Maids to Measure

Featured - A contemporary, minimal wedding shoot with modern bridal fashion - Festival Brides

I'm so lucky to be able to do what I do, and when Mrs Little Lending Co calls for dresses for a shoot, there is literally no other answer but "just tell me when and where!" 

The Festival Brides shoot took place at Langley Abbey, near Norwich, just a few days after the Most Curious Wedding Fair at St Andrews Hall. With The Little Lending Co.'s and Swaffham Florist's stand from the show as the shoots inspiration; minimal, chic, luxurious, texture being the keywords, we decided it had to be separates from Sassi Holford and a gorgeous peach toned Maids to Measure gown. 

"A contemporary, minimal shoot with modern feminine fashion. Luxe but simple details with striking honeycomb structures with wild and untamed florals.
The shoot came from my collaborative concept for the Most Curious Wedding Fair in Norwich back in April with Swaffham and Fakenham Florists. We wanted to incorporate lots of textural and tactile flowers and foliage using Pampas grass to really shape the arrangements, which would capture the imagination of the curious couples at the fair. A palette of washed taupe, dusky pink and a dark inky blue adds a some edge, mixing linens of cotton, linen and velvet through the shoot plus brass and gold candle holders for timeless appeal. A simple cake stack in brushed water colours reflected the palette too.
Paired back bridal fashion came from Maids to Measure with a soft pink tie back dress, Rembo Styling slim silhouettes with geo lave patterns and fresh, new gem stone pieces from Eclectic Eccentricity with slick footwear from Florence.
Undone chignon and tucked up pony’s for the hair and feminine soft pink dewy, iridescent make-up all part of the look for our girls."
Penny - The Little Lending Co.

You say minimal, modern, chic, I immediately turn to the gorgeous Sassi Holford, with beautiful clean lines, amazing figure flattering shapes and stunning fabrics, Sassi knows how to dress a woman! 

For the shoot, we decided to go for the separates range, with the Edith Bodice and Maisie tulle full length skirt, super clean and crisp, with enough softness to match the pampas grass and amazing texture of the walls at Langley. Alongside our Bride, our Maids wore 'Soho' by Maids to Measure (a long time favourite of Penny's) which happened to be in the colour 'Just Peachy' perfect to sit along the taupe, blush and navy featured in the amazing florals and beautifully hand painted cake.

I am still massively obsessing over our Brides gorgeous ponytail and Maid's glitter lips, just need to work out when I have combine both those looks for myself! 

As always, all my thanks to Penny for inviting me along to the shoot, always an honour to be asked along! Love working with all you guys! 

Make sure you check out Festival Brides for the original post and even more gorgeous images! 



Concept, Styling and Props: The Little Lending Company 
Photography: Camilla Andrea Photography 
Flowers: Swaffham and Fakenham Florist
Hair: Be Extended 
Make-up: Love Moi Make-up 
Dresses: Maids to Measure and Sassi Holford at The Bottom Drawer Bridal 
Shoes: Florence at The Bottom Drawer Bridal 
JewelleryL Eclectic Eccentricity 
Cake: Buns of Fun 
Stationery: Wonderland Invites
Venue: Langley Abbey 
Models: Anna Ho and Nina Dalziel

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!!!!!