All the latest wedding fashion trends for the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride and grooms.
Pandora teams up with Stonewall for Pride month
Pandora, the world's largest jewellery brand, is joining forces with LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall in support of Pride this summer. Between 1st June and 31 August 2023, 10% of each sale generated from a select range of pride-inspired Pandora charms will be donated to Stonewall to support its mission of equality and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people. Pandora has pledged a minimum £25,000 donation that will be distributed across Stonewall's ongoing work to build a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be themselves. Pandora began working with Stonewall in 2022 when the company launched its 'Pride at Pandora' network in the UK, a grassroots initiative aimed at transforming the experiences of its LGBTQ+ employees in the workplace, providing peer-to-peer support and raising awareness around better inclusion of underrepresented groups. The network actively promotes acceptance, equality and equity, as well as celebrating the work of LGBTQ+ people, and raising awareness of issues affecting the community.
Posted: 1 June 2023
Luxe jewellery brand LYNA London offers glamorous yet affordable pieces
Luxe jewellery brand LYNA London offers glamorous yet affordable pieces from just £18. Their best-selling sterling silver Serenity Rings in white and pink, £35, proved to be so popular that customers can now buy a necklace to match, with a wide variety of colours available. In other news, LYNA London celebrates a highly successful first year of business including social media growth.
Posted: 25 May 2023
The Bobby Pin has launched its 2023 collection
The Bobby Pin has launched its 2023 collection of fashionable wedding accessories influenced by some of the year's hottest trends. These dreamy finishing touches include intricately detailed hair vines, pins and combs in silver or gold metal finishes, plus a range of beautiful bridal earrings. Many designs are adorned with contemporary white clay and pretty porcelain blooms alongside delicate leaf and botanical motifs, while others feature luxurious pearl sprays or glistening crystal stones.
Posted: 18 May 2023
Boux Avenue launch a new bridal collection
Can we hear wedding bells? Boux Avenue's new bridal lingerie collection has launched online and in stores. Brides-to-be will fall head over heels in love with this romantic edit. The new aspirational range is all about the finer details, just like all weddings. Boux Avenue's design team have thought of every aspect when designing the new bridal range, including iridescent blue thread details weaving through the floral lace design for the Angelica longline Basque and Angelica balconette bra sets. This luxurious lingerie collection is available in sizes 6 to 18 with selected styles in 28-38 and A-G cups.
Posted: 11 May 2023
Celebrate a royal weekend with NEXT
It's time to hang out the union jack bunting and lay out the royal-worthy tableware to celebrate the coronation this weekend. Whether you're hosting friends and family, or enjoying a street party for The Big Coronation Lunch, the collection of union jack cutlery, mugs, picnic wear and decorations from high street favourites NEXT will have you prepped for all the fun celebrations. Don't forget to dress the part - discover the coronation-themed clothing, jewellery and accessories for the whole family and celebrate like a king!
Posted: 2 May 2023
Jewellery brand Pandora launches new rewards programme
Pandora, the world's largest jewellery brand, has launched its brand new rewards programme, My Pandora, designed to provide personalized offers and exclusive benefits when members shop online or in-store at any of Pandora's 216 stores across the UK. The new rewards scheme allows shoppers to earn points for every purchase made, with £1 being equivalent to 1 point. Members can unlock exclusive perks including early access to sales, the option to pay with points, special Birthday treats and access to exclusive launches, along with much more. In addition, members will receive personalised offers based on their shopping and product preferences, enabling an even more tailored experience that's unique to each customer.
Posted: 27 April 2023
Sanyukta Shrestha up for the Wedding Boutique of the Year award
The UK's leading sustainable bridal designer Sanyukta Shrestha's flagship boutique has been announced as a finalist for the 'Wedding Boutique of the Year Award' in London by Britain's Asian Wedding Awards 2023. The list of the 2023 finalists consists of top names that create fairytale-inspired and unique weddings across Britain. Designer Sanyukta Shrestha says, "Following on from the nomination for 'The Visionary Leadership Award 2023' in the UK this year, we are so honoured to be the finalist for the Wedding Boutique of the Year 2023 Award again. Winning this prestigious award in 2020 was an unforgettable moment and being voted by our brides, this nomination again has added another milestone for our brand. We are so grateful to all our brides and supporters for being an invaluable part of our exciting journey."
Posted: 20 April 2023
Accurist and jeweller Sarah Alexander announce collaboration
Accurist has teamed with designer label Sarah Alexander from the bridal industry's renowned Ivory & co to offer beautiful watch and jewellery gift sets. A capsule collection includes sets perfect for the bridal party, with gorgeous designs for brides, bridesmaids, mothers-of-the-bride and groom and even beautiful honeymoon sets. As watches and jewellery make up the most popular bridal gifts, now for the first time brides can wear perfectly matching sets and gift their wedding party with unique pieces to wear long after the big day. Both brands are British-designed and use premium quality materials and techniques that rival luxury brands at an accessible price point.
Posted: 13 April 2023
Jeweller Lebrusan Studio launches co-ordinate engraving
Award-winning ethical fine jeweller Lebrusan Studio has launched a coordinate engraving service which allows rings to be inscribed with a location close to the customer's heart - the perfect pick for wedding bands! Having sold 22% more wedding bands in 2022 than the previous year (77% of which were cast in recycled metal) and with requests for engraving all the more popular, this is set to be a very popular choice for 2023!
Posted: 4 April 2023
Bridal designer Sanyukta Shrestha nominated for award
One of the UK's leading sustainable bridal fashion designers, Sanyukta Shrestha was shortlisted for the Visionary Leadership Award by The Good Small Business Awards 2023 in the UK. It's following the recent felicitation by Ahmedabad Design Week in India to honour Shrestha's electrifying contributions to sustainable fashion alongside some of the world's great innovators and visionaries. David Kusuma, the president of the World Design Organisation, says, "This Visionary Leadership Award nomination is another milestone to honour her decade-plus career that celebrates slow fashion and women empowerment." Sanyukta says, "I'm thrilled to be a finalist for the Visionary Leadership Award. I feel this award recognition is a stepping stone towards our vision of sustainable fashion being truly the future of fashion, embracing the balance between people and planet."
Posted: 30 March 2023
9 ways you are damaging your jewellery without realising
It's no secret that we treasure our jewellery. Whether it's a necklace from a friend which celebrates a milestone or an engagement ring that's been passed down the family line, our jewellery carries some of our most precious memories. However, accidents happen and it's a heartbreaking moment when your favourite piece of jewellery gets damaged or worse, broken. To help reduce the likelihood of this happening to you, jewellery experts at Queensmith have pulled together nine common ways you may ruin your jewellery without realising:
Posted: 27 March 2023
Receive a veil with a full-priced dress at Grace Loves Lace
For the remainder of the month of March, brides-to-be are able to receive one of the seven striking veils on offer with any full-price gown purchase at Australian bridal brand Grace Loves Lace. The seven styles are lovingly name Henri, Pearly Long Veil, Lumi, Fleur, Frederike, Truly Madly Deeply, and Shimmy. Shop gowns inspired by the romanticism of Italy with the Memoirs of Her collection, playful styles from the Bisou Bisou range, and in classic Grace Loves Lace fashion, the Coco Loco collection boasts soft stretch-lace which ticks every box.
Posted: 23 March 2023
Charlotte Tilbury partner with David's Bridal for a masterclass
Bridal powerhouse, David's Bridal have partnered with Charlotte Tilbury for an evening to host a Bridal Masterclass at the brand's flagship store at Westfield Stratford on Tuesday 28th March between 5:30 pm and 9 pm. Starting off with welcome drinks in the bridal boutique, the expert make-up team at Charlotte Tilbury will then spend 45 minutes with guests, talking them through all they need to know for an array of bridal beauty looks. A catwalk show featuring the new collections from exclusive designers will then follow. If you're one of the lucky 15 VIBs (very important brides) to book your styling appointment on the night (through the appointments page), you will then be able to try on gowns, shoes and accessories. All bridal gown purchases made on the night will be eligible for discounts - so make sure to get your appointment in!
Posted: 23 March 2023
Kit Heath unveil new Skript collection in time for Mother's Day
Quintessential in Kit Heath design, the latest Skript collection that has launched just in time for Mother's Day captures life's magical moments with its cursive alphabet of pendant charms and necklaces. Also perfect for bridesmaids, customers can choose a letter that holds a special meaning, or personalise a look by wearing the initials of a loved one - a meaningful monogram. The collection has been designed for every woman to create a truly unique piece of jewellery that tells her story.
Posted: 16 March 2023
SilkFred reveals the trendsetting bridesmaid dress shade for summer
With wedding season almost upon us, online fashion destination SilkFred has recently seen a 66% increase in searches for 'bridesmaid dresses' and a staggering 800% increase in the term sage-green bridesmaid dress. SilkFred's head stylist, Megan Watkins reveals why sage green is expected to be a top choice for wedding colour palettes in 2023 and offers expert tips on how to style this seasonal shade. Megan tells us, "Having been an underrated favourite of the fashion in-crowd for the past couple of years, it's safe to say that sage green is finally having its moment. This neutral hue is perfect for earthy and natural wedding colour palettes and serves as a nod to nature and eco-conscious weddings, another trend that is set to be big throughout 2023. Sage green adds a subtle pop of colour, it's minimalist and fits elegantly into classic wedding decor - it can also fit seamlessly into your everyday wardrobe."
Posted: 9 March 2023
David's Bridal unveils Alterations for All service
David's Bridal, the global bridal and occasionwear specialist, recently announced the expansion of its alterations services to include non-David's Bridal merchandise. The new Alterations for All idea is available across its four UK stores in London, Watford, Birmingham and Glasgow. The popular bridal retailer will make its alterations specialists available as a trusted resource to perform alterations for those in need of expert services, at a competitive price, in an expedited timeframe.
Posted: 2 March 2023
River Island launches first Wedding Occasion Collection
This season, high street favourites River Island is getting ready for the ultimate celebration - weddings! Launching today is River Island's first Wedding Occasion Collection that offers a selection of mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses alongside flowergirl dresses and menswear suiting to dress every member of the bridal party. This new collection offers a range of silhouettes in a dreamy colour palette. Soft satin, tulle finishes for flowergirls and embellished details create an elevated feel for bridesmaids whilst coordinating menswear accessories ensure a stylish finish.
Posted: 23 February 2023
The bridal accessory trends of 2023
Watch Exchange London has analysed Google trend data (within the past 3 months), to determine the bridal accessory trends of 2023. Bridal jewellery is all about the ring however, according to Google trend data the search term bridal watches has received a 4.700% uplift. 'There is an uplift in brides opting to wear a classic timepiece on their wedding day, whether that be a family heirloom that is their 'something borrowed', or a 'something new', that is a gift from their spouse. A bridal watch is often the 'showpiece', that is donned to reflect an overall style.
Posted: 17 February 2023
Write your own love story this Valentine's Day with Boux Avenue
Leading lingerie brand Boux Avenue's new Valentine's collection includes the styles Alette, Lexey, Rubie and Lottie. Items include long-line bras, satin cami sets, plunge bras, high-neck bras and matching thongs and briefs, perfect for a romantic night in! Whether you're celebrating Galantine's with your besties, a special night with your partner or are planning some self-care 'me' time, get ready this Valentine's with Boux Avenue, and create your perfect own love story.
Posted: 14 February 2023
Share the love this Valentine's Day with NEXT
Whether you're treating a special somebody or yourself this Valentine's Day, share the love with high street favourites NEXT who have unveiled the perfect gifts to make your day full of love! Get date night ready with a selection of clothing reflecting the latest trends and stylish lingerie to wear underneath. For a spot of self-care, indulge in the wide selection of beauty products available and if you're staying in, get your home romance-ready with the selection of chic homeware.
Posted: 9 February 2023
Fall in love with La Redoute's romantic Valentine's Day lingerie this February
As the most romantic day of the year is just around the corner, La Redoute is offering shoppers a selection of swoon-worthy lingerie and nightwear pieces this Valentine's Day that are stylish, sexy and comfortable! From lacy lingerie that will set hearts racing to cosy loungewear sets perfect for a Galentine's date, La Redoute has a range of underwear and pyjama sets that shoppers will fall head-over-heels for.
Posted: 2 February 2023
Augustine Jewels loves Valentine's Day
Are you looking to propose this Valentine's Day or searching for that perfect gift? Fall head over heels in love with the latest diamond gemstone pieces from London-based jewellers Augustine Jewels. They only work with exquisite, carefully created and ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones to create cherished pieces. Ruby, ruby, ruby, ruby! Augustine Jewels promise to add sparkle, shine and an everlasting smile to Valentines everywhere this February 14th. From the dazzling diamonds set around radiant rubies which will stand the test of time to pretty pastel pieces perfect for not only Valentine's Day but also Mother's Day too, there's something for everyone.
Posted: 26 January 2023
Winter wedding dress dos and don’ts
The the decision to have a wedding in the middle of the winter does have its drawbacks as we know the weather can be predicable, crisp, and very cold. Other than that, there is absolutely no reason at all why you shouldn't focus on the possibilities and begin with planning your winter wedding day. Here, wedding dress couture designer Cynthia Grafton-Holt advises to keep two things in mind. If you plan for a rainy day and it turns out to be dry and sunny with crisp blue skies that is a definite win win situation...
Posted: 25 January 2023
Cocorose London's Trainers captures the hearts of brides-to-be
'Casual is chic' when it comes to wedding day attire, according to feedback at independent British footwear brand, Cocorose London, where the Hoxton Red Heart Trainer, has truly captured the heart of the bridal market. Modern brides are increasingly choosing comfort over tradition for their footwear, inspired by celebrities such as Hailey Bieber, who wore trainers with her Vera Wang dress. An increasing number are refusing to let their special day be ruined by painful, blistered feet. Putting the high-heels aside and choosing comfort over chronic pain, is a trend showing no sign of disappearing for the 2023 wedding season.
Cocorose London's Hoxton Red Heart premium leather, low-top trainers are just the ticket for many brides, who not only wish to stay on their feet, but also want to add a fun and unique twist to their wedding day attire.
Posted: 19 January 2023
Big savings on bridesmaid dresses at Club L London
Calling all nearlyweds-to-be, phones and tables at the ready: Club L London is offering 10% off bridesmaid dresses when you buy four or more with the code NEWYEARBRIDE at checkout! This deal is perfect for couples who may have got engaged over the festive period and have started planning a wedding this year; what's more, the offer is essential for those looking for purse-friendly attire without compromising on style. Whether you want your bridal squad in chic backless satin styles, or colour coordinated in flawlessly curve contouring gowns, there's something for everyone: statement cape jumpsuits, ultra-feminine luxe midi dresses, multiway maxis - the styling options are endless!
Posted: 16 January 2023