New romantic bride – our autumn/winter fashion story

New romantic bride – our autumn/winter fashion story
The new romantic spirit in bridal is all about fluid fabrics, romantic silhouettes and whimsical details. Our shoot captures the magic, on location at Bourton Hall. Connie dress, £1,850; Rosa Clará

New romantic spirit is a key trend in bridal, defined by elegant silhouettes, fluid fabrics and delicate details. We capture the magic on location at Bourton Hall, with glorious gowns by Rosa Clará

Photography: Roberto Aguilar. Stylist: Antonia Kraskowski

New romantic spirit abounds in new-season bridal collections, with elegant and timeless lines, fine and gauzy fabrics and whimsical details such as billowing sleeves, fine lace and refined beaded and lace trims. While this romantic spirit has a timeless quality, it’s also designed for the 21st-century bride, with a luxe and sophisticated edge.

Our exclusive Absolutely Weddings shoot was created on location at Bourton Hall – a glorious Country House Weddings’ property with a distinctively fairytale feel. Located in the heart of Shakespeare country and designed in the Italianate style, it has all the romantic elements you could dream of – from a perfect balcony to a dreamy chapel and elegant reception spaces and grounds. Our gowns were selected from Rosa Clará, a label that is the epitome of modern bridal – offering refined fabrics, exquisite workmanship and timelessly romantic details.

For shoot team and suppliers, see slides 11 and 12

1. Modern princess

The Savana dress features a princess cut and flowing train

2. Lace allure

Savana has a fine lace bodice with a modern-graphic twist

3. Modern muse

Romantic and lightweight, Eire is a modern classic

4. Elegant edge

Eire’s flattering cinched waist is highlighted with a belt detail

5. Ballroom bliss

Helena is a dreamy full-skirted style with sweetheart bodice

6. Flower dressed

Lovely floral trails make this a romantic choice

7. Boho twist

Apollo offers boho details with elegant cut and fabric

8. New romantic

Apollo is a new romantic choice

9. Refined bride

Alessia is a timeless style with fine lace

10. Divine details

Discreet lace dresses the bodice and feature sleeves of Alessia

11. New romantic fashion story: Credits

Eire, as shown on our A/W cover

12. New romantic fashion story: Contacts

Connie dress by Rosa Clará, from £1,850. Pearl choker, £110 by Astley Clarke


Astley Clarke:

Daisy Jewellery:

Emily Mortimer:

Jimmy Choo

Sophia Webster

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