Attire Bridal - Apr/Mar 2020 (Issue 76)

CHI CHI LONDON BRIDALWEAR Chi Chi London has a new range of bridalwear for 2020 on offer. Consisting of wedding dresses, bridesmaids gowns, wedding guest outfits and accessories, it’s all been designed in soft, muted tones. Frills, beading, intricate detailing, lace and bows can be seen throughout the collection, which range in size from a four to 26 and start from just £25. Interested in opening a wholesale account? Call 03333 055 101 or email wholesale@chichiclothing.com . AWARDS WIN! Wednesday 15 th January saw The Wedding Industry Awards announce its national winners – and we’ve been able to grab exclusive chats with two of those elated businesses! The Best Dressmaker and Designer accolade went to Middlesbrough- based Kate Fearnley, who works with her creative team at her Linthorpe Road boutique. Chatting to editor Claire, Kate said, “I’m delighted and overwhelmed that we’ve won for the second year running! We’re a small business designing and making everything ourselves in-house from our North East design studio, so this is a huge achievement for myself and the rest of the team.” Scooping Bridal Retailer of the Year was Essex boutique Bellissima Weddings, based in South Woodham Ferrers. “We are seriously honoured and amazed,” said owner Laura Daly. “We celebrated the whole day long in the run-up to the event, not thinking for a moment that we’d win the nationals!” Turn to page 34 to find out what Kate’s got planned at The White Gallery, then head to page 93 for the secrets to Laura’s retail success. NEW COLLECTION FROM GEORGIA BRIDAL We’re pleased to reveal the latest collection from Georgia Bridal, with every style trialled in creative director Helen Lord’s Lancashire boutique, Lulu Browns Bridal, before going into production. “We’ve been successfully retailing bridal gowns for 15 years and design has always been at the heart of our business,” explains Helen. “Creating a chic, timeless collection of gowns that are peppered with beautiful, modern twists has always been our dream. Crepe, spotted tulle, fringe and feather details all feature in our latest line-up. Our Bea gown has been one of our best-sellers, alongside the Billie overdress – and not to mention our gorgeous detachable skirts!” Find out more at georgiabridal.co.uk 20

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