Happy Thursday beautiful people! You know there are a few wedding events that occur before the wedding where you may want to where white. Your bridal shower, engagement party, bachelorette party just to name a few. The last few months we’ve spotted a number of styles on Instagram that will be suitable for any of these occasions and even some that would work as a second dress or for a non traditional bride.
Which look would you rock?
No doubt one of the fun parts of the wedding day is the whole garter removal and toss session. It’s fun, people laugh and it’s a great way to include your guests in your day. These days brides are opting for stylish custom garters because well…they make for good pictures and sometime it’s a good keepsake after the day is over. Today, we have Sarah Dobson, of La Gartier a custom hand made garter company located in Atlanta. She dishes on the tradition of garters, the design process and more.
Hello beautiful people!! Today, we have a special addition of Tuesday Shoesday for you! London’s women’s footwear and accessory designer, Dionne Gooding is debuting her custom Bridal Shoe Collection and sharing with us today! Dionne has studied at the London College of Fashion has been designing for 5 years.
Read more about her below and check out her gorgeous bridal shoe collection!
CBB:Tell me more about your business and how you got started?
My brand is Dionne Gooding. I started designing shoes and handbags 5 years ago after I graduated from De Montfort University where I studied Textiles. Following my graduation I attended London College of Fashion where I studied Shoe-making and Design. This gave me the technical background and understanding of the processes in shoe-making and design which I continue to develop on my journey.
CBB: What made you expand into bridal shoes?
My decision to expand into bridal wear came from my interest in creating individual pieces and my love of occasion wear. I have had the opportunity to produce a number of signature pieces for occasions, which have brought further requests from clients.
CBB: What makes your bridal line different from others?
Dionne Gooding’s Bridal line is inspired by African Culture. Most of our styles are made with wax print fabrics combined with colourful leathers. Our Bridal range is different from others because the Bride can design her own shoes. She can select from special materials and trimmings, lace, silk, feathers, roses and a range of others. Embellishments range from pearls, Swarovski crystals and multi-coloured beads. Brides also have the privilege of choosing their heel height which is a bonus.
CBB: Explain how the design process works?
Brides contact us via the website. www.dionnegooding.com. We have a short questionnaire to be completed to get an idea of the brides style, colour theme and budget. Following this a consultation is booked via Skype or in person if the client is London based, to finalize any requirements. Orders normally take 6-8 weeks.
CBB: Do you ship to the U.S.?
Yes we ship internationally.
CBB: What’s next for your business?
I’m hoping to launch men’s range in the near future.
For more information on Dionne Gooding visit her site by clicking here.
Share you thoughts on the collection below!
There are many aspects that bring your wedding style together beyond the dress, such as shoes and let’s not forget your wedding accesories. One thing I like about blogging is that many people read the blog from all over and find inspiration. I am pleased to see I have many readers over the pond! Today, I have Minihaha from Brachetto Weddings, a UK based wedding & event planning service discussing her new and stylish bridal jewelry line.
Hello Danielle. I am a UK based Wedding & Events planner. I absolutely enjoy the creativity and tenacity that derives from wedding planning. Having have said that I noticed a demand for dramatic headpieces and immediately jumped on the idea of launching a bridal jewellery line. M by Minihaha is a new bridal jewellery line for your modern and luxurious bride. The line consists of Asian inspired headpieces as well as elegant earrings and necklaces.
CBB: What makes your jewelry line different from other bridal jewelry?
M by Minihaha boasts that our manufacturer has been in business for 29 years which gives us credibility. Our unique value is our perfectionism as well as creativity. I am inspired by culture and will communicate this through my headpiece designs. Most of my pieces especially the signature pieces which will launch end of next year are Asian bridal inspired. I feel that the current market is somewhat limited to tiaras and hair combs. I wanted to provide jewellery that is unique with a hint of culture.
I wanted to launch with a small exclusive collection to introduce M by Minihaha to the industry. I really felt that my vision for M by Minihaha should be consistent within our branding i.e. top of the line packaging.
CBB: What is the design process like for your line?
I currently have an illustrator who draws my vision on paper, then I have to transfer all those designs onto a CAD software such as AutoCAD. Once I have my designs on a software, I then submit them to the manufacturing company who will make the designs for me. Currently, custom designs will typically take between 10 to 15 weeks to create with a minimum order quantity of 300 pieces per style.
CBB: Do you provide custom designs for brides?
This is something I would love to exclusively offer to my brides, I want to be able to create something unique but I won’t be able to offer that right away. As mentioned before, custom designs will typically take between 10 to 15 weeks to create and there will be a minimum order quantity of 300 pieces per style from our manufacturer. It wouldn’t make business sense to do this, so I can only hope and pray that my creativity will attract a momentum of brides. As a matter of fact, I have no doubt that it will. We have had a great reaction from our sneak peeks already. This has definitely inspired and humbled me.
CBB: What’s next for your company?
OO dear!!! The world is my oyster and I just simply do not know what GOD has in store for my company. I mean, a year ago I did not know that I would launch a bridal jewelry line. If someone had brought the idea to me; I most probably would have dismissed it. I have however been thinking about designing a flower girl and mini-bride range. You just wait and see, Ha Ha Ha.
Keep up with Minihaha & Brachetto Weddings:
Website // www.brachettoweddings.com
Twitter // @BrachettoWed
Facebook // www.facebook.com/brachettoweddings
Pinterest // www.pinterest.com/brachettoweddin
Instagram // brachettoweddings
Thanks so much to Minihaha for sharing her new jewelry line with us today!
Would you rock a piece from this jewelry line?
The Spring 2015 Collection from James Clifford does not disappoint! It brings classic couture looks with some modern flare featuring lovely silk and satin fabrics, romantic lace and even Swarovski crystals. See for yourself below!
What do you think of the new collection from James Clifford?
Hello darlings!!! Today, we are going to go over a quick lesson about veils..which who knew there were so many kinds of veils? From birdcage to cathedral and everything in between. Pay attention there will be a quiz at the end! 😉
Birdcage Veil– short veil usually stops at the chin. This one to me is very fashionable.
See more of Jacqueline’s wedding here
Shoulder/Flyaway Length– Well this one is pretty self explanatory. Sits at your shoulders or right below them. Great option for a dress that has a lot of detailing on the lower back or bust. Image Source
Elbow: Elegant & Classy goes right above or below your elbow.
See more of Mimi & Olu’s Chicago wedding here
Fingertip: Sits at the brides fingertips. Very common style that usually goes with any dress and not as long as the cathedral or chapel.Image Source
Chapel: A more formal longer veil..extends past the length of your gown.
Cathedral: A little more high maintenance and the most formal of them all! Goes way beyond the length of your gown and adds a more dramatic look.
Last but not least is the blusher: This is actually an add on feature that brides opt for and others not. A blusher actually covers your face as you walk down the aisle and either your father flips it over when he gives you away or your new hubby will when he comes in for that big kiss!Image Source
Keep in mind that which veil choice you make is really up to you and how you feel. In my opinion, each style needs to be visibly seen with your dress on, in order to make the best decision.
So did I leave any out? Will you be wearing a veil?