If you ever flick through the pages of the mainstream wedding magazines, you’ll begin to notice that there’s also a very mainstream look represented, namely small dress size, white-skinned, and traditionally styled. Nova of one of my favourite blogs Nu Bride has been championing more diversity and representation of black and other ethnic brides, and I think it’s also high time all body shapes were catered for more visibly within the UK wedding industry. Let’s get every single bride out there represented; this is the twenty-first century, after all!!
Enter the stage Edith & Winston, a specialist bridal boutique in the Cheshire town of Knutsford for brides who are plus size and fuller figured, where sample gowns start from a size 14 and go up to size 32+.
And although you can purchase these gowns from a size 6, it’s really refreshing to see that the sizes in the store start bigger.
Becca, who co-owns the boutique, told me,
“As a new bridal boutique we love the images that our designers supply with their gowns, however we felt that the models didn’t represent the brides who visit Edith & Winston, so we decided to do our very own photoshoot. This was our very first shoot, and we were lucky enough to work with the blogger Georgina Horne of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust.”
And I was thrilled to be able to ask Georgina (whose blog is amazing!!) about the shoot, and she told me,
“Becca wanted to create bridal images that showed a happy bride, not the often seen moody editorial images. Getting married is a fun experience, full of love and excitement! As is choosing your dress – you deserve to feel amazing whatever your size!”
Photographer – Toni Darcy Photographer
Flowers – Knutsford Bloom
Hair and MUA – Flossy & Leigh
Anais Gown & Lace Reverse Bolero – Ivory & Co
Model – Georgina Cox of Fuller Figure Fuller Bust blog
Dresses featured – Anais by Ivory & Co., Callista and Barcelona both by Milan, 10015 and 10014 both by Kelsey Rose – White Collection