A Showcase Setting for Bespoke Bridal Designs
Kate Edmondson designs exclusive bridal wear that captures the very essence of each bride's personality. Her designs convey an effortless, contemporary beauty with a vintage inspiration. Each creation is perfectly matched with a self-assured, independent, elegant and romantic bride, full of joie de vivre. Every Kate Edmondson wedding dress is bespoke, totally tailored to the individual. The luxurious fabrics and materials are designed to float around the bride. We chose a timeless, classic setting for a photo-shoot, to complement and showcase Kate's dreamy dress designs.
We chose The Queen’s House at the Royal Museums, Greenwich, which is a perfect setting for timeless elegance. The venue was originally considered as a ‘House of Delight’ for a queen, living up to its name with elements of a modern fairy-tale: a bold and sweeping staircase, geometric tiling, the floral 'wall of dreams', and fantastical swirled flooring. Rebecca Goddard’s signature fine art style photography had a panorama of backgrounds to choose.
Bridal couture is about the designer's desire to enable women feel like a very special version of themselves, not like they’re dressing up as someone else for a day.
For the first of Kate's designs, Ana Ospina styled the model's make-up to work with the high neckline, with a focus on brows, lashes and a glowing complexion as a well defined but natural look to match the sheer yet bold lace. The fitted top was complemented by a tiered skirt constructed of layers.
In contrast, the second design almost floated on air, featuring a really unique curved waistline and deep V back. The blush-tone make-up and a hint of bohemian in Love Hair by Lou’s styling was accessorised with an Agnes Walker Signature headpiece above the plaits, made with enamel and rhinestone jewellery from a bygone age, combined with crystals and pearls.
Our third bridal dress is inspired by a formal classic yet contemporary design, popular with starlets from the 20th century. The ankle-length skirt is pure 'City Chic' for weddings set in stunning architectural city venues and for brides who wanted to flaunt their shoes! Faber Novella heels look spectacular below the slim fitting dress with structured sleeves.
Our fourth and final bridal dress in this shoot features a double V embellished lace body with sheer flowing sleeves, hinting at a Spanish feel. This influenced our choice of strong make-up tones and a low hair bun just above the nape of the neck. Ultimately simplistic yet with intricate detail, the dress seems so effortless to wear and looks fantastic.
The bridal bouquets were created by Bloomologie, who took inspiration from the garden at Queens House to create floral arrangements with seasonal British flowers: wild rambling roses, phlox, orlaya, astilbe, pink roses and antirrhinum. There were also traces of scented jasmine trails and wild poppy heads.
Links to Suppliers/Websites
- Bridal Gowns, Designer: Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture
- Venue: Queen’s House, Royal Museums Greenwich
- Photography: Rebecca Goddard Photography
- Flowers: Bloomologie
- Hairstylist: Love Hair By Lou
- Make-Up Artist: Ana Ospina Ruiz
- Shoes: Faber Novella
- Accessories: Agnes Walker
- Rings: London Victorian Ring Co
- Videographer: Rachel Takes Pictures
Social Media Links (Instagram)
- Wedding Dresses: @edmondsonbridalcouture
- Venue: @royalmuseumsgreenwich
- Photography: @beccygoddard
- Flowers: @bloomologieuk
- Hairstylist: @lovehairbylou
- Make-Up Artist: @makeupana
- Shoes: @fabernovella
- Accessories: @agneswalkerjewellery
- Rings: @london_victorian_ring_co