Gatsby’s Garden

Gatsby’s Garden

“IN HIS BLUE GARDENS, GIRLS CAME AND WENT LIKE MOTHS AMONG THE WHISPERINGS AND THE CHAMPAGNE AND THE STARS.”

– F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

During my spare time I love to trawl through Pinterest Wedding boards, I’m obsessed with the newest styles and always looking for something fresh and a little different, which is when I came across Carol Hannah’s bridal collections.

Carol Hannah Whitfield is a self taught designer living in New York whose hobby of sewing blossomed into a profession – and it’s obvious as to why.

Her designs are a combination of romance, elegance and vintage with a real focus on detail, and each collection gets bolder and more sophisticated.

The dress I came across was Pemberley from the 2013 Gatsby Collection (I love the name), a 4-ply silk crepe with hand cut lace and open back:

A useful element of the website allows you to see the gown worn by real brides like Aäna who gives us a glimpse of her picturesque rural wedding in Minnesota wearing Pemberley:

 

I then moved onto her latest collection 2016’s Siren collection:

“I MUST BE A MERMAID. I HAVE NO FEAR OF DEPTHS AND A GREAT FEAR OF SHALLOW LIVING.”

 -ANAIS NIN’

Which includes showstoppers like Dynamene, an Iridescent silk sequin tiered gown in Mist:

CAROL HANNAH BRIDAL

And Naia a rose gold sequined skirt with blousy silk crinkle georgette top and
leather macrame strapping (I am huge fan of separates):

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New York Bridal Fashion Week: Naia

I can’t wait to see whats in store for the 2017 collection…

Lil’ Shorty

Lil’ Shorty

One bridal style which is a firm favourite of mine is a tea length gown which puts a pair of stunning shoes proudly on display.

One British bridal designer who seems to share this opinion is Vikki McCarthy at House of Mooshki. The ever growing designer collection has some of the most exquisite tea length gowns on the market today.

Their ethos is simple “One You, One Day, One Dress”, and there is sure to be that One Dress as the range satisfies every taste; from tulle to satin, scalloped to illusion necklines, cap sleeves to strapless.

It’s impossible to pick just one favourite!

 

To view more from House Of Mooshki, visit the website here.