Boho bridal separates for an original and unique wedding outfit. Annie chose a fabulous semi bespoke ensemble of Boho bridal 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.
In many of the designs the French Calais Lace simply speaks for itself. 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 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.www.instagram.com/danabolton
I do sometimes have samples for sale. Mostly my samples are a size 10. Please contact me for details of availability.
This classic French Lace overlay dress above is a recreation of my most pinned design! A beautiful lace edged with the natural scalloped eyelash edging of the lace design. Lauren above is one of the new designs featuring a half circle on the bias for the skirt shape. 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.
Two very lovely new Boho designs. This dress has a layer of polka dot tulle under the French Lace on the bodice.The waist is trimmed with a crochet style edging. I have made the skirt a two tired seventies prairie dress style. Under all this is a layer of sandwashed silk in warm flesh/pale peach colour. Sandwashing gives silk a very soft peachy touch and is simply divine!
Just a few pictures of recently developed new designs, literally just hot off the press! Charlotte design has so many lovely details I don’t know where to start! From the cutaway shoulder line to the wow factor open back. My favourite detail has to be the lace that skims the hem at the front. Oh! not to forget the covered button fastening detail too
Made with French Calais lace that has a crochet style folksy lace trim at the back, and silk georgette.
Chloe design. New addition to my collection.
This amazing spot tulle is actually a French Lace. Quite unique and utterly lovely. This new design “Chloe” has a lovely soft floaty chiffon skirt. The cute sleeve is a half circle of tulle gathered at the shoulder to create a very modern look. Not too overtly fashion just a little different .I recently tried this on a bride with long veil made from a very simple fine tulle. It just looked fabulous.
`Chloe looking so cute on the stand with her low and sweetly shaped neckline.
On the rail at my studio. Im going to need a bigger rail.
Close up in the sun! This is the Phoebe design. This gorgeous shot really shows the delicate hand finshing that I do. It almost looks like an heirloom piece.
Rebecca and Quentin married in Glasgow. These stunning pictures were taken by Struve-photography. Rebecca chose a modern wedding dress for big day. Her desire for a simple unfussy look was very important. The beauty of the location with the simplicity of the dress design creates a stunning combination.
Adding a French lace veil, which I also made, gave a little drama to the look. There is something about a long veil that instantly transforms a bridal look. Creating drama and romance.
Rebecca wore the Eloise design. A soft pale blush colour with an Ivory French Lace on the bodice and a silk tulle skirt over the blush silk of the skirt.
The bodice has the French Lace eyelash trim, around the neckline and waist, loved by so many brides. French Lace has this vintage style edging that is unique to this fabric. The dress design is soft and luxurious, easy to wear and super comfortable.
Although the silk is a beautiful blush colour the Ivory of the lace and silk tulle over lays have the effect of softening the intensity of the colour.
I love the genuine and relaxed look of this beautiful couple. Not even a bit of downpour could dampen the loveliness of their pictures. Simple and easy with understated affection are captured here so well. Their venue was University Chapel Glasgow a stunning backdrop for a stunning wedding.
Such a wonderful atmosphere of solid grandness and moody mystery. Rebecca looks stunningly serene and elegant in each and every one of these shots.
Enjoying a wedding from the beauty of the pictures is almost the best part of my job! Making sure each of my brides absolutely look their best in my dresses is my priority and gives me great satisfaction when I finally see the dress in action !
Modern boho wedding dresses. Made in London. My new collection featuring a modern take on a boho style. Easy to wear, light and incredibly comfortable. French Lace beautiful silks and all hand made.
These gorgeous pictures were taken by kirstenmavric.co.uk with hair by Hepburn collection and make up by Catherine Bailey.
These designs and others are all available to try on at my North London studio. Muswell Hill
The dresses are all hand crafted I work in an artisan way seeing the dresses as more of a craft. A craft that I absolutely love.
I have tried here to create simple but detailed looks. All very suitable for a London wedding as well as a more rural or church wedding. If you visit my studio you will be able to not only try these dresses on but also my new proto types. I aim to create unique dresses modern and fresh with a boho twist.I am always refining and adding to my collection often selling samples as and when appropriate. This gives brides on a smaller budget the opportunity to purchase a dress at aprrox half price. My collection dresses range fro £1800-£2350
Each piece is made from silk. I am moving more towards a matte silk crepe that looks softer and more gentle on the eye. I use only French Laces either as a bodice or for my long full lace overlay dresses. I am constantly adding to my collection of dresses so please see these as just some of what is available to view and try on at my Studio.
These designs I believe offer a modern boho look. A little more sophisticated and elegant yet keeping the whimsical and romantic element so loved at the moment. The softly floaty gathered skirts are fine and delicate. We aim not to add bulk ! The other detail that turns up in a few of these designs is the fabulous folksy lace trim for edges. This slightly crochet look trim is soft and flexible. I have used it not only because it looks fantastic but also to add a little stability to the delicate French Lace.
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.