I recently visited The Wedding Club, a luxury bridal boutique based in Knightsbridge.
If you’re a bride-to-be with discerning wedding dress tastes and you are looking for the most exquisite haute couture designs, luxurious fabrics and unrivalled style; The Wedding Club is your dream come true.
Each bride who books an appointment here is treated to the luxury of a private one-hour fitting. So I was very excited to go along to experience their bespoke service. Once you’ve been handed a refreshing glass of champagne, you’re free to peruse the rails of this beautiful boutique. You can choose from some of the most luxurious wedding dress designs in the world.
The collection of couture fashion designers at The Wedding Club includes Zuhair Murad, Berta, Elie Saab, Jenny Packham, Rembo, Christos Costarellos, Muscat London, Monique L’Huillier, Raimon Bundo, Charlie Brear and more.
Here are some of the dresses I tried:
Berta is a luxe design that you may know, originates from Israel. They’re known for non-traditional, avant-garde styling with a very feminine and sexy flair.
The first dress I tried on from the Berta collection was this stunning full lace gown. It was very straight fitting with slightly capped sleeves and was filled with beautiful pearl and bead detailing.
It had a beautiful low scooped back…
…and was a stunning option for those who don’t want a large skirt to drown a special pair of shoes.
The second Berta dress was this contemporary, silhouette dress which had the most unique structured bodice with a low neckline scoop.
For an image of the full dress, go to The Wedding Club’s instagram page or website, or of course, the Berta Bridal website. Again, you will see this one has pearl detailing and a mermaid-shaped skirt.
Like many Berta dresses, it also had a very low scoop back that was filled with nude fabric. This allowed for a full-length trail of buttons to be placed from the neck to the lower back. I felt very special in this one! And if you feel that you don’t want quite so much flesh on show, the team at The Wedding Club will happily add additional lace where you’d like which is possibly what I would do with this one.
Just when I thought the Berta wedding dresses couldn’t get any more incredible, I tried on this one. It’s very similar to the dress above, however has cut out pieces in the front, which are filled in with very delicate and pretty dotted lace which continues to the train.
The back is filled with intricate lace detailing and isn’t quite as low as the former, and has pearl beading and pearl effect buttons. The attention to detail in this dress is incredible.
And don’t you just love this style of tulle train? It’s so popular among the bridal trends right now.
Next, it was time to try a dress with a completely different shape to the the more slim-fitting Berta style. Many of the wedding dresses by Lebanese-born Elie Saab have fuller, more voluminous skirts, and the Maui dress I tried on was no exception.
It had incredible lace and gemstone embroidery and I absolutely loved the effect of the three quarter-length sleeves alongside a plunging back. If I wasn’t hoping for a destination wedding with tropical temperatures, I would definitely consider this style of bodice for a UK wedding.
The skirt, as mentioned, has some incredible layering of tulle, giving a fuller look. Personally, I don’t think this dress is for me, but if you’re lucky enough to have height, and want to go for the pretty, but dramatic, effect, this wedding dress could look spectacular.
For those brides who are keen to find a British wedding dress designer, Alice Temperley, is of course, a favourite, especially with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
The bridal collection by Temperley London, launched in 2002 after the designer herself got married and has a sophisticated yet timeless quality. You will find many dresses in the Temperley collection are designed to ‘celebrate the female form’. So, if you are looking for a dress that isn’t overly structured, this could be just right for you.
The dress I tried on felt ever so pretty and slinky. It had quite a plunging neckline and beaded detail. Had it been the right fit, I imagine this dress could look amazing for a wedding that has the ‘au naturel’ feel, with flowers in your hair and an almost Boho or country setting. It does feel like a British designer and due to the light weight, it would be great for brides like me who are getting married abroad.
And before you go, take a peak at the Elie Saab dress on the end of the rail behind me. Isn’t it incredible? Alas, I didn’t have time to try that one on, but doesn’t this give you an idea of just how many couture looks you can find in one wedding boutique?
I was blown away by the experience of The Wedding Club and it was my most exciting wedding dress experience yet.
I’m not going to tell you which one I have my eye on, but it’s certainly got me very excited about finding the dress of my dreams. And in the meantime, Pinterest is keeping me very busy indeed!
Oh, and they have a gorgeous selection of veils, tiaras, shoes and accessories. You may also find some sample sales at the shop. So do see their website at the bottom of this post for more details.
Until next time x
A huge thank you to The Wedding Club for inviting me along to their boutique to try on this selection of dresses for the purpose of this post. The Wedding Club has shops in London and Birmingham. For more information, visit their website thewedding-club.co.uk.
The Wedding Club, 10 Yeomans Row, London SW3 2AH
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