Catriona, at Ivory Whites, is today's expert on my 'Bridal Trends for 2013' series.
I first met Catriona at a wedding fair in Glasgow a couple of years ago, and then again earlier in the year, at a fair in Perth. I loved the beautiful range of dresses and accessories she had on display. Although it was just a small range of the handpicked collection available in her shop, her knowledge and expertise of both national and international designers was very evident.
Over to Catriona for what to look out for in 2013:
Villais is an established Spanish bridalwear company who’s contemporary collection is finally hitting our Scottish bridal boutiques this year. Along with Ivory Whites, there are just 3 stockists in Scotland. From this August, Ivory Whites will have a selection of gowns from the 2013 collection and we think you’ll love them! The designers pride themselves on high quality, however, with price tags in the region of £995.00 to £1600.00 they are well within many budgets. Expect Spanish layering, hand-crafted laces and delicate straps.
I loved Annasul.Y's new collection at the White Gallery, May 2012. They have stayed true to their roots which are vintage-inspired soft lines with adorable layered laces and tulle detailing, but for 2013 Annasul.Y have brought in some dramatic fishtails and delicate high neck lace gowns.
I also noticed a trend of cowl backs at the White Gallery. I have the gorgeous 'Marlene' and 'Levezza' by British Bridal Designer of the Year, 2012, Ritva Westenius, at Ivory Whites for girls to try on!
This multi-award winning accessories brand has always been a favourite at Ivory Whites but the fabulous ‘Porcelaine’ headband has taken our breath away! Diamante and pearls are clustered amongst a vintage lace and set on a comfortable headband this is easy to wear, looks adorable and is heavenly with any lace gown.
This new British headwear designer has been a firm favourite at Ivory Whites since she started in 2011. Her new ‘Amberley’ collection is a delightful mix of tiaras, headbands, combs and lace bracelets. The style we are currently drooling over at Ivory Whites is the ‘Anderton’ headband with matching lace bracelet – adorable!
A huge thank you to Catriona for such a fabulous post! And please do check out Ivory Whites' website and Facebook page, for lots more information about the great range of designers they stock.