Rocks & Frocks Catwalk
Article Published: Monday 25th February, 2013 - 11:29am
As part of their forthcoming Fabulous Wedding Festival at Muddifords Court on Sunday 16th March (11am-10pm), the exhibitors whose wedding wears will be on display during the much-anticipated Rocks & Frocks catwalk shows have been announced.
Staged in the Big Top Mania Tent, shows will take place at 12pm, 3pm and 5pm lasting about 30 minutes each, making an inspired and entertaining way to view the spectacular range of wedding dresses, alternative wedding outfits, fabulous headwear and some gorgeous rocks!
Expect to see...
Anna D' Souza
Anna designs and makes bespoke wedding dresses and accessories as a one-to-one service from her studio in Princes House in Truro.
Anna started making wedding dresses after completing her course at London College of Fashion. She is passionate about understanding her client's inspiration and making dresses that are unique. She will discuss fabrics and make suggestions and sketches before the process of making your perfect wedding dress begins.
"It's great to see that a huge trend for brides right now is to relax and do things your own way," Says Anna. "I love working with brides looking for something unique." She uses traditional fabrics sourced from trusted silk and bridal suppliers whilst a beautiful 'eco' dress can be made using organic silks or hemp silk satin.
ACSW Corsets Alternative Wedding Dresses & Bespoke Corsets
Designing and making beautiful handmade British fashion since 2005, ACSW specialises in traditionally-made steel boned corsets, creating a product that is both elegant and unique, but with a seductive twist.
Taking inspiration from the heavily structured Victorian corsets and the sophisticated, classically glamorous look of the forties and fifties, they have created a luxury brand which is both sensual and seductive, making the wearer feel empowered.
"We take women back to a time when they were truly glamorous, they had curves, were sensual and beautiful."
Holly Young Hats
Holly has trained with the best milliners in the UK including Philip Treacy, Jane Taylor and The English National Opera Millinery dept. She studied her degree at the London College of Fashion and set up her own studio in Truro in 2010.
Holly takes inspiration from British heritage and nature to produce elegant and classic designs with a modern twist. Each hat is a beautiful object in its own right.
Only the highest-quality materials are used in Holly's designs and are sourced from UK suppliers. Vintage brooches, trims, pearls, silk, feathers, lace, ethically-produced Sinamay and felt make up the vocabulary to her beautiful collections.
As well as her ready-to-wear ranges and bridal headpieces, Holly offers a wide range of millinery services which include:
Bespoke design - for complete one off pieces
Dye to match feathers - using specialist dyes and sprays
Hat 'revamp' - to bring an old favorite back to life
Tutorials in millinery - one-to-one and weekend courses
Hen party workshops - creating beautiful fascinators for the wedding
Hat hire - rent by the day
Kate Walker Bridal
After 10 years of designing and manufacturing bridal wear, Kate Walker decided to create her own beautiful wedding boutique in the heart of Honiton. She works personally with clients to showcase her lovely designs.
"I understand how important it is that a bride feels comfortable with the boutique from which she chooses to purchase her wedding dress. The process should be exciting and fun. This has been my main focus when creating the boutique. Gorgeous gowns in a gorgeous environment with my undivided attention.
You will have the privacy of the whole boutique during your appointment with time to enjoy the fabulous wedding dresses and beautiful bridal accessories that I have had such fun putting together for you."
Jo Amor Clothing
You can find Jo Amor in the middle of Tiverton, which is full of the latest fashion from Jackpot, French Connection, Rosie Fox Jewellery, Tatty Devine and many more independent labels - making it a great place to pick up an alternative wedding outfit or even a gorgeous wedding dress from companies like Noa Noa. Jo will be providing some finishing touches and amazing Rocks to the wedding dresses on the catwalk.
Crown and Glory
Get the ultimate head candy from Cornish company Crown and Glory. From fascinators to turbans, crowns to bandeaus, headbands to bobby pins and combs - you name it, the super talented Sophie of Crown and Glory does it!
Her designs are the perfect accompaniment to a fabulous festival wedding!
Introductory image: Anna D'Souza Designs by Simon Burt