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Festival Wedding dress trends advice from Surrey Bridalwear Boutique owner, Hannah.

 Written by: Hannah Mac Lennan,  BRIDE by Aster – Bridal Boutique,  Dorking, Surrey

Festival brides are in for a treat with designers 2019 collections of gowns being released ready for the next wave of trends so delicious, they must be fattening!

Bridal fashion week was somewhat of an obvious nod to the upcoming royal wedding with tiaras galore and Victorian high necks and long sleeves (blended with the super sexy trend of plunging necklines and sheer bodices and backs).

Never fear bohemian beauties; we have three sure fire ways to interpret next years hottest trends into your gorgeous gowns and accessories that are less Viva La Royals and more Va Va Voom!

Forget the Tiara – Wear a Crown of Flowers

Floral crowns are a gorgeous way to incorporate a regal feel to your bridal style. Opt for pretty pastel daisy chains to weave amongst your locks, or over the top crowns of full blooms to perch atop your royal head.

High Necks – Low Backs

Victorian era inspiration is creeping in to next years’ Surrey Bridalwear Boutique gown inspo so watch out for high necks and fitted long sleeves with emblems and pattern fit for a royal. Forget that rigid ‘queenly’ approach to your bridal search and look for flowing sleeves that float and billow in the wind. A beautiful and ethereal play on fashionable fitted sleeves.

High necks – sure….but high backs too? Far too covered for an ‘au natural’ celebration! Stick with a high neck to maintain the boho vibe but why not opt for a dress that exposes your gorgeous back? A nod to the new princess-to-be with a cheeky wink to the prince! 😉

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Photo credit to Marie Marry Me – See below for full credits to collaborators.

Clean, Simple…with a Splash of Colour

Hot off the runway are slinky silhouettes and super feminine fits. Think elegant bridal nightgowns! Ultra stripped back and unfussy. Then mix in pink or lavender…

Colour is making a come back next season and in a big way. Blush, champagne, lavender and smoky oyster are all on the menu, so be bold with your colour choices.

If you think a simple and elegant gown won’t work with your ‘weddington’ boots, bring in colour and add applique florals to add a splash of nature to your dress. Not brave enough to wear a coloured frock? Decorate your attire with a Surrey Bridalwear Boutique stunning veil – think Joseph and his technicolour dreamcoat as a veil designer – the sky is truly the limit!
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Photo credit to Amanda Duncan Photography – See below for full credits to collaborators.
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Photo credit to Jane Alexander Photography – Photo of guest blogger, Hannah Mac Lennan from BRIDE by Aster Bridal Boutique, alongside Toastmaster, Steve Eggleton

Thank you to our guest blogger, Hannah

Written by Hannah Mac Lennan: BRIDE by Aster – Bridal Boutique – Dorking, Surrey

Hannah is the lovely Managing Director at Bride by Aster – a gorgeous Surrey Wedding Dress boutique in Dorking that launched in April 2018.

Hannah’s team promise a truly memorable wedding dress experience, where you will have their stylish boutique all to yourself during your fitting so that you can relax with your friends and family whilst you try on some of the most beautiful wedding gowns.

The Buttercup Bus Vintage Campers team went to visit the Surrey bridal-dress boutique launch event earlier this year, and from personal experience would highly recommend a visit. Not only will you see a stunning array of dresses in a beautiful setting – but you will benefit from Hannah’s in depth knowledge of planning a wedding, and key contacts, with her impressive career history in this industry.


Photo credits and image collaborators

Buttercup Bus Vintage Campers have worked with all providers of these images. Please see the credits for images in this blogpost below, with thanks.

“Over the Rainbow” team of collaborators for images in this blog:

Stylist Verdigris | Venue Blank Canvas Wedding Venues | Gowns Otaduy | Shoes Rachel Simpson Shoes | Lingerie BrightonLace | Picnic stuff Tea & Lace – Vintage China & Accessories for Hire – Vintage China & Accessories for Hire | Drink dispensers The Wedding of my Dreams | Fascinators and Hats Fairylove | Vintage Car Buttercup Bus VW Campers | Flowers The Fine Flower Company | Calligraphy Judy Broad Calligraphy | JewelleryHandmade Jewellery Chia Designs | Film & Photo Marie Marry Me 

Campervan image and collaborators:

Photographer Amanda Duncan Photography | Makeup Victoria Chainey Makeup | Campervan Buttercup Bus Vintage Campers | Venue Kingswood Golf Club

Image of guest blogger, Hannah Mac Lennon:

Photographer Jane Alexander Photography | Toastmaster Steve Eggleton