MiaMia Flying Down to Rio 2020 Bridal Collection

Marguerite Hannah created the new MiaMia Flying Down to Rio 2020 collection for modern brides. There’s a strong emphasis on elegant A-line and slim silhouettes allied with a beautiful array of unusual and distinctive laces and embellishments.

I’m a big fan of MiaMia wedding dresses. Not just for the beautiful designs, but also because they’re affordable – prices for the new collection start from just £345. The ‘younger sister’ of Alan Hannah, MiaMia is strong and forward-thinking but takes from the older sister’s experience. There’s no expense spared in the sheer quality and cut.

Classic Shapes

Highlights from the Flying Down to Rio 2020 collection include Patience, a figure-hugging dress with the most beautiful scalloped lace skirt and beaded belt. On the jewel-encrusted Bettina, shimmering beaded organza brings the classic wedding dress to life, sparkling and twinkling from all angles. It’s a real showstopper.

Bettina Wedding Dress from the MiaMia Flying Down to Rio 2020 Bridal Collection

Astrid also has a classic shape, but the skirt’s lovely fluid chiffon gives it a very soft and feminine movement. The bodice is designed with the most intricate and detailed cotton lace, and this theme is continued with Eliza, a simple crepe dress with a very low V at the back. This style also has a beautiful coat which is light and sheer with long fluted sleeves and lace appliqués.

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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

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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Anne Barge Spring 2020 Bridal Collection

Inspired by vintage couture, Anne Barge bridal collections combine the best of classic design and modern trends. For the stunning new Anne Barge Spring 2020 collection, wedding dresses with a fresh, modern vibe put a spin on old world charm.

Silhouettes including ball gown, trumpet, sheath and A-line provide figure-flattering fits for the latest designs carefully crafted with lace, crepe and Mikado scuba fabric. Dramatic corset bodices and princess tulle with lace appliqués give an ultra-feminine touch, while intricate seaming adds a layer of depth and luxury.

Anne Barge Spring 2020 Bridal Collection - Walton Dress

As well as seven dress styles, the Anne Barge Spring 2020 collection also includes two very different capes, Griffin and Jasper, and the Covington coat. This incredible long sleeved jacquard coat features a shawl collar and embossed floral design. It really is special, so be sure to check it out in the gallery.

Each dress in the collection is sophisticated and elegant with an oh-so romantic look. I’ve picked out three of my favourites pieces from this eclectic mix of styles…

Emory

Emory Wedding Dress in Steel Blue from the Anne Barge Spring 2020 Bridal Collection

Whether in white or ‘Steel Blue’ as shown here, the Emory dress is simply stunning. The clean, contemporary silhouette with v-notched bodice and full ball gown skirt is a thing of beauty.

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Alan Hannah Moonshadow 2020 Bridal Collection

Today I’d like to introduce you to the beautiful 2020 bridal collection from Alan Hannah – ‘Moonshadow’. The new collection sees boned corsets forming traditional, timeless silhouettes alongside more modern elements such as lace sleeves, keyhole bodices and feathered details.

Renowned for producing the highest quality of cuts in time enduring, classic and understated designs, designer Marguerite Hannah describes the new collection as “a labour of love”…

“The focus of the Alan Hannah Moonshadow 2020 collection is on timeless elegance and the evolution of cut. I wanted two looks which you could think of as oppositional but in fact work to create a lovely harmony. Sculptural structured dresses in Mikado and satin have a geometric simplicity with beautiful corsetry and boning. When this ethos is translated to softer fabrics like crepe and tulle the theme is seamless, but the softer fabrics move the collection to a subtly different place with the structure intact but softened by layering and fluidity which gives a real breadth to the collection.”

Alan Hannah Moonshadow 2020 Bridal Collection - Genna Wedding Dress

Marguerite’s creative development shines through each one of these new designs. Understated and effortlessly glamorous, the structured shapes create dresses with a magical essence.

One thing I particularly like about the Alan Hannah Moonshadow 2020 collection is the inclusion of bow detail on some of the designs, from traditional bows on the back of dresses to shoulder bow detail. Here are three of my favourite styles which include bows…

Aria

Back of Aria Wedding Dress from the Alan Hannah Moonshadow 2020 Bridal Collection

This stunning satin wedding dress with sweetheart corset bodice features a large bow on the back of the dress.

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Jenny Packham 2020 Bridal Collection

I’m over the moon to kick off the 2020 wedding dress collections with one of the world’s most innovative bridal designers. Last month’s London Bridal Fashion Week saw the launch of the new Jenny Packham 2020 Bridal Collection, and full of artisanal embroidery and signature styling, it’s anything but understated!

For her fabulous 2020 bridal collection, Jenny Packham took herself out of her comfort zone with new diversified looks. Inspired by herself, the collection comprises dresses capturing the spirit of some of the world’s most romantic destinations; Paris, Buenos Aires and New York. A tale of three cities collectively encapsulating a feminine and distinctly modern beauty.

“The Jenny Packham bride is international, elegant and informed. Her style cannot be singularly defined as her influences are so diverse.” – Jenny Packham

Jenny Packham 2020 Bridal Collection - Elysee Wedding Dress

First there’s Paris, renowned for its fin-de-siècle grace and haute couture heritage. Inspired by this sentiment, draped chiffon, finely pleated tulle, delicately embroidered organza and voluminous skirts are softly romantic for an ethereal bride.

Jenny Packham 2020 also pays homage to the sensuality and soul of Buenos Aires, a city synonymous with a Latino love of carnival and dance. Silhouettes celebrate the female form with bias cut crepes, intricate embellishment, fishtail skirts and plunging necklines.

New York is an icon of high octane glamour. High-low hemlines, crystal encrusted mini dresses and ostrich feather trims take inspiration from Upper East side elegance and the hedonism of downtown Manhattan. These are sophisticated wedding dresses for a sensational party.

Here I’ve picked three dresses from the Jenny Packham 2020 collection that symbolise of each of the cities…

Jackie (Buenos Aires)

Jackie Wedding Dress from the Jenny Packham 2020 Bridal Collection

Intricate beading and embroidery in Jenny Packham’s iconic style adorns Jackie. The plunging neckline and fishtail skirt are indicative of the fun and flirty Buenos Aires vibe.

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