Spring has sprung and with it - the chance to go wedding dress shopping inside a bone fide bridal boutique and to take advantage of the season's latest array of events and offers, including at St Ives Bridal Boutique whose Anna Kara Designer Weekend will take place from 20th - 23rd May.
The acclaimed Polish label is all about the love of the female form, combining femininity and fashion to enchanting effect. This year's collections are awash with ethereal detail, sculpted lines and haute couture elements of hand sewn embroidery and appliques to ensure a head-turning look that's both timelessly romantic and stylishly modern.
'In Bloom' presents a mesmerising mix of floral lace, light-as-air tulle and elegant long sleeves alongside delicate detailing, Victorian drapery and a utilitarian edge courtesy of pockets, belts and small bags. What's more, many of the gowns can be customised via detachable sleeves, sashes and shoulder straps for an utterly bespoke ensemble that can even be altered to create several different looks throughout the day.
Meanwhile 'My Wild Love' focuses on shape, with exquisite A-lines and pared-back sheaths offered alongside chic separates including original cut tops in silk muslin or floral embroidery paired with raw silk or crepe skirts with high front slits. Break the mould with a boat-necked, midriff-baring crop top and asymmetrical skirt for ultra bold bridal style, or swoon in a silk crepon and georgette gown complete with side split and delicate drapery - there's something suitably stunning to match every vision.