Grace Loves Lace La Bamba 2019/2020 Bridal Collection

Today I’m delighted to share the brand new Grace Loves Lace La Bamba 2019/2020 bridal collection. The highly anticipated collection contains unique wedding dress designs created to allow maximum movement for ‘dancing brides’.

La Bamba, inspired by the famous song and dance, includes 13 new wedding dresses alongside an exclusive range of accessories. Coined its most innovative and creative collection to date, the emphasis is on comfortable fits and playful silhouettes.

“As the original disruptors, we feel it’s our duty to turn it up a notch – giving women the excitement and authenticity they deserve”, explains founder and Creative Director Megan Ziems.

Grace Loves Lace La Bamba 2019-2020 Bridal Collection - Orla Wedding Dress

“La Bamba is truly ‘luxury you can dance in’ – high impact gowns that don’t sacrifice wearability. Our vision has been to create gowns that are dramatic and effortless. Fabrics and shapes that have visual impact whilst remaining lightweight and easy to wear, rather than traditional, restrictive dresses that don’t allow women to move freely.”

The Grace Loves Lace La Bamba collection is the brand’s first with new Head of Design, Rosie Keating. Keating worked alongside Ziems in developing exciting fabric combinations, including metallic elements, stretch lace and embellishments.

“We wanted to create bling without the bling; gowns that shine and shimmer on the skin without heavy adornment and embellishment. We focused on the scale and placement of fabric to contour the body, and using stretch lace to flatter and highlight every curve and increase wearability”, said Ziems.

Below I’ve picked three of my favourite designs from this truly stunning collection…


Capri Wedding Dress from the Grace Loves Lace La Bamba 2019-2020 Bridal Collection

Capri is made from an exclusive lace with rose gold metallic thread designed to glisten and shimmer on the skin. A pearl silk drawstring allows you to lower the back as much as you like, and I just love the scallop eyelash trim along the bodice, sleeves and skirt tiers.

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Maggie Sottero Ambrose Fall 2019 Bridal Collection

With 40 fabulous new designs, the Maggie Sottero Ambrose Fall 2019 bridal collection offers so much choice to modern brides. From beach weddings to modern hotel settings, boho to classic elegance, there really is a style for everyone. And, like in other recent collections, Ambrose also includes plus size styles too.

Maggie Sottero is well known for creating graceful, enduring bridal looks with a fresh and couture aesthetic. With intricate lace a hallmark of her designs, the Ambrose collection doesn’t deviate from her signature style. There’s lace, lace, and then even more lace! If you’re looking for standout lace detail, the Tristyn and Ally dresses offer the option of intricate black lace motif detail to really make a statement.

Maggie Sottero Ambrose Fall 2019 Bridal Collection - Ricarda Rose Dress

In terms of silhouettes, the collection features many figure-flattering fit-and-flare wedding dresses, with varying coverage to cater for brides looking for a strapless or strappy number, to those seeking long sleeves. In true Maggie style there’s gorgeous ball gowns too, along with A-line and sheath dresses.

There’s also a lot of choice when it comes to necklines, with V-neck and sweetheart the most prominent. Below I’ve picked my favourite wedding dresses from Maggie Sottero Ambrose Fall 2019 that feature V-necklines…

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Shiloh Leigh Wedding Dress from the Maggie Sottero Ambrose Fall 2019 Bridal Collection

Lace motifs accent the bodice of this stunning dress, completing the demure V-neck and back, and the sheer long sleeves. These motifs drift down onto the layered tulle A-line skirt which features double horsehair trim and beaded belt.

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Claire Pettibone Timeless Bride 2019 Bridal Collection

The Claire Pettibone Timeless Bride 2019 collection will delight modern brides and vintage lovers alike. Eight romantic styles see the designer put her spin on the classic strapless wedding dress.

Although inspired by both the past and present, when creating a wedding dress Claire Pettibone thinks about the long term. She explains, “My ultimate goal is to create wedding dresses that portray each bride and give her a beauty that endures the test of time.”

Claire Pettibone Timeless Bride 2019 Bridal Collection - Marie Wedding Dress

Timeless Bride 2019 combines signature lace and embroidery with unexpected and feminine details. Hand-beaded flowers cascade over lace and silk, soft structured bodices flatter, and flowing skirts will have you floating down the aisle. Details such as the dangling guipure droplets on the ‘Victoriana’ wedding dress inject vintage inspired glamour, while contemporary touches like ‘Odessa’s’ illusion bodice add delicacy and intrigue.

It’s always hard to choose favourites from a Claire Pettibone collection, but here goes…


Eloise Wedding Dress from the Claire Pettibone Timeless Bride 2019 Bridal Collection

Your something blue? Eloise features intricate ivory lace detailing with romantic florals and cameo motif. It’s pictured here in blue, but you can choose Eloise in any of Claire Pettibone’s silk lining colour options.

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Justin Alexander Fall/Winter 2019 Bridal Collection

The Justin Alexander Fall/Winter 2019 collection showcases the brand’s iconic approach to classic romance and impeccable finishing. Inspired by the needs of real brides, Justin Alexander designs the perfect wedding day look with stunning silhouettes, adorned necklines and high attention to detail.

With over 30 styles to choose from, the Fall/Winter 2019 collection offers brides an incredible amount of choice. Amongst these truly breathtaking wedding dresses you’ll find sophisticated, elegant ball gowns, sleek fit and flare designs, off-the-shoulder trumpet styles and figure-flattering A-line dresses.

Justin Alexander Fall-Winter 2019 Bridal Collection - Style 88074 Dress

Highlights include billowy skirts, refreshing laces, and beading that enhance the silhouettes, while detachable trains, sleeves, skirts and jackets offer versatility. There’s also a wide variety of necklines. Styles including halter, sweetheart, Sabrina, off-the-shoulder, notch and, most noticeably, V-neck, provide varying amounts of coverage.

One of the key elements of the Justin Alexander Fall/Winter 2019 collection is the use of superior fabrics. Soft tulle, rich chiffon, ruffled organza and light crepe add romance, while stretch Mikado, sophisticated satin and delicate lace give a chic elegance. With lace prominent throughout this collection, I’ve picked three of my favourite wedding dresses featuring Chantilly, Alençon and Venice lace…

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Style 88091 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Fall/Winter 2019 Bridal Collection

This beautiful Chantilly lace A-line wedding dress with chapel length train features delicate beading on the bodice and illusion scoop back which trickles down the skirt.

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KATYA KATYA Wanderlust 2018/2019 Bridal Collection

Described by the brand as their “most desirable to date”, the KATYA KATYA Wanderlust 2018/2019 bridal collection is dreamy and decadent. Inspired by the desire to wander in life with your loved one, elegant designs transport you to a place of spellbinding beauty.

Wanderlust 2018/2019 includes signature wedding dress designs from past collections, but accented with different lace or crafted detailing. The stunning array of dresses, executed from the finest tulle, silk and lace, mix a cool and timeless feel that gives a chic yet luxe edge to the designs.

KATYA KATYA Wanderlust 2018-2019 Bridal Collection - Sahara Dress

Adorned with intricate embroidery, illuminating pearls and Swarovski elements, KATYA KATYA dresses epitomise sophistication. Handcrafted appliqué details emphasise the gowns, while baroque style scalloping frames the back.

As well as enchanting dresses, Wanderlust sees the introduction of bridal separates to the range, with four tops and skirts available to mix and match. Encouraging brides to show their true persona, it also continues the popular concept of brides choosing a different coloured slip. Available in two lengths, by changing from day to night with the simple change of a slip brings diversity to the bride’s gown.

With so much choice there is something for everyone; capped sleeves, sheer sleeves, two-pieces and incredible appliqué detailing. Here are three of my favourite styles that showcase the KATYA KATYA Wanderlust 2018/2019 collection…


Nara Wedding Dress from the KATYA KATYA Wanderlust 2018-2019 Bridal Collection

The bold, modern floral design on Nara is one of the most unique patterns for the season. With cute scalloped edge short sleeves and unstructured style, this delicate lace dress is a modern take on vintage style.

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