Real bride Amy wearing Sassi Holford Marilyn


Today’s wedding is an absolute stunner! Packed with gorgeous styling, unique handmade details and beautiful personal touches, Amy and Adam’s day was as fun-filled and creative as it was chic and elegant.


The bold black and white striped theme that ran throughout worked perfectly against the romantic prettiness of Amy’s Sassi Holford Marilyn floral wedding gown, complemented by flashes of vibrant red from Amy’s gorgeous red hair and Adam’s dapper velvet jacket.


The dress

Sassi Holford Marilyn is a glorious, showstopper of a gown from the designer’s 2016 Signature Collection. Featuring a sweetheart neckline with sheer overlay, nipped in waist, romantic full chiffon skirt and of course that incredible floral patterned fabric, this is the perfect wedding dress for any bride looking to break from the traditional white wedding dress. The dress is finished with floral applique detailing to the waist and shoulder.


Amy tells us more about her dress choice;

“I had tried on so many white/ivory dresses but they hadn’t felt right, maybe I always knew I’d end up with something a bit different. My first trip to try on dresses was back in November 2015, it was fun, but by the umpteenth bridal shop, I just found the whole thing tedious.”


“One day I was reading a Brides magazine and I saw a picture of a patterned dress on an advert for Miss Bush. The location wasn’t particularly convenient for me, but I decided to go and see the dress. When I first tried it on, I liked it and my mum loved it, but it was so different, I wasn’t sure what everyone would think. Was it too ‘girly girl’? So I went home to think about it.”


“I tried on a load more dresses and still wasn’t sure. The only pictures I had of the dress were the designer photos, which I really didn’t like, the styling made the dress look too twee. Mum suggested that we went back to try it on again, but when we got to the chapel, I told Emma that I was sorry but I’d changed my mind and didn’t like the dress. I explained that the photos online had put me off, but Emma asked me to let her change my mind. I agreed and put the dress back on, Emma then did my hair in a very modern vintage style, pulling her flower display to pieces to add them to my hair. She then filmed me walking up and down in the dress.”


“I didn’t change my mind there and then, but over the next few days I kept watching the video and decided that I did want my dress to be different and that if I styled it carefully it could be a very cool dress. So in February I ordered the dress. Needless to say, that was a very difficult decision to make.”


“I’m so pleased that I chose this dress, it was perfect. There wasn’t any other dress which would have done, it was me through and through.

Emma made the experience different from anywhere else we’d been, she was excited about the wedding and the opportunities my dress gave to have a different wedding.”


Amy accessorised her look with a custom short, sweeping veil and a Mohawk-esk vintage inspired hair do adorned with pink orchids.

“I’ve been dying my hair shades of red for years, when I first tried on the dress my hair was a coppery red, but I gradually changed the colour over the next few months to go with the dress, until it was a true burgundy. I had a large crescent shaped bouquet, as I love flowers and apart from that, I kept everything else very plain and simple.”


About the Day

Amy and Adam were married at Chippenham Park near Newmarket, which was a compromise to be between Amy’s home county of Norfolk and their home together in London. The venue offered the opportunity to hold their ceremony outside; luckily their gamble with the weather paid off and the sun shone for them on the day enabling them to take their vows in the beautiful gardens.

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Real bride Steph wearing Maggie Sottero Noelle


We’re delighted to be sharing Steph and Sean’s wonderful wedding with you on the blog today! Steph wore the beautiful Maggie Sottero Noelle for their wedding day, which was a happy and colourful Sunflower inspired celebration that took place last month on the island of Kefalonia in Greece.


The Dress

Maggie Sottero Noelle is a romantic, elegant wedding gown featuring a delicate figure hugging form that flares out into a soft tulle skirt. The intricate detail on this gown is just stunning, and it was love at first sight for Steph!


“It was the first dress I tried on and after trying on another 8 or 9, I still knew it was perfect. I had actually seen it online before going to the store. I found that Maggie Sottero had hundreds of beautiful dresses at not hugely expensive prices, so I found Miss Bush and I definitely made the right choice.”


“I brought my Mum as I knew she would be honest if she didn’t like certain dresses. She actually liked all but 1, and totally agreed with my choice. I wanted to take my bridesmaid to the second visit, but she lives in Australia, so she had the wait. Her reaction when she first saw me in the dress in Kefalonia was wonderful, and she looked absolutely beautiful in a lacy blue maxi dress.”


“Throughout the shopping experience we weren’t rushed in the slightest and encouraged to make another appointment and not into making a rush purchase. It was just so chilled and happy, from the first appointment to collection.

When collecting the dress ‘Senior Bush’ helped us so much, it was pouring with rain and she insisted on waiting in the doorway while we brought the car around, she rushed out and helped us hang the dress properly in the back of the car. She also showed us just how to pack the dress in my hand luggage.”


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Monday Moodboard – glamorous white feather wedding inspiration

This week we’re celebrating one of our new dress arrivals with a glamorous white feather wedding inspiration moodboard.


The inspiration behind this board was the ‘Naomi’ wedding dress by Atelier Pronovias, a feminine and pretty mermaid wedding dress in crepe and organza, with feather and gemstone embroidered shoulders, and an elegant slit skirt.

It might be the obvious choice to head in more of a dreamy beachy boho direction with feathers as wedding decor, however this look just doesn’t fit with the elegant Naomi gown, so our moodboard looks to high end fashion and couture catwalks for inspiration instead. Shoulders, sleeves and hems, textured layers, statement footwear and sparkling hair accessories are all a great way to incorporate feathers into your look.

Alternatively you could opt for an incredible showstopper of a cake as seen on this board!

On a spiritual note, feathers represent positivity and love, and are also a symbol of loved ones that are no longer with us, so the addition of even a small feather in the form of a simple pair of studs or bracelet can add sentimental meaning to your wedding outfit.

Glamorous white feather wedding inspiration credits; Naomi dress by Atelier Pronovias, available at Miss Bush | Glitter and sequins, unknown via Pinterest | Crystal feather detail bridal shows, Megan Clouse via Elizabeth Anne Designs | Feather inspired headpiece, Hilary Chan photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs |  Feather encrusted dress, Valentino Fall 2016 ready-to-wear via Vogue | Naomi dress by Atelier Pronovias, available at Miss Bush | Feather detail wedding cake, Maggie Austin Cake via The Washington Post | Jimmy Choo crystal and feather sandals via Fashion Style | Feather edge sleeved sheer gown, Valentino Spring 2016 ready-to-wear via Vogue

Leah x

Real bride Jessica wearing Maggie Sottero Pierce


Jessica and Jacob were married in August this year, in Jacob’s home county, Devon, with Jess wearing the stunning Maggie Sottero Pierce lace wedding gown.


Although the couple now live outside London, they love spending time in the Devonshire countryside and decided to host their big day at the beautiful Kingston Estate, a stunning Georgian house surrounded by beautiful gardens.


The Dress

Maggie Sottero Pierce is an elegant, intricate lace sheath wedding gown featuring a scalloped v-neck, fitted lace bodice and deep open back, finished with a simple grosgrain belt to the waist.


Jess tells us all about her dress choice;

“In all honesty, dress shopping was a stressful process for me. I don’t know what I would have done without Miss Bush. I am a very awkward shape (two sizes smaller on the top), which meant that nothing I tried on fit very well and it was hard to get an idea of what it would look like. To make things more complicated, I had no idea what I was looking for and am extremely indecisive!”


“My first appointment at Miss Bush was with Corrine. She put me completely at ease and expertly helped me to narrow down my search to a style that suited me. What I liked about Miss Bush was that you can absolutely tell how carefully the dresses have been selected. They are all slightly quirky and even though I chose a Maggie Sottero dress, which is a fairly popular brand, I have not seen this dress in any other shops or even online.

When Corrine suggested the Pierce dress, I loved the lace immediately. When I tried it on, it just felt right. I like that it was slightly daring, with the low back and slightly see-through corset, with the button detail and ribbon at the back. The gold colour under the lace gave it a really warming colour. The seamstresses at Miss Bush made it look like it was made for me.”

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Real bride Carolina wearing Jesus Peiro 5021


We’re off to Italy again today, for Carolina and Jeremy’s beautiful wedding on the Liguria coast. Carolina wore Jesus Peiro 5021 for their big day, which took place in June this year and was inspired by the brides Italian heritage and their stunning location.


The Dress

Jesus Peiro 5021 is a stylish, contemporary wedding gown made from mikado fabric, featuring a full structured skirt and simple clean cut neckline, nipped in at the waist with a sparkling embellished belt.


Carolina customised hers with the addition of a bow to the back and an extension to the diamante belt, also switching the square back of the gown to a deep plunging v back.


Carolina says;

“I brought my mum and one of my sisters with me to my first appointment. We knew Miss Bush very well as all five of my sisters found their wedding dresses at the shop (with Emma) and we were very confident that Emma would work her magic for me too!”


“Needless to say, my mum and sister were thrilled when I also found my dream dress at Miss Bush, they loved the dress as much as I did and commented how comfortable and happy I looked in the dress which further confirmed it was The One!”


“It was very special to me to be able to follow the family tradition and find my dress there. We felt really comfortable and relaxed with Emma and she totally got the look I was going for, she even did my hair for me in a “1950s debutante” style that she thought would go well with the dress, and I ended up using this look on the day thanks to her!

It was really comforting to know I was in such capable hands with Emma and Miss Bush.”


“The Jesus Piero dress featured a belt, which I “pimped up” by adding diamantes all the way around and a big bow at the back.”


“I also wore a Jenny Packham hairband (Crystal Opal Gazelle), and borrowed my bridesmaid’s veil that she had purchased from Miss Bush last year for her own wedding. I wore gold sandals from Dune and minimal jewellery.”


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