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A Pretty Spring City Wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea

Today I have an ultra pretty Springtime Wedding to share with you lovely lot!

It was a chilly and snowy day in London town that Vicki and Pete said ‘I do’ against a breathtaking backdrop of cherry blossom and blush toned spring florals. Just wait until you see the incredible cherry blossom branch aisle! Their pretty reception was held in the picturesque grounds and garden of The Royal Hospital Chelsea (the home of the legendary Chelsea pensioners nonetheless!). It’s a stunner and a huge thank you to Kristian Leven Photography for sharing these beautiful images and for capturing every aspect of the day so perfectly.
 

Pretty Spring Wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Pretty Spring Wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Pretty Spring Wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
A cherry blossom filled church for this Pretty Spring Wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Pretty Spring Wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Pretty Spring Wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Pretty Spring Wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
 
The day was set to be freezing (it actually snowed!) so at the last minute I bought some white plimsolls from Topshop and wore the thickest socks I could find with them. It looked ridiculous but no one saw and I stayed warm all day!
 
Pretty Spring Wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Pretty Spring Wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Pretty Spring Wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Pretty City wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Pretty City wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Pretty City wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Pretty City wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
A pretty Spring Wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Pretty City wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Pretty Spring wedding at Royal Hospital Chelsea
 

VICKI & PETE
DATE: 29th March 2014
GUESTS: 90
 
THE VENUE: Royal Hospital Chelsea was an easy choice as Pete’s family have lived on the grounds for the past few years, so it felt like home! Also it’s a stunning venue and easily accessible situated in central London.
 
STYLE/ THEME: We kept everything quite classic to fit in with our venue. The colour of the bridesmaid dresses inspired our flowers and stationery. Other than that we just wanted the day to be a real fun celebration.
 
PHOTOGRAPHY: Kristian Leven was amazing, he captured the emotion of the whole day so well. But most of all he was so relaxed, unobtrusive and blended in with our guests whilst managing to take incredible pictures.
 
THE DRESS: It was the first dress I tried on and I loved it so I bought it there and then.
 
THE GROOM: Pete’s suit was from Hugo Boss, he wanted a nice fitted black suit he could wear again! His shoes were from Grenson.
 
THE FLOWERS: We had seen Yan Skates work at a friends wedding a few years back and remembered how amazing the flowers looked. He certainly didn’t disappoint for our day. We had cherry blossom and gypsophilia down the isle, which gave the church the wow factor. We had so many compliments about the flowers. He did a great job!
 
STATIONERY: Pete did everything! He dabbles in graphic design and was keen to design everything himself, from the table plan to the order of service. A handy man to have around!
 
FIRST DANCE: ‘Ain’t No mountain High Enough’. We didn’t want a slow song, so we chose an upbeat one that would get everyone up and dancing.
 
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: The ceremony and service. It was such a joyful and emotional occasion. We felt so blessed to be getting married before God and in front of all our friends and family.
 
CREDIT ROLL…

Photography: Kristian Leven Photography  | Ceremony: St Andrews Church  | Venue: Royal Hospital Chelsea  | Dress: Benjamin Roberts | Groom: Hugo Boss  | Bridesmaids: ASOS  | Flowers: Yan Skates  | Stationery: The Groom  | Cake: Bride’s Mum
 

Such a beautiful day, don’t you just love the pics of bride Vicki revealing her plimsolls and thick woolly socks to her Mr! Who also happens to be a rather talented designer creating this amazing stationery suite! Huge congratulations to you both and a special thanks to Kristian Leven for sharing this gorgeous London wedding.
Love, Mrs White x

 

A fun, hand-crafted wedding at Fulham Palace

When these stunning pics landed in my mailbox before my hols I was over the moon! You really are in for a treat this morning, a wedding day filled with so much fun and beauty. Not only is Ellie a seriously hot bride in her pretty Cymbeline dress but there’s a cake buffet including millionaire shortbread, ‘cronuts’ and Sylvanian family cake toppers! Plus a serious amount of handmade detail and not forgetting the boys – a cardboard paper football table too! This beautiful London wedding was captured by Graham Joy who is as Ellie quotes, ‘one to watch!’

 
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
 
THE DRESS:: I wanted something quite vintage in style but being 6ft tall an actual vintage dress was out of the question, as they aren’t made for tall peeps! A friend from uni and my sister in law had both bought their dresses from Blackburn Bridal and I loved them both – long, elegant and vintage style. I went along with my Mum and my dress (‘Gala’ by Cymbeline) was the second one I tried on – I instantly felt awesome. It was super comfy, felt like I could dance in it, and didn’t feel as though I’d need to hold my stomach in all day and pretend to be something I’m not. My big proviso was ‘could I go to the loo in it alone’ without needing to be a diva and have henchwomen. In summary, every item of clothing I ever wear from here on in will clearly be a disappointment!
 
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
 
BRIDESMAIDS: I’m not a very matchy matchy person and I wanted my best women to feel great and like they were dressed in dresses that really suited them. Therefore instead of getting matching dresses I gave them a budget and went shopping with each of them to find the perfect dress. We stuck to a pale grey, nude and cream colour palette. I think they looked immense and they all felt brilliant too, which was the main thing for me.
 
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
 
THE ACCESSORIES: I never considered having a veil but in a very stereotypical fashion I tried one on at Blackburn Bridal and IT WAS THE GREATEST! Beautiful, long, vintage style, and with lace around the edges. It made the dress even more lovely too.
 
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
 
DECOR : One of the huge areas of enjoyment whilst planning our wedding was designing all the little elements and planning how the venue would be dressed ourselves. I designed our save the dates & invitations, made cake stands, constructed 120 confetti cones from vintage music sheets, dried and shredded all the lavender that was growing in our families and neighbour’s gardens, designed and drew three display blackboards, and helped arrange all of the flowers with John, family, friends, and my Mum – Phew!
 
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
 
THE CAKE: The VERY talented Mr Bake made us an amazing cake buffet! Two three tiered layer cakes; salted caramel and chocolate, and raspberry and white choc, millionaire shortbread, and cronuts! It was brilliant and proved incredibly popular with our guests. We also had a small ‘cake’ of tiered cheeses to add a bit of savory to the mix. The excellent thing was that guests could snack on all the leftover cakes and cheese from the meal throughout the evening.
 
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
A fun and hand-crafted Spring Wedding at Fulham Palace | Read more on Whiter than White Weddings | Photography: Graham Joy
 
ELLIE & JOHN
DATE: 1st March 2014
GUESTS: 110 and a load more in the evening for a proper party!
 
THE PROPOSAL: We’d been talking about getting married for ages but were both mega busy with moving house, moving jobs, and were probably a bit lazy!
I was having an op in April 2013 that meant I’d be unable to walk for a while afterwards, so John suggested we go to the coast for a nice walk the week before (excellent ruse). We got the train down to Hastings and went for a lovely walk from the top of the hill back down to the town. John brought a ring that he’d chosen with him (from the amazing Tomfoolery) and asked me if I wanted to finally get married, and then the fun ensued!
 
THE VENUE: London is our home and we love the city so much, we never considered anywhere else! My father grew up in London and lived there his whole life. He passed away in 2009 and so we wanted to get married in London even more as it felt then as though he would be part of the day.
Fulham Palace is not a palace in the sense of big ostentatious, showy, golden facades; rather it’s a very old ex Bishops residence and is wonderfully unique, full of history, and covered in huge fireplaces, beautiful dark wood, and peaceful gardens with beehives and vegetables. You can do everything there, get married, eat, and have the party. They allowed us to have the wedding we wanted rather than one they were trying to sell us – I’m a freelance illustrator and designer (check out Ellie’s blog here!) so wanted to do all the decoration and design elements myself with John and the staff at the venue (amazing Aini!) worked with us to help us make everything we had in our heads work in practice. We always wanted a relaxed and informal wedding, and the venue, decoration, and format of the day definitively enabled us to achieve this.
 
PHOTOGRAPHY: We wanted someone who was more of a friend rather than a stranger. I found Graham through my work and he’s just brilliant. We didn’t want any ‘cheesy’ wedding photos, and other than the few group shots for family members we wanted a documentary of the day and the details rather than anything showy or staged. We instantly felt at ease and knew that Graham wanted to take the kind of photos we wanted to see. We met up before the day for a chat over a pint and it felt so calm and easy. On the day everyone told us how comfortable he made them feel, and most of the time we didn’t even know he was there – he’s one to watch!
 
THE FLOWERS: I was very lucky, having a Mother who’s also a freelance florist! She took wedding flower courses on the side of her day job and now does the occasional wedding for family and friends, and general floral greatness for all. I scoured the internet and used Pinterest to source flowers I liked – very wild and non structured was the key for me, with lots of white and colourful spring blooms. We had 40 vintage milk bottles filled with daffodils and freesias decorating one of the drawing rooms, and lots of gypsophila and seasonal flowers everywhere else. I spent months collecting jam jars and bottles that I decorated with twine and lace for the flowers to go in. The wildness and non fussy nature of the flowers all went towards the relaxed feeling of the day – and at the end of the night everyone was offered the jam jars with flowers in to take home with them, which went down very well!
 
THE GROOM: John’s outfit was possibly better than my dress! A made to measure wool/cashmere blue suit with checked waistcoat from Suit Supply.
 
DETAILS: For our favours my Mum and I scoured every car boot, charity shop, and attic sale for 6 months and sourced 110 vintage teacups and saucers, so everyone had an element of the mad hatters tea party to take home with them. We also got everyone a British Heart Foundation pin badge which we pinned onto a card I’d designed and asked everyone to wear the badges for the remainder of the day. The BHF is a charity very close to us as they research into the rare heart condition that my Dad had. By having everyone wear a badge it was another way of us feeling as though my Dad was there on the day and to visually see these badges in the photos is a beautiful thing. John’s mum also made us about 50 metres of bunting which we used to decorate the venue.
 
FIRST DANCE: Rave On – Buddy Holly
We wanted an upbeat HAPPY song (no smoochy cheese). When we first started seeing each other we made each other mix mini-discs (showing our age!) for Christmas and each of us had unknowingly put that song on our compilation for the other, plus it’s a GREAT song to dance to.
 
THE ENTERTAINMENT: We had a fantastic pianist (Ben McGowan) during the ceremony who played piano renditions of the Beach Boys, the Beatles, and Queen, and then a jazz band at the drinks reception. Both were excellent and having some live music really lifted the day. In the evening we decided to scrap the cost of having a live band and instead made the greatest playlist ever and simply took a laptop and plugged it into a PA (it left us more money to spend on beer and cheese!)
 
CARRIAGES: I got a black cab to the venue with my Mum as I have always wanted to take a black cab to my wedding!
 
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: Walking in holding hands with my Ma to ‘God Only Knows’ by the Beach Boys played on the piano was wonderful – the sun was streaming through the windows and everyone was smiling and looked so happy. We had covered the room in hyacinths and hydrangeas too so the smell was fantastic! Also seeing all the little things that we’d done come together was wonderful. We had printed over 200 photos from our lives, all our friends and family were in them and then we’d pinned them up around the venue. Seeing everyone spot themselves in photos and their excitement was brill.
 
OUR TOP TIPS: Decide what kind of wedding you want and then be confident in your decisions. Everyone’s got an opinion and you’ll never be short of advice or other people expressing what THEY want – but it’s your wedding and you should have the day that’s right for you both.
For us we wanted to celebrate with everyone we loved and then give them a brilliant time so we decided to focus our budget on that: the food, the wine, the bar, the venue, and the fun! We hired a photo booth in the evening and John bought a cardboard table football table (decorated with Sunderland and Spurs players) and we sourced a giant connect four. We ended up with a games room, dance room, and bar room. My feet were so sore the next day, from all the dancing, which is definitely a good sign!
 

CREDIT ROLL…

Photography: Graham Joy | Venue: Fulham Palace London | Dress: Cymbeline at Blackburn Bridal | Groom: Suit Supply | Bridesmaids: Jenny PackhamCoastTed Baker | Flowers: Bride’s Mum | Hair & Make-up: Delia | Rings: Tom Foolery | Catering & Cake: Mr Bake | Pianist: Ben McGowan | Entertainment: Kiniro Quartet | Photo Booth: Say Fromage
 
Wowzers, what a beautiful day, filled with so, so much fun! How amazing are those Sylvanian family cake toppers, and all those cakes too?! Huge, huge congratulations to Ellie & John and a big thank you to Graham Joy for sharing these stunning pics. The lighting in those portrait shots is so dreamy.
PS. I love a bride that takes a black cab to her wedding!
Love, Mrs White x

 

The Wedding Collective | The Dress | Belle & Bunty

Welcome back to day two of our exciting week long collaboration. If you missed our story behind The Wedding Collective and scene setter inspiration yesterday then click here to hear all about it!
I for one am a huge fan of London based designers Hannah and Alice’s wedding label Belle & Bunty, every time I peruse their lovely website I just wish I could get married again! These girls most certainly rock with their super pretty and ultra glamorous vintage inspired bridal collection. Understated elegance is at the core of all they do and each and every one of their stunning gowns is created and made within the UK (we like that!). Not only that but the clever ladies have recently won the ‘Bridal Designers of the Year 2013′ by the Tailored Bridal Awards! There really is no one better to put together our dress mood board for the latest edition of the ‘The Wedding Collective.’
I therefore leave you in the very capable hands of Hannah from Belle & Bunty as she explains her inspiration behind this gorgeous mood board…
 
Dreamy sunset colours form the palette, with shades of soft coral, cerise pink and dusty orange sitting alongside highlights of turquoise as clear as the ocean. Inspired by a relaxed travelers vibe the Brides look is effortlessly laid back with a nod to Boho.
 
The Wedding Collective | One theme - Four collaborators | Whiter than White Weddings + Knot & Pop + Belle & Bunty + The Flower Drum | The Dress Mood Board by Belle & Bunty

Credits: 1: Brigitte Sire | 2: via Oh Mai Darling | 3: Belle & Bunty | 4: via Style Blazer | 5: Belle & Bunty | 6: via Glamouria | 7: via Bliss | 8: via We Heart It | 9: via Highlanders Poems | 10: Etsy | 11. via Fora | 12. Belle & Bunty

 
Two wedding dresses allow the bride to indulge in her love of beautiful fabrics seen in Balinese & Moroccan markets. The daytime dress combines delicate ivory lace with blush silk satin while the evening gown plays on the sunset mood in a shade of coral. A pastel pink feathered cape inspired by exotic African birds adds drama and starts a running “feather” theme with a fun headdress and delicate handcrafted gold earrings adding natural beauty. Shoes that peak out from beneath the hem of the dresses have a fun element of hand crafted gold heels mixed with animal print as seen on African safari’s. On her wrists she wears a layered arm party of bracelets all collected from past explorations and each of which hold memories. Statement rings of turquoise and gold add a splash of vivid colour mimicking intricate Moroccan patterns. Bridesmaids wear carefully selected hues of bold colours from the palette in hot pinks and orangey reds with fun oversize bows.
Glimmering shades of gold like the sunshine give a subtle glimmering natural make up, with gold leaf eyes for added sparkle in the evening to compliment the coral dress. A bright matt coral lip works well with a coordinating bright nail colour for a fresh, new bridal look. Loose waves in the hair give a relaxed, carefree feel with small tribal plaits for a fashionable, boho edge.
 
What a gorgeous colour palette and I’m so in love with that coral dress! Thanks to the ladies at Belle & Bunty for creating such gorgeous inspiration and don’t forget to check out their beautiful dress collection right here!
Stop by tomorrow for the next installment as event planners Knot & Pop talk decorations…
Mrs White x

Introducing The Wedding Collective

I am super excited to share with you today (drum roll please)… ‘The Wedding Collective.’ An inspiring team of collaborators put together especially for you by Whiter than White and wedding planners, Knot & Pop. As you may well know, we love nothing more than a beautifully collated mood board to inspire your celebration and it got us thinking, lets gather a rather special team to showcase the very best of a theme and the most creative of wedding concepts. We took one fun idea and asked a collective of four talented collaborators to each compile a mood board putting their own spin and signature style on things. Including everything from flowers and fashion to decorations and stationery, we’ve got it all covered.  
 
The Wedding Collective | One theme - Four collaborators | Whiter than White Weddings - Knot & Pop - Belle & Bunty - The Flower Drum  

The Wedding Collective includes wow wedding dress designers Belle & Bunty, flower goddess The Flower Drum, event designers, Knot & Pop and Whiter Than White Weddings.
 
We are kicking things off today with a ‘Scene Setter’ mood board, colour palette and story collated by Knot & Pop and yours truly. Every day throughout this week, each of the collective will be sharing their own interpretation of the theme across their own mood board, providing you with lots of interesting and intriguing inspiration to explore. The super stylish girls from Belle & Bunty have the fashion side of things covered tomorrow with their dress board followed by Susie and Claire from Knot & Pop decking out the decorations board on Wednesday. We are then heading on over to Australia for a floral explosion from Holly at The Flower Drum before concluding on Friday with lots of paper prettiness in my Stationery board. Let me tell you, you’re in for a treat as these mood boards are super gorgeous!
 
So, what’s the theme?
We’re all longing for a bit of sunshine right? Well, on this imaginary couple’s Around the World trip, that’s exactly what we get. The theme is set around the couple themselves; uber cultured and with a love of travel, they have long dreamed of taking a sabbatical from work and what better time than after their wedding, when they can embark on the most ultimate of honeymoon’s – a trip Around the World taking in some of their most lust worthy locations. With this life-long dream that they’re now sharing together, we wanted to theme the wedding based upon this exciting adventure.
 
Theme: Around the World Wedding
The wanderlust couple have their sights set on lands full of culture, scenic beauty, delicious local foods and endless explorations. Starting in Morocco where their senses will be set alive with the busy markets – the smell of exotic spices igniting the senses, the Moorish architecture and the beautiful traditional mosaic tiles. Vibrant colours reminiscent of an African sunset pervade the colour palette as burnt oranges and rich reds mix with golden hues and sea aquas. From the tip of Africa to the toe, the couple continue to South Africa for a Safari. Their love of animals take them to a park for endangered species, where they stay with the sanctuary in Safari tents under the vast South African sky and stars. After South Africa a flight to Bali to see the undulating rice paddies of Ubud and relax at a yoga retreat. A time to unwind, Bali will be spent immersed in the unique Balinese local culture and the Hindu rituals. The famed wood carvings and gold and silver crafts on the region will also be sampled, with visits to local artisans to see the hand-crafting. The final destination will be America to see the sights of the Navajo Nation to see the unparalleled beauty of the region, it’s historical monuments, tribal parks and intricate crafts. The bright light of Los Angeles then beckon, before flying back to England.
 
The scene is set and here it is, the first of five dreamy mood boards heading your way this week that have inspired all of our creative collaborators…
 
The Wedding Collective ! Scene Setter Moodboard | By Whiter than White Weddings & Knot & Pop

Credits: (From top left) 1: Tablescape | 2: Fairy lights | 3: Floral Motif | 4: Dress | 5: Chromogenic Print | 6: Black/ White Beading | 7: White Garland | 8: Rug | 9: Globe | 10: Spices

 
Make sure you pop by tomorrow to see the gorgeous fashion board from the lovely UK wedding dress designers Belle & Bunty. The journey begins… Mrs White x

Rubicon Bridal Collection

I cannot wait to share these astonishingly beautiful dresses with you today from New York City based wedding dress company Rubicon. It’s not that often that I’m completely and utterly blown away by every single dress in a collection, but this one gives me goose bumps! It ticks all the right boxes, ultra feminine yet edgy, delicate, modern and fluid, all cut in the most luxurious of fabrics. The photo shoot for the collection encompasses all of this with a dream like quality and a touch of drama – I love! Plus I talk to Creative Director, Lee Anne about the background of the brand, her inspirations and most importantly this beautiful collection.
 

Aurora Dress by Rubicon
Aurora dress by Rubicon
Daphne dress by Rubicon
DAPHNE- DRESS BY RUBICON3
 
‘Rubicon celebrates the complexities, truths, and freedoms of modern femininity. Inspired by vast natural landscapes, anthropology, and the concept of transformation, Rubicon aspires to empower modern feminine identity and sexuality through the fundamental idea of clothing. Founded in 2013, Rubicon is designed and made by hand in New York City.’
 
Lily wedding dress by Rubicon

When did you start designing bridal wear?

The collection started very organically. Last spring I walked into a bridal boutique in Manhattan to explore their vintage collection. I happened to be wearing a dress I had made and the owner loved it. She asked if could make bridal gowns as well. Two weeks later I brought in a few samples and they purchased two pieces on the spot! Rubicon really just evolved from that single experience. It is exciting to be finally creating a collection that is my own vision and I am really thankful for this time of creative freedom.
 

Lily dress by Rubicon
Lily lace wedding dress by Rubicon
Charlotte dress by Rubicon

What has inspired your bridal collection?

Femininity is the starting point for everything I create; Rubicon is inspired by female truths and transformation. Specifically for my current collection I am looking at a lot of David Hamilton’s photography, particular his book Dreams of Young Girl. I am also in love with the work from Italian design house, Studio Peregalli. The Roman Sculpture Court in the Metropolitan Museum of Art feeds my soul; ‘The Three Grace’ is a work that will never cease to inspire me.
 
Rubicon Wedding Dress Collection
Georgia wedding dress by Rubicon

Where do you seek your inspiration and what inspires you?

Galleries, museums, anthropology, books, films, music, flea markets, long conversations with dear friends late into the night. I find inspiration in everything. I keep boxes full of images that I have gathered over the years, and use them to create massive mood boards whenever I am working on a new body of work. This process is something I have done my entire life, it really motivates me.
 
Rubicon Wedding Dress Designer New York
Scarlet dress by Rubicon
Scarlet Wedding Dress by Rubicon
Scarlet wedding gown by Rubicon

As you are based in NYC, are there any plans to stock within the UK anytime soon?

I would love to eventually stock in the UK, but currently both of Rubicon’s lines, Bridal and Collection, are only sold in NYC.

Do you offer a bespoke dress service?

Yes, I do offer a bespoke service, but only to clients who are in the New York metro region.
 
The only downside for us Brits, is at present Rubicon only sell these dreamy gowns direct from their design studio in NYC!! So unless your planning a little shopping trip (now there’s an idea!) then it could prove a bit tricky getting your hands on one. Watch this space though, with a collection like this I’m sure it won’t be long before these beauties are gracing the rails in a boutique near you! As for all our American readers you have no excuses, head on over to her design studio and get trying on some of these gorgeous gowns!
These stunning dresses start at $1990 and further prices are available upon request. For more details or to arrange an appointment you can contact Rubicon here.

Coming to the blog next week… I have a very exciting collaboration to share with you, brimming with beautiful inspiration and daily posts. Watch this space!
Mrs White x