Last week the BBC announced some very exciting news for weddings across the UK; a review of wedding venues in England and Wales was set to be announced by the chancellor in Monday’s Budget. This means more couples could be able to get married outdoors or at home as part of a shake-up of the law designed to help with the cost of weddings. Isn’t that exciting?! Even aside from the impact this will make to your budget, it also means couples will be able to choose even more beautiful or meaningful venues for the biggest day of their lives. Imagine being able to marry the love of your life in the exact spot in the park where you met them? Or in spot where you first said those wonderful words: “I love you”… The possibilities could be endless and wonderfully romantic. We’ve put together a few ideas and Ellis Bridals dresses from the new Belgravia Collection that would go well with some less conventional settings for Winter, Spring and Summer – for those thinking ahead!
Alternative Winter Wonderland
If venues like al fresco locations, such as gardens and beaches, and temporary structures become more viable options this could mean that beautifully frosted over locations could become an elegant and instantly iconic option. The idea of having a winter wedding outside might seem at first like a bad idea; riddled with issues over the biting British weather, but consider the fact that if wedding venues like public parks or gardens are granted greater approval, then they can be decked out with contained open fires, or large outdoor heaters like festivals. Just imagine open crackling fires, the smell of chestnuts and all of your nearest and dearest on a pure winter day where the light is just endlessly stunning waiting to watch you walk down the aisle. Take the drama of that moment and amp it up even further with this stunning Ellis Bridals gown. Sophisticated and romantic, this Ellis Bridals wedding dress invites you to look twice. With a sleek A-line shape crafted in tulle and lace, the centrepiece of this design is the bateau lace top. With half sleeves cut to flatter, this neckline is serenely modern, kept luxurious with textured lace. Pair with delicate white leather gloves, a splash of colour with a pink tinted fur stole and a gold head piece to finish off the regality of this look.
Spring Time Update
There are many botanical gardens around the country that couples are already able to get married in, but imagine having more intimate gardens to say your vows in screened in by roses or daisies. This smaller garden venue would perfectly suit a couple who would like to opt for a more intimate wedding generally, less guests and more style or focus on elegance. Having less people attending – just immediate family and close friends – will mean you can spend more on the catering of the reception or splash out on a gorgeous vintage inspired Ellis Bridals gown. Try this Ellis Bridals wedding dress out! A touch of 1930’s styling enhances this elegant fit and flare shape and sweeping tulle is beaded head to toe in vintage inspired patterns with an intricacy that catches the light just beautifully. Fluted cap sleeves gently flutter, leading to the soft V neckline shape. Pair with a vintage-inspired crown and delicate silver jewellery and beautiful table settings for the reception to make your Spring time wedding a true celebration of what’s important in life; love.
The New Summer Scene
Summer brings so many beautiful things with it, and in recent times many couples have opted for destination weddings abroad so they can make use of beautiful wedding venues like long, sunny, sandy beaches. But what if you could have all of the beauty of a beach wedding right at your doorstep? Wouldn’t that just be wonderful! And a great way to save money. A beach wedding would call for an equally summery dress and Ellis Bridals’ fashion team has picked out this stunning wedding dress. The flowing crepe leads to a statement train, without detracting from the simply striking fit and flare shape. Beaded lace creates the neckline, shaping from shoulder to waist with feminine sparkle. This Ellis Bridals wedding dress makes a beautiful statement as you glide down the beach on a glorious summer’s day. Pair with appropriate beach attire like sparkling sandals and walk along an aisle marked out with flower petals – let your flower girls go bare feet for an authentic and boho feel!
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