Tucked away in the elegant climes of Truro's Princes House, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique is home to a handpicked collection of fresh-from-the-runway bridal wear from some of the biggest names in bridal fashion.
US bridal designer Justin Alexander is renowned for creating timelessly chic gowns as glamorous as they are gorgeously wearable. With a focus on craftsmanship and intricate details, the latest collection is awash with form-sculpting silhouettes, romantic embellishment and a pinch of high drama. Think embroidered lace, off-the-shoulder Mikado trumpet gowns, curve-hugging fit and flares, and sparkly tulle for bridal fashion of the head-turning variety.
Then there's Lillian West. A must-have for the boho bride, expect softly flowing skirts, illusion bodices, dimensional lace, and striking floral adornments that smack of free-spirited fashion. From plunging V-necks with open backs to sultry off-the-shoulder flounce gowns and long-sleeved chiffon frocks, the collection is unashamedly ethereal. Rounding off the collection, Sincerity Bridal is brimming with modern romantic gowns that ooze femininity, featuring illusion and open backs, portrait necklines, ruched bodices and floating appliquÃ©s in a range of shapes to flatter all brides.
Peruse these designers in the recently revamped boutique, which has just received a lockdown makeover. Freshly painted interiors, a new floor and a striking dried flower display by Hayley Scott Blooms add to the ambience and, with a specially made signature soy wax candle added to every bride's goodie bag, a trip to Elaine Rawlings promises to be a heavenly experience indeed.