sometimes we book clients who we instantly gel with and their wedding can’t come fast enough; Kirsty and Nathan definitely fell into that category as soon as we met. They’re just great fun and don’t take themselves seriously at all. On top of that they were getting married at the absolutely stunning Nant Gwrtheyrn on the North Wales coast. It’s a truly picturesque spot down by the sea and feels like some secret village locked amongst the cliff faces. It’s so cool!

“On the day there were constant laughs and it was obvious how much they were made for each other, but also how much their friends and family loved them. An emotional ceremony was followed by beautiful weather, hilarious speeches (don’t mention the golf!) and crazy dance routines.

“We truly lucked out just before the sun set when we ventured up the hill above the venue as the sun disappeared over the horizon. Capturing Kirsty and Nathan taking some time to themselves with that backdrop makes this one of my favourite photos I’ve taken.”

Our congratulations go to Steve for winning our May 2017 Picture of the Month, and to Kirsty and Nathan too – it was their wedding anniversary yesterday.

To see more of Steve Gerrard Photography’s work visit www.stevegerrard.com.

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