I think it only right that the first designer I feature on my blog should be the designer I chose for my own wedding!
Jenny Packham is the award-winning British designer (International Couture Bridal Designer of the Year in 2007 and British Bridal Dress Designer in 2008) now world-renowned for her stunning, vintage inspired bridal dresses – she is the designer any bride wishing to recreate the glamour of a bygone era turns to, and its easy to see why…..
So evocative of the glamorous 1930s, I love the decadence of her designs, the opulence of the fabrics and the exquisitely lavish embellishments. The silhouettes she creates are fabulously fluid, her dresses are unstructured, yet cut in such a way that they fit and flatter.
Timelessly elegant, its difficult to describe how a Jenny Packham dress makes you feel…. I tried on 6 when I was looking for ‘The One’ and I have never felt more glamorous and feminine – I felt like a film star in each and every one of them!
I love this flapper inspired, feather adorned mini wedding dress…..
And this cowl neck, A line dress has a lush layered net skirt, a real modern twist on a deco classic…..
Whilst most Jenny Packham stockists can be found in the UK, I found 2 fabulous Bridal Boutiques in Australia who stock her range. The exclusive Elle in Perth, who as well as stocking bridal pieces from Jenny Packham’s and other top international designer’s ranges, also offers a made to measure service. And in Neutral Bay NSW Helen Rodrigues – established in 2002, Helen Rodrigues has brought collections from the world’s most eminent designers to Australia.
To create a complete look Jenny Packham also retails truly incredible accessories……actually they are more like works of art than an accessory! Just cast your eyes over these beauties……
The range includes combs, headbands, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, with intricate designs featuring glittering Swarovski crystals and French lace.
Oh and the absolute best news is that the full beautiful range is available to buy on the Jenny Packham Online Shop – and they offer international shipping!!
I love, love, love the arrestingly stunning headdress and necklace ‘Cadeaux’ duo……
And I have found no earrings more decadently deco than the gorgeous ‘Atara’……
This post makes me want to get married all over again!
Any bride planning an Art Deco or 1930s wedding or simply wanting a dress inspired by that era, make Jenny Packham the first place you look – you won’t regret it.
xAll images from Jenny Packham’s 2011 Catwalk show and Online Shop