It’s an exciting day here at Miss Bush – the latest issue of Brides magazine goes on sale today, which includes a feature about our boutique, containing images from our 2017 Lookbook! The feature includes a fabulous prize so make sure you get your hands on a copy of the magazine to find out how to enter.
Featuring a diverse mixture of our hand-picked wedding gowns, the Lookbook focuses on showcasing the ever-changing and constantly refreshed selection of dresses and designers available at Miss Bush, all set in the sumptuously styled setting of our Victorian Chapel.
We’ll be releasing the Lookbook on 31st October – look out for more sneak peeks over on Instagram. For now, we’re delighted to share the most wonderful behind the scenes photos from the brilliant Joanna Brown, which were shot on film throughout the day.
Our Jane Austen wedding inspiration moodboard today was inspired by one of our brilliant models from our Brides Reader Event at No.4 Hamilton Place last Thursday. After viewing her portfolio we had originally earmarked Chloe (The winner of this years Britain’s Next Top Model!) as an alternative rock chick with a hint of nineties grunge. When she turned up however, we found that her look was also the perfect fit for an elegant and refined Jane Austen heroine!
This look is demure, elegant and romantic, featuring delicate lace, long sleeves and billowing skirts. We’ve chosen Jesus Peiro 7062 for this board, which is a Cotton tulle and lace wedding gown with full-length long sleeves and floaty skirt finished with an adorable tiny bow at the waist. It’s a super pretty, delicate gown which would be perfect for any Austen-esque bride.
For a touch of Lizzie Bennet wildness, we’ve added some sturdy walking boots to this board. Stunning floral arches and fresh flowers are the main focus when it comes to decorations, with dried wildflower cones for scattering outside the church. Just add one breathtaking stately home!
Jane Austen wedding inspiration image credits; Film still from Pride & Prejudice, Pinterest | Floral arch, Mark Tattersall Photography via Love My Dress | Jesus Peiro 7062, available at Miss Bush | Walking boots, The Kitcheners | Chatsworth House, unknown via Pinterest | Sense & Sensibilty print, Masha Laurence on Etsy | Antique tableware, Vibeke Design | Dried wildflower confetti cones, Nina Claire Photography via The Lane | Floral and lace wedding cake, Nine Cakes via The Knot | Jesus Peiro 7062, available at Miss Bush
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Miss Bush is Surrey’s leading luxury designer boutique.
We’re so excited to share this absolutely stunning wedding with you today! Set in the beautiful backdrop of the walled garden at Old Somerley in Hampshire, with the most impeccable styling, Gayle and Jonathan’s wedding was the picture of elegance and the perfect fit for Gayle’s custom Jesus Peiro wedding dress.
Gayle’s custom dress was a combination of two gowns by Jesus Peiro, featuring the simple elegant bodice, deep ‘V’ back, statement bow, and round neckline of 5028 and the structured a-line skirt of 5016.
The result is a super stylish, crisp and minimalist wedding gown, which was exactly what Gayle had envisaged.
Gayle tells us more;
“Emma helped me decide on mixing the top of one Jesus Peiro dress with the skirt of another – I wouldn’t even have considered that was an option until then. I loved the classic neckline, revealing back, statement bow and most of all the forgiving shape that was flattering and comfortable to wear”
Our moodboard today is inspired by ‘Avalia’ a gown from our newest brand, Houghton NYC. Made from sheer spotted tulle, this dress features a high neckline with capelet and full skirt trimmed in horsehair, with an open back and belt.
This look is feminine and pretty, with sheer fabric adding a contemporary edge, distancing it from the more traditional feel associated with vintage 50’s polka dot. Layers of white upon white help to create a super chic, crisp and elegant wedding styling; the perfect match for the cool ‘Avalia‘ gown.
White on white swiss dot wedding inspiration image credits; Swiss dot tablecloth, Sylvie Gil Photography | Avalia wedding dress by Houghton at Miss Bush | Small white cake with polka dots, Elisa Bricker via Southern Weddings | Polka dot Oscar de la Renta shoes, unknown | Swiss dot tie up blouse, They All Hate Us | Handmade sheer spot underwear set, Impish Lee on Etsy | Sheer pearl spot skirt, Alexander McQueen | White wedding cake with swiss dots, Scott Piner via Southern Weddings | Polka dot veil with crown, Laura Gordon via Weddings Unveiled | Louboutin shoes with sheer spot socks, A Harlot’s Progress
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Our featured wedding today took place last October in the beautiful Walled Garden at Cowdray Park, featuring Miss Bush bride Lucy wearing Maggie Sottero Phyliss to marry her university sweetheart Mike.
Originally, Lucy had her sights set on a Jenny Packham dress, however when it came to trying them on she found that the designs just didn’t suit her body shape. Thanks to Emma, she discovered Phyllis, a romantic tulle sheath dress with a plunging neckline, decorated with glittering Swarovski crystal embellisments to the waist and shoulder, with stunning intricate beaded embroidery covering the back.
Lucy tells us more about how she found her dress;
“Emma convinced me to wait a few more months as she had some new stock coming in which she thought would suit me.
Low and behold she was right, as I completely fell in love with the shape, style and incredible back of Maggie Sottero’s Phyliss dress. I was so lucky that she knows her bridal dresses that well!”
Lucy took her 3 closest friends and bridesmaids to her appointment, as after a few previous appointment she knew they would be completely honest with her, and knew her style.
“They are the sort of girls who appreciate the glass of champagne as you walk in for the incredible Bush experience! They aren’t the ‘crying’ type but they were all so certain that the Phyliss dress was right that I knew I couldn’t go wrong. We spent the journey home just talking about ‘our Phyliss.'”