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BROWNS BRIDE STYLE DIARIES – AUGUST 2017

Browns Bride Style Diaries – August 2017

In this months Style Diaries we bring you details of our latest gowns which have arrived in store, featuring dresses from Romona Keveza, Lihi Hod & Galia Lahav. Read more below and you will also find details of our upcoming exclusive Galia Lahav Trunk Show.

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VERA WANG WEEK LONG SAMPLE SALE

Vera Wang Week Long Sample Sale

Monday 31st of July to Saturday 5th of August 2017


The Vera Wang Sample Sale presents a fabulous opportunity to purchase a beautiful designer gown at a bargain price.

Our sample sale operates by appointment so please  email the store to secure a slot. When you arrive for your appointment you will be met by one of our stylists who will talk you through the gowns available and help you to select the ones you would like to try on. We strongly recommend that you have already tried on bridal gowns so that you have an idea of what you would like.

Sample sizes generally are 12 but there is a small selection of both smaller and larger gowns.

There will also be a selection of veils and sashes on offer.

At a sample sale you do not have the luxury of TIME to go away and think, because the gown is likely to be bought by the next person who tries it on! This is great chance to find a designer gown at a price that you can afford, so be ready to buy if you fall in love with your dream gown!

To come in store and try on the Sample Sale gowns you will need to book an appointment by calling 0207 409 2826 or alternatively you can email the store directly at verawang@brownsbride.com

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SPOTLIGHT ON OUR ISRAELI DESIGNERS

Impeccable designs from Israel

 At Browns Bride, we are proud to stock three of the very best couture designers from Israel; Mira Zwillinger, Lihi Hod & Galia Lahav. Each gown we carry in our collection has been hand selected for it’s high quality design, something Israeli designers have in abundance. Read more below as we explore in detail, the amount of work that goes into each dress and the lengths Israeli designers go to in order to ensure perfection.

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Lihi Zwillinger working on a made to measure Mira Zwillinger gown

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MONIQUE LHUILLIER BRIDESMAID DRESSES

What comes next after choosing your wedding gown? Bridesmaids, of course!

Here at Browns Bride we pride ourselves on being a one-stop-shop for brides to be! Stocking the most luxurious items from the wedding gowns right down to the shoes. What many brides might not know is that we also stock a huge selection of bridesmaid dresses from the one and only, Monique Lhuillier. Read more below about our extensive collection of bridesmaid gowns and how you can book your bride squad an appointment to come in and try them on!

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BROWNS BRIDE STYLE DIARIES – JULY 2017

Browns Bride Style Diaries – July

In this months Style Diaries we bring you details of our latest gowns which have arrived in store, featuring dresses from the iconic Peter Langner and the ever so beautiful Lihi Hod. Read more below and you will also find details of our upcoming exclusive Elizabeth Fillmore Trunk Show!

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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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ELIZABETH FILLMORE – FROTH & ROLL DEBUT AND EXCLUSIVE TRUNK SHOW

Elizabeth Fillmore Exclusive Trunk Show

This July we will be hosting an exclusive two day event where we will debut the brand new Spring Summer 2018 Collection from Elizabeth Fillmore. Aptly titled “Froth & Roll”, this collection creates an edgy twist on what we classify as “bohemian”. Read more below to find out about how you can book an appointment to try on the dresses and also have the opportunity to meet Elizabeth Fillmore herself!

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BROWNS BRIDE STYLE DIARIES – JUNE 2017

June 2017 Style Diaries

 Each month we compile a Style Diaries post which features an in-depth description on all our newest dresses that have arrived in our store, along with important dates for your diary such as upcoming events. Read more below to find out about our newest dresses which we have received from Lihi Hod & Marchesa.

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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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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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