COLLABORATION: It’s always a treat to see my work used and styled in incredibly beautiful and diverse ways! Thank you to French Grey Events for using my Theodora veil in a recent collaboration in the incredible Le Bristol, Paris captured by the incredible Donny Zavala Photography.
I have to say my Theadora veil remains one of my all-time favourites! I love how this veil screams ‘look at me’ yet when worn off the forehead it can subtly compliment and softly dress any hair style.
‘Your veil belongs in Paris’, French Grey Events
What a nice thing to hear from French Grey Events and a delight that my work can travel the world and we agree that Paris and Theodora are a match made in heaven!
It’s been 5 years since I was wooed by Paris and its incredible beauty and culture! I have always said to my husband we would return and I hope that someday we will with the children and show them the beauty is has to offer.
Styled with on trend blue tassel earrings which add a welcome fresh take on a modern bridal look!
enue @lebristolparis hotel
Editorial Design & Florals @frenchgreyevents
Black Wedding Dress @thelaceatelier
White Wedding Dress @plumeparis
Engagement Rings @perouseparis
Blue Earrings and Matching Necklace @lebristolparis hotel concept store
Blue faux-fur shrug @lebristolparis hotel concept store
Today I’m sharing with you some very pretty images sent to me by Ciara. I absolutely love when brides send me through the images of their weddings! It’s not something I always gets to see so it’s really exciting and such a treat to see my work and the look the bride envisaged come together!
Ciara choose the accessorise her stunnng gown with our Serenity headpiece from my most recent collection. Serenity it such an intricate bridal headpiece bursting with details including pearls, crystal and antique bead caps. This versatile piece can be worn to the front a bohemian look or back but either way the side details really shine through! We tweaked a view details to Ciara’s specification and added in large pearl accents with antique bead caps and it worked perfectly!
Thank you Ciara for sending these lovely images through for me to share and be sure to check out Irish Photographer Siobhan Byrne.
I recently had the pleasure of collaborating with the lovely Gina from Gina Dover Photography.
Gina travelled to Paris last year and embarked on an exciting photography workshop where she was introduced to my work. On returning from Paris Gina and I were keen to work together again. I mean I’d be crazy not to , her work is Devine!
I parcelled up my favourite garters in two pretty shades and sent them off to her and the results did not disappoint. I love everything about these images. Their softness compliments the delicacy of the garters and showcases their muted shades beautifully.
I’ve recently expanded my range of garters after receiving custom requests from brides. I can see that brides want and deserve much more from their wedding garters!
After all garters are the final chapter, they are one of the last purchases a bride will make for her wedding day. I feel a brides garter should reflect their personality and compliment their style . Not only are they beautiful but they serve a true purpose to brides who follow wedding traditions.
‘Something old, something new, something borrowed , something blue‘
So I began experimenting with colours, spending hours finding that perfect combination to create a modern, fresh duck egg blue. I am thrilled with the results and delighted that I can offer my best selling lace garter in this truly stunning shade.
Shop this garter here .
Something Blue bridal garters
Are you looking for something blue for your wedding day? This old age tradition is still very popular with brides today!
Originating from a romantic old English poem is a list of sentimental items which will bring the bride good luck and good fortune for her wedding day.
‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’
Each offering represents different things:
Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity!
Today, the focus is one ‘something blue’ , I will be introducing you to the best way to add the perfect blue to your wedding attire in a subtle and stylish way- the garter!
Whether it’s an all blue garter you want or simply a garter with a touch of blue ribbon, you’ll find it all here!
Forget the traditional, not so pretty satin frilly garters! I’ve designed some incredibly stylish garters in the softest shades of blue. Each design is refreshing unique! Their handmade and luxury branding make this the perfect purchase to surprise your loved one or why not treat yourself!
First up is our ‘Parisienne’ garter in the perfect shade of blue for the vintage loving bride. It’s romantic ruffled tulle and hand dyed flower is the perfect balance of elegance and sophistication.
Next up is this glamorous ruffled tulle garter complete with opulent Art Deco detailing , this garter is perfect for the bride who craves high end glamour and luxury.
Why not add a touch of lace into your garter, like this one!
Or some real charm and personality with our antique Filligree pendant drop garter. This garter is opulent and so different from any garter out there!
I love experimenting with colour and the beauty about choosing your perfect blue garter is you can choose any shade you wish! I’m a big fan of duck egg blue and I know I’m not the only one! So I’ve created this wonderful shade of duck egg in our bestselling leaf garter.
Another beautiful but subtle way to add that touch of blue to your garter is simply to add blue ribbon. This option can be added to any of our bridal garter designs. Here’s a few blue ribbon options.
Here at couture bridal accessories, each garter is hand-stitched and designed using the finest fabrics and quality materials.
Our signature designs are hand crafted with care and attention and we ensure that receiving your garter is a truly special experience.Each garter is presented in our bespoke luxury boxes, safely nestled in soft tissue were you can safely store your piece of couture.
Heirloom garters for the modern day bride.
Introducing Flor Amoris wedding editorial
So it’s been quite a while since I’ve written a blog post and that’s because I’ve been busy being Mammy to my baby girl born in March! It’s been a busy but exciting time to add a new little one to our family. I’m back into the swing of things and I keep promising myself that I will blog more!
So, today I will begin with this very pretty editorial titled ‘Flor Amoris’ which is a delightful collaboration between Imogen Xiana and garden and gate flower company which took place last month in Oxfordshire. Such a inspirational set of images which will be sure to inspire and excite brides in planning their big day! This shoot was styled by The Wedding Stylist which specialises in artfully crafted and sourced designs for special events. Featuring our Francesca drop and Luxar bridal crown.
Its always a pleasure to be involved in such pretty, inspirational work with a sweet group of vendors. Not only do I have stunning images but will soon be sharing a lovely film and behind the scenes of those editorial soon.
Full list of vendors below.
The wedding veil is the ultimate bridal accessory; it’s the one and only accessory that screams bride!
This iconic accessory has the magic to completely transform a look, stir up those feeling of romance and often leaves us reminiscing about those sweet, childhood play dates with friends, that involved marrying our prince charming and waltzing down the aisle to our happy every after.
With an endless list of veil lengths, choosing the right one it can be a daunting prospect! Thankfully, we are here to help!
The length of veil you choose will be dependent on two things, the wedding setting and the length of your dresses train. A traditional church setting suits the dramatic, cathedral length veil whilst a more informal setting will lend itself to a more chic, shorter veil like the bandeau or the elbow length veil.
A long veil can lengthen your bridal look whilst a short veil can add interest and focus to the top of your dress. As a general rule of thumb, the longer the veil, and the more formal the wedding! Other than that it is completely a matter of your personal style and any preferences you may have.
A great tip to remember is to always make sure the veil extends past the train of your dress! Here are the most popular choices of lengths available. Each of these veils is available to purchase on our website or by emailing us to firstname.lastname@example.org. For those brides wanting something completely unique, why not opt for our bespoke service and allow us to design your veil to meet your specific requirements. We would love to hear from you!
Today I’m sharing with you a little springtime inspiration to lift the mood on these darker Autumn days and nights. This incredibly romantic shoot was featured on Wedding Sparrow last month and it isn’t hard to see why. Shot in film, Melissa Beattie captures the impeccably styled details curated by Gemma of Rosy Apple Events. Their carefully chosen venue with its ornamental gardens and neoclassic interiors proved the perfect backdrop for this incredible shoot. We were thrilled to provide our delicate, handmade crowns and headdresses to accessorize the breathtaking Elizabeth Dye gown!
“… an elegant, warm and feminine spirit with a slightly European feel.” – Gemma of Rosy Apple Events
Photography: Melissa Beattie Photography | Film Lab: UK Film Lab | Stylist / Planner: Rosy Apple Events | Floral Designer: Forage & Blossom | Dress Designer: Elizabeth Dye | Accessories: Megan Therese Couture Bridal Accessories | Venue: The Orangery at Settrington | Cake Designer: Poppy Pickering | Hair & Makeup Artist: Natalie Willingham | Furniture: All Things Borrowed | Bridal Boutique: Heart Aflutter Bridal | Stationery: Ever After Press | Ribbons & Table Runner: Lancaster & Cornish | Ring: London Victorian Ring Company
I often get asked by brides ‘can I wear a headpiece if I’m wearing a wedding veil?’ I’ve found that a lot of brides are afraid to make a major fashion faux paux on their big day and more often than not, are unsure on how much is too much!
So here we outline a few simple rules on how to accessorise and style your veil to perfection.
The first rule when accessorising with your wedding veil is, don’t overdo it! It may be tempting to pile on the bling and wear every piece you have ever dreamed of all at once but you must resist!!! Trust me; it’s not a good look!
When in doubt less is more and the simplest additions to your wedding ensemble can prove the most effective. If headpieces aren’t your thing then try adding some sparkle to your hair with intricate crystal headpins or minimal, classic pearl pins, a simple yet elegant way to accessorize with your veil.
Choosing a headpiece which compliments your veil and your veils positioning is very important! A classic comb veil placed at the back of the head allows for the use of a headband, sidepiece or full crown. However, place the veil on the top of the head and throw a headpiece into the mix and you can end up looking more like an 80’s throwback than a blushing bride.
If you have chosen a showstopping, lace trimmed, cathedral length veil then I would recommend keeping your headpiece simple or even wear none at all. Another option would be to slip your veil off later in the day and transform your look by then adding your headpiece, without any compromise.
If you are going for the meadow bound bohemian look, why not accessorize with a gold leaf crown or head brow piece to compliment your free flowing veil. Classic comb veils work beautifully with the traditional tiara or statement rhinestone piece for a more contemporary and modern look.
Juliet cap veils look amazing when worn on their own, so you can let the veil do the talking!
Fun and flirty birdcage and bandeau veils can be worn alone or with almost any headpiece. I always suggest to my brides the option of purchasing a birdcage veil which can be detached completely from the headpiece. This means they can pop off the birdcage netting and wear the headpiece solo.
Remember to have fun and be creative, why not seize the opportunity and design your own bespoke piece and veil! And finally, remember there are no rules, stay true to yourself and go with what you feel is right.
Megan Therese xx
A few months ago I was contacted by the lovely Olivia Leigh, a very talented photographer from Oregan, America. Olivia was arranging an exciting, styled editorial shoot with some incredible Elizabeth Dye gowns and asked if I would like to get involved! How could I refuse? I love everything about what Elizabeth represents and her passion for bringing bold and romantic gowns to life! So I happily parcelled up a selection of my pieces and shipped them off on their exciting trip!!
For those of you who don’t know Olivia she is an incredible hybrid photographer, which means she loves both film and digital medium and for those of you who know me will know how much I adore film photography!
The results were as I expected! Incredible! But as much as I would love to share these images with you now Ill have to wait a little while longer as an amazing wedding blog has snapped up this inspirational shoot to share and inspire their own readers so all will be revealed mid-summer!
After the shoot Olivia produced this delightful set of product shots of my pieces for me. I really love how the images turned out and I hope they show you the level of detail that goes into each of my pieces. I make each and every piece by hand , no mass quantity batches here! I’m really proud of the fact that I can offer unique , handmade items to my lovely brides. I have previously blogged about the benefits of purchasing handmade items which you can read all about Here:
I’m delighted to introduce you to our new and exciting London stockist Luella’s bridal boutique! This boudoir styled boutique is located in Wimbledon village, London where they offer a stunning collection of contemporary wedding dresses from top designers like Inbal Raviv, Rue De Seine, Gwendolynne and British designer Vicky Rowe including their very own selection of incredibly stylish gowns.
Rachel and her team work incredibly hard to offer brides an informal and relaxed bridal experience. A handpicked selection of my pieces will be available at the boutique alongside some other wonderful, innovative accessory designers. Luckily for brides they can shop this delightful range of accessories and dresses in store and online.
Take a peek into their boutique and browse some of the wonderful dresses on offer.