Wedding dress special. Cornwall & Devon, spring 2022

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WEDDING DRESS SPECIAL Spring 2022 Cornwall & Devon



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ULTIMATE WEDDING SHOWS ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST Visit our website for dates, locations, to register your interest in our shows and get more information. IN ASSOCIATION WITH TM

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WELCOME TO WED’S STYLE SPECIAL! Wedding dress shopping is traditionally seen as the fun job on the wedmin list - the exciting, glamorous bit that stirs flutters of excitement and blubbery moments from your accompanying family and friends. But it also comes with pressure - how do you know when you’ve found ‘the one’? And then there’s the bewildering choice! To make the process easier, we’ve compiled this handy guide, which features a bumper selection of dresses, most of which are available in Devon and Cornwall’s bridal boutiques. From top trends to top tips from the bridal experts, together with some bridal beauty and guest fashion inspiration, we hope these pages will provide you with a good starting point on your quest for that most special of dresses. Enjoy! Rebecca

Photography Liam Arthur Dress Lillian West, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique Earrings Victoria Louise Accessories

























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LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT Being located in one of the county’s most desirable destinations might be reason enough to visit St Ives Bridal Boutique but add to that fact the list of must-see labels adorning the rails, and a trip here guarantees a memorable dress-shopping experience. In this seaside emporium of loveliness, you’ll discover a head-turning assortment of fashions from the likes of Willowby by Watters, Eliza Jane Howell, Made With Love and Rosa Clara – with the latest dresses from the latter two designers having also just arrived (plus a mystery new designer to be announced very soon!). That means a gorgeous choice from some of the world’s most-wanted labels. If boho is your bag, then look out for Willowby by Watters, whose gorgeous gowns evoke fashion-forward and free-spirited style to incredible effect. Then there are Eliza Jane Howell’s uber-elegant designs, where beautiful hand-embroidery greets dazzling embellishment for a palpable touch of modern glamour. And if you’re searching for something fresh-from-the-runway, look no further than Made With Love’s current collection, which oozes romance with its alluring figure-sculpting cuts, intricate embellishments and demure designs. Picture seductively deep plunge necks, daringly low cowl backs and opulent floral lace alongside flattering A-lines, curve-flaunting fit and flares, and sleek crepe skirts. For haute couture of the dreamy variety, Rosa Clara’s confections might well offer up ‘the one’. From clean lines and cool minimalism to ethereal whimsy and frocks created especially for the sophisticate, prepare to be spellbound. Expect everything from lace bodices and open backs framed with illusion lace to chic princess gowns with giant back bows and voluminous skirts with long flowing trains that whisper pure drama. stivesbridalboutique.co.uk

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BEST DRESSED Form-hugging silhouettes, luxe textures and statement-making finishing touches – these guest fashions are as individual as they are elegant photography Toby Lowe coordination Christine Trewinnard

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Whether you’re a guest or the mother of a nearly-wed, the prospect of finding the perfect outfit for an eagerly awaited wedding can be a daunting task. “Styles, shades, shapes and colours – there are so many options!” says Christine Trewinnard, who designs and handcrafts exclusive bridal gowns and bespoke garments from her Cornish studio. “We are all a unique shape too and it takes confidence to wear something outside our usual clothes choice.” Drawing on her vast experience working at top London Haute Couture Houses, Christine is passionate about helping her clients find this confidence through the design process. “We all have a ‘wardrobe personality’, and when you know what yours is, and understand why it works so well for you, it makes choosing so much easier,” she says. “I love helping my clients understand their ‘wardrobe personality’ and to find their perfect individual materials, styles and colours. Often, my advice is: don’t be afraid to mix it up a little. Team jersey with linen, satin with crepe, wool with chiffon, complementing colours and textures.” Elegant, simple and strikingly individual, this shoot showcases some of Christine’s occasion wear designs in the setting of a light-filled Georgian rectory in the Cornish countryside. From a full-length midnight blue gown and luxe velvet wrap dress to a light, flowing lilac ensemble and tailored jacket, the looks are finished with handcrafted headwear specially designed for each outfit. “A treasured item, handcrafted and personal to you, is too great a garment to wear just once. I’m often asked to create something that can be worn again to a celebration, party or dinner date! It’s time and money well spent, as the possibilities are limitless if you have something created for you. The design will be unique, the fit and proportion will be perfect,” says Christine. “While couture clothing may be one of a kind, it doesn’t have to be worn once in a lifetime.”

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Photography

Toby Lowe Photography tobylowephotography.co.uk Venue

Nantuat instagram.com/nantuat_location Dresses

Christine Trewinnard christinetrewinnard.co.uk Hats & jewellery

Dorothy Morant Millinery dorothymorantmillinery.co.uk Model

Beatrice instagram.com/blajbeatrice

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Daisy Floral Design,

Weddings and Events www.thevelvetdaisy.co.uk helen@thevelvetdaisy.co.uk 07790692221

Handmade wedding and engagement rings inspired by the coast Come and see the collection at waterfront my studio in Hayle, Cornwall Intimate and indulgent weddings 01736 887599 www.emilynixon.com www.theoldquayhouse.com 01726 833302 info@theoldquayhouse.com

























Intimate and indulgent waterfront weddings www.theoldquayhouse.com 01726 833302 info@theoldquayhouse.com



“On your wedding day, remember to be you”

Special thanks to the following local suppliers involved: Photographer – Melanie Barnfield Photography, Location – Drake’s Island, Hair – Spoilt Hair Boutique, Make-up – Rebecca Searle Make-Up, Flowers – Hannah Burnett Florist, Dress – Amica Bridal Boutique, Videographer – Lauras Wedding Films, Model – Emily Wall.



























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A FINE VINTAGE If you’re seeking something that’s one-of-a-kind but also ready-to-wear, then step into the glorious vintage emporium that is Days of Grace. Home to an incredible collection of vintage and antique lace, bridal gowns, occasion wear and accessories, you’ll find a dazzling assortment of designs to pore over. You can build your ensemble from scratch or select a gorgeous reimagined gown from the in-house handcrafted collection that uses original vintage lace in ‘modern sizes’, which can be bought or custom-made to suit. Perhaps you’d rather pick up an authentic piece of vintage fashion, or find a unique finishing touch oozing timeless style; whatever takes your fancy, the Budleigh Salterton boutique is the place to be. Owner, stylist and textiles expert Linda Duriez is passionate about vintage apparel and is replete with knowledge to help you create your look, from recreating era wear to tailoring something from her divine ready-to-wear collection to ensure it fits like a glove and looks like a dream. And with an emphasis on affordability (with many gowns retailing from as little as £300), brides seeking something with an edge of boho, debutante or Hollywood glamour need look no further for a fabulously budget-friendly and bespoke bridal look. Visit the beautiful beachside boutique or browse online to whet your appetite for all things vintage, where you’ll find the likes of original Edwardian lace and cotton gowns alongside vintage 1970s styles, silk corseted Victorian replicas, embroidered 1920s French lace and a host of ontrend 1950s styles including layered ruffles, lace-up backs, oyster satin and ivory-flocked organza. daysofgracevintage.com

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ULTIMATE WEDDING SHOWS ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST Visit our website for dates, locations, to register your interest in our shows and get more information. IN ASSOCIATION WITH TM

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feature | BRIDESMAIDS FASHION | THE BRIDESMAID DRESS EDIT

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THE BRIDESMAID DRESS EDIT Give your bridesmaids some killer bridal party style in these hot-to-trot frocks words Rebecca Matthews 3.

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From barely-there shades of pink, lilac and peach to the softest blues and greens, it’s hard to resist the charms of a pastel palette for a spring or summer wedding. You might even nod to the cottagecore trend with a romantic and nostalgic blend of faded florals and billowy fabrics.

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JEWEL TONES Luxe up your bridal party in opulent shades of emerald, amethyst, ruby and sapphire. Consider sumptuous textures such as velvet or satin for a dazzling and sophisticated look for an autumn or winter wedding.

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MIDNIGHT HUES

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Choose black or deep midnight blue for a flattering and incredibly chic look your ’maids can wear again and again.

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ALL-WHITE White is no longer reserved for the bride alone. Clean, crisp shades of white are perennially stylish and suit weddings of all styles, from a glamorous country house affair to a laid-back bohemian bash, while creamy shades of pearl and ivory bring a gorgeous modern feel to your party.

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1. Sorella Vita at Bliss Bridal Gowns blissbridalgowns.co.uk 2. Onlyway at Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique elainerawlings.co.uk 3. Maids to Measure maidstomeasure.com 4. Bill Levkoff at Frocks & Frills frocksfrills.co.uk 5. Nola London nolalondon.com 6. Halfpenny London halfpennylondon.com 7. Grace Loves Lace graceloveslace.com 8. Asos asos.com

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Made With Love - Eliza Jane Howell Willowby - Rosa Clara St Ives Cornwall TR26 1SE - 01736 799 413 www.stivesbridalboutique.co.uk - sayyes@stivesbridalboutique.co.uk