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BROWNS BRIDE STYLE DIARIES – DECEMBER 2017

Can you believe it’s December already? In this months style diaries we bring you important dates for your diary along with all the most recent gowns we have received in store. Featuring multiple gowns from the one and only Viktor & Rolf and introducing our latest Dreams Collection by Lihi Hod. Click the link below to read more…

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BROWNS BRIDE STYLE DIARIES – NOVEMBER 2017

In this month’s Style Diaries we bring you details of our latest gowns which have arrived in store, featuring three striking dresses from Marchesa & Romona Keveza. Read more below and you will also find details of our upcoming exclusive Trunk Shows!

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PETER LANGNER TRUNK SHOW – NOVEMBER 2017

 Be sure to book an appointment with us for our exclusive trunk show for our famed designer Peter Langner. Peter’s exquisite 2018 collection will be with us for two days only on November 10th & 11th. Brides who book an appointment will be able to try on all the new season gowns and will have the opportunity meet Peter himself.

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NEW YORK BRIDAL FASHION WEEK – OCTOBER 2017

NEW YORK BRIDAL FASHION WEEK
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New York Bridal Fashion Week is held in the heart of Manhattan twice a year; in April and in October. It’s where the biggest names in the bridal industry go to display their latest creations, where luxury bridal stores go to hand select their newest collections. This week we bring Manhattan to you and give you a behind the scenes sneak peak at what we have purchased from the Autumn Winter 18 Collections which will arrive with us next April!

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BROWNS BRIDE STYLE DIARIES – OCTOBER 2017

In this months Style Diaries we bring you details of our latest gowns which have arrived in store, featuring three striking dresses from Ines di Santo &  Monique Lhuillier. Read more below and you will also find details of our upcoming sample sale and exclusive Trunk Shows!

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WALKING DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH MONIQUE LHUILLIER

Walking Down Memory Lane with
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Undoubtedly one of the biggest names in both the bridal and fashion industry alike, Monique Lhuillier has dressed everyone who is anyone from brides to celebrities. At Browns Bride we are proud to have been the exclusive stockist of Monique Lhuillier for over 13 years. In the run up to our Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show next week, we take a trip down memory lane and bring you photos of our most memorable brides who wore Monique Lhuillier.

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BROWNS BRIDE REAL WEDDING – MOLLY & JOHN

A Floral Elizabeth Fillmore Gown for a Relaxed Country Wedding

In this weeks blog post we feature our very own bride, Molly as she tells us of the magic that was her wedding day. A Browns Bride from top to toe, Molly wore a floral print gown for a country, summer wedding in Suffolk and teamed her romantic gown with a pair of peep toe Louboutins. Read more below as Molly recounts her wedding day and her experience of meeting her dress designer, Elizabeth Fillmore.

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MARIA ELENA HAIRPIECES

NEW COLLECTION BY MARIA ELENA

Come in store to see our stunning new collection from Maria Elena, where you can try a full range of delicate tiaras and coronets of all shapes and sizes. Maria Elena has been handcrafting ornate accessories for years. Maria Elena’s refined skill combined with her sharp eye for detail work to create this beautiful and unique collection of headpieces.

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NEW YORK BRIDAL FASHION WEEK – APRIL 2017

This week we are giving our readers an behind the scenes exclusive of our recent buying trip in New York. Each of our designers hosts a catwalk where they debut their Spring Summer 18 Collections. Read more below for must-see images from our designers catwalk events, and a sneak peak of the dresses we bought that will be arriving this Autumn!

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New York Bridal Fashion Week –

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Last month our buying team jetted off to New York, to start the purchasing of our Spring Summer 2018 collections. A weekend that is as glamorous as it is hectic; rushing from one side of Manhattan to the other to watch catwalk shows from each of our designers that we carry in store. The buying weekend involved a lot of preparation, and before you know it its over in a flash. A blur of bridal gowns and buying appointments; New York Bridal Fashion Week is the biannual fashion event we always look forward to.

The bridal industry continues to boom and the competition amongst the best in the business accelerates. With this in mind, New York Bridal Fashion Week is the best place to be in order to find out what we can expect to see from our designers, and to see how their collections evolve. Our designers are at the forefront of couture fashion, with many designing both ready-to-wear and bridal collections. Next Spring we can expect to see an array of upcoming trends in bridal; from jumpsuits to halternecks.

Below we have featured our favorite dresses which we purchased from each designer. Brides getting married next year – its time to start getting excited about the dress!


Day 1

Thursday 2oth May

An early start to our first day of bridal buying; beginning with our first show of the day, Peter Langner. Peter recently celebrated 25 years with this collection, taking his best elements from previous designs and giving them a strong, contemporary twist, whilst still maintaining his ever present elegant signature style.

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Lela Rose

Lela Rose delighted at New York Bridal Fashion Week once again, creating a focused collection with her signature A-line silhouettes, in a wide variety of beautiful fabrics and diverse necklines.

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Day 2

Friday 21st May

Mira Zwillinger

Mira Zwillinger’s collection was superb, her strong signature dazzling throughout the whole show.

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Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2018

Ines Di Santo

This collection stood out with it’s striking show stoppers. Ines Di Santo introduced two stunning claret red numbers on the catwalk which blew everyone away; one of which is featured below with a stunning low back and architectural bow.

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Elizabeth Fillmore

Aptly named “Froth & Roll” Elizabeth Fillmores SS18 Collection hosts the dreamiest array of gowns. Each one gown has striking, statement features but Fillmore maintains an ethereal theme throughout.  A perfect option for a bride getting married abroad or for anyone wanting a gown pre/post wedding.

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Day 3

Saturday 22nd May

Maria Elena

Maria Elena hand crafts each ornate item in her collection, from hair vines to elaborate tiaras. Whatever the style, Maria Elena ensure each piece will work as a timeless heirloom for generations to come. We find these pieces from Maria Elena perfectly compliment most of the dresses we carry.
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Viktor & Rolf

Viktor and Rolf have grown their selection with twenty new gowns in their latest collection. cutting edge- iconic dresses.

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Marchesa

Marchesa never disappoints producing as always the most romantic of dresses.

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Day 4

Sunday 23rd May

Galiav Lahav

Galia Lahav always delights and this collection was no exception. Holding on to their signature, sexy style, Galia have designed elegant, exaggerated silhouettes using elaborate and intricate beading. During this Fashion Week, Galia Lahav put a huge emphasis on veils and have created some sensational accessories for their 2018 Collection.

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Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier has excelled herself once again; remaining true to her light, fluid romantic gowns that always have a touch of youth about them.

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Vera Wang

Read more about the latest SS18 Vera Wang collection here.

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Pallas Couture

Pallas Couture dresses have kept to their strong signature for their incredible collection for 2018. Each figure hugging gown is created with the most intricate, elaborate detail.

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Romona Keveza

Last but not least, our final buying appointment of our trip was the ever-iconic Romona Keveza. Romona Keveza’s dresses will always make any woman’s figure look stunning with her superb attention to detail and ever perfect fit.

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TO VEIL OR NOT TO VEIL

No other accessory quite says ‘bride’ like a veil, but is wearing a veil for your wedding necessary?  In this weeks blog post we explore the symbolism of a veil, its historic roots and how the veil has evolved in the 21st century. Leaving the big question, to veil or not to veil?

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