The concept was inspired by the otherworldly landscapes of Cornwall and we wanted to create an almost metaphysical atmosphere with the shoot. Through the use of unearthly visuals and sounds, we wanted to bring to life the idea of love as an escapism to another world….
“They ran to only what they knew. In that moment they believe to live for nothing but each other” – Lyrics from With the Night by Everyone Moves Away (video track, be sure to check it out below)
The title of the shoot “Ether” is an extension of this concept in both meanings of the word. Ether: “a pleasant smelling drug used as an anaesthetic” is representative of an all-encompassing euphoric kind of love, one that overcomes earthly pains and troubles. Ether: “the upper regions of air beyond the clouds”again feeding into the transcendental landscapes of Cornwall and picking up on the notion of love as a spiritualistic feeling.
With stripped back, understated styling, we wanted the dresses and settings to speak for themselves (aided by the beautiful models and hardworking team of creatives of course!) and celebrate the idea of a fuss free modern take on bridal that focusses on the emotions behind the day.
With a special heart felt thank you to this hard working dream team…
When it comes to Bridesmaid dresses, finding a brand that truly speaks to me has proved somewhat difficult to say the least. If you are aware of our store, you’ll know that we aren’t afraid to search the globe in order to find the most imaginative designers to add to our collection. Bringing you bridal labels from L.A, New York, Melbourne, Toronto and beyond, if it fits with our ethos of luxury bridal meets fashion, then location doesn’t even come into it. That’s why we were so thrilled to hear from the lovely girls Fran and Katie from Rewritten who have brought to life their vision of “damn cool bridesmaid dresses” for modern women and what’s better….they are based right here in our countries capital. Creating fuss-free, stylish and well made bridesmaid dresses, Rewritten are a breath of fresh air to the UK industry. When they asked if we would like to be part of their road trip in conjunction with world renouned wedding blog Rock My Wedding, we practically bit their hands off.
So excited we were about the event, we made sure it was going to be one to remember by bringing in other local industry related businesses who worked so hard to bring the party to life and make it much more than a showcasing. We had the talented Callum from The Yorkshire Bartender making ridiculously good cocktails….I mean, what party doesn’t have alcohol right? The super sweet Alice from Forage and Blossom really worked her little butt off all day creating the most incredible flower installations and was kind enough to stick around for a flower crown making work shop which went down a storm and delightfully accented the bridesmaid dresses. The adorable Amy George Make Up Artist taught us all a thing or two about make up and did some amazing demonstrations using dried flowers and taught us about all the latest trends. Oh.. and I now know how to do the perfect eyeliner ticks thanks to Amy! A task I once thought impossible.
Needless to say, thanks to the awesome dresses and talented team, the night was a huge success with brides and their best girls travelling to us from all over the North of England to enjoy the night. What’s even better is we decided we just couldn’t say goodbye to the dresses and they are now a regular staple in the Ghost Orchid Bride collection. Finally I had found a bridesmaid label I could relate with!
New York bridal fashion designer Alexandra Grecco are now an official Ghost Orchid Bride staple and what better way to celebrate than with the most major of trunk shows. From 21st – 29th August we will be home to the most sought after styles from Alexandra Grecco, including the newest Stardust collection. As if this was’t a dream in itself, throughout this limited period we will be offering 10% discount on all Alexandra Grecco purchases.
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L.A based designer Odylyne the Ceremony create inspiring gowns that capture the true essence of love; leaving you mesmerised, they are not simply the most remarkable item you will ever wear but each gown an individual work of art in itself.
From 28th – 30th July we will exclusively have Odylyne the Ceremonys Starcrossed Lovers 2017 collection in store at Ghost Orchid Bride with a celebratory 10% trunk show discount.
“To create a dream like state in reality of the strong expectations that you may have on one of the most special days of your life…….The ceremony is curated for the bride that understands that the standards are meant to be pushed, and the limits should feel endless……In our ethereal sphere there lies no reasoning, no typicality, no explanations, no realism, no comparisons, nothing ordinary, and no normalcy. Our mission is to help you leave all of those things behind”
Up and coming Australian label Marquise Bridal creates sultry, romantic, luxury designs for the modern bride. Combining clean lines and sexy minimalism, this label is on point in terms of creating high fashion yet timeless gowns.
We are so excited to welcome this label to Ghost Orchid and even more thrilled to be show casing a few “yet to be released” pieces!
This May, Team Rewritten Bridesmaids in conjunction with Rock My Weddingwill be hitting the road and visiting some of the hottest boutiques in the UK. Needless to say we are thrilled that on May 18th they will be bringing their stunning bridesmaid dress collection to Ghost Orchid.There will also be speciality cocktails from The Yorkshire Bartender and posh grub from Salted Orange Food Company, flower installations and crown making with Forage and Blossomand make-up artist Amy George will be on hand to give make-up demonstrations and answer all your beauty questions. As if this isn’t enough reason to stop on by you will also be entered into a competition to WIN a Rewritten bridesmaid dress for one of your bridesmaids as well as the RMW Book , “Your Day, Your Way” and a full make-up trial with Amy…..PLUS a fabulous goody bag!
Team Rewritten and Team RMW will be on hand to help you chose the right styles and colours for your bridesbabes and you can grill them about wedding planning too!
This is a great chance to get your girls together and try on these beautiful dresses in the flesh. So much care has gone into designing these gowns – from the light fabric, to the fact that each dress is double lined for amazing swish factor, to the modern colour ways and styles. And they are really reasonably priced, even in relation to the new swathe of bridesmaids offerings on the high street. I know which option I’d rather put my best girls in…plus these dresses can be worn again as evening wear. An excuse to buy one for yourself too?! We won’t tell.
“Chantel Lauren spins an edgy line for the free-spirited bride, building the foundation for an unforgettable moment. Because every girl deserves her day in the spotlight. Handmade with love in the USA. Each gown is made to order in an extensive process that sets it apart. Sourcing fabric from around the world, sketching designs, hand drafting patterns, and modifying fit – all to create a one of a kind gown for a one of a kind girl.”
Naturae Design are renowned for their inspiring bridal accessories and with the latest Beneath the Stars collection they certainly do not disappoint. These precious celestial headpieces, belts, chokers and veils really do capture an otherworldly kind of beauty.
Book your private appointment with Ghost Orchid Bride to complete your bridal outfit to perfection.
Here at Ghost Orchid Bride we are beyond excited to kick start 2017 with our & FOR LOVE trunk show. We are exclusive UK stockists of this super cool Canadian bridal label so this is a rare opportunity to get your kitten mitts on their COMPLETE collection of gowns including their brand new and acclaimed “White Noise” collection.
Say Helloooooo to the And For Love limited edition Paris bridal gown!
& For Love are truly in a league of their own with their incredibly original deigns. Designer Angel Spendlove manages to perfectly blend high fashion chic glamour with bohemian romance topped off with just enough of an edgy urban twist.
The Paris gown in Ivory lace. And For Love have surpassed themselves with those bell sleeves!
Many people ask us “what is a trunk show?” The phrase inspires images from a scene from Friends where the girls are ruthlessly fending off other brides to get their hands on the dress they want but I can assure you it’s quite the opposite! Trunk Show’s are by private appointment only. Like all bridal appointments with us, you and your guests are invited to have a relaxing drink while we chat over your expectations and requirements. You then have the whole shop to yourself to try on all of your favourites. The only difference with a Trunk Show is that you get the rare opportunity to try on a designers full collection…..oh and there’s often fun little gifts or a cheeky discount.
This And For Love sequined “White Jagger” two piece bridal gown is set to be mega this Trunk Show!
*To book your private appointment please contact Ghost Orchid Bride on 01482 642016 / firstname.lastname@example.org
So, people ask us all the time “What is a Trunk Show?” Anyone planning a wedding will often come across this term but don’t actually know what it is, so sadly never take advantage of these awesome opportunities. A bridal trunk show is usually an event where a bridal boutique will have ALL of the gowns from a certain designer in store for a limited time. These are rare opportunities for brides to sample way more gowns at one fitting than they ever would normally get chance to!
Here’s the beautiful Phoebe here in our Ghost Orchid Bride showroom modelling the lace Warwick gown by Daughters of Simone. We love the laid back bohemian vibe of this wedding dress. And that low Back!!
These events are by private appointment only and are super fun as not only do you get the exciting chance to try on so many killer dresses but the bridal boutique will pull out all the stops to make the experience an enjoyable one for you and your bridal party. There might be a special discount, perhaps little gifts or even a cool theme to the day inspired by the designers collection.
At our Daughters of Simone Trunk Show we have ALLDaughters of Simone’s sample gowns from ALL of their collections and as if that wasn’t too good to be true on it’s own…. there is a literally unheard of 15% discount on any purchases made!!!
The true essence of bohemia. Phoebe again looking stunning and every part 1970’s hippy-glam-diva (yes, that’s a term we are guna coin) in Daughters of Simones Gabor gown.
So, if you’re a laid back bohemain bride, if you’re having an indie woodland tipi wedding or you’re guna be a beach babe on your big day…do not miss out! Book your private consultation with Ghost Orchid Bride and have a ball with your bridal party listening to our relaxed Californian inspired playlist while sipping on a glass of Prosecco and most importantly….bagging that dream boho-luxe dress at a steal!
The Daughters of Simone Sonje gown here on Phoebe is teamed with a black choker to give a young edgy look to such a luxurious and feminine gown. This is fast becoming a favourite of ours here at Ghost Orchid Bride. We are all for a bit of colour in your wedding dress!