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White Gallery... The 2020 Collections

That time rolled round again, one of our very favourite times of year; White Gallery.

Our chance to get a look at the 2020 collections and plan what our little boutique will look like ahead of the next year. This years trip albeit a very brief one, it did not disappoint.

First stop as always was of course our fabulous House of Mooshki and their infamous Gin Bar. This year seemed to involve a whole range of fabrics, embellishments and colours, all still in keeping with the Mooshki style we’ve all come to know and love. The florals where always going to be a winner with me and you just watch this space for the amazing Gardenia coming to a boutique near you soon!

Next up was time with our beautiful Rosanna at Motee Maids, I am absolutley buzzing for the new designs to arrive at the boutique (which fingers crossed will be as early as next month!) I am so confident that you are going to LOVE the new necklines available along with the gorgeous new Forest Green colour; AND we now stock Junior Bridesmaids!!!

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Our last stop of the day, was with the gorgeous Fi and Becca at Shikoba Bride. We stock their amazing sister brand Stelfox Bride and as I’m sure you’ve seen me banging on about it, we’ve just had our Shikoba bride Trunk show, which has actually included some of their amazing 2020 gowns. Now, as we all know, I’m not the coolest kid at the party, but these beautiful dresses have got me dreaming about lace, tasselled sleeves! I am absolutely 100% in love and it truly hasnt helped having them all in the boutique, it’s just made me love them even more!

Now please accept my apologies for the use of my poor iphone photos in this post, but don’t you worry, there’ll be some pretty gorgeous styled images coming to you soon!

I hope you all enjoyed seeing what went on during my little jaunt to London and I look forward to telling you all as soon as possible that some beautiful new dresses are winging their way to my little slice of bridal heaven!

All my love

Victoria Xx

White Gallery 2017

A little over 4 weeks ago, Team Bottom Drawer heading on down to London and attending White Gallery, the only bridal buying event to exclusively feature high-end bridal wear and bridal accessories.

Not only is it our chance to catch up with our designers and get a first look at the brand new collections, it's also an opportunity for us to meet new designers, meet other boutique owners and basically see whats going on in the world of luxury bridal retail.

Our first point of call upon arriving at Battersea Park is always House of Mooshki and their infamous Bar for a cheeky glass of Prosecco while browsing their new collection; after being really annoying and asking the models to change (several times) we selected 5 brand new beauties to come and join us later in the summer. Penny, Nina, Phylis, Mavis and Anya. 2 cuter than cute tea lengths, a full length ballgown (with detachable cape!), a super, sparkling hi-low gown and stunning floral embellished mermaid! We can't show you the collection images just yet but we can show you these gorgeous drawings from head designer Phil.

Next stop was the amazing Charlotte Balbier, who is always the perfect host with Pink lemonade and cookies! Charlotte has her collection ready for viewing and after a quick browse, it's time for the models to show us what the dresses are made of! Now what can I say about the Bohemian Blush collection, just that WOW!!! Perfect for all you boho romantic brides, stunning ballgowns, elegant chiffons, perfect lace and super sexy sheer bodices! (Don't worry if Nan's not ready for the sheer, we will have bodices for you to wear underneath!)

I'm so excited for the Bohemian Blush Beauties to arrive later this summer and for now here's a little sneak peak of whats to come...

Lastly our final visit for the day was to the gorgeous Sassi Holford. Her collections continue to wow me every year, just how elegant and stunningly simple her designs are. Perfect for the chic, minimalist, modern bride.

We haven't yet made our final decision on what new beauties will be joining The Bottom Drawer Bridal Collection, but we will be later in the year! So don't you worry; and to whet your appetite, here's some of our favourites... (and yes, That is a Jumpsuit!)

Such an action packed day but so much fun, catching up with Maids to Measure and meeting Sinclair's beautiful bubba, finally meeting the babe behind I am Florence Shoes (so lovely to finally meet you Wendy!) and checking out brand new designers (Cherry Williams!! Your collection was amazing!) and high light of it all... meeting the one and only Randy Fenoli!!!!!