How to work it: Nature trail

How to work it: Nature trail
Nature-inspired details are everywhere in bridal. Gown by Marchesa

Nature holds sway this season, with a proliferation of bold flora and fauna blooming on gowns and jewels. Here’s how to get nature into your wedding-day look

Runway images: Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

Nature is never far from wedding settings. But this season bridal fashion is a garden of delights, with blowsy flowerheads, glistening leaves and winsome botanical details. The trend is also sweeping through jewels and accessories. Flowers are firmly in the mix, but also fauna rendered gloriously in metal and precious stones. So say it with flowers and pay homage to the birds and bees. After all, nature’s power deserves star billing on this of all days.  

1. Poesie Sposa – Flower maiden

Poesie Sposa’s glorious floral gown has a retro feel

Poesie Sposa’s boho-romantic floral lace gown, shown at Valmont Barcelona Bridal Week, is trimmed with appliqué blooms and has a matching flower-trimmed veil.

2. Emmy London – Botanic heels

Emmy London’s glamorous Isadora heels feature hand-beaded flowers

Emmy London made-to-order Isadora heels are dressed with hand-beaded flowers. These super high pointed heels are made of soft ivory kid suede, with soft blush tones in the flowers. £725;

3. Inmaculada Garcia – Ruffled chic

Inmaculada’s slinky bandeau gown has a trim of ruffled blooms

Inmaculada Garcia’s slinky white bandeau wedding gown features a lavish ruffled floral trim while the skirt has a tulle train.

4. Shaun Leane – Cherry ripe

Shaun Leane’s lovely silver cherry earrings feature central diamonds

Inspired by Japanese Sakura, Shaun Leane’s gorgeous silver cherry blossom earrings feature central diamonds. Other pieces in the Cherry Blossom collection include necklaces, bracelets and cuffs. £350;

5. Beba’s – Button up

Beba’s wedding gown has flower-dressed buttons and sleeves

Beba’s always offers a cool modern take on bridal fashion. This laidback button-front design with sweetheart neckline and bold floral buttons has flower-appliqué puffed sleeves.

6. Theo Fennell – Fly by

Theo Fennell’s exquisite dragonfly brooch is a romantic something blue

London designer Theo Fennell has a fabulous collection of nature-inspired fine jewels. This gold, sapphire and diamond dragonfly brooch would be a perfect something blue to wear on your wedding day. £3,750;

7. Marchesa – Full bloom

Marchesa’s stunning collection is full of botanical details

Part of a stunning bridal and occasion collection full of rich botanical details, Marchesa’s Athena dress is worn here with matching headdress. The off-the-shoulder gown features ruffled sleeves and intricate blossom detailing.

8. Pureshore – Wild world

Pureshore’s Wildflower earrings are a discreet nature-inspired accessory

Pureshore’s Wildflower earrings, from a collection of the same name, are shown here in rose gold vermeil with a black diamond. Other discreet options are available for metal and stone and the collection includes sweet bracelets and necklaces that make lovely bridesmaid gifts. £69;

9. Esther Noriega – Floral queen

Esther Noriega’s glamorous gown features a blossom-bedecked skirt

This white gown from Esther Noriega’s 2020 Magical collection has a lavishly dressed skirt encrusted with pink and white blooms – perfect for making a dramatic entrance at a summer wedding.

10. Ann-Marie Faulkner – Velvet garden

Ann-Marie Faulkner’s Verano headpiece is made of hand-blocked velvet flowers

We love Ann-Marie Faulkner’s take on veils and headpieces and this Verano headpiece from her Bleach collection is no exception. Made of devoré velvet flowers on a silk-covered headband, it’s finished with a combination of dried flowers and freshwater pearls. £350;

11. Marco & Maria – Lush lace

Marco & Maria’s textured lace gown features giant flowerheads

Marco & Maria’s richly textured lace gown show at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week features lavish flowerheads trailing from the neck along the bodice of the gown.

12. Victoria Percival – Crown jewel

Victoria Percival’s lovely crown is dressed with cherries

Available in gold or silver, Victoria Percival’s cherryblossom crown from the Styled by Victoria collection features soft coral pink blossom, crystal details and Venetian pearls. £125;

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