Oooh, it’s good to be back with you today and if you’d like an excuse to spend a little time daydreaming about beautifully bespoke handmade wedding dresses then you’re going to love this feature. In fact, take this as permission to stop whatever you’re doing and just indulge your bride side for a while. Today, it’s a huge pleasure to introduce you to Shanna Melville, a wedding dress designer based in London who creates the most elegant, timeless wedding gowns that you ever did see.
Shanna Melville has been designing wedding dresses in the capital for a decade now and it’s fair to say that’s she’s renowned for her distinctive designs and impeccable couture styling. Every gown is a masterpiece – the designs are perfectly balanced and wonderfully made. I love the super chic silhouettes and elegant, effortlessly romantic styles that are the hallmark of a Shanna Melville wedding dress.
“All our wedding dresses are designed and hand made in London,” explains Shanna. “We use delicate silks, beautiful European fabrics and lace that is manufactured especially for us in Paris. My team of highly trained seamstresses set out to ensure that every detail is perfect, from the exquisite embroideries to the hand sewn embellishments and beading.”
I adore this collection. Shanna Melville mixes bohemian styling cues with the most elegant lines and every gown manages to be beautiful, sophisticated and just a little bit playful. My goodness, there’s a lot to fall for.
I have to mention a few of my favourite designs from the 2017 Wildflowers collection – Allie with its deep V-back and lace cap sleeves atop a delicately embellished, flowing skirt is a definite hit. The heavy skirt of Buttercup is a bit of a showstopper and the cape-style top of Iris manages to be both revealing and modest all at the same time.
The simple lines of Jasmine are finished to perfection with the most delightful lace on the bodice and Poppy has to be one the most fabulous boho gowns I’ve seen in a long time. The First Lady glamour of Rosa is also worthy of a mention (that train – swoon!) as is Sweetpea, a gown that brings 1920s styling right up to date.
And it’s not just the designs themselves that make Shanna Melville a must-know name because when you work with Shanna, you’ll be spoiled from the word go:
“Choosing your dream wedding dress is one of the most important aspects in planning your big day,” says Shanna. “It’s also a significant event in your own life and this is why we promise you an exclusive and unique experience that you can treasure forever.”
When you visit Shanna Melville Bridal Couture in London’s leafy Wimbledon Village, you’ll receive a completely personal service. The studio operates by appointment only so undivided attention and oodles of time will both be yours.
“We’ll guide you through a selection of gowns that aim to flatter your figure to make sure that you look and feel beautiful. Our dedicated and experienced stylist, who’s also a trained dressmaker, will be involved through every step of your experience with us from choosing the gown to the final fitting. Our skilled team aims to make sure that every bride feels their vision and dream of their wedding dress becomes a reality.”
So if this combination of superb design, personal attention and a memorable experience sounds like your idea of bridal bliss, then you absolutely must speak to Shanna Melville to bring your bridalwear imaginings to life in style.
Wedding dresses from Shanna Melville start from £2,000. If you’d like to make an appointment to view the collection, do call the London studio on 020 8946 8446. You’ll find Shanna Melville at 14 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5DX.
For more information, click on over to Shanna’s website where you can view the collections and find out more about the studio and Shanna herself. You can also connect with Shanna Melville on Twitter and Facebook.
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