Barley Hall played host to Blossom and Belle’s beautiful new collection launch
We love introducing you to the latest wedding designers and suppliers, and we’re delighted to invite you to meet Blossom and Belle.
The creative brainchild of two sisters in law, Antonia Aitken and Sarah Cartwright, Blossom and Belle is the inspiration of two women whose ultimate aim is to make a woman to simply feel beautiful when she puts on one of their unique dresses.
Originating from a particularly ‘bad wardrobe day’ by Sarah when feeding her first child, and knowing Antonia’s original background in fashion design, Sarah asked Antonia if she could make her something just for her to wear to make her feel special again.
Antonia, with a BA in Fashion and Textiles, and Sarah, with a Marketing degree, got their heads together, and after many a long night over cups of tea, texts and phone calls, the first Blossom & Belle wrap dress was born.
With Antonia’s creative juices flowing, she started to think about the wedding dress designs she had previously enjoyed creating before she had started her family. Sarah, in the meantime, was using her marketing and business experience to get the Blossom and Belle word out there. In fact, their very first web order came from a twitter follower!
Sourcing beautiful fabrics and unique vintage additions, the collection now composes of Ready to Wear, Prom and Bridal Couture. Every garment is created lovingly by hand by Antonia to the client’s specification. Sarah now works hard behind the scenes helping to drive the business forward as part of her own Sales & Marketing agency, Searson Fox.
From a custom butterfly print in organic cotton which was commissioned specifically for Blossom and Belle, silks, Irish linen and swarovski beads, each Blossom and Belle dress is completely unique. Wedding dresses comprise of a mix of french lace, duchess and crepe silks, organza and dupion silks. All the bridal dresses are lined in silks for the ultimate in luxury.
With bespoke dresses and beautiful designs, Blossom and Belle was born from a desire to make women truly feel fabulous when finding flattering and feminine outfits. The gorgeous images from the launch of their new collection show that it certainly has been a mission accomplished for the team, with an elegant, stylish and wearable collection that we’re certain you can’t wait to get your hands on.
The lovely Antonia’s allowed us to share the news of their wonderful collection launch at Barley Hall in York. The photography comes courtesy of the talented Olivia Brabbs Photography, who we know very well, respect and Approve as a Wedding Affair Photographer. She shot both the catwalk and the behind-the-scenes preparations. The fabulous milliner was Janette Glassby Millinery with stunning Tiaras by Louise. The exceptional Florist was Wedding Blossoms.
Based in Nether Poppleton, York, and run by sister-in-law team, Antonia and Sarah, Blossom and Belle is home to stunning Bridalwear and Ready-to-Wear collections designed to make you feel truly beautiful. Find out more, and book an appointment to visit their studio, on their website.
Huge thanks to Antonia and Sarah for our beautiful heart, now hanging with pride of place in our Office!
What a beautiful gift… and thank you for sharing such wonderful designs with our Readers.
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