Sassi Holford 2018 Bridal Collection - Ivana Dress

Sassi Holford 2018 Bridal Collection

I’m over the moon to feature the exquisitely beautiful new Sassi Holford 2018 wedding dress collection; it’s very special!

The striking 2018 collection re-defines classic elegance, and Sassi’s signature unique fabric combinations and refined silhouettes give each dress a contemporary feel. Whether you are looking for a sexy, slinky number, a classic ball gown or a contemporary jumpsuit, you’ll find it in this bridal collection.

Sassi Holford 2018 offers a true diversity of designs and styles to suit each bride. Three ‘themes’ feature – city, country and classic – with a selection of silhouettes, including dramatic ball gowns, fishtail dresses with beautiful trains, and simple elegant A-line dresses.

Sassi Holford 2018 Bridal Collection - Ivana Dress

Intricate embellishments elevate Sassi Holdford’s meticulous attention to detail and use of draping, pleats and cut outs to create her awe-inspiring designs. The complete 2018 collection offers sophisticated lace detailing, modern designs and an air of boho styling.

Sensational lace details, from sexy plunging necklines and backs in beautiful lace, to pretty capped or full length lace sleeves, feature. Within the 2018 collection Sassi has created the English Lace capsule collection. These designs have deliberately been created to celebrate UK textile manufacturing and lace artisans. This capsule collection is a celebration of British traditions and craftsmanship upon which Sassi Holford stands.

I’m smitten with the Sassi Holford 2018 collection, and I particularly adore these designs…


Faith Wedding Dress from the Sassi Holford 2018 Bridal Collection

If you are looking for a traditional ball gown wedding dress with a contemporary twist, Faith might be the one! This dress features a traditional ball gown skirt with a floral appliquéd full sleeve jacket with bow at the back. The mix of elegant satin and intricate lace detail make this dress really special.

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Paula Moore 2018 Bridal Collection - Annie Dress with Jacket

Paula Moore 2018 Bridal Collection

If you’re looking for a vintage style wedding dress I’m sure you will fall in love with the Paula Moore 2018 bridal collection. Paula creates vintage-inspired bespoke dresses for today’s brides, designed and handmade in Great Britain.

After designing wedding dresses in the UK for 35 years, specifically vintage style dresses for the last 10, Paula realised there was a gap in the market for beautifully designed and crafted 50s-inspired wedding dresses alongside a relaxing, boutique environment to try them on in. To add to the experience, Paula now offers her customers a personal service to try on the collection.

Using her years of experience and knowledge, Paula designs vintage era gowns for today’s women and, most importantly, today’s women’s figures. The Paula Moore 2018 collection features cute bows, polka dots, scalloped edges, optional dropped back hemlines, beautiful silk and delicate lace.

The seven wedding dresses in the 2018 collection are all available in tea length and long, and there is also a selection of jackets available to finish off your bridal look.

Paula Moore 2018 Bridal Collection - Annie Dress with Jacket

Paula Moore Bridal Service

Paula told us a little bit about her unique bridal design service…

“I am deeply passionate about designing and creating utterly beautiful and bespoke dresses to make brides feel amazing on their special day. Through my years of experience and being a bride myself, I understand that finding the wedding dress is imperative to each bride. I offer women who, like me, love the vintage era, something unique and personal just for them.

“Your wedding day is one the most important in a woman’s life, and central to the day is the perfect dress. I have been passionate about vintage bridal fashion for more than 20 years and pride myself in creating dream dresses from the first brush stroke on paper to the final stitch in your wedding dress.

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Lillian West Spring/Summer 2018 Bridal Collection - 6515 Dress

Lillian West Spring/Summer 2018 Bridal Collection

If you are looking for a boho-chic wedding dress then look no further – this bridal collection is for you! The new Lillian West Spring/Summer 2018 bridal collection is elegant boho at its best.

This collection sets the bar for trendy, romantic styles. Featuring intricate embroidered lace, soft layers of tulle, all over lace, fabulous floral prints, floaty skirts and bell sleeves, each dress is so ethereal yet designed with comfort in mind.

Lillian West Spring/Summer 2018 Bridal Collection - 6515 Dress

Lillian West Spring/Summer 2018 collection includes some really unique designs. There are midriff-flashing bodices, thigh-high slits, sensual necklines, trendy silhouettes and beautiful sleeves which all add to the incredible boho-chic vibe.

I have to say that this wedding dress collection has some of the most intricate, breathtakingly beautiful lace detail I have ever seen. It’s also wonderful to see a bridal collection that has such a diverse array of styles. From sexy figure-hugging dresses to floaty tulle and full-lace fit and flare dresses, there is something for everyone. Although the main ethos of the Lillian West Spring/Summer 2018 collection is the boho vibe, these dresses will suit most wedding styles.

Style 6506 – Venice Lace off the Shoulder Illusion Back Gown

6506 Wedding Dress from the Lillian West Spring/Summer 2018 Bridal Collection

Isn’t this wedding dress beautiful? One of the all-over lace dresses I mentioned, I adore 6506 in particular because of the pretty all-over lace appliqué that sits so delicately on the off-the-shoulder neckline and around the illusion back. The dress has a stretch lining under the lace detail for effortless movement. So feminine.

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Luella's Bridal Expectations 2018 Collection - Nieve Dress

Luella’s Bridal Expectations 2018 Collection

I’ve had huge admiration for Rachel from Luella’s bridal for a long time. When The Wedding Community launched back in 2009 Rachel was on our expert panel providing bridal wear advice. I was therefore very excited when Luella’s Bridal launched their first beautiful collection of wedding dresses. Now I am delighted to share a fabulous new collection of five distinctly different dresses… the Luella’s Bridal Expectations 2018 Bridal Collection.

The Island Pod Rings crafted by Trinidadian jewellery designer Sarah May inspired the new collection. Sarah’s original engagement ring and her subsequent life journey inspired the rings, named Happy, Love, Dream, Believe and Abundance. It’s lovely to see a bridal collection designed to complement a piece of jewellery; it’s usually the other way round!

The Luella’s Bridal Expectations 2018 Collection includes a selection of low plunging backs, soft flowing skirts, stunning hand beaded lace and Luella’s signature pleated skirt. Each dress is handmade in the UK using a selection of the finest French lace, silk, satin, tulle and beaded appliqués, in a blend of soft ivory, cream and blush tones. Designs feature a mixture of simple, understated and intricately beaded slip style dresses, and beautiful lace and tulle gowns. Each dress has an element of sparkle, so even the simplest styles still look and feel special.

“It was such a pleasure to work with Sarah on this project. I have known Sarah for many years and have always wanted to work with her. Sarah’s unique collection of Island Pod Rings is perfect for our more relaxed type of customer and complements our slightly more modern style of dresses.

“I think my favourite dress from the Luella’s Bridal Expectations 2018 Collection has to be Isla. I love the simplicity of the bias cut design and I fell in love with the beautiful beading as soon as I saw it. Each appliqué is handmade to order, and I love the subtle ivory and blush tones. I also think it’s a really versatile style of dress and will work well for lots of different styles of wedding – everything from a chic city affair to a relaxed beach style wedding.” – Rachel Attwell, Owner of Luella’s Bridal

These are the five beautiful dresses in the Luella’s Bridal Expectations 2018 Collection, and the rings that inspired each dress…

Amber, Inspired by Dreams Ring

Luella's Bridal Expectations 2018 Collection - Amber Dress

Dreams Ring by Sarah May

Amber is a modern, backless design made from cream Japanese handmade silk, and features Luella’s trade mark pleated skirt. It includes a racer neckline and stunning beaded straps in a mixture of milky white, blush and ivory tones.

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Justin Alexander Spring/Summer 2018 Bridal Collection - 8940 Dress

Justin Alexander Spring/Summer 2018 Bridal Collection

I’m taking you to wedding dress heaven today with the beautiful new Justin Alexander Spring/Summer 2018 Bridal Collection. The latest collection starts with a fresh take on 1950’s and 1960’s silhouettes. If you are looking for a classic wedding dress with a modern twist then look no further.

The Justin Alexander Spring/Summer 2018 collection breathes fresh air into classic wedding dress styles. The collection is full of modern, clean styles, stunning illusion bodices, surprising cut-outs, beautiful matte lace, abstract beading and daring black accents. Classic brides will adore the tonal beadwork and rich fabrics of this collection, featuring crepe, matte mikado, jacquard, and buttery satin. These subtle yet striking details will make any bride shine as they walk down the aisle.

Justin Alexander Spring/Summer 2018 Bridal Collection - 8940 Dress

Justine Alexander believes that it all begins and ends with romance, so creates every dress to make you feel your most romantic and radiant on the big day.

The Spring/Summer 2018 wedding dresses feature some of the most stunning lace backs I have seen for this season. From full all-over lace detailing to illusion backs with delicate lace edges, they are so romantic and so beautiful. Justin Alexander has also created some of the prettiest straps you will ever see; from intricate beaded spaghetti straps, to delicate lace-trimmed wide straps with beautiful lace gently falling onto the shoulders. I just love these delicate details.

But the thing I love most about the Justin Alexander Spring/Summer 2018 collection is the number of classic full ball gown silhouettes. Brides looking for a traditional style dress with a big full skirt will fall in love with these beauties…

Style 8970 – Silk Dupion Ball Gown with Plunging V-Neckline and Keyhole Back

8970 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Spring/Summer 2018 Bridal Collection

This is my favourite ball gown wedding dress in the Justin Alexander Spring/Summer 2018 collection. Just look at it! I adore the rich dupion silk in the stunning silver colour of 8970; this really will shine as you walk down the aisle! The plunging v-neckline and sexy keyhole back give this dress a modern feel.

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