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One of our favourite themes for the current and the forthcoming 2017 spring/summer collection for themes, décor and bridesmaids is everything BLUSH! We adore the soft, pretty and warmth of the blush tones. Perfect for a neutral/pastel shades!
Top image: Eliza and Ethan wrap dress in dusty rose! So versatile and elegant!
If only it was peony season all year round! This is where soft blush roses come in perfectly, add some lilies and crystals, for that perfect blush look!
Blush works great for men as well
Add a touch of blush to compliment the bridesmaids and bouquets onto the men’s cravats. This can be either with a delicate blush flower in the pockets, soft blush ties or even blush shirts. Also, a navy suit compliments blush perfectly!
Oh that décor…
The blush colour scheme fits hand in hand with the vintage/glamour theme. Add some pretty vintage details to compliment this warm and soft look. The blush pink colour is perfect for weddings all year round. It is one of the top sellers for bridesmaid’s colours and is so pretty yet vintage!
A little blog post to virtually welcome you to our unique, friendly and happy little boutique. We pride ourselves in providing brides-to-be with the most personal experience, where all customers are considered as part of the MiAmor family!
Welcome, welcome, welcome to our beautiful boutique…
Here at MiAmor we strive to ensure our customers are happy, satisfied and leave with nothing but a smile, no worries ONLY excitement!
We have a comfortable, private and glamorous setting for all brides-to-be for their appointments. We are experts at what we do and we try and cater for all brides and all styles!
We offer a beautiful selection of tiaras, side pieces and accessories for the hair, alongside short and long veil. We also have an entire room filled with discounted gowns available to purchase off the rail!
Aside of bridal, we offer a custom-made and made to measure flower girl dresses. Available in almost any colour you wish for! If you are looking that something unique and customized, these are perfect.
Much like the seasons, wedding dress styles come and go with every year. Bridal Fashion Week often sets a precedent for the wedding dress trends to follow, but of course, it is YOUR big day and you should choose a gown that YOU love and one that is in-keeping with your unique tastes.
You will be reminiscing on this special day for many years to come, looking at photos and videos, and you will take pleasure in knowing you made the greatest wedding dress choice for you.
Having said that, wedding trends are often a great source of inspiration for brides, who are either not completely sure in what they are looking for in a dress, or draw their eye to a dream style they had never initially contemplated or knew existed.
On that premise, here are just five of Mi Amor Bridal’s favourite wedding trends of 2018:
CAPES and CAPELETS
Not only are wedding dress capes and capelets bang on all wedding dress trends, we are confident they will make you feel like the true Wonder Woman that you are on your big day! We know that brides may initially shrug at the thought of wearing a cape, but modern-day capes and capelets come in a multitude of styles to appeal to many different fashion tastes. The designs are limitless, from cropped or floor-length, bedazzled or simple, monochrome or vibrant, co-ordinated, detached or built into the wedding gown designs.
Embroidered wedding dresses are the perfect accompaniment to a boho-inspired wedding, or ideal for you brides who simply want some intricate detailing to your wedding gowns. Embroidery is easily one of the biggest wedding trends of 2018, with many designers leading the way and showing us how embroidery should be done throughout Bridal Fashion Week. The greatest thing about the embroidered wedding dress is that whether you choose for a subtle design or opt for more prominent embroidery, the results are equally as stunning.
TWO-PIECE WEDDING DRESS
Two-piece wedding dresses are a slightly more unconventional choice for brides, but if you are looking for an out-of-the-box and unique outfit for your big day, two-pieces could be your newest companion. A two-piece wedding outfit comes in all styles and designs, whether you opt for a top and skirt or a jacket with a skirt. Two-pieces are a great way to stray from the norm whilst remaining elegant and timeless and they’re a sure way to stand out from the crowd! Other uncustomary wedding outfits we can see filtering into increasing numbers of weddings are jumpsuits, trouser suits, bright or black and white wedding dresses.
An off-the-shoulder wedding dress is an extremely feminine and quite timeless style of wedding dress that looks exquisite on all body shapes. Whether they are acknowledged as a ‘trend’ or not, off-the-shoulder wedding dresses have a strong presence during every wedding season, due to their versatile and extremely flattering shape, they have earned their label as one of the classic. Although the bardot neckline is that of a traditional shape, a modern twist on this trend is the ‘detached sleeve’ trend.
Again, a lace wedding dress seems quite a timeless piece, but the wedding trend of 2018 is really taking it up to the next notch. In years previous, the focus has been on centred on soft and delicate lace that swathes airy vintage wedding dresses. However, in 2018 your lace wedding gown should be chunky, layered and most certainly textured.
Are you eyeing up any of our top-pick wedding dress trends?
At Mi Amor, we stock a variety of wedding dress styles to suit all in
Royal Wedding Dresses through the Years
With the royal wedding fast approaching, many of us wedding enthusiasts are speculating about and eager to feast our eyes on the beautiful Meghan Markle's wedding dress.
Who is going to be the designer? Is it going to be understated and delicate? Will she opt for a train as long as the aisle? There are so many questions that we need answering! Well, luckily there isn’t too long to wait.
To occupy us until Saturday, we are going to look back at a few of our favourite royal wedding dresses from years past.
Looking back to 1840 to the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s wedding dress quickly became an icon in itself.
Do you love the white wedding dress tradition? We have Queen Victoria to thank for that. At the time of their wedding, white wedding dresses were not common practice, and you were more likely to see a bride take to the aisle wearing a coloured wedding dress decorated with gold or silver embroidery. She also seized this opportunity to ban her wedding guests from wearing white, ensuring nobody would steal her limelight – as if that were possible!
Queen Victoria’s wedding gown was designed by William Dyce and made by Mary Bettans. The royal wedding dress was made with a heavy silk satin spun at Spitalfields and adorned with an intricate Honiton lace from Devon - a dreamy combination.
To accessorise, Queen Victoria wore a sapphire brooch, white satin shoes, Turkish diamond earrings and as opposed to the conventional crown, Queen Victoria fashioned a wreath made from myrtle and orange blossom… is Queen Victoria also responsible for the flower crowns we all know and love today?!
Queen Victoria loved her wedding dress SO much, that she went on to wear the royal wedding gown a number of occasions, including in a posed anniversary portrait to Prince Albert, a serious of wedding enactment photos upon the advances in camera technology and also for her Diamond Jubilee portrait.
Moving forward some years to 1947, we arrive at Queen Elizabeth’s wedding to Prince Philip.
Norman Hartnell ensured there were no details overlooked in the designing of Queen Elizabeth’s wedding dress. Taking inspiration from Botticelli’s ‘Primavera’ painting, he designed one of the most exquisite royal dresses to date.
Queen Elizabeth’s wedding dress was made from a luxurious ivory duchesse satin that was heavily yet elegantly decorated with an embroidered floral design, and sprinkled with tactically placed pearls. The Queen’s dress featured crystals, a fine silver thread and delicate applique.
Queen Elizabeth also set a precedent with her breath-taking silk, tulle train that stretched an impressive 13-foot from her shoulders and boasted more intricate embroidery with pearls, crystals and applique.
The dress certainly did all the talking and so Queen Elizabeth opted for simple accessories that complimented this beautiful dress perfectly. The Queen wore satin heeled shoes, a silk veil and pearl and silver buckles.
It is clear to see that this classic royal wedding dress is still a heavy inspiration for today’s wedding dress styles and trends.
Now we are in 1981, at the wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles and here is where we see one of the most iconic British royal wedding dresses of all time.
To look at now, many people say the dress is not something they would wear themselves unlike the slightly safer choices of Kate and Queen Elizabeth, but at the time, Princess Diana’s dress was nothing short of spectacular and still to this day it was a talking point for sure.
Princess Diana’s dress was designed by Davi
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