Cool boho wedding dresses for the contemporary bride. Simple but graphic designs for a relaxed wedding. Modern designs that can be worn in both a classic and a boho setting. I think cool boho wedding dresses describes the look I am creating. I try not to be too alternative yet keeping a slight edge to the designs.
Here are just a few of my new designs available to try on in my North London studio. Some very natural using my signature French Calais laces and silks. Some bolder embroidered laces are a new addition that am truly enjoying working with.
There are bridal separates here too. The bolder lace dresses are worn over an under slip dress ( that can also be worn alone) Creating a lighter more free flowing over dress. The embroidered lace is so stunningly beautiful to photograph always delivering a bit of a wow!
Stunning low backs feature too. Its all so lovely to feature the back of a design. Some simply cut and trimmed with a contrasting lace edging. Some just a keyhole shape and some lace bridal jackets that hang loosely creating a true boho look.
Now Polka dots! I have a few designs featuring polka dots. Also one of my sweet jacket shapes comes in the dot also. I find that there are no indiferrent brides when it comes to Polka dot. Those that like dots simply adore them !
During these covid times I am spacing out appointments and taking time to make sure we are at the safest we can be. I ask for masks to be worn at appointments. I allow one guest happily and preferably but do allow two sometimes.
This post describes some of the newer designs. I will add some of the other new designs too but of course visiting my studio to see how fabulous everything is looking is best!
Modern Boho Modern Boho wedding dresses. A few examples here of my most recent dresses.These designs are all available to try on at my North London bridal showroom. Modern Boho wedding dresses describes my style, sophisticated and stylish with a boho, relaxed feel. This fabulous French Lace Jacket has a soft natural touch. Being made mostly from Cotton it has a delicate look and touch. Back fastening at the neck ( it can be fastened all the way down ) it is the wonderful addition to a sleeveless dress worn under.
The Claudette design customised with a full length sleeve here. It comes with a crop or three quarter sleeve too.This is one of my favourite designs. The detail is just lovely. The fabulous French lace has a layer of tiny spot tulle beneath that adds to the richness of the lace look.
I particularly love the lace edging used here tracing the back beautifully. Each design can be customised to incorporate sleeve length, interchangeable skirt design mixing up the different elements of the designs. This not only give the customer choice but allows for the most flattering of combinations.
Each dress is made to your shape and measurements for a perfect fit without alterations. Fittings take place as the dress is being made. Almost a bespoke service but with a collection to browse through first.
I have introduced a new more graphic looking lace into the collection. I love how bold it looks against the floaty delicate skirt shapes. I will be adding a few dresses soon with this fantastic new lace on the bodice only. Currently the samples I have made are of back fastening jackets.
These dresses have a cleaner more simple look with the use of a few new laces.I pride myself on reinventing even the more popular selling designs. I think it is important to keep on developing ones eye and offering a fresh range to my customers. The one constant being a striving for beauty. This has been with me all of my life and will remain so!
The bride wore my Florence design just perfect for a modern bohemian bride. Florence is a beautiful French Lace overdress. The lace simply speaks for itself.Soft and natural to the touch.It is worn over a heavy silk crepe bias cut slip dress. The silk slip was a warm flesh colour and the silk used was sandwashed. Adding to the soft texture of the whole outfit. Technically speaking this combo counts as bridal separates.
I love how the Florence design lends itself to many interpretations. It has been worn in a much more traditional bridal look.It has been worn in the country and worn on the beach. Teamed here with my soft tulle long veil.The veil is trimmed with a matching lace trim used on the dress hem. I do make veils to order and can make to the perfect length for you. The tulle is a soft silk feel. Light and floaty to match my dresses. No heavy stiff tulle. I find that the lace trim works well on this tulle although I can add a lace of your choice.
I absolutely loved making this dress as I do with all my brides. The photographs are simple sweet and stunning. So natural and relaxed exactly what I hope to bring to brides. Feedback has said that comfort and the ability to just be yourself is really important when choosing a dress. I believe that Florence brings this but with incredibly luxurious fabric too!
You can see more real brides wearing the Florence design over on my instagram page @danabolton. As I said all sorts of different versions and variations of bridal style can be seen on real brides..
Boho wedding separates for an original and unique wedding outfit. Annie chose a fabulous semi bespoke ensemble of Boho wedding separates for her wedding day.
Consisting of two very cool jackets, both worn with the fastening at the back.
The combo worn for the ceremony had a silk heavy crepe design cami top under a fabulous spot French Lace long sleeve Jacket . The jacket and the sleeve were trimmed with a soft crochet style lace.
The second jacket was made from the the same polka dot French Lace and crochet trim. The sleeve here was a dramatic and unique fluted short sleeve.
With both of these designs we teamed up the most beautiful pure silk heavy crepe skirt.
The veil worn was also hand made by me. We chose a drop veil style with a simple cut edge. This was to keep the veil as an unadorned item. The veil has a blusher allowing for it to be drawn over the face if wanted.
The amazing polka dot fabric used here is a very exclusive and precious piece of genuine French Lace. Incredibly soft and just a little bit vintage looking.
The evening jacket is made from the same fabulous silk crepe with an addition of a semi circular fluted polka dot lace short sleeve.
I adored making this bridal separates combo. Working from some of my collection pieces the bride confidently saw what was possible. The result was a totally unique original look. Using Luxury fabrics and combining them with modern simple shapes allowed for an elegant but young and fashionable bridal outfit.
The results as seen in these amazing pictures by Livia Figueiredo are full of joy and laughter. Capturing a perfect and beautiful day.
Seriously working with this bride was a total joy. So much fun, so many smiles.
Modern wedding dresses. I create wedding dresses with a modern twist. Simplicity of structure is most important. My designs are light and luxurious. Comfortable and easy to wear. The designs allow for a relaxed and and comfortable day!
In many of the designs the French Calais Lace simply speaks for itself. Be it just a bodice of lace or a full lace dress. Beautiful modern wedding dresses featuring lace overlay designs for the sheer simplicity of all over lace over a silk bias cut slip dress.
Floaty skirts with lace bodices make up most of my designs. I currently have several new separate looks . Featuring boxy lace boho look jackets to be worn over a sleeveless dress or a skirt.
I have added a few new designs where the floaty skirt is cut as a half circle on the bias, as an alternative to the gentle gathers of many of my designs. This skirt shape falls into folds while keeping smooth across the high hip/waistline.
Modern wedding dresses with a feminine boho feel describes my look. I try to use Fabulous French lace and fine silks throughout. This simply adds a touch of specialness and luxury to each of the dresses. I believe that a wedding dress should feel as gorgeous to the touch as it looks to the eye.
I am constantly adding new samples to my collection.Visit my instagram page for completely up to date info of new designs and of recent brides.
I do sometimes have samples for sale. Mostly my samples are a size 10. Please contact me for details of availability.
The fabulous Juliana lace overlay above.Worn here with an Ivory silk under slip dress. My slips come in Ivory and a nude/blush colour. The slip is in a heavy crepe backed satin and is cut on the bias for a wonderful fluid look and slinkyness when moving.
Here we have a small selection of what is available with Bespoke wedding dress design. Some of my many Bespoke Real Brides over the years shown here to illustrate some of the gorgeousness available with the Bespoke process. Not for everyone as many brides prefer to try on a design before committing and for this I have my collection dresses.
For the brides who have a clear idea of what they want and a slightly higher budget then Bespoke is perfect.
Although I work from my own collection of wedding dresses I used to be a Bespoke designer only.
This process led to me gaining an vast array of skills. I still do accept Bespoke commissions where brides bring me their ideas to create.
Without a doubt this is the most expensive option of creating a wedding dress it is for some people with very clear ideas the only way to go.
These Real bride pictures are just a small selection of the many bespoke dresses made over the years.
This very lovely bride wore her semi bespoke modern lace wedding dress to perfection. I customised and combined two designs to suit Josies’ ideas. The lace used here is simply divine, one of the loveliest French Laces that I offer. An intricate lace with a deep border allowing for a varied pattern distribution.
Josie married in Edinburgh travelling down for, not too many, fittings. I particularly love the way the dress buttons at the back look in silhouette, and the way the lace hugs the arm so perfectly.
Josie was a dream to work with. Having a very clear and passionate idea of how her dress was to look. The process was a dream despite the distance between us. The dress was a combination of my Mercy design for the under dress shape. The overlay which is normally a separate dress became an integral part of the dress, all joined as one. This gave me the opportunity to see another way of designing and making a new style!
I love how stunningly boho and beautiful the finished look is. Josie wanted to make something of her own towards the wedding . I provided her with the tulle and lace trim for her veil. The veil was made beautifully and is an amazing addition to the look.
When working bespoke or even semi bespoke as here I aim to be as flexible as possible. Working within the parameters of two existing designs helped to keep focused on what we were aiming to achieve. Unlike full bespoke where it can be a bit daunting deciding and visualising the end result. Semi bespoke can allow a bride to mix and match different elements from existing designs. Of course there are a few limitation. Such as different weights or textures of fabrics used in the original designs. That and certain shapes that do not combine too well.
In fact semi bespoke is the perfect way to strike out and chose a completely original dress of your choice with confidence.
This very lovely London wedding, featuring a boho lace dress, took place in Chelsea, then Hyde Park then on to Notting Hill. London brides have such an amazing choice of incredible venues. Even taking in a rural look with the wonderful Hyde Park.
Frankie wore a customised version of the Mercy dress. Instead of the classic cap sleeve we added a three quarter version. The original dress was a champagne silk with the Ivory silk and French lace over. Here we used Ivory throughout. The skirt also had a change, Replacing the original silk tulle with a silk crinkle chiffon.
Farsheen looked so beautiful on her wedding day.The Ophelia two piece and her were a match made in heaven…..or somewhere equally magical. This stunning London wedding took in The Shard, Shakespeare globe and the city of London skyline as its venue.
Bridal separates have become so very popular lately. Ophelia design consists of a silk and tulle incredibly light and floaty skirt with a hip band of hand detailed french Lace. The camisole shaped top is a simple bias slip shape skimming the body shape closely. Floating over this is an open style french Lace fluted top attached at the neck edge.