We love: Simply Bridal Wedding Dresses

  Simply Bridal is an online retailer that started back in July 2011. They aim to deliver quality wedding and bridesmaid dresses without the fuss, hassle, and expense of middlemen.  They are able to keep costs affordable since they don’t have the high overheads of retail space, whilst concentrating on using superior materials and delivering a fast, friendly, and professional service. Simply Bridal is based in  Los Angeles, California... Read More

We love: Therez Fleetwood’s wedding dress collection

Therez Fleetwood’s bridal collection combines the exotic and romantic with the modern and structured. Inspired by colour, shape and texture, Therez creates a unique collection of wedding dresses that combine stylish silhouettes, gorgeous fabrics, exquisite details and creative design patterns made from beads, trinkets, embroidery, shells and lace. “Our society is a melting pot of various cultures”, says Fleetwood, “we are choosing... Read More

Sample Sale at Kosibah 1 March 2012

First of all – Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope that more of you lovely ladies will be sporting a big new shiny sparkler today and joining us on your journey to the big day and marriage beyond! Secondly, we have great news for you! Kosibah will be having their first designer sale on the 1st March 2012. This is an unique opportunity to purchase a sold as seen couture sample gown at a fraction of the usual cost of a bespoke piece. Prices start... Read More

Hello Africa Wedding Dress Collection from Adele Wechsler

The ‘Hello Africa’ wedding dress collection from Adele Wechsler is a collection of Fairtrade wedding dresses celebrating the fusion of peoples and cultures from Adele’s home country of South Africa. Each dress is named in the Zulu, Swahili and Xhosa language, and incorporates beading by local Zulu women and local organic elements such as wooden beads and cultured fresh water pearls.  Read More

We love: Ade Bakare Wedding Couture

Ade Bakare Couture was formed in 1991, and is led by Ade Bakare, a designer orginally from the Midlands (graduating from Manchester University College) who has worked with the fashion houses of Victor Edelstein and Christian Stambolian. In 1998, he was named by Bride’s magazine as one of London’s influential designers. Ade Bakare’s wedding dresses can be described as feminine classics with a touch of modernity with strong influences from... Read More

Autumn 2011 catwalk influences on Wedding Dresses

The recent autumn/winter 2011 collections as seen on the catwalk are already influencing wedding dress shapes, cuts and designs. Here are our favourite picks from the catwalk and the high street influences! Joan Smalls for Derek Lam Autumn 2011. The floaty fabrics and bold colours as found in the Alston Dress and Mayne Maxi Dress from Monsoon. Ataui Deng in Manish Arora Autumn 2011. The metal dress from Manish Arora translating into the brocade... Read More

We love: Charmi Creations

Based in Harrow, Charmi Creations is run by Charmi Mandavia. She graduated from London College of Fashion in 2001 and has been at the cutting edge of Asian bridal fashion ever since, with an unique collection of personally tailored wedding attire and one to one bespoke service. We love her unique flair for fusing traditional designs and embroidery with beautiful quality fabrics, chic cuts and innovative styling to create wedding garments that will... Read More

Finding the right wedding dress for the typical black woman’s shape

Some would argue that there is no typical black woman’s shape and arguably, this is true; after all – every woman is an individual.  However, I would be very surprised if there were not several of you black women out there who have far too often been annoyed by the jeans that fit beautifully at the hips but could fit another woman in around the waist line! Or found that the dress/skirt that appears shin-height at the front has miraculously become... Read More

We love: the Julietta wedding dress range by Mori Lee

Mori Lee have a fabulous range of wedding dresses so you can celebrate your curves and look great on your wedding – Julietta – available in sizes 16-32.  Read More

We love: BHLDN

BHLDN – a spin off company which has its roots in Anthropologie, is inspired by the Dutch word for “to keep,” and is an online store that sells heirloom-quality wedding gowns, mix-and-match non traditional frocks with rich hues and unexpected details for bridesmaids, martisanal hair adornments, footwear, and lingerie. BHLDN currently only ships to the US and Canada, but there is no reason you can’t ship the dresses to your... Read More

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