Absolutely Love: Our high-summer picks for 2019

Absolutely love: Our high-summer picks for 2019
We've got a crush on the fabulous party gowns created by Budapest bridal designer Daalarna

From this season’s hottest shades and a fabulous bridal crown to sharp bridal tailoring and perfect petals, here are 10 things we absolutely love this summer

Absolutely Love: Our high-summer picks for 2019
Freya Rose’s Hester shoes with brass and mother-of-pearl inlay heels are works of art

1. Top brass

Hester heels by Freya Rose are works of art with their polished brass and mother of pearl block heels. Made to order in ivory leather, they have flattering ankle ties. £495; freyarose.com

Absolutely Love: Our high-summer picks for 2019
These retro Aretha shades from Black Eyewear are perfect statement bridal accessories

2. Eye candy

Every bride needs a pair of knockout shades and these retro Aretha sunglasses from Black Eyewear in red zebra pattern fit the bill. Part of a dazzling collection of shapes and colours, they can be fitted with prescription lenses.  From £177; blackeyewear.com

Absolutely Love: Our high-summer picks for 2019
Belle & Bunty have collaborated with Muru Jewellery for lovely layering pieces that are perfect for gifting

3. Layer up

London label Belle & Bunty has launched a collection in collaboration with Muru Jewellery drawing inspiration from the design duo’s love of India. Pieces in silver and gold vermeil are perfect for layering – and gifting to bridesmaids. From £32; murujewellery.com

Absolutely Love: Our high-summer picks for 2019
Emmy London’s glittering bridal halo from the Porto collection works brilliantly with up-dos or loose tresses

4. Crown jewel

Channel your inner princess with Emmy London’s glittering light gold halo from the Porto collection. It works brilliantly with an up-do or loose tresses and is also available to order in silver, £350; emmylondon.com

Absolutely Love: Our high-summer picks for 2019
Alan Hannah’s Lexi gown is perfect on-trend bridal tailoring

5. Sharp cut

Slick tailoring is one of the hottest bridal trends for 2020 and the Lexi gown from Alan Hannah ticks all boxes for the chic bride with its chunky belt, covered buttons and sexy front split. alanhannah.co.uk  

Absolutely Love: Our high-summer picks for 2019
Lebrusan Studio’s filigree ring is studded with diamonds

6. Gold standard

Arabel Lebrusan makes beautiful jewellery, and every element – from gems to gold – is ethically sourced. This delicate Amy filigree gold and diamond design is from her bespoke collection. POA;  lebrusanstudio.com

Absolutely Love: Our high-summer picks for 2019
Rosalind Miller’s vegan celebration cakes come in delectable flavours

7. Sweet joy

Rosalind Miller’s indulgent vegan collection includes this Dew Drops cake, available in two delectable flavours and featuring vegan buttercream icing topped with gold leaf and flower petals. What’s not to love?  £95; confectionbyrosalindmiller.com

Absolutely Love: Our high-summer picks for 2019
Spell it out with Noble Macmillan’s silk-lined leather ticket holder

8. Hot ticket

Just remind them with this leather ticket holder from the Noble Macmillan collection. Silk lined and with room for photos, travel and credit cards, it is part of a collection of leather accessories you can personalise. £20; noblemacmillan.com

Absolutely Love: Our high-summer picks for 2019
Shropshire Petals’ Flamingo Pink flower petals had a starring role in the new Aladdin film

9. Magical flowers

With a starring role in the romantic first-meeting scene in Disney’s hit summer movie Aladdin, Shropshire Petals’ rich reds and pinks create a magical happy beginning for newlyweds. £16.50 a litre; shropshirepetals.com

Absolutely Love: Our high-summer picks for 2019
We love Daalarna’s fabulous party dresses – just perfect for honeymoon or after party

10. Party perfect

We’ve got a crush on Daalarna, a red-carpet and bridal gown label created by Hungarian designer Anita Benes. With ethereal fabrics and wildly romantic details, it’s now available in select stores across Europe, and with a flagship in Budapest. daalarna.hu


See our Absolutely Love picks for spring/summer 2019