When you’re planning your wedding, dress shopping has to be one of the most exciting things on your to do list and right now, we’re going to take a look at wedding dresses by Alan Hannah. So whether you’re just dreaming about the perfect bridal gown or seriously looking for wedding dress ideas, we know you’re just going to love this…
Wedding dresses by Alan Hannah
Before we look at the dresses themselves, perhaps it’s time for a little introduction to Alan Hannah. This British bridal label was founded in 1988 by Alan himself and in 1990, Creative Director Marguerite joined the firm. Marguerite, who became Alan’s wife, is the driving force behind the Alan Hannah wedding dress designs while Alan himself concentrates on designing bridal accessories.
One of the things that stands out most about the Alan Hannah brand is their commitment to quality and independence. Their gowns are all made in the UK and the whole business is run from their bespoke headquarters in north London.
Another obvious point is just how successful the label has been. The MiaMia label was launched in 2010 and another label, Rita Mae, was founded in 2014 too. Each of the labels has their own distinct style and it’s fair to say that Marguerite is one of the most talented bridal designers in the UK. Just this year, Alan Hannah was awarded the title of British Bridalwear Designer of the Year at The Bridal Buyer Awards and the brand is more popular with brides than ever before.
Wedding dress ideas from Alan Hannah
So, what delights await you in the latest collection from Alan Hannah? Well, it’s hard to know where to start because the 2018 Veritas collection really is a thing of beauty. There’s a huge variety in the designs so whatever style of wedding you’re planning, you’ll find the perfect gown right here. If you’re looking for a more traditional style gown, Tyler could be the perfect choice. The silk organza skirt and hand beaded bodice are just beautiful and would look gorgeous at a spring wedding.
Country brides need look no further than Candice – a super romantic dress with hand painted blue hydrangeas on the full skirt. Alternatively, you really need to take a look at Enchanted Garden. This dress with a bodice covered in hand embroidered coloured flowers is beautiful and elegant in the extreme.
Enchanted Garden Dress
Chic city brides would suit Agatha, a stunningly simply design or you could opt for the dramatic Ada gown – we LOVE the jewelled belt and layered skirt.
For drama, you can’t beat the huge high-low skirt of Katia, complete with polka dots in silk organza, or the modern geometric lines of Xenia that come straight from the catwalk.
Styling your Alan Hannah wedding dress
Alan Hannah also gives you plenty of opportunities to show off your personality. The Veritas collection includes a number of really unusual designs that step away from the bridal norm in style. The Victorian/Edwardian inspired styling of Erica and Irina would be absolutely perfect at a historic venue or at a winter wedding.
Nadia is another design that would look amazing in colder months – think velvet bodice, lace skirt and statement feathered cape. That’s bridal wow factor right there!
Finally, we have to mention Dorothea, a strapless gown in heavenly Mikado with a delicate French lace jacket and sparkling belt. We can’t think of any venue, any season or any wedding there this would not be absolutely perfect. An iconic design from an iconic British bridal brand.
All Images Courtesy of Alan Hannah
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